Book Review: The Kauyon

September 26, 2015 · 1 comments

"The Kauyon" was written by Andy Smillie and narrated by Toby Longworth.  This review is for the short audiobook, not the campaign book released in 2015.

Synopsis (SPOILERS)

Kauyon is the account of a single Tau pathfinder who is the survivor of a team assigned to assassinate the leader of an Human garrison.  The Imperials include countless guardsmen (Cadians) and a tactical squad of Imperial Fists space marines, all under the command of a techmarine.  

Kal'va is currently alone, but was originally part of a sniper team of three assigned to kill the techmarine.  He has a couple of flashbacks to the deaths of his teammates  O'Shara and Sas'lah and to the taliserra ritual that bound them together.  Sas'lah died helplessly due to a foolish mistake, and Kal'vas died killing five space marines with rail guns and sniper drones before he came to his untimely demise.

The new KX-139 Ta'unar Supremacy Battlesuit from Forgeworld

September 18, 2015 · 6 comments

It is here. You can buy it and it has rules. So let's take a look shall we?

New Fire Warrior Theory

September 16, 2015 · 2 comments

Ok, so I have another theory.  

The new fire warriors just might be veterans.  

In the previous codex, Ethereals were permitted to have an "honor guard."  This was squad of veteran fire warriors which cost two points more per warrior, but had a +1 to their ballistic skill.  What if the new warriors pictured are vets?  

Hmmm... let me daydream a bit...  

+1 ballistic skill
Pulse rifles with markerlights?  No, they would never do that, a little OP.  
A squad weapon that doesn't require a fireblade? 
Gravimetric weapon perhaps? 
BS2 or full BS on Overwatch? (definitely OP)  
RapidFire 2?
Unrestricted (multiple-unit) overwatch? 

All good options.  

Here's the pic.




What do you think?

I am going to take the post about cool tau models on ebay down for a day or two just to allow both of these to to remain on the home page.  I will re-post the other one in a few days. :)

Pics Leaked of New Tau Models!

September 15, 2015 · 8 comments

Here they are folks. And they are a LOT to take in!



Cool Tau Models on E-Bay

September 14, 2015 · 1 comments

So, like many of you, I am always on the prowl for Tau models on eBay, particularly the interesting ones.  

Well, I found some.  Nine to be exact.

Eight of these are female Tau warriors, and they're pretty awesome (expensive, but awesome).  All the female figures are scantily clad but tasteful pin-up type girls (except the completely naked one).  

They are all very fine sculpted resin, and I really like them.  (And I am VERY picky about my Tau)  Fair warning though, they are kind of "busty" so keep them away from folks who won't appreciate a nice chest on a 2-inch figure.  
--nothing we haven't seen before in the Warhammer world (Dark Eldar prisoners).

I plan to paint the girls up like Chianna from Farscape -you know, still blue, but a little more silvery than the typical true-blue of my fire warriors.  I'll modify some their logos a bit to be Water caste. And since there is a lot of bare skin, I may even give one or two of them water caste tattoos...

I plan to use them as objective markers.  Maybe I'll use one of them as a Shadowsun replacement. 

This should work, they are slightly taller than my fire warriors, so they are just about the right size.  Now all I need to do is model a Water Caste Diplomat...  I think I will just make one based on the old 54mm Inquisitor model.

They all have "titles" in their ebay descriptions, but I gave them more Water Caste appropriate monikers.

The 9th one is a Tau grunt.  This big guy is going to be the Fireblade for my 3rd Hunter Cadre.

Anyway, here they are!  The seller names vary but I found these under montastore, warex_store, and aldoj_natal and they all seem to come from Costa Rica.  Good luck finding them on eBay.

And Aldoj_natal, if you read this blog, I think there is a huge market out there for a number of units GW doesn't produce.  Earth caste engineers, water caste diplomats/assassins/courtesans/etc, and even some room for Air caste liasons (modeled with a Tau communication array).  Heck, Gue'vesa would be nice too, if you're in a sculpting mood.   




Sniper

Dos Pistolas (bodyguard)

Swordsman 1 (bodyguard)

Swordsman 2 (bodyguard)

Commander 

Courtesan (naked)
Hacker



My new Fireblade.



Hey, you guys share too, if you find something really cool out there.

Thanks!


Codex Prediction

September 10, 2015 · 3 comments

I have a prediction for our upcoming codex.  Without as many troop choices as our pointy eared friends, we will most likely not get three core options –that is, unless they do something with our alien allies.  I am betting on two, and one will probably look like the Eldar core formations. 

Kauyon Hunter Cadre (#1)

1 Ethereal or 1 Fireblade

3 squads of 6 Firewarriors
1 squad of 4 Pathfinders
1 Piranha
(maybe a devilfish)

Showcase: Tau Kill Team

September 8, 2015 · 1 comments

A look at my current Kill Team and its background

A theory concerning the 7th edition codex

September 1, 2015 · 4 comments

Hello all. I would like to take this opportunity to present a theory before our new stuff starts arriving. This theory may be old, but it dawned on me only a few weeks ago when it should have dawned on me over a year ago. Even so, here it is...

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