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The New 8th Edition High Elves are HERE!


Courtesy of the Baidu network, a whole range of the new 8th Ed High Elves pictures (scans directly from the army book, I bet) were released on the net. Baidu is a Social Media network from China famous for Apple leaks.

It seems the next issue of White Dwarf will be dedicated to the new High Elves so scroll to the very end of this post for a sneak peek of the High Elves sample army list found in the next issue, as well as pictures from the next White Dwarf!



















White Dwarf High Elves Army List:
Lord on Frost Phoenix
Dragon Mage with Dragon Armor

8 SH
5 Ellyrian Reavers
16-20 Archers
32 Spear Elves

20 Swordmasters with Banner of World Dragon
2xFlying Chariot with RBT

Fire Phoenix
10 Sisters of Avelorn

Noticed that Silver Helms and Reavers are now CORE! That means All-Cav HE is back. Actually if you add the dragons, flying chariots and phoenixes, you have a Flying Circus!





The final high-res image set is a real treat. It is from Volomir’s blog. Thanks Volomir!















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The Dragons have Awaken: A New Batch of High Elves Rumours and a Sneek Peek!

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The “parrots” are Ice Phoenix and the Fire Phoenix respectively. Chopped off below is a Giant Eagle mounted chariot.

Here are the rest of the rumours:

Posted by Ozguard battlehammer on Bugman’s Forum

I won’t say how I know but I can say that the next army book will be High Elves.

They have a number of new things.

Flying Phoenix’s (Frost and Fire) that can drop flame templates on units they fly over. Gets abilities based on what is roled on winds of magic

Great Eagle towing chariots (Which can have bolt throwers on them)
New Highmage of Hoeth (Swordsmaster/mage) Gets every signature from all 8 lores.
Silver Helms as Core
Martial Prowess across the board
Archer units with magical bows
Swordsmasters get a parry save vs shooting
New Shadow Warrior Models
The White Dwarf battle report is vs Ogres.

Powered by: Maelström

-HE are going to get a new war machine that mixes RBT and dragon breath/flamethrower. Nobody told Maeltröm if its something independent or part of one of the flying chariots. He thinks that maybe a new war machine.
-Some people now say there will be no MC, so maybe no dragons. Others, instead, keep saying there will be and they give very explicit details. Maelström is confident they can be one of the releases, since if they exist not there will be few new boxes and having two different infantry boxes is both unlikely and unnecessary. He will keep digging to see what he finds.
-Next magic items disappear as you know them nowadays: Star Lance, Dragon Horn, Armor of Caledor (=Imrik coming back?). There is a new magic item: Book of the Phoenix.
-Dragons have awaken. More and more powerful dragons. Imrik is coming back.
-Phoenix King is going to battle.

NEW MODELS (from MORE likely to LESS likely):
1. BOX/KIT: Flying Chariot Sky Talons. Special character on it (Finubar/Eltharion) an option for RBT/flamethrower-dragon breath war machine.
2. BOX/KIT: Phoenix/Phoenix Riders. Options for Special Character (Caradryan?), two/three types of Phoenix (Ice/Fire/Lone one).
3. BOX/KIT: Infantry: 10 Shadow Warriors/Maiden Guard (Some say they will be in two boxes and not in a multikit).
4. BOX/KIT: Monstruos Cavalry “Fire Riders” (dragons)
5. BOX/KIT: Huge Dragon/Monster. Option for Imrik.
6. BOX/KIT: New War Machine (as the one in the flying chariot option B)
7. BOX/KIT: Great Eagles.
8. BOX/KIT: Two elven gods shrines.

BLISTERS (some to be seen on may, others in the future, others never). From MORE likely to LESS likely:
1. BLISTER Warrior Mage (some say with option to build Belannaer)
2. BLISTER Alarielle
3. BLISTER Teclis
4. BLISTER Random hero

PS: Maelström’s left apart some things that we are not likely to see in years such us SHs, Spears, SMs, New Griffon and the like. He insists on saying that new release will be: 4-5 boxes and 3-4 blisters, plus book and cards. No surprises (we already know almos everything about that very point). Anyway, it will be WHFB 30th anniversary, and elves are an army that needs something flashy that we haven’t seen yet (as happened with Empire), and there may be a surprise.

