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Ulthwe Strikeforce Supplement for Eldar on the Horizon.


The latest rumblings for Eldar are not for their psychic power lacking kin, the Dark Eldar, but instead for the talented Ulthwe in the form of a new supplement.

Please remember that this is a rumor.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 ***
An Ulthwé Strikeforce supplement for Codex Eldar is on the horizon with new plastic Warlocks. GW realizes that Eldar players can and do field many Warlocks as part of the HQ Council, so they are giving this the dedicated plastic multi-part infantry kit treatment rather than offering only one or two single plastic character clam-pack models (which would put a limit on posing options, etc.)

As you know the current Warlock models are very dated, a few of them being Jes Goodwin's "evergreen" sculpts which have stood the test of time since the early 90's. Jes has wanted these classic models to be redone for a long time. The Ulthwé supplement will be the perfect opportunity to release the new kit (which of course will be usable by all Eldar warhosts, not just Ulthwé).

The supplement itself is largely based on Phil Kelly's brilliant Ulthwé Strike Force army list from Codex: Eye of Terror way back in 3rd edition. We can expect the usual background section which will greatly expand on what we know about Ulthwé along with Warlord Traits, wargear, Cities of Death / Stronghold Assault strategems, etc.

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  1. I'm rusty on my Eldar lore. What's Ulthwe's specialty/unique flair?

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    1. And having the galaxy's biggest dick...

      ... I'm referring to Eldrad, you fiends. get yer heads out of the gutters.

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    2. Seers and Guardians. Because so many take the path of the seer, which is one of the more difficult and arduous of the Eldar paths, they don't have as many who take up the path of the warrior, as such they had to create a standing army of Guardians called the Black Guardians to pick up the slack. In the previous craftworlds supplement from way back when, the Black guardians had improved BS for defender squads and WS for storm squads. Given the buff to both with the last codex it'll be interesting to see what, if anything, is done to 'encourage' the use of guardians ahead of aspects.

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    3. My guess would be to go for a twofer - like how Iyanden spiritseers get a different Runes of Battle primaris that provides a buff to surrounding wraith units, they give Ulthwe warlocks a different primaris that substantially buffs their unit, thus encouraging taking warlocks and guardian units to distribute them to. You'd also expect a similar rule to Shadow Council except with farseers rather than spiritseers.

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    4. No one will buy guardians or any troops as buff to make a nother unit playable. Usually Its the other way around. By IC to make squad good!

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  2. Warlocks/Psykers are their specialty.

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  3. For long time Ulthwé´s Guardian's were known for superior accuracy over others. Ulthwés Black Guard had BS 4 instead normal Guardians BS 3. So their speciality is kinda Warlock,s psychic powers and Black Guard. Kinda suitable for getting new Warlock kits. I just hope kit includes bits to covert Jetbike warlocks.

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    1. I don't know if there would be "official" support for jetbikes but if they get a infantry-sized plastic kit, it would be easy enough to buy a pack of jetbikes and use the warlock pieces instead.

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    2. My guess is that they won't touch the jetbikes until they do a Saim hann supplement.

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    3. Jetbike farseer hasn't had a model for ages and now there's a chapterhouse kit. They might avoid it for legal reasons. I'm surprised they didn't remove it as an option in the last codex.

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    4. I don't know if they will remove any jetbike/bike options Jagged. They have so many in different codices (pretty much every Space Marine variant has bikes for HQs without models). As long as they have both a bike model for something in the army and a model for the HQ on foot, they will leave it in so players can convert it because the official parts exist.

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    5. If they're doing a multiple part kit, they might just include bits to make a Warlock on a jetbike - similar to the Autarch jetbike conversation kits.

