This latest schedule set is rather depressing, in fact its rather a sad day to hear any bit that the Dark Angels codex could literally be pushed 5 months out. Rather than dwell on the negative lets see what Stickmonkey is laying out for what is coming out over the next 6-8 months.


Please remember that these are rumors.

via Stickmonkey on Warseer
Just going to leave this here as the DA thread is closed now.

Looks like my sourcing is again off on timelines. So I'm putting in an update on it here, lots of things have changed to me since my last timeline thread. (I want to repeat, these are rumors, almost none of this really "changes" per se, GW's got their plan, I don't, I get information that aligns from a few sources and try to base what I tell you on that)

Was correct on WoC for Nov, as that's in the bag now, moving on to Dec.

Dec:
No DA. Boo. Hiss. Eating crow again. Looks like what we can expect for Dec is a lot of Hobbit as expected, and I believe a little surprise is still in store.
There is an outside possibility of 2 terrain pieces and 3 flyers, but I'm really expecting these now to be in a spring wave.

Jan:
Daemons. Still on track. Vetock doing WFB and 40k books, but I havent had confirmation that the books are actually coming in Jan. Expect Greater Daemons in plastic, a couple new chariots, a new daemon engine, and a couple new characters (well...characters which have never received models) Word is the Daemons update will not be a huge overhaul to the current book. Expect few new units. But the new GD models are phenomenal, love every one of them, especially the new GUO. None of the new units are single system, everything is in both 40k and WFB now.

Feb:
Hobbit/LOTR are the biggest contendors right now.
Might be a splash month for 40k in the form of that missing flyers wave. Still trying to get more info on when it might see light of day.

March:
Rumors point to WoC Army book. But with all the new models coming in Nov, I'm not sure what is left to release with it.

April:
New rumored slot for DA now. Yes, I'm sorry, rumoring sucks, you get told a lot and its very difficult to sort out what is fit to pass on and what is not.
However, I am being told some of those rumored generic SM kits may get released along side the DA codex and DA specific models. So thats something promising.

May:
WFB model wave and army book. High Elves I'm being told.

June:
Nothing hard, rumors range from the flyer wave to Tau to new fortifications to the 40k supplement book (allies?)
Lead contendor is the Flyers if they dont get an earlier slot.

July:
Most likely slot for this rummored 40k supplement book.

Beyond that:
Tau and Eldar are the only codexes with some weight behind it to come late in the year I expect Tau following DA, and right now it does look like Eldar will follow Tau.

I should also add the 2nd Horus Heresy book from FW is being rumored to me to be late Spring/Early Summer.

(...)
Pretty sure we have Vetock doing CD, Ward on DA, Cruddace on Tau, Kelly on Eldar. FWIW


the digital release schedule I had was incorrect, I said it elsewhere way back in August. I was going off what I was told which was that WFB was not going to get any digital releases this year. A lot of work is going into these, more than just copying an existing codex into a PDF. A lot of it is done, and waiting on some new digital assets. There is a digital rulebook that I was told was to be released a week before the HB, then with the HB, then with the SB, and nothing has happened on that front...maddenly frustrating sometimes.

The ork wave is still out there, I still expect it in 2013, but I haven't had any new updates.

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  1. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Don't tell me they've caught Tau syndrome!

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  2. Crap. I'll admit not having Eldar and Tau helps my wallet recover, but still.

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  3. I hate to say it but that sucks if true. Thanks to Stickmonkey for the rumors! At least we have some idea of the suckfest coming.

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    1. Well at least I won't be spending any money for awhile. Seriously GW needs to pull their heads out of certain spots and get their act together. Their letting corporate heads dictate release schedules is going to drive players away, as it has done so during 5th's slow releases.

      At least other game companies talk to their fan bases to inform them of the happenings within the company and its releases. GW cares as much for their customers as someone at the DMV. (For those of you on the other side of the pond that would mean they find our money good but we as people probably annoy them.)

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    2. Or GW can't say anything as long as Tolkien Enterprises/New Line has their ballz in a vice.

      Or GW has a far larger range of products and models than the next 2-3 game companies combined.

      Or GW has still managed pretty significant releases every month for the last 18, and now releases FAQ's before people can even ask the questions.

      Or you don't know what you're talking about...

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    3. I play a number of games and I don't care about the Hobbit release schedules. But their release for their main Game 40k has been horrible.

      If you want to compare it to another company Warmachine is number 2 behind 40k as far as sales and Hordes (another PP product) is number 3 with WHFB in 5th behind Malifuax. GW is not the only player in the game any more and these other company are releasing multiple different games under one mother company like GW but have far better communications with fan base and respond to feed back far faster than GW does. (I have been involved with those games since their beginnings.) And GW is the worst out of the five different companies I have self with. So I do know what I am talking about.

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    4. I don't think you understand. GW is not allowed to talk about release until 2 weeks before release due to their deal with the hobbit. I'm sure they want to, but legally, they just can't. GW has clearly started listening more to the fan base of late, considering 6th has already had two FAQs, and CSM was errataed before it was even out a month.

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    5. How does the hobbit have anything to do with 40K? Just talk about 40k and not the hobbit.

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    6. @indigo
      There has never been an official confirmation on wether or not there are restrictions on controlling information imposed from the hobbit movies.
      Regardless, if you read the last annual report from GW then you would have noticed that they're pleased with the short announcement-release schedule. So they certainly don't 'want to tell us sooner'.

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    7. GW have always been quite about releases schedules. As I understand it they took quite a hit on a WFB army book (think it was a tomb kings one) when leeks of the next book got out early (I think it was Orcs and Goblins) so a large amount of those who jump onto each book saved their cash up instead of the usual impulse buy.
      It's this GW are more worried about happening again and if the hobbit rumours about keeping quite after they accidentally leaked a LOTR image last time round are true it's only going to encourage more of the same.

      Dan

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  4. good job GW!! u suck as always! eldar, tau, dark angels and black templars should go together in december coz these books are just ancient..

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    1. My Eldar can still hold their own...

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    2. Holding their own with a de facto build that can't change due to codex age perhaps?

      I love my Eldar, but the selection of units that are viable are pathetic to the selection of units available. This is especially true when you see people are using forgeworld Eldar more.

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    3. Ehehhe I´m just happy I bought a new Chaos army some weeks ago.. and placed my 3000 point eldar army in boxes... Eldar is underpowered atm with the current rules due to the wound allocation rules. single dice rolling on different armor until the termie armor dies.. The power of the eldar (many shots) just dont fit the game atm. Just place a Termielord infron of the tacsquad and the reapers is no problem. And ppl will argue "Use Brightlances, starcanons at first" well... 1 shot at bs 3 got a very low hit chance. and 2 shots aint that great either, if u match it vs points spend for 2 ap 2 shots that probably will miss.. well will wait to play eldar until they got a new codex. Btw Harlies are useless now that they got shrouded and stealth. instead of the nightfight rule. Yepp I´m a buthurt chaos reroller that will eat SM with my helldrake..

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    1. I doubt GW decides a few weeks before what they're releasing - it will have been planned for quite a few months, even possibly a year or so. Therefore, it's not a delay at all - we've just been fed incorrect rumours, no doubt some from GW.

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  6. Nooo.. I want my DA

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  7. well, more money for the hobbit for me i guess...

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  8. Gee, i cant wait to see Tyranids, Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Deamons and any other 5e codex updated before Black Templars, Tau, Dark Angels or Sisters of Battle. Before there will be any good rumors for BT there will have a 8+ Year old book, soon they will brake the Necrons and Dark Eldars record.

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    1. Daemons are 4th ed 40K. Admittedly they were the last 4th ed book, but they're still not nearly as good as an actual 5th ed book.

      As an SoB/Nid player who likes the look of Tau battlesuits seeing Cruddace as the author saddens me. He is one of the worst codex writers ever.

