Hello Librarium, and welcome to my second battle report
This battle had my orks pitted against the fearsome(!) tau. Another highly enjoyable low points game.
I decided to write this one from the tau point of view, as opposed to the orkses.
Please let me know your opinions, and enjoy!
"So tell us, Shas'El, how is it that you managed to lose your entire patrol to the barbaric Orks?"
Shas'la Viorla'Montka stood before the council of his elders, on trial for imcompetance and cowardice.
Desperate to save himself from execution, he begun his account of the skirmish.
"We were on patrol, simple recon, when our auto-senses picked up the roar of the primitive beast's vehicles. Two of them were rapidly approaching, supported by a squad of orks utilizing primitive jump packs. With four suits under my command as well as the strike squads of firewarriors, I felt that we could easily disable the Ork's advance. How wrong I was.."
Shas'El w/ Plasma rifle,
-hard wired multi- tracker,
-hard wired targetting array,
-Shield thing (4++).
x2 Crisis suits,
x2 Crisis suits,
Warboss w/ P.K, T.L shoota, 'eavy armour and cybork.
x11 slugga boyz, nob w/ B.P, P.K
Trukk w/ R.P.J (Warboss here.)
x12 shoota boyz, nob w/ B.P, P.K
Trukk w/ R.P.J
x5 stormboyz, nob w/ P.K, 'eavy armour.
Tau recieved the first turn, orks failed to sieze the inititive.
Tau Turn One.
The ethereal shuffled the papers in front of him.
"according to these field reports the original volley was highly innefectual. Why was this?"
Viorla winced under his combat helmet. This hearing was not going in his favour.
"A combination of several factors, Aun. The ork vehicles approached at a speed far faster than
I had anticipated, and the setting sun blinded my warriors."
The ethereal leaned forward, his twitching mouth betraying his anger.
"you engaged the orks with the sun against you? You fool."
The tau immobilised the slugga trukk using jump shoot jump with their crisis suits.
Orks turn one.
"The mobile trukk sped forward, gunning two warriors down. The jump pack orks followed, using the vehicle as cover. The other orks disembarked and moved forward."
"It seems to me that the barbarians utilized tactics superior to your own!", one of the council roared. "And they barter using their own teeth!"
The slugga's disembarked and ran forward.
The shoota trukk zoomed up the left, while the stormboyz followed suit. Two firewarriors were killed by shoota fire.
Tau turn 2.
"Using the time honoured tactics of our ancesters, Myself and my two teams jumped forward, ready to gun down the exposed squad and the band's leader. We killed them all to an ork, while the firewarriors poured fire into the trukk hurtling towards them.
Unfortunately the vehicle was moving far too fast, and even when the engine blew, it spun wildly into the squads. It then proceeded to blow up, claiming the lives of four honourable warriors, and more orks. There was nothing I could have done."
"We'll decide that, commander."
The suits all moved forward. The slugga squad and warboss were gunned down, and the shoota trukk kareened in between the two firewarrior squads, claiming two lives from each. 5 shoota boyz died, but the squad passed their morale test.
Orks turn two.
The ethereal cleared his throat.
"Our reports indicate that this was when everything hit the fan.
YOU misjudged the distances orks could cover.
YOU underestimated their jump packs. YOU are responsible for all their deaths.."
The shoota squad WAAAGH'd towards the leader suit and co. The stormboyz flew to one of the firewarrior squads.
The stormboyz lost one ork, then krumped the enemy squad.
The shoota boyz also lost a boy, then the Nob splattered the two suits. The Shas'El was saved by his invulnerable. He fled. The shootas consolidated towards the other suits.
Tau turn three.
"The field was lost!" Viorla roared. "To stay would have been folly."
"So you flee like a coward, as your troops die to protect you? You are scum!"
"What good would have come from me dying too?" he cried.
Shas'El runs off the board. The stormboyz are saved by cover from the shots of the two remaining firewarriors. The suits kill two shootas, but they pass their morale test again.
Orks turn three.
"Guards, execute this coward! And fire his body into the great void, where his soul shall have no peace."
Honour guard sprang to attention, and escorted away the ex-Commander.
"Through his death may there never be another disaster as this one.
For the Greater Good."