|Its a Treeman, but not like we know them (Turns out is the Durthu Model)|
My first reaction was: Is that a Treeman?, then: Wow nice sword. I have to say i am conflicted, the evolution of the Treeman model is quite interesting as first you had the "Man made of wood" Treeman
|5th ed Treeman.Note it looks like a man made of wood|
|6th ed Treeman. Its looks like a tree, aside from the face|
Update 1, more pictures and White Dwarf rules:
So what can we tell from that? That the Forest spirit rule now gives a 6+ Ward save, Forest Strider, Immune to Psyk and magic attacks. Also note that the Wood Elf Character has ASF, confirming that Wood Elves will have ASF. Also looking at Durthu's profile i dont hold much hope for the Ancient getting a buffed profile
Update 2 the Sword Treeman is Durthu
Update 3: Rules everyone!! Take a look (these came from Faeit)
Don't have the wd with me but I got to look through it.
Wood elf swords look to have fight in extra ranks and armour piercing now (the hero has one but the name is just asari sword)
The wood elves have both high and dark magic. Didn't catch reference to athel Loren lore but it might be in there.
Forest spirits looks to be 6++ and immune to psych
Mention of 13 spirits included on treeman kit, makes both regular durthu and ancient (which has a staff). Durthu is lvl 1 beast, has lement of despair 2d6 str 2 kb.
I am sad about the Forest Spirit Ward Save going to a 6+, and am highly skeptical that Wood Elfs' would get access to the Dark Elf, High Elf and its own lore. Thats 3 lores before you get to the rule book lores.
Update 4: More Rules:
Army wide rules:
Always strikes first, hatred beastmen, forest strider, no penalty to move and shoot with bows, and all bows both magical and normal re roll 1 to hit and add +1 strength at half range.
All elven wizards have +1 to cast lore of athel loren
Wardancers and waywatchers are unchanged bar waywatcher at half eange are both s4 and have killingblow
Warhawks have the old hit and run rule.
Eternal guard are unchanged bare the weapons. The searath is a spear that gives +1 strength
Mantle of the asrai gives a 6 plus ward and mantle of kurunos gives a 6 plus armour save.
Wild riders gain frenzy
Forest spirit rule gives units immune to psycology and a 6 plus ward save
Firstly one thing that was not mentioned was that Wood Elves have access to High, Dark and Athel Loren Lores, so i was wrong and am very happy to be wrong on that point. Now i am happy to see that all bows in the army get S4 at short range and that the Eternal guard are not being dropped and get a +1 Strentgth weapon. Also we hate Beastmen, so yaay.
Over the next few days a i expect a fair few Wood Elf rumours, so instead of doing one post per rumour i will constantly update this post, so check back here for rumours with the addition of witty commentary. Until the next rumour.