Tuesday, October 9, 2012
More and more Tau rumors seem to be popping up lately, perhaps a sign that their codex is being worked on? All signs seem to point to a new codex early next year.
Here's Stickmonkey's latest from Warseer.com:
This is what I had earlier this year:
I also checked into the demiurge rumors, and was told "There are no demiurge in the Tau codex."
Next up is rumors from Faeit 212:
Please remember that these are rumors
via Faeit 212 (A Must Remain Anonymous Source)
-Tau are coming early next year.
-Unit profiles are being finalized.
-The Tau are looking more and more like it will utilize and potentially modify the allies feature.
-Just info on rules, no idea on models:
-HQ option to make crisis suits troops (not a special character, just an upgrade)
-crisis suits remain roughly the same but have a couple new weapon options.
-New 1-per-squad weapons
-new heavy support suit that has stats like a carnifex and no jet pack, just a big mech
-new elite suit that has a lot of sub 18" gun options, with a high rate of fire, or low AP. High toughness and -good armour save at a minor loss of mobility (think jump pack instead of jet pack)
-two flyers, one for AtA one for AtG (same basic fuselage)
-fire warriors are a little bit better and have more of a stormtrooper / commando feel, than a rank and file guardsman feel.
-oh and one of the other things right now, I was able to confirm that the current playtest is that firewarriors who do not move in the movement phase may immediately run after firing their pulse carbines in the shooting phase.
Some very interesting bits. No more Demiurg rumors, I guess that was a complete fabrication. But, it looks like the Tau are using a wide variety of suits to solve different tactical problems. Close combat suits, heavy support carnifex/like suit, elite suits with more gun options. The crisis suits are what got me into the tau (that and their vehicles) so I would LOVE to see a wide variety of suit options with an updated look.
Like I said earlier I really like the Anti-Psyker rumors for Ethereals (and this may tie in to the Space Marines interest/battle brother status with Tau in the 6th edition rulebook). This would definately give a reason to actually take them. I don't want Tau to have psyker abilities but would LOVE for them to negate them more easily (like dwarfs in Fantasy). Definately excited by these rumors!