This new kit was like a gift from the gods. Posable Crisis Suits with customisation and lots of weapon options? Oooh-wee! Had a lot of fun building and painting these. Regret equipping them with the lacklustre Plasma Rifle this edition, but who knows? It might be back in vogue some time in the future.
Converted from a set of old Forgeworld Broadsides I got from a friend, these guys seemed too small to be Broadsides comparable to the new model, but the models were too nice to pass up. I converted them to Crisis Suits, imagining the backpacks containing a "Mass Effect" field that allows them to reduce their weight using antigrav so they can move swiftly around the battlefield.
8th Edition made these guys so worth taking now. I think there will be many more in my future. Lackluster for two editions but I held onto them, hoping for this day, haha.
What's a Tau army without a giant gundam? Sadly he's close to what I'd consider a Lord of War points cost and my personal style doesn't involve putting my eggs all in one basket if I can avoid it. He's been shelved for much of this edition, though he's still pretty darn durable and does appreciable damage.
Solid last edition, very solid this one. -2 to Hit from >12" means he's a lot of fun to kite in that 12-18" zone he performs best at. Positioning is super important with this guy and you tend to have to think a move ahead.