This week was the lead in to Games Day UK, and of course ended in the Pre-Orders of Dark Elves for Warhammer Fantasy. It was a great week, including breaking information that Space Wolves are coming, Thousand Sons, more Book of Tzeentch, and Ravenguard rumor bits. Take a look, this week was not disappointing.

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.

Space Wolves, Ravenguard, Thousand Sons, and Book of Tzeentch

A great source here on Faeit 212 chimed in on one of the rumors we had earlier the week, (which is posted further down the page here), and of course added in some extra good stuff to look forward to. Space Wolves, Thousand Sons, and more.

via an anonymous source here on Faeit 212 ****
Iron Hands rumors we had Is total bogus.
Not one pen has been lifted on that project yet. Total speculation on part of the original source.

Current supplements being worked on is raven guard, book of tzeench and thousand sons (2 different supplements). And before people get up in arms about needing countless books to play 1K Sons that's not the case.

They're very different books. One is Tzeench incursion forces that meld daemons and CSMs, and the other focuses on rubric marines, sorcerer sergeant upgrades and rubric terminators alongside unique wargear and vehicle upgrades.

Book of Tzeench early winter, thousand sons later spring/early summer beside a poetically relevant book thatll have people buying a lot of grey and yellow.

Dreadclaw Assault Pods

We had a reader here on Faeit 212 receive a response via email from Forgeworld that the current Dreadclaw Assault pods were discontinued and not going to be redone. Lucky for us, we had a source here on Faeit 212 able to provide us some details as to what is going on, and the future of the Dreadclaw Assault pod.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 ****
Moulds age. Eventually Forgeworld models need to be retired. The dreadclaw was a pain to cast and build with lots of errors.

The kharybdis assault claw is a larger variant of the dreadclaw and will be out soon.

It will come with sockets for magnets, and potentially magnets in the bag. This will allow the "fins" to switch between their two stances representing the model as zooming or skimming.

The dreadclaw will be being redone, but will not look like the current incarnation.

It will have a lot less chaosy'ness to it, as it will be part of the HH line and not 40k.

There is talk about doing upgrade packs for the Deimos pattern tanks, Spartan etc to fit on the chaos arrows and stuff so that they can be made into 40k chaos versions and not just imperial relics. But that's a ways out.

The sky isn't falling.

Dreadclaw by the summer, new Drop Pod by Christmas.

Sisters of Battle and Blood Angels

Pic is from the latest White Dwarf via a reader here on Faeit 212 ***** (obviously not a rumor)
Sisters of Battle and Blood Angels getting digital codex releases later this month. This is definitely coming, as revealed in the White Dwarf, and is excellent news for those Sisters of Battle players just dying to get any sort of news that their codex will not be disappearing. (A real fear since the Black Templar wrap up into the Space Marine codex).

The article discussing this from earlier in the week.

Iron Hands Codex Supplement

This rumor was from earlier in the week, and one of our rumor sources came in and very much said that this is not happening. I figured I would include it in the rumor round up, because it shows the evolution of rumors and how we see them as the week progresses.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 *
(please extra salt on this one, the source was skeptical of the information)
I've been given a slight nudge towards the Iron Hands Supp, might be nothing, there was a hint towards the special issue wargear that they would have access too, 

A Servo-Harness for Captain/CM, also gaining the rules of Blessing of the Omnissiah, though not gaining the chapter trait for the 1+, letting techmarines and MoF still have that little niche. Weither it can be used with Terminator Armour is still up in the air.

A standard upgrade is also being added to the choices for characters, which is a 1+ to FnP, something about robotic limbs.

Also Techmarine's may be an upgrade to Tactical Squads/Purchased per Tactical Squad, not sure which the hint was very very held-back.

Dark Elves 2 Month Release and Inquisitor

We have been speaking about a 2 month Dark Elf release now for a couple weeks, and now that it is coming true, the community (except those that come to this site) are in shock. Here is another source on Warseer jumping in to say the same thing.

via zhangyi on Warseer ***
so it's clear now, that DE will be released during two months. October we will have warrior, witch elves, blood throne, Kharibdyss (dont know what is it), and a plastic shadowblade.
as we can see GW has put bg, chariot and dark riders to next month along with innocence(the 40K table game,i'm 95% certain that it will be in November). for good reason we can split our money to two months. that's really kind.

via Dark Elves on Facebook ***
There are pics shown on this facebook page, giving us glimpses of the new models.

New Executioners, black guard, dark riders. (4 photos)
New Executioners, black guard, dark riders. will come out on sale in November confirmed.

Dark Elves Boxes will be 3 in November.
One. executioners and black guard will be in the same box.
Two. dark riders with optional riders will warlocks

Three. the option will chariot with Cold One or horses one would be a heavy chariot and the other fast

Dark Elf Rules

Information comes in huge flurries once the White Dwarf is released, and these are the results of that. Reading the White Dwarf and extrapolating the rules from there. Dark Elves are here, and now that we are a week out from seeing the army book, rules are what most of us are now waiting for.

via Scizorsfury on Warseer ***
The sisters of slaughter are rares: enemies is base contact with them lose rank bonuses.

Hydras are specials can upgrade to get a strength 4 breath attack, no regen but can regrow heads (recover lost wounds) just like the slann can with his discipline.

The kraken thing has a special ability that triggers when all 5 of its attacks hits ( gets an extra attack that inflicts additional hits) has a scaly skin save and causes terror. Enemy models in base contact must re roll successful leadership tests. Both use the monster and handler rules.

