This month we were approached by Raymond Makowski from The Hammer of Wrath blog, who wanted to share his Tau Cadre with Tale of Painters. Read on as I hand over to Raymond for his very own guest post here on Tale of Painters.

Hi Raymond here. Having entered the hobby in January of 2012, I began collecting and painting Tyranid and Space Marine armies. Both forces grew in size as I slowly added pieces to them, but I'd never purchased and entire army in one shot.

I stumbled across Tale of Painters, and having seen the "Tale of Mega Painters" articles, was inspired to challenge myself with a similar project. When the new Tau units released last spring, my decision was made… and I went a little overboard. I purchased two new battleforces, two broadsides, two new hammerhead/skyray kits, a riptide, a pathfinder squad, cadre fireblade, farsight and dark strider.


The first squad of fire warriors prepared for basing


The completed fire warrior squad, the first models for my new cadre!

I began work on the army in August, starting with Cadre Fireblade and a squad of Fire Warriors. I knew that if I painted via the force organization chart, I could field the units as allies to my space marines, and playing with new models would inspire me to keep hobbying. After I completed the HQ and troops choice, I decided to work on the piranhas and stealth team to fill out the fast attack and elite slots.


The piranhas in sub-assemblies and ready for completion


The completed piranhas ready for battle


The color scheme applied to a stealth team


I started a blog to detail my progress on this, and several other 40K related projects. The blog http://thehammerofwrath.blogspot.com/ is updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with tutorials, reviews, WIPs and showcases.

Are you painting a battleforce/megaforce and want to join in?
Now you can! Stahly and I would like to open this project up to everyone. If you're a member of the Tale of Painters blog list and you're blogging about a Games Workshop army we would love to feature  your models on the Tale of Painters blog. Send me an email at garfy.taleofpainters@gmail.com with a link to your blog and make sure you include a couple of pictures and a paragraph or two about your army project. We look forward to hearing from you.