Mesh armour is commonly worn by Eldar. It is formed of tens of thousands of individual pieces of thermoplas interwoven to produce a dense material resembling reptile scales or chainmail. It becomes momentarily rigid when hit, spreading force across a larger area, thereby reducing the damage. The thermoplas also disperses heat rapidly, giving reasonable protection against energy weapons.
- 1: Codex: Eldar (4th Edition), [Needs Citation]
- 2: Codex: Eldar (2nd Edition), [Needs Citation]
- Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook , [Needs Citation]