Eldar(Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader) - Collectors Guide
- 1 First 40K Releases
- 2 Rogue Trader Space Elves 1987 (RT04)
- 3 Rogue Trader Space Elf Command 1987 (RT402)
- 4 Rogue Trader Artillery 1987 (RT404)
- 5 Rogue Trader Dreadnoughts & Warbots 1987 (RT403)
- 6 Rogue Trader War Walker 1987 (RT403)
- 7 Rogue Trader Eldar Artillery 1988 (RT404)
- 8 Rogue Trader Jetbikes 1989
- 9 Rogue Trader Harlequins
- 10 Rogue Trader Pre-Craftworld Warriors
- 11 Rogue Trader Craftworld Eldar 1991
- 12 Rogue Trader Miscellanous Eldar / Eldar-related
First 40K Releases
Dark Elf Space Trooper
Rogue Trader Space Elves 1987 (RT04)
Shortly after the publication of Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader, GW produced the Book of the Astronomican which contained an army list for Eldar Pirates/Mercenaries. The 1987 Space Elf range included Command squads, field artillery and Dreadnoughts or Eldar robots.
Rogue Trader Space Elf Command 1987 (RT402)
Commanders & Champions
Rogue Trader Artillery 1987 (RT404)
Rogue Trader Dreadnoughts & Warbots 1987 (RT403)
Rogue Trader War Walker 1987 (RT403)
Rogue Trader Eldar Artillery 1988 (RT404)
Rogue Trader Jetbikes 1989
Rogue Trader Harlequins
In 1988 the Harlequins were released as a Regiments of Renown box set, which was referred to in the White Dwarf 105 September 1988 advert. This boxed set had really great cover art, which really sold it. The range was later expanded with blisterpacks, which can be seen advertised in White Dwarf 107 November 1988. These Harlequins all have 1988 on the slotta, except for the High Avatar 1 which has 1989. The latter came out as part of the in store limited Skulz promotion, but was later made available with the others. A Jetbike and a Great Harlequin were also made available.
Rogue Trader RTB06 Box Set Harlequins 1988
Rogue Trader Blisterpack Harlequins 1988
Rogue Trader Other Harlequins
Rogue Trader Pre-Craftworld Warriors
After a trip up the Nile, Jes Goodwin designed five Eldar models which were clearly forerunners of the later Craftworld Dire Avengers with their bulkier Shuriken Catapults, helmet crests and Powerswords. After WD127, these were rolled into the Guardian range.
Rogue Trader Craftworld Eldar 1991
In 1991, the Eldar became a unique race, steeped in back story, based in part around the designs of Jes Goodwin. The formal structure of a force led by Psykers and comprising of dedicated single-faceted troops supported by Guardian militia has remained unchanged. The figures themselves formalised a design ethic of organic ovoid shapes and elegant weaponry which implied speed, poise and balance.
Swooping Hawk 3
Metal Guardians with Plastic Arms & Weapons
Revised Grav Platform
The Rogue Traders Adventurers range included an Eldar Trader, and in line with the humourous concept underpinning the Space Orks, an Eldar imitating Tinboy accompanied a Squat and Space Marine equivalent.