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ok here is the report. we played a 1750 pts battle i can post the army list later (i left it down at the club) he was pretty amazed how a good composed TAU army can operate.
Commander Jonn Â´y and the few brave who dared to oppose the emperors forces gathered in a ruined city were the vegetation had overrunned the ruins.
he ordered one hammerhead to search the right side of the town together with a group of firewarriors and a XV8 team. on the left flank there were a little grove.
He send another group of firewarriors to assist firesupport when needed.
a lone XV8 and another hammerhead followed them. the ethereal Jona Â´s joined the firewarriors
JonnÂ´y was in the middle behind some trees and a ruin. a unit of firewarriors joined him. Jonn Â´y send after a team of drones to scout the perimeter.
there were a ruined building a few yard to the left of him were there were a group of firewarriors were on hold.
JonnÂ´y informed everyone that he had received information that a new weapon should be somewere in this town and his mission was to obtain it.
a group of XV 15 reported to have spotted some weapon crates on right in a square and were on there way to se what they contained.
right when they arrived a huge explosion was heard and the building containing 3 crises was blown into bits! leaving one intact. but shaken!
JonnÂ´y heard the sounds of several imperial tanks. he flew over the trees and as he expected, the imperium had arrived! he shoot 2 extremely well aimed missiles on one tank and it shattered into bits. he then ordered the hammerheads to take out two other chimeras on the right flank. 2 hypervilocity shots were fired and 2 explosions were heard. burning corpses cover the ground but the squad of courageous men regrouped and mounted a lascannon behind the wrecked viechle.
the XV8 on the left flank was discouraged when he spotted the heavy tanks! 2 leman russes and a demolisher took aim at the firewarrior squad joined by the ethereal. he fires 2 missiles at the cimeras in the middle destroying one heavyflamer.
The imperial forces called for backup and a squad came down using parachutes and fired a hail of shots on the XV15 killing 3. the squad took action and fired back killing 4. they did not notice the group of elites hiding in a building fired of their flamers killed one and the screaming alerted the firewarriors in the leftflank building. a hail of shots were fired and the parachute squad were innahilated.
the lemanruss shot of a huge barrage over the firewarrior squad that took cover saving all but 2. the squad was inspired by the presence of the ethereal and held their ground.
2 sentinels in the back fired 2 shoots of lascannon fire towards the hammerhead but the skilled pilot dodged the shoots. and called for air support.
7 drones was the only squad in that area to assist and landed in the ruins behind the 2 destroyed chimeras and fired at the sentinels. stunning one of them.
they were fired at by the imperial guardsmen and breaking the squad. they rushed back to their base for required repairs.
the demolisher that had changed its position fired a huge explosive shoot at the ethereals firewarrior squad killing only 3. he made the squad to hold their ground.
the XV8 made it on to the flank of the demolisher but failed to penetrate the hull with the missiles. the took cover in the woods.
a intact chimera rushed in behind the TAU lines unloading a group of CC specialists. they charged in tho the squad if firewarriors that took cover in the ruins. the firewarriors that saw them coming prepared altough there cc skills wasn't the best they managed to kill one . but the serge with the powerfist killed 3 firewarriors. the courageous firewarriors jumped in to the assault but were all beaten to bits by the fist of fury! JonnÂ´y fired a hail of plasma and missiles on the serge who melted into a boiling pile of goo
the drone squad advanced over the chimeras and fired at the guardsmen who threw themselves to the ground.
another team came down using parachutes came from the sky carrying 2 melta weapons fired at the left hammerhead melting the railgun of it. the skilled pilot retreated behind the woods for a damage report.
the firewarriors fired their rifles on the melta squad leaving nothing but a smoking pile of flesh.
the XV8 finally managed tho destroy the demolisher by destroying its mobility and hid in a ruined building. one lemanruss catched the location of the XV8 and fired a lascannon shot killing it instantly.
the 2 sentinels now fully operative fired a hail of lascannon shots destroying a hammerhead that where firing a hail of shots on a guardsmen team. they were destroyed but so was the hammerhead.
but to the severe casualtys the imperial guard had taken they were forced to retreat.
jonnÂ´y did obtain 2 crates out of the 3. giving him the 2 x 250 VP. i won a solid victory with good marginal
Nice report Tau v's IG can often turn into the results of shooting each turn, but i liked this one. Isnt the squad with an Ethereal Fearless though(not sure) so it couldn't have been pinned?
Cool though. Mercutio.
Every time you read this sig: a fairie dies!
yes i used a more fictionised style beacuse i think its more fun to read then ; oh a advanded my suits TURN 2 he shoot at me 2 FW down. expect more!!
I thought it was awsome when the guardsmen squad with a powerfist doninated the firewarrior squad. I keep forgetting how awful those guys are in cc. To them a large group of primapes with electirc fists are probably a very scary sight :blink:
What is dis signature nonsence?! dem stupid human zoggers are always trien to confuze us.
i still dont think TAU is that bad in CC. the overall WS is 4 so a WS 3 or ws 4 wouldnt help and str 3 is not under average ether the only bad thing is the I 2 thing. but when you learn to keep your efirewarriors in cover they are rather kickass, hitting first atleast.. and for the record a FW sqaud kicked 5 ass marines and a seer counsil!
But even if you have 12 Fire Warriors, with a max of 13 attacks the odds dont look good. First off, its 4+ to hit. so you get about 7 attacks optimistically. Then you got to roll 5+, S 3 vs T4. (is that right, i think so, cant find my rule book) which is still optimistically 3 wounds. And then they roll 3+ for save. So typically 1 marine kill. And this is if you get first strike. Which we usually dont since our initiative is so low. Then if the Space Marine squad goes first, then its fun. Lets say there are 8 Space Marines. They get at least 16 attacks. (considering with 1 CC weapon)They roll i think 3+ to hit. So thats 10 pessimistically. Then if its powerfists, its twice their strength which is 8 vs. T 3. needless to say, we get manhandled. I think you got very lucky. And the reason im so pessimistic. Is because my kroot squads have a very hard time toe to toeing with 1 space marine squad in cover. I got my squad wiped out and only killed 6 space marines, while we were in woods. ARGH!!!!
What lies at the bottomless gulf between the soul and the heart?
LOL jonn'y...funniest tau name yet :lol:
But seriously I loved the report man (Y)
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^^ i did not know what to name him so i used my name but i put a Â´ befor the last letter ^^
his name is Sash OÂ´ EbÂ´E MÂ´Yen MalÂ´Caor.
Nice report man, i have never heard a report. . . reported like that. I liked how you transformed it from the normal report layout w/ turns into kindof a story. Anyways it seemed like a great battle. I always wondered how IG and Tau would do head on head, being both shooty armies.
i think it gives is a little more life into it.
well it was alot of shooting back and forth but i had the advantage th ehole game i think.