Codex Supplements are not the priority releases for Warhammer 40k, nor will they ever push around the codex release schedule. Instead they have been said to be a labor of love within the design teams. What the game designers would love to see, and want to work on, then are worked around into the release schedules.

So what is on the designers dream list? Here is a look at what just might be floating around in the near future for codex supplements.

Something to think about: There are no supplement releases without an updated codex.... hint hint.

Please remember that these are rumors.

via Stickmonkey on Faeit 212
I saw the supplement post, I wanted to add to it some I've heard being talked about, no timelines, no state of completion, just what I've heard going up on the designers wish list, sorry:

Orks:
  Speed Freaks
  Freebooters

SM:
  Ultra Marines
  White Scars
  Raven Guard
  Salamanders
  Imperial/Crimson Fists

Blood Angels:
  Fleshtearers

CSM:
  Emperors Children
  Death Guard
  World Eaters
  (Rounding out the big 4)

IG:
   Tallarn
   Catachan
   Steel Legion

Nids:
   Kraken,(interestingly no mention of Behemoth)
   (And mention of Catachan Devil has come up a few times)

Space Wolves:
  13th Company

Like I said this is the designers wishlisting i've heard, may have missed some, but a little more food for thought while your on the topic...

50 Comments:

  1. Wouldn't 1k Sons round out the "big 4", not Black Legion?

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    1. I think he means the four biggest traitor legions.Not the four big gods.

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    2. I suppose since the thousand sons are represented with their amazing rules, they did not want to overdo it with them. We all know how much love they get already, so it wouldn't be fair to give a legion, with already fantastic rules, more to work with.

      *Russel Peters voice/accent* They are fan-TASTIC! Too Good! Their TOO GOOD!

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    3. ....I actually spelled out "their" instead of "they're". I deserve infinite scorn from the internet spelling Nazi's.

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    4. Poor Iron Warriors and Alpha Legion...

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    5. Speaking of Iron warriors and Alpha Legion, wouldn't it make sense to do supplements for legions that they already sell bits for? I mean they wouldn't have to release anything for those to legions. Just buy the shoulder pads on their site and call it a day.

      Same for night lords.

      Those three should be on their supplement list.

      But, as the rumors are saying, it seems to be what the authors "feel like" doing.

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    6. I see what your saying Cameron, but wouldn't there still be a big 5... you make it sound as if the 1k Sons were bit players. AND, to be really nit picky... where's the Word Bearers?! They sorta goaded Horus to his downfall didn't they?

      A quick caveat as well, I am in no way discounting the supplements at all (I think it's a fantastic idea), I'm just curious about the decisions to do some over others.

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    7. @Ahrimans Bolter - Agreed, especially since they don't play like the traditional CSM legions.

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    8. Emperors Children. Thats all I needed to hear.

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    9. This ^^^^^! So little love for Slaanesh. Why does he always have to be the red headed step child.?

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    10. 'I deserve infinite scorn from the internet spelling Nazi's.'

      ...and sneers of derision from the Godwin's Law Brigade :P

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    12. Ha! I'm guessing the misspelling of Godwin was intentional :P

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    13. As much as I like the story behind the 1000 Sons, as far as their impact on the Heresy, they are bit players. Their lone accomplishment was to distract the Space Wolves.

      Now the Word Bearers....they are the ones that should be part of the "Big Four (or Five)"

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    14. Bit players whose Primarch collapsed the Webway Gate experiment the Emperor had been working on for so long, a legion that also halted the Space Wolves' secret project dead in its tracks? They are hardly bit players. If anything, they are the most tragic legion in 40K.

      That Ahriman is the most powerful Astartes psyker and close to reaching the Black Library, as well as 1K Sons being the progenitors of the Blood Ravens, is reason enough to believe they have a big part to play in the background still.

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    15. On that note, can anyone imagine the ramifications it would have if the Blood Ravens' origin as an off-shoot of the Thousand Sons was confirmed?

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    16. Why? Its almost an open Secret that the Minotaurs are World Eater Geneseed and they are used to kill traitor Chapters...

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  2. One of the reasons I like supplements a lot is simply that you can pretty much predict what will be released in the future just by looking at the fluff of the game. You could easily throw in Lost and the Damned and Cadians onto the list simply because the fluff for them exists.

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    1. Codes IG is pretty much Cadians on its own I would say bringing back some of the older regiments like valhallans or pretorians. Lost and the Damned would be awesome.

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    2. If the new Marine codex turns out to be non-chapter affiliated then It wouldn't surprise me at all if the same was done for IG. Besides, would be cool to see some of the old Eye of Terror stuff resurface.

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    3. True I just found a copy of the Eye of Terror codex and looking through it there is a lot there that they can work with.

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    4. Well Stickmonkey states that these supplements are a labour of love from the designers and the other IG regiments would more than likely need plastic updates, or the old moulds could be used to produce finecast I suppose but is that really what you'd want?

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  3. Oh I like the Steel Legion and Catachan rumor. As well as the Imperial Fists and Salamanders.

