Its been a busy week, and the releases keep coming, as well as the rumors pushing Dark Eldar to the forefront. I am very excited for Dark Eldar, and just waiting for the pre-orders to come up for the new releases this time around. Inside rumors this week include a lot of talk about the Endtimes, Dark Eldar, even the Inquisition and Chaos Marines.

Of course I am a day late on my overview of the week, but there were more rumors coming in yesterday and today that pushed this back.

New This Week
Games Workshop
Space Hulk $125
Space Hulk Mission Files: Space Wolves - Return to Kalidus $15.99
Space Hulk Mission Files: Ultramarines - Duty and Honour $15.99
Space Hulk Mission Files: Dark Angels - Bringer of Sorrow $15.99
Sin of Damnation $20

Dropzone Commander
Core PHR Starter Army (In Plastic)£35.00
Core Shaltari Starter Army (In Plastic)£35.0

Mechanicum Triaros Armoured Conveyer ‏£85.00
Archmagos Draykavac / Archmagos £52.00

Black Library
Sin of Damnation (eBook) $9.99
Silver Skulls: Portents (eBook) $13.99
Sin of Damnation (Novella) Hardback $20.00 (eBook)$9.99
The Return of Nagash (eBook) $15.99
Aun'Shi (eBook) $3.99
The Tranzia Rebellion - Part IV (MP3) $3.99

The Horus Heresy: Censure Enhanced Audio Edition $23.99
The Horus Heresy: Honour to the Dead Enhanced Audio Edition $23.99
The Horus Heresy: The Lightning Tower Enhanced Audio Edition $15.99
The Horus Heresy: The Dark King Enhanced Audio Edition $15.99
The Horus Heresy: Garro - Shield of Lies (Audiobook) $29.95

The Latest Rumors and News
Dark Eldar

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 *****
The cover of the next white dwarf reveals a new looking Haemonculi with long hair down one side, but may be a conversion. There are two wracks flanking him with more wracks in the background. 

Also on the cover........
Symphony of Pain
A new Minigame Inside

New Dark Eldar!
Beware the Flesh-Shapers
Beneath the Dark City, the Haemonculi Perform their Dread Art

The Haemonculi has long hair which falls on his left and he looks more of an Archon with the body of a Haemonculous. Perhaps a new Ancient Haemonculous model. While the body and cloak look similar, there are differences, and the curved blade is in its right hand, with the splinter pistol in its left. There is a talon of sorts, that looks like a raptors talon, on a lower right appendage.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212 ****
There is a new Homonculous and new wracks :) 

via Steve the Warboss ***
-Voidraven is in the Dark Eldar Codex
-Incubis will be repacked but remain finecast

via 40k Radio ****
Dark Eldar are confirmed for pre-release next weekend (20th) and release in two weekends (27th).

via Arthurius11 on Warseer ***
This is not 100% and could be wrong but I have heard, after space hulk it is dark eldar, then the end times chaos book. We shall see

via Larry Vela over on Bols***
Look for two main weeks of Dark Eldar Releases followed by a possible trailing third week to clean up the odds and ends and possible be shared with the start of the End Times Chaos launch window:

Week 1: Haemonculi / Wracks (Sept 20th pre-orders)

Week 2: Voidraven / Vect-dias / possible 3rd unknown mini (Sept 27th pre-orders)

Plus these mixed in:
-Codex (plus limited edition)
-Supplemental codex ("Wyches"?)
-Painting Guide ("Covens"?)

The Endtimes

via Steve the Warboss on Faeit 212 ***
The book includes, what I know;
-New Archaon Profile
-Cult of Slaanesh for Dark Elves with a new Unit and Chaos Demons
-Chaos Mono-List for Nurgle with Warriors and Demons united
-New Nurgle Chaos Champion (Valnir Aesling?)
-There is a picture with Nurgle Demons and a different looking great unclean one (I'm not sure, new model or convension)
-Some old Chaos Warrior Chars returns (van Horstmann, Arbaal, and the Tzeentch "make dead alive" guy)

via Steve the Warboss on Faeit 212 ***
Soon after the Dark Eldar, Endtimes will goes into the next round. It will be a big chaos release with 5-6 week.

via Tozudos a Dieces "translated" ***
-9th edition first quarter summer 2015
-20th September Pre order WEOT starter special kit edition, and expanded rules
-6 months window release End of Times. Three more books. 13 circa special characters units plastic kits moar.
-Sword of khaine plastic big kit wielded by an old elven friend Or foe.
-Great chaos.dragon with sc on mount.
-Plastic Vermin Lord.
-Exalted N Kari and Lord of Change.

via Harry on Warseer ****
You may remember last year I was being very vague about some 'radical changes' in a thread about 9th edition.

