So here he is, Shas’o Dal’yth Or’es Shi. For those of you who don’t know about tau terminology, the name is derived from several things.
Shas – This means he is from the Fire Caste, basically a Tau Warrior.
I have hollowed out the centre of a Gun Drone and with a little cutting, attached it to the Battlesuits arm. He is equipped with a Shield generator, giving him a 4+ Invulnerable save. The kit does come with one but it is a lot smaller, I feel this looks a lot better as if he is carrying a shield.
Pretty standard, on the rear I have added the Dal’yth Sept symbol onto what I believe is supposed to be the Battlesuits power core / reactor. (correct me if I am wrong please)
Here is the Plasma Rifle, I love this weapon S6 Ap2 Rapid fire. I turned the weapon upside down because I prefer it this way, I also mounted a Target Lock that comes with the kit to the top making it look like a gun sight.
I always take two Shield Drones with him regardless. Basically for an extra 30pts you’re getting another 2 wounds, 3+ save with 4+ invulnerable save, they can also perform a ‘Look out Sir’ on a 2+. When creating my Tau units I always like to tie them in using the same white squad markings.
The Body Guards! I normally take two, they are tooled up on Wargear as well, and when working together as a coherent team, they are a very powerful unit that can deal with most foes they face.
So that is my Commander and his Body Guard. I hope you have enjoyed the photos and I will be posting more of my Tau army very soon.
PPS - 15.5