This multi-part plastic kit contains 135 components and an Aeldari transfer sheet with which to make five Aeldari Wraithguard or Wraithblades.
This kit is supplied unpainted and requires assembly - we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Paints.
The Craftworld Aeldari Wraithguard are not living warriors; They are artificial robotic constructs called Ghost Warriors created from the complex psychoplastic material crafted by the Asuryani of the Craft Worlds known as Wraithbone. Each Wraithguard has a Soul Gem containing the soul of an elite Aeldari warrior drawn from a craft world's Infinity Circuit.
Wraithguard are smaller than Wraithlords and wield a weapon called the Wraithcannon, which has a short range but is a powerful weapon capable of opening a small rift in the warp that sucks the target, or parts of the target, into the Immaterium .
When used against infantry, the result is invariably deadly. Due to their Wraithbone construction, Wraithguards can take damage that would cripple or even kill a living Aeldari warrior and still fight on, making them useful in situations that would mean suicide for a living soldier.
They see through the warp with what is known as a "Wraithsight", but since the warp is a turbulent place, Wraithguards often have trouble seeing the true nature of realspace and can therefore be blinded and unable to see effectively to function. Because of this tendency, Wraithguard are often led into battle by warlocks who help guide them.
Only in times of great need are the dead of the Asuryani roused from their slumber in the Infinity Circuits and brought into battle.
Craftworld Iyanden fields more Wraithguards and Wraithlords than any other Aeldari Craftworld, due to the heavy casualties Iyanden suffered during the Tyranid Hive Fleet Kraken invasion of the Eastern Rim.
The Iyanden even have specially trained psykers known as Spiritseers to aid the dead warriors in battle. However, these are hardly considered necromancers by other Asuryani.