Its been a long quiet while on the Dark Eldar front, but here is a taste of rumored weapon stats that have been floating about out there:
Splinter Rifle: 12" S:2 AP:5 Rapid Fire, Poisoned (4+)
Splinter Pod: 18" S:3 AP:5 Assault 2, Poisoned (4+)
Splinter Cannon: 24" S:2 AP:5 Heavy 6, Poisoned (4+)
Still no solid word on schedule, but the smart money is now leaning toward a Dark Eldar unveiling at Games Day UK, with a full release in October on the heels of the Fantasy 8th boxed set.
This looks pretty neat to me. I have seen some people hollaring about how terrible it is - but you are going to get that wit everything. I think army wide poisoned weapons will be really neat - that is something that no other army has.
You might be put off by the low strength, but that is nothing to worry about. The strength doesn't matter since you will be wounding on a 4+ - if the strength was higher you would be able to re-roll your wounds, and that would be nuts.
I can't wait to see what some of the anti-tank weapons look like. Current rumors have there being a Lance Melta weapon that looks pretty nice. Games Day UK is coming up in September so we don't have that long to wait to see if these rumors pan out.