|Armored Interdiction Cadre|
If you read the description, it basically says,
"Sometimes, when diplomacy fails, massive firepower needs to take its place. In these situations, the Tau fall back on to their heavily-armoured plan B - the Armoured Interdiction Cadre. Screaming, roaring jet engines herald the arrival of the TX7 Hammerhead Gunships, and the Sky Rays assist them, streaking blue contrails peppering the skies with their messages of hyperspeed death.
This awesome bundle gives you everything you need in order to field the Armoured Interdiction Cadre, as found in Codex: Tau Empire. You’ll receive three TX7 Hammerhead Gunships, bristling with seeker missiles, ion cannons and railguns, and one TX78 Sky Ray Gunship, featuring twin-linked smart missile systems and burst cannons."
In other words, the Armored Interdiction Cadre is a formation that will be found in the new Tau Empire codex! We'll get to see it! I wonder if we'll get a Super Cadre formation much like the Necrons' Decurion Detachment or Space Marines Gladius Strike Force or Eldar Warhost Detachment or the Khorne Daemonkin Blood Host Detachment, so it'll probably include a Core Cadre consisting of maybe Ethereals or Crisis Commander and his bodyguard, and a bunch of auxillary cadres including the Armored Interdiction Cadre and hopefully the Tau Firebase Support Cadre. I suppose there will be a Pathfinder Cadre as well.
Anyway, you can find more details or order the web bundle at the Games Workshop official website. The Armored Interdiction Cadre is available for order now so click on the link if you're so inclined. I have no ideas what rules and bonuses this formation receives, and we'll find out when the codex is on sale.
|Firebase Support Cadre|
Now this is an old one. The Firebase Support Cadre has been around for a while, its dataslate or supplement released around 2013 or so. I think they've been selling it as a bundle for a while now but they've restocked it and made it available again because of the impending sale of the new Tau codex. I do not know if the Firebase Support Cadre will be included in the new codex or remain in its dataslate form forever, but the availability of the bundle seems promising. Anyway, the description reads:
Anyway, the rules can be found all over the Internet if you're so inclined. Basically the Riptide and 6 Broadsides (fielded in 2 units of 3) have the Tank Hunter and Preferred Enemy (Space Marines) special rules. The downside is that the Space Marines get Hatred (Tau Firebase Support Cadre) but obviously if you let your enemy's Space Marines get close enough for melee combat then you're playing Tau wrong.
|Mobile Assault Force Stormsurge|