Warhammer 40K Eldar Release Detail Whispers

Warhammer 40K Eldar Release Details

The arrival of the Eldar to Warhammer 40K 6th Edition is almost upon us. It appears that the new miniatures and Codex will go up for pre-order soon, possibly this Saturday, and be available for purchase starting June 8.

Some details of what may (or may not) be in the Eldar release have been shared by Pizzaguardian of Dakkadakka. This is what we may be getting if (!) this rumour is true.

Have a look!

#1 – Warhammer 40K Eldar Release Details

Warhammer 40000: Codex Eldar: 

104 page full colour, hardback Warhammer 40,000 Codex. Contains 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 Avengers

The 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 Last! These 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

#2 – Thoughts on the Release

If these release details are correct – I am going to run with it for now – I would think Games Workshop is missing a much needed opportunity to re-vamp the ageing Eldar range of miniatures.

The “default”-addition of flyers and large walkers sort-of worked for the Tau release, as their core troops were all plastic already (with Pathfinders being the final catching-up). Even so, there were grumbles as GW choose not to update the XV8 Battle-suits, which aren’t universally loved.

Eldar, certainly, would’ve need some plastic-injection for the Aspect Warriors (as would have some of the Chaos Space Marines Cult Marines).

Also, by these rumours, there’ll be no new Eldar Jetbikes….

Moreover, we’re getting limited miniatures in addition/instead of limited edition Codexes now?

That said, the list above does not include the Craftworld Iyanden Supplement, which might be a good reason to take that list with a bit of salt. On the other hand, the (basically confirmed) Craftworld Iaynden Supplement may simply be a digital-only thing?

What do you think?

Would you be disappointed if Games Workshop opts to stick with the old miniatures for Howling Banshees, Dark Reapers and all the rest? Are you interested in what you see coming down the line for the Eldar in Warhammer 40K 6th Edition?

Leave a comment!


Update: Games Workshop’s Teaser Trailer has arrived!



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  • MagnusTheRed

    Only 5 Avengers in a box? That sounds amazingly ridiculous.

    • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

      Well, since it’s likely just a re-packaging, this would be the time to stack up on the old DA boxes and/or the old Eldar Battleforce, if you plan on starting an Eldar army…

  • http://twitter.com/belverker belverker

    hopefully the suppliment isn’t digital only…if it is there hopefully won’t be any specific rules in it…otherwise very limited people will have them…i am not surprised the aspects weren’t redone, could of hoped for 1 or 2 and looks like we got the wraithguard in plastic.will be interesting about the spirit seer, wondering what the plan is there…but looks like it is being added to my buy list incase i or 1 of my mates ends up wanting some eldar…plus if it is truely limited i can sell it off kater if i don’t use it.

    • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

      It might not be limited at all.

      The list is a bit odd and I am not sure where they copied it from. The LE-text might be “below” the Spirit Seer, or it might simply be “above” the Psychic Cards (which are always “until stocks last” if I am not mistaken?

      • http://twitter.com/belverker belverker

        ah good point, and yeah the cards are always limited, it seems strange that a new mini would be limited, unless it is limited and then becomes direct only

  • John Waldowski

    So yay, looks like Farseers will be rolling on one of 2 tables to randomly generate their abilities like all the rest of the chumps. These are the best psykers in the universe and are now limited to random power generation,

    • wibbling

      We don’t. One of our house rules is to set run to 4″, choose warlord and psychic powers. We also set jetpack mvoes to 7″.

      There’s enough ruddy dice rolls in 40K.

  • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

    Actually I thought he had a rather awesome story to him. A Ranger scouting on a dangerous enemy, what’s wrong with that?

    • Bellarius

      I’m sorry, being created as a incompetent to look Space Tomb Kings look impressive, get everyone around him repeatedly killed and fail at every turn is a awesome story? All he has done is show the eldar to be utter jokes who can’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag. The closest he’s come to a victory thus far is being allowed to leave a battle alive after all the troops with him were slaughtered.

      He’s not a well written character, not a figure the eldar need and certainly doesn’t deserve to be elevated to having his own unique model.

      • An anon

        I think the guy you are referring to is Eldorath Starbane, the Alaitoc farseer that got his hand chopped off.
        Nightspear was the ranger that fought with Khan to escape the Necrons

        • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

          He also fought with Starbane, though the text seems to make the point that the efforts of both gave the Necrons some serious headaches (even though Necrons eventually prevailed).

  • Ian

    The Eldar jetbikes are possible the worst miniature in the GW range. Very strange that they’re not being replaced.

    • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

      It appears at time as if GW is running some rather single-minded “if-it-exists-in-plastic-already-it-stays” policy, though there are a few exceptions in Fantasy I think.

      Arguably, Warhammer Fantasy has still been hit worse overall, with some ancient “core troop” kits being still in use, sitting side by side with the hyper-detailed new mega-monster-kits.

      That said, I think they really should give Finecast Aspect Warriors priority over jetbikes IMO, simply for the easy of playing and collecting. Since they updated neither, it’s a somewhat academic point to argue I guess (though I am sure there’d be many people hugley disappointed if they hadn’t made Wraithguard plastic).