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New Eldar Stuff
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:23:40 PM »
As seen on 3++! -> http://www.3plusplus.net/2012/07/eldar-rumors-on-horizon.html

Been informed there are some Eldar boxes floating around warehouses. How long they get sat on before a codex is released though, who knows. I'm going to guess around a year off. We know CSM are next and then Dark Angels with the Hobbit crashing into scenes December, that could push DA back to early 2013. So mid 2013 is the likely bet for Eldar is something doesn't shove them out of the way.

 Here's what I've been told re: boxes. No rules.

plastic Warpspiders/Everguard
plastic Skycharriots/Shining Spears
plastic Phantomwaechter
  - these might be the shadow spectres?
plastic Jetbikes
plastic Wraithguard/Cataphracts
plastic flyer combi-kit
- The flyer is pretty large and has a crossbow shape, two canopies, one fin. The main variant on the cover has some lances and a large dorsal distort cannon. The other variant has extra downward/sideway thrusters, but I don’t remember if it has a different weapon loadout.
plastic phoenix lord niadhau  - For Shining Spears, appears to be on a Vyper jetbike.
plastic webway gate
resin box Avatar
resin Black Warden
- The Black Warden looks like an female Autarch. She has a shurikencatapult and a feathered guardian helm with an eye on it.
resin Dire Avenger Xentarch - Appears to be a new English name for Exarch?
resin Howling Banshee Xentarch
resin Fire Dragon Xentarch
resin Striking Scorpion Xentarch
resin box Dragon Riders
resin box Eldritch Raiders
- They look like guardians but have no helms and wear scarfs around the lower head and swashbuckle belts. They are very individually equipped, have all sorts blades, pistols and/or rifles. (potentially Storm Guardians?)
resin box Halcones Cazadores
resin Warlock

Have at it!
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Re: New Eldar Stuff
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 08:34:08 PM »
Dragon Riders for Exodites? An actual Shining Spear Phoenix Lord? Shadow Spectres in the main book (no, wait, we expected that...). Web Way Portals!

Interesting kit list. That... seems like a lot of boxes, though. That's... 8 plastic boxes plus the old stuff? Wow.

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Re: New Eldar Stuff
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 11:42:34 AM »
"Waechter" translates as "Guard" from German, so I'm guessing that Phantomwächter are plastic Wraithguard.

I actually knew that part, but went to Google Translate for "Halcones Cazadores". It said it was Spanish for "Falcon Hunters". Swooping Hawks, maybe?

Given those two in other languages, it makes me wonder if "Xentarch" is already used for "Exarch" in some other language, and didn't get translated.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 01:16:59 PM »
Unlike Autarch and Exarch, I cannot find a translation for Xentarch.  Best guess is since the other two have greek roots, that it is a GW term, part "xenos," part "-arch," loosely translated as "one who is in charge of aliens?"

Anyways, if y'all look at the typical boxes for GW products, they have the name of the unit in multiple llanguages on the front -- and yes, Halcones are the Hawks.

I'm really excited for this update. Half of my total aspects and all phoenix lords are metal with most still in boxes. Unsure if I will be upgrading any or just getting the new stuff...

A webway _gate_ is different than a wwp. Probably terrain to use in part of deployment zone or as table terrain enabling specific reserves entrance and/or outflanking. If so, risky as opponent can choose to devote large blast high str to cover said entrance...



As we already get exarchs in the resin sets for aspects, i think it more likely these Xentarchs are actually Phoenix Lords. But the Warden sounds completely new. :-)

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Re: New Eldar Stuff
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 02:27:19 PM »
Xentarch I was told was the new English word.

Halcones do indeed seem to be the Hawks.

The Phantomwatchter I've been told are something bigger than a Wraithlord, Dreadnought like thing.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 02:53:43 PM »
Yuck.  I'd rather keep it Autarch -- just makes sense.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?word=autarch

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Re: New Eldar Stuff
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 10:19:59 PM »
plastic flyer combi-kit[/b] - The flyer is pretty large and has a crossbow shape, two canopies, one fin. The main variant on the cover has some lances and a large dorsal distort cannon. The other variant has extra downward/sideway thrusters, but I don’t remember if it has a different weapon loadout.

at first i thought this was a plastic Phoenix kit, because of the two canopies and the apparent crossbow shape, but the armamant is totally different to those models. It sounds too big to be a Nightwing Interceptor, but too small to be a Vampire Hunter/Raider (which is also odd because usually the Vampire is the only flier the Eldar have that can carry something as big as a D-Cannon). It's most likely an entirely new thing.

I thought Xentarch would be Exarch in another language, but apparently not? It could be (and this is entirely speculation) a HQ version of the aspect warriors, following the pattern of Aspect Warrior (basic guy) > Exarch (squad leader) > Xentarch (HQ) > Phoenix Lord (Unique HQ)

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Re: New Eldar Stuff
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 06:01:37 AM »
That seals it then, I'll be putting off working on my Eldar besides painting until new line plus codex hits shelves.
I only have a wraithlord, 2 wave serpents, farseer, 10 harlequins, and less than 20 storm guardians,
So i'm not worried about having too many obsolete models.

