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Eldar Release Confirmations and Re-Directs


Eldar are here, and this morning Games Workshop gave us a teaser video before the crack of dawn (at least here it was still dark). Add to it that we were given some early insight to what the releases are, new information is always coming in. Now we have verified re-directs and more.


It often comes down to that we have some of the best readers here on this site that the community can offer. Information comes at us fast, and despite the occasional bickering readers here are very helpful when it comes to digging up information. So I want to thank everyone that participates, whether just visiting or adding to the conversation.

Here is a link to the earlier article revealing this week's Eldar Releases.... just in case you missed it.


via Atia on Bolter and Chainsword and the comment section here.
Sahra KaubaApril 13, 2015 at 6:29 AM
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/304671-rumours-eldar-codex-jetbikes-farseerautarch-skyrunner/page-6#entry4006835

this is spot on ;)
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/eldar-farseer-skyrunner

we'll get an Autarch variant too =)

 and we'll get an Autarch Skyrunner too





via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
I have confirmation of new craftworlds codex new wind riders and other cool stuff for pre relase this coming sat 



via Sersis from the comment section on Faeit 212
April 13, 2015 at 7:40 AM
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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  1. God please do not quote that book. They were terrible.

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    1. Gav Thorpe was one of the reasons I sold my Eldar. I read the Night Lords Trilogy by ADB and thought oh so that's what a interesting army is like.
      Path of the Eldar is drivel and Gav Thorpe sucks.

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    2. I enjoyed Path of the Eldar. Got me painting my Eldar again.

      To each their own.

      Though damn near anything ADB writes is gold. I love the Night Lords books.

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    3. Wherever those books were good or terrible, I just wanted to point out that the term skyrunner was already present in the fluff:) Korlandril's flight was just the first thing that came to my mind.

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    4. I have read a few gav thorp books. They are all terrible.

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    5. I enjoyed the first one a lot and it really gave me some cool ideas for painting aspect warriors.
      Second one was also pretty good, and gave me ideas for Warlock conversions (where they still have some indications of their past Aspects).

      Couldn't even get through the third one; complete garbage.

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    6. The dark eldar path books, by contrast, are some of the best fiction BL has put out in recent years.

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    7. Wow... Most of the Eldar players I know love Gav Thorpe's work, as do I! One of the best series i've read from the BL.

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    8. I hate love/hate ADB because I tend to buy whatever army he's written about. 30k Night Lords, 40k Black Legion... If my GF knew he was responsible for all those purchases, she'd burn his books lol.

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    9. I really liek the Path of the Eldar books and im liking the Curse of Khaine too

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  2. I think it's only a new name for characters' jetbikes.

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  3. Ok, so to surmise:

    Codex = replaces current Eldar codex

    Autarch on foot = single miniature clampack

    Windriders/Shining Spears = 2 jetbike kit with options for both standard jetbikes and Shining Spears

    Skyrunner = single jetbike/vehicle kit with options for Autarch, Warlock and Farseer

    Very exiting week ahead then ;)

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    1. why would it be a 2 jetbike kit?

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    2. I've heard the price is the same as the Harly kit.

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    3. and the harly kit had 2 riders per bike with longer bikes than standard eldar jetbikes

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    4. I'm just surmising and could be wrong. I'd expect the actual jetbikes to be very similar in structure to the Harly ones though.

      Inc. extra parts for weapon options and different riders I'm expecting 2 bikes per box.

      We should get pics soon. Then we'll know for sure.

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    5. I'm expecting 3 smaller bikes/riders per box, on par with the Dark Eldar reaver kit...which is still priced the same as the Harlie bike box. They use the same amount of plastic, so it makes sense.

      As for if the codex is replacing the current one...I doubt it. It only came out 1.5 years ago...it seems very soon to be redoing it, when they said they were going to focus on smaller supplement releases this year.

      I think this is a supplement, to give you new rules to play Alaitoc, Saim-Hann, Biel-Tan, etc. type armies, and that the Skyrunner is going to be a WD release with rules allowing it to be taken in any Eldar army, replacing the rules for autarchs/farseers/warlocks on bikes, similar to the WD release for Zoanthropes for Tyranids.

      But, we'll find out soon enough - should start seeing leaks this afternoon or tomorrow.

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    6. Yep. If it's not a double kit with Shining Spears - I'd expect 3 bikes per box, like Reavers.

      If it is a double kit tho... I'm expecting 2 bikes per box.

      Fingers crossed for pics soon.

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    7. Considering min squad size had been three for as long as I can remember, I'd assume 3/box. Remember, the harly bike has two riders, whereas eldar only have one.

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    8. Yeah, i'd be willing to bet alot on it being three bikes. The 3 squad minimum has existed for at least 3 editions, and incudling the Shinning Spears kit could basically consist of a replace armour, head and should pad (nothing too crazy, as that basically all it is now (sorta))

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    9. Felweather on Warseer claims the Skyrunner is a Farseer or Warlock on a jetbike, completely separate from the Windrider kit.

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    10. Yeah, i'd be willing to bet alot on it being three bikes. The 3 squad minimum has existed for at least 3 editions, and incudling the Shinning Spears kit could basically consist of a replace armour, head and should pad (nothing too crazy, as that basically all it is now (sorta))

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    11. windriders/shining spear's (combo-kit) and/or warlock/farseer/autarch combo-kit: one model, options to build one of three on skyrunner (possible jetbike variant *??*)
      codex/supplement book
      possible campaign or novel to go with the release, fluff and painting guides.

      this is what i see we will prob get. (based on above re-directs along with some of my own additions based on what other dex/supps have had per recent release)

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  4. Natfka, I think you have a typo up there. You have autarch listed twice, and are missing warlock (the second picture is of a warlock redirect?).

