Codex Supplements have taken us by storm, and I truly believe that everyone is just dying to hear any information on whether or not their army will get one. Well, when it comes to Eldar, there are two more on the way.


Please remember that these are rumors.

via Stickmonkey on Faeit 212
I'd heard Biel-Tan was being worked on after Iyaden, and Saim-Hann was later.  But from what I've heard lately it seems the supplements are pure labors of love, and not necessarily slotting into releases like we've traditionally thought.  That they are following a "when it's done" release scheme, and not strict deadlines.  Multiple digital supplements in a month would also not be unheard of.

There is a lot going on.  I've heard scattered rumors of 2014 seeing many new models introduce to codexes with rules in box, but I haven't confirmed this.

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  1. "There is a lot going on. I've heard scattered rumors of 2014 seeing many new models introduce to codexes with rules in box, but I haven't confirmed this."

    What does that mean?

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    1. Could be like the big guns for apocalypse. Rather than have WD rules, or internet rules, the rules for new models come in the box.

      New models meaning NEW.

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    2. Which would mean that the units would become similar to Warmachine/Horde, since warmachine/horde models all have their rules/actions outlined on a "playing card" in the box.

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    3. Sounds like they are going back to a more traditional style that they used to follow with White dwarf rules and I even remember buying models from armorcast that had vehicle data sheets in them back in the early 90's

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  2. It would be an easy way to faq a new model into an existing codex :)

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    1. Yes it would but not everybody who plays this game has easy access to the internet to get these FAQs or is aware that they even exist.

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    2. If that's true, then the FAQ's don't matter for them anyway. Even 3rd world countries have easy access to Internet. If you don't, you shouldn't be spending precious resources on this game.

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    3. More than 50% of the world doesn't have easy access to internet due to infrastructure, that doesn't mean the individual doesn't have resources, it means the area around them doesn't so in short, you're wrong.

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  3. would be a brilliant way to add mercenaries into the game, make Loxatl, Hrud, Tarellian Dog Soldiers...

    hell even Kroot...

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  4. I wonder what the 4th will be. Alaitoc/Ulthwe. Probably Ulthwe. Was there ever a confirmation of a set number of them for codex?

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    1. Please be Ulthwe....I want my Ulthwe

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    2. I would be increadibly surprised if they waited that long for the Alaitoc supplement, considering it's clearly already been planned and worked on.

      It's practically stated in black and white in the Eldar Codex. Go read Illic Nightspear's "Walker of the Hidden Path" special rule...specifically mentions a unit from the Alaitoc supplement.

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    3. It doesn't mention a unit from the Alaitoc supplement... it mentions a unit from the Eldar Codex. Alaitoc PAthfinders they may be, but their rules are all there in the standard Codex.

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    5. So I just found where they are, you are correct sir!

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  5. Was the rumor of those eldar models spotted in a warehouse last year ever de-bunked? Could those Xentarchs that were mentioned have been made with the Biel-Tan supplement in mind?

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    1. Yes. In fact blood of kittens used it as an example of types of obviously false rumours spread about in one of their posts.
      http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2013/05/30/meat-meta-putting-rumor-filter/

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    2. I never believed there boxes sitting in a warehouse rumour, especially after the supply problems encounter with recent releases

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    3. I agree with you Mr Mills, frankly things like warehouse storage is a logistical drain on a companies margins and longterm storage is considered big business rookie mistake 101, that's one of the reasons why GW got rid of the bits service.

      GW may be daft in some areas, but they're a reasonably big company that makes an okayish profit from selling moulded plastic - a niche operation has such little margin for error.

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  6. While I love the idea of a saim-hann and biel-tan supplement, as I play saim-hann elder, I wonder what they would include in the saim-hann supplement. wave serpents may be on of the best vehicles in the game, and jetbikes are already troops and are pretty solid. The only thing I could see being buffed is maybe vypers, but even vypers are good if played right

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    1. I was wondering the same thing, biel-tan has some obvious potential for a supplement, 'an Autarch with equipment X makes these Aspect Warriors troops' etc.

      Saim-Hann have some decent representation in the codex already, maybe some Ravenwing Black Knight style squad, a unit can take all shuriken cannons?

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    2. Maybe something like wild rider kinsmen from 3rd edition's Codex: Craftworld Eldar, or the return of Nuadhu Fireheart.

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    3. Still room for new Warlord traits and Wargear (which we've seen in both supplements to date), and makes a decent enough excuse to release plastic jetbikes.

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  7. Stickmonkey has no veracity when it comes to rumours. All his true ones are duplicates or logical guesses, his real ones are all false. I would kill for a Biel Tan supplement but I'm not holding my breath.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, my first response was "Yes! A Biel-tan supplement on the horizon!" Followed by "According to Stickmonkey..." :S

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