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hope this is true as i really like the dark elves and some of the current models are in my opinion some of the best in the warhammer range, to be honest though these rumours almost seem like no brainers guesses based on whats gone before, witch elves in plastic is a must, as is executioners,big beasty and the cauldron, but i would also throw in the possibility of monstrous cavalry as that is also flavour of the edition, but im wish listing based on previous releases, but then we are stretching because normally 3 to 4 plastics is all we get per release so who knows.



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Yup, given the pattern its a total no-brainer that we'd see something along these lines.

The 'Big Beasty' is a 100% definite given that GW is giving pretty much every army a big centerpeice unit of some kind of late.
 

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The big monster model could be anything - but i'm hoping for some kind of 'mega' hydra.

Shades/Witch elf combo as well perhaps?
 

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The big monster model could be anything - but i'm hoping for some kind of 'mega' hydra.

Shades/Witch elf combo as well perhaps?
I can see both of those. Possibly some sort of chariot kit with cold ones and also horses (Witch Elf variant?).
 

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I'd like a new Morathi, but if they replace her model she will undoubtedly have less nipple showing.
 

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I'd like a new Morathi, but if they replace her model she will undoubtedly have less nipple showing.
The hammer of censorship will fall!

A cry back to Vect's original slaves (on his Dais). Nostalgia.

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A dual chariot kit would be cool - a Witch Elf/Cold one chariot and a shade/Steed one. As Jacobite said: similar to the HE.
 

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The hammer of censorship will fall!

A cry back to Vect's original slaves (on his Dais). Nostalgia.

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A dual chariot kit would be cool - a Witch Elf/Cold one chariot and a shade/Steed one. As Jacobite said: similar to the HE.
Idk, I just feel that taking the nipples away from dark elves (and dark eldar) and daemonettes seems to take away from the kind of perverse liberation that they're supposed to represent... it strips them of so much of their symbolism.
 

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Some of models named.
via 40kRadio
The Dark Elves will be out in October with a slew of new models:

1) NEW Plastic Dark Elf Warrior Box(Makes Spearmen, swordsmen, & crossbowmen)
2) NEW PLastic Dark Riders/Warlocks
3) NEW Plastic Blackguard/Executioners
4) NEW Plastic Coldone Chariot/Scroungerunner(Pulled by horses)
5) NEW Plastic Cauldron of Blood/Blood Throne(This model is AMAZING)
6) NEW Plastic Hydra/Kraken
7) NEW Plastic Witch Elf box


This will be a huge release and the Dark Elves will be the best looking Fantasy army, IMHO. These models are breathe taking.

New Rumors about Character Releases
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Most of these characters are missing from that list. Only adding. Guys on 40k radio are pretty close from the real launch.
I've just seen the news about DE but I've found they missed some of the new possible
characters...
Plastic Khaine Character
Plastic new Assasin Shadowblade
Plastic kit for Admiral of the Dark Fleet
Plastic kit Executioners Special Character
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Swordsmen? DE have never had a swordsmen unit before unless you count Corsairs which already have a plastic kit. New weapons option for their base soldiers maybe? Or Shades?
 

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Plastic Kraken/Hydra?

Guessing it'll look like some land based squid. Hydra heads replaced with tentacles - invert the model.

Plastic Executioners/Blackguard should be something to look forward to if the HE models are anything to go by.
 

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A bit more info on the stuff coming out .
via Lion275 on Warseer (Lion275 said to be from 40k Radio)
Even though it is 40k radio both myself and the other host both play a lot of WHFB. We can't and won't show pics unless our source gives us the ok. The pictures we have received are the high res pictures that will be in the WD.

As of right now we only have the pics, no details on the book. Last time we got the pictures and then the book a little later. As soon as we get more info we will pass it on. So as far as the weapons I can only go off the pictures. Here is what I see:

The Warriors, Black Guard, and Dark Riders all have cloaks. None of them appear to have face coverings. The Executioners appear to have skull faced helms. The theme to me appears to be a more sinister version of their High Elf bretheren. The plate armor has very spiked and jagged edges. The style will still fit well with the Shades and Reaper but next to these new models they will look very dated.

Characters
*We have not received pics of any of the characters but that doesn't mean there won't be any.

Warlocks
*Warlocks appear to have one hand weapon
The new chariot crew is armed with spears and what looks to be a large crossbow or bolt thrower on the chariot.
*The warlocks are bare chested, and the weapons look mundane...aka not glowing. They look like large jagged daggers. They are held in reverse grips which looks pretty slick. The warlock champions eyes are glowing which IMO hints at some magical abilities. md as far as the warriors go I think a big difference will be the size of them. Look at the size difference between Isle of Blood Lothern Sea Guard and the normal High Elves spearman.

Warriors
*The new Warriors look quite different to me. But then again I am a big geek that notices stuff like that. They have cloaks that come down their back and all the helmets don't cover the eyes any more.

The cloaks hang down from underneath the shoulder armor and cover the back of the chain mail. It definitely is new for them but it looks really cool. The Druchii warriors also have shoulder armor. It makes them look simply awesome. The skull embossed on their shields looks great too.

