Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: T’au vs Deathwatch 2000pts

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Chris
Chris

I too hate the Inceptor flight stands Beard. I gave up trying to fix mine and just glued them onto the bases by their feet. :p

Raoul Pechler
Raoul Pechler

OK COOL

Erik Tasker
Erik Tasker

comment image the new studio T’au look fantastic! They remind me a bit of my urban camo sept, albeit much better painted!

Austin Martin
Austin Martin

Beard, your armies look amazing! I, too, love the conversion aspect of the hobby and you take it to the next level! Keep it up, your armies look so good!

Dan Pattenden
Dan Pattenden

Bone the relic air burst frag launchers is quite cool

R4zl
R4zl

I dont get the love for redemptor dreadnoughts for deathwatch. That’s a mediocre horde mowing unit for the faction that is arguably the best in the game at mowing down tough hordes. The only role the redemptor fills better than regular marines is taking down t5 and t8 dedicated transports (since the DW lacks stratagems for dedicated transport). But it would do that better as any other chapter. Sure they can deep strike but stormbolter wielding veterans are just better. If you want to play redemptors they are way better as any other chapter. Just repaint one arm and play… Read more »

Kristian
Kristian

Only at the Tau intro and I feel the urge to sound a VERY happy thumbs up for Bone’s army!
– Bor’kan
– Ghostkeels
– Missile suits
– Devilfish
– oh my !

BobbyG
BobbyG

@benjaminbonar:disqus I have never understood why you resolve your over-charged ion blaster 1 at a time on the commander, it doesn’t change anything. All the shots are resolved at the same time anyway so why bother ? It’s not like he is going to kill 1 of its arms of smtg lol

Skylar Petitt
Skylar Petitt

why do you guys swap who is rolling damage on explosions based on who’s models is taking damage? I have seen you guys do that before but I’m not sure where that is coming from. The datasheet just says “roll for each unit.” Since the beginning of 8th I have always seen it that whoever controls the vehicle rolls for every unit. Is there a FAQ or something that says a player rolls explosion damage for opposing players models?

Gato Volador
Gato Volador

Beard! Beard! Listen! Look at that game and tell me you didn´t wish you rather had the -1AP and +6″ on the intercessor gun for 1point less a pop!? You barely moved at all, so the increase of mobility was absolutely wasted. Fortis kill teams are not very cost-efficient if you start to put in all the bells and whistles. 5 Intercessors with SIA is a pretty good backline-holder and not all that expensive. For your mainline I would recommend the following unit: – 5 vets with StormBolter/StormShield (soak up high-AP) – 2 Termies with StormBolter/PowerMaul (soak-up small arms fire,… Read more »

BobbyG
BobbyG

First 2 Turn shooting of Bone : Wiff vs Saves luck lol

BigGrim
BigGrim

Man, I love your battle reports together! You get sooooo into it! 😀 Good game!

Aaron Berezowski
Aaron Berezowski

looks great guys siege always does an amazing job. can’t wait to see some fish of fury rather than fish of castle get those sms off those. Ghostkeels are great you’re just using them like they’re riptides mr. bone think of them more like Laurence runs his venoms that’s when they really shine for me. loved to see the crisis suites out you should try a big blob as farsight they’re a lot of fun with the farsight strat paired with a recon drone than you can drop them right in the middle of peoples army.

Scott Burdett
Scott Burdett

Hey bones, gun drones have 4 shots a piece ( when you deep struck you only fired half their shots 🙂 ). Also with your plus 1 hit from 5 markers, your ion weapons do not over heat on rolls of 1 🙂

Craig Mackay
Craig Mackay

@Lordchaosbeard – Too bad those Vindicares were so underwhelming for you. Do you think we will see the new Shadowspear marine units becoming available for Deathwatch? I cant remember if the Primaris units became available for Deathwatch when they dropped straight away, or if there was a delay? ?

