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Codex tau formation leak

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Hello all !

Hunter Contingent
Consists of:
0-1 Command
1+ Basic
1-10 Auxiliaries

0-1 Command:
- 1 Commander or Shadowsun
- 0-1 Ethereal or Aun'va or Aun'shi
- 1-2 Crisis bodyguards

1+ Basic (Hunder Cadre):
1 Commander
0-1 Fireblade
0-1 Crisis Bodyguards
3-6 Strike, Breacher or Kroot
1-3 Stealth Suits, Ghostkeels, Riptides or Crisis.
1-3 Pathfinders, Piranhas, Vespid, Drones
1-3 Broadsides, Hammerhead, Stormsurge, Sniper

1-10 Auxiliaries:
Retallion Cadre
- 1 Commander
- 3 units of Crisis
- 1 Broadside unit
- 1 Riptide unit
Rules: Relentless
+1 BS when Deep striking
May choose to enter from reserves in turn 2 via Deep Strike. This includes Broadsides.

Heavy Retribution Cadre
- 2 Stormsurges
- 3 Ghostkeels
Rules: If target is at 12" or less from the Ghostkeel, reroll to hit. It two units of the formation, shoot at the same target, target unit cannot run or move flat out next turn, and assault distance is halved (rounded down)

Infiltration Cadre
- 3 Pathfinder units
- 2 Stealth battlesuit units
- 1 Piranha unit
Rules: If one unit of the formation is destroyed, rest of the formation enters from reserve next turn automatically.
If an enemy unit gets hit by 3 or more markerights from this formation, you get a free Seeker missile hit to this unit.

Optimised Stealth Cadre
- 1 Ghostkeel
- 2 Stealth Suit units
Rules: Ghostkeels and any Stealth Battlesuit unit in the formation at 6" of the Ghostkeel ignore cover, add +1 to BS and hit vehicles in the rear

Firebase Support Cadre
- 2 units of battlesuits
- 1 unit Riptides
Note that they do not have to be max size like before
Rules: They formation can combine their shooting attacks and shoot as a single unit. When doing so, they get Tank and monster hunter SR.

Armored Interdiction Cadre
- 3 Units of Hammerheads
- 1 Unit of Sky Rays
Rules: Choose a point in the battlefield. When shooting to a unit at 6" or less from this point, reroll to hit.
Air Support Cadre
- 1 Sun Shark Bomber
- 1 Razorshark Strike Fighter
Rules: Ignore shaken and stunned with 2+.
Beginning of the turn, roll a D6 for each lost hull point. If you roll a 6, recover 1 HP.

Allied Advanced Cadre
- 4 units of Kroot
- 2 units of Vespids
Rules: Vespids get Infiltration and Stealth (Forests)
Kroot at 12" from Vespid units, get Obscured (Forests) instead of Stealth (Forests), and get +1 BS
They all get supporting fire with other units of the formation.

Rules for Hunter Cadre:
- Supporting Fire at 12"
- Can run and the shoot. In this order.

Rules for Hunter Contingent:
- Reroll Warlord trait
- Units can combine their shooting attacks, and shoot as if they were a single unit. So they can get benefit from special rules and the same markerlight, for example. This is really, really powerful.

Other Changes:
- Fire Team SR - +1 BS when 3 or more models in the same unit fire at the same target (or is it maximum squad size?)
- Sky Rays/Hammerheads can now be taken in Squadrons of 1-3
- Riptides can be taken in units of 1-3
- Destroyer Missiles count as Strength D with the expenditure of a Markerlight

Summary
‘Fire Team’ Special Rule: Unit gains +1BS if unit size is 3 models during Shooting Phase. Applies only to Riptides, Ghostkeels, Hammerheads, and Skyrays.

Signature Systems: Appear to be the same as before.

Experimental Weapons: No longer a thing, Cyclic Ion Blaster and Air-Frag Launcher now standard weapons

Crisis Bodyguards: Now an Elites choice (?)

Crisis Team: Gain ‘Fire Team’ Special Rule

Stealth Team: Still an Elites choice, no apparent changes.

Kroot Carnivore Squad: No apparent changes.

Hammerhead Gunship: Available in Squadrons of 1-3, gain ‘Fire Team’ Special Rule

Skyray Gunship: Available in Squadrons of 1-3, gain ‘Fire Team’ Special Rule

Crisis Battlesuit Commander: Coldstar Battlesuit loses access to Signature Systems, can take two Support Systems in addition to fixed wargear.

Riptide: Now available in Squadrons (Teams?) of 1-3, gain ‘Fire Team’ Special Rule. Nova Reactor works as before, each Riptide in the unit rolls separately and may choose different effects if they want.

Broadside Team: Gain the ‘Fire Team’ Special Rule, Heavy Rail Rifle remains the same.

Stormsurge: 1 Markerlight token upgrades 1 Destroyer Missile from S8 to SD

source(http://www.gamestrust.de/news,warhammer-40-000-tau-empire-erste-details-aus-dem-neuen-codex,id46715.html)

Cheers.
Bob.

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Super cool kickstarter project : Illumistation

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Hello everyone !!

Today i found this on my FB timeline and i find it quite interesting :

"The Illumistation is a compact painting and craft case, compromising storage and a removable base with an LED lamp."

Check the kickstarter page for more info !

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1365536606/illumistation-created-by-westwood-woodworks

What do you think ? It look very usefull if you don't have a full room dedicated to modeling...
Right now i still have space, but if a second kid get assembled/painted ;)

Cheers.
Bob.

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Tau WD leaks and Codex info ...

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Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Use my phone as hotspot, so we make it quick.

Something new will happen with the new Tau Codex - it's actually just a new edition of the old one, you don't need it if you have the old Codex and the new Campaign Book!

thanks @ Gamestrust for the WD leaks btw

regards,
Lady Atia

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Next week hints - Death from the stars

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Still have internet problems, but here is a little candy :p

Next week hints from WD:

Help from Azyr - Death from the stars - the Tidewall rises

regards,
Lady Atia

Edit by Bob: Added an image "Death from the stars" ;)

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WARZONE Damocles : Burning dawn is revealed !!!

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Hello all !

Lots of pages today from the campaign book and codex and white dwarf. (source gametrust.de)

http://www.gamestrust.de/bilder,list1263,1,warhammer-40-000-sternenreich-tau.html

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

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Complete list of release with price

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thx at gary@faeit212 !

cheers.
Bob.

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This week: Tau Codex, Crisis and Commander, Space Marine Datacards, Campaign Book

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Howdy Guys and Girls :)

This week is a worthy one :P

Codex: Tau Empire
Codex: Tau Empire - Ghostkeel Edition
Datacards: Tau Empire

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuits
Tau Commander / XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit
Tau Empire Drones

and some Space Marine Datacards:
Datacards: White Scars
Datacards: Raven Guard

Last but not least - we should get a campaign book for the battles in the Damocles Gulf - War Zone Damocles: Kauyon

regards,
Lady Atia

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Tau tidewall rules !!

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It's A Bird ? ... It's A Plane ? ... It's SuperWall !!!

Look super strong rule wise but let's wait for meta :D

CHeers.
Bob.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS THEATRICAL POSTER FIRST LOOK

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Hello all

quote [ Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just two months away and today we’re proud to reveal the official theatrical poster showcasing an awakening of the dark side… and the light: ]

I know it's not wargame related, but it's sunday and it's STARrrrwarrrrs

ps: where the fuck is luke ? (in a black hood ?)

So what do you think about this poster ? Personally i miss the "painted style" of the original ones.

Cheers.
Bob.

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