From Faiet's 212 Blog:
Release date – 1st September (7 weeks he said) and it is a hard back like the 8e WFB Army Books. Rumor states the books are in the warehouse worldwide.
There is an Eye of the Gods esque table (Warriors of Chaos players will know what I am talking about) that you get to roll on whenever a character kills another character in a challenge, or a
Chaos Cultists are definetely in (but we all kinda know that already), as is the ‘Dragon’ – think Necron Night Scythe with the main chassis been replaced by a massive mechanical dragon head with segmented wings sweeping forward and around from it. On top of those there are also:
Dark Apostles – evil Chaplains basically
Warp Smiths – evil Techmarine that can curse vehicles and degrade terrain.
A new Daemon Engine – half way between a Dreadnought and a Defiler.
Speaking of Defilers as they are Daemons they have a 5+ Inv save.
‘Cult’ units are all Elites and are unlocked to Troops by appropriate HQ choices, but there are no Cult Terminators which makes me sad.
Obliterators are exclusively for shooting – so no powerfists. BUT there is a new unit which is basically a close combat Obliterator.
There are 2 types of Raptors now; regular CSM with Jump Packs, and then some kind of Possessed Daemonic Raptors that all come with Lightning Claws!
Possessed are meant to be amazing, and take a lot of benefits from the Eye of the Gods esque table.
There are NO Daemons in the Codex because that is what Allies are for.
Well, this has me excited to see the new changes and if GW does this right or does another cluster f***. I will tackle each in turn…
Dark Apostles: If true, that rocks for my Word Bearers, combined with allied Demon lists almost brings back the good ole days of Index Astrates rules.
Warp Smiths: Evil Techmarines? Oh yea, could be interesting and as an Iron Warriors player as well this is VERY cool if true.
Defilers with a 5+ Inv Save? Wow! I have three waiting in the wings!
Obliterators: Sadface here, no power fists. New Close combat (unless they get boosted in I, that is a joke), still nothing to sneeze at now with the changes to weapons, Plasma and Lascannons are +1AP, melta +2 AP, twin linked shorter ranges, plasma blasts, twin linked templates (flamer)…oh yea!
Cultists: Looking forward to brushing the dust off my Beastmen and Old Chaos Cultists until the new stuff is out!
New Raptors changes? Sounds interesting, been sitting on about a dozen of these waiting for them to be of use!
Possessed: Oh yea, I have tons of unfinished ones and some converted cybered out Iron Warriors as possessed sitting in the box waiting for something doo to happen.