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Eldar Are Here: This Week's Releases and GW Teaser Video...... Farseer Skyrunner?


Eldar are here and its going to be a big pre-order week. Codex: Craftworlds, Datacards, Windriders and much more......


All of this in one week? Whoa, April 18th is going the big day.

Here is what a dedicated source is saying is coming this week for pre-orders.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
Next week's stuff: Codex: Craftworlds, Datacards, Eldar Windriders, Eldar
Farseer Skyrunner (and actual farseer on jetbike maybe? finally?), Eldar
Autarch. Nice release :)



Here also is Game Workshop's Teaser Video for the Eldar Release!
via What's New Today from Games Workshop
Listen well, my children, for our time has come to shine. Long have we waited, through dark aeons and terrible wars. We have loved and lost so much. Now is our time to reclaim what was once ours.

Like a veil lifted from your eyes, all will be revealed on Saturday 18th April.

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  1. Maybe the skyrunner would be more like the skyweaver jetbike, with the farseer on the back?

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  2. http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/eldar-farseer-skyrunner

    this is spot on ;)

    greetings,
    Atia

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    1. and we'll get an Autarch variant too =)

      see more @ http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/304671-rumours-eldar-codex-jetbikes-farseer-skyrunner/?p=4006717

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    2. perhaps a dual kit between the two? or just theyre both options in the new bike kit? would make it a very expensive kit if so

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    3. I checked it two minutes after your post and got "Error - all records expunged from library."

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    4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    5. it's a re-direct >.>

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    6. Seriously McDoogle?.. please tell me that was a bad troll attempt.

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    7. That's the point of... *sigh*

      Never mind.

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    8. Doogles grip is slipping it would appear. here have this "grip" instead, it's got more traction.

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    9. 3rd variant: Warlock Skyrunner

      http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/304671-rumours-eldar-codex-jetbikes-farseerautarch-skyrunner/?p=4006835

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    10. *definitely* no more tacky robe sculpting then!

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  3. What about the Avatar of Khaine? Was that bogus?

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    1. could be next week. there's no concrete proof that this is just a one week release, is there?

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    2. I'm not sure actually, I mean wasn't it confirmed that there was a "link" ready for the "Eldar Avatar"? It does seem like the kind of kit that would get a separate week to itself.

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    3. It was suggested that that link might've been to the Forge World Avatar, so that one's up in the air.

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  4. From what i recall in the eldar books that a Skyrunner is more like a chariot? for multiple eldar to transit within the craftworlds? i could be wrong.

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    1. That would make sense if it's a chariot a la the Necron Command Barge or the Space Wolf thing I won't mention by name. Would be cool to see a Farseer on the back of a grav platform like that.

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    2. In the 2nd edition codex any Eldar character could ride on the back of a Vyper in place of the gunner. Maugan Ra was fun to use that way!

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    3. Extreme firepower at long range, followed by fly-by decapitations.

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    4. "the Space Wolf thing I won't mention by name"

      Lol. Or the Space Wolf model we do not speak of....;)

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    5. The Scottish Space Wolf model

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    6. you just gave me visions of space marines in tartan armour... scary

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  5. Any idea if Codex Craftwords is replacing the current Codex Eldar yet?

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    1. yep it will ...

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    2. If it tones down the Wave Serpent, moves Wraithknights to LoW, and brings the internal balance of Demonkin or Necrons, then an answer of "yes" is a good one.

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    3. Knight will not move to LOW, he is points spit on. Expect a LOW avatar on steroids.

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    4. If the Wraithknight becomes a Lord of War, expect endless complaints from those who bought two or three of the blighters.

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    5. I sincerely hope the Wraithknight's sword becomes a Str D weapon and that it becomes a Gargantuan Creature.

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    6. i wouldnt be surprised if both wraithlord and avatar stayed where they are. after all, the new bloodthirster didnt move to LoW.

      besides, in a game of formations and decurions, FoC slot doesnt really matter as much any more. a bound daemonkin army can have up to NINE lords of skulls, who are lords of war.

