Imperial Guard time, and its slight name correction as well as saying that Cadians and Catachans will be released for the new codex. This would be good news, and if there is new Catachans coming, I would love to see the new models, as I find the old ones rather dated.


Please remember that these are rumors. This bit was from a couple days ago, but seemed to get missed by the community at large.

via Lion275 on Warseer ****
Ok some more news. There was a slight misunderstanding of the new IG name....Astra Militarum. No extra "I" in there. And from our source there will be a mix of Cadian and Catachan releases for Astra Militarum. So the rumors of Catachans going away would appear to be incorrect.

50 Comments:

  1. This doesn not surprise me. This Rumors about miniatures being axed came right after Codex: Tyranids was released. Do you remember that there was a rumor that Tyranids would have Hivefleet rules similar to chapter tactics right after Codex: Space Marines was released?

    ReplyDelete
  2. good to see the catachans back in the rumour mill...still hate the new IG-Name

    ReplyDelete
  3. Why put them in the codex when GW can charge for a dataslate!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

      THEY'LL HEAR YOU!

      Delete
    2. SHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

      THEY'LL HEAR YOU!

      Delete
    3. At least I'm not the only one who noticed. Although, the word "supplement" is also valid.

      Delete
    4. (Because they were already in there, tsk)

      Delete
    5. Think I'd rather have a data sheet than a supplement. Cheaper, and roughly the same content. I'm pretty sure I know more or less everything about the specific faction I'm buying rules for, nothing fluff breaking at least

      Delete
  4. This sounds a bit more plausible as a name change. GW have a habit of taking out the I in latinate inspired names. Still, I guess most people would know that so not entirely convinced.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This sounds a bit more plausible as a name change. GW have a habit of taking out the I in latinate inspired names. Still, I guess most people would know that so not entirely convinced.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I care so little for Catachans. I don't necessarily want any new regiments in plastic (although plastic Vostroyans would be nice), but I would take anything over new Catachans. Their whole theme is just lazy. I would rather GW give up on Catachans as a major army and instead focus their resources on giving us more weapons and stuff to convert.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I for example use catachan bits to mix up the boring looking Cadians and make myself some traitor guard

      Delete
    2. As someone with 10,000pts of Catachans, I for one hope this rumor is accurate :)

      Delete
    3. i love the catachans! if they make decent models for them, i'm sold!

      Delete
    4. I agree with this 100%. I think they're kind of a dumb concept to begin with, and the models look ridiculous. Make them a Forge World army if you need to keep them, but don't waste time/money making them one of the main plastic kits!

      Delete
    5. ^ i feel the same about Cadians...each prefers something different, personally a kit done similar to the WHFB Empire Milita would be beyond wishlisting but would make for an excellent kit, have a few bits from existing regiments and presto a dual one kil used for entire army and all regiments are made in MPPK's

      Delete
  7. If catachans are getting a model update as opposed to new release then hopefully they will finally get some body armour. That they get a 5+ save where cultists/orks/gaunts get a 6+ is laughable when you actually look at the model. even if it's flak jackets and helmets with arms still bare it would be a step in the right direction.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Either that or change their rules so they don't get an armour save (which won't be so bad seeing as most weapons are at least AP5). In exchange give them Stealth or something similar.

      Delete
    2. I just figured their abs gave them that 5+ armor save.

      Delete
    3. Nah, it's their massive brass balls deflecting those shots

      Delete
    4. catachans get a 5+ save cos they are the only true men in the galaxy

      Delete
    5. But true men wouldn't need armour saves at all. :)

      Delete
  8. I like the catachan theme and models, though back in they day they did only have a 6+ bc they didn't wear armor and their models reflected that.

    ReplyDelete
  9. it's nice to see GW actually coming up with a trade markable name. I welcome a GW that realizes they cant sue over what they think they own.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hate the new name, Its stupid. and heretical. frankly it rips the heart of the Guard as an army that can be taken seriously. If you got a dumb name then less people will bother with them. Ill just stick to my 5th edition codex. and the 5th edition itself. GW is run by a bunch of Muppets and twats!

      Delete
  10. Catachan's or "Deathworlders" have a huge roll in the fluff. They are just as important to IG history as Cadians. Their range does need a revamp though.

