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It was a last stand for the Tau(Hence what the mission was called "Last Stand") they had been haggled and run down by the Dark Eldar wycehs and their skimmers. The Tau consolidated their forces around a mountain some wating with baited breath for the right moment to strike while others took up firing positions on the mountain. The Dark Eldar appeared all around them, on the left and right wild packs of dogs snarled as well on the right a skimmer glided effortlessly into view. Other skimmers could be seen farther back but were hiding predominately behind rocky outcroppings preventing a shot to be fired. The Tau waited for what was to come, they knew to wait until they could see the whites of their enemies eyes. It was victory or death as this was their last stand.
Four dark eldar wyche transports moved quickly closer to the Tau protected ground. They placed themselves amongst more rocky outcroppings to prvent being shot at. Two ravangers glided out from behind their cover waiting to fire with all their weapons. The two warp beast packs on both sides of the Tau fleet footed towards them and from the right another raider transport moved right up to the Tau flank. The wyches disembarked from their vehicle. The dark elf shooting was stunning as the ravanger with dark lances unleashed its fury on a devilfish destroying and killing 4 firewarriors inside. The others got out behind the devilfish in hoping to prevent them from being charged by the warp beasts. The other ravager with a type of plasma weapon unleashed three template blast shots two having hit. They killed 8 firewarriors from a squad on the mountain. The wyches on the right fired at a hammerhead tank glancing it and causing the crew to be stunned.. Both warp beast packs charge on the flanks and made it. The snarling beasts torn into both units on either side but no one ran. The warp beast pack on the left consolidated into the firewarriors and Shas'o command squad. On the other side the firewarriors held their ground as well and both units consolidated.
Their was little movement for the Tau as only the stealth suits could move to get more shots off at the dark eldar raiders. The Tau shooting was quick as 3 units had already become embroiled in hand to hand fighting. The broadsides fired in unison and blew up the ravager with the plasma weapons. Stealth suit troops jumped out from hiding and struck at the wyches who disembarked on the left flank. Their shots killed all but 3 wyches. They then charged the wyches to try and bring them down before reinforcements could get there. The wyches went first and power weapon swished and flashed in the air as 3 stealth troopers died. The other 3 fought back and killed 1 more wyche. The stealth suits lost but would not leave the fight. On the right flank the firewarriors were holding the line well as they killed 3 warp beasts and lost only one firewarrior but the dark eldar wyche and her puppies would not run. On the left flank a crisis bodyguard died at the hands of a powere weapon wielding wyche sliced him in to so she get fight one on one with the Shas'o. The warp pack also dropped a couple more firewarriors and only lost a beast in return.
The Firewarriors stood as did the Shaso and his left bodyguard.
The raiders drew closer trying to hug the moutainsides to prevent them from being shot down. The ravager with dark lances unloaded its horrible weaponry at the broadsides. Two died in a cataclsymic flash of dark light. The last broadsides stood defiantely though against his attackers and would not run. In hand to hand combat the right flank held but was being wittled down. The rest of the firewarriors left on that side were massacred with only the loss of a warp beast to their fallen names. The SHas'o and his lone bodyguard stood ready to take on more attackers. The wyche cut him with her power sword which his shield generator was unable to stop. On the right flank combat went on again as the firewarriors actually killed off the rest of the warp beasts at the cost of only one firewarrior and now surrounded the leader of the pack a wyche with a power weapon. The last surviving wyche cult with only 3 members left struck down two more stealth suits and lost only one of their own. The last stealth suit trooper did not run and tried to continue to fight.
The Tau returned fire with what they could considering everything except a broadside was in close combat. The broadsides fired at the other ravanger and blew it up to prevent any more shots but it was too late. The raiders were in range this next turn but the Tau would fight to their last breath. The hammerhead with its ion cannon shot at the raider that was left behind by the wyche squad that had jumped out on the right and blew it up as well. In hth the Shaso and his bodyguard killed 2 doggies and the Shaso was mortally wounded when the dark elf wyche attacked him directly. (having take 3 wounds now) Anger glared in his eyes and looked towards the elf wyche who had cut him, he vowed to get revenge from her.On the right flank the last stealth suit was killed and the last two wyches consolidated.
The rest of the raiders moved up to the moutain and the dark elf wyches all jumped from their transports with hunger in their hearts for the blood of the Tau. All my units were assulated. The leader of the Dark elf army even climbed up the moutain and attacked the broadsides directly. Their was not shooting of worth but in hth the Shaso killed the wyche beastlord while the dogs did a wound to his bodyguard. The firewarriors on the right flank wiped out the warp pack and was ready for moreas they watched the two units try to assualt them but was just out of range. The dark elf lord attacked and killed the broadside with little fanfare. Just kinda walked up to it and slew him outright. Very ugly indeed. She was not in a psoition to consildate into anyone and was ouot in the middle of the entire fight. The Shaso and his bodyguard were beaten back to the boardedge running ffrom this new group of dark elfs and warp beasts. The Tau looked at what they could shoot at. The unit on the right flank that hand defended off the dark elf wyche assualt shoot the last two wyches from the squad that had killed the stealth suits. The Lord of the dark elfves standing out on her own was targeted by the hammerhead. It unleashed 3 ion cannon shots and 6 burst cannon shots into her. She died in a hail of gun fire and only a pulp of a dark elf lord remained. The Shaso and his bodyguard regrouped and fired upon the warp pack following them but could not wipe them out.
The judge declared th game over and the dark elves had won the day. It had been a bloody battle all the way.
dark elves won the day eh...
wasnt it dark ELDAR and tau who were playing?
Dark Elves or no Dark Elves, it sounds like a good attempt at a Tau defense in a battle in which - to be perfectly honest - they didn't really have a chance.
Tau. Last stand. Dark Eldar Wych Cult... <starts shivering violently> :ph34r:
Yes yes it was dark elves, dark elven wych cult. Very gruesome indeed.
Do wyches have POWER weapons?
Well anyway, a win for the Dark Eldar, even though the tau had no chance...
:w You Win!
I think you shouldn't have played that battle.... You got wasted, but nice report
Back from a long adventure.
Easy mistake to make if you play fantasy - after all eldar and elves are equivalent of each other.
I thought witch succubi got agonisers
Only if you buy them
Anyone else find humor in this statement?All my units were assulated.