      To be honest I wouldn't mind a nid update. My SoB can at least get powerful allies if I wanted to go that route but my nids don't even have that option. I know some people will disagree with me, but I feel that they are one of the codexes in need of an update the most. It was practically dead on arrival.

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    2. Yes Tyranids do need an update as they cant have allies or fortifications. I still see them as an army that cant have allies, but need options to make up for that, like fliers and anti air.

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    3. people always forget that Cruddance wrote IG, the best book in the game. I can easily see him giving tau a good treatment. we might even be treated to gue'vesa. This is a shooting dex, and he knows how to bring out the big guns. I think that he might work out. if not, ill take a decade of shitty tau over.... ward.

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    4. You are a total idiot. Everyone should hope that ward does their codex. He makes the codices with the most variety and the longest shelf life.

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    5. If by that you mean: 'The most codices with one unit that anyone uses and a long shelf life at the top of the competitive ladder because that one unit is overpowered as hell' then yes, yes he is.

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    6. @Anonymous October 24, 2012 12:01 PM
      Yea, if you mean that- lets make everything (codexes in this case) overpowered and ridiculous to balance the game... then of course let Ward do everything. But i would rather like my Templars to have some dignity, fluff wise and rule wise. Im not really a fan of the idea that presence of my Marshal makes the whole table dangerous terrain or that he shots bouncing, from one unit to another, holy ball of energy that hits everything at Str 9. I could see Ward doing that.

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    7. People point out that IG is the best codex - but not because of a well thought out codex. It suffers from the same thing that plagues cruddace's other books - a couple great units, and a myriad of poor ones. Being able to spam vendetta's/armor might make it powerful but it doesn't make it fun or interesting. I can count the number of good tyranid units on one hand, sisters....well sisters just got the shaft lol.

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    8. People point out that IG is the best codex - but not because of a well thought out codex. It suffers from the same thing that plagues cruddace's other books - a couple great units, and a myriad of poor ones. Being able to spam vendetta's/armor might make it powerful but it doesn't make it fun or interesting. I can count the number of good tyranid units on one hand, sisters....well sisters just got the shaft lol.

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    9. @AnonymousOctober 24, 2012 12:23 PM: Not quite. Name one Ward book where there's one unit that's just so good that you have to take it. Good luck with that. With SM Vulcan and TH/SS were nice, but hardly the be all and end all. BA? I don't recall any particular super standouts there. GK? While a crazy powerful book, there are multiple builds you can make and I guess the only unit that you might want in all of them are psyriflemen, but they're like the long fangs of the book: even if they were 30pts more people would still take 3 because they fit an important niche in the list (much like how nid players used to take the T-Fex even though it's overcosted as hell).

      @AnonymousOctober 24, 2012 11:22 AM: So he's 1 out of 3 on terms of making a decently powerful book. But then look at the units used in IG in good lists. Platoons, Veterans, CCS, Vendettas, chimeras, and maybe manticores. It may not be as weak as nids or SoB are, but it looks to me like it's just as pigeon holed. Ward may throw balance out the window, but at least he doesn't create mono-builds like Cruddace.

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  9. I love how people whine about the Eldar codex. YOU DON'T NEED AN UPDATE! Eldar have always been broken. Tau NEED a new codex...

    Looking forward to new flyers and Hobbit stuffs :D

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    1. Eldar broken? What have you been smoking my friend? :)
      Eldar were blah in 5th, where 6th ed just crippled them further.
      Tau on the other hand is doing way much better in 6th edition.

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    2. Please share your wisdom on how broken Eldar are.

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    3. Well dear, take your Delorean and go back home in 199s !!LOL
      eldar suck , i own an eldar army and it seriously sucks... well i love those space elves anyway , but they definitely suck!! :(

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    4. From what I've seen, the Tau are awesome in 6th.

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    5. Wow if you can't win with Tau you're doing something wrong. They have some of the best heavy support in the game. Eldar is a little iffy. Its do able, you may have to take some stuff that may not be fun to play, but its to able. Are you gonna be out number due to points, yes. But you can it, I got faith!

