huh so it does look like stuff is happing with the Tau its just that no ones talking about it or hasn't fully played out yet.The latest lore has them creating a stable warp wormhole on accident allowing them to cut across the galaxy, and their entire 4th expansion army that was lost in said wormhole before it stabilized being what appears to be possessed by Khorne. And then the other side of the wormhole turns out to be right in front of a Death Guard fleet, IIRC. And that's all happening at the same time they're realizing their infiltrate and brainwash the Imperials with consumer goods does diddly fuck all to deal with a Genestealer Cult doing the same thing on Imperial Worlds.
Speaking of Tau mini's aren't they supposed to have a shit tone of different xeno races in the empire in lore while only the kroot and vespids(?) have models. I haven't looked in to how many or what their like but I know some people want a few as models.Our club doesn't have any tau players, so the first one I meet was when we played 7ed apocalypse out of town. He had 3x5 fire warriors, 6 riptides, 2 armless chickens, and a bunch of forge world suit variants including titan. And he unironically made knelling riptide meme. Against him was a guy with wooden stormbird mounted on the pan that destroyed half of his army with destroyer blast turn one. What a fucking disaster ladies and guntlemen.
4th expansions basically became imperials who want to purge all the xeno filth. I kinda like tau's slow realisation that they are fucked and imperium is right.