For an army with a reasonably small fan base, the chatter about the Dark Eldar this week has been all-consuming!
Forums and boards have lit up with Voidraven rumours and blurry shots from all over the world.
But today we finally get our first look at the centrepiece of the new Dark Eldar releases, the Voidraven bomber. As the Dark Eldar don't use tanks. this could be seen as the Baneblade of their army - a large vehicle that delivers tremendous punch.. and it is a large vehicle!
Apart from the Voidraven, this week White Dwarf also gives us a look at the new Dark Eldar Codex, the Painting Guide, a battle report with two huge forces, Jes Goodwin chats about the Voidraven and... well Jes Goodwin talks about the Voidraven!!
Is there anything more to say?
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I am not a photographer, so expect dodgy pictures below.
Also notice the entirely clear bombardier's position - hopefully the finished product will have a clearer one - there seems to be a bit of fog or streaks in the one pictured.
You're really only saving about $8 getting these instead of the sets individually (at least in Australia)
You have your standard run-of-the-mill, the Dracon ($200) and the Archon ($270) editions.
I was going to go deluxe with this release, but the prices on these are pretty steep!
Still cool though!
This is where we got the shot of what was supposed to be the new Archon - but on closer inspection, it looks like the Archon figure below, plus a pike arm from the Raider kit, a Reaver helmet and the pistol from the Kabalite kit. Might be wrong, but that's what it looks like!
Jes Goodwin, the man behind everything Dark Eldar and also the designer of the Voidraven, Ed Cottrell open up in a double-handed look at this killing machine! Though not as indepth as previous Designers Notes, it's still interesting to read. and what a great shot of the Voidraven.
It reminds me of the old military magazines back in the 90s when they profiled an aircraft - classic!
If they rock your world, then this issue is great - if not then this might be a bit boring!
I do think that White Dwarf could at least have a page or two looking at Warhammer or the people swept up in Nagash's campaigns. They were wall-to-wall a week or so ago and now nothing.
There's an old saying: "Out of sight, out of mind" and GW might just find that even though these new releases sell well on the week of release, they could be using White Dwarf for sustained sales!
Just my theory...