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So has anyone heard anything else about tau getting a new codex this year? I would be happy and disappointed at the same time, as I just bought my army and if they bring out new models which make mine look like crap I'll be pretty bummed.
If any rumours are out and about, any details?
If missile pods were ap 3 would that be too imballanced?
Their is a myth going around that Necrons are being set back and Tau are going to get updated first but their is literally zero evidence to proove that is even remotely likely.
As it is the Tau models are aesthetically pleasing and well made and their's not much that need to be transferred from metal to plastic. The book is still fairly competitive even if only in the larger scale battles so although it could be argued you are due for an update, both Necrons and Witchhunters need it more.
I doubt it, Necrons have only ever had one codex and thats the one they've got so they definately need it more than Tau, and Sisters of Battle have had their codex taken off the shelves so they'll probably end up before Tau aswell, plus they'll probably be another 3 Fantasy armies inc Tomb Kings so I'd say at the latest May next year but I don't think GW have any intentions of removing Tau all together, at least I hope not, but I guess we'll just have to be patient and deal with what we've got or what we haven't got as the case may be, really theres no rumours supporting what 40k armies gonna be next, it just would make sense that Necrons would be next because of never having a codex update, but then again it would be tough to write a the next Necron book to follow in the line of the latest codexes with so many characters and units they've got cause Necrons barely have any background or fluff to help support them.
Last edited by The Silent One; March 30th, 2011 at 12:19.
hmm your post cut off rather abruptly but you didn't say candlejack did y
No one knows whats going to happen so whatever anyone says is gonna be "candlejack" as you put it, I'm only saying what I think GW are probably going to do, besides I did put a bigger input in to try and help the cause than you @scottyde I have heard something about re-releasing new models for the characters we've got now and some new pathfinder models, there was some photos on Dakka Dakka or Warseer, I can't remember which one though, the thing is though they were done by Forgeworld so I doubt that GW would put them into production. We might get new battlesuit models but they might just be a new type of battlesuit not a brand new XV8 model. On the subject of missile pods, I personally think there fine as they are, they do what their suppossed to do which is take out transports and monstrous creatures, there not really for taking out MEQ opponents, so although ap 3 would be cool, it's not needed .
Sorry you missed my joke candlejack is a monster who steals people away before they can finish what they are saying but he only attacks when you say he his name. I thought your post was cut short but you didn't say candlejacks name so their must be another reason
It's not as funny when you have to explain it
Ahhh, sorry bud, it is hard to show expressions over the internet isn't it?
I have heard from other sites as well that the Tau were bumping the Necrons back, then also heard they might just get an updated FAQ a la Black Templar and Dark Angels with in the same thread, so who knows.
As for ap 3 missle pods, I think that would get a few complaints from people (Space Marines) but I am sure with a new codex they could balance it some how.
Last edited by ascendedjesse; March 31st, 2011 at 06:47. Reason: Clarity
Spehss Mehreens already have like a thousand rule workarounds (Combat Tactics bypasses being locked in combat, And They Shall Know No Fear bypasses being unable to regroup at below half strength and pretty much prevents them running off the table, Combat Squads let them have many scoring units in objective missions and few KP in Annihilation missions with the same army, and also lets them bypass the limits of the Force Organisation Chart to an extent, an armour save that NOTHING can beat with ease), so if they complain about us getting AP3 missile pods that's like complaining that your diamond mine dried up and now you only have 5 gold mines to go on.
That may be but space marines still aren't cheap, granted you could probably get about 60 models maximum in 1500pts but i wouldn't be worried, I faced an infantry marine army a couple of years ago with my Tau and my army list wasn't even that good but I tabled them and I didn't even have much good luck I think he had 3 tactical squads two 10 man devy squads a 10 man sternguard squad, some terminators and a captain but like i said missile pods aren't really for taking out MEQ's.