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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.

Bowled Over

03/27/2013 1 comment

 

I’m sorry, couldn’t resist.  But if this is right then I’m one very happy gamer for today I noticed that rumours have resurfaced that a new iteration of Blood Bowl may well be GW’s 2013 Mystery Box.

This is potentially awesome news, especially if it comes with the hinted CAD-designed plastic pitch.  My one reservation is that it will be a limited release along the lines of Dreadfleet and Space Hulk, but there’s no way GW will be that stupid…

 

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A New (Old) Leman Russ Pattern?

12/21/2012 Leave a comment

Well this is interesting. Today Forge World uploaded this image.

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Now, on Facebook the mad genius that is Alan Bligh indicated that this image contains several new models that FW will be releasing over the coming year. Treadhead that I am, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Leman Russ in the foreground.

Just look at it, isn’t it beautiful? Not only does it appear to have a Predator Annihilator like twin linked Lascannon which is nice however just look at the tank’s lines and the old school targeter protruding from the right of the turret.

I think this could be a Heresy Era pattern. Even if it’s not I must have at least three.

Latest Dark Angels Rumours

08/24/2012 1 comment

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Bloody hell, I’m running out of truck loads of salt but I’ve just enough left to cope with these rumours that have surfaced on the BoLS forum. Click here for the latest info.

Dark Vengeance Miniatures Spotted?

08/17/2012 1 comment

Get your salt wagons ready for today this image has been bouncing around the internet which apparently shows some of the miniatures from the forthcoming Dark Vengeance box.

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Chaos Space Marine Rumours

08/14/2012 1 comment

The internet’s aflurry with rumours and counter-rumours surrounding the imminent release of what’s almost certain to be the first 6th edition codex.

Luckily, those lovely chaps at the Blood of Kittens network have published the most common (and most likely) rumoured developments in two easy to digest parts which you can find below:

Part 1

Part 2

What’s looking increasing likely is that the codex will be released in late August or early September, indeed I’m saving the gift voucher I won from The Bear’s Competition towards it! Indeed I fail to see how it could possibly come out after the Dark Vengeance boxed set since the units rumoured to come with it aren’t covered in any current codex.

Below are some of the rumoured changes taken from the articles linked above, I really hope these are true!

-Special Characters

Ahriman: Mastery Level 4, Same Stats as before, Access to Biomancy, Pryomancy, Telepathy, and Tzeentch. He is the master of witch ire spells, he can cast three spells that are witchfire in the same phase. He can also give up to three units infiltrate ability.

Huron: Same Stats as before, Mastery Level 1, Spells are randomly determined at the start of each turn.

Typhus: Same Stats as before, Mastery Level 2 can only take Nurgle powers, Destroyer Hive has been changed to be a Nurgle Holocaust Str4 AP2 ignores cover. Has Fear

Kharn: Same Stats as before, Him and his Unit get 2+ to deny witch and is completely immune to force weapons. Still attacks random people, but now a sneaky way around it. Always hits on 2+ in Assualt. Has Hatred All that he gives to the rest of his unit.

Fabius Bile: Same Stats as before. Enhanced Warriors can only ever kill one model gives them Str and Fearless.

Lucius: Same Stats as before. His attacks are the same number as opponent’s WS (Avatar vs Lucius fun times). Re-rolls all Wounds, Armor saves made by Lucius inflict str 4 ap2 hits back.

–Vehicles–

Dragon: 170pts AV 12/12/10 Can Vector Strike as a MC, Has Str 8 Heavy 4 guns

Shooty Demon Engine: 120pts AV 12/12/10 Two Str 8 Heavy 4 guns

Assault Demon Engine: 135pts AV 12/12/10, Immune to Cover, 12″ Move, Two Str 8 AP1 Melta Weapons, plus PowerFists

Hellbrute New CSM Dreadnought: 105pts Crazed, BIG CHANGE no more DCW now just power fist will strike at I4

Chaos Land Raider: 220pts Only Godhammer variant, only holds 10 guys, still can get dozerblades
Upgrades: Mini Deff Roller Str 5 Ap – hits and double for failed death and glory, Chaos Lash whips but reduce attacks to 1

-Unique Items–

Demon Weapons: All Demon Weapons on a roll of 1 will attack user, but no longer will you lose the rest of your attacks.

