Long ago in the far distant past, we had rumors of a massive Tau Empire comprised of unknown races fighting for the greater good. Of course the Demuirg were the biggest news of those days, but we have long since moved past those whispers of new and exciting races, but the question remains....

Are there going to be any new races in the Tau Codex? The Tau codex is next in 40k according to rumors, and scheduled anywhere from April-June.


Please remember that these are rumors. Salt is always required.

A big thanks to Shaso Iceborn for continuing to whisper hints of the future. Remember please as a policy on this site: Discuss the rumors, and please no bashing the sources.

via shaso_iceborn over on Warseer
*There will be no new races (no Demiurge after all). 
*Kroot will be expanded, 
*New Vespid were play-tested I am awaiting confirmation as to whether or not they made into final print.
*There are multiple fliers and and new units. 

This post is intentionally vague until I can gain confirmation of units.

43 Comments:

  1. Looking forward to the codex, for sure. I hope they don't completely replace the current tau model range. Those suits cost a bundle.

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    1. Hmm you may want to start ebaying them then! ;-P

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    1. The Squats are Imperium not Tau.

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    2. Demiurge are basically Squats now, since Squats are gone forever.

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  3. I want Squats too. NOW! Looking forward to this Codex either way, I've got some Tau and they're on hold until some new comes out.

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  4. I would buy this if it had Squats...didn't particularly care for Mantics. I may get around to converting Chibi Marines one day...

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  5. I'd love a Kroot option for every type of unit - HQ, Troops, Elite, Fast, Heavy... the option to 'officially' use a complete or mostly Kroot army would be amazing. Maybe with a unit of Fire Warriors dispatched to help out in the name of the Greater Good.

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    1. That would awesome to have all kroot army, that would be even more awesome if they made tau out to be several armies in one, all standard tau and all vespid. Could lead to greater options and even more amazing army lists.

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    2. Yeah, this would be awesome.

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    3. Oh Chapter Approved, how I miss you...
      *Sigh*

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    4. Oh yes, the Chapter Approved Kroot Mercenaries were a really fun army. Not very good against most things out there, but lots of fun.

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    5. Oh god, my kroot army is just sitting around, collecting dust. If I really could bring it back... my wallet hurts just thinking about it.

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    6. If there is going to be all-kroot-army option, I'll go for them.

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  6. To be fair, there are demiurge in BFG, also another race that escapes my mind right now.

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  7. They need to give us Tarellians as terminator like assault troops.

    http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Tarellians

    Also we need the Nicassar as psykers.

    http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Nicassar

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  8. No Demiurg for Tau even though originally planned = CODEX: SQUATS CONFIRMED

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    1. I doubt they were originally planned for 40k, Jervis Johnson has stated that there are no plans to bring Demiurg or Stuntiez to the tabletop.

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    2. "Planned" referring to the recent-ish rumours (2011-present) of the Demiurg featuring in C:T, not some Great Scheme dating back from 1980's.

      Also, JJ's (in)famous explanation regarding Hive Fleet's OM NOM NOM (which in itself was originally just a joke to deflect the endless pestering that got out of hand and got a life of its own) is from 2004 (or was it 2003 already?).

      A lot may have (read: is) changed since then, such as the reinclusion of the Squats in the fluff in the 6ed BRB. Now, having stated for 10-15 years that the Squats drew the short end of the stick and ain't ever coming back and never even existed as far as new material is concerned, GW would not need to have made a 180 degree turn just to satisfy a few old grudgebearers. Does still not mean they would be actually planning anything, just that (at least for the time being) they like to leave doors half-open rather than bolted shut.

      My comment was still meant to be humorous rather than serious, though.

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    3. It's OK man, I took it as fairly tongue in cheek :]

      I spoke to JJ last year at the GW Design Studio Open Day, my response is from a convo I had with him there, not an old statement made ten years ago. I know people would like to see Demiurg (and I remember Squats from 40k and Epic from back then) but I just don't want people getting their hopes up about it.

      *cracks open a can and tips it to those lil' ol' hairy guys and their bikes and land trains*

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    4. :p

      I stand corrected, didn't remember the more recent comments (though I must have read about them here).

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  9. I have some Mantic Forgefathers just in case we get Demiurg. I want my space dwarves dagnamit! But if, not then I'll still use the Forgefathers as proxies for Tau troops.

    Space Dwarves for the win!

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    1. I know, but I'll use the Forgefathers to represent them using the Tau codex.

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  10. The rumours of the new one shot/multi use Markerlight looked good, through what they would do with Tetras I dont know.

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  11. Hoping Tau are next. I have a campaign that's currently on hold because the Tau player is waiting for the new Codex. I also have a sizable Tau army and am real curious about the Tau "supersuit" and if they'll remake those blocky Crisis Suits. Hope April is the drop-date.

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  12. April is to soon they've just realeased daemons. May is probably the earliest they will be realeased but even that is a bit close.

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  13. The Tau are already here. I was heading up Snowboarding the other day and saw the slogan for Simcoe County...

    https://twitter.com/MakeItCountWes/status/289723208209416193

    Figures they'd takeover Canada first. We're so docile and polite...

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    1. Docile? Haha someone hasn't read about our military history. The term Storm Trooper was created to describe our infantry in WW1, and the Germans were terrified of us :P

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    2. I'm well aware of or military prowess. A position gets overrun and we just shoot 'em in the back or we choke their machine gun nests with our dead. Canuks and Aussies are feared in every theater because we're bit crazy when it comes to war (probably why we get along so well in peace too - that and our love of beer). However, your average civi is pretty tame ;)

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  14. I would just like to point out that almost everything about Daemons turned out to be wrong until people actually had their hands on the book.

    No new Daemon engine, it WAS a major overhaul, no flyers, no large beast thing, Vetock did not write either book. Almost all of it was garbage besides Hastings saying when and what would be released.

    Grain of salt, indeed. CSM rumors were more accurate, but that rumor lockdown seems to be working now. I still like this site a lot though.

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    1. The Nurgle Flies rumor was right. Hopefully the Tau supersuit one is on, too.

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  15. Perhaps instead of warseer I will start posting here. What do you guys think?

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    1. And on the supersuit, hastings himself confirmed it.

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    2. I approve!

      (Of you posting, not the possibility of a larger suit!)

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    3. Sounds like a good plan Shas'O !

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  16. I thought we were expecting an "allies" codex after Tau that would have either something like regiments of renown for a variety of armies or new allied races/units to equalize some of the issues between codices that might not see some love for a long time...

    I was actually expecting all Kroot and Vespid and all that to end up this additional supplement and for the Tau codex to just focus on Tau... so maybe all the other races were bounced to this rumored Allies Codex?

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  17. Allies codex, I read Codex Squats.

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  18. I hope the Tau get some love.
    If Vespid stay in the codex, I really hope that they get an overhaul. The models themselves are pretty cool but their codex entry is junk.
    If not, flush 'em.

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  19. Considering the complete LACK of IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY that shows what it is suposed to be a brand of sculptors, modellers, (artists in fact) that work using their inspiration to give us amazing new creatures and new material... I am not eager to have new races... disapointing is the new black for GW, but they stoped long ago to use their imagination to depict what it is suposed to be a universe full of races. I don't mean to have star wars universe, but something really new (not remakes of the same ideas)would be fine.

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