There’s a very odd looking Eldar who has a part to play in 40K new narrative arc – but who or what is it?
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Skip down to the rumors picture if you want to avoid them.
The Mystery Eldar
At the end of Fall of Cadia at the climax to the Heroes tale we get this passage and the above image:
“Beside her was a warrior in Crimson, his raiment echoing both Craftworld Aspect armour and the crueller plate of the Commorrite pirates. Cawl found no record of its design, even in the deepest archives.”
Then we get that piece of artwork above and the this photo of a very similar mini shrouded by fog from one of the book’s giant dioramas of the identical event:
What do you see?
The Next Triumverate?
We have some rumors, but before we get to those – let’s talk about the Triumverate of the Imperium boxed set. This thing is FANCY! It’s got the GW full color “double box within a box” format, with silvered lettering on BOTH boxes. Inside of those is a perfectly sized plastic container to hold the character sprues in a space too small to fit the oversized sprues you normally see in boxes this large. The plastic holder not only contains the sprues, but has a place cut out for the full color oversized instructions and a thick card piece of artwork of the Triumverate.
In short – GW went all out for the boxing of this kit. TOO far out for this to be a one off. To us this seems like a template for more of these “sets of characters” boxes to be put out in the future. It makes sense in a way. Why keep cranking out clampack character after character, when you can make a narrative book based around a set of them, then release them as a single SKU with a attractive price.
Onto the rumors…
via B&C’s Sete 1-12-2016
“Rumours abound that the next “Triumviate” style release contains:
Vect, Yriel and a Harlequin called the veilwalker. Looks like Eldar might be uniting for a common cause.
Via Adeptus Astartes FB “
~I’ll let you try to piece together what it all means, but the scent of Eldar is in the air…