I'm sure many of us have heard about some potential upcoming Daemon models but I'm surprised it hasn't generated any discussion here yet, so I thought I would start this thread and see what happens.
Anyway, this is what I have seen on Warseer. Its mostly been buried away in the 40k section and with everyone discussing 6th ed 40k, digital codexes, flyers, Chaos Space Marines and Dark Angels the Daemon stuff has been pretty much buried away and forgotten about. The release timeframe seems to be somewhere between August and October, presumably to coincide with either the 40k boxed game or Codex: Chaos Space Marines.
Plaguebearers (plastic) - 10 to a box(?), probably £18
Furies (plastic) - 5 to a box, maybe £15.50
The Blue Scribes (finecast)
Herald of Nurgle (finecast) - I'm surprised this isn't plastic, but then they haven't done plastic 40k characters yet and it would need bases for both systems.
POSSIBLY Screamers (not sure if these will be new models or current ones in finecast - could be new sculpts in finecast as they seem an odd choice for a plastic kit)
Also, apparently plastic Greater Daemons for 2013, rumored to include parts to make Skarbrand, Ku'Gath, etc.
As with all rumors, I'll only completely believe it when I see it, but the Plaguebearers at least seem almost a given now. Personally, I'd also be really interested in seeing how the Blue Scribes turn out as they could be a fantastic looking model if done right. UPDATE
OK, confirmed new kits are:
Plaguebearers (plastic, 10 per box)
Flamers (plastic, 3 per box)
Screamers (plastic, 3 per box)
Nurglings (plastic, 3 per box)
Slaanesh Chariot/Hellflayer (plastic)
Slaanesh Exalted Chariot/Hellflayer (plastic, limited release)
The Blue Scribes (finecast)
In addition, the Soul Grinder is going to be re-packaged to include a Terrorghiest-sized plastic base so it can be used in WFB.
As most of you have heard by now, many of the units getting new models are getting a rules update. Nurglings, Plaguebearers and The Blue Scribes are staying the same it seems, but here is a summary of what I know about the rest:Flamers:
Strength reduced to 4, no longer get to ignore the multiple shots penalty when shooting. Cost increased to 40pts each. Moved to Special section. Gain a new rule called Warpflame. When Flamers cause a wound from their shooting attacks roll a D6. On a 6 the unit takes an additional D3 wounds with no save, on a 1 the unit gains Regeneration (6+) for the rest of the game (or +1 regen if they have it already). Pyrocaster is now 10pts.Screamers:
Strength and Toughness incresed to 4, Wounds to 2 and Attacks to 3! Cost increased to 40pts each. Slash attack changed to D3 S4 attacks per Screamer that hit on a 4+. Gain new rule - Lamprey Bite. Bite gives their close combat attacks Mutliple Wounds (D3) against Large Targets.Soul Grinder:
Stats (I think) are: M8, WS3, BS3, S6, T7, W6, I3, A4, Ld7. Has a 4+ armour save and causes Terror. 250pts. Can use its mechanical claw to grab a single model. If successful all other attacks against that model hit automatically. Has a grapeshot-type shooting attack, and can be upgraded with other shooting attacks (one of which is like a Stone thrower) for at least 50pts each. Can move and shoot its big guns. Also has an upgrade called Daemonbane Claw for 10pts (this might be the special claw attack mentioned above).Seeker Chariot:
Can be taken as a Rare(?) choice now as well as a Herald mount. Strength reduced to 4 and armour save to 6+, but now has scythes I think.Exalted Chariot:
Also a Rare choice or Herald mount. Similar to Seeker Chariot but twice as many crew and Steeds pulling it, along with an 'Exalted Alluress' super-champion. Also has 8 wounds. Costs 190pts as a Herald mount and presumably the same as a Rare choice. The Exalted Alluress has a special rule that grants her an extra attack in combat for each wound caused by the impact hits.Hellflayer:
A bit like the Seeker Chariot but inflicts 2D6+1 impact hits (I think).