It seems that that we have some details on new Eldar models that are sitting in a warehouse waiting for a release date. While we are still looking at 2013, and probably a second half release date for a codex, the appearance of these models could suggest something earlier. Only time will tell.

Please remember that these are still classified as rumors. Please visit 3++ for more information.


via Kirby at 3++
Okay guys, got some extra details on the earlier Eldar rumors, specifically artwork and what everything looks like. Still no rules. Looks like the Xentarchs are indeed Exarchs, whether they are special Exarch's or just new remodelling is to be seen. We've also got names nailed down a bit more from translations.


With the recent release of the end of this year's schedule looking like Chaos and Dark Angels getting done, we might see Eldar landing early Q1 2013. This would be very much appreciated. Depending who writes it


Anyway, details below!
Eldar Warpspiders/Everguard
5 per box
Spiders: whole squad looks like the old exarch, no huge weapon, helmets smaller, but same shape, wrist blades, two small spinner weapons on rod mount from the back. Spider web like straps on the chest that hold the backpack (doesn’t look as broad as the old version), running, jumping and slightly cowering poses, exarch has extra pair of weapons on the cover, don’t remember the back pictures


Everguard: aspect warrior body with runes on the chest, same collar as warpspiders but no mandible arcs and gas masks, different more warlock-like face plate and small arc at back of the head, double bladed two-handed spears, very dynamic models, jets from the side/underside of the backpack, squad leader has larger head-arc, mantle hangs over the backpack, flies in the wind


Eldar Sky Charriots/Shining Spears
3 per box, look like small vypers, slightly larger than jetbikes. Two parts: an engine part with jetbike-like canopy but in the shape of a dragon, owl and hawk head, sideway jets, and a distinct winged chariot part, parts are connected by arcs.


Riders either warlocks but arms are not robed, spear, sword and staff; or shining spear aspect warriors with lances, shining spears have smooth canopies with gems instead animal heads, helms look very cylon-like, have collar-like shoulderguards


Eldar Jetbikes
3 per box, the same pose as dark eldar jetbike, guardian riders with smaller helmets or bareheaded with lots of flying hair (80s heavy metal mane) and without backpack, vyper-esque smooth canopy, jet and wings have the same design as a falcon grav tank, under slung twin shuriken catapults and/or serpent-shaped bladehooks, some riders have axes with a hole in the blade


Eldar Dragon Riders
3 per box, very slender lizard mounts not unlike slaanesh steeds, all female rider, no helmets, long braids, guardian armor without backpack, all have shining spear lances, sabres and/or sniper rifles as sidearms, the armor has no decoration, not even gems or small bubbles, only exception is a gem that holds a cloak that falls to the left side of the rider, very simplistic look, not aztec or tribal at all


Eldar Wraithguard/Cataphracts
3 per box, look like old versions but have two rods for upper arms and thighs instead of just one, some have feet, some hooves, large fins at the back


Cataphracts: float/fly, fluttering cloth pieces instead of legs, wing-shaped shields and spears, segmented/armored head


Eldar Swooping Hawks
5 per box, larger wings, not so stiff and two-dimensional, several straps of clothes from the loin, wrists and ankles, model stand on these straps, both shoulder plates have inbuilt missile racks, Exarch has two shoulder-mounted blasters and a scimitar in one hand and two optional rifles, one is the same as the old exarch had, the other is a small star cannon


The Avatar of the Young King
Completely new design, much smaller, only as large as a wraithguard, set of aspect armour where every piece is spread out and connected by a body of magma, looks like an fire/earth elemental clad in a suit of armour, dire avenger helm with fire from the eyes and half burnt helm crest, floats and torso pose looks like vader during his Noooo scream, hands are armored, blood is dripping from the left, the right is molten and transformed into a blade


Eldar Warlock
fits the current warlocks but sharper robe edges, hadouken pose but with staff in two hands


Eldar Spirit Warrior
wraithlord-war walker mix, trygon base, running bird legs with hooves, huge scaled torso, a dozen poles extend from the back (like wraithlord but three times as much), left forearm replaced with massive lance, right hand holds extra handle on lance shaft or a three pronged swastika blade. Lower back, left shoulder and part of the left arm are concealed by an impressive cloak, head is surrounded by scaled armour plating, large gem at the front, doesn’t bend upward towards the end but downward, whole model leans forward, chest can be opened, female pilot inside


