Overheal wrote:I'm not expecting a resculpt of anything with the new release. T'au have seen so much love in the last couple years already, all of our battlesuits are brand new or refreshed up to a couple years. Hammerheads are still fine, as are flyers etc. it would really be the kroot and for reasons I may have explained earlier I think that unless it's a full carnivore squad with plastic hounds, and either a krootox on the spruce or 3 as a kit, I can't imagine what else the army would possibly need right now. ?
Tell you what though, after reading IA Xenia it strikes me hard that Necrons are owed a Titan of some sort.
We don't need 40k. We don't "need" pillows or coffee or cars to live. All we need is food, water, and reproduction. Variety is the spice of life. I always get mad when people say we don't need anything. It sounds like lunacy. We exist... time to climb back into the trees we baked everything possible time to give up on cooking. Who needs fried food or steamed food or all the other variety out there.
That's very slippery slope, isn't it. That kind of logic could be used to justify literally anything, like giving all space marines bolter rounds that do 6 damage per round. Why? Because pillows and coffee.
We theoretically need a good re-balancing to bring us up to mid tier, but that is boring. I want to see new models.
Tau transforming battle suit. Comes with the vehicle model and battlesuit model. Now that is some stylish and classic visual variety added to the army and it would allow for more versatile units.
I don't see this happening, especially given that they're models not Hasbro toys.
XV 22 stealth suits or amass produced version.
Generic stealth suit commander kind of like how we have a generic crisis commander.
Perhaps, if a stealth suit becomes a standard option for a commander.
Mass Effect Biotic/Tech power Psychic powers for Tau or if tat triggers the fundamentalists too much then an auxiliary who does it.
Read recently that GW would not be putting psychic powers in the T'au codex any time soon.
New super heavy tank.
Would be referred to Forgeworld to make.
Helicopter Gunship inspired flyer. Makes two models. The combat one and one with transport capacity. Tau version of the Corvus Blackstar.
So an Orca dropship or a Razor/Sunshark. We already have this.
Vanguard Void Suits (the ones from the FFG thing). Big bulky dudes who's armour can't fly in atmosphere. This is the equivalent of Tau terminator armour and would synergies well with the above hover transport and other transport methods.
Crisis suits are our terminators. Faster and with more firepower.
Next generation XV8. Like the XV8 is the current generation of its class I want to see the next generation of battlesuits and the successor platform. It would start with the next gen crisis equivalent.
We literally just got new, long overdue molds for XV8s last year. The idea that these would be replaced by anything that makes them redundant is wishful thinking. Forgeworld has experimental, next generation battlesuits.
New Tau drones. Not the little disc guys but a beefier chassis that is more like a drone tank that real armies use now but taken up to 40k coolness and scale.
We have Recon drones and we have Remoras. And heavy gun drones. A drone tank would likely have to fill some niche between those, hammerheads, and piranhas.
A new Tau weapon or two that can be put on anything (eventually once enough are made). I think the rail gun right now is great but I want to see a rapid fire version of it that sacrifices some power (but has some devent ap). Finally a more elite choice would be the next generation of rail weapon from a science fiction point. The coil gun which is a bigger, badder, and meaner railrifle.
Would almost necessitate the recreation of all molds for the tau line or to make people buy a new weapons sprue for something that can be fixed instead with tweaking the stats of existing railguns. The bigger badder meaner railrifle is a railgun, the bigger badder meaner railgun is a heavy rail cannon.
Kroot Hunters who use technology fully and are basically a predator ripoff (the movies) but look like beefier kroots who want to return to their glorious hunting past. They would use Tau cloaking for example and have a few units including the elder huntskroot. Weapons style would be things like high tech spears, glaives, toxin dart launchers, light but higher tech armour than their primitive kin, wrist blades, and shoulder mounted plasma blasters or other weapons of choice. The higher rank they are the more relics they can use from other factions. Highly elite and highly customizable release.
Vespid drones. Cheap cheap swarm army. Given cheap neutron guns and pointed at the enemy. Their speciality is to swarm them in melee and when there is large numbers of them they latch onto targets and vibrate causing the enemies to overheat and die. Yes if they heat themselves up enough too long they die, but they are expendable to the queens.
Royal Guards. Big beefy guys with more arms and a huge melee focus. They can fly and fight in melee rather well, but due to their innate instincts have lost a lot of skill with their ranged weapons. They have gained a potent poison sting.
A non lazy Gue'vesa release. I want to see the Gue'vesa get a battlesuit release. Their elite option would be the older version of the XV series updated and retrofitted with modern weaponry. This way the Tau can make use of older stores of weapons, but they aren't giving too valuable stuff out. Perhaps the trusted Gue'vesa officers can have a human tailored XV8. These suits would be melee specialists. A few other models to round out the release.
Demiurg could be their whole own faction, but my creativity juices are trying up right now. So this is it for now.
I could see giving Shapers more wargear options, I do not see shoulder-mounted plasma cannons being realistic. I don't see them turning Vespid into Tyranid-lite either.