With the surrounding buzz for the impending 6th Ed Tau Codex, we at the Rift thought it would be nice to display this completed Forge World Crisis Team.
First spotted by the Imperium during the Taros campaign, (or as we Tau now know it, the T’ros Campaign), these suits were deployed to halt the assassination of the traitorous Planetary Governor Aulis from The Avenging Suns, and again to defend Taros from the 4621st Imperial Army.
I’ve painted these suits in the same colour scheme as the rest of my Bork’an Sept force; Fang, Russ Grey and a final dry brush highlight Etherium Blue. The lenses can’t be seen too well from these photos but they are; Naggaroth Night, Druchii Violet, and Xereus Purple with a white dot. Everything has a nice glossy finish, hence the shine.
Above is the XV89; the bulkier of the FW suits and looks pretty cool. As well as looking like Bumblebee from Transformers this variant comes with heavy plating, giving it a 2+ armour save.
Above the XV84; the long stem at the back gives the suit additional war gear for some extra tricks. You know the Tau love their tech, Apple fan bois, I tell ya.