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Faeit's Weekly Tarot: Releases for 2014 and Tyranids


This week we are looking at Tyranids, both new rumors and a full compilation of what is coming. Alongside that we have a good look into what 2014 will look like in regard to warhammer 40k releases. So lets look at this weeks headlines and rumors.


News Headlines
It was a busy week with both the advent calendars of Games Workshop Hawk Wargames in full swing. Both kept us busy, but then there were other events as well from Dark Age to 40k Video Game Previews. Tyranids will be here soon after the start of the new year.

Warhammer 40k
Carnage: 4 Player Mission for 40k
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-first-look-carnage-4-player-mission.html
Munitorum Vol 1
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/munitorum-vol-1-first-look.html
Kill Team
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/kill-team-first-look.html

Forgeworld
Deathguard Death Wardens
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/death-guard-grave-wardens.html

Dropzone Commander
Dropzone Commander Sneak Peaks
Shaltari: Anti Tank Walker
PHR: Anti Air Skimmer
UCM: Gunship
Scourge: Dropship
Shaltari: Anti Tank Skimmer
PHR: Scout Drones
UCM: Flame Tank

Dark Age
Dark Age Box Sets
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-comes-to-dark-age.html

Other
Exclusive Sneak Peak: Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance‏
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/exclusive-sneak-peak-warhammer-40000.html


Release Schedule: The Order of Things





















As we come around to 2014, rumors have been saying that all the codices will be updated and released by the first half of 2015. This very much goes along with that, with some movement in the order of Blood Angels and Space Wolves. Basically just flipping them. This does seem likely, and this release order very solid for the time being.

However, mixed into this bag, there is a ton of room for supplements, dataslates, and much more. 2014 will be a big year for Warhammer 40k, with possibly 8 release months which could easily end up being a 5 or 6 codex year.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 ****
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/release-schedule-order-of-things.html
Based upon current information, the remaining 40k codexes will release in alternating imperial and xenos releases:
Tyranids
Imperial Guard
Orks
Blood Angels
Dark Eldar
Space Wolves
Necrons
Grey Knights

via Stickmonkey on Faeit 212 ****
Just as an add to your release schedule post… I’ve had some unconfirmed info that GW is targeting two 40k release months for each non 40k release month.  If true, then we could see eight 40k months out of 2014…

Stickmoney further followed this up with his thoughts.....
Not rumors but just thoughts on how this might take shape 

I personally expect 6 this next year.  I think if Fantasy is getting a reboot that we will have a little more focus there, and even with the faster pace, we still had nothing major in December.  I’m thinking 6 40k codex, 2 Fantasy army books and the 9th update.


Tyranids













This rumor is exciting in that it gives us a look at Tyranid detachments having a different focus than others. With allies, meaning that you could focus the purpose and function of a detachment, and then with allying with yourself, have a separate detachment take up a different battlefield role. I like this idea, and we have had rumors that this was the direction of the Tyranid codex 4-6 months ago.

There were rumors on other sites that came out just hours after this one, that were similar but slightly more vague and reworded slightly.

via an anonymous source from the Faeit 212 inbox ****
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/tyranid-rules-apex-biomorphs.html
Apex Biomorphs, max one of each per detachment:
1. Synapse range is reduced but grants Eternal Warrior. Can be taken by any HQ (not Troop Tervigons or HS Trygon Primes).
2.Twin boneswords, AP2, for every wound inflicted on a 5+ the model regains a wound. For Primes and Tyrants. Regular boneswords are AP3 by the way.
3. Virus spore barrage (Ordnance, Poisoned 3+, unlimited range, one-shot, the template remains on the board until the end of the game).

A bit hazy but saw a flamer in there that could be taken by Tyrants and 
Tervigons only (AP3?) and a 3+ carapace that grants a 2+ and EW if the 

model didn't run/glide.

Tyranids Rumor Compilation
















It was seriously time for a rumor compilation to come out, as there was just a lot of information flowing that needed to be filtered through. These are the most reliable rumors and whispers, alongside links to the latest pictures floating around the internet.

