Normally I'd save this kind of post for Wallshammer, but I'm pretty darned excited about this, as a High Elf player and all.
For those of you who don't know (which I'm hoping isn't many of you), Island of Blood released on the weekend, with the best snap-together starter minis GW has done yet. But they weren't finished! Monday they released pictures of the new plastic High Elf elf kits and the new metal character blisters. On top of that, there is another wave of Skaven coming soon (signs point to January) to flesh them out even more.
Pictures after the break:
|New Plastic Dragon Princes|
|New Plastic Phoenix Guard|
|New Plastic White Lions|
|New Metal Prince|
|New Metal Warlord|
Also, come January (or whenever), the Skaven are rumored to be getting Weapon Teams (in plastic!), a Hellpit Abomination (in plastic), several characters and bitz for making sling-toting slaves.
So Deathbridgers, what do you think? I've included a poll to get a sense of where the interest is, and I'd love to see some discussion about these new minis. Wallshammer and I have been discussing which army will be the "breakout star" of 8th edition. Walls has stated that High Elves will be the new Space Marines. I personally think that High Elves will start strong, but their elite, all-or-nothing style will turn off a lot of gamers who will then see that Skaven are one of the strongest armies out there. What do you think?