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1500 point batrep, Tau vs. Marines March 6, 2010
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 18:27   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1500 point batrep, Tau vs. Marines March 6, 2010

This is a list I hope to take to a tourney next week I have made 1 change and that is to drop the Shas'ui in the pathfinder squad and add a suit with MT, FT, BC. I hope you enjoy it. This is my first batrep so please let me know if there is anything I should change.

It was predawn when Shas'els Shadowrain and Toren-el received word from their Shas'o. The brothers were being sent to secure the equipment stolen by the human raiders. The raiders were over taken in a ruined outpost 3 Tor'kans east of their position. The gun drones dropped in front of them earlier that night have them pinned down. They just need to retrieve the equipment before the raiders back up arrives. So the Brothers suited up in their battlesuits and lead their Cadra to the outpost.
Just after they arrived they saw the enemy reinforcements take out the last of the gun drones. Some had already taken position in the ruins looks like this will be a full battle after all.

The mission has 5 objectives deployment is Dawn of War.

Tau forces:
(HQ)
Shas'el Shadowrain
PR, MP, MT, HWTL, HWDC + 2 shield drones

Shas'el Toren-el
PR, MP, MT, HWTL, HWDC + 2 shield drones

(elites)
3 man Crisis Battlesuit Team
Team leader, TLFL, BC, HWTL, HWMT, HWDC + 1 shield drone
Other 2 PR, MP, MT

(troops)
10 squad of fire warriors

10 main kroot squad

10 squad of fire warriors
in Devilfish drones, DP, FL

(Fast attack)
7 man squad of pathfinders
Shas’ui HWDC 2 shield drones
Devilfish drones, DP, FD

(heavy support)
Hammerhead Longreach RG, BF, DL, DP, FD, TA, BSF

3 Broadsides
Team leader Bec’ora SMS, TLRG, BSF, dyi, HWDC + Shield, Marker
2 Broadsides SMS, TLRG, dyi

Marines (best I remember):

(HQ)
Liberian no upgrades

(Heavy support)
Devastators
2 las, 1 mis, 1 MM
Sergeant with power weapon

(Troops)
5 man assault squad with jump packs

5 man tactical squad

5 man tactical squad

5 man tactical squad in
Razorback with TLLas

(Elites)
Dread with MM, CCW

5 man terminator squad

5 man veteran squad with jump packs and power weapons
(Fast attack)
3 Bikes
1 attack bike with MM



As the brothers approached the ruined outpost. Dawn was about a Dec away. They knew, from the pathfinders recon, that there was a 5 man squad in the building almost center. Where our scans show some of the parts that were stolen are. Their leader on the other side of the outposts parade grounds. He was taking cover center behind the barriers that surround the parade grounds, to better direct the coming battle. Then a jump pack unit landed slightly behind the building with the troops and the parade grounds. At that point they saw the last drone fall and the marines start taking up positions from the east. They moved in along the opposite side of the outpost from where we were watching from.

(turn 1)

Their heavy weapons team moved in on the left side with a open fire lane to the left of the center building. The dreadnought walking up to right of them with open sight to the center with line of sight to all of the center and right side of the field. With a tactical squad taking cover behind some ruble to the right of him. They were so dangerously close to the parts in front of them. The loud roar of the razorback pulling up on the far right of the outpost. Near the parts on the far right corner of the parade grounds in the middle of the outpost. A squad of bikes rolled up on the far left.
Time to show these guys what a well trained Cadre can do. We approached from the west along the long side of the outpost. Bec’ora and his unit of broadside came up slightly to the left side of center of the parade grounds. The pathfinders took cover in the building on the far right. The Kroot made their way through the ruble on the far left. Trying to cover the parts just on the other side of it from getting taken by the enemy. The fire warriors in their devilfish came up on the right side of the open area waiting for it to be cleared to go out and retrieve the parts In the middle. The other fire warriors ran to meet up with the pathfinders devilfish landing at the left corner of the middle to the left of Bec’ora. The brothers and the crisis suits flew in using the building in the middle to shield them from long range fire since it had no windows on this side. Longshot came in between the Kroot and the Brothers. Using his Blacksun filter, shot the Dreadnought keeping him from walking to make sure his Multi-melta would be out of range. Bec’ora used His blacksun filter to get a good shot on the razorback and shook it.

(turn 2)

The Terminator unit on the main ship in orbit got a call to teleport down by the parade ground right in front of the enemy. The teleport operator was dyslexic and instead teleported them to the East side of the outpost behind a building. Both the jump pack units advanced but still not close enough to assault. The devastators opened up on the hammerhead but the disruption pod threw off their aim. The squad in the razor back got it going and shot the devilfish on the right side of the parade grounds but it disruption pod saved it as well. The bike squad roared up the left flank
The kroot moved up to secure their objective next to the ruble on the left corner. Bec’oras unit shot the razorback and took out the track while Bec’ora shot the dreadnought using his target lock and stunned it. The Pathfinders lit up the veteran squad in the middle of the parade grounds and then both squads of fire warriors jumped out and rapid fired them knocking them out of the sky all but one. Longshot fired at the dreadnought and put a large hole through were the leg servos used to be. The brothers and fellow jump suits jumped up and wiped out the other jump squad with their plasma rifles. Shas'el Toren-el took out the remaining veteran squad member using his target lock. They then jumped back behind the building to avoid the troops in the building and the static dreadnought.

