If you were not aware, 5th Edition rulebooks have been pulled. They are no longer there at GW stores, although independent stores could still have something there if you desperately needed something.

First of all, the 5th edition starter set is still available, and I have been told it will remain so through til August. This means that if you want on, I suggest getting it soon. The 6th edition starter set will be replacing it then.

Now what is next for 6th edition? To start off, if you did not read about the emails on Saturday, here is the link.
6th Edition is Imminent

Here is what is happening....


*5th edition Rulebook is gone from stores
*No longer on the GW website
*Retail-meeting mid june after which more informations will follow
*Asking customers are to be told it was removed because there will be something new soon and that more info will be released in the near future.
*GW Store Employees are having vacation request denied for the next two months

So yes, 6th edition rumors are right around the corner. In fact we expect June 26th will be the day pre-orders start up. Its quite possible we will get an earlier heads up on this release, although no one except GW really knows for sure. I am guessing though that we will start to see leaks sometime after the retail meetings.

So its time to say goodbye. Get your last games in, and look forward to the new ruleset.





20 Comments:

  1. Well, if u play on official circuits that is... I know a group that refuse to play anything after 2nd edition haha

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    1. Do they still have +++Censored by the Inquisition+++ models? That would be amazing to see an army of those little people still being used.

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    2. I've got a whole army of Squats. =) But I haven't used them since 2nd. I was going to turn them into a tau army for 5th but ever since I saw rumours for tau a year ago I was going to wait for the next book.

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  2. I'm excited for something new. I'm hoping for a nice robust rulebook like the 4th Ed and 8th Ed Fantasy one. Something with skirmish rules through Apoc battles!

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  4. This is odd. I personally know several GW store employees who are going on vacation within the next couple of months. And I know of at least one store which still has the rulebook on shelves.
    You sure this is a worldwide thing?

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    1. It could be a store to store thing, depending on number of employees. Im simply reporting the word I have been told.

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    2. It's the same in Germany, the old rulebooks are gone, at least from the GW-stores.

      Lucius

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    3. Most likely they are denying any further holiday requests. Denying holiday is a sure sign that something big is going down so there is balance between placing an embargo too soon and too late. It's probably not so much they want all their staff in all the time but that they want to be sure for the next too months that no one can vanish for a week or two on short notice. Not usually a problem during a 'normal' month but any big release means a manager wants to be able to count on his staff and give them some warning that they won't be getting holiday requests signed.

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    4. If they put the request in BEFORE the notice for vacation/holiday, then the company may not be able to cancel those early approvals. Anything to be placed as of Monday will be denied.

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  5. A completly unrelated thought, but looking at that picture made me think of one thing: Why isn't Forgeworld releasing Arbites troops? I would start collecting those right now, if they were availiable outside of a few terrible Necromunda minis. Their rules in 2nd edition were quite badass and their fluff is nothing short of amazing.

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    1. They'd make brilliant additions to anyone's Inquisition army as well, they'd sure beat the old Stormtrooper minis for style.

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    2. Now if only they realised that and re-did Witch hunters instead of Grey Knights as their own army...maybe SoB will turn into the Inquisition (Heresy, I know :P )

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  6. rule and codex books have a 2 weeks preorder time.

    june 16th german stores have the so-called "kettenfest" ("chainfest", special event where stores in germany try to get as many vehicles + monstrous creatures of 40k as possible, duisburg had 924 of them and set the record btw).

    regarding the date 16th of june and the 2 weeks time it takes for books of all kinds i think the announcement will be made on the 16th and first week of july it will hit stores.

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  7. RIP 5th edition...

    You served your time well...for the most part :P

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  8. Can't wait for all the amusing Ragequit posts once the new edition arrives :)

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  9. I have been looking at the new "rules" aka rumors and i have to say there are going to be alot of kids that are going to have a hard time with it.It looks like players are going to have to think and plan out attacks instead of just balls to the wall attacking

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    1. I like the meticulous planning that were gonna see but that's just me.

      Slow and steady wins the war!

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