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    6. Don't Eldar have one of the strongest deathstars in 40k? The HQ guy with fortune and council is it? There are untold threads of complaining on how cheesy it is with little stopping it on so many forums.

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    7. I'm a Daemon player and personally I think Daemons could at least wait until after Tau and Eldar. Daemons are already very strong with the recent WD update and many players have already stocked up to max capacity on Flamers and Screamers so we don't really need a new one just yet. I think bringing it out this soon after is just going to hurt sales for them. Saying that, I'm throwing my money at screen right now for Greater daemon plastics. :D

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    8. it's possiable the deamon update was actually a preview of a new codex though

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  10. Cruddace is writing Tau? LOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!

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    1. The Nerfer-in-Chief Cruddace...hold on to your railguns, it's gonna get bumpy.

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    2. Cruddace on Tau? Well I expect that the Hammerhead'll be interesting then.

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  11. I'm still waiting for news on that Dark Eldar wave that was rumored to come out before Christmas. :\

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  12. Didnt kelly already get Eldar? I dont know about stickmonkey to be honset. He is never "firm" about what he says.

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    1. But that's a good thing isn't it? Rumors being rumors, you can never be 100% sure about anything. At least by not being firm he reminds us that nothing is set in stone.

      And as for Kelly getting Eldar again, I don't know. Maybe it will allow him to just do a general upgrade dex instead of a full revamp.

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  13. Darn. Well at least my wallet has some recovery time after starting Thousand sons with the new dex.

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  14. Personally, I hope the Hobbit is a huge flop! My opinion, any warhammer and or 40k player that spends any amount of money on the hobbit is a fucking heretic (chaos players not with standing) and should be forced to give me all of their models. Otherwise, the Hobbit is gonna suck up more months worth of release time. Lets help the Hobbit fall flat so they drop that crap in the trash! I mean 7 years in between Eldar codex is just insane!

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    1. I've never ever seen anyone playing LOTR at the gw store I always go to ^^ And only the main manager knows how it is played ...

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    2. Given the amount GW pays for the license, you should hope it does well. If it doesn't it puts GW in a financial bind which hurts all the games.

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    3. LotR brought a lot of people into the game. I'm guessing GW are hoping for the same from the Hobbit. There is little you can do to stop new players entering the game but please if you think of any, video record it and post it here. I'd love to see. XD

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    4. You should hope that it does poorly enough that GWS never does it again, but well enough so that it doesn't hurt GWS badly.

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  15. Hey we got a new Edition of 40K and one and a half dexes! Now we can play very balanced armies and use all the new rules, especially the flyer rules. It's the greatest support in gaming history! Having only one Army that is designed for the new rule set, what do we need more????

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    1. Could be worse. Didn't WHB wait nearly a year after 8th came out before the first 8th ed army book? And then it was like another year before the second one from what I can remember.

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    2. Oh, OK I didn't know that. Makes me sad for them, too.

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    3. yeah like February of 2011 orcs and goblins came out so like 6 months so fantasy fans have more right to complain

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  16. I play Tau and its depressing that they keep pushing them back, but I would be ok with waiting a little longer if GW would release a flyer or some AA rules for some of my missiles.

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    1. I still say Feb/March for Tau... Too many things still lining up.

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    2. Although I would like a new codex, my Tau are kicking serious butt in 6th, so I'm actually quite happy if it takes a while...

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    3. Until they met up with heavy air power.. But I suppose thats everyone non 6th...

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    4. I been saying Oct-Nov 2013 for Tau since early this year, and being saying Jan 2013 for DA just as long. Since DA is pushed back, still hoping for a Nov release for the Tau and not Jan-Feb 2014. Only time will tell.

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  17. OK let's calm down the doom saying and look at the positives here.
    1. Without doubt the worst 40k codex currently is deamons, and according to this they are next. That's good news.
    2. For any true miniatures fan, the hobbit is a good thing seen as it and lord of the rings are a large chunk of the inspiration for wargaming in general.
    3. If this set is true then by may next year 40k will have 3 codexes written "in edition " which is a faster turn around than fantasy had when 8th was released.
    4. This is a rumour set...not an official schedule. To react like its concrete (especially when the author himself says it might not be and has changed previously) is a bit nuts!

