Sex, Lies and Tau Rumours

December 31, 2011 ·

I think we can safely say that no one knows anything about the new Tau Codex.

The rumours have been flying thick and fast lately with regards to the 'uber suit' and 'sniper suit' which Fil Dunn from the 'Eavy Metal team made conversions of years ago.

In fact, all the rumours seem to be wish listing combined the latest new army trends with a dash of common sense for what the Tau army really needs. So essentially it's a case of 'throw enough shit and something will stick' with regards to the rumours people are throwing out. Based on trends and common sense it's inevitable that someone will guess right with regards to new units or rules changes.

But whatever happens, it's safe to say that the Tau Empire will receive an exaggeration of their background to make them larger than life, with new units and rules to reflect that.

The obvious choice would to go down the anime mecha route and have all kinds of crazy battle suits, sky fortresses and anything else you can imagine from Macross/Robotech. Throw in some subjugated alien races for good measure and you're good to go.

With the new Games Workshop Iron Curtain in place, there really is no chance of any information leaks until the imminent release of the new Tau army. Like many of you, I just wish we knew when the Tau are coming. But with almost every other army ticked off the list, we know it has to be soon.

In the meantime, I'm going to continue building my army and wait to see if there is a Tau preview on the back of the January White Dwarf. And even then I'll still be holding my breath to see if there is a Tau Empire release in February.


Glenn More said...
December 31, 2011 at 3:13 AM  

Aaah the Internet isn't it lovely. You're right not to trust any of the rumours online, posting false info is the easiest way to generate some traffic.

How far off are your Tau from being done? Are you rebooting your previous colour scheme?

Adam said...
December 31, 2011 at 3:22 AM  

My girlfriend keeps coming round while I'm off on holiday, so I've got nothing done yet!

Brian said...
December 31, 2011 at 7:31 AM  

I hope we can out shoot a Space Marine army. Its a shame that a SW army can out shoot us.

Lee said...
December 31, 2011 at 7:46 AM  

Should be interesting. My brother and I are getting into 40k and he's playing Tau (I'm playing Space Marines by virtue of getting AoBR for Christmas; I'll eventually play Space Wolves). Hopefully this is a ways off though, he literally just bought the codex this week lol.

fireworm21 said...
December 31, 2011 at 10:46 AM  

@Brian what's actualy a shame is that my friends heavily assault based black Templars out shoot me
I hope there arnt too many changes but just enough to make us a bit more competitive

fireworm21 said...
December 31, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

Has anyone seen that BoW clip where two of them look at the tau codex and get everything wrong eh saying to get tw plasma and "those thrusters that let u jump in the assault phase"

Anonymous said...
January 1, 2012 at 12:24 AM  

I really can't stand Beasts Of War. They know nothing and thier videos ramble on about nothing for a full half hour. I'm baffled why people watch them.

Flashkid123 said...
January 1, 2012 at 6:57 AM  

Bit off topic, but do you think you could do some Space Hulk batreps because ive recently got back into it?

Adam said...
January 1, 2012 at 7:40 AM  

This gives you a good walkthrough:

Otherwise I don't have time for Space Hulk batreps right now.

Besides, I'm busy playing Super Dungeon Explore :)

Flashkid123 said...
January 1, 2012 at 9:50 AM  


Tim said...
January 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM  

These Tau rumors are all wishlisting and unsubstantiated. I think GW's policy of no leaks is probably still in effect. All this stuff sounds too much of what we've been hearing people wish for for years.

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