Games Workshop Rumor Compendium

Here you will find a continually updated Games Workshop rumor and leak tracker. This will be updated as new rumors or leaks come in, this will function as resource for checking back through time. Don’t expect the rumor leak compendium to be the first to a rumor or leak, instead it will be a convenient way to remind yourself of what is and what might be coming in the future to Games Workshop. No Images of leaked products will be in this compendium because at that point isn’t a rumor anymore.

 Updated as of 02-13-17

Rumors will not be checked for veracity and since this compendium won’t be part of the rumor rat race you won’t see credit given, because the truth is there is no honor among rumormongers.

General Games Workshop Rumors

January

  • Fall of Cadia is the prelude to what will be a global campaign over the summer. Sounds like updated format to the last Black Crusade campaign.
  • Cadia will fall in preparation for 8th edition
  • 8th edition will not be AoS for 40k , they will only gave it rule tweaks.
  • From January till Summer, the release schedule wont be full 40k, it will have AoS and Bloodbowl here and there.
  • Regarding Roboute being rumored to be released, he said that it is a possibility but no confirmation right now.
  • Triumvirate of the Imperium – 80$
  • Gathering Storm: Fall of Cadia – 50$
  • Battlezone: Empyric Storm Cards – 15$ 36 reference cards for the empyric storm events, adding psychic rules and effects to the battle. Usable in any game of Warhammer 40k
  • This Black Crusade will be a grand undertaking by GW and will see about 2 years worth of book and model releases.
  • Gathering Storm: Fall of Cadia Missions are very similar to those in AoS = big changes for 8th edition.
  • Factions being put into bigger groups like Armies of the Imperium for Humans and Aeldari for Eldar
  • Gathering Storm is not End Times for Warhammer 40k no Fluff reset.
  • The new edition will have two separate rulesets.
    40K: Primary game will have a new set of streamlined rules.
    30K: Heresy era ruleset will be separate and more complex.
    40K 8th Edition Ruleset
    The new rules are streamlined but retain the core of current 7th edition 40k rules.
    Age of Sigmar style Warscroll-datasheets are in.
    Look to find unit stats, special rules and rules on these Warscrolls-datasheets, in short everything you would need to play in one place.
    Most of the core rules’s complexity is staying, with only some fiddly peripheral rules and a percentage of the unit special rules being phased out.
  • 30K Horus Heresy Ruleset
    The 30K rules will allow use of current Forge World books without alteration.
    Technically the ruleset is not new.
    It is the current 7th edition ruleset, with 40th millennia portions removed and the 30K Age of Darkness sections added in their place.

February

  • Plastic Thunderhawk is coming
  • 40K: Primary game will have a new set of streamlined rules.
    30K: Heresy era ruleset will be separate and more complex. 30K Horus Heresy Ruleset The 30K rules will allow use of current Forge World books without alteration.Technically the ruleset is not new. It is the current 7th edition ruleset, with 40th millennia portions removed and the 30K Age of Darkness sections added in their place.
  • 40K 8th Edition Ruleset The new rules are streamlined but retain the core of current 7th edition 40k rules. Age of Sigmar style Warscroll-datasheets are in.Look to find unit stats, special rules and rules on these Warscrolls-datasheets, in short everything you would need to play in one place. Most of the core rules’s complexity is staying, with only some fiddly peripheral rules and a percentage of the unit special rules being phased out.
  • Abaddon is likely to be killed by Cypher
  • 8th Edition will be called Age of the Emperor
Forgeworld Rumors

January

  • Adeptus Titanicus is delayed (it was originally planned to be released around February). Not being rushed out. Might be out before the end of the year. There will be complete plastic buildings (which you can destroy yourself, by cutting etc). Thanks to Blood Bowl, and the delay there is a possibility of plastic Titans which go on sale at the same time as the black book / resin ones. The book art for ‘Titan’s Death’ is being worked on right now.
  • Blood Bowl Release Schedule is Dwarfs in January, Goblins in April – Orks and Humans will get separate sprues Plastic Ogre February.
  • Blood Bowl News A Plastic Troll is finished, currently sculpting a fat Skaven star player- Grim Ironjaw (currently sculpted) Dead zone season 2 coming in April with 2 Skaven special characters. There will be a Skaven booster done in Resin but with styles to match the plastic (2-3 new Gutter runners included). Skaven and Dwarf board is being produced now. Will be released soon.  Snow board will be restocked soon Blood Bowl has done better than all GW expectations.
  • New Custodes Models and Vehicles
  • HH Weekender 2017
  • Secutarii are a new branch of the Taghmata army list. Can never have
    automata in the detachement; big focus on infantry and transports.
    Secutarii Psiloi, fast attack.
    Secutarii Hetairoi, elite.
    Secutarii Hypaspists, elite.
    Secutarii Heleposis, open topped transport (20 capacity).
    Cybernetica has new options.
    Vidrios Caster Array, upgrade for Cybernetica HQs that allows counting as psyker.
    Psy-Conduit upgrade, models gain FNP/FNP++ if a psyker is within 24″ Zetiark, female archmagos who developed with the Thousand Sons the crystalline circuits needed to control automata.
  • Thousand Sons Sekhmet Terminators, elites that must pick a singular cult that radically
    alters their behaviour and/or statline. Seshat Veterans, infiltrators tasked with securing artifacts and
    assassination from behind enemy lines. Cataphraktos Psy-Automata, troops that a psyker within 24″ must harness a
    WC to activate them until next turn.
  • Space Wolves Hirdmen Veterans, fast attack with optional jump pack, combat shields and tons of melta/plasma weapons. Varangian Great Guards Terminators, elites with two-handed great weapons or sword & board in the style of firedrakes. Despoilers (Destroyers), elites with jump packs and fully equipped with smaller rad weapons.
  • Next Horus Heresy Campaign Book is Angellus = Blood Angels