    Its not the end of the world folks, the game works and updates will happen, there's a lot of stuff to get through by the looks of it! Be excited by what's coming rather than pissed at when!

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    1. Well, is my LGS at the last tournament, Daemons came 2nd and 3rd right after Orks... People at least PLAY Daemons. The same cannot be said about poor Tyranids... or SoB... or BT... or DA... or Tau... :S

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    2. Regarding #1, i agree daemons really need a new codex, or even just a relaunch of the current at least. With the WD leaflet updates it's hard to keep track of which is which (maybe just for me).. To compile everything in one book would be cool. Here's hoping for a great book ahead.

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    3. SOB need a codex for sure as they've not got a current codex (as new players can't buy it the white dwarf dex doesn't count)

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    4. If memory sevres me correctly didn't someone take 3rd at NOVA with sisters of battle? Really nice guy, one hell of a general poof you ask me. He took first at our local GT tournament

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    5. #2: Tyranids do not need a new codex at all. Most units are still viable, especially the swarmlord when using biomancy.

      Angron Lord of the Red Sands

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  18. I just want to know more about that Great Unclean One. I've been putting off getting one for months (after starting Servants of Decay), because the GW model sucks, and the Forgeworld Model is WAY to expensive for me.Isn't it almost $150 dollars? I can't afford that! Thus, I'm excited for a new model!

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    1. I'm also hoping he's still tough as nails! But if he's gonna be plastic, they'd want the rules to be awesome, right?

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    2. He's gets tougher when he becomes plastic too! He won't break when accidentally dropped, unlike resin/metal models. Can't wait for everything to get plastic models!

      Still, something inside me still wants the old daemonette models..

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    3. I like to think they'll make the GUO and KoS competitive choices with the Bloodthirster and Lord of Change as the latter two are FMCs. Not that the current GUO is bad at all, I love him.

      Also hoping for some unspeakable Nurgle monstrosity for heavy support...

      If there are more chariots they're most likely for Khorne and Tzeentch as I can't imagine Nurgle having one unless it's a cart made of rotting wood, hovering above a cloud of methane and pulled by blowflies.

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  19. Cruddace is writing Tau? Shouldn't I be worried?

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    1. No not really... Crud+Nids was a bbig case of someone writing an army they shouldn't of... Crud is a player who mainly playse Mech, and Infantry armies... Thats why Nids sucked, and IG is solid.

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    2. Indeed, with the awesomeness of the Valk alone it gives me high hopes for our flyer (Mako?) as it is just like the Valk in that it is one kist for two types, anti-air, and ground pounder just like the Valk/Ven is DT/Gunship.

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    3. I actually like his IG codex, I mean his writing style. A lot of funny things in it :)

      It's not written in such a serious and over the top heroic way as the all the marines codex. I like playing things that don't take themselves so serious, like Ig and orks :)

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    4. Nids needed ward. he is the only one ridiculous enough to do them justice. SoB failed because he was probably told "you have 7 pages to write a whole book for models no one owns, that we dont plan on selling or even updating. as long as it has an HQ and a troop choice we dont give two shits."

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    5. SoB was done by both Crudd, and Ward... While we don't know Crudd's excuse Ward has always shat on SoB as he had wrecked them in every bit of fluff he's written.

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  20. Assuming Dark Angels do not drop in 2012, it would be interesting insight into the solidity of GW planning. The Dark Angels fellow on the WD spines in the early half of this year indicates they suggests to me they were planning an end of the year release. Inclusion in the DV box would hint at that as well. That the WD spine wasn't even carried out till the end and if there is no DA release, I would say their plans are reasonably solid only 2-3 months in advance, tops. I'd say 2013 is really up in the air.

    But there is a silver lining for the Chaos players like me. I had assumed we were ages away from the Greater Daemons. And perhaps we really are.

