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First mentioned by BramGaunt over at Warseer and turned out true. Pics below.
BramGaunt wrote:Time to get a little more specific.

LotR get's a relaunch this febuary (4th of feb to be precise).

Release includes 5 books (40k codex size and price, sadly no hardcover) that cover ALL armies. All existing books will be removed and are no longer for sale, except for the rulebook itself and the three campaign books for the three movies.

Following books will be released: Realms of Men (Arnor, Gondor, Rohan), Forces of Mordor (Mordor, Isengart, Moria/Misty Mountains Goblins), Free folk of Middle-Earth (Elves and Dwarfs I assumed), Fallen Realms (Harad and Easterlings) and one that sums up the rest.

The Books will contain updated rules for ALL LotR Miniatures and nullify the entries in the big Rulebook. The rulebook is not replaced, but each of the five new themed books contains several pages of updated rules. WotR will mostly vanish from stores and be a better supported specialist game. There will be releases for WotR, but the LotR tabletop stays the third of the three big GW games.

Expect your armies to change drastically.

The release is accompanied by one (1) new plastic box set (some kind of cavallery) and a whole bunch of finecast miniatures. Some old friends, like the WotR command boxes, and some genuine new sculpts.

There is nothing else happening in febuary, at least that's what I've been told. First pure LotR month for some time now. Expect pictures any day now, the new WD will feature a LOT of LotR.

(...)

Just to be clear about it: There is a planed 40k event in late febuary, but I was told that there was no actual release associated with it. Therefor I assumed that the Tyranid-wave will be first saturday of march. Same day as the 40k event is the release of the 25 years of Warhammer 40k White Dwarf, and it would be the day preorders started. Now, a world-wide 40k happening with staffers going nuts over Tyranid and Necron Preorders sounds exactly like something GW would do.

Also, I'd be more than happy to be wrong about the "nothing but LotR in feb" part, but I think LotR players deserve a month of their own =)

Since White Dwarfs should be on their ways right now I expect pictures to show up soon, anyway.

(...)

Again, I am not dead certain that there is nothing 40k related in feb, but my sources have been very specific. These ones have been accurate so far, I just pass on the information. Again, we will see in a couple of days. (Or, with the current WD leaks, more likely in the next 24 hours.)


Turned out true. Here some first pics from the February release (my free translation):

In addition to some Finecast recasts, some reboxing (one sprue boxes instead of many 2 sprue boxes), 4 command boxes that look like Finecast recasts, these are the new products:

The Guardian in the Lake (56€, Finecast, 4th February, 7"long and 4" high):


Great Gorgoth Beast (56€, Finecast, 4th February, Mordor, carrying 10 Orcs):

At least they have some potential for non-LOTR conversion, even if Finecast makes it difficult.

Horror from the Deep (32.50 €, Finecast, alternative head, sculpted base):


Easterlings Cataphracts (29.00 €, Plastic, includes 2 casualties):


Easterling Dragon Knight (18.25 €, Finecast):


Easterling War Priest (18.25 €, Finecast, an unmounted version will also be released this month, no pic):


Easterling Lord of Blades Amdur (26 €, Finecast):


Casualties (23.50 €, Finecast):


Groblog, King of the Deep (Goblin, 12.50 €, Finecast):


Ashrak Spiderblood (Goblin, 10.50 €, Finecast):


Warg-Lootriders (Goblins, 19.50 €, Finecast):


The 5 sourcebooks (Human Kingdoms, Free People, Fallen Realms, Mordor, Moria&Angmar) are 48 pages and 19.50 € each.

Here official names and US/Canadian prices for the LoTR Products released 4th February:

LoTR: Realms of Men (English) 48pp Army Book $24.75 $29.75
LoTR: The Free Peoples (English) 64pp Army Book $24.75 $29.75
LoTR: Mordor (English) 48pp Army Book $24.75 $29.75
LoTR: The Fallen Realms (English) 48pp Army Book $24.75 $29.75
LoTR: Moria & Angmar (English) 48pp Army Book $24.75 $29.75

Easterling Kataphrakts 6 Fig Plastic Box $36.25 $43.50
Amdûr, Lord of Blades 2 Fig Finecast Clampack $33.00 $39.50
Easterling Dragon Knight 1 Fig Finecast Clampack $23.00 $27.50
Easterling War Priest 1 Fig Finecast Clampack $23.00 $27.50
Lord of The Rings Casualties 8 Fig Finecast Box $29.75 $35.75
The Watcher in the Water 1 Fig Finecast Box $71.00 $85.25
Warg Marauder 1 Fig Finecast Clampack $24.75 $29.75
Dweller in the Dark 1 Fig Finecast Box $41.25 $49.50
Grôblog, King of the Deeps 1 Fig Finecast Clampack $15.25 $19.00
Ashrâk, the Spiderkin 1 Fig Finecast Clampack $13.25 $16.00
Great Beast of Gorgoroth 1 Fig Finecast Box $71.00 $85.25
Gondor Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50
Rohan Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50
Galadhrim Elf Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50
Dwarf Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50

