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The new Imperial armour update book (Taros campaign) has I understand new rules and points cost for Tau, does this mean present units / weapons / upgrades in the Tau codex are included / covered or amended in IA3 and if so do the new points costs / amendments in IA3 apply to or supercede all TAU weapons / units / upgrades etc.
I havent seen the IA3 so I am unsure as to what is covered, but if they do supercede the codex how do we know unless we buy the bloody expensive book.
You are going to need the Tau codex to use it, in addition, many things in it are unexplained, and you will have to buy the soon to be released Tau codex update.
The FW website has a table of contents on the website as well.
Tau - Knights of the Frozen Wastes
Necrons - The Phalanx of Gleaming Death
CSM - Iron Warriors
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Sounds like standard GW practice, just try to make it as awkward as humanly possible, spread the rules through different books and make sure you have to buy them all.Originally Posted by chaos0xomega
I can't confirm or deny anything any more than anyone else can at this point, but it's beginning to sound like Forge World knows something we don't -namely, what's in the (rumored upcoming) revamped Tau Codex.
If we're right about the release date on that (Christmas), then the Taros Campaign book is likely written to be compatible with that, rather than with the current edition. After all, what's the smarter business decision: making a book that makes sense now but will be obsolete by Christmas, or making a book that doesn't make quite so much sense now, but WILL be made clear around Christmas?
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I heard that the book has rules for a MMD.
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Originally Posted by cllzzrd19
The Manta is given 40K stats. It is a nasty piece of work. I do now have a new suit for my commanders and that is the XV-84. That is the one with the Markerlight. The nice thing about is that you can still have 3 other systems on it. So I will have a 'O with PR/MP/SG/Markerlight for the cost of most Marines tooled up characters. It will be sweet when I use the 'O's Markerlight to direct the Railgun submunition into a group of little guys who thought hiding in the woods would help them out. =^.^=
Now before you ask I'm taking all that gear because I will want a backup weapon just in case I don't have anything to markerlight for.
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The new IA book doesn't replace any of the Tau rules in existence. There are new vehicles and new battlesuits and that's about all. I especially like the section that describes all of the Tau flyers and their new scout vehicles.
There is no new army list and nothing is replaced at all. The new army list found in that book is the Elysian Drop Troop list which isn't even an official army, especially since you can take flyers as transport and heavy support options.
In short, you do NOT need this book if you don't want the more unusual Tau vehicles and Battlesuits. The current Tau codex is not changed by it.
I heard some of the weapons / support systems points costs had changed, is this true?. If it is which points do we use?Originally Posted by H0urg1ass
If some points changes have occured then:
1) I wouldn't worry about it until the new Tau codex comes out, since nothing in IA is a legal reference to GW products. (i.e. Anything printed in an IA book requires opponent permission until GW gives it a thumbs up)
2) I can't confirm it since I have my IA3 book here with me, but I left my Tau Codex in Korea. I won't be able to cross reference any point changes for another two weeks when I go back to Korea.
Originally Posted by rikimaru
Rikimaru, IA3 is currently not a Chapter Approved addition to the Warhammer 40k universe. Therefore, nothing in it is in any way shape or form tournament legal.
That being said, the Forgeworld folks wanted to include unit entries for ALL of the Tau and Imperial units deployed on Taros... and things like XV8's and XV88's played a significant role. However, they were also aware that the Tau Codex was getting an overhaul due out in ~April, and they didn't want their book to become obsolete when these units got new upgrades and point adjustments in the new codex. So they were faced with a choice. Release the book now with all the new point values, unit upgrades and special goodies that will be available in the new codex (most of which are entirely unexplained in IA3), or they could simply wait to release IA3 until after the codex was re-released in ~April. They chose the former.
So to answer your question, IA3 currently has absolutely no bearing on standard Tau gameplay whatsoever. However, many of the new point costs and unit upgrades will likely become available in ~April. Think of it as a "sneak peak"