Hydra
*The Hydra looks bigger and beefier. Like we said Dark Elves are setting the bar for the best range of models in WHFB.

I can't really tell the size from the pic. The two handlers are actually on the base so I don't have their base size to compare to.

the Hydra does have 2 handlers.

*The Kraken has 5 heads/fanged maws. The have spines and scales with smooth neck and belly flesh. Scales are painted a Dark Grey with the softer flesh painted blue.

Witch Elves
*The pictures we have of the Witch Elves has them with two hand weapons.

Black Guard
*Black Guard look very stalwart with large halberds and high helms with 3 spikes on each side with a flowing plume on top. Their armor is black trimmed in gold and they have dark purple cloaks. The unit champion is holding a sword by the hilt with the blade planted in the ground. Musician is a drummer.

Executioners
*The executioners have what look like skull helms, and their armor is a brighter silver than the Black Guard. Their tunics are red in color and the Draiches are all held on the left hand side of their bodies (their left our right). They look very cool ranked up.

Dark Riders
The Dark Riders are very cool looking. Sleek looking horses with only a bit of armor. All of the Riders are hunched over in the saddle to give the illusion of speeding fast cav. The helmets appear to be open faced and they are armed with spears in the picture I have, once again that doesn't mean they wont get crossbows (in the pictures we have they are in the back ground behind the Warlocks).

The Kraken
The Kraken doesn't have tentacles, it has four legs with webbed appendages ending in claws and it also has a tail.

The Cauldron of Blood/ Blood Throne
The Cauldron of Blood/Blood Throne look very cool. If you are a fan of the newer larger models GW has been putting out for WHFB you will really dig it. It is a bit toned down compared to the Empire Celestial Hurricanum/Luminark of Hysh and has blades and hooks on it to make it very sinister and Dark Elf.
 

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Dark Elves walk among us!

Greetings youngling, the issue is not when we will see the Dark Elves but if! For many years now, the elves have chosen to withdraw from the world and keep their own council. If that should change, we all should fear the reason why!
 

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via shabbadoo over on Warseer
A bit more detail on the Cauldron of Blood/Blood Throne:

The whole contraption is a large lower platform on six wheels with a smaller raised platform towards the rear, which is reached by two staircases that curve from the lower center outward to the left and right front of the upper platform. The upper platform is where the Hag stands/Medusa is coiled. Near the top of each staircase is a witch elf guard, and they stand with their feet on different levels of the stairs in a nice "guarding" action pose.

Those that guard the Medusa have spears, which they are pointing down the stairs, as if threatening anything that might come up them. The Medusa's right arm is holding high a spear, point upwards, and her right breast is bare. Also, the Medusa's body is covered in scattered small cuts from which drips blood. The paint job is in the very clean GW style and looks very nice, but I do look forward to somebody doing a bit grittier, more realistic paint job on the Medusa in particular. Seriously, the Medusa is a pretty badarse model, and anybody who doesn't like it should be publicly ostracized.

Behind the Medusa is what looks like a large mirror on a pedestal. The mirror frame is gold, and depicts cavorting Witch Elves. The mirror is painted to look like what appears to be a row of moons in a clear blue daytime sky (i.e. the mirror "looks through to another world" type of thing is what they were going for, I guess). Also, Lion mentioned snakes at the base of the Medusa's tail, but it may be that it is the Medusa's tail that actually splits into multiple serpents itself, as the snakes are painted a similar (though slightly lighter) shade of green to the Medusa's lower snake body. The angle of the pic doesn't show which is the case, so we'll most likely have to wait for the pre-order pics to determine that. For the Cauldron of Blood, at the back of the upper platform behind the Hag is the obligatory large statue of Khaine, sword held aloft.

Lion has described the other models well enough, but I think you can figure out which one of the bunch is my favorite. Pics ought to drop soon (probably this weekend), but it won't be me doing it. That's about all I am going to share. If I hadn't already started High Elves when the Isle of Blood starter set came out, I would be doing Dark Elves. It is going to be very difficult to resist staring them.
 

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Im Excited as well. But I'm torn between dark elfs and woc so if the models look great for dark elfs then I will go with them.

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via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
- NO Mystery-Box
- Dark Elves will be spread over 2 months (October + November) because all but 3 boxes will be remade. It’s going to be the largest release this year and will be followed by some events in the GW Games Stores.
- Tyranids are delayed till January (It was mentioned that they always were to be released in January but i’m not able to proof that)
- Supplements will not be released more than one per month but will see a regularly release every month next year like the codices were this year and will indeed have new model waves.
- the boxes for the Christmas packs will include just valuable units. It’s questionable what this means but I guess they want to sell them this time and therefore go with common units/-combinations
 

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Guessing the 3 boxed units not being remade would be the Dragon + Lord, Cold One Knights and the Corsairs.
 

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Space marines get some form of release every year.

GW finally realising that people play the other armies/games as well?
 
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