Broadside Envy

January 8, 2009 ·

January 8, 2009

My mate got bought some Forgeworld Tau Broadsides for Christmas. Of course I was keen to see how they compare to GW Tau Broadsides. So having painted up a couple, he came round with them.

In fact, they made my Broadside models look pretty pathetic.I thought the Forgeworld Tau Broadside would be bigger, but it's roughly the same size. It just looks a hundred times better with chunkier legs and heavier armour.

Ok, it doesn't help that I've been upgrading my battle suits to match my Tau commander conversion. I felt that the Tau battle suits looked a bit weedy considering how devastating they're meant to be, so I gave them new heads, front mounted radiator systems, extra tank armour, cooling vents, targeters and knee armour.

I now need to make a new Tau commander model now that my Tau battle suits are beefy and badass looking. So now when you look at my Tau broadsides, they're really puny -not to mention skinny.

I'm just not sure if I should do some conversion work to tech them up like my new Tau battle suits, or if I should just order some new broadsides from Forgeworld.

I've been playing around with the Dawn of War Tau army painter again to see what the Forgeworld Tau broadside would look like with my colour scheme.

It looks pretty awesome actually and definitely shows that these guys get a 2+ armour save.

I'm just not sure if I want to make my own Tau Broadside or get the Forgeworld Tau Broadside.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...
September 1, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

me personally, a very avid tau player, like the normal broadsides better. I'm actually a fan of the thinner part of the legs. either way, your small conversions to yours look really good. Id keep em'.

Anonymous said...
June 23, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

yeah i agree i don't think the forgeworld broadsides are BETTER per say true the bodies look better and missiles on top look better i really dislike the railguns on the arms though.

What i would personally love would be forgeworld suits with railguns on top i naturally have the older broadsides and the new forgeworld suits aren't so good looking as to motivate me to buy them to replace them and they would look out of place in my current army i think.

I just LOVE the XV9 series though getting some of them to just wank over to be honest lol -_^.

Mark said...
June 3, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

Also a Tau player - and a brand new one at that (new to 40k, not just the Tau).

I've got to say that I kind of dig how a lot of Tau armors look a bit weedy and awkward. It adds to their alienness, the sense that they were built by creatures very much like us, but not quite us.

Of course, that might change when I get around to actually building my Tau. So far all I own is a Piranha and all I've completed is one measly gun drone.

Gun drones are damned cute, aren't they? Like flying saucers with bunny ears.

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