Next Week’s 40K Prices & Products CONFIRMED


The Craftworld Eldar arrive with a lot of plastic minis in tow.

Here’s what’s headed your way this weekend according to numerous industry professionals:

Shadespire is behind us and it’s all Craftworld Eldar all the time.

Warhammer 40,000

Codex Craftworld Eldar $40

Datacards Craftworld Eldar $15

Aspect Warrior Dice Cubes $11.25

Eldrad Ulthran $25

Ynnari – Triumvirate of the Ynnead $75



Black Library

Ghost Warrior: Rise of the Ynnari (Hardback) $27.00

Still reeling from the advent of the Great Rift, and the ravages of the tyranids, the aeldari inhabitants of Iyanden are shocked when they receive a message from a long-lost craftworld. Missing for millennia, the craftworld of Ziasuthra has suddenly reappeared from its sanctuary in the warp, and its denizens wish to make contact. Led by the Spiritseer Iyanna and Yvraine, the Emissary of Ynnead, a small force of craftworld eldar head to Zaisuthra to open negotiations with their brethren. Behind their surface desire to help, however, Iyanna and Yvraine have a stronger motive, they are seeking the final cronesword, which could lie hidden behind ancient web portal on this craftworld. But how co-operative will the mysterious Ziasuthrans prove to be, or do they too have their own agenda?

Written by Gav Thorpe

Hand of Darkness (Audiobook) $17.50

Fell is the Hand of Darkness, a relic of great evil. Seeking to rob the powers of Chaos of this relic and bend fate to the favour of order, Yvraine of the Ynnari and the mysterious yet deadly Visarch lead a host of aeldari on a quest to steal it. To reach it, however, they must first beseech the aid of the Black Library. Only then will Yvraine and her warriors have even the slightest chance to slip through the Garden of Nurgle and from there to the Plague Planet and the Whispering Tower of Mortarion, where the Hand of Darkness surely resides.

Running time 21 mins
Written by Gav Thorpe


Warhammer 40,000: Crusade & Other Stories (Paperback) $8

Age of Sigmar: Hammerhal & Other Stories (Paperback) $8

~WOW – Excited to see the Ynnari Triumvirate return for the original price!

  • So…no new plastic Aspect Warriors but you do get Aspect Warrior dice…yay…

    • AntonisLak

      it’s like official trolling

    • Tia Teez

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      Tʜɪs ɪs ᴡʜᴀt I ᴅᴏ…✧…


  • Maitre Lord Ironfist

    17.50 for 20 Minutes? LoL

    • NagaBaboon

      Haha. I hadn’t even noticed that!

    • Aura1

      Each part says £3.99 on – I think the price shown must be for the full collection which is a full length audio play.

      • Maitre Lord Ironfist

        that would be ok x)

  • Shinnentai

    Stupidly got my hopes raised when BOLs headline mentioned plastic minis – when will I learn? XD

    I see there’s a new start collecting set coming too – Farseer, Wraithguard, Wraithlord, Warwalker. As with the Fireprism / jetbikes one, complete lack of ordinary infantry squads – for obvious reasons!

  • Ve Ly Pè

    Isn´t the Triumvirate out like a long time ago?

    • think its re-release with 8th edition stats instead of the 7th that it used to come with.

  • “The Craftworld Eldar arrive with a lot of plastic minis in tow.”

    That is pretty misleading – no new models whatsoever in this release, and there’s only 4 models mentioned above, which hardly constitutes “a lot”.

    “The Craftworld Eldar return with a handful of re-packaged plastic minis in tow.” would be more accurate…. It’s a lacklustre, phoned-in release.

    • Ghachii

      This is how it’s going to be for every single army with the exception of Space Marines and Death Guard. None of these are full army releases, this is still the 8th edition roll-out. How are so many people failing to grasp this? Seems blindingly obvious to me. Are we doomed to have to listen to people whinging as one by one the new codexes are released with – shock! – no new plastic kits every time? ‘A lacklustre, phoned-in release’? Pfft. With the greatest respect, you need to clean the ham out of your eyes and see this release for what it is.

      Be happy that you and everyone else is getting a brand new codex within mere months of the new edition, then continue waiting patiently for your army to be revisited with new kits as you normally would. Did you really think that every single 40K army would be getting multiple new kits in the space of 6 months? Are you completely oblivious to how the GW development and release cycle works? I don’t recall them posting advertisements for an army of new designers/developers and doubling the size of their production facility, which is what would be required for your absurd expectations to make any kind of sense.

      • Firstly, I care more about the models than the rules, so this approach was never going to impress me, and I’ll concede the point.

