Yesterday morning we had a rumor from Ravengardt that was telling us that the new Tau codex was to be without its alien companions, the Kroot and Vespid. Well, the same source sent this to me late  in the day yesterday, saying that his source might of been a little over enthusiastic. Here is what was sent in.


This was sent in simply to help us try and find the best information, and sometimes people get it wrong. I even had phone calls regarding this rumor bit, but Ravengardt was nice enough to dig a little deeper, and then let us know what he found out.

I still believe that Kroot and Vespid will get their token unit in the Tay codex, and will then will be expanded upon if an Allies Supplement is released.

via Ravengardt from the Faeit 212 inbox
Me again, had a bit of time to talk to someone else over at $%## @ %^%^##&. The info they've got is sparse too. Looks like real release briefings were stopped to prevent leaks. They get their hard facts a day before or at preorder start. So it looks like my earlier source might have been a little overly enthusiastic. So please add a lot of salt.

Sorry if I caused trouble. I wanted to clarify how dependable me info is. 

thanks,
Ravengardt


via Neko over at Warseer

There are pictures of Kroot and Vespid miniatures in the new codex, so I expect their rules will be there too

18 Comments:

  1. Thank God, they are still in, I spent a good deal of time on them and to only have them sit on the shelf would have been infuriating.

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  2. I'm hoping for auxiliaries just for sacrificial over watch fodder

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  3. Quit playing with my emotions, Ravengardt!

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  4. Hmmm... I was happier with the notion of them not being in the codex.

    And how is it that we still don't have a picture of the codex cover art? Seems odd that everything else has in the WD has been photographed except that.

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    1. controlled leaks? quite a few explanations.

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    2. In last cases (CSM, DA, Daemons) only new/repacked boxes got mentioned in WD.

      This may imply Kroots/Vespids are still here, just with models from last millennium.

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  5. You are such a tease ;)

    All kidding aside, I think alot of us overreacted yesterday, myself included. It is easy to forget that these are rumors and people's sources are wrong lots of times.

    Apologies to Natfka and Ravengardt.
    Tau'va!

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    1. No need to apologize. Rumors are rumors, and I take them as just that. Comments are just that as well, just comments. I don't take them personally, and I try and moderate ones that are there to simply attack other people through the anonymity of the internet.

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  6. Oh, I was hoping for $50 expansion with single unit entry that already should be included in the Codex...

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  7. In that case, I'm hoping they bump the range of the Neutron Blaster out a little bit.

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  8. It's all about business, and axing the Kroot and Bugs would be bad business.

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  9. The Allies supplement still seems like a good idea. Minimalist "friends" in the Tau codex is a better idea. The last thing we needed them to become is a hodge-podge of aliens, simply because it suggests a shortage of originality and ideas.

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    1. Doesn't the fluff for Tau already portray them as a "hodge podge" of aliens? I thought their whole gimmick is absorbing any aliens they can use that are willing to fight for the Greater Good. Seems to me what you think of as a shortage of originality and ideas is exactly the idea behind the Tau.

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    3. What it is not original and means lack of ideas is to use ALWAYS the same races, the same background, the same stories, the same fluff and don't evolve in 20 years. Tau used to be a "hodge podge", but anyway you can always make a only Tau army (mine IS). What i dislike is not to have more options in the form of other alien races, because simply the only one that has been shown (kroot), to my tastes, it is ugly and doesn't fit the rest of the Tau army... I don't feel like they are part of the imperium, aesthetically, they don't look nice. In my opinion, not to include OTHER races than kroot or vespids IS terrible lack of ideas.

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  10. I still wonder how the kroot & vespid are going to be implemented. There has been a lot of talk lately but nothing about them.

    I can see GW leaving them out and using them as allies with a WD supplement or codex later, but like many of you said:

    - It's bad buiness. GW having unused minis in their shelves?
    - Tau need a non-tau meatshield to be fluffy and balanced. If they could kill everything at range, they would be a too strong allie for close combat armies. If Firewarriors were too cheap and expendable, they would again be a too strong support for another army.

    On the other hand:

    - Tau as strong allies would boost sales
    - Balance is not GWs first priority
    - Daemons were removed from CSM

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  11. By placing them out of Tau dex they will make every player that owned a tau army with kroot to suddenly have TWO armies. They will need their own dex, their own cards, they will have their own foc, different units... so much more money for them.

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