Tau Empire VS Tyranids and Chaos Space Marines
#126 is a Pathfinder, his weapon of choice is a Rail Rifle. #126's unit is attached to a Devilfish that's been sent ahead of the main forces to capture a key objective - although he has little idea what it is. Only thats its an Imperium beacon.
Its worth noting that the large Genestealer guy from Space Hulk is proxy for a Carnifex.
This is a custom mission... fluff and rules can be found here http://cadianshock.com/tau-vs-chaos-space-marines-and-tyranid/
Deployment & Terrain
I'm #126. Begin log at 15 989.M41: 06:15AM.
The battlefield is sparse, a central ruin contains our objective. My unit, the Vespids and Ethereal Sh'Zau's Pathfinders have also made it to the objective ahead of the enemy forces.
Our Devilfsh ensured we arrived first to discover the Imperium's beacon, but now we are stuck, awaiting reinforcements and alone.
The sun on Avol has now risen and the true horror of the day have been shown to us. Two Genestealer Broods have appeared behind us, between us and our own lines. Another two are ahead supported by Warriors and a Carnifex.
Even with our total faith in Sh'Zau's abilities we feel today will be a short day.
Turn 1 (Tau Empire)
I'm #126. Continue log at 06:47AM. Our superior weaponry cuts down 10 or 12 Genestealers. The day is young & we have a chance to live through it. We've still the same number of Genestealers to see off, plus other monsters of the Warp.
Turn 1 (Tyranids and Chaos Space Marines)
I'm #126. Continue log at 06:56AM. With a cracking that sounds like its ripping into the Warp a Multi-Melta opens up on to Sh'Zau's now empty Devilfish. It takes the hit and survives. Our Vespids are cut to pieces by a Genestealer assault.
Turn 2 (Tau Empire)
I'm #126. Continue log at 07:15AM. The rear of our position is still threatened by Genestealers. Our reinforcements have arrived, Riptide, Kroot & a Broadside with Crisis Suit Team. Spirits are high. We shall prevail!
I'm #126. Continue log at 07:10AM. Looking down into the ruins & our objective we see multiple Pathfinders evaporated by horrendous bio weaponry. Sh'Zau's unit holds though, lifting our spirits somewhat. But the Genestealers are still advancing.
Turn 2 (Tyranids and Chaos Space Marines)
I'm #126. Continue log at 07:27AM. From our evelated position in the ruins we can see whats coming from all angels. Genestealers in front, Genestealers behind, Chaos on the left flank. We curse the reinforcements for their poor fire support.
I'm #126. Continue log at 07:33AM. Our cover begins to crumble as auto fire from the Cultists pings around our heads. #123 & #124 are hit, both appear dead. I dig in & try and get a shot off. As I do the air erupts as Heavy Stubber shells rain on me.
I'm #126. Continue log at 07:29AM. The Chaos forces continue towards our position and the Genestealers are readying their onslaught into our position. sustained friendly fire is doing very little.
I'm #125. Continue log at 07:36AM. #126 is deceased. Flanking Chaos forces have saturated our position with small arms fire. Genestealers are running us down from the front. Retreat is not an option, we'd be shredded by a Hellbrute & Cultists.
Turn 3 (Tau Empire)
I'm #125. Continue log at 07:47AM. Iridium Suit Commander arrives behind the Chaos forces in a perfect position. The firepower laid down is impressive, Plasma and Missiles spurt from from their position. They obscured by smoke for some time.
Turn 3 (Tyranids and Chaos Space Marines)
An enjoyable game and one the Tau did look like winning at times. But I forgot some buildings for the game so we played with less terrain than normal which left them extremely exposed once they got the roll to start on the objective.
#126's days were numbered from the start, hunkering down in the ruin was the right thing to do, but the amount of assault units and fire that hit that ruin in the first two turns was just incredible.
Hope you enjoyed this slightly different style of report!
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