40K: Eldar Hope Reborn says GW

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GW shows a little leg, the Eldar have a plan – and it’s all coming later today! Take a look.

via GW 1-21-2017

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“In the face of oblivion, hope will be reborn”

followed up by:

“Trust us – it’s worth it.”

 Gathering Storm pt II

Part 2 of the Gathering Storm looks to be gaining steam.  With only 1 additional week of Tzaanuary left, it appears GW is planning on teasing us all this week on what lies ahead in February.

~Start your speculating – NOW

  • SilentPony

    Another JJ Abrams remake of A New Hope?! Force Awakens was bad enough!

    • Mike X (Official)
      • Loki Nahat

        definitely

      • PitaChan

        using a webstie who’s rate depends on popular folk it bad dude. Besides Disney pays reviewrs most of the time.

        • Mike X (Official)

          IMDb: 8.1/10
          Metacritic: 81/100
          Rotten Tomatoes: 92% / 89%

  • Horus84cmd
    • georgelabour

      Nifty looking models but it’s a bit dissapointing that none of those are exodites.

      Still it seems GW is aiming at smaller triumvirate releases for this story arc. If they keep at that then I wonder what the Chaos trio will look like.

      • Horus84cmd

        Yeah seems like the major players are all getting a trio. I would hazard that a chaos trio will at least contain a new updated Abaddon. As for two others I’m not so sure. More demon primarchs?

        • I wonder if there will be AoS-style alliances and each will get their own trio…

          • Adrien Fowl

            I think your words might point in the right direction.

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            You can easily do Imperium, Chaos and Aeldari… But the other factions have problems because they all hate each other and do not share a coherent theme.

          • You could do Xenos…maybe more of a catch all than an alliance though.

        • Thomas Gardiner

          Abaddon, Typhus, Lucius!

          • Horus84cmd

            I considered Typhus and Lucius as the other two as Kharn and Ahriman have now been done. So not beyond the realm of possibility.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Typhus still holds up today! Lucius bad sculpt but sadly is pretty new in the scheme of things. Fabius bile is also rocking an ancient sculpt and would I think be a much better mover and shaker of lore than Lucius would.

          • Horus84cmd

            Yeah I adore the Typhus. As you say it holds up – if perhaps a little on the small side. I converted him into a epic chaos lord on foot for WFB – which was pretty cool. Ooo yeah Fabius could be one!

          • Jared McWilliams

            Likely, would complete the 4 gods heros + the ascendant hero.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          Alpharius, Alpharius and Alpharius. And Omegon.

          • georgelabour

            The best part is they’d only need to make one model for all four!

      • Old zogwort

        So what would the orks be getting ?

        • Horus84cmd

          Nought I would imagine. They’re not a huge focus in the narrative for this “end times” event. Not all the WFB armies got things for their “End Times” either.

        • Nyyppä

          Nada.

        • Sleeplessknight

          They get the relief of not getting squatted.

        • georgelabour

          Dakka, dakka, dakka,

        • John Rufi

          The only thing they’ll be getting is into a fight.

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        Abadon… And two of his chums that will probably be brand new.

    • SilentPony

      What’s with the new Small Models on HUGE bases thing these days? Looks very awkward.

      • georgelabour

        I beleive it’s to allow more dynamic stances in the model, and end consumer posing without making the base look crowded.

        It also helps with making some models more stable, and helps with insuring base to base contact without the models having to hug it out to much.

        • SilentPony

          But they’re all very ridged models. There doesn’t seem to be any real wiggle room with stances.

          And it feels almost like cheating, you know? Small model with massive base. Good for charging, sure, but kinda’ unfair. It’d be like if I had a space marine on a 300mm base. Extra ten inches of charge would really come in handy.

          • georgelabour

            Well I’d say something ribald here about extra inches but I’m sure we’ve all heard that joke enough times by now.

            As for the ‘rigidity’ you see in recent models I’d ask you to compare their poses and stances to the plastic marins released back in the late 90s up. Especially the 2nd edition, and later push-fit models that came in the start sets that preceded dark vengeance.

          • ZeeLobby

            K, well of course those are rigid. It’s funny that you’ll skip the gap inbetween though, where a lot of models had great posing or character without rigidity.