Back at the start of the year, in one of my first posts of the new year I said this:

I don't think they are trying to destroy it. 
I suspect they will be trying their hardest to breath new life into it.
We are not seeing the "End times" for Warhammer just yet.

Did you see what I did there? 
The clues are always there fellas.

So I first heard about all this last autumn?
I was told 2014 would be "Year zero" for Warhammer.

Had no idea what that meant at first but if you Google your way to the wikipedia you get this:

The term Year Zero (Khmer: ឆ្នាំសូន្យ chhnam saun), applied to the takeover of Cambodia in April 1975 by the Khmer Rouge, is an analogy to the Year One of the French Revolutionary Calendar. During the French Revolution, after the abolition of the French monarchy (September 20, 1792), the National Convention instituted a new calendar and declared the beginning of the Year I. The Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh was rapidly followed by a series of drastic revolutionary de-industrialization policies resulting in a death toll that vastly exceeded that of the French Reign of Terror.

The idea behind Year Zero is that all culture and traditions within a society must be completely destroyed or discarded and a new revolutionary culture must replace it, starting from scratch. All history of a nation or people before Year Zero is deemed largely irrelevant, as it will (as an ideal) be purged and replaced from the ground up.

It was made clear to me that this was what we were talking about for warhammer.
Everything that existed being completely destroyed (or discarded) and something new replacing it from scratch ... purged and replaced from the ground up.

I hinted in various posts that they would be getting rid of the existing timeline, the existing map, etc. (In an effort to soften the blow. )

I am going to get this a bit wrong because I honestly can't remember where I heard it but to confirm the three book rumour .... I did hear the "End times" were going to be spread over three books.

Nagash was the first, followed by Malekith followed by Glotkin

- Stopping development of WHFB altogether .... I heard it was discussed clearly they decided to try something else.
- Squatting several key armies .... I heard it was discussed and what survives may not be recognisable in 9th
- Dropping ranked units for skirmishing round based individuals .... I heard it was discussed.

And other doomsday scenarios ... 

Urrrm, the whole thing is, in fact, a Doomsday scenario
What I am expecting is most of the End times releases in the next six months .... I bit of a breather and 9th edition six months after that ... July/August 2015

Whatever 9th is it will be set in the grimmest, darkest post apocalyptic Warhammer fantasy world yet.

The Inquisition and Chaos Marines

via Voice of the Chaos Gods ***
The inquisition will soon get a printed codex with a small release after being dropped from the GKs;

-1 week release
-3 Blisters
-1 Box
-No suppliment within the limited edition

If all hardcover books for 40k are published, GW wants to use the time more for "1-week special" releases like suppliments with new Models (beside fantasy armybooks and end times) until possible a new CSM codex comes at the summer.

Forgeworld to Release Solar Auxilia 
at Warhammer Fest

via Forgeworld from their Bulletin release
It won’t be too long until you get the opportunity again to chat with members of the Forge World Studio and see what they’ve been up to, this time in the UK at Warhammer Fest. The Forge World Writers and Designers will be there in force showing off their latest work, plus we’ll have a load of new products for you to buy at the event too.

Edgar Skomorowski discussed his latest designs at the European Open Day.

Speaking of products that will be available at Warhammer Fest, we expect to be launching our new Solar Auxilia range over that weekend. These Imperial army troops for the Horus Heresy, designed by Edgar Skomorowski, will be on sale for the first time ever, along with other units for this new faction! We're sure this new range is going to be incredibly popular so if you want to be one of the first people in the world to get your hands on them grab a ticket for Warhammer Fest today!

No Rumors or News 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. Remember that a source is often just letting us know what he knows or has seen...... Nothing more, nothing less.

5 Stars. If its got a 5 star rating, Although still rumor, its only so because nothing has been officially announced (These are on the level of Natfka either has seen this personally, or the Rumor Information is just undeniable and confirmed )

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!, and I often have information that at least lets know the information comes from something real and solid. 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 or average rumor. Should be looked at with some truth in it. (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.) In general, unless I know a lot more information about the rumor, it will fall here.

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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