Yesterday we broke a very awesome sighting of a new box set for new Ogyrns around the corner, and now we are finding that 40k radio is confirming the box set was seen. Now having two separate rumors saying the same thing really gives us an edge on what is going on.


Here is the link to our post yesterday, where you can see more details of the box kit.
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2014/02/astra-militarum-bullgryns-sighted.html

and of course 40k radios bit as well from their Facebook page.

via Rik on 40k Radio
So some exciting news. A listener of ours was at a GW store today that mistakenly received a shipment of some unreleased items. It was the plastic Ogryn kit. The rename is confirmed as they were called Militarum Auxillia. Boom! Nailed it.
-Rik

25 Comments:

  1. That is not a verification because it is most likely the same guy with the same story…

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  2. That's pretty cool. So if IG (now MA??????!!!!!?!??!?!?!!!! [insert more punctuation as needed]) roll out in the next month or so, that will be all my armies except Sisters. Nice.

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    1. Are we epxecting anything about AS?

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    2. Sadly no. I think Raging Heroes will beat GW to the punch on that one.

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  3. Why the hell are they renaming all these armies but didn't rename C:SM Codex Astartes??? It's a much better name and would open up some really cool limited edition books...

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    1. Because the decision was not made until after all the Space Marine stuff went to print.

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    3. Eventually Space Marines will be re-branded.

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    4. For reasons of Copyright. You cant Copyright Imperial Guard because there have been other Imperial Guards in history and in other fiction, Star Wars and the ancient Chinese for example. And somebody who guards any empire could in theory be called part of an 'imperial guard', and in theory any miniatures company can make futuristic soldiers and call them imperial guardsmen. Where as Astra Militarium can quite happily be copyrighted.

      GW had a fight on its hands last year when they tried to copyright the term 'Space Marines' http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/08/games-workshop-space-marines_n_2646002.html
      because theoretically and space faring soldier could be called a 'space marine' and there were in fact 'space marines' before GW came along with the 8 foot tall supersoldiers we now know and love.

      I think eventually Space Marines will be called Adeptus Astartes or something similar possibly depending on how the Imperial Guard name change goes.

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    5. Orks can be copyrighted Orcs cannot, space elves could not be copyrighted Eldar can be etc etc...

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    6. "Eldar" was coined by Tolkien actually. However since GW is in partnership with NewLine cinemas etc... they may be able to liscense the term, but Tolkien's estate could actually legally claim it.

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    7. Tolkien didn't coin Eldar. It is a very old Norse word.

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    8. They could always change their name to "Codex: Craftworld Eldar." That they could probably copyright.

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    9. They managed to copyright the word Daemon, but Daemon was actually a word long before GW made it what it is today.

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  4. List of terms and symbols copyrighted by GW, note absence of IG http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?pIndex=5&aId=3900002&start=6&_requestid=962186

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    1. They have both "Space Marine" and "Eldar" on their list.

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  5. I don't see how a rename will change much, if an independent company comes along and calls there product imperial guard its not like the 40k community will be confused and not realize that it goes in an Astra Militarium army.

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    1. If Chapter House release miniatures and bits called "Imperial Guard" they can't be sued, if they release miniatures and bits called "Astra Militarum" they can. (",)

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    2. It doesn't stop anything except the use of the name Astra Militarum which noone uses anyway. Any company can still make models that look like the IG we know and love. It's up to us to say, Hey I can use that for my Astra Mitarum..., they

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