|Land Raider Proteus makes a tabletop debut|
|Table just before deployment - the artifact is in the middle, by the crossroads|
During our previous game, Dave V mentioned that the Tau were pretty vicious to deal with in the current edition of the rules. I haven't played a game using the Tau for like....I'm not even sure - maybe eight years? If a 40k expert like Dave V is concerned about the Tau, then there absolutely must be something there, so I figured it would be fun to wheel them out for the current edition. He was right...
|Fire Warriors prepare to take out pretty much anything with their high power weapons|
We played 1000 point games on a 6' x 4' table. Up first I played Dallas' Marines. The scenario involved capturing an old relic from the centre of the table. My force included six Crisis suits, two Broadside suits, a small unit of four drones, and two squads of twelve Fire Warriors. Dallas had two squads in Rhinos, a squad of Terminators, and his brand spanking new Land Raider Proteus (click here for a post showing some excellent WIP shots on this outstanding project by Dallas).
|Broadside suit goes hunting|
|The Proteus advances, not expecting what comes next...|
|More Fire Warriors in a wadi on the flank|
|Gun drones irritate the opponents - note the flaming Rhinos...|
|Tau Commander with Crisis suits|
|This crater was the Land Raider Proteus the top of the second turn...|
|Marine vehicles burn while the cheesebag Crisis suits hop around and cause trouble...|
|The Crisis Suits had a successful "deep strike"|
|The Terminators looked great, but struggled to take down the pesky Tau...|
|The Marines hold to the bitter end - successfully!|
|Fire Warriors - so close, but so far away from the artifact|