February 13, 2013
Rapid fire weapons are rumoured to get a welcome boost in 6th edition by enabling units to remain stationary and fire twice at full range and to move and fire once at full range in addition to being able to move and shoot twice at short range.
Obviously, this is an instant bonus for Fire Warriors. Now a small squad of 6 objective grabbers can sit tight and put out 12 Strength 5 shots. And that's not bad at all. But what about our beloved Tau Battlesuits?
Well, thanks to their Jet Packs, Crisis Suits are able to move and fire any weapons they have without penalty because they are Relentless.
So let's apply the rumoured Rapid Fire rules to their Plasma Rifles. Now our Plasma Rifles can always fire twice at range 24". No longer would we have to risk out Crisis Battlesuits to get the best out of our Plasma Rifles. We could just sit back 24" and enjoy 2 shots from each of our Plasma Rifles. Not bad eh?
I feel that 6th edition could bring many new and exciting options for the Tau Empire. Yes, we need a new Codex. Yes, our units are quite expensive compared to everyone else. But the fluid nature of the Tau army enables us to develop serious strategies which can capitalise on the rumoured new Reserves rules .
So before we all start praying for a new Tau Empire Codex, what we really need in the short term is a new Warhammer 40K edition. Here's hoping for the launch of 6th edition and the return of the Tau.
February 13, 2013
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