Originally Posted by DreadLordRedAxe
I just hope Tau get some bonus to deny the witch rolls. Since even this edition states they do not even come up as a blip in the warp. The thought of psyker in the Tau armies makes me uncomfortable. Tau do not need another race they need to be put where they belong as the shootist of the shooties and keep to their fluff so far. As it sits now we got a huge boost with the new edition now we just need a BS increase to fit how we fight and all railguns and jet pack troops shoud have skyfire. I choose the Tau for the crisis suits and the marked lack of psykers.
I feel your pain, I really do.
The Background and suits were the primary draw for me too - however, they must move with the times. The BS4 argument raged a while back in this thread, so I wont start it again, suffice to say that rules dependant, it may feature, or it may not.
That isn't how I forsee Tau being brought into the new edition though. As you quite rightly pointed out, they have received a boost simply from the rules rewrite in the BRB, but remember that they are an ever expanding race. Constantly crawling forward and subdueing worlds with ever more exotic creatures to add to their ranks.
Its likely that Demuirg wont be psychic, vespid are not (as far as we know), Shapers 'might
' be, and there's still one more rumoured race to account for possibly.
Within the structure of the new rules, with a heavily re-vamped psychic section, there's little reason to discount the possibility of psykers entirely - though, as you say, some might feel it goes against the already written background for Tau.
I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
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