Defeat for the Tau!

February 28, 2013 ·

 February 28, 2013

We had an 800 point game last night and my Tau were soundly defeated.

The beginning of the battle had looked promising, as I nearly wiped out the Eldar Guardian Squad. Unfortunately they managed to avoid running from the table and so kept their Scatter laser in use.

About that point my dice rolling returned to form and I was getting well below average results. This made it particularly difficult for me to even dent the armour of the advancing Wraith Guard Squad.

The final straw was when the Warp Spiders appeared behind my fully loaded Devilfish, destroyed all it's weapons and stunned the crew. The Fire Warriors inside bailed out, took out three of the Warp Spiders and were then shredded by the mono-filament webs of the remaining Spiders...

My commander had joined a squad of 2 battlesuits which gave three suits equipped with Plasma Rifles and Missile Pods. In two rounds these only managed to inflict one casualty per round on the Wraith Guards. Then, unfortunately I left them a little too close and the Wraith Guards caught me in assault which finished off my unit!

All in all, a sad day for the Tau, and my tacticians will be returning to their drawing boards to rewrite their battle plans for next time...

As a kind of consolation here is a nice photo I found on Deviant Art:-

Check out the rest of Elmo9141's gallery HERE!


Tim said...
February 28, 2013 at 6:50 AM  

pre-measure, dude. pre-measure everything.

David Drage said...
February 28, 2013 at 7:22 AM  

We're still playing 5th Ed. so no pre-measuring ;-(

Casey Roberts said...
March 5, 2013 at 5:16 PM  


I've noticed not a lot happening with the site which I feel is a shame. I've been playing Tau for about 18 months now and was wondering if maybe I could contribute? I think I've got meaningful things to say in regards to the Tau in the form of modeling, painting, and tactics. Shoot me an email if you're interested.


David Drage said...
March 6, 2013 at 12:27 AM  


I can't find your email address.
Drop me an email at ironmammoth AT gmail DOT com and we can work something out.

I have been really busy at work recently and also with some other projects, so my Tau stuff has been just ticking over, hopefully it will pick up with the release of the new Codex...

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