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Old 17 Jul 2005, 21:07   #1 (permalink)
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just checked WarSeer, the new version of portent.

thry have this little beauty up, supposedly appearing in a new codex, possilby the tau.

behold the Vespid!
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6736

it seems this dude is a new ally to the tau, which means the rumours of a new tau dex, or update are given more credability.

Bear in mid though, this is just a concept sketch, and as such may not resemble the final product/unit, if it is indeed such a new unit. Roberto Cirilloe is supposedly the artist

I figured this belonged in tau, as opposed to rumours, as it is almost concrete. And though there are several "what new units do tau need?" threads, this one does seem to be different. let it live, for a while anyway mods!
enjoy!

OK, this dude looks like a fast mean close combat dude with what looks like a flamer, or close range gun. Ive heard rumours that the new tau ally would be a(a) dedicated assault unit and (b) winged, so this seems to me to be quite real, and not just a hoax.

All i say is I like him, a lot!
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Old 17 Jul 2005, 21:20   #2 (permalink)
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WoW neato, I'd feild some'o' dem grasshoppa's!
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Old 17 Jul 2005, 21:23   #3 (permalink)
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Vespid is norweigan for Wasp, i think.

Im just glad they're moving away from the fish theme! ;D
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Old 17 Jul 2005, 21:26   #4 (permalink)
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Well, we are approaching the time when rumors about whatever is after Black Templar should be showing up in force. Hard to tell with the newly tight-lipped GW, but I wouldn't be surprised if we see official confirmation within a month or two.
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Old 17 Jul 2005, 21:32   #5 (permalink)
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wicked looking. and with wing they will probably count as jump pact troops so if they are CC they will be exellent on the assault. and if they are long range the mobility would be a greatr help
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I'd imagine they would work like Seraphims. Jump packs and good at really close range fire-fights.
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I'm with Veq: Tau don't do assault, and the Kroot fill that niche for them. However, a unit that can move 12" then rapid-fire the enemy at close range is something the force lacks...
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Old 17 Jul 2005, 21:48   #8 (permalink)
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maybe a balance unit that can shoot well enough to stay alive anf fight decently when it comes to that
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Well this is a concept sketch so don't get your hopes up to much. But i'm quit sure it's the real deal here! 8) The drawing is signed "RC" witch could can stand for "Roberto Cirillo". The same guy hoe designed the new Tyranids. If you take the time to inspect the drawings on the GW Tyranide page you will find that in the bottom right the drawings are signed "RC" aswell. Even the drawing style is very similar. But of it is tru that they put this guy on the job, i'm going to look for new Tau miniatures with a lot of impatients!!!
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Old 17 Jul 2005, 21:54   #10 (permalink)
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this could raound out the tau
FW all shoot no assault
Kroot all assault no shoot
these guys total mix
but i agree we should wait till they come to fruitition
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