New Ethereal - Aun Do

October 10, 2015 ·

So we have a new named character, an Ethereal named Aun'Do.  He comes in the new Burning Dawn campaign, and I think I like him, and he has a couple of features as yet unseen.  

First, at least as far as I can tell, he's plastic.  That creates a lot of potential for kit-bashing and making other ethereals. 

Secondly, he is not covered in all the crazy robes, just a kilt and some armour on his torso.  Again, lots of kit-bash potential. 

Third, Aun'Do rides a hover disc (a new technology -erm at least a new model) and even though I hate it for Aun'Do, I can almost see a use for it elsewhere.  I plan to use it for my Water Caste Ambassador, who will be modeled after the 54mm version from the old Inquisitor game.  

I will use my new water caste models as objective markers where their height is not too much of an issue. The last thing an ethereal needs is to be more exposed as he hovers above his minions.

Lastly, and for what it's worth, he is holding a chain with pendants, one for each of the five castes.  Not to mention a pair of really cool feet.

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I can't wait to get this guy.

The Tau box costs $110 and includes 
1 box of pathfinders....($35)
3 stealth suits............($27)    
1 piranha..................($30)
and Aun'Do...............($18)

No savings on anything, really.  But you do get a new ethereal, maybe he's even an exclusive...

Here's the link to Warseer where I saw the info.


Potential names for Ethereals:

Aun'woon....(from Star Trek original series, one of the weapons in Amok Time)
Aun'lashok..(from Babylon 5 name of Human & Minbari rangers)
Aun'da'wei...(must be posed running)
Aun'top.......(well, you get the picture)

Do you have any clever suggestions?  

Comment below.


M. Jared Swenson said...
October 10, 2015 at 9:51 AM  

I have a female ethereal made from a Reaper Pathfinder mini. A female human caster where I shaved off her nose, shaved off the 5th finger from each hand, and painted her appropriately. She definitely looks the part. Her name is Aun'mei. I also have 2 others made from the Empire Battle Wizards kit, using spare tau bits. Don't know what to name them yet though.

Anonymous said...
October 11, 2015 at 10:49 PM  

I really like the new sculpt, it reminds me of the Ethereal that appears to be advising a battle on a platform on the front of the Codex from like 5 years back.

Sergio Pastor said...
October 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM  

It would be nice to see that floating drone platform as an codex option for all generic ethereals , so he can do the reaction movement in concordance with his personal equiped drones or if he gets into any reaction squad (crisis / mimetic, etc)

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