Eldar Phoenix Lord Nuadhu, The Fireheart
nuadhua holds lance upright, one end on the ground, points with axe on something, shining spear helm with tail of hair, layered armour like dark eldar-armour but with smooth curves, can be placed on vyper-variant, looks very similar to a vyper, canopy more segmented and wings in falcon-style, one large jet engine, chariot platform on the back, two large pennants


Eldar Webway Gate
Two arcs that almost touch each other at the top, whole construct has hazelnut shape, pyramidal platform with oval basis, several destroyed columns, front columns are intact and carry swooping hawk and dark reaper statues, whole model is covered with thorn-twines (seems to be optional)


Eldar Dire Avenger Xentarch
holds two handed samurai sword downwards, two wrist-mounted shuriken catapults, banner, 99% that the phoenix on it is modeled on, one foot stands on a rock with an owl next to it, all armour plates are bedecked with a rune pattern, don’t know if this is only painted on


Eldar Howling Banshee Xentarch
golfer pose, bends forwards and slashs upwards with a sabre, stretches other arm straight into the air, holds tri-swatiska, has snakes woven into her hair


Eldar Striking Scorpion Xentarch
jumps forwards, holds two short but thick chainswords in front, back of armour has backbone-like element that looks like a scorpion tail, continued on the helmet and ends in a sting, stands on ornamented plate with roots on it


Eldar Fire Dragon Xentarch
knees almost, holds very long pike with two hands ready to fire, huge cluster of grenades on his back and his belt, helm ends in a dragon head


Eldar Lamia Strike Fighter / Moon Siren Bomber & Eldar Black Warden


already described

46 Comments:

  1. Avatar the size of a wraithguard!!... that seems a little small

    Will look completely out of place next to the forgeworld one

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    1. I would presume it is a new unit type but who knows

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    2. I may be the young king rather than the full avatar?

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    3. If you look back, the rouge trader Avatar was about that size, and so were the original greater demons.

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    4. I think they will release that and a avatar about the size of a wraithlord. Just rumours I heard.

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  2. I'm still sure that the Eldar are going to be in the starter box.

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    1. The starter is most likly going to be Chaos Space Marine and Dark Angels as the photo at the back of the new WD showed them

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    2. There hasn't been any photos of the boxed set yet. I was talking to someone about when the starter set is released. When he'd talked to the rep about it, he was convinced that it was Eldar vs Chaos and not Space Marines.

      No one has seen any Dark Angels stuff, but there's plenty of Eldar ready to ship. Also, it would be out of character to release a starter set with two very similar armies (MEQ's).

      Still... who knows :)

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    3. If Eldar are in the starter boxset I will retire my Necrons and pull out my Eldar. Will then buy Wave Serpents. I've always wanted Eldar to be the first codex released with an edition. Last three have been Space Marines. Boring!

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    4. There have been plenty of recent rumours about DA being in the starter set. Your comment is the first I've heard of it being eldar.

      It would be far more unlikely for GW NOT to put space marines in the starter. As the rumours state many of the chaos models are actually cultists so that takes care of the MEQ vs MEQ problem

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    5. Aye... the cultists would make sense :)

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    6. But just imagine black crusade and eldrad meets abbaddon etc we all know the story. plastic wraithguard would sell easily definatly more than some DA starter. plus Eldrad and abaddon would both benefit from new scultps, abaddon for obvious reasons and eldrad whilst a good model is from 2nd edition and looks different from other farseers, why not have him floating on fire casting a spell like caladris from the WHFB starter set. It has so much potential i just cant see why GW did DA instead i mean tbh how many people actually still play them. Also how do cultist balance out the whole MEQ vs MEQ thing cultists T3 6+ sv they will just get shredded. and how do possesed beat termies cos yes they have loads of attacks but termies have 2+ sv and powerfist to smack back.I think that it will be interesting to see how it pans out cos GW have revamped a lot of sm recently and so must be other races turn yet is they buff SM and nerf everyone else who will buy the new non SM products they release.

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    7. "in the grim darkness of the far future there are only space marines (smallprint)beating the crap out of everyone else even though they are outnumbered and outclassed by many foes but never mind we love them so they stay the top race"
      tagline for the 7th edition rulebook

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    8. I do remember for a very brief time that the rumors for the box set was Eldar and CSM. I believe it was on Belloflostsouls. Ill see if I can find the thread. Needless to say, it quickly changed from eldar. I believe that was because the typical rumor mongers agreed with the Dark Angels part

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    9. Originally it was Harry I believe that had declared Eldar vs Chaos Marines, but it was Hastings that clarified and said it was Dark Angels vs Chaos Marines. Since then there has been lots of confirmations of DA vs CSM.

