Wood Elves are coming in May, and we have some details to the extent of the release, and hints on how a 9th edition will work with skirmishers. There are three new plastic kits, an armybook, and magic cards coming. It looks like a good release for Wood Elves.
Wood Elves have always held my attention, and its been a while since we have seen any real attention given to them. The three kits sound good, and the detail that Fantasy kits get often feels extremely well done. I look forward to seeing more rumors regarding Wood Elves.
Please remember that these are rumors, but are from a good source. As with all rumors a little salt is always required.
via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
Wood Elves are out in May. They get only a two week release - armybook, magic cards and three plastic kits. It is not a total overhaul and their finecast kits - even the cavalry plastic-finecast-kits - stay valid. The only exception is the eternal guard. They are dropped completely. The models can be used as war dancers.
One of the new kits is special because it can be used for several different units. You can build either three hawk riders, which are one hawk and two surfers now, or three giant owl-like monsters called stonefeathers and six waywatchers. On top of that you can build a hero on hawk or on foot.
The second kit is a war dancer combokit. The second unit wears varying animal masks and shields made of pelt on wooden frames. They have animal claws as weapons.
The last kit is tree ancient and meadow hag. The former is a giant-sized tree man with a huge beard made of bark. The latter has a crown of leaves and she has a skirt of roots instead of legs. Her hands grow into a web of thorns.
The rest of the range stays as it is, the finecast kits probably mail order only.
The wood elves have very dynamic poses because almost all their units are skirmishers again and the sculptors didn't have to worry about spacing. Skirmishers work seamlessly with other regiments in 9th edition, so there will be no problem with this play style.