We’ve heard rumors for a little while about this, and it would make perfect sense as it would follow the path of 8th. Why you might ask, well, it’s easy! Space Marines generally get one of the first books of the new edition, then they fall behind, and we can’t have Space Marines too far behind. So, they get a double dex to keep the most popular faction up to date.
The only sad thing about this is it looks like Necrons won’t grab a book as well (released basically the same time), but hey, those ancient machines change slowly so…
Anyways, let’s first check out how they did it in 8th, then jump into the rumors from Auspex Tactics not that the idea hasn’t dawned on almost every 40k veteran player at this point by now though!
8th Edition Space Marine Books Releases
- Space Marines July 2017
- Chaos Space Marines August 2017
- Grey Knights August 2017
- Adeptus Mechanicus September 2017
- Death Guard September 2017
- Astra Militarum October 2017
As you can see, the first book was very early on in the process of the edition, very similar to 9th. The rest of the order is all out of whack, but we’re focused on the Space Marines releases here. Then, about two years later, they released the second version of it.
- Chaos Space Marines (2nd Edition) March 2019
- Chaos Knights July 2019
- Space Marines (2nd Edition) August 2019
- Ultramarines (Space Marines) August 2019
- White Scars (Space Marines) August 2019
- Iron Hands (Space Marines) September 2019
- Ravenguard (Space Marines) September 2019
- Imperial Fists (Space Marines) October 2019
- Salamanders (Space Marines) October 2019
This lineup of codexes for the second release of the book is much closer to what we have now. Except for CSM actually getting a version 2… Anyways, things are looking primed for a second codex for Space Marines, and maybe a bunch of more supplements. Now, let’s check out the rumors.
RUMORS: New Primaris Space Marines Rules & Minis
The first rumors come from Valrak and we’ll summarize them here for you.
First up, it looks like they will be doing all new supplements for many of the “Codex Space Marines Chapters” which match perfectly with the 8th edition release. This means things like Imperial Fists, Ultramarines, etc… will all be getting their own new codex supplement books. This also means we could see a huge swath of new chapter-specific models. Just think about how they did with the Salamanders, Fists, Raven Guard, etc around the end of 8th Edition.
This doesn’t mean that is guaranteed, but you know GW doesn’t like to release a new codex book without at least one new model.
Next up, Primaris will get a new long-range fire support unit with something similar to missile launchers. We originally thought this weapon from a Rumor Engine would go on a tank, but now it looks possible for this very rumor. While it looks sort of big and bulky, it definitely looks like a missile launcher and Primaris are quite big and known for having huge weapons.
Supposedly a new Heavy Primaris Dreadnought will be on the way with serious close combat weapons and Multi Meltas. While we haven’t seen any rumor engines about this, it would make sense to continue buffing the line of Primaris Dreads. With the recent release of the Gravis Captain (above) and now the new Primaris Ancient, we don’t expect the Space Marine releases to stop any time soon.
RUMORS: New Space Marines Codex 2.0 Coming Soon?
The rumors for Auspex are from back in February, but almost every other rumor from the video has come true so that just gives more validity to the possibility of the new codex.
This would be their first rework of a 9th edition codex, so it will be quite interesting to see how GW goes with this one. As we showed above, GW doesn’t like to put out anything without new minis, so we have the rumors above, but they could always just make new lieutenants!
Then, when you think about that giant weapon from above, it could very well be something that barrages the enemy for sure, or perhaps it’s something for the Squats, and all of this is just wishlisting at this point…
Here’s all the latest on the upcoming rules updates and points changes for Warhammer 40k.
- Points Changes In Chapter Approved 2022
- 40k Core Rulebook & Rules Changes on the Way
- New Primaris Space Marines 40k Rules & Minis
- 40k Chapter Approved GT 2022 Missions
- 40k Grand Tournament 2022 Secondary Objectives
- Warhammer 40k Balance Updates & Rules Changes
- All The Tau 40k Rules
- New Chaos Space Marines Rules & Rumors
- Eldar Release Rules & Rumors
- New 40k Squats Leagues of Votann Army
- Tyranids 40k Rules & Models Rumors
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Here’s the most up-to-date list of new Games Workshop bits from preview models that we should keep an eye out for. Click on the gallery above to see dozens of Rumor Engines with new models still left to be revealed!
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