Text by Kenton Kilgore, copyright 2021
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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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For almost 20 years, my family and I have been good friends with our neighbors across the street, the Becker’s, who have two sons: Nathan (19) and Dylan (18). The “Becker Boys” are ardent video gamers, and last year, got into 40K, with Nate choosing Space Marines, and Dylan picking up Space Wolves.
In teaching them how to play, we did two demo games against Necrons, then a “for-real” match against my proxied-Tyranids, then a massive contest with lots of figures and vehicles on each side.
The boys went off to school in the fall and played a little bit while they were away. On Christmas break, they came back and we did a holiday-themed game.
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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!
Continue reading “Bringing Back the Bad Guys, Part 2: Drukhari”