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Codex: Craftworlds (8th Edition)

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Codex: Craftworlds
Released October 2017
Pages 128
Preceded by Codex: Craftworlds (7th Edition)
Followed by Codex: Aeldari (9th Edition)

Codex: Craftworlds is an expansion book for the 8th Edition of Warhammer 40,000.

Cover Description

Lost in the vastness of space, the craftworlds float in utter isolation like scattered jewels upon a pall of velvet. Distant from the warmth of sun or planet, their domes gaze into the darkness of empty space. Within them live the survivors of a civilisation abandoned long ago amidst terrifying destruction. These are the Aeldari, a race that is all but extinct, the last remnants of a people whose mere dreams once overturned worlds and quenched suns.



  • Remnants of the Fall: the origins of the Craftworld Aeldari, their glittering rise and tragic fall, and the ongoing, desperate struggle for survival that consumes them utterly
  • Organisation of Craftworld warhosts, along with the strategic disposition of Aeldari Craftworlds – this includes a breakdown of the colours, symbols and iconography of the worlds that remain, and the structure of their armies
  • Detailed background and heraldry of the following Craftworlds: Biel-Tan, Ulthwé, Iyanden, Saim-Hann and Alaitoc
  • Wanderers of the Stars: brief profiles of more Craftworlds – Altansar, Il-Kaithe, Lugganath, Iybraesil, Yme-Loc and Mymeara
  • The Doom of the Aeldari: a timeline of significant events both before and after the Fall; presented with the proviso that much knowledge has been lost, this concentrates largely on the Age of Survival with important battles and discoveries listed
  • Background and details on each character, vehicle and unit available to an Aeldari army
  • A showcase of beautifully painted Citadel miniatures, with example armies featuring everything from individual images of models to battle scenes on terrain.


Everything you need to get a Craftworld Aeldari army primed for games of Warhammer 40,000 is in here:

  • 46 datasheets containing rules for every Craftworld Aeldari unit and miniature
  • Army abilities reflecting the Craftworld Aeldari’s methods of war on the tabletop,
  • The Forge of Vaul: wargear both ranged and close-combat used by the Craftworld Aeldari
  • Points values for all miniatures, weapons and wargear for use in Matched Play games
  • A Lethal Elegance: rules for Battle-forged armies, including –
  • Craftworld Attributes for the following Craftworlds: Biel-Tan, Ulthwé, Iyanden, Saim-Hann, Alaitoc
  • 6 unique Warlord Traits available for any Craftworld Aeldari commander
  • 5 Craftworld-specific Warlord Traits, for the 5 named above
  • 26 Stratagems, with 5 Craftworld-specific
  • Remnants of Glory: a selection of 13 rare weapons and artefacts
  • Rune Disciplines, allowing you to choose between Runes of Battle and Runes of Fate for your models with the Psyker keyword
  • 6 unique Tactical Objectives.

Other Publications

  • Codex, a general overview of all Codex publications.