We have seen leaks over the last 24 hours on upcoming releases for March. Its quite obvious now that the Astra Militarum is indeed the new name for the Imperial Guard codex, and that the Militarum Tempestus is a separate mini-codex coming out the week after.
This is our new Imperial Guard. The codex will be coming very soon, although we do not have a date yet. Its assumed that it will come before the Militarum Tempestus, which means pre-orders March 22nd most likely. Its also likely that alongside the codex we will see an Ogryns box set as well that was reported here on Faeit 212. You can check out that information by following the link.
This is the home of the new Scions, which appear to be storm troopers and the new transport is listed as both Astra Militarum and Tempestus. This very much indicates that we will see a cross-over between codices for the vehicle, and possibly on the Scions as well. While this is listed as a codex in the White Dwarf leak, it is only 72 pages long leading us to believe that this is a mini-dex, possibly with its own Foc outside of the normal allied restrictions like the Imperial Knights or the Inquisition. It is also going to be an "online-only" release for print copies.
What we have seen. These have a pre-order/ release date of March 29th/April 5th
Miliatrum TempestusTaurox Prime/ Astra Militarum Taurox: 1 model $48
Militarum Tempestus Scions/ Militarum Tempestus Command Squad: 5 models $35
Codex Militarum Tempestus: hardback 72 pages $49.50 (online only)
We have also now seen the cover of the Astra Militarum codex but have no release certain information on the dates of the release.
This is ramping up to be a very exciting release schedule for Imperial Guard players. The Imperial Guard is made up of many different groups and divisions within the Imperium, and it appears that this will be reflected in upcoming releases.