40K RUMORS: Tau Empire
Word is the blue fishmen are inching closer to completion. Here's the latest set of whispered rules.
Caveat: Many of these are said to be "in process". Don't look for *exact match* rules to survive to the printed codex.
Look for more posable new models. Unit keeps its high level of customization, with several upgrades to stat lines possible. New flakk missile pods. New combi-kit includes Broadside parts.
Models unchanged. Have stealth, (obviously), plus optional drone granting shrouding.
Last edition's trainwreck gets a new lease on life. Flakk missiles, plus has orbital bombardment (much like SM version, but with a lingering effect).
Same nasty gun. Still BS:3, but with a Shas'O can upgrade unit to BS:4.
Any drone can be used for Look Out Sir rolls for any
model in the unit they are attached to.
A single hit increases BS of all other units targeting the victim by +1. Multiple markerlights have no additional effects. OUCH - look out for possible BS:5, Fire Warrior volleys now! Markerlights improve snapfire against marked flyers to 5+ instead of 6, but must first hit the flyer with a 6 themselves.
: A longer range twin linked version. Vehicles only.