OK, seriously, it is about time we hear something about tyranids. Granted I do not play them, but information has been 0 of late and rumors had it that a second wave was coming this fall. Well, the rumors are back, as well as the rumored Wartorn Skies (summer of flyers) White Dwarf release for this summer. Here is something I dug up this morning since I have been starving for rumors the last few days.

via Stickmonkey The “summer of flyers” (again, temper this name, it’s not much more than spearhead was) article in wd if it happens will be an apoc expansion…not basic game. To include formations, special strategies, etc. About what anyone would expect.

The specific plastics for the wave release passed QA. Yeah! And include the following
Ig hydra

De r-wing

Ork copta

Nid harpy

There may be a few other surprises. It is apoc after all.

However, no one seems to be certain if these items will be released together as a wave right now. There is a lot of back and forth as to how best to put them out…flyer related dump, or wait and do army based updates, meaning a ig wave, a de wave, etc. There is strong desire to complete the de models before the next codex release after GK. I don’t think it’s possible based on where some of the outstanding models are in the process…and what has to be done for that codex. Only so many people to do the work. You can’t put 3 women together and get a baby in 3 months, right?

No craft world eldar models will be included here. And there is a reason for it, but I can’t go into it yet. And no codex on immediate horizon, to keep people from getting excited…

Also, the de void flyer will not make a summer debut…its a big model…comparatively, and there are other challenges facing it…but it is coming eventually, hopefully before fall.

My information comes direct this time, but the decisions about what and when to release things I am not privy to…wd will already be set in stone by now and so someone(s) already knows what is and isn’t happening in this, just not I

Cheers. Hopefully this is more exact information certain individuals want to see. But as always, subject to change.

Lots of internal rumbling on a 2nd wave of tyranids. I don’t have timelines, but expect it to hit before end of year, but after dark eldar releases complete that codex.

First, a new tyrant model is soon to debut. It has options for the swarm lord. It has some slight differences from the current metal, but is basically similar. I do think it stands between an inch or more higher, but not as tall as a trygon. I did not have an existing tyrant to compare. Wings are supposedly in the kit, but I did not see those.

Second, a harpy has been done, and will either be in this release or in the “summer of flyers”

Next for plastic kits the tervigon is finalized. IMO it does not exactly meet the image in the codex, but if you squint it’s close. The model is nice and definitely fits the line.

This is where it gets fuzzy. The tyrranofex is not at all shaped or sized IMO like the tervigon model. I did not have them side by side to compare, but lot of Internet speculation these kits would be combined. I don’t see it. Some pieces like legs might have dual use, but I didn’t see sprue cuts to tell there. If they are one kit, it will surprise me.

No word on mycetic spores… Either way. I would place a bet they are also coming, but I don’t know anything solid.

For metals,
There is a doom and parasite sculpted. They look as expected. Doom is fairly dynamic, parasite is a bit bigger than I thought and will likely use the larger skimmer base.

Also someone mentioned old one eye is getting a new sculpt, but I don’t know how much faith I place in that one yet.

And a new yrgarll genestealer in metal…think flash gitz


  1. How new are those last Nids rumblings? Cos him saying we're due more metal models towards the end of the year doesn't quite gel with everyone saying metal is dead

  2. They were posted last night, but supposedly new rumors with a couple that have been hanging around for a bit. I would expect that the rumors that were given as metal, due to the fact we have not heard any final word or announcement from GW.

    As for verifying the strength of the rumor, I had trouble digging too deep this morning to get some clarifications, due to sites being down again, and no one else having yet expanded on this latest information.

    If I get any new information, I will get it out this afternoon.

  3. From my old contacts in GW the "metal moratorium" is just related to restocking old kits for now.

    You will continue to see the new 3 or 4 blisters for each release window (like Draigo, Castellan Crowe, re-release of Coteaz) probably for the next year or so. So NEW Tyranid IC/SC may very well be released in metal for a short run.

    It is just on restocking old kits where we'll see them tail off. As sets go out of stock they're not being replenished. High demand kits MAY be reproduced in spin-cast resin (they're still working the bugs out of the process) for a limited time until plastic versions can be produced for them.

    That is what the big "secret" is with Craftworld Eldar. All of the metal kits are either running low or out of stock and they're working on plastic kits of all the Aspect Warriors. Jess has been working on concepts of them for the past few years. Don't expect to see them any time soon though. Probably 2012 or 6th Edition. (Hopefully the starter set?)

  4. I heard from Andy Crawford at Warhammer world Uk that the Dominatrix may be released at forgeworld due to high demand!


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