40K 8th Edition! Two 1000 Point Batreps.
Two Xenos Invasion in One Evening
The Krablokistan 47th
The Battle Against The Tau
We set up according to the new shiny rulebook and placed objective counters (perhaps 6 on a 4' x 4' table is too much) then started deploying. Aaron finished 1st so I had the advantage of placing my Leman Russ ready to deal death at his tank asap. I then placed my ratlings nice and close to the Etherial as I thought he might prove and irritation (spoiler alert; he would). I then rolled to see if I could seize initiative and I did, which was nice. The opening salvos damaged the tank killed a couple of scouts and sniped 2 wounds from the Ethereal.Form an orderly line towards the blue faced xenos, men. No running just calmly walking to their guns.
The Tau deadpool after turn 2.The Imperium's 2nd or 3rd finest. Advancing like a flock of snails, the guard are inexorable!The Tau general had the ability to move 20" and still fire so this is what he did, blasting a good few guardsmen in the process. The Leman Russ was still living it's charmed life with a lot of stuff hitting it but little damage being done. The Chimera was taken down to 2 wounds so was little more threat than a toddler with a nerf gun. More guardsmen died, but not in huge numbers.I suppose at this point some mention should be made of the tactical objective cards. We were using them but not basing many decisions on them. I could have made a play for this objective late in the game I think I did get it, but when the fog of war comes down it's hard to tell.Your mission, should you accept it, is to keep the filthy alien mitts off the Thumb Of The Emperor. Whilst all the time using extreme prejudice. Your mission should you accept it, is to skulk in a building all game and protect some crates. What? Oh you have, well done chaps.The latter stages of the game involved the Tau general dying, some more guardsmen getting it, the Leman Russ finally taking out the other Tau big gunned thing and the 3 wheeled Chimera start torching the Ethereal and his honour guard. It was at this stage that Aaron conceded. My first game of the new 40K and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some mention should be made of some quite freakish luck especially with regard to the Leman Russ saving throws, it made more saves then I usually do in an entire game. Makes me want to field many, many more.Diagonal Shenanigans Against The Hive
- Seizing the initiative is a valid tactic.
- Rolling 6's for saving throws and overwatch is also a valid tactic.
- Lucky krak missiles are cool.
- A wounded Hive tyrant isn't all that!