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    Default Tau vs Space marines Boxed Set

    The initial rumors:

    via Steve the Warboss 3-20-2015

    - New boxed set for Warhammer 40,000
    - Released autumn 2015
    - Space Marines vs Tau
    via Birds in the Trees 3-22-2015

    Tau Empire Release Info

    New updated XV-?? battlesuit / Commander-battlesuit combo kit.
    New kit is strongly based on the current Commander suit, but not identical.
    New Kit is designed for much more dynamic assembly & posing options than the current range.

    Many new Kroot models are on ice, but may be spun off into a separate release (Codex: Kroot Mercenaries)
    via Steve the Warboss 3-26-2015

    Two boxed sets coming this year:

    -Dark Angels vs. Chaos Marines (July)
    -Space Marines vs. Tau Empire (October)
    via Lords of War (facebook) 3-28-2015

    Regarding the Space Marine vs Tau boxed set:
    Raven guard vs Tau and should be out before Tau release.
    via Lords of War (facebook) 6-4-2015

    Here are some parting truths about Tau:
    They will have a new Fire Warrior box. Two types of units can be made.
    New Crisis Suits
    More commander suits
    New Riptide sized Suit that has large missiles
    Looks like a Tau Aegis Defense line with circular weapon platforms.
    Don't know about the rules, so don't ask.
    via Path Walker 7-20-2015

    Tau will be next for 40K, not sure they'll get much new though, possibly just another "Codex and Cards" codex release. Looking like October for that, Age of Sigmar has a lot to get through release-wise.
    via birds in the trees 7-22-2015

    Look for Tau to return in September

    Look for a new XV-?? Crisis Suit box

    Box will include Commander bits

    New suit is designed for more dynamic posing options

    Not a giant release window for Tau, Codex, Cards, 1-2 new mini products
    via an anonymous source on Faeit: 8-25-2015

    “The Tau Codex is coming, but no real ETA I can share at the moment. In it Tau will get 2 new suits, one larger than a riptide, another smaller than a riptide”
    via BoLS 8-25-2015
    As we are approaching September the first hard news is coming in to BoLS from retailers around the world:


    The Tau XV8 Battlesuit Commander kit has been pulled from reorder availability early this week. Retailers tell us this is the usual sign for a new replcement kit coming very soon - usually 2 weeks out.

    That would place a Tau Empire release in the September 12th or 19th timeframe - right on schedule.
    via Bird in the Trees 8-26-2015

    Tau Empire Release

    September 12th

    A "big" release (unknown if related to Tau Empire, but could be)

    September 19th

    Codex Tau Empire

    Tau Empire Datacards

    Tau Empire Painting Guide

    New Plastic Battlesuit Commander (in a new size of package)
    via multiple retailers 9-7-2015
    The following kits have been pulled from compulsory restock by retailers:

    • Tau Fire Warriors
    • Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Team


    This means those kits will get replaced with either re-boxes, or updated models in the very near future.
    Via DakkaDakka 9-15-2015
    Riptide boxes have been recalled and store managers cannot order them in anymore as they are being repackaged with a new sprue for a missile variant.

    Internal slip up revelealed October releases to the manager.
    That brings the list of minis recalled from retailer mandatory reorder to this:

    - Tau Commander
    - Tau Crisis Suits
    - Tau Fire Warriors
    - Tau Riptide

    via Craig A (twitter) 9-15-2015
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    via anonymous (via Faeit) 9-17
    Source 1
    Fire warriors will be a dual kit.
    No new sub-races for Tau (Kroot & Vepsid only), no model change for them.

    Source 2
    I believe Tau to be a three week release

    Source 3
    I saw the new Tau codex, unfortunately not the content but the front and back cover, front cover looks like the old codex with a crisis suit.