February

  • The Angelus Horus Heresy Rules and Models: The Blood Angels Legion, The Dark Angels Legion, Daemons, The Dark Mechanicum ,The Night Lords Legion, What goes on in the book:  Several narratives concerning the campaigns and battles of the Blood Angels and the Dark Angels through the early Horus Heresy and the Age of Darkness. Signus Prime The Thramas Crusade The Persecution of Sarum The Siege of Baal The Passage of the Angel of Death Background and history for the Dark Angels and Blood Angels The Rise of the Dark Mechanicum Daemons and Diabolism in the Horus Heresy.
Age of Sigmar Rumors

January

  • January 14th, Pre-orders go up for Disciples of Tzeentch Battletomb and miniatures
  • The rumored dwarves should be released at the end of March.Elves will be getting some releases in the summer Some elves will be joining slaneesh as a cult.

February

  • Dark Elves coming in Summer with Slaanesh Worshipers
Adepta Sororitas

January

  • Outside of Celestine and her Geminii bodyguards, there are no plans in the next 5 months for any SoB boxes/kits.
  • Saint Celestine with the Armour of St. Katherine,  Bolt Pistol and Ardent Blade – She also confers the Act of Faith Special rule to allied units within range her 2 Geminae Superia Sister Eleanor and Sister Genevieve come with Bolt Pistols and Power Swords.
  • Gathering Storm: Fall of Cadia includes 6 Relics for the Ecclisarchy usable by Adepta Sororitas Imperial Crusade detachment, which combines Black Templars and Adepta Sororitas Triumvirate of the Imperium Formation, which lets you field Celestine, Belisarius Cawl and Inquisitor Greyfax as one Formation
  • Celestine’s arrival auto-rallied the fleeing units of the Imperial side. Looks to be some sort of special rule or warlord trait. Celestine can still come back after dying, but as she never died in the BatRep the way this rule works wasn’t mentioned.

February

  • Full Sisters line coming by the end of the year 2017
Adeptus Astartes: Blood Angels

January

  • New Mephiston model coming in still unannounced Black Crusade Baal Book.
Adeptus Astartes: Dark Angels

January

  • New Cypher model coming
  • Coming Lion el’jonson Primarch of the Dark Angels, for the image uses the base of a dreadnought. Armor is black instead of green, with black with red and silver details
Adeptus Astartes: Deathwatch

January

  • Start Collecting! Deathwatch – 85$
    Watch Captain Artemis
    2 sets of Deathwatch Space Marines
    1 Venerable Dreadnought and Deathwatch Upgrade Sprue
    Comes with the Indomitus Kill team Formation sheet
Adeptus Astartes: Grey Knights

January

February

  • New Stern Model coming in March
Adeptus Astartes: Space Marines

January

  • The first loyal Primarch to ‘wake up’ will be Roboute, and not Russ/Lion/Vulkan as many predict. Lord Guilliman…will be making his arrival to the 40k sometime before Global Black Crusade campaign kicks off.
  • Trayzn is likely going to be releasing a ‘Salamander’ from prison, might not be Vulcan though.
  • Imperial Crusade detachment, which combines Black Templars and Adepta Sororitas

February

  • Roboute Guilliman plastic 40k model coming in March
Adeptus Astartes: Space Wolves

January

Adeptus Mechanicus

January

  • Belisarius Cawl comes with a Master Crafted Power Axe, Arc Scourge, Refractor field, mechadendrite hive and Scryerskull. He also confers the Canticles of the Omnissiah Special rule to allied units within range
  • Gathering Storm: Fall of Cadia includes 6 Arcana Mechanicum usable by Cult Mechanicus Grand Convocation detachment, which combines Cult Mechanicus, Skitarii and Mechanicus Knights  Triumvirate of the Imperium Formation, which lets you field Celestine, Belisarius Cawl and Inquisitor Greyfax as one Formation
  • Cawl’s Canticles boost Admech units and Imperial vehicles. I’m guessing the limits of his boosting allies is through their vehicles then. Cawl’s “War Hymn of Fortitude” gives all vehicles in 12″ of him a 5++. Cawl regained wound(s) on his own. IWND?
  •  The Big AdMech formation that includes a Knight, one of the Bonuses is weapons lose “Gets Hot” This may well be the War Convocation from the old WD.
     
