We have heard bits about an Ork wave coming next year, and while it may not be a codex, there does seem to be something on the horizon regarding orks. This rumor bit is taken from that conversation, and brings up some timelines about when we might see an Ork wave and the Tau codex.

Please remember that these are rumors, and are set up with questions or statements that were responded to by shaso_iceborn  over on Warseer regarding timelines.

via shaso_iceborn
I think orks will see a new model wave come Q1 2013
End of April still considered first quarter?

If Jan is Dark Angels and Feb is Daemons, March is probably more hobbit stuff. Maybe April for Orks, then May for Fantasy, with Tau in June?
That's what I expect too, though I have heard to expect to start hearing about Tau a lot in March but they will be released in June.

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  1. Would deffinately make up for this years seemingly "lacking" releases in 40k codices. Hopefully its true.

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    1. February's Space Wolves/Tyranid spring release was larger - in terms of models put out - than the equivalent Grey Knights and Blood Angels releases in the years before that.

      It just didn't come with a book.

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    2. those were the 2nd wave items, because the codex was previously released with the first wave

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    3. And?

      First wave, second wave, fight wave? Who cares?

      Point is that GW released as many, if not more miniatures in the first half of 2012 as it did in previous years.

      GW's release schedule isn't measured in "Codexes", it's determined by the miniatures they have in the pipeline. That's what eats the lion share of production capacity of this company. The books are negligible.

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    4. just stated an answer based on the line, 'it didn't come with a book.' so go and? yourself

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    5. As the notion was that this year's first half was something lacking.

      It wasn't.

      For the last 5 years at least, GW has put out around 20 new miniatures/kits in the first half of each year, irrespective of whether it was accompanies of Codexes, expansion, new editions, that Spearheady-thing, or not, whatever, etc..

      The constant is that they'll do around 20 unique releases for 40K each year in the first 6 months (and significantly more in the second half, Christmas, "big releases" like Dark Eldar, etc..).

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  2. fuuuuckckckckckckc OMFG

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  3. Oh come on and what about the Eldar ??? when do we got some sweeeet looove ???

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    1. Would you rather have a model wave in Spring or a full codex and miniature relaunch later in the year? You space elves needs to wait that little bit longer, but I reckon it'll be worth it :)

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    2. Codex in in spring, model relaunch later in the year. Gimme the book. I'll convert or fabricate anything I don't have.

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    3. Thanks to Chapter House, that will never, ever happen again, sadly.

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  4. Once a squad of 30 boyz on foot can make it to your gun line with at least 10 boyz left will Eldar get any love. I have decreed it.

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    1. How many other mobs are next to them?

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  5. is this rumor from the comments section?

    "i think" rumors = i guess rumors

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  6. Is shaso iceborn considered a reliable source then? I'm not sure I can remember him from any rumors in the past.

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    1. He's new and claims to be a tester. Nothing he's said has been proven, as he hasn't been around long enough for his claims to be verified. I'd suggest contacting him directly and asking to meet him. If he avoids that there are ways to trace his posting (from the Warseer admin side) and from there to confirm that he is at least in the UK and within the range of clubs that do testing for GW.

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    2. That sounds an awful lot like.....work.

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    3. Shaso has not claimed to be any tester, merely that he have some sources. He says that his earlier rumours have come from another source and thinks that his new one is more accurate.
      And he is open that his words should be taken with salt.

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    4. "If he avoids that there are ways to trace his posting (from the Warseer admin side)..."

      Cyberstalking over toy soldiers. Beats working for a living, I guess.

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    5. "Cyberstalking over toy soldiers. Beats working for a living, I guess."

      +100

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  7. Anrd stalking ...

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  8. I dunno about Tau being that late in the year, we seem to be getting an awful lot of rumors for a June release.

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  9. Ahh, cool, its just natfka usually posts considerably more salt warnings about rumors from unfounded sources. I can't imagine why a playtester would be privvy to release date info tbh, given gws secrecy policy I'd imagine very few people actually knew release dates.

    I will just take it with a bucket load of salt! ;)

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    1. A bucket of salt, and a side loading of hope. I'd love to see some more ork models. I've never really been interested in Eldar or Tau that much. I would rather some Flash Gitz and Looted Wagon models (I'm terrible at converting), or maybe better quality Deffkoptas and Buggies. One can dream...

