A couple weeks ago we had a rumor set that many different units that we may see in a future Tau codex. One in particular was a Beastly Transport. This morning we have a little bit more info on this transport.


I have included the previous rumor regarding the transport for those that do not remember it well. (like myself)

previous rumor via stickmonkey
My sources are telling me kroot are in fact still part of Tau, and have a new unit or two including a beastly transport. They may have more options in a later supplement.

via Stickmonkey on Warseer
"Beastly Transport" ---> Unit Type="chariot"...Size=Flying oval

43 Comments:

  1. This has Gungans from Star Wars written all over it.

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    1. Like that shield generator or those catapults. LOL

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    2. Hey! That was MY idea!

      Codex:Gungans

      Those blue orbs count as Haywire grenades.

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    3. I remember that thread.

      I'll take this time to reiterate my belief that the only reason to play Codex: Gungans would be to watch Gungans die.

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  2. Nice to see some Kroot love, hopefully Vespids will become some what useful.

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  3. I bet its pulled by krootoxs

    Angron Lord if the Red Sands

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    1. Or maybe one of those giant kroot dinos (can't remember what they're called). They could make it like the lizardmen stegadon with a bunch of kroot on its back

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    2. Knarlocs, that's the one. Thanks :D

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  4. Hopefully the goal of each new codex is to make each one so balanced, the need for allies is mute. Tau needs more assault elements. Adding to the Kroot side of the force leads me to believe they will be more balanced as well.

    As far as codex space marines getting a bomber. I'm very excited for this. Contain with stand-off defensive fire power; destroy with close air support; blitz past with transports. Modern Warfare!!! The only thing missing is unit in certain codex that SPECIALIZE in Pinning. Not over kill, but the ability to reliably pin one unit can open a lot of possibilities.

    Bellumvinco

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    1. except the SMs already HAVE a perfectly capable ground attack air unit. another one seems kinda unnesscary

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    2. While you're at it, give space marines everything possible, so that they can do anything they want!
      Oh wait, they already can. Seriously, codex space marines has enough units as it is, and is currently a fairly balanced army. Adding more unnecessary units is not only pointless, it could also push the codex towards a cookie-cutter spam army, where everything in you army flies and can do anything you could possibly want.
      Imperial Guard have bombers, gunships, and planes, space marines are more of a gunship only army. Look at what they get. Thunderhawk, Storm Raven, Storm Talon. A bomber just doesn't really fit with the space marine style, if I'm honest.
      Anyway, back on topic, the new unit sounds great! Even if it does sound like it belongs in Codex: Gungans...

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    3. News flash! The reason humans are the most dominant race in the 40k galaxy is because the space marines can do it all. Who cares if one codex can do it all now. With allies you can do anything you want! Hense every army you put on the table has the ability to do it all! Or did you miss that small part about 6th edition?

      Bellumvinco

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    4. Codex Space Marines is a jack of all trades master of non. It makes sense that the codex has a little bit if everything.

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    5. Sorry I turned the point of the blog into a different direction.

      I am very interested in more Tau info. I'm currently saving up for a Tau allied detachment myself. Although I have no plans for any kroot. Still sounds very cool and I'm excited for the Tau playes.

      Bellumvinco

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    6. Sm are only as good as GW lets them....

      And GW REALLY likes their SM....

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    7. I think if we were to see a hyper balanced game like you're talking about, we'd end up with a bunch of armies with no functional differences. Every army would have the same units just with a different name and model, which would suck. What we want is perfect imbalance, were each army has strengths and weaknesses, but neither is universal or overwhelming. To this end, allies could still be useful because they would complement the relative strengths and weaknesses of your army. Additionally, it's not in GWs best interest to make allies obsolete. Allies are a method of reducing the entry cost of starting new armies (you can use relatively small forces and build up, whereas you had to buy a larger force right right off the bat previously) and making more money via people playing a wider array of armies. So no, I don't think this is what GW will be doing and I hope I'm right.

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    8. Having read your thoughts on it, I think you have convinced too. Well said. Those are perspectives I had not yet considered.

      Bellumvinco

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  5. Hmm...I guess the best way to achieve this now is to make your opp feel the need to go to ground. There by pinning themselves. Tar Pits and such work too.

    Bellumvinco

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  6. Ok let's stay on topic here. This chariot is going to be fantastic! And pulled by krootox? Sounds legit! How about pulled by 6-12 hounds like a sled! Or just 2-3 beefy krootox would look cool. With the base size it would seem more reasonable. I look forward to seeing this model because I really love the kroot in my tau army, they are essential to any tau lovers army's :) well let's just say you all bought the battle force or a few if you like them as much as me and that means at least 12-24 kroot and who wouldn't take hounds? And that shaper for extra wounds! Can't wait guys! This and kroot hawks is the coolest stuff I've heard in a while! Thank you Natfka!

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    1. A sled pulled by something? Gets to complicated when ya want to kill the transport's ability. It is my opinion that it would be a open topped wagon type thing on the back of one large creature.

      Bellumvinco

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    2. Yeah, krootox are too slow and hounds are too weak. It'll have to be a great knarloc or a could knarlocs.

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  7. Stickmonkey has been very active lately....

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    1. i keep thinking this is facebook and look for the like button, seriously we need it :p

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    2. if he just yells out every obvious thing coming out in the next 4 years he will be right about at least one of them.

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    3. Uh oh, someone has figured out his strategy.

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  8. Can't wait for a White Dwarf Kroot supplement like circa 8/9 years ago.

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    1. Is it still legal to use that?

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    2. I guess technically it would be since no more recent codex replaced it? I have the chapter approved book it is in and it looks interesting. Not my cup of tea though, I play tau without empire allies and lots of suits :)

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  9. A chariot? Ok. Like the idea of a howdah like arrangement on a greater knarloc more, but still.

    "Look at your rweapon, now look at mine. Sadly, yours isn't a pulse rifle, but it could be if you joined the Greater Good. I'm on a knarloc"

    Hownowbrowntau

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  10. When is this codex rumored to come out?

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    1. Apparently it is going to come out next summer at the latest or some I've heard are saying first quarter.

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  11. I always thought a skiff looking skimmer would make a cool open-top vehicle for kroot.

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