I'm not thinking so. Word on the street is that the Blood Angels WD codex was an abysmal failure since they didn't sell any new models with it. My shop owner said that his GW rep told him that they will probably never do that again.i've heard not a single thing about the space wolves bar fan boy speculatiuon that "OMG WE NEEDS CODEX NOW!!". if they do it, i can see it being a white dwarf codex much like the blood angels. i don't think it warrants a whole new book.
If you look at the potential updates based logically on what is oldest and most urgently needs updating (possibly in the way of models as well) you have this:
Daemons - currently no rules, plus I believe this is confirmed as the next one for 40k coming this spring.
Space Wolves - 2000. That book was a supplement to the 3e Space Marines Codex.
Dark Eldar - 2001. This was a "2nd edition" for 3e rules. Many believe they also have the worst models and are badly in need of new minis.
Necrons, IG, WH, DH - 2003. I have heard rumors of a combined Inquisition codex in the works.
Marines would be next in terms of oldness (2004) but they may redo sooner based on their raw popularity and the looming new rules.
I never said they were going to go in order, just trying to put the facts out there as the original question was about redoing the TAU codex, which is not even close to being what I would consider overdue. Besides, I hear that Dark Elves are the next fantasy release after VC and Daemons.yes but we all know that they rarely follow logic and update books in order. if this was to happen i'm pretty sure the Dark elves would've been done a long time ago. they very rarely do them in a strict set order.
Disagree with what? That they are the oldest legal book out there right now? They passed-over Orks a few times, but the Boyz finally got their new rulez.as for what you suggest, i must say i severely disagree with the whole Space Wolves idea.
Agree with pretty much everything here. Daemons in the spring is certain. Dark Eldar will likely be next, and I suspect that IG is about 9 months away... but as you said, GW doesn't always follow logic and they have been known to change their minds in terms of what will hit the shelves in what order.i hear they are working on new Deldar models, we saw the Daemons at Games Day. it's also been all but confirmed that there's going to be new plastic "trenchcoat" like guardsmen, and a plastic valkyrie, so that supports the new guard codex and Planetstrike.
Possibly, but we'll burn that bridge when we cross it. The "beta" of 5e is pretty messed up right now and from what the vets (who've been around since RT days) are saying is that they've never seen a backlash over a rules-update like they are for this 'leaked' set of 5e rules. It sounds to me like GW is still trying to tweak them, so any post-5e update speculation will go on the back-burner for now.it has been said many a time that they would like to revamp the rules on necrons and if the 5th ed rumours turn out to be true they'll need a revamp.
Since vanilla Marines are quite possibly the single most-played rule-set, I have no issue with that statement. History shows that GW will cater to the Marine players, but I'm not seeing a whole re-tooling of the Space Marine line... they're just not that old.and as for the marines codex, they said since they did DA and BA that marines would be going the same way, SM "redux" at xmas is purely a winning business stratagem imo.
I guess since you've heard nothing, absolutely nothing, then it must be off the board completely. Have you looked at the SW book lately? There is some seriously broken stuff in there. I never said it was next... but I can't agree that it's totally off the radar.as said before i have heard NOTHING absolutely NOTHING, no speculation, no models, in fact bugger all to suggest there may be a space wolves book on the horizon. the only arguement anyone seems to have is that it's the oldest book so theoretically it's next in line...
I initially thought the same thing, and since we got the Blood Angels update in White Dwarf, it seemed no stretch that Wolves would get the same treatment... But I was told differently. Granted, this is based on the word of one of the 10-or-so US sales reps in a casual conversation with my shop-owner about what's coming. They said that they wouldn't do it like BA again because they didn't sell any models (new, old or otherwise.)personally, if it's not a white dwarf codex (imo i believe it should be) it may possibly end up being in the SM "redux". Space wolves don't sell a lot, i know in my local GW they don't even have them on the shelf, and it's not exactly a small store.