The latest Games Workshop Digital release; Dataslate Eldar Ghost Warriors is now out. Of course this is another formation and this time for the Eldar codex.

The formation Eldar Ghost Warriors consists of 1 Wraithknight, 2 Wraithlords, and 3 units of Wraithguard or Wraithblades. Excellent, since that is exactly something I own. Note that this formation is exactly what we have for the Eldar Holiday Bundle that can be found here.

Once you read through these new rules for this formation, they fall short compared to what we saw with the first Dataslate with the Tau Firebase Support Cadre.

They come with two new rules;
Desperate Measures: All Friendly units in this unit and those within 6" have Hatred. (re-rolls in the first round of close combat)

Wraithbone Wall: Any friendly unit that receives a cover save from this formation form the intervening models rule, receives a cover save of 4+

Now these at first look very timid as far as rules go for a dataslate, but let me discuss briefly what these rules are doing. Then you can decide for yourself.

Hatred in a 6" bubble around units in this formation is not that shabby, as it allows you to spread out some, and really get yourself a new very much army wide rule for no additional points. Then throw in Wraithbone Wall for some added stuff.

The issue really comes down to that these Wraithguard or Wraithblades will not be considered to be troops even if your main detachment has a Spriritseer in them. I am going to say that if you were already planning on taking these models, this formation is a good thing for you to use.

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