Yesterday we broke a rumor in the weekly rumor round-up, that Tau had a second codex supplement in the works. This would be a Tau Mercenary supplement, that had Kroot and Vespid as the main thrust of it, and included HQ choices for the army.


Later yesterday, that was verified by another very good source here on Faeit 212. While I was told yes, it is happening, I was not given anything else on it, so I presume its not on the immediate release schedule (within the next 6 months).

I was however back before we had any codex supplement rumors, discussing these mini-dex's (about a year ago), and its worth pointing out that the conversations were saying that these dex's, this one in particular would make it possible to play a non-Tau army. However, it was not really meant as that, but instead as an ally, so would not include options in every FOC slot.

So what are we expecting to see when this Tau Supplement hits?, we still do not know. The only thing we know, is that one of our most solid sources has verified that a Tau Mercenary supplement is coming.

In case you missed yesterday's rumor bit, here is the main thrust of it.
via an Anonymous Source on Faeit 212
Tau Mercs
another Tau Supplement is in the works, it lines up with a few other rumours I've heard about the Tau before it was released to the world. Vespid and Kroot HQ choices, and the ability to play a non "Tau" Lists.

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  1. Now THIS i dig :D. Hopefully we'll have not only kroot's n vespids, but also some other guys, like tarellians, gue'vesas and demiurgs... a guy can dream. xD

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    1. They Won't do a thing, they won't do any new mini. Thay will sell their old models with new books, simply "allowing you" to make an army this or that way. As if you couldn't simply buy a couple of boxes of vespids, and make with them whatever you want. Perhaps a BIG model? I don't think so, when you do a "limited" codex (call it expansion, I'm ok) you don't sell specific minis for that stupid stuff that someone can write in an afternoon. If you include other races, other minis... the you have enough materila to call it "codex", and earn a lot more money.

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    2. I am not so sure, i think the demiurgs would get a good following. If you could mix all the Tau allies into one army, so you have the kroot and all they bring with the vespids and the demiurgs and their hardware, that would be a good idea. If you could add a small tau force with this, that would be better. I would love to see this booklet.

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  2. Even as someone whose not a Tau fan, I like the sound of a Kroot army.

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  3. Love the idea of this! Especially as allies to a tau dex list.

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  4. I hope they do the same with chaos. A renegade malitia supplement for cultists would be awesome! I already use converted IG as cultists in my army. I don't want to run IG as allies, but would rather have a more chaos feel without having to use forgeworld rules. Imagine if they did sub army supplements for everyone. Kroot for tau, Genestealer cult for nids, gretchen for orks, etc.

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    1. gw said they were never going to do a renegade chaos imp guard - too close to normal guard to make a difference.

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    2. I'm hoping for an Imperial Guard supplement which is Traitor Guard.

      Either way just use Imperial Guard as allies to Chaos Space Marines or Chaos Daemons, or vice versa. You just have to do without Icons.

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    3. They COULD do a supplement though, all of these supplements are too close to make a difference in terms of a full book.

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    4. Supplement for guard to become Chaos guard would be awesome!

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    5. Haha but you see - at the recent citadel event they actualy said they were not making a chaos guard supplement. They got asked and they said no. Bubble bursting but - yeah its right from their mouths

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    6. Like I said: "Imperial Guard as allies....or vice versa."

      So you don't get the benefit of Icons, or their effects, but if you're like me you won't care. Why have 35 cultists when you can have a platoon command squad, 5 guard squads, 2 special weapon teams, 5 heavy weapon teams and between 20 to 50 conscripts?

      Just scratch off the Imperial symbols, paint on Chaos symbols and you have traitors. Tanks can use the Chaos Tank Accessory sprues.

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    7. Perhaps GW will change their mind in the future. It seems like it would be a money maker to do a renegade supplement. 4 to 5 pages of unit and wargear entries and we'd be set. Think about the fact that they wouldn't have to create any new models for it, just rules. They could mix some csm and IG units in the foc slots. The problem with using IG as allies is, no battle brothers; which we already got screwed on with the new daemon dex, and it doesn't have a chaos feel. Instead of command squads they could give squad boosting upgrades to dark apostles and change their slot from single hq to an elite slot of 3. There is a lot they could do to make them different enough from IG to gain interest.

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    8. I tend to agree that a renegade guard supplement seems a smart idea. it'd proably be one of their most popular supplements

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  5. Hope they release a proper plastic/FC Kroot HQ model (though I doubt it).

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  6. Iunno, this rumour is an old one that's been circling in the forever pit.

    Going to call foul until better information becomes available.

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  7. Traitor Guard exist, its called taking Imperial Guard as allies, painting a few cult symbols here and there.. and using that imagination thing we're all supposed to use liberally as we play these games..

    There's been more than 1 report of Traitor Guard being shot down.

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    1. Right but you could run an Iyanden list before the supplement too, there is as much justification for a traitor guard supplement as a black legion one, that's all I'm saying.

      That said, it seems redundant, there's a traitor guard list already in Vraks, so no need to repeat the effort

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  8. I'm really hoping for plastic vespid models, and new units that correspond for thier races! Just some wild ideas... A giant flying bug that vespid control as a dedicated transport that does something crazy, like pukes bile onto the battlefield (which would let you add more difficult terrain) i don't know lol. Kroot crisis suits (there are some cool converted models over the internet) Or just a kroot mecha-warrior like suit made out of.. wood/logs their guns mounted on the shoulders and arms.

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