You know, it’s been a while since I’d seen anything new coming out for the space elves. But that’s changing right now as Games Workshop has started taking orders for a new Codex: Craftworlds. You can get the new book, or a fancy version of the new book, some new model bundles, and some dice! You can never have too many dice.
About the codex:
Lost in the vastness of space, the craftworlds float in utter isolation like scattered jewels upon a pall of velvet. Distant from the warmth of sun or planet, their domes gaze into the darkness of empty space. Within them live the survivors of a civilisation abandoned long ago amidst terrifying destruction. These are the Aeldari, a race that is all but extinct, the last remnants of a people whose mere dreams once overturned worlds and quenched suns.
Codex: Craftworlds contains a wealth of background and rules – the definitive book for Craftworld Aeldari collectors. Within this 128-page hardback, you’ll find:
– Remnants of the Fall: the origins of the Craftworld Aeldari, their glittering rise and tragic fall, and the ongoing, desperate struggle for survival that consumes them utterly;
– Organisation of Craftworld warhosts, along with the strategic disposition of Aeldari Craftworlds – this includes a breakdown of the colours, symbols and iconography of the worlds that remain, and the structure of their armies;
– Detailed background and heraldry of the following Craftworlds: Biel-Tan, Ulthwé, Iyanden, Saim-Hann and Alaitoc;
– Wanderers of the Stars: brief profiles of more Craftworlds – Altansar, Il-Kaithe, Lugganath, Iybraesil, Yme-Loc and Mymeara;
– The Doom of the Aeldari: a timeline of significant events both before and after the Fall; presented with the proviso that much knowledge has been lost, this concentrates largely on the Age of Survival with important battles and discoveries listed;
– Background and details on each character, vehicle and unit available to an Aeldari army;
– A showcase of beautifully painted Citadel miniatures, with example armies featuring everything from individual images of models to battle scenes on terrain.
Everything you need to get a Craftworld Aeldari army primed for games of Warhammer 40,000 is in here:
– 46 datasheets containing rules for every Craftworld Aeldari unit and miniature;
– Army abilities reflecting the Craftworld Aeldari’s methods of war on the tabletop,;
– The Forge of Vaul: wargear both ranged and close-combat used by the Craftworld Aeldari;
– Points values for all miniatures, weapons and wargear for use in Matched Play games;
– A Lethal Elegance: rules for Battle-forged armies, including –
– Craftworld Attributes for the following Craftworlds: Biel-Tan, Ulthwé, Iyanden, Saim-Hann, Alaitoc;
– 6 unique Warlord Traits available for any Craftworld Aeldari commander;
– 5 Craftworld-specific Warlord Traits, for the 5 named above;
– 26 Stratagems, with 5 Craftworld-specific;
– Remnants of Glory: a selection of 13 rare weapons and artefacts;
– Rune Disciplines, allowing you to choose between Runes of Battle and Runes of Fate for your models with the Psyker keyword;
– 6 unique Tactical Objectives.