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    1. GW likes to troll us all. They've been feeding us false rumours on DA just so that we don't know what we're getting next. DV and the spine are giving us false ideas.

      This said, at least we know they're coming fairly soon.

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    2. They were also on the cover of 40k6, so that could have been what it was for.

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    3. Yeah
      But why Push a Old outdated dex?
      They Could have put GKs in the starterbox.
      Those at least have a dex that doesnt Need a Long FAQ that changes entrys in the Book to better/playable!

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  21. Hmm
    Let me just call BS

    In december it will be Hobbit
    Then in January DA. Why? because people play daemons and not DA. WOC are not going to get a new army book for a while because no1 is playing fantasy anymore. Also releasing hobit in december will not inter-fear with releasing DA in january. People who will buy DA will probably not buy hobit stuff because it would not appeal to them

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    1. I thought WOC where due in november?

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    2. No one is playing Fantasy anymore? Speak for your own store, it's as popular as ever at mine and the independent stores I play it.

      It amuses me to no end that EVERYWHERE I look (here, /tg/, etc) people are always saying stuff like "Fantasy sucks, it's not popular. OMFG a Fantasy release, WHERE IS MY 40k?!??!"

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    3. I play fantasy. I'm readying my dwarfs for:

      "May:
      WFB model wave and army book. High Elves I'm being told."

      I've got volumes 1-3 of my new grudge book filled out already. On a side note, I took up 40k while waiting for fantasy releases, I can honestly say the 40k crowd is a lot more negative than the fantasy one. I'm not taking a dig at 40k players, but in fantasy, I'd kill (Elves and lots of 'em) to have a 3+ save everywhere, many long-range weapons, etc ^^; So far, apart from Empire, this year has been fairly low on fantasy.

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  22. I am really rather hoping they do something about the enforced deepstrike and /or the mixed arrivals. If nothing else, make it optional? There seems too much randomness so it's not 'fun' but intimidating to play them - especially when you bloddy opponent gloats when you lose units just to bad dice.

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    1. On the flip side, every model has eternal warrior and an invunerable save, should they do away with that too? The method of arrival is probably the most defining factor re deamons for 40k. it dictates the whole feel of the army. Expecting it to be removed is like hoping that Dark Angel all wear Carapace armour in the new dex. Its a blessing and a curse, simple as that.

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    2. Phase out was the most defining factor of necrons. But they got rid of it. Why? Because it was stupid and it sucked for the necron players!

      I'd argue that the forced to daemonic assault is just as bad if not worse than phase out. It's the random arrival that makes it so brutal.

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  23. So hopefully there's a pattern to tje official wd updates and releases of books within a 6 month time frame

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  24. I just decided that I'm excited about The Hobbit. Between that and Super Dungeon Explore, it's the perfect Gateway to Gaming with my kids. I read The Hobbit with my 7 year old this year, and she absolutely loved it.

    Bring on The Hobbit!

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    1. Dez, you sir, are in a small minority. I'm a DA player and this crushed my soul a little more. On the other hand I'm glad to hear you're spending time with your kids and teaching them about these games. Lots of dads i have seen don't bring their kids and it makes me a little sad, I'm no father myself but still. I just want to say that's awesome and have fun.

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    2. Thanks James, I am sorry for the DA delay. I just found the silver lining myself (no CSM second wave, boo hiss!)

      I've been taking my daughter to games stores and events since she was born. I think it's important in building a trusting relationship to have something on common.

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  25. C'mon Phil don't let anyone else do our Eldar!

    Also I'm not familiar with Vetock, what other work has he done?

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    1. Mostly WHF from what I know... A big time fluffy player is what I hear to his credit.

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    2. Vetock did WFB orcs. It's pretty good- almost everything is viable (yes, even regular goblins- no seriously, they are viable). If you want fluffy, balanced and competitive, he'll do your book justice. it won't be the next grey knights, but it'll hold it's own

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    3. Also Ogres and Skaven. I like the bits of humour he adds in his rules.