        However, GW released the Indexes precisely so that every race had a playable ruleset in the new edition – that wasn’t very long ago, but already we’re seeing codexes being rushed out anyway? Bear in mind that we have no idea how long it will be before the Eldar, or IG, or Grey Knights etc. get another release window, so it’s quite likely that this will be it for those armies for many months, probably years.

        The Eldar have a huge number of extremely old kits in their range – I’m not complaining that GW haven’t magically found the resources to churn out dozens of new kits for every release since 8th edition hit. I am stating that the Eldar have a large number of models that are decades old at this point and still show no sign of being updated, so this release is disappointing and the article’s tag line is misleading.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          The good thing about 8th is the use of datasheet. With all datasheets being included in kits as they are released, it means GW can choose to add a new unit to an army at any time; without the need to worry about updating a codex.

          You’ve got to remember plastic kits are a large investment for GW (even if costs for moulds has come down from 10/15yrs ago). Replacing models with perfectly nice models is all well and good, but getting a return on the kit investment takes a lot longer. Many hobbyist simply won’t need them as they already have upteen units of them; and yes, sure, there will those hobbyist that ‘upgrade’ to plastic for the sake of it, but that is by far the minority.

          Couple with the fact the new releases currently only account for a 1/3 of sales (as highlighted in Annual reports). GW is far more interested in investing completely new stuff (from units or game etc…) that is more likely to tempt hobbyist into spending money. Whats slightly ironic is that alot of experienced, older hobbyist complain that GW never do stuff for them, and yet the slew of new stuff that comes out every month is, by in large, aimed at them and not solely at the hobbyist just starting out (for a long time everything is new to them!)

          • True, but GW did update the jetbikes (which were already plastic) and Wraithguard and, more recently, Eldrad. Those are all fantastic models and I’m very glad that GW chose to update them, so I don’t want to appear ungrateful! I’ve no idea about how well those sold, but the precedent is there. I agree that GW are much more likely to release brand new kits than update old ones, but when you’re looking at some models that over 20 years old at this point, it continues to be disappointing when another release window comes and goes, and so much still needs updating. The Shining Spears are really low-hanging fruit for instance, as the new jetbike kit already exists – just needs a sprue for the riders and they can stick it on shelves. The Aspect Warriors are a bigger problem due to the variety of designs. But plastic Warlocks would be easy to do too for instance and the Avatar could be done as a Primarch-sized kit and that would sell like hot cakes. Oh well.

          • Krev_Grazl

            Thanks for the planting the Avatar idea in my head. I’ll be thinking about that all week now!

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            Plastic Molds cost 100k+ to make.

            GW only sees like 40% of the ticket price for these models.

            if they sell a new kit for 40 bucks, that means GW is only seeing 16 bucks from each sale.

            Just to recoup the cost of the mold, GW has to sell 6,250 boxes. This is not even counting what it costs to design, cast, market, package, ship, etc. the kits.

            If we are to get new Eldar models, it will likely be in combined kits, that way it is cheaper for GW to make and market.


            – Jetbikes and Shining Spears.
            – Dire Avengers and Fire Dragons
            – Guardians and Storm Guardians
            – Farseer and Warlock

      • I_am_Alpharius

        I’m sure it won’t be every codex release that goes without a cache of new models with it. Sure its looking like its going to be an awful lot of them and as you say, that’s not really a bad thing; I mean beyond a Primarch or Special Character turned plastic, what do the classic chapters* really need? It certainly seem like GW aim is to have all the full codex’s out as soon as possible.

        *Although I seriously suspect ‘Classic’ SM won’t be getting any new plastics beyond Primarchs. It will be Primaris units only, as GW slowly phase out ‘classic’ SM. We’re far more likely to see ‘Classic’ SM characters being enhanced to Primaris status, as alluded to in the background.

        • Fergie0044

          “I’m sure it won’t be every codex release that goes without a cache of new models with it.”

          Oh i think it will. Or at least all the 7th Edition ones. We’ve seen this with chaos, GK, Ad Mech, Eldar and Nids – thats enough for this to be now be precedent.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Got to disagree. There are something like 30 different army factions*. That leaves roughly 17 other books (some things double up) to be done. Even with all the other releases for AoS and/or boxed games stuff. There is no way GW will go through 18 more codex’s without some of them getting new models. Current codex’s have been coming roughly every two weeks. If GW keeps that pace, then thats another 8.5 months until they are all done! So you’re saying no new 40K models for any codex until Sep/Aug 2019? Pull the other one.

