40K RUMORS: December Releases

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There’s a new set of rumors doing the rounds on what is headed your way this holiday season:

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via B&C’s SoneoftheRubric21 (11-4-2016)

“So a Gentlemen on Facebook (I wont post the name out of respect) Who had some reliable information in the past posted a supposed “Release list” for December.

Daemon Primarch Magnus

Plastic 40k Ahriman

Plastic Rubric marines

Plastic Rubric terminators

40k Tzaangors (bizarre but asked twice regarding this)

Sorcerer Cabal (Not sure if new models or re-packaging)

and at the end of december; Plastic Canoness for Sisters of Battle…..

 

The books are supposedly War Zone Fenris 2

Traitor Legions (not known if a rules book, an art book)

supposedly 8 mega force bundles in december between 40k and AOS (even split) “

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Notes:

  • We have already seen Magnus and the blurry sprue of Thousand Sons from GW.
  • Warzone Fenris 2 is known to be on the way – and said for some time to come out before the end of the year.
  • Note how the Traitor Legions talk ties into the last set of rumors here:
  • Normal GW holiday fare is holiday bundles so that is no surprise.
  • Finally, yet another data point on the “Sisters of Battle are returning” theme. I think that makes 5 so far. The trend continues.
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~Have at it.

  • Ross Allan

    Going to be some busy weeks. Typically, little is released over the actual holiday weekend and New Years?

    I do hope none of that is chain yanking though. It’s all welcome.

    • Statham

      You can almost guarantee Magnus and Rubrics for December, because that screams of that month’s big release. The Canoness, however? I can’t imagine why they’d release such a thing on it’s own, although if it’s an attempt to get me into my local GW on the 31st December, it’d sure as hell work.

      • wibbling

        New years day? Going into town on new years day? You’re nuts mi’lord!

        • Statham

          31st is New Years Eve, last Saturday of the year. That said, I have been into town on New Years Day – lots of places tend to open these days. GW’s not one of them, mind, but still.

      • Ross Allan

        It’s possible it’s the first release of plastic Sisters….but normally I’d expect the book in the first week?

        • Statham

          It.. Depends. They didn’t do it that way with Deathwatch, as I recall? I might be wrong. But given GW’s current knack for suggesting things are coming, I imagine we’d at least have some notion of their schedule a little beforehand.

      • Muninwing

        well, the rumors have not said that it is on its own, but have not yet revealed anything else.

        i’m wondering if the “canoness” is actually going to be as represented. if there will be something with it. or if there is something we are not hearing about.

  • SilentPony

    Plastic battle sisters or plastic Sisters of Silence?

    ’cause plastic Sisters have been rumored for like…10 years now.

    • Patrick John Magee

      We’re likely to get Half-life 3 before Sisters of Battle plastics….

      • SilentPony

        See that’s my thoughts. Sisters of Silence looking near identical to Battle Sisters, I’d sooner guess it was a plastic Sisters of Silence character/HQ with I dunno, a fiery mace and inferno pistol someone just assumed was a Battle Sister.

        • Burf

          …wat? Because they’re both chicks? Oh yeah I get CSM and tau confused all the time man, how are we supposed to tell two predominately male armies apart?

          • SilentPony

            Uh no. Its because of the similarities on the armor, the build of the model, and the use of flamers and huge swords.

            Its less mistaken two completely different species with different colored skin, facial structures, body build, and armor design and more like confusing a World Eaters Rampager with a Khorne SkullReaper or an Ork Warboss in megaarmor with an Orruk megaboss.

          • Munn

            CSM= dudes with guns wearing armor Tau=Dudes with guns wearing armor. Honestly it makes me wonder why chaos players complain when they have such easy counts-as.

          • SilentPony

            See now you’re literally being obtuse, and I know you’re just trolling. Not knowing the difference between a model with large rounded shoulder pads, a spiked helm, thick legs with spiked knee caps, a flared out backpack carrying blocky guns on a 32mm base vs slender alien models with flat rectangular shoulder pads, sleek egg shaped heads, flared hips, and elongated rectangular rifles on a 25mm…

            You are a special kind of dense and argumentative. I’ll see you on the YouTube comments Munn.

