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Title: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 26, 2021, 01:20:21 PM
A new thread to share all incoming reveals for new aeldari models! I have a feeling much more is coming according to the Warhammer Community article!

http://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/12/25/new-asuryani-clash-with-chaos-space-marines-in-the-next-warhammer-40000-battlebox/ (http://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/12/25/new-asuryani-clash-with-chaos-space-marines-in-the-next-warhammer-40000-battlebox/)

Hotlinked images removed in accordance with forum rule 4k (https://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=227667.0) -Iris.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on December 26, 2021, 07:54:02 PM
Hell, it's about time!
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Blazinghand on December 27, 2021, 05:31:58 AM
Rangers needed a plastic kit, and it's great to see the return of a customizable autarch setup, with the datacard that implies. It'll be interesting to see how these bikes perform.

I'm guessing that the bikes are going to need to be painted in subassembly since the cloaks run so close to the fuselage
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Irisado on December 27, 2021, 07:13:33 AM
The Rangers look very good.  They are a natural evolution of previous models and would actually go alongside some of those very well.  GW has always been adept at making high quality Ranger models in my opinion.  The rest of those releases are okay, but nothing that special.  Also, conceptually I am not a fan of Rangers mounted on Jetbikes.  Skimming around and drawing attention is contrary to how Rangers are meant to function in the lore.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on December 27, 2021, 08:12:12 AM
The Rangers look very good.  They are a natural evolution of previous models and would actually go alongside some of those very well.  GW has always been adept at making high quality Ranger models in my opinion.  The rest of those releases are okay, but nothing that special.  Also, conceptually I am not a fan of Rangers mounted on Jetbikes.  Skimming around and drawing attention is contrary to how Rangers are meant to function in the lore.

I suppose it depends on what their rules are? Conceptually, having mobility makes sense, if only between OPs. Drawing on some real-life examples, I remember the recon company in our battalion would ride around on ATVs and snowscooters between their posts. That's obviously different from wheeling around and firing like some sort of sniper chariot, but then everything in 40k is tuned up to 11.

Anyway, I get your point. This is basically rule of cool.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 27, 2021, 10:19:43 AM

I suppose it depends on what their rules are? Conceptually, having mobility makes sense, if only between OPs. Drawing on some real-life examples, I remember the recon company in our battalion would ride around on ATVs and snowscooters between their posts. That's obviously different from wheeling around and firing like some sort of sniper chariot, but then everything in 40k is tuned up to 11.

Anyway, I get your point. This is basically rule of cool.

I'm going to agree with Godspeed on this one. Using quiet aeldari jetbikes doesn't seem the most unreasonable thing to me. You don't need to be as stealthy when you can ride to a good position, shoot at your target, then ride off to another vantage point and repeat, etc.

I am fan of the Shroud Runners and on-foot Rangers, but I am definitely in love with the Autarch - really because it is the first Autarch kit to come with *all* the weapon options available to that unit!

Nice  8).
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on December 27, 2021, 10:33:37 AM
Do we know if the Autarch will have head variants (non-helmet, etc.)?
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 27, 2021, 11:00:46 AM
Do we know if the Autarch will have head variants (non-helmet, etc.)?

"This kit has plenty of options, allowing you to build the Autarch of your dreams, with three head options, two torso variants, and certain other still-secret options! In terms of weapons, you get a star glaive or a scorpion chainsword in one hand, and your pick of four ranged weapons in the other. Not only that, the weapons and upgrades are cross-compatible with the existing Autarch model."

That is from the article - three heads and two torsos, and apparently some secret options as well!
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on December 27, 2021, 04:57:15 PM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Looshkin on December 27, 2021, 09:49:13 PM
Important updates for Rangers and the Autarch. The sculpts of the Rangers are very nice, though I always like a kneeling and firing model. Only having one sculpt in a firing pose is a somewhat odd choice, but we'll see when the kit drops.

The Shroud Runners are an odd aesthetic. Maybe I'm just struggling seeing them in Saim Hand colours, but Camo cloaks on bright red jetbikes is stealthy?

I'm not turning my nose up at the unit by any means, but I'm not sold on how they'll look on the field.

Now get me those plastic aspect warrior kits and make me properly happy. Also a new Vyper please (which the Shroud Runner may be an archetype for...).
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Kage2020 on December 28, 2021, 03:16:54 AM
That's the update to the Eldar after--what?--20 years?
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Irisado on December 28, 2021, 05:45:41 AM
No.  There have been numerous updates during the late twenty years.  Unfortunately, certain models that many Eldar players would really like to be updated and made available in plastic (e.g. Aspect Warriors) still have not been for the most part.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Blazinghand on December 28, 2021, 06:16:48 AM
A couple years ago we got Jain Zar, Howling Banshees, and a new plastic spiritseer, all of which were decent. I'm hoping we see more progress on the plastic aspect warriors soon, I'd really like some plastic striking scorpions.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on December 29, 2021, 08:23:53 AM
Really excited for Craftworlds to get a big range refresh, a lot of the range is languishing as resin/pewter kits and certainly need to be brought to the current age. Love the Shroudrunners and Rangers. According to the rumours, we should expect to see a lot more kits along with the book. Can't wait!
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: magenb on December 29, 2021, 11:01:46 PM
That's the update to the Eldar after--what?--20 years?

