The first new book of 8th ed being Chaos Dwarfs? The perfect way to say ‘This is 8th ed, look how unbelievably awesome it is’? Its what I would do, but GW aren’t me. Probably Dark Eldar, they’re old enough to be classified as a ‘mystery army’ to most 40k playing kiddies.
I think it is very important to separate the rumours in this case.
People have been presuming there will be an end of 2010 codex (as in a 40k book) because of comments from harry and others and because necrons/ dark eldar are rumoured for very late in the year/ early 2011. So there could be a big gap, and there happens to be rumours of 40k armies being worked on.
Afaik there are no major new rumours anywhere about when the CD will get an update.
I just read that the Blood angels are getting a new codex etc… (though it will be april, so it might not be the mystery one ;3)
From the newsletter:
Incoming! Blood Angels
This April the Blood Angels will be re-launched with an all-new Codex and range of plastic and metal miniatures. One of the oldest and noblest of all Space Marine Chapters, the Blood Angels have stood fast against the enemies of the Imperium since the Great Crusade and it was their Primarch Sanguinius, who laid down his life to aid the Emperor against Horus in the final hours of the Warmaster�?Ts rebellion. The new Codex explores the background and history of these superhuman warriors like never before, and contains new artwork depicting some of their greatest battles and most powerful champions.
The Blood Angels have always been a powerful close combat army and have been made even deadlier thanks to a range of specialist wargear, the ability to field Assault Squads as Troops choices, and more Dreadnoughts than any other Space Marine Chapter, including a Death Company Dreadnought and the fabled Furioso Dreadnought. The Sons of Sanguinius will be deep striking onto a tabletop near you this April �?" now�?Ts the time to practice painting red.
let us just hope that they will also do a army book (chaos dwarfs? :3 come on, I’ve been a good boy last year ;D )
Woohoo more space nazis :~ sigh. If it absolutely has to be a 40k army, bring on the Dark Eldar.
come on, I've been a good boy last year
I think if CDO members combined all the years that we've been good, it would be enough to warrant an army book, a full figure range and an entire year of WDs solely about CDs. Oh wait a minute, we make our own 'zine and it kicks WD's ass so no use for that last part. :)
The whole ‘more and more marines’ thing is a classic case of chicken or the egg.
GW believe that because Marines are their best selling range they have to pump more and more into them, producing vast quantities of new minis and a new codex every couple of months. What the fail to think of is that if they put the same attenton into other popular armies such as Guard, Eldar and Orks then these armies might grow in popularity too. But no, more marines I see. Sigh.