Bless the Easter Hols hey.. (cue teacher holiday bashing lols)
Got the base coat down on both Broadsides and the Riptide that I actually have.. still awaiting Wayland to get stock in and ship those 'pre-orders'..then I can add 4 more Broadsides and toy with the idea of keeping or exchanging the other 2 Riptides I have on order haha.
The Riptide is a lovely model, the more I look at it, the more I work on it...the more I love it. Simple really.
Whilst it may not be as points efficient as the Crisis teams, it does at least offer a viable option to the Tau commander - let me say that again, Crisis are still king of Elites in the new Tau book, but this bad boy can at least be used.
It is not by any means Shiva the Destroyer of Worlds - as the Interwebz would have had us believe before the book hit - heck, I'm not sure it even stands up to a shoal of Piranhas, but it definitely can be used.
I also see some really fun Allied shenanigans with 3 Ritpides and a
"wannabe XV104" - or the Dreadknight as they are knownas in some cicles.
Yup, more Coteaz/Acolyte inspired lols.
Hmm.. 3 Riptides, Jump Incinerator Dreadknight, 2 x 3 Aco's in Psybacks and Coteaz - 999 points. Loads left for Broadsides, Piranhas, Drones, Fire Warriors, Kroot.. could be fun...note: FUN.
I've gone for the High Yield Missile Pods, not only because they sound cool as fuck - which they do, but also because I think it is a better option.
Combine Interceptor for 5 points and attach your Puretide wielding Commander for some tank hunting action and they will be able to bring down a lot of stuff.. sure give them Skyfire too if you are feeling really generous, but with Twin Linked systems and 12 shots per unit of 3, you can get some reasonable hits on Snap Fire and save yourself 60 points!
Oh and the family shot here...
|The FW and Crisis only comapre decently to the Broadside in height, not mass - really only because I avoid broken ankles on all Crisis suits by hovering them on flying stands!|
Left to Right: Converted "Incredible Bulk" Crisis Commander, FW XV-something or other Suit, Broadside and Big Daddy. The scale of this guy truly is epic.
Not that I am bored or anything, but I can't wait to see Wraith Constructs like this in the Eldar codex.. :) The Riptide sets a precedent only preceded by its predecessor the Dreadknight, and I for one cannot wait to see an elegant, leggy space elf striding across the battlefield!
Anyway, time to get tidied up for today, got a game with Bringer of Death tonight - Tau Vs Demons. Should be messy!
Nah! That's an experimental secret for now lol!