Cool Conversions – Tau XV88 battlesuit with Arms

Recently Darkly on the Tau Empire Community group on Facebook released images of his recent converion painted up the Tau XV88 stormsurge with arms, see below (which personally I think it should always have had).

Tau XV88 Stormsurge Conversion by Darkly on Tau Empire FB Group

This was acieved by using the Puppetswar: Prime Battlewalker‘s arms, which thankfully Puppetswar now sell seperately.

Pupperswar conversion arms

New Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Narrative Trailer

Today Focus Home Interactive released a new narrative trailer to launch their pre-orders of the game and it looks awesome.

Also until Friday, 29 January 2016, 18:00 GMT they Games Workshop are running their midweek madness sale which is offing 10% off the retail price of this game and upto 90% off some of their other titles, so it is well worth a look.

Well look at that I Won!

A few months ago I was listening to the Imperial Truth Podcast when they mentioned a competition on the Talent Lad Studios Facebook Page, and as luck would have it I Won, which is amazing to get a free display board. I received it through the post last week with a little wrangling with customs who charged me an exorbitant fee for bringing it into the country and it being searched, it was perfect. You can see for my Renegade guard below it works very well.

Renegade Guard on the winning Talented Lad Studios display boardDisplay board by Talented Lad StudiosRenegade Guard on the winning Talented Lad Studios display board

It fits in very well with my army and inspires me to do one myself.

News/Rumours – Leaked images of the new Tau models

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.

Leaked White Dwarf  89 - CoverLeaked White Dwarf  89 - BackLeaked November Issue of Warhammer Visions with Tau  Stormsurge on the coverLeaked White Dwarf  89 - Tau Fire WarriorsLeaked White Dwarf  89 - Closeup Tau Fire Warriors and new XV8 Battlesuit in the background

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.

Tau KX139 Taunar Supremacy Armour

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.

#miniaturemonday Assassinorum: Execution Force Tzeentch Cultists

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.

Tzeentch Cultists from the Assassinorum: Execution Force boxed setTzeentch Cultists from the Assassinorum: Execution Force boxed set

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.