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2000 Points - Bravo_10 (Tau) vs. Bishop (DE)!

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Bravo_10

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#2
Well, I suppose I may as well post up my list while I'm waiting for you to post the map. I typically like to add some cool fluff text before the game, but to be honest, I have no idea how to rationalize the Tau Empire and the Dark Eldar fighting each other. Maybe my guys were all like, "Greater Good!" and the DE just said "No, that sounds dumb." It was probably something like that.

Battlesuit Commander (Shas'o)
Plasma Rifle
Missile Pod
Multi-tracker
Stimulant Injector
Bonding Knife
Drone Controller
- Shield Drone x2

Battlesuit Bodyguard (Shas'vre) x2
Plasma Rifle
Missile Pod
Targeting Array
Hardwired Multi-tracker

Crisis Battlesuits x3
Twin-linked Missile Pods
Targeting Array
Team Leader Upgrade
- Bonding Knife
- Drone Controller
- Shield Drone x2

Stealth Suits x4
Targeting Array
Team Leader Upgrade
- Bonding Knife
- Drone Controller
- Shield Drone x2

Firewarriors x6
Shas'ui (He's like a unit champion)
Devilfish
- Disruption Pods
- Multi-tracker
- Targeting Array
- Smart Missile System

Firewarriors x6
Shas'ui
Devilfish
- Disruption Pods
- Multi-tracker
- Targeting Array
- Smart Missile System

Firewarriors x6
Shas'ui
Devilfish
- Disruption Pods
- Multi-tracker
- Targeting Array
- Smart Missile System

Pathfinders x8
Shas'ui
Devilfish
- Disruption Pods
- Multi-tracker
- Targeting Array
- Smart Missile System

Skyray Missile Defense Gunship
Burst Cannons
Disruption Pods
Targeting Array
Multi-tracker

Hammerhead Gunship
Railgun
Burst Cannons
Disruption Pods
Multi-tracker
Blacksun Filter

Hammerhead Gunship
Railgun
Burst Cannons
Disruption Pods
Multi-tracker
Blacksun Filter
 

Bravo_10

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#4
That looks excellent! Kinda wish I brought some Kroot to take advantage of those forests, but hey, Devilfish are cool too.
 

Bishop

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Okay, so here's my list. It looks kinda frightening to me on paper. It's my first game under the new DE book (Yeah, I know, it's not that "new" anymore... I just don't have the time that I used to have to play games.. )

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Archon
Kabalite Armour; Shadow Field; Phantasm Grenade Launcher; Huskblade; Splinter Pistol

TROOPS

10 Kabalite Warriors
Splinter Cannon; Shredder
- Sybarite w/Splinter Rifle
Raider w/Flickerfield; Dark Lance

10 Kabalite Warriors
Splinter Cannon; Shredder
- Sybarite w/Splinter Rifle
Raider w/Flickerfield; Dark Lance

10 Kabalite Warriors
Splinter Cannon; Shredder
- Sybarite w/Splinter Rifle
Raider w/Flickerfield; Dark Lance

10 Wyches
Hydra Gauntlets (x2)
- Hekatrix w/Splinter Pistol; Venom Blade
Raider w/Flickerfield; Dark Lance

ELITES

7 Incubi
Raider w/Flickerfield; Dark Lance

5 Kabalite Trueborn
Splinter Rifle (x3); Splinter Cannon (x2)
Venom w/#Flickerfield; Splinter Cannon (x2)

5 Kabalite Trueborn
Splinter Rifle (x3); Splinter Cannon (x2)
Venom w/#Flickerfield; Splinter Cannon (x2)

FAST ATTACK

6 Reavers
Heat Lance (x2)

10 Hellions
- Helliarch w/Hellglaive (x1); Phantasm Grenade Launcher; Splinter Pod (x1)

HEAVY SUPPORT

Ravager w/Flickerfield; Dark Lance (x3)

Ravager w/Flickerfield; Dark Lance (x3)
 

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#7
I'm about to define my army, but I have one question for you: what size should I make my Tau vehicles? I know they're a good deal bigger than Rhinos, and a rectangle would probably be adequate to represent their profile, but what kind of dimensions would I be looking at here?

If you don't know, then I suppose I'll just take my best guess. I've seen quite a few battle reports with the Tau, so I can maybe guesstimate it.
 

Bishop

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I'll dig out a Raider and measure it.. mine seem like they might be a little small.

I think that a Devilfish is comparable in length to a Raider, but it'll be wider.
 

Bishop

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#9
I'd make the Devilfish about 6" by 5".

I think I need to adjust my Raider/Ravagers as well. They should be 6" by 3.5". I'll wait until you post it back though...
 

Sweeney Todd

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#10
Looks like I'm going to play my 'butt in' card once again, but not for rules or tactics. I happen to play both armies IRL so I think I can help you out here. Tau Devilfish chassis'(Devilfish, Hammerhead, Skyray) are slightly under 5.5'' from nose to the back of the hull., and about 5'' from engine to engine. Possible burst cannon 'sponsons' not taken into account.

As for Dark Eldar Raider chassis'(Raider, Ravager), it is 7'' from tip of prow to the back edge of the rudder. At the widest points(the flared parts) they are 3'' wide, and the Ravager sponsons don't alter that.
 

Bishop

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#11
Thanks Sweeney. I measured my old Raiders, and I didn't include the front spike... we can use those measurements.
 

Bishop

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#12
You happen to have a Venom? I don;t have one, so just guessed at its size....
 

Bishop

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Ok thanks. It's on my to buy list, I just don't play games irl much anymore. I would have used a Vyper as a guideline, if I needed to.
 

Bravo_10

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#15
Hey, thanks so much for the help Sweeney! In any case, here's the game map with my army defined. I had to make the Shield Drones separate units because I couldn't figure out how to make units with combined base sizes. It shouldn't make a difference, as I'll just attach them to the battlesuit units they correspond to.
 

Bishop

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Yeah. There's no way (i know of) to mix units. Ill fix my army vehicles and then roll once I get my computer back.
 

Bishop

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#18
We shld roll for missions and deployment before knowing turn.

Mission type (left die) and deployment (right)
 

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#22
I think I'll be going for the bottom table half. Shame we got Dawn of War as deployment, it makes my Pathfinders' Scout moves useless. I suppose the bright side is that my Railguns can still shoot you turn 1.

Also, will we be treating that building as an area terrain "ruin?" Or will it be impassible?
 

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Here's my objective placed. It looks like the terrain setup is locked, so I had to use a plain ol' marker in its place. Hopefully we won't have to replace it every turn...
 

Bishop

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Should be able to unlock it.. I can fix it in a minute.

Let's call just the tower part impassable... the rest is ruins.
 
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