Calmsword wrote:I've been chatting with some folks and there seems to be a strong indication a new FW book with Tau and the war around Kel'shan. Obviously we're not a rumor site and there's always salt, but there is a lot of transparency being adopted by GW.
The new IA Tau v AdMech isn't speculation anymore. It's been confirmed at the past two Warhammer events through conversations with the teams, and reportedly due out (mid?) next year, but with HH:Inferno being the first priority on FW's list.
Here's a slide from Warhammer Fest in May? I think?
A major point of the book is not only to update Tau, but to also introduce new Red Scorpions models, and bring 30k Mechanicum models into 40k.
R.D. wrote:Eh, I'm not keen on it being blast, I always liked blowing flyers out with a heavy railgun shot up the hiney.
To be fair, I'm not sure it's going to be a blast weapon, but visual cues like this are, usually, chosen for a specific reason. In this case, I think it's an informed guess that this might be the 139's heavy rail cannon
instead of Tigershark's existing heavy railgun
based not only on the visuals, but also because the blast templates would better fit the theme of a "bomber".
However, ForgeWorld loves giving every model
special rules and wargear, so it may be that we get a swiftstrike heavy rail cannon
or something with a solid slug instead. Or it might just be a visual update to the rail-line in general—but if that were the case I would expect it to look more like the standard rail muzzles on the new Barracuda or the Manta instead. I guess we'll have to wait and see, but hopefully it'll be sooner rather than later.