Why am I delurking to post this here? Two reasons:
- It's a small scale skirmish game, explicitly based on the Necromunda system to some (unknown) degree
- Every 40k faction are listed as participants, including the Firecaste's finest
Quite how the Tau will factor in to the excitement on Armageddon - or, indeed, what is actually going on there - hasn't been discussed yet. This looks like the small game 'on ramp' for new armies before taking on 40k proper. The linked post lists several existing kits that make plausible starting points for a team in this system.
The Tau Pathfinder box is our box of choice, so hopefully their range toys will be present and useful in the rules. The trailer also includes 3 members of a Strike team, toting pulse rifles.
I'm not holding my breath for particularly engaging background details for us in the intended setting, though. My gut feeling is that this will suffer from the 'Mordheim Problem', in which the several factions turn up simply because Stuff Is Happening rather than any particularly considered rationale. That said, I'm so very ready for a skirmish system with RPG elements in the 40k'verse and would gladly craft a setting for the gangs my friends and I field.