Farsight Supplement – Tau Codex


20th of this month it comes out and the iBook sample says thusly: “The Tau can outshoot pretty much any other force, but rather than talk about the tactics of a tau gun line, this supplement will focus on how to get the most out of an army comprised entirely of super mobile battle suits.” Come on Games Workshop – do it right son.

This is what supplements should be used for, though I still think they can be included in the main book and just make the main book worth the $83 price tag you throw on it initially but if they actually want these to be taken seriously, they need to modify the armies in some way – different wargear is great but making army list changes are better and will see use (as long as they are not so good, they always see use).

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77 Responses to “Farsight Supplement – Tau Codex”

  1. Dex_Kivuli says:

    Could you post a link to the product details on a GW site?

  2. Matt-Shadowlord says:

    "an army comprised entirely of super mobile battle suits.”

    "I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."

  3. Art says:

    Two pages of rules that could have been in the reg rulebook, for a cost that will buy you a stand alone something awesome, like a great board game, or a video game

  4. Kirby says:

    Seismic Fibrillator Node – AN EXTRA SHOOTING PHASE!?!?!? WHAT

    I'm sure this is just for a single unit but even then, very, very powerful.

  5. Mystic says:


    Never before have I wanted something more than to be able to use an all-suit army for Tau.

    I want this. Now.

  6. Chaosrex says:


  7. WordPress says:

    "Warscraper drone"? Any ideas?

  8. MRC says:

    War Scraper drone could be some form of battle-suit repair drone, perhaps giving the model (or unit) the It Will Not Die USR.

    Also noticed the Fusion Blades on Commander Brightsword…. Looks like a form of close combat weapon to me…. Perhaps a new piece of Special Issue Wargear that gives the Commander S8 AP1 Unwieldy Melta attacks in close combat?

  9. Scuzgob says:

    hot damn are those bits of fluff on O'Shovah seeing Chaos super awesome.
    oh yeah an all gundam army would be cool i guess. this is how supplements should be done, a single change that drastically changes how an army works.

  10. Palakir says:

    What is interesting is that I got also the preview on my Ipad and I dont' have all the pages you seems to have on your version. Is it that the Australian people got a better treatment than us European?

  11. moquan88 says:

    Total suit army would be totally awesome!

  12. MRC says:

    Wishlisting here, have to see what really comes in the Suppliment, but if I could have my druthers:

    1 – FOC Changes:
    *If Farsight is included in your primary detachment, he must be your Warlord
    *Crises Suits are now Troops choices
    *Cannot take Ethereals (special character or normal) or Shadowsun, but Fireblades are now Elite choices and can be taken 1-3 per slot

    2 – Special Issue Wargear (can choose from this list or the original Tau list, but not both):
    *Seismic Fibrillator Node — One use only. Reduces target unit's moving, running/flat out moves, assault moves, and jet pack/jet bike moves in the assault phase by 3".
    *Fusion Blades — User's close combat attacks become S8 AP1 Melta, Unwieldy
    *Advanced Jump Accelerator — Replace Battlesuit's Jetpack, granting it a 9" move in movement phase and 3D6" in the assault phase.
    *High Yield Shield Generator — Grants user a 3++ Invulnerable save
    *Advanced Markerlight Pod — Battlesuit gear that, if it hits, grants two markerlight hits (these can be used by the Battlesuit and his unit, like a networked markerlght)
    *Advanced Railrifle — Solid Shot: S8 AP1 Rapid Fire, 60" or Submunition: S4 AP4 Large Blast, 60"
    *Integrated Defense Matrix Node — One use only. All friendly Codex: Tau Empire units within 18" of the user may overwatch at full BS for a single turn

  13. MRC says:

    3 – Special Rules:
    *All units with the option to take Bonding Knife Ritual get the upgrade for free
    *Unconventional Doctrine — All Crises Battlesuits, Tau Commanders, Crises Bodyguard, and Farsight himself exchange the Supporting Fire special rule with the Rage and Furious Charge USRs.

  14. gaviola says:

    Riptide with Earth Caste Pilot Array? Could that allow riptide to be a flying monstrous creature. Very cheeky if so.

  15. krashblind says:

    ……Fusion Blades? I hope there is some wargear to make the Crisis Suit WS/I a little better if they are expecting us to charge into CC with them. Still though, how cool does Fusion Blades sound?

  16. artemi7 says:

    “Rather than talking about the static tactics of the gun line, however, these next pages look at how to get the most out of an army solely comprised of super-mobile battlesuits.”

    Followed Immediately by

    “Fire Warriors form the mainstay of any Farsight Enclaves army.”


    Also, I’m really hoping these supplements will let GW clean up the mess of Space Marines the game is running these days…

  17. Dakka'th says:

    I need this so badly

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  19. _Garnet_ says:

    You know, as excited as I am about this expansion, I find myself wondering the same thing now as I did when Iyanden dropped; why so soon? My hobby dollars are still pretty badly depleted from all the lovely little goodies that came out along with the new codex, and given that GW is the Rolls Royce of wargames, I'd imagine a lot of casual Tau gamers are in much the same position. I might have to wait another month or so before picking this thing up, because it's coming so hot on the heels of the main codex, whereas if this dropped, say, six months after or so? I'd pick it up in a heartbeat.

    Plus, the expansions are the only 'new' things most factions are likely to get until their next codex comes out again. That being the case, why not stagger them a little better, so the factions have at least the semblance of growth while they're waiting for the next round of updates?

  20. hypocrite says:

    GW's found a way to import same day dlc to tabletop wargaming. You have to admit that's pretty impressive even if you don't like the fact that they're aping ea.

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