Reliable Tau rumours from Lady Atia.

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Reliable Tau rumours from Lady Atia.

Post#1 » May 14 2017 06:19

Source is war for sigmar blog. On dakka rumor tracker his accuracy is 100% so good odds this is happening. I think this sounds like either auxiliaries or more likely an allied race release. Finally we're going to get some battle brothers. Now I think the prime contender is the Demiurge. Anyone else have any ideas? Or it could be a completely new race. Kroot are another strong candidate.

Lady Atia "Let's say so much - you will be getting some new tau stuff that's not directly part of the t'au empire "

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Post#2 » May 14 2017 07:25

Where does the new Demiurg hype come from?
They might be important story-wise as they are travelling nomadic merchants and miners offering ressources, technology and spaceships to T'au but I don't see them having any pertinece on the table.
They are our non fighting space dwarves.

- More different Kroots (heck, they become what they eat. Shapers control their menu.)
- New Vespids, maybe a vehicle (something that's not a suit)
- Gue'vesa. I dislike this the most as I can't think of a role for them. T'au take auxiliaries for purposes their own doctrines can't handle. But for these there are already Kroots, Galgs and any other mercenary race. Anything Humans can do T'au are better at it or it contradicts the Tau'va.
T'au don't entrench. They fall back and then mont'ka all over you :D
- Nicassar...I am split...fluff would forbid this as T'au do actually hide these extremely formidable psykers. They are needed as navigators and who knows what happens if the Imperium would know they exist. But they would be great psykers on the table as they are fragile, slow and the only real race in the Empire with psykers.

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Post#3 » May 14 2017 07:47

Given the context of the comment the release is likely a mini-style army considering he was answering someone asking about age of sigmar style sub-factions for 40k. He was making up stuff when Atia chimed in with that hint.

So I think whatever this release is it will be a coherent theme to it. So no mixed Tau auxiliary race for example. The only two things I can think of that are interesting enough is the Demiurg and Kroot. I could see maybe a model or two for Vespid in the future, but not enough for a mini-army release.

As for the Demiurg I want to see their cool treaded drone stuff they allegedly use. I think they use treads instead of anti-grav and they also use drones. Imagine the cool beefy drone tanks (that are actually large) they could bring in as allies and Auxiliaries. They also likely have other styles of weaponry than Ion and are allegedly in dealings with a an Empire of xenos to the north of the Tau (very far away) that incorporate other xenos into their empire. Sort of an anti-Tau. Center piece kit is a small mining war rig they modified for war. A huge slab of a flying/hovering unit bristling with mining weaponry and war weaponry. A huge hull with iron crushing jaws on the bottom repurposed to crush the enemy from above and process them. With their troops being great at melee we could finally have elite dedicated auxiliaries melee troops as opposed to just the basic troops of the Kroot.

The Kharadron Overlords has me confident they can do the merchant/mercenary thing really well. The models are top notch. I would like to see such creativity turned to truly making the Demiurg a unique xenos army or at least a cool auxiliaries force for Tau. The main draw would be the big tanks and mining themes. Infantry wise I imagine them using some sort of power armor with all sorts of drill on it.

Kroot could also be interesting as they could easily go in any number of directions.

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The Battlefleet gothic trailer also inspired me to wanting to see Demiurg. The cool russian style deep voice they had in the trailer was badass. Then the Kharadron Overlords nailed down the fluff they need to be. Now merge the two together and offer a unique visual style and you have one hell of a take on space dwarves that are more interesting than lame squats (sorry guys).

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Post#4 » May 14 2017 08:13

Makes me think of the old Kroot mercenary list. That had cavalry and winged Kroot in it so it wouldn't be just a "recut of the existing box plus bits" release. But they could redo the Kroot box to cover the flying ones and the basic infantry and do a new box for the cavalry. I only suggest this because the rules are already out there. Different edition, but the groundwork is laid. :crafty:
Don't worry about that. All bleeding stops eventually.

