|Please be plastic.|
Kirby just reported this from 3++ that Eldar has been found in some warehouses.
I have no idea whether or not this is true, but something is off from our current 40K release schedule. From what I know, CSM is next, followed by 6th Ed. Starter sets, with Dark Angels after that. Tau was rumored to get a new book before Eldar, but with GW's track history of book priority (more popular armies gets priority), I wouldn't be surprised.
Anyways, here's what's reported:
- plastic Warpspiders/Everguard
- plastic Skycharriots/Shining Spears
- plastic Phantomwaechter - these might be the shadow spectres? Some sort of Dreadnought-like construct potentially larger than Wraithlord.
- plastic Jetbikes
- plastic Wraithguard/Cataphracts
- plastic flyer combi-kit - The flyer is pretty large and has a crossbow shape, two canopies, one fin. The main variant on the cover has some lances and a large dorsal distort cannon. The other variant has extra downward/sideway thrusters, but I don’t remember if it has a different weapon loadout. No idea what these could be as I'm not familiar with Imperial Armor - anyone want to chuck ideas out?
- plastic phoenix lord niadhau - For Shining Spears, appears to be on a Vyper jetbike.
- plastic webway gate
- resin box Avatar
- resin Black Warden - The Black Warden looks like an female Autarch. She has a shurikencatapult and a feathered guardian helm with an eye on it.
- resin Dire Avenger Xentarch - Appears to be a new English name for Exarch?
- resin Howling Banshee Xentarch
- resin Fire Dragon Xentarch
- resin Striking Scorpion Xentarch
- resin box Dragon Riders
- resin box Eldritch Raiders - They look like guardians but have no helms and wear scarfs around the lower head and swashbuckle belts. They are very individually equipped, have all sorts blades, pistols and/or rifles. (potentially Storm Guardians?)
- resin box Halcones Cazadores - no idea sorry Potentially Swooping Hawks
- resin Warlock
To make things a little weirder, I had a dream last night that the Eldar book came out before the CSM codex. And today I read this. I might be a Farseer?