In the Warhammer world, the Dark Elves have been a popular, but poorly supported army for a while now, where the basic troops never seemed to match up to the artwork. The Dark Elves army book for 8th edition is coming out next month, so as sure as rain, "leaked" pictures are appearing on the Internet. Pleasingly, the core troops have been reworked, but of course a WHFB army needs to have a few... unusual elements, such as this:
And since Witch elves were never easy to rank up, GW needed to make them more difficult.
You say witch elves, I say death cultists
I would be more excited by the figures, were it not for the very costly rumored prices. WHFB is a great game, but building up armies is getting to be pretty expensive, particularly when a basic regiment costs up to $120. So I probably will not be building a new army (particularly since I already have several in various stages of completeness).