Archive

Archive for 03/31/2013

Next up, Codex Space Marines?

03/31/2013 Leave a comment

In their regular rumour roundup, Bell of Lost Souls discuss reports that everyone’s favourite post-human super soldiers may have unceremoniously jumped ahead of the Eldar in the release queue.

Is this hot air, or can there be some substance to this? Certainly it’s inevitable that the favoured sons of the Emperor will be receive a refresh at least within the first half of the sixth edition’s life cycle so in many ways now’s as good a time as ever but I must say that I’d rather the Orks and Eldar get some love first as their codexes are certainly older.

That said, it’s undeniable that marines are the most popular army and certainly have been put at a slight disadvantage rules-wise compared to the Dark Angels and Chaos Marines. It would also be a guaranteed big seller and since GW’s financial year runs June to May this will certainly enhance their Q1 results.

Most tellingly though is the imminent release of the new Apocalypse ruleset, along with what looks like the long-anticipated plastic Thunderhawk, having a shiny new codex to take full advantage of this would certainly be of benefit.

Finally, such a move would hopefully determine the fate of the Black Templars. There have been conflicting rumours for that seems like forever that they might be re-absorbed back into the core marine codex and it would be good to finally lay these rumours to rest.