Over on Dakka dakka, there are rumored sightings of the contents of the new starter set.
"GW stores now are now receiving their display sprues from Island Of Blood. Customers in my local GW store were assisting in assembling the models today. They look absolutely terrific. I've seen Swordmasters and the Griffin assembled. Great detail, poses, etc. The Skaven stuff looked good on the sprue. As rumored, 2 Rat Ogres and a Warp Fire Thrower among all the great smaller stuff."
"check out the burning rat on the 'thrower"
"Got ahold of the minis today for Island of Blood. Skaven are amazing, High Elves pretty good. Chieftain in the style of Queek, but with a back banner and halberd. 40 Clanrats, Warpfire Thrower (complete with burning rat), Posion Wind Mortar (meh, was disappointed by this, not much detail on the mortar itself), Chieftan, Warlock Engineer, 2 Rat Ogres (tiny heads) and a Pack Master.
On the High Elf side it was a Prince on a Griffon (on a flying stand, really, really, really, ugly. It was stretched out like the Dragon is though, in a "flying motion"), 5 very nice Elerian Reavers (fantastic champion in this unit), 10 Sword Masters (pretty sure they were all unique models- same pose/different style armor and whatnots), and 10 Sea Guard.
That's all I saw, and was told it's going to be $90. I'm getting 2 for my Skaven, unfortunately all the Clanrats have shields sculpted on."
"Clanrats are armed with hand weapons"
"And no slaves for the skavens? "
I just may have to give my local GW a call and see if they have them available. Apparently they need to have the Island of Blood contents assembled, painted, and on display by the first week in August.
Another quote update:
I'm the 3rd quote there, currently waiting for my Rat Ogre's bases to finish drying before going on to prime them
But as far as I've seen, there are no Slaves or Globadiers with what I have been sent. The infantry I have are 40 rats, all with shields, 20 with hand weapons, and 20 with spears. So I guess they can still be Slaves, it's just all in the painting, as the models are almost indistinguishable from normal multi-part Clanrats.