Unique Chaos Power Axe: +2 str Ap2, Blinds Opponents, Gives Rage, Demon Weapon.

Unique Chaos Power Maul: AP4,

Fleshbane, Demon Weapon, Any unsaved wounds causes instant death after toughness test is failed, in addition at the end of the assault phase any model with in 3″ must make another toughness test or take an AP1 wound.

Unique Chaos Power Sword: Ap3 Marked for Death, select any character get str x2 AP1 instant death when engaged with that character

Unique Chaos Flamer: Str 5 Ap3 Torrent, Soulblaze

Unique Icon: Once you kill a model the Icon unlocks and any model enemy model within 12″ must take Difficult and Dangerous Terrain tests and all friendly deep strikers don’t scatter.

Unique Spell Book: Gain Random powers every turn can possible hurt you as well

–Wargear–

Attack Familiar: Two additional familiar attacks

Magic Familiar: Grants Random Spells

Chaos Iron Halo: 4+ invul can stack with MoT so that means 3+ invul

Flails: AP 2 Str 8 reduce WS of targets

–Units–

Chosen: 19pts each, Infiltrate gone

Terminators: 31pts each, Upgrades got very cheap FULLY kitted 10 man unit for about 400 pts with more versatility than any other Terminator unit in the game. Still has Combi-Spam.

Berzerkers : 19pts each, Chainaxe Str 4 Ap 4

Thousand Sons: 23pts each, Champion Mastery Level 1

Plague Marines: 24pts each, Same as before now have Poison Assault Weapon

Noise Marines: 16pts each, Must still buy Sonic Weapons. Sonic Blaster 24″ inch Str 4 Ap5 Salvo, Ignores Cover, Blastmaster 25 pts assault 2 or heavy 1 blast same as before now with ignores cover, Doom Siren Same as before.

Assault Obliterators: Elite Slot Weapons act like Ymgarl Genestealers powers

Possessed: Random Chart is now D3 acts like Ymgarl Genestealers powers, but determine at the beginning of the turn.

Havocs: 13pts each, 5-15pt drop for all special weapons from past edition, can buy Flak missiles

–Psychic Powers–

Tzeentch: 4 powers only. Prime Power Random Str blast that keeps on exploding random hits for every dead model, 1-2 Roll on Big Chart re-roll spawn result, 3-4 Bolt of Tzeentch but how is a Beam, 5-6 Breath of Chaos

Latest 40K Boxed Set Rumours

08/08/2012 Leave a comment

Latest 6th edition box set rumours, apparently called ” Dark Vengeance” have been circulating the web of late and being a caring soul I’ve thoroughly ripped off several sites assembled the latest info for you below.

Chaos:

10 Chaos Cultist models, 8x auto-guns
-leader w/ shotgun & CC weapon
-heavy stubber cultist

10 Chaos Cultist models, 8x auto-pistol & CC
weapon
-leader w/ 2x CC weapons
-flamer cultist

Cultists in rags, with metal half-masks and
improvised cobbled-together weapons.

6 Chosen Chaos Marines
-Multiple power weapons, (maul, fist, chainaxe,
LCs)
-bolters

Chaos Lord
Plasma Pistol, power sword

Hellbrute
Multi-melta, powerfist

Appears as an oversized “terminator suit” that is Chaos Marine operated.

Dark Angels:

Tactical Squad bolter x7
-Sergeant w/ plasma pistol & chainsword
-plasmagun
-plasma cannon

Terminators x5
-Sergeant w/powersword & stormbolter
-Assault cannon & chainfist

Ravenwing Bikers x3
-Sergeant
-Plasmagun

Company Master Balthasar w/power sword

Librarian w/force sword

Interrogator Chaplain

You can read more here.