Prices are out, the codex cover is out, and its going to be Tau everywhere for the next week or so. Take a look at some new images in French of course, and the pricing in US dollars courtesy of Bols.



This just in from over on Bols, via Larry Vela
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2013/03/40k-tau-news-launch-wave-products-and.html

ProductDetailPrice (USD)
Codex: Tau Empire (English)104p Full Color Hardcover$49.50
XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Team9 minis$65.00
Pathfinder Team13 minis$35.00
Hammerhead Gunship1 mini$60.00
Sun Shark Bomber1 mini$65.00
XV104 Riptide Battlesuit1 mini$85.00
XV88 Broadside Battlesuit3 minis$50.00
Cadre Fireblade1 mini$20.00
Tau Empire Battleforce30 minis$120.00

Advanced orders go up March 30th
Street date is April 6th


Here are some more pics,






74 Comments:

  1. Any chance of getting some UK prices up? Even approx :)

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    1. Use this site, it will compare the prices: http://www.dollars2pounds.com/

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  2. ARRRGH, FRENCH, BY TOUTATIS!!


    Heh, thanks French Person! Much appreciated :]

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  3. Its missing the finecast pathfinder special character and enforcer suit :(

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    1. It's missing all of the new Finecast bits, and is different from the prices you could see in the White Dwarf magazine pictures that leaked last week, if you look in that you can see pretty clearly that the crisis suit team is $75.

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  4. I seriously doubt that you get 3 Broadsides for that price! That must be 'each'.

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    1. It's counting drones. That's why the Crisis suits are 9 per box

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    2. I think it's 1 broadside and 2 drones

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    4. Ahhhh - including drones. That's makes a lot more sense, then.

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    5. Yeah... of course! :) Fair enough.

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  6. The Commander's suit is very unimaginative.. They basically remade the crisis suit into a slightly larger one! :(
    I do like the new weapons on it though.

    I love that 'Did someone say missiles?' Broadside! :D

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    1. Really? I have to say it is my least favorite model. And that includes that new nurgle flies. The double mounted shoulder weapons are a serious eyesore, the infantry-style railgun is poorly done (and simply a bad idea), and the missiles are exactly as you describe them. The whole thing is over-the-top. I really can't look at it.

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    2. the commander's suit should be similar to the norm. the tau don't want to make it obvious who the commander is. they aren't like most armies they can't afford losses of troops, equipment, or officers (think the opposite of IG in mentality). i'm honestly surprised it looks significantly larger than normal xv-8s

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    3. Perspective. It's not larger, it's closer to the camera in the group shot. I doubt it's actually significantly different size wise.

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    4. Terminator commanders aren't all that different from regular terminators, why would you expect a battlesuit commander to be so different from other battlesuits?

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    5. The issue is that Forgeworld has spoiled many of us with their suit designs.

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    6. If I did a Tau army I'd convert a ton of XV-9s to have the same weapon armament as XV-8s. They are sexy models.

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  7. You might want to update the info to 3 mini crisis team and 1 mini broadside.

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    1. Its including the drones as they are technically minis. :D

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    2. Though why that's not addressed on the riptide or flyer is a mystery since those come with drones too. Yay drones for everyone!

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  8. Ohhh god that commander suit is the expression of the greater good's awesomeness; it just makes me instantly feel rewarded for all these years spent waiting for the tau codex and I think you guys should feel the same way, careless of the price.

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    1. For one, its bigger than the other crisis suits lol

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    2. Pretty sure that's just perspective, in the group shot the commander is much closer to the camera. Why are there 4 other suits with him in the group shot though, 4 suit crisis teams?

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    3. Guess it was just for exposure purpose.

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    4. Well spotted DXWANG2006! That commander does indeed appear to be sitting on a higher piece of terrain closer to the camera. Not larger after all :P

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    5. It boggles me that everyone wonders why 4 crisis suits. Do you think that maybe the HQ is independent and has joined a unit of 3, which is our current squad size?

