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Old 09 Nov 2005, 23:56   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 1000pt tau army right now, i want to upgrade to to a 1500 pts but should i buy it now or wait for who knows how long to get the new models?
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Old 10 Nov 2005, 00:26   #2 (permalink)
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March, is when its currently expected.
The important thing is what is it you are thinking of? Most of the models are being left alone anyway or are from FW, far as I know its really just the suits and the two new units that are getting models.
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Old 10 Nov 2005, 02:08   #3 (permalink)
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im going to buy three new suits and one hammerhead, btw.
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Old 10 Nov 2005, 04:20   #4 (permalink)
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You should wait until they make previews of it and decide then. If there are models that interest oyu, save money for them. If not, spend it once you learn more about them and are sure you don't want them. If you only want 1 type of model (like plastic Pirahanas), then buy what you want now and buy that when it comes out.
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http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=13071.0

Expect the new codex in the first quarter of 2006.

Repeating model changes AGAIN.

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I went through this in another thread, but here it is again off the top of my head, looking at each model in the current range:
Ethereal - None that I know of, there might be some new models, but I don't think the existing ones will be updated
XV8's - minor ankle fix? possibly some extra's whilst they're at it, e.g. an additional sprue with more things, maybe updated armour. But that part is speculation.
XV88's - same as XV8, possibly a minor ankle fix
XV15's - Being remade in plastic. New models. Probably being replaced, however apparently both the new plastic ones and old metal ones will be available, depending on which ones you like.
Fire Warriors - None that I know of
Pathfinders - None that I know of
Kroot - None..
Kroot hounds - none..
Krootox - none..
Drones - none.. (maybe new drone types, but existing ones shouldn't be affected)
Devilfish - Possibly a SMS drone addon.
Hammerhead - None that I know of.
Shouldn't be any changes with the hammerhead, though crisis suits will most likely get a model update, and possibly some extra's.
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Old 10 Nov 2005, 10:42   #6 (permalink)
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It's the Crisis suits ankle's which are changing I do believe so you definetly want to wait for that (Judging on the numerous complaints of ankles snapping on them).

But as you can see from that helpful quote from [ mace ] we don't think the Hammerheads are changing so there's nothing stopping you buying one of them. Unless you want to wait to be sure anyway...
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Old 10 Nov 2005, 16:40   #7 (permalink)
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im going to buy three new suits and one hammerhead, btw.
Can't see a problem with the hammerhead (worst comes to the worse you can possibly mail order a Tau vehicle 'accesory' sprue if one does come out to give the SMS option to Devilfish, but seeing as you have a fair few options on the hammerhead kit anyway)

FW's new suits don't appeal to you, especially if you don't have any already - they are Fully Posable and with the reinforced leg armour.
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Old 11 Nov 2005, 00:07   #8 (permalink)
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My Crisis suits ankles have never broken, and they've been in aircraft holds for over 12 hours - not the most friendly place for models! However it could be because I've never glued my ankles in - they are free to move. Occasionally they'll pop out, but its a simple job to clip it back in.
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Heh, yes, that could be it. The problem occurs when you have the crisis suit or broadside standing, instead of flying, in the case of the crisis suit. If the model is dropped, the ankles will most likely break, especially on the broadside, where it's rather top heavy with the metal railguns and arms. Mine XV8's are flying, so I haven't had a problem with them. As for the models themselves, I find them rather blocky for Tau.. compared to the curved lines of the fire warrior helmets, tanks and drones etc.
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My broadsides both broke at the ankles. One I was able to repair and the other I had to use a modified flying pole to give me support.

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