New Tau Commander and XV8 Crisis Battlesuis

Two more battlesuit kits are incoming for the Tau this week. They get a new Tau Commander kit and a new, reworked XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Team kit. Check them out in the video below.

Tau Empire Commander

Tau Commander XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit with Drone

Tau Commander XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit with Drone

The kit contain options to make either the classic XV85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit or the new XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit. The XV85 comes with amazing amount of raw firepower including galmers, ion blaster and frag projectors, while the XV86 allows your commander to take to skies as a flying monstrous creature.

Options includes in the box are different heads, engines, leg and arm assemblies with a huge selection of weapon options – airburst frag projector, a plasma rifle, a flamer, a fusion blaster, a cyclic ion blaster, a burst cannon and a missile pod.  It also includes a drone which can be built as a gun, shield or marker drone. It comes on a 60mm Round base. The kit costs £30 and can be ordered here. I think this kit will make a great addition to any Tau army and I am especially looking forward to see how the XV86 performs on the tabletop. More images below:

Tau Commander XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit

Tau Commander XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit

Tau Commander XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit - Rear View

Tau Commander XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit – Rear View

Tau Commander XV85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit with Drone

Tau Commander XV85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit with Drone

Tau Commander XV85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit

Tau Commander XV85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit

Tau Commander XV85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit - Rear View

Tau Commander XV85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit – Rear View

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuits with Drones

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuits with Drones

You can build three XV8 Crisis Battlesuits and six drones with the new kit. It also has enoug parts to make one new XV8-02 Iridium class battlesuit. It has thicker armour and a new head. Options are also included to make onw Shas’vre, with special head and chest plate. Weapon options included are:

  • 4 plasma rifles
  • 3 flamers
  • 4 fusion blasters
  • 4 burst cannons
  • 3 missile pods
  • 3 shield generators

They come on 50mm round bases. The kit costs £45 and can be ordered here. This kit offers a load of building options and the models are very pose-able. It’s great improvement on the old kit. Check out all the images below:

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit with Fusion Blasters

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit with Fusion Blasters

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit with Plasma Rifle

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit with Plasma Rifle

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit with Burst Cannon

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit with Burst Cannon

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuits Weapons Close-up

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuits Weapons Close-up

TauXV8 Crisis Battlesuit Burst Canon and Backpack Close-up

TauXV8 Crisis Battlesuit Burst Canon and Backpack Close-up

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Alt Paint Scheme

Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Alt Paint Scheme

Tau XV8-02 Crisis Battlesuit Iridium Prototype

Tau XV8-02 Crisis Battlesuit Iridium Prototype

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