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I bought new DE codex several months ago, to replace my 2nd Edition DE Codex. I printed off Codex: DE FAQ V4.0.1. The newer codex does not mention vehicle upgrades - were these just totally junked with the new codex and latest ruleset?
Catachan at Heart, Black Templar to start, Dark Eldar most recently...
BT 1-7-0 (2001-2)
CAT 1-2-0 (2003)
DE 1-3-0 (2005-6; no DE vehicles, just scourges, vs. BA led to 3 losses)
ummm, not sure how to tell you this BUT, there have only been 2 DE codecies,
the 1998 (3rd game edition), and the 2002 2nd edition (3rd game edition).
If you just bought a codex that doesn't have vehicle upgrades, you've just bought the earlier edition only the 2002 edition had vehicle upgrades, the 1998 didn't.
Baby, when I'm the voice of reason, we've got problems!~artificerSomeone should stop
Jervis "let's make it easy enough for a 3 year old to play" Johnson
before he turns 40k into checkers~anon
Yep, my codex has the vehicle upgrades and it has the white stamp on the upper right-hand corner of the cover.
...That's not to say it's a bad thing that you bought the original. It contains a tiny bit of fluff about the incubi that's missing in the 2nd ed. codex, and in about a decade it might be worth something...maybe.
I've been playing Dark Eldar for years and I've never bothered getting the 2nd ed. codex. Everything I need is in the 4th ed. FAQ and the WD update in my folder.
Doh! I did find a 2005 Wargear book that listed all the vehicle upgrades and arcane wargear of the 2nd Ed. Thx for being gentle...
Sure...if e-bay is still around! You are right, there are just enough differences to keep them both interesting, though all the pix seem to be the same. I really liked Dave Thomas' Dark Eldar Lord so I painted mine just like his (close enough for the over-40 players anyway). A fellow player told me about the DE v4.0.1 FAQ and I downloaded it, too. I plan to use my DE in the Medusa V campaign this summer. Their vehicles and figures are so much easier to paint than SM or IG, I can field stuff in two weeks instead of two months.Originally Posted by Dranthar