Well, it appears that the Tau are getting a host of new kits - I count five new and unique plastic kits - as well as at least three finecast character packs; likely, two of those are resin treatments for the famous Aun'Shi and O'Shovah. The third is a mystery at this stage, but judging by earlier rumours that appear to be pretty accurate given these images, it is likely a 'Fire Warrior character'. But first, let's study this main image showing off a fully painted and assembled Tau force sporting the new models in action. In the front right, we can see a titanic battlesuit - the new 'Riptide'. It is incredibly big - by the looks of it, it even dwarfs a Nemesis Dreadknight, which is no mean feat! Underneath and in front of the Riptide, we can also make out the updated Crisis Battlesuits - their unique poses and higher detailed models are definitely the mark of a new kit. To the left of the Riptide, we can also faintly make out the new Broadside battlesuits - not bad at all! Of course, dominating the image are the two new Tau flyers - the Sun Shark Bomber and Razorshark Fighter, though 'which is which' is definitely accurate here; my assumption is that the bomber is the one towards the back of the image. So; the Tau army looks awesome! Leaving that behind though, let's look at the specific kit images.
All in all, these new Tau models look fantastic, but most importantly; they are finally getting the new codex they have deserved (and needed) for so long! There appears to be quite a few new units, and hopefully the new kits will encourage players to get their old Tau armies out - or start new ones fresh. I am very excited for this release - as I am sure Mr Jax is - and I can't wait to get the codex in my hands!
For the Greater Good!