Upcoming T'au Codex

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Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Post#433 » Oct 12 2017 01:10

It feels like the trend for GW is to introduce something new to the factions as well as updating the codex, however that "something new" is not a big introduction, but just some new models and some new units.

With this trend, I am hoping to see something for Tau too. Some human troops would be nice I think, giving our elite armies a little big more bodies on the table. Or maybe just some new kroot units.

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Post#434 » Oct 12 2017 01:34

FAKA wrote:It feels like the trend for GW is to introduce something new to the factions as well as updating the codex, however that "something new" is not a big introduction, but just some new models and some new units.

With this trend, I am hoping to see something for Tau too. Some human troops would be nice I think, giving our elite armies a little big more bodies on the table. Or maybe just some new kroot units.

I don't see that trend.
Grey Knights didn't get a new model, just a "here, you can use your Dreadknight as HQ as well now!", CSM didn't get a new model just a new use for one (minor HQ), AdMech didn't get anything new at all, AM didn't get anything new either.

Maybe we'll get a minor HQ as well but that's really pushing it considering the Fireblade already fills that role well.

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Post#435 » Oct 12 2017 01:41

Panzer wrote:
FAKA wrote:It feels like the trend for GW is to introduce something new to the factions as well as updating the codex, however that "something new" is not a big introduction, but just some new models and some new units.

With this trend, I am hoping to see something for Tau too. Some human troops would be nice I think, giving our elite armies a little big more bodies on the table. Or maybe just some new kroot units.

I don't see that trend.
Grey Knights didn't get a new model, just a "here, you can use your Dreadknight as HQ as well now!", CSM didn't get a new model just a new use for one (minor HQ), AdMech didn't get anything new at all, AM didn't get anything new either.

Maybe we'll get a minor HQ as well but that's really pushing it considering the Fireblade already fills that role well.


I was referring to AM, SM and Death guard, but fare enough. I just want to see something new for the Tau. Even if its just updating old models.

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Post#436 » Oct 12 2017 02:45

I doubt all SC boxes will be updated. Weren't they introduced in 6th/7th edition? So naturally some of the units inside have probably changed their characteristics after 8th release. That's why the necessary update.
Tau box looks just fine in terms of no dramatic changes, for example Xv8 becoming a heavy support or fire warriors an elite type (wasn't there such problem in the Ork SC box regardimg the HQ unit). So obviously that one will get an update too.

Also, wasn't there rumor about a non Tau releases for the Tau Empire? I'd guess those would launch with the new codex.

Just my two cents...
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Post#437 » Oct 12 2017 10:32

Both Craftworld Eldar AND tyranids get a new Start Collecting box, and if I'm remembering my recent trip to my local warhammer store correctly, they both already HAD start collecting boxes. The Eldar with a fireprism and some bikes, and Nids with a Hive Tyrant, some warriors, and some gargoyles.

For those trying to predict the release line-up, word on the street (at least, the anonymous, somewhat vile information super-back alleys) is that Nids codex goes on preorder Nov 4th, and no word on Eldar dex. Maybe before, maybe after.

As far as what's in a potential new Start Collecting Tau box, one can only guess. If it's like these two xenos armies, and contains no part of a previous SC box, then I'd guess it'd be similar to the Burning Dawn box: Pathfinders, Stealth Suits, and a non-hover drone HQ.

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Post#438 » Oct 12 2017 01:02

SinisterSamurai wrote:Both Craftworld Eldar AND tyranids get a new Start Collecting box, and if I'm remembering my recent trip to my local warhammer store correctly, they both already HAD start collecting boxes. The Eldar with a fireprism and some bikes, and Nids with a Hive Tyrant, some warriors, and some gargoyles.

For those trying to predict the release line-up, word on the street (at least, the anonymous, somewhat vile information super-back alleys) is that Nids codex goes on preorder Nov 4th, and no word on Eldar dex. Maybe before, maybe after.

As far as what's in a potential new Start Collecting Tau box, one can only guess. If it's like these two xenos armies, and contains no part of a previous SC box, then I'd guess it'd be similar to the Burning Dawn box: Pathfinders, Stealth Suits, and a non-hover drone HQ.

No need for back alley rumours. The proof is right here. :D
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Post#439 » Oct 12 2017 01:25

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Post#440 » Oct 12 2017 03:26

I saw a "new" Tau Start Collecting Box in Gothenburg, Sweden. Unfortunately the box seemed to have the same content as before, exactly the same images. But clearly now it was reboxed. It had the new "Start Collecting" graphics and it stood it was from 2017.

So my bet would no news for Tau Start Collecting boxes. At least not for now.

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Post#441 » Oct 12 2017 07:19

Are these from the November edition of White Dwarf?

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Post#442 » Oct 12 2017 11:03

As a FSE player, I'd love a T'au box that was a commander, 3 x crisis, a broadside, and all accompanying drones.

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Post#443 » Oct 13 2017 01:38

deathboon wrote:As a FSE player, I'd love a T'au box that was a commander, 3 x crisis, a broadside, and all accompanying drones.

So basically boxes with models worth of 140€? That would be one hell of value. :D

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Post#444 » Oct 13 2017 01:35

Panzer wrote:
deathboon wrote:As a FSE player, I'd love a T'au box that was a commander, 3 x crisis, a broadside, and all accompanying drones.

So basically boxes with models worth of 140€? That would be one hell of value. :D

Add a riptide to it. Start Collecting! The Eight!

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Post#445 » Oct 13 2017 02:54

Eh, in USD, the price isn't that far off, maybe $30 more than the Eldar box, so drop the broadside and replace with a stealth team.

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Post#446 » Oct 13 2017 10:33

deathboon wrote:As a FSE player, I'd love a T'au box that was a commander, 3 x crisis, a broadside, and all accompanying drones.

I'd love a Index-themed set that was two Commanders and thirty-two Gun Drones :P

But do you all really think we're getting a new starter set? If the rumors are true and we're getting a new "alien-themed release" or something like that, maybe a starter set won't be coming out, at least for now.

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Post#447 » Oct 14 2017 06:59

Maybe it will be a T'au Empire - Kroot Start Collecting box. :P

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Post#448 » Oct 14 2017 08:53

I'm not confident in a new Start Collecting option for T'au. The old box just got repackaged over the last month or so.

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Post#449 » Oct 15 2017 05:53

I just got a start collecting with the new box design and has tje rules for 8th ediion, i doyby we get a new start collecting... :(

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Post#450 » Oct 16 2017 12:44

On one hand we have heard rummors that 2017 will be related to imperium of man and chaos, but right now in November we have 2 xenos codices: https://www.warhammer-community.com/201 ... aftworlds/

What do you think what will came out in December?
Other words: do we have a chance?

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