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January 6, 2013

Faeit's 40k Rumor Tarot: Daemon and Tyranid Incursions

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Moving past the Dark Angels release, Chaos Daemons seemed to dominate the rumor scene with rumors occurring throughout the week. Only towards the end as we were already being overran with Daemons, did the Tyranids hit to end our week.

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Chaos Daemons
Chaos Daemons were all over the rumor boards this week, simply because they are most likely next for an update of some sort after Dark Angels. The biggest issue in my books is whether or not we will see a codex or not. I have been hearing that there is no codex coming, and that we will be seeing a White Dwarf update, and it seems that many sources are going along the same lines. However, keep in mind that there were several sources some time ago saying that a dual 40k and fantasy release were underway for February. (most likely the end of it meaning end of Feb for pre-orders and released the first weekend of March.

So what is being whispered? Lets take a condensed look at what was being said, since quite a bit of the rumor bits overlapped. 

1 Chariot sized release: Khorn chariot with 2 builds
-Transport for a large squad of daemons that is open topped
-Cannon variant equal to an autocannon blast template with medium range

2 plastic kits said to be Greater Daemons
The Great Unclean One
BloodThirster

4 finecast releases. 

Giant Flies with Plaguebearer riders. (jetbikes) Finecast?

As for the other finecast releases, I would imagine they would fall into the Nurgle or Khorne categories, but we shall have to wait and see how it turns out.

Tyranids
Late in the week, a rumor set regarding Tyranids was sent in to me. Its been awhile, and Tyranids falls into the category of one of the most needed codices, so its good to hear something on them especially regarding having some sort of date that we could possibly see them. 

Codex Author: Matt Ward
Release Date: Q4 2013/ Q1 2014 

Possibly a White Dwarf update coming earlier with a couple updates

Harpy dual release kit. Harpy anti-infantry, new MC with the playtest name Hydra, will be anti-flyer/tank
synapse will grant Eternal Warrior once again with major changes to instinctive behavior.

Prime plastic kit
Shrike upgrade pack
new infiltrating MC with a stacking rule similar to the Fantasy Ghorgon

Multiple large plastic kits that can make several different unit types
Warriors/zoanthropes/lictors
Venomthrope/Raveners
Biovores/Pyrovores
Tyrant Guard/Hive Guard

With all that said, I am hoping for a White Dwarf update so that we can get some rule changes sooner than later, like synapse getting upgraded to include eternal warrior. 

Make sure to check back here at Bell of Lost Souls often to find out the latest on what is coming, and then join the conversation over on Faeit 212.

2013 seems to be starting with a fury of different armies possibly getting updates, What do you look forward to the most?

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