Talk about a large wraithguard type of construct or monstrous creature for Eldar is still going on. Hastings and others have said one exists, so all we can do is assume that is correct. So where can we find inspiration, or look for sources to give us hints on what this riptide sized model might be?

Well, like a lot of new 6th edition codices, we look to the past, to see what has been around.


Eldar Knights were and are from Epic. Its a game I never really got the chance to get into, but always heard great reviews on it. Here is all the information and discussion I could dig up on the subject.

The primary problem I see with them, is that they seem to be linked to the Exodites. Who knows though when it comes to a new codex what history will or background will be fleshed out.


This information comes from jimbo1701 and Cypher on Warseer.
*Way, way back when, in the days of Epic, Eldar had their own variant of Knight Titans, which in 40K terms would be about the same size as the Riptide. So the big walker isnt that unreasonable.

*they actually had a psychic variant, which could be cool.

*the Eldar Knights were about 6x the size of infantry so yes it would be the right scale. The basic dudes were prefixed 'fire', the centaur ones 'bright stallions' and the largest 4-armed ones 'towering'.

*could see them doing either a fire version with different weapon loadouts, or even a fire version upgradable to towering version with extra parts.


via 40k Lexicanum

Overview
Eldar Knights are most commonly used by Exodite populations to defend their homeworlds, and are complex machines made of a psycho-plastic known as Wraithbone. These machines were originally developed to help new Exodite colonies and Maiden Worlds survive against the hostile and grim conditions they faced.

Eldar knight suits are controlled by a direct mind-link between the pilot and machine, much like Imperial Titans. However Eldar Knights also contain a Spirit stone which supplies the machine with a personality as well as a way for the Eldar pilot to avoid having their soul consumed by Slaanesh should they fall in battle. The spirit stones of Eldar Knights are often ancient artifacts dating before The Fall.

In battle, Eldar knights are rapidly-moving war machines able to swiftly advance and lay down heavy fire to devastating effect. They are frequently used by Exodite populations to aid Craftworld Eldar armies, forging ahead of the main formation and attacking to secure an important position.

Much like Imperial Knights being organized around feudal houses, Eldar Knights are divided along Exodite Clans based from Maiden Worlds and Exodite Worlds.

Equipment
Eldar Knights are most frequently equipped with a Psychic Lance and Holo-field Shields. Specialist types also exist, often armed with large Scatter Lasers, Pulse Lasers, Bright Lances, and Sonic Weapons.




19 Comments:

  1. Cool!

    Even if they don't release a Knight as part of the Codex, it is possible it'll be released alongside the Imperial/Chaos knight rumoured to be coming with Apocalypse.

    Much like the Ork Stompa and Guard Baneblade. They're big plastic kits for the armies, but not part of the Codex.

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    1. I would expect to see a Knight sized kit with this release. Every army thus far has received some type of new kit with an oval base or flier type. And since Kelly is rumored to be writing/have written the codex - expect it to be T 10 :)

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  2. IIRC the three types are:
    Fire Gale, Bright Stallion and Towering Destroyer
    and I must say a bright stallion would be amazing! One can dream right?

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    1. Indeed, at least the Bright Stallion would look different to the Riptide and the Dreadknight, and with four legs GW could charge twice as much!

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    2. /clap
      /bow

      Hell, you might be right.

      And didn't we heard Bright stallions or similaire on the leaked eldar product list of a while back?

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  3. There are 'dragon riders' noted in the rumoured new units so it could very well be a case of including the exodites into the new codex. The knights would be awesome though :)

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    1. I have been wondering if we might finally see a fully fieldable Exodite list in this Codex, specifically due to these alleged "dragon riders."

      I would love to see that finally brought to reality. We have had Harlequin armies (though I would also welcome their return), plus Corsair armies via Imperial Armour 11. And now with Dark Eldar being Battle Brothers to Craftworld Eldar, we would have one big, happy, terrifying family.

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  5. So pilot and stone? Would that mean Power of the machine spirit then?

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    1. Likely it would mean something more along the line of what the Lynx has where they get better primary weapon saves.

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  6. Cheers for the mention natfka. I hope they resurrect knights in general as the only recent mention of then is in 30k. It's difficult to reconcile the exodite thing, so either they'll just be giant wraiths or there'll be some retcon. If it is a knight, I would weep tears of joy if they made a multi build so it could be either a fire, towering or bright version. Should be easy enough to interchange the bright/towering extra parts so here's hoping.

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  7. I think I'd kill for a 40k-sized Bright Stallion. Any Knight mount in general would be awesome.
    That being said, can you imagine my disappointment when I first saw the dreadKNIGHT? Before that I had thought the Gray Knights would just hijack a Imperial Knight...

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  8. I hope to god it isn't that ugly looking Centaur thing! Wraith constructs will be big in this one, I can feel it!

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  9. In one way bright stallion = awesome cavalry Mc would be cool but in another I just built one as a project last week....

    http://voidhunters.blogspot.com/2013/04/building-eldar-bright-stallion.html?m=1

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  10. In one way bright stallion = awesome cavalry Mc would be cool but in another I just built one as a project last week....

    http://voidhunters.blogspot.com/2013/04/building-eldar-bright-stallion.html?m=1

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  11. I don't know, I have heard rumors of larger "knight" sized models to go with Apocalypse, but I also heard rumors of plastic greater daemons (still a no show), and that giant kroot monster thing too... so, it does seem like there are some surprises with each codex but also some let downs... keeping my fingers crossed that all the rumored creations do make it into the 'dexes but I'd rather get new plastic aspects, jetbikes, and upgraded guardians at this point...

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