    The new photo on the back cover is very interesting, everything is painted in white with:

    1. New XV8 crisis suit, with new shoulder guard similar to current fire warriors and potentially new jetpack
    2. New XV8 commander, with a new jet pack (may be the old one, but the jet pack and pose looks different)
    3. New Ethereal (I think)
    4. Some Tau specified terrains, sort of a watch tower and a sentry post kind of thing.
    5. A new suit class, I think its larger than XV88 but smaller than Riptide, with the head of a stealth suit, unsure of the weapon load though
    6. A new suit at the back of the photo, may be a dual kit with the above
    7. A new massive suit, larger than Riptide! very bulky with a shoulder mounted rail cannon of sort (very big) and having very large missile pods instead of arms (kind of like a ******* child of Tomahawk from Macross and Zssa from Gundam ZZ, but no arms though)
    via GW 9-28-2015
    Tau Teaser

    Ion accelerator: charged
    Vectored retro-thrusters: online
    Counterfire defence system: engaged
    Positional relay: locked-on
    Nova reactor: powered up
    Failsafe detonator: primed

    Our conquest is inevitable!

    Be here on Saturday 3rd October to find out more.
    via Tetrisphreak (imgur) on Dakkadakka on 9-28-2015

    KX128 Stormsurge Ballistic Suit
    Retailers report cost of £90
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    via El Ploplo on warhammer-forum on 9-29-2015
    WD #88 Pics (french)
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    Via Game Trust.de 9-30-2015

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    via Faeit 212 10-02-2015
    XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit is the only release next week. The box comes with 3 miniatures, the Ghostkeel and 2 stealth drones costing £ 45/ €60/ $75 USD/ 90 Can/ AU 125/ NZ 150

    From what I can see compared to other models near it it's very big, maybe
    not riptide size but very close.

    "Hints" for the week after can't be any more obvious lol -"The third
    sphere expansion hits the Damocles Gulf!"
    via an anonymous source on Faeit 10-3-2015
    A couple insights to the new Ghostkeel model and some special rules
    1. The torso can be open or closed to show a pilot inside. Both a male and female Tau are included. A good thing to possibly magnetize.
    2. The Sensor Arrays are on the battlesuit look the same as the Shadowsun's.
    3. The Stealth Drones carry stealth emitters underneath replacing the standard weapons.

    Regarding special rules- no infiltration
    -Fire Team
    -Stealth
    -Supporting Fire

    Countermeasures. Once per game, you can disrupt the targeting of an enemy unit, if it is targeting the Ghostkeel's unit, before dice are rolled. That unit can only make snap shots during that shooting phase.
    via multiple retailers 10-5-2015
    Tau XV95 Ghostkeel $75

    Kit makes 1 XV95 and 2 Stealth Drones

    Larger than a Broadside suit

    Drones protect the XV95 from incoming fire



    Tau Reboxes:

    Devilfish

    Pathfinders

    Stealthsuits

    Broadsides

    Pirahna
    --Original Post -----------

    If the Space Marine's limited special character model is yet another Captain with a power fist I think I'll scream. A little variety would be nice.
    Last edited by Bigred; 10-05-2015 at 09:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brakkart View Post
    If the Space Marine's limited special character model is yet another Captain with a power fist I think I'll scream. A little variety would be nice.
    Power Fist and a Plasma Pistol. You can't forget the Plasma Pistol.

    This seriously seems like a shot in the dark from Steve the Warboss though. C'mon man. I don't have any sources, but I could have made this up off of info we already have regarding previous rumors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brakkart View Post
    If the Space Marine's limited special character model is yet another Captain with a power fist I think I'll scream. A little variety would be nice.
    I wouldn't mind seeing a set without marines at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadlift View Post
    I wouldn't mind seeing a set without marines at all.
    Sounds a little close to heresey!

    I had thought that we had seen this combo in the past. But then I realised 3rd was DE not tau, tau were just heavily pushed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfshade View Post
    Sounds a little close to heresey!

    I had thought that we had seen this combo in the past. But then I realised 3rd was DE not tau, tau were just heavily pushed.
    Tau weren't part of the game when 3rd edition started. They got added after a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Setzer View Post
    Tau weren't part of the game when 3rd edition started. They got added after a bit.
    Yeah I know
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    I wonder if a tau starter set would mean a plastic crisis suit commander. that would be awesome.
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    All I really want is an IG vs Eldar box.

    Ok, I would buy any box with Eldar, IG, or Sisters in it.

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    ooh, sisters and necrons, do sanctuary 101. that would be amazeballs.
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