|Images taken from FW Website|
Like the other FW Imperial Armour releases, the IA3 book is really nice quality. While I was excited about the rules updates, I found myself flipping through the fluff sections and enjoying the background story.
The background fluff is a great read. I really like the photo-realism shots of the models as well.
There are complete updated rules for Elysian drop troops. I'll admit, that seems like a fun way to play IG, but maybe not for the opponent. Elysian armies are definitely flier heavy (lots of Valks and Vendettas).
The Tau entries are really well done as well. Like previous books, unit descriptions have either the "40k approved" or "Apocalypse only" stamps.
The new Tau rules seem really well balanced and I don't think there is anything really overpowered. The Barracuda got a nice bump and Commander R'alai is better than before. Tetras got cheaper but lost two marker light shots. While some have complained about this "nerf" I think it is good balance as it requires a decision now versus Pathfinders instead of an auto-include.
|Can't wait to get my Barracuda back on the table|
The campaign missions look cool and you can play out the whole campaign. They even included Battlefleet Gothic missions.
With the new 6th edition Tau book still fresh in my hands, I have been sticking with Codex units only to get a understanding of how to use the new rules. I am very happy with the book overall and look forward to mixing up my lists with some of my Forge World options again. Thanks for reading.