Grogalmighty wrote:Well its good news that Farsight Enclaves count as Tau Empire according to their own book, otherwise you would have a point to make.
Thank you for your courteous reply. Can you indicate where precisely this is stated? As far as I can tell, the closest is as follows:
Farsight Enclaves p.52 wrote:If you wish, you can say that any Tau detachment or Formation in your army is from the Farsight Enclaves
This indicates that Tau detachments can be Farsight Enclaves detachments, but does not say that they are the same thing. They are distinct, as indicated on page 54:
The Dawn Blade Contingent is a Farsight Enclaves Detachment as described on page 52.
Combined, these two statements indicate that Tau units can belong to either a Tau Empire detachment, or a Farsight Enclaves detachment. A detachment from the main codex is a "Codex: Tau Empire detachment," while one taken from the Farsight Enclaves is a "Farsight Enclaves detachment."
The specification in the Y'Vahra rules that specify that it cannot take Farsight Enclaves support systems is in-line with Y'Vahra not being available to Farsight Enclaves detachments.
There is still a way to get Y'Vahra in a Farsight army
, however, since you can have multiple detachments within a single army.