Here's a summary of Wednesday's game at Great Escapes Games:
IG vs Tau at 1500
Pitched Battle/Annihilation (AGAIN!!!)
Tau won the initiative but yielded it to IG with the idea of being
able to see how the IG would set up and be able to score the
last KP of the game.
Here's the deployment:
and from the other end of the table:
As you can see, the Tau should work more on deployment...
Which would prove to be their bane for the game.
Turn one saw moderate weapons fire and the Infiltrated
Stealth Team began to work on the Guard holed up in the
pillbox (The "newer" looking bit at the North West corner) in
classic Jump Shoot Jump style.
Turn Two brought in both the second Stealth Team and the
Monat TLFB/SG Crisis suit (called the Arbiter). Concentrated
fire then brought down the Hellhound. The IG began to bomb
the board in earnest.
Turns Three and Four were straight attrition as both sides
worked the dice. Tau rolled a 14 for Armor Pen!
However cool that was...it's still a cocked die and had to be
rerolled for a stellar null effect on the Russ.
By the top of the Fifth Turn, both Stealth Teams, the Arbiter, a Devilfish, a
6 man Firewarrior Team and 2 man Broadside Team decided
they'd had enough and left courtesy of the IG. The Commander had been playing prairie dog with the Vets via the hanger which has no fire points. The Vets got bored and booted out.
Closing of the Fifth: Tau 1, IG 6
Here are some more photos of the well painted IG and WIP Tau: