With the new Eldar codex now out, its exciting that specific craftworlds/and other groups are going to be handled with smaller 32 page supplement. (Watch every supplement be exactly 32 pages like the codices are all 104).


This first supplement Iyanden, is supposed to be released on June 15th, and yes, I will end up with it and get a review out as soon as I can get it (on release day hopefully again at midnight).

I cannot wait for more of these to be released for each army, and look forward to hearing more information about which ones will be released in the future.

For now though, regarding the new supplement, it is supposed to consist of the following.
*Full Color Book with New Artwork
*Detailed Background of the craftworld and its people
*New Timelines (for some reason I always read these in detail)
*Colour Schemes and iconography of different houses within Iyanden
*New Rules

What are these rules? Well we were shown a brief of them in the GW video released here
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/wnt/blog.jsp?pid=9400002-gws

And of course a another dedicated person was able to slow down those video shots to give us the following rules that were released by GW for the video for the supplement

via Games Workshop and written by a reader for the community
Wargear:
*Celestial Lance - 35pts
This crystal lance was once borne by Drastanta, Tempest of Starlight and Phoenix Lord of the Shining Spears. Alas, Drastanta was ever over-proud and much given to needless lone battles. Drastanta came late to Asurmen's final stand and found his mentor already fallen before the foul might of the Keeper of Secrets N'kari. Keening with rage and sorrow, Drastanta slew the Daemon, the energies of the lance shattering the creature's vile spirit. Drastanta emerged from the fires of Asure where his mentor had not, but he soon vanished into the tumult of the war-torn galaxy. In the centuries since his final recorded battle, the Celestial Lance has passed from shrine to shrine and craftworld to craftworld, the better to keep alive the tales...

*The Wraithforge Stone - 30pts
This was once the waystone of the long dead Bonesinger Ivaril Brightshard. It was Ivaril who aided Mehlendri Silversoul in adapting the infinity circuit into a soul reservoir, and Iyanden has never known a more skilled shaper than he. Ivaril's soul has long since departed into the infinity circuit, but legend tells that the echo of it remains in the Wraithforge Stone and allows its bearer to manipulate wraithbone into new forms just as Ivavril once did.

*During each of your Movement phases, nominate a single Wraithlord or Wraithknight within 6" of the bearer and roll a D6. On a roll of a 1 or 2 nothing happens. On a...

*Warlords - When choosing an Iyanden army, you can choose one Wraithlord or Wraithknight to be your Warlord, even though it is not an HQ choice.

*Shadow Council - Iyanden army may take up to 5 Spirit Seers as a single HQ choice, rather than 1.

*Gifts of Asuryan - Any character in your army that may select Remants of Glory, may instead select from Gifts of Asuryan presented opposite, as the points cost shown. A character cannot choose items from both lists. Note the Wraithforge Stone and Guardian Helm of Xallathon do not replace a weapon.

*Spiritseer Psychic Powers - Any Iyanden Spiritseer that generates his psychic powers from the Runes of Battle discipline treats Voice of Twilight (see below) as their Primaris Power, rather than Conceal/Reveal

*Warlord Traits - An Iyanden Warlord may roll on the Warlord Traits table presented here, instead of those in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook or Codex: Eldar.

*1 A Hero For Ages Past and Future - This is a soul of peerless lineage, its every deed a redoubled echo of forebears long dead.

Rolle a D3; the Warlord can make this many re-rolls over the course of the game. These re-rolls can be used for To Hit rolls, To Wound rolls, Armour Penetration rolls and saving throws.

50 Comments:

  1. First of many? Chaos legions, please!!!!!

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    2. And the first one: Iron Warriors.

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    4. Ulthwe where fortune is primaris

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    5. there will never be legions... its already being done int he heresy books fw... but there's plenty of options for chaos supplements out there

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  2. It says 32 pages of background and storyline. I think the book is larger than 32 pages.

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    1. The apple store says the book is 122 pages. They probably include the covers, so the meat of the book is likely 120.

      So, you're right about the 32 pages being dedicated to the background and storyline.

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  3. YEEEES, this is how we will get legion specific wargear. I can't wait for a CSM supplement! I want a nurgle daemon weapon for my lords darnit

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    1. Dream on, its not going to be a legions/cult list

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  4. Legions and Ork Clans please! Could finally break Dow and do a proper Iron Hands army...

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  5. The book looks pretty good, but but there will be very expensive.

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  6. Here Here. Tau wont get much out of this, but Chaos badly needs it. Their existing codex has almost no flavor...

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    1. I can see a Kroot supplement and a Farsight Enclave one...

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    2. Maybe a return of the . . . SQUATS! as part of the Tau Empire . . .

      A chance to use my old squat army again? pleeeeaaaase? :p

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    3. Jervis Johnson has repeatedly stated they won't be bringing them back (I think). My Squat bikers and trikes will have to remain on the shelf :( :(

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  7. Hmm... how about an actual cultist army? With perhaps more than one very basic type of cultist unit?

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    1. This! They could easily pair it with a cultist box set with more options.

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  8. I feel like this may be the way Black Templar's are going to be released.It would make sense. Maybe there is some hope for some salamander love too!

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    1. I bet there wont be salamanders suppliment they are a codex chapter and the codex codex is out this year... and I will maintain and prey that there will never be a black templar book/suppliment

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  9. So much potential for the future here. Marine Chapters, Chaos Legions, Ork Klans etc. Exciting times to be a 40k player.

