Games Workshop Showcase New 40K Aeldari Dark Reapers

January 18, 2022 by brennon

Games Workshop has dropped another new preview for what's awaiting those Aeldari/Asuryani wargamers in Warhammer 40,000. The Dark Reapers showed their grim faces this week with some miniatures that borrow from older and new designs.

Dark Reapers Preview Video // Warhammer 40,000

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The new Dark Reapers feature the familiar "Oldhammer" style look to their helmets and rock a little more of a lithe form. Their armour seems more form-fitting here compared to previous releases but you still get a sense of bulk from their weapons and stances.

Aeldari Dark Reapers Unhelmeted - Warhammer 40000

Aeldari Dark Reapers Unhelmeted // Warhammer 40,000

It seems like they have struck a good balance between the old school look of the Dark Reapers, especially with those targeting fins on their helmets, and the more modern style of the Aeldari. You also get the option to have Dark Reapers without their iconic skull-faced helmets...if you're weird and like that kind of thing.

The Exarch, as per normal, comes with four weapon options. They can rock a Reaper Launcher, Aeldari Missile Launcher, Shuriken Cannon and more. You also get that rather awesome hooded helmet option which looks absolutely amazing. I want an entire unit of those.

Aeldari Dark Reapers Exarch Options - Warhammer 40000

Aeldari Dark Reapers Exarch Options // Warhammer 40,000

This is going to be another of their new plastic kits to help remedy the lacklustre set of Finecast releases that Aeldari fans have had to contend with over the past few years. I do need to bulk out my Dark Reapers unit for my own Aeldari army so I will probably end up picking this new pack!

I am prepared for all bitz sellers to end up running out of hooded exarch heads in short order.

Aeldari Dark Reapers - Warhammer 40000

Aeldari Dark Reapers // Warhammer 40,000

I also like that we're getting those neat shrine markers for the various units that Games Workshop has been previewing. The Rangers we saw not long ago are getting one for example. I think those are going to have some kind of in-game effect but could also be good objective markers too.

Are you liking the new look of the Dark Reapers?

"You also get that rather awesome hooded helmet option which looks absolutely amazing. I want an entire unit of those..."

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