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With all the DE threads and the drooling going on, I feel I have to say that I am less then impressed with them. I didn't like to old ones, and the new ones just don't catch my eye. They are not as bad as the Tau, (god I really dislike the Tau models) but they are ugly to me.

The raider looks like the little skimmer from return of the jedi ,only it is missing a large butthole with teeth sunk in some sand underneath it.

The warriors are going to be like little diabetes testers, always pricking your fingers when you pick one up because of those sharp spikes on the shoulders and helmets. That and the poses are all about the same, spread legs and all weapons are in the right handed position. Not much going on with them.

The wyches at least look more fluid and fast but they still look goofy with the heads they have pictured. The hair styles look like crap.

I do like the model for lelith hesperax. It is pretty damn cool looking. I can't find a fault with it.

The reaver jetbikes are ok but I would have to cut the bottom front blade thing off along with the rear stabilizer/blade thing. They really don't do anything for me.

I also saw a picture for another model that looked like it had parachute pants made out of concrete. It looked dumb. I can't remember the name of it though.

If I am alone on this, so be it, but I just had to voice my opinion. Peace out.
 

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to each their own. they fit my tastes perfectly, and its made me order in, at the very least, a box of bikes, the archon, some incubi, and the Dex. I will be getting my core after, since Im not in a rush to play them, but I am in a rush to get them bought and built properly
 

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I prefer the new models to the old but they still don't inspire me to play DE. The models i like the most are the mandrakes (parachute pants) but considering that the previous models look like rejects from a fetish convention they had to be an improvement. I can't help but feel like i've seen the faces of the mandrakes before, maybe it's just the black skin white hair making me think of DnD Drow. These models seem to have stolen a lot of ideas from across the board. Starwars vehicles, Lotr characters, dnd models..where will it end?
 

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the raiders have always had a starwars ish reference. the Mandrakes with their black skin in the pic DOES seem 'drow'ish but remember, the models dont HAVE to be black.
 

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TBH, most of them just look like infant safety hazards to my; the only one I really like is the jetbike.
 

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well the only real fault I see in the new dark eldar is all the spikes. I mean come on having a unit of harad all with pikes and pears in war of the ring wasn't a bad enough glove of nails for your hand now these guys?
 

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Dont mind most of the models, though running poses for the warriors would make them look a lot better. The one thing I really like is the new jetbikes and the incubi are pretty good too. Gotta agree that Im not a fan of the new raider/ravager though. They could have made it a lot better if they had stuck with the overlapping spiky front plates like the old ones had.

Dont see a problem with all the spikes though like some of you do, really would you like dark eldar with no spikes, cause those wouldnt be dark eldar.
 

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Dont mind most of the models, though running poses for the warriors would make them look a lot better. The one thing I really like is the new jetbikes and the incubi are pretty good too. Gotta agree that Im not a fan of the new raider/ravager though. They could have made it a lot better if they had stuck with the overlapping spiky front plates like the old ones had.

Dont see a problem with all the spikes though like some of you do, really would you like dark eldar with no spikes, cause those wouldnt be dark eldar.
 

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Well, they had to change things up to cause long-time players of the Dark Eldar (like me) to have to buy at least some new models to stay current with the army. The Incubi, for instance... I'm sure there's little enough in common with the original Incubi as to make the old models pretty much unfieldable.
It sucks, but there ya go...
Kinda like how GW decided to stop supporting their own army-builder disks. I wasted a chunk of change there.
 

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The Archon reminds me of Sauron xD
 

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Only one of the models interest me, the mandrakes. I wanna get one to convert it for my chaos army as a caster, just replace the scythe with a staff and a little extra green stuff and it should be good.

The rest of the models are nice. Love the incubi and the Archon is a vast improvment over the previous model. The owner of my FLGS has basicly reordered his whole DE army because of these new models. The jetbikes are sweet as hell.

Until I see the codex the models aren't enough to make me want to collect the army for playing.
 

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i could care less about the playing Dark Eldar with Dark Eldar minis.

i like the new models, but don't intend to buy/collect them.

i do intend to get the codex and see if i can come up with a decent list to use with Dark Eldar models.

think on it:

Lilith = Jain Zar
Wyches = Banshees
Mandrakes = Striking Scorpions
Dark Eldar Reavers = Guardian Jet Bikes

and so on, and so on....

and whilst i like the new Raiders better than the old ones, i don't want to buy any. like i said, i think of it as a new rules set to use instead of the aging Eldar codex.
 

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Hi,

My name is Games Workshop. I am pleased to anounce that after 12 years we are going to rewrite the Dark Eldar Codex! On top of this we will be resculpting new and improved Models for the Dark Eldar army! Here is an image of a Chaos Incubi:



I mean Dark Eldar Incubi....

I believe this is how these models came to be

We first need a body... well lets use some eldar. (Static eldar body pose)

Lets...uhhh toss on something else eldar on the back side...

Hmmm we need a weapon... Lets take a concept from Fantasy

Now we need faces.. Naa we are to lazy slap them with some helmets

Yup there we go! an all new and improved model!

Im not a DE fan nor do I completely hate the new models but at the same time this is the process that ran through my head when I saw these.

But on the plus side because of these great Chaos Incubi I will be converting them into my Nurgle Chosen!

Chaosftw
 

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The only model that has really unimpressed me would be the urien rakarth model. Looks shit compared to the old one.
 

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they are nice and fluff i think and probbly might as well be painted red with all your own blood. But i do like the reavers (always loved jet bikes) and Leith but the Raider just looks off.
 

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I agree with the OP, the new models look terrible.

The old Raiders were so much better than the new ones.

The new Warriors do look better than the old ones though, but that really isnt saying much.
You could put a lump of dog turd in a cookie mold and it would look better than the old Warriors.
 

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All I can say is if you don't like em I don't give a purple monkey dishwasher, GW is not forcing you to buy them, they never do I don't care how much you complain about thinking they do - are you a robot - NO! Therefore if you don't like don't buy them, if you do you're a hippocrite then aren't you.

I for one love them and can't wait to see what they do with the rest of the range.
 

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With all the DE threads and the drooling going on, I feel I have to say that I am less then impressed with them. I didn't like to old ones, and the new ones just don't catch my eye. They are not as bad as the Tau, (god I really dislike the Tau models) but they are ugly to me.QUOTE]
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Yeah I can see the problems with Tau and DE models...

I also saw a picture for another model that looked like it had parachute pants made out of concrete. It looked dumb. I can't remember the name of it though.Quote]
Them seem rather ninja/samurai ish with those Gi style pants....
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I liek the new Incubi after initally disliking them... they have a "bad ass" feel to them, The big sword does it I guess.

New bikes are no good like the old ones.
 
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