The Tau Empire spread their enlightened ways across the galaxy, annihilating those who do not willingly bow down to the Greater Good. Tau Commanders lead from the fore, issuing orders as they descend into the fray. At their commands, XV8 Crisis Battlesuits and Tactical Drones provide a highly mobile base of fire, while towering XV104 Riptide Battlesuits unleash mass destruction upon enemy formations.
Comprising everything you'll need and more to form a Vanguard Detachment in Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse (or to kick-start your Tau Empire collection with a bang), the Tau Empire Vanguard Detachment set includes your three mandatory Elites units as well as an HQ choice to lead it. As a Character, the Tau Empire Commander can also serve as the Detachments Warlord, enabling you to generate an additional Command Asset each turn.
A Tau Empire Vanguard Detachment includes the following multipart plastic kits:
- 1 x Tau Empire Commander (Supplied with a Citadel 60mm Round Base, and including 1 Tactical Drone, supplied with a Citadel Flying Stem with 32mm Flying Base, the Commander can be assembled in either a XV-85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit or an XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit.)
- 2 x XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Teams (6 XV8 Crisis Battlesuits, each supplied with a 50mm Citadel Round Base. Includes 12 Tactical Drones, each supplied with a Citadel Flying Stem with 32mm Flying Base.)
- 1 x XV104 Riptide Battlesuit (Supplied with a Citadel 120x92mm Oval Base)
- 2 x Tau Empire Infantry Transfer Sheets
Warhammer 40,000 rules for these units can all be found in Codex: Tau Empire, while a pdf with their Apocalypse datasheets can be downloaded for free from Warhammer40000.com/Apocalypse/Datasheets