Time to shut down this poll and check out the results for the latest Tau codex. This one ran longer than I normally run a poll for but almost all the votes were done in the normal time period, so the results shouldn’t be too skewed compared to previous polls.
Lots of votes on this one. The only polls I’ve done here that have received more votes were 40K 6th Edition polls, prior to its release and shortly after. So, I’d say Tau have a loyal base of followers, or haters as the case may be. Speaking of, results!
The top vote by a landslide, with 48% of the vote, are those who feel it’s a good solid codex. I can’t argue that. I have not had the chance to play them a ton yet but from the games I have played, and in talking with the Tau players, it’s a real grounded codex. Some of the more crazy combos are point heavy, as they should be, while core of the units are point-efficient.
The second top vote was those that think it kicks ass, with 23% of the vote. That makes this codex the highest ranking one since I’ve been doing these polls with 71% of the voters looking favorably on the codex; damn impressive. I’m sure if I were a prior Tau player then I’d agree with this sentiment. There’s definitely appeal for the newer players too, not just the vets, and so I can understand the excitement.
These next answers were such a small margin that I’m just going to blow through them. There’s 11% who think the codex is alright, 8% who think its’ better than before but not good, another 8% who think it’s over-the-top and 2% who think it sucks. Not much of a reason to linger on these votes other than to say that only 10% had a real negative vote regarding the new Tau codex while 19% had “meh” feelings about it. Again, by far the best rated codex from polling on this site.