Grey Knights VS Tau – 1000 points
Warning: This is a quick report with numerous proxying occurring please forgive me!!
So been a while since I have done a written battle report but thought would be nice to do another! This time it was all about having a go with the Grey Knights and I will admit now it was a silly list I picked! Especially at 1000 point but I was interested to see how so few models could cope in the 40k universe!
Surprisingly well really (you will have to see how well)!! Although I think it was my bad luck and lack of experience with space marines means maybe this list could have done better!!
So to the lists we go;
Draigo (told you it was a silly list)
5x Terminators with mix of the free weapons and a Psycannon
4x Paladins again with mix of weapons and a Psycannon
Stormraven with Lascannon and a teleporter homer
Like I said daft list but think it could be fun, general idea is to move Draigo and Paladins in Stormraven to where I want them then get out and teleport in the Terminators. Hopefully bring the pain!!!
2x Cheap HQ battle suits with various things and shield drones
Both with 2x Bodyguards with same weapons as HQ I want to say fusion things and plasma wotsits but who knows!!
4 units of 6x Fire warriors
Hammerhead with Railgun and Burst cannons
Mission – Seize Ground with 3 Objectives (paint pots) and deployment is pitched battle
Deployment – Grey Knights go 1st and Tau cannot steal initiative
The Storm raven moves forward and deposits Draigo and his Paladins who the shot and kill 4 fire warriors (this becomes a theme).
While the Storm ravens mass fire takes out one shield drone on one of the HQ battle suits.
The Tau actual move!!! Mainly as he had spread himself out so much! Then comes the firing which actually wasn’t too bad!
After the smoke had cleared Draigo had taken a wound and the Storm raven was stunned!
The Stormraven shakes off its stunned effect and goes about immobilizing the Hammerhead and kills 3 Fire warriors
Draigo and Paladins kill another!!!
While the Terminators deep strike in and don’t do anything really!!
More movement by the Tau mainly to capture the other objectives! Then came the shooting!!
Which resulted in 3 wounds on the Paladins (none killed though) you will be amazed by the number of invulnerable saves that were made!!
I hatched a plan since the Battlesuits would always be too far away from my troops, I decided that Draigo and Paladins would get back into the Stormraven.
While the Terminators moved up for better shooting (BIG mistake on my part).
Shooting resulted in the Hammerhead being shaken and the 3 more Fire warriors dying from another squad causing them to flee!
The Terminators did nothing!!
The fire warriors running rallied 😦
That was it except for more movement by the remaining Fire warrior unit!
Then came the shooting!!! All those invulnerable saves made last turn came back this! All the terminators died and died horribly!!
Some shocking shooting my the Storm raven meant that only 1 more fire warrior died so out of 4×6 fire warriors 3 units are down to 2 each!
The Tau player didn’t do much except claim an objective with their remaining full unit.
More poor shooting by the Stormraven did nothing!!
While the Tau player finally immobilized the Storm raven and one of the battle suit units blocked the path to the closest objective so the Draigo and the Paladins had no choice! (that and we wanted to see them in combat)
Nothing happened but the combat between the Battle suits and Paladins.
Which resulted in 2 wounds on all 3 Battle suits and the shield drones destroyed, while the Paladins took one wound back?
With that the game ended with the Tau holding one objective with a unit above half strength!
Despite being a daft list I thought it performed well considering my lack of tactical prowess! As I really should have started in one corner and eat my way through the Tau from one end to the other!!
But he played the numbers game well and spread his force out to cover all the objectives I was always going to struggle! To take them all out especially with my rolling (except for turn 2 invulnerable saves).
I can defiantly see the fun in an all terminator/paladin army but certainly not at 1000 point! I would defiantly consider a lot more power armoured grey knights next time!
Maybe I should think up a 1500 point Draigo build……