(Turn 3)

The troops in the Razorback disembarked and made their way to their objective in front of them. The terminators moved to the back of the building still too far away to effect anything. The squad in the building made towards the open. To fire or hopefully be close enough to charge the enemy. The Liberian moved to look at the parts in the middle of the parade grounds. The bike squad rounded the building in front of the kroot and opened fire on the side of the broad side. The multi-melta was just inside its full potential range. The broad side tried to use its disruption pod but the attack bike was to close and the shots ripped through the hull exploding it. Luckily the hull contained most of the blast so it didn't hurt the Kroot nearby The commander took a pot shot at the fire warriors but failed to hit. The devastators fired both lascannons and a krak missile at kroot. They ducked for cover but still lost 2. The immobilized Razorback fired at the devil fish and it too failed to be saved by its disruption pod and was wrecked 2 fire warriors were killed in the crash. The dreadnought fired his multi-melta at one of the battlesuits it saw around the corner of the building but caught a shield drone instead downing it. The squad to the right of him also fired but the armor was better than their bullets.
The brothers and the unit they were leading jumped over and shot the bikers with that plasma and no cover it was messy. The fire warriors on the left moved up to lend their fire to take care of the squad when it came out of the building. The other squad of fire warriors set up behind the barricades of the parade grounds to cover their objective in the middle. They along with their devilfish opened up on the Liberian and he fell. Bec’oras and his unit finally knocked the lascannons off the razorback with the aid of the pathfinders marker lights. The brothers and the squad they were leading moved back behind the center building.

(turn 4)

The terminators finally got around the building rounding on the parade grounds almost passing the tactical squad setting up to fire back at the fire warriors. The squad by the Dreadnought moved towards the objective to their left by the parade grounds. Fired at the fire warriors but were out of range. The squad from the razorback fired at the fire warriors in the parade grounds. Two fire warriors fell the rest using the hull of the dead devilfish as cover. The dreadnought opened up on the fire warriors at the left corner of the parade grounds dropping one. The devastators opened up on the kroot and caused them to run to the back side of the ruble they were hiding in.
The Kroot rallied still having six members left and moved back through the cover then running the rest of the way to secure the objective once more. The pathfinders lit up the squad on the objective on the far right corner. Bec’oras and his squad fired at them and removed two of them the third ducked to quick to be killed. The remainder of the fire warriors in the parade ground also shot at them but did nothing to the heavy armor. The Brothers shot at the troops that just came out of the building but having to be careful shooting over the fire warriors but only managed to take out 2 of them. The fire warriors fired at the group at the objective on the far side of the parade grounds and dropped one. The brothers then tried a desperate move and charged into the remaining warriors in front of them. The fighting was close but neither side getting the upper hand. As they lost one and the brothers only lost a drone.

(Turn 5)

The Terminators tried to climb the barriers around the parade grounds but their bulk kept them from getting the whole squad over. The squad on the objective fired at the fire warriors but they were too well entrenched to do any damage. The devastators fired at the fire warriors at the left corner of the parade grounds but since they were firing through a building they only killed one. The Dreadnought and squad on the objective at the upper left of the parade grounds were blocked by the swirling melee in the middle from shooting at anything in range. As the melee continued the drones whirling around their heads distracted the marines from being able to land any hits. However the brothers were able to knock them down to just the sergeant who ran at full speed. The brothers unable to keep up and worried now about the squads in front of them they advanced towards the squad on the objective in front of them.
The brothers moved a little closer to the new squad and the sergeant that ran. The fire warriors at the back mounted in the pathfinders devilfish and headed to the objective in the center building. The kroot hunkered down to hold the objective they were on. The brothers fired and knocked them down to 3 marines but they held fast. The pathfinders lit up the last of the squad at the far side in front of them. Bec’oras and his team killed 3 more. The last one broke and ran. The brothers charged in and assaulted both the captain and the remains of the tactical squad they shot wiping both out. the moved on towards the cover to their right.
With their army decimated and their leader gone the rest bugged out that could this battle was over and the Tau recovered the stolen equipment and headed home as soon as the orca drop ship picked them up.

Tau victory at the end of the 5th turn 3 objectives to none
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Old 23 Mar 2010, 04:14   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1500 point batrep

Not bad for a first battrep, but the reason you don't have any replies is probably because the report was very hard to read. There are run on and fragmented sentences throughout the write up, and the whole thing is lumped together in one large paragraph. If you spaced out the turns, and gave it a good editting I think more people would read it. I'd also do some research into the Tau terms, because they don't use measurements like clicks or hours. Don't be discouraged though, keep writing and posting battreps.

Also, can you modify the title to read Tau vs Space Marines 1500 points and the date.
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Old 24 Mar 2010, 20:56   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comment. I couldn't find anything in my book that referenced time or distance measure. So if there is a site that has that please let me know. I Noticed the title problem right after I posted it but I don't know how to edit it.
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If you look in the top corner of your first post there should be a modify message tab, click that and then edit the title.

Look in the Tau section to find out a ton of Tau words, which help a lot writing Tau fluff.
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