      • Old zogwort

        I totally agree models like that Admech slug and the cat lady are way too small for their bases

    • Nazdreg

      Still hoping ‘The Visarch’ is Ahra, but the lack of mandiblasters is going against that.

    • Private Skittles

      Amazing!

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      impressive models. Nice to hear a female voice on a GW video, makes a chnge from the same gravelly TV continuity announcer they usually have.

      • Stan

        Zzzzzz

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          ??

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Mayhaps he doesn’t care for her. OR perhaps, he does not care of those who like diversity. Hard to tell these days but some like to stir that pot.

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            well she didn’t sound like she understood any of what she was reading, but still, a change is as good as a rest as they say!

  • Ross Webb-Wagg

    Hmm looks like Eldar/Vampire Counts cross over. Yvaine would make a great Countess 🙂

    • Severius_Tolluck

      She reminds me more of a Benne Jesseret wych from Dune.

  • georgelabour

    Can’t have hope without an S.

  • Thomas Gardiner

    I very much like all of those models!

  • Not quite sure about the Avatar fella, those spike horn things look a little slannesh to me.

    I’m not too sure about the cat-lover, its a good model but doesn’t really say Eldar to me more Vampire.

    The chap in red armour looks good. I wonder how deeply we should looking to the shared heritage of his armour, Craftworld & Dark merged.

    • Thomas Gardiner

      “Not quite sure about the Avatar fella, those spike horn things look a little slannesh to me.”

      That makes sense to me tbh. Slaanesh reflects an aspect of the Eldar psyche given sentience, so it makes sense that Ynnead, as another manifest aspect of the Eldar, would share a few visual cues.

      • Yep thats fair.

      • NNextremNN

        Maybe Slaanesh doesn’t get killed but rather changed/turned into Ynnead (at least partly) … I read somewhere that Cegorach said that Slaanesh gets tricked into exhausting all his/her powers to save the eldar.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      they have taken a lot of inspiration from various artwork, particularly of corsairs. They look a lot like various Rogue Trader vintage art of Eldar pirates.

    • orionburn

      Well, your “fella” has at least one bewb, so maybe the Eldar are gearing up for a super cat fight between Slaanesh and the new girl in town.

      • The Avatar is called a God so I assumed it was a chap and to be honest I hadn’t noticed the boob.

        • orionburn

          Joking aside it might be pointing to some relation to Slaanesh. Aside from being gods they both have female characteristics so maybe there is some sort of tie-in/relation to the two.

  • ZeeLobby

    Ynead seems ridiculous. Other two seem awesome.

    • Thomas Gardiner

      I like the actual Ynnead part, but all the guff floating around it is… eww.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah, that’s what I meant. The model is OK, but all that crap flying around, just unnecessary.

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          The spectral energy stuff is cool.

          • ZeeLobby

            I think it would have been great if tastefully done. I mean look at the artwork linked in the other post. That actually looks like spectral energy. This looks like Christmas garland, lol.

  • ZeeLobby

    Speaking of rigidity, it is pretty funny that everyone walks around like starfish these days.

  • 6Cobra

    ‘Cause nothing says Grimdark like reborn hope.

    • Victor Hartmann

      Hope is the first step to tragedy and grimmer grimdark.

      “In the grimdark future, the future is grim . . . and dark.”

    • Loki Nahat

      completely agree this sentiment doesn’t belong in 40k, sadly the circlejerks at reddit and B&C, which probably correspond to a larger of the playerbase think otherwise

      • Severius_Tolluck

        But isn’t the first step to the road of disappointment hope?

        • Loki Nahat

          you trust that they can pull it off with godlings/primarchs being reintroduced and it not be a table top Marvel Universe? (hint: they’ve never managed it before)

          • Severius_Tolluck

            no I don’t trust that, I trust them to muck things up, I was joking as others said its not grimdark enough, and I meant what is more grim then to give the people hope and then utterly destroy them and their hope…

          • Loki Nahat

            Ah that’s better 😎

  • Victor Hartmann

    The models are cool but not really my style. I’m relieved I won’t be playing them. Happy to play against them though.

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Not sold on Ynarne when I saw the static image. Once I saw the 360 view, I fell in love.

    Yvarine looks cool. I love the kitty.

    The Visarch does not look like someone you would trifle with! (for an eldar model).