Here’s the set of rumors hot off the internet about what five lucky armies get books this year.
We’ve had 5 codexes released or announced by GW so far:
Three are out now:
And two more unveiled:
Leaving five more unknowns. Now GW has said that 2018 would focus on Xenos, so with that in mind…
One of Faeit’s little birds says to look for:
Followed by these three getting a same-day triple release before the new year.
First of all, there’s not enough here to even work over – it’s just a list. So right off the bat:
OK, saltiness aside. This list makes sense. It defines the codexes of 2017 as purely Imperium vs Chaos – leaving 2018 to focus on sweet, sweet Xenos.
The Thousand Sons make sense coming on the heels of Ad Mech, as they just got a codex last winter and it sucks to have your new toys invalidated after only a few months. They have a shiny new range of models and need a full Tzeentchy codex back ASAP.
Astra Militarum is a bit of a surprise, but they are the bedrock of the Imperium. I have no idea if they would get a Grey Knight-style codex with a new unit or two that are just re-uses of existing minis, or if they would get any new kits. With the new 8th Edition rules – I would love to see plastic Roughriders return to game after a 20 year absence. That unit is legitimately solid now.
Marines, Marines, Marines. Just get em out of the way to stop the whining and move on. All three of these got a decent model update last time around. I would see these codexes as being more about integrating the Primaris units and drop in a plastic mini – probably a character. You know – with GW’s “triumvirate” character boxes – it would make a lot of sense for Nottingham to drop all three of these codexes at once accompanied by a plastic set with 3 new plastic characters – 1 from each chapter. I would do Dante, Grimnar (on foot), and Sammael (on his jetbike). I’d buy that!
~Have at it rumormeistors. How do you feel about the list?