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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
I'm expecting him to have a similar base to Be'lakor, except with ruined Eldar architecture and dead Space Marines instead of whatever Be'lakor has.
Well if it's based upon the MG artwork, as so many recent character releases appear to be*, then it probably will have a dead (and burning) Marine. Only it'll be a Primaris Lieutenant rather than a very-nearly-dead Dark Angel.

I just don't want it to be the Avatar, the dead/dying Primaris Lieutenant, and then an Exarch from each temple.


*Not that that's a bad thing. Mark Gibbons is the best artist GW ever had.


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I wonder how big he'll actually be - would be awesome to see him Keeper of Secret size.

 Grimskul wrote:
If you're lucky there might be dead Daemonettes or Slaaneshi Marines instead.


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If anything, it could be dead plague marines, since canonically that's what threatened Iyanden most recently.

Also, I wonder if Yvriel would have his iconic spear, if it'll be a sword now, or if the model can be modeled holding either-or.
   
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Or they'll model it with a spear in one hand and a sword in the other

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Or they'll model it with a spear in one hand and a sword in the other


This is one of the few times I could see it being modular where you can swap one or the other. I doubt they'll have any actual rule stat changes but they have given a bit more cosmetic options for the bigger kits recently.
   
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 Grimskul wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Or they'll model it with a spear in one hand and a sword in the other


This is one of the few times I could see it being modular where you can swap one or the other. I doubt they'll have any actual rule stat changes but they have given a bit more cosmetic options for the bigger kits recently.


True. Probably will have one or two alternate head parts too.

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I hope for alternate weapons. Need a spare Wailing Doom sword for a Daemon Prince conversion.

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I'm really hoping the Morai Heg rumour is actually true. I would love to see a dual Avatar kit where one made the Crone Goddess and had some completely different rules.

Honestly, I'm just fired up for a big Craftworld release, and it certainly seems to be shaping up that way.
   
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Gonna go out a real limb here, rife with personal wish-listing: what if that weird vehicle-looking shot is actually Vect's dais of destruction?

He was down to being a lowly slave before climbing to the top of the food chain. The quote can be a whole, "you can't really know victory unless you've tasted defeat" sort of thing.

Just spitballing as that pic looks more Drukhari than anything. I know that's obviously not what it'll be but I can dream...


 
   
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The combination of font, background, and text makes it pretty obvious that this is either CWE or Ynnari, which is nice. It could actually be a surprise excerpt from the Custodes book if GW was feeling extremely mean, though.

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What if 'Ynnari' and 'Corsairs' just end up as army types like Freebooterz in the Ork book? So a special rule or two, a Warlord Trait, a Strat, a Relic and, let's be generous, a special psychic power.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
What if 'Ynnari' and 'Corsairs' just end up as army types like Freebooterz in the Ork book? So a special rule or two, a Warlord Trait, a Strat, a Relic and, let's be generous, a special psychic power.


I'm ok with that.

As they are the newest Aeldari around so them getting some codex love would be welcomed. C'mon I need more than 3 models, like the banshees with the alternate heads. Or a full kit for corsairs etc...

It sure would give me an excuse to add to my Ynarri, I kinda gave up on them after GW didn't go anywhere with them.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
What if 'Ynnari' and 'Corsairs' just end up as army types like Freebooterz in the Ork book? So a special rule or two, a Warlord Trait, a Strat, a Relic and, let's be generous, a special psychic power.



Seems rather crappy and petty, since both are just as associated with Dark Eldar as they are with Craftworlds.
Also feels like underusing them.

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Kinda surprised that Ynarri seems to have fallen by the wayside. Thought they would have been the eldar equivalent of primaris.

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 streetsamurai wrote:
Kinda surprised that Ynarri seems to have fallen by the wayside. Thought they would have been the eldar equivalent of primaris.


I remember hearing a rumour a while back that that was their initial intention. But after the backlash of Primaris they didn’t think Eldar could survive through it like space marines did so scrapped it until they come up with a better idea for how to release them. Or something along those lines. Could almost believe it tbh lol.
   
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 Tiberius501 wrote:
I remember hearing a rumour a while back that that was their initial intention. But after the backlash of Primaris they didn’t think Eldar could survive through it like space marines did so scrapped it until they come up with a better idea for how to release them. Or something along those lines. Could almost believe it tbh lol.
It sure would be fun to find out about all the stuff GW hasn't made as much as it is for the stuff they have.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Tiberius501 wrote:
I remember hearing a rumour a while back that that was their initial intention. But after the backlash of Primaris they didn’t think Eldar could survive through it like space marines did so scrapped it until they come up with a better idea for how to release them. Or something along those lines. Could almost believe it tbh lol.
It sure would be fun to find out about all the stuff GW hasn't made as much as it is for the stuff they have.


I think it would be a double edged sword. For as much gak that GW didn't go through with, there will definitely be some pretty awesome concepts that will never see the light of day and that's tragic .

