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yellabelly
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PostSubject: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Mon Feb 11 2019, 10:37

Well let's be honest, I'm not really buying into the rumour I'm posting here. But it's quiet, and there's not a lot to discuss so may as well put it up.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/449643253042511882/543797712139845642/1549721291236.png
So this would mean a Dark Eldar Lord of War, as well as the end of finecast models by 2022. Which would mean either new plastic kits or discontinuation of a reasonable chunk of our model range. Off the top of my head that would be all 3 beasts, beast master, grots, mandrakes, incubi, Urien, Lelith, Drazhar.
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Mon Feb 11 2019, 12:15

I can see the old Eldar lines getting phased out in favour of the Ynnari, similar to how the old Marines are slowly getting left in the dust thanks to the Primaris. I could see Lelith getting an updated model (she's all in on Ynnari in the fluff, after all) but I'd worry that a big chunk of our line will just disappear.

Not that I want this to happen, it just seems plausible to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Mon Feb 11 2019, 13:14

If we do get one, 100-1 says its just the Dais of Destruction.
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Mon Feb 11 2019, 14:12

Anyone knows how many factions don't have a LOW yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Mon Feb 11 2019, 16:29

@DevilDoll wrote:
Anyone knows how many factions don't have a LOW yet?

It depends on whether you count individual Chapters, etc.

Not counting Forgeworld, thats all but Ultramarines, and all Chaos Legions except Thousands Sons, Death Guard and anything Khorne.

Chaos Daemons don't (again not counting Forgeworld).
Also us (Drukhari), Harlequins and Tyranids. And Genestealer Cults I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Mon Feb 11 2019, 16:59

My man on the inside says people are basically rolling their eyes with regards to the Ynnari. They're a balance nightmare and their lore has required retcons with almost every subsequent release. If they do get a release it will probably be a complete rework.

New LoW for every faction? Could happen, wouldn't be surprised if there's just one big Eldar family one.

Massive rework of 40k? I mean yeah sure, they've already been doing that though, in small spurts.

GW is basically turning 40k into the miniatures equivalent of Magic: The Gathering for better or for worse. There's gold in them thar hills and phasing out old models/armies and forcing players to stay current by buying new product to maintain a competitive edge is just the kind of meta churn that gets people to spend their entire paychecks before a GT. This is also why the painting tips have been less aimed at "here's how to have a high quality, intricately painted model" and more "here's how to slap-dash some painted minis so you have a 3 color minimum ready for the tournament". Seriously, look at the quality of Duncan videos from, say, a couple years ago to today, it's absolute night and day difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Mon Feb 11 2019, 19:19

Well I guess this means the Tantalus is going from heavy support to LoW status with a possible new model released from gw ... But that does make me curious as to whether or not the harlequin LoW will be lady malys returning as the avatar of the laughing God (I think it's Cegorach)
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Mon Feb 11 2019, 20:19

I doubt Dark Eldars will have any new model. Even the Dais. As Teenage said, at most, it will be a new eldar LoW. I don't think they will add any mechanics to allow us to use it without losing our obsessions, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Tue Feb 12 2019, 06:02

Well.. does that include FW or no?

Lets say this is true... OMG Harlequins are getting a LOW!?!?!?!?

I honestly think Ynnari will be re-worked and Yncarne will be a LoW, and that will count for "all Aeldari"


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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Tue Feb 12 2019, 07:05

Ooh...Tantalus as a LoW would be cool...especially if we get a regular kit for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Tue Feb 12 2019, 10:07

@amishprn86 wrote:
Well.. does that include FW or no?

Lets say this is true...  OMG Harlequins are getting a LOW!?!?!?!?

I honestly think Ynnari will be re-worked and Yncarne will be a LoW, and that will count for "all Aeldari"


You would *think* that would take into account FW stuff, otherwise it's a lot of new Lords of War being produced.

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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Tue Feb 12 2019, 23:29

Here is what I would like to see. Vect as our LOW. Give him a Primarch lite statline and some cool abilities like If Vect is your warlord a Back Hearts detachment my include units from a single cult and/or coven in the detachment. These units keep their cult or coven abilities.

For the Quins, if you don't do an Avatar of the laughing god, then make "The Solitaire" The elite guys are the ones before being saved by the laughing god. "The Solitaire" is the one the myths are about, the first one that was saved from Slaanesh empowered by the souls of each of the Solitaires that have followed and saved increasing his power over the many millennia. Make him the beast that he was in editions past that greater demons would run and hide from.
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Wed Feb 13 2019, 11:01

My dad works at Nintendo and warns not to trust 4chan greentexts on face value. Some of the stuff is entirely likelu, but it can easily be simple guesswork, based on what people have been asking for/ not asking for to drive some shock value and get attention.

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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Wed Feb 13 2019, 18:07

Its 4chan "internet"... anyone can say anything lol. Just like your dad migh tnot actually work for them, we dont know. Always take everything as a lie or heavy bias on the internet and we will be better off.

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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Yesterday at 21:30

I think Reddit is a joke but if the source came from there I'd still keep an open mind
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Today at 02:24

If true, I bet they just retool the Voidraven as a super heavy. Big model, big base, unique weapons, no need to waste precious time and money on the space elves that could be spent on new toys for the Imperium

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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Today at 05:21

@TheBaconPope wrote:
If true, I bet they just retool the Voidraven as a super heavy. Big model, big base, unique weapons, no need to waste precious time and money on the space elves that could be spent on new toys for the Imperium

Way to small for that, its a bomber, many armies have a fighter and a bomber (Orks, DW, Necrons, CWE, Sm, are just a few). It fits a theme, it wont change.

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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Today at 15:00

I'd like a superheavy coven beast
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PostSubject: Re: Lord of War (add salt to taste)   Today at 19:52

I've been wanting a larger coven beast for a while, they breed tyranid hybrids ... Why can't we use them?
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