A quick Thursday Morning Coffee Read
|High Elves: Annointed of Asuryan|
Hobbits... High Elves
Yesterday a new, currently unknown High Elf, the 'Annointed of Asuryan' leaked. We reported last week about all of the other new May releases.
The release has been controversially discussed ever since. Some love the KFC (Kentucky Fried Chivalry), others hate it. The 'heart-gem' baring ladies with spears thicker than their faces have been unanimously condemned.
I think that from a design perspective in general, the new High Elves fit well in to the last HE release. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing depends on your personal point of view.
As far as the rules and availability, there are some rumors that I would think can be called 'fact' at this time.
Pre-Order and Release
Following the trend in the latest release dates, we can assume that the new High Elves will be on pre-order starting this Saturday, April 27th. They should be shipping a week later, on May 5th then.
I bet there will be another limited edition army book available and I predict 2000 of them. If it is as fancy as the limited Tau Codex (which was available for a looooooong time), I might get it, if not I will skip it. Shelling out 80€ every month for something that goes into a collection becomes a tad expensive.
The new army book is written by Matt Ward. If you would like to read about some of the rule rumors, check out this excellent round-up.
And last but not least, if you have not seen this totally lavish and expensive sneak-peak-preview-teaser video yet, you still might not want to. And thanks, GW, for being the only company in the world that forbids the embedding of release information videos in fan sites. *facepalm*
Update 6pm CET: More pictures and information, pics from the WD and additional photos of HE minis and Artwork on my buddy's blog right here. (Thanks Fabrizio!)
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