April 17, 2015 by brennon
The new Eldar are now up on the Games Workshop webstore for pre-order including the new Warhammer 40,000 Eldar Craftworlds Codex, the Farseer (Limited) Edition, Datacards, Windrunner Jetbikes, Farseer/Warlock Skyrunner and new plastic Autarch…
New Jet Bikes!
The first thing to touch on is that finally the Eldar have got some new Jet Bikes! Not only do you have the new Windrunners but also the HQ based Farseer/Warlock Skyrunner which you can see below…
I think these are a nice improvement over the very old set of miniatures they’ve had for a while. The design is very similar but they’ve managed to make them look a bit sleeker and made the riders position less awkward. Simply by titling the riders forward you get a better sense of speed.
I still don’t think they’re as good as the Dark Eldar Jet Bikes though!
As well as the models there is the new Codex that comes in two flavours. There is the basic hardback Codex we’ve come to expect and then of course a Limited Edition version that comes with a selection of add-ons. Don’t forget the all important Datacards too!
It will be interesting to see what’s inside these new Codices as the focus seems to have been on making sure that the Saim-Hann Craftworld actually gets a look in this time! They have been rather forgotten for a while so it’s good to see this all-flyer army back on the scene.
Last but not least is the new Autarch model for the Eldar that keeps your HQ units flying through the skies just like the Jet Bikes. I think it’s a relatively simple model compared to the past iterations but it does have more motion to it.
I don’t know if it was a good sacrifice but at least in plastic we’re going to see it going together a lot easier and being more durable. It would have been nice to see the model come with a few more options in the set.
What do you think of the new releases?
"The design is very similar but they've managed to make them look a bit sleeker and made the riders position less awkward..."