          • Mr.Custodes

            Shush…don’t feed the trolls…

          • Munn

            Yeah, I’m looking at the GW site right now and I can’t for the life of me tell which is which, they’re just so similar…I appreciate the help but I’m still not seeing it 🙁

          • TenDM

            To be fair Burf being female is rare enough in the 40k model line that it’s not much of a leap to assume Imperial armoured female is a Sister of Battle. Imperial armoured female is like Tyranid backplates, Eldar Wraith-constructs or Tau tech. It’s sort of dumb that being female is a factions signature style but right now it is.

            You’re right that Sisters of Battle and Sisters of Silence are very different but like Eldar and Dark Eldar they need time to cement that difference on the table top.

          • Dan Wilson

            Actually Tau probably have one of the most option able female army components outside of dark Eldar, there’s lots of the female “Y” shaped nose faces which are female tau.

        • Muninwing

          i’d thought about this, except… why? they at first released SoS as “yeah you can use them, but…” and only later fixed the mistake (or, rather made the mistake of fixing it)

          what is more likely is that the SoS sprues are one sprue off from being SoB too/instead. and that we will see new models soon that use those as a base.

          we’ve seen the release of other “board game models” (such as Calth) in boxes for 40k, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that Prospero will get the same treatment. so, looking forward to what they will be used for, GW would have to be foolish if they were to ever want to re-release Sisters and they didn’t take advantage of the SoS jumping-off point…

      • generic eric

        Reset all of the clocks!

    • Sami

      No Sisters of Battle are a thing. Do not know when, but you dont have to be a seer to see them coming.

      • Roughneck

        Think your totally wrong there. If they were going to get done it would have been before the deathwatch and mechanicus. It comes down to if there is a viable option to make them as versatile as space marines for inter range swap and they are and can’t.
        We will probably see female guard before them

        • TenDM

          I agree that there’s nothing really solid out there to say they’re coming, rumour mills seem to be throwing it in to score a headline, but I don’t think they need to be as viable as Space Marines for GW to consider them.
          Look at Genestealer Cults. They happen to have a reasonably solid Codex but they’re probably not going to be supported very well in the future. I foresee them being one of the ‘we haven’t got a new Codex in three editions’ factions. They’ve still done very well as a release and won GW a lot of positive PR.

          I think GW can justify doing a similar thing with Sisters of Battle. I’m not saying it will happen but I think a big flashy Sisters of Battle release would go well with GW’s recent moves.

          • Roughneck

            If you look at the current playing dynamic of hobbyists that use games workshops products, about 70% are now heresy players. When you got to Warhammer world it’s what you see played most on the tables. This being said shows where their main push is.
            SoB don’t fit that world and knowing a few current store managers the requirement is for them to be as multi-pose as the space marine and guard range which as it stands technology won’t allow due to their robes and the face they all come from the shoulders on the rear.
            SoB aren’t actually as popular as people like to make out. If it really was a passion for you, you’d do it no matter how expensive it is and convert the stuff out of them like heresy players do with their legions and other themed armies.
            It’s a weak excuse to blame GW that you can’t do them when you can but don’t want to either pay the money or put the effort in.
            Your point about the cult is interesting but again I think your wrong as that codex makes genestealer actually work. Two after the advancement of the black crusade which is what’s happening, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a tyranid campaign.
            The thing is GW only do new armies or update existing ones when someone in design has a passion for them and can prove it’s a money maker. Plus if you want to look at how PC GW is ala Slaanesh, booked body armour for snm women isn’t going to look good and change their image further from the 80s/90s sexually repressed nerd hobby.

          • Damistar

            I disagree on the 70% of players are playing 30k. Perhaps in your area, but I’ve never seen a game played at any of my local stores (FLGS or GW). 30k seems to be mostly a collector thing around here. (Chicago, USA)

          • Roughneck

            I’m going off what I see when I visit Warhammer world and what I see at events. Take this weekends open day everyone flocks to the HH displays and the others are lucky to get second thoughts.
            Same goes for the big Goldeb Daemon 75% of the models are HH forgeworld ones. Maybe because of the prices you pay to ship and pay for in the USA it isn’t popular but you only have to casually search online to see it’s overtaken 40k.

