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Wednesday Ru-MOARS Round-Up



Well… this week has been packed with Eldar leaks from the next White Dwarf. So if you missed any of the images, here they are:

New Eldar via Heresy Online:

“There is also an upgrade pack in Finecast to make an Autarch on a jetbike.

As far as the actual Codex goes:

-You can make Run moves in addition to shooting Shuriken weapons.

-Shuriken weapons have a rule which makes them ignore armor on a to-wound roll of a 6– similar to rending, but it’s not actually the Rending rule.

-The Wraithknight starts at about 250 points and caps around 350, and towers over even the Tau Riptide. It’s 9” tall. The Wraithknight has the ability for its weapons to become twin-linked if it hits with a scatter laser it comes equipped with, even against airborne targets. It can shoot S9 and 10 small blasts, and has a total of four weapons on it– you have a choice of several, including a huge wraithblade and a lance weapon.

– Wraithguard are cheaper both points-wise and financially speaking, and are now S5 and T6, and have the option to be equipped with Wraithblades as per the current Codex’s in place of their guns, making them a dangerous close combat unit.

– Including a Spiritseer as a HQ choice allows you to bring Wraithguard as Troops.

– Expect Guardians to supplant Dire Avengers as the staple Troops choice– they’re very points efficient and with the buff to shuriken weapons, they should expect to be in a lot of competitive armies.

-The Fire Prism has been nerfed a bit– basically, they want to drive people back towards Aspect Warrior and Wraith-heavy armies, rather than the mechanized Eldar army literally everyone and their brother played with the exact same list. Can’t really say to what extent, but the purchasing advice was to “Not load up on them.”

-The Avatar is “Definitely better.”

-The Iyanden supplement is not a splash release, and will be normally available. Iyanden is strictly a fluff book, and contains no game rules. The rules to play a themed Iyanden army are found completely in Codex: Eldar. This is a move to appease people who want more fluff in books as well as people who would rather just have more game content with the fluff optional. This is an experiment in seeing how this works– if it does well, expect Games Workshop to continue with the release of “chapter-specific” fluff supplements for their Codex releases.”

New releases this June via Faeit212:

“Above is the list of releases for June. What will catch you off guard is the release for Chaos Space Marines, Space Marines, and Necrons. Of course Eldar are in this. There is an Autarch jetbike upgrade kit, and windrider Jetbike squadron. So there are some things in here that if you have not been paying attention will catch you off guard.”

Eldar Pre Orders via Faeit212:

Warhammer 40000: Codex Eldar104 page full colour,
hardback Warhammer 40,000 CodexContains New Artwork, Background and rules whilst showcasing the fantastic miniature range

Warhammer 40000: Eldar Wraithknight
This box contains a multipart plastic kit that makes one Eldar Wraithknight, this completely new Walker stands a massive 9 inches tall and can be constructed with a variety of armaments to fulfill a range of battlefield roles.

Warhammer 40000: Eldar Hemlock Wraithfighter/ Crimson Hunter
This box contains a multipart plastic kit that makes either a Hemlock Wraithfighter or a Crimson Hunter, both new Eldar Flyers. The Hemlock Wraithfighter is a Psychicly armed bomber designer to cause havoc among enemy troops while the Crimson Hunter is an all new aspect warrior class whom excel at aerial combat.

Warhammer 40000: Eldar Wraithguard/Wraithblades
This box contains a multipart plastic kit that makes either 5 Wraithguards previously only available in metal or 5 Wraithblades, a new type of deadly close combat warrior.

Warhammer 40000: Eldar Farseer
A plastic Clamp pack containing 1 Eldar Hero in a dynamic mid-casting posse.

Reformatted Warhammer 40000: Eldar Battle Force
Contains 10 Eldar Guardians and a Heavy Weapon Platform, 5 Dire Avengers (including the option of making an Exarch), a Wave Serpent and a Vyper Jetbike

Reformatted Warhammer 40000: Eldar Dire AvengersThe Dire Avengers squad has been repackaged as a five miniature boxed set (including the option of making an Exarch)

New Finecast ReleasesWarhammer 40000: Illic Nightspear· A clampack that contains one highly detailed Citadel Finecast resin miniature sculpted by Edgar Ramos. Illic Nightspear is an outcast who has become an deadly assassin armed with the sniper rifle Voidbringer.

Warhammer 40000: Eldar Spiritseer· A clampack that contains one highly detailed Citadel Finecast resin miniature sculpted by Mike Fores. Armed with a Witch Staff and spirit stone wearing a distinctive eyeless helm.Available While Stocks LastThese Items are highly limited, please request the quantity you require and we will supply you as close to this number as we can.

