40K: March of the T’au – Release Date Confirmed

The T’au are coming and the March White Dwarf has all the details!

The March White Dwarf is already getting into the hands of fans around the globe and images are starting to make their way online. First up, we had a couple of tidbits from the rumor mill that have been confirmed by the White Dwarf regarding releases and pricing. Here’s a look at their product line…so far:

via Spikey Bits Hobby

Unfortunately, we’re not seeing a ton of new stuff in this picture. Other than the Codex and Data Cards, you can find pretty much all this stuff on their website already. However, we have some good news on the release of that codex:

That’s right folks – Pre-orders for T’au go live March 10 and will hit stores March 17! Mark your calendars because it’s Tau Day!

The Case of the Mystery Suit

Now we have a curious bit of art from White Dwarf:

via @sablednah (twitter)

That’s an interesting battlesuit…It’s got missile pods on the shoulder, and it’s packing two guns. Maybe it’s just an artists rendition of a T’au Commander with those options.

The Commanders are known to have a very WIDE array of options after-all. Heck, it could be a Crisis suit, too:

We could chalk this one up to a lot of things honestly. Maybe the artist just had their scale off. Maybe it’s just a “background” image and nothing more. Then again, what if it’s not…

The Lexicanum has quite the list of Battlesuit possibilities. And again, it’s an artist’s rendition so that can leave lots of things up to interpretation. Plus, let’s not rule out Forge World options either. Who knows! I guess we’ll have to wait until March 17th when the book hits the stores to find out!


Well T’au Commanders – are you ready to get your hands on your Codex?

  • Izak Lazarowski

    the “mystery suit” is a broadsides with HYMP. its just overly stylized.

    • BaronSnakPak

      Yup, it’s even got a seeker missile on the opposite shoulder.


      • Rasheed Jones

        I dont know why but the broadside looks adorable and slightly sad, like it needs a hug.

        • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

          Yeah they are like “Hug or Die !”

    • Thyran204

      Definitely a broadside but I don’t think that’s a HYMP

      • Ragnar_Blackmane

        Well, the “HYMPs” are shooting laser/plasma beams… but so does the markerlight of the markerlight drone on the right side of the artwork.

        I’d say it’s simply a case of a freelance artist that doesn’t know much about Tau, got commissioned by GW, googled up a few pictures of the models and started drawing them “extra cool”. It isn’t completely impossible that this is indeed a new broadside-esque suit with oversized fusion/ion cannons instead of the Broadside’s HYMPs, which would fit with the last mystery picture that looked like the part of a Tau suit arm/weapon system, but I’d not get hyped.

        • Thyran204

          You probably aren’t wrong. I keep looking at that lead battlesuit jumping in and I can’t figure out what weapon that is supposed to be.

          • Marcus Clark

            Lead battle-suit: Think its the XV109 Y’vahra with the triple barrelled phased-plasma flamer.
            The other looks like a boradside but with Fusion blasters instead of rail guns

    • Kabal1te

      To be honest it isn’t like those are weapons people see on broadsides often.

    • Danny Roy

      It does look like a hybrid of the old and new broadsides.

  • Danny Roy

    There was also that rumor picture that GW previewed last week which was obviously T’au. There has also been a rumor floating around of another suit kit perhaps with a melee variant. It’s hard to make out a size comparison but it could be a new battlesuit, otherwise why tease a T’au picture?

    • Izak Lazarowski

      I really don’t think that rumor picture is of a T’au unit. I don’t think we are getting any new kits. If I had to put money on it, I would say that rumor is for a Necromunda kit.

    • Doug

      The melee suit rumour pops up every now and then.

    • LankTank

      Someone pointed out that it had rivets and tau dont use rivets

    • NNextremNN

      That rumor looked more like something admech. As much as I liked to get something for Tau any signs and leaks say otherwise.

  • Sporkel

    I’d very much like some kind of “in-fighty” rather short ranged Broadside-Mod.
    True mêlee won’t happen, is suppose….
    Simply out of fluff….

    • Spacefrisian

      Until you take the inspiration material in consideration. It involves a certain Aznabel.

  • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

    It will be cheap Broadsides for me, thx GW.

  • Cheah Wenjin

    My 1st impression of the pic is that it is definitely a Broadside with HYMP. The ‘guns’ does have the same silhouette but then It got me thinking.
    HYMP are missiles not glowing lasers….. and it have twin barrels like a fusion blaster….
    and a fusion blaster also have a “battery” under the gun…

    It most probably is a BIG Fusion Blaster! A NEW GUN FOR MY BROADSIDES!

    • Nilok

      A close support Broadside, I like it.

  • Kolobius

    Mystery suit is obviously a Broadside. The weapons due look to be a tad sleeker than the HYMP but not really. Though I think a Broadside variant with Ion Cannons would be awesome