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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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