Tau Codex rules sneak peak

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Tau Codex rules sneak peak

Postby whytwolf » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:22 am

Tau Empire Codices are showing up here and there all over the world. Here's the latest word on the Fishmen's special rules from the codex itself:

translated by Fran M.

Fire Burst: If the unit doesn't move in the movement phase they can fire an extra shot with their induction rifles and carbines in the next shooting phase.

Hammerhead Ace: Sha'ng's Hammerhead has BS5. He dies if the Hammerhead is destroyed but doesn't give extra victory points.

Adquired Target: Markerlight don't cause wounds and there are no saves against them. Place a token close to the unit for each hit. Before any unit shoots, if the target has any token you can spend them to gain the following abilities. A Unit can't use the tokens of their own markerlights:
- Precise +1BS for each spent token (can spend several)
- Strafe (Cost 2 tokens) The shots gain Ignore Cover rule
- Seeker Shoot a seeker missile for each spent token.

High Speed Deployment: Can disembark during movement even if Swooping. A Solarshark that moves before their drones disembark can still move immediately.

Defender of the Greater Good: The Stealth Shas'ui and Shas'vre of O'Shaserra unit gain Oathbound Protector (all Look out Sir rolls for a independent character joined to a unit with this rule automatically succeed)

Failure is not an option: All Tau units with a miniature withing 12 use the Ethereal's leadership for Fear, Morale, Pinning and Regroup checks. Killing the Ethereal gives an extra victory point.

Infantry Warrior: Can only join Firewarrior or Pathfinder units.

Great Invocation: Aun'Va can invoke two elemental powers per turn.

Invoke the Elements:
At the beginning of the Movement Phase, choose one of the four elemental powers. The ethereal and all non-vehicle friendly Tau Empire units gain that power until the next movement phase of the Ethereal. The power ends if the Ethereal dies:
-Calm tide: Stubborn.
- Firestorm: All induction weapons get an extra shot against targets closer than half their range. Doesn't affect induction bombs.
- Stone Toughness: Feel no Pain (6+)
- Zephyr's Grace: Can make snapshots after running.

Supreme Loyalty: As long as Aun'Va is alive, all friendly Tau Empire units can reroll any Fear, Morale, Pinning and Regrouping failed tests.

Blade Master: In a challenge, Aun'Shi must choose an style each turn before any rolls are made: - Patient Blade: reroll any missed saves, - Lethal Blade: Rending

Afterburners: Can use Turbo Boost as if it was a jetbike.

Oathbound Protector: all Look out Sir rolls for a independent character joined to a unit with this rule automatically succeed

Nova Reactor: Declare your use of the Nova Reactor at the beginning of each movement phase. If you use it, roll a die. 1-2 the Riptide suffers a wound without saves. On 3+ you gain one of the following benefits (your choice) until the next movement phase:
-Nova Shield: Invulnerable save 3+
-Propulsor: Can move 4d6
-Chain fire: Can fire the twin-linked fusion blaster, twin-linked plasma rifle or twin-linked missiles twice
-Nova charge: Can use the nova charge profile of its weapons.

Tactical Fall-Back: Shi'Vre and his unit can consolidate after firing Overwatch.

Drone Turret: Recon Drones embark on a Devilfish as a passenger but they don't count for the transport capacity.
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Re: Tau Codex rules sneak peak

Postby Kharn » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:09 pm

Do you see what's going on, it's change. The longer the changes improve.

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Re: Tau Codex rules sneak peak

Postby whytwolf » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:27 am

More fun stuff for Tau lovers. I am sooo excited for this codex and hope to have it my hot little hands tomorrow!!

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2013/04/40k-codex-tau-first-read-review.html
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Re: Tau Codex rules sneak peak

Postby orkwarboss » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:54 am

"Second of all, it appears GW made some more errors in this Dex similar to Dark Angels."


:shock: not surprised
Lion El’ Johnson – This one is an oldie but a goodie. Turns out he was a poet from the Victorian era who wrote a poem called ‘The Dark Angel’. He also was rumored to have quite the secret for those times.

Commander_Jay wrote:On the plus side, some of the rules and attacks are hilarious. My Gyrocopter can tilt its rotors and cut through people like a homicidal kitchen blender.

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Re: Tau Codex rules sneak peak

Postby Grandmaster marc » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:01 am

whytwolf wrote:
Oathbound Protector: all Look out Sir rolls for a independent character joined to a unit with this rule automatically succeed


Tactical Fall-Back: Shi'Vre and his unit can consolidate after firing Overwatch.



Tactical fall-back: *sigh*

and for oath bound protector, I feel there are other armies, units who should have this as well.
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