June 12, 2009 ·

Previews of upcoming articles in Warhammer Tau:

Dark Angels VS Tau Apocalypse Battle Report

A Tau training colony in an uninhabited system has been discovered by the Dark Angels space fortress monastry as it dropped out of the warp for routine maintenance checks.

The Tau satellite defence network has caused irrepairable damage to 'The Rock' and now the Dark Angels seek vengeance against the aliens while seeking to acquire technologies which will help them to repair their engines and continue their pursuit of The Fallen.

Despite attempted negotiations from the Tau water caste, the Dark Angels plan to attack at the enemy's command centre, seeking to end the conflict in one swift assault. There is no time to talk peace or to trade technologies and aid with the aliens due to the urgency of the Dark Angels primary mission.

Having destroyed the Tau satellite network with return fire from the fortress monastry, the Dark Angels fleet began landing troops on the far side of the planet. A drop pod assault on the Tau command post is impossible due to the number of anti-aircraft emplacements while the building itself is protected from orbitabl bombardment by a powerful energy shield.

As the Dark Angels mechanised company, led by Ravenwing outriders approach the Tau command post, Tau units are drawn from the training camps dotted across the globe to defend the colony's only form of communication with the rest of the Tau Empire.

We've booked a table for the 27th of June at Warhammer World in Nottingham for this 4500 points per side game. Why so low for an Apocalypse game? So we can all turn up with our usual tournament armies of course. This should keep the armies relatively dymanic while making the game fast and tactical.

James will also get to field his entire Dark Angels army. So that will be 1500 points of Ravenwing, 1500 points of Deathwing and 1,500pts of regular Dark Angels. Meanwhile I'll take my 1500 points of mechanised Tau, Simon will take his 1500 points of mixed Tau and Luke will take his 1500 points of gunline Tau.

The Complete Tau Tactica

This is quite an ambitious project, but basically I plan to provide tactics on how to use EVERY unit in the Tau army. Each unit will have its own tactis entry, detailing its use, common tactics employed, which units it works well with and how the different weapons options for it work...and which ones don't.

Then, to top it all off will be the Complete Tau Tactica, giving an overview on the army as a whole, as well as a brief overview of each unit with links from each unit going to the tactics article written for that specific unit earlier.

No battle report this week?
Afraid not. I'm frantically painting up some Tau Battlesuits, planning the apocalypse game and sorting out my Space Wolves army. Don't forget that I have a full time job, girlfriend and drinking buddies too!


Cawshis Clay said...
June 12, 2009 at 4:39 AM  

4500 points of Tau? Fun! I've got an Apocalypse game coming up where I'm fielding 5000 points (by myself! *gulp*). But that doesn't happen until July. Can't wait to see your game!

Dictator said...
June 12, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

Yeah, that is quite a lot of tau. I cannot wait!

Raptor1313 said...
June 12, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

I'll be curious to see your take on the Tau codex. I think it's still a pretty nasty codex, but it suffers here and there from age (...since Fieldcraft is no longer worth a crap for shooting into and out of area terrain) and some 'eh' units (like Kroot Shapers, Vespid, and a few others.)

Anonymous said...
June 12, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

SinSynn here
That Tau terrain is a thing of beauty, my friend. Really top notch. Your army sittin' on it makes it look even better. Guess the Dark Angels are gonna come spoil it, though. Looking foward to the BatRep.
Oh, BTW. Regarding the whole Space Wolves Army thing?

Anthony Yeates said...
June 14, 2009 at 3:00 AM  

I got to play on that board at Warhammer World, incredibly good terrain. Hopefully next time I go my army will be painted. Looking foward to the tacticas!

Renegat said...
June 19, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

Really, a very nice imagination of a huge Tau army.
let´s rock ;)

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