Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Battle Report: T’au vs Ravenwing 2000pts

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Israx'Shall
Israx'Shall

First battle report after jumping in from your Youtube channel and you rock as always guys! Not so many battle reports here in Spain so it is great to be able to follow your work. Despite some minor rule mistakes, which can happen to all, I think I always learn a trick or two in each battle report (or even which tricks I definitely should not try! xD), and of course, I always get to laugh out loud with you Mr Bone, and the rest of the crew! what a positive person you are! 😀

Malifik
Malifik

“I will fight to the very last…sashimi.”

Lost it.

T.J. Collier (OKnights112)
T.J. Collier (OKnights112)

Nice work Bone, an amazing game to watch. It is hard to film and play but you are doing a great job! Good job Stig with the win.

Timothy E Banks
Timothy E Banks

Nice work Bone, for future reference command link drone and shield drones are one unit and would have died all at the same time, which means a second grav hit should have gone thro! Try to keep the drones completely out of sight but obviously still within 3″!

Franco Vilanova
Franco Vilanova

1:30:00 they Advanced you say? How did they charge if they advanced? Did he use the Stratagem to do so? I missed it!

CloneD Anon
CloneD Anon

Grav is -3 AP…

Jonathan Wernham
Jonathan Wernham

Echoing comments already made but errors in the vids mean im less likely to make them in my game. Well done stig for tackling a difficult army like Ravenwing especially as they have just had a new codex dropped. Another great Bonecam game and im starting to wonder who this “Lawrence” is 😉

Burnoir
Burnoir

Nice work chaps, love these batreps (is that a word??).

They are all about what is best about 40k, unpredictable outcomes, awful meatloaf gags and most importantly fun! Keep it up!

Magiceffect
Magiceffect

Hey bone hope this isn t too late for you to see.

I feel like castling on the objective would have been better for 4 reasons:
1.kauyon. rerolling all to hits for everything within 6″ of shadowsun especially with a screened longstrike. Rerolling marker lights rerolling hammerheads.
2. Shadowsun gets 2 kauyons.
3. shadowsun continuously increasing the collected points per turn.
4. Massive overwatch potential.

I hope we get a rematch with all the-1 remembered for shadowsuns stealth field and the advance.

Paul Holroyd
Paul Holroyd

Another great Bonecam episode! Well done Stig. Mistakes happen, but think on this – your errors mean that we are less likely to have these errors in our own games at home or at clubs. Silver lining? Please keep making great content like this game!

Mikhail Nikitin
Mikhail Nikitin

Great game Guys! Nice seeing Stig playing a different army, and its Nice seeing Tau again. I like how Crazy this game got with the Bikers Zipping up and down the field and tau being all over the board made it really exciting! Happy Holidays and can’t wait to see the next one! #FreeChaosBeard

Replikant Yensei
Replikant Yensei

Toga, Toga, Toga!
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Alex Smith
Alex Smith

Damn that 70s Porno intro, every time XD

Augusto Fioretti
Augusto Fioretti

Bonecam, n’acceptez jamais des contrefaçons!!

Monsieur Bone, you’re getting the hang of this, I am loving your battle reports. Excellent game despise some rules errors (that can happen to everyone). It was far closer than what I thought at the beginning! I am looking forward your next slaughter.

HOWEVER, the lack of toga in this game is disheartening. I hope this issue will be addressed on the double.

John Barber
John Barber

Hmm, I try to take a balanced view as much as possible when talking about this game, but oh my god it’s so hard when it comes to T’au, after the ridiculousness that they were in 7th ed (and earlier), it’s kinda nice and poetic how far they’ve fallen! I digress! I don’t agree with Bone’s sentiment in the intro about Markerlights and how most armies have a character that duplicates the effect and why that shouldn’t be a thing for markerlights anymore because of it because (drumroll): a) There’s only one Chapter Master or (usually) Captain on the tabletop.… Read more »

Maxime Lafarge
Maxime Lafarge

Great Bat Report. However I would have never took the risk to overcharge vs some mere Drones ! Paid back big time

Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes

Congratulations on the win Stig! Nice exciting, close game at the end there. What did you think of the Ravenwing? I expect the mobility was refreshing!
Excellent work as usual Mr Bone! I particularly enjoyed the EXTREEEEEME closeup ?
Not sure if this is the last batrep before Xmas but if it is then I hope the whole TTT team has a good one, keep up the excellent work in the new year!

