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40K RUMORS: Codex T’au Latest

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Feb 20 2018

A T’au rumormonger returns with more news on the upcoming codex. For the Greater Good!

You will recall that a few weeks back we heard from Haechi at Advanced Tau Tactica.

He’s been talking a bit the last couple of days on the new Tau codex.  Here’s the latest:


via Haechi (Advanced Tau Tactica)

I lost track of this topic for a while, but Arka told me someone dropped a rumour about Gun Drones not having saviour protocols and Rail weapons being the same price. I can tell you both are false. Although there is a small change to saviour protocols.

Burst-or Iontide…?
Either and both. The firepower of both has skyrocketed while the point cost dropped hard. Plus there’s two insane stratagems for them.


…I have a massive tournament coming in two months and I’m dropping my Custodes and Thousand Sons list to play T’au instead. Also buy Riptides and a couple Hammerheads (with Ion Cannons) if you don’t have them.

The change to Saviour Protocols is something similar to what Crisis Bodyguards do and Shadowsun’s rule with Stealths suits.

Sorry, that was a bit confusing. Savior Protocols is the same as before, but happens only on a 2+.

If people are already complaining about T’au, here a few negative things haha.

1 commander per detachment
No changes to the markerlight table
No improvement to BS across the board
Railguns are the same

Don’t get alarmed though, there are far more upsides that we will get to soon-ish. I’m just waiting for GW to officially announce the codex to get more into details.

The upsides will come from massive point drops on base costs and weaponry, and massive buff to weapons characteristics. Sometimes both, which can make for some crazy stuff. Like a Heavy 18 S6 -1 2dmg gun for 35 points



~ Interesting that no Drukhari rumors have come out yet… Still T’au Strategems better be AWESOME – they need help bad.

Author: Larry Vela
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