Sunday, March 7, 2010

Battle Report: Tyranids vs Tau

Okay so last Saturday, 2/27, I had a chance to try the new Tyranid Army out against my friend Ian.  Since the store had a preview copy of the new Battle Missions book, we got to try out one of the missions from that book. We randomly determined to use the Tau mission called Vertical Envelopment which uses Kill Points as the victory condition.

I wanted to do a full battle report, but I realize now that I should have taken pictures at the end of each players turn. Unfortunately I only took pictures after the full round. Since the Tau went first this makes it hard to see what occurred during their turn. Anyways I am just going to post the Army lists and pictures for this game. Next time I will get pictures after every turn and try to do a full battle report.


The final score ended up being Tyranids 14  to Tau 5 Kill Points.


Hive Fleet Scorpius Army List 1750 Points
Head Quarters
Hive Tyrant w/Bonesword, Lashwhip & Twin-Linked Devourers.
2 Tyrant Guards with Scything Talons & Rending Claws

Head Quarters
Tyranid Prime w/2 Boneswords, Scything Talons.

Troops
4 Tyranid Warriors w/Scything Talons & Rending Claws
1 Tyranid Warriors  w/Scything Talons & Barbed Strangler

Troops
24 Hormagaunts

Troops
20 Termagaunts w/Fleshborers

Troops
8 Genestealers w/Rending Claws

Elites
Zoanthrope

Elites
2 Lictors

Fast Attack
6 Raveners w/Two Sets of Scything Talons

Fast Attack
10 Gargoyles

Heavy Support
1 Carnifex w/Crusthing Claws & Scything Talons

Elites
8 Ymgarl Genestealers

This is an approximation of Ian's list made from my memory of what he fielded.
Ian's Tau Army List 1750
Head Quarters
Commander Farsight

Troops
12 Fire Warriors
Devilfish w/Burst Cannon, Gun Drones

Troops
12 Fire Warriors
Devilfish w/Burst Cannon, Gun Drones

Troops
12 Fire Warriors
Devilfish w/Burst Cannon, Gun Drones

Elites
1 Crisis Suit Team Leader w/Twin-Linked Missile Pods, Flamer, 2 Shield Drones
2 Crisis Suits w/Twin-Linked Missile Pods, Flamer

Elites
1 Crisis Suit Team Leader w/Twin-Linked Missile Pods, Plasma Rifle, 2 Gun Drones
2 Crisis Suits w/Twin-Linked Missile Pods, Plasma Rifle

Elites
4 Stealth Suits w/Burst Cannons
1 Stealth Suit w/Fusion Blaster

Heavy Support
2 Broadside Suits w/Twin-Linked Railguns, Smart Missiles, 2 Shield Drones

Heavy Support
1 Hammerhead w/Railgun and Burst Cannons

Initial Deployment

Turn 1

Turn 2

Turn 3

Turn 4

Turn 5

Turn 6

Turn 7
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