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So in my town there's a warhammer shop and I visited it monday and today. I was looking for some archers or models with other cool ranged attacks. I couldn't find any archers. I had a conversation about this with the salesman and he said elves are not in the game anymore, orc's don't use bow's, dwarfs use some kind of steam pistol or rifle and there may be some birdman that use bows. So I found it very difficult to find some cool archers. I understood that there are freeguild archers but can't find the models.

So do you know any models that use bows or other ranged attacks?

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I um your saleman is BADLY informed or you've grasped the wrong end of the stick when interpreting what they've said.


Elves are very much still part of the game - they are now called Aelves. Right now they have broadly three armies - Daughters of Khaine and Idoneth which are full aelf armies in their own right and the Cities of Sigmar, which is a united force of men, aelves and dwarves under one banner. Within its battletome/army there are theme forces that lean stronger to one race over the others, but they still rely on each other for support and performance within the tome. 

Whilst they did lose a lot, the Cities of Sigmar still have:
Aelves with repeating crossbows https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Dark-Elves-Darkshards

Aelves with magical bow and arrow https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Sisters-of-the-Watch


Meanwhile Idoneth have:

Namarti Reaver archer units https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Namarti-Reavers-2018

A freaking shark with a bolt thrower https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Idoneth-Deepkin-Akhelian-Allopex-2018


Daughters of Khaine have:

Melusai Blood stalkers https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Daughters-Of-Khaine-Melusai-Blood-Stalkers-2018


I should also note that GW is releasing a brand new Aelf army this Spring. We have no details as yet aside from the fact that they are based off the traditional high elf design ethos. We've not seen any models, save for the link below which went out today:

So basically we are still waiting to see actual models, but there's a very good chance that they will have archers, however its a "wait and see" situation at present. 


Orks - Orruks - most certainly use arrows - they have Arrowboyz! https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Bonesplitterz-Savage-Orruk-Arrowboys

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If you’re after traditional archers with pointy ears then shadow warriors are the way to go- the kit can also be built as sisters of the watch for a more arcane type of archer. They’re part of the cities of sigmar battletome, but I think you can only order it through the online store (but you can usually order them for delivery in store)

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