Its officially not official. Talk about pumping up the hype for a product that we really do not know enough about. Regardless, this book is about to released, and its direct only. No idea if stores will actually have it in their possessions on Saturday or not.

Only a day away and little fanfare thus far about this new product that just keeps everyone in the dark. However, there have been confirmations about the product and the pic below definitely enough proof for it.





More GW facebook pages are posting up on this, and here is another I found off L'Astropate, and I am sure now there are many out there.

Games Workshop Krefeld posted on its facebook page the image you see at the beginning of the article with attached the following message:
+ + + BREAKING NEWS + + +
On Saturday there is also this beautiful book!
It is only available in English and only to order from us, but it has EVERYTHING you could wish for flying heart!

31 Comments:

  1. Classic photo! Ha!

    Tomorrow will hold the answers...

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  2. I thought this wasn't going to be a "limited" release!

    Why bother to make a compendium of all the randomly placed, errata'd, FAQed, etc flyer rules that not everyone necisarrily has access to anymore....only to make it "limited" thus continuing to leave some people out?

    I suppose one could argue the reasoning to make it "limited" because of additional fluff, scenarios etc but it still means some folks will get left out or the flyer rules.

    I suppose the "limited" release mentioned here may not even be the flyer book but instead be some limited release alongside the book release.

    I'm still on the fence after the "Crusade of Fire" shenanigans...IE no explanation ahead of time as to what the book really was etc.

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    1. As far as limited release goes, I have read the document sent to the GW stores and pasted its contents about the book.

      So I am going with that (it can still be found on the page above). I have seen nothing official changing that. So dont worry, I do not think this one will be limited, beyond selling out quickly because I am sure there will not be enough to go around.

      So until I hear otherwise (hopefully today), I am taking what I read as official.

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    2. At a guess, just from the sounds of it, this will be a stop-gap book until all the codexes are caught up to 6th edition.

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    3. Good good point Natfka regarding the internal document. I do wish though that they would give a good explanation as to what's in the boom etc PRIOR to release. Like how FW will often post the contents pages for books prior to release.

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    4. @Mike F - You know that might be what they mean by "limited". As in "When we have updated everything, we won't sell this book any longer"

      That would be a rather long limited though.

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  3. They can release digital copies at no cost.

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    1. Not true, they have to pay the web group to format or and put it up, it's not free for a company to put things online

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    2. All printed publications already exist in PDF format, or one convertable to it with a few clicks. Putting it on the web site is as easy as dragging the file to a folder and copy\pasting some code which they have to do anyways to give it an entry on the website to begin with.

      The cost difference would be virtually nothing.

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    3. Share holders wouldn't be to happy with them giving something away that they know people will over pay for even if it s the right thing to do.
      I find it funny how they close down their Facebook page the week be for this book drops.
      If they posted what was actually in the book be for it came out they know they wouldn't sell as many. I got suckered by the Crusade of Fire book and don't plan on wasting my money again.

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  4. If this is GW's attempt to use viral marketing to sell products, they are way, way, way behind, lol.

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  5. Wow, its " has EVERYTHING you could wish for flying heart!"

    Awesome!!! We get tau flyers! We get eldar!
    Woot! The space wolves get one too? Awesome

    That is so wonderful, I mean we have invested thousands of dollars and hours into this hobby, I am excited about GW supporting me with the products I want to give them money for!

    Finally, the nids get a good flyer!!!!
    That is soooo awesome!

    Oh, wait....
    its marketing speak which has no relation to reality or what the customer base actually wants...

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    1. Nids have FMCs, so they do have SOME form of AA defense beyond the ADL.
      I agree about Tau and Eldar, but not nids.

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    2. Nids have two fmc's, the hive tyrant and the harpy. The harpy's main gun options are blast only (can't target flyers). This leaves only the tyrant which is 250+ points with wings and only 2 can be taken up to 2k. 90% of nid lists I've played against have two tyrants for this reason. Some yes, adequate? Hardly

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    3. Also nids are an assault army with primarily low strength/range weaponry. Tau and eldar have a good amount of standard high strength long range weaponry. Sure they hit on 6s but it's doable. I don't mean to start a pity party, but nids def need some air support too.

