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.
Insane sounding. That aside.
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.
XV 22 stealth suits or amass produced version.
Generic stealth suit commander kind of like how we have a generic crisis commander.
Mass Effect Biotic/Tech power Psychic powers for Tau or if tat triggers the fundamentalists too much then an auxiliary who does it.
New super heavy tank. Despite being a super tank this would represent some of the greatest technological advancements of all the Tau lines being put into one unit. Despite it's small size it packs a mean technological superiority. I can see it being slightly bigger than our current tank but being a much meaner vehicle. This would be a real great surprise visually when one of our toughest units is in this small package. This would take visual ques from the real life T-14 Armata 5th generation stealth tank. Where as the current Tau tanks look like modern day 4th gen tanks the next generation of tank is around the corner. A higher emphasis on stealth, ecm, and decoys. It has an ability like the ghostkeel to reduce incoming fire against it. It has a single turret but it's a twin-linked coil gun so essentially two shots. On top it would have a mounted twin burst cannon or small weapon of choice. Front mounted hull weapon of some sort and finally it's coilgun can fire three different shots. Anti-tank, canister, or missile rounds. Has several smoke launchers as well as reactive armour. It's main turret can be swapped out in the field for various mission packages so it can have different main weapons packages.
Helicopter Gunship inspired flyer. Makes two models. The combat one and one with transport capacity. Tau version of the Corvus Blackstar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.