ATTENTION! The Tau are coming back to the tabletop with all new powers and abilities.
Frankie is talking all about the upcoming Tau Empire in 8th Edition. He assisted with the playtesting of 8th, so he should know. Here’s what to expect:
Look for a total redo of the entire range that will bring even the old “obsolete” units back to the tabletop.
Stormsurge: 10 weapons that can each split fire! +1BS when anchored, can retreat from assault and still fire.
XV8: 3 weapon hardpoints., Fly keyword allowing retreat from assualt and still fire.
Supporting Fire renamed “For the Greater Good”
Sniper Drones, fast moving, with a 48″ range and the ability to snipe enemy characters.
Missile Pods are AP -1, D3 Damage per shot
Single markerlight hit grants rerolls of “1s”
Overall the army works as is does currently with rebalanced units and a handful of characterful tricks. Not fundamentally different.
Take a look at the Sniper Drones
~ It’s going to be a very different world out there!