Posts Tagged ‘Tau’

New Codices – How will they fare at Astronomi-con?

Posted: June 20, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios
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Starting with this summer’s Astronomi-con Toronto three codices will be making their Astronomi-con debut.

Codex: Tau Empire, Codex Eldar, and the Iyanden supplement for Codex: Eldar will all be available for players to select.

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Will these codices have a big splash at Astronomi-con this year?  What kind of army lists will we see at 1500 points?

Astronomi-con promotes a balanced army approach to army selection, formally with its Composition scoring and more subtly with the widely diverse scenarios.  With a 1500 point limit, generals are challenged to get even more out of their selections.  We are looking forward to seeing what kind of impact these new codices will have on Astronomi-con as a whole as well.

What are your thoughts on these codices entering the Astronomi-con tournament setting?

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New From Forgeworld

Posted: May 23, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Forgeworld, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios, Tactica
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Forgeworld has released their next ‘Second Edition’ Imperial Armour book:  Imperial Armour Volume Three Second Edition – The Taros Campaign.

 

While the naming convention and release order may lend itself to a bit of confusion, there is none when it comes to the reason behind this book being the second one to get the v6 treatment to produce a Second Edition.  The main force featured in the book is the Tau.  With their recent codex release and massive popularity, it makes great sense to have the complete Tau range of models available with updated rules for sixth edition.  In addtion, this book also has a new Elysian Drop Troops army list, and rules for fielding Tallaran Desert Raiders using Codex: Imperial Guard.  The Imperial guard dovetail well with the recently released Imperial Armour Volume One Second Edition – Imperial Guard.

Seeing these Imperial Armour books being updated for sixth edition is an important factor in getting more players using these great models in their games of 40K, and will undoubtedly help bring these units more into the mainstream and the greater tournament scene.  Note that units from this book will be allowed for the upcoming Astronomi-con tournaments in Toronto and Vancouver.

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It would stand to reason that the other Imperial Armour Volumes will receive similar treatment as 40k codices are released.  However, with the upcoming Eldar codex, should we expect a Second Edition for Imperial Armour Eleven – The Doom of Mymeara?

Updating our FAQ

Posted: May 13, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in News, Rules, Scenarios
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Most rules questions these days are covered by GW’s rules updates.  However some aspects of Astronomi-con need their own clarifications.

The FAQ section has been updated for two units: Space Wolves Lone Wolves and Tau Ethereals.