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40K: T’au Strike Fast With The Vior’la Sept

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Mar 9 2018

Games Workshop is back with another preview of the T’au rules and the Vior’la Sept is here to shoot and scoot!

So far, we’ve gotten a look at The T’au Sept, The Bork’an Sept, and the Farsight Enclaves. And yesterday we saw the Dal’yth Septs stealthy ways. Today, GW is back with a new preview showcasing the aggressively agile Vior’la Sept!

via Warhammer Community

“Like all Sept Tenets, Vior’la Detachments are armed with a powerful set of rules that’ll allow you to build a variety of unusual and thematic T’au Empire armies. Vior’la are focused, in particular, on speed and flexibility as illustrated by the Strike Fast Sept Tenet.”

The Vior’la are also packing a unique stratagem that pairs well with more than a few options in their army:


This ability pairs very nicely with Firewarriors, Pathfinders or Stealth Battlesuits thanks to those burst cannons! In fact GW has another tip with this stratagem:

“…with Vior’la, you won’t have to worry about declaring Mont’ka, and can instead declare Kauyon using your XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit Commander to make the most of this deluge of firepower.”

Speaking of the Coldstar, it’s gotten some tweaks as well – GW is calling it “the single most improved unit in the new Codex: T’au Empire” which is a pretty big claim! So what changes did it get?

Well for starters, the Coldstar’s hardpoints are all fully customizable – you can arm those 4 spots as you see fit! And, according to GW, if all those weapons are Assault or Rapid Fire – as a Vior’la Sept Tenet – you’ll be able to effectively move 40″ and fire those weapons without penalty! I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing the Coldstar show up in a lot of lists to be a swiss army knife of death for the T’au. And to help keep it alive, here’s another defensive stratagem for your Commanders as well:

It’s pricey, but when you need to make your opponent miss, this could save your Commander’s bacon!


The T’au Codex is coming in hot for pre-order this weekend. Are you ready for the Nu-T’au to invade your tabletop?

Author: Adam Harrison
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