I have seen a lot of rumors flying around the blogosphere lately concerning the Blood Angels. Rumors concerning a new codex.
This last weekend GW released a .pdf file of the Blood Angels codex that was presented back in 2007 in White Dwarf. On the front in big letters it proclaims "Fully Updated to 5th Edition rules".
So, why produce a new codex next year when resources were allocated to updating the existing one to 5th edition rules, this year?
I imagine the conversation went something like this....
"Hey, Jim can you update the current Blood Angels codex and get it ready to be a free .pdf downloadable from our website?"
"Uh, yeah. Don't we have the new Blood Angel's codex already written and waiting to go on sell next year?"
"Yeah, forget that. Let's throw the fans a bone on this one."
"Well, couldn't you use my help writing a new codex? Like say the Tau or the Dark Eldar?"
"No, Jim we don't need you help working on new product that we could sell. Get your ass in there and update the existing one so we can give it away for free."
My call? No Blood Angels codex in 2010.
Successful corporations do not do, double work. They do not split their resources to work on the same project from two different directions.