RE-PACKAGED PRODUCTS

Wild Wargs 6 Fig Plastic Box $16.50 $19.75
Warriors of Minas Tirith 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Rangers of Middle-earth 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Warriors of the Dead 10 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Warriors of Rohan 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Galadhrim Warriors 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Wood Elf Warriors 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Warriors of the Last Alliance 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Dwarf Warriors 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Dwarf Rangers 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Mordor Orcs 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Morannon Orcs 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Uruk-hai Warriors 10 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Uruk-hai Scouts 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Moria Goblin Warriors 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Haradrim Warriors 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Corsairs of Umbar 12 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Easterling Warriors 10 Fig Plastic Box $22.25 $26.75
Khamûl The Easterling (Ringwraith) 2 Fig Finecast Clampack $33.00 $39.50
Easterling Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50
Mordor Orc Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50
Morannon Orc Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50
Isengard Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50
Moria Goblin Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $33.00 $39.50
Haradrim Commanders 4 Fig Finecast Box $39.50 $47.50
Mordor Orc Shaman 1 Fig Finecast Clampack - $15.25 $19.00


Here some more pics posted by Dezartfox over at One Ring:



















Also soothing words by Harry:
There will be no impact on 40K or Warhammer Fantasy releases.
They have taken on additional sculptors and Games developers to ensure they have the capacity to do this without affecting the schedule for either 40K or fantasy.


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Yay, an entire month dedicated to the worst system GW have ever made.

It was bound to happen anyway, with the Hobbit coming soon.

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I'm not saying this isn't true, or even unlikely, however the current White Dwarf (Vampire Counts) does state that the next WD (out Sat 28th Jan) will have details of the 25th anniversary, as well as WD events and in store events.

They started 40k 25th Anniversary celebrations at Warhammer World yesterday, and on the Warhammer World FB page have started the countdown, so I believe the celebrations will be early Feb rather than March.

However I am sure that when I bought Rogue Trader on it's day of release it was in June / July at games day (then at Royal Horticultural Halls London) so not quite sure why they're starting in February?

It was also announced at Games day during the seminars that 2012 would be the year of 40k, although of course LOTR will get hyped as well as the Hobbit is out Q4 2012, but I would have expected the big push for this to be Q4 2012/Q1 2013.

I don't doubt there will be stuff for LOTR in Feb, but would be very surprised if there wasn't stuff for 40K too.

I'm pretty sure at the least there will be a Necron wave.

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Cerebrium wrote:Yay, an entire month dedicated to the worst system GW have ever made.

It was bound to happen anyway, with the Hobbit coming soon.


Rules-Wise it's a more sound system than 40k and Fantasy combined, and WotR outshines both by far.

Sadly, it'll be a wasted month. It'll get dropped anyway, as soon as the Ring-Craze is finally over. Haven't seen a game played in three years, and I doubt that this will revitalize it. Any real LotR players have long moved on to greener pastures.
   
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That would be a disaster. I MUST HAVE missing models asap - need them for FLGS tournament play :]
On the side note, LoTR might have good mechanics but it lacks the certain... "oomph" the other systems have and for me it's simply "too much LOTR" everywhere :/



 
   
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Shame that the focus is going on LoTR, rather than WoTR which I think is a much better system.

Magazine re-branded 'White Hobbit' again then next month?

 
   
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No White Dwarf leak yet?

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I call shenanigans!

Staff at the Bowie Bunker has been told to make room for a big 40k event and the White Dwarf specifically mentions next month (Feb) as the 25th Anniversary month of 40k. Why in the world would they do a big LOTR release with no 40k releases during the 25th Anniversary month of 40K?

The manager at the Bunker did mention he could see them dropping the 6th ED Rule Book next month but there has been little to no rumors supporting that. He mostly gets the feeling that its gonna be Nid and Necron second waves and maybe a small IG release.


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Kroothawk wrote:This rumour conflicts with the rumours about 2nd wave Tyranids/Necrons in February and might turn out false with this weeks WD release. But as the source is BramGaunt over at Warseer, I don't want to ignore it:
BramGaunt wrote: Just to be clear about it: There is a planed 40k event in late febuary, but I was told that there was no actual release associated with it. Therefor I assumed that the Tyranid-wave will be first saturday of march. Same day as the 40k event is the release of the 25 years of Warhammer 40k White Dwarf, and it would be the day preorders started. Now, a world-wide 40k happening with staffers going nuts over Tyranid and Necron Preorders sounds exactly like something GW would do.

Since White Dwarfs should be on their ways right now I expect pictures to show up soon, anyway.

Again, I am not dead certain that there is nothing 40k related in feb, but my sources have been very specific. These ones have been accurate so far, I just pass on the information. Again, we will see in a couple of days. (Or, with the current WD leaks, more likely in the next 24 hours.)


