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Psychic Awakening 5 - The Greater Good


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Shadowsun drops in alongside the release of book 5 of Psychic Awakening, titled “The Greater Good”, but we’ll have to wait a little bit longer before we find out who the T’au will be up against.

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Whoops.

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Yea, I dunno why they don’t just say it’s GSC when you can see them in the photos. 



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Love that she can be part of any T'au force now. That means two things for me:

  1. she'll completely replace my Quadfusion Commander with Iridium Suit and Dynamic Mirror Field
  2. the Dynamic Mirror Field can go back to my Coldstar Commander (no fusion blasters there, don't worry ;) ), however that means I regret having him as my painting project right now because it means I'm going to change his colour scheme (all kinds of stealth suits get a special paintjob in my army) sweat.gif

Anyway, I'm glad to hear she got upgunned as well. Nobody took her for her weapons etc these days. She was all about the second Kauyon and the Command-link Drones. With special Fusion Blasters she hopefully becomes a decent choice for that alone already. I don't think the Flechette Launcher or the Light Missile Pod will be worth mentioning though. So far Flechette weapons have always sucked and a single light version of a Missile Pod won't put a dent into anything.

 

Only negative things I have to say about her is:

  • they waste a LOT of posing potential by having the second pair of arms be exactly parallel to the regular arms
  • the half-helmet head looks dumb as hell AND makes no sense.

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Chance of Tau-hybrids??

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Very unlikely.


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[*]they waste a LOT of posing potential by having the second pair of arms be exactly parallel to the regular arms
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Looking at her a bit more I don't think she had a separate, second pair of arms. Plus unless she is going to be corrupted by GSC the 4 arm look is not really a tau thing.

It looks like what we have been calling the second pair of arms are attached to her normal ones like an exo suit to support additional weight from the weapons so are just part of her normal arms rather than a second pair.

It does not help that the housing for the flechette barrels is the same as the on protecting her hand, it would be better if they were different.

Edit: photos on Facebook show I'm wrong about this. :(

Edited by klisof, 04 January 2020 - 11:34 AM.


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[*]they waste a LOT of posing potential by having the second pair of arms be exactly parallel to the regular arms
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Looking at her a bit more I don't think she had a separate, second pair of arms. Plus unless she is going to be corrupted by GSC the 4 arm look is not really a tau thing.

It looks like what we have been calling the second pair of arms are attached to her normal ones like an exo suit to support additional weight from the weapons so are just part of her normal arms rather than a second pair.

It does not help that the housing for the flechette barrels is the same as the on protecting her hand, it would be better if they were different.

 

 

T'au are all about innovation and moving forward, so if they think a second pair of arms is the new :cuss they will do it, GSC or not. ;) 

Also I don't agree. It looks very much like a second pair of arms attached to her back with their own shoulderpads and everything. From the text the Flechette Launcher sounds more like something you can take instead of the light Missile Pod, so it would the on top of her right Fusion Blaster, not something on the arms.


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Very unlikely.

I don’t want to derail the thread but is that a “fluffwise unlikely” or....?
I don’t even know if the question is derailing, as if it’s GSC vs Tau then presumably they are having to deal with infiltration during the events of PA5...?

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Chance of Tau-hybrids??


Most likely a planet(s?) with a very heavy Gue'vesa presence. Might see Tau-hybrids talked about in the fluff, but not shown.
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Awesome.

Love the fact they've taken her as supreme commander further. That's superb.

I don't play tau any more (in theory
...) But I'll be grabbing o'shassera for painting and it'd be rude to not get her some friends. (I adore ghostkeels!)

Stunning model

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[*]they waste a LOT of posing potential by having the second pair of arms be exactly parallel to the regular arms
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Looking at her a bit more I don't think she had a separate, second pair of arms. Plus unless she is going to be corrupted by GSC the 4 arm look is not really a tau thing.

It looks like what we have been calling the second pair of arms are attached to her normal ones like an exo suit to support additional weight from the weapons so are just part of her normal arms rather than a second pair.

It does not help that the housing for the flechette barrels is the same as the on protecting her hand, it would be better if they were different.

T'au are all about innovation and moving forward, so if they think a second pair of arms is the new :cuss they will do it, GSC or not. ;)
Also I don't agree. It looks very much like a second pair of arms attached to her back with their own shoulderpads and everything. From the text the Flechette Launcher sounds more like something you can take instead of the light Missile Pod, so it would the on top of her right Fusion Blaster, not something on the arms.

I'm totally wrong about the arms, just seen photos on Facebook from a different angle and it exactly like you said. They are a completely separate pair.
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Very unlikely.

I don’t want to derail the thread but is that a “fluffwise unlikely” or....?
I don’t even know if the question is derailing, as if it’s GSC vs Tau then presumably they are having to deal with infiltration during the events of PA5...?

 

 

Fluff-wise it would be perfectly fine. They have been experimenting with GSC on one planet which then they've lost contact to for some reason after all. However I don't think GW will be going into that direction. It would be like having a chaos corrupted version of everything and having a full model line for each of the AM homeworlds etc.

