I have a new concept! I never truly liked the new Broadside battlesuits. I was always fond of the old ones, but given all the model updates the Tau have had, the old ones are not only hard to find now, but also very outdated. This didn't stop me though, I have an idea! I aim to merge the new Broadside with the old one by using the new Crisis kit and the new Iridium Armour pieces with the new Broadside kit.
I give you the XV88 M2!
Please be aware that this is just a concept, and certainly not a final product. The final result will have a customised Rail/Missile assembly for primary weapons, and will be fully decked out in Iridium Armour, and possibly some shoulderpads too for extra emphasis. I'm also trying to think of a way to reinforce the feet a bit to look more Broadside-esque, but without making them look silly.
Here's a picture of what I would do to the Rail assembly to streamline it a bit. I haven't yet considered what I would do for the Missile assembly.
For rules reasons, I would also throw these customised Broadside models on the bases provided with the Broadsides, and not the ones for the Crisis suits.