The Astropate is reporting the Tau release list with pricing. I am going to say that something is off, simply because of some of the odd numbers. Example $50.24 for the codex? So do check this out, as they may simply be price conversions.

Please remember that these are still rumored, however, this should be a fact here in the next day or so.

via The Astropate: News and Rumors
Codex: Tau Empire: $50.24
Tau Empire Battleforce: $130
Tau Empire XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Team (3): $75
Tau Empire Pathfinder Team (8): $35
Hammerhead: $57.96
Tau Empire Sun Shark Bomber/Razorshark Fighter: $65
Tau Empire XV104 Riptide Battlesuit: $85
Tau Empire XV88 Broadside Battlesuit: $50
Fireblade Cadre: $19.32
Crisis Suit commander: $42.51
Farsight: $50.24
Shi´vre (Finecast) $20.61
Sha´ng (Finecast): $16.75

Shi'vre is the Pathfinder SC, Darkstrider.
Sha'ng is the Tank Commander Longknife.

56 Comments:

  1. Yeah you can bet that I will be converting the firewarrior commander. GW is crazy if they think I will pay $40 for it.

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    1. Why?
      Prices a certainly heading that Way!

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    2. You realize that the Battlesuit commander is 40 bucks, the fireblade is only 20....

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    3. Its supposedly a bargain HQ choice sort of like Heralds in the Daemons codex. It's essentially a Fire Warrior HQ.

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    4. Thank you Brandon, I thought somebody had said that it was a named character.

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    5. you realize that chuck may be in Australia, where the Fire blade will be $40 and the battlesuit around $80....

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  2. I'm very curious to see what comes in that crisis suit commander kit for $42, though currently a plastic crisis suit plus the finecast commander upgrades is ~38, so maybe that price isn't so far off the mark for a fully finecast kit? Still seems a bit much...

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  3. Amount of money I plan on spending this release?
    $0. And to think I got exicted over Tau getting a new release.

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    1. Quiet down drayke, btw I agree with you tkevin, those prices are redic I won't be spending any money

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    2. Yes, good for us, I have been waiting years to expand my Tau army, i only got Tau, IG and Ultramarines: they are being kept as they are: the hobby has grown bigger tan my Budget, it's over. Will buy the book to adapt my existing models to sixth edition and it's over. I mean over EVEN new editions, now I only need a SM codex and a IG codex for my hobby to be finished.

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    3. So.. Are Broadsides 1 per slot now? Otherwise i can see absolutely no point in that pricetag. I have no issue with the other prices though.

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    4. broadsides were sold solo before then as an upgrade spru, so i would say even though they are not being sold in a box of 3 they will still be able to be taken in squads of 3

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  4. These prices are definitely off. The ones straight out of the WD were converted correctly. These definitely aren't.

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  5. Still cheaper than PP per model.

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  6. These prices are going off a direct currency conversion, that's why they are so weird. GW will round it up or down to make more sense.

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  7. To heck with the Crisis Enforcer. I'm perfectly happy with my FW XV-89 and my kitbash XV-9 crisis commanders. :)

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  8. I thought the pathfinders were 10 per box?

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  9. 50 bones for EACH broadside??? glad i ain't a tau player. I may not be any player by the time all these required-to-play new books come out and make all my codices obsolete...

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    1. That's why I'm keeping my old Broadsides and just re-basing them on 60mm bases...

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    2. You're not supposed to rebase models :'(

      (Pg3 of the BRB - models are to be used on the bases supplied)

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    3. That's a real stretch. If a new broadside is supplied with a 60mm, that's what is supplied, and to be used with any broadside. Not "once you place a model on a base, it may not ever come loose or that model is forever invalid!" What do you do when you drop a model and the base pops off Mauler, throw them in the trash?

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    4. Mauler, with all due respect, the rule on page 3 states " assume that all models are mounted on he base they are supplied with" and then goes on to state "you should always feel free tomount the model on a base of appropriate size if you wish". Sounds to me like they can rebase their broadsides if they wish and its legal in the rules as well.

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  10. Tau Codex is still up on GW, I'd thought it would be taken down by now.

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  11. The riptide costs as much as a stormraven... that doesn't sound right. I thought it would cost around the price of a dreadknight.

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    1. whose to say the dreadnight will stay at its current cost?

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    2. From the look of the image, the Riptide will probably dwarf the dreadknight too. And if you look at the cost of a Crisis Suit plus upgrading to a broadside, it's about the same for a much more dated looking model.

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    3. No it isn't cheap but you're getting a bigger, more detailed model for the same price as the current one which makes it a better buy if you don't already have broadsides.

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    4. So, if a warhound titan stands at about 10 inches, how imposing will it look on a table next to this riptide that may be larger than a dreadnight? Or is this riptide supposed to be a tau near-titan equivalent?

