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Hah! Finally my older brother returns from Iraq and I've managed to scrape together a small tau cadre to fight his enormous stockpile of marine forces. Seriously, he has enough for 3 or 4 armies. -_- But we'll see who is the better player. This is my first batttle report.
Shas'el (Dreadnaught Proxy)-97pt
Storm? Shield (4+)
Vt. Serg. Pwr. Fist
Vt. Serg. Pwr. Fist
We have a queer number of points because, well... 650 is everything I have and a little more. (The black Furioso is my commander Proxy) We take turns placing terrain and roll an Alpha Take and Hold. I was a little worried about the terrian placement, leaving me so little to hide in. I was counting on infultrate to overwhelm his flank. As the units came down however I realized I could move my kroot toward the objective and leave the far left marines playing catch up. :shifty:
I get first turn! My kroot and stealths move toward the objective, I'm a little worried about those bikes. I manage to take down 2 marines on the far right with my Hammerhead, firewarriors, and commander... Not very encouraging casualties.
My brother retaliates but fails to damage my Hammerhead, he moves his bikers into the objevtive area and downs 2 kroot, he also walks his left squad and commander forward. Round one over and very little blood is shed.
Turn 2: Ok, at this point my tau are just hungry for blood. My stealths move in on the bikers with kroot moving into rapid fire range, but they down all four themselves before the kroot can even get there! The commander is too far away to rapid fire so my stealths simply jump behind cover. The right flank takes 3 more casualties and is now half strength.
My brother moves his left squad up, they still havnt contributed much, but very soon they will be a threat. Somehow, his commander reaches assault range with my stealths, DAMN! How could I let him get so close?! He slaughters 3 and chases down the other 2, and consolidates into my kroot, ready to reap them next turn. His right squad continues to do nothing to my hammerhead. Go go tau tech!
Turn 3: Both me and my brother have locked our favorite models in close combat, confident in his own armies abilities. Even his artificer armor is no proof against so many blades however, and he is taken down by an avalanche of dice before he can strike with his power fist. He can barely believe it! ^_^ I consolidate to the rocky terrain on the left to intercept the marines there. My commander and hammerhead finish off the right most squad and start moving to the center with my firewarriors.
After 2 rounds absorbing fire from my kroot, commander, and hammerhead his last forces quickly fold and the game is over. Good thing James fights Arabs better than he does my tau.
CRUSHING VICTORY TAU! :w00t: Its about time.
good report and good job on your list but why are some of your models all white or blue.
Tell him to never again field a Captain with a power fist. Especially against the Tau. A power sword would be just as good, cheaper, and would allow him to strike before the Kroot who beat him down.
For that matter, tell him to avoid ICs with power fists period. Veteran sarges with power fists, on the other hand, can be good, depending on the average toughness he'd be expecting to face. Congrats on the win, and good use of pictures for the report.
"Wife! You are abusing that Leman Russ model!"
If i'd been your brother i would have chosen to attack without the Powerfist. Kroot saves are unimpressive and a SM still slices through them.
Every time you read this sig: a fairie dies!
I wonder if he like to try Imperial Guard? Then again, When someone like your brother is trained to be the best, i can see why he went with Space marines.
As for the battle report, i only wish there were more battle reports like this! Simple, Fun, yet not missing details. Sir, i tip my hat to you.
Thanks! ^_^ Yah as soon as he whipped that commander out I tried to convince him that the powerfist was a bad idea, he doesnt even have a bolt pistol because of that big honkin shield on him! In Maryland tho he says he plays tons of Tyranid lists and the powerfists are his savior. Probably why he plays such an immobile army as well. It took him 4 games to figure out all he really needed was an assault squad, but he forgot to pay for his upgrades the cheat!
Oh, and some are all white or all blue because....they arent painted yet. Your totally right about the overwhelming superiority complex he has goin there, if he hadnt left his terminators in storage I'm sure he woulda fielded a squad of those guys somehow.
I have a lightning claw on my Commander, Why you ask? I have to fight Nurgle. In a 2000pt game, he'll whip out his Patirarch of his chapter, plaguespew. at 800pts he's a tuff sunofvbitch to kill. And me who loves to call out challenges i made my HQ as tuff as can be.
Actually if you scroll aroung in the history you can read about some of my engagements with this nurgle player. then he can see the headach i have to deal with.
Just look for threads by Uriel Plaguespew or Bladeweaver....you'll find'em
Nice paintjob on the Kroot.
One other question. Did he leave before tau came out? if so that must of been cool, you deploy your tau and hes alll like what the hell are those.
Last edited by Bladeweaver; October 19th, 2006 at 14:51.
..Anyway nah, he knew about tau. I thought they had been around for at least a few years, like 2002? The funniest game was when he pulled out a mechanized company cauz I took the railgun off my hammerhead. I still made swiss cheese outta him by turn 3. ^_^ I played him again today, and showed him how fragile terminators can be.
...Just one thought tho, almost every game I've played so far my kroot seem to outperform everyone and score at the end of the match, while my firewarriors either die or run off the field.
I friggin hate firewarriors.
nice report, good fun reading it, cheers and grats
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