          • Damistar

            Oh, you’re talking tournaments? I am thinking the casual/local store scene.

            The issue with HH is that it takes an already expensive hobby and then piles on. That and the fact that you can not buy the stuff where you play but need to mail order it. I’m sure it balances better than 40k, but unless you just like playing different flavors of marines it gets old quick. As for the “meta”, I’m not certain it’s really a thing as much as an internet construct. I rarely see multiple Riptide/ Wraithknight/ Deathstar lists outside of the big tournaments. In the local stores that kind of thing generates eye-rolling and those players find themselves without opponents.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            We do get 30k games outside of Chicago in Batavia. Mostly those games are played between people at home though. Product still sells so much though that it is hard to argue that they are not paying attention.

          • Damistar

            I am in no way suggesting that 30k games are not popular, just that I don’t believe that it’s supplanted 40k as GWs dominant game. I also love that they’re making plastics of the more popular general units, as that will make entry easier. Where do you play in Batavia?

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Draxtar mostly. They surely play more general forty k, I just meant they do have quite the collector that uses them in normal games or does pure 30k games. You are correct, doesn’t out game 40k, however I meant on such a force of sales and interest alone is what GW can not ignore!

          • Damistar

            I’ve been there, but we played Frostgrave not 40K. I agree that GW should milk the 30K sales for all they can. It’s nice that hey release rules to use the vehicles and some units in 40K too. I’d like to see them do the Great Crusade next, bring in the xenos and other terrors of the Old Night.

        • Muninwing

          that’s an odd assumption — you seem to think that GW has a logical, orderly timeline for these things.

          that’s a pretty broad stab in the dark.

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    That Canoness is gonna be a Silent Sister… um, boss lady.

    • Burf

      doubtful, forgeworld is doing SoS and it’s actually pretty hard to confuse an SoS with an SoB without headswaps.

      • Loki Nahat

        it’s already know to be Jenetia Krole, the SoS boss lady

  • My guess is BoP individual boxes in late Jan/early Feb

    • Statham

      Nah, too early. GW will keep the big box out there as long as possible. We’ll see the individual boxes around August/September, like this time around.

  • generic eric

    Not enought blood bowl. Looking for info on star players!

  • Kaylum Dicks

    40k Tzaangors don’t suprised me, you can see the leg of one on the bottom right hand corner of the magnus box.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Shame, I wanted generic ones for my Beastman army that was promised ages ago! Stupid Khorne and Nurgle only ones getting bestigors!

  • Haighus

    Plastic Ahriman and 1k Sons, about time. Those are some seriously old looking sculpts now. Abaddon is going to look increasingly ugly next to his troops though…

    • Adrien Fowl

      I do not know why they haven’t released a new Abaddon model. He’s he big bad guy and his model was impressive 20 years ago, not anymore tho.

      • Statham

        Give it time. Kharn was just the beginning. If we’re getting Ahriman next, Typhus and Lucius are surely to follow, with Abaddon completing the set of ‘major God-themed characters plus Undivided’.

        • Haighus

          Abaddon should be next based on need though- Typhus and Lucius are the most modern-looking of the 5 sculpts and hold up ok today. Abaddon is smaller than the Terminators he is meant to be leading, and just generally horrible…

          • Statham

            Typhus is just as bad. He should be about the size of the current Great Unclean One, a horrible mass in bloated Terminator armour, but he looks comically small. Lucius also doesn’t look particularly impressive, these days. Yes, Abaddon needs a new sculpt, but he isn’t going to be next so long as the Black Crusade story doesn’t see him actively entering the fray, which makes sense as he’s currently playing chessmaster and setting pieces in motion.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Funny though that Lucius is like the newest of all the sculpts and came out after marines were scaled slightly up.

        • Lucius seems to be getting another novel/novella/audio drama next year, as indicated by the 2017 calendar. Wouldn’t surprise me if that’d tie into a model/40k release.

