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 Kanluwen wrote:
Look directly above the drone at the left leg of the Genestealer.

It's physically different, not just the paint job, causing that look.


Far right, back row, exact same Genestealer.

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I mean, fifty bucks is on the line.
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does confirm those are specificly GSC genestealers so yeah, Tau vs GSC

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Well, it's a nice Shadowsun mini, of all the Tau things to move from Finecast to plastic, she'd be about my last choice.

   
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 Arbitrator wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
Look directly above the drone at the left leg of the Genestealer.

It's physically different, not just the paint job, causing that look.

Those are the Deathwatch: Overkill versions I believe. They have much more rectangular knees.
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Interesting. Even those don't actually match, unless the angles are really messing with that Shadowsun image.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
 Arbitrator wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
Look directly above the drone at the left leg of the Genestealer.

It's physically different, not just the paint job, causing that look.

Those are the Deathwatch: Overkill versions I believe. They have much more rectangular knees.
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Interesting. Even those don't actually match, unless the angles are really messing with that Shadowsun image.


The angle is. The purple light being shown on the Genestealers is also a factor.
Again, it's a normal Genestealer from the current kit. I pointed out exactly which one it is above.

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PourSpelur wrote:
It's fully within the rules for me to look up your Facebook page, find out your dear Mother Gladys is single, take her on a lovely date, and tell you all the details of our hot, sweaty, animal sex during your psychic phase.
I mean, fifty bucks is on the line.
There's no rule that says I can't.
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Right behind you.

We're going to have to agree to disagree, frankly, because I'm seeing an actual distinct gap where you're seeing paint job based upon your experience.
   
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So its Shadowsun and GSC purestrain genestealers then.

Super cool.

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Shadowsun figure is better than the old one... but why does she have two sets of hands? I like that iron maiden penitent thing!
   
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Right behind you.

Shadowsun and Genestealers that might be new or might not be and whatever else might be slated.

It, IMO, feels like it might be another Blood of the Phoenix box. We didn't get one for Faith and Fury or Blood of Baal and we don't seem to be getting one for Dark Ritual.

Greater Good is a February release from the schedule that GW themselves gave us so there's some time for them to build it up like they did BoTP's set if there's new kits like BoTP.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
Shadowsun and Genestealers that might be new or might not be and whatever else might be slated.

It, IMO, feels like it might be another Blood of the Phoenix box. We didn't get one for Faith and Fury or Blood of Baal and we don't seem to be getting one for Dark Ritual.

Greater Good is a February release from the schedule that GW themselves gave us so there's some time for them to build it up like they did BoTP's set if there's new kits like BoTP.


Oh please, I hope not. Only wanted the Banshees and Jain but £140 was soul destroying. For it to happen a second time would be a real kick in the nuts.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
We're going to have to agree to disagree, frankly, because I'm seeing an actual distinct gap where you're seeing paint job based upon your experience.


It's an old Stealer model I'm afraid.

Shadowsun being more armsy is... a thing I guess? For the Greater Four-Armed Good? T'au Cult confirmed?

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SamusDrake wrote:
So its Shadowsun and GSC purestrain genestealers then.

Super cool.


They’re not new genestealers, unfortunately.
   
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 ImAGeek wrote:
SamusDrake wrote:
So its Shadowsun and GSC purestrain genestealers then.

Super cool.


They’re not new genestealers, unfortunately.


Weren't they in a previous boxed game with the Deathwatch marines? They don't seem to be available separately...

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SamusDrake wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
SamusDrake wrote:
So its Shadowsun and GSC purestrain genestealers then.

Super cool.


They’re not new genestealers, unfortunately.


Weren't they in a previous boxed game with the Deathwatch marines? They don't seem to be available separately...


sure but doesn't mean anything, the death watch GSC minis are almost certainly part of the studio army

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 JohnnyHell wrote:

Shadowsun being more armsy is... a thing I guess? For the Greater Four-Armed Good? T'au Cult confirmed?

She's got a different weapon loadout than before. She seems to be carrying around Ghostkeel weaponry in the form of twin Fusion Colliders--or some pseudo-Fusion Collider variant--rather than her normal Fusion Blasters.


I'm hoping that this might end up being a new classification of suit that we get a unit variant of.
   
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Psychic Tau inbound


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 zedmeister wrote:
Psychic Tau inbound


Plastic Manta confirmed!


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The PA fluff so far has been fairly disappointing so I wont get my hopes up. But Tau vs GSC would a great matchup to emphasize the horror influences of the cult background.
   
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So if it's Tau vs Genestealers and Tau get a new Shadowsun I demand a fat Patriarch sitting on a throne. There was a named one in an old WD, forgot its name....
   
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GoatboyBeta wrote:
The PA fluff so far has been fairly disappointing so I wont get my hopes up. But Tau vs GSC would a great matchup to emphasize the horror influences of the cult background.


Steve Parkers Deathwatch novel does that in spades.

There are lots of great things they could do with this including non human hybrids - that would very cool.

Small scale - the corruption of single Tau world
Larger scale - GSC inflitration of the Ethereal Council - we know at least one is a GS from their codex.
Epic scale - War between the Enclave and the Empire due to the GSC influence.

