More on the Tau front. A Clarification actually. Lets take a quick look at this new bit on the Tau rumor front.

Please remember that these are rumors and to apply the normal amount of salt.

via Jared Van Kell
An earlier rumor
Tau Ethereal - Unlocks Tau Firewarrior teams.

Tau Fire Commander - Unlocks Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit teams.
Kroot Shaper - Unlocks Kroot Carnivore squads.
Demiurg Ancient - Unlocks Demiurg Warrior squads.
Jared added this clarification
From what I understand they become troops. However I have a strong feeling that firewarriors are going to be remaining as troops that can be taken irrespective of what commander you taken but that the different commanders allow you to take other units as troops instead.

With regard to ethereals I believe that they will allow honour guard to be be taken as troops (with BS4 and preferred enemy) or at least allow firewarriors to be upgraded to honour guard.

For the kroot carnivor squads and demiurg warrior squads and indeed the other kroot/demiurg units as well I do believe the rumour is correct in that you will have to take a shaper/ancient to be able to take them. For Crisis battlesuit teams I am sure taking a tau commander they are moved from elites to troops instead or at least become scoring.


  1. Thanks again Natfka! I can't wait. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas! Let's just hope we don't have to wait until November.

  2. I wonder if 'preferred enemy' will be for shooting as well as assault in 6th edition. Necron destroyers have preferred enemy but are better used as mobile guns than assault troops. Fire Warriors are not the sort to go charging into close combat, but can certainly shoot.

    Just a thought. Good rumour.

  3. Now I wonder if this was made with the rumored new force organization in mind. Being based on precentages instead of FOC, it would allow for one to have all the commanders and be able to field a vast myriad of troops. Just a thought though


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