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Hello, I'm Aj. This is a battle report from the combat patrol from the Medusa V campaign.
It's been a while so I don't know my opponents army list, I barely remember mine.
Me and my opponent AJ rolled off...yes that's right, we were Aj's. I took the first turn. All of my marines advanced towards the objective. This mission being an escalation, I planned on taking and early advantage against the gun burden cumbersome Tau foe. I pushed straight toward the building in the middle, even my heavy bolter squad. My Reclusiarch equipped with a jump pack and my razorback with a tactical assault squad on board ducked behind the cover that the objective effectively provided, while my landspeeder turboboosted behing some cover to hit the left flank of my attack.
Now it was Aj's turn. I could see it in his eyes that I was being too agressive for him. Because he made a big mistake in his list, he only had a crisis suit capable of being effectively mobile so early. So he tried to take advantage of that by mimicking my move towards the objective, only trying to guess it short so I couldn't assault him. He had left all three of his fire warrior squads in their positions spread out across his table edge; one in the back corner, and two in the same building on his left flank with a commanding firing position, but vulnerable to assaulkt, which I thought very unwise. His crisis suit took the first shots in the game and fires its missile pods at my heavy bolter squad, but to his dismay, barely managed to scratch my power armour. His turn was spent with a few stary pulse rifle shots trying to take down my razorback, but they were also incapable of doing any damage that turn. Finally he finished off with his sniper drone team on his right flank taking their shots at my chaplain, doing nothing but irritating him.
Now that I have basically taken the objective, it was time to do what I came to do, and that was to teach him not to spread his fire. My first move was with my tactical squad who jumped out of their transport and took the objective, taken up a decent firing position, despite their power weapon and flamer. But I was not planning on letting them get shot at. Then my land speeder jumped from behind the cover and jet straight at the sniper drone squad, while my chaplain took to the skies and landed in front of the crisis suit. My razorback also took advantage of its fire power and drove out in the open for some more fire support. My heavy bolters from the tactical squad and razorback opened up on the fire warriors in the cover that were holding up on his left flank inflicting three casualties to one squad when combined with the shots from my bolters held up in the objective. Next is was my landspeeder which unleashed its heavy flamer on the unfortunate sniper squad burning all the drones down to the ground while my multi melta left the spotter mutilated. My last shot was my chaplain at the crisis suit which did nothing. But I did not fear because my chaplain made short work of the crisis suit during that assault phase, unfortunately leaving him out in the open, even with my consolodation.
Aj's turn again, and he cannot believe what just happened to him. He had a very difficult choice to make, either he tried to take down the landspeeder and the chaplain got him, or he took down the chaplain and he had the land speeder to contend with. Things for me were going perfect. Until he took out my land speeder with a glancing hit with his back squad, leaving my chaplain helpless in the open against two firewarrior squads in rapid fire range. The two squads unloaded on the chaplain inflicting exactly two wounds on him. A sudden calm over came Aj, because now he had the advantage of a shooting match. He still had to push to the objective, but he stood a change. That was until I picked up two dice for my bionics and rolled both sixes, and suddenly he went flush. All he could do is imagine his warriors being ripped apart in close combat.
Now that he was done with his turn in a horrible twist of fate, my chaplain jumped into the cover with the fire warriors in it, and stared down into their eyes raised his bolt pistol and killed one of them on the spot. The warriors had to make a morale check but were too frozen in fear of this God that cheated death, and was about to bring them to theirs. Next my razorback unloaded on the squad in the back corner with its heavy bolter and managed to take down one. Now the chaplain charged into close combat and very quickly swept the remaining two fire warriors aside and moved to the full squad of six on the bottom level of the building.
The game was essentially over, but Aj was a good sport about it and continued playing on. He managed with his squad not locked in close combat to immobolize my razorback on a glancing hit, but it was not enough to eliminate the threat of the heavy bolter. Since he had nothing else to fire with he moved into the close combat phase where the Tau were forced into a morale check after losing three warriors, and the three remaining were cut down in the retreat.
My last turn was spent of jumping my chaplain towards the remaining squad of five warriors to take them out in close combat. Then it was followed up by my razorback taking down another two with its heavy bolters. The tau fire warriors very wisely retreated off of the battle field, as their fate was soon to be handed to them.
That was a very fun game to play. That chaplain that I used I had actually won during that campaign which was really cool to be able to field him so effectively. Even against the Necrons and Chaos with the same list. All in all, I hope I at least taught him a little more abou how to use the Tau.
The Emporer Protects
I play tau and only taking one crisis? is not smart. Oh and your chaplain with Jump pack? very evil. He should've taken a devilfish so he could be more mobile. sniper drones really suck to but they look cool
Yes, I realize this, but he didn't. I don't know hwy you wouldn't. It's the Tau's biggest asset. Their ability to move 12 inches and shoot. A Devilfish with a burst cannon is dangerous in such a small point game too. Besides, it would have really helped keep his troops out of Close Combat.
"The only hatred any man should hone, is hatred against himself for not being able to serve the Emperor to his full extent. This is the hatred he should unleash upon the enemy, and in doing so, the Emperor will protect."
Master Lucius, Chapter Master of the Noble Templars