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Still no news? i think with the release of new finecasts we can assume the release date will be faaar away..

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Still no news? i think with the release of new finecasts we can assume the release date will be faaar away..
Maybe next year...
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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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Still no news? i think with the release of new finecasts we can assume the release date will be faaar away..
I'm on the fence over the Finecast release. It could be as you have commented or this sizable Tau release could be the precursor to their update. GW could be releasing these Finecast models to the stores as preparation for the update. Remember they only have so many spots in a release. Look at the models they've released. It's been all but confirmed that we're gonna get plastic Pathfinders with the update so they want to get those guys out of the way. Similarly with the Stealthsuits we have newer plastic models so again its better to get them out before the update. There's no doubt that the new Tau Codex will have more characters so might as well get out two of the old heroes out rather than have them take up two more spots on the first release.

While I don't mind the Tau getting a new ally with Psysker powers I think it would have been a bit better for them to develop something akin to the Necron Cryptek, an Earth Caste Engineer/Scientist in a bulkier Earth Caste suit that could be outfitted with all kinds of experimental technologies and weapons that aren't ready for Fire Caste testing and use. That would have been fun to have in place of a Psyker.

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So long as they make the pulse carbine better I don't care otherwise 1/2 of my fire warriors are gonna end up decorating the dustbin

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I love how the first post still puts us as the last 5E codex.

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Some Tau rumours, both good and bad. A flier is interesting, no more kroot is as well. Could this mean we will see a Mercenary codex everyone can ally with?
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flyer wave could Voidraiven, Tau Lamprey, maybe another.


The name Lamprey is by no means official. Its entirely possible that will not be its name. Also possible it wont be released till codex.


As for the "Lamprey" i am not sure yet. But the assault crisis suits have experimental rules where once per game they gain BOTH benefits of moving with their jump things(unnamed at the moment) which lets them move 12in. Then reroll assault distance if desired. If the first attempted charge is successful you gain Furious Charge.


This is ALL experimental though.


new characters to the Assault Crisis Suits....and i have even heard the rumor NO MORE KROOT!


I cant tell if the NO KROOT! rumor is true but it makes sense. I am lets say VERY involved with the play testing process of the codex and I have seen no kroot units. Shhhhhhhh don't panic.
Talking to guy who is higher up than me in an email here is what he said


" Now Logan, I have received your emails regarding your next project. You asked why there has been a lack of a certain unit(Kroot) all I can tell is that right now it is being heatedly discussed whether to keep them in our upcoming release. We want this book to reflect the primary army, not necessarily other "mercenary" forces. When we sort it out we promise to let you have a peak.


Thank you for your concerns and comments regarding this matter."
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I love hearing new rumors, but this one doesn't sit right with me.

1.) gives out a lot of identifying notes. (play tester & Copy/paste personal email response)
2.) Mentions that we get new characters and a flier, but no details. Anyone could guess we'd be getting those.
3.) Mentions Assault suits like we all know what that means. Makes me think he isn't familiar with them at all.
4.) Losing Kroot takes away a lot of what Tau had special, the ability to build a coalition force. It makes sense though, since they gave Long Fangs our split fire ability then removed it for Tau. May as well give GK alien monkey weapon smiths then remove all Tau allied aliens.

I love rumors, and even loved hearing this. Atleast there's still a lot of people as eager for this as I am. But this one just seems off to me.

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Kroot Army!!!!!!
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Kroot do have a pretty big following. You either love them or hate them, me I hate them but can't see them vanishing

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