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  5. Oh right, Prince Yriel uses one when he kills the swarmlord on Iyanden in the opening scenes of "Valedor"

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    1. It's piloted by his boyfriend, and he stands on the back. And jumps off.

      I guess it would look like the harlie jetbike, or that eldar bike thing boat with a transport deck instead of gun

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  6. Is it unusual that we haven't seen image leaks yet? Or am I just over-eager for this release?

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    1. We might get some tonight or tomorrow - those are usually when zee Germans or the Spanish get their WD leaks...

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  7. My gut still tells me that a Craftworlds supplement makes more business sense and is still in-line with the Design Studio's panel last year, but with the codex being taken off the site...I dunno.

    I don't think that Eldar players will be too impressed with a new codex two years after the last one, especially if a new one tones down some of their...more frequently seen staples.

    We'll see...

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    1. As an Eldar player I'm all for it. I'm tired of Wave Serpent spam being both our only competitive build and one of the most broken builds in the game. I'm all for anything that makes other craftworld builds more playable.

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    2. I just don't understand wave serpent spam. My sisters face it all the time and I have never seen it as being a big deal. Wow they wrecked a rhino. Woopey doo so does everything else.

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    3. They could make both a new codex and supplement by including the same rules from the last eldar codex but adding new options for other craftworlds. This replacing the old codex and supplement but not invalidating them.

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    4. Wileeguile. Thats y sisters are awesome. They are so underrated

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    5. ^ my bro's s.o.b's hate my orks (i can play numbers game and war of attrition till the cows come home), but chew through both my nids and also my marines with ease, sisters are fragging awesome. +1

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  8. Some more prices are up on Dakka. The implication is that some of the releases contain Finecast riders/weapons.

    Hopefully this is false. I think a lot of people will be very disappointed if it's not. Here's the list anyway:

    Pricing leaked for first wave 

    codex craftworld eldar 58.00 
    datacards 12.50 
    windriders 41.00 
    farseer skyrunner 33.00 
    autarch 26.00 
    shining spears 50.00 
    autarch skyrunner 33.00 
    codex fancy edition 165.00 

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    1. ^ And now there's picture evidence of this.

      Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

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    2. I will literally lose my excrement if they just try to pawn off the old shining spear models in a re-pack fashion... here I starting to have faith in GW.

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    3. No, there's 0% chance that finecast is involved here. GW has been doing everything in their power to move to an all-plastic range of minis, which is why we've seen so many splash releases over the past 2 years that we weren't expecting.

      I would be shocked to see a new finecast unit released...we haven't seen a NEW finecast unit since...what, maybe the space marine Lords when they dropped in Fall 2013? Everything since has been 100% plastic - even going so far as to redo units that had previously been sculpted for finecast the year or two prior.

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    4. Now, a repack of the shining spears might make sense, with the new bike plastics being included instead of the old, but as far as a new finecast model/upgrade kit being created, 0% chance. Only a matter of time till we see pictures to confirm!

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    5. @Nick... couldn't agree with you more.

      Here's the pic:

      http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=211290&d=1428952400

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    6. Its interesting to note that the Skyrunner is listed as a Clampack. Maybe a new special character, rather than a box kit for making either a farseer or autarch on bike? Can't possibly fit all that into a clampack...and the Autarch Skyrunner isn't listed in the pricing. Hmm, very interesting.

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    7. LotR had a Failcast release. But I suspect more due to "popularity" of that game. (Not sure when that release was though, somewhere 2014?)

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    8. i wanna call bs on that pic just cos of the finecast listings at the bottom

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    9. @Nick: Per Felweather on Warseer, the Skyrunner is a separate kit that builds a Farseer or Warlock on a jetbike, separate from the Windrider kit.

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    10. Has anyone considered that, after seeing this new information, "Skyrunner" is what the old jetbike is being labelled as and these "new" items are just combining the single or triple jetbike boxes with their corresponding finecast upgrade kit?

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    11. Edit: I see that info was included above. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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    12. @Alun: Possible, but the new jetbike is supposed to have a different pose for the rider.

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    13. @Alun: The other bit, the Skyrunner is listed as plastic clampack, not finecast. #rejoice

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    14. That list explains the Raven Guard book hint as well. Just the standard release of one of the limited novellas.

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    15. Only the farseer skyrunner is listed as plastic, and seeing as the farseer never had a dedicated finecast upgrade, it would make sense that anything new is plastic, and the old jetbike was plastic too, so that would be where it starts to fit together.

      I'm not saying it's definite, I'll be surprised if this "skyrunner" is a new thing, but with "Finecast" being listed next to some of the names, and not seeing a Finecast release in some time, I can only make these assumptions.

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    16. It would also make sense why we have "Windrunner" jetbikes and "Skyrunner" jetbikes.

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    17. could be doing both. re-releasing the old kit with new box art, and also re-doing the old kit in plastic. that way they can please both finecast and plastic fanatics. if those are the only models to be released then it doesn't sound too outlandish (assuming it is correct and what we can expect)

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  9. you know what would be a cool model to see.....
    EvergEvergaurd seen in the 4th ed/5th ed Eldar codex

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    1. Actually that does coincide with the earlier rumors of Eldar infantry with halbreds spotted earlier this year

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