BoLS logo Tabletop, RPGs & Pop Culture

40K RUMORS: The Stars Align… for 6th

2 Minute Read
Mar 12 2012

I’ve done a bit of digging about of late, sliding pieces of the rumor puzzle around.  An interesting pattern is emerging regarding 6th Edition…

First lets talk about some rumors both old and new…

6th Edition – When
First up, remember this “mystery memo” from back in November.  It was said to be a marketing/sales brainstorming sheet from Games Workshop for an upcoming project codenamed “prisoner”…

Now lets take a look at the current public schedule for Warhammer World.

Notice any interesting coincidences there folks?  Hint, take a look at July 2012 in both of those.

6th Edition – What
Next lets go back to the “mystery leak” ruleset from January.

Everybody was all lathered up and excited about these for several weeks before they quietly slipped under the waves with Games Workshop never issuing any official statement one way or the other..  Various explanations were given, from them being a monumental hoax, to an early Design Studio ruleset experiment.   Back then we said that one way or another, the real way to judge them would be to wait till the next 40K codex was at hand and compare it to see if it contained and new rules structures, or weapons that would match up with the document.

Well, its been a couple months and at long last consistent rumors pointing at Chaos Legions is starting to appear from a variety of the regular rumormongers.  Among them was such gems as this which were found in the Orphan Ruleset:

– Talk of several special characters look to be getting varying levels of Eternal Warrior (1-3), including Abaddon, Kharn, Typhus and two more.


~The plot thickens.  I’ll let you come to your own conclusions regarding potential ship dates for 6th Edition, and the veracity of the “Mystery Ruleset”.  Have fun folks, and fasten your seatbelts.  It looks to be a jam packed next few months for us 40K fanatics.

  • Tournament Talk: Battle points vs Win/Loss