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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-23-15, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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If you are looking for lances you could use the pole arms from the harliequin starweaver/skyweaver kits.
not exactly lances but a good alternative, come to think of it with some of the none craft world stuff exodites are pretty easy these days.



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I actually already plan on using Zephyrglaives on Skyweavers, so I wouldn't want to reuse the weapons.

I'm using Wild Rider spears for my Jetlocks (I'll be probably using the hQ Skyrunners as my starting point for Autarchs).

I could try converting some High Elf Lances.

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I wonder what the date on the sprue is? If the mould was made back when they showed the prototype at that Games Day years ago (2007?), it may pre-date all the modern dual-kits.
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At least they release stuff for Eldar on the occasion, and I think the Eldar jet bikes are cool.

However GW could have earned a lot of brownie points in stretching the Eldar stuff for a couple of weeks and included Aspect Warriors such as Howling Banshees etc....

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At least they release stuff for Eldar on the occasion, and I think the Eldar jet bikes are cool.

However GW could have earned a lot of brownie points in stretching the Eldar stuff for a couple of weeks and included Aspect Warriors such as Howling Banshees etc....
very true, but i really dont fancy our chances of getting plastic aspects any time soon, if ever, one of the problems GW faces is the apparent requirement to never "squat" anything because of the back lash from the community, the aspect warriors were a huge shot in the arm for the pirate eldar of the early 90s, the aspects ,warlocks and avatar really fleshed out the army, but it was a very very different time and a very different game back then, firstly a 5 man blister pack of eldar in lead was cheap as chips, the game was infantry heavy because only a few vehicles existed. So units who were very different looking and specialised in function were very much okay to produce, its the same with imperial guards men, back in the day they produced loads of very different looking guard units, but now in the days of plastics we are left with pretty much Cadians.
If GW were to produce plastic aspects this would be the 4th time the models have been produced for some of the aspects(banshees,scorpions,fire dragons,reapers) which means there is already a significant amount of old minis in circulations for those aspects, also would there be any point, they dont have variant weapons any longer so anything new would just be the same as the old stuff at least with the jet bikes they had the sense to include a new weapon(if literally nothing else), other units in the army are arguably more capable for the points(im not sure as i have read the new codex but thats what im hearing), the designs are pretty much perfect so you couldnt even expect an improvement in that direction, so im struggling to see what the point would be other than plastic would be a better material and thats really not enough of a reason to start cutting an expensive tool.

realistically the only way forward would be to change the aspects weapons to include other weapons types, so for example reapers could have shuriken cannons, las cannons and missle launchers or something as yet unseen/invented, but by doing that you would effect some other units usefulness or shove them into an expensive board game or better still a starter set. Or a really off the wall idea, put two aspects in one box , and i dont mean a dual kit, i mean put a squad of spiders and a squad of reapers in one box, 10 infantry minis including exarch stuff in one box but its two aspect shrines??


Hey i know more than most that some things in business simply are just not gonna happen, even for a multimillion pound company such as GW they still have to make tough choices based on past sales numbers, its just quite annoying to see stuff released like the blood angel tactical and terminator squad ontop of death company, sanginary guard, furioso dreadnought ,baal preditor and storm raven, these are chapter specific units , and arguably the tactical squad and terminator squad were really not needed and very real plastic alternatives already existed ,yet eldar cant even get plastic aspect warriors.

i have been selling bitz for a while and i have seen a real significant shift away from marines towards xenos and non marine based armies, but the trend has followed a pattern, the more plastic units an army has the more people will buy it, people didnt want metal when plastic came up to scratch and people still have a massive distrust of finecast and resin, if GW want more sales for Eldar then need to invest in plastic and i for one would be happy to see some aspects either combined in a dual kit or even possibly "squated" if it meant others went to plastic(who needs swooping hawks anyway?).



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Could they not ask say Forgeworld for example to produce some alternative sculpts for the aspects as the Shadow Spectres as sexy as hell produced by Forgeworld. They look good, go together well & stand up to being pinned for extra strength the only niggle with them is that the base is huge & fits alot better on a 32mm base rather than the old 25mm


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Could they not ask say Forgeworld for example to produce some alternative sculpts for the aspects as the Shadow Spectres as sexy as hell produced by Forgeworld. They look good, go together well & stand up to being pinned for extra strength the only niggle with them is that the base is huge & fits alot better on a 32mm base rather than the old 25mm
well they could, but then again forgeworld seem pretty busy producing things for 30k at the moment at the expense of almost everything else so its highly unlikely,but yes the specters are amazeballs.

but then again even without 30k in the mix, forgeworld were also pretty guilty of favoring marines and imperial armies, Orks and eldar and tau got a little love, dark eldar got almost zero love as did the necrons, Im still shocked that they produced the Phantom.



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I do think it is somewhat of a double standard. They should have released them as a dual kit with Shining Spears. The only reason I can see why they didn't is because the mold is somewhat old. And while yes it's hard to justify giving Aspects plastic when like Bits said their options are somewhat fixed and maybe a slightly different pose not much else would change. However when Imperial Armies are getting plastic when there are plenty of ways to create what they just released its a bit of a pain.

Regarding FW, I think you have no hope, just go on their site and look at the sheer number of Imperial to Xenos stuff. And that was before they went into 30k overdrive.

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Well I found out why I think GW did what they did with Eldar.

Previous Eldar Jet Bikes were selling at $55AUD per box, now with the new Eldar Jet Bikes the price went up to $70AUD per box.

Call me cynical.

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Well I found out why I think GW did what they did with Eldar.

Previous Eldar Jet Bikes were selling at $55AUD per box, now with the new Eldar Jet Bikes the price went up to $70AUD per box.

Call me cynical.
You're cynical.
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