Something has appeared along the spine of January and February White Dwarf Magazines. The Picture appears to be of a Dark Angel. So the guesses are all over.... Is this related to the 25th anniversary or the next codex? The rumor this morning says to throw out all we know... Because Dark Angels are right around the corner. No Black Templar, No Tau, No Eldar.

First off, very clever GW. I like it. A secret picture on the spine of the magazine to mess with us. The question really comes down to, what is the picture of, and what's it for.

A Dark Angels codex would fit a few of the rumors I have been seeing with a starter set of Dark Angels vs Chaos. Is this what is coming? Is it all starting to make sense? 

Please remember that this is a rumor, please take with salt. I believe the picture was taken by god.ra .

via TastyTaste on Blood of Kittens
As I am sure most everyone has discovered by now: GW has done something actually very cool. They have made a little Cypher (hint…hint) on the bindings of each White Dwarf so far this year. With two issues so far a figure is starting to take shape.

So I think with this little rumor gift from GW I want to reiterate something I have been reporting for the last year or so. Along with knowing now that the 6th box set is done and in production I want to clearly state what has not changed since the release of the Grey Knights.

The release schedule for 40k 2012 is…
April-May: Dark Angels/Fallen
June-Aug: 6th Ed
Oct-Nov: Chaos Space Marines

There is no Tau, no Black Templars, no Eldar. I want this on the record so strike me down if I am wrong! I am only re-reporting this schedule because I think people have been lead astray by all the false talk of other codices.

I also want to go on the record saying that the Chaos Space Marine codex will not be two books. That was an old rumor from about 5 years ago that got resurrected last year for some infernal reason.

As well another reminder that 6th ed leak pdf is a not the real deal!

Here is a link to the Blood of Kittens site for the rumor
http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2012/01/29/network-news-reinforced-rumors-40k-2012-release-schedule/

40 Comments:

  1. Very interesting curve-ball by GW.

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    1. cypher would have black armour... like hell he would go DA green, pre heresy n all.

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  2. Nice. But I checked the WDs here in Italy and they don't have the picture. Or maybe there are several print formats for WDs?

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    1. Not sure Pickman. I would like to hear some confirmations though by someone that has both issues.

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    2. Yes it is true, the part about the pics.
      I have a subscription in Sweden (the English version) and it has the image.

      But I cannot see what the marine is supposed to be but a DA is a good guess as it is kind of green and wear robes...

      I am so hopping it is true and that they do not f**k it up! DW for the win...

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    3. The Australian version has the same images on the spine

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  3. I have been waiting for a new DA Codex since I first bought the one I have now. (kind of like my tyranids). I have given up on seeing one in the near future so made the switch to blood angels... Oh well its still a rumor and time will tell. After all its not that far off.

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  4. It looks as if it'll take another three months or so to complete the picture. Are they really going to wait until May to release another 40k codex?

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  5. We should consider the possibility that one of the rumored codices could be a white dwarf codex.

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  6. I hope that it would be something more to do with the 25 years than with a hint at a new codex. A hint like this doesn't seem like GW, but a nice WD image for 25y does.

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  7. I knew there was something on the spine back in jan, and this proves it!

    It'll be either DA or if it is Cypher Chaos!

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  8. Leave it to the Dark Angels to be cryptic and mysterious.

    Could it be a work of art that will be completed with all 12 months (Jan to Dec 2012) added together? Little dull I know.

    I like Templars and I would like to point out they were rumoured a possible White Dwarf Codex. Just a nod to the Anonymous above (08:02AM) for mentioning a white dwarf codex.

    Rumours also spoke of Tau as being after 6th Edition, perhaps after legions. So, while rumours all, I can't say I'm surprised by their absence from the list.

    Dark Angels Codex? Great if true! I'm not troubled by the lack of Dark Angel rumours so far. Typical of the Lions to keep secrets!

    Just a point about 25th Anniversary. The pictures of the Crimson Fist model here looked cool. Upon closer inspection on the GW site I have to say it's rubbish! Not worth £20! I take back all my excitement over it!

    Ah well, heres hoping the Dark Angels will make up for it. Oh! A Codex these days is £20!

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  9. Wow I think we're really reaching to find messages in our pudding

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    1. It's clearly an image of something. Whether it's important or not is another matter entirely.

