Whether it is through industry or agriculture, the Tau are able to supply all their world's through their expansive policy of The Greater Good. It's not just farms and production that supply the Tau, it is a fighting force much larger than any that could be raised from Tau themselves. The Kroot and the Vespid are but some of the allied fighting forces in the empire, for there are many human worlds that have bent the knee to the Tau Empire and freely serve under their protection and benevolent leadership.
The Tau use the word Gue'Vesa for their human troops, literally "Human Helper" in their tongue and they can be found fighting alongside their Tau masters on many battlefields.
There have been no official miniature released by Games Workshop for the Gue'Vesa, so having always liked the idea of humans in Tau service, I decided to give making one a go. It's not my first I might add!
The legs are Victoria Miniatures Conscript Legs (resin).
If you want pockets, then the excellent Combat Pants would work equally as well.
The arms are Universal Rolled Sleeve Arms (male) and once the stock was trimmed off, worked perfectly!
The head is one of my all time favourite 3rd party heads out there at the moment, the Bald Chem Mask Heads. These are also available in goggled variety too and both are excellent. I noticed these resin ones have a more fragile piping than the metal ones, so be aware of that. I have pretty much every Victoria Miniatures head set (in resin and metal) and they are all amazing!
The shoulder pad is also Victoria Miniatures and looks so cool in real life. It makes the model for me!
The torso, pouches, pulse rifle and backpack are all from various Games Workshop Tau kits.
I purposely left leg armour off as a Gue'Vesa would be unlikely to be as well equipped as a Fire Warrior.
So what do you think?
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