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The new battleforce is down for release in May instead of April, apparently. It's in the White Dwarf along with the rest of the Tau stuff, there doesn't seem to be any real idea why it's later than the rest of the stuff.
Battle forces are a collection of loose sprues for those kits in a bigger box. If they can't even stock the little boxes to meet demand what chance is there for them to have the sprues for the battle force?
 

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Battle forces are a collection of loose sprues for those kits in a bigger box. If they can't even stock the little boxes to meet demand what chance is there for them to have the sprues for the battle force?
Well I had that thought, but chances are that these things are boxed up weeks before the release date starts, so the unanticipated demand wouldn't really effect things. Unless there's some reason that GW knew they couldn't cast up as much as normal for the Tau release... Whether that's supply issues down the line, or maybe they have something else on the go that's taking up production space/time </conspiracy theory butter>
 

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Well I had that thought, but chances are that these things are boxed up weeks before the release date starts, so the unanticipated demand wouldn't really effect things. Unless there's some reason that GW knew they couldn't cast up as much as normal for the Tau release... Whether that's supply issues down the line, or maybe they have something else on the go that's taking up production space/time </conspiracy theory butter>
I think Pre-orders might have cut into their plans when they ran out before the release occurred.

Either way Battleforces don't typically drop on release anyways. They tend to come a bit later in the month or the next month normally, if my memory serves me correctly on this.
 

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the mail order delay is due to having sold 2 months worth of stock within just 2 days of preorder. Someone clearly underestimated how popular tau would be.
2 months worth in 2 days does seem a bit much unless they were going off the old selling rates for kits.... but would certainly explain why theres such delays on things and why such limited stock was sent to most stores.
 

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2 months worth in 2 days does seem a bit much unless they were going off the old selling rates for kits.... but would certainly explain why theres such delays on things and why such limited stock was sent to most stores.
Knowing how the bean counters function in a company that's likely the case. Hell when we get to Sisters I'll bet we go through a YEAR in two days based on current selling rates.
 

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This should be more in the fluff section, but is the new tau aircraft drones or are the maned...taued?
The lump (canopy) on top has a windscreen so my guess is it is Tautened
 
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