Sunday, September 25, 2011

OMG! Craftworld Eldar Rumors

Well Fresh from BOLS and Stickmonkey we have our first official, I guess as official as rumors can be, Rumors for a new Eldar codex.  Of fourse as all other rumors are pointing to 6th edition soon this baby will be the first or second codex in the new addition.  It even 50% is true I will have to buy a bunch of new Eldar.  so here ya go.

Eldar mid to late 2012. Possibly 1st or 2nd official 6 ed codex

Guardians being redone. Will include new weapons platform and storm guardian bits.

Avatar getting new fine cast version with weapon options (spear/sword) not as big as FW model, but larger than current.

Lots of new mech options. Jump pack/jet options for walkers similar to new FW models, but unclear if this is new model or upgrade to current model. Upgrade packs don't seem likely, and current model is decent, so I have my doubts about this rumor completely.

New tank options...built on wave serpent/falcon chassis still. Hydra like flak turret, Bonuses against flyers and skimmers. Dcannon tank. And some pulse cannon monster tank...scorpion?

New jet bikes and vypers.

New warlock sculpts.

New aspect sculpts, aspects still likely fine cast.

Some sort of shimmershield device. Portable cover save for a unit, but static once deployed...model in design for it. Sounds fishy to me? But the de have the portal...who knows, I say unlikely.

From obvious dept comes the nightwing and some form of bomber. Neither look at all like de ships, or existing FW. Definitely eldar.

Drop pod of some sort that can carry 20 troops, 10 wraith guard, or 1 wraith lord. Deploys as firebase that has higher cover rating for guardians. Sounds like a bastion that drops into play with a weapons platform attached. Not sure I buy into this rumor completely, it seems too complex the way it's been described. And I never saw any evidence of this in design before.

Cheers. Still super long off, though. Have your salt handy. 

I like some of these.  The last one would be nice and really add a WTF factor to dealing with an army most players already don't know how to deal with.  SO what are your thoughts?

Until next time................

Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. I don't see the drop pod thing, but I would take it to get some Wraithguard into a fight. Overall, the Eldar codex is still pretty good. It needs a points update and some tweaks. Most importantly, it needs to catch up to the crowd with the ability to modify the force org chart. Even if it is as simple as Phoenix Lords let you take the corresponding aspect as a troop. I just hope that GW doesn't screw the codex up and the Eldar go the way of the 'Nids.
    However, a bigger wave serpent transporty thing would be much appreciated though, or heaven forbid, a transport that could be assaulted out of.
    Would LOVE a D-Cannon tank.

  2. Yeah I agree with you on the assault vehicle thing. I am more of a fan of alternate deployment methods though. I would love craft worlders getting a webway portal or something. I also would like to see Aspect warriors, besides dire avangers, as troops.

    granted we will also see what 6th edition does to the game. at least the codex will be 6th edition so it will be made to take advantage of the new rules.