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    6. Well in total there are 5 suits, 1 commander and 4 crisis, that's why people are wondering if max squad size went up.

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    7. Gotcha. Now that you mention it, I remember that. Never mine my previous comment :)

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  9. I dont want to seem stupid but whats the cadre fireblade? Because i though it was the firewarior special character but $20 seems really pricey for that small a miniature.

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    1. Its an HQ choice, its our "force commander' basically. It gives Fire Warriors an additional shot if they didn't move this turn (so 3 if they Rapid Fire)

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    2. $14.99 - $19.99 is pretty standard for a single finecast model here on the east coast.

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  10. Looks like broadsides got upgraded bases, they look bigger than 55mm

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  11. One of the guys in our Tau gaming group says he will have his hands on the English White Dwarf tomorrow. We will wait and see what he has to say. Unless people can translate the french white dwarf pages -__-

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  12. 3 Crisis suits for 50euro is resonable price, but 38euro for the codex is too mutch. Also 39euro for Broadside is resonable if the size of it is bigger than Crisis suit.

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  13. Yeah, Translation would be great for those of us who don't parlay frog...

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    2. votre traduction est fournie ci-dessous, mes bâtards sans gloire.

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  14. I thought I've read somwhere Riptide also comes with two Shielded Missile Drones?

    No?? Oh that's sad.

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    1. It does. There's pics of them on the Riptide page.

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  15. So none of the finecast models have been addressed price wise yet? Cause I'd like that commander, but from reading the french description all I got was finecast out of it lol

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    1. These prices would have been supplied by an indie retailer, which is why the finecast isn't listen - they have different trading terms etc.

      You only have to wait two days before GW to release official prices, i'm sure you'll survive in the meantime without them!

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  16. oh man looks so good. now i need to buy new broadsides... :(
    also are riptides 0-1? i hope so or my credit cards going to get a good working over

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  17. Back-mounted Seeker Missiles?
    Fix one to either side and you have a Broadside capable of sustained flight

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  18. god.......120 dollars for a battleforce in US , now in Aus prices...240 Au ???......this is unbearable

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    1. While I wont deny our Aussie brethren are getting royally screwed, $110-$120 for a battleforce has the standard price in the US for about a year now.

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  19. Prices are getting crazier... at least it seems so to me.

    Ah well..... it's time to sell my kidneys and my firstborn child!

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  20. It almost seems like the broadsides could become walkers with all those guns. lol. So I keep hearing the Riptide is a Monstrous creature. My wonder is, why wouldn't it be a walker? It's more tank than a sentinal or war walker. I realize that it is a "suit", but that thing looks more armoured than some vehicles. Maybe they did it for durrability sake? So it didn't just vaporize with a well placed lascannon.

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    1. Pretty much that yeah, same reason Dreadknights are walkers, it generally makes them more survivable, although the vulnerability to small arms fire is a bit of an annoyance.

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  21. Also, did you guys notice all the stuff that disappeared from the GW website?

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  22. Farsight Enclave Fire Warriors Shoulder Pads 12 Piece Pack $16.00 Resin

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  24. --Translation of XV8-05 Commander page--

    Remember, languages cannot be translated word-for-word, but idea-for-idea. Read with creativity.

    The Commander is a beautiful citadel finecast figurine full of character. His slender posture towards the rear suggests a dynamic landing - we can easily imagine the rubble movement behind it. The exo-armor that protects the commander is the XV8-05 Enforcer, an imposing variant of the standard model XV-8 which provides better protection while distinguishing (the commander) on the battlefield (from among others, thanks to its epaulette/shoulder pad, which is not without remembrance to the warriors of fire).

    The figurune is supplied with a selection of different optional weapons systems/solutions including two experimental systems. A dispersion discharge launcher, and a cyclonic-ion gap burster (?impossible translation) and a cold plasma rifle - which suits the commander figure with the same type of setting (weaponry) as crisis battlesuits.