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    7. "Any idea if Codex Craftwords is replacing the current Codex Eldar yet?"

      We were told in no uncertain terms by certain parties that, if there were an Eldar Codex, it would be a supplement to the current one, rather than a replacement.

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    8. "internal balance of Demonkin or Necrons"

      Daemonkin yup, Necrons no.

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    9. @Jason Brown: If the C'tan Shards did not become a LoW, why should the Avatar? It is also just a shard of Khaine.

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    10. I highly doubt it will I reckob it will be a supplement with special formations for all the craftworlds

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    11. Why do people keep thinking that the wraith knight will be a LOW and that they should be more points?. They are just MCs. And not that bad to deal with. They take some work to kill, but are not even close to un-killable. Mine die pretty damb fast quite often. They are good don't get me wrong. But LOW good and needing a point increase? Don't think so.

      I am really excited for this release.

      There is lots to look forward to. I hope they give the major craft worlds their own version of chapter tactics

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    12. For one, Wraithknights are impossible to hide behind terrain. Every heavy weapon on the board can draw LOS to it.

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    13. Since the bloodthirster did not change in stat line and got only a few tweaks/ no points change, it would make sense the Avatar would remain somewhat constant.

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    14. @vonevilstein: Internal balance does not mean balance compared to the rest of armies. Necrons are too strong, but their internal balance is good (meaning all of their units have a good use, no "counts as" jokes, nothing too powerful compared to their own units.) Wraiths and C'tan don't really fall in line all the time, but that's about it.

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    15. Wraithknights don't have to be behind terrain, they can "toe in" ruins it forests to get a cover save. It may but make sense, but those are the rules. I don't really think the wraithknight is that OTT, it's fairly expensive and most codexes have one or two ways of dealing with it.

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    16. if Wraithknights are made LOWs, I'd favor seeing em made super heavy walkers. if they're gonna be changed bring em more in line with IKs

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    17. Wraithknights need to be walkers. Some armies' giant robots being walkers, while others are MC's is not good.
      And whoever thinks Daemonkin and the Necron books have similar internal balance.... huh!?

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    18. What's the difference between a wraithguard and wraithlord, or a wraithlord or wraithknight? They're each just bigger versions of each other, with rules to match. The problem is the disparity between walkers and monstrous creatures

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    19. Well by that logic: Terminator --> Dreadnought.

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  6. @Atia can you confirm there is one for the Avatar? I think it was "Eldar Avatar". Cheers!

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    1. there is infact an /Eldar-Avatar redirect, but i guess this one is for the ForgeWorld Avatar :/ but some guy on warseer says his friend has seen an Avatar on his LGS order form

      http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?407490-Eldar-imminent/page19

      i guess we'll find it out soon^^

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    2. maybe gw are waiting for 9th ed fantasy so they can release it as a cross-game kit like the daemon models P:

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    3. speculation on my part: but i translate this as-

      "Listen well, my children, for our time has come to shine."
      new codex and ways to play the army/faction, obvious updates is obvious.

      "Long have we waited, through dark aeons and terrible wars."
      to reach out and grasp what once was their territory (more offensive than defensive this time around, more focus on jetbikes and possibly aspect shrines...more offense than defense and defense via offense)

      "We have loved and lost so much. Now is our time to reclaim what was once ours"
      this part gives me the vibe that the campaign that they were rumored to be part of will happen. it gives the feeling of Eldar going on the offensive to reclaim maiden worlds or other territory as opposed to waiting in the background pulling strings until events favor them, now they are forging ahead and attempting to be a dominant Xenos race once more.

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    4. also sorta useless but fun fact: gw already have got a fantasy "avatar" (well sorta) in the shape of the dark elf cauldron of blood (?) the statue makes a semi ok avatar. (if it is a bit bigger or "bulkier" then it'd be cool with a new avatar *assuming one is about to be released*)

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  7. Hoping for 'craftworld tactics' but not in the space marine way. More like the decurion detachment to represent different craftworld structures and restrictions

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    1. There most certainly will be a format akin to the last 3-4 codices.

