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Here you go, Bits.

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One thing i'm noticing... just how huge is that ubersuit / Riptide?

Its £50, £17 more then then Dreadknight. Also... its more then twice the hight of those crisis suits and at least as tall as a flying stem... so what... 15cm?
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One thing i'm noticing... just how huge is that ubersuit / Riptide?

Its £50, £17 more then then Dreadknight. Also... its more then twice the hight of those crisis suits and at least as tall as a flying stem... so what... 15cm?
Should mean it's in the flight path of air units, and gets automatic skyfire then
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If there is one thing I am noticing, its that all those kits come with a fuckton of drones.

Seriously though, I am liking the models.
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If there is one thing I am noticing, its that all those kits come with a fuckton of drones.
Yip.... Lots and lots of drones...
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Didn't someone once say GW will never make the money back on the drones mould? Maybe something to do with that.

Also if they're cheap enough (points wise) then its an effective way to lay down fire, especially if carbines are made to be assault 2

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Didn't someone once say GW will never make the money back on the drones mould? Maybe something to do with that.

Also if they're cheap enough (points wise) then its an effective way to lay down fire, especially if carbines are made to be assault 2
They are also great to screen and soak up fire.....
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From http://tauofwar.blogspot.com/
"All your Broadsides are now too small for tournament play. New ones are on 60mm bases, yours are on 40mm. Some power gamers might complain about you field your old ones."

I'm glad I held off to buy all of my broadsides

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From Faeit212 regarding the images:

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Tau Information Flows Free.


This is another Tau treat, as each image we have seen is explained with details on what you are seeing.

I expect a balanced 6th edition codex with the Tau, and look forward to seeing what it brings.


via neko over on Warseer
I'm glad someone's posted those - I feel I can speak a little more freely now

Looking at the double spread:
- The flyer on the left is a gunship. The chin-mounted burst cannon you can see, but the main weapon is actually mounted on the underside of the tail, and is some sort of turreted array of ion weapons. My first thought is that this should make the flyer easier to use, as you don't need to be pointing at the target. It also has 2 pop-up seeker missiles.
- The flyer on the right is the bomber. It doesn't actually carry any bombs, but instead has a generator for forming bombs out of plasma as they're needed. It also has a detachable drone fighter in each wing for defense.
- Below the bomber, you should be able to make out a lot of white missile tips. These all belong to a Broadside model. The uppermost bundle of missiles is a shoulder-mounted pod, whilst a bit lower you can see 2 more bundles of missiles in arm mounted pods. Also, to the right of the shoulder pod you may be able to make out a seeker missile pointing straight up - this is the suit mounted seeker I mentioned.
- To the right of that you have the XV104 Riptide. You should be able to make out an ion cannon of some sort on its right arm, and a shield on its left.

2nd Attachment:
- Here we can see the box art for the XV104, this time armed with some sort of uber-burst cannon. On this shot you might be able to make out the twin support weapons mounted under the main gun. It also comes with 2 shielded missile drones.
- And another picture of the bomber.

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- Pathfinders. You can't really make out the new experimental weapons I'm afraid, but you can certainly see that one of the drones is beefier than the rest. If I understand right, this drone can sit in place of the cupola on the devilfish, and grant some sort of C3 bonuses.
- Broadside suit. In this shot you can see it built with the twin heavy rail rifle (the rifle you can see is actually 2 heavy rail rifles side by side).
- Crisis team. It's just the current suits repacked into boxes of 3.

Another tidbit not shown:
- The XV8 varient is a finecast commander's varient. It looks similar to the XV8 (maybe with longer limbs?), and may well have the same rules, but is posed with the hand units deployed.
And concerning the Riptide:
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Answering Questions About the Riptide


In the last few days we have seen a lot about the Tau, and there are more questions than there are answers right now. What exactly is the Riptide, what does it come with, and what are its upgrades are a huge one. Not only that, but now we have seen the model (box cover art), and the excitement is going nuts. This model is "freakin huge".


Please remember that while we are getting close to release dates, and this comes from a good source.... always add a grain of salt until the codex is in hand.

via an anonymous source from the Faeit 212 inbox
To answer some questions for your readers:
*The suit starts with rail cannons and can upgrade them to the Ion Weapon.
*The profiles you have listed are wrong, but it does indeed have blast and shot options. (from yesterday)
*It does divert power from it's reactor to different systems at the start of each Tau turn, lasting until the next turn and starts with one system active.
*One includes the gun, which is how you change it from shots to a blast.
*For those of you wondering; yes the blast is better than the multi-shots.
*It isn't like submunitions, or dispersed firing. Think of it more like megaman's buster. It gets powers up and fires a big shot instead of rapidly firing smaller shots (granted it's from a big gun).
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anyone got any pics of the new kroot stuff ???
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