A little information sifting down towards us this morning with regarding Tau Crisis and Battle Suits. Tau are said to be in proof reading as well, so we are just waiting now.

Please remember to take rumors with a grain of salt.

via StraightSilver

From what I have heard I wouldn't get too excited about new Battle and Crisis Suits as they aren't getting new models.

They will have recut sprues with more weapon options but the models themselves will remain the same AFAIK.

However there will definitely be some other brand new Tau models.
 
From what I remember being told the suits themselves remain pretty much the same, I was told the sprues had been recut to allow more options.
 
I am assuming that means weapon options, with the kits going all plastic.

14 Comments:

  1. Well, that sucks. Guess we're stuck with boxes on chicken legs.

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  2. Yeah Mr Tim I see your point.

    On a plus side, at least you won't have to replace your Tau range so your army doesn't look silly next to the new stuff.

    Put me off Tyranids when they changed with every edition (among other things: 2nd wave?).

    I'm on the fence with this rumour. Depending on your point of view it's either good news or bad news.

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  3. I like the old suits, i really do, they are half the reason i choose tau a my first army (the other half was the fire warrior model believe it or not) i just think smoother lines and fewer angles would rest just make them look great. And if they get new models i can get the old ones cheap on ebay!

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  4. If this is true, it's a monumental missed opportunity to make those models amazing (like some of the Forgeworld suits).

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  5. Honestly, while I think that business-wise they may not be making the smartest decision, if this does prove true that is, it would be a double-edged sword for me. I've got close to 15-20 crisis suits from a trade for a commission I'm doing, and I'd hate for all of them to become debunked by a new model I'd have to buy because it's new and shiny… Cause I would :P

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  6. Well ForgeWorld is going to be getting a lot of business, because well, the current suits are absolute crap compared to the XV9 in every way to me. Sure they got me into tau, but now that there is something to compare it to... well there is no comparison. Here's to hoping this rumor is false

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  7. I hope the recut makes them 3 a box, possibly more poseable, although I doubt the latter. With the current prices for these models, I have no interest in buying them.

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  9. last anon, please do not drag nonsense political phrases into the comments.

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  10. Wow, I don't believe that GW would be foolish enough not to redesign them IMO - I hat the plastic crisis suits, I think they look so dated and clunky - the FW ones are so much nicer

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  11. I disagree, I don't see anything wrong with the crisis suits and to be honest, I don't see why GW WOULD invest more money into re-making an existing model that is already plastic when there are a multitude of other things that could be converted INTO plastic, plus the huge scope for potential new units / models.

    From a business point of view, GW would set aside budget for working on models. If they spend this re-designing an existing (perfectly suitable) model then that means we lose out of something else... such as a new plastic alien, or plastic XV9 suits!? or all plastic XV88!? or Tetras!

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  12. Thats assuming they don't have the funding to do both, they already have heavy rumors of plastic xv88s and new units. The XV9s are Forgeworld products and there is no word on GW doing anything with them.
    If they did somehow incorporate XV9s, then I feel bad for xv8s since the supposed elites are overshadowed by their fast attack counterparts so badly i wouldn't doubt players would switch the models, I know I would.
    But thats why these are rumors and we shouldn't assume so much...

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  13. This post is really sweetest on this notable topic. I harmonise with your conclusions and will thirstily look forward to your incoming updates. Keep posting good blogs. Thanks.

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  14. Regardless of the ‘look’ most players have issues with the weakness of the ankles on the Crisis suites. This as a minimum should be addressed.

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