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Default [Eldar][Winter Campaign]

January 4, 2009 Game 1

1,000 Points
Scenario: Kill Points
Deployment: Pitch Battle
Special Rules: None

John's Eldar VS. Scott's Tau

John's List:

The Avatar of Khaine
Dire Avengers x 9 Exarch w/Avenger Shuriken Catapult x 2, & Bladestorm
Wave Serpent w/ Shuriken Catapults x 2, & Spirit Stones
Guardians x 10 w/Scatter Laser & Warlock w/Embolden
Pathfinders x 6
Wraith Lord w/Bright Lance, Eldar Missle Launcher, & Flamer x 2
Wraith Lord w/Bright Lance, Eldar Missle Launcher, & Flamer x 2

Scotts List:

Tau Commander
Crisis Suit x 3
Fire Warriors x 10
Fire Warriors x 10
(Forge World Models similiar to Piranahs, I guess we will call them Mako Sharks lol???) x 2
Hammer Head
Hammer Head


I placed medium sized ruins in the NW quarter. Scott revealed a fancy box of homemade terrain. Scott chose a medium size building with 3 Fire Points and placed it on the SW Quarter. I then placed a small forest light on the NE quarter. Scott continued to place his own terrain picking 2 small baricades (none area) that made up some decent cover; he placed them in the SE quarter. I placed the last piece of terrain in the middle of the board. A nice large rock formation.

The roll of for deployment was bad for me as I rolled a 2 and Scott rolled a 5. I was suprised that Scott forced me to take the side that he placed his own homemade terrain in.


The Guardians deployed behind the small building on the SW Quarter blocking LOS. I will admit I was scared the Rail Guns would just blow the damn thing up and kill half my Guardians. I was able to get both Wraith Lords behind the building as well. I placed my Avatar out in the open to the left side of the building hoping to draw the Heavy Fire away fromt he building. I opted to place my Wave Serpent behind the building, it was concealed but to bulky to fit behind it completely.

Scott placed 1 squad of Fire Warriors in the NW ruins; the other in the NE Forest his suits and commander just behind the forest and both of his Hammer Heads out in the open. The Mako Sharks were behind the NW ruins.

After he deployed I placed my Pathfinders behind the SE barricades. I failed to steal initiative.

Turn 1:

Scott took the bait and rail gunned my Avatar failing to wound it. I admit that he did roll a 1 on a to wound roll which disappointed him greatly. I laughed inside my head. Scott's Mako Sharks Plasma'd the Avatar and also failed to wound it. His sneaky little Suit Team advance to the Rock Formation and hid. The Fire Warriors shot at both my Avatar and my Pathfinders leaving a single wound on the Avatar. Then out of no where Scott did something stupid and moved his Crisis Suits out from behind the Rocks and in to the open. I looked at him further puzzled by his strategy.

On my turn both my Wraith Lords popped out and decimated his suits killing 3 leaving his Commander left to panic. My Wave Serpent transporting Avengers flew out on to the left flank and took shots at the remaining suit. Combined fire with my Scatter Laser that was litterly peaking out from behind that wall reduced the Tau Commander to a single wound. My Pathfinders could no longer see his Suits instead sniped the Fire Warriors on the NW side of the board exactly