Tactica: Riptides

October 24, 2014 · 5 comments

My Cadre's HBC Riptide.

This is the next article in the Tactica series. Remember, this is a community exercise and all comments and suggestions are very welcome. I’ll make any changes before it’s posted in the Tactica section.

So – Riptides!


Riptides were the shiny new model in the Tau Codex (well other than the flyers which I’ve never seen anybody use!), and they have proved very successful (if you’re a Tau player) and very controversial (if your not!). What I want to do in this article is try and get to the heart of why they’ve been so successful.

Tactica: Cadre Fireblade

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments

I am going to break away from the vehicles and units to focus on the new HQ option: The Cadre Fireblade. This is the Sergeant Johnson of all Firewarriors and he brings some cool synergy to Tau lists.

Forgeworld Update: (Expands on Skyler's Announcement)

October 6, 2014 · 0 comments

For those who missed two of the biggest things to happen on Forgeworld lately -at least as far as the Tau are concerned, the Kroot are gone from the FW site, and there is a new Battlesuit for us Tau lovers.

I am not sure why the Kroot Knarlocs and Greater Knarlocs were taken down a couple of months ago, but they are indeed gone.  I badly want a baggage Knarloc, so if anyone wants to sell or trade one…

I have a sneaking suspicion that the long rumored Kroot Supplement may have something to do with it.  At least I hope it does.  It would be nice if the Knarlocs moved over to plastic and were in the supplement.  But this is just wishful thinking for now.  I will keep hoping.

As for the Battlesuit, Holy Shit!  Have you seen this thing yet?  It is a Riptide class monster that sits in a fast attack slot.  WS2 kinda sucks, but BS4 isn’t so bad.  

Plus, it can leave the battlefield (even when engaged in close combat) to go into ongoing reserves, then deepstrike next turn.  It can jump like mad, and can also jink when thrusting or swooping.  Swooping on a Battlesuit?  Jinking?  


And dropping flechette dispersal pods along the way.  Like the postman delivering bad news.

I like it.  I love it.  I’ve gotta have it!  

I will let you know.

£72... that's like $115.  About the same as a wraithknight...

By the way, this sets the stage for large Battlesuits in just about EVERY slot of the Force Organization Chart, except troops.  

Imagine Farsight and O’vesa in command, three Riptides in Elite, three R’varnas in Heavy, and three Y’Vahra in Fast Attack.  Jam up your troop slots with Crisis teams and you have one hell of a strike force.  

Big bouncing battlesuit army, nice and clean.  

Check it out here.

Oh my God, I need a shower.

Keep your fingers crossed on the Kroot.

I play Tau.

Riptide Variant: XV109 Y'vahra from Forgeworld


Introducing the newest addition to the Tau Empire: the XV109 Y'vahra! I am over the moon about this new battlesuit, so I figured I'd post about it!

Tactica: Hammerhead

October 3, 2014 · 5 comments

Hammerheads are the Tau Empire's standard battle tank. It is a hardy vehicle that can has changed roles as time has gone on. Once the premier anti-tank vehicle in the game, now the bane of infantry everywhere.

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