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    2. I'm hoping for that as well. Different Detachments with different rules to represent the various Craftworlds.

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    3. Good mc d, I think it brings more balance that way rather than free special rules. Decurions bring better balance then chapter tactics and answer peoples problems with bland early 7th edition codexes as they are fluffy and powerful but with restrictions.

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    4. Sounds about right, I reckon that each craftworld will get a detachment and/or formation.

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    5. The fluff text going along with the codex sounds like a combined offensive is underway to me. Perhaps that translates to a decurion whose formations can be used to represent different craftworld working together (while also allowing people to fluff it as just one craftworld).

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  8. Skyrunner sounds more like a special character than a generic Farseer on a jetbike. Either way it's something Eldar players have been begging for. No more tacky robe sculpting!

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    1. It's defo more evidence of g.w. giving the people what they were asking for.

      Bravo g.w.

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    2. The term Skyrunner was used in Eldar books before. For example in Path of Eldar trilogy. The characters of the books use them while traveling around the Craftworld. Here is an example:

      "Korlandril took a skyrunner across the dome, delighting in the rush of air against his skin, the flash of terrace and tree beneath the one-pilot craft as it soared upon the winds, its wings angling and curving in tune with his thoughts...Powered by his psychic urging, the dart-like vehicle climbed rapidly, wings tilted back...In his mind his path sculpted a complex web of interleaving arcs and loops and the skyrunner responded, twirling and swooping at his whim.

      Anticipation grew within Korlandril as he sped through the connecting hub between the Dome of New Suns and out into the Avenue of Starlight Secrets. Here there was more traffic. I was one of the main thoroughfares of Alaitoc where hundreds of Eldar moved between the many domes and plateaus that made up the bulk of the craftworld. Some strolled languidly by themselves or with friends, others on skyrunners like Korlandril, many on drifting platforms that eased serenely from one place to the next guided by the group desires of those on board."

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    3. So it really could be a completely new jetbike/personal transport type thing then.

      Interesting.

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    4. "It's defo more evidence of g.w. giving the people what they were asking for"

      Excuse me, sir? Chaos players would like to have a word with you.

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    5. INB4 Dark Angels "where is our updates" and Space Marine Players "why should/n't my codex be updated before 2-3 years"....

      ..but that is after the Sisters players who have given up all hope "why wont gw love my faction....*sad-trombone*..."

      then we have mixed identity crisis Imperial....ahem astra...guard....militarum....something "i am so confused *wishes it were like the good old days of simplicity*"

      and tau players going "we need more assault options and to be the best *obvious overcompensating is obvious*"

      then ork players "we can never be beaten in battle hur hur hur"

      and tyranid players going "we need more MC's/FMC's.... for the hivemind"

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    6. Things are improving in total, but that doesn't mean that they're improving everywhere. Just wait, things will keep happening and everybody will get something.

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  9. I am increasingly afraid of the Dark Eldar-esque Blandhammer being applied to the army...
    I would suffer any change and/or nerf for the sake of keeping bladestorm and battlefocus as they are.

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    1. Blandhammer hasn't happened since then, however. The last 4 books have been fantastic, from an internal balance and diversity standpoint.

      Expect detachments that eliminate the bog standard FO, formations, tables, and more concise rules wording. It will be more like Necrons or Khorne Demonkin than Dark Eldar.

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    2. Furthermore, losing Bladestorm or Battle Focus won't matter at all if there's more options and better internal balance. People thought losing the 2+ save on Overlords and the fix to Tesla would be the death of Necrons, remember?

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    3. We'll keep Bladestorm, it is in the Harlequin codex. However, we better not get 4+ saves on bikes same as harlies (after all, harlie bikers have t-shirts, while all craftworld jetbikers have proper armor). And battlefocus is such a nice special rule it would really suck for GW to remove it. As for the serpent shield, it needs to be made weaker as a shooting option, agreed, but also stronger as a protective option.

