I attended the Feast of Blades qualifier tournament at my FLGS. I wasn't expecting to do super well, but I was planning on learning alot! My first game ended up against the only other Tau player present at the tournament, of course...
Feast of Blades Qualifier: Round 1
- Commander and Bodyguard with 3 different weapons each
- 6 stealth suits, 2 fusion blasters
- 12 firewarriors
- 10 firewarriors
- 10 firewarriors
- 8 firewarriors
- Kroot blob with some hounds thrown in
- 8 pathfinders with 2 railrifles in Devilfish
He deployed his Skyray opposite mine, hiding from my Railguns. The infantry deployed everywhere else, filling up the deployment zone with some in cover and some out.
I opened up with a bunch of SMS and Submunition rounds on his firewarriors, killing a fair number of them and causing 3 morale checks. He failed one check on the left flank and the unit vacated cover. My marker/deathrain squad in the ruins fired on the Kroot, killing some. I forgot they could target different units, but I'm not sure I would have done anything different.
His Skyray targeted the nearest Devilfish and managed a Stunned result. His pathfinder railrifles either missed or failed to glance/pen. His infantry fired on the unit in the ruins, but only managed to kill a few marker drones.
My piranhas managed a Stunned result on the Skyray (rolled a 1), my marker/deathrain squad missed all its shots, and my commander's assassin squad killed only a single Kroot (I was hoping to land a precision shot and kill the Shaper). The stealth suits killed all but one of the gun drone squad. My SMS killed some pathfinders and my Submunition rounds killed some more Firewarriors.
I jumped the commander's team away from his infantry and jumped the piranha gun drones out of sight behind the nearby building.
His stealth team killed one of my assassin suits and a shield drone. His Kroot were partially in Rapid Fire of my marker/deathrain team, so he opened up on them. He killed everything except two suits, one of them wounded. His commander and remaining firewarriors fired on my piranhas. Different piranhas were closer to different units so they each lost a hull point, and one was Stunned.
I killed his commander and claimed every objective and secondary objective. The only point I failed to get was the extra point for killing his Skyray.