Tau...as cool as Iron Man by Adi Granov? Just about...
So I am super stoked about Tau hitting us very soon. I love the little fish heads...when they are in freaking cool cyber suits...
Frankly, of all the xenos, Tau and Tyranids have it best.
Nids - masses of irrepressable swarmage and huge Godzilla psyker bugs - 'nuff said.
Tau - hyper-experimental Shellhead style suits everywhere! Plus the dudes have this weird Japan/Samurai armour thing going on.
See. Cool as fuck.
My Tau are built to the fifth edition standard of:
- Bugger all fire warriors (for some reason I still have 40!)
- Disruption Pod/SMS "Warfish" Devilfish (5)
- Crisis Suits EVERYWHERE! (18)
- TL Missile Pods EVERYWHERE!
- Broadsides! (3)
- Hammerheads (2)
- Piranhas for fast blocking as part of a skirmish screen to roadblock (5..actually less now after I built a Barracuda!)
- even Pathfinders! (8)
- Kroot meat shields.. dont know how many I have.. I dont really like them and I am glad I didnt buy too many as I prefer the mega firepower you used to be able to bring.
I love all this shit. I cannot wait for a Tau flier. I scratch built a Barracuda over the Christmas period and am going to airbrush it this weekend hopefully as I have just about finished the Nids to basic tournie standard (don't worry, they'll get more work over the tournament year as I am loving them) ... So anyway, Tau ..
Ahh 5th ed.. 1500 points! How small it seems.. on my parents kitchen table!
I've moved house (buying my first house with my then girlfriend) Married said girlfriend.. almost 9 months now! Been in the house 2 years!
It's been a while since the Kroot bubblewrap and Jump-Shoot-Jump with Suits inside the wrapping..
I've even put money aside for it! although I am hoping that I only have to buy in the new Ubersuit (or "Riptide" as it has been rumour revealed to be called, check out Faeit212 blog) and the new Crisis Suit models.. Plus more fire warriors if the points costs go down as universally as they have across other armies.
Cannot wait to spunk shit loads of money on FRESH new Crisis Suits.. genuinely.. I love our hobby!
Oh and several fliers if they are any good. Lets quantify that a bit... S7 guns...thinking missile pods and ion cannons... Cheap, 125-150, three HPs and av11.
I personally don't want much more than that. How about you? The barracuda fits this it just needs another hull point and another point of AV.
Man.. fears though.. changes to Broadsides. If you look at the pattern of codex changes.. the really good stuff gets a "balancing" or in some cases out right nerfing... or just stay the same whilst everything else gets a bit better. Dark Angels for example.. Deathwing got a bit more expensive..just enough to make them untenable.. then Ravenwing (which were niche in 5th and before) get a huge boost through Standard of Devastation and relatively cheap price, combined with the way the codex interacts with the core rules. Demons.. Tzeentch got balanced, Slaanesh gets a big boost.. Some people get angry about this, I just call it business. Fair play. Anyway.. I wonder if this is going to be the same.. after all, Crisis Suits are iconic to the max, no way they can be made pooski, especially if there are truly new models. In which case, they have to sell them.. so.. Flier and Supersuit the same..as long as they are all viable.. I am going to buy and play them. I love the fact that Marines are in fact on the back foot now - 5th was Wolves and GK.. with Crons taking over and emerging from the Tomb Worlds for the last year and a half.. now we have Chaos erupting, Tau hitting.. Ork rumours, Eldar in Q3/4 (Games Day slot I imagine).. and the PACE of releases!
Who says GW doesn't give us the good shit? Love it.