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Re: Author of the New Tau Codex?
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2011, 07:56:16 PM »
i hope this helps.

when i was at games day this year, i got some face time with kelly when he was signing books. anyway he said that he was woking on eldar. so i assume that it will be Cruddace writing the Tau dex.

but i am only assuming :)
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Re: Author of the New Tau Codex?
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2011, 08:42:22 PM »
I figured Kelly would do the Eldar Codex since he did the last one but I am fairly certain that isn't the only one he is working on now.  I mean, we have Tau, Black Templar, Dark Angels, Eldar, SoB, and Chaos (not in any specific order) that all are on the rumored next codices list.  Whilst I know there are more authors, it doesn't seem that he wouldn't be doing another one of those.  I am not saying that Kelly has to be doing another, just find it unlikely.  Cruddace has not done anything lately really which is why I share you assumption that it will most likely be him.  I am also kind of hoping rumors are true and Tau is the next codex though, someone did bring up the point that it may be a bad thing if it does come out before 6th edition of which, the point made very good sense.
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Re: Author of the New Tau Codex?
« Reply #22 on: November 3, 2011, 07:49:37 AM »
cruddace did tomb kings this year iirc

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Re: Author of the New Tau Codex?
« Reply #23 on: November 3, 2011, 11:12:45 PM »
Mat Ward described his Necrons as being an "elite shooting force".

Looks like we may have a de facto Tau codex in the form of a Necron codex?

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Re: Author of the New Tau Codex?
« Reply #24 on: November 7, 2011, 10:01:55 PM »
Well, Necrons are more "march forward while laying down waves of fire and absorbing the incoming fire with durability" while a few very speedy units slash at the enemy. 

Guard are "hold the line and fire free, the artillery is incoming! while using sheer numbers to take the incoming fire" and flanking tanks/flyers hammer into the enemy flanks.

Tau are more about "this unit here must be completely destroyed, focus fire and doge out of the way of the incoming fire" while harrasser units nip at the enemy flanks.
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Re: Author of the New Tau Codex?
« Reply #25 on: November 8, 2011, 09:29:46 AM »
I'd be pretty happy with a codex that sits along the lines of the IG one. That book is generally well and clearly written and there is a great range of "want" units in it. Indeed, the necron book does this really well too... but the style of (for instance) the special rules within the imperial guard codex is really much more to my liking.

The bottom line though, is I'm not really concerned WHO writes the codex, I just hope that we get some much loved attention, particularly in areas where there are obvious deficencies. i do think that Cruddaces imagination (as showed by the IG even nid books) would be a perfect ingredient for something like the Tau.

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Re: Author of the New Tau Codex?
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2011, 01:26:34 PM »
Well the latest news is that we are being done by Phil Kelly.
Im not totally sure this is good news  :(
His codices tend to become single build, very quickly.
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