            We are waiting on the following codices and my lose guesses on those getting new bits would be:
            – Blood Angels: No models in the first instance, possibility of a Primarch in the future.
            – Dark Angels: No models in the first instance, possibility of a Primarch in the future.
            – Deathwatch**: Possible models, but unlikely
            – Space Wolves: No models in the first instance, possibility of a Primarch in the future.
            – Adeptus Custodes/Sisters of Silence**: Likely candidate for additional models
            – Imperial Knights/Renegade Knights: Possible models, but unlikely
            – Thousand Sons: Likely. in the form of Vehicles akin to Deathguard
            – Chaos Demons: Possible models, but unlikely
            – Orks: No models
            – Harlequins: No models
            – Ynnari: Possible models, but unlikely
            – Necrons: No models
            – T’au Empire: No models
            – Genestealer Cults: Possible models, but unlikely
            – Drukari: No models
            – Sisters of Battle**: Pretty much a full relaunch

            *Note: Renegade Knights now have a separate tab. Can anybody smell either a Renegade Knight codex or combine book with Imperial Knights on the horizon.
            **I suspect the Inquisition may will be folded in to the these books.

          • Fergie0044

            Oh there will be new 40k I’m sure, but not tied to the codex releases. They can continue along with a new one ever 2 weeks completely independent from the rest of the release schedule.

            Datasheets in the boxes and point costs in the annual chapter approved book means that new models/kits don’t have to come with a new codex. I expect the new big set of 40k model releases will come out with a series of campaign books, like we saw at the end of 7th edition with the wulfen/TS. Most likely in early 2018.

            My prediction is Q4 2017 will be shadespire, a new full army for AoS and then the usual Christmas releases of terrain and new start collecting sets. Maybe the titan boxed game too.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            We know whats coming in November/December already. We are getting Nid Codex, Necromunda (likely two weekends worth) and there is the Elfin Blood Team coming and then all the Xmas focused products. Seriously won’t be any new armies.

          • Fergie0044

            ok cool. I was just guessing – didn’t know it was already known.

      • Me

        It is not about what GW did or did not do, it is about the stupid headline for this article. That’s like promising a sixteen year old a Corvette for his birthday and giving him a Hot Wheels toy when the time comes.

      • irvinil

        You should be kind and wiser with this eldar enthousiast.
        I hope you will apologise when plastic aspects and warlocks will be released next month.

  • Leics Fox

    Wow, another release with no new stuff; joy

    • Ghachii

      This isn’t an army launch, this is still the 8th Edition roll-out. How can you possibly expect them to release new kits for every army at the rate these codexes are being released? Take this release for what it is, not what you wish it was, and be grateful that you haven’t had to wait years for a new codex as was the case with every previous edition.

      • Leics Fox

        I play dark eldar; I have done my waiting, simply pointing out the odd direction they are taking for releases.

        • eMtoN

          I also play DE. I’m easy because I’d be happy with just a decent codex. 😉

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          It is not an odd direction. They are dumping the codexes on the market as fast as they think the community and stores can accept them.

          We will be getting a new Tyranid and Eldar Start Collecting box though.

  • Jacob Hewitt

    Wheres my Myphitic Blight Hauler!

    • Cergorach

      It melted…

    • I_am_Alpharius

      I imagine is coming late Nov/Dec, once Shadespire and Necromunda at released. However, I have a sneaking suspicion it will included in some kind of xmas Death Guard army set first, before coming out singley in say Jan/Feb.

      • Jacob Hewitt

        Its infuriating they release the entire range bar one unit :(, been holding back a big mini buying binge for that lil bastard.

  • memitchell

    The only large releases of all new minis are the brand new Primarus Marines and Death Guard. And, that’s not counting Rubic Marines at the end of 7th Edition. And, Deathwatch and Genestealer Cult before them. GW isn’t replacing existing minis as they release 10 codices. I would not be surprised if they go all in on a Space Marine chapter first.

  • EnTyme

    I was really hoping to see the Orc and Undead warbands for Shadespire this week. Oh well. On the bright side, at least I won’t be tempted to spend any money this weekend!

  • CG

    I thought Shadespire was pre-order last weekend and available for sale this weekend. Is this correct?

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Yes it is. Why are you asking? This is a list of this Saturdays Pre-orders.

      • CG

        It doesn’t say pre-orders, hence my confusion.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          A gotcha ya. Well whenever you see an article like this then, with that money picture, then 99% of the time it will be talking about this weeks pre-order. BoLS seems to use ‘releases’ synonymously with ‘pre-order’

  • Richard Mitchell

    The hand of darkness book looks awesome.

  • Gunther Clone C

    Any word on whether Harlequins are in this codex or not? I’m asking in case I need to get this for my Harlequin only army. Don’t care much for rest of Eldar, I just love their deity of ass-clownery.