Thursday, February 23, 2012

6th edition Chaos rumors abound!




Well, Warseer has the bloggers all frothy with Chaos rumors.  So why not join in the fray and share the most salient posts regarding the Dark Powers.

Now "The Dude"  is a consistent Aussie Warseer poster who is moderating the Chaos rumor thread on that illustrious forum.  He does a great job managing the thread, which you should read here.  Here are his two latest summaries:

13 Feb 2012 - Darnok recently brought some more rumours to the table regarding Chaos, saying the codex is “done and almost at the printers” whatever that means.

He also spoke of a few miniatures we can expect to see, including an Iron Warriors character with servo harness, possible new Obliterators, and plastic Plaguebearers on round bases. What with 75hastings69's recent denial of Plaguebearers in the starter set, it is possible these are a full plastic kit.


Darnok also said that painted versions of all four Cult Terminators have been sighted, but said they could have been conversions. These could have been made with the sprues other rumours have mentioned.

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21 Feb 2012
- This week theDarkGeneral told us new Chaos Bikes and the New Dread have been spotted by GW Memphis staff, who claim these plastic kits have lots of bits.

They also apparently have a pdf of some sort and say it "screams death and carnage"


The bikes were confirmed as being new, not recut, and the Dread was described as a "crazy spikey combat dread"


theDarkGeneral also implied that there may be an additional heavy weapon upgrade for Chaos units, but was supposedly told it's not a Plasma Cannon


ant1clock told us his local GW told his that the Thousand Sons kit is no longer available because they are moving to Finecast. It is unclear if this means a new, all Finecast kit, or if the metal components will move to FC.


In addition, The Dark General stated on Warseer last weekend:

Yes, I did earlier mention that Chaos Legions was to be 3 separate Codexes but as with many things GW they take twists and turns as time marches on. I'm sure with 6th Edition near completion, the thought of having to revamp so many other Codexes was a daunting task, and adding 3 Chaos Legions and a Daemons Codex was just a bit much for their plate.

Yeah, it was new bikes, not the old molds they saw, along with a "crazy spikey combat dread". As for Raptors, well I guess they're becoming more accessible for Night Lords, while the rest of the Legions get jump pack upgrades or "assault marines".


Cult upgrades are for sure, though i'm still not clear as to how they're doing this. Last I heard it was separate sprues that may be direct only for Cult Terminators, etc. Funny, with all the Havocs I own you'd think i'd ask about them? LOL! Unfortunately (or fortunately) we may get one more heavy weapons upgrade for our choices, but i'm told it's not a Plasma Cannon...? 

And today on Warseer:
 
Without giving too much hope and taking this with some salt...

I do know they originally talked about and sketched up some Legion specific "daemonic riders", which would count as Elite choices. Thousand Sons atop Discs of Tzeentch (3-9), Noise Marines speeding along riding Seekers (3-6), Plague Marines sludging it mounted on Beasts of Nurgle (3-7) and the already mentioned Brazen Knights. Where this all went I don't know, but the talks did mention "what would the other Traitor Legions get?"...

One last tidbit, again shake the salt shaker, but "the boyz" did say Chaos would get newish upgrades for our Predators, expanding their weapons upgards, similar to Razorbacks, but without the troop capacity and instead having side mounted weapons. An example would be twin-linked plasma gun turret and single plasma gun side sponsons. NOW THIS HAS ME EXCITED!!! I do hope they're not pullin' my leg! (i'll kick 'em if so!) 


So there you go folks, your Chaos rumor roundup!

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