New Dark Eldar up for Pre-Order: Talos/cronos, Venom, Scourges, Battleforce!
Old School here to get the word out that the Venom, Cronos/Talos, Scourges and new DE battleforce are all up for pre-order at GW. Let's take a look at the models and the sprues.
The venom is a vyper-esque vehicle which shouldn't come as a suprise and many converters should be happy their conversions came so close to the intended model. At $30, it is priced like a land speeder. Here are the pics from the sprues -
Next up is the Cronos, which comes as a plastic box which can make either the talos or the cronos. I think it is a little Warmachinish - but it looks alright and it really looks just like the codex art. Box price is just shy of $45.
... and the Talos, a huge improvement from that little old kit that used to represent the Talos - once again, a little Warmachinish, but still a solid model. What gets me exited though are the sprues.
As a converter, I see a lot of opportunity for making daemon princes with these sprues. The little blades and hooks, The Spinal Columns (there are many of them) and even the head, torso and tail all offer some unique material for making a deamon prince stand out from all the plastic clones. Check out the sprues.
Next up is the scourge box, which looks very nice, even though they didn't give us any sprue shots. I like the choice of angel wings or daemon wings and it would be nice if there are five of each in the boxes, but we won't know until the black boxes ship!
and finally, the battleforce, which has some useful stuff in it, so it may be one of the better forces released lately, depending on what you are looking for.
There you have it folks, the stuff is up there. Here is the US page. Let us know what you think of these new models.