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Faeit Weekly Tarot: Tyranids Revealed

This week has been extremely busy with Tyranid information breaking and pics leaking throughout the internet. On top of that, the latest news on Escalation hit, bringing superheavies and D-weapons to tournaments like the the Throne of Skulls.

Faeit's Weekly Tarot takes a look at what happened this last week, from news to rumors just in case you missed something. Also keep an eye out, because there is often something new or breaking that occurs during the weekend, and this is where it ends up.

News Headlines

This was a busy week starting off with rumors of what Forgeworld and Events like the Throne of Skulls, was going to do regarding Escalation and Stronghold Assault. We also had a full week of Dropzone Commander teasers and the beginning of full model reveals.

Dropzone Commander Sneak Previews and full model reveals

Escalation and Stronghold Assault Accepted at Throne of Skulls
Forgworld Release pdf with Lords of War Update for 40k

Apocalypse Dataslate: Centurion Siegebreaker
Dataslate Reclusiam Command Squad

Tyranids Forecast

Tyranids came by storm this week, and there was no hiding, as picture leaks from the upcoming White Dwarf were everywhere to be found. Of course we had release information hitting as well, and much more regarding the new Tyranids.

A full line up of leaked pics can be seen here.

Tyranid Releases
via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 ****
New Releases January 11th
Codex Tyranids: by the Games Workshop Design Studio $49.5 £30
Tyranid Psychic Cards $6 £3.5
Tyranid Harpy/ Hive Crone $80 £48
Tyranid Haruspex/ Exocrine $73 £44
Tyranid Warriors (3 models) $51 £31
Tyranid Hive Guard/ Tyrant Guard (3 models) $70 £42.5
Carnifex Brood (2 models) $90 £55
-Old One Eye Parts included
Tyranid Swarm (95 models) $170 £105
- 40 Hormagaunts
- 40 Termagants
- 10 Gargoyles
- 4 Ripper Swarms 

- 1 Carnifex that can be made into Old One Eye

Tyranid Limited Edition Codex $100 £60
Tyranid Termagant Brood (20 models-online only) $33 £20
-includes 3 Ripper Swarms
Tyranid Hormagaunt Brood (20 models-online only) $33 £20

The following are mail order only. 
Red Terror

Tyranid Warriors
Harpy and Hive Crone
Hive Guard and Tyrant Guard
Exocrine and Haruspex

January Dataslates

There are two rumored dataslates coming in January, and while we do not expect any new models coming from these, but there should be some new rules and layouts for these formations. Dataslates could easily become a way for Games Workshop to release less mainstream forces in the 40k background.

via an anonymous source from the Faeit 212 inbox ****
two new dataslates coming alongside tyranids next month. you might find it interesting that they are called codex dataslates. not sure what that means. 

-Codex Dataslate: Tyranid Vanguard
advanced force of lictors, genestealers and more

-Codex Dataslate: Tyrannic War Veterans
Chaplin Cassius and his elite forces

No Rumors or News Beyond this Point
I am rating what I personally think of the rumors (not the source). This is based off of behind the scenes knowledge, what different sources are saying, and general logic and guesswork. It goes like this

5 Stars. If its got a 5 star rating, Although still rumor, its only so because nothing has been officially announced (These are on the level that the Rumor Information is just undeniable or confirmed )

4 Stars is a very reliable rumor, and comes from someone I generally know to be in a good place, or the rumors match up well. These are not facts!, These are still rumors, and even great sources can have some information wrong on occasion. (think hastings-like, or close to that)

3 Stars, is a decent rumor. Should be looked at with some truth in it. An average rumor (most will fall here). Rumor based off of real information, discussion, or we do not know where it falls. (Like I said, most will fall here, and this is the baseline.)

2 stars. Most likely speculation, but sound OK. Every once in a while these have something (think Natfka doesn't really think this is happening, but ya never know)

1 Star. Way out in left field, and I feel that these are probably just wild speculation or made up. (think whoa, where the hell did this come from, and generally posted up because its fun, or Natfka was bored)

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  1. Any sign of hive fleet xyz supplements?
    And will there be a 2nd wave in feb.? Or is it definit 1 wave?

    Any news on CSM & SM supplement?

  2. I'm not familiar with the terminology, but does " mail order only" mean stores won't be able to stock those models? If so then ouch. They seem to be phasing out store sales more.

    1. I think its because they make little profit on these units. My local retailer hasn't been able to get ICs in for me since i started the hobby a year ago. We surmised it was because they make as little as it is on the single models that they couldn't afford to have a "middle-man".

      Now, with the rumours that gaunts/gants are direct sales only, it makes me think that because the boxes are so crammed with stuff at such a cheap price that they're making so little profit they can't afford a middle-man... imho

    2. Lol
      Are you saying they cant sell to retailers becaus 1 kit is Not profitable enough???

      Yeah well... If i cant get what i want at a Store... I'm Not going there again and i wont buy anything els aswell.
      I am so very sure that GW must Know some customers are like that.

      Its pure killing flgs for me. Those are the only ones that have expensiv gaunts now!
      Think about it!!!!

    3. Its not his fault. He asks them but gets told they're direct sales only. Usually it was just the finecast ICs, but he's got the new hard-plastic librarian in, so i can't work it out. It was just a thought i had. (",)

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  4. I like the tyrant guard. 2 boxes 4 hive guard 2 tyrant guard ? Maybe a second hive tyrant with wings rather than the flyers. I quite like the exorcine though