I still remember when the new tau codex was released.
At this time, I went to my local GW store and a staff guy assaulted me (yep, he gained +1 attack) when I was looking at the old stealth suits (the XV-15), and tried to convince me that the new stealthsuits were far way better than the old ones.
And as ever... I argued, and at last he ran off knowing he wasn´t going to convince me.
Yep, I think the old guys were great, fully encased into a power armour, and little enough to make the "stealthsuit" thing believable, but I have learnt to appreciate the new ones:
- Plastic minis... yay!!
- They come with one fusion blaster and a markerlight drone.
- Easy to paint.
- Very distinctive shape.
So finally I got one squad painted and other squad pending.
I´ve been fantasizing about the possibilities of this guys, jumpacks, medium strength weapons, suit sistems... and there is one thing I want to test:
A full 6 squad man with the basic weapons and every one of them with a drone controller and 2 gun drones... 30 S5 shots wich can move up to 30 cm (12") and retreat in the assault phase.
Oh, and if you assault with them you get another 36 attacks (which being tau melee attacks aren´t an impressive thing, but they can pack a little punch to standard infantry).
The full six guys once again.