Yep. That's how long it's been since we've had a wood elf book. I'm a little late to the party here as I've been away for the long weekend, but as soon as I plugged the jack back into my head this morning the net was agog with pictures and excited chatter about the woodies.
As a chaos dwarf player I know what it's like to spend a long time out in the cold, so I can empathise with the wood elf players, who have had to contend with an army list grown gradually more creaky as the years, and editions, wore on. There were even some cruel rumours that the wood elves would be downsized as a full army, or cut altogether. Thankfully these malicious whispers have proved baseless.
Now it'll be time to proudly don the blue woad once more and get those dusty wood elf armies to do a few stretches and a couple of laps around the pitch before unleashing them on the tabletop afresh. I've seen some pictures of some of the new releases, and the treeman looks rather fetching, and bloody tall. Durthu looks particularly splendid. The character Araloth looks pretty decent too, with the horns and wee birdy and all. Week two releases look to be another character, eternal guard (previously thought to be dropped) and the much anticipated stag cavalry. I'm personally looking forward to these, as if they are good and the right size I'll be picking up a box to convert one for my mounted fimir warlord. It seems the kits will each have two or even three units that each one can be made into, including characters, which we can see from the treeman/ancient/Durthu kit. This looks to be the way of it for fantasy now, as Games Workshop ploughs ever more resources into 40k.
All images are taken from Plastic Krak. For more wood elf images and rumours, head on over.