      I believe Tau are still scheduled for Q1 with Eldar later in the year.

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    10. Look, dark angles are in the box, because they are in the 40k paint set with new sculpts.

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  3. I thought Tau would be 2013 Q1

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    1. Each rumour has us getting pushed further and further back. I'm personally not expecting anything until Q2 or Q3 2013.

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    2. Expect it as of now, around summer. May at the earliest.

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    3. just like tkevin8412, I have always believed it to be in the later half of 2013. Tau for Q1 was when everyone expected DA to be out this year.

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    4. Oh hey, Tau were rumoured initially to be Q1 2012! @Logan: Is that the northern hemisphere summer you're talking about? (It's winter now in the southern half of the world)

      I'd br stunned if SM aren't in the starter box. It's meant as the introduction to the whole 40k universe, and the average young newbie can easily grasp the "marines are the good guys" thing if the other side are obviously the bad guys, like Orks, or before them, Tyranids. Eldar are too nuanced to be useful for a starter box.

      Hownowbrowntau

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    5. Summer as in American time. But it all depends wheather, hehe, the DA is squeezed in this year. If its next year I expect tau Q2.

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  4. Xentarch sounds like they would be sick models for the Phoenix Lords but I'm still wondering where in the Path Hierarchy they fit (Aspect Warrior - Exarch - Xentarch? - Phoenix Lord)

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    1. As there are multiple shrines of the same aspect on a crafworld, maybe it is the leader of all the temples of a particular aspect. Or maybe they are the exarchs taught by the pheonix lord's themselves? Just guessing :P

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    3. Let's not have a repeat of yesterday please... if u have nothing to say other than rude or crude remarks, say nothing at all

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    4. But rude and crude remarks are valuable. And fun!

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    5. We do not all live in the Eye of Terror like you.

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  5. I thought I heard other here that "Xentarch" was the german term for Exarch.. ?

    Anyway: I'm not sure about this one.. Not saying the rumor is false, It's just that most of these models seem pushed a bit too far to my taste, not what I would personnaly expect for Eldar. Guess we'll see.

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    1. No. In Germany an Exarch is called, well 'Exarch'. You are refering to the term 'Phantomwaechter' from an earlier rumor which while being a literal German translation of 'Phantomguard'/'Wraithguard' is currently not used for any existing model.

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  6. I am happy for you Eldar players.

    However, what about the chaos miniatures? How do we have minimal details about what models they are getting and what they look like as far as poses?

    -Morp

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  7. I'm going to be eating Ramen for a month or two when the new Eldar come out.

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  8. (Spyrle): Yeah, that's what I thought.. Not really happy with it. Still love ramen tho, but would rather eat them in a much more "Tau-esque" company.

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  10. I hope most of these are true. For the most part I like what I'm reading.
    Going by the size and description The War Spirit sounds like it will be the new 'centerpiece' model for the army.

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  11. Yeah suuuuure. Thats all im gonna say. Now did anyone notice onGW web those dice are set for Saturday?

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    1. They had them delivered to my store today, big blister pack with the dice, case and skull dice holders

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  12. Sounds great, hope to see these in the future

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  13. I'm a little confused. Can someone explain to me what exactly cult marines are. Would they be like plague marines. And the questions about hq making them troops are asking if for example taking Typhus would turn your plague marines to troops?

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  14. That's great news about the Swooping Hawks and Warp Spiders becoming plastic - now can we have the same for Howling Banshees, Fire Dragons, Dark Reapers, Rangers, Striking Scorpions and Harlequins please? Oh yes, and can we have some less boringly posed Dire Avengers and Guardians please? Thank you muchly :D

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    1. DA and Guardians are plastic, if you find the poses boring, wouldn't that be the fault of the modeller? :)

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  15. But i really like the old warp spiders and hawks :(

    Fortunately these "rumors" sound way too good to be true anyway

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  16. Wait am i the only one that has the incling that Xentarch does NOT mean Exarch........

    C'mon people the Dire Avenger "Xantarch" is equipped EXACTLY as Asurmen.
    The Banshee "Xantarch" has a triskele and an executioner.....

    Rather than these being new exarch models I reckon these are new Phoenix lord casts. They really do need new models and the word Xentarch is probably just a lost in translation thing.

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  17. Or a way for gw to own the copyright on the name

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  18. So Natfka, having just "You might also be interested in..." linked myself over to this article...I'm just really surprised that NONE of these models or "new units" showed up in the codex. This was a year off but I remember being really excited about these guys and we didn't get any of it. Do you think they could have been designs for Exodites?

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