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    6. IC w/o bikes: if it is MPPK, then all that is different is the weapons or decorations on the armour [read as space marine captain as my example], there are a few different biker legs [in my example] and there are plenty of kits to provide for additional bits [weapons etc]

      use my example with any race [though i chose SM for simplicity]

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  4. never gonna happen ... this is full of it ... at least not in this year

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  5. Off topic, what do we make of these space hulk rumours? Possible explanation for the alien invasion/terminator crux thing?

    www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?48774-Space-Hulk-Returns-!

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    1. definitely seems like that could be what the big event for the 20th is, especially as boxed games like space hulk and dreadfleet are the only things they make a really big fuss over

      plus it'd be good to actually be able to get a copy for myself this time around

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    2. The Space Hulk boxed set will be a good booster for new Blood Angel players, and a must have for existing players that missed last time, as the current 16 to 25 Sterling per termie on Ebay is hard to stomach.

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    3. I want this to be true so badly. I was on reduced hours when Space Hulk last came out and couldn't justify the expenditure. So, so beautiful Terminators...

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    4. Hell, 12 Terminators would be a good addition to anyone's terminator force - even better if you can trade the Genestealers for someone else's Terminators. Just scrape off all the silly blood drops...

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  6. Gives me hope for a Harlequins supplement to echo their old (3rd ed?) codex...

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    1. i hope, but maybe in this manner there will be to many supplement for xeno in a game space marine centric

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    2. Sentinels of Terra, Dataslate Assassins, Imperial Knights codex, clan Raukaan, Inquisition dataslate, Legion of the Damned, Champions of Fenris, multiple Space Marine codices (BA, GK, DA, SW, SM).... Black Legion & Crimson Slaughter if you want to go Chaos Space Marine side.

      Oh and the fact that the space marine codex itself is basically a bunch of supplements within a codex because you can choose from a bunch of different factions (chapter tactics).

      So yeah... I think Space Marines will be fine if Xenos gets a couple of supplements.

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    3. My primary army is at the moment Space Marines, they're pretty good fun to game with but I'll be one of the 1st to admit they're far too saturated with supplements etc. Hope the Xenos players get some love soon.

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    4. Dont be a Clown :o)
      Its not going to happen.

      Thats even more unlikely than a psyker supplement in the psykic-phase Edition.

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    5. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE SEB

      :O

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  7. Sounds like wishlisting. Take it with a grain of salt.

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    1. much salt to be had, but at the same time its more unique than the other wishlist rumours that get bandied about a lot. and it'd be great to have a box of multi-part warlocks... espcially if they include options to make them into spiritseers, hmm?

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    2. don't old your breath, that model is too new, but with the removal of most resin and metal it could happen.

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    3. Would make a decent option in a unit box set and pretty minimum fuss, too, at least as far as I recall its mainly just a helmet is the major design difference, yes?

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    4. For me this is more likely just becaus it was not on any votCG lists. ;) And Its about psykers. Also a supplement is more likely since we just had 3 dexes in a row and fantasy has to be next with a dex or New Edition.

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  8. orks and space wolf supplements didn't include stratigums for citys/planetstrike

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    1. orks: don;t need one. SW: are awesome and also don't really need one. it would be cool if they did make one for each of them but these armies strategems are quite straightforward. [refer to SM for more on SW, and orks are subtle as a sledgehammer]

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  9. Great, another way to get trashed by Eldar on the tabletop. On the bright side, if the Ulthwe Strike Force is back, there's a faint hope that my 13th Company might once again see the light of day....

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    1. Na. They would not bring them back. Not everyone liked them. And the werewolve fluff Part is too redicules.

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    2. they will make a comeback. when: ? but it will happen.

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    3. They'll make a comeback, probably when FW get around to IA11 - Redmaw's company...

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  10. I would love to see 13th Company make a comeback from the old Eye of Terror book! A man can dream and hope...

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  11. As if those Eldar jerks need another supplement

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  12. Hello dear, is it necessary to buy supplements to get a good and fit body? I want to build my body naturally, so that if I stop going to gym it will still stay maintained. Any suggestions?

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