Last week’s teaser about the Eldar is making sense – check out these new boxes for the Ancient Race!
So last week’s teaser was a little out there:
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“The Paths of the Eldar, Readers’ Models, and the Army of Death”
The Paths of the Eldar was a pretty broad topic because the Eldar have lots of different things that refer to “Paths” – it could of been reference to Paths through the Webway, Aspect Warrior Paths & Warlock/Farseers or the real world paths that the Eldar have taken to get to where their are now (ie the Eldar Sketchbook).
But it turns out it was referring to how a player starts on the path to playing the Eldar. This morning we spotted an early rumor:
“In case that wasn’t already mentioned:
– Start Collecting Eldar (3 Jetbikes, 1 Farseer on Bike, 1 Fireprism)
– Start Collecting Dark Eldar (3 Reavers, 1 Raider, 10 Warriors, 1 Archon)
The week after hints at even more pointy ears, without precising for what system.”
And now we have some visual confirmation to go along with it as well:
The Dark Eldar one seems like a pretty solid option and follows with the same pattern as a few of the other boxes – a troop, a transport, an HQ and a Fast Attack/Elite. The Eldar option does seem a little light on the model count however. Sure, it’s still a playable force – a troop, an HQ and a Heavy option – But it’s only 5 models. Let’s do some quick math:
Eldar Start Collecting! Box
Eldar Jetbikes – $41
Eldar Fire Prism – $49.50
Total Savings – $38.50
Dark Eldar Start Collecting! Box
Archon – $23
Raider – $37.25
Warriors – $29
Reavers – $39.50
Total Savings – $43.75
When you take a look at the math, they end up being a lot closer in Dollar amount than first looks would have you believe…
So what do you think? Is the Dark Eldar a better box or would you prefer the Goody-two-shoes version instead?