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That's so bad-ass! I want one! Even if I never play Tau!

EDIT: + These guns look like the Phased Ion Guns from the Hazard suits, which even if I don't have the rules for them are described to be TEQ/Vehicle killers. And you can never have too much of that =D

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I like all of it except the head.
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Fucks sake I was really against the idea of getting a Riptide for my Tau as while the model is nice it wasn't really nice enough for me shell out the clams for one. This however changes things, I'm not a huge fan of the weapons (wasn't a fan of them on the Hazard suit either, in fact I don't really like the Hazard suit full stop) but that body I bloody love!

It reminds me of the Russian Jaeger from Pacific Rim. God dam it I may have to get a Riptide now!
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That's much closer to how I imagine the riptide should of looked, the stubby guns on the GW one look like crap, bigger longer guns are much better, however the head is crap.

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The email lists the weapons as 'pulse submunition cannons'. Commander R'alai from Taros uses a Pulse Submunition Rifle. I can only assume that it's going to be a large Heavy version of his gun, probably twin linked (two guns) that allows different modes of firing. I don't see a Thruster assembly on this guy, so he's probably looking at a 2+ armor but NOT a jump monstrous.

All that said, I want one to command my riptide force.

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The email for those who don't get them (why would you not?)

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be previewing some of the models that will be available at Games Day UK, the first of which is the Tau XV107 R’Varna Battlesuit. A development of the Riptide, the R’Varna sacrifices mobility for heavier armour and increased firepower in the form of two pulse submunition cannon.

So yea sounds like no jump pack.
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That's much closer to how I imagine the riptide should of looked, the stubby guns on the GW one look like crap, bigger longer guns are much better, however the head is crap.
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That is pretty cool. The head does look better than the standard one, which I always thought was way too small.

What about the heavier armour though? It already has 2+. I assume because there is no shield generator it will manifest in an invul save, say, 4+?
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I like this better than the gw one. I don't mind the head it is better than the tiny one that gw put on it.


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