After many moons of Age of Sigmar releases, Warhammer 40K finally gets a sizeable release with a new look at the galaxy's your-either-with-us-or-against-us little blue men - the under loved Tau.
It would be a misnomer to say that the Tau are little blue men, because the Tau Empire is actually not one civilisation, but many united For The Greater Good. Sure, the choice between extermination and joining in isn't great, but in the end everyone is "happy", be they Tau, Kroot, Vespid or one of the many Human worlds that have allied themselves with the Tau Empire. Now here's a thought, I wonder if GW will finally expand the Tau allies or are they too niche?
Anyway - this issue of White Dwarf sees the beginning of a few weeks of Tau releases and in this issue we get our first real look at the new Fire Warrior helmets as well as alternate armament for the huge KV128 Stormsurge.
So, is this issue worth a look?
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The Stormsurge is in fact a walking tank, a mobile artillery platform to instill terror into an era where (and I quote) "... the war between the Tau Empire and the Imperium escalates...".
Looks like the Tau are about to move from being ambiguous colonialists into the "bad guy" slot!
I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, but if you took your time with this it would be very rewarding!
Away from the Tau, Forge World have released two new Techmarines; a MkIII and MkIV, both of which are pretty cool! Lacking some dynamism in their posing, but still cool...
The support weapons that go under the missile pod can also be used on other Tau kits.
This is a pretty good issue if you're a hobbyist rather than a gamer. There are Tau a-plenty and lots of information on the new kit as well as lots of close ups of some great paint work!
In fact all up it's a good issue for hobbyists, so if that is you then this might be a good one to check out!
You might have spotted my Tau helping to keep this issue open for the photos, so here's a closer look at them if you're interested. I've gone for a dark scheme with white accents. Bit of work to get the scheme exactly right, but well on it's way.