Yesterday was a ton of fun, as it was full of Eldar everywhere. This morning Stickmonkey is chiming in on what he knew was being worked one from his own sources some time ago. He very much says that much of his information is old, and is trying to help us decipher what it is that is coming from what he knows and what is currently in the rumor mill.

Please remember that these are rumors. Salt is always required.

via Stickmonkey from the Faeit 212 inbox
Stickmonkey here again, Fwiw,  I reported this along time ago so im not sure how valid it still is.

Eldar were supposedly getting the following:

New tank chassis, 2 builds, between falcon and cobra in size,  one build had transport capacity and some type of melta or flame based weapon (fusion cannon iirc)  the other build was essentially a flakk cannon, but not the same as the fw firestorm, bigger tl guns.

There was a new avatar sculpt but im pretty sure that ended up being a designer test seen at GD

Wraithguard get a plastic box with new weapon variants.  Lots of rumors of dial build, but nothing i've heard enough of to know what's true.

Heavy rumors of new jetbikes, building guardian and shining spears.

However, it seems to be a trend not to release too many rehash boxes.  If we got wraithguard, jetbikes, and an avatar all in this release, well Ill be broke and need new shorts.

Rumors have pointed to a new farseer model, and thats all but confirmed by your recent post.

The bomber and fighter do not share a box from everything I've heard.  The fighter is "very" similar to the nightwing, except for the wing shape.  One of the two is rumored to use some form of distortion weapon, be it bomb or missiles i dont know.

Rumors of a new aspect exist, the word i've heard is this has something to do with wraith constructs, but really even that is too vague.

I know others have said there is a large wraith construct, but none of my sources are backing this now, fwiw.

For the release there are two new aspect exarch or p lord (not sure which) sculpts in finecast, and one named hq,  these are all new scuplts, but could be old characters.

Ive been told guardians are getting a new box to make them and storm guardians.  Again, i cant believe wed get so many redone plastics.  But it makes sense on its own.

So to boil it down, from the new new dept  could be 2 flyers, a dual build tank, a new large walker/mc, a few blisters, and a new aspect.

Then on top of that old models getting plastics.

Its just way too much for a release, so what will stick and what wont?

38 Comments:

  1. Priority for me as an eldar player is a decent codex with sensible abilities and points costs.

    Model wise I would love to see new plastic jetbikes and wraithguard. The new tank and d weapon flyers sound cool too though.

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    1. Sensible?
      I Predict we will See nerfing of Seer Council, aspects & jetbikes.

      I doubt we will See New Tanks. Flyer and flying MCs more likely

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    2. You will see balancing of those things, not "nerfing." Eldar will also get TONS of new rules, interactions, and units, so any misguided "nerfing" won't matter.

      It's called a new edition. Stuff changes. It's not 5th edition anymore. Stop playing the same crap over and over.

      Also, you are wrong: they will have new non-flyer vehicles in the book.

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  2. Can't wait for a new Eldar codex. Time to dust off my Eldar army and get them ready for June!

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  3. Your killing me with Eldar and high elf rumours, I have my two armies re-released one after the other

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    1. Same here happy yet sad as the same time.

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    2. I was sad to get Chaos Marines, Chaos warriors and double demons... my world went crash...

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  4. Plastic Wraithguard! Holding off getting some until those (hopefully) come out.

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    1. I just hope they don't stand out too much from the metal ones that I just finished painting. I love their looks but could use some more dynamic poses.

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    2. I should also mention that I've very excited for the CC variants I got confirmation on.

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  5. Really hoping that new Phoenix Lord is for Warp Spiders. Maybe it will be female so we can have a little more diversity. I'm really looking forward to our new Jetbikes, and the possibilities of the Autarch unlocking things.

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    1. It seemed that there were rumors of a Shining Spear Phoenix Lord. I can't say exactly why, but given the whole picture painted in rumors thus far, I get the impression Shining Spears might be one of the big "winners" in the new book ... not to say that would even be surprising, given their current status. That also depends to some extent or another on the validity of most of these rumors.

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    2. I thought there was a debate on wethere or not it would be a Phoenix Lord, or just the named character from way back when. I'll check the old codex later.

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    3. @Sicarius, I would love that, having stuck with shining spears and a jetbike autarch through think and thin.

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  7. Welp.

    Lets hope that our Eldar fliers are indeed better than the milquetoast fliers that the DA and Tau have gotten.

    I'm also holding out hope for a nice new jump-assault aspect warrior.

    Thanks MonkeyMadeofSticks.

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    1. I'd prefer the cycle of overwhelming meh flyers continue, personally. Then we just wait for the cycle to complete and give GK, IG, and Necron flyers meh statlines when they update again.

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    2. @Alec Gilliland: Your going to have to wait a very long time for both grey knights and necrons to get an update - GW will hold out on necrons for about the same amount of time as the previous book.

