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GW Reveals New 40k Tau Kroot Rules With Upgraded Stats!

By Travis Pasch | January 26th, 2022 | Categories: News / Rumors, rules, Tau, Warhammer 40k

new-tau-markerlights-pathfindersThese new Kroot rules will be right up your alley if you have always loved the more vicious side of the Tau Codex.

With everything we’ve seen so far, Tau seems to be really getting some big buffs. This is a really cool buff because who doesn’t just love throwing some Kroot down on the table? If you want to pick up the new codex and other releases you can check out all the pricing for it here.

Warhammer Community unveiled their stat line, abilities, and new stratagems. They even show how you can field an entire army of Kroot. Let’s check out all the rules!

GW Reveals New 40k Tau Kroot Rules With Upgraded Stats!

Kroot Rules

With an extra point of Strength and Attacks, as well as increased Armour Penetration for their rifle blades, Kroot Carnivores are much more deadly in close combat. Their ability to surge forward as the battle begins is now shared across all Kroot units.

Finally, Kroot get more attacks and some AP in combat, let’s hope they will actually be able to do some damage in CC. Hopefully, this will let them see more play as the lore behind them is just so cool.

Kroot Rules 2Redeploying units or moving them to a more forward position is never a bad thing!

Kroot Rules 3

The leaders of a Kroot pack, known as Shapers, have received a long-deserved promotion to the HQ battlefield role. This means that you can now field Battle-forged armies composed entirely of Kroot units, while Shapers even get a choice of three bespoke Warlord Traits.

Rolling 3D6 and discarding the lowest is actually super strong. This will let your units get into combat so much easier and use that new strength, attacks, and AP. This also allows you to take a full Kroot army as this can be your warlord. Plus, you get three choices of Warlord Traits.

New Army Composition

Kroot Rules 4

If you prefer to fold them into your Fire Caste command structure, like the auxiliary-friendly Dal’yth Sept, you’ll find that Kroot now take up much less space in your roster. Kroot packs are comfortable organising their own hunting parties, and will bring Krootox and Kroot Hound packs along for the ride.

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This is really cool as all you need to take up is one Troops slot and boom, you can get all kinds of Kroot without taking up additional force organization spots.

New Stratagem

Kroot Rules 5

Despite their gory mealtime tendencies, Kroot can deploy their finely honed hunting instincts to great effect on the battlefield. That doesn’t mean they’re above stopping for a mid-melee snack though, especially when they catch a juicy target unawares.

Considering this id for the rest of the battle, for 1 CP it’s pretty strong. Especially if you can get in combat with a really small unit and get this going in turn 2.

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