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Okay, I've been chatting with a friend of mine on another board who happens to be a GW playtester. He receives the new codex's and stuff, before they are released to the general public, in order to playtest them and give GW feedback.
Anyhow, he just received the new Black Templar codex. So, if anyone was still wondering what was next, it's definitely the ole BT's.
Okay, here's the surprising part. He says that because of his NDA he can't officially say what codex comes after BT but he did give me a hint. He said that the new Space Marine codex had a lot of anti-tyranid units and fluff in it and that the new BT codex is just full of Anti-Ork units and fluff.
The implication here is that Orks will probably be the next codex this year. He also stated that currently GW is making a lot of Ork vehicle kits, and that can only help reinforce what he alluded to.
Okay, here's another unconfirmed rumor, but still from the same source. He says that there's a rumor floating around the GW office that they are going to be revising the Tau codex just after, or maybe just before Orks. He's not sure where they fall in the order, but they are definitely getting a revision because unpublished lists are being playtested as of right now.
What a revision entails, neither he nor anyone he knows can tell us yet. It's my belief that the Tau will be mostly left alone in the model department, but will get new rules for existing models. I do expect a couple of new models, but not a complete reworking of models like the Eldar so desperately need.
Lastly, for those of us who are waiting for a revised Eldar codex, it looks like it might be a ways off. Maybe this time next year. The reason for this is that Eldar need MAJOR overhauls, which means completely new models for nearly all of their units and a completely rewritten Codex.
This saddens me to hear, because honestly I want an Eldar codex sooner than an Ork codex, but it's not looking that way.
DISCLAIMER: If these rumors turn out to be false in any way, don't come complaining to me and calling me a false prophet of the one true Emperor. I don't wanna wake up one morning with a Commissar calmly aiming his bolt pistol at me and informing me that I've failed in my duties. Kay?
Thanks for sharing. It certainly does make sense that Orks would be coming soon. But what about the alienhunters? I heard they are supposed to be at the end of the summer, but nobody at my store says that they will be coming tht soon. Do you have any info on AH?
I have no information at all on Alien Hunters, but when I get another audience with his majesty, then I'll ask him about them in particular.
The reason I didn't ask this time is because my personal feelings got in the way. I personally don't care if they ever do the Alien Hunters codex at all. I don't build armies that are specifically to fight one opponent, and that's pretty much how I imagine building an Alien Hunter army would be.
I'm a take all comers kind of guy, so this book doesn't really interest me. Especially if it's just another allied force for the Imperium. They have enough allies already. Get those Eldar players a damn book first.
Im glad that the orks are getting a redux first. After all theyre possibly just as central to the universe as the Space Marines and Chaos - the trinity of good guys, bad guys and nuetral guys which have been in every version of 40K thus far. Add to that, the Orks NEED new vehicles. those others sucked arse in Gorkamorka and they still suck arse now. The only moderately good non-forgeworld vehicle was the metal and plastic nob bike, which came in a grand total of one pose. Eldar arent that bad... and I have an eldar army, not an ork one. The Eldar need to be loosened up a bit, given a few more options and some plastic assualt guardian models (and possibly some new spider and scorpion models).
my biggest grudge about eldar range? BRING BACK POINTY HEADS ON THE DARK RAPERS. please.
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Anyway...cool info. Not that interested in the Tau because I see it as a GW cop-out. Rather than waiting its tern for a full new codex in a few years the Tau will just get a number of improvments just to satisfy all the kids and we will get a rushed out suppliment instead of a proper codex overhaul.
I am very happy about that Ork news, if it be true, cos friends of mine love da orks and they really need a change. Their not a bad army at the moment, a little too good in my opinion but they do need a codex desperatly.
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Good to hear that the BT will have their own codex. But I hope that it will have rules to make your own crusading chapter and not just BT clones.
Even though it's cool, I don't like the sound of it being a anti-orks codex, I almost get a feeling that they'll do a SM codex for every non imperial army that are designed to counter them.
But, if they have an orks codex comming up, about time, they really need an overhaul.
Vindkall, it doesn't sound like it will be anti ork anymore than SMurf was anti Tyranid. There were some special units that were antiTyranid, but the codex as a whole was not. That is how I see the BT codex. It is good news about the orks. My main opponent is rather GREEN with envy at my codex.
Get it... Green.. Orks...Nevermind. (sound of slamming head in door at stupid joke).
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Good news all round there. But I don't really think that GW would want to re release any of the 'new' armies eg the ones with the black front cover and codex written in a cool font(not dising your source there at all).Orks, BT's would mean that BA's and other chapter wouln't be far of. But shame about eldar. Hey what about dark eldar???(the forgotten race?) :huh:
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I think Eldar being put off just because they will take longer to re-do is abit silly, "procrastination is the thief of time" as my Gran always says.
Orks do need a re-do though kits for orky vehicles would be weird as they should all be so differn't anyway.
Why do BT get a codex first what about BA, DA, White Scars etc? White scars were completely shorn in the new codex.
I hate armies like Daemonhunters, Why is a pure Grey Knight army fighting my Tau again?
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cant wait to see the new bt codex, though i do hope that eldar really are not to far off. after all, de players would be shafted for a long time (recall of models)
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