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.

3rd Attachment:
- 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.

24 Comments:

  1. Natfka! You're a robot! Thanks for all of the hard work.

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  2. Rhamnus: haha!!

    Natfka, fine work as always :]

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  3. I'm still confused why they didn't redesign the crisis suits.

    Oh well, they're fun as heck to convert.

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  4. I really cant wait for all this, I was a bit sceptical on theriptide but after seeing it im in love XD

    Thanks Natfka!

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  5. I really cant wait for all this, I was a bit sceptical on theriptide but after seeing it im in love XD

    Thanks Natfka!

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  6. I really cant wait for all this, I was a bit sceptical on theriptide but after seeing it im in love XD

    Thanks Natfka!

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  7. When will next White Dwarf will be release?

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    1. About the last week of this month, I think.

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    2. Aye, usually the last Saturday of each month.

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  8. im interested in the extra bit about the xv8 variant so is it a finecast upgrade variant for commanders only? maybe replacing the old commander kit

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  9. I'm looking at the Rip Tide and thinking if they make that, a Knight Titan couldn't be that much harder.

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    1. I can't see them including Knight Titans in a regular codex though, maybe a GW only supplement that costs $80 and has rules for 3 models...

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    2. there is talk of a new Apoc book coming...

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  10. Im betting the only reason weve got a tau 'titan' is because of the amount if third party companies that already make one

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    1. Who all makes them? All I can find is the chapter house one for 285 bucks

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    2. Who all makes them? All I can find is the chapter house one for 285 bucks

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    3. Google "metal gear solid rex"

      You can sometimes pick them up on ebay for about $75. I was planning on making one for a "wolfhound" counts as.

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  11. Cheers for posting this, it's getting very exciting.

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  12. ♫♪♫ HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY ♪♫♫

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  13. So, I really love the look of the crisis suits right now so I'm not that bothered that they're getting redesigned. I'm going to be buying some magnets though!

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  16. And what is the thing to the LEFT of the broadside? Considering right is the XV104, I mean?

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