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Made in gb
Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Just a quick report - I managed to scrae together enough painted Tau for a 1500pt game the other day, so we tried them out. Unfortunately, we didn't have the GOOD camera, so no overhead shots this teim, but this should give you idea of the proceedings...

ArbitorIan's Tau Army - 1500



* Crisis Commander and two Bodyguard - Plasma Rifles, Missile Pods and Multi-Trackers, 2 Gun Drones
* 3 Crisis Suits - Plasma Rifles, Fusion Blasters and Multi-Trackers, 2 Gun Drones
* 3 Crisis Suits - TL Missile Pods, Targetting Arrays, 1 Gun Drone
* 10 Fire Warriors
* 12 Fire Warriors
* 7 Pathfinders - 2 Rail Rifles, in Devilfish - Multi-Tracker, Targetting Array, Disruption Pod, Smart Missile System
* 7 Pathfinders - 2 Rail Rifles, in Devilfish - Multi-Tracker, Targetting Array, Disruption Pod, Smart Missile System
* Hammerhead - Railgun, Multi-Tracker, Target Lock, Disruption Pod, Smart Missile System



* Daemon Prince - Wings, MoN, Warptime
* 3 Dreadnoughts - 2 Plasma Cannons, 1 Multimelta
* 7 Plague Marines in a Rhino - Havoc Lauchers
* 7 Plague Marines in a Rhino - Havoc Lauchers, Sgt with Powerfist
* 2 Vindicators
* 2 Spawn
* and a Predator. Forgot about the Predator.

We played Capture and Control for three objectives, deployed in table quarters, with Chaos going first.



Nurgle deploy in a line as far forward as possible, DP in reserve, spawn at the front and one squad of Plague Marines on an objective.



Tau deploy generally as far away as possible, apart from the closer Pathfinders and the Commander, who is hoping to close in on some vehicles in Turn 1. The opening shot of the game from the Nurgle Vindicators kills the Commander and all his retinue!



In revenge, the Tau gunline concentrate fire on the Vindicators and the Spawn, destroying one of the Vindicators with a first turn Railgun shot.




However, the advancing spawn are tougher and are only taken out when a Rapid Firing FW squad are able to land near them.



Nurgle continue to advance as most of the lighter Tau weaponry fails to make an impression.



While the remarkably accurate Hammerhead pops open another Vindicator.



A dread advances on the Pathfinders while going CRAZZZY but fails to reach them, and is taken apart by lighter fire, helped by the five markerlights that get him first.



And the DP finally turns up, immediately followed by the last Crisis team, who reduce him to 1 wound.




But this Crisis Team are immediately engaged by another CRAZZZY dread, who wipes out the whole squad! The Daemon Prince bounces out in the next turn to wreck a Devilfish before his last wound is taken by massed Pulse fire.




The final, untouched Rhino, deposits the other Plague Marine squad on a second objective.


And a third dread rampages towards the only Tau-held objective in the final stages of the game, pulling the Fire Warriors off of it and into combat. Remarkably, though, they hold.




And, while another Fire Warrior squad hold the Tau objective, both available Tau skimmers Tank Shock into the closest Nurgle objective, contesting it at the end of the game. One objective each - a draw!


This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/11/07 01:17:32


   
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impressive victory against a force that neutralizes half the benefits of the tau! (and yes, i realize its a tie but a tie against nurgle with tau IS a victory!) lol, t5 and FNP on line troops effectively neuters the pulse rifle. i'd suggest a minimum of 3 broadsides ASAP for a 1500pt game to take out some of the heavier vehicles. when i used to only use my two hammerheads, they'd invariably miss. now, with TL-BS4 railguns x6, i don't generally have to worry about that.

   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Your Tau commander likes to put himself in the line of fire for some early punishment, doesn't he?

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Fixture of Dakka






Lincolnshire, UK

Good battle report (possibly a bit brief for my liking though), with some lovely pictures and nice results. CRAZZY!

Also, I love your Tau! They look great, maybe I'll go have another look at your blog, haven't been there for a while...

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i'd suggest a minimum of 3 broadsides ASAP for a 1500pt game to take out some of the heavier vehicles. when i used to only use my two hammerheads, they'd invariably miss. now, with TL-BS4 railguns x6, i don't generally have to worry about that.


your obviously alot luckier than one of my buddies, he constantly misses with broad sides,
one apoc game he brought nine, and managed one hit out of all five turns we played.
(this was with re rolling for tl and with markerlight help!)

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/11/06 18:31:36


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i loved the battle rep, but I am a bit confused, There are 5 tanks in the nurgle picture and in the pictures of battle rep, but on the list there are 4: 2 rhinos, and 2 vindcators.

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Connecticut, USA

Awesome rep. I love the yellow on those tau!
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Humbaba wrote:
i'd suggest a minimum of 3 broadsides ASAP for a 1500pt game to take out some of the heavier vehicles. when i used to only use my two hammerheads, they'd invariably miss. now, with TL-BS4 railguns x6, i don't generally have to worry about that.


your obviously alot luckier than one of my buddies, he constantly misses with broad sides,
one apoc game he brought nine, and managed one hit out of all five turns we played.
(this was with re rolling for tl and with markerlight help!)


it's still ultimately a game of luck. i once fired at a hive tyrant with 2 wounds left and no more guard with him using 1500pts of tau including 6 broadsides, 6 fireknife crisis suits (with markerlights used hitting on 2+), and two SMS devilfish with 12 firewarriors in each in rapid fire range... for a total of 2 wounds with only one failed save. i'd actually use 4 broadsides in 1500pts and 6 in anything larger but i'd recommend a MINIMUM of 3, lol.

   
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Those armies look impressive. Love the color on those tau.

Grats!


 
   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Sageheart wrote:i loved the battle rep, but I am a bit confused, There are 5 tanks in the nurgle picture and in the pictures of battle rep, but on the list there are 4: 2 rhinos, and 2 vindcators.


Oh, and a Predator. Forgot about the Predator.

   
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The Tau... there so..... yellow *faints*

 
   
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Cool, I like the paint jobs on both armies, and it's a rare sight where i play to see both armies painted.

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