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If I have a Blood Angels, Dark Angels or Space Wolves army, will I need to buy Codex: Space Marines to use my army?
You don’t have to. Other Space Marines factions not covered in the new codex will continue to use all the datasheets, rules and points values in the index until their own codex is released. Rules for new models not covered in the index (like the upcoming Redemptor Dreadnought) will be available in the box with the model and matched play points for these units will be made available online.
Are the rules changing?
Yes [...]. In all cases, these will then supersede the rules for that datasheet in the index book.
army specific Stratagems, Relics, Warlord Traits, Tactical Objectives, psychic powers
my body is ready
From purely logistic perspective, we just don't have resources to support legacy entries. If there are interested parties, GitHub makes it stupid easy to fork the work and use whatever old files you want.
I think everyone agrees that we aim to support the most popular/used version, and lagging people are definitely not that group.
[v] shared?checkbox. It's also very... vague for initiates.