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With all the rumours going around that 6th edition will land in the summer of 2012, i expect one more codex after necrons, games workshop cannot hold back over half a year without an update and not get some of us who are almost blind to rumours feeling suspicious.
From the rumours i have read, it seems codex chaos legions are almost a certainty. These will come along with a starter kit like black reach but there will be two, one for codex chaos legions and supposedly another for either dark angels with codex or Black templars, also with codex.
This leaves me with one final 5th edition codex and evidence backs me up on this. Codex Tau will be the final 5th edition codex.
Why is this you ask? what about eldar? orks? chaos space marines???
Well orks are getting old but are likely to be one of the early re-releases, chaos space marines are very nearly 5th edition, like necrons are supposedly very close to 6th. After looking at Eldar and tau i wasn't sure, but then it came across me. Looking at the finecast models (and more recently the advance orders) i noticed one HUGE changing factor. Almost all of the Eldar metal models are now finecast, meanwhile tau only have 2. Games workshop only finecast what is going to be kept over, i noticed this with necrons. The thing is the 5th edition tau will be very much 6th edition, in essence. Like the monolith, it is a new vehicle type, heavy. this has never been seen before and isn't explained in the big book, it is somewhat explained by the codex as being able to move only 6" but shoot every weapon. Tau will have similar rules i will guess at, most probably one which allows you to hit jetbikes or skimmers on your BS for example, we will get confused by this but it will make sense in the next edition.
Again this is just my deduction of what is likely to happen, both dark angels and black templars could be another candidate if the other is picked as one of the starters for 6th. comment if you see otherwise
interesting theory, but your personal speculation isn't a rumour. If you wanted to post a rumour you should have provided a made up source, like other people do lol like "i spoke to a GW designer" heard that one a few times
Chaos Legions are next after Necrons, and will be the last 5th edition codex. Eldar and Tau are apparently the first on the list for 6th edition though.
I have heard from a very reliable inside source that the 6th edition boxed set is going to be eldar and chaos
Last edited by Librarian Zahariel; November 2nd, 2011 at 14:02.
Last 5th Ed?? err well according to certain rumour sites the Necrons are actually the first 6th Ed codex..... so as far as i can see, no Tau won't be the last 5th Ed codex
Current Army Status - Chaos - 15000 points, Orks (BadMoonz) - 3000 Points - Space Wolves - 4000 Points, Necrons - 2000 Points.
The case is probably that Necrons are the first codex writen with 6th ed rules development in mind, but wont be the last codex released before we see the release of 6th ed on whole.
Chaos Legions are going to be the first 6th ed book, not the last 5th ed. Theres a whole thread about Chaos Legions in this section
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