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Local gaming store recieved it's preview copy of the Tau Codex, spent about 2 hours reading and discussing it with other players. I'm sure many of you will be seeing it in the next few days as well. I'll try to keep this concise, I will not be able to cover everything because there is a lot to discuss. If I screw something up please forgive me, this is all from memory.
For the most part, everything from the old Codex has been pretty much perserved in the new codex, few updates here and there. Etherals and Markerlights recieved the biggest changes, but function very similar to what used to do. Crisis suits (got a 10 point cost reduction!), Kroot, FW, function the same except for more options.
There are lots of little upgrades that arent worth mentioning, but here are some of the things that stick out. Please Ask Questions, I rember more that way.
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-Tau can Freak out when Etheral dies (gain prefered enemy: bad guys)
-Etheral gets a "honor guard" of [Copyright material removed by Knape97]
-Shai'ui are SUCICDE BOMBERS (wtf?) now (When Tau fall back in CC remove the Shas'ui for a S8 Ordnance blast, PREVENTS Tau from being run down)
-Tau Skimmers can block line of sight if they sit still for the turn
-Disruption pods now give hull down
-Markerlights can do a lot more
-Pathfinder DF can guide Deep striking units (re-roll scatter)
-Kroot Hounds (0-something) and Krootox(0-3) are now "taken in addition too"
-Shield drones work
-Sniper drones have stealth fields
-Crisis suit TL can have FEEL NO PAIN (wtf?)
-"Flechette gun" Cyclonic Ion Gun, [Copyright material removed by Knape97]
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-Crisis suits can now hit and run (with upgrade)
-Power weapons (Thank goodness)
Last edited by Knape97; February 11th, 2006 at 17:50.
Who brings a Hammerhead to a 500 point fight?!
-Local 'Nid Player
That Suicide Bomber skill is awesome. I am definatly going to use lots of small fire teams. Was there any thing about all units in a Fire Teams being able to take Pulse Carbines?
I am jealous. Now I gotta head up to my GW tomorrow to check it out.
Badger...where are you at? US? UK? CAN? I dont think the US will see this codex yet. Any idea when the bigger release will be made?
~Peace only comes through superior firepower. Now Reload Dammit!
~Fight smarter, not harder!
"Hold your fire until you see the whites of their eyes!...Oh screw it! It's not like these lowest bid lasguns are going to do anything anyway. Open Fire!" ~ Lt. Marcus Aurileus Cashain'tus
Wait wait wait.... Daisy cutters? Guess range? Huh? In 4th edition there is no more 'guess' range, wtf?:blink:
Yes there are, altough you no longer guess the range.Originally Posted by ZombieKillerIndeed WTF?Originally Posted by The Badger
That all sounds sweet! :w00t:
I'll be sure to show my friend who plays Tau (he's coming over tonight )
Shouldn't it just say "Barrage", then?Originally Posted by Da Mighty Camel
Why do the survivors remain anonymous -- as if cursed -- while the dead are revered? Why do we cling to what we lose while we ignore what we still hold?
Name none of the fallen, for they stood in our place, and stand there still in each moment of our lives.
--Duiker, "Deadhouse Gates"
I assume you left out the piranha, vespids, skyray and that prophet ertheal on floating chair
:yes: ,does farsight have any changes and is shadowsun really in a experimental stealth suit
Alright, got a list of questions just for you!
- Do disruption pods still reduce range as they do now?
- Why Does only the Crisis teams 'Team Leader (TL) get to have feel no pain? If anything based on the way suits work, they don't 'feel pain' in a sense, guess it's more for balance reasons?
- Are there 2 Stealthsuit (VX-15 and VX-25) Entries? or just one?
- When the Shas'ui detonates, the blast is placed right over the enemy or where he was beofre falling back?
- Can you be a bit specific about what Markerlights do in the new Codex?
I'd ask more, But I think you may be overwhelmed!