This morning an ugly rumor popped its head up, the rumor of a new race in 2012. While I am not giving this any credence at all, its always a fun rumor to hear that a new race is coming.


I am out sick today, so unless my phone rings that a new codex was seen, I will not be checking mail or the site until tomorrow.

Please take a lethal amount of salt with this rumor if you are going to believe it. OK, we don't want anyone to really die, so maybe just an almost lethal amount.

via Hrw-Amen

I was in a local'(ish.) toy store which stocks GW stuff yesterday and overheard a conversation between one of the staff and a customer. I should point out this is not a regular store I go to as it was not in my home town.

However the customer was trying to decide if to invest in some of the new Necron models, but the store employee was telling him to hold fire until the new year as there would be a new W40K faction.

That got my attention, but not wanting be obviously listening, I tried to pick up some details. Said that they would be called 'Zem-ming-ting' or something that sounded like that, not sure if it is spelt right as nothing I've heard of before and could find nothing under a Google search. Apparently they are a tech-heavy army with hardly any infantry, but lots of small vehicles as well as a few larger ones.

That is about all I got as the customer then said and proceeded to purchase the Necrons anyway.

20 Comments:

  1. I worked at a store for over a year, and we never got information of this kind....ever. I had to get all my credible rumors from here, haha. While this is a nice rumor, I find it highly uncredible.

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  2. I couldn't imagine anyone taking less than a lethal amount of salt with this. Theres nothing in this that points to anything other than some guy misunderstanding what her overheard from a local store owner that likely has zero inside information.

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  3. 1. A store owner with this kind of information? Unlikely?
    2. A store owner telling a potential customer who is interested in starting a new army to "hold fire" and NOT spend money in his store? Never ;)

    Hrw-Amen must've gotten this one wrong...

    Lucius

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  4. No, Sorry cant beleive that one.. But I have heard on and off again about the Hrud coming back, either as a full army or being part of another army.. But again take that with a grain of salt...

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  5. Actually, if memory serves, there was supposed to be a new race of fish people of some sort that GW was playing around with te idea of, but tossed due to the ever pressing demand for the older codecies being updated instead. I think it was going to be a race of armor heavy fish people. I think this was lightly discusses at Austrailia games day 2011. But yeah definatly not gonna happen. I think most people would rather have new tau than a whole new faction.

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  6. Sounds like crap. My store owner didn't know (or just didn't want to let on that he knew) Necrons were coming until about two months beforehand.
    Sorry, Natfka. I didn't notice the warning and am currently being rushed off to hospital after taking all the salt I have with this rumour.

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  7. As John Criton would say 'You have got to be kidding me?'

    If this rumor is true then I'll once again, and happerly, show my arse on Bolton Town Hall steps. To my mind the guy in the store had massively crossed wires.

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  8. The fish people codex was made but it was a test bed for new codex design strategy or so I have heard and read a few times, the codex is never coming it was just a way to test how things were to be done in recent codex's.

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  9. is there a possibility to create an original race for W40K and - whats the most important - COOl lookin? u know, i dont want "cockroaches with lasguns" or something like that so im afraid about these news...

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  10. so much for 40k players not being raceist :D

    every time a new race pops up everybody hates ^^

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  11. Codex: Vespid! Yeeeeeeah!

    (I would totally play cockroches with lasguns)

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  12. I reckon he was talking about the Tau on the basis that "Zem-ming-ting" and "Tau" both sound vaguely Chinese. They don't have the same rinky-tinky-ting to them but who knows?

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  13. anon @3.02am

    The term you are looking is Xenophobic, or fear of the alien, not racest. Might even be Novaphobic, if I not just made that up; fear of the new.

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  14. There is a new race in 2012: Demiurg
    There is a tech army in 2012: Tau

    Zem-ming-ting = Dem-i-urg?

    It's codex Tau with their ever expanding list of alien auxillaries!

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  15. Store owner said 'hold fire'. If that's true, it was their final words before the employer shot them.

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  16. i do remember a fish men of atlanta codex being "leaked" during a studio tour. if memory serves it was leaked by a kid on a studio tour asking about something he saw on a calendar and the tour guide told him a load of BS as a joke which led to the discreditation of the site that was warseer before warseer was warseer. the codex fish ppl is actually studio code for when they dont know what they're releasing in any given quarter

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  17. @ Reload
    You've just described Tau.
    Fishmen are a fantasy running gag.

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  18. heard a rumor about a zoat army in WFB of centaurs... probs this

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  19. From an senior manager told to me during a job interview for a design position. "If there's going to be a new race, it'll be Hrudd, then possably Slann, but getting them to be 40Kish rather than Warhammer transplants is the problem, both projects need something truely inspired before we go ahead with them as full scale releases, but that inspiration may strike tomorrow."

    I took that as meaning they're always considering expanding on idea's already mentioned, but untill we get a strong concept that makes people go wow, now thats 40K! they're not going to move foward. And if I know designers that means they're already sitting on several strong concepts, they just want the complete set before they actually put the time in of doing finished designs, preliminary model sculpts and lists ect ect.

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  20. A store owner is lucky to know what's coming out for the month by the 1st let alone something like a new army.

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