      I doubt they will change their rules, stats and points - nothing is going to be as good as them as they were for 5th ed.

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    3. Well if you prefer your meh fliers then I'll just continue to take the FW fliers that are simply outstanding.

      The necron fliers will remain the way they are until the last codex update for 6th edition since they got their codex right before 6th came out. Vendettas really don't bother me that much honestly.. my nightwings think they are cute playthings.

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    4. Forgeworld shouldn't be taken seriously. It's for fun games, but in tournament play FW isn't allowed, and I wouldn't let someone use FW rules against me unless it's apoc. The two tau flyers are actually rather amazing, and the DA were at worst mediocre. If you can't see how valuable a flyer is regardless if it has weapon x or y and you need and obscene stat line as a reason to use it, you're not going to make it far in the competitive scene. Go ahead and keep tabling joe and ted at your local FLGS

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    5. It all depends on the TO if Forgeworld is allowed. There have been plenty of tournaments at my LGS where they are allowed. If you want a big named tournament look to the Bay Area Open in San Fransisco where they have allowed Forgeworld models. I'm tired of all this "Forgeworld is OP/broken" nonsense. Regular 40k has "broken" units already.

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    6. The hilarious irony is that, in my opinion, FW seems to have more balanced rules than GW these days. I think a lot of people love to plug their fingers in their ears chanting that they can't hear all of us whilst pretending that it is still 2004.

      They have had MUCH tighter rules in recent releases. I think everything with a 40k stamp is quite reasonable, and to be brutally honest, very slight tweaking would probably make super heavies fieldable as well (I think D weapons would need to be examined given changes in 6th, for example).

      But anyway, this pretentious elitism is why I quit tournament play years ago, and have no intention of ever returning. It's a game of plastic space mens. Everyone needs to calm the hell down.

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  8. I would prefer to see a cycle of decent but not op flyers personally. I am sure the da and tau flyers are good in the right situation.

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  9. "They're getting something vague, but maybe not."

    Never change, Stickmonkey

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    1. Yeah, this is basically just addressing all the previous rumors with "I dunno, but it's possible". Won't lie though, I'm a sucker for literally anything more about Eldar!

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  10. they need to make the aspects plastic kits or they won't sell. The old range of once pewter casts are such horrible quality now that the same molds are being used to produce Finecast models...

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  11. Bilinçaltı öğrenme yöntemleriyle desteklenen klasik dil öğretim metotlarından farklı olarak hızlı öğrenme ve konuşma teknikleri kullanılan 5 Günde İngilizce öğrenme ve konuşma programlarındaki asıl hedef kişilerin daha kısa sürede daha hızlı bir şekilde ingilizce konuşmasıdır. Klasik metotlardan farklı olarak geliştirilen tekniklerle gerçekleştirilen hızlı ve kolay ingilizce öğrenme ve konuşma programında kişiler 5 Günde İngilizce zorlanmadan hızlı bir şekilde ingilizce öğrenir ve konuşabilirler.

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  12. Natfka,

    I've been wanting to ask - where do you find all this GREAT Eldar artwork? I want some new wallpapers :)

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  13. I cannot wait to hear some gameplay rumors! I am so excited!!!

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  14. Although I trend to believe the model rumors we've been getting, he does bring up one good point. This would make for a ridiculously big launch. Is it possible that we're hearing about models from multiple waves? Or is that something they're trying to avoid?

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    1. Honestly, from looking at the current range of models, they desperately need a LOT of model upgrades. Nearly every infantry model in their FA, Troop, Elite, or HS slots are static, every model in a kit has the same pose, or both.

      They need a heavy and vast model upgrade

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    2. I certainly won't deny that! I think there is plenty of room for all the rumored models, and more! (Pheonix Lord sculpts anybody?). Still, I'd bet we won't see them all in one fell swoop.

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  15. The Eldar range, much like the Necrons not so very long ago, definitely needs a major overhaul. It's such a long-running range, and has never really had a full update into the age of posable plastics. I dunno. I could see this being a model heavy release, more so than Tau, whose core kits (despite the mold lines of all mold lines) still look pretty dynamic and cool.

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  16. This just in. There is a army in the game of WarHammer 40,000 named Eldar,...maybe. More news at 11.

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  17. P.S. I'm so freaking siked for this release! Feels like I'm 11 at Christmas. Soundwave and I are planning ro bust Megatron out of his colorful prison complete with a bow.

    We were successful, by the way.

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  18. can we stop posting stick's rumours, pretty much anything he says is 50/50 at best, and even if he is correct it is usually information that has been posted well before by someone else.

    I refer you too.

    http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/448304.page

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    1. I'll put it this way, He got a single tau rumour right.

      and the best he got for daemons was the flies, time and a chariot. and this was a month out.

      almost all his DA rumours were false too. any time the man goes into specifics you can bet he is wrong.

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