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Tau expand between every codex. Shadowsun also led the last expansion so I'm not sure this is that much news. Having a book about it though is going to be great.

And it's going to be a long time until Tau seriously annoy the Imperium, they've swallowed a few fringe worlds and are rubbing shoulders with Macragge, but in the prior case the Imperium doesn't care enough yet and in the latter case, the Tau and the Ultramarines are pretty much permanent allies so there shouldn't be any major diplomatic incident.

There's a reason that Tau and Codexarines are Blood Brothers in the ally chart. I'm really not expecting a whole lot of strife, honestly.

I'm really concerned with how the Riptide will compete. It feels like it could easily be a Heavy Support with its firepower... but it's not competing with Broadsides or Hammerheads. Will it be more effective than 3 Crisis, however?

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There's a reason that Tau and Codexarines are Blood Brothers in the ally chart. I'm really not expecting a whole lot of strife, honestly.

I'm really concerned with how the Riptide will compete. It feels like it could easily be a Heavy Support with its firepower... but it's not competing with Broadsides or Hammerheads. Will it be more effective than 3 Crisis, however?
That'll be a question that'll be obvious when you see the netlists...

Anyway, I think it's a brilliant idea to move that in elite slots. Tau were too heavy support reliant as it is.

I'm curious to see what they'll do with the sniper drones as well.

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There's a reason that Tau and Codexarines are Blood Brothers in the ally chart. I'm really not expecting a whole lot of strife, honestly.

I'm really concerned with how the Riptide will compete. It feels like it could easily be a Heavy Support with its firepower... but it's not competing with Broadsides or Hammerheads. Will it be more effective than 3 Crisis, however?
Hmm... It's not that much different in size (in mass it is though, haha) from a Necron Triarch Stalker, which is also Elite. The stalker is really squishy though, so the Riptide with T6 and W4 would be a defensive powerhouse.

But do we know if it has jet packs? If not, it's probably breaking more lore rules than anything so far at Tau's disposal.

It looks to have a LOT of options. Which is inherently a good thing for it. I can't imagine it could possibly be bad unless the base cost is too high.

I don't think you should be thinking "Crisis or Riptide" just yet. They will solve different problems. Depending on the rules, I'll probably end up with 1 Riptide in my regular army and none in my Stealth army (if XV25 get fixed)

Of course, they may just nerf the snot out of XV8 suits because they were the 'spammable' of choice in the previous codex. That's their usual marketing strategy, at least.

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Found this video whilst looking at random stuff, guess this is what a Riptide is...
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Those models look cool canít wait till I have my own white dwarf to look at them better



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Glad Tau got the much needed update, as I see this getting me one step closer to the Space Marines.
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I got excited when I saw Farsight because he seems to have different feet that look stronger than the current crisis suit ones, but then I saw the Crisis suit next to it with the same feet we have now. All well I'm excited non the less.
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But do we know if it has jet packs?
On the double page spread that's been leaked, on the side page with the bits about stuff, it has a pic of the back with a configuration of vents *just* like the crisis suit, just a few more of them. So I'm going for a firm, "yes, this thing jumps too".
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So, out of sheer curiosity, how bad was this update to Tau needed and how long has it been needed?
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