Out of curiosity, have Black Library releases ever coincided with new model/codex releases?
Yes, The fall of Daminos was relised just before the Necron codex came out. There have been others, but I can't remember them at the moment.
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IIRC, High Elves got a wave of plastic special units.
Could fit in the trend as their army book didn't seem to need much rework.
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The other possibility, of course, is Chaos is a Spring release prior to 6th and DA get the post 6th Edition slot. Pre-edition switch rules are often written in such a way as to work with the new edition with minimal fuss (Orks did this rather well in the transition) and it could still be a 6th-edition style hard cover release. The only tricky bit with this theory is that it leaves me wondering if Harry meant that it would be the first 6th edition book in style (i.e. rules content and hard cover) or in the more temporal sense (i.e. it comes out after 6th edition). This is somewhat mitigated by his release date prediction chart have a margin of error that could put Chaos either before or after of course so this may still be a safe bet.
It would also fit with the way it happened in 5th Edition where the antoagonist faction came out prior to the edition switch (but was written with the next edition in mind) while the protagonist faction is the release just after.
But between the BoK/TastyTaste rumours, Harry confirming that it is in development (and that BT are not on the near horizon), the almost assured presence in the starter box, the recent monkeying about with the website and the assertion that the DA codex was being worked on back in 2010 (from JJ no less) I think it may be a safe bet that sometime between now and Q1 2013 we will see the Dark Angels drop. The big question is, of course, when.
The thing with Daemons that people seem to overlook though is that the 40k Codex was piggybacked on the Fantasy Army release I mean aside from the Codex book itself and the 1 plastic kit to represent the 1 40k specific unit in the Codex it was a Fantasy Army Book release month that GW just capitalized on.
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It's quiet easy. "Being worked on obviously means that a team or singular writer is writing the book as we speak. It in mid-production. In progress probably means the bookis almost finished or already done, and the accompanyig work is being done: Layout, packing the Boxes, preparing promotional Posters etc.
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That was from me on the previous page. I spoke to Jervis at the UK 2010 Games Day when he told me that they were doing some of the prep work on the book. He was keen to point out at the same time that that didn't mean the release was imminent, nor that it was guaranteed. So really all that tells us is that it was beginning to be looked at back then. We have to be careful not to read too much into it because sometimes GW run up against problems with the models or the books that push back or prevent a release. But if I were to speculate, that would suggest to me that 'in progress' means more than 'just started'.Where is that info? I've seen the rest but that's a new one to me.Originally Posted by Ronin_eX
the assertion that the DA codex was being worked on back in 2010 (from JJ no less)
As to BL novels, haven't they released tie in novels/novellas with the big box releases in recent years? If that's the case then I imagine there might be a release for 6th but that the writer has been asked to keep things quiet.
Also a Chaos Spring release would make sense, since the starter set is rumored to have renegade cultists in it, yet there are currently no pre-existing rules for them.