Thursday, 15 March 2012

Rumours: No Empire but new GW paints in April?

Image leaked some time ago
I'm sure you have seen this rumour regarding the new colours from GW already but I post the list anyway, and hell that is a lot of new colours. Not really fond of the name changes but I'm sure they have some list of what colour matches the old ones which they will post in the next White Dwarf. Although I'm quite excited about this, and especially what seems like new types of GW colours (like 'Dry', Glaze and Texture). But there have also been rumours regarding the release of the new Empire book in April, but this will probably not happen if the new colours are released instead. And this is a big let down for me as I'm extremely excited for the new Empire release. But we have to wait until we see scans of the next WD to see what we get next month and until then you can check out the current rumours regarding the new colours and Empire below.

The list comes from Tale of Painters

Ceramite White
Averland Sun
Jokaero Orange
Mephiston Red
Khorne Red
Naggaroth Night
Daemonette Hide
Kantor Blue
Macragge Blue
Caledon Sky
Stegadon scale green
Incubi Darkness
Caliban Green
Waaaagh! Flesh
Castellan green
Death world forest
Zandri dust
Steel Legion Drab
Bugmans Glow
Ratskin Flesh
Mournfang brown
Rhinox hide
Dryad bark
Mechanicus standard grey
Celestus grey
Abaddon Black (the only black in the range)
Rakarth flesh
The fang
Screamer pink
Leadblecher (metal)
Balthasar Gold (metal)
Screaming Bell (metal)
Warplock brown (metal)

White Scar
Yriel Yellow
Flash gitz yellow
Troll slayer orange
Fire dragon bright
Evil sunz scarlet
Wild Rider red
Wazdakka red
Squig Orange
Xereus Purple
Genestealer Purple
Warpfiend Grey
Slaanesh Grey
Alaitoc blue
Hoeth blue
Altdorf guard blue
Calgar blue
Teclis blue
Lothern blue
Sotek green
Temple guard blue
Kabalite green
Sybarite green
Warpstone glow
Moot green
Warboss green
Skarsnik green
Loren Forest
Straken green
Nurgling green
Elysian green
Ogryn camo
Ushabti Bone
Screaming skull
Tallarn sand
Karak stone
Cadian fleshstone
Kislev Flesh
Bestigor flesh
Ungor flesh
Skrag brown
Deathclaw brown
Tau light Ochre
Balor brown
Zamesi brown
Doombull brown
Tuskigor fur
Gorthor Brown
Baneblade Brown
Administratum grey
Eshin grey
Dark reaper
Thunderhawk blue
Skavenblight dinge
Stormvermin fur
Ulthuan grey
Pallid wych flesh
Russ grey
Fenrisian grey
Pink horror
Emperors Children
Ironbreaker (metal)
Runefang steel (metal)
Gehennas gold(metal)
Auric Armour(metal)
Hashut Copper(metal)
Sycorax Bronze(metal)
Brass Scorpion(metal)
Runelord Brass(metal)

Casandora Yellow
Fuegan Orange
Carroburg Crimson
Druchii Violet
Drakenhof Nightshade
Coelia greenshade
Biel-tan green
Athonian camoshade
Seraphim Sepia
Reikland fleshshade
Agrax earthshade (Devlan Mud)
Nuln Oil

Praxeti White
Hexos palesun
Lucius Lilac
Etherium blue
Skink blue
Hellion green
Underhive ash
Eldar Flesh
Tyrant Shell
Terminatus stone
Longbeard grey
Changling pink
Necron Compound
Golden Griffon

Lamenters yellow
Waywatcher Green
Guilliman blue

Mourn Mountain snow
Stirland Mud
Blackfire Eath
Armageddon Dust
Lustrian Undergrowth

Lahmian Medium
Ard coat
Imperial Primer
Liquid Green stuff
As you can see that's crazy much new paints. I don't really now what all of them is supposed to be but I imagine that Base colours are today's Foundation colours, Layer is the ordinary colours, Shade is new name for washes but then it's trickier. New glaze colours as it looks and I don't know what the Dry colours are. Texture is probably for basing as it seems when seeing the names for them an Technical is various other stuff like primers and liquid green stuff. Really interesting list, I personally hope for new bottles as well as I like the Vallejo/Army Painter drop bottles a lot more now when I have used them more. Anyway, great that GW does something with their colour range and hopefully there will be some great additions for my armies.

What's up with Empire then? Well we still don't know much, but a April release have been rumoured for some time. And Harry on Warseer states that even if he said June with a big question mark a couple of months ago for Empire he can't see why the Army book will be released that late as according to him, the book are already in print and have been finished for some time. Also the current rumours suggest six new kits for Empire and these options seems like really good guesses from posters at Warseer.

Posted by Harry on Warseer.

War Altar Plastic kit

'Wizard Mobile' Plastic kit may be dual kit with the altar or not but according to Harry they share the same chassis

Lord/wizard on Griffon Plastic kit with Karl Franz option

And some plastic heroes including a Jade Wizard and one or more new Finecast Special Characters. There's also rumours about Halflings going Finecast with the old models, but no one knows if they are in book or not.

This seems awesome to me. I really like the idea of Demi-Griffons and If these rumours are true I will probably buy all of it. I just hope we don't have to wait to long for them to arrive!

EDIT: Got some more information over at Tale of Painters.

I got this info passed onto me about the new GW paint changes.
  • 144 colours are in.
  • lots of renaming of colours, nothing is leaving.
  • All in different catagories now, Shades (washes) bases, layers, glazes (thin washes) and textures.
  • Prices are staying the same.
So it sounds to me like the main thing GW is doing is reorganizing the line to make it more clear which paints/washes/etc are designed to be used in what situations.
  • There are 144 paints (the current line is only 73), so the range is doubling in size.
  • Broken down into Bases (foundations), Layers (normal colours), shades (washes), Dry (essentially goopy paint for dry brushing), Glaze (thinned washes for easier blending), Texture (sand + colour) and Technical (liquid green stuff).
  • Bottles are not changing.
  • Every color is renamed, there will be a white dwarf with a comparison guide released. Blood red is now wild rider red, ultramarine blue is Calgar blue, skull white is white scar etc etc. There is a big expansion in the greens. There are pinks again, and more purple.
  • Foundation white!! Named Ceramite White
  • New how to paint book that includes a 90 minute DVD
  • Mega paint set available year round now, but is super expensive apparently. Prices are apparently the same (for now).
Source: yakface from DakkaDakka

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