No, the Dark Elves have not been eaten by the Tyranids. Even though there is very little out there in leaks, Dark Elves are still coming. So maybe the bugs just ate the leaks? This week we heard a lot of rumors, delving into release schedules, Dark Elves, Tyranids, and even the Imperial Guard.

"Tau do that better".
-Repeating Quote from last night's game. Thanks for the game Brian

Each week, Faeit's Rumor Tarot will take a look at what rumors came up among the myriad of games that were covered here on Faeit 212. On occasion I will be breaking any weekend developments that were discovered or revealed, so keep a watch out, for on the Faeit's Tarot, you never know what secrets may be revealed. If you think you may have missed something, here is your chance to catch up.

Dark Elves

There has been a lot of Dark Elves information flowing in this week, and if you are interested in seeing a compilation of rumors from the past several weeks, just follow the link. Dark Elf Compilation.

The biggest thing to hit this week, was that it looks like we might be having a 2 month release for Dark Elves. Several strong sources have claimed this, and Dark Elves are getting an extreme makeover. Many of the models have been seen, and the compilation link and the Cauldron of Blood below reveal that this is going to be a huge release. (will some of these models make my Dark Eldar happy?).

via an Anonymous Source on Faeit 212 ****
Dark Elves
First Month
Advanced order/white dwarf from Sat 28th Sept. (so the studio can talk about them at UK GD)
On shelves Sat 5th Oct.
-most of the plastics already mentioned-

Second month
Advanced order/White dwarf from Sat 26th Oct.
On shelves Sat 2nd Nov.
-even more plastic crack Inc. Shadowblade plastic clampack by far the best model of range IMHO

Release Schedule
September - 1st Dark Elves Advanced Orders/ On the Shelf October 5th
October - 2nd Dark ElvesAdvanced Orders/ On the Shelf November 2nd
November - Desolation of Smaug and dark elf army box pre-orders/ Released December 7th
December: Tyranids Pre-Orders/ Released January 4th

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 ****
- Dark Elves will be spread over 2 months (October + November) because all but 3 boxes will be remade. It’s going to be the largest release this year and will be followed by some events in the GW Games Stores.

Dark Elves: Cauldron of Blood Details ****
Very good description, check out the link.

via ChargeAndDie on Warseer **
Warlocks are a casting unit Ala pink horrors. Spells are leadership hex and 2d6 s5 MM. Fixed level 2 with +1 to cast with every rank. Apparently they have 4+ ward.
New type of witch hag char which has an item to give +1 attack to unit and +2 if the unit has frenzy.
Lore attribute is target takes 2d6 s1 AP hits if roll doubles while casting and 3d6 if triples are rolled.

about the altar - 5+ ward and reroll to wound to all Khaine units within 6 inches and it has a bound spell similar to the witch hag item. Black horror is template remove models if strength test fails. No armor saves but ward saves are allowed.

3 Rumors from Warseer on Dark Elves this week
via Lion275 on Warseer ****
The executioner swords look similar but obviously are improved with the CAD design.
The Black Guard halberds look a bit beefier in the blade part. 
There are designs on the trimming and edges of some of the armor for the Black Guard and Executioners

via scoutbike on Warseer ***
I spoke to a GW manager today and he said he wont know anything about the boxes officially until next week, BUT HE HAS SEEN THE DARK ELF ARMY BOOK COVER. So this is happening for sure at least. I know that's no surprise to us, but it was nice to get a confirmation.
He says the cover is very similar to the High Elf army book cover, except with a Dark Elf there instead. I didnt press him on it as to be honest, it's hardly relevant at this stage, but we know for sure this is all coming in October for sure

via Daigaron on Warseer **
One of the resellers in my country put this price list up in their news section:
Plastic Dark Elf Warrior Box £30
PLastic Dark Riders/Warlocks £25
Plastic Blackguard/Executioners £30
Plastic Coldone Chariot/Scroungerunner £25
Plastic Cauldron of Blood/Blood Throne £50
Plastic Hydra/Kraken £50
Plastic Witch Elf box £30

GW prices might be higher, since reseller usually discount their stuff, and there are alot of stuff missing (like the army book for example), so this might be just guesswork by them based on rumours.

Imperial Guard

The Imperial Guard look like a March release for next year, and is the release that I am most looking forward to in the viable future. These come from what looks like various rumor sources reporting in to Larry over at Bols.

via Bell of Lost Souls (variable rating)
These rumors come to us in multiple sets, and we have ordered them from most trustworthy to least based on a variety of "truthifying methods":

The Probable stuff: ***
IG Veterans/Stormtroopers (plastic 5-man box)
Artillery combo-kit
Roughriders (new plastic box)

The Possible stuff: **
IG Regiment Doctrines: Each Regiment (Cadian, Catachan, etc...)has doctrines, similar to SM Chapter tactics. Examples listed were:
Cadians - may issue 2 orders to a unit
Catachans - Move-thru-cover, and Jungle Fighter (???)

Thunderbolt flyer: Very heavy armor, but cannot jink.