Matt Mallinson
Matt Mallinson

That game Definately feels bad for beard, the lack of high strength or even high damage weapons really stings. The mass of bolter fire doesn’t feel too bad when you have someway of giving mortal wounds, Seismic devastation for imperial fists comes to mind, but without seems too reliant on opponents rolling poorly. Look at how long those damn stealth suits survived, let alone the big stuff! XD What sort of things do you think you’d change about the list Mr beard to help against armour? Awesome bat rep as always though, always fun to watch the dream team play… Read more »

Optimisticpaint
Optimisticpaint

Big props for giving us close ups of the minis as you discuss the units, great stuff!

ZackAttack
ZackAttack

Beard I love the new tau list! (Posting pre game) I’ve been toying on a list with ghostkeel/stealth suits and your comment of how many units can rush the board/front lines turn 1,the solution I had to this was bringing stealth suits to deploy in front of my ghost keels,allowing me to also bring two shield drones to protect my ghost keel as well. Or you could also forward deploy them close enough to have kroot advance pregame ahead of them. Otherwise having the enemy not pile into your front line and instead targeting ghost keels is great in my… Read more »

Andy
Andy

Did beard forget the fragstom grenade launchers on the aggressors..?

B-Rad
B-Rad

Beard, is it an FAQ thing that didn’t let you roll for assassin strats? Cause if I understand the reading of the trait, it should just be “when you use a stratagem.” If it is an FAQ thing I’ve been playing my Deathwatch wrong ?.

Also have you thought about a vet squad full of thunderhammers. It’s 33pts a model. Helps fill that anti-tank gap. We are all just telling you how to play your army, it fine lol.

Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis

Beard has just broken statistics this game.
In other news i am really liking the look of the new Tau.

Max Cubberley

Don’t think I’ve seen anyone mention this yet but, unless I’m missing something, gun drones are 4 shots each and I think you were only rolling 2 each, Bone. They’ve each got 2 Pulse Carbines which are Assault 2 each, and can fire both.

S Min
S Min

Beard. Try out a killteam with 5 intercessors, 4 aggressors and 1 inceptor. Majority toughness 5, and ALL of the shots. Delicious for all your horde clearing needs, and double nasty if you use the plus 1 to wound strat!

WitchDoctor
WitchDoctor

I pretty much just watch these for Beard’s “And Lo”s now, everything else is just an added bonus

Mike Jello-Sky
Mike Jello-Sky

Was good. Not Purple Toga-good 🙁 Dare I say that they’re cursed. Never to win again until the purple toga leads them into battle! LOL Beard, LOVE the kit bashing! Really great to see thw hobby side of the game. Bone, Don’t tell your missus, but my wife says you’re quite handsome without the stash. LOL I dunno. I don’t like the Ghosts without fusion, and I really dislike devilfish… though, if you had charged them up the table and vomited out 30 breechers… oooo baby! I def like your idea of Bor’kan fusion ghosts with a stormsurge. get’r done!… Read more »

Gato Volador
Gato Volador

Do Tau vehicles get “for the greater good”? I have a somewhat hazy remembrance that they do not…

Quasistellar
Quasistellar

Oh beard you are just the unluckiest man ever. Besides that though, I think you need to drop that assault squad and use normal bolt rifles. The assault rules just don’t make up for loss of -1 imo. Try two intercessor squads with 4 hellblasters and 1 inceptor in each. Third troop squad try a regular vet squad with sb/ss combo + frag vet + vanguard vet + terminator. Maybe swap out 1 redemptor for a lascannon ven dread, or swap heavy onslaught for macro plasma. Not sure I’m a fan of the plasma though due to random shots. Another… Read more »

Jamie Miller
Jamie Miller

Mr Beard, it is time to put away childish things.

The sound of distant artillery fire is drumming the the syllables of your true name – the name bestowed upon you by the dark gods.

Only through the absolute annihilation of your foes with napalm rain and a hurricane of lead can you ascend to the ranks of becoming a statistically average dice roller, and finally learn those arcane letters that spell your true name, that when spoke, will make your enemies ears bleed!

Or, get those bloody iron warriors back on the channel, dammit!

Hi Im Fluffyy
Hi Im Fluffyy

I really like the look of the new studio army, I personally really prefer running my Ghostkeels with the Fusion collider/Blaster loadout, makes them extra spoopy :). Also, i actually missed out on the Pathfinder shoot one at a time FAQ, thanks!