    Dedicated modelers can put to good use all the weapons in your collection an additionally customize your figurine at your leisure.

    1. The Commander has a ritual knife to his side, signifying his oath to support his companions even in the worst circumstances
    2. The battlesuit usually has retractable hands typically situated in their forearm with both hands sculpted deployed
    3. The cyclonic-ion gap burster may issue a formidably high rate of fire
    4. The dispersion discharge launcher propels a dispersion projectile directly onto the enemy where it explodes causing maximum damage
    5. Escorted by his Crisis team, the commander takes the fight directly to the enemy.

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  25. I like the shoulder mounted missiles on the broadside but think the railguns would look better as one on each arm. I think it would have looked more balanced that way.

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    1. That's why soldiers dual wield rifles in battle... For balance.

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  27. --Broadsides Translation 1 --

    The broadsides battlesuits are designed to withstand enemy fire and to respond ruthlessly. Their legs compress on hydraulic stabilizers to absorb the recoil of their weapons while their torso is heavily armored to collect (withstand) enemy fire unleashed because of their terrible reputation. Their arms wield a paired rail-gun system with the heavy design that can also receive a bracket of high yield missiles, ideal for dispatching hordes of enemies.

    Instead of the traditional propulsor systems of the Crisis suits, the Broadsides have a system of twin-linked weapons platforms including autodirected missile launchers or cold plasma weapons and support systems mounted on their shoulders. The kit includes the four (????) Finally The broadsides is accompanied by two drones, which may receive missiles, shield generator, pulse weapons, or laser designators (markerlights?) as representative types of drones accessible.

    More after dinner...

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    2. This particular translation may be a little off because the words "twin" and "twin-linked" are not really distinguishable in french. :(

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  28. I apologize for caps but i want this to get some attention:
    I noticed that the CO is accompanied by, not 2 but, 4 XV-8 Battlesuits, which make me wonder:

    COULD XV-8 SQUAD SIZES BE INCREASING TO SAY 1-9 OR 3-9 LIKE TYRANID WARRIORS???

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    1. I think that would be a very cool development, but there is nothing of unit size in the text (French text). And unlike the French, unit size matters here. But it could well be that an HQ unit/commander has that unit allotment. I guess we will know soon.

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  29. --Broadsides side panel translation--

    1. A Pair of broadsides backs up a Tau firing line.
    2. The kit includes two broadside drones that can be equipped in various ways. It bears a missile pod found exclusively in this kit
    3. The broadsides possesses a particle accelerator which powers its formidable rail guns.
    4. A large guided missile can be taken an additional weapon on the shoulder of the broadsides
    5. The twin high-yield missile pods are a no less deadly alternative to standard heavy rail-guns.

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  30. --Riptide Translation—

    1. The Induction heavy barrel is a terrible anti-personnel weapon which has a high rate of fire. A location under the mantle of the weapon can accommodate a system of secondary armaments, even a support system if you wish.
    2. The ion accelerator is also a terrible weapon, especially when the pilot super-charges the Nova reactor sheltered inside the Riptide
    3. Two defensive missile drones are included in the kit. They protect the exo-suit from enemy fire and answer the aggressor with weapons of their own.
    4. The kit includes three heads from which to choose.
    5. A variety of support systems is proposed in the kit to make your Riptide even more dangerous
    6. Two massive repulsors confer the riptide exceptional speed and agility on the battlefield
    7. The Riptide (which you can see on the left image) is considerably larger than a conventional battlesuit because it houses the nova reactor. And though experimental, this platform is already legendary for the great amount of energy it can generate

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  31. --Tau Commander Intro --
    Commanders are Tau warriors of fire who have repeatedly proven their worth on the fields of battle. Squeezed into impressive exo-armor, they fight in the front lines and massacre their enemies thanks to the most advanced weapons of the empire Tau.

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