I’m not super sure on the new monster mounts, but the Dragons have Awaken for sure. Can anyone say High Elves Flying Circus?

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Rumour: New High Elves on the Horizon in 2013! (UPDATED!)

According to my sniffing around there are some rumours of a new High Elves launch in April this year (2013)!

Please take it with a pinch of salt, but I’m looking forward to it anyway. I sure do hope they fix the problems and make HE more competitive.

JAN: Dark Angels
FEB: Daemons
MAR: Wave month (hobbit, warriors of chaos, 40k)
APR: High Elves
MAY: Tau
JUN: Summer wave (40k, supplement book for 40k)
JUL: Lizardmen
AUG: Mystery Box
SEP: Wave month
OCT: ???
NOV: Eldar
DEC: ???

Here are some more details of what may change:

Release Date: Unknown (Edit: Suspected April 2013)
• The next army to be done after the Warriors of Chaos release.(Harry)
• This would make them sometime early next year.(Harry)
• High Elves early next year. (Meltedwing)
• High Elves are after WoC AND Daemons of Chaos … but before Lizardmen. (Hastings)

Army Book Author: Unknown.
The book is rumoured to have been started. (Harry)
There is a rumour from Ghorros over at the Herdstone that Adam Troke was asking about what folks wanted from the next High Elves book. Could be nothing. Could be he taking another swing at High Elves. This is a possibility as I heard Adam moved from his job on the web team back to games development about a year ago. I assumed this was Lord of the Rings related but it could just as easily been because High Elves were back on the menu.
There is solid information on who the lead writer might be.

• There are no rumours about the content of the book.
• Imrik making a return, his inclusion possibly acting like Skrag but for True Dragon Princes. (This ties in with the popularity of the Caledor novels depicting mass dragon combat, the Storm of Magic novella, AND the Graham McNeil 2 part novel.)(Actuality)

• New unit in plastic (Harry)
• There has been a suggestion that there will be a flying Chariot. (Hastings)
• Monsterous Cavalry (Skeith over on BoLS)
• The monstrous cavalry are a form of lesser wingless dragon, akin to the demigryph.(Actuality)
• Dragon Princes riding some form of true dragon, (possibly limited to a sun dragon) Possibly in sets of three. (Actuality)
• This reminds me of a rumour from last time the book was done. There was a rumour of ‘Drake riders’ being sculpted by Alex Hedstrom. Maybe they missed the boat last time or there was enough great stuff already with the Dragon and Lion chariot that they got shelved.(Harry)
• Both High Elves and Wood Elves may get the rumoured Treeman in their updated books. (buzz0783) This does not seem very likely to me. (Harry)
• A new everqueen sculpt coming possibly riding some kind of ‘critter’. No mention of Maiden Guard. (Eldargal)
• Plastic kit for archers, spearmen and seaguard all in one box. (Bramgaunt)


Posted two months ago by wamphyri101 from ulthuan.net

“If I am to believe what I am told

Silverhelms, Tiranoc chariot, ellyrian reavers and shadow warriors are moving to core
Shadow warriors becoming BS5 (keeping ws5) and have additional hand weapon. loss of hatred though bar vs dark elves
Were getting War lions as a special choice (same as storm of magic but maybe 14pts, +2 for vanguard)
Lion Chariot moving to 100pts
Rare Phoenix model like out of storm of magic. might be more like a unit buffer. something like an alter/Anvil
Dragons becoming cheaper or stronger. T8 Star dragon with 8 wounds.
ASF is probably staying the same but some units reduced in prince to compensate its lack of use (like a mage)
+1 to dispel staying the same
Drain magic will become out sig spell
Shield of saph can be buffed to cover all units in 12”
Monstrous Cav will be in the book…but nothing on weather its giant lions or Drakes
NO flying chariot
Teclis to become even better…but points to go up a lot to price him out of 2500pt games
Lords and heros being able able to take things like lion cloaks”


These rumours have been brought into question by hastings.
Hastings has said that not only is his flying chariot rumour accurate but it is pulled by Eagles.

