XV46 Vanguard Void Battlesuit
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The XV46 Vanguard Void Battlesuit is a new Tau Battlesuit. Designed by the Earth Caste to operate in the void of space and explore Space Hulks, these smaller Battlesuits are designed to fit into tight wreckages and have yet to see widespread service within the Tau Empire.
Vanguard Battlesuits are most frequently armed with Flamers and Burst Cannon, as well as a Fusion Torch to cut through metal wrecks. However perhaps the most notable piece of equipment on the XV46 is its dense Fio'talk nanocrystalline armor. This sturdy but lightweight armor allows it to quickly operate in space as well as rapidly deploy from Manta or Orca dropships. XV46's commonly deploy DX-11 Exploratory Drones.
XV46-04 Vanguard Commander
|Tau Empire Forces|
|Leadership||Ethereal • Tau Commander • Fireblade|
|Troops||Fire Warrior Team (Strike Team • Breacher Team) • Pathfinder Team • Stealthsuit Team • Drone Squadron|
|Battlesuits||XV8 Crisis (XV8 • XV8-02 • XV81 • XV84 • XV85 • XV86 • XV89) • XV15 Stealth • XV22 Stealth • XV25 Stealth • XV95 Ghostkeel • XV88 Broadside • XV9 Hazard|
XV46 Vanguard • XV104 Riptide • XV107 R'varna • XV109 Y'vahra • KV128 Stormsurge • KX139 Ta'unar
|Vehicles||Devilfish • Drone Harbinger • Hammerhead • Piranha • Sky Ray • Tetra • Swordfish|
|Aircraft||Barracuda • Manta • Orca • Sun Shark • Razorshark • Tiger Shark • Remora|
|Auxiliaries||Kroot Shaper • Kroot Carnivore Squad • Kroot Hound • Krootox • Knarloc • Great Knarloc • Vespid Stingwing • Gue'vesa|
|Special Characters||Aun'va • Aun'shi • Shadowsun • Farsight • Darkstrider • Longstrike|