It looks like Tau are set to be released right before 6th edition hits. The Demiurg are in, as is yet another undisclosed ally. also thrown in there is a small space marine bit, Dark Angels are not in the 6th edition starter box.

After last weeks bad set of rumors on Tau, I dug up what the rumor should of been. These rumors I dug up were conversations in the forums about a Tau release. These bits of rumors were all given to us Saturday and Sunday in response to the Tau are Imminent rumors. Thankfully something of substance was delivered.


So with these rumors, I can easily see that there is a codex between now and an early summer Tau release.

Please Remember that these are rumors, and to apply salt.

Frgt/10
All the new Tau models are done; Dave Thomas worked on them for roughly 18 months and he's finished them all now.

They're just waiting for a releases slot, I don't now when that is but my guess it is has since been locked in since I found out this info.
 
via Harry
As you know I don't know much about 40K and so couldn't possibly shed any light on what it might be but ....
... amongst other things ... Dave has been working on something pretty big. (Helpful as always. )
 
Also Frgt/10 is correct in that Dave Thomas has been exclusiely on Tau for 18 months but he is not 100% correct. Whilst MOST of the models are done. My understanding is Dave Thomas still had some bits and bobs to do. (i am guessing finishing characters?)

But even so that means they could be in the next six months.
(But I am not expecting them quite this soon).

I have them for the early summer in my, constantly updated, release schedule as the release right before 6th Edition

Question asked by KarlPedder

Obviously you are free to not answer or may not know but there is only one thing I want to know how many new alien auxilaries and I don't mean new units of Vespid/Kroot I mean new species? Pretty please

More.
OK, OK ... What I heard was ... 'The Empire is expanding to include More races' (Plural)
 
So that would suggest at least two "More".
 
 
ghost21
the demmiurg are there as are a bizzare race, the vespid get 2 slots, and the kroot get an aditional
 
Question asked by Schelle

I am not starting any rumours here, but aren't chaos coming out around the new 40k rule book, which is rumoured for release next summer.
I believe someone started a rumour a couple of months ago, cannot remember who, stating that chaos would be the first (hardback???) release for the new rulebook.
The starter set(s) are Chaos and Dark Angels.
Apparently Imperial Guard renegade armies will be a part of the Chaos release.
Once again, do not slaughter me for starting a false rumour, I am just quoting what someone else wrote a couple of months ago.

hate to burst your bubble but its not dark angels

Originally Posted by Rogue Star
There were two four-armed creatures drawn up in concepts. I think the idea of a four-armed mercenary was however, nabbed for the Dark Eldar Sslyth.



the guy on the left well, they have plans for him
 
 

19 Comments:

  1. I'm still gonna take the Demiurg with a big grain of salt. THere have been rumors floating around regarding them making a comeback as an army as far back as late third, early fourth. I just don't see GW adding in another Fantasy-->40K crossover army (Space Dwarves).

    With that said, if they WERE to bring them (and by extension the Squats) back into 40K, it'd most likely be as a small contingent unit in an already existing army as opposed to an entirely new codex.

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  2. That is one mean looking what ever that is. I really hope this turns out to be true. Would be a great thing for the greater good to get more races to its cause. But is dark angels aren't going to be the starter set faction then who will?
    could it be Black Templar?

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  3. The pic could just be early designs for the Sslyth, looking at the four arms and Dark Eldar weaponry. Rather than seeing more alien auxiliaries, I'd like to see more Tau units.

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  4. Its not a sslyth, the pic was posted alongside another pic that was a sslyth concept art. So that is probably the only thing it is not. I will try and post the other pic later today

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  5. Anyone else see the necron teaser on the GW site?

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  6. Necron teaser up on GW site.

    Maybe the pic was a second thought for the Sslyth then if they were close together.

    Where can I find Gw concept art? I have some bits and pieces, but would like more.

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  7. That picture is old tau concept art from the first codex, it cant be a sslyth, the picture is at least 4 years old. Of all the alies art though that one has to be the worst IMHO, looks to similar to an ork for me.

    Here are the rest of that concept art
    http://advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=17717&hilit=+concept+art+bike

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  8. Also IMHO the tau empire is just as much about the other races as it is the tau, I hope to see more aux units but at least half of the units to be tau.

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  9. Unrelated but Necron teaser video is up on GW's site under What's New Today...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i58gku8wePE&feature=player_embedded

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  10. Natfka, once again, your the man!

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  11. are you saying the same guy that does the resin models also design the pastics?
    aren´t they done on the computer... thats a whole diffrent workspace... i dought the same guy does both

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  12. was there not a rumor for a mercenary dex for WFB? maybe they will do same for 40k???

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  13. IIRC the models done on the comp are also sculpted as a 3 up (3 times bigger than what they come out as)and laid out for the sprue. Then they are put onto the computer with a 3d scanner. The models are scaled down and one copy is made to test for defects. If the product is good it goes onto production

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  14. @Anonymous (10:15), you can find really cool fan written Army Books from Mathias "M4cR1II3n" Eliasson, including Cathay, Nippon and Araby.

    @steck, I am something of a Farsight sympathizer, although I won't go as far as to turn against Tau'va, I believe the Tau Empire should adopt a far more aggressive approach to the galaxy. Face it, the universe isn't a nice place and the only way the Tau can survive is to harden up a little.

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  15. Interesting stuff, though time will tell how much of it is true. Though I do have good hopes with all the great other xenos releases of the last 1+ year!

    I for one really hope the Kroot and Vespids truly get more expore, as I love those critters. The four-armed fellow would be rather nice as well as it would fill up another mystery slot of my favorite 40K artpiece so far:

    http://www.warhammer.cz/img/Clanky/Hrud.jpg

    This little beauty was included in the third edition rulebook and so far has translated into real minis for the Necrons, the Kroot, the Ambul and the Clawed Fiend!

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  16. I like Natfka's blog. Its like the news but with more infomration. He starts with a teaser, much like the news. "A break out of Ecoli at a nearby grocery store after next break." Then they come back and only cover it for 20 seconds. Where as Natfka gives a teaser and the full story, not just a snippet.

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  17. A sent one. It may come across like that, because that is what I am familair with. I am a world news junkie, slightly reformed.

    I used to get 12-16 hours of new a day between radio, internet, and Television. My evenings often included CNN in the background of no matter what I was doing. Not to mention constant radio news at work. I am down to only a couple hours of news a day on average.

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  18. Well I have been looking to start a second army to fight battle my nids aren't so awesome at like dark eldar and to fight against my tyranids when I can't find people to play with. If Tau get a good release with space dwarves to balance out their weaboo and they keep the sweet Tau Hammerhead I think might be in. If not I am gonna wait for chaos Daemons to get buffed (I think I might be waiting awhile longer). I thought about raven guard but honestly there are enough marine players already and smurf vs smurf gets boring real fast and doesn't make much sense unless one side is spiky smurfs. I kind of like Eldar, but again I am worried about the extreme weaboo they have. Maybe if Eldar gets a good release I will just bite the bullet and endure all the elfdar jokes. How do you tau players deal with all the "for the greater weaboo" jokes besides yelling eat plasma.

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