About Xenos and Proud

This is a small blog about my Warhammer 40,000 hobby. I will try to concentrate on the tactics behind the general game and my Xenos armies but there will be the odd post about random stuff.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Xenos and Proud is an 18 year old from Scotland who has been playing 40K for the last 4 years. He loves the 'under-dog' xenos armies, namely his Tyranid Gorgon splinter fleet, his Saim-Hann windrider host, his Tau Vleastean Hunter-cadre and the newest addition, the Shadowfax Corsairs. Although his tactics are mostly 'borrowed', his painting skills still 'developing' and his luck becoming evermore 'ridiculous' he continues to play, paint and roll in the hope that one day things will get better.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Local Tournament with Tau

So my Tau have had the first every games in a local 600 point tournament. I arrived with my Tyranids and very limited Tau and rolled to see which to take as my Tyranids would steam roll to local players (it was my School League list) or my fun Tau. It turned out the dice gods liked Tau that day so they had a list thrown together and played. This was the list made of all my fully painted Tau so it is not optimal in the slightest but it was fun.

HQ - Shas'el, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Shield Generator, Positional Relay, Shield Drone, Gun Drone, Stimulant Injector - 140

Elites - Shas'ui, Team Leader, Fusion Blaster, Plasma Rifle, Targeting Array, Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker, Shield Drone, Gun Drone - 102

Troops - 6 Fire Warriors, Shas'ui, Markerlight, Carbines, 2 Gun Drones, EMP Grenades - 118
- 10 Fire Warriors, Shas'ui, Markerlight, 2 Gun Drones, Rifles, Hard-Wired Target Lock - 145

Fast Attack - Piranha, Fusion Blaster, Flechettes Dischargers, 2 Seeker Missiles - 95

= 600
This was just a throw together of my models but it worked amazingly well against some opponents. Game one was against Dark Eldar which I won due to contesting with a Shas'el; game two was a loss against Ork but it was very close with just a mistake on my part losing it; game three was another loss against drop pod Space Wolves.

Some notable points were during game 2 when the Orks had turbo boosted 2 trucks on and my Piranha boosts on too. Both markerlights hit both trucks and both seekers streak at 180 degrees from each other at right angles to the Piranha and explode both trucks! An absolute epic moment which left my opponent gob-smacked and vowing to kill it. He assaults it with 20 shoota boyz who then take 13 casualties due to Flechettes! Absolutely stunning. The Piranha was immobilised but really made it's money that game.

Imagine this, but 100 times more cool and Tau!
Game 3 against the drop Wolves went badly as I just couldn't hit anything with my suits and the Piranha missed all game with everything (including Seekers!). The Wolves just beat my army up wholemeal. I learned that Helios are not reliable at all though may be better in bigger games with better targets.

Overall I loved playing my Tau, many people complimented how nice they were and all the crazy rules and fun guns made for fun and memorable moments. Although I could have done better with my Nids I am glad I took the Tau!

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