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    2. Honestly the best thing about Looted Wagons is being able to convert them, I wouldn't count on it as they seem to be an (awesome) toss to hobbyists. And there's already models for everything you could loot anyway, it's just not broken yet ;)

      Between me and my buddy it seems like almost everything is pertinent to one of us, Orks though we're both excited about. I wouldn't mind a hint towards maybe an upgraded slightly less cartoony face for Orks, or at least for nobz, I know it's some of their character almost, but let's be honest, a lot of the models really don't exemplify that these are seriously creatures who know only war. The picture at the heading of this article is a great example of something I'd like to see at least on the most hardened of them!

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    3. Imo, Orks are the "funny" army, it's in their rules (red going faster?) it's in theirbackground and of course in their models. No other army could have guided missiles piloted by goblins, or a weirdboy tower (i recall from epic) that culd destroy half of your army in an explosion because an ork disguised as a Joker uses his mind. The Waaaag itself is FUNNY.

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    4. Too true, and the same goes for Fantasy. You have the Waaagh..erm...WAAA*GH!!!!! rules, the squigs, etc and the fluff stating Black orcs are kill joys and take things seriously.

      Red ones go fasta, Yella ones 'splode betta, blue is lucky, green is best :D


      *AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    5. Red ones are faster coz they saw Blood Angels, Green is best coz it's the colour of Orks and Blue is lucky because of Matt Ward :P

      ... Oh, maybe not, but it is still to do with the ultramarines efficiency or something. Only logical reason, from an Ork, is they must be lucky ''fer a bunch o' 'umie gits!"

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  10. Any word on what the Ork releases might be?

    I might have to clear the dust and cobwebs off my GorkaMorka. Just to get in the greenskin mood.

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    1. From memory of previous rumour I think there was a wazdakka gutsmek model (finally), NEW WARBUGGIES!!! And a kit for deffkoptas with actual weapons options now that AoBR is gone. I think there was also a dodgy rumour of a tankbusta/flash git dual kit but there was also a (much more likely) rumour of finecast upgrades to turn a nob box into flash gitz

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  11. what the hell hey come on GW why? Tau i need now how you do this Tau is only army in 40k you can use best more might the eye

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    1. Tau will hold out for a bit longer, there's others (cough, sisters of battle, cough) that could use a new codex too but they didn't get boosted by the 6th edition rules. The codex is still coming!

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  12. Wait. You predict there will be no less than 4 different 40K releases in the first half of 2013 only?

    Hard to believe. By past records, there are usually 2 40K releases in a year, one in spring and one in autumn.

    Maybe they'll squeeze in 3 in 2013. But 4 in 6 months is not going to happen.

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  13. Just some observations, I believe that there will be three codec releases in 2013. Dark Angels, Darmon double release, and tau later in the year. It's possible that the daemon release may be a misinterpretation of a pure fantasy release and if that's the case, then expect an eldar release sometime in the next year.

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  14. A physical year quarter (January to March for Q1), April would be Q2.

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  15. If Jan is DA and Feb is Daemons, then what was that blatant vampire counts teaser doing in the back of December's WD?

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    1. A reminder to buy the Xmas megabundle that probably worked considering they were the first set to sell out :P

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  16. Ahh shit! Oh well hopefully this will give me time to paint the rest of my tau and of course my new hobbit collection... Won't be here till tuesday though. GW=sobs lol I always get screwed on advanced order and my cousin always gets his early. Wtf eh? Thanks Natfka and I hope you're feeling back to 100% dude!

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  17. C'mon, I want a Space Marine update

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  18. A lot of people have said Jan 5th for the release of DA, but I jist noticed the release for the WD is in fact, Jan 5th, not Dec 29th. Weird but probably unsignificant.

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  19. Why Tau need to released too late, i don't gate it, hope this delay bring something very good.

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    1. I'd rather wait until the end of next year for a good Tau codex, than have a totally rubbish one within the next 4-5 months.

      When it comes to a well-written Codex, I'll give GW all the time it needs.

      -Kai-Itza-

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    2. Thing is with codexes - how hard is it to just release a new FAQ every now and then instead of waiting YEARS for an official book to come along only to be one edition late when they release a new edition of the main rule book?

      Tau and Eldar are 4th edition codexes - now were in 6th edition and its painfully obvious they are too old and points too expensive with references to rules that no longer exist. GW hurry up >_<

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    3. Agreed, I still fail to understand why GW has not implemented a more streamlined way to update older codices when they have no plans to write a new one. I REALLY wouldn't mind having an updated FAQ a couple times a year and the a new model or two for my army. Even if the rules at the time are op or worthless; they can be corrected at the time of an official Codex release. I'm so tired of sittin on my army with nothing new for years, watching Space Marines get a constant stream of material.
      If they are truly a model company first, then release some freaking models, fluff can always be written later.

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  20. What ever happened to the 'Nids flyers?

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