The Wood Elves are certainly looking like the next Warhammer Fantasy army to be getting the update treatment and strengthening this is the appearance of some artwork by the incredibly talented Daarken over on his website.
The art shows riders smashing through the undergrowth crushing foes from the Empire underfoot and skewering them with spears. The art is pretty awesome and certainly reminds me of some of the awesome models we’ve seen for the Wood Elves in the past. They really are one of the best looking armies out on the tabletop when painted right.
There was also this from Faeit…
“Wood Elves are out in May. They get only a two week release – armybook, magic cards and three plastic kits. It is not a total overhaul and their finecast kits – even the cavalry plastic-finecast-kits – stay valid. The only exception is the eternal guard. They are dropped completely. The models can be used as war dancers.
One of the new kits is special because it can be used for several different units. You can build either three hawk riders, which are one hawk and two surfers now, or three giant owl-like monsters called stonefeathers and six waywatchers. On top of that you can build a hero on hawk or on foot.
The second kit is a war dancer combo kit. The second unit wears varying animal masks and shields made of pelt on wooden frames. They have animal claws as weapons.
The last kit is tree ancient and meadow hag. The former is a giant-sized tree man with a huge beard made of bark. The latter has a crown of leaves and she has a skirt of roots instead of legs. Her hands grow into a web of thorns.
The rest of the range stays as it is, the finecast kits probably mail order only.
The wood elves have very dynamic poses because almost all their units are skirmishers again and the sculptors didn’t have to worry about spacing. Skirmishers work seamlessly with other regiments in 9th edition, so there will be no problem with this play style.”
Thanks to Molemantle for the tip off!
So look out for Wood Elves coming in May!