February 2, 2012
Warhammer Tau sat on the fence while the Tau rumours were flying thick and fast. Unsurprisingly, it all turned out to be a load of rubbish based on conversions, wild speculation and wish listing -just as I had said all along!
But what does this mean for the Tau now? On the bright side, it means that we potentially have a whole year to build our armies!
Could you honestly say that if a new Codex landed tomorrow that you'd be able to build, paint and play all the new releases? Of course not. And that's why I'd say that waiting is a good thing.
After all, you simply need to look at the trends in the latest Codex books to see which direction the game and the armies are taking in general to get a feel or what might come further down the round.
Right now I see a lot of complaints that Tau struggle to hold objectives. This has always been true. Yet, their background never indicates the need to claim static objectives. The fluid tactics of their Hunter Cadres are focussed on mobility and dispersal before delivering the killing blow -usually with lots of Crisis Battlesuits.
I also see a lot of competitive players creating Tau armies in this way with minimal troops and maximum battlesuits with the intention of blasting the enemy off the board.
I have even heard claims that missile pod spam gives Grey Knights a good run for their money. It seems that the traditional Tau tactic of popping all the transports before falling back while gunning down the infantry with basic weapons will never go out of fashion.
Stunning strategies aside, Blood Angels are still a problem with their Feel No Pain saves all over the place. But who knows what 6th edition will bring? We will only know once we start playing it.
February 2, 2012
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