Its the 2nd round of the refresh. It started with Banshee's and Jain Zar. It will come through in dribs and drabs.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Irisado on December 31, 2021, 11:12:06 AM
The discussion about rumours has been split and moved here (https://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=231788.0).  Please continue any rumours debate in that new topic.  This one is just for discussing the models in the opening post here.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on January 3, 2022, 11:10:30 AM
New plastic guardians!

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/03/new-plastic-aeldari-guardians/ (https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/03/new-plastic-aeldari-guardians/)
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 3, 2022, 12:22:22 PM
I am so excited to see the new Guardian Kit - and that it can make Storm Guardians.

What times of rebirth we live in  ;D.

Also - here are some more teased reveals - that aren't too obscure.

So there is this reveal - that might appear like an Ossiarch Bonereaper at first.
(https://i.imgur.com/o6QpGt5.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/an9sVcq.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/C94SvE0.png)

After doing some research on the local Aeldari places on the internet - a lot of veteran asuryani players said this model is pretty much a remake of Maugan Ra, Phoenix Lord of the Dark Reapers! A lot of the glimpses look almost identical to his gear.

Also, the one and only Avatar of Kaela Mensha Khaine!

(https://i.imgur.com/NUOsL6n.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/iWOzaQn.png)
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on January 3, 2022, 04:01:19 PM
Awwww yiss!
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Irisado on January 3, 2022, 06:51:26 PM
The poses of the Guardians remind me of the poses that were possible with the original metal and plastic Eldar Guardian boxed set from the days of Rogue Trader.  I think that they have done a very good job with those models.  My only possible gripe is that I can't say any female models in those images and there used to be female Guardian models in previous plastic boxed sets.  As it's only a sample though, this may well not be the case.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Looshkin on January 3, 2022, 07:28:14 PM
The poses of the Guardians remind me of the poses that were possible with the original metal and plastic Eldar Guardian boxed set from the days of Rogue Trader.  I think that they have done a very good job with those models.  My only possible gripe is that I can't say any female models in those images and there used to be female Guardian models in previous plastic boxed sets.  As it's only a sample though, this may well not be the case.

Check again Iri. There are at least 2 in the pictures provided. One manning the defense platform, and the other with the bare head/white hair that comes up first when you get to the pictures.

Very nice sculpts that may actually finally get me interested in buying some.

I'm just waiting for Aspect Warriors at this point though; updating plastic kits is cool and all, but updating finest is where they'll forcibly remove my wallet through my anus so that I can spend a literal crap-tonne of cash on the hobby.

Maugan Ra and the Avatar look promising from the tiny snippets we've seen.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on January 3, 2022, 07:53:46 PM
The poses of the Guardians remind me of the poses that were possible with the original metal and plastic Eldar Guardian boxed set from the days of Rogue Trader.  I think that they have done a very good job with those models.  My only possible gripe is that I can't say any female models in those images and there used to be female Guardian models in previous plastic boxed sets.  As it's only a sample though, this may well not be the case.

There are female guardians in the pictures, so no worries on that part.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Blazinghand on January 3, 2022, 11:48:35 PM
I like the look of the new guardians! The alternative weapon platform layout for the storm guardians looks interesting, I wonder if it will work like shimmershield does.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 4, 2022, 09:36:25 AM
I like the look of the new guardians! The alternative weapon platform layout for the storm guardians looks interesting, I wonder if it will work like shimmershield does.

The article compared it to a wave serpent shield - basically does the same thing.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Lachdonin on January 5, 2022, 11:00:42 AM

The article compared it to a wave serpent shield - basically does the same thing.

Having not read the Article, and only seen the picture, i'm glad I got that right. I was looking at it, trying to figure out what it could be, and was suddenly struck by how much it looked like the prow of the first Wave Serpent model. Talk about raising the dead with that aesthetic.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Blazinghand on January 6, 2022, 04:49:56 AM
Interesting! It does have that look. I'm excited to have a plastic storm guardian sprue in the same kit as defender guardians. I actually don't have any storm guardians that aren't conversions, so it will be nice to make a real storm guardians unit.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Lachdonin on January 6, 2022, 06:58:16 PM
Interesting! It does have that look. I'm excited to have a plastic storm guardian sprue in the same kit as defender guardians. I actually don't have any storm guardians that aren't conversions, so it will be nice to make a real storm guardians unit.

