With Tau only a single week away from launch, High Elf leaks very much declaring May as their own, we are looking hard at what is next in line. While Eldar are generally looked on as next in line, I have received two sets of rumor schedules that are only slight off from each other. Here is what is being said.......


Please remember that these are two sets of rumors, please remember that some salt is required. Both of these sources must remain anonymous.

via Anonymous Source
just been informed we should be looking at WHFB high elves next month, followed by Eldar the month after and Apoc the month after that. 

via Anonymous Source
This is what to expect over the next few months
May: High Elves
June: Apocalypse redo
July: Eldar

Space Marines are coming before the end of the year but I don't know specifics beyond the next couple months.


What I am going to take away from these, is that Eldar are coming much earlier than expected. We have been expecting them much later this year, more towards August or even November. Both of these sources have posted here before and helped keep us up to date on what has been released in the past, so I am not going to pick one time frame over the other.

The other thing of note that catches my eye, is that with Eldar being released this early leaves plenty of time for a Space Marine release.

I will literally be dropping quite a bit on new Eldar models when they hit. At least 3 of the Wraithguard Constructs will be on my list before even knowing anything else about them. (I may need more depending on rules). Of course, several flyers will also be needed, so count me in for at least 3 boxes there as well.

Of course when I get more information or confirmations, I will be on it.

20 Comments:

  1. Could it be that the clients clamoured for a shorter codex cycle and GW actually listened? The gamer in me is ecstatic, the cynic in me is thinking that at the end of the year, once GW has updated all the Codiices, they will be selling the company and cashing in their chips thanks to the massive influx of revenue.

    Here's hoping the cynic is wrong...

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    1. I'm not sure a sale of the company would be that bad anyways, but I don't think it will happen.

      I hope they just realized that they can pump these out way faster. Since publicly traded companies like to keep smooth earnings, assuming GW doesn't sell off, it's very likely we will see a similar release schedule in the coming years. That has me pretty excited.

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    2. Whatever the reasons behind this shift in release schedules, I'm happy and excited by the possibility that all armies will be up-to-date in the foreseeable future.

      There is actually hope Sisters of Battle players!

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    3. They should do opposite, try to expand gamers userbase and lower prices. If they would make HH more popular they have potential on getting more and more people in.

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    4. The only One who would be intressted in buying GW is someone that milks the market to Death. Produce in Asia, Fire everybody, close stores and sell Off everything of worth (buildings machines Ect)

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  2. Can't wait for the elder to hit hopefully there right.

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  3. Lol, the cynic in means says where was all this new stuff over the last 4 years... glad GW is getting everyone caught up to 6th edition and I hope it continues through Orks, 'Nids, Guard, Chapter Specific Marines, and maybe Sisters of Battle?... My only complaint is the somewhat of a lack of editing and # of errors in the codices but beggars can't be choosers!!

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  4. I really hope this is true. I have been painting my Eldar up like a mad man (just finishing old projects) in anticipation of a new Eldar codex. I assumed it would be November and if it does come out in July I will be over the moon. Literally saving up now for some new kits (really REALLY hope those new jetbikes are in this release).

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  5. I'd just like to add that while i was playing at my local GW last friday, one of the guys working there mentioned that WHFB is going to have the next release, followed by Eldar.

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  6. According to the Hastings release schedule, Lizardmen should be some time before Space Marines. Altogether possible that Lizardmen are August/September and then Space Marines are the following month, with the rumoured second High Elf wave sometime before the end of the year (what Stromez Grom has been saying over on the High Elf thread on Warseer), or the rumoured Blood Bowl redo, then likely the next obligatory Hobbit box in December.

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    1. I am in doubt of a second wave for any codex, more so High Elves. Where is the Empire, Ogres, Vamp counts, and TK's second waves?

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  7. The guy at my local GW said that rumours for eldar pointed towards November but we will see. Hoping it is July cos I was thinking of picking up some dark eldar off a friend but I won't if my eldar codex is thst close.

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  8. The "guys at local GW's" probably read Faeit too :p Unless it's a specific instruction from HQ - like "stop stocking up on the following Eldar kits" - I wouldn't put too much weight on what they have "heard".

    Country/regional managers, or people working in Kasr Lenton, who are supposed to be "in the know" a bit farther ahead so that they can plan and budget the next year are a different matter, but I bet most of them are staying mum or at most drop heavily anonymized and possibly altered (in the hope of making themselves unidentifiable) info on blogs and forums.

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  9. Happy Easter Everyone. I really hope its the first one. I would think they would want to get the Eldar out be for the Apocalypse update so they could have those models to be pushed in big formations like they did for the first Apocalypse release. IDK I am really excited for new Eldar codex and my mind could just be thinking of ways justify what I want.

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  10. Eldar in June would make my bloody year!

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  11. "I will literally be dropping quite a bit on new Eldar models when they hit."
    Are you, um, worried about their stability or something? Because you seem exited, so I don't know why you would want to drop a bunch of things on them otherwise. :P

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  12. It's starting to look like they are considering the allies matrix and sales. first CSM & CD (mind you that they had to do DA for the starter box) and now Tau, Eldar, SM then followed up with two that have no battle brothers in the rumors (Orks and 'Nids) letting them slide back to another army that they have already released that has battle brothers to upsell that needs to be adjusted for 6th (keeping in mind the newer 5th codecs that can be left for the end like 'Crons or DE)
    mind you this is just rampant speculation on my part, but it would be cool.

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  13. Of course Eldar are coming sooner than expected. Despite what GW has spent the last 12 months doing, everyone is STILL in the pre-6th edition mindset where armies come once or twice a year. Space Marines, Orks, and Tyranids will also come sooner than expected. Probably less than 8 months after Eldar, but some turd-bucket will claim it's late 2014 or early 2015.

    My guess is, GW spent most of 5th edition writing 6th edition, and testing the books against one another. Concept, art, and sculpting probably dictated release order.

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  14. I don't know if this is new news, however i went into my local GW store to try and buy a farseer over the weekend they had none, and it had gone to direct order only. This may mean a new release is imminent?

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