Next 40k Codex Rumor SPOTTED!

8th edition codex

The newest 40k codex rumor has been spotted, speculating who may be getting a codex next. Come find out if it’s who you think it is.

A new rumor appeared on BoLS stating that T’au will be the next faction to get a codex.

Let’s take a look at what they had to say. But just remember that this is a rumor, don’t forget your salt.

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We have 11 40K Codexes out so far – a frantic pace for 7 months since 8th Edition Warhammer 40,000 arrived.  GW themselves said don’t expect the pace to slow down.

Industry professionals report the following:

  • T’au Empire is beloved to be the 12th Codex
  • Look for GW to keep with the standard existing codex practice of no new models.
  • Look for Age of sigmar to give the pointy eared folks some love in the near future after Malign Portents

So according to the latest rumor it’s the T’au that will be getting a codex next, but they won’t be seeing any new minis.

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But how does this tie into what codecies our very own Rob Baer wants to see next?

With Games Workshop releasing a lot of codecies in such a short period of time we’re left wondering what’s next. Heck I secretly wonder what’s coming in 2019 after all these 11 factions have hit the shelves.

More Expansions, Triumvirates, or splash releases and MKII updates for books? Sky is the limit, and we all know by now it’s only crazy in GW’s eyes if it doesn’t sell right?

11 Factions Chapter Approved11 down, 11 to go according to Chapter Approved

Well, here’s what I would like to see for the next five codex releases in their order of publication:


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Tau got the shaft pretty hard so far in 8th, but they have a ton of potential to be awesome again. They are already strong at the infiltrate game, and thus their fusions make a mess of anything they point at currently, they just need a little tweaking to get them back in the game and on tabletops everywhere.


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The coolest looking model out there besides the Dreadnought, we’ve traditionally see GW update these bad boys in the Spring. Currently were waiting on the non Mechanicum house rules for these guys like Terryn, Freeblades, etc.

Maybe we’ll even see the renegade rules get bundled up in a new book for them as well.


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Oh come on how the heck did we forget about the good guys of the Galaxy, har har har. According to their fluff the Orks never lose even!

Their rules update in Chapter Approved helped, but we’re a ways from seeing them in large number on the competitive scene yet. We know there are tons of Ork fanatics out there, just waiting for the 8th Edition Waaagh! call to starting pounding ‘omies again!

These guys even have the potential to by played a number of ways from Green Tide infantry, to Kan /Armor wall, and even faster moving bikes / Koptas spam. Again they just need a few tweaks to crank them up to an 11 and beyond.


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Necrons are great in this edition sure, but again just a few more tweaks like some overlapping rules for things besides Infantry and I think we’ll see them come back in droves. Don’t over look the Forge World tech for them either, those pylons make things go boom quick!


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These guys have had an up and down ride when it comes to the Ynnari update, but they are still viable with their allies. A book that gives them the rules they need to wave off those other pointy eared friends may just be what the beats lab ordered for this faction.  Getting in fast, but with enough left to do some damage has always been their hallmark, however the enough left part is what they are lacking currently as a stand alone force.

What do you think about Rob’s Top 5 choices for codices? Do you think the T’au are next? How do you feel about the rumor that they won’t be seeing any new minis? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Isaac Scharff

    Screw the greater good, Necrons need points drops!

  • Stewart George Comrie

    “Necrons are great in this edition…”

    Wat…. Do some research please.

  • ShasOFish

    Looks like Custodes are the next release. Because of course they are.

  • Guy Dawe

    Being selfish but would like to to an Inquisition codex that includes Deathwatch, Sisters and Inquisition forces in one codex with special rules for Grey Night Allies. Stupendously over pointed and lots of real anomalies in the current temporary list

  • SteelMaelstorm

    “Necrons are great in this edition”? My friend set the crack pipe down and step away from the keyboard. You must Following Frontlines Schtick that every codex is “so good”.
    Last place in the ITC and the highest placing Necron player in the last major tournament in 2017 placed 50th? The Necrons are in their worst condition since 2nd-5th editions.

    • spikeybits

      Actually, we call things like they are. Check out our video review, and posts on GW if you don’t believe that.
      FLG probably has reasons for what they do, and we have ours. Also keep in mind everything we discuss isn’t always in the same format as your frame of reference may be either
      We don’t always speak “competitive”. TBH the competitive scene only forms the very tip of the hobby pyramid, there are many many more hobbyists following behind. 🙂

      • SteelMaelstorm

        Even in frontlines first video bat rep of Necrons vs Imperial Guard Reese tabled Frankie’s Necrons so quickly they pulled the video from their playlist. Because Necrons were “so good” – now our favorite drinking game! Every time they say a unit is “so good” take a shot!

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