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Old 29 Mar 2007, 20:43   #1 (permalink)
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OK... This was the first time playing against this guy... He told me before the game that he hadn't played in months and on top of that printed out the wrong army list for today's game, so it took him a while to figure out what he had in mind again. On the other hand, I'm still very much a novice, with less than 10 games worth of experience.

Lists:
My list:
-1 Devilfish, with SMS, DL, TA, MT
-8 Fire Warriors with Pulse Rifles, mounted in the Devilfish
-1 Piranha, with FB, TA
-1 XV8, with Twin PR, TA
-1 XV8, with PR, FB and MT.

His list:
-6 Fire Warriors with Pulse Rifles
-8 Fire Warriors with Pulse Rifles
-10-12 Kroot
-XV8 with PR, MP, MT
-3 Stealth Suit with BC

Deployment:
I won the roll, so I let him deploy first.

The field was pretty simple... on my side there was a hill on the left, a rock in the middle of the field and shrubbery on the right.

Opposite the hill near his side of the field was a forest, so he could at least have fun with his Kroot.

He deployed his first team of Fire Warriors in the clearing between the rock and the forest, the other on the other side of the rock. His Kroot were placed behind the forest, with his Crisis Suit on their left and the Stealth suits on their right.

I deployed my Devilfish behind the hill, with one Crisis suit next to it, the Piranha behind the rock and on its right the other crisis suit, in cover behind the shrubbery.

Sorry, no pics :\


The Battle:

I got first turn, luckily.

Turn 1:
I moved my Devilfish over the hill, 12 inches, stopping it on the other side of the hill, about an inch away from it. The Crisis Suit jumped behind it. The Piranha headed for the forest, moving a full 24 inches. The Crisis suit jumped out of cover to face the 8-man Fire Warrior squad.

Shooting phase:
The Crisis Suit facing the 8-man Fire Warrior Squad was the Twin-linked PR suit, it took a shot at the Fire Warriors and killed one of them.
The Devilfish shot at the other Fire Warriors and killed 3, the Fire Warriors passed their Leadership test though.
I had my TPR suit jump back into hiding and the Crisis Suit jumped to the edge of the forest.

His turn saw his Kroot walk into the forest, his Crisis Suit jump towards my Devilfish, his Stealth Suits moving around the other side of the woods and his 3 man Fire Warrior team hide behind the forest.

Shooting Phase:
The Crisis Suit shot at the Devilfish, but missed.
His suits jumped back behind the forest again.

Turn 2:
I moved the Devilfish even further forward, toward the larger Fire Warrior squad. My own Fire Warriors jumped out, the TPR suit jumped out and the other suit stayed put. The Piranha flew over the forest ready to rain death on his suits.

Shooting Phase:
Piranha shot at the Battlesuit, but missed.
Devilfish shot at the Battlesuit and destroyed it.
Battlesuit shot at the Fire Warriors and killed another.
Fire Warriors shot at the Fire Warriors and killed the lot.
Battlesuits jumped towards the rock in the middle of the field.

His turn saw the stealths move around towards the Devilfish and the Kroot stayed put.

Shooting Phase:
Though I could've argued that the Stealths were facing most of the front of the Devilfish rather than the side, I let him go ahead anyway. My generosity was rewarded with the Devilfish getting destroyed.
The Kroot shot at the closest Battlesuit and inflicted 1 wound.
The Stealth suits jumped into the Forest.

Turn 3:
Piranha moved towards the 3 remaining Fire Warriors as the Gun Drones got out.
Battlesuits jumped towards my Fire Warriors.

Shooting Phase:
Gun Drones killed 2 Fire Warriors
Piranha killed the last one

His turn saw the Stealth Suits jumping back to the Piranha's side. The Kroot moved towards my Fire Warriors.

Shooting Phase:
His Stealth Suits downed my Piranha. The blast nuked my Gun Drones and one of his Stealth Suits.
His Kroot shot at my Fire Warriors, killing 3.
His Suits then jumped towards my Fire Warriors as well.

Turn 4:

Fire Warriors moved around the Devilfish wreckage as the Battlesuits also closed in on the Kroot.

Shooting Phase:
Killed all but 3 of his Kroot.
Jumped the unharmed Battlesuit towards the Stealth Suits, the other in hiding behind the Devilfish.

His turn saw the Stealth Suits jump out towards the Battlesuit, Kroot as well.

Shooting Phase:
His Stealth Suits took a shot at my Battlesuit and inflicted 1 wound.
Kroot shot at something, but missed.
Kroot charged at Battlesuit and killed it in close combat.
Stealth Suits jumped off again.

Turn 5:

Fire Warriors and Battlesuit moved up to the Stealthsuits.

Shooting Phase:
Fire Warriors and Battlesuit killed the remaining Stealth Suits.

In the end I had 1 Battlesuit and 5 Fire Warriors left, while I wiped his army out completely.
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Old 30 Mar 2007, 02:38   #2 (permalink)
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Don;t you hate when your nice and let things slide, and it comes back to bite you in the arse? Nice battle, but it's kinda confusing at times. Half the time i didn't know which suit or squad you were talking about. Other than that, nice victory!

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Old 30 Mar 2007, 15:46   #3 (permalink)
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Let your friend know that you can't shoot with Kroot and charge. It is one or the other, as they have rapid fire weapons. Good job though on the win.
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Old 31 Mar 2007, 02:45   #4 (permalink)
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Yea, rapid fire weapons can't charge if you shoot. The Kroot might be more effective if they had assault, but they don't. But nice victory!
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Old 31 Mar 2007, 19:32   #5 (permalink)
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my only advice is, on 500 point games and down, take a lil less Anti-Tank...
you took a BUTT load of anti tank... the FB prinaha, FB-plas suit, and the twin linked plas suit all seem over kill to me, especially againts tau
missle pods are your friends against tau... kills firewarriors dead... and can still down the skimmers pretty good if you can get to the side armor... hell, even from the front if you get lucky...

but nice pull anyway, and good luck in future battles!
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Old 31 Mar 2007, 19:40   #6 (permalink)
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Also, in addition to his mistakes you made one too. You can't move a Fish 12" and shoot too. Only Fast vehicles can do that.
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Old 31 Mar 2007, 19:52   #7 (permalink)
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Also, in addition to his mistakes you made one too. You can't move a Fish 12" and shoot too. Only Fast vehicles can do that.
'zat's why I equip my Devilfishes with Multi-Trackers, so they CAN shoot after moving 12"...
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