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

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Jaegar O'Kane
Jaegar O'Kane

Hey guys, I know with the new studio T’au you have a lot of stuff you can work with, but I’m pretty hyped to hopefully see the new Orks take on the new T’au. Also, How come B-Bone hasn’t tried Longstrike and a Hammerhead with the new stuff? I personally think bringing Longstrike, a Hammerhead, a Riptide, and a Stormsurge would make a very exciting game.

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Have you guys considered house ruling the D3 victory points to just be a flat 2? it just evens that swing a tiny bit – especially as the card draw itself is so random. Fantastic game though! Really enjoyed it.

Alan Shroue
Alan Shroue

“and Co” Very interesting people!!!

Marc-André Dumas
Marc-André Dumas

Awesome game as usual guys, love so much this t’au list, because i am a big fan of stealthsuit and ghostkeel 🙂 , hope you play a game with 3 ghostkeel someday 🙂 also got a question about a rule. Why the 2 team of firewarior could not activate in the fight phase ?(what prevent that) and is it the same thing if a model consolidate in you?

Andreas Rehn
Andreas Rehn

At 1h 7m 15s after the Heroic Intervention then Bone could in fact have hit the knight since the target limitation you were talking about only applies to units that actually charge. They didn’t charge so thus were not limited and could easily have tried hitting the knight.
Sequence should’ve been charging unit (one going for the mini knight) and then one of the Fire Warrior squads (since it’s Bone’s turn and he gets to pick first).

Icarus
Icarus

I think you missed the fact that the mission Tactical Cascade caps the maximum number of cards you can draw to 6.
However, this was a fun game and that quirk made it even funnier. 😉

Imperial Grunt
Imperial Grunt

Great battlereport as always guys. Really like the Tau and looking forward to the Fish of Fury with breachers brought out as well as that list Bone mentioned at the end of this. Also REALLY looking forward to seeing an all Scions list with an airmobile theme of Valkryies and Vultures. That would be so cool.

“We’re on an express elevator to Hell…going down!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cU1gbcTaZk&list=RDbHzov33tgfg&index=13

Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis

Great video guys, i am looking to try a Tau list with broadsides with rail guns. Do you guys have any of these that we could see? ?

Sarah Soden
Sarah Soden

Great content as always chaps

André Ferl
André Ferl

Really entertaining batrep guys! I‘m glad to see some variety in your tau list building. Three Riptides are getting dull even though it is the best option for Tau atm.

Eric Lin
Eric Lin

Skyrays/hammerheads besides longstrike do not get for the greater good, it’s only for the drones for when they detach.

Bulwyf
Bulwyf

Close game. I keep hoping Bone will one day beat out Spider in one of those games but no cigar this time around. I truly hope GW will update knights in the big faq to get rid of 3++. It just is obscene that with all of the things knights can do that they also can get a 3++ save. No model in the game with that amount of firepower and wounds should be able to do that.

CV
CV

Hey guys, been watching freeview for 8 or 9 months now, just signed up for on demand — your stuff is awesome! I use it to understand armies that I don’t get to play against much, and to understand my own better! One thing of note, on Tactical Cascade, you can only draw a max of 6 objectives per turn. So on that turn Bone drew 10 off camera, he would have only been able to draw 6. Not sure if Lawrence had any extra ones. Don’t think it would’ve changed the game at all (not sure which ones came… Read more »

Jonathan Philo
Jonathan Philo

B-BONES could you please try out Kroot. Would love to see the veriation on Tau.

Brian Ellis
Brian Ellis

You guys are getting pretty damn good at making sure the game is at a balanced, above average level without digging into the bag of dirty tricks. I get a special kind of pleasure from watching Bone play the studio Tau, working with tools he hasn’t really brought out to play with on the channel. Not that I’ve seen anyway. Normally you wouldn’t see Tau doing split deployment like that but I think you really made it work. Also the storm surge is really T7?! That giant walking gun-Castle being only T7 is quite frankly baffling. Still, it’s decent anyway.… Read more »

Craig Mackay
Craig Mackay

Lawrence – Are you planning on running some Vigilus detachments with your Imperium? I think you may have eluded to it in the intro, Tempestus Drop Force would be nice to see, or even a Emperors Conclave detachment, with Crusaders in a Valkyrie. Just something different, showcase some new rules, mix it up a bit 🙂

Luke T Sanders
Luke T Sanders

I think you should experiment with Vior’la. I think Devil fish and breachers can do really well in these kinds of games.

GhostValley
GhostValley

“It’s a working relationship, mate” ????

Paul Kidd
Paul Kidd

Hey – non-Tau player here. Only a little way through the battle-report but in Turn 1 shooting against the Knight how are the Fire warriors hitting on 3+? I’ve had a look through the Codex and nothing I can find buffs their rolls to hit by +1. Very interested to find out how Bone got this buff (again non-tau player so I may have missed something). – EDIT – IGNORE ME – It’s Marklights – wow that Codex has a lot of extra bits and wargear. I don’t know how you keep it all in your head Bone.

Matthew Manall
Matthew Manall

Where exactly does it say that a super heavy detachment with 1 big and 2 little gives 3CP?

Samuel Aster
Samuel Aster

how can someone heroic intervene when there is no charge nearby? just curious thought you couldnt do that with the knight like Lawrence did at 1:05:00.?

James John Stewart
James John Stewart

Hey guys thanks again for the great bat rep! This was truly a nail biter.

Todd Thompson
Todd Thompson

Great batrep! Can’t wait to see the drop force finished. Just finished 1500 point drop force list myself. Just using valkyries instead of vultures/vendettas that you guys want to use! Keep up the awesome work!