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    1. Really hope that we get new Steel Legion minis when their supplement comes out. When GW took them off the site it killed all the hope I had of ever collecting an army of them

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    2. @Brother Captain - They've been moved to Troops, oddly enough. You can still grab a few of them.

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    3. I REALLY hope they make more steel legion models & don't let the army fade away like praetorians/mordian guard etc.

      As much as I want to see this, Sisters of Battle are in much worse shape. I want nothing more than for Sisters players to get the models that have been waiting for, for years.

      To top it all off Forgeworld has Dkok which shares a very close resemblance to steel legion...so the likelihood of it getting attention/new models is probably low. One can hope though...

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    4. I REALLY hope they make more steel legion models & don't let the army fade away like praetorians/mordian guard etc.

      As much as I want to see this, Sisters of Battle are in much worse shape. I want nothing more than for Sisters players to get the models that have been waiting for, for years.

      To top it all off Forgeworld has Dkok which shares a very close resemblance to steel legion...so the likelihood of it getting attention/new models is probably low. One can hope though...

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  4. Overjoyed to see someone actually put Salamanders on the release list. Now I just hope that they get release before those damn Ultrasmurfs!

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    1. It would be fun to see marines in all colours of rainbow not just blue ones;) (ok, and silver, red, green and black ones;P )

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  5. What totaly confirms my suspicions. GW has no idea what to do with Thousand Sons.
    Also... haha, yup:) We totaly need Black legion, aka regular CSM suppplement:) Now You can read all book about 10k years of fail;) But Thousand Sons? Naaah;) There are 4 chaos gods? Great, lets just forget about this Tzeentch guy and focus on 3 others and some regular undivided guys;)

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ5XSE6oW35YTOSsnRgaD7N_GCt9iE3JR5GXC4m_xDzqFApy64L

    Hope those are only rumors. But considering TS needs some love since few codeces by now it seems rather likely that GW just keep ignoring them;) (yes yes, i know sisters of battle, i know;P )

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    1. my guess is they wanna hold off 10k sons for a bit because they'd require a fair bit of work. they'd basiclyh need to rubicize everything

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  6. Really happy to see 13th Company on there (not that there are a lot of other supplement options for SW.) However, which designer do I bribe to convince them that they want to do a Genestealer Cult supplement? :D

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    1. Kelly - i think. His into nids and there large creatures. Anyway its very differant to what his done recently...

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  7. I absolutely love the supplement idea. For no reason other than the opportunity to possibly field units that are otherwise USELESS in the codex. I.e. csm chosen, mutilators, warp talons. I hope the chosen get some love in the BL supplement. Its a tragedy that they made such beautifuly evil models, and then made the unit entry extremely overpriced crap.

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    1. What would really be nice though it won't happen, is along with the BL supplement, to release an actual box with options for the hellbrute, chosen, and cultists.

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    2. I hope not, it would make the 3 boxes of Dark Vengeance I bought an absolute waste and... Oh!... I fell right into GW's little trap didn't I?.. Oh well, I'll just console myself with the one click bundle deal I just bought... wait a minute!!!...

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    3. It would be nicer if they released a chosen box set so we could choose how to arm them!

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  8. I'm so disappointed with the rumoured CSM supplementes. They should be used to make legions playable that are not good represented with the current codex (not with a boatload of game changing rules, but with characters or some FOC swaps). You can get the god aligned legions already with either elite choices or a lord with the mark.

    Ah well, saves money.

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  9. Pumped for my Raven Guard supplement. Hello limited edition and an empty wallet

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  10. what about a lost and dammed supplement or tratior guard

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  11. These supplements are gonna bring all sorts of 'counts as' nonsense. If you're playing Salamanders, PAINT THEM GREEN! Do not try and pass your normal Blood Angels of as Flesh Tears just because you like the rules because THIS WILL ANNOY ME!

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    1. I agree and disagree with that, I play a Flesh Tearers force and thus use the Blood Angels codex. If the FT supplement is naff (I heavily doubt it) then I'll keep using the BA codex.

      Same with my Biel-Tan. I run with a lot of jetbikes and if in a casual game I fancy using the swim-hann supplement, just to mix it up a bit then I'll ask my opponent and hopefully they'll be cool with it.

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  12. Still totally calling that White Scars book as a BLACK TEMPLAR book, with the Space Marines being the big December release followed with Ultramarines as the January supplement as a tie-in with the immanent Tyranid Codex.

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  13. I love the idea of a flesh tearers supplement. After reading "Know Theyself" and about the events of Honour's End they seem very exciting.

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    1. Flesh Tearers definitely seem inevitable, especially with the current crop of supplements leveraging existing characters in books and expanding upon them.

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  14. Freebooterz?!??
    Nope, sorry this rumour is too good. It can't be true :P

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    1. I expect we'll see them, But I suspect we'll see them After the 6 Klans are done.

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  15. And Iron Hands get the shaft again.

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  16. I'm therefore unsuccessful with the rumoured CSM supplementes. they must be accustomed create legions playable that don't seem to be sensible delineate with the present codex (not with a carload of game dynamical rules, however with characters or some FOC swaps). you'll get the god aligned legions already with either elite decisions or a lord with the mark.
    Supplements Chinchilla qld

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