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Friday, July 1, 2011

Xenos Invasion (here come the Tau)

This post has been a long time coming.  Just over a year ago my brothers (the other contributors to this blog) conspired to get me into 40k.  I folded.

Shortly thereafter I bought a nearly complete Tau army from someone on craigslist.

A portion of the original army
Since that time I've been painting and modifying the army, and now it's nearly complete.  Part of my inspiration was due to my decision to attend the NOVA Open, last fall I moved nearby and it seemed crazy not to attend.  Here are the requisite army photos:

Prototype paint job on a Devilfish

My only Piranha

Jump-Pack Firewarriors (counts-as Vespids)

"Red" Kroot

More "Red" Kroot

Broadside getting upgraded to plasma rifles (Relentless!)

The requisite Firewarriors (I have 48 organized into 4 squads)

"Blue" Kroot

Devilfish work-in-progress

Magnetized Gun Drone (goes with the Piranha)

Devilfish

Gun Drone with battle damage

Hammerhead
So that's basically it.  Pardon the quality but these were mostly work-in-progress pictures.  Also, I realized I don't have many photos of the backbone of any Tau Army - Crisis Suits.  I have 15'ish, but currently use a Shas'El and 9 suits all equipped with plasma rifles, missile pods and multitrackers (aka the "Fireknife" configuration).

In the past I used twin-linked missile pods with targeting arrays (+1 BS), but found they didn't have what it takes to reliably take down power-armor, so in preparation for the NOVA Open I converted 9 into Fireknives - also the Broadsides got upgraded to plasma as well.  But I can cover my list later.

Which leads to...

Iron Hands
I think I'm going to try to finish my Iron Hands for the NOVA Open.

Iron Captain (counts-as Master of the Forge)

Iron Captain (counts-as Master of the Forge)
We'll see how far I get.

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