Tabletop Spotlight: Craftworld Releases

Games Workshop has some new goodies for Craftworld Eldar players – come take a quick look at the releases!

Our buddies at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over the Eldar goods this week to show off what you can expect at your FLGS from Games Workshop:

First and foremost, the new Codex is out – Craftworlds! That’s right, all you Eldar players have a new ‘dex to play with and I can say that there are some pretty mean things in the book waiting for you to try out. In particular, I’m becoming a fan of the Eldar Webway Strike stratagem which allows you to deploy up to 2 units on the table anywhere over 9″ away. I’m finding it’s a great way to drop in some Wraithguard with D Weapons right where I want them.

The book itself is exactly what you’d expect – it’s got tons of new lore that picks up almost immediately after the events of Gathering Storm. On top of that, all units in the book have background you can read about as well as all the rules/abilities/wargear/psychic powers/etc. you’ve come to expect.

For that reason do also recommend checking out the Datacards for the Eldar. These are pretty handy due to the fact that the Eldar have so many new things to keep track off. With a total of 18 Psychic Powers and 20+ stratagems, it’s a nice to have deck.

If you’re brand new to the Eldar, the Start Collecting! Craftworlds box is a really good deal. If you the math, the discount is over 40% off MSRP if you bought the units individually! That’s a deal no matter how you slice it. Plus, Wraithlords are good now. At Toughness 8 with 10 wounds…yeah. All these new releases are out now so what are you waiting for? Go join a Craftworld and fight the tide today!

 

Start Collecting! Craftworlds $85

 

Though they once ruled the stars, the Aeldari brought about a terrible curse that shattered their empire forever. Crossing the galaxy on their vast world-ships, lead by the most powerful psykers in the universe, they rage hard against the dying of the light. Under the leadership of Farseers, psychics capable of planning thousands of years into the future with patience and confidence unmatched by any race, the Aeldari wish to see their empire burn brightly once more, illuminated by the glory of total war, before fate consigns them to dark oblivion.

 

Codex: Craftworlds $40

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.

 

Datacards: Craftworlds $15

Designed to make it easier to keep track of Tactical Objectives, psychic powers and Stratagems in games of Warhammer 40,000, this set of 78 cards – each featuring artwork on the reverse – is an indispensable tool in the arsenal of any Craftworlds gamer.

 

The Eldar have arrived and are ready to defend their dying empire – and they WILL take you out with them…

  • Chris Hateley

    “Releases” in this instance meaning they’ve re-boxed stuff that has been available for years. Wake me up when there’s a new Avatar and Phoenix Lords to replace the ones that are older than some adult players.

    • Dioscuri

      Some plastic aspect warriors would be nice, too. The Dire Avengers are great but it sucks that iconic Eldar units like Howling Banshees and Fire Dragons only come in resin.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Yes, because all the other armies have been receiving lots of plastic releases along side their new codexes, lol.

      • Charon

        To be fair, lots of minis from the Eldar range are not even from this century.

        • Heinz Fiction

          Or millenium for that matter…

          • Chad Underdonk

            From the “Dark Millennium” I think…

      • Chris Hateley

        The other armies don’t have models that are from the early 90’s.

        • bfmusashi

          Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagnaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrr!

        • YetAnotherFacelessMan

          *clips of noise marines, Lucius, and the metal sorcerers play to the tune of ‘In the Arms of an Angel’*

          • Chris Hateley

            The Avatar and phoenix lords are twice as old as all that stuff. I was 12 when I got into the hobby and those models were in stores then. I’m now 35.

          • YetAnotherFacelessMan

            I’m not arguing that they need new stuff. I’m just arguing that your statement is inaccurate. Your sentiment is fine… but I’d rather have plastic sisters before plastic eldar, myself. You’ve got plastic troops, which is more than sisters can say.

        • ILikeToColourRed

          chaos space marines + daemons beg to differ

  • GiftoftheMagi

    New? Nothing new.

  • Spacefrisian

    I wonder how long it will take for gw to release an Autarch on foot with a glaive.

    Or if they fix the current lackluster entry that puts up the middle finger to the lore.
    Its agood thing they been called out on this on there Facebook page, maybe it will help if we all spam friendly requests on this.

    • Jimmy van der Poel

      They already have a model of an Autarch on foot with a could-count-as-glaive spear, namely Prince Yriel…sad, I know. Or take a Dire Avenger Exarch with a head swap, some other extra goodies and voila 😉 But yeah, was wondering the same thing when I read the codex entry.

  • Steven Walter

    Anybody else super happy with hemlock Wraith fighters now?

    For the points, it is far better to take 7 hemlocks over a single Revenant titan for 1500pts. Those str 12 flamers work better than a sonic lance now and match a pulsar. They get to wound most vehicles on 3+ (some on 2+) and infantry on 2+ basically always and since we get two of the D-scythes we can split fire.

    So happy the plastic range is better than the forgeworld range by a mile <3 (I buy lots of forgeworld, I just dont think FW should intrinsicly be better)