Astra Militarum VS Tau Empire
We have a potential new player to our little group, this is his first game. 1,000 points seemed about the right level to start at.
This game was for a new player so it was slow and steady and fairly small at 1,000 points.
Deployment & Terrain
Deployment was along the long table edges, we were playing on 6 x 4ft. The Guard Veteran Squads spread out, one left, one right and one in the middle (ish) in a building. Straken deployed in cover on the right. Russ in the centre and the Basilisk on the right flank. The tall buildings were terrible for line of sight for the Basilisk.
The Kroot all set up centrally, for objectives, the Riptide sured up in front of Stracken. A Devilfish of Firewarriors, another Firewarrior squad a Pathfinders all deployment on the right flank.
We used all city terrain and set up the table as we wanted before the game - none random. We also had some new Tau Ceti terrain to use.
Turn 1 (Astra Militarum)
Turn 1 (Tau Empire)
Turn 2 (Astra Militarum)
Turn 2 (Tau Empire)
Turn 3 (Astra Militarum)
Turn 3 (Tau Empire)
Turn 4 (Astra Militarum)
Turn 4 (Tau Empire)
A safe win by Tau, 8 VPs to the Guard's 4 VPs.
My deployment side was all wrong, I went for safety rather than the objectives. And I paid for it.The Tau could sit on my objectives without needing to move.
I also did not move as much as I needed to, I kept still and tried to win with shooting, which was silly. I should have got up closer to contest and take objectives rather than trying to shoot the Tau off objectives after they had gotten their VP.
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