To summarize the information Kroothawk included for things people here actually care about ...

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just been told by a friend at the company who has his new WD, its all about LOTR this month, only new 40k info is the 25th anniversary model
   
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Not a fan of the system myself, but theres obviously quite enough people enjoying it to warrant a new release like that.
Its still being played though! Several times a month at least ...

I also heard about the new release from some people here and there- I dont think that these rumors are that far off.

Better not conflict with those Necron rumors though!


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chizal wrote:just been told by a friend at the company who has his new WD, its all about LOTR this month, only new 40k info is the 25th anniversary model


ugh

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Kroothawk wrote:
BramGaunt wrote:...and be a better supported specialist game
What the hell does that mean?

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I hope it isn't true that we won't be getting Wraiths/Spyders in Feb.

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I'm totally ready to buy tons of Necron 2nd Wave and will be sorely disappointed if they don't drop!


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Ouch... really? So we haven't had any 40K since November?

Yet another month where I am glad that I don't have a WD subscription.

   
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Wow, just wow. GW manages to find an entirely NEW way to totally anger its fan base, ignoring the poor Nids players who have been waiting FOREVER and thought they might FINALLY get some basics from their codex, AND the tons of people who happily jumped on the Necron bandwagon just a couple months ago.

Do they actually $$~PAY~$$ someone at GW to think up new ways to make us furiously angry, or what?!

 
   
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Kroothawk wrote:
BramGaunt wrote:
Also, I'd be more than happy to be wrong about the "nothing but LotR in feb" part, but I think LotR players deserve a month of their own =)


There are LotR players?



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I'll be pissed if there is only LOTR... 25th anniversary of 40k! Featuring LOTR!

*grumble*

   
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Breotan wrote:
Kroothawk wrote:
BramGaunt wrote:...and be a better supported specialist game
What the hell does that mean?


Welcome to oubliette of games? Probably means that it'll be shoved under the specialist games banner, were the finer but more forgotten games resides. Better supported probably means that you will actually have the occasional release and the molds will be looked after and retooled instead of languishing with no support and deteriorating molds (a-la Epic, Mordheim, Warmaster, BFG, etc). Seriously, some of the current molds of the minis are appalling - badly torn and damaged molds are still being used.
   
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Hasn't the LotR horse been dead for 8 years or so?

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I really hope this isn't true, I've been looking forward to possible release (nids) that I'd actually be hyped about, the last release for my armies was...either the new Fire Prism or the plastic Daemon Prince daemon wave.

 
   
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Excellent news GWs best system may be getting some love again. Its been what 2 years since anything new was released?

With the Hobbit coming out this year the LOTR SBG is already making a resurgence round my way. There is evidently still a lot of players out there.
   
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As a Tyranid player I am hoping for some loving for the army, but at this point I just want to know for sure what is coming out next month. With all the rumours out there, my anticipation is off the charts. :(

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As someone trying to run a store that heavily supports GW, I find their Dis-information policy to make my life a living Hell.

-I've got no idea how to support their new releases, so I don't. I just plan my events two-three months out (like they taught me to, years ago.)

-New releases hit, and with no push behind them, have a slow sell through, no big rush of excited gamers coming in, since they don't know about the new models.

- LOTR month? Old books are dogfood? WOTR goes away? I see new releases rotting on the shelves along with old redundant product. It's pretty dead right now, with just plastic models and a few fc blisters. I have no idea how I'd gain interest in the game right now. I'll order light and it can fester in it's corner until the hobbit comes out. Who wants to buy a rulebook that is mostly superceded by info in other books?

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There is the slight chance that another rumour is true and that the anniversary 40k model will be a GBP200+ plastic Thunderhawk, so 40k fans would have enough to drool about:
Kroothawk wrote:Here a rumour by an untested rumour poster over at Warseer:
Danteng7 wrote:here's what i have:

-Its a Thunderhawk.
-Release in Mid Feb.
-Limited Edition (1500-3000 available worldwide). Similar distribution pattern as space hulk/dreadfleet
-Price - GBP200-300.

take it with lotsa salt people. but thats what i have.

We will see in a week when the White Dwarf is released.

Please keep the discussion of this Thunderhawk rumour to the other thread:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/150/418612.page

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Limiting the Thunderhawk to 1500-3000 total would be an extraordinarily stupid thing to do IMO.
   
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Also the fact that at that price its hardly worth it, not being much cheaper than the FW version...

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Kroothawk wrote:You mean, like making Space Hulk limited?


Well that was a stand-alone game limited to an extent by the cardboard print run. A plastic kit they can churn out as many as they want and it will be usable by every marine player on tables everywhere. And marines sell better than everything else. So to choke off the supply of a model that everyone has been waiting years for just doesn't make sense.
   
 
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