2001 was a very different time, we had the net but it wasn't anything like it is today, and GW handles information very differently. So I wouldn't draw parallels..Just for curiosity sake: what went on in the year or so before Tau got launched? Was it a big surprise or was it a long time coming?
I was talking about next as in that we don't know aboutI'd rather see Sisters updated to a full Plastic line before I see a new faction, especially if said new faction is an Imperial one.
Could have sworn that Necrons were next...
just before the now yearly space marine update. (joke)I was talking about next as in that we don't know about
it's been stated countless times by the studio team that they will be redone, it's just a matter of when...........While I understand the frustration of Sisters players, I think you are going to remain disappointed. They were never that popular as a faction in the first place, so I don't really see them doing anything in the future beyond maybe a digital codex. If they thought they'd sell in the same volume as Tau, Orks or DE they'd have been made over a long time ago.
You can state that grass is pink until the cows come home. Saying it doesn't make it happen. In the meantime other armies have had mutiple codexes and complete reboots of their mini ranges. I hope I'm wrong, but I firmly believe if there was any kind of future for Sisters in the game, they would have gotten a bit more than the half assed, half hearted attempts there have been to give them a viable, up to date codex. Never mind the fact it's more than a decade since there was a new miniature released for them.it's been stated countless times by the studio team that they will be redone, it's just a matter of when...........
via gary's anonymous source 1-1-2014
the plasma pistol described in your previous article is not an odd looking plasma pistol. its an arc pistol. arc weapons will be available for the skitarii in both pistol and rifle. the arc rifle is rapid fire with haywire. rifle and pistol both are s6 ap5.
By comparison, the current Horus Heresy Mechanicus are running around with guns like these on their squads:
Mitralocks: 8" S4 AP6 Assault 1, Shred
Las-locks: 18" S4 AP6 Assault 1
Lightning guns: 18" S7 AP6 Heavy 1, Shred, Rending
images via Captaincitadel and Forge the Narrative
Last time around we reported that some images were doing the rounds said to be from an upcoming Adeptus Mechanicus codex. And here they are. You make the call:
Make sure you look at the details on these and compare them to the description here:
via Gary's anonymous source 12-29-2014
I have a little information for you on a new 40k Faction. Ive seen artwork of two soldiers in heavy but clunky grey body armour and helm, with one wielding an odd looking plasma pistol of sorts. The most striking thing about the image, with smoke and laser fire in the background, is the draping of the red cloth beneath the shoulder plating, and a symbol of the Adeptus Mechanicus on the main figures chest. All I will add right now is the book is 85pgs with datasheets and formations.
The new faction is in fact Ad Mech, Skitarii. As far as I know this is still a ways out, but who knows. There is only troops and elites, with vehicles. Mostly foot soldiers, guys with spider legs, and a couple tank/spider hybrids.
There is also a Dragoon which looks to be a dual kit with a rider on top of a bipedal machine. It has legs similar to the IG sentinels, but has a grafted human in the center of the machine. I am not as fluent in the background with the skitarii as I would like to comment much more.
Ooh, it's gonna be an awesome year if these come out on top of the existing Forgeworld Mechanicus range.
I'm not being negative. I'm being realistic. Sisters have become the red headed step child of 40k, made sit in the corner quietly until they have no choice but to wheel them out and and give them a weak update. "But the guys at the studio said..." means nothing. The guys in the studio don't call the shots any more. Some bloke doing a cost analysis does, and if he looks back at how they were one of the least popular factions, he will more than likely go with an entirely new faction that players have been calling for for decades instead.which was the argument used against dark eldar for several years, but carry on being negative by all means