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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-10-10, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Courtesy of Dante76 at Warseer. Usual dose of salt required.

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Through a new source, who with hindsight turned out to be pretty accurate with Blood Angels and Skaven....
-Pencilled in release date of Aug 2011
-New Alien allies
-All metal sets to plastic (Pathfinder, Krootox, Vespids)
-Possible new tank
-Changes to Hammerhead Railgun rules. Essentially draws a line across table hitting everything in line. Multiple pen through vehicles, only stopped by a glancing hit.
-Changes to markerlights. Point system. 1 Markerlight point = + 1BS, 2 Markerlight points = reroll to wound [or] hit 3 = Difficult Terrain test (blinded by the lights?). Cannot be stacked. So can't have reroll to wound and reroll to hit at 4 points.
-Battle Suits. A plug and play system. Essentially streamlined. Pick two guns and a skill or two skills a gun. New models might have interchangeable arms similar to Killa Kans

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Sounds nice. Hope that for a new Crisis suit design they take the molds off the Forge World ones. I could see the guns on those being easily interchangeable. Hope they get rid of the metal parts on the Broadsides as well.
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No... Please... May the Emperor have mercy upon us, and stop this heresy... We dont need Tau again! We need an update to the Dark Eldar and the Necrons! (Yes, I did just say that some xeno scum need an update...) And lets not forget the Inquisitorial codexes, and heck, even the Black Templars... If the Emperor listens, he will update on of the mentioned before the xenos "Tau"...

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No... Please... May the Emperor have mercy upon us, and stop this heresy... We dont need Tau again! We need an update to the Dark Eldar and the Necrons! (Yes, I did just say that some xeno scum need an update...) And lets not forget the Inquisitorial codexes, and heck, even the Black Templars... If the Emperor listens, he will update on of the mentioned before the xenos "Tau"...
Dark Eldar need an update because they're old. Necrons need a new Codex because they're boring as hell and not exactly competitive in 5th ed. Black Templars need one because they're Space Marines, what more justification do you need (though all the army needs is an to udpate their Storm Shields and they'll kick ass; Preferred Enemy anyone?)? However, Tau need a new Codex because they suck balls. They just can't dish out enough damage to make any other army scared.

Oh and the Emperor is just as much of a slave to GW as the Chaos Gods, so hes not much of a help IRL.

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Oh and the Emperor is just as much of a slave to GW as the Chaos Gods, so hes not much of a help IRL.
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I remember some sculpts being put around from a UK games day a while ago. If they were related to these rumours and the O'Shovah model they had is anything to go by, the new suits will look awesome.

Release date of Aug next year seems pretty feasable, since the other three deserved codex releases (DE, NEc and Inq) have been rumoured to be before that for a while.

The railgun rule looks fun. A bit like the Tau's answer to JOTWW.
As a Farsight player, I can't really use allies, but it would be interesting to see new ones.
I'd have to wait and see on the markerlight rules, they look alright, but not sure how well the system would work.

All in all, taking it with a pinch of salt, but it seems like a pretty nice little snippet so far.

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-Changes to Hammerhead Railgun rules. Essentially draws a line across table hitting everything in line. Multiple pen through vehicles, only stopped by a glancing hit.
Wow, I both love and hate this rule. I hate the fact that my IG are scared but I love the imagery it creates and it makes sense. A railgun should have this effect and if its true I look forward to see it being used.
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Good lord, if that rule is true I don't think anyone will ever argue again about Railgun or Ion Gun.

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Just thought, with that new railgun rule then it must disallow cover saves or it'd be retarded. A beam goes through multiple russ' and just as it reaches a guardsman he rolls a 5 and is saved by a sandbag wall.
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I would take the timing with a very large dose of the salt.

We are going to see some love to WFB next year like it or not, there is also heavy rumor backing for a Necron and GK codex next year, DE are likely for GD or late this year.

As IA11 has Eldar as a main featured army I would be highly convinced that Eldar will get a rework late next year.

This would leave Tau till 2012 which sounds a lot more plausable to me - especially as they are so underpowered they will need a ground up rethink if done properly anyway.
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