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Aus dem fernen Osten von Mittelerde führt der Drachenkaiser seine Truppen im Namen des Dunklen Lords in die Schlacht, während die Aeldari mit zwei neuen Fliegern für Aeronautica Imperialis den Himmel der fernen Zukunft von Warhammer 40.000 erobern wollen.
Lead Your Easterlings to Certain Victory With the Awe-inspiring Dragon Emperor of Rhûn
The empire of Rhûn sits in the mysterious eastern lands of Middle-earth, home to dragon-worshipping cults, dark magics, and skilled warriors. Many know that Rhûn is ruled by the Dragon Emperor, but precious few have ever seen him in person – until now.
Far from just a political figure, the Dragon Emperor is an incredibly lethal combatant in his own right, and can lead your forces as the Easterlings’ first ever Hero of Legend. Few can best him, with the Elven-made Emperor’s Glaive deflecting attacks and striking back in equal measure.
His palanquin is carried by six members of the elite Black Dragons, who can all get a few swings of their own in. Their strength and discipline makes the palanquin a sturdy fighting platform for the Emperor, who uses his vantage point to command the Easterlings with greater finesse.
Fighting alongside the Emperor in the flesh is a proud moment for Rhûn’s warriors, who dare not disgrace themselves within his sight. His Stand Fast! action reaches Easterlings across the entire board – including Easterling Heroes – and any nearby units able to see the majestic Royal Palanquin fight harder in its presence.
Should his very fancy ride be destroyed – or voluntarily abandoned – the Dragon Emperor continues on foot with his remaining Black Dragons in tow. They don’t count as any choices for his warband either, allowing him to amass a huge number of troops in one well-defended place.
Stay tuned for more information on when you’ll get your hands on the mighty Dragon Emperor.
Asuryani Aspect Warriors and Seers Take to the Skies in Aeronautica Imperialis
Fans of the Aeldari and Aeronautica should look sharp – two new aircraft are prepping for takeoff. Foes of the Aeldari will want to look even sharper… they’re both extremely deadly.
Featuring a distinctive sleek silhouette, piloted by a spiritseer, and armed with eldritch weapons capable of forcing an enemy pilot to literally give up the ghost, Hemlock Wraithfighters are utterly terrifying at Short and Mid range.
Three dice may not seem like much, but they cause Damage on a roll of two or better, and two points of Damage on a three or better! Most weapons in this game don’t even scratch the paintwork until they start rolling fours or fives, so this sort of reliable damage is unmatched.
And with the peerless speed and agility (and yes, they also have the Jink special rule) you expect from an Asuryani fighter, you’ll be lining up shots all over the board, with a very real chance at taking out an enemy fighter in every round. They can even line up effective strafing runs at ground targets, taking out tough bunkers in one fusillade while other aircraft might have to circle around for second run.
Piloted not by a seer, but an Aspect Warrior, Nightshade Interceptors will rattle any opponent that has to face them in a protracted dogfight. Known as Crimson Hunters, these pilots live up to their name, striking out with pinpoint-accurate lasers to carve their targets into burning chunks.
By combining the incredible technology of the Aeldari and the training and focus of an Aspect Warrior, Nightshades can swerve out of deadly crossfires. They have the speed to avoid enemy fighters, while keeping their own weapons effective at long range.
Nightshade Interceptors flash across the Area of Engagement, striking at high-priority targets, flying circles around their stunned foes. They’re perfect snipers to bolster your roster.
These two new specialised Fighters round out a solid Asuryani roster, which already boasts light fighters and bombers, and two larger bombers. This makes the Aeldari one of the fastest and most versatile factions, with a tool for every scenario.
Quelle: Games Workshop