and from Hastings, the guy that previewed the coming of Bubblehammer:
I wouldn't be expecting too much in the way of releases for existing chapters from this point going forwards, not that there won't be 'some', expect the focus to shift onto GW pumping out RGs new armies and weapons of destruction for the upcoming storylines/advances/crusade mk2 (who knows there might even be a new starter box on the not too far horizon )
Without trying to sound like a dick I've known for almost 9 months where this story was going and who revived RG etc. if the rest of what I was told is true (new marines, Mortarion and his plague armies etc.) then there are truly some very exciting times coming for 40k players/hobbyists!
I'm not suggesting anything gets squatted. I said clearly focus will be on new marines rather than existing chapters, but existing chapters will still get releases.
I don't get it, people are happy they're moving the story/timeline on but don't want anything to change, they want just their chapter to get new toys yet complain SM have too much, 40k players should think themselves lucky that they didn't get the same treatment that WFB fans did with the destruction of the setting and large parts of models/armies. What's the point of the hobby for Bret or tomb kings players?
I see new marines as a chance to have the best of both worlds, SM originals don't get endless variants and units but are still in the fight, new marines are like a new army to build up from scratch pretty much, I'm sure they'd happily ally so don't really see what the problem is
The answer to that is simply I don't know. I was told they new marines are different to current marines, I imagine (at least fluff wise) they SHOULD be their own army, however that's not to say they wont also be added to existing chapters as a choice somehow, in fact from a sales point of view it would probably be better to offer them to existing marine players as something new they can buy. I really doubt the iconic space marine kit will be retired so I wouldn't worry too much about them becoming outdated. I guess fluffwise it would be no different than older armour classes still being around in 40k, sure the new marines would be out there, but a lot of existing marines are still out there too.
As the setting is still going strong I can only really liken it to this..... imagine the old world was NOT destrroyed, and that Sigmar disappeared did the whole AoS thing, then reappeared with his host of Sigmarines to save the day at the final hour, in the aftermath I would imagine any future wars the Sigmarines would feature in Empire armies. I imagine this should work out similar, with forces of the new crusade joining up with existing chapters.......... however as it seems like a large amount of comms have been lost now in 40k it would be interesting to see what existing marines would make of the arrival of these new forces of the Imperium...
Yep perfect sense. However I do think a lot of the balance issues are probably a result of just too many armies/codices that have previously taken too long to update in the cycle. For example a lot of SM chapters are their own distinct armies with access to unique units and war machines/weapons, I get from a fluff perspective that they are different but I think GW made a rod for their own backs with the old update codex cycle and adding a couple of more units every time. The studio resources are finite as is time and to expect every army to be updated in a timely manner under the old codex format was unrealistic.
I did post a while back on warseer that I was told codices would change from new ed going forward, change how I am not sure, but I imagine something similar to the way AoS deals with armies/army books where you can still buy printed media but you can also access up to date lists etc digitally, at least that's my best bet for the future of codex releases. Whether or not it would work for 40k with the sheer number of different armies is another thing entirely although you have to assume it would speed up the current rate at which armies get updates. I guess we will see. I should point out I do not play 40k so the current codex thing might have changed already from what I described
*EDIT, there will of course be new Chaos Marines models, but I am referring to a totally new kind of Marine, those created on Mars by Cawl & RG along with the other new machineries of war.
See one of my original posts here....
New marines will make old marines seem like empire now seem to sigmarines ...... if that makes sense?
Not only the armour will change