Kirby over at 3++ is the new black posted a mighty rumor saying that someone, somewhere had seen some stuff. And that stuff was probably Eldar. And It might be new Eldar.
Take this with a huge grain of salt, but here's the info:
Been informed there are some Eldar boxes floating around warehouses. How
long they get sat on before a codex is released though, who knows. I'm
going to guess around a year off. We know CSM are next and then Dark
Angels with the Hobbit crashing into scenes December, that could push DA
back to early 2013. So mid 2013 is the likely bet for Eldar is
something doesn't shove them out of the way.
Here's what I've been told re: boxes. No rules.
plastic Skycharriots/Shining Spears
plastic Phantomwaechter - these might be the shadow spectres?
plastic flyer combi-kit
- The flyer is pretty large and has a crossbow shape, two canopies, one
fin. The main variant on the cover has some lances and a large dorsal
distort cannon. The other variant has extra downward/sideway thrusters,
but I don’t remember if it has a different weapon loadout.
plastic phoenix lord niadhau - For Shining Spears, appears to be on a Vyper jetbike.
plastic webway gate
resin box Avatar
resin Black Warden - The Black Warden looks like an female Autarch. She has a shurikencatapult and a feathered guardian helm with an eye on it.
resin Dire Avenger Xentarch - Appears to be a new English name for Exarch?
resin Howling Banshee Xentarch
resin Fire Dragon Xentarch
resin Striking Scorpion Xentarch
resin box Dragon Riders
resin box Eldritch Raiders
- They look like guardians but have no helms and wear scarfs around the
lower head and swashbuckle belts. They are very individually equipped,
have all sorts blades, pistols and/or rifles. (potentially Storm
resin box Halcones Cazadores - Swooping hawks!
Hopefully we can come back in 6 months and this will all be common knowledge. But Eldar seems to have fallen out of favor at GW, so we'll see.