Its time to sit down and make some sense of all these rumors flying around. There has been so many conflicts in rumors through the month of January, that this year is starting to look a little crazy. Making sense of it all is part of the problem, and finding out what is next, is an even bigger issue.

There is a rumor posted towards the end.

Whats Next
Lets start with the next codex, and lets be honest. There is not enough time between now and 6th edition to get in two codices. I know a White Dwarf codex could be thrown in and if it is going to be, its going to be Black Templar.

Next is still in my books going to be a second Necron Wave, alongside some Tyranid Models. There as been enough sources claiming this, and I expect to see it towards the end of February or beginning of March.

The word is, that there is so much 40k stuff ready to go, that its making a mess of our rumors.

Tau I believe are done or very close to being ready. Harry has mentioned before that they are not coming as soon as we think, and at this point I believe him. Were they penciled in for early this year, Yes I believe so. The upcoming schedules seem to be a very fluid thing to me, at least until 3-4 months before hand. I am sure they need this lead time for printing and model releases.

The one thing that everyone says, is that 6th edition is happening. Its probably happening the first weekend in July. Chaos Marines/Legions will be the first codex shortly there after. Probably looking at August/ October.

Dark Angels..... Well, I could see them being released in April. The only evidence though is the spine of White Dwarf, BoK's rumors, Dark Angels probably being in the starter set, and the Land Ares construction article being removed from the GW website. We have had no other rumors about specific units in this codex.

So lets look at the current situation.
2012 Q1
Necron Second Wave
Tyranid Wave
Codex: Black Templar/ Tau/ Dark Angels

July
6th Edition with Starter set probably being Dark Angels vs Chaos Marines

Q3 (very much guaranteed)
Chaos Legions/Marines

Q4
Eldar/Tau?

Here is Harry's take on the rumors.......
I have not said that I seen Black Templar minis....
But let me just say BT sculpts have been done and have been done for over 18 months. They are a bit special ... but then I heard they were done by Juan Diaz and Jes ... so they would be a bit special. But just because they were done 18 months ago does not mean they are coming anytime soon. There is so much stuff knocking around for 40K it is not even funny. I suspect the stuff in the 40K starter set was done at least this long ago .... which may be why there are no new rumours about them. The Skaven stuff in the Fantasy box set was done nearly 3 years before release.

I remember at the time all the rumours flying around about the which two armies would be in there and nonsense about last minute changes when the armies were set in stone years before. The same will be true with this starter set.

Which I can not believe we are still discussing .....
If Hastings says it is Dark angels V's Chaos you can be pretty sure it is.
Oh ... and I posted ages ago to say that the Chaos codex would be the first codex of 6th edition.

25 Comments:

  1. If Dark Angels are in the starter box I have to believe they'll get a new codex shortly before or after. Very strange that there have been no rumors about them relating to actual content though

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  2. Do you know who may be the author of Dark Angels codex?

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  3. The original Deathwing Terminators are no longer available to buy from the GW site.

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  4. So the past couple days I've been hunting fof GW hobby/painting tips/step by steps that are still on the site, and it appears most have been removed! From Dark Angel and Grey Knight painting to Rhino and Tau Commander step-by-step, I can't get anything. The Land Raider Ares might just part of a Games Workshop takedown of many articles to push more things into WD.

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    1. Awhile back, before Apoc was released, the original pdf GW had for the Kroot Mercs was removed. Then you had the version of the Kroot Mercs in Apoc. Really watered down version. Just glad I printed the original pdf of the Kroot Mercs.

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    2. They've taken down the vast majority of hobby articles, from dark elf cold one knights, dark elf corsairs, space wolves, space marine heavy weapons, you name it it's gone. I rang them to ask them what on earth was going on and they said things were a bit dated so they were taking down the articles, and they planned to do more in What's New Today. I'm half way through my dark elf corsairs and now they've pulled the plug on their painting guide. There is a rumour that this is to do with a paint swap but GW customer services keep saying it's because the articles were all dated - rubbish.

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    3. It is complete rubbish! I was quite upset by this as they had some actually decent guides up there! Usually I prefer blogs and the similar, but man, the assembly guides were just so useful.

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    4. Not to be an a*hole or anything but, does anyone, print out the guides, download the pdfs or copy an interesting article onto a word document to keep the color pictures and instructions? Just curious.

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    5. I wish I had. I always figured if stuff ended up going south with GW redo-ing the website, I could use Google's cached versions to grab the pages, but that doesn't look like it will work.

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    6. I printed out both the cold one knight and dark elf corsair guides. The cold one knight guide i still have but have lost the dark elf corsair guide which is a shame as i was 80% of the way through painting that unit in the GW colour scheme, and had bought a further 10 corsairs to paint in the same colour scheme. As it stands with no access to the dark elf corsair tutorial i will be returning my box of plastic-wrapped corsairs to the shop for refund/exchange in the next couple of weeks. If anyone has a copy of the corsair guide i would be grateful.

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  5. I mentioned this over in one of the Warseer threads about the recent rumours, but I still don't get why GW would bother giving a FAQ update to DA if they're slated to be one of the next releases and not give one to either BT or Tau. I just don't get the reasoning >.<

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    1. BT got an update the same time back with DA's when they brought them up to date.

      The most recent Errata primarily is for Combat Squading and like a single rule for mind worm.

      very little updates for Dark Angels in the Errata.

      Tau are going to be probably overhauled and an errata is something they probably don't want to do as their rules in general are going to change. Not just modified versions of the current rules.

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  6. If GW continues the trend of codex releases lately, either BT or DA are up. They seem to be doing 'Imperium' and then 'Xenos' codexes alternated

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  7. This whole thing is upsetting. Putting Dark Angels on the spine of white dwarf does not mean they are the next codex. It means that GW has a themed spine collection for this year. I have stated this at least 100 times, why would the spines show Dark Angels, then strangely Dark Angels come out in April when there are about 7 more months of spines to complete the artwork. The idea that the Dark Angel is no doubt just that even furthers the idea that the next codex IS NOT Dark Angels. I am betting the Dark Angel has something to do with the 6th edition, but that is about it.

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  8. I'm still holding form to the belief that 6th edition will get skipped, and we go straight to 7th edition which will be Squats VS Sisters.

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    1. Now THAT would be a starter set I would love to buy... though I surely won't say "no" to Dark Angels and Chaos...

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  9. Are you planning on doing a similar roundup for what Ghost has promised, now that he's admitted to making it up? It'd be a lot of work, as he's said a lot of things.

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    1. http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?331638-The-credibility-of-the-current-wave-of-rumours&p=6062466&viewfull=1#post6062466

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    2. But if you read that, it seems like a way to get Ghost out of the limelight. Even though he posted that, I believe he is still right - he was probably put under pressure from his GW contacts to recant.

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    3. Or the other reputable rumour sources called him out behind the scenes in some manner and he was pressured to come clean?

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  10. Rumors, rumors, rumors. Only thing I know is that Tau and BT didn't get a codex FAQ update :P.

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    1. Your the worst kind of villain Kirby. The pink one!

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