They have 2 signature spells just like high magic. One of the spells goes off on a 8+ and grants a unit +1 strength and then you gain D3 power dice but if you gain 3 power dice this way the wizard suffers a wound with no saves allowed.

The army has always strikes first.

Murderous Prowless: models with this rule re roll 1s when rolling to wound.

Wizards casting Dark Magic add plus 1 to their casting attempts.

edit via Scizorsfury
I had the sisters rule mixed up with the kraken monster. They take away rank bonuses

  • All of the new models look great
  • The DE Army book is written by Matt Ward
  • The largest dual kit is the Cauldron of Blood which allows you to make either a Cauldron of Blood or a Bloodwrack Medusa. You can also use this kit to make the special character Crone Hellebron.
  • The next dual kit is Witch Elves and the Sisters of Slaughter – Sisters of Slaughter are apparently the lost daughters of fallen noble houses and look great.
  • The new DE Core box allows you to make your warriors with Spears, Swords and Shields or Repeater Cross-bows.
  • The Dual Hydra/Kharibdyss kit looks pretty good, there are pictures of the Hydra with different paint schemes that actually look a lot better than the leaked photo we’ve already seen.
  • The Special Character Shadowblade  is a single pose figure that will come in a clampack
  • There is a Lore of Dark Magic Card set being released.
Army Special Rules/Points Cost
  • Dark Elves now have the armywide special rule of ASF (unsure if this will apply to monsters/cold ones)
  • Dark Elves also have Hatred but presumably only in the first round
  • Black Guard have eternal hatred
  • New Rule called murderous prowess allows Dark Elves to re-roll 1′s to wound. Unsure if this will extend to shooting and magic.
  • There is a new Beastmaster Lord Level Character which costs 300 points when naked on a Manticore
  • Witch Elves are core and 11 points per model. They can also take magical banners.
  • A unit of 30 Spear Elves and of 30 Xbow Elves with Full command costs 390 points. Unsure what options were used but that means the warriors were 12 points per model.
  • A DE Sorceress Hero looks to be 80 points
  • Cauldrons of Blood still come out of Hero slots and look to have increased in points. They can join units and one of their powers allows a unit to re-roll to wound. In the Batrep a unit with a Cauldron and this buff up deletes a unit of Sobunz.
  • Bloodwrack Medusas are rare and have a shooting attack called Bloodwrack Stare. Not sure what it does
  • Hydras can now regain wounds in a manner similar to the Slann with the regen power of the old ones. They are now 180 points, have monster+handler but have to buy their breath weapon.
  • Lore of Dark Magic – The attribute is called spiteful conjuration and does extra wounds to enemies that have spells cast on them. Unsure of how the mechanic works but could be similar to Tz lore attribute?
  • Lore of Dark Magic – Only spell mentioned is called Word of Pain and it reduces WS/BS/I
  • A Dreadlord with Heavy Armour and a Shield on a Black Dragon costs 449 points.
  • Cold Ones are 30 points and have 2 Attacks, unsure if the cold ones themselves have ASF

via Geruchteckuche ****
Sisters of Slaughter: WS 6, I 6, A 2 and a 4++ ward.

via Jossy on ****
Black Guard are ItP, ASF, Eternal hatred, Stubbord, Murderess prowess
Stats are 5, 5, 4, 3, 3, 1, 6, 2, 9

War Hydra is 180 points including fiery roar. Interesting the WD description talks about a lashing tail and poisoned tipped claws (possible upgrades IMO). The WD describes the War Hydra being able to regain wounds during the game, and then goes on to say its like an improved regeneration rule.

Dreadspears are 9ppm with Shield and spear, whilst rptxbows are 12ppm.

All Dark Elves all have ASF, Hatred (High Elves), and murderess prowess special rules

Witchelves also have Frenzy, and Poisoned attacks ontop of ASF, Hatred (HE) and MP.
The frenzy is increased to +2 attacks with the CoB apparently (unconfirmed)

The CoB also magnifies murderous prowess - reroll all failed to wound rolls instead of just 1's

A High Beastlord has the ability to boost nearby monster units. Unsure of how. Presumably you can still get a beastlord hero as the High beastlord is a lord option.

The Medusa can be taken on a mount (bloodwrack throne) or on foot (er tail)
On foot it is 90ppm and is selected from the rare option, has some sort of shooting attack with kb

I am surprised and happy to see the return of points values in WD battle reports  :mrgreen:

Edit: Hellbron is included in the CoB model. Yes Plastic Hellbron, alongside a Bloodwrack Medussa, and a Hag...

I forgot to add, I've had confirmation that Black Guard are on stock run down. That means only one thing...

The WD also supports this as it mentions several times the "total redesign" of the Dark Elves, with only the CoK and Corsairs being 'sacred'

More via ****
The Hydra btw lost its Regeneration. Has the ability to get Lifepoints back. It has d3 attacks + 1 attack for each lifepoint and will cost 160 points. (Without breath)

cauldron of blood will have a +5 Ward for the Unit its placed inside. It also gives Frenzy (Rage or what ever it is in english) if the Unit already has it, they will get 2 attackes instead of one.
It also gives something in a range of 6" around the CoB. But forgot what it is sorry.

The Medusa will have an ability to force Initative tests with models in base contact. And it has Killing blow as a Range attack. I think it was 3 Attacks.

No Rumors 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, 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)
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