Yes I know that its been ages since you asked this question and you may have found the answer out. But I thought I'd tell you that according to a little peice of paper I have the new High Elf book and mini's will be out in early November.
The High Elves will be getting minis for:
Alith Ainar (The Shadow King)
A 'Shadow Walker' (Shadow Warrior Champion?)
Korhill (White Lion Hero I think)
Caradryan (Phoenix Guard Hero)
A New Dragon Lord
A 'Prince And Noble' (Maybe just a re-release)
Plus probably more stuff that an't on my peice of paper.
And then the next release is 40k Orks (Finally!!!!)
Great detail on the hors, not to sure about the rider. But then again I'm not a High Elven fan, so that might be the reason. Like the sorceror though, tiny bit of converting will quickly turn him into Tzeentch sorceror or a thrall (if the 40K CSm still allows those that is). Pic of the dragon;
Guessing the idea his that he's pushing of from the rocks he was sitting on. Pretty syre that with some GS skills and some time this could become one seriously cool WE or DE dragon. Actually like the pose more than the current 'looks at me I way a ton and but I still manage to keep my balance despite my awkward pose'-dragon :wink:
But to be hones, it still can't match up to the imho opinion very cool old dragonmasterdragon. Looks like a combo of this old one and the newer style dragons (check the feet, exactly the same)
I like the White Lion hero, very nice. Chariots ok as well.
The rest are kinda meh.
Those Shadow Warriors look very unshadowy though.
EDIT: That Lion Chariot is interesting, I'm not sure whether I like it or not. The actaul mini is brilliant (I may steal the lions for pets for my =I= actaully) but im not sure wether it fits with the whole HE image.
The current rundown, straight from asur.org.uk and various other sources :wink:
REMEMBER ALL JUST RUMORS AT THIS TIME ;
High Elf release: November: Book and Army Box set.
THE BOOK : written by Adam Troke (I presume with input from the rest of the games developers).
Intrigue at court is gone.
Elves strike first. (Army rule).
Archers can fire in two ranks.
Special Characters include (There could be more but I have not heard it) :
Tyrion, Teclis, Eltharion and Alith Anar as Lords
Korhil and Caradryan (Captain of the Phoenix Guard) as Heroes.
There will be three other ‘vanilla’/generic Hero options. (So a new Character type!)
There will be three types of Dragon in the book.
Plastic kits: Mostly by Martin Footit.
Characters/Heroes/Commanders (Makes 2 characters one mounted and one on foot).
High Elf Mages (Makes two mages one mounted and one on foot).
Plastic Dragon kit. (75Hastings69 posted this on warseer months ago. Flying horizontally like the old Dragon Masters dragon (for those who remember that far back). It will come with various rider options to represent different character options who can ride it.
Spearmen. (I do not think this includes option for Lothern Sea Guard or armoured archers but possibly able to customise these to represent different provinces).
High Elf Cavalry Plastics. (These were rumoured months ago by 75Hastings69 but I have heard nothing).
Plastic Chariot kit with option of Lion steeds. (Dave Thomas)
Alith Anar. (Gary Morley).
Possibly a new eagle.
Lothern Sea guard including a Sea guard Captain/Commander with a Sea hawk on his wrist and a standard bearer with a carved wooden leg. The art work for the seaguard is a lot more ‘gritty’ than the old look. (More ‘sea dog’ than Sea Elf!) I don’t know if these are part of a bigger ‘redo’ of the Sea Guard models or not.
And the rest:
All 0-1 limitations are gone (like every other army)
Spearmen come with heavy armour and shield.
Archers shoot with an extra rank if they don't move.
Sea Guard are now Special, come with light armour (they fight on water after all), spear, long bow and shields. Fight in three ranks, shoot in two, the commander can take magic items and the unit can take a magic banner. Some sort of Ambush rule for them like Dwarf Miners or Beastmen.
The following HE units will be getting Ilthilmar Plate (4+ save)
Giant Eagles and chariots are no longer 2 for 1.
Apparently Phoenix Guard will now be Unbreakable and have 2 attacks each.
Swordmasters are -1 to hit with missile weapons S5 or less. They get some special sword fighting forms as well.
Heroes can ride dragons!
Everqueen is back with her maidenguard, no news on models yet.
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