Forgeworld Update: (Expands on Skyler's Announcement)

October 6, 2014 ·


For those who missed two of the biggest things to happen on Forgeworld lately -at least as far as the Tau are concerned, the Kroot are gone from the FW site, and there is a new Battlesuit for us Tau lovers.

I am not sure why the Kroot Knarlocs and Greater Knarlocs were taken down a couple of months ago, but they are indeed gone.  I badly want a baggage Knarloc, so if anyone wants to sell or trade one…

I have a sneaking suspicion that the long rumored Kroot Supplement may have something to do with it.  At least I hope it does.  It would be nice if the Knarlocs moved over to plastic and were in the supplement.  But this is just wishful thinking for now.  I will keep hoping.

As for the Battlesuit, Holy Shit!  Have you seen this thing yet?  It is a Riptide class monster that sits in a fast attack slot.  WS2 kinda sucks, but BS4 isn’t so bad.  

Plus, it can leave the battlefield (even when engaged in close combat) to go into ongoing reserves, then deepstrike next turn.  It can jump like mad, and can also jink when thrusting or swooping.  Swooping on a Battlesuit?  Jinking?  

Yep!  

And dropping flechette dispersal pods along the way.  Like the postman delivering bad news.

I like it.  I love it.  I’ve gotta have it!  

I will let you know.

£72... that's like $115.  About the same as a wraithknight...

By the way, this sets the stage for large Battlesuits in just about EVERY slot of the Force Organization Chart, except troops.  

Imagine Farsight and O’vesa in command, three Riptides in Elite, three R’varnas in Heavy, and three Y’Vahra in Fast Attack.  Jam up your troop slots with Crisis teams and you have one hell of a strike force.  

Big bouncing battlesuit army, nice and clean.  

Check it out here.

Oh my God, I need a shower.

Keep your fingers crossed on the Kroot.

I play Tau.

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