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Default Iyanden Supplement Rumours Updated 3 June 2013

With all the talk of the Eldar codex coming out one question had come up again and again: what will the Iyanden Supplement contain exactly? Well iTunes has the sample of it out now, and I've pulled every page of it to share with everyone (seeing not everyone has an iPad). This is all presented "as is" from the supplement, and if you're wondering the time is MST. That said here's all 15 pages:


















So there you go. We've got fluff, art showing the different houses (which means we can take customizing this army even deeper by having it represent a specific house of Iyanden), and optional rules to allow you to play your army a little more specifically to Iyanden itself.

Why do I say optional? Well since you've got all the rules you actually need to build a solid Iyanden themed list in the codex this book doesn't look the least bit manditory. And that's good, it means that people can pick it up if they like the alternative material but aren't bound to do so just because.

And yes, Matt Ward wrote it.

EDIT: Because I forgot to mention it: the price is listed on iTunes as $39.99 USD. It's listed as available for download on 8 June.

Update 3 June 2013:

WD Daily brings us more info, and a video:

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Codex: Iyanden



The children of Asuryan are truly blessed, for today the iPad Edition of Codex: Iyanden goes on pre-order. As the first supplemental Codex for Warhammer 40,000, this is a very exciting time to be a hobbyist.

As mentioned in the video, Codex: Iyanden will be available in three formats - a lavish full-colour hardback book, an even more exotic limited edition version and the Digital Edition for iPad and iPad mini. All three feature new, never-before-seen artwork, full-colour miniatures galleries (including 360 images in the digital version) packed with dozens of miniatures painted in the colours of Craftworld Iyanden, a hefty 32 pages of background about the Craftworld and its people, a detailed timeline of important events, colour schemes and iconography for the different Ghost Warrior houses and much more besides. If you're a hobbyist that loves to immerse yourself in the lore of Warhammer 40,000 then this book is definitely for you.


Codex: Iyanden also features a host of new rules which, when combined with the army list in Codex: Eldar, allow you to create a dedicated Iyanden-themed collection. Using the rules in Codex Iyanden allows you, for example, to take a Wraithknight as your Warlord. If that's not a fearsome prospect for your opponents to face then I don't know what is. There are also Iyanden-specific Warlord traits and the option to take a council of Spiritseers, plus three new battle missions and five scenarios to fight with your army. There are even stratagems for Cities of Death and Planetstrike for you to use on an unsuspecting enemy.







As explained in the video, the digital edition of Codex: Iyanden is available to pre-order now from the Apple iBookstore. The two hardback paper versions will be available to order from the Games Workshop website on 15th June, though there are only 500 copies of the Limited Edition version available, so you'll have to order yours quickly if you want one.
Update 3 June 2013 pt 2.:
I downloaded the video and went through it with liberal use of the pause feature and got the juciy bits I could:

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Gifts of Asuryan (Iyanden Relics)
The Celestial Lance
The Wraithforge Stone: "During each of your movement phases, nominated a single Wraithlord or Wraithknight model within 6" of the bearer and roll a D6. On a roll of 1 or 2, nothing happens. On a..."

?: You may choose a Wraithlord or Wraithknight model in your army to be your Warlord, even though it is not an HQ choice.

Shadow Council
An Inyanden Army may take up to 5 Spirit Seers a single HQ choice, rather than 1.

Gifts of Asuryan
Any character in your army that can select Remnants of Glory may instead select the Gifts of Asuryan presented opposite, at the points cost shown. A character cannot choose items from both lists. Note that 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 the discipline's 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.

Warlord Traits
1 A Hero for Ages Past and Future
Roll 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 Peneration rolls and saving throws.

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40 USD! For some pretty pictures, fluff that will be on the net in 5.4.3.2.1 and a couple of option rules? Please tell me you get Matt Ward giving you a personal rimjob with that? Thats like 3 days rent for me. Sod that!

