This thread aims to answer the threads which keep asking "When is army x" getting a new codex. Or "what codex is coming next?"
I will update it as news comes out, and if people have relevany links or info PM me and I'll add it in.
It is confirmed. The next codex to be released is the Black Templars.
Who are the Black Templars? They are a Space Marine chapter, who operate in a different manner to the normal marines. They tend to favour close combat as opposed to ranged firepower.
They have unique rules, allowing variation among the Space Marine users.
New Black Templar Models
Thank Sved for this link (it's from his thread)
GW currently release a new codex every 6 months. There has been no information to assume this will change.
As Codex : Tyranids was just released in May (or June...). It is expected that Codex : Black Templar will arrive during November or December.
If anyone has a more accurate (and reliable) release date let me know.
Who will be after the Black Templars?
We can only speculate at the moment. GW do not release information until about 6 months prior to release. Therefore this cannot be answer with 100% certainty.
However, there are many reasonable arguments for several armies.
Eldar and Orks have the two oldest Codecii around. They are both in need of a Codex. Players from both armies will tell you that THEY need the update more urgently. However, the fact is they both need it as much as eachother.
Tau have also got reason to be hopeful. There was a concept art piece leaked from GW depicting a brand new Tau unit.
GW flexed their considerable legal muscle and these images have been removed from circulation.
However, Tau do have one of the most reasent Codex around, so all is not certain.
There is also a chance everyone will be suprised and it won't be any of these.
When will 'army x' be released?
I don't know. No-one but GW has any idea of this. However, one thing is for certain. GW are releasing Codecii in this order
Imperial, Xeno, Imperial, Xeno, Imperial, Xeno etc etc.
Imperial Armies consist of all the variant Space Marine chapters (eg Space Wolves, Blood Angels).
This may give you some indication of how long you will be waiting (remembering 1 every 6 months).
Should I by the Codex for 'army x'?
Unless you collect Black Templar, I would say yes. This is based on the fact it will be around a year until the codex after them.
Eldar players and Ork player often say "Should I wait?"
You could be waiting a whole year. It could be two. Even three (if Tau get a codex). It could even be longer.
So it is likely to not be wasted money, and I suggest that you should purchase it (I would...)
I hope this answers your questions, and stops people posting the same questions over and over.
Anything you feel needs adding please let me know.