WIP Wednesday: T’au and the Primaris Project

Hey everyone, Reecius here with a WIP Wednesday update! We’ve got some more of the Primaris Project Marines built and are in the process of also getting my new T’au infantry heavy army built. Check them out!

We’re using a lot of the Primaris Marines from the Dark Imperium starter box as a lot of folks out there have it. It makes sense to use that as the core of the army!

Intercessors will form the core of my force backed up by Reivers, Hellblasters and Aggressors.

The Inceptors provide a fair bit of mobile dakka, and are great for back-field harassment and objective grabbing.


My T’au infantry heavy army is coming along nicely! You can read more about this project: Part 1 here, and part 2, here.

Here are my Cadre Fireblades! They’ve been customized a bit to make them look different.

And my Ethereals, also customized a bit for variety.

Pathfinders! I plan on using some of the cool drones you don’t see so frequently like the Pulse Accelerator drone, etc. I also want to use them as shooting units primarily so am packing in a ton of Ion Rifles.

Finally, some of my Sniper Drones. These little bad asses are a gem in the T’au codex that I think don’t get enough credit. I plan on using quite a few of them and think they will be absolutely deadly.

The backbone of my army will be loads of Fire Warriors and Breachers! Love the way these guys look.

Vespid are absolutely awesome units, IMO. They are so good for winning missions and provide a decent punch in the shooting phase, too. I plan on taking 2-3 units of them every time.

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7 Responses to “WIP Wednesday: T’au and the Primaris Project”

  1. Cavalier May 3, 2018 2:25 am #

    I’m really looking forward to seeing both of these armies in action. Haven’t seen to many people take an all Primaris army outside of Ultramarines with Guilliman (which are pretty damn good). Really love the orange paint scheme on them and really interested to see how the Tau are gonna look. I love the look of the Tau infantry and think they will really excel on the tabletop. Great stuff Reece really looking forward to more!

    • Cavalier May 3, 2018 2:28 am #

      Also props on the Vespid… can’t believe how much they’ve improved. I think they are great now

      • Reecius May 3, 2018 7:39 am #

        Yeah, all Primaris Marines isn’t going to be easy for sure but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves for sure.

        And Vespid are solid units. The ability to just hang out and wait to swoop an objective up is just too good to pass up, IMO. And for such a reasonable price, too.

        • abusepuppy May 3, 2018 9:33 am #

          I do like Vespid a lot more now, although I wish they had just a bit more of something (shooting, melee, whatever) than they do now, or were a bit cheaper. As it stands, they are marginally better than a squad of Gun Drones- themselves merely an acceptable unit with the changes- in terms of shooting infantry, unless it’s MEQs in cover.

          They do a reasonable job of filling the role that Crisis used to, though- falling out of the sky and gunning down some poor backfield unit to steal its objective.

          • Reecius May 3, 2018 10:17 am

            Yeah, exactly. That is their purpose in my list: to come down and steal an objective from light infantry.

            They do it quite well and for a very reasonable price point.

  2. Michael Corr May 4, 2018 6:07 am #

    Nice to see the Primaris coming along. I’ve been adding quite a few units to my Dark Angels, and it looks like my Deathwatch will be getting some new additions.

    • Reecius May 4, 2018 6:34 am #

      Yeah, Deathwatch primaris Marines are nasty! I think a lot of folks will be using some of them.

      And we stalled on the Primaris Project but have it back up and running, now. I am actually really excited to take it to an event and see how it does.

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