Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Eldar Hornet from Forgeworld

There are some things that I would love to have displayed in my game room, but that I will probably never use for some reason or another. The new Eldar Hornet from Forgeworld is the newest item on that list for me. It looks awesome... similar in style to other Eldar vehicles yet unique enough in form to make it stand out. Unfortunately, I'll probably never get one for the following reasons:

  • Experimental Rules: In 40k, my gaming group hasn't branched out beyond the basic book and our chosen codices (well... aside from using this free pdf). Because of this, I'd feel like a cheat if I brought this to the table.
  • Inflated Point Cost: Okay, I realize that the rules are just experimental and they're probably inflated some to make sure that these things don't ruin the fun in games that would otherwise be fairly balanced. However, I'm a power gamer... and these aren't that much less expensive than wave serpents, but with much lower survivability.
  • Price Tag: Forgeworld products are always expensive. This was no surprise. Some models I can justify paying fifty bucks for (technically it's only 32 in British pounds, but the American dollar sucks right now). This isn't one of them. I would want to run a squadron... and $150 I will not pay.
Now, with all that complaining out of the way, I have to say that I'm really excited that the Eldar finally seem to have a fast attack choice that doesn't suck. Yeah, it's pricey, but it still beats out every other fast attack choice hands down. I've complained about the irony in the Eldar codex already: we're supposed to be the fast army, but our fast attack choices suck. Thanks, Forgeworld, for throwing us a bone... even if it's one I won't use unless this unit gets added in the next codex update.

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