Friday, 20 April 2012

More 6th edition rumours

The rumour mill is going nuts at the moment as to speculation about the new Warhammer 40k 6th edition. Various camps have suggested what's going to come out when and the jury's still out.
I think its certain 6th ed is coming out this summer. I suspect it will be sooner rather than later (so early June). There is good evidence to suggest that the boxed set will contain Dark Angels (although I suspect these could be painted to be any chapter). White Dwarf have been sneaking in some spine art onto their mags the last few months and it apparently looks like a Dark Angel marine (although it looks more like Chaos to me but what do I know- see left). Also the new paint starter sets have Marines with optional Dark Angel pads on.
Speculation remains rife over what the opposing boxed set army will be.

There is also wild speculation over which (if any) codex will be released before 6th ed arrives. Apparently there hasn't been a new codex for the last 6 months, which is a little out of character for GW. Several people claim Chaos is coming out as people working at printers have leaked info about it. Others claim Tau will be the next one as they're the last race to been still stuck on a 4th edition codex.
Personally I think it would be crazy for GW to release a new codex for 5th just before 6th comes out, but if the leaked version of the 6th ed is to be believed (see this previous post) there will be conversion rules for them so they may not think it matters.

We will see what transpires.

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