Here is another bit of information regarding the current release schedule and what is coming out. This is as I get it, so any information that helps us clear up what is coming out is great to hear. The title of this should technically be Starter Set, Chaos Marines and Dark Angels, since all three of these are on the horizon.


Please remember that these are rumors, and should always be taken with a grain of salt.

via "to remain an anonymous source"
Chaos Space Marine codex is currently done are ready to be released in all regions.
The starter set is set for September and that date is currently locked.
There could be a codex release at the time of the starter set or just before it. This is still up in the air and not locked in yet

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  1. The CSm codex is the first half of Sept. The starter set is late Sept. No DA this year.

    But dont say the starter set is "locked" for september. They could move it to October easily.

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    1. As in Sept 1st? ;)

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    2. From previous stuff it sounded like some GW big wigs didn't want to push the Starter set anywhere except September. CSM being in first half of September is the best news I've had all week (in terms of GW rumors of course).

      Remember though, the Space Marine Codex for 5th came out after the Starter Box too... Not that GW is known for trends. I'm just sayin.

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    3. Truth be told I could see wgy GW would want that gap between CSM and the starter set. So Spetember Chaos. The october Starterset.

      Also i didnt mention this but GW actually seems to want a late starterset. They know that it would make a great Christmas gift I guess?

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    4. according to this source, who has been very reliable, the term was "currently locked". He or she was very specific about that.

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  2. Where does the second wave of flyers come in? Rumors had it right around the corner, but lately nothing even mentions flyers outside of the CSM dragon.

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  3. Heres how I see it:

    Sept- CSM/ possible starter set.

    Oct- Starter set possibly, if not,flyer wave with Voidraiven, Tau Lamprey, maybe another.

    November- Fantasy, New 40k terrain.

    December- the Hobbit, paint bundles etc.

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    1. Lamprey, eh? Most exciting. I wonder if it bites anything... Is that "maybe another" the much discussed Tyranid Harpy?

      And that 40k Terrain in November, would that be more imperial stuff with datasheets in WD?

      Don't mean to pester, but you've got me curious!

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    2. The name Lamprey is by no means official. Its entirely possible that will not be its name. Also possible it wont be released till codex.

      And yes I meant the harpy haha. I just couldnt remember its name.

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  4. where have you heard the tau lamprey as a flyer, I have not heard that yet

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    1. Its not an official name. But i hear things.... :)

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    2. You wouldn't have happend to hear any other tau details by any chance? :p

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    4. Yea i have TONS of info on tau. From the new characters to the Assault Crisis Suits....and i have even heard the rumor NO MORE KROOT!

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    5. Ok Logan... you got me... salivating here waiting for these rumors to drop. I can wait till after Xmas, since by then we will know when DA is going to drop with a good chance.

      But it better now be like Tastey's joke Tau rumor like, or someone is getting a rail gun where the sun don't shine! lol

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    6. I cant tell if the NO KROOT! rumor is true but it makes sense. I am lets say VERY invoved with the playtesting process of the codex and I have seen no kroot units. Shhhhhhhh dont panic.

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    7. Intriguing info Logan ill be waiting impatiently Haha. No kroot would be a bit of a change but I suppose some thing would take their place. I've always liked kroot mercenaries so my models wouldn't go to waste should they be dropped etc.

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    8. As an person who actually still plays tau (quite successfully I might add) I hope they do a good job with the new book.

      Honestly, they don't need a lot to be competitive again (well, in 5th against the old books....who knows against new ones) I just hope they don't muck them up.

      Honestly, I would just love to get to use my FW investment in actual codex games....you know, gw, support those who have supported you...

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    9. Why does no Kroot make sense? I like Kroot :(

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    10. no kroot makes sense allies-wise, I suppose :)

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    11. Well if they made a " dogs of war" type codex I can see the kroot in it would make sense to if gw is pushing to sell more models

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    12. GW never takes away your toys. Kroot may be nerfed to worthlessness, but will not be removed from the codex.

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    13. (Apart from Squats)!

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    14. It would be a shame if kroot where nerfed or worse. I for one would love to see them with some new interesting adaptations or units. Just have to wait and see.

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  5. What is the voidraven?

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    1. eldar forgeworld flier

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    2. You mean the one in the DE codex :P

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  6. glad to see the idea of the chaos dex in october seems.. unlikely. I think releaseing em at the same timish could actually enchourage sales. someone who picks up the starter set might be more inclined to get the chaos dex and vice versa due to the minis

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  7. Decent news. I hope they do throw the Chaos Dex in before the Starter. They'll have plenty of room. After all, the last August release is happening on the 18th. That's almost two full weeks before September, enough time to let the Finecast update have it's little moment and then prepare for the next Black Crusade.

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    1. It looks like Sept cuz of rumors.

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    2. It wouldn't really make business sense for the same reason why army box sets never come out until later.
      However, if the starter is "locked", then they don't really have many options left.
      It should have come out in August really.

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    3. I would imagine its entirely possible for the rules of cultists to be in the White Dwarf if the codex does not come out before the starter set.

      The starter set I have heard was currently locked for September.

