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post #1 of 127 (permalink) Old 03-07-08, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Default New Dark Eldar codex spec

Hey all

so here's some speculation on the dark eldars long awaited codex/refurnish - this is what i've heard:

- DE will come with an entirely new range of models

- Donít expect significant changes to the DE theme. They are still the light
raider force (which i think is good)

- there will be only one new troop type in the list (what could it be)

- Heavy weapons are gone (what?) All DE will carry Assault weapons (including dark lances)

-Hit and Run rule will be a big part of the DE tactics.

- Mandrakes will be played similiarly to lictors.

- re-tooled the less useful units to be more appealing.

- relaese date is uknown but majority say next year...

- will there even be a codex?


these are just some, but the ones i've been hearing the most - what do you guys think in general? - good? bad? In need of a touch up? fine as it is?

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(also post any other rumours/ speculations that you've heard and if anyone has any har facts that would be good too)

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Cool, I can't wait to see the new models.
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DE are in dire need of a change especially in the model department. I like the idea and fluff behind them and actually considered taking them once but the outdated rules and the incredibly ugly (and I do mean f-ugly) models turned me away.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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haha this is true.. and its a factor to why less and less people are palying DE - funny to think that there not even on the upcoming schedule!

i'v been loyal DE for a while but - i admit that i might give another army a whirl just until they help the DE out (whenever that may be)

keep posting guys - i want to know what you think about not only DE, but the less supported like space wolve etc

(and any DE codex spec as well_)

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With the release of Dark Eldar in Soulstorm, they're bound to do an update for them. Hopefully they give the basic warrior an assault weapon, a "Fast Army" shouldn't have to stand still just so it can actually fire at a decent range, even if they just make splinter rifles abit more like shurikan catapults (maybe the Dire Avenger ones): R18" S3 AP5 A2.
It would be like what they did for Ork shootas, keep the S & AP the same, lower the range and make it A2.

Other than that, I have no problem with them bar the models. I've been playing "Spikey" Eldar. Eldar rules, converted models to be dark and evil looking, and just pretending they're Dark Eldar.
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I would love to see a DE revival. When I first started playing in '01 there were still a decent amount of DE players around even though the codex was already considered old. That amount decreases more and more every year. I haven't seen a DE army fielded in about a year now, but I don't make it to the comic shops regularly. I love the fluff and the selections, but there isn't much demand for them anymore. Actually, all of the comic shops anywhere near me don't even sell DE figs anymore. I do expect to see a codex and new fig line next year at the latest though. I don't think they can put them off any longer without completely writing off the race (which wouldn't actually suprise me that much from GW). Oh well, I'm pulling for them.

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you right they are falling right off the shelves , which brings the all daunting question of whether they will be revived? (and i truly truly hope so)

on another note i started a death gaurd army! Which is proving to be very fun.. but just not the same as smacking people with high speed DE death

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I was told by a GW employee that GW does not own the rights to all of the DE range. That the gentleman that sculpted the range had a falling out with GW and that has a lot to do with why GW hasn't pushed the DE range. This employee also said that GW was putting off the DE until some of the legal issues were resolved. He then said that all of the issues over the DE were making them think about whether they should revive the range/army at all.

But alas all of you die hard DE fans made enough noise and GW is infact redoing the range/army. This employee only smiled when I asked about when the army might make it's long awaited return, but he did say that GW would like to have the army out by year's end. This would mean that Jess Goodwin would need to work his ass off for the range and test/development would need to do the same with the codex.

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I think some of the rules will be downgraded aswell to be honest for example that FNP rule they have.

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wow that is big news - mmmm so that explains why they have pulling the models back - (renewed hope!)

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