I was up late with a 40k game last night, which we spent some time working my game table before hand. So I was not able to get much sleep nor get a post  ready for the morning. I was suprised when I recieved another rumor discussing the background that will be moving forward with 6th edition.

I am still waking up and grabbing my coffee. So lets get straight to the rumors. Above is a picture of the game last night.

This is a rumor so please take with the standard salt requirements.

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in 6th edition, the timeline has moved forward 1000years; the imperium is in decline, chaos has a much bigger presence along with the tau empire.

forgeworld are rumoured to be releasing a heresy-era expansion for 40k.

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  1. so like blackcrusade 14?

    cadia finally fell? :D

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    1. I doubt they would kill off Cadia . Too many Cadian models around.

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    2. I would love to see this come true... it would the gave a far bleaker look, as if things were finally closing and ending...
      But if Cadia fell, then (in GW style) some would escape to warn the Emperor, etc., and like the the Crimson Fists, would slowly regrow in strength.

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  2. If the tau are a larger Presence, wouldn't that mean they'd need access to the warp (and have psykers)?

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    1. They could have come up with a technological solution to the problem. That would seem Tau-ish. Or maybe they're just a bunch of autonomous sub-empires.

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    2. I wouldn't say Tau necessarily, but an auxiliary alliance race could possibly benefit them with such travel. The Demuirg supposedly are superior in technology and trade throughout. So my guess is if they have psykers or technology they have helped the Tau. Or the Kroot ate a bunch of Eldar snacks

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  3. Only standard levels of salt intake? We may need a quantifiable measure for salt we rumour sources! Do not get me wrong I would love for this to be the case but timeline movement is a hard one for believe though we have moved at least 250 years since the Tyranids for example so I do not know!

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    1. This is the second time I have heard this about the time line moving forward, from different sources. It was difficult to place a salt intake level on todays rumor, so I just went with the standard.

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    2. Good to know and awesome to get a reply from the rumour master himself! Thanks for all the work you do too!

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  4. About time the Imperium starts collaspsing. Shouldve been sooner but hey at least it's now happening. And the FW heresy thing is expected.

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  5. So warhammer 50000?

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  6. No, will be Warhammer 42.000, only 1000 years, not 10000 hehehe

    Good to hear about all of this, it´s time for an Horus Heresy´s supplement for the game!

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    1. 41000 won't it? because at the moment it is the 41st millennium or 40000 =) being picky I know but still!

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  7. I'm the 2nd source for this rumour; it came up in a conversation between myself and the store manager for my local GW.

    Personally it makes a lot of sense... Chaos being rumours to have a biiiig update this year, and the update for te tau empire codec cites the 3rd sphere expanding rapidly because of the 13th black crusade (the imperium retracting much of its forces from the eastern fringe to support cadia

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    1. ...) so it would make sense that if 1000years have passed and he imperium is in decline that the tau empire would have taken full advantage of the situation and expanded further. IMO ofc

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  8. This comes around all the time. GW will leave the timeline where it is because there is no reason to advance it. The worlds are set in the end times as it creates much more tension. To advance the story ends it. White Wolf did this with Gehenna and had to reboot the entire universe and game.

    The xenos can advance a great deal in forty years. You don't need to move a story a thousand years to change it.

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    1. Well as I said, I got this from a store manager so unless he's deliberately lieing (and has been himself my his own company) I'm inclined to believe it

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    2. My understanding is that it's standard policy for store managers not to have any information that's not known by everyone else. Not a good source IMO.

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  9. It would be weird for so many of the special characters to be dead. Fantasy has a lot of special characters who are dead at the current point in the timeline, but you don't see it much in 40k.

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    1. Not that many, really. But that's a lot of service studs to paint on some poor schmuck's head. ;P

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  10. im curious how the galaxy map will be looking now

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  11. Andy Chambers was let go for amongst other reasons, wanting to move the storyline forward but putting a carefully established narrative background in jeopardy with the 13th Black Crusade summer campaign yet NOW they want to move the storyline forward?

    Seems VERY unlikely.

    Pirate Viking is correct. It creates much more tension to leave the story on the verge of "the end times".

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    1. Store managers are rarely kept in the loop for studio developments. I'm not saying this one was lying, perhaps putting his own interpretation on snippets he's heard through the company grapevine, but non-studio staff are always a dubious source for GW rumors.

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  12. Well the Tau were only 4000 years old and half that would've been modern era...pushing timeline up 1000 years. They've prolly evolved into metaphysical entities.

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  13. It would be a pretty dramatic change. During chats with Gav at NOVA last year, and over a brew or three, we chatted through the notion of setting. GW doesn't like changing the setting, b/c for them that's what it is - the 41st Millennium is NOT a story ... it's a setting, and changing it would be like changing the Fantasy setting to a different time period altogether.

    A small advance or shuffle may be possible, but it's not likely, and not in line with how they think. He also said they'd never do things like kill off chapters or planets' worth of characters/models that people have collected for decades (learning really hard lessons with Squats).

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  14. Given the existing timelines end more or less at the stroke of midnight, M40999, maybe they're finally pushing into M42. Doesn't need a thousand year shift, doesn't kill any characters, does allow them to sell more fluff novels and new unit types that have mysteriously never been mentioned before. Seriously, Space Wolf Wolf Riders? *sigh*

    I just want to know if the Emperor's seen the end of the movie, "Dogma". LOL

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    1. Oops, disregard the M, it's 40999.

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  15. 1,000 years of Tau expansion?!

    I'm in!

    Hopefully we will see some epic updates to the Tau line-up.

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