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  6. Maybe we will be pleasantly surprised and there will be more than has been rumored.

    Not likely, but hey.... it could happen!

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  7. Who cares! ther's nothing new in this book..

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  8. limited release = "we know it's mostly useless except for a very limited crowd who missed the White Dwarf, are not Internet savvy and want a datasheet for their tournaments, so we will try to save faces and artificially boost the sales through compulsive purchase effect, it's what we always do"

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  9. I for one dont mind this book. All I hear are people whining about "nothing new". I find the "limited release" a but odd, but Smurfs are officially getting the Storm Raven, that is new.

    In the end I think it is a little sad that Eldar and Tau are left out (and maybe maybe not Space Wolves). I think they too should get something together with a model.
    But as someone that play several of the armies listed to get "updates" in this book I look forward to getting it.

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  10. Games Workshop looked down upon the people and said "Come buy this book we won't actually tell you anything about. It's useful & super fancy!"

    The people looked upon the tome and issued a mighty "Meh"

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  11. I'm just very curious to see how they "update" these things. Do you think they'll adjust point values and actual stats or just clarify the existing rules and make it so they're in one place not a bunch. I know it is a real inconvenience to reference the material for the dakkajet and storm talon. find the WD, find the FAQ then translate it to 6th. ouch. This supplement book reminds me of the old White Dwarf presents books they'd release with the WD rules in it, or when RPG companies release a new supplement. Not essential, but very useful.

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  12. I honestly don't understand. A rehash of pages bundled together form different codices with some textual changes. OK, that's fine, it's not compulsary to buy it.

    But... no advertising. No notice. No promotion at all. Where is the stir?

    If - *IF* Daemons are out this month to pre order why wasn't there a teaser - a sort of daemonic roar thingy - at the beginning of the month, then a flash of a model mid month, another teaser with a bit more wibble and then, a week before release a massive flash and puff of all the new kits? It wouldn't spoil the surprise, it would give us all a way to get excited about the models...

    But no. Nothing. It's certainly a weird way to advertise and promote models.

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  13. Probably because they are not going to release daemons right after releasing WoC. This compendium is probably a stop-gap till the next 40k release, but then again, it makes little sense to release without new flyers in the book. Why release this flyer book and then release a new 40k codex? So maybe daemons, who knows. Trying to understand GW's logic is like trying to hit a bullet with another bullet blindfolded.

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  14. Probably because they are not going to release daemons right after releasing WoC. This compendium is probably a stop-gap till the next 40k release, but then again, it makes little sense to release without new flyers in the book. Why release this flyer book and then release a new 40k codex? So maybe daemons, who knows. Trying to understand GW's logic is like trying to hit a bullet with another bullet blindfolded.

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  15. My photo made it... Winning. As a Black Templar, really hoping for some love.

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    1. You get the Storm Raven and Stormtalon, they're in the BT section as well as normal Space Marines.

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  16. Hi all its saturaday here in Australia and I just checked the Australian GW page and nothing about the Flyers book was on there. Also nothing labeled under advanced orders or new releases either. I'll try and pop into my local GW store today and see if I can find out anything.

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  17. I'm just curious if it changes points costs or anything, the description on the GW site says it updates flyer rules...

    And just when I was going to pick up my Necrons again to do a Wraithwing + Cron Air list.

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  18. Death From the Skies is officially live on GW's website. Still slightly unclear on specifics, but it says there are 'new' bestiary and army list updates for Codex's Black Templars, Blood Angels, Dark Eldar, Grey Knights, Imperial Guard, Necrons, Orks and Space Marines. Whether new means just a adding together all the existing errata or anything actually different about them is unclear.

    Otherwise, 4 new flier oriented mission types, a fleshed out campaign of the battle they used to showcase the fliers last year(White Scars, Orks, Necrons), all of the Dogfighting rules and stuff. And they officially confirm that the Storm Raven is in for Space Marines and Black Templars, they have it up in the C:SM heavy support section now with sample photos in Ultramarines paint scheme. But that's about as specific as it gets.

    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod1950012a

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