GW: Wochenvorschau und Kill Team Preview
Kommenden Samstag kommt neben einem neuen Codex für die Eldar auch der erste Schwung an neuen Modellen, außerdem wurde der zweite Teil der kommenden Kill Team Nachmund Erweiterung vorgestellt, mit Chaos Space Marines und dem Inhalt der Box.
Sunday Preview – The Aeldari Warhost Arrives in Triumph
Prepare to welcome those who walk the many paths of the Aeldari, for next week’s pre-orders are all about everyone’s favourite pointy-hatted xenos.
Long since doomed by the birth of Slaanesh, the Aeldari are fighting back with a gargantuan release.
Codex: Aeldari has 200 pages absolutely crammed full of Aeldari content, with rules for Asuryani, Ynnari, and Harlequins, alongside a cornucopia of lore and many beautiful photos of their incredible miniatures. At only eight pages shorter than Codex: Space Marines, it contains a hefty campaign section, five separate psychic disciplines, and datasheets covering the Guardian foot-troops all the way to towering Wraithknights.
This is also available in a limited collector’s edition with a soft-touch cover and silver foil blocking to show off that gorgeous new artwork, as well as printed page edges and a black ribbon marker.
The reborn Phoenix Lord Maugan Ra is next up. Very few ever get to see him up close, so count yourselves lucky. Armed with his iconic scythed shuriken cannon, the Maugetar, he’s a multi-disciplinary demon on the battlefield.
This lethal and legendary Phoenix Lord is the progenitor of the Dark Reapers, an Aspect that wages war by unleashing devastating long-ranged salvos. These skeleton-faced folk get an all-new plastic kit, with a range of head options, and an Exarch with a choice of tempest launcher, Aeldari missile launcher, shuriken cannon, or reaper launcher.
While might is almost always right in the 41st Millennium, it doesn’t always need to be delivered from the barrel of a warm gun. The Aeldari are expert psykers, scrying runes and launching eldritch bolts at their foes. The vanguard of these brain-geniuses are the Warlocks, who often go to battle in conclaves, overwhelming their opponents with potent psychic energy.
As a dying race struggling for survival, every Aeldari who can fight, must fight. Those who don’t walk a specific warrior Path don armour and fight as Guardians, defending their craftworlds to the bitter end. These come in two flavours, Guardian Defenders – who wield deadly shuriken catapults and come with a heavy weapons platform, and Storm Guardians – a close-combat focused militia who fight under the protection of a Serpent Shield. Whichever you pick, they will likely be the bulk of your Aeldari armies.
Dice and Datacards
You can display your love of all things Aeldari on the table with this set of gem-effect dice, complete with an Aeldari rune on the six – perfect for rolling your Strands of Fate pool every turn.
Unsurprisingly, Codex: Aeldari contains a ton of Stratagems and psychic powers, given that it crams in three whole armies. In order to make sure you aren’t overwhelmed by the choice, forced to flip through your book like a young Warlock prepping for his Path exams, grab this pack of 93 reference cards.*
The Triumvirate of Ynnead
As the latest Aeldari faction to arise, the Ynnari have access to three powerful Characters who are available separately for the first time.
First up is Yvraine, the emissary of Ynnead, the god of death. A powerful psyker in her own right, she also wields one of the powerful Croneswords – and has a nice Gyrinx.
Despite her psychic presence and fearsome swordsmanship, Yvraine is always accompanied by her loyal bodyguard, the Visarch. Also armed with a Cronesword, he’s clad in a suit of Bel-Anshoc armour from which he can draw upon various personalities of past wearers. If your foes want to take a swipe at Yvraine, then the Visarch will be there to meet them in bloody combat.
While the Asuryani await the return of a red-hot new Avatar, the murderous manifestation of Kaela Mensha Khaine, the Ynnari have the Yncarne, the herald of the God of the Dead, who appears in a whirl of freezing ectoplasm. This chilling entity is exceptionally deadly on the battlefield and the perfect heavy-hitter for your Ynnari forces.
* We assume they do Psyker A-levels or something similar.
The New Chaos Space Marines Kill Team is Here – and They’ve Got a Host of New Ways to SlayWe’ve still not quite recovered from seeing the amazing new Corsair Voidscarred that we saw two weeks ago – but who will they be facing off against in Kill Team: Nachmund? It could only be the Heretic Astartes.
As we’ve seen from the Eldritch Omens boxed set, there’s really no love lost between the Aeldari and the Chaos Space Marines. The Legionaries in Kill Team: Nachmund come with an additional sprue over their heretical brethren, packed with cool details and weapons to give them even more ways to kill Aeldari.
Much like the T’au Pathfinders from the Kill Team: Chalnath set, this box provides a ton of new customisation options for an existing kit. Legionary kill team commanders are going to be spoilt for choice.
You’ll be able to dominate the battlefield with a range of operatives. Like to gun down your enemies from distance? The Heavy Gunner’s reaper chaincannon will cut a swathe through your foes. Prefer to get up close and personal? The Shrivetalon is bound to leave a mark with his flensing blades. Need some psychic support? That’s where the Balefire Acolyte comes in.
These operatives are painted up in Black Legion colours (the home for ambitious heretics of any persuasion) but these kit enhancements would look at home in most other Legions. The giant axe is perhaps indication of a Khornate mindset, while the Butcher’s fondness for flayed skin could be indicative of a Nostraman origin. The Balefire Acolite has a book and some flames – the symbolism is obvious for any follower of The Word.
Now that we’ve seen all the miniatures from the new Kill Team boxed set, let’s look at what else is underneath that cardboard lid.
Along with two full kill teams, you get a rulebook featuring details of kill teams in War Zone Nachmund and some new missions that pit the Aeldari Corsairs against the Chaos Space Marines. You also get a lot (and we mean a lot) of Sector Mechanicus terrain for your kill teams to fight over, around, and on top of.
This terrain lets you create your own little corner of the Nachmund Gauntlet and provides your operatives plenty of cover as they make their way across the battlefield. There are also rules that let you use hatches to explore underground and smog stacks that belch toxic smoke into the atmosphere.
Kill Team: Nachmund will be available to pre-order soon.
Quelle: Games Workshop