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Surprise!
« on: August 28, 2019, 08:30:21 PM »
Warhammer Community...plastic Howling Banshees! Wonder if it'll be 6 or 10 in the box. Also, all the exarch options available, I hope. This dropped outta nowhere, I've been so focused on the sisters plastics to drop, they snuck this in.
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 08:44:50 PM »
There's apparently more models in the works too, according to that article. Could the Aspect Warriors finally be getting a revamp?

If so, I've never been more torn between Sisters and Eldar :o.
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 09:20:40 PM »
I have one full squad of metal Banshees and don't see the need for a second personally (at least with our current rules). Same goes for the others too really.

I am happy that they're starting on plastic aspects as some of my batrep channels will finally start getting them and using them.

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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 07:08:18 AM »
Awesome, I have been waiting for this many years. It's great that they start with a melee aspect since those are the most cumbersome to move to "base to base".
I hope scorpions are next but it's not as dire since those models have a lower center of gravity.
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 06:11:35 PM »
It's long overdue that the Aspect Warrior metal kits are converted to plastic.  I think that this is a positive development, so long as they get the sculpts right that is.  If Jes Goodwin designs them, the kits should be good.
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 06:13:49 PM »
I've seen someone mention the Howling Banshee rune in the Psychic Awakening trailer... could this imply Jain Zar is involved too? If it does, I wonder if the Phoenix Lords will be joining the Aspect Warriors?
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 07:50:18 PM »
The one picture of the plastic banshee, didn't look that different, which is kind of a good thing, but the pose wasn't that much different to the current gen. Hopefully they are not single pose builds.


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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 11:21:26 PM »
I hoped for this for a long time but gave up years ago. I have 35 banshees. 10 of the first gen, 19 second gen and 6 of the current, all metal. I used one of the second gen to create my skyrunner autarch so she would have a banshee mask. I will get some of the plastics and if need be, they'll be easier to re-pose and convert. But now I'm excited that this might mean plastic warp spiders, fingers crossed.
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 12:35:24 AM »
It's about time! I hope we get some new sculpts in plastic for all the resin aspect warriors. I like that they're keeping the iconic hair for the Banshees. While I already have a squad in metal, I will probably pick up a box of the new plastic ones.
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #9 on: September 9, 2019, 06:35:54 PM »
It seems the optional Exarch abilities are making a come back. At least in some capacity.

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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #10 on: September 9, 2019, 08:28:26 PM »
Sounds promising. I didn't like the loss of customization, and I really miss the old Dire Avenger Bladestorm power. A few well-placed Exarch Powers could be enough to breathe some new life into a few of the less viable aspect warrior units we have right now. I saw the new Howling Banshee Exarch sculpts, and while I feel like the helmet isn't what I hoped for, the non-helmed Banshee head looks pretty cool, and I will be glad to have it for converting an Autarch with Banshee Mask.
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #11 on: September 9, 2019, 08:52:27 PM »
It's funny when I say the one without the helmet is my favorite because I don't like painting flesh. The helmet should have had sharper lines I think.

Ant news on release date?
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #12 on: September 9, 2019, 09:02:53 PM »
I actually love both aspects of this Exarch, but I do prefer the Exarch without a helmet. That's the most eldar face on an actual model that I've ever seen!
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2019, 10:17:19 AM »
The models look great, I'm glad they kept true to the existing designs. Between the 40k chaos releases and some of the AoS stuff there is always the odd chance they decide to "make things more unique"  ???

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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2019, 05:42:44 PM »
It's funny when I say the one without the helmet is my favorite because I don't like painting flesh. The helmet should have had sharper lines I think.

Ant news on release date?

Nothing as yet :( I'm keen to get my hands on them.

I like the face option for a male Banshee, but not so much for a female banshee, it just looks weird, might just be the paint work though.


That's the most eldar face on an actual model that I've ever seen!

Yeah its rare to see a face, in the Eldar range, I think its a through back to 2nd edition where the exarchs never removed their armour and their bodies were eventually consumed by the armour. The Dire Avenger kit that got release with 4th ed has a face option, which is also when both those bits of lore disappeared from the codex.



the non-helmed Banshee head looks pretty cool, and I will be glad to have it for converting an Autarch with Banshee Mask.

Awesome idea except GW is moving away from the indexes for tournaments, so codex only options now :(


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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 07:47:17 PM »
Gosh, I hope they're not making male banshees, they've always been female.
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2019, 07:43:00 AM »
Gosh, I hope they're not making male banshees, they've always been female.

There is at least one in the kit, but fluffy wise they have never been strictly female, just mostly. All aspects can be either gender.

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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2019, 09:12:50 PM »
While they are mostly female, I think we see a male one in Jain Zar: The Storm of Silence - the Exarch of one of the Ulthwe Howling Banshee shrines, iirc. Regardless, these new sculpts are great, and hopefully just the beginning of bringing aspect warriors into plastic
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2019, 10:18:00 PM »


So, it looks like Jain Zar vs Drazhar is either the main event or one of the events for Phoenix Rising. Both duelists have been confirmed for P.R.

I know I can't really complain, but I hope the new model waves don't stop with them!
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Re: Surprise!
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2019, 06:08:10 PM »
So, it looks like Jain Zar vs Drazhar is either the main event or one of the events for Phoenix Rising. Both duelists have been confirmed for P.R.

that's not the matchup we want to see, Drazhar vs Karandras grudge match!

 


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