Its quite too long to post it here, so please just follow the link to check out what is on the horizon with Tyranids.

http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/tyranids-overview-of-what-is-coming.html



Other Rumors
Imperial Knights ***
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/imperial-knights-referenced-in.html

Dark Eldar Whispers ***
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/dark-eldar-whispers.html

No 9th Edition Warhammer Fantasy in 2014 ***
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/no-warhammer-fantasy-in-2014.html

Bretonnia Quietly Going Away ***
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/12/bretonnia-quietly-going-away.html




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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10 Comments

  1. (1) DZC is a cool game but I prefer games in larger scale.
    (2) I saw a picture of a Greater Fire Elemental for Dark Age Games: WOW
    (3) Can't wait for the Imperial Guard, I'm liking their rumours so far
    (4) After initial WOW seeing the Tyranids I'm now feeling a little meh!
    (5) Though not a fantasy fan, I can't wait to see what miniatures will come
    (6) Imperial Knights! Yes please!
    (7) Dark Eldar need more plastic then I'll consider them. Too much finecast in an army puts me off. Dark Eldar are some of the coolest models though.

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    1. I'm scared for nids, with the released stats showing the same crap from the last codex minus our only delivery option It's hard to be optimistic, I'm hoping for the best but expecting the worst.

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    2. Same here - if the Nids don't deliver big time I'm sticking with fantasy at least until the guard arrive.

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    3. Leaked photos show nid warriors being Very Bulky, which only has to do with how many models it counts as in a vehicle. Broodlord is Bulky. If the photos are accurate, nids will likely have some kind of transport.

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    4. Hopefully the haruspex says get in my belly.

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  2. Just wanted to say for those who haven't noticed yet the warrior, hive and tyrant guard models are no longer available on the gw website...

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    1. I love how this happens with every single release. One guy will swear they can't be found, and another guy will swear they are on every website on the internet.

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    2. This is interesting: They are not available on the UK site but they ARE available on the US site (probably some others but I haven't checked).

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  3. Regarding IG rumours, lately, I've slowly started to believe the Knights making a comeback, what with the surge of references in Escalation, Eldar Knight already making (sort of) comeback, and 6ed being the Giant Robot Edition.

    However, I still refuse to believe any rumours concerning plastic Steel Legion and plastic Mordians until I hold the boxes in my hands and possibly not even then. "Plastic greatcoat IG" has been rumoured for the last ten years so many times it is not even funny, and now the same thing seems to start with "plastic dress uniform IG"?

    That said, I want to believe. Actually, combining Cadians and Steel Legion in a single kit would just require torso, arm and head swap (same waist/legs could be used for both), so perhaps a modern "high" density sprue could fit both - Cadians being after all soon 11 years old. Of course, with a little tweaking, Mordians could be also made into a multi-kit, Praetorians being just a headswap away, Vostroyans maybe after a slight redesign could reuse torso but would have different head, arms and feet.

    Catachan/Tanith - just torso swap necessary to get the trademark camo cloaks. Catachan line really could use a resculpt, them being among the first "modern" multi-part plastics starts to show (plus the low-density sprue wastes space in the packaging).

    Which would leave only Valhallans and Tallarns to be converted. Which is a bit more complicated, because Valhallans come in two flavours, "greatcoat" and "wrapped in rags". Greatcoat Valhallans could be made into a multi-kit with Krieg, but that would be cutting into FW (though not saying it couldn't happen if FW wants to focus more on 30K). However, the "rags" Valhallans could be easily be made a multi-kit with Tallarn - covering yourself from the elements, whether cold or hot, looks pretty much the same in 28mm scale, except for the headgear (Valhallans having a mixture of regular caps, fur caps, and helmets, Tallarns favouring scarves).

    (And let's be realistic, RT era Guard/Army - identified as Necromundan in the fluff IIRC - reimagined into modern kits will never happen. Unless the stars are right and someone will decide to make them a dual kit with Arbites/Enforcers. Or FW will do the reimagining as part of 30K era "Imperial Army".)

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