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  8. I'm hoping for csm dex drop in middle of August. It would make sense with the daemon push. Since they are battle brothers, it would push sales for daemons by inciting csm players who use allies to buy.

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  9. According to this source, which has been very reliable, the Starter set date is already locked, and it is not the last part of the month. The rest, as far as the chaos marine codex and the dark angel codex is concerned are still slated for this year. Obviously the chaos marine codex if first.

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    1. I really cannot comment on any more specifics, until the date is closer and I have permission to release the info.

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    2. Nothing is locked unfortunately Natfka. Not yet. I dont know who your source is but a starterset in September is looking less and less illogical.

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    3. This is good to know. At least that 'vocal minority' didn't manage to shove everything into next year, which would be.. what.. a year without a 40k Codex and 9 months without a Fantasy Army Book?

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    4. there are two dates that are currently locked in. Starter set, and the other is obvious. However, this topic is bordering on thin ice. I am sure we will have some information that I can let go of here very soon.

      The Lamprey sounds fun. Any info about it?

      Also no Kroot? Where would they go? A separate supplement or White Dwarf?

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    5. I pray that you r right about both csm and da dex released this year it would suck to have a new starter set and not have a new dex for both of the featured armies until months later

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    6. Talking to guy whonis higher up than me in an email here is what he said
      " Now Logan, I have received your emails regarding your next project. You asked why there has been a lack of a certain unit(Kroot) all I can tell is that right now it is being heatedly discussed wether to keep them in our upcoming release. We want this book to refelct the primary army, not necessarily other "mercanary" forces. When we sort it out we promise to let you have a peak.

      Thank you for your concerns and comments regarding this matter."

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    7. As for the "Lamprey" iam not sure yet. But the assault crisis suits have expirimental rules where once per game they gain BOTH benefits of moving with their jump things(unamed at the moment) which lets them move 12in. Then reroll assault distamce if desired. If the first attempted charge is successful you gain Furious Charge.

      This is ALL expirimental though.

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    8. Thanks for the info Logan. As long as kroot can still ally with tau ill be happy. I like the sound of a tau focused codex and it would make for some nice fluff I imagine. would this mean vespids are up in the air as well?

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    9. I mis-read some of my information. locked does not mean only for the first part of the month. Just locked into september. I just want to make sure I am accurate according to what I have been told.

      I was curious though, that if something is currently locked into a schedule, could something major unlock it? I don't know. I am just reporting what I was told by a reliable source.

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    10. Yes Natfka it can. It happens more than you think.

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  10. Also thank you natfka for this blog it has fired my anticipation as the only news i would have would be wd thanks for gathering all those news and rumors and condensing it all down also nice to hear you are somewhat local as i am in the Salem area again thanks

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  11. Thanks guys for all the rumors! And thanks Logan for the Tau insight! At the very least it gives me some hope that GW hasn't completely forgotten about them.
    Any more info you can drop about the lampray?

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    1. Sorry no. Im not even 100% sold on the name myself :P

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    2. I love tau but how about some juicy Tzeentch tidbitz? We have all this new stuff but how about Mark of Tzeentch changes? Auto-pass psychic checks perhaps? Saves vs. Perils of the Warp?

      What can Sons of Magnus expect?

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    3. I second that. I am interested to hear what playtesters have experienced, and hate all the secrecy!! I've got dusty Tzeentch stuff (pun intended)

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    4. I did not work on CSM. My last project was GK then later Necrons briefly. Great fun those two.

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    5. But... if I had to guess id say that Ahirman is unbelievablely powerful pysker. ML 4. 3 wounds plus other unique abilities....

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    6. So much love for a human(ish) psyker. One would expect eldrad to be his equal or greater in the next eldar dex with far seers being at least ML2.

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    7. On the one hand, my Chaos sitting on the shelf for as much as 2 extra months is going to frustrate me to no end.
      That said, I seriously hope it's worth the wait. I really really hope noise marines become something more functional, or at least better costed. 20pts base, 25 with the guns you're taking the unit for is way too much.
      20-22 points with the gun is the most their worth.

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    8. As an Emperor's Children player, I second that. However these new rules are sounding promising...

      It's already been stated by Tastytaste that they are cheaper and have the Salvo Special Rule and Ignore Cover! That would be a nice advantage - especially with all this Night Fighting.

      One question out their to NATFKA, or anyone else in the know... NO DEDICATED TRANSPORTS HAVE BEEN MENTIONED? ARE CHAOS STILL STUCK WITH JUST A RHINO OR WILL WE FINALLY GET A DROP POD/DREAD CLAW OR RAZORBACK VARIANT?!

      Personally, I don't care too much about the Razorback, but Chaos use Drop Pods all the time in the fluff and as a game mechanic, it would really add some spice to the army.

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  12. Anyone think what they would be saving for the Christmas shop?

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  13. @ Natfka and Logan: Does either of you know any rumours relating to xeno armies and WHFB? It just seems that the last few months of rumours are 40k, in particular Chaos and SM, SM and more SM.

    Any info would be appreciated :)

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  14. Why has the header imagine been flipped horizontally? The crux terminatus, powerfist, assault cannon... everythign is on the wrong side and backward. It hurts us, my precious, it hurts us.

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