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    5. What they mean is that you aren't to increase or decrease a base that a model comes with. If he is making his model fit with the current base that would be legit. Should I still have my terminators on 20mm bases? I think not

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  12. I don't see a Kroot HQ in there! :(

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    1. I seriously doubt they'll be one given that the Kroot aren't in charge... ;(

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    2. Was there a story about a kroot HQ to give you more options for kroot. Or was that just a red herrin.

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  13. I'm very curious about this box set though. In every army box there's usually 2 troops a fast attack or elite and a dedicated transport. There's not very many that include 2 elite choices. I predict some interesting things happening to Tau Force Organization. I'm looking forward to this new book.

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    1. Me too!
      With all the changes they have been making to armies lately, and all the time they have had to come up with ideas for Tau, I've been kind of disappointed with the rumors so far (no reflection on you natfka, your doing an awesome job keeping us informed)
      Riptide? New unit very cool, give me more!
      Sharks. Well, ok. But everyone is getting flyers slowly but surely, So no real surprise there.
      New hq's. OK. Withholding judgment until I know they are playable (unlike most of the last batch)
      So that leaves us with the broadsides changing focus, and missing/ignored allies.

      There HAS to be something more! Come on April 7th, I can't take this much more!

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    2. Earlier WD pic showed it was fire warriors, pathfinders, 3 crisis suits and a stealth suit team. Potentially a usable army if PFs are now troops.

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  14. WTF $50 for a codex, from what it is made with golden pages???

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    1. For real, 50 bucks, the must be out of their mind! I mean its not like all the other codices aren't 50 bucks! Oh wait... they are! Stop harping...

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    2. Please don't reply if you dont'calculate first. Αll the codex's have 26 euros witch is my native money, witch mean that if the new one is 50$=39.09 euro it is still much more up from all the other codexes. Plus we don't have all 3000$/month salary like you do!!!

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    3. 49.50 I.n the US. 50 every single one of them

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  15. The prices obtained with a conversion are:
    Codex, Hammerhead, Commander, Farsight, Darkstrider, Longknife and Fireblade.

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    1. True i doubt that the tau codex will cost as much as the 6th edition wh40k rule book, it would be pretty insane... however don't expect much with a few bucks in your wallet, i'm expecting to spend a fuck ton of money. I should start getting in the corret state of mind though.

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  16. I am torn, and feel hipocritical as a too am getting sick of GW pricing.
    I am aware that it us a non essetial premium priced luxury in a niche market during a recession. And I know hobbies are all expensive to some extent.
    But I look at PP, Malifaux, MERCS, Infinity - they have fun systems with model si like and others are willing to play, but for a damn lot less.
    Thats said, Tau are yhe only Xenos army have really enjoy completely - background, models, hobbying, playing - the lot.
    As such, I know I will get the Codex, a flyer and a Riptide, but my Broadsides will merely be rebased to 60mm bases as I am NOT paying £120 to replace 4 models for no reason other than base size! We didnt NEED a new Broadside anyway!
    But as for the FW HQ - that don't even rank as conversion opportunity to make my own - paint a FW different and done.
    hell - there is a tank commander WITH the Hammerhead - again, some different arms and a differing paint job and suck it GW!

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    1. I do quite agree with your comment, but consider that GW knows they can only make "this" much money out of a tau release, Since the greatest source of the money from 40k are SM's. After all they do the best for their business it might sound cinical; but money is all they care about, and untill they keep giving us high quality models I'm fine with their policy.

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    2. Consider that when they do come out with new Space Marine models they will be even more expensive, despite being more popular.

      Everyone likes to bring up "but they are a company, they have to make money as best as they can". Guys. We aren't talking about an investment bank or pharmaceutical. Unlike Goldman Sachs or Pfizer, GW is obligated to first and foremost make the best games and models they can, as without this responsibility, their purpose soon becomes lost. If their business strategies alienate customers and detract from making the best games and models by prohibiting their play, then their tactics are self defeating.

      We cannot assume that just because we love the game, the art, models and fictional universe that the company who legally owns them makes the best decisions for it's well being.

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  17. You're also paying for the luxury of having GW specific brick-and-mortar stores. If they closed down all their shops prices would be much cheaper. Also the company went public at some point because they weren't making enough money, hence the rather aggressive marketing campaigns and business strategies they employ now.

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  18. Wow, $25 ($75 total) for a single terminator style model. $40 for a termie/suit HQ... GW is crazy if they expect this.

    Looks like it's time to break out the resin casting kits and invest in future 3d printers. GW is going to eventually find out the hard way that you can only push so hard before you lose the consumer. It happened to the music/film industry, and will happen with other luxury goods as well.

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    1. These models are a lot closer to dreadnaughts in size than terminators...

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  19. I find it amazing how shocked the community seem every time prices for new models come.
    Sure some of them are high, but they are not out of proprtion with what the last three releases saw (CSM, Dark Angles and Daemons).

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  20. I notice it says fire blade cadre and cadre = elite group, so will the fireblade be one per pack or multiples?

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