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Wintercon Battle Report 1 – Tau vs Dark Eldar / Drukhari (2000 pts)

Round 1 from the recent (June 2017) tournament I went to. Tau list is here. Mission 1 is here. Summary of mission – two objectives in each deployment zone, two maelstrom objectives in midfield. Maelstrom included holding the objectives, killing units, linebreaker and counter linebreaker (have units in your DZ but not the opponents) with Dawn of War deployment. Opponent was Dark Eldar / Drukhari with the below list:

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2000 pt Battle Report – Dark Angels vs Astra Militarum

Okay, finally catching up on some battle reports. This one is very important – we have a Dark Angels mech list which uses two main Aura sources, Azrael for his 4++ and re-rolls and Stormshrouds for their -1 to hit up against an Imperial Guard list with lots of Conscripts and a lot of Heavy Flamers on Chimeras. On paper, the firepower weighs heavily for the Dark Angels so theoretically this should be a relatively straight forward game. Let’s see what happens. Learning below.

We played what was the fourth ITC mission – my hate for Maelstrom became strong. Essentially there are six objectives, two in your deployment zone, two in the middle of the board and two in your enemy’s deployment zone using Hammer and Anvil. Maelstrom was about holding Objectives 1, 2 or 3 (your backfield, midfield and farfield) or killing units (4, 5 and 6) with the option to replace two of the same to go for all three. I really wish they varied up the deployment zones for their missions as well. You could have easily 36 options rather than the six they put out… Digressing.

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Battle of the Blogs Round 1 – Dark Eldar vs Imperial Guard

Just before 8th Edition was released, I got in touch with one of my old gaming friends, Mike Basc, who runs increasingly popular Objective Secured blog, tournaments and events, and we agreed to do some challenge games between our Gaming Blogs to generate new 40K battle reports for both audiences.

Mike is a seasoned and successful 40K player who has captained the state team, won dozens of events on the local and national stage and been an organising force behind some of the best regional tournaments.

Round 1: Mike Basc’s sickeningly perverse Dark Eldar take on Matt-Shadowlord’s heretically inspired Imperial Guard. Read more »

Massive Battlereport: ASTRA MILITARUM vs GENESTEALER CULT

Today we have a treat for the many people who have been asking for an Imperial Guard battle report, as the Astra Militarum battle the Genestealer Cult across the surface of an ice planet.

This was the first tabletop playtest for both me and my opponent (I’ve had 3 vassal games of 8th prior to this), and a terrific chance to try out the new rules in what would prove to be a fast-paced, hyper violent game of 40k.

Infantry, Monstrous Creatures, Tanks, Artillery, Mutants, Psykers, Heroes and Cavalry – this game has got it all.

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8th Edition Battle Report – 1500 pts, Tau vs Orks

How long has it been since once of these!?

We are still missing a few rules it looks like but what ever stopped us from doing things early!? We decided to give 8th a go just to try out some lists and get the feel of the game. I really wanted to see how the new Drone mechanics work and try out the Sunshark bomber and Vinsanity just did not want to play Tau. So I picked Tau.

Be prepared for mistakes but I’ll try and cover them off if I notice we did them. Lists after the break.

And sorry for some blurry pictures – Macro kept turning off…

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Battle Report – Scyrah vs Legion (65 points)

So a month ago went to a local club Siege of the Hills for the first time where they are wrapping up a Journeyman League (hence the weird points total). Will hopefully be going many times again!

The scenario was a simple one – no Killbox and each player had a 30 hit box ARM 20 objective (no special rules) which if destroyed, won the game. Relatively easy thing to kill but it was placed very far back in both deployments so hard to get to. Anyway, took a Helynna list and played against pThags – hopefully remembered the lists correctly below.

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More EPIC:ARMAGEDDON – Tau vs the Dead Emperor’s Dead Planet

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VIOR’LA TAU vs DEATH KORPS

This game was a rare opportunity to kill two birds with one stone – test the latest revision of the Death Korps list, and the current Developmental Vior’la Tau simultaneously. I posted a battle report recently where I played Tau against my opponent’s Death Korps, while this turns the tables and switches the generals around.

There were a few compromises made to fill in gaps in models, mainly using death korps infantry tilted upside down as Death Riders, and traitorous hammerheads filling in as Macharius tanks that I didn’t have models available for (see the pic below on the right for the models I’ve since finished for use as Death Riders).

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3++ Video Battle Report: Eld/Tau vs. Eld/SM

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Hello, gents and ladies and gents. It’s been a while, as I’ve been rather busy with the holiday season and tournaments and whatnot; however, there is an upside to this: some of my practice partners and I have been working on putting together some battle reports in a somewhat more animated form than the usual. So, without further ado, the first of (hopefully numerous) video batreps for your enjoyment.
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Tournament Report: The Harvester of Souls

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Last weekend I went out to the Harvester of Souls tournament in Spokane, Washington and managed to come away feeling pretty good about things. The tournament was held at the “new” location for the Gamer’s Haven after the old one had burned down. (I put “new” in quotations because it’s actually been around for the better part of a year, but as it’s my first visit to the store it was, at least, still new to me.) As an ITC-registered event and part of the store’s yearly tournament series (with another event, the Storm of Silence, occurring in the spring) it was a good chance to face off against some pretty strong competition while still having a good time and play on some really nice-looking tables. I ended up going defeated across the five rounds with my Necrons and took Best General, though my middling paint score (as well as the presence of some very nice-looking armies) meant that my shot at Best Overall or Best of [army] was something of a non-starter. But as I said- good times, good folks, good games. Keep reading if you want the details.
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Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs Tau Empire

fwweToday’s post features a battle report by Frost89, who has been trying out the new Astra Militarum codex and put this up for discussion in the 3++ Chatbox. Witness the Might of the Imperial Guard as it attempts to wrest back control of a ruined city from the Greater Good of Tau technological wizardry.

The report is worth a read because the it gives a good indication of the direction many new Imperial Guard lists are likely to start moving towards: a much higher portion of the points spent on HQs, a good chunk in Troops and Heavy Support, little to none in Elites (goodbye Psyker Battle Squads, you will be missed) and the previously maxed-out fast attack slot now a lot slimmer.

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