While I do like the idea that GW is going to be releasing smaller "races" I'm not going pay my food bill for the week for that. Then I've only been waiting 4 years for some loving not nine. If I'd be waiting 9 years a tranny hooker with the clap would look like Natalie Portman right now. If I was Sister's player replace the above statement with "a dead tranny hooker with the clap".

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Looks great, nice to have something that lets you go that bit extra to be immersed in the back story more.

Sucks it's on iPox only but maybe one day we'll get it in ePub.

Edit: Good to see you are loving that Matt Ward wrote it Jac

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Looks great, nice to have something that lets you go that bit extra to be immersed in the back story more.

Sucks it's on iPox only but maybe one day we'll get it in ePub.
My FLGS had it listed as a June 15th release on Direct Only on their new products list when they got it in for the Eldar release, so they could be doing a staggered released (iPad first, book the week after), but this is GW, anything is possible.
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I heard about the supplements and I thought yay! Additional material for games and lore! Just like two editions ago where we had Eldar and the Craftworld Eldar codexes to expand on it.

Then as I looked more into it, I was disappointed in the decisions made behind it. That kinda price, ipad only and this is only ONE craftworld?

Fuck that. I'm sure it's well enough written, I'm sure it's got good gameplay extras inside, and I'm sure any dedicated eldar player would love it. But for those of us who only want it for the lore and a basic understanding of what kind of opposition it gives us? Nope. Hell no. You lost me at ipad only, since several of the people I know who want this don't have one and won't buy one simply for this.

So the rest of you enjoy.


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It's interesting. It really is. But not for that price. It's more for those truly dedicated to making an Iyanden army. And while I love their fluff, especially the links to Dark Eldar, I find their colors awful. Not going to be my army.

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I heard about the supplements and I thought yay! Additional material for games and lore! Just like two editions ago where we had Eldar and the Craftworld Eldar codexes to expand on it.

Then as I looked more into it, I was disappointed in the decisions made behind it. That kinda price, ipad only and this is only ONE craftworld?

Fuck that. I'm sure it's well enough written, I'm sure it's got good gameplay extras inside, and I'm sure any dedicated eldar player would love it. But for those of us who only want it for the lore and a basic understanding of what kind of opposition it gives us? Nope. Hell no. You lost me at ipad only, since several of the people I know who want this don't have one and won't buy one simply for this.

So the rest of you enjoy.
Right now we don't 100% know that it's a iPad only release. Stores have it on their release schedule for June as a direct only so that still leaves a ray of hope.

As for only Iyanden, from the previously established rumours this is a test book. This is GW seeing if we're willing to accept these things. If so they might become more common. No idea yet.

From what I saw on one of the pages (and some rumours mixed in) it has:
  • Fluff
  • Alternate Warlord Traits
  • Alternate Psychic Powers
  • Alternate/Additional Rules to the ones in Codex: Eldar (perhaps different FOC rules?)
  • City of Death Rules
  • Planetstrike Rules
  • Altar of War Missions
  • 5 Alternate "Historical" Iyanden Missions
  • Alternate paint schemes for the Eldar houses on Iyanden
  • Pretty pictures
  • Matt Ward
Like I said, it doesn't look like a bad package for $40. That's a lot of small things that could pay off nicely overall.


That said, I'd like to see the whole thing before I give it my stamp of approval, but at least it's looking better than what the WD made it look like.
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May have to download this as a sample. At least he is not do the main eldar book.



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If it comes out in Hardback then it will be on my Shopping list,

Ok I might have to wait a month or two at the moment, but I am loving the idea behind this, and is it bad that I want one for each Craftworld Yes I must be crazy

If it stays on the IPad only though, I won't be getting it as it does not matter how much I want this, I will not be buying an IPad just to buy this

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So, it's a book with artwork, painting a few additional rules maybe and background fluff,

If only someone had told everyone not to panic about it

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