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Here is my first ever Battle Report, and this to test my Fluff skills. This is an engagement between by Dark Eldar Forces against my friends Tau. This takes place in the Ash Wastes of Hydra Zone, Medusa V. (I can hopefully get pics next time)
Archon Cypher scanned the battlefield. The area was filled with murky swamplands farther than the eye could see. He checked his forces for the preparation of the battle. He saw his two raider squads, ready to zoom into battle, accompanied by his infamous wyches also riding the great transports. He looked up to the sky to check for clearence of the landing of the scourges, but that would be for later. He mounted his jetbike, flexed his agoniser claw, and snapped his drug dispenser into his belt. He was ready for battle.
The commander brought up the screen to make a record of the present units. He had brought with him two fire warrior squads at full strength, a railhead with smart missiles, a stealthteam had snuck ahead to scout for the enemy, and he was accompanied by his own retinue of battlesuits along with his own battlesuit. He wanted to push through the swamps as quickly as possible, he had no idea what was out there.
Cypher took the initiative and sped off towards a nearby farmhouse, already sinking into the waters below. He lowered his jetbike as to gain some cover against the Tau, he wanted a nice and quick raid. A raider squad accompanied him to the building and did the same. The wyches wrapped around their flank and hid behind a hill, surprising as it was that it hadn't sunk into the murky environment. The other raider squad held their ground, ready for a flank attack at any moment...
The commander had his rightmost fire warriors move the the east, as to scout for what may have lay ahead. They advanced towards a building and found nothing, yet were still suspicious. The other fire warriors moved north, encountering nothing as well, as the stealth team had already scouted that way. The commander stayed back with the hammerhead, surveying the landscape.
Cypher looked up just in time to see the scourges descend from the sky in a roar onto the building. The tau were alerted, now was the time to strike! The wyches moved out but failed to reach the warriors. Cypher dove out of cover and assaulted the fire warriors nearest him. His raider squad joined him in glorious combat.
Cypher circled the fire warriors in the frenzy, killing two with his deadly agoniser. The warriors jumped off the transport and assaulted the weak Tau. One was struck down by a warrior lucky enough to bash him on the head, spilling his brain over the swamp as his carcass sank in. The warriors killed two more of the tau in frustration. Cypher and the warriors then captured all of them as slaves in a sweeping advance. He was glad he could come out with a prize.
The waiting raider squad sped to the stealth team in front of them, fired at the hammerhead, blowing its railgun off, disembarked, and attacked the defenseless stealth suits. They decimated the squad, unfortunately one had the time to run before the warriors could finish him. Now they turned their attention to the hammerhead.
"Fire at the wyches!" The commander yelled as the hammerhead swung around and brought its railgun up to meet the raider. It sent a shot out, instantly destroying the raider, but the agile wyches escaped the wreckage in time to find themselves cover in the burning mass which had been their transport. The commander then attempted to fire at the remaining raiders, spliting his fire with the target locks, but unfortunately missed with each shot. The raiders dodged them left and right. The fire warrior squad fired against the warriors that had slain their stealth team members. Two were brought down quickly.
The scourges fired on the HQ squad, bringing all down with a dark bolts of energy. The warriors charged to meet the fire warriors, but unfortunately lost two more to the surprise of the prowess the tau suddenly possesed. They only claimed one, yet suddenly the tau broke off and fled to the safety of the hammerhead. The warriors held strong.
The fire warriors focused all fire on the warriors, killing all but the Sybarite. She was angered at the destruction the tau had caused. She ran towards the hammerhead to hope to destroy it, but the tau got to her first and she vanished in an array of shots from pulse rifles. The archon and raider squad sped to the fire warriors and produced the same results from the last squad. Cypher now had at least 15 slaves, and he smirked as he captured each and every one of them. All that was left was the hammerhead, and it fired off a last silo of smart missiles, hitting nothing, and was destroyed by the scourges firing. Cypher had gained victory this day!
I don't remember exactly what happened, so if you have any question my missing knowledge may be the answer. I hope you enjoyed this, it was just a test run to improve for the next time I post a batrep!
Last edited by flakdragon; June 24th, 2006 at 17:24.
Cool report. I always like the ones with fluff. Shame you had to kill tau :p. Can't wait for the next one.
It was vey good. I like the way it was told. Keep it up.
Why use science and education when ignorance and superstition will work just as well.
I only noticed a couple of inconsistencies, but the most glaring one was the Hammerhead that had it's railgun blown off, taking a shot with it in the next paragraph... Oops! :tongue: