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Rumors are fickle things, and often come from some vein of truth to them. Earlier we were discussing a walker (vehicle) for Tau. Here is the stats for what might possibly be the same unit, (although it could be a different one), since this one is a monstrous creature.
Playtesting is a hazardous thing for rumors, since they are true when they are released, but may look completely different when the final product is in hand. This is probably one of those cases, and if you are one of the playtesters that likes to chime in on occasion.... this would be a great opportunity to do so, or email me at [email protected]
Please remember that these are playtesting rumors, take with salt. So which would you prefer? The monstrous creature Tau Battlesuit, or the Walker?
via shaso_iceborn on Warseer
it's pretty much a Dreadknight sized suit with dual (note not twin linked) rail cannons and SMS with a rule for something I will call "hail-fire" in that it shoots massive barrage of weaponry if not moving in the movement phase.
WS2, BS4, S5, T6, W4, I2, A2, Ld8, Sv2+4++ (corrected stats)
As usual I pass along only what I hear so take with applicable salt.
I'm going out on a limb (again) and make a guess, well a prediction actually.
This is not the same thing as the 2 HP Battlesuit. I'm thinking that the 2 HP Walker is something about the size of a Dreadnought (which is my guess regarding it earlier), and the MC is a separate thing that is the size of a Dreadknight.
The basic logic behind this is the description of the two things don't mesh quite right in my head. No one is saying how big the 2HP Walker is, and some of the weapon loadouts and roll descriptions sound different.
Some things that were Natfka's comment section. Only posting because they seem discussion worthy:
Anonymous November 28, 2012 11:09 AM
I tested this battlesuit. That startling is correct, the 4+ invul. Comes from a shield generator. It does not have Inteceptor/skyfire
Anonymous November 28, 2012 11:11 AM
Note that although it DOES have special
Rules for firing, rail guns do not have the rumored Line Firing mechanic.
EDIT: And then there is this one as well from the comment section:
Anonymous November 28, 2012 4:51 PM
Last tidbit for today, the "Big Battle Suit" I tested was noted as being on the large oval base, it's picture showed that it is VERY similar in design to the Golden Daemon Bot. It comes with the Rail Cannons if you would like for it to. It has BS 4 similar to the Hammerhead. It again, follows that profile. People are wondering is what it offers instead of the Broadsides. First, it's more flexible. Second, it can't be instant deathed (by high strength weaponry). Lastly, broadsides have gone up in cost slightly. What do broadsides provide? Dedicated anti tank and more railguns for the price. I find it likely that more dedicated tau armies will opt for the "Big Battlesuit" and more allied contingents will opt for broadsides.
EDIT: And yet another one (responding to a response to the one directly above):
Anonymous November 28, 2012 5:09 PM
Interesting. Could you speak to the Broadside cost increase?
Anonymous November 28, 2012 8:48 PM
If you want your Broadsides to be the same as they are now, they'll cost slightly more.
Obviously I can't attest how accurate the commenter rumors are, they might be real (as Faeit212 does seem to draw in a lot of rumormongers of the anon nature), or they could be trolls. I'm sharing for completeness and discussion purposes only.