Scott Burdett
Scott Burdett

Lawrence, you wouldn’t be getting exploding 6’s when you target negative modifiers 🙂

Ryan Guy
Ryan Guy

Bone: “I’ve been trying to be calmer during my games…”

Also Bone: “THERE IS NO JUSTICE!!!”

Excellent game, fellas. Just started subscribing and love the content 🙂

Jamie
Jamie

Someone help me out I might have missed something. Spider had 19 CP when they did the summarising at the end of T4 then scored 4 in his turn 5 and so should have been on 23 not 25. Did I miss a defend objective card or something?

Viktor
Viktor

Hey Bone, why don’t you run just one Riptide in addition to your Stealth Cadre, 1 Riptide is not as cheesy but gives you the most bang for your buck with 1 CP per turn for 3++ and 18 shots all the time? So already good protection can be augmented to yet another level with already present shield drones and heavy burst cannon fits Borkan quite well.

Travis Akers
Travis Akers

Definitely looking forward to seeing pure scions list. Rad batrap fellas ! =D

Jamie
Jamie

Bone on turn 1 when you spent the cp on the Bork’an strat you could have used it to retool the 1 on the cluster rocket shot numbers. Overall great batrep guys really enjoyable.

Joseph Tannehill
Joseph Tannehill

I’m not sure how the mortal wound stratagem employed at 58:52 reads but the space marine armour of contempt and custodes inbuilt ability, both read during the psychic phase. i’d imagine the knights one works the same way, but i don’t own the book so i cannot verify.

Jacob Jackson
Jacob Jackson

Mr. Bone – One minor thing to note is that drones on Tau vehicles are considered to be embarked per the Attached Drone rules: “When this model is set up, any accompanying Gun Drones are attached, and are treated as being embarked.” Unless I’ve missed an FAQ somewhere, then RAW this means the drones can attempt to disembark when the vehicle is destroyed. Probably wouldn’t have mattered much in this game but it can be really useful, especially with Devilfish. Also, props to you for trying out some Sky Rays! I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen them on a… Read more »

KEVIN SANTOS
KEVIN SANTOS

Adeptus custodes… That is all .

Luciano Sgarbi

This looks like an interesting way of playing Tau, Mr. Bone. Would you take a mobile build like this to LVO or is it still castles all the way for competitive?

Sam Shand
Sam Shand

I hope they nerf rotate ion shields in the FAQ to max 4++. 3++ on a model with that many wounds is ridiculous.

Or just stop soup lists where only pure knight armies can get a 3++

CreativeName

I have 100 ish militarum tempestus with taurox primes, valks, vultures, and vendettas so this will def be my favorite army on the channel when you build it up

Paniczone
Paniczone

Do i spy correctly some Farsight Enclaves on that there shelf over yonder? 😮

Greg Dorly
Greg Dorly

That was a fun report to watch. Lawrence, you need a bigger beard to use that comment i am afraid, hence why you took nothing.

Justin Abramowicz
Justin Abramowicz

Silly Maelstrom. Great report as always. I know you guys don’t like certain house rules but friends and I like to play d3 maelstrom cards as flat 2 points and d6 maelstrom cards as flat 3 points. Obviously bad draws are still a thing but it takes some of the randomness out.

Palpatine’s Cowl
Palpatine’s Cowl

On the super heavy detachment, I wonder what you think about getting 3CP for this Knights detachment. The codex says that you have to have “…any combination of at least three QUESTORIS CLASS and/or DOMINUS CLASS units.” Like you, I took one Knight (a Crusader) and two Helverins to a local RTT a few weeks ago. Someone pointed out that, RAW, this is a combination of only one QUESTORIS CLASS Knight and two Armiger class Knights. Therefore, it isn’t a combination of three big Knights as per RAW and therefore you don’t get any CP for this formulation. I was… Read more »

Luke
Luke

Use my wave serpents to charge IG the same way.

Fun to see the Stormsurge!

Jamie Miller
Jamie Miller

If you do a Tactica with the Scions, please run at least 2x Valkyries!

2×10 Scions dropping out, consolidating, using the drop force stratagem, 4 melta/plasma in each, Prime with the relic that allows a second order on a squad, first rank/second rank, then on a 4+ elimination protocols… 8 meltas (or plasmas) hitting on 2s, rerolling wounds… Its a beautiful thing!

Carsten Rasmussen
Carsten Rasmussen

SO MANY 2’s 😮

Vincent Goede

Little bit of a debate on this one but I think you can actually fire the drones at other targets then the closest one when they are attached, the guns become “are considered” part of the model and the Skyray in this case does not have that restriction

Carsten Rasmussen
Carsten Rasmussen

Looking forward to seeing this battle. However already a question, when are the humans going to get a complete army of their own? Always the OP and silly knights 🙁 I wanna see some tanks and artillery. Let the humans fight and show what they can do without the huge robots please 😉

Martin
Martin

Love the rapid fire battle reps, always love seeing a new video come up 😀

Close, and great, game!

felix crab
felix crab

really liking these games with some stronger armies 🙂

Jamie
Jamie

Just a small point to note the cyclic ion raker for the ghostkeel is straight six shots not d6. Only a minor thing but it makes it so much more reliable than a d3 gun and the extra six inch range is significant too as with Bork’an it makes the CIR 30″ range

Austin Martin
Austin Martin

Try out the Laurels of Command! A bit of a different relic but stacking 2 orders on a unit could be really fun!
Great looking armies and line-up, can’t wait to dig in!

Simon
Simon

Love around 8 minutes…where bone says tau broke Slades powerfist.
Lawrence goes into full petulant mode.
Bone quickly says “No no…thats how you saw we where coming. So you come out on top”
*silence*
Lawrence smiles. Were are back.

Byron Livingstone
Byron Livingstone

One and done, sounds like me lol