Checkout the new rumors for the Tau and Astartes that have been spotted about what may be some very NICE rules mechanics!
Via Archabald TK 10-19-2015
Some more info:
– Commander is 85pts base. Coldstar has no particular rules compared to a Crisis so no +1T sorry. The high yield canon is crap (or should I say crap for that model), 18″ S5 AP5 Assault6 TL.
– Crisis suits kit contain 4 of each weapon (except only 3 missiles). Iridium armor is still in the Codex, you can build one of such suits per kit (it the red one we saw in the pictures).
– Kauyon’s pictures show two formations: the awesome Shadowstrike Kill Team (2-4 Scouts + 1-5 Vanguards, you chose to fail or succeed reserve rolls for the Vanguards, they don’t scatter within 9″ of the scouts, they can charge the turn they DS) and Pinion Battle Demi-Company (like a demi company but with scouts that help reserves by accompanying other units to allow them to do a flank attack and can give ignore cover to an unit with 9″)
– Codex pictures show 80pts Devilfish and 44pts Pathfinders (minimum unit size of 4)
Sad to hear about Coldstar, although I think we should reserve judgement until we get the rules in our hot little hands and scower the special rules, and signature systems!
More assaulting from deep strike mechanics, and a new demi-company? That’s pretty saucy. I’m sure Raven Guard players will be estatic, however I wonder if that offer will extend to the normal Codex Space Marine chapters as well?
Good guy Games Workshop seems to be including more options in the their kits as well. Nice to see the ability to field units without purchasing extra bits to do it. Gosh, maybe that was their plan all along?
Dynamic re-entry seems to becoming a thing for power armored folks – Death from above!