So what is that secret combination of what we will be seeing sometime later this year? Well over at the BOLS forums the following has been suggested... Dark Eldar, Eldar, and Tau. Its wrong. Lets take a look at what the rumor mongers say.

First off...
As for contents of the second flier wave, the guess over at the BoLS lounge is the Void Raven, a Tau flier, and an Eldar flier.


via Harry
There is another wave of flyers. ...
Thats not it.
 
Notice he gives nothing else. So lets do a little digging to hopefully shed some light on the subject.....
 
Dark Eldar (via MajorWesJansen)
Void Raven, it is not the same as the Razorwing, but is larger, 4 engines, a nose canopy, forward canards. I've seen the concept art of it and discussed how to break it down into sprues with Jes himself. So it's not going to be a FW conversion kit, but a planned plastic kit that is somewhere in the pipeline.

Tau
Likely to come out with their codex. They are rumored to be the first codex of 2013. Likely February.

Eldar
Its possible to see this vehicle in the 2nd wave, although its looking like its quite possible to be given to us alongside a codex release further along in 2013. Probably a 50/50 shot at the moment.

Other Codices
Imperial Guard may very well get their Hydra in the second wave
Tyranids- Are looking at the Harpy, and possibly a new monstrous creature (dual kit?)

Chaos
Dragon like Daemon Engine is rumored, so I expect this to cover both Chaos Daemons and Chaos Space Marines. This guy is expected to be released as part of two quick waves of Chaos Marines.

So when is this 2nd wave of Flyers going to arrive?
First month available appears to be August, followed by October or November. However I am going to throw down what I believe the rumor mill is hinting at......

July: 6th Edition: Rules (Rules for Flyers included in Std Games)
August: Chaos Marines + Wave of Chaos Models
September: 6th Edition Starter Set followed by a  Chaos Marine Wave ( finecast)
October: 2nd Wave of Flyers including........ Voidraven, Harpy dual kit, Hydra Flak Tank

Then its all Hobbit Hobbit Hobbit until February's Tau codex release.






34 Comments:

  1. Actually, it's not all "Hobbit Hobbit Hobbit" between November and February. It won't be like ten years ago. It'll be business as usual as far as 40k and Fantasy goes.

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    1. What are you smoking?

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    1. yeah, what about dark angels? are they being starter boxed with old codex?

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    2. DA is beginning of the year as far as BoW states, and I will believe that over the Tau. I believe the Tau will be tail end of 2013... Not sure why its Tau in the beginning of the year all of a sudden

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    3. anon, Tau were placed there by previous rumors from Harry. He is the source of Tau being the first codex of 2013, and of Eldar being in the later half of that year.

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    4. isnt harry kind of often right in content but wrong in time placement?

      wasnt harry the one with summer of flight for example?

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    5. No mention of DA because they are going to be rolled into C:SM. The 'Nilla dex's newest addition. At best they'll get some cool chapter tactics and special rules in a WD release.

      Not a rumor; just my baseless opinion.

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    6. Mathias, Stickmonkey was the original source of the summer of flyers. He was off by a year.

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    7. As I would love to have a Tau dex in the beginning of the year, with it's flier along side it! +1 year now!

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  3. Hmm... Not quite what DakkaDakka says. Are you sure that Chaos Marines are in August?

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  4. I have heard that Warriors of Chaos for Fantasy to come in October. Could be wrong but from a pretty reliable source.

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    1. Heard pretty much the same, Warriors just before the Hobbit-craze begins.

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  5. My faith in the Lion is starting to wane...

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    1. Good. Turn to Chaos! We have cookies!

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  6. >two quick waves of Chaos Marines
    >quick
    I am filled with dread over this tiny word.

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  7. i'm not confirming or denying that Dark Angels are comming, from a elite store of GW

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  8. I absolutely believe we're getting DA late this year or in January, otherwise the is no way that the binding of WD would be showing them off.

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    1. Supposedly they're in a starter set, but we're not getting a new 'dex.

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    2. So they are putting Dark Angels in the Starter when they cost more point wise, have less options currently, and lack access to most of the newer marine codex options (Thunder Cannons, Sternguard, MotF, Ravens, etc). I really hope it's not the case. Dark Angels, Black Templars, Eldar, and Tau are codex all older then the Chaos Marines, when will there be love :(

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    3. One could see it as a hint for what will be good in 6th? maybee dark angels wont need codex update, they might be on par with new chaos if core rules change. what is good in DA?

      I dont really belive it myself, just wanted to have it said.

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    4. They might be older codices, but at least they didn't totally f*** up everyone who played the army when the new codex came out. Bam! No cultists, basilisks, specialist legion rules, or specific daemons! Instead, you can have the generic 4th ed marine codex, some options removed, but guess what? You're the spikey marines! [whilst removing the rule representing the fact most models were practically hedgehogs]
      ...Although I do agree that DA, BT, Tau and Eldar should also get new codices soon.

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    5. I didn't include the Chaos boys cause they are the first 6th proper book, but yeah, the hedgehog marines got screwed, or plucked if you will. Oh the fun one could have with that mental image you've created, Shrike, that would be one hell of a converted army. Maybe we'll get the Dark Angels in September or October, with special/new plasma stuff & nutty Chaplains.

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  9. Why dont Dark Angels get a flier? :(

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  10. Truthfully DA don't need a codex immediately. Are you goin to tell me there are more DA players than eldar and tau and chaos COMBINED? No. So be patient please. Other armies need it moar.

    Also seems like we are getting more non codex updates for armies down the road as well. Here's to hoping for another Necron character!

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    1. DA realy do, and I don't see what the combined numbers of other Codexs have. One reason is that the Codex is 4th Ed Codex, with 4th Ed rules to be promoted with 6th Ed. Secondly DA Codex can be directly compared to C:SM due to some overlap. We pay so much more for many units it is just stupid. Very few people actualy use C:DA at the moment and use the models with C:SM. A codex is needed, all 4 need a Codex, and they are all the same sort of age.

      Finaly, the word is More, not Moar.

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    2. I meant that for people like you that insist on having a DA update when realy they are still valid. Yes they are pricey but unplayable? No. Eldar I'm sure are more popular and would go as far as to say that a tau codex would be more anticipated than a DA one. Just my opinion.

      Also yes I know the word is "more" it was just a slang joke.

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  11. looking at the recent black library pushes DA Eldar and chaos have being coming a big DA book is coming out in November from black library

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  12. I give you my word that the spine image is not the cover of a codex as everyone has suggested, but rather the cover for the starter box and/or the cover of the 6th edition rulebook.

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    1. Maybe starter set but not rulebook. Why would out of all the other cool races put DA? Makes no historical sense. I expect to be how its always been with the warhammer on it and a different color background but maybe not.

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    2. Or its not a cover, its a pretty teaser picture?!

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  13. Beginning of 2013 at the earliest for Tau? sigh...

    On a completely diferent subject, great picture! Can anyone identify the ground vehicle? I can feel a conversion session coming on!

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    1. It's an Elysian Tauros venator(?). Actually have 2 even though I don't play Elysian drop troops but DKoK

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  14. Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing …!

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