This is Part 1 of a 4 Part Super-post!
A few days ago, My brother Trojan and I had a game of Warhammer 40,000 at Warhammer World. We normally play small scale game, but this time we decided to go all out and use as many models we could muster - we ended up with a 3000 points of Space marines Vs Tau!
We decided to make this more fun we would do a 2 part battle, having one player as the defender and the other attacking, then swap over and see who could do better. Points would be awarded for every fortified point - 1 point for a Bunker and 5 for the larger gun platforms that we could clear.
|The River split the battlefield in half, the bridge as the only way to cross|
My forces included:
1 Chapter Master
A Command Squad with Champion, Apothecary and Techmarine
10 man Terminator Squad
7 man Sternguard Squad
6 man Vanguard squad
A Venerable Dreadnought
10 man Scout Squad
2 x 10 man Tactical squads
6 man Bike Squad
6 man Devastator squad
3 man Devastator Centurion Squad
and a Stormraven
I set up as seen in the photos above, my plan was to use the right flank to pin some of Trojans troops and Suits in place while launching a full assault on the left.
|My Sternguard formed the core of my holding force|
|The Command Squad in all its glory|
|A few, inevitable casualties on the assault force|
The first few turns saw my advance take a few casualties, but most of the shots simply bounced off, it wasn't until Trojan brought his Big suits into the fray that I started to feel my losses
|The Scouts cove an advance on the right flank|
My Captain and Chapter Master were unstoppable, wiping out 2 Fire warrior teams and a team of XV9's
|..... and after|
The remainder of my forces threw themselves at the Tau lines, Giving as good as they got
In the end my Forces was all but destroyed, but I had taken out a significant portion of Trojans defenders, and Scored 6 points!
Look forward to Trojans post next, detailing the Taus view of the Battle