Joshua Dwyer-Riviere
Joshua Dwyer-Riviere

Nice report – love seeing some different armies! Can’t believe Tau almost got a sneaky win there! The luck of the Camera-Man is strong with this one!

Note to self: Never charge Crisis suits when there are two other units that can support! That was some painful overwatch (and almost a whole lot worse!).

Love the colour scheme of your army Bone – a nice dark paint job make Tau look mean. I’m feeling mildly inspired to start a Tau force…

DakkaJoe07
DakkaJoe07

Bone, the cp reroll you used in top of 5 was used on the melta that ended up being a miss anyway, so you could have gotten that back. and you called it a 6+ on that melta that missed but you would have been on your 5+ invuln anyway. So it was all a little less grim than it looked. Great bloody game. Bone cam always an interesting ride =) Cheers fellas. Addendum: i got my TTT Dice and shirt and am now rocking the gear across the pond to let everyone know TTT is where it’s at. and… Read more »

Emperorofsarcasm
Emperorofsarcasm

May I suggest an idea for the multi dice rolling issue Bone? What if you craft a dice rolling glove, similar to a baseball catcher’s mitt. Then you could christen it the ‘Bone hand’ or something and sell them in the TT store. Job done! 😉

Brian Ahrens
Brian Ahrens

Enjoyed the battle report immensely. They keep me interested and educate me as 8th edition is my first time to play since 2nd. Keep up the good work, gents.

Brian Shull
Brian Shull

Good work all. You guys are getting better every new video. Longstrike has some great buffs but he is such a fire magnet you really will be lucky for him to shoot more than once per game. Deployment map was very friendly to the ravenwing and I think in a game with a longer deployment and Tau going 1st it would have been very different.

Marwynn
Marwynn

The Ravenwing just ran roughshod over those poor fish! Great game guys, lotsa fun to watch.

Also, anyone else read the Spider’s various notes in his voice?

Jamie Swift Drake
Jamie Swift Drake

Just pausing the video to say those are two beautifully painted armies, guys! The details are exquisite: the blue lamplight on the front of the bikes, for example. Gorgeous.

Back to the game!

Mjela Korval
Mjela Korval

I started to suspect when the Crisis Suits dropped in force in the back line that if Stig didn’t deal with them, they would decimate him in late game. What I would have done was pull back and destroy the lot, I think it was very possible. After that, the game would have been virtually over. Which would have been very boring, so I’m glad he didn’t)
Very good game anyway)

Michał Kościelski
Michał Kościelski

I hate being the rules lawyer here but unless Stig has been using “Speed of the Raven” every single turn, rolls of a 2 when overcharging plasmas after Advancing mean a slain biker as per the Designer’s Commentary.

Fortunately the real reason I’m commenting is to say that the Bonecam Intro is killer!

Brendan Duffy
Brendan Duffy

Such is the sad life of the fish men in 8th edition: the moment you get into their lines, they are in serious trouble. I really hope that they get a sect that has -1 to hit outside of 12 inches, they would be really interesting then. Without that, or a complete rework of the marker light system, I fear they will remain relegated to “fun” game levels – much like my Grey Knights 🙁

Andreas Rehn
Andreas Rehn

Great and exciting game 😀

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson

@benjaminbonar:disqus Another geat game mate! Please keep up the epic film camera work, your bat reps have me laughing so much! This game was really swingy, what a epic end!

Mike Jello-Sky
Mike Jello-Sky

just came from a tournament where EVERYONE forgot that same rule. I blame myself cuz I didn’t know any better. it happens… don’t sweat it. Good fight! B-Bone, Y-tide or Surge; don’t leave home without one lol Definitely tougher against an all bike army, but consider running 2 bombers. Cheap as hell and they erase infantry on a 4 up everything else on a 5 up. Too bad about Longstrike. He’s just gross when he gets to fire his weapons. By the way B-bone, (off topic) took 10 TWC with the frost sword load out into a game vs 97… Read more »

Grendle
Grendle

Such is Tau, Such is life! Hilarious! I am hoping for a Tau codex revival!

Travis Gibson
Travis Gibson

Bone’s intro/‘story’ shots are fantastic. The lower angle and closer shots are beautiful and very immersive.

Tony Molinari
Tony Molinari

Everyone makes rules errors from time to time, don’t sweat it guys. Stig your level of play is increasing at a frightening rate. The only tactical advice I can offer on this one; You over reached with your black knights in turn 4 there. I think the optimal play was to hide/scatter your remaining bikes. Take as many objectives as possible and force his crisis suits to move into your threat range. I don’t think it would have made it past turn 5 that way! Please take all my comments as constructive btw, the community here is boss level 9000… Read more »

Eddie
Eddie

I still see Magnus on the shelf… you gotta stop taunting me like this Bone, its just not fair 🙁

Bjarni St.
Bjarni St.

Stig “helping” with the dice was just fantastic. I was genuinely baffled as to what was happening onscreen.

Martin Holec
Martin Holec

I understand killing Longstrike right away in a tactica game but why do that for a regular vid, I thought the point was to be more fluffy and entertaining with the play as well as with the lists.
Not trying to change the way you guys play, would rather you be you, just curious.
Anyways great vid as always! The effort you all put in clearly shows!

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese

Awesome game fellas! Hey Bone next time you run long shanks and the stab factory be sure to line them up turned sideways on your board edge. They have an insane range so use it to your advantage and keep them safe for a turn.

BTW I nearly dies at the point when Bone Cam was rambling off into space as he slowly zoomed in… Too funny 😀

Logan Merriweather
Logan Merriweather

Longstrike is short-lived. 😀

Great fightback. Bonecam continuing to bring the heat. ??????

Alastair Campbell
Alastair Campbell

Good report. I like this T’au list a lot. Nice to see you finally got for the triple plasma on the suits Bone. (I genuinely think plasma are the best option for XV8’s at the moment) The triple Hammerheads with Longstrike are great, I think having them deployed together and screened by Firewarriors is a better option (That 2+ BS is great) good report to watch.

The_Bumble
The_Bumble

That was epic! Great game to both of y’all. Lawrence’s comment of “except I edited it” had me laughing so hard, as well as the mega zoom. Great camera work Bone, zoom aside, everything was pretty crisp. Stig is playing really well for such a new player, and stuff like the rules errors will happen, especially with an army like Ravenwing that has so much to manage. Keep up the fantastic content!

Jared Wee
Jared Wee

Bone! any chance of pointing me to the video of the origins of toga tau? I must know why he displeases Lawrence! and give me an excuse to pick up an ethereal and paint a moustache on him. Thanks!

Jesper77
Jesper77

Realy like the game Bone and Stig! Have looked at the DA codex im thinking of starting a little DA force.

As always keep on bringing us great batreps 🙂

Mattie Dubbs
Mattie Dubbs

Bone! You are back and you definitely are showing your mastery of the game while filimg! Serious question – Now that you are honing in on your Ultra Competitive list, what do you want to see GW do with the Tau Codex that will bring them to the next level? I.E. point reductions etc.

Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes

Bonecam 3: Bone Hard with a Vengeance.

Stig is a great edition to the channel, seems like a good bloke and taking on the studio armies shows his boss potential. Question for Mr Stig on his arm tattoos, do they define his planned augmentations from Cawl?! 🙂
PS Bonecam is coming along great, and I really like the Ravenwing.

Jeremy Mitchell Vrtis
Jeremy Mitchell Vrtis

I see my comment got called out :0 Great to see this game, cant wait to see how it turns out!