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Re: New Eldar Stuff
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 12:33:32 PM »
More info on models: http://www.3plusplus.net/2012/07/update-on-6th-edition-eldar-rumors.html

Eldar Warpspiders/Everguard

5 per box

Spiders: whole squad looks like the old exarch, no huge weapon, helmets smaller, but same shape, wrist blades, two small spinner weapons on rod mount from the back. Spider web like straps on the chest that hold the backpack (doesn’t look as broad as the old version), running, jumping and slightly cowering poses, exarch has extra pair of weapons on the cover, don’t remember the back pictures

Everguard: aspect warrior body with runes on the chest, same collar as warpspiders but no mandible arcs and gas masks, different more warlock-like face plate and small arc at back of the head, double bladed two-handed spears, very dynamic models, jets from the side/underside of the backpack, squad leader has larger head-arc, mantle hangs over the backpack, flies in the wind

Eldar Sky Charriots/Shining Spears

3 per box, look like small vypers, slightly larger than jetbikes. Two parts: an engine part with jetbike-like canopy but in the shape of a dragon, owl and hawk head, sideway jets, and a distinct winged chariot part, parts are connected by arcs.

Riders either warlocks but arms are not robed, spear, sword and staff; or shining spear aspect warriors with lances, shining spears have smooth canopies with gems instead animal heads, helms look very cylon-like, have collar-like shoulderguards

Eldar Jetbikes

3 per box, the same pose as dark eldar jetbike, guardian riders with smaller helmets or bareheaded with lots of flying hair (80s heavy metal mane) and without backpack, vyper-esque smooth canopy, jet and wings have the same design as a falcon grav tank, underslung twin shuriken catapults and/or serpent-shaped bladehooks, some riders have axes with a hole in the blade

Eldar Dragon Riders

3 per box, very slender lizard mounts not unlike slaanesh steeds, all female rider, no helmets, long braids, guardian armor without backpack, all have shining spear lances, sabres and/or sniper rifles as sidearms, the armor has no decoration, not even gems or small bubbles, only exception is a gem that holds a cloak that falls to the left side of the rider, very simplistic look, not aztec or tribal at all

Eldar Wraithguard/Cataphracts

3 per box, look like old versions but have two rods for upper arms and thighs instead of just one, some have feet, some hooves, large fins at the back

Cataphracts: float/fly, fluttering cloth pieces instead of legs, wing-shaped shields and spears, segmented/armored head

Eldar Swooping Hawks

5 per box, larger wings, not so stiff and two-dimensional, several straps of clothes from the loin, wrists and ankles, model stand on these straps, both shoulder plates have inbuilt missile racks, Exarch has two shoulder-mounted blasters and a scimitar in one hand and two optional rifles, one is the same as the old exarch had, the other is a small star cannon

The Avatar of the Young King

Completely new design, much smaller, only as large as a wraithguard, set of aspect armour where every piece is spread out and connected by a body of magma, looks like an fire/earth elemental clad in a suit of armour, dire avenger helm with fire from the eyes and half burnt helm crest, floats and torso pose looks like vader during his Noooo scream, hands are armored, blood is dripping from the left, the right is molten and transformed into a blade

Eldar Warlock

fits the current warlocks but sharper robe edges, hadouken pose but with staff in two hands

Eldar Spirit Warrior

wraithlord-war walker mix, trygon base, running bird legs with hooves, huge scaled torso, a dozen poles extend from the back (like wraithlord but three times as much), left forearm replaced with massive lance, right hand holds extra handle on lance shaft or a three pronged swastika blade. Lower back, left shoulder and part of the left arm are concealed by an impressive cloak, head is surrounded by scaled armour plating, large gem at the front, doesn’t bend upward towards the end but downward, whole model leans forward, chest can be opened, female pilot inside

Eldar Phoenix Lord Nuadhu, The Fireheart

nuadhua holds lance upright, one end on the ground, points with axe on something, shining spear helm with tail of hair, layered armour like dark eldar-armour but with smooth curves, can be placed on vyper-variant, looks very similar to a vyper, canopy more segmented and wings in falcon-style, one large jet engine, chariot platform on the back, two large pennants

Eldar Webway Gate

Two arcs that almost touch each other at the top, whole construct has hazelnut shape, pyramidal platform with oval basis, several destroyed columns, front columns are intact and carry swooping hawk and dark reaper statues, whole model is covered with thorn-twines (seems to be optional)

Eldar Dire Avenger Xentarch

holds two handed samurai sword downwards, two wrist-mounted shuriken catapults, banner, 99% that the phoenix on it is modeled on, one foot stands on a rock with an owl next to it, all armour plates are bedecked with a rune pattern, don’t know if this is only painted on

Eldar Howling Banshee Xentarch

golfer pose, bends forwards and slashs upwards with a sabre, stretches other arm straight into the air, holds tri-swatiska, has snakes woven into her hair

Eldar Striking Scorpion Xentarch

jumps forwards, holds two short but thick chainswords in front, back of armour has backbone-like element that looks like a scorpion tail, continued on the helmet and ends in a sting, stands on ornamented plate with roots on it

Eldar Fire Dragon Xentarch

knees almost, holds very long pike with two hands ready to fire, huge cluster of grenades on his back and his belt, helm ends in a dragon head

Eldar Lamia Strike Fighter / Moon Siren Bomber & Eldar Black Warden

already described
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Re: New Eldar Stuff
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 02:53:02 PM »
Omg if this is true...

1) ticked off that I have so much old metal stuff now.

2) i'll be buying most of this.

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 02:15:42 AM »
The Phantomwatchter I've been told are something bigger than a Wraithlord, Dreadnought like thing.

Makes sense for them to be a completly new unit as Wraithguard and Wraithlords already have German names. (Phantomdruiden & Phantomlords)