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Post#5 » May 14 2017 08:22

An updated Kroot line would be cool as well. If it's not an existing race what would people like to see as an allied race to the Tau?

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Post#6 » May 14 2017 10:53

Jacket wrote: On dakka rumor tracker his accuracy is 100% so good odds this is happening.

Believe it or not, it's actually a her. :D


I don't think we'll get Battle Brothers. "Just" a new auxiliary race. Which is awesome itself already.
Demiurg are possible and would be cool, but so would be Nicassar, or simply more Kroot or Vespid stuff (god new Vespid models would be SO good!).

If it's a completely new race I'd love to see Exodites as Tau auxiliarly race to be honest.

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Post#7 » May 14 2017 11:40

Panzer wrote:
Jacket wrote: On dakka rumor tracker his accuracy is 100% so good odds this is happening.

Believe it or not, it's actually a her. :D


I don't think we'll get Battle Brothers. "Just" a new auxiliary race. Which is awesome itself already.
Demiurg are possible and would be cool, but so would be Nicassar, or simply more Kroot or Vespid stuff (god new Vespid models would be SO good!).

If it's a completely new race I'd love to see Exodites as Tau auxiliarly race to be honest.

I figured, but someone swore she was a dude. So I wasn't sure lol.

I had a cool idea for a Vespid model release. Drones. Half the size of Vespid and the statline of grots. They stand no chance, but they swarm across the land and over targets. Due to their expendable nature (can't even breed with the queens) they're chief combat ability is to grab onto larger enemies and vibrate at speeds high enough to kill the invaders by heating them up. Make up some lore that with the Tau expanding the Vespid got several new worlds given to them that were suitable for their people and hence the greater commitment of force. Also we've seen the bog standard guys. I would like to see their actual larger warrior caste as well. The larger drones would have a potent poisonous stinger they use in melee and prefer melee combat. While not the strongest they are incredibly tough and durable with a T4.

Sadly we almost certainly aren't getting Vespid. It would be the most out of left field choice they could do of the known auxiliaries.

Edit
There were rumors way back in 2016 from Atia they were considering exodites but nothing was final. They want to do them, but so far more important stuff on the block. So I doubt Exodites will happen this year or next. Then again who knows. So it will happen "someday". I don't think they would be Tau Auxiliaries though, but I would enjoy that. I mean they hate their own kind and with Ynari coming back you would think some of them would side against the old ways basically coming right back in their face. It's everything they stand against.

Edit
After the auxiliary wave is over but next Tau update (way in the future) I would like to see GW do a flyer/vehicle/drone wave for Tau. Just to give us some visual variety in that department. How long can GW resist making a new battlesuit though. That is the question hahaha. If they make a Kroot battlesuit we know the answer is never guys.

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Post#8 » May 15 2017 12:26

I'm not sure the Kroot would want to wear a battlesuit, as using one would spoil the point of seeking better DNA. If you can just outsource the muscles to a machine, what's the point of improving them?
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Post#9 » May 15 2017 01:57

Jacket wrote:Edit
There were rumors way back in 2016 from Atia they were considering exodites but nothing was final. They want to do them, but so far more important stuff on the block. So I doubt Exodites will happen this year or next. Then again who knows. So it will happen "someday". I don't think they would be Tau Auxiliaries though, but I would enjoy that. I mean they hate their own kind and with Ynari coming back you would think some of them would side against the old ways basically coming right back in their face. It's everything they stand against.

Well I doubt we'd get that new ally with launch of 8th and whether Tau will get anything that soon is not save to say either so it could very well be Exodites after all. ;)

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Post#10 » May 15 2017 02:43

you will be getting some new tau stuff that's not directly part of the t'au empire

Since they started the story with the disappeared 4th expansion sphere fleet, it smells to me like some new Tau enclave on the other side of the warp rift. Maybe with psychic powers :eek:

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