I have finally gotten round to reading the new army book and starting work on my new minis. I must say I do like the new book both stylistically and in terms of content, the full colour treatment has really bought out the sick and twisted nature of the druchii. The models (in my very biased opinion) are absolutely amazing and I would probably buy several of each box were I not restricted by time and money.
This week I have been working on my new Witch Elves and the gloriously evil Cauldron of Blood, as well as thinking about the new rules and force organisation.
Another reason to love Dark Elves!
Always Strike First as an army wide special rule is fantastic and I think worth losing Eternal Hatred for, most units have Hatred (High Elves) now anyway and Murderous Prowess which I think will only make our units even deadlier on the tabletop.
There has of course been some raising of points values which was inevitable as well as a slight reorganisation of what place some units occupy in the army. Witch Elves are now core and possibly one of the best core options in the game (if you are willing to pay the price for the new models, more on that later) and the rare selection has been filled with lots of new and interesting choices. The War Hydra and the Reaper Bolt Throwers have moved into the special section, as have Harpies and the new Scourgerunner chariot. The special section is beginning to feel very crowded which means greater competition choice-wise, I have a feeling that after a while some special options will never be fielded competitively as they are passed over in favour of more optimised units.
Anyway, onto the models...