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    1. Jeremy Vetock, mostly does WHF. He wrote Skaven, and some other stuff. He's got an article in October's WD.

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    2. As far as I know, Skaven are quite good? My WHFB army of choice if I were to start one.

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    3. Er guys, Jeremy Vetock only wrote a massive chunk of our 40k 6th. He's deffo not just WFB anymore...

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    4. Lol
      Here I was thinking Jeremy Vetock just was an American clone of Jervis Jonson..
      An attemp to bring more Yanks into the game by not alienating them with overtly British humour and methodology..
      Hey, I like the guy, he brings a fresh new perspective and ideas on the hobby at large, minus the over-zealous crud that some younger developers bring to overcompensate.. Not that youth is bad either, but it needs a maturity to balance it, something that almost seems to be lacking recently with Jervis's apparent distancing..

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  27. Errm, he joint did ogre kingdoms which is the most op of the 8th fantasy books (that's not really saying much, 8th is about reversing power creep) I think he did orcs and goblins too, he seems kinda barmy, and they had him cover Jervis slot in the wd for a month or two.

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  28. You know I wonder if gw puts out some of these roumers just to see what the reaction is form the community. Then make there release schedule off that ??

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  29. I'm not sure who to feel more sorry for, DA for getting Ward, or Tau for getting Cruddace. I am happy to hear about a Kelly Eldar codex though. If true, I will have 2/3 Kelly, and only a single Ward army. I WAS thinking about creating a Tau army but that will have to wait until I see a codex now.

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  30. So stickmonkey is wrong again and tries to save himself by just repeating what all the actual reliable people have been stating for months now? Anyone who has been following rumors the last few months could have wrote what he just did.

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  31. Caqptain, search your feelings, know that it is true... No Dark Angels yet... they're coming...


    Nooooooooooooooooooo...



    I'll be in some corner playing Blood Bowl and whimpering like a little kitten...

    Thank you for the rumors none the less. I know that they can be very unreliable or 'I told you so!' and we can't always get what we want.

    CK

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  32. Son of a *****.

    This, if true, makes no sense, why would GW waste all of the boost from Dark vengeance by only releasing one of the codices for the models contained in the set?

    december, i was ok with, January, i guess would be ok (though its 5 months removed from DV...) but april? madness.

    oh well, i guess it means that i can save up more money for it and focus on my nurgle force in the meantime.

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    1. But the DA had no units and o do.t think any special unseen rules so why do they need a codex quickly?

      Maybe the reason the put DA was just to put a little life becausr they arent getting updated soon?

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  33. Sisters of Battle..? Bueller..? Bueller..?

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  34. Vetock? Dark gods be praised!

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  35. I should be really happy as a chaos fan. Chaos Space Marines are released. Got some new conversion bits from Warriors of Chaos. Daemons rumoured to start the new year.....

    ...but this really sucks! I'm sorry but Tau fans need their codex and new miniatures more. Them, Sisters of Battle and Black Templars. Templars and Tau were supposed to start this year.

    Yes I want my Daemons. But can happily wait a year if it meant other armies and their fans got a fair deal.

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  36. Tau!!!!!!!! Woooooooooot

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  37. hate to see so much "eldar are broken" the truth is yes they are sligthly outdated rules wise but i can win most games with them its about ur skill as a player and also i love their fluff so no hate please just cos they arent ur rank and file standard "space marine" i love them and am happy to wait another year if it means they get done with rules they deserve, somethings telling me that when they come out they will be like DE and Necrons not revamped but everybody wants them :P but im probs wrong but all the same i will still love them

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  38. Just FYI, the 2 terrain pieces I mentioned for December... Also mentioned back in my DA rumor... They are in next months White Dwarf. Earlier than I expected.

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  39. oh, well if its true and no tau for maybe 6 months
    (or sisters of battle for a year?)
    well that's at least 6 more months were GW wont be getting a penny of me.

    Release things faster - get my money faster.

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  40. Wow, this one really activated the Whiner Brigade!

