Tau Terrain Pics Spotted!


Come checkout what looks like xenos terrain hidden in plain sight – sneaky GW!

via El Ploplo on warhammer-forum on 9-29-2015

Take a look at these two images that have doing the rounds today:


Ok, so that’s the new Stormsurge.  Now let’s take a look at what’s on the left and right behind it.


On the left are some cylindrical objects that look about marine height.  On the right is what appears to be an circular platform with a hollowed out interior.  Almost a Tau weapon emplacement or dugout of some type.

There has been talk for years of GW eventually getting around to xenos terrain – and we have some candidates here.

~Do you think we have the some Tau terrain kits back there on the left and right of the Stormsurge, or just some kitbashed do-dads to spruce up the table?



  • Oza

    Possibly but still not convinced. GW always dangle a carrot and then out of nowhere comes the stick. I remember some eldar terrain that ended up being custom made in a white dwarf magazine. 🙁

    • karloss01

      How far back was the Eldar terrain? I ask because these days GW seems to only show pictures with their terrain kits.

      • BrianDavion

        yeah GW these days doesn’t wanna want to enchourage us to build our own stuff. they’ve changed their mentality a bit

    • Arthfael

      The Eldar terrain, if it is what I think, was clearly custom made, as you could spot bits of grav tanks here and there.

  • pillowhugger

    i bet 10 cookies that its just custom terrain

  • Marcus George

    You missed the new xv8 suit behind them 😉

  • deuce1984

    The terrain piece to the left looks like an ADL (follow the purple fencing)

  • erion

    4th or 5th edition Tau Codex had some pictures with really nice Tau Terrain that could easily have passed for retail product but ended up being custom-made pieces for the codex shots. I am not convinced.

    • The Basement Gamer

      They had tons of that back in the day, but I haven’t really seen any terrain in any of the 6th or 7th that didn’t look like it was at least kitbashed from terrain kits.

  • iguana1981

    Hmm, I sense a case of…

  • That suit dropping a deuce? What’s going on here?

    • Semaj

      The deuce is loose!

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      He’s positioned himself in such a way so that he can fire the massive cannon without falling over.

    • Madrox303

      squats bro! For the Gains!!

  • Driftless


  • Merca84

    Aliens …

    • ChubToad


    • Coltcabunny

      To the top!

  • If that’s scratch built the craftsman is awesome.

  • Malthrak

    It’s not like GW hasn’t made Tau-specific terrain for diorama’s before…like in the 3E & 4E codex books, Planetstrike book, etc.?

    Assuming a couple random blurry pieces of background “stuff” in a diorama mean anything is, well, silly.

  • Nocturus

    I’d love for it to turn out to be some kind of third party terrain like chapter house…

  • ElGigante

    They’ve made custom Tau scenery for their boards before, I think it a bit of a leap to say it’s new scenery about to be released.

  • Kveldulf

    Tau scenery = curvy styrofoam inserts from electronics.

    • Merca84

      Still high technology related !