Saturday, 19 November 2011

Forgeworld New Releases ~ Irillyth, Phoenix Lords of the Shadow Spectres & Eldar Phantom Titan Power Glaive

 Two new releases from Forgeworld, one highly interesting and almost certain to overshadow the other in the eyes of most people.
Above with have Irillyth, the seventh Phoenix Lord to have a model and rules (I think) and the first and only one from Forgeworld (as of yet).

Once a disciple of Asurmen, first of the Eldar Phoenix Lords, Irillyth the Shade of Twilight founded the Shrine of the Shadow Spectres on the Craftworld of Mymeara. Drawn to the small Craftworld in response to a vision of doom and horror, Irillyth gifted the skills of stealth, swiftness and all-consuming firepower to the warriors of Mymeara. After many years, the Phoenix Lord led a great war host to the legend-shrouded world of Bethalmae to destroy a race that would, many thousands of years later, arise to threaten Craftworld Mymeara. Neither he nor any of his warhost ever returned to the Craftworld, and with the loss of their Phoenix Lord the Shadow Spectre aspect fell into decline.

His experimental rules are also included. He has standard phoenix lord statistics and all the Shadow Spectre exarch abilities which was to be expected. Apart from the weapon I can't see anything of particular interest and while a little disappointed he doesn't grant his unit anything extra (I was quite hoping to use his Bs for Ghostlight or maybe additional shots), he does seem fairly good and of course only one of two phoenix lords with an Invulnerable save!
I can't see him ever combining his shots into a Ghostlight tho (I'm assuming optional like Exarch), which suggests to me his rules will be altered when finalized.

The other new addition is the Power Glaive weapon option for the Phantom Titan (the largest and most powerful of the Eldar titans).
Phantom Titans are deployed when the threat is dire indeed, and the weaponry of these mighty Titans varies depending on the nature of the foe they will face. When ranged against enemy super-heavy walkers a Steersman will commonly arm his Titan with a Phantom Power Glaive, a long and shimmering sword similar in appearance to those wielded by Eldar Aspect Warriors, using the Phantom’s speed and agility to close with and destroy their opponents.

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