So, currently want to throw some extra gas on this here fire because with the new ork stuff soon and some leaks showing the Ork Kulturs, it seems like a fairly consistent theme of how Sub-Faction Benefits have been going.
With Tau, our Tenets are what I would call "The fair of 8th", they weren't obscene and by no means outright back, they were fair however within 8th you were busted or nothing. We are now only seeing Farsight enclaves because of their boosted Tenet they have which before hand was (again) fair but that doesn't cut mustard. Now with their added benefit along with the "hidden" third benefit ("gee Far Sight, How come you have 2 commanders in a detachment?"), they have become the de facto faction of tau (other elements like 9th edition are there but they were already rumbling up a little before then).
Meanwhile all the other Sept tenets remain ether benefit + small benefit or only have 1 benefit total. So what would the future tenets look like for tau with the current trend? These are going to be my shots in the wind for the sake of it but let me know your thoughts.
Tau: Can elect to "Hold Steady" or "Set to Defend" even when not on any terrain or on terrain without the "defensible" keyword. For every two units that fire at an enemy unit, that enemy unit gains 1 markerlight.
(I want to give tau the feel of being the Defenders and their natural idea of coming together to overcome things).
Vior'La: May advance and shoot assault weapons with no penalty. When unit with this tenet advances, change all rapid fire weapons type to assault. When targeting an enemy unit within 12", that enemy unit counts as have 1 additional markerlight than it actually does.
(Adding the Far Sight Enclave addendum ability here because it make lore sense. I am a sucker for narrative/mechanical storytelling)
Sa'Cea: +1 Leadership. units never count as under half strength for attrition tests. Each unit that fires may re-roll 1 hit roll unless they are within 12" of the enemy unit, in which case they may re-roll any and/or all hit rolls.
(want to take their sub-par warlord trait, add it to their tenet and give them a reason to get close however unlike Vior'La they lack the movement boost).
Bork'An: Add 6" to the range of all Rapid Fire and Heavy type weapons. Rapid Fire weapons always count as being within half range of their target. Heavy weapons with the Blast keyword always count units as having 6 or more models within their unit for purposes of determining number of shots.
(these are the tech boys of Tau. They should feel unfair at range and make their guns brutal. Maybe a hard lean here but still, wishlisting my dear Shas'Os)
Dal'Yth: As long as the unit does have the Monster, Titanic or Vehicle keyword gain the following: they count as in light cover when outside of 12" of the enemy unit attacking them. When in any terrain, models ignore movement penalties and gain an additional +1 to their saving throw.
(not sure what to add here if anything. I mean, kind of potent in some ways I suppose but I may of misread the room on this one).
Far'Sight: As is, it works for them and feels thematic. Maybe I would argue pushing the wounding re-roll out to 12" as well but that would be it.
Some are out there but what are the thoughts?
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