New 40K Aeldari, Corsairs & Horus Heresy Daemons Revealed

January 28, 2022 by brennon

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Some early morning previews from Games Workshop today. We start with a look at what the offerings were for Warhammer 40,000. We thought we might see some news on T'au and Kroot but we instead find ourselves getting a reveal of the first wave of Aeldari releases.

The Aeldari Warhost Revealed // Warhammer 40,000

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We start with the big boi that showed up yesterday. He was revealed via potato camera and then over on their Warhammer Community website. See what you make of the new Avatar Of Khaine...

Aeldari Avatar Of Khaine - Warhammer 40K

Aeldari - Avatar Of Khaine // Warhammer 40,000

This shows off a towering new version of the Avatar Of Khaine. The Avatar has always been a little diminutive compared to the new characters and monsters in Warhammer 40,000. Now, this mighty shard of a fallen god is now ready to tower over everything else on the battlefield and take some names.

Here are some of the alternative options for the Avatar that will be available in the new plastic kit.

Aeldari Avatar Of Khaine Options - Warhammer 40K

Aeldari - Avatar Of Khaine Options // Warhammer 40,000

This gives you a few different incarnations of The Wailing Doom. You can get it as the traditional sword, a spear or perhaps an axe. I think I would go with either the wild hair variant (centre) or the one with the big ol' helmet. I think that with the spear looks really good.

Reaper Of Souls

The next of the big reveals was for a new plastic Phoenix Lord. Here we have Maugan Ra in all his glory, ready to cut down enemies from afar.

Maugan Ra - Warhammer 40K

Maugan Ra // Warhammer 40,000

This is, again, quite the glow-up for the original metal (and then Finecast) miniature. He has a big flowing cloak, a collection of skulls and a hood. Everyone loves a good hood. I think this is a great new option and I reckon that I would snap this up.

New Aspect Warriors - Shining Spears!

Keeping with the idea of new Aspect Warriors, we also have the new set for the Shining Spears. This is another of the updates for a very old kit. It has been a long time coming.

Shining Spears - Warhammer 40K

Shining Spears // Warhammer 40,000

I think this makes the Shining Spears look fantastic. I love the sleek and polished look and I think the updated poses and helmets look superb. The Shining Spears have always ended up sitting on the sidelines but maybe they'll find their way into more armies now. It would be cool to see their Phoenix Lord introduced back into the mix perhaps?

The Aeldari Corsairs Come To Kill Team

Keeping with the theme of Aeldari, they are also finding their way into the skirmishing wargames of Kill Team.

Corsair Voidscarred - Kill Team

Corsair Voidscarred // Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team

This was the only preview for the Corsairs (sadly) but they are looking good. There is a nice mix of bits here showing off the way that the Corsairs straddle the line between the Aeldari and the Drukhari. I could see these being a good way to make your own Exodite force too.

These miniatures are going to be available for Kill Team (of course) but you'll also find ways to introduce them into your games of Warhammer 40,000 too. They are also going to be coming up against an as-yet-announced foe. I wonder what that could be?

Here is a look at everything that has been revealed so far (mostly)...

New Aeldari Releases - Warhammer 40K

New Aeldari Releases // Warhammer 40,000

Some pretty nifty stuff. The Warlocks seem to have hidden away in this image but there are some great options for folks diving into building or updating a new Aeldari force.

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy - A Classic Daemon

If you wanted to utterly smash the Angels Of Death then you can't go too far wrong when it comes to summoning Ka'Bandha.

Ka Bandha - The Horus Heresy

Ka'Bandha // Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

This is going to be another of the big resin Character Series miniatures from Forge World. So, whilst we thought we might be getting a new starter set...this is going to be costing you an arm and a leg. The miniature is, undoubtedly, powerful and epic in every respect. It just might slaughter my wallet.

Ka’Bandha, Daemon General of Khorne // Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

Another interesting thing was the reveal of a new title. Warhammer: The Horus Heresy shows that they are potentially going to be working on a way to integrate this more into their expanded set of systems.

Ka Bandha Details - The Horus Heresy

Ka'Bandha Details // Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

Overall, this was a pretty standard set of grimdark reveals for Warhammer 40,000. We thought that we might get some more morsels of information on new games and the roadmap for 2022 but, it was mostly stuff that we already knew about.

It would be interesting to hear what you thought in the comments...

"We thought we might see some news on T'au and Kroot but we instead find ourselves getting a reveal of the first wave of Aeldari releases..."

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