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Theres loads of rumours going round of a new army going around the web to most I take with a box of salt however if there were to be a new race then certainly the clues would be within the rule books for example before the necrons came out there were refrences of them in the old rulebook aswell as the vespid but not the tau, and also the necs where mentioned in gorka morka which was before warhammer 40k i think not sure though. :)

So surely if there was to be a new race then there would be clues within the rulebooks and my take on a new race from the new rulebook and its page 116 theres a extract on the galactic map of the grendal stars which harbours a hyper violent race known as the bargesi. The reason why I think these could become a new race and 40k army is due to the location of the grendl stars its on the eatern fringe so theres plenty of other armys that fluff can evolve around such as imperial, tau, ork, tyranids and even the craftworld Iyanden is near to the sanguinis constelation so yeah thats my thoughts on and IF there was to be a new race :D what do you guys think?

*even if its one hell of a confusingand long winded rant via me*:p

so yeah what do you guys think and mind my poor grammah ?
 

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/Sarcasm on

Maybe GW is doing the Ogre Kingdoms of 40K. The race will only have mech units with front/side/rear AV.

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/Sarcasm on

Maybe GW is doing the Ogre Kingdoms of 40K. The race will only have mech units with front/side/rear AV.

/sarcasm off
Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised. It's only a matter of time...
 

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I always take rumors of a new race with a barge load of new salt, considering when Tau first came out the large majority of the community threated to murder the families of everyone involved in there creation because there weapons killed a space marine, and such a thing is not allowed according to the crayon written rules added to said players rulebooks.

I don't think even the evil GW company can find people willing to sacrifice there entire families to risk writing another new race into the game, its not worth getting the kids into a nerd rage again.
 

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I really doubt it.

But going by the same logic they could add:
The Thexian Elite
the Draxian Hegemony
The Worldweave of the Noisesome Reek
the Ulumeathic Leage
the Church of Dracolith
- all are races mentioned in the current rulebook, and theres probably more if you go through it.

There just there as filler and background stuff, i cant think that any will ever really make it into the game.
It like with the BL novels, writers can pretty much just make up stuff to make the universe a little cooler.
 

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Theres a point..
By that measure itll only be about twenty years till we get a new race then...
Well i think in 25 years we have had about 4 new races and lost one.
Nids (though these were expanded from genestealers and space crusade)
dark eldar
Necrons
Tau

And lost Squats

Three of those races have had poor sales and two of them have had no support, the Nids are the big success, but they have the big advantage of been linked to two standalone 40k systems and were part of one of the modern 40k box sets (AOM) and a significant variation of models and loads of plastics.

As with anything in life successful sales of any army in 40k is about marketing, chucking a few articles in white dwarf isnt enough, armies need good plastics,upto date rules and at least a proportion of cheap models to get people to start the army.

I would love to see some new races, i would also like to see GW fork out some cash and employ some more concept designers,some of the people who design for computer games and movies must be up for some freelance work.



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they should make a new race that wears big tonka toy armour, and they carry around mini howitzers, and there like superhumans that fight for some dead geezer, and they wear blue armour and have toy tanks and stuff.

I dunno what they would call them though.
 

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The Barhesi are a reference to the Barghest in Steven Erikson's Malazan series... I doubt very much they will become a playable race ever.

The most likely are the demiurg and tbh I don't see that happenning anytime soon due to the cost of development. As Bitsnkits said: a number of previous new races haven't done that well... I think the odds will improve if DEldar do better this time out but i'd reckon you're talking at LEAT 5-6 years before you'd see any new race.
 

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I would love to see some new races, i would also like to see GW fork out some cash and employ some more concept designers,some of the people who design for computer games and movies must be up for some freelance work.
I always hate it when the obvious ideas are not so obvious for them. I mean, business is all about risks. I think they would certainly could develop new races if they actually worked hard at it.
they should make a new race that wears big tonka toy armour, and they carry around mini howitzers, and there like superhumans that fight for some dead geezer, and they wear blue armour and have toy tanks and stuff.

I dunno what they would call them though.
Someone sounds a tad bitter.
 

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The question is what would the new race bring to game? Tau were created to fill the gap of a super shooty army that relied more on infantry and gadgets, DA filled the gap of a super fast hit and run army and Necrons really didn't bring anything new except make a MEQ even harder to kill. Meh.
(they still died to my 4th ed Iron Warriors every time though!)
I think GW have if not all then most play styles down now, so what niche tactics wise would a new race fill?

I mean Hrud would be cool, a shooty horde army but I for one would hate to roll that many rapid fire dice.
 

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The Barhesi are a reference to the Barghest in Steven Erikson's Malazan series... I doubt very much they will become a playable race ever.
Damn, I wish I could play as the White Face. Well I mean...the White Face....before.....
 

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I always asumed they would release a 40k Vampire Counts army(Cythor Fiends) as the next army. Like a horde army with loads of weak zombies and a few elites.
 

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Bear in mind Kroot first appeared in 40k fluff about 15 years before they were a playable unit.

Steel The 40k zombie army been done with typus and the nurgle plague in the traitor LatD lists
 

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If any Rulebook had a clue to a new race, it should be Hrud. Those sneaky rat bastards. At least in the early days of 40k they were the Skaven of 40k. Not these retarded Swamp Thing looking mofos.
 

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The question is what would the new race bring to game? Tau were created to fill the gap of a super shooty army that relied more on infantry and gadgets,
Actually Tau were brought in mainly to fill in and try and take advantage of a market opportunity not yet tapped - The Asian market the game had plenty of shooting armies they called them Space Marines and until then Space Marines filled that role well as the landraider had very little competition and back in 3rd and 4th predator tanks rocked the scene.
 
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