Your daily roundup of rumors is coming right up!
First off, from some of our dedicated readers who went to Conflict: Scotland and talked a bit with Jervis and Jes we have word of something called Planetary Empires. This upcoming supplement promises to be Mighty Empires in space, with models for things like Hives, cities, battlefields, and 40k-specific tiles. No word on its timing.
You read that right… Dark Eldar! Jervis and Jes mentioned that the work on the Dark Eldar is underway, and the mini-line needs massive reworking. No dates were mentioned but if they actually admitted it, 2009 seems likely.
Space Wolves (courtesy of Warseer’s dosadi)
We also have word of the following Codex:Space Wolves updates:
The Codex is into testing
Blood Claws are armed with bolt pistol, ccw, frag, and krak and can take special weapons or powerfist/power weapons. They have Furious Charge instead of berserker charge. Minimum squad size is 10 and they can go as high as 20. WS is now 4 but BS stays at 3.
Grey Hunters are armed like Chaos marines (bolter, bolt pistol, ccw, grenades). No more True Grit, but Counter Charge stays for this unit. They can take an assortment of special weapons or powerfist/power weapons. Squad Leader is a wolf guard with options like a vet sergeant from Codex:Dark Angels.
Jump pack Blood Claws are a separate unit entry now.
Wolf Guard are split into two squad types – terminators and power armour.
Wolf scouts can infiltrate or come on from any table edge.
Long Fangs stay as is. Probably picking up a bolt pistol and ccw in addition to their big guns.
Dreads and ven dreads go down to WS4, but Bjorn is back as a special character. Unknown if they can be HQ units.
~I’m pretty excited about a rework of the Wolves. I always considered their codex to be the strongest and most balanced of the old-style marine variants. If the Black Templars and Dark Angels are anything to go by, I bet the new Space Wolves minis or accessory sprue will be awesome. Bulwark will be dancing a jig around the new year, or shortly thereafter.