Warhammer 40,000 Psychic Cards: Eldar·This pack contains 14 reference cards that describe the effects of each of the Primaris Powers and the the six psychic powers available to each area of mastery

New Imperial Amour book via Forge World

Imperial Amour Volume Three Second Edition – The Taros Campaign, released today.

New Battle Foam Trays via Tabletop Gaming News

And our final news that new Tau custom trays are now available to buy from Battle Foam.

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ELDAR: Update


If you have any lingering doubts that Eldar are coming….  this should calm them.


Some stunning pics of some of the new Eldar models can be seen over at DakkaDakka!  I personally love the new flyer!

And here’s a breakdown from Natfka at Faeit212:

he cat is now out of the bag, and more pics are floating around with people claiming that they have seen the White Dwarf and are giving their reports.

via Powerguy over on Dakka 

Got a sneak peek of the White Dwarf today, managed to dig out some actual rules from the battle report, preview teasers and a couple of tiny pages from the codex that were printed in the WD that I managed to read. Not many stats on offer but still a reasonable chunk of rules. I’m probably mis-remembering the names of some of these rules but here is what I picked up in no particular order: 

– From what I saw all the non Wraith infantry have the run/shoot shoot/run ability (the rule was called Battle something). Avengers definitely do (from the report) and Rangers definitely do (from tiny printed profile in the WD) as well. Not sure if its just for Shuriken weapons (Rangers do have Pistols I guess). 

– It looks likes all Eldar have the ‘Ancient Foe’ special rule, no idea what this does but I suspect its something like Hatred Daemons of Slaneesh (don’t think it was Necron related as the report was against Crons) since all Eldar appear to have it (including the Wraith units). 

– There are 14 Eldar specific psychic powers from 2 different charts, Runes of Battle and Runes of Fate. However it looks like several of the powers are 2 in 1, i.e they have a buff mode and a debuff mode, so there are actually HEAPS of powers. I.e the Primaris for Battle is Conceal/Reveal (as a single card/roll etc), Conceal gives you Shrouded and Reveal removes Shrouded from an enemy. The 1 on the Battle Chart was Destructor/Renew(?), Destructor being the same as before with Soul Blaze added and Renew allowing you to restore a wound to a friendy model within range (18″ I think). Primaris for Runes of Fate was Guide, which is now 24″ range but is otherwise the exact same as before. Very surprising to see this as aside from the range it is far worse than the Divination Primaris (although I guess you could take both and effectively Guide two units). The 1 on the Fate Chart was a terrible Focuses Witchfire power. Fortune and Doom are still options (the Farseer in the report had them) and appear to have the same effects. 

– The Avatar has Fleet. Also one of the psychic powers increases your movement speed/charge range somehow 

– The Wraithknight is insanely huge, it is literally twice the height of a Wraithlord, and the sword option it can take is basically the size of a Wraithlord as well. It can take up to 2 Suncannons, which are S6 AP2 Heavy 3 Small Blast or up to 2 Wraithlances(?) which are presumably the heavy anti tank option. Sword replaces one of the big guns I think (they are arm mounted like the Titans). This is in addition to the two shoulder mounted heavy weapons (I saw Scatters and Starcannons, so presumably the normal range of heavy weapons are available) 

– Wraithguard and Wraithblades look good, think scaled down Wraithlords. They looked a bit bigger than the old ones, but I think it was partly just the added range of motion in the poses on 40mm bases (similar to the old 25mm base Terminators vs the newer 40mm base ones, they are bigger but the better poses help as well). Wraithguard can now get either Wraithcannons (which from the fluff descriptions seemed to still be single shot and very powerful) or D Scythes which were described as a multi shot weapon but it could still Pen vehicles on a 6. Wraithblades are only 1A base (sadly) but looked like they could go either 2 CCW(no idea on stats of their weapons, but they appeared to have sword/axe options) or 1 CCW + Shield gen arm. 

– Wraithguard are definitely S5 T6, Lord is almost certainly not T6 (a full unit of Destroyers shot one in the report and did nothing, which suggests T8 or some other equivalent buff). No idea on the stats for the Knight. 

– It looks like Aspect Warriors have the same base profile, include Exarches with Ld9 

– Reapers have Slow and Purposeful 

– Rangers have WS4. They also have a character (not sure if he is upgrade or HQ) who has a 120″ range Sniper Rifle. 

– One of the fliers has 2 Heavy D Scythes on the wings and a psychic based main gun. The other has 2 Bright Lances and a Pulse Laser. 

