A Face Only a Mother Could Love...

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments

A mother-ship that is...


So not a huge post this time, just updating you on a new battlesuit variant coming to a Forgeworld near you, and only £70 (that's $113 in real money).

I love the model already, and from appearances alone, it compounds the bad-assery suggested by the riptide and R'Alai.  I saw this on Faeit 212 and ATT a couple weeks back, and thought I'd share.

It's name is R'Varna, and it is classified as an XV-107 (the Riptide is an XV-104).  This is obviously not the nautical themed name common to classes of Tau battlesuits in the 40k universe. That combined with the R' honorific/prefix common to Forgeworld battlesuit character names, strongly suggests that it is also a character like R'Myr or R'Alai.

Sorry guys, both for the brevity and timeliness of the post.  But with school starting back and being knee-deep in football practice every night, I haven't had much time to do anything outside of school. 

I'm sucking man, and I really need to get a game in.  My fire warriors are getting fat.

So I am dialing this one in.  I am already in love with the model, and can't wait for it to become available for order.  In the meantime here are some interesting related links I found with tidbits and commentary.

          http://advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=21327

          http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/09/riptide-variant-tau-xv107-rvarna.html

          http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/News/Games_Day_Preview_One.html

          http://scatterdie.com/wordpress/?p=1890

          http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?380591-Forge-World-Tau-XV107

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TSbZ7S4Y-E

Though this may be my shortest post ever, I hope you enjoy the reads.  Oh, and if someone finds the actual Forgeworld newsletter announcing this guy can you send me the link?   Thanks in advance.

I play Tau.

Alien Allies for Tau - Gue'vesa

September 16, 2013 · 0 comments

Alien Allies for Tau - Gue'vesa

The next big alien allies group for Tau is the Gue'vesa or expatriate humans.

According to the official rulebook,

The Gue’vesa, literally ‘human helpers’ in the Tau tongue, are human warriors who have taken up the cause of the Greater Good as their own. These humans, often the descendents of troops captured or abandoned during the abortive Damocles Crusade, now live and fight alongside the Tau. For them, fate has dictated that the Imperial Creed and the rule of the Adeptus Terra be replaced by loyalty to the collectivist Tau Empire and to the ruling Ethereal caste.

Imagine that, humans working for the Greater Good... intriguing, isn't it?

Cadre Reinforcements

September 3, 2013 · 9 comments

I haven't posted for a while because I've been working hard on reinforcements for my Cadre. I'm going to the Northern Warlords GT in Warrington this weekend and needed to focus on some bits and bobs. But I'm finished now so I thought I would post up a couple of pics of what Ive been working on.

First this is my latest Riptide

Heavy Burst Cannon Riptide
The plan is to run him as an allied Enclave Elite so I can take the Earth Caste Pilot Array and the Talisman of Arthas Moloch. I'm expecting lots of Demons and a few Rune Priest with Jaws, and being able to deny the witch on 4d6 will help.

The ECPA also helps in guaranteeing the Nova reactor gets charged pretty much every turn. This is my "solution" to screamers starts - bogg them down with a stubborn Riptide with a 3++ ..... OK, not great, but the best I could come up with, without radically overhauling my list.

The photo isn't too good, but I hope you can make it out. I was going for a predatory bird "perched" on the ruin sort of look. Not sure I cracked it though. It's probably easier to see from different angles!

The Ivy on the ruins I found on a website dedicated to dolls houses of all  things!



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