This afternoon I drove out to deliver the Alpha Legion tanks I had painted over the last 3 weeks. As we looked over the models I had done for him, the client and I briefly chatted about what is upcoming for 40k. He told me it would be Black Templars and then Tau, so don't worry...and that Chaos Space Marines would be after the Tau. I replied that if that part were true, then he'll be waiting a long time for Chaos Space Marines, because Tau are never getting a new book. I was joking of course, or so I thought.
About 15 minutes ago, I checked Faeit 212 and saw these rumors at this link. It states that we're not going to see Tau in 2012, and rather Dark Angels, Chaos Space Marines and 6th Edition will dominate the year of 40k. It's a much more plausible scenario- more Marines. Not only is it more plausible, but it makes more business sense. GW knows it can sell marines. GW also knows that making marines is easier for them and cheaper. So it is less of a commitment and more money in return. The Tau Codex...too risky...too much invested into this little blue-skinned army.
So all those gob-smackingly delicious Tau rumors....all fake.
What isn't fake? Another year of waiting.
Maybe another 2 years, who the hell knows? Maybe there will never be another Tau Codex.
I am sorry but I am just too bored with the current codex. It ain't about power, it ain't about competitiveness, it ain't about anything other than just being bored with my Tau options.
So 2012 will be another year without 40k for me. For the rest of you, it'll be another year of Marinehammer with some Necron and Dark Eldar sprinkled on top for giggles.
Did we seriously think that GW would waste its 25th Anniversary of 40k on Tau?!?!