1. Black Templar Q1
2. Tau Empire Q2
3. 6th Edition Q3
4. Chaos Legions Q3
5. Craftworld Eldar Q4
Now, that is a big plate for a single year. Personally I do not think its happening. Lets look at a few things being said...
From Harry and other rumor sources, I'm far more inclined to believe that we will see BT in March/April, Tau in May, 6th in July, new starter (Chaos vs someone, Eldar?) in August/September, and one more codex in Oct/nov, likely Chaos Marines/Legions. Eldar after that.
Now, lets get down to what Harry has said.
via Harry in response to Major WesJanson
Don't know how you got all that from anything I said.
I don't think Tau are coming anywhere near as soon as most people think.
I do think CSM are the first sixth edition book but not sure if they come just before or just after 6th edition.
Now rumors have it that Vampire Counts will be released in January for Warhammer Fantasy, so lets just count January out for 40k. That does present March as a great candidate for the next codex release. But what is it going to be?
I am really thinking we have all these release rumors mixed up. I disagree with MajorWes Janson on his release predictions, not only because of what I have been told, but because I do not think the releases this coming year will be so packed full.
My prediction so far is that there will be three codex's this coming year along with the release of 6th edition. From my own sources I have heard that "Tau and Chaos Legions are sitting on the desk of proof readers", but that does not give me a time line. Other sources have said Tau have been ready for release for some time, but even Harry today thinks they are still off a bit.
If its too much for a single year, one has to go, so which 3 would it be for 2012? We have heard next to nothing on Black Templar, and they are rumored to be next. Even Tau rumors have been pretty thin so far. Chaos Legions rumors are starting to come forward, but that could be due to popularity. The earliest rumor I have seen placed Chaos Legions in the March/April slot. Eldar we are even less sure about, but their earliest release seems to be after 6th edition, sometime towards the end of next year.
I am trying to refine before the end of this year a 2012 timeline, but what is it going to be?