Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Tau vs. Sisters of Battle: Blood in the Water

Thursday, I got my first game in against Sisters of Battle.  I have heard about them.  Read about them but never knew anyone that actually played one.  I guy from one of the other local groups wanted to try to see what might work in a tournament.  I wanted to try out somethings but decided I was too tired to make up a new list and just took my NOVA list.

Deployment: Vanguard Strike
Mission: Big Guns Never Tire (3 objectives)
Other: Night Fight first round and we forgot about mysterious objectives.
I don't have his list and not even sure what everything was called.

My opponent won initiative and decided to go first.  His deployment looked like this after his scout move:
My deployment was captured but the pictured looked like crap.  I was lined up in front with a squad of Kroot followed by Broadsides and flanked by Skyrays.  Riptides on either side and Pathfinders on the second floor of ruins.  I couldn't seize.

Round 1
He moved up disembarked from the melta tanks and shot up some Kroot.

I blew up a melta transport and a squad, immobilize a Penitence Engine and fire some shots into Celestine's squad.  Not much else.

Round 2

He moves two rhinos up takes out the Kroot and then some drones and a broadside.  He moves over an objective.

I get in my Crisis suits and a squad of Kroot.  The Kroot outflank on the wrong flank and only get me line breaker.  I blow up both rhinos.

Round 3

He moves out killing the remaining Kroot shield and then attempts to charge my Broadsides.  Overwatch kills a model and he fails his charge.

I take out most of the Seraphim, a troop sqaud (not sure the name),  and most of two other squads.  My crisis suits deviate out of my original location but still do some good.  I drop Celestine

Round 4

He takes out the Broadsides (in assault) and begins going after the Crisis suits.  A Skyray dies due to melta and additional fire. Celestine doesn't get up. The Penitence Engine to kill my suits.

I riddle down most of his troops and takes out an Exorcist.  Fire at the melta take and do very little against it.  My final Kroot squad come in within range of the Ethereal during the Invocation of Fire.  They take out the squad on the objective.  The HB Riptide kills the Penitence Engines and save the Kroot from their messy death.

Round 5

Celestine gets up and goes after the Pathfinders (they die horribly).  I lose the remaining Skyray.

I take out Celestine again.   I split the buff commander and kill his CC squad with the Riptide.  The buff commander kills the last melta tank.  Kroot can't make it to the objective.

We roll and it continues.

Round 6

Celestine gets up and runs for the Kroot.  She flamers them and kills 3.  She then charges the Kroot and dies to the first shoot in overwatch.

The game does not continue and I manage to win 9-3.

It was a great game against a great opponent.  Pretty fun and learned I really don't like Crisis suits that much.

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