– Saw stats for what looked like special weapons for characters, might have been for Special Characters as well since the 120″ range sniper was in there. One weapon was +2S, AP- Melee, Rending, Fleshbane, Instant Death. Another was +1S AP3, Soul Blaze, and if you killed anything with Soul Blaze then every unit within 6″ of that unit would become effected by Soul Blaze as well. There was also a one use only piece of wargear, which you could use when the character died. On a 2+ you place a S4 AP3 template over the character, hitting both friend and foe, but if you cause at least 1 wound then the character stands back up with 1 wound. Last one I saw was an item which gave the user Fearless, Shrouded, Stealth and re-roll cover saves but they lose the IC rule, which gives people a way to make a Solitare (the name was something to do with the Laughing God).



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Wednesday Rumours Round-Up


Here’s another collation of rumours flying round the net from the last week – plenty of it Eldar related as release date can’t be far away now 😀

Eldar “Knight” Stats main gun via BoLS:

“Pulsar Lance
Primary fire mode:
36” S:8 AP2 Heavy 2, Lance

Overcharge mode (weapon may not fire next turn)
48″ S:10 AP1 Heavy 1, Blast, Lance”

Eldar Boxes via BoLS from Reddit:

I work at a hobby shop and yesterday I was submitting my Games Workshop order. To my surprise my GW rep asked me if I wanted one of the collectors edition codex’s ( he knows i’m a huge Eldar fan). I submitted my order for the entire new line of Eldar mini’s. Some notable orders were a Wraithguard box set, a new Eldar Avatar box, Jetbikes 3 pack, and the new flier. He couldn’t give me names but I can confirm that on May 24th the pre-order for Eldar will be released and they will be released the first week of June. “

A Tale of Two Shurikens via BoLS:

OPTION A: The Bane of Flesh
This option highlights the vicious nature of the Shuriken ammo, making it deadlier vs statline models.

Shuriken Pistol 12″ S:4 AP5 Pistol, (Fleshbane or Shred)
Shuriken Catapult 18″ S:4 AP5 Assault 2, (Fleshbane or Shred)
Dire Avenger Shuriken Catapult 24″ S:4 AP:5 Assault 2, (Fleshbane or Shred)
Shuriken Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Assault 3, (Fleshbane or Shred)
Shuriken Shreiker Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Assault 3, (Fleshbane or Shred), Poison(4+), Pinning

OPTION B: The Rain of Shuriken
This option highlights the amazing rate of fire of Shuriken weapons, focusing on weight of fire.Shuriken Pistol 12″ S:4 AP5 Pistol
Shuriken Catapult 18″ S:4 AP5 Salvo2/4
Dire Avenger Shuriken Catapult 24″ S:4 AP:5 Salvo 2/4
Shuriken Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Salvo 3/6
Shuriken Shreiker Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Salvo 3/6, Poison(4+), Pinning”

Update release schedule via Warseer:

JUN: Eldar
JUL: 40k Apocalypse update
AUG: Lizardmen
SEP: Bloodbowl
OCT: Space Marines
NOV: Fantasy army release (likely DE)
DEC: Hobbit

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Wednesday Rumours Round-Up


Every Wednesday we’re going to try our best to post a weekly round-up of the news and rumours that have been flying around the net. Hopefully some of them won’t cause to much upset if they don’t form fruition because as always rumours are just… well rumours.

Eldar Rumours via Ghost of War at Warseer:

“The Dark Reaper Exarch regains a classic weapon option from the days of yore. HINT, HINT – it involves skulls and chain.

Aspect Warriors are moving to plastic using the “combo-unit” dual-build format GW has moved to of late. We’ll leave it up to you to guess which aspects could be paired off into combo-kit boxes with differing heads/weapon options.

The new Eldar flyer is quite curved in nature, with sweeping lines all about. A real head turner.

The new Eldar “big kit” is a wraith construct that shares numerous design cues with the current War Walker – but much larger. A “virtual” beast…

Eldar keep thier distance from Tau from an overall design theme. They will be the masters of maneuver and outright speed. Look for multiple options and units types for jetbikes including up-armored and even faster versions. Jetbikes as a family may well become the staple hallmark of the army. They will come in multiple flavors with both anti-personnel and anti-armor types.

FOC wise, look for a whole lot of jumping about of units between the HEAVY SUPPORT, FAST ATTACK, and ELITES slots. There will be difficult player decisions to be made in those areas.”

40K Interactive Campaign via anselminus at BoLS:

“I had confirmation that a 40k campaign interactive website was in creation.
The points that i here is were confirmed to me:- a gate leading to the various campaigns.
– Several sites of campaigns including later all the races as the Imperial armour books of forgeworld.
– first campaign take place on a hive imperial world of segmentum tempestus.
– 3 races on this campaign.
– all 40k art are new drawings and these are actually in realization.
-no date actually because drawing have a cost and open depends of budgets but it will probably ok to the end of 2013/ beginning 2014.
– website will be free for inscription.”
The Lord Inquisitor update via Apocalypse40K:
Also this last one isn’t a rumour but some cool news regarding The Lord Inquisitor Project.
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