The Salt-mine *
Imperial Robots - 2 new robots, requiring an Admech handler/enginseer.

Knight Paladin - Taller than riptide, not as tall as Wraithknight. Vanquisher cannon and Uber-chainsword are standard load out. May upgrade to Punisher Cannon, Uber-Fist with Inferno Flamers

Specialists Games

Battlefleet Gothic anyone? Of course this is not happening anytime soon, as these rumors have this all a full year out before we see anything. Epic Armageddon looks to be first on the list.

via Tim the Thief on Faeit 212 ***
GW will bring back Specialist Games gradually with beginning in the 3th Quarter 2014.
 -First Game will be Epic in July or August 2014
-There will be no individual model Boxes or Blister, only Game Sets and possibly "Expansions"
-Sets remain permanent in assortment

-Epic Game Set might feature  Space Marines vs. Orks, there will be Sets for Imperial Guard, Eldar and Chaos

Supplements and New Releases

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 ****
Codexes aren't slowing down, but supplements are ramping up and will see model releases coinciding with them.

Either redoes of old kits (Khorne Berserkers for example), and then new kits entirely.

Rules in the boxes are a very likely reality for these new kits to make the supplement not a required purchase.  I realize that this goes against the Internets opinion of GW, but they are not trying to make supplements mandatory purchases, but exactly what they are: supplements.

Release Schedules

Release schedules are now showing Tyranids moved to January, and a lot of sources have confirmed this. Its almost like an inter-company announcement was just released the way the information flowed.

So Dark Elves for 2 months, Tyranids in January, Imperial Guard in March, and probably Orks beyond that. Lots of supplements in the though, as they get ramped up for production in 2014.

via an Anonymous Source on Faeit 212 ****
Release Schedule
September - 1st Dark Elves Advanced Orders/ On the Shelf October 5th
October - 2nd Dark ElvesAdvanced Orders/ On the Shelf November 2nd
November - Desolation of Smaug and dark elf army box pre-orders/ Released December 7th

December: Tyranids Pre-Orders/ Released January 4th

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 ****
- NO Mystery-Box
- Dark Elves will be spread over 2 months (October + November) because all but 3 boxes will be remade. It’s going to be the largest release this year and will be followed by some events in the GW Games Stores.
- Tyranids are delayed till January (It was mentioned that they always were to be released in January but i’m not able to proof that)
- Supplements will not be released more than one per month but will see a regularly release every month next year like the codices were this year and will indeed have new model waves.

- the boxes for the Christmas packs will include just valuable units. It’s questionable what this means but I guess they want to sell them this time and therefore go with common units/-combinations

via 40K Radio ****
People, Tyranids are not pushed back, they have always been slated for January.
Oct: Dark Elves
Nov: Holiday Releases(boxed army type stuff)
Dec: Hobbit
Jan: Tyranids
Feb: Dwarfs

March: IG

via an Anonymous Source on Faeit 212****
This is me confirming Tyranids in January. 
Expect a supplement and/or warzone in November though that involves Tyranids. Ala Ultramarines 3rd Company (Tyranic War Veterans), or Warzone detailing a war against Tyranids. 

via an unusual anonymous source on Faeit 212 ****

Tyranids in January I'm 100% certain it's true, though, and the only thing that could change it would be GW changing their plans at the last minute.

via Stickmonkey on Faeit 212 ***
Ive got the following codex/army/supplement schedule down right now, pretty much aligns with your recent post:

Oct: dark elves wfb
Farsight supplement hardcopy
White scars supplement digital
No mystery box(es)

Nov: tyranids 40k
Terrain set (more wall of martyrs compatible pieces)
Ultramarines supplement digital
Black legion supplement hard copy

Dec: hobbit (box set)
Bundles for fantasy and 40k
White scars hard copy
Hive fleet behemoth supplement digital

Jan: IG 40k
Alpha legion supplement 40k digital
Ultramarines supplement hard copy

Feb: Brettonians or Dwarves wfb
Hive fleet behemoth hard copy
Steel legion digital

Further out (no particular order, just stuff I've heard in the pipeline for 2014):
Hive fleet kraken supp, Raven guard supp, Csm/daemon supplements 4 Gods, Black Templar Supp, Biel tan supp, Catachan supp, Orks 40k, Saim hann supp, Speed freaks supp, Blood angels 40k, Fleshtearers supp, Space Wolves 40k, 13th gc supp, WfB 9, Wood elves.

No Rumors Beyond this Point
Natfka's Ratings.
Note that this week I have put a Natfka's rating out, this will appear on the weekly roundup here on the Rumor Tarot only. I have been messing with it now for a couple weeks by placing a star next to the rumor on the round up, but this week, I am going a step further.

I am going to rate what I personally think of the rumor (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, I personally have probably seen the release information. (think Natfka has seen this stuff personally)

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)

If for some reason this does not work out, creates drama on the site, or with sources, this system will go away. These are just my own interpretations of what what I read, which are much more accurate after I have had my coffee.
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