Railguns, or to be more precise, Broadsides are almost never seen absent from a serious Tau cadre. Tau Commanders simply value their fire-power too greatly and as a battlesuit, their mobility makes them idea for keep pace with mobile formations and their size makes them easier to conceal than Hammerhead tanks. Yet the cost of such troops often limits their numbers in cadres across the Empire. Until now.
The Fio'la have released a light-weight and affordable railgun that will make all commanders happy.
Of course what I am talking about is the set of resin railguns from Paulson Games.
Paulson Games seems to be really just one chap in his basement, but like a diligent Fio'la, he's been creating some truly unique and advanced weapons. He's got a great selection of railguns for the Tau player, in three sizes. I chose to purchase the medium length railgun, as I am hoping to build an Urban Cadre sometime in the future and I want shorter railguns for close quarter fighting. I've never ordered resin parts from independent sculptors before and I was expecting low quality resin. Thankfully, I could not have been more wrong. The quality of the resin seemed to be as good or even better than forge world. I ordered 12 railguns and I got ZERO airbubbles and ZERO miscasts. I can't say the same for Forgeworld resin I've bought, and we all know what Finecast is like.
Then I got a little experimental and attached them to the arms to see how that might look. Even better. Yesterday I went out and bought a new Crisis Suit with the full intention to use Paulson Games railguns, mounted to the arms of a fully detailed and converted Crisis Suit. Since these pictures were taken, I have fully painted these railguns and attached them to the model forever. Next I am working on an entire squad of Broadsides with railguns and painting them up. But first I have to decide on a color scheme...