Tau Empire XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Team
The XV8 Crisis battlesuit strikes a perfect balance between offensive capability, armoured protection, manoeuvrability and utility. It is a towering battlesuit, easily twice the size of the Fire Warrior who wears it.
An imposing presence in a Tau collection, the XV8 Crisis battlesuit is made up of numerous panels of angular armour. The torso, arms and thighs are all well-armoured, yet elegant sockets at the joints, and various bolts and mechanical mechanisms can still be discerned. They can be posed in a variety of ways, and comes with a number of weapons options including burst cannons, plasma rifles, flamer, fusion blaster and missile pods - all of which allows you to personalise your battlesuits even further. They are accompanied by six compact, circular and mechanical Gun Drones.
This multi-part plastic kit contains 93 components and a Tau transfer sheet with which to make 3 XV8 Crisis Battlesuits and 6 Gun Drones.
These kits comes supplied unpainted and require assembly - we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Paints. Old box.
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Not only is the path ahead illuminated by the light of the Greater Good, but also the glow of pulse rifles. The courageous Fire Warriors, with the absolute, zealous belief in the destiny of their race, fight with unstoppable fervour and enviable skill.
The T’au are a young and dynamic race of technologically advanced aliens whose empire is spreading like wildfire across the stars. Ruled and guided by the enigmatic Ethereals, the T’au seek to unite every sentient being under the light of the T’au’va, or Greater Good.
The Devilfish is the workhorse of the T'au ground forces and is able to cary twelve warriors into battle. Armed with a fearsome burst cannon, it can even act as mobile fire support for the squad. The Devilfish is a transport option for T'au Fire Warriors and Pathfinders.
Fireblades are the most grizzled and seasoned Fire Warriors of their cadre, whose skill at the Fire Warrior's art leads them to eschew battlesuit technology. They are excellent field leaders and their long experience has taught them exactly where to place shots to maximise damage.
Like a hungry predator on the prowl, the Hammerhead Gunship is a menacing sight. It skims over a planet's surface with its massive turret-mounted gun swivelling back and forth to track potential targets before unleashing a devastating salvo to destroy them utterly.
Light reconnaissance units, Pathfinder Teams are the eyes and ears of their Commander in a way no drone can yet emulate. A Pathfinder's foremost role is not to engage the enemy, but instead to operate ahead of their comrades, close to their foe, to accurately scout the enemy.