April: Empire/ Minor 40k releases
May: 40k Codex? / Necron Wave?
June/July: 6th Edition
Sept: Starter Set- Chaos vs Dark Angels
Oct: 40k Codex
Tastytaste over on BoK is saying that Dark Angels will be filling the May slot, while other rumor mongers are saying that Chaos Legions are next.
So following this line of thought, here is today's rumor. Please remember to take all rumors with a grain of salt.
So my snitches have passed along a few bits.
Up next for 40k sounds like may timeframe for a chaos codex. Rumored to expand upon 4 major legions.
New plastic raptors
New plastic plague bearers
New character sculpts, not sure if abaddon is included...
I think most if not all of this has been mentioned before.
On top of this, I'm hearing there will be a few blister releases for other armies between now and summer. Even with WFB likely to take the spotlight in April, I'm being told to expect 2-3 blisters for 40k.
Likely candidates include missing characters for Nids, Necrons, DE. All of which have sculpts ready.
4 Legions being expanded upon:
But that's not all that's in the book from what I hear. And the conflict in what I've heard is that they expanded upon the 4 chaos gods, or they expanded upon the 4 legions devoted to those specific gods, so I'm not certain which is true right now, if either.
I have heard from many sources traitor guard and others are in the book, but nothing close enough for me to have a lot of faith yet there.
No words on another dex, but as Abaddon is in the dex, I expect all 9 legions to be covered somehow.
I want to clarify, I don't know this release slot is May. Seems like a lot of people grabbing onto that. Only that its likely the next release "slot" that could be a 40k window. But the rumors I'm getting are that this chaos release is next up. Next up could be October for all I know. But I suspect sooner.
I'm also confirming a 6e winging it's way our direction.
Past few major editions have followed the model of hb rulebook in June/July and box set in September. If I recall fantasy and 40k had no accompanying models to the hb release. But did have a ton of gaming accessories.
I've got another bit on the rb/starter. Not sure where this fits, but I've got some new info on "emplacements" (their word) being part of 6th and a kit (or kits) being developed. No other details. could be another bastion style model. Could be something else entirely. One rumor I'm hearing consistently is that the amount of effort being put into cranking out fantasy terrain is getting focused towards 40k to show it some more love.
I do expect 2 codex updates by year end, even with the 6ed release tossed in the year.