Blessed is the mind too small to comprehend all the opportunities GW passed up.
   
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 GaroRobe wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Tiberius501 wrote:
I remember hearing a rumour a while back that that was their initial intention. But after the backlash of Primaris they didn’t think Eldar could survive through it like space marines did so scrapped it until they come up with a better idea for how to release them. Or something along those lines. Could almost believe it tbh lol.
It sure would be fun to find out about all the stuff GW hasn't made as much as it is for the stuff they have.


I think it would be a double edged sword. For as much gak that GW didn't go through with, there will definitely be some pretty awesome concepts that will never see the light of day and that's tragic .

Blessed is the mind too small to comprehend all the opportunities GW passed up.


Yep. One of them would be the Kroot book and full army release and then I’d become a writhing corps forever tormented by what could’ve been.
   
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Voss wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
What if 'Ynnari' and 'Corsairs' just end up as army types like Freebooterz in the Ork book? So a special rule or two, a Warlord Trait, a Strat, a Relic and, let's be generous, a special psychic power.



Seems rather crappy and petty, since both are just as associated with Dark Eldar as they are with Craftworlds.
Also feels like underusing them.


Not Freebootas, but on the level of Beast Snaggas, with a full set of psychic powers, relics, traits, and decent number of strategems. Mechanically, add a rule that Harlequins, Kabals, and Wych Cults can swap their faction keyword for ynnari and they are pretty well covered to the current level.
   
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What if they brought back Vect and his Dais in a box where he was pitted against Nadu Fireheart... It will never happen but what if....

   
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 MajorWesJanson wrote:
Voss wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
What if 'Ynnari' and 'Corsairs' just end up as army types like Freebooterz in the Ork book? So a special rule or two, a Warlord Trait, a Strat, a Relic and, let's be generous, a special psychic power.



Seems rather crappy and petty, since both are just as associated with Dark Eldar as they are with Craftworlds.
Also feels like underusing them.


Not Freebootas, but on the level of Beast Snaggas, with a full set of psychic powers, relics, traits, and decent number of strategems. Mechanically, add a rule that Harlequins, Kabals, and Wych Cults can swap their faction keyword for ynnari and they are pretty well covered to the current level.


This will most likely be it. I hope.


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Well this is the "Yncarne, Avatar of Ynnead" for Ynnari.

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I'm expecting any new avatar to have a similar size, but maybe not similar amounts of extra stuff, as this is excessive amounts of warp stuff attached to this.

Runic tactical "rocks" will be needed however.

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I think the Avatar of Khaine will be bigger than the Ynnead one. Greater daemon sized. Pretty sure the FW one was already bigger than that and I don’t see a new plastic one being smaller than the FW one.
   
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Looks like yet another Ranger one to me.
   
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 ImAGeek wrote:
I think the Avatar of Khaine will be bigger than the Ynnead one. Greater daemon sized. Pretty sure the FW one was already bigger than that and I don’t see a new plastic one being smaller than the FW one.


Careful with comparisons to greater daemons. Remember they're not all the same size and the rage daemon is the puny one.

I could see it go either way, to be honest. GW's love for big centerpiece models needs no explanation, so that's on the one hand covered. On the other hand, the bodies of modern C'tan don't seem to have gone up in size compared to the Nightbringer and Deceiver in any meaningful way and they get their size and status as centerpieces from the swirly crap around them. I could actually see GW being fine with puny gods for Eldar as they seem to be for Necrons (or in other words, the War in Heaven races).

I'd be careful to dream about an embiggened Avatar until GW actually shows one, to be honest.

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 Tiberius501 wrote:
Looks like yet another Ranger one to me.


Very much so, with clear robe flow direction and an air filter hose I would be very surprised if it weren’t the rider.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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 Geifer wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
I think the Avatar of Khaine will be bigger than the Ynnead one. Greater daemon sized. Pretty sure the FW one was already bigger than that and I don’t see a new plastic one being smaller than the FW one.


Careful with comparisons to greater daemons. Remember they're not all the same size and the rage daemon is the puny one.

I could see it go either way, to be honest. GW's love for big centerpiece models needs no explanation, so that's on the one hand covered. On the other hand, the bodies of modern C'tan don't seem to have gone up in size compared to the Nightbringer and Deceiver in any meaningful way and they get their size and status as centerpieces from the swirly crap around them. I could actually see GW being fine with puny gods for Eldar as they seem to be for Necrons (or in other words, the War in Heaven races).

I'd be careful to dream about an embiggened Avatar until GW actually shows one, to be honest.


For what it's worth, here's some relatively recent official artwork featuring an especially swole Avatar. The both seem at different sizes to me. I'd certainly expect nothing smaller than the current FW model though.

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Wouldn't it be hilarious if all 25 images were rangers.

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Wouldn't put it past 'em.

This one sure seems like a Ranger. It's got a camo pattern and everything.

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