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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:10 pm 
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2020 brings us this weird little teaser.

Looks like the Teclis figure is very new Warhammer.

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What do people think?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:27 pm 
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Well. My High elf collection contains every sculpt from 4th-8th. 90%+ of 3rd edition, and probably about 50% of 1st and 2nd. I very much doubt I'll be adding these. But with luck perhaps I'll be surprised.


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I hope I will be very surprised with the style of the new high elves. It has been a long time since I bought something connected with our elves, I'd gladly change that;)

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At least they've got a sense of humour and they acknowledge the silliness of elves riding sharks and turtles...

We'll see what they come up with. But more proper elves is always good :)

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Will this kind of fill the last major elf gap for AoS? Or are we expecting more varieties?

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MY god these new riders and spearelves are amazing :shock:

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So photos have been released:

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I like the Silver Helms are pretty nice and the spearmen are okay? I reckon they would make good unit champions. Teclis looks absolutely awful personally.

Frankly I feel sorry for Eltharion - he's been on a gryphon, he's been blinded, he was fine again and now he's just a spirit.

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So with the top two pictures I though, oh-no I might have to start saving up the hobby budget. They aren't great, but they are good. Then I saw the the next two pictures. What?


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Olthannon wrote:

I like the Silver Helms are pretty nice and the spearmen are okay? I reckon they would make good unit champions. Teclis looks absolutely awful personally.

Frankly I feel sorry for Eltharion - he's been on a gryphon, he's been blinded, he was fine again and now he's just a spirit.

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Same. Teclis is terrible...

I like the bases, though. The wheat is a nice touch.

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Though the mounted ones do say Eldar on horses more than Silver Helms to me, but that was to be expected I guess.


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Well, after a few days of digesting I came to the conclusion, that I dislike many of the design choices, as they moved away from the classic high elves aesthetics (which they were allready doing while whfb was still alive and kicking btw):
- the scalemail is way to chunky
- the pointiness was all but completely extinguished (from the helmets to the shields to the overall silhuette)
- the acient greek (macedonian?) design elements are very strong and somehow replacing the subtle japanese or scythian (?) elements of before.
- the decorations are way to thick (sadly a thing with most of the AOS product line)
- not gonna start with teclis' model

So what is there for me to like?

- the weapons are clearly recognizable as "gw high elvish"
- the proportions !!!!! (I guess I would need my surgeries and dissections if converting from this range - head swaps and some trimdows ftw) 32mm scale is a blessing in disguise for elves!
- fresh ideas: a sphinx? a hollow armor dude (it's hard calling "it" Eltharion for me atm) - I am intrigued...
- the fact that things are progressing with high elves is imo always good - I am eager to see, if the range becomes more likeable with different conversion- and paintjobs.

I will buy the Battletome and try to figure out the whole picture with this reboot. Until then I will try and hold of my emotions in regards to these "aelves" as much as possible... ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:54 am 
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The spearelves and silver helms (or whatever they'll be called) are pretty nice. I'd happily get them if I need more of either. Especially the SH are much better than the previous SH models. Will they fit into my current units? No, probably not. The shields and helmets are too different. But a couple of swaps and that's fixed, although if I would get them they'd probably just get their own unit.

If the third picture is Teclis, then wtf? I think the model is decent, though it does look like the different bits of armour (like the arms) are simply floating in the air without there actually being any limbs there. Which is just weird. But I could work with that. Actually, looking at the right leg (left in the picture) there actually might not be any limbs there at all. Anyway, it's a decent champion on foot. But it's no Teclis, not by a long shot.

As for that last thing. What happened there? It looks like a griffon ran into a statue and got its head stuck in a piece of it. As for the thing floating next to it (what's wrong with simply sitting?) it reminds my of an angry nun. Something like the mother superior at the beginning of Sister Act...

TL;DR: small models decent, large models blegh.

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Unfortunately the floaty nun is Teclis. The empty armour is Eltharion somehow.

I quite like the idea of the empty suit, but it definitely doesn't say Eltharion to me. The infantry and cavalry are quite nice, but the style is just that bit too different to fit with Old World Asur.


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