There are a few more little Tau bits floating around. So I thought I would put them into one post. its not a whole lot, but is worth mentioning. Riptide seems to be the name of the new Ubersuit monstrous creature.




Please remember that these are rumors


via The Dude on Warseer
*I've heard Riptide for the Ubersuit, but give that some salt


*I've heard no big Kroot beast, which makes sense if the Ubersuit is a Monstrous Creature.



via neko on Warseer  respsonding to a few questions
"I've heard Riptide for the Ubersuit, but give that some salt"
I'll confirm this much

And no, I won't say everything that I've heard, or be as specific as I've heard. I don't want to be responsible for losing anyone their jobs.

 

"Could you at least say whether they've changed the look of the Crisis suits?"
There is a new XV8 varient, but mostly they're the same.


46 Comments:

  1. New XV8 Variant? Are they bringing in some FW stuff then?
    Also, Riptide... Not sure whether it fits, but I like it.

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    1. Ignore me... I got confused with the XV9 suits.

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    2. well the names for tau vehicles are an aquatic theme so it does work although it does break the animal part of the theme

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    3. And "Crisis" is a name of fish then?

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    4. lol, next you'll be mentioning the 'Fire Warriors'...

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    5. Yes Karri, It's the name of my goldfish. GW is very thorough

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    6. He specifically said vehicles. Neither crisis suits nor fire warriors are vehicles.

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    7. Pretty sure Monstrous creatures and battle suits arn't vehicles either.

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  2. Riptide...staying with the water theme

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  3. broadside could be considered an aquatic term as well (as in old pirate ships firing from and hitting the other ships broadside), riptide sounding somewhat similar and having the aquatic feel to it, it makes sense. (only vehicles have animal names! creatures don't!)

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    1. It was a tactic used by ships of the line... Not just pirates...

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    2. It was a tactic used by ships of the line... Not just pirates...

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  4. Good call on the Broadside. That didn't jump out at me.
    I'm really looking forward to fighting against the new codex.

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  5. I've gotta say I'm super excited. I hope the flyers really match the aesthetic of the Forge World flyers, and the new suits.
    Not so sure how I feel about Riptide, don't know how well it fits with the them.
    Should see the White Dwarf in a week or two though.

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  6. will be called the Blue-Fin on account of its exorbitant price tag.

    Rip-tide is a shit name, sounds like a brand of surf gear. Its so shit it might even be true.

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    1. I was hoping for Critical Ordinance Deployment, or C.O.D.-bot for short.

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    2. C.O.D!! Hahaha!! Funny, that made my day! XD

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    3. Sounds like the name of a street shark from that ridiculous 90s cartoon. Jawsome!

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  7. Does my heart good to see all these tau rumors. I'm super excited.

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  8. Riptide just doesnt feel right for a walker or suit really.

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    1. Neither did Dreadknight. Dreadknight is still a stupid name, plus it looks stupid.

      Now to wait while this devolves into mass comments of Ward-hate.

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    2. Wasn't Riptide the name of one of the autobots in transformers? Maybe that big Necron walker thing is called Megacron?

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    3. Megacron is a pretty cool name actually. Decepte-CRONS

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    4. Hey, I'd rather people don't diss Matt Ward anymore. I for one thoroughly enjoy his books. I know they're slightly overpowered in some respects, but I'd rather that than be completely nerfed. Most of the three recent codices have terrible redundancy - units like the Dark Talon, Mutilators, and others which nobody would ever take. At least Ward makes every unit viable, which ultimately stops the trend toward mono-build armies.

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    5. Matt Ward doesn't make every unit viable though - I don't know any codex writer that has ever done that. He releases many rules/units that are just stupidly over the top. The recent books that have come out have been steps in the right direction of toning codex creep down, while still making the books fun.

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    6. Stuff the decepte-crons...
      Auto-crons, roll out! xD

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  9. " I don't want to be responsible for losing anyone their jobs."

    Give me a break. If they were that pious they wouldn't be rumor-mongering at all. Even for a confirmation.

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    1. plus if your worried about them losing their jobs hows about you dont say anything to begin with...

      Iv got a secret but i wont tell you!

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  10. Riptide.. hmmm I like it, Sounds like an Autobot

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    1. Seaspray was the autobot name. i thin k riptide was g.i. joe

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    2. And now you know, and knowing is half the battle....…....... Go Joe!!!!

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    3. And the other half involves a lot of guns and death.

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    4. 25% blue lasers, 25% red lasers.

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  11. I believe Riptide is the name of the pilot:)

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  13. The XV8 variant could possibly be the XV46 Vanguard Void Battlesuit. Either way, I'm looking for a new Tau codex (fianlly!)

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    1. I always liked that little bit of fluff. Always wanted to see the enviromental suits

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  14. They kept the XV15 and XV25 stealth suit models, I wonder if they will be seperated into 2 different unit entries in the Codex.

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  15. I want CC suits with Power weapons, forcefield generators and flamers. they wouldn't be too over powered and would make a nice addition if priced correctly.
    never gonna happen though :)
    Riptide is an awesome name, just hope it is too...Meh to use.

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    1. They do, you just have to take a Space Marine HQ to unlock them.

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  16. Wasn't that the same 'dude' who gave a whole list of 'rumours' that basically contradicted most of the more 'reliable' rumours?
    And sounded like he was just having some giggles on the internet...

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  17. I found a picture of a Riptide! No idea where you would mount the weapons!

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/Rip_Tide_standing.jpg

    Ok, so this is the mascot to my local Triple AAA baseball team, The Norfolk Tides. And his name is Riptide. :P

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