I am still in the middle of digesting the new Tau Empire Codex. Despite this, Games Workshop’s recent breakneck speed seems to continue unabated, with Craftworld Eldar apparently up next.
Though I have no way to back-up or verify the rumours floating about, I thought I’d share these flowery whispers about the upcoming Eldar Codex, simply because I found them cute.
If the rumours are right, the upcoming (near-default) two flyers for the Craftworld Eldar have been baptised with plant-names: Nightshade and Hemlock.
#1 – The Warseer Rumours
Rumours via Warseer (emphasis mine)
The main hull and wings are common across both builds. It’s amazing how different tail and fin positioning can alter the look of the aircraft though
- Downward angling of the primary wings (about 30º I’d estimate)
- Canards are very slightly angled down, but near horizontal
- Engines are mounted in pods in the wings
- One weapon mounted centreline under the hull, and one in a pod in each wing
- Has a single vertical stabiliser mounted on the centreline of the aircraft
- Twin “vertical” stabilisers (they’re actually about 30º from horizontal), one mounted on each engine pod.
#2 – Rumoured Eldar Flyer Rules
What else is there? Well, apparently the Eldar flyers will be the first to make use of the (kinda Eldar’ish) Vector Dancer Rule (p. 43 of the Warhammer 40K mini-rulebook), allowing them to make an extra pivot after moving by trading in the ability to move Flat Out in the following turn.
Makes sense to have a new, but so far unused 6th Edition rule finally make it into the game.
What do you hope to see in the (allegedly) upcoming Eldar Codex for Warhammer 40K?
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