Wednesday 25 September 2013

Dark Elves: Rules from White Dwarf! ***UPDATED***

Edited by Warzone from points cost to Skaven Slaves cost.

via Plastic Krak
New Releases
·         The DE Army book is written by Matt Ward
·         The largest dual kit is the Cauldron of Blood which allows you to make either a Cauldron of Blood or a Bloodwrack Medusa. You can also use this kit to make the special character Crone Hellebron.
·         The next dual kit is Witch Elves and the Sisters of Slaughter – Sisters of Slaughter are apparently the lost daughters of fallen noble houses and look great.
·         The new DE Core box allows you to make your warriors with Spears, Swords and Shields or Repeater Cross-bows.
·         The Dual Hydra/Kharibdyss kit looks pretty good, there are pictures of the Hydra with different paint schemes that actually look a lot better than the leaked photo we’ve already seen.
·         The Special Character Shadowblade  is a single pose figure that will come in a clampack
·         There is a Lore of Dark Magic Card set being released.
Army Special Rules/Points Cost
·         Dark Elves now have the armywide special rule of ASF (unsure if this will apply to monsters/cold ones)
·         Dark Elves also have Hatred but presumably only in the first round
·         Black Guard have eternal hatred
·         New Rule called murderous prowess allows Dark Elves to re-roll 1′s to wound. Unsure if this will extend to shooting and magic.
·         There is a new Beastmaster Lord Level Character which costs 150 Skaven Slaves when naked on a Manticore
·         Witch Elves are core and 5.5 Skaven Slaves per model. They can also take magical banners.
·         A unit of 30 Spear Elves and of 30 Xbow Elves with Full command costs 195 Skaven Slaves. Unsure what options were used but that means the warriors were 6 Skaven Slaves per model.
·         A DE Sorceress Hero looks to be 40 Skaven Slaves.
 ·         Cauldrons of Blood still come out of Hero slots and look to have increased in points. They can join units and one of their powers allows a unit to re-roll to wound. In the Batrep a unit with a Cauldron and this buff up deletes a unit of Sobunz.
·         Bloodwrack Medusas are rare and have a shooting attack called Bloodwrack Stare. Not sure what it does
·         Hydras can now regain wounds in a manner similar to the Slann with the regen power of the old ones. They are now 90 Skaven Slaves, have monster+handler but have to buy their breath weapon.
·         Lore of Dark Magic – The attribute is called spiteful conjuration and does extra wounds to enemies that have spells cast on them. Unsure of how the mechanic works but could be similar to Tz lore attribute?
·         Lore of Dark Magic – Only spell mentioned is called Word of Pain and it reduces WS/BS/I
·         A Dreadlord with Heavy Armour and a Shield on a Black Dragon costs 224.5 Skaven Slaves.
·         Cold Ones are 15 Skaven Slaves and have 2 Attacks, unsure if the cold ones themselves have ASF

via Jossy

War Hydra is 90 skaven slaves including fiery roar. Interesting the WD description talks about a lashing tail and poisoned tipped claws (possible upgrades IMO). The WD describes the War Hydra being able to regain wounds during the game, and then goes on to say its like an improved regeneration rule.

Dreadspears are 4.5 skaven slaves with Shield and spear, whilst rptxbows are 6 skaven slaves.

All Dark Elves all have ASF, Hatred (High Elves), and murderess prowess special rules

Witchelves also have Frenzy, and Poisoned attacks on top of ASF, Hatred (HE) and MP.
The frenzy is increased to +2 attacks with the CoB apparently (unconfirmed)

The CoB also magnifies murderous prowess - reroll all failed to wound rolls instead of just 1's

A High Beastlord has the ability to boost nearby monster units. Unsure of how. Presumably you can still get a beastlord hero as the High beastlord is a lord option.

The Medusa can be taken on a mount (bloodwrack throne) or on foot (er tail)
On foot it is 45 skaven slaves and is selected from the rare option, has some sort of shooting attack with kb

I am surprised and happy to see the return of points values in WD battle reports

Edit: Hellbron is included in the CoB model. Yes Plastic Hellbron, alongside a Bloodwrack Medussa, and a Hag... 

1 comment:

  1. It gets better and better. A bit shit that cold ones have doubled in points, and hydras have lost their regen. Good that they can get wounds back. Warriors doubling in points just reflects giving them asf. Just looks like general balances and revisions really to make DE more modern.

    Cold One Riders at 30 points? I suppose they are s6 on the charge with 2 attacks, a 2+ armour save and always strikes first... I guess 30 points is reasonable.


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