Are you allowed to take Forgeworld selections in a Farsight Enclaves list?
This is a difficult one... And for the most part it's probably a bit contentious.
Our first problem is the wording from the Farsight Enclaves supplement:
A Farsight Enclaves army is chosen using the army list presented in Codex: Tau Empire.
This very specifically limits our choices to entries from the army list presented in the Codex.
No problem... Escalation has just come out, surely that makes reference to the Farsight Enclave and will let us run with Tiger Sharks? Errr... No.
A Tiger Shark may only be chosen if your primary detachment is from Codex : Tau Empire.
No problem... Forgeworld released some errata that expanded upon the Escalation list. Errr... There is no mention of poor old Farsight:
The following vehicles may be chosen as Lords of War if your primary detachment is from Codex: Tau Empire.
No problem... Forgeworld released the R'varna variant, surely that will include the Farsight Enclaves? Errr... No!
An XV107 R'varna battlesuit is a Heavy Support choice in a Codex: Tau Empire army.
The wording of that doesn't change in the Tau Forgeworld Taros book either!
So if that isn't anything but a good kick in the genitals? All of those lovely Super Heavies, Lords of War and Forgeworld goodies are all restricted in one way or another, to a vanilla Codex: Tau Empire army or Primary Detachment.
To end on a positive note, according to Faeit 212 and several other sources, Forgeworld are aware of the issue and (un)officially would allow you to take some of their models in a Farsight army (just not any of the good ones!!)
Thank you for your email. We're currently working on a FAQ update
concerning which units can and can't be used with Codex supplements. In
respect to the Farsight supplement currently -
You can take:
Alternate Hammerhead turrets
Goaded Great Knarlocs
Mounted Great Knarloc Herd
Kroot Knarloc Rider Herd
Heavy gun Drones
Drone Sentry turret
Sensor tower Grid
Orca Drop ship
You can not take:
Any Battlesuit including the R'varna
Remora drone fighter