The T'au Codex has been long awaited, with a veritable revolution brewing in the online T'au community who have been existing on the supplementary rules in Index Xenos 2 (which gives stats for units, but no stratagems or new ways to play in 8th Edition) putting an already fragile army at a disadvantage. But now the full rules are here!! The Tau Codex comes in two flavours; the Diplomacy Is The Key Collectors Edition and the Mecha Fist Punch standard edition. There are also the Data Cards... and apart from that there's nothing new! Yes there is a T'au Sphere Expansion bundle, but no repackaged minis or new models.
The T'au are a great model range, and with rumours of unit cost drops, it will be interesting to see what the community think of this new approach. Hopefully it will see some nice fluffy armies and less of the power gaming and strange combinations players have been forced to make do with to face 8th edition forces who already have Codex, or face defeat. Hopefully the Dark Eldar get their turn soon, because that is a very fragile army that needs skill to field effectively.
There are also a bevy of books coming next week - Nagash: The Undying King by Josh Reynolds tells the story of Skeletor's younger brother and his attempts to eclipse his sibling. I reality, this novel was only previously available as a Warhammer World-exclusive limited edition, so if you're into Nagash - jump on this one! Khârn: The Red Path is the collected version of the previously serialised short stories; Furnaces of Haeleon, Will of the Blood God, Abaddon Denied, Blood Vision, Wrath of the Emperor, Disciples of Khârn, Skulls of Salandraxis and Court of the Daemons. Dante by Guy Haley is the paperback version of the hardcover from a few weeks ago, and Cult of the Spiral Dawn was previously called Legends of the Dark Millennium: Genestealer Cults but now includes the short story Casts a Hungry Shadow.