Warhammer 40k Battle Report: *NEW CODEX* Eldar Craftworlds vs Ravenwing 2000pts

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We were lucky enough to receive the latest Aeldari Codex Craftworlds for preview from Games Workshop, so Bone and I
throw down with a brand new Studio Ulthwe army to put it to the test!

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Erik Tasker
Erik Tasker

Ulthwe were also my first and favorite army when I was a kid! Great to see them beautifully painted on the channel! Bring out the Hemlocks and wraith units! 🙂

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson

Bone mate, never change. This game had me howling with laughter, this was entertainment at it’s best.

In regards to the bucker of dice dicussion, totally agree. Elite armies just don’t have that resilence anymore with the ability to get cheap en-masse -1 shots, or withotu any rend the mutli wound models points cost have gone up. That paired with anything can hurt anythign and the game of bubblehammer/rereroll hammer we play now it’s all about more dice for more force multipliers (strategems, re-rolls, psychic powers etc)

Metalfist
Metalfist

Oh my beloved Ravenwing, woe upon them as death has come to claim them.

Sean Kenny
Sean Kenny

“I am a witch.” 😀 😀 😀 Never change Mister Bone.

Archmike
Archmike

Loved seeing that 😀 ELdar player since 2nd and I stopped in 7th because it wasn’t fun playing an army that broken. Nice to hear they’ve been toned down a bit so i can get them down off the shelf!

Although Saim Hann Banshee webway strike :O!

C.J. Sower
C.J. Sower

Fantastic batrep so far! “The streets will run red with lambish blood” was a delight to hear after the dentist appointment I just out of. Bbone if ever we meet I shall buy you a beer as I did for Lawrence once upon a time!

James Daniel Wilcox
James Daniel Wilcox

Great report! Thank you! Can’t wait to see more non-imperial armies on the channel!

Simon Stevens
Simon Stevens

really excited for the narrative campaign, the first one was definitely my favourite thing you guys have done

Andreas Rehn
Andreas Rehn

Hmm, not sure if it was the cameras focus or that the new dices reflected the light differently but this is the first battlereport you guys have done where it’s been tricky to see the resulting dice rolls. No problem with the black dices. Anyone else experiencing this? Or is this one of those “what color is this dress?”-syndrome?

Otherwise, great battle report ^_^

Jonathan Wernham
Jonathan Wernham

Another excellent battle report guys. Glad i have signed up! It was a toss up between you guys and miniwargaming but i know i made the right choice. Feel sorry for the Ravenwing and as (was) a Dark Angels player i am finding from the videos that its a combination of weight of dice/weight of models are the way forward and elite armies are struggling for a place in the competitive scene. Do you agree?

Snake Plissken
Snake Plissken

Yes I love the Ulthwé, they have been my favorite army since I started playing back in 3rd. I have to say though it almost seemed like a bit of a miss match. The Ravenwing are great and all but every game I’ve seen them in for 8th now they just seem to get overwhelmed with mass firepower which they can’t seem to match because they’re too expensive to field the same volume of units. If I ran them (and I plan to eventually once I get mine painting up) I think I would just do dark angels with supporting… Read more »

John Barber
John Barber

Can I just say that it’s nuts that you seem to get the Ulthwe 6+ FNP on seemingly everything and not just on infantry/bikers and wraithlords. That’s pretty fantastic imo. Still, I wonder if it’s kinda encroaching on Drukhari territory with their Power From Pain thing.

Anders Jeppesen
Anders Jeppesen

You guys should try once and swap after a match, so you play the same mission, same deployment halves and all, but just swap armies before the first unit is deployed.
It would be fun to see how you would play the dark angels and Bone would play the Eldar. It would also help teach Bone how to play vs you.

kyle brown
kyle brown

Awesome to see that the eldar are back and I love that they now have chapter tactics now. Makes me super excited for my dark creed haemonculus and frozen stars harlequins to see what they have?

Sargos
Sargos

keeping the high quality again guys!
i find it funny that guard.eldar got there “legion” traits to their tanks also, which marines and csm didnt get
i hope to see games with alot of models and stuff that dying left and right (not one sided ofc).
eldar psychic seem strong as always (as long we wont have invisability again everything is fine)
on the other note, Lawrence im thrill for the new campigen you guys gonna bring us in 10 days! .
when we get cast of players? [last request :)]

Robe
Robe

So glad to see the codex bring back the love with some of the units, I was worried with 8th that army flavour was going to disappear but I’m feeling very wrong at this point, even having only heard of snippets there seems to be so many options opening up. Feels like bringing synergy and finesse will actually reap you rewards, not saying they’ve been underpowered but personally its been tough facing those marine bubbles, Eldar trickery for the win!

Alex Gray
Alex Gray

Just wanted to say whilst I remember (haven’t finished watching yet!) I love that you are using the new TT dice 🙂 It really helps show them off and show viewers what they actually look like! I think it would be awesome if you could showcase the whole dice range gradually over BR’s so we could see them all 🙂

Edward Harman

At 1:07 I think you forgot the Darkshroud was DOOOOOMed, and used a command point reroll for a wound roll.

Franco Vilanova
Franco Vilanova

General thoughts on it guys? Seems luckluster to me! Gotta love the points drop, but I can’t see anything absolutely powerful as every other codex so far got, I don’t want ultra powerful Eldar again, but Death Guard have a better Battle Focus tan Eldar…

Adam Varney
Adam Varney

Cant wait to see the new fluff and rules about Eldrad. going to be super exciting building my ulthwe/dark eldar lists now!

Cole Chism
Cole Chism

for D-Scythes don’t you roll one D3 for the whole unit to determine shots or did that change with the codex?

Chris_paints_
Chris_paints_

Am i the only one who gets extra excited if Bone is playing?

Michael O'Holloran
Michael O'Holloran

I almost dropped my porridge when I saw this had dropped ….