A young and ambitious race, united in their purpose, the Tau seek to bring enlightenment and unity to those who join them. While the races of the galaxy tear one another apart, the Tau grow stronger and stronger. On the Eastern fringe, far from the power of Terra, world after world has fallen to their dynamic advance. At the forefront of this rapid expansion are the warriors of the Fire caste. Unfettered by Mankind's superstition and fear of technology, the Fire Warriors go into battle carrying weapons of immense power, encased in battlesuits that can withstand the fiercest of attacks. Led by the mysterious Ethereals and accompanied by alien allies whose cultures have been subsumed into their empire, the Tau believe that the very stars themselves will be reforged in the cause of the Greater Good. Inside you will find: 1) Army list - The complete Tau army list that allows you to choose your forces for a tabletop battle, featuring the Kroot, savage mercenary allies, and the Vespid, swift, winged auxiliaries that fight for their Tau masters. Also included are wargear, battlesuit systems and vehicle upgrades. 2) Background - An expansive overview of the Tau empire covering its origins, culture, major worlds and its methods of waging war. 3) Hobby section - Sixteen full-colour pages packed with advice and tips on collecting, modelling and painting a Tau army. 4) Special characters - Three renowned Tau characters are detailed, the senior Etheral Aun'Va, the renegade Commander farsight, and the newly emergent heroine of the Tau Third Phase Expansion, Commander Shawdowsun. This book is in good condition apart from minor creasing to the corners of the cover.