I know it was their first codex supplement for 6th edition, and to be honest I expected them to sell really well. What did not expect was for the limited edition versions to sell out so quickly.  So yes, they are now sold out on the US Games Workshop site. I would imagine the other sites are also getting close if not there already as well.


What does this mean? The future of Codex Supplements looks bright. I love this, and I am very glad these were a success,and I cannot wait to discover what codex supplement is next. A success for Games Workshop with these supplements, insures that more will be coming.

On the eldar side of things, I do hope that Alaitoc are next. Whether you play them or not, there needs to be another character besides Illic Nightspear, to allow pathfinders back into the game.


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  1. I wouldn't equate the ltd editions selling out as a success for the whole supplement idea. Not that it's not a good idea and won't be successful, but this doesn't prove anything as ltd editions always sell out fast.

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    1. given the high;y limited numbers I'd have been shocked if they didn't sell out

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  2. All it takes is for at least someone high up at GW to realise they can essentially double their money by releasing a few supplements without tweaking the core rules or making new models and they will continue to be released.

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  3. Sold out in UK and Australia sites too

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  4. Both the limited edition and the normal supplement are sold out in the USA games workshop site.

    Glad I ordered mine...

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  5. Saim Hann next, they have no character :(

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    1. Nor do Biel-Tan and they both need new models (But the bikes have already been leaked)

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  6. Hey Natfka, my opinion from Spain, Europe. I don't like the idea of a supplement that has the same price than the codex, i think it's really expensive paying the same.

    And in the other hand, i know most of you don't care, not bc im calling you bad people XD, but i would like to read my books in spanish... so paying the same as i did for my spanish Codex and get a supplement only in english it's not that good for me.

    Only my opinion. Im glad you are enjoying eldar thta much !!! (as i do =P). Sorry for my english.

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  7. I'm from italy and here the economical recession is hitting very hard, i know very few people who can afford to buy all the stuff you need now to build a whole wh40k army: it was already very expensive when you had to buy one codex (since the big raise of prices with 6th ed codicies), now it's frankly impossible. When i started this hobby 25 years ago, all you neededed to play was the plastic marine box and the core rules (i mean the rogue trader book). Then thankfully we got more and more stuff, more and more miniatures, codicies, books etc... That's all right, because it was improving this hobby a lot. I have the feeling now that these are not improvements anymore, it's just making you pay for 2 books when you should pay for only one.

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    1. It's not making you pay for anything, because you don't have to buy them. Not even to play an Iyanden themed army.

      If you don't want to pay for it, don't.

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    2. That was implicit from the beginning, i think. What i was saying is pretty clear: it's not that i don't wanna pay for it, it's that i can't... So GW have pushed me out of the market of it's potential customers. I've been playing WH40K for 25 years and i'm never been in a position where playing this game was too expensive for me. Now it is. Ofc i will not buy it, but who's loosing here? I guess both me, since i can't play this game no more, and GW, who will not be able to get the money i was spending on their products untill now. I'm not saying they are wrong: i'm saying that the game i've been playing for such a long time it's getting different because lot of people will not be able to afford to play it, or at least to keep updated at playing it.
      On the other side, i see what they are trying to do: the market is much more globalized now than 25 years ago, so even if they make WH40K a more expensive "elite" game, they are gonna sell even more than before. It's in their right to do it, in the end we are a capitalist economy, it's the market that decides.

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    3. Ah...Rogue Trader. I remember going to England in 1990 and buying a F-Ton of blisters at 2.99 pounds for 5 lead miniatures! Those were fun days. I must say the quality of the minis has greatly improved since the Rogue Trader days. The Space Marines were soo tiny. They also had a Toughness of 3 and Power Armour had a save of only 4+. Plus, they ran like bitches when they failed a morale test.

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    4. yeah but remember that before any codex existed you could equip your marine with anything you wanted. mine had mesh armour under power armour and everyone had a conversion field... lol!

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  8. Same here. I would buy every eldar supplement but only if ithey did't have such a ridiculous price. Seriously, same as the codex?! WTH?!

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  9. Yup Saim Hann is next from a little birdie

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    1. Here's hoping the jet bikes will come with that

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  10. I heard there was only 500 copies of the LE Iyanden supplement not the what 2000 of the regular Limited Editions. So if it there was only that amount even if it was 1000 its no surprise it sold out so quickly. Also it was only $85(lol I use "only" comparably to the $100 of the regular LE) so its not as much more as a normal LE.

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  11. So much for the people who thought these would bomb because of the price.

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  12. I wonder if these supplements will be allowed in tournament play and how well are they balanced against other armies..

    AND if every army gets one.. I don't think they'll be making a 'Sa'cea, a Codex: Tau Empire supplement'.