Lots of things they can do but probably won't for one reason or another. Some things are better left for converters and kitbashers I guess. sweat.gif


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Oh wow so she's not one but two Rumour Engines.

 

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First previously established character/character with a previous model to have more than one Rumour Engine. Cypher and Drazhar only got one each.

 

Chance of Tau-hybrids??

I'd like to see that even if it's just a passing mention in the lore. It should be interesting.



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Garro has shared box and sprue on Facebook.

She clearly has two DIFFERENT weapons, one on each arm plus the light missile pod on one arm.

The two fusion weapons are different in both aesthetic and function.

(Would put pics here, don't know how :( ) plus it's 5am local time and I want sleep :(

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Drones:

MV37 advanced guardian drone
MV62 command link drone

Right arm - high energy fusion blaster
Left arm - dispersed fusion blaster

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Deathwatch second novel involves collaboration between imperial and tau to produce a tau hybrid.

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Don't know how to post a direct image either, as it always says I don't have permission. But here's Valrak's twitter with the sprues for Shadowsun and Lazarus.

 

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Garro has shared box and sprue on Facebook.

She clearly has two DIFFERENT weapons, one on each arm plus the light missile pod on one arm.

The two fusion weapons are different in both aesthetic and function.

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The sprue has 2 of each type of fusion weapon (the backs are the different part, and there’s 2 of each back). 


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Garro has shared box and sprue on Facebook.

She clearly has two DIFFERENT weapons, one on each arm plus the light missile pod on one arm.

The two fusion weapons are different in both aesthetic and function.

(Would put pics here, don't know how sad.png ) plus it's 5am local time and I want sleep sad.png

 

 

Drones:

MV37 advanced guardian drone
MV62 command link drone

Right arm - high energy fusion blaster
Left arm - dispersed fusion blaster

 

Interesting. So you can't double down on either anti-tank or anti-heavy infantry since it's not just a different mode for her Fusion Blasters. Somewhat meh but I guess it depends on the actual profile of her new weapons.

The advanced guardian drone is a nice addition. So I guess she now has a 5++ or even a 4++ in addition to the hit modifier as long as the Drone is around. This will make her a lot more durable but has a similar problem as the Ghostkeel and their Stealth Drones.


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Garro has shared box and sprue on Facebook.

She clearly has two DIFFERENT weapons, one on each arm plus the light missile pod on one arm.

The two fusion weapons are different in both aesthetic and function.

(Would put pics here, don't know how sad.png ) plus it's 5am local time and I want sleep sad.png

 

 

Drones:

MV37 advanced guardian drone
MV62 command link drone

Right arm - high energy fusion blaster
Left arm - dispersed fusion blaster

 

Interesting. So you can't double down on either anti-tank or anti-heavy infantry since it's not just a different mode for her Fusion Blasters. Somewhat meh but I guess it depends on the actual profile of her new weapons.

The advanced guardian drone is a nice addition. So I guess she now has a 5++ or even a 4++ in addition to the hit modifier as long as the Drone is around. This will make her a lot more durable but has a similar problem as the Ghostkeel and their Stealth Drones.

 

I think the box is just showing the two options, they aren’t actually on the same model. The 360 in the video has her with 2 of the same type (the Dispersed one). And there’s 2 of each in the kit. Whether you can mix and match, I’m not sure, but you can definitely double down on one. 


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Garro has shared box and sprue on Facebook.

She clearly has two DIFFERENT weapons, one on each arm plus the light missile pod on one arm.

The two fusion weapons are different in both aesthetic and function.

(Would put pics here, don't know how sad.png ) plus it's 5am local time and I want sleep sad.png

 

 

Drones:

MV37 advanced guardian drone
MV62 command link drone

Right arm - high energy fusion blaster
Left arm - dispersed fusion blaster

 

Interesting. So you can't double down on either anti-tank or anti-heavy infantry since it's not just a different mode for her Fusion Blasters. Somewhat meh but I guess it depends on the actual profile of her new weapons.

The advanced guardian drone is a nice addition. So I guess she now has a 5++ or even a 4++ in addition to the hit modifier as long as the Drone is around. This will make her a lot more durable but has a similar problem as the Ghostkeel and their Stealth Drones.

 

I think the box is just showing the two options, they aren’t actually on the same model. The 360 in the video has her with 2 of the same type (the Dispersed one). And there’s 2 of each in the kit. Whether you can mix and match, I’m not sure, but you can definitely double down on one. 

 

 

Just saw the picture. Very nice!

Though now I don't know whether I want to build her as anti-tank or as anti-heavy infantry. :D 


Also I think it's pretty much the first named character with options? Interesting approach of GW.


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Also for the people who were concerned about how she could fit into the suit since the legs are pretty far apart ... GW has anticipated that concern. It appears her new suit is a lot bigger than a regular Stealth Suit and is halfway to a Crisis Suit already.

 

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It's the back ends of them that determines the weapon. Are there two sets of cannisters

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