Well, it's been going round and round for a looooooong, long time, but it seems the Dark Eldar players are finally getting a new Codex. Having played Dark Eldar only a handful of times, this should inject new life into the army - I know a lot of people have been giving GW stick over "Why would they re-do the Dark Eldar, they're the worst selling range!".
- 11 year old codex which doesn't have big shiny super units.
- Large amount of Metal miniatures
- Generally ugly range of miniatures
- Limited range of competetive playstyles.
That doesn't mean to say they're the most unpopular army though. Not by a long shot. Every time the DE rumours crop up, they're met by tons of people saying "I've wanted to start this army for years! But the models and old codex put me off!". So I think it's high time GW got around to it and do what they can.
I feel that provided they're not ridiculously Uber powerful, to shift models over the counter, and can support varied playstyles then they'll do extremely well. Plus, if they stick to the recent concept art we've seen of the Dark Eldar (namely, the image above and the one in 5th ed rulebook) then we should be in for some absolutely awesome models.
So does anyone have any suggestions what they'd like to see done with the Dark Eldar, both in terms of rules and in terms of miniatures?
Either way, I look forward to seeing them on the tabletop post-Britcon!