    They'll probably be making the kroot or possibly the Farsight enclaves, but its not really the same thing here, as the Space marine chapters and and Eldar Craftworlds have been merely different color schemes until now (Not in fluff of course, but the different Tau septs also have their unique traits fluff wise).

    Now, one that i really would like to see are the Daemon supplements for different gods. THAT would be awesome!!

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  13. Forget the rest get the Ulthwe done, I have the Iyanden one I like it.

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  14. The one thing thats a bit annoying is that you'll need ab awful lot of books. Say marines will.get such a supplement, if i want to play a certain army thats the rulebook SM core codex, SM supplement, eldar core codex, eldar supplement and death from above or what its called. 6 hardcover books to play 1 army - they REALLY need to publish rulebook and codexes for android....

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  15. I have heard rumors of Apoc rules coming out per faction too. So, to get into this hobby, you will eventually need the rulebook ($75), the army codex ($50), and an army suppliment ($50). That's $175 in books - and you still have to buy the models. Then, if you want to play apocalypse, you will need the apoc rulebook (at least $75) and possbility a suppliment for your army ($50).

    Gee, wonder why there aren't many new players getting into 40K?

    Good news? Don't think so.

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    1. Well if you want you can by the Dark Vengeance set for about $100. Then a codex for $50. And we've had 5 codexes and only one has had a supplement so far so I don't think those will be mandatory either.

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  16. "On the eldar side of things, I do hope that Alaitoc are next. Whether you play them or not, there needs to be another character besides Illic Nightspear, to allow pathfinders back into the game."

    More likely it'll be a case of choosing to play an 'Army of Alaitoc' will just auto-unlock pathfinders rather than adding in any new special characters. Though no doubt new characters will be added into the background fluff. Course that's just based on the Iyanden Codex which puts a great focus on both Iyanna Arienal and Farseer Kelmon in the fluff but doesn't actually provide any distinct rules for them. (Well aside from the 'mastery level 3 spiritseer' in the echoes of war scenario section)

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  17. what other sites should be sold out?
    its english only LOL :D

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  18. why would the do Alaitoc next?
    its not like there is a new model to push comeing soon. I rather bet on Saim-han and new jetbikes

    but then again i don´t see the point in these 2 page extra rules upgrade dexes.

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  19. To be honest, to all those still stating they; "would not buy it" or that it's "too expensive". I would say; GW doesn't need your money, others who are willing to pay for it at that price have bought it and that has met our expected demand. If their expected demand is met it is clearly above their break even point, so they are happy.

    It all comes down to (in very simple terms):
    I can sell 10 for $100
    or 20 for $40, but not 20 for $50.

    Therefore the only logical reason why they would deliberately keep prices low would be to increase market share, which they are clearly not doing (should be doing, but are not).

    The real problem is, is that we as consumers are spoilt by the globalisation of technology and economies of scale. Android/IoS app creators can afford to sell their apps for $1, because even if only 50 thousand people buy them world wide (The market size is 3 Billion, make it 1 Billion who speak english and perhaps halve it again for those who can afford an additional $1 out of their pay check and suddenly we see that 50,000 out of 500,000,000 is a fairly conservative number). We as consumers though, only see that it cost us a dollar and therefore have come to expect quality, for a low price.

    Old GW doesn't seem to be aware of this yet and so rather than adapting their business model and expanding, than are entrenching and defending their position, which while also being a valid strategy, it's not the one I believe to the best option. This is based mainly on my experience coming from the MMO gaming community, where I have seen the key success factors of: Make it affordable, constantly update, constantly communicate sell in small chunks/yearly cycles to generate millions of dollars of profit. Sure, the appeal of table top wargaming will likely never ever reach the heights of computer gaming, but I don't see why the same model cannot be successful.

    Therefore, can you all please stop complaining about the PRICE of GW products and start complaining about their business model? You will a) Sound more informed and B) Provide a logical argument that GW shareholders actually understand.

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    1. Sir, I think you are REALLY right. Loved your words.

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  20. Games Workshop is really good at BASIC marketing ploys. Woo a couple of pages of "special" rules they could have squeezed into the basic codex. Yes more fluff they used to put that in white dwarf to bad they could not simply do some editing and make rhe codex bigger to match the price.

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  21. I'm kinda hoping that they'll go back to some of the older 6E codexes and produce supplements for them gives em a chance to bring baxck legion rules for CSMs

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  22. The non-LE edition is listed as "No Longer Available" and it's sold out - are they printing more, or did I miss my chance?

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    1. Just got confirmation - they're reprinting the non-LE book.

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  23. This might have been said before but to reiterate - selling out does not equal success. The print runs are so low that they would sell them anyway.

    And GW has a very short term view on things - they can fool people once with the Iyandem supplement or the brilliant "limited" Iyanden collection that saves you 0€, but they are likely to be losing much more in the long term from dissatisfied customers.

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