    ReplyDelete
  11. It'll never happen, but I'd love mordian iron guard to get a release or some sort of dress uniform models so I could build a more modern Praetorian Guard army. Who doesn't love Pith Helmets? :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. want Pith helmets and in plastic [or resin] i hear you cry then head on over to Victoria Miniatures as they have something suitable

      Delete
  12. I was really looking forward to Steel Legion plastics. With the Orks/Blood Angels boxed set rumored, I'm hoping for an Armageddon themed box and Steel Legion plastics.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. First off, I'm still going to call them Imperial Guard.

      Second, it will be a complete missed opportunity if GW doesn't. The timing couldn't be more perfect for new Steel Legion models. IG/Orks/Blood Angels, & if I am not mistaken there is a Armageddon themed video game set to come out this year.

      Not only that but every time they do a "Armageddon themed" article in White Dwarf or w/e nowadays instead of using Steel Legion miniatures its predominantly Cadian. Which is simply ridiculous. Are there Cadian troops stationed on Armageddon? Yes. They only account for about 1/3 of the Steel Legion troops however.

      Here is a example. Armageddon themed apocalypse formation:

      http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1090032a&prodId=prod2090137a

      1. Those Cadians wouldn't last a hour on Armageddon without Steel Legion rebreather & toxic resistant overcoat.

      2. How is it that Cadians are everywhere in the galaxy yet they cannot even occupy the majority of their home planet? (50% Chaos).

      If GW doesn't want to concern themselves with making a competitive ruleset & focus more on making cool miniatures then at the very least they should update/add variety to some of their miniature lines instead of remaking the same box sets that have been out for 10+ years in plastic.


      Delete
    2. They justify it as cadian pattern armour being standard issue for all IG legions, so it is other soldiers in Cadian uniforms... Or so they say :)

      Delete
    3. @Rippy - Even then, Cadians in standard Cadian uniform would choke to death on Armageddon's atmosphere outside of the Hive Cities, or would be torn to pieces by one of the planet's rust storms.

      On a similar note, march a bunch of Cadians onto Valhalla and they'd freeze to death in seconds X3

      Delete
  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Does noone want tanith or elysians?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would like to see them. I've collected Tanith. If Catachans get some special rules, probably you could use theirs rule for Tanith.

      Elysians and DkoK will have supplement from FW.

      Delete
    2. In my case i want Jouran Dragons

      Delete
  15. Does noone want tanith or elysians?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can already get these from FW. Bring on new legions that aren't already accessible with modern models.

      Delete
  16. After seeing what Americans did to the word Aluminium, what's the bet that what the English call "Militarium", the Americans will call "Militarum"?


    j/k

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nothing says "we lost control of a world spanning empire" like useless redundant sounding lettings. When your work week moves from 30 to 40 hours you will understand why we don't have time for extra letters :P

      Delete
    2. To be fair to our american friends, they did not do anything to the word aluminium. Most people think that they chose to drop the "i" from it, much like they choose to pronounce tomato different to the british.

      However, the element wad originally called aluminum by Humphrey Davy (who was british) in 1812 in his book on chemicals nd many US chemists used the word Aluminium through the 19th century. In 1813 though, a british reviewer of this book objected to the name as it was apparantly not classical enough, and suggested aluminium.

      So it was the british that changed the original word, not the americans, who seem to go now with the original word.

      History of science lecture is now over.

      Delete
  17. That's good news, I will have the gun i need to make my conversion then.

    And I'm still fearing the Steel Legion and Vostroyan are not there anymore. Hoping a Supplement or specific Codex.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Are Catachans really that popular? I know exactly one guy who has a Catachan army. The only miniatures I have are Straken and a command squad of 2nd edition metals.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Probably not in their own right. Whilst I imagine there are quite a lot of catachn armies about, the other regiments are probably more popular. What catachans have going for them is the massive conversion fodder they allow. Mixing into cadians for guard variety. Mixed with scouts for veterans, for necromunda for house gangs, etc.

      Delete
    2. This. Using their heads or hands on Cadians as well as mixing in some necron parts, that is how I am doing my mechanised cultists for my iron warriors traitor guard=)

      Delete
  19. A plastic great coat release could be hugely useful, and a huge seller.
    Simple variant heads in the box could allow for Steel Legion, Death Korps, Valhallans and Vostroyans, from one kit.

    ReplyDelete

 
Top
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...