Friday, October 4, 2013

1-Click Paint Collections

This is not a typical post from here, it doesn’t have pictures.  I just saw that GW posted one-click paint collections and I quote “For every Warhammer 40k Army”.  There were some notable omissions for certain armies, but the two Eldar choices seem interesting to me. 

They only have two Eldar Craftworlds listed, Iyanden and Saim-Hann.  Seeing as Iyanden was the Craftworld heavily represented in new kits with the Codex release and the first of the Craftworld Supplements, it was a no brainer to have there.  The other choice is very telling though.  I am guessing that Saim-Hann will be the next Codex Supplement due to their presence as a collection.  I admit my reasoning is a bit flimsy, but hey who doesn’t love some speculation now and again?

The three oldest kits in the range are Warp Spiders (93), Windrider Jetbikes, and Vyper Jetbikes.  Two of those are very heavily represented in Saim-Hann and make sense for a miniature release alongside the Supplement.  At the very least Warp Spiders have very comparable colors to Saim-Hann and they are Fast Attack.


Though I would love to see my beloved Alaitoc getting some love, there just isn’t a whole lot to work with for an entire Codex Supplement.  I see Biel-Tan getting their own book and Alaitoc battling Ulthwe for their own.  Ulthwe is suffering from the power increase to Guardians with the new book.  I will gladly welcome new bikes even though I have 3 Vypers and 11 Windriders being used for various unit types.  These models were showing their age a long time ago and are desperate for an update.  Warp Spiders would be a nice bonus though.