Its been awhile since we have looked at what is coming on down the road, I thought Sunday Morning (tired after playing against the new Chaos Daemons last night), was a good time to sit down and figure it out. After all there are a lot of things lined up, and some of it we are still guessing or have very little information as to when the release might come.


Please note that the following is simply my own thoughts to a release schedule. No rumors on this one, and the intent is to discuss it the possibilities of what is on the horizon with the community.

Hastings Release Order
Tau
High Elves
Eldar
Lizard Men



Tau (April Release, or April pre-orders)
Tau are very much next. There are just too many different sources all saying the same thing, not to mention that Hastings word is canon, and he claimed they were next for us now back in August of last year.

So when? It looks like April is the month. I am not going to guess on whether that is only a few weeks away (although it sure feels like it) for an April 6th release date, or if April is going to be for pre-orders.


Summer 2013 (Allied Supplement, Apocalypse)
I am thinking that on the 40k side of things we will be seeing a small break for 40k until summer. I am a little concerned that its been awhile since we have heard much of an allied supplement, so perhaps this is not going to happen. An Apocalypse supplement definitely seems to coming summer from rumors.


Eldar (Q3 or 4)
Even though this is scheduled far enough out, I am hoping that it falls into the third quarter. I am still dying to get more information on the Eldar release, as I am going to predict that the eldar codex will by far be the most beautiful release of the year. I am excited to see it, and how its units play out.

2014 (Orks and Tyranids)
While no other codex seems to be lined up for a 2013 release past Eldar, Orks and Tyranids seem to be on the list for an early release for 2014.

Lately we have been seeing a lot of Tyranid information, which has caught me off guard, since I had thought Orks would be before Tyranids according to whispers, but its too early to tell at the moment.

Other Releases
There has been rumors of a Greater Daemon model release sometime around summer, perhaps tied  into or around one of the above mentioned supplements. So I am still hopeful to see new models for these beasts.

Dark Eldar Voidraven. I am really wanting this model to come out. The Voidraven has one of the best guns in the game (void lance), and it is one that I want to field sometime in the near future, but am waiting for a release. There has been nothing really reliable as to a date this model's release, that has supposedly been done for a long time now.

Other concerns or Codices in the Works?
Black Templar have been rumored for a long time now with nothing really reliable. Space Marines still need a 6th edition codex, but little has been whispered. Other than this, we have very little info past Hastings release line up.


27 Comments:

  1. I hope we hear about sisters of battle sometime soon. Beautiful, but neglected army.

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    1. In my opinion, sisters woukd be unlikely any time soon. Just cant see it unless they are tied into an ordo hereticus style 'dex, or the next iteration of the grey knight dex. If black templars are getting written into space marine, the i can see sisters being rolled into an Inqusition dex along with deathwatch

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    2. Well Black Templars are not being written into Space Marines last we heard.
      And it doesn't make sense putting the sisters in with the Gray Knights unless they make an Inquisition Dex, and that would just be overly bloated.
      Still thin kthe sisters will get a dex one day.

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    3. Well Black Templars are not being written into Space Marines last we heard.
      And it doesn't make sense putting the sisters in with the Gray Knights unless they make an Inquisition Dex, and that would just be overly bloated.
      Still thin kthe sisters will get a dex one day.

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    4. Sisters of Battle definitely need the most work model-wise, so it makes sense they would be lastish for being made. They are the most effort for the same money.

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    5. Incorrect. Sisters of Battle would not take the most work, this is a common misconception. They are a very redundant army in the model department and would only need 1 plastic troop, 1-3 ICs, 1 plastic vehicle and then 1 addition plastic kit in addition. At the bare minimum it could be done with 4 plastic kits and be very workable. Much better than what is available right now.

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    6. So what you're saying Harley is that they're prime for a necron style overhaul? :P

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    7. *Strangles Jon Wilko* they won't scew up my other army like my necrons!

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    8. @Harley:
      Most people (including me) would be disappointed to only have the current 1/2 codex reused and merely have the current models converted to plastic.

      You currently have 1 troop (basic sisters model), 1 elite (repentia), 2 heavy (penitent and exorcist), extra sprue for multiples of heavy weapons for Retributors, 3 special characters + 1 canoness, priests and confessors, extra sprues for dominions special weapons, dialogus (sp?), and hospitaler (sp?). That is only to replace what are already units currently, and seems to be quite a bit more than you have listed (I might have even missed something as I did it on the fly without looking things up).

      Only things for them currently in plastic are rhino, immolator, henchmen shared with GK. Most armies have a greater percentage converted to plastic or finecast. SoB only have a single sprue made of plastic just for them, the immolator (one add-on sprue to the rhino).

      So it is more work for the basic stuff already, and they would have to add more things to make it a full codex comparable to others. Black Templars may be a similiar amount of work to SoB, but they have to pick someone to be last also, and maybe they have better immediate ideas for the Black Templars.

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    9. Actually I think most old Sisters of Battle players like myself would be happy with even a single plastic box of Sisters. After 10 years of nothing but a WD rules update, it would be leaps and bounds better support than we currently get. At this point, from playing SoB since 3rd edition, it would just be nice to know that GW hasn't virtually squatted the SoB and aren't updating them indefinitely.

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    10. I don't think there is any way they would only do a piece meal 1-3 redone units in plastic. They are a company interested in money but they also like the hobby, so they are only going to do the whole thing at once or likely nothing. It may be possible to luck into a flyer or something as a single release, but that would be something that is entirely new to the codex.

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  2. Sorry for being that guy, but cannons are guns, 'canon' is the word you're looking for.

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  3. BLOOD BOWL! Hopefully this September.

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  4. is there any hint or anything when Dark Angel Characters like Azrael or Ezekial may be released in fine cast?

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    1. Im not sure ive ever noticed but neither of those models are on the gw page when I just checked.

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    2. Not Before the next DA Wave..... If there Ever will be One.... Maybe in 4 Months maybe never

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    3. Can't see DA getting another model release anytime soon. I'd like them to get an updated bits package to bring the quality of the DA sprue up to par with the DV models iconography but as all their options are currently available as it stands I don't think that GW will make it a priority at all.

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  5. still on there for me top :/ i was really hoping for a remodel but in the least resin figures

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  6. ORKS AND NIDS YEEEEHAW, ill be in my front yard burying jars of money.

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  7. Just the other day I was told in a GW store by a member of staff that Tau are indeed next, and Eldar will follow I was then told that we will likely see another codex this year and it will be Orks. If we do indeed get Orks for Xmas then I think Nidz will be Feb 2014.

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    1. Cant really Trust anybody at GW for Info :)

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  8. Hope the eldar turn up sooner than q3! Only the tau potentially have less useable units than us right now!!

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  9. Eldar is all I want. Tau will be interesting, but eldar are this year's money maker!

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  10. How long will GW neglect the "Sisters of Battle" How many times will they get passed over... :(

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    1. Buggered if I know, but I want them to make a comeback soon, the WD update was just shameful T_T

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  11. What about the other Sm Chapters?? No love for Slamanders/Crimson Fist, etc.

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