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How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Tau Commander

Painting Guides

How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Tau Commander

Learn to paint a Tau Empire Commander, complete with a mighty Coldstar battlesuit. Includes T'au sept colours and markings, and a host of personal iconography.

Your commander is the centre of your army, the fulcrum around which the rest of your battlesuits, Fire Warriors and vehicles turn, and he deserves to look the part. This guide will help you to get the most out of the fantastic Tau Commander model.

Only the most talented tau commanders are allowed to pilot one of the rare and powerful XV86 Coldstar battlesuits. The Coldstar mounts massive thrusters allowing it to soar through the air, and an array of deadly weapons like high output burst cannons and fusion blasters to tear apart enemy formation in a storm of volatile energy fire. Perhaps most important of all are the suit’s highly specialised optics and antenna, giving its occupant complete command and control over his warriors.The Tau Commander Painting Guide contains detailed step by step instructions for painting a Tau Commander in an XV86 Coldstar battlesuit. The guide explores the different techniques required to paint this advanced and deadly war suit. It features sept colours and markings, including cadre iconography and personal iconography for the commander. The colours used in this guide are ochre and red, representing a Tau Commander from T’au sept.


This title is available in two editions, designed to provide the best reading experience on mobile phones and tablets. But you don’t have to choose – buying this painting guide will allow you to download both versions, so you’ll always be able to have the right edition on your device. Please note that the content in this painting guide is also available in ‘How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Tau Empire’.

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