Well, well, well. What do we have here then? This isn’t one of my usual rambling articles, but just a quick post regarding GW’s new teaser trailer. Have a quick watch (if you’ve not done so already) and let’s discuss…
So, we have an Aquila-shaped skull. That’s already interesting. I mean, trust GW to turn a two-headed eagle into a skull because, hey, everything should be a skull, right? 😉 And inscribed above it, we have “B50-AP/78903//M/h” inscribed above the skull eagle (Skeagle?). Now what the heck does that mean?
Now, as regular readers will know, I don’t usually just post these vids up here, but the reason I’m posting this is that it’s a genuine mystery at the moment. I’ve had a quick check in comments sections and a couple of forums, and there’s nothing certain. Usually when one of these teasers comes out everyone is just like “Oh, so Dwarves then” and then it’s just about waiting. This one has had people talking about Grey Knights, Death Watch, Dark Mech, a new campaign, Legio Cybernetica, Necromunda, Assassins, and about a billion other things. I like it! True intrigue! And does that code mean something? Or perhaps it’s a red herring and it means nothing. Who knows!? Whatever this is, you can call me intrigued.
So what do you think? Got any cunning theories? If you do, stick them below in the comments. I genuinely have no idea so happy to hear any and all theories. Onwards!
The best one I’ve seen is that it’s something to do with an anniversary (I think there was also a reference to an anniversary/celebration in this month’s white dwarf?)
flip the numbers round and you get 30-9-87, so a 30 year anniversary of, oh, say rogue trader?
one of the references in that article has a white dwarf article announcing games workshop’s latest tabletop game dated september 1987. As for the rest, I’ve seen the AP possibly relating to Alan Perry, one of the orignal sculptors. No idea about the rest of it.
Personally I’d like to see it as a new range of guard stuff, ideally plastic steel legion/death korps or similar.
/M/h is a common time format code to specify months and hours respectively, so i would expect a second vid with that revealed…
What if b50 is part of a stat line, i.e. ballistic skill 50, 30th anniversary vehicle maybe
that or necromunda
I like it! Good bit of research!
Thanks, though I can’t take credit for the initial work. I’ve had a bit more of a dig since then, and I’m wondering if the B50 part could be a reference to the old box codes. B05 was the landraider (eek) though I think perhaps more likely is that all the codes that began with a 5 following their re-numbering related to imperial army (imperial guard) stuff. Alan Perry also worked on those models so I’m tempted to lean towards it being a reference to imperial guard, perhaps a new codex and some new boxes – the Cadians could do with an update or alternatively it would be nice to see a new regiment following Cadia’s fall.