There has been some talk of an Eldar Bomber that was mentioned in earlier Eldar rumors that did not make the release. If there was, could it be waiting for something alongside the Dark Eldar Voidraven? Of is it just a mistaken identity, and it actually is the voidraven?

An artists rendering of what the new bomber may look like is below. 

Below is a link to an artist's rendering and some mentioning of what the spotted Eldar Bomber looks like. So take a look, and you decide.

Please remember that these are rumors.


via Bigred over in the Bols Lounge
If you remember, there was chatter for months over TWO Eldar flyer kits that were in production.

The two fighters in the Crimson Hunter/Hemlock box was one AND there was a larger bomber that was sighted by sources. Its possible this bomber is being held for either a second Eldar wave, or Apocalypse. In anycase that bomber didn't ship in the codex-release wave.

Here is an artist mockup put together with help from folks 'in the know'. 

The things you will notice compared to the fighter are:

-Lengthier fuselage
-Wider wingspan without the forward curving wings of the fighters
-Dual closely mounted engines per wing (4 engines in total)
-Dual cockpits (pilot and gunner)
-Probably bombs underslung as well

Now we wait...

eldar bomber-mockup.jpg

20 Comments:

  1. I know there were rumors about it, but that pic just looks like a crimson hunter with a second cockpit and nothing more. Taking some hefty salt with that.

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  2. Why would they release an Eldar flyer that's not in the codex? Apocalypse? I doubt it, but thats possible.

    Or is this actually the Voidraven? I doubt that too.
    Or you know it was an idea that was worked on that never made it to print.

    Second Eldar wave with things not in the codex is not likely. Atleast not taken with the rumors that GW wnat to move away from WD codex updates, and the fact that the eldar codex came out more or less yesterday :P

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    1. I'm with this guy - calling foul on this Rumor. Wasn't in the Codex, so I very much doubt it's coming unless it is an Apocalypse only unit. In which case, it had better be a damn good bombing craft.

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  3. Dude,have you even seen the Hemlock/Crimson Hunter? From what you're saying it sounds like you'd think that there's no difference between a Thunderhawk and a Stormraven.

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    1. The above is in response to Evan S.

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    2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vtaeries/9015646267/

      Tell me again where the huge difference is?

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    3. That link clearly states its an 'artists impression' and yes they're essentially the same thing.The image at the top of this article and the Hemlock/Crimson Hunter are clearly 2 different things.End of story. :)

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  4. Yeah, it makes ZERO sense to release a kit that isnt in the codex when said codex was just released. The description is the exactly what people said the Voidraven looked like so I would guess that it is the kit they are talking about.

    So many of these rumors have just massive "rumored" releases. Like a couple months back Eldar was rumored to have just a crazy amount of boxed sets (same with Demons actually) and all we got was 3 plastic kits and only 2 of them for new units. People are saying that the Apoc release will see one kit for every army which I 100% can't see because GW never releases that many kits in a single release. I will bet you any money that its JUST the Lord of Battle and the Megalith with the rule book, that's it. Other then the super fast release schedule GW has a "less is more" way of doing these releases (ie the rule book + 3-4 plastic kits and a handful of finecast/clap packs), so it's wishful thinking hoping anything beyond that.

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    1. Exactly. Right now, the focus is on getting rules updated, and giving everyone a little something new. After all the codex books are out, we can expect more old models getting updates, and new releases with supplements.

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  5. No it need bunny ears :D


    But i don´t belive this rumor. They just did the codex and did not include the rules? No likely they could have held the dex back.
    Also this is a rumor that dates back to DE releas when people said DE and ELdar would get a dual kit that build a bomber for each of them. So its just wishfull thinkig.

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  6. Guys, this is the Forgeworld Void Dragon Phoenix bomber and has been around for ages.

    http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Eldar/VOID-DRAGON-PHOENIX.html

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    1. thanks, I was thinking the same thing, and considering the source being bols, I am not surprised at their ability to make a big deal out of already existing models.

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    2. The rumored flyer isn't the top pic but in the link at the end. Definitely my first thought when I looked at the post though.

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  7. Gotta be honest and think that this is just a (badly)photoshopped Crimson Hunter. However, i have no issue with there being a large Eldar bomber which is Apocalypse book only.. why would an Apoc unit be available in the 40K codex?? Clearly, the Lord of Battle Model was (probably) ready to go when the CSM and Daemons codex was ready, but they didn't include it (rightly so)...
    The last Apoc book had units that were specific to that book, so why should the 2nd Edition be any different... I welcome the inclusion of Stupidly Powerful units specifically into the Apocalypse only version, which my favorite version of the game (i.e. Superheavies or nothing)...

    In Apocalypse, D Happens!

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    1. The picture in the link IS a Photoshopped crimson hunter, it is an artist's rendition of what they think this rumored bomber would look like. I agree that it should be an Apocalypse unit, and seeing as there are no rules for it in the new codex, that is the only possibility that makes sense. That being said, I highly doubt that we will ever see a bomber, just as I doubt we will ever see a large kroot monster.

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  8. Last gamesday, the voidRaven was pictured in concept drawings to the public. Obviously, pics weren't allowed from the sculptor who was on hand. The most distinguishing feature mentioned was the second cockpit. Pretty sure sightings are attributed to the voidRaven. Which apparently will be super boss and "fly" off the shelves.

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  9. This all makes sense to me. Why not keep some heavy units back from codex releases and include them in a new Apocolypse book? By providing more models outside of a codex release GW even out their profit income and we know they love to do that, it provides more material to include in the Apoc book, thus making it bigger and either cost more or provide more value depending on their pricing and it also provides more units for those armies who are yet to have a 6th ed codex which, I'd like to think, would even the playing field a bit.

    I wonder if most people saying this makes no sense have even seen the inside of an Apoc rulebook. Lots of big non-codex units. Non. Codex.

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  10. Back in April the rumours were for a Voidraven around apocalypse, of course, said rumours also included some Imperial Guard tanks which are yet to surface and a dual build chaos/imperial kit, and I get the feeling that new Khornate monstrosity isn't going to be rolling around with loyalist forces.

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  11. The image here is as some pointed out a rendered image of the Phoenix bomber for eldar. it's in my 6ed Aeronautica book from FW. the exact same paintjob etc.

    In the same book there are 2 apocalypse flyers for eldars so there might not be anymore comming sadly.

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  12. a good friend of mine owns that model- not one like it- the actual forgeworld painted eldar bomber. This is it, not anything new.

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