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    4. I'm worried of this book being as OP as Necrons, leaving pretty much everything else in the dust. I love my Dark Eldar, don't get me wrong, but JESUS we're weak next to the self-righteous Craftworlders. I hope this Codex doesn't make the problem worse.

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    5. @Thomas gardiner glad someone else has noticed that necron have got better. T5 wraiths with 3++ then pseudo fnp. Even better with the decurion Detachment, even if a spider tax is there.

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    6. I shot a warrior with a strenght 9 ap 2 fire prism. Bypassed armour, still had a 5+ reanimation protocol. Stood and laughed. 4 wave serpents offload all guns into 8 immortals. Lived up to their name, only 2 dead. 3+ save, 4+ reanimation protocol.

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    7. I shot a warrior with a strenght 9 ap 2 fire prism. Bypassed armour, still had a 5+ reanimation protocol. Stood and laughed. 4 wave serpents offload all guns into 8 immortals. Lived up to their name, only 2 dead. 3+ save, 4+ reanimation protocol.

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    8. It didn't stand and laugh, got obliterated and reformed, a la T-1000 style.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq5ydeWWr4A

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    9. Yeah, as a Dark Eldar player who doesn't get Feel No Pain until turn 3 (if I'm not using Haemonculus units) and even then doesn't get it half the time due to Instant Death, reanimation protocols just piss me off.

      Necron players can talk about how fluffy it is til the cows come home, doesn't stop it being hilariously OP!

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    10. well to be fair, if the wraith weren't so op and decurion wouldn't give a 4+ reroll 1's, then the RP would not be as bad really...

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    11. Decurion doesn't give re-roll 1's on RP, Reclamation legion does, and only for the untis in that formation. (And then only within 12" of the Overlord of the formation.) Still too strong, but yes.

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    12. @Peter Butler - Wraiths only get that 'pseudo FNP' when using the Canoptek Harvest formation. I'm sure that's what you meant but thought I'd mention it in case your opponent is BS-ing you.

      Yes, the formations in Necrons are overpowered. I just don't use them, problem solved. Internal balance seems pretty good to me.

      As for the 'blandhammer', Necrons got hit with it HARD. Losing all our Cryptek variants and their special gear? Minimum Warrior unit sizes preventing company in Ghost Arks? Pick-n-mix C'tan, Lascannon-ified Doom Scythe, Tesla nerf... for every abuse-able unit or rule in there, something interesting/unique got nerfed or removed entirely.

      Pretty much everything in my army falls under the 'nerfed/removed' bracket. I ran a fluffy army with 5 custom-modelled Crypteks and lots of artifacts... most of it doesn't even exist now :(

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    13. I mean, sure, people can talk about whether they THINK it's OP until the cows come home, but with the decurion every single wound that every single model takes has a 50% chance of being nullified, which no other army even comes close to having. Objectively, they are all twice as hard to kill as any other army, not even factoring in their armour saves/invulnerable saves/toughness/wounds. That shit's ridiculous.

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  10. Craftworlds, hooray. I.. I am so excited to see if Dark Angels and Tzeentch are up next.

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    1. The Dark Angels Codex could be the making of this army...

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    2. Cant wait to see the jetbike formations, if there are any

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    3. Well, it's 1/3. Every part of my body that I can cross is crossed, because hot damn, do I need it!

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  11. The video mentions flames and shows lots of saim hann and the rumours point to jetbikes and the like. This all brings me to nuahdu fireheart from the old craftworld supplement. Maybe a saim hann named character at last!!!

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    1. Ehh, the current Eldar codex says: "Eldar: The Dying Flame in the Darkness." So that they now say "Become the Flame in the Darkness" is nothing new. It's interesting that they left out 'dying'... on purpose, or by accident?