I will add that I heard that the chariot has a special character option. (No big suprise there) can’t remember where I heard this. (Harry)


Indeed, in spanish forums people are discussing a huge pack of rumors since a couple of weeks ago.
Belannaer may return.
There will be new model to Imrik in a huge dragon (Caledor Dragon?), according to rumors.
Hastings’ flying chariot do exist, but may not be pulled by eagles.
There will be a shrine/anvil (similar tu lumynarch/hurricanum) of two known elven gods. Some buffs could be magical attacks/flaming attacks/ASF.
Dragon MC will be modelled taking Thaindon’s dragon as inspiration (that elf dragon rider from the 3rd edition). Like current HE plastic dragon (which takes inspiration from a very old GW dragon).
Do not expect to see spears/LSG core units in may. The rumor holds truth, but that belongs to a further miniature wave. “Silver boys” coming later on too.
ASF will be lost as rule armywide (Harry said that alredy). This would mean a slight point decrease on miniatures.
A less likely rumor talks that there will be a “Caledor dragon”, apart from current dragons.
SMs may have a path-choice attacks (+1 to hit/KB/ward save…), lions being slightly more focused in monster-killing; lion pelt would protect also in CC.
Apparently there will be new miniatures for Teclis and another “plastic mage (Belannaer we hope)”.
Plus: intrigues at court coming back (maybe different from 6ed), no valor of ages (probably changed into a new rule). There will be a new racial rule shared by all elves (we are discussing if this could be something related to elven swiftness).
There will be more core units (probably four or five slots), and more rare slots (probably three to five slots).
Cruddace was not the HE designer, and a team would be working in all three elven races at once.
Remember, all this are just rumors. Source wants to be anonyme. (Nopuiiidorl found these posted by someone with an anonymous source on a spanish forum).

Update from Best_Pone

I can confirm the flying chariot. It looks like a tiny boat with wings, and is pulled by a single giant eagle. It looks kind of silly in my opinion, but not much that can be done about that.

As for the phoenix, it can be made up either as a fire phoenix or an ice phoenix. This one at least look pretty cool (or hot, depending on the option you choose I guess )

Still very vague and open at this time. However, I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled and ears open, so you don’t have to! So do stay tune to the latest High Elves News here and also do drop me a message below to share what you are looking forward to in the new edition?

COMMENT on UPDATE 27/3/13: I sure do hope that the Silver Helms will be back in core, I’m itching to run my All Cav again. Also I really hope Intrigue at Court does not return. It was the most hated rule in 6th ed that really screwed up the HE army for many players.

Via: Warseer and Ulthuan.

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New paints for my High Elves!

I’m really excited to hear about the new Citadel paint range from Games Workshop. It seems the pigments are rich, ie white covers over black undercoat, and the gold/silvers are easy to use or don’t get splotchy. Also the washes or shades flow well. Together with many new colors, it should speed up your painting as you eliminate the need for mixing and can paint directly from the pot.

As one who struggles to keep up with painting, I’m going to head down to the nearest hobby shop to check them out!

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Blood of Aenarion: A Tyrion and Teclis Novel

Oh my! I’m pretty excited to hear that William King (of Gotrex and Felix fame) has penned a new Warhammer fantasy novel called Blood of Aenarion: A Tyrion and Teclis Novel. I was disappointment of the general lack of High Elves novels and the few by Graham McNeill are in my humble opinion quite boring. So I can’t wait! Meanwhile, check out the description below:

Tyrion: Unparalleled swordsman and tactician

Teclis: Greatest natural sorcerer of the age, his power rivalling that of fabled Caledor

Together these twins are the greatest high elf heroes to walk the earth.

A powerful daemon, banished millennia ago by the twins’ ancestor, Aenarion the Defender, has returned to wreak bloody revenge. Plucked from their home in the wilds of Chrace, Tyrion and Teclis must learn the arts of war and the mysteries of magic, as well as the secrets of survival in the Phoenix King’s court. Hunted by daemonic assassins and beset by treachery, they must fight to survive and claim their destiny as the greatest heroes of the age.

Pre-Order it now at Black Library site.


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