New Dark Elves available to pre-order from Games Workshop

By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Sep 30th, 2013
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Games Workshop is taking down names of those of you gamers out there who want to get a hold of their new Dark Elves for Warhammer as soon as they’re available. Be the first gamer on your block to get these new figures when they’re released.

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  • 032125

    Let’s see … $15 for a good looking, simple to assemble and indestructible Reaper Bones Hydra, or $65 for a good looking, fidgety and delicate GW Hydra … such a difficult choice.

    • 4tonmantis

      It’s $20 now unless there’s another one..
      Still, not rocket science.

      • wittdooley

        Unless you don’t like the Reaper bones material or the model itself. The mierce hydra, on the other hand….

  • blkdymnd

    I’m trying to figure out the heads. They look more like fancy hair driers than they do heads

    • I assumed they were suckers… Yeah, I’m all for mixing up an old archetype, but this option of heads is just weird while the other makes it kind of boring. Yay for Bones.

      • Obviously I meant to said I assume they are suckers but they still blow 😛

        • Soulfinger

          I actually love that kraken model in a totally non-sarcastic, sincere way. I was really hoping they’d have some nice Doom Blood Darkness of Skulls thingy, and this thing is the ticket.

          • I’m scratching my head here. I’d love a Kraken, but I don’t really get this? I mean I usually like weird and I actually like one of the heads, but hmm… I feel it’s not a coherent design if that makes sense?

          • 032125

            There are two variants; the Hydra and the Charybdis. Everyone is getting confused by the Charybdis model.

  • Veritas

    I’m not a GW fanboy, but Dark Elves were my first army for any wargame and I still blindly throw money at GW whenever this one army gets a remake. And, to be fair, they did a pretty nice job with this release so it’s not like I’m blowing mortage sized payments on crappy models. It’ll also be nice to clean and assemble some real plastics after all the PP restic crap I’ve been dealing with lately. Or am I just trying to justify my trip down nostalgia lane?

    • 4tonmantis

      Obviously it’s your money.. and your taste. If you prefer the GW models and materials and have the cash to throw at it, then by all means. I personally don’t have a problem with the sculpt.. I would use the traditional Hydra model though and just use the tentacle things for terrain and/or Chaos models.

  • tuco

    Am I reading that right? $60 for ten Witch Elves?

    • wittdooley

      Yeah, the witch elf box price makes zero sense. Just don’t get it, especially when the new dark spears box is only $35 for the same amount of models that offer more options. Blows my mind.

      • Killraven

        And only $24.75 for ten Corsairs.

    • tuco

      It becomes even more absurd when you consider that the upcoming WD has a battle report where they have a unit of 30 for I think 405 points. That would cost you $180 retail to field that 405 points.

  • Shades

    There was a similar reaction on Facebook. Someone’s answer was that it works out to $6 a model, which is fairly common these days from among the major players in the hobby. So you can argue that it’s fair value for the money, especially when you account for quality of materials and design. The problem comes when you need to buy 2 or 3 boxes to make a worthwhile unit to play the game….

  • Hexenjaeger

    I’ve never been an online forum GW price hater, but $60 really is pushing the envelope for a core unit. After playing GW games for over 25 years, I’ve gotten used to paying more for elites, but I’ve never really come to terms with the fact that an elite unit with more/better attacks will cost me more physical cash in the real world. Isn’t that why I pay more points for the model within the game? Why should a Greatsword or Witch Elf be any more expensive dollar wise than a Skeleton or a Space Marine?

    • That particular thing has always bothered me since I never played the game. All I ever wanted was cool looking models. I just accepted that the cooler looking models happened to be worth more in game as well as being more expensive. It made a tiny wedge of sense even though it bothered me, however the disparity in price never made sense and makes even less sense nowadays.

  • crepuducu

    Simply because Raging Heroes had the lovely idea of putting Witch Elves proxies (blood vestals) @ almost 30$ for 5 models… so GW thought “Why couldn’t we sell our own witch elves at the same whopping price?”. After all, GW’s ones are in plastic (better than resin) and you have some spare bitz once you’ve assembled them… But maybe the best is to buy neither the blood vestals not the witch elves…

    • Killraven

      The Witch Elves were selling at $35/5 in finecast. A lot of people are trying to make GW look good because $60/10 is actually a $5 discount. Ridiculous!

      They’re stupidly priced simply because they look awesome and will be a seriously fierce unit with the new rules, and as core.

      • Veritas

        Actually, that would be $10 dollar discount because of two boxes. 😉 But, yes, smart-assery aside, they are really expensive for plastics. Considering about 12 years ago you could get 20 strong plastic regiments for $20 dollars. I don’t know many other luxury goods that have been able to slap their customers with a 600% price increase. And I’ll also admit to buying two boxes because, as I said before, Dark Elves are the one GW army my common sense goes on vacation for.

  • surprize

    Not a fan of the hydra kit. It a shame GW feel they have to go for these dual use kits inthe monsters, because it seems to have become a bit of a yoke around their necks? Plastic Hydra is an obvious kit to make, but then it seems as if they’ve designed it and then tried to figure out how they can get a “different” monster out of the same kit. The result is not great, as it looks like exactly what it is – a hydra with some afterthought heads stuck on. If I didn’t know this was a multi-option kit I would think this was the worst newbie kit bash I’d ever seen.

    Dark Elves were my first army, and still my go to option if I ever dig out the warhammer stuff. I suspect I’ll let GW gouge me for the army book, but I’m taking a personal value judgement on the new models and leaving them well alone.

    • Veritas

      Even the Witch Elves? Yes, they are expensive, but they are so much nicer than the last generation.

  • Funny thing just happened – BonesII just unlocked an awesome Kraken for $15