          • Statham

            Kharn did have his build up with the ongoing Chaos story prior to Traitor’s Hate, so.. Totally.

        • William Jameson

          Personally I’d rather have Huron as the updated Undivided model. I am TOTALLY not biased towards him due to affection towards the Astral Claws (and I guess the Red Corsairs). I’m just going to say that if he’d been around it wouldn’t have taken the Tyrant a full thirteen Black Crusades to get the job done. 😉

          #huronforwarmaster

          • Statham

            I got Huron and the Red Corsairs confused for Kranon and the Crimson Slaughter, and for a second was like ‘heck no’. But.. Yeah. I don’t see him as leading Chaos entirely if only because the fluff will never change that much, but having him as a powerful figure in his own right – a pirate king of Chaos, capable of drawing looser elements like Night Lords and the like together for brutal raids? That’d be cool. And given the current sculpting capabilities, they could really emphasise his backstory as being put back together post-Melta blast.

        • Brian Griffith

          I was gonna say Typhus and Lucius were pretty new still, then realized they’re not. Huron also doesn’t need too much of an update.

          Fabius Bile would be my pick for the next plastic. He’s aged decently, but they could make him much more dynamic looking, and maybe pack him with a sprue of upgrade bits for his enhanced squad.

          • Statham

            Fabulous Bill definitely needs updating along with Abaddon, yeah. Both are older than Typhus and Lucius, who came out around.. 03/04, I think? But.. Yeah. It’d be good to see a complete set of Chaos characters updated to match the newer style, in addition to new stuff like Magnus. Kharn was great.

          • Damistar

            LOL, now I’ll have to call Fabius Bile by his new name!

          • Level1NPC
      • Damistar

        You can do a nice conversion from the Chaos Terminator lord and some weapon swaps.

  • Adrien Fowl

    I have to say that although I am not truly interested in all those Chaos releases, the idea of new plastic Sisters of Battle around the corner makes me smile pretty widely.

    On the other hand, I just can’t wait to know more about those start collecting premium boxes that are coming… for both W40k and AoS!

    • William Jameson

      The idea of new Sisters of Battle around the corner makes me smile too, but my wallet shiver like a heretic.

      • Level1NPC

        As long as the plastic Canoness isn’t rocking the same “flaming bucket of trash helmet” look her most recent metal predecessor did…my wallet is ready to be pillaged.

  • wibbling

    Well, we know the model is done, we know the sprues are printed, the box produced and packaged. The next step is releasing accompanying material, such as the Thousand Sons models and the 2nd part of Warzone Fenris.

  • Painjunky

    Nothing of interest here for me. Good, need cash for silly season.

    Unless Fenris 2 has some DE rules in it… what’s the odds of that?

  • Sisters of Battle are also getting the long-overdue Omnibus of James Swallow novels in the coming months.

  • BartTP

    I’m so happy for sisters’ players. As a cult player that waited over 20 years, I totally feel you guys.

    • Roughneck

      Deathwatch players had to wait 13 years for their codex

  • Malcador

    I was told sisters are “confirmed” for the 8th ed starter set. Mind you, this came from a red shirt via a friend. so…

    If we believe that 8th will come out in 2017, then we can assume it would be around June/July to give an early or last minute shot in the arm of profits. That means a canoness at the end of this year with a follow-up release of sisters in Jan/Feb would work as the last full army release before 8th drops. We can only hope that the book is properly configured for 8th.

    • Roughneck

      8th really is a pipe dream for a lot of people. We are only two years into 7th for one. Two the amount of reworking that would mean for FW with the heresy army books, aswell as the new imperial armour book they are working on for early next year, means it can’t really be expected at all as realistic.

    • Level1NPC

      …did that “confirmed” starter set include both Sisters & Rubric Marines?

  • MechBattler

    OH, This will be a glorious…
    http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d35447aa3d69b22567fb49d1e6827b20b1931309a896ae71561a34b5c715440.jpg
    (No I didn’t edit the date. It really does line up with GW’s first release date of the month. What providence!)