    Great to have ya back Natfka :)

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  10. WORLD EATERS NEXT! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

    I think World Eaters should get it because I like them, Iron Warriors need it so they can take basalisk again, and Emperors Children needs more things with Noise weapons. Infact if all Chaos Legions got one it would be cool, as none of them are really the same functionally.

    Space Marines would be nice for chapters that differ from the Codex Astartes in some way. I'd like to see one for the Imperial Fist and successor chapters that aren't Black Templar. Let them all have Emperors Champions just like in Seventh Retribution.

    But the Space Marine chapter that needs it the most in my opinion is Salamanders. They use to have a lot of things for just them and they lost that after 3rd/4th ed.

    Hopefully the pump out a lot of these.

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  11. And when 7th edition comes out, more books that will never be updated again. Reference Codex Craftworld Eldar, or The Lost and the Damned list from the Eye of Terror campaign supplement.

    I can't help but feel like this is a cash grab. The rules for this should have been in the Codex with this supplement just being fluff like the high elf regiments book

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    1. Can't really call it a cash grab, they're not essential books; you can play just as well with a main codex.

      It gives players the option of customising their army further if they care enough to afford to. A good thing.

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    2. I don't think we can make that call until we see the additional rules. I wasn't too impressed with the relics in the book. Those gifts and warlord traits might be better than the core codex. Not to mention having a wraith knight as your warlord could be game breaking for some armies

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    3. Since they are considered codex supplements, I imagine they use the other book's statlines for most things, so when the main book is updated they just FAQ any specialized units. Or if you have the digital version everything just auto-updates. Honestly ebooks could help with a lot of the edition problems if GW got them on one or two additional platforms (most likely Win 8 and Android), but we'll see if they ever get over the fear of the unknown.

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    4. I also forgot...being able to have FIVE spiritseers as a single HQ choice could be huge. Especially with runes of battle looking as good as it does.

      This supplement was written by the Great One. It is bound to turn Eldar up to Eleven.

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    5. I much prefer physical books to digital ones. Books don't have a battery life or plug in. They also never get out dated or become incompatable with existing systems. (content excluded)
      This all said I am over joyed at the prospect of supplamental books to core army books. Though I do not intend on playing Iyanden myself. I do intend on buying the book to provide monitary insentive to follow this path with other books.

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    6. The Lost and the Damned remember our Codex .. we will be back... :D

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  12. Could they not do combined supplements i.e. angels of death which used to cover both blood angels and dark angels. Chaos could have 'The Ruinous Legions' for World Eaters, Thousand Sons, Emperors Children and Death Guard. Then something like 'Forsaken Brotherhoods' for the remaining four, thus meaning only 2 supplements are needed instead of 8 to cover all legions

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    1. Yeah I was definitely thinking 8 is too many supplements to release for one army, but who knows, maybe theyre cheap to produce.

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  13. Could we get a mini Kroot codex with one of these?

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  14. Did any other lore nerds/Eldar lovers out there freak out a bit when they read the words, "Phoenix Lord of the Shining Spears?"

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  15. This looks really, really good (at least from the pics).

    If this book is as good as it appears, I would LOVE to see the Chaos Legions released like this!!!

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  16. The apple store says the book is 121 pages.

    32 pages is of background and storyline.

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    1. I dont think that is correct. After all a full codex is only 104 pages long. I can't see this supplement being bigger than a codex.

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    2. The ibookstore says that codex's are 214 pages long, so these supplements are probably about 50-60 pages long.

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    3. iBook pages do NOT equal real world pages.

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  17. As a longtime Iyanden player I can only say one thing: Yes! YES!
    Can't wait to unleash even more wraithfun.

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  18. Could i finally get my Steele Legion please.

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  19. Torrent, here I come. Sorry, but I'm not paying THE FULL PRICE OF A CODEX, for what is essentially half a codex...

    Unless the initial rumors are false and it won't be $49.50.

    On the matter, if they do keep this up, I'd love to see a Farsight Enclave supplement as well as a Kroot supplement, and yes, ones for the various IG regiments, hive fleets, Tomb Worlds/Dynasties of the Necrons, and a Freebootas supplement would ROCK as well!

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  20. Voting with your wallet works both ways, guys.

    Those of you who are freaking out for Chaos Legions, etc. ... I'd seriously suggest taking a long look at Iyanden and maybe picking it up. I realize that may not be the most popular opinion to put out there, but the more successful we make this first "expansion" supplement, the more they'll make in the future.

    Personally, I think this can only be a good thing for the hobby as a whole.

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    1. Agreed, although my allegiance is with Biel Tan I'll be picking up all the Eldar supplements to encourage GW to produce more.

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  21. Renegade Guardsmen!
    Chaos Legions!
    Fallen Angels!
    Come on, GW. Do it!

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    1. ...cypher?

      Well that's wishful thinking on my part. This supplement will clearly be successful for GW in terms of sales. They would have no choice but to back track and do supplements for all the codices that have been released so far.

      Would be good business for them and make a lot of us fans happy.

      ANYTHING to add to the chaos codex will make me happy.

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  22. At the Iyanden book's rules pages to total pages ratio, they are going to need about a hundred supplements to cover various Marine chapters, Traitor legions, IG regiments, Ork Klanz, Craftworlds, Kabals, Tau member races, Necron dynasties, etc.

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    1. Yep... Think of how much money they could make off of all that...

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