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This rumour from Faeir212 touches on Daemons, and the upcoming release schedule for 40k but the big part of this rumour is the last bit about 6th edition itself:

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Most of us were caught surprised that Warriors of Chaos were released. We probably should not have been, but the rumor mill was behind the game on the release when it came to the release of the army book. On this end, I tend to receive a lot less info regarding fantasy than 40k.


One of my most accurate sources sent me this email. We have had this confusion before, regarding pre-release dates are in the calendar month ahead of the release with Hastings and again with other rumor sources. Both White Dwarf and pre-releases are on the calendar month ahead of their release or issued month,

The next White Dwarf will contain Daemons, as many other rumor sources as well are pointing to. The following White Dwarf which would already be being worked on, is flyers. I would imagine since its being worked on, that is how we started receiving rumors of the release.

Please remember that these are rumors.

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Nothing was wrong with the dates I provided, I guess I just wasn't clear.
Febuary WD is daemons, march WD is flyers.
At least, in so far as the white dwarf released in feb, etc.
The white dwarf released in december had DAngels for instance.

It's back to back releases with a heavier focus on 40k for the next year to two years to get all the army books up to date. Then expect new units in white dwarf releases and army updates to spot fill anything that needs a boost here or there. Then it will be a primary focus on expansions and supplements as opposed to just a revolving door of codexes.

6th edition is here to stay.

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Wait what.... 6th ed is here to stay? You mean we'll never get 7th ed, just a bunch of suppliments etc?

That doesn't sound like the GW we all know and hate.... they usually do the suppliment thing, then update to a new ed anyway.
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Wait what.... 6th ed is here to stay? You mean we'll never get 7th ed, just a bunch of suppliments etc?

That doesn't sound like the GW we all know and hate.... they usually do the suppliment thing, then update to a new ed anyway.
I think the idea is moving away from a 5 year new edition release schedule and instead pushing the same rules and codexes for a whole before the edition flips over. I think this is to give the team more time to work on, well everything.

Who knows, if this is true we may see more specialist games again.
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Who knows, if this is true we may see more specialist games again.
Yeah, that would be excellent. Blood Bowl, Mordheim, Necromunda, all great systems,and some new support after close to a decade without any would be great. However, I think it'll happen the same day I step in rocking horse shit on the way to sell my hen's teeth to a flying pig.
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I don't know why they would need to change the rules every 5 years if the system works (everyone will have there own opinion as to whether it work of couse), with a few exceptions, to keep it fresh I suppose would be towards the top of the list, and perhaps to simply keep up with the time culturally. I have heard people say they feel 6th edition is more fast-paced/cinematic for example, which seems to fit the times in terms of cinema and television.

It doesn't stop them releasing new starter boxes or shouldn't in my opinion, new people are getting into the hobby all the time and a new starter box with the same 6th edition rules set would sell just as well (i'd buy just for the cheap miniatures), the only thing they would lose out on would be the rulebook, they could probably still re-vamp individual codicies within the same rule-set also.

As mentioned it would free up time and money to concentrate on areas needing some love and perhaps develop new games/systems.

I think it would be a good thing if they continued to release new starter sets and codicies from time to time.
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I don't know why they would need to change the rules every 5 years if the system works (everyone will have there own opinion as to whether it work of couse), with a few exceptions, to keep it fresh I suppose would be towards the top of the list, and perhaps to simply keep up with the time culturally. I have heard people say they feel 6th edition is more fast-paced/cinematic for example, which seems to fit the times in terms of cinema and television.
5 years is the average time GW currently looks to keep an edition out at the moment. If this rumour is true then the time line will be changed completely.

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It doesn't stop them releasing new starter boxes or shouldn't in my opinion, new people are getting into the hobby all the time and a new starter box with the same 6th edition rules set would sell just as well (i'd buy just for the cheap miniatures), the only thing they would lose out on would be the rulebook, they could probably still re-vamp individual codicies within the same rule-set also.

As mentioned it would free up time and money to concentrate on areas needing some love and perhaps develop new games/systems.

I think it would be a good thing if they continued to release new starter sets and codicies from time to time.
Agreed. If the rules get ironed out further (eventually re-release the rulebook with all the changes from the FAQs/Erratas in it perhaps?) this could be very good.
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I don't know why they would need to change the rules every 5 years if the system works
Money. It's literally that simple.

Every time a new edition rolls around, some units get better and some get worse. As a consequence, that army you built for the previous edition is sub-par at best, or near-useless at worst. This means you need to buy more units.

3rd Ed was all about the Rhino rush. 4th Ed was all about the gunline. 5th Ed was all about meching up. 6th Ed seems to be all about allies and shooting so far, we don't really have enough new army books to tell. Either way, every edition is a boatload of cash for GW as people scramble to make their army viable again.

90% of people think they are above average.

Statistically Improbable. Psychologically Inevitable.
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something that my source from whitedwarf said that contridicts some of the above, is that we will see no more white dwarf rules content with additional units etc...
aslo the next 2 issues including the one about to come out will follow up from last months issue and have more golden daemon stuff in them. the 3 combined is something like 60-70 pages of painting.
thirdly the VS articles are something they dont feel will be around much and the wolfguard vs nobz will be the last one for a while at least, possibly not at all

he seemed to like all those elements [i.e. wd rules contents, the vs articles etc] but the many others dont. Apparently "gaming" articles like the VS articles are too niche as "they only really appeal to competitive gamers".

When i want your opinion I'll give it to you.
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It seems like either we assumed too much from rumors or Kirby is shifting his plans a bit.

Seems what has changed is the "small releases" which we thought weren't going to happen are probably staying (wd releases, updates and flyers) and, crossing my fingers, every army being updated before a new edition?

If that's true Orks can't be too far off either.

I like the sounds of this rumor, back to back releases help everyone more. 2013 seems much more exciting for GW than 12 from my perspective, we finally see what 6th has to offer.
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A thought about GW shifting to a supplement program:

WotC kept D&D 3.5 floating for YEARS on supplements. It's quite possible to see GW go the same way. Something like the IA campaign books could bring a lot to the game, like alternate army builds and new units/models quite easily.
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