Astra Militarum

January

Chaos Daemons

January

Chaos Space Marines & Renegades

January

  • Abaddon is getting a new model, likely in the next Black Crusade book or the one after. He is the same size, roughly, as a 30k Primarch
  • New Mortarion 40k Daemon Prince leaked images, but most likely Russian sculpt.

February

  • Mortarion & Abbadon part of the 4th and final Gathering Storm boxset.
  • Cypher coming in March
Dark Eldar

January

  • In regards to the Triumvirate of the Imperium on Cadia, there will be others. Think of an Eldar team containing an Eldar/Dark Eldar combo, with the Exodites thrown in.
  • Gangs of Commorragh boxed game allows you to recreate the violent skirmish battles for territorial supremacy that are waged constantly in the spires of the Dark City. Take charge of a feral gang of Hellion skyboarders, or a pack of lethal Reavers and carve out your empire in the webway’s last great city.The box is an entirely self-contained game, giving you everything you need to play, including two gangs, rules and card scenery to recreate the jagged towers of Commorraggah’s forbidding skyline. You can play quick one-off games, or a full campaign in which your gang will grow and develop as you win battles and claim more territory.
  • Asdrubael Vect  is returning on a grav plataform and the platform looks like the image of rumour engine, the same box also brings 2 incubi but are very different from the current ones as with thicker armor, but none of the 3 miniatures look like the image of the red eldar of fall of cadia. 
  • Valossian Sythrac, Basically is Vect’s top Archon who does all of his dirty work. Posed leaping forward with a Husblade behind him and an open soul trap in an outstretched hand which has tendrils of energy leaping forward from it. Has a Golden Helmet with multiple Horns.
  • All Eldar name change to Aeldari

February

  • Vect is coming in 4th and final Gathering Storm boxset
Eldar

January

  • In regards to the Triumvirate of the Imperium on Cadia, there will be others. Think of an Eldar team containing an Eldar/Dark Eldar combo, with the Exodites thrown in.
  • Arcane Battleseer, similar to a Wraithknight with psychic weapons and powers. Imagine if you smashed up a wraithknight into chunks of Wraithbone then bound them back together with psychic energy energy, can be posed casting a spell, fighting or just standard.
  • New female eldar in a yellow and blue gown with the name of Iyanden under the portrait, the box was large so i guess that will contain more miniatures.
  • Phoenix Lord Asurmen will be part of new Triumvirate box set including Eldrad and Vect
  • Arcane Battleseer, similar to a Wraithknight with psychic weapons and powers. Imagine if you smashed up a wraithknight into chunks of Wraithbone then bound them back together with psychic energy energy, can be posed casting a spell, fighting or just standard. Looks extremely cool I’m told.
  • Arcane Battleseer Firesight, The first Arcane Battleseer. Used to be the High Farseer of Iyanden but then died and became a Wraithseer and a close advisor to Iyanna Arienal. Was blown apart along with 2 Wraithknights after detonating an Ork Stompa. Iyanna’s desperate ritual to save Firesight merged the souls of the Wraithknight Pilots and Firesight together and created a new Wraithbone body called an “Arcane Battleseer”. A successful design so has begun being replicated on other craftworlds in addition to creating Wraithseers. Posed like a normal Arcane Battleseer but has a more ornate head and a special energy spear/staff.
  • All Eldar name change to Aeldari
Harlequins

January

  • Sylandri Veilwalker, Special Shadowseer, floating on mist which also covers half her character. Has a curved semi circle blade in one hand and a staff in the other.
  • All Eldar name change to Aeldari
Imperial Knights

January

Inquisition

January

  • Inquisitor Greyfax, comes with a Ornate Power Armour, Master Crafted Powersword, Condemnor Boltgun, Psyk-out grenades and the Psyocculum – the Eye of the Emperor.
  • Triumvirate of the Imperium Formation, which lets you field Celestine, Belisarius Cawl and Inquisitor Greyfax as one Formation
  • Inquisitor Greyfax is a level 2 Psyker who knows powers from Telepathy. Greyfax has a unique power (looks to be a Malediction) called “Aura of Oppression” that can apparently “neutralize” nearby units. I’m guessing it either messes with the opposing unit’s stats, or keeps them from acting for a turn.
Khorne Daemonkin

January

Militarum Tempestus

January

Necrons

January

  • Trayzn is likely going to be releasing a ‘Salamander’ from prison, might not be Vulcan though.
Orks

January

Tau Empire

January

Tyranids

January