Sadly I don't think that they will do more than - new named human/Tau world gets infected, Tau have to fight the GSC, nothing really matters.

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 Dryaktylus wrote:
So if it's Tau vs Genestealers and Tau get a new Shadowsun I demand a fat Patriarch sitting on a throne. There was a named one in an old WD, forgot its name....


Patriarch Ghosar, of the Trysst Dynasty from the Ghosar Quintess system. Features in DW:OK

PourSpelur wrote:
It's fully within the rules for me to look up your Facebook page, find out your dear Mother Gladys is single, take her on a lovely date, and tell you all the details of our hot, sweaty, animal sex during your psychic phase.
I mean, fifty bucks is on the line.
There's no rule that says I can't.
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 Mr Morden wrote:
GoatboyBeta wrote:
The PA fluff so far has been fairly disappointing so I wont get my hopes up. But Tau vs GSC would a great matchup to emphasize the horror influences of the cult background.


Small scale - the corruption of single Tau world
Larger scale - GSC inflitration of the Ethereal Council - we know at least one is a GS from their codex.
Epic scale - War between the Enclave and the Empire due to the GSC influence.

Sadly I don't think that they will do more than - new named human/Tau world gets infected, Tau have to fight the GSC, nothing really matters.


Which is just fine. I'd love more detail on small scale conflicts that are are *only* about the fate of one world, not "RAW!!!!! Big exploding and dying all over the place, now galaxy is x1000 times more Grim because storyline!, Also spahce marines 10 feet tall!". We tell the stories with 40k, they make the backdrop and the tools to do it, as far as I'm concerned.


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However, they will be forgiven anything if they make a fat genestealer on a throne.

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 Crimson wrote:
 The Phazer wrote:

That's because they're the two genestealers from the Deathwatch Overkill boxset where the knee was slightly more pronounced, rather than the multipart kit.

And that was an updated design and one that is no longer available. It was really bizarre, they updated the genestealers, then discontinued the box the updated ones came in and just continued selling the old sculpts. Makes no sense at all. I wish they'd release Overkill-style stealers.


That wasn't an update. That was a callback to the original space hulk genestealers all the way back at the beginning. They all head that wrinkled fleshy area in middle of the back. They did the two overkill models as a tribute.

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 kestral wrote:
 Mr Morden wrote:
GoatboyBeta wrote:
The PA fluff so far has been fairly disappointing so I wont get my hopes up. But Tau vs GSC would a great matchup to emphasize the horror influences of the cult background.


Small scale - the corruption of single Tau world
Larger scale - GSC inflitration of the Ethereal Council - we know at least one is a GS from their codex.
Epic scale - War between the Enclave and the Empire due to the GSC influence.

Sadly I don't think that they will do more than - new named human/Tau world gets infected, Tau have to fight the GSC, nothing really matters.


Which is just fine. I'd love more detail on small scale conflicts that are are *only* about the fate of one world, not "RAW!!!!! Big exploding and dying all over the place, now galaxy is x1000 times more Grim because storyline!, Also spahce marines 10 feet tall!". We tell the stories with 40k, they make the backdrop and the tools to do it, as far as I'm concerned.


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However, they will be forgiven anything if they make a fat genestealer on a throne.


I agree, but PA is meant to be "the biggest thing since the 13th Black Crusade" so tiny, backwater skirmishes don't really fit their attempt at a hype train.

That being said, I won't expect much more than Shadowsun getting reports the Enclave forces are slaughtering a loyal Tau/Human world, only to investigate and discover it's actually GSC, then Farsight shows up at the last minute and turns the tide.
   
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Is Farsoght pulling the regular Tau's fat out of the fryer going to be his thing now? That was basically Mont'ka/Kau'yon's ending already...

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 Platuan4th wrote:
Is Farsoght pulling the regular Tau's fat out of the fryer going to be his thing now? That was basically Mont'ka/Kau'yon's ending already...

Just like Chaos almost beating Imperial worlds, then Primaris show up and they lose, until it turns out Chaos meant to lose as some plan we'll never hear about again. Yes.

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...egh, Farsight doesn't need to be the answer to every problem, but i wouldnt be shocked. seems he's rather favored nowadays...

im just gonna focus on the fact it's involving GSC. is this how the PA will go? i had a lot of other things under expectation. suddenly GSC instead?...

"the greater good."... ooh. OOH. that so works for GSC's intent.

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here's a thought, what if it's discovered that a large portion of the human worlds the Tau took are THICK with a GSC infestation. the Tau I suspect would be VERY vunerable to that type of infiltration

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...haven't the Tau had to content with bits of splinter fleets in the past? getting set up by GSC could really add up. it wouldnt be hard to preach a... "new" Greater Good, shall we say?

OOOOH!!!! and i had just spent time considering GSC. could this really flow as such? i am VERY intrigued... most of my xeno races lining up.

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GoatboyBeta wrote:
The PA fluff so far has been fairly disappointing so I wont get my hopes up. But Tau vs GSC would a great matchup to emphasize the horror influences of the cult background.


If we take the Ciaphas Cain BL novels as canon, then it wouldn't be a surprise to find GSC on Tau worlds.

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