Friday, May 10, 2013

Eldar Release Notes and Ordering Live!



  
From Reddit:
(why the hell people use Reddit when there are such great forums like BoLS and Dakka, is beyond me).

I work at a hobby shop and yesterday I was submitting my Games Workshop order. To my surprise my GW rep asked me if I wanted one of the collectors edition codex's ( he knows i'm a huge Eldar fan). I submitted my order for the entire new line of Eldar mini's. Some notable orders were a Wraithguard box set, a new Eldar Avatar box, Jetbikes 3 pack, and the new flier. He couldn't give me names but I can confirm that on May 24th the pre-order for Eldar will be released and they will be released the first week of June.  

From BoLS: 

The Eldar super-big type model (think Dread Knight or Riptide)
Stats for the Eldar "Knight" main gun:
"Pulsar Lance" Primary fire mode:
36" S:8 AP2 Heavy 2, Lance

Overcharge mode (weapon may not fire next turn)
48" S:10 AP1 Heavy 1, Blast, Lance

Then we have some pure speculation by TastyTaste at Blood of Kittens, but worth a mention.
  • Universal Fleet including the Avatar. The Wraith stuff though won't have fleet.
  • Old independent character special rules moved to Warlord Traits
  • Jet Bikes moved back to Fast Attack (IC to unlock to troops)
  • Eldar Psychic Powers nerfed: some powers disappearing, random table, focus on witchfire
  • Warlocks can only use Eldar specific psychic powers
  • Runes of Warding Nerfed: No longer board wide
  • Farseer 2 wounds
  • Eldrad Mastery Level 4, Staff of Ulthamar similar to Ahirman staff
  • Almost all Phoenix Lords lose Eternal Warrior have cost reductions
  • Exarch's must be included in all Aspects units. (Sergeant Character)
  • Don't expect many changes with the Aspect warriors just cleaning up old rules and such
  • Dark Reapers, Swooping Hawks, and Banshees see the biggest cost drops and anti-flyer additions
  • Guardians 7 points a piece
  • Vehicles will have either no cost reduction of very minor reduction (5pts) with Vypers benefiting the most
  • Vehicles come stock with shuriken cannons vehicle savings come with cheaper weapon upgrades and wargear
  • Eldar Flyers first to get Vector Dancer (minus Forge World of course)
  • Don't be surprised to see Giant Wraithlord with T8 and Will not Die
The Eldar codex in essences won't reinvent the wheel this is update to bring them in line with 6th edition units costs and such and with Phil Kelly supposedly once again at the helm expect the changes to be more like Chaos Space Marine codex and less like the Chaos Daemons codex.

Don't expect to see any new Aspect molds with maybe Swooping Hawks getting an update.


There you go.  The Eldar are coming.  Hide the women and children...

Loken 


2 comments:

Nicholas Sacco said...

"The entire line of new Eldar's mini"
And the Wraithknight?

CLBenarius said...

I cannot express how excited i am for the Eldar release. One of, imho, 40ks best armies and they've deserved an update for so long. They have the best models, exemplified army synergy and are pure 40k for me. Although impossible, if the new models are as good an upgrade as the new DE models were over the old DE models themy mind will officially explode. Which just goes to show how good the eldar designs have always been.

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