FW: Tau KX139 Supremacy Armour – More Pics

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Forge World shows off some new pics of the Tau KX139 Supremacy Armour – It’s a Missile Barrage!

via Chris Thomas, Forge World

Tau KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour already carries an impressive array of weapons. But what to do if you need even more long range destruction? This year at Warhammer Fest a new missile-array for the Supremacy Armour was on show. Feast your eyes…

Tau Supremacy Armor

If you were lucky enough to get a ticket for the Forge World Open Day then I hear you might be able to get hold of this mighty weapon system. Don’t worry though; it’ll be available on the Forge World web store soon afterwards.

Tau Supremacy Armor 2

And if you do have a ticket for the Forge World Open Day, you have until Monday 11th July to place an order for collection at the event with free shipping. Just make sure you’ve selected the UK as your shipping destination and choose the Forge World Open Day from the list of events.

 

If you were lucky enough to attend Warhammer Fest you probably got first hand look at this new weapon load out. Luckily we had a few regulars on had posting pics as well:

via Mr Mystery 5-14-2016

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Forge World Open is coming in June – Can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us!

  • GreekSauce

    Glorious!

    Enforcing the Greater Good 8 ICBMs a time.

  • Severius_Tolluck

    I’ll take twenty! and I don’t even Tau…

  • euansmith

    Needz MOAW Dakka!

    • ChubToad

      Needs a bigger base!

      • Randy Randalman

        Yeah. They definitely could have put that on the same base as, say, Skaarac the Bloodborn.

        • OldHat

          It is. 160mm round. It is just freakin’ huge!

          • mike

            Yeah but for doing cool bases with the size of the model it’s not. Plus look at those pics. There’s only one foot not hanging off the base lol. And those are fairly basic poses.

          • OldHat

            Yea, that 160mm round barely does the job. They should have gone with the 170mm wide oval to handle the width of the foot positioning. No idea why they chose the round unless it was just more stable.

          • mike

            I have no clue either :S its weird. all these storm surges, riptides and their variants on oval then this guy, the centerpiece on round.

      • euansmith

        That and a Riptide in place of each arm and leg.

        • Jonathan B.

          “…and I’ll form the HEAD!”

        • ChubToad

          Tau – Voltron FTW!!!

        • am1t

          Mighty Morphing Power Ran… Tau?
          Riptide Megazord aka Ta’unar

      • petrow84

        Like, a table on its own?

  • Damistar

    I see the tail of a Barracuda resculpt too.

    • It’s a new barracuda with more weapon options. Was seen on Warhammer Fest I think.

    • am1t

      Ta’unar eats Barracuda for breakfast om nom nom!

  • William Jameson

    Metal Gear!?

  • pokemastercube .

    FW open day is in july not june

  • Benderisgreat

    I thought it was impressive until I remembered that Mortarion could kill one by himself with no fear of reprisals.

  • Farseerer

    Beautiful model with interesting rules but at 600-ish points it had to be the most undercosted model in the game. The WK is a close second at 300-ish but seen as you only usually face one, it makes much less of a difference overall.

    I do my best to not complain on 40k forums because there is plenty of that already but in this case I think it is obvious that this model was consciously and cynically made cheap (points wise) to sell more models.

    While this is good in the short term in terms of sales, it is obvious to only the most extremely short sighted that this unbalancing can only be bad for the game in the medium to long term.

    I really hope that the next edition of 40k has new costings and mini dex’s included for all factions and units like back in 3rd edition with a FW supplement to follow shortly after.

    Internal and external balancing of units in 40k needs a clean slate where everthing can be compared at the same time and costed appropriately.

    Whether or not you win a game should be down to skill (including list building), not how recently your codex was updated (exceptions apply).

    I am an Eldar player of 12 years. I want to be able to bring whatever I want without feeling like a dick. I’m sure Tau players would love to bring this unit without feeling the same. I want CSM/Ork/Guard/Nid players to be able to face these units and know they have a chance.

    Rant over.

    • petrow84

      wow… that’s some of the most well constructed, and measured rant I’ve met for years, yet still delivers message. Take my upvote good sir.

      • Farseerer

        Thanks, It just came out… I guess something was bottled up.

        I have high hopes for 8th edition. The lack of a proper totally new codex for a good while now makes me think that a clean slate is on the agenda…

        Achieving good balance in 40k will be a big undertaking but it is definitely not impossible. Think for a second how amazing it would be if it was actually gotten right.

    • DJ860

      I agree with everything you said. I only wonder if it’s almost understandable that they would make a £250 model powerful and at the very least slightly under-pointed. As frustrating as it is, it’s good business sense and they’ll probably just nerf it in the future once they’ve had the buzz of sales.

      • Farseerer

        You’re completely right, and that’s the point unfortunately. In this situation it doesn’t matter too much because this unit is too big for most tournaments. This strategy is endemic throughout the game.

        Take for instance the relatively new Wulfen vs. the relatively old Orgryns. Or a Ghostkeel vs. a unit of Sentinels.

        I know these aren’t perfect comparisons but the idea that these units that fulfill relatively similar roles for their factions and are similar in points while being nowhere near each other in terms of effectiveness is just silly.

        I’m sure you can think of better examples, but you get the idea.

      • mike

        That’s what happened with the R’varna. So sad I lost my ap 3. Now it doesn’t get played.

    • Daniil Osudin

      i agree that it is pretty undercosted, but considering i have just killed one in a recent tournament with war convocation i feel that there are other things that are just as broken as it is..

  • Darth Bumbles

    I’ve always thought Tau should be a purely mech-suit army, no devil fish etc, just a variety of suits. This just proves it IMO.

  • PrimoFederalist

    I want to get one and convert it to a Stompa. Remove the head and stick a Big Mek pilot there, stick both arm guns on one hand and an Ork klaw on the other, grot riggers everywhere, and bolt on a bunch of glyphs and extra armor plates. Moar dakka, indeed.

  • petrow84

    Plot twist: it shall be ARM 13 walker with 4 HP.

    • mike

      Nooooooooooooooooooooooo
      *falls in weebo heap*

  • mike

    I’ve already detached my three big guns in anticipation 🙂

    • am1t

      That’s what she said …

  • am1t

    No close combat weapon though … I mean if anything that Tau need is some kind of a CC unit

  • Derek Lee

    The Gundams are turning into Metal Gears