If we're lucky, the arms will be mostly compatible with the standing Guardians, allowing longtime players to swap out some Guardians and make more extensive use of a few of the first kits. I know i still have 10-15 guardian bodies i've been slowing pairing arms on to make them into Storm Squad over the years, who could very quickly get finished if these new arms are compatible.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 11, 2022, 01:55:11 PM
More about the Autarch kit! I'm going to need like 2-3 of these guys for a war council

http://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/10/the-new-autarch-always-has-the-right-tool-for-the-job/ (http://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/10/the-new-autarch-always-has-the-right-tool-for-the-job/)

Options:
- Chainsword
- Starglaive
- Death Spinner
- Shuriken Pistol
- Reaper Launcher
- Fusion Gun
- Striking Scorpion mandiblasters
- Warp Spider Jump Generator
- Fully compatible with current Autarch with Swooping Hawk Wings

Hotlinked images removed.  Please refrain from hotlinking - Iris.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on January 11, 2022, 02:31:27 PM
Unreal amount of options for a modern kit, pretty exciting to see.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: magenb on January 11, 2022, 04:39:46 PM
good to see the options from the legacy Autarch are back. It's also nice that there isn't any significant shift in aesthetic so far. The Autarch isn't very dynamic but with the number of wargear options you can see why. Give then likely $70 price tag it would be nice if they gave you two bodies per box.

Snipers on jetbikes... I'm not sure what the point is, a single shot more over a windrider doesn't seem warranted and it doesn't seem to fill a roll that we were missing. good looking sculpts though. I wounder what else they are going to put on the back of those bikes, maybe we will get a new aspect similar to the harlies close combat bikes.

keen to see what the new avatar model looks like.

no squatting rangers, thats just heresy, that was the coolest model for the rangers :)

Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: magenb on January 17, 2022, 03:48:57 PM
New Dark reaper model incoming

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/17/revamped-rearmed-and-extra-grim-aeldari-dark-reapers-are-back-in-plastic/?utm_source=CUSTOMERS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GW_17th_January_Aeldari_&utm_content=&utm_term= (https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/17/revamped-rearmed-and-extra-grim-aeldari-dark-reapers-are-back-in-plastic/?utm_source=CUSTOMERS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GW_17th_January_Aeldari_&utm_content=&utm_term=)

The first Exarch forehead is too high looks terrible, sooo going to fill that in. The second head with the hood looks like something a goblin would wear.. A hood without being part of a robe/cape just look dumb, but then this look design doesn't fit the eldar at all.

Other than that they are basically the same, which again is nice, they will still fit in with the older kits.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 17, 2022, 05:02:14 PM
New Dark reaper model incoming

http://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/17/revamped-rearmed-and-extra-grim-aeldari-dark-reapers-are-back-in-plastic/?utm_source=CUSTOMERS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GW_17th_January_Aeldari_&utm_content=&utm_term= (http://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/17/revamped-rearmed-and-extra-grim-aeldari-dark-reapers-are-back-in-plastic/?utm_source=CUSTOMERS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GW_17th_January_Aeldari_&utm_content=&utm_term=)

The first Exarch forehead is too high looks terrible, sooo going to fill that in. The second head with the hood looks like something a goblin would wear.. A hood without being part of a robe/cape just look dumb, but then this look design doesn't fit the eldar at all.

Other than that they are basically the same, which again is nice, they will still fit in with the older kits.

I think we're in agreement - I like the standard reaper helms - though the detailing on the faces looks a bit weird - it'll probably grow on me when I see it in person. I don't like either of the Exarch heads though - and will -probably use the Ynnari one.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Irisado on January 17, 2022, 06:36:21 PM
They look good to me.  They are very similar to previous designs and I don't find the Exarch's head to be strange.  I am very pleased to see the plastic range of Aspect Warriors being expanded.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 17, 2022, 06:43:16 PM
They look good to me.  They are very similar to previous designs and I don't find the Exarch's head to be strange.  I am very pleased to see the plastic range of Aspect Warriors being expanded.

I think all craftworlds player are happy with that too - myself included. I know the Exarch's helm is a callback to the previous model before our current set of finecast dark reapers, but it's more preference for me. Definitely not looking a gift horse in the mouth lol - I'll be buying a few squads of the Dark Reapers  :).

It looks like we're going to get some reveals for a seer type model next week according the subtle hint at the end of the article.
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on January 17, 2022, 07:37:30 PM
I'm actually surprised they're as conservative as they are, as I figured they'd see the Dark Reaper faces as a bit... flat. I'd expected them to sculpt out the masks to be more like actual skulls, but nope!

On another note, I actually really like the hood. XD
Title: Re: The 9th Edition Aeldari Update Archive
Post by: Looshkin on January 18, 2022, 06:07:30 PM
These don't do it for me as much as the other previewed minis. A think that they are very static poses (I know that Reapers are a static unit, but they've managed to include some dynamism in other ranges).

I like the fact that all the Exarch weapons are present and look good and easily defined on first glance. I also wish there was a decent reason to play a Shuri Cannon over the other options, as it looks cool.

I do really quite like the bare-headed option too.