Back and Badder Than Ever: the 9e Drukhari

Text by Kenton Kilgore, copyright 2021
Most images copyright Games Workshop, 2021

The fact that the second xenos army book released for 9th Edition is Codex: Drukhari—and not one for Craftworld Aeldari, T’au, or Orks—flabbergasts me, but I’ll take it. I’ve been playing Dark Eldar since they arrived with the 3rd Edition rules in 1998, and they’re one of my favorite forces to play. As I’ve done in the past, I’ll go over the new book, pulling out some of the things I like, some that I don’t like, and some that I’m indifferent on. Ready? Off we go!

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Bringing Back the Bad Guys, Part 2: Drukhari

by Kenton Kilgore

Time for a long-overdue look at the latest codex for one of my favorite armies, the Dark Eldar….errr, Dark Aeldari….errrr, the “Drukhari.”  I’ve been collecting them ever since the 3rd Edition boxed set came out more than 20 years ago (!), and I’m pleased to see them going strong.  So, if you haven’t already explored the Book of the Death Twinkies, let’s see what they have going for them.

I won’t discuss everything in the new codex, only stuff that jumped out at me and went “Boo!”  Mostly, I’ll be comparing the codex with the Index version that came out at the beginning of 8th (has it really been almost two years?), but sometimes I’ll mention codices from previous editions.  I’ll talk about what I like, what I dislike, and what I’m ambivalent about.  Off we go!

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