Tau.

By Onyx.

 “For the Greater Good”.

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This is my own Tau army (for Epic Armageddon).

 

 

Here’s a few, more detailed photos of the army.

I’ll start with the Core formations.

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Cadres (with Shas’o & Shas’el commanders).

crisis-battlesuits

 

2 Fire Warrior Cadres (I used proxy miniatures from Hordes of the Future as my Fire Warriors, the Devilfish are from ForgeWorld).

fire-warriors

 Now onto the Support Groups.

3 Armoured Mobile Hunter Cadres (Hammerhead gunships from ForgeWorld).

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XV15 Stealth Battle Suits From ForgeWorld).

stealth-suits

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits (from ForgeWorld).

broadside

Scorpionfish Super-Heavy Missile Gunships (Badger miniatures from Reapers CAV range).

scorpionfish

Stingray Missile Gunships (from ForgeWorld).

stingrays

Recon Skimmer Support Group (Tetras & Piranhas from ForgeWorld).

tetras-piranhas

Markerlight Sentry Support Group (Turrets from ForgeWorld, the Markerlight Towers are converted from ForgeWorld Turrets).

markerlight-tower

Kroot Kindred (Kroot Carnivore squads are Dark Realm Miniatures, the Hounds and Krootox are from ForgeWorld).

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Gue’vesa (human auxiliary forces from Dark Realm Miniatures).

guevesa

Air Caste Formations.

Barracuda Squadron (from ForgeWorld).

barracuda

Tigershark Squadron and an Orca Dropship (both from ForgeWorld).

orca-tigershark

Tigershark AX-1-0 and Moray Assault Ships (AX-1-0 from ForgeWorld, the Morays are proxy models from ForgeWorld’s Battle Fleet Gothic range – Protector)

ax-1-0-moray

Manta Missile Destroyer.

 

 

Remora Drone Fighters (These models are actually from Dark Realm Miniatures).

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My Tau objectives (a crashed Barracuda and an Automated Tau Defence Gun).

tau-objectives

This army was fairly straight forward to paint.

Vehicles.

  • The basecoat is a spray of Model Master Afrika Mustard.
  • The vehicles are then (very lightly) drybrushed with Skull White.
  • Next, certain panels and details are picked out with Skull White.
  • The weapons are painted with Vellejo Light Grey and Skull White.
  • Decals are applied.
  • The whole thing is washed using Woodland Scenics Raw Umber pigment.
  • Varnish with Testors Dulcote.

The Infantry are basically the same except different colours have been used to differentiate between formations (making identification easier on the game board).

 

The latest information on the Epic Tau list can be found – HERE

Steve.

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