If you follow the Games Workshop's on-line blog, you've probably noticed the recent love and attention given to the Tau Empire in the past couple days.
First of all let me say, do not listen to Games Workshop advice on tactics and army composition. The most glaring mistakes are in the Tactics Article put out this past Monday. After reading the article, I had to ask myself, "Is this guy playing with the same Codex as I am?" At one point he states that the Ethereal is surprisingly good at close combat. When did that happen? Earlier he mentions that Pulse Rifles have AP4 and that Marker Drones can mark targets after disembarking from a Devilfish, last I checked a markerlight was a heavy weapon.
Then today's post had a spot light on some GW staffer's Tau army, complete with sniper drones and vespid. I'm guessing from this that vespid sales are down, as are sniper drones, so GW is trying to make us think these are worthwhile units to take. I beg to differ. Vespid will only disappoint you and sniper drones just can't compete with the other Tau Heavy Support Choices. Why waste those precious slots on a sniper when you could be getting Strength 10 Railguns?
But it's not all bad, Monday's post also featured some of the coolest XV8 Battlesuit conversions and paint jobs I have seen of late. Side note: isn't it funny how everyone converts their XV8s? Hint to GW: you need to re-do the XV8 sprue. We need more detail!
At any rate, I'm not sure why all this attention is being posted on the Website, I suspect its related to sales and the bottom line, but could it very well be, a primer for a new codex?
I doubt it but I do hold a sliver of hope in my three-fingered hand.