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    2. Yes that's probable, maybe the lore will move forward now to them fighting back. The harlequin codex had something in that ilk

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  12. Nerf bat inbound tehehehehehee

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    1. Sounds like somebody got his ass handed to him by Craftworlders too many times.

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    2. After all look at the nerf bat the Necrons received. I approach this book with an open mind and hope for a fun and diverse book.

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    3. > talking about armies being nerfed
      > someone mentions necrons

      ???????????

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  13. With the rumored jetbike love it would be great to get the Shining Spears Phoenix Lord! ...I'll take a Spiders PL while we are at it.
    And reduce Serpent Shield to 18".
    ...and yes Jetbikes should be 4+ armor. Should have been this way for years!

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    1. im not an eldar player, but isnt there no warp spider pl for a reason? like he's off missing somewhere or some such? or like he teleports so much he can never be seen? P:

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    2. Phoenix Lord suits can go undiscovered for thousands of years until found. In other words, GW can make a Warp Spider Phoenix Lord whenever they feel like getting around to it. I prefer that s/he stays missing since it adds to the mystery.

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  14. And change our Bladestorm to AP3. GW needs to let 2+ Armor saves mean something again. I want to fear Termies not shrug at them.

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    1. i think bladestorm is fine as it is now, if you take it in count that Catapults shoot for unimpressive 12", avenger catapult for 18" for almost the price of a Marine, yeah spam cannons but that eats up your AT options. While i think Monofilament should get ap1 on to penetrate rolls too for it has no reason to be ap1 on wounds, why not ap2 than?

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    2. I wouldn't mind that. It would offer more incentive to field Fire Dragons, Wraithguard, etc.

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    3. Unlikely, as Harlequins only just got a codex and their bladestorm says ap2 still.

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    4. Gabor, this has been bugging me since I first saw it, I explained why it bugged me to others, but they just shrug. Glad someone else has seen it and asked "what's the point?"

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    5. I assume it's fluff. They're just telling it's -that- sharp. When someone makes a technological advance in the universe and makes armour even better than TEQ, Monofilament will still work on it. Just fluff. ;)

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  15. just noticed on the gw site, the number next to "Eldar" which indicates how many products are in the tab, has gone down from 59 to 58, although im not sure what it is thats gone.

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    1. no, thats been gone for a while, and was more than just a drop of 1 as the supplement went with it. this happened since last night

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    2. Could be multiple autarchs that are gone

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    3. the winged autarch went a few weeks ago, along with all the bike conversion kits and the bikes themselves, as well as the codex and supplement.

      the non-winged autarch is still up, as are the classic death jester and shadowseer (although they are both now sold out and no longer available)

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  16. For further confirmation of a new Codex, please note that the Black Library Digital Edition has now been removed from sale. It has still been up whilst the book has been unavailable on the main site.

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  17. They need plastic aspects. So much finecast in this range. That is what sorely is needed especially for brittle models like Swooping Hawks and Howling Banshees.

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  18. They need plastic aspects. So much finecast in this range. That is what sorely is needed especially for brittle models like Swooping Hawks and Howling Banshees.

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  19. So what happens to the current Eldar codex? Faq? Errata? Garbage? Hospital?

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    1. It will be substituted by this one?

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    2. you can throw those 30 pounds you invested into the bin. After all...you did get 24 months of fun from it, didnt you? Didnt you?

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  20. I sooooo hope that Sword and Axe Wraithblades get some point reduction. They are just so much worse than their ranged counterpart. Or maybe just give them 2 attacks base. That would be cool. Just love those models so much!

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  21. Was hoping for d-cannons for the wraithlord as an option on the last codex release. Seems less likely now as obviously not in the kit but still would be great

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  22. I foresee Wraith units being grouped into a single formation (like the data sheet that was released a while ago). Same with Aspect warriors. Might be how they make Banshees and scorpions better.

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    1. kinda like how they are sub-theming the other factions so far. i can see that happening as well. +1

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