New Warhammer 40k Aeldari Units Previewed

Published: February 1, 2022 2:53 PM /


An army of Aeldari miniatures confronting an army of Tyranids

Games Workshop continues its ongoing support for the grimdark sci-fi miniatures game, Warhammer 40k. Continuing from their major reveals during the Warhammer Preview Online: Las Vegas Open, they have been previewing upcoming units and mechanics coming to the game's various different armies, showcasing how their upcoming codexes will change how they play. For example, the Tau have received new weapons as well as a new sept system. Now, Games Workshop have shined a spotlight on the Aeldari.

In an official Warhammer Community post, Games Workshop showed what players of Warhammer 40k's Aeldari can expect. While this army's codex was officially announced during the Las Vegas Open, as well as feature in the upcoming Eldritch Omens battlebox, this preview goes into a bit more detail. First and foremost, the codex is packed with 200 pages of new lore, artwork, rules changes, and mechanics for players to get a hold of.

First, there are a few more rules for mixing the various Aeldari factions into your own custom army. This is thanks to a new unit type called the Travelling Players detachment, which allow you to have a unit of Harlequin units alongside your other Aeldari forces. But thanks to how the rules for this detachment is worded, including a unit of Harlequins this way will still allow you to use Battle-forged tactics for your army in these respective battles. You can still use the Drukhari's Power From Pain, or any of the Asuryani abilities while still having the devotees of the Laughing God show up for an acrobatically chaotic cameo. This is coupled with the fact that Patrol Detachments include two slots each for Elite, Fast Attack, and Heavy Support units, which gives you more options.

A screenshot of the Travelling Players rules for Warhammer 40k's Aeldari
Image Credit: Games Workshop

Alternatively, this Traveling Players detachment can go in the opposite direction for Warhammer 40k's Aeldari. If you predominantly have an army of Harlequins, you can include a Travelling Players detachment of Drukhari or Asuryani units as well. These same rules will also apply to the Ynnari faction as well as the recently revealed Corsairs.

Overall, this rule change for Warhammer 40k's Aeldari helps open up tactical possibilities for different army configurations going forward. As for what other abilities or tactics this new codex will include, that will have to wait until its official release.


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