Images dropped last night on the Warhammer Tau Blog and then spread like wildfire around the internet of the rumored new Tau models release. This release had originally been rumoured for mid-September, it now appears to be October 10th by the cover of the White Dwarf below, and I’m really looking forward to this.
The new massive Riptide variant on the cover of the November Issue of Warhammer Visions called Stormsurge, thought to be Games Workshop’s answer to the amazing Forgeworld R’Varna Battlesuit.
Sporting a huge shoulder mounted Rail weapon (though is you compare the cover of Warhammer Visions to the back of White Dwarf you will see that the shoulder weapon changes, so there will be at least 2 options for this weapon), 4 seeker missiles, a huge main missile pod payload, and a host of secondary smart missile systems, it is sure to bring the pain to your opponent on the table, and increase competition for an already heavily contested Heavy Support slot.
If that was all, we would have been happy, but Games Workshop went the extra mile. Releasing a new design of Firewarrior which are a welcomed improvement, minor alterations to the XV8 battlesuit design (seems to be able to pivot at the waist), and another smaller Riptide variant sporting an Ion Cannon style weapon and Fusion Guns. This smaller variant has been rumored to be a “Stealth” variant, which would be awesome.
With still more than 3 weeks to go until this release hits the shops, I, as I am sure every other Tau player is getting very excited, and are counting the days until it hits the shelves.
Not to forget, the Forgeworld Tau titan that went on sale last week at the Forgeworld open day, and will hopefully go on general release in the coming weeks, this is a very good time to be a Tau player.
A few days ago a new trailer for was released for the upcoming game Battlefleet Gothic Armada, based off the Games Workshop classic tabletop game.
Looking forward to seeing more of this.
I stumbled across this site on twitter and I am very thankful I did. As the title suggests, Wargame Exclusive produce alternative Games Workshop miniatures, primarily female alternatives for miniatures, with a strong Ecchi theme. This includes a number of naked, semi-naked, or suggestive miniatures that might be frowned upon at your local gaming store, but in addition to that there are some fantastic alternatives to main miniatures.
An example would be the Greater good deep strike veteran ranger ‘Big Shas’ which could serve as both an alternative Fireblade Cadre, or painted up as a marble or brass statue to shout out to the world how the Tau can really look bad-ass.
There are also a number of amazing ‘non-Ecchi’ Adepta Sororitas alternatives that look great, units of plague zombies, and even come conversion bits for various miniatures but the most exciting for me are the alternative heads for the Adeptus Mechanicus Kastelan Robots.
Personally I picked up a ‘Big Shas’ miniature, from payment to delivery it was 12 days, and the quality was very good. During construction I only found one moldline which was very easy to clean off, and very little in the way of release agent, meaning I could very quickly get into assembly and painting. Check them out if you are in the market for some high quality alternatives.
Finally got a but of painting done. This week I’ve managed to get another part of the Assassinorum: Execution Force boxed set, the cultists.
The only parts remaining are the Chaos Space Marines, and the Chaos Lord left to do, hopefully you will see this in the coming weeks.
This weekend past was another Forgeworld open day, and it did not disappoint. At last Tau have their own knight sized battlesuit, the KX-139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour, and it looks epic!
This week I am working on painting up the remaining units for the Assassinorum: Execution Force board game. All that is left to to are the cultists, the marines, and the chaos Lord.