The advanced technology of the Tau allows weapons of incredible power to be mounted on comparatively small chassis – the Battlesuit is no exception. A single Fire Caste pilot is seated inside an armoured cockpit, controlling a swift and agile suit of the same rough size as a Space Marine Dreadnought. Devastating Plasma rifles, missile pods and fusion blasters as well as infantry-shredding burst cannons and anti-tank railguns are among the loadouts available to the Battlesuit, and many variants have been developed by the scientists of the Earth Caste.
The Shas’vre assigned to pilot the XV-9 Battlesuit armour are combat veterans, each a survivor of the deadliest battles against the Greater Good’s most savage foes. The Fire Caste of Ke’lshan has mastered the use of the XV-9, and within this cadre of solemn and determined warriors Shas’o R’alai is a paragon amongst veterans; his skills have been rewarded with the most advanced weapons and equipment produced by the Earth Caste. Model designed by Daren Parrwood.
The XV-9-04 wields Phased Ion Guns – these experimental weapons seek to develop the rapid-firing technology of the Cyclic Ion blaster and vehicle mounted Ion Cannon into a stable battlesuit system. The long accelerators of the Phased Ion Gun allow the pilot to engage the enemy at range with a storm of projectiles that react explosively on an atomic level, decimating heavily armoured infantry and vehicles. Model designed by Daren Parrwood.
The most cutting-edge of the battlesuit technology utilised by the Fire Caste of the Tau Empire, the XV-9 'Hazard' Close Support Armour is an original battlesuit design intended to act as a powerful counter-attack unit and weapons platform. Full rules and background for this advanced weapons system can be found in Imperial Armour Apocalypse II. Model designed by Daren Parrwood. Alternate Tau Battlesuits shown for scale purposes only.
Built for Tau Commanders, the XV81 features a back mounted Smart Missile System. Fully poseable complete resin and plastic kit including a choice of weapons. Models designed by Daren Parrwood
Built for Tau Commanders, the XV84 features a spine mounted Markerlight and Target Lock. Fully poseable complete resin and plastic kit including a choice of weapons. Models designed by Daren Parrwood
Built for Tau Commanders, the XV89 features heavier then normal armour for a Crisis Battlesuit. Fully poseable complete resin and plastic kit including a choice of weapons. Models designed by Daren Parrwood. Tau Fire Warrior shown for scale purposes only
Variant Broadside Battle Suit. Complete resin kit that can be built in many different poses. Model designed by Will Hayes and Daren Parrwood
Variant Broadside Battlesuit armed with twin linked Railguns and twin linked Plasma Rifles. Complete resin kit that can be built in many different poses. Model designed by Will Hayes and Daren Parrwood