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    2. Mmm... so from the look of it DAs won't come for the next six months. It's obvious. Why would GW let an image left unfinished (or release the codex before the image is finished)? From the look of it I'd say DAs' players have to wait another 6 issues of WD... but it could be more. Of course that's just a speculation, not a leak at all.

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  10. Can we consider the possibly that did this because its fun do, rather than planting secret messages about future release

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    1. Definetly possible, anyway IMHo that would mean that DAs are getting the codex once the image is finished... that would sound more in line with precedent rumors.

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  11. As a Tau player this makes me very happy to see. I was really worried that the all terminator army was going to be left by the wayside. I mean it's not like 30+ terminators is a survivable option. I for one am thankful that my codex is loaded with overpriced firewarriors and Vespid and ethereals.. Cause they are so awesome. I mean much better than 30+ terminators atleast. Thank god the right army is being updated.

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    1. 30 Terminators is actually a pretty terrible army. You're probably better off with Tau.

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  12. If they interfere with my necron 2nd wave I'm gonNa be MAD!!!!! But honestly how many SM codexes do people need? I think I'd rather see CSM codexes by now because it's crazy that they keeping makin books for every
    little SM chapter.

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    1. Dark Angels already have a codex. It wouldn't be new chapter.

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    2. Tyranids still did not get their second wave. Probably they won't get it this this year. All we need is more power armor dudes, sure...

      Sure, Tau, Eldar, Daemons are fine, played by many people with great success, they win many tournaments, and on par with GK. They do not need updates. And, there are so few GK players out there, we surely need DA to boost the numbers if Marine players.

      And since 6th ed. is a Xeno edition, releasing more Marines are just fine.

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  13. Interesting, as the creating the Landraider Ares article has disappeared from the GW site! Doesn't please me as a BT player though!

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    1. That is interesting. I looked for it as well, and could not find it.

      It would be very plausible that the Land Raider Ares would be in a Dark Angel codex. I think it would be pretty cool, as its quite the beast on the tabletop.

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    2. Huh, no luck here either.
      How peculiar...
      As a Dark Angel player, I'm happy for new fluff and new rules for standard Dark Angels, but terrified of Ravenwing/Deathwing nerfs.

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    3. Here is a link to the Ares page, but as you can probably tell, it redirects to GW's home page.
      http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=&categoryId=900006&section=&pIndex=10&aId=6700007&start=11

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  14. Yes, I contacted GW about this the other day, as I'm building one for apoc games, their rather poor reply was that the article is no longer available! The PDF must have just disappeared!!

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  15. If you are looking for the Ares try this link:
    http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1180096_Space_Marines_Datasheet_-_Land_Raider_Ares.pdf

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    1. Well, there was also an article on how to make a Land Raider Ares. That was removed, it seems.
      Here is Google's "cached" copy.
      http://i.imgur.com/EgPZH.png
      However, it won't let me view the cached version of the page, just the preview. Hm...

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  16. But wouldn't it take the rest of the year(assuming) to complete the pic? Personally I think it's just gonna be a "cool detail" and has little to no meaning

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  17. Dark Angels!!! but I just finished my 2000 pt army!!! here's hoping we get sternguard! but seriously, it would be awesome if it was true. we have one of the oldest codexes in the game. on the flip side, I wouldn't be entirely disappointed if it turns out not to be true 3 months time isn't that long to wait to find out. If it does turn out to be true, it had better not happen before march 19th. I'd really rather not have to rework my adepticon army one month before the tournament.

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  18. GW is playing with us! :)

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  19. But if it was Cypher, that would be a hint to the Chaos codex, because he turned renegade...
    Looks cool regardless.

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    1. OMG... you could actually be right... and that would hint (probably) at the early november release slot (which is just some months after the release of the new edition). And that slot is becoming the time 40k gets a massive release, and chaos legions would definetly be one.
      K, I'm getting to talkative (four comments in this page), shutting up now.

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  20. It's not Cypher. Cypher wears black power armor, and does not have skulls on his backpack. It is a Veteran Dark Angel for christs sake.

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    1. The model for Cypher is so old, I don't think it can be used as evidence for anything.

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  21. He wants it on record so to strike him down if he was wrong. Guess who was wrong...

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