Heres an update to what has been said from what i heard from the seminars with jes goodwin and phil kelly and a little bit talking to phil after that
Dark elfs look friggen awsome but unfortunately theres nothing offical yet for dark eldar, some test mini's between some of the sculptists but GW hasnt pushed them for anything yet for a new line, which was said a new DE line would take a few years since basically EVERYTHING would be worked on, but nothing was addressed in terms of a codex, there may still be hope for the DE players for at least something new!
Same goes for the pics of the new eldar jetbikes, atm they are just test mini's floating around between designers, GW hasnt pushed anything for them yet
Orks are going to have a very merry xmas
In response to the plastic Valk, well phil was saying that right now any of the races are contenders for a new plastic superheavy, BUT nothing is decided yet, my guess though, it will be between a stompa, a thunderhawk and a valk in the end, and eldar scorpion would be cool too but not sure since there arent any planned eldar anytime soon but with the new ork sm and gaurd releases(yes gaurd is confirmed) i would believe those would be most likely but hey still could be wrong, what ever it is i think it will be awsome and phil and jes were both saying the team is excited to get started on another project like that with how well the baneblade went
Like i said above, NEW GUARD!, yes IG are in the water works, no word on how far through they are but they are probably going to be the next 40k race redone(unless something drastically haults them) so look out for new IG in my guess would be the next year or 2
Dont expect any FAQ's to give DA/BA/BT/SW things that the new marines are gaining, so no BA vangaurd vets or BT thunderfire cannons, phil was saying they want marines with seperate codexes to be that, marines diff from codex marines, not codex marines + baal pred/deathwing/ravenwing/wolf gaurd, so dont expect anything huge changes to marines with their own codex to get any huge changes until their new respective codicies come out, this also means no redeemers for non-codex marines, but there may be small faq updates for changes with weapons and equipment in preexisting equipment in other codicies, like the changes to storm and combat shields, but even then thats only a maybe
Expect to see more things like chronus and the scout sarge in most new upcoming codicies, GW is heading to a more special char heavy kinda thing, that bein said, chronus and the vet sarge dude are NOT limited to ultrasmurfs, theres nothing stopping you from taking their statlines and abilities under a name you came up with if you like in a imperial fists or ravengaurd army and in fact thats encouraged, the named characters are only for known/existing special chars, theres nothing stopping you in taking a pedro cantor in another army using his char under a diff name and again GW is trying to encourage this, so all those ultrasmuf specials can be used in diff armies if you like
Oh yeah i have held the finished marine codex... and looked through it... its friggen awsome.. also heavy
Well thats all i got, hope you guys enjoy it!