    I'm not happy to see my Dark Angels pushed back after getting all re-energized about them with Dark Vengeance, but at least now I can enjoy playing the army list I've built with my new models and not have to worry about re-working it next month.

    Great news, family! Daddy has money for your Christmas presents now!

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  41. Well, seems i'll be playing a 10 year old book...awesome..I hope templars can still hold their own with the new 6th ed books..

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  42. "Rumors point to WoC Army book. But with all the new models coming in Nov, I'm not sure what is left to release with it."

    Umm, new units and corresponding models? Dumbass.

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    1. There will be no more "new" units....the whole list is now complete, we have our new units in the form of new monstrous cavalry.

      There are however models still to be released from the existing list....combined Chosen/Forsaken plastic kit, Throgg & a new Archaon (mounted on a steed-of-chaos) - both finecast. A new sorceror on a flying disc and also a new war machine...

      And I wouldn't go name-calling if (like you) I blatently had no idea what I was talking about and mouthed-off anonymously to make myself feel good.........

      .......DUMBASS.

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  43. I think GW's release policy sucks big time, they should be able to pump out a codex each month for every game they have, except for possibly months when they have a new edition release.
    If they can't release all codexes for for example 40k within an edition, they should combine some of the codexes. Why not produce an Eldar + DE codex every edition instead of only making one of them for every second edition.

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    1. Because the size and cost of it would be less marketable.

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  44. WTB New CSM Troop models. Kthxbye.

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  45. Take ur time with the codex cause Tau in 6th are cleaning house. When it does hit give us a points drop, bs4 elites, and a few new units worth a damn and all is well with the fishes.

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  46. Why couldn't they just update the dex for tau and give us the models later . All we need is new fluff and an update to our rules to give us a fighting chance against the ward army's.

    P.s i know 6th ed was a god send for shooting army's in general but i still feel that i have to tailor my army to the opponent i am fighting(just to compete, nvm win) and when that is with complete strangers things tend not to go well for my tau cadre :(

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  47. Cruddance doing Tau...

    Shit, I'm going to have to shelve all my crisis suits and buy up on whatever random all-new model he overpowers.

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    1. And your evidence for this comment is where exactly?

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  48. I wouldn't be so quick to believe him.

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  49. As a Tyranid player suffering under the Cruddace curse, I'm really sorry for you Tau players. Having waited so long and then being assigned this guy, ending up with a codex were only ~20% of the units are viable and the special rules are completely borked.

    Ward gets a lot of unwarranted flak for his fluff. But he gives you good rules and let you field a variety of viable builds. I'd love it if Ward did the next Nid codex.

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    1. To be honest I don't see what's so bad about the Tyranid codex. Sure we'd like to see more options, but let's look at what's there:

      The Hive Tyrant and the Swarmlord are awesome HQ choices.

      Hive Guard, Zoanthropes, Venomthropes and
      Ymargl Genestealers are good Elite choices.

      Genestealers, Hormagaunts and Termagaunts with devourers are all deadly Troop choices. So is the Tervigon.

      Fast attack options seem a bit lacklustre aside from Shrikes, unless I'm missing something.

      Trygons and Tyrannofexes are expensive, but effective Heavy Support, given their roles.

      Carnifexes got a lot more expensive, but they are still good and by default they have 4 S9 attacks, all of which are re-rollable, which is amazing.

      Not to mention Tyranids benefit a lot from Biomancy. Try killing a unit of 3 Carnifexes with Feel No Pain and It Will Not Die.

      That said, I do feel the Tyranids don't seem as insidious and scary as they used to be.

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  50. Here's a different way to think of the release schedule. The writers are professionally employed to write codices, and all they can turn out is 3/year? Seriously? Four writers making less than one codex each / year? If four writers put one together every 3 months, that'd be 16/ year, or in otherwords, every codex updated annually. What else do the writers DO all day? Where do I sign?

    Hownowbrowntau

    You know GW could get players to send in their own contributions and just pick and choose the best bits

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