Also, this was taken from the 1D4Chan page of Tau Tactics (Strategems) Uplinked Markerlight (1 CP): Use this stratagem after an enemy unit has been hit by a markerlight fired by a model from your army. Place d3 + 1 markerlight counters next to that unit instead of only 1

Harry Nisser
Harry Nisser

Imperium turn: 🙂
T’au turn: 😐

Kev Bates
Kev Bates

Great game, seemed a little one sided though, that DeathWatch army lacks any real anti tank high strength/high damage outside of close combat. Imagine Beard’s 3 Sicarans against that Tau list, would have rinsed them. Fire Warriors seem so efficient for their points – there a great unit and its sad to see them outperform space marines so easily.

Stefan Nilsson
Stefan Nilsson

Uplinked markerlight is D3+1 not just D3. Beautiful T´au army and awesome batrep by the way! 🙂

easywayout
easywayout

Beard, instead of running a hellblaster in your kill teams, run your inceptors with plasma. It drops an AP but goes up to s7/8 instead of s6/7 and they’re averaging double the shots.

Neil Birt
Neil Birt

I think it makes no sense that an overcharged wepaon would kill the user on a 3+ becuase of TO HIT modifiers. Should the wording be changed for overcharge rules to unmodified roles of 1 instead?

Owl the Molfar
Owl the Molfar

Thanks for report.
As someone who watch your wonderful channel for less than a year: what is than theme with “1992 (1999, 1998 etc.) was a wonderful year” phrases?

Nurgleviathan
Nurgleviathan

Imagine how scary 3 Vindicares next to Roboute Guilliman.

Marc Svensson
Marc Svensson

Beard mate, something I’ve noticed, I think this is the third game with your Deathwatch where you’ve had some really good opportunities for using heroic intervention to great effect. Remember that you can do this even if your opponent doesn’t charge at all, your Smashcaptain could’ve smashed that Devilfish open, gained extra movement and cleared the way for your Redemptors.

Eoin McCormack
Eoin McCormack

My fave marines purging xenos on my birthday, sweet!

Dillan Masellas
Dillan Masellas

Pathfinders are Fast Attack – no rerolling 1’s for troops. Burst cannons are assault weapons – and maybe ought to consider putting counters on units with standing buffs like Sense of Stone. I mess that up pretty often as well!
3rd or 4th on the rerolling on flyERS vs. Flying.
Beautiful studio army.

Benjamin Schneider
Benjamin Schneider

Oh Beard, reroll wounds rolls of 1 on the flyer role, not units with fly XD

Snarftron 9001
Snarftron 9001

Nice T’au see the new studio army.

Kholdaimon
Kholdaimon

That far-right Vindicare really sucked, who would have thought? 😉

nab
nab

Studio tau army looks ace. Good to see your resident tau player channelling “sense of Bone” properly.

Cheers

Harry Nisser
Harry Nisser

Oh babybrain beard! The vindicare always wound infantry on 2’s, should’ve held on to that command point when you shot at the fireblade 🙂

Franco Nova
Franco Nova

You don’t have to use the Markerlight remover right away Beard! You can wait up till the last hit, and then chose to use it. Don’t be hasty with it! Read the FAQ for it

Matthew Reise
Matthew Reise

Vindicares weapons would infantry on a 2+ regardless of toughness.

Sidney McGhee
Sidney McGhee

Love seeing new armies on the table! Love the Tau and all their fluff, the models look amazing!

Nicholas Redford
Nicholas Redford

Did you guys get this army from the tau player that lawrence played on the warhammer tv live stream?

Martin Przybylek
Martin Przybylek

hey Beard – how did you build your Assassins? They are looking better then the originals 😀

Milk for the Khorne Flakes
Milk for the Khorne Flakes

Did Mr Bone get the sack? Because I’m not a fan of this new Ben guy, it’s like he’s watched Bone and thought “This dude is funny, Imma steal his schtick” /s.

In all seriousness I was half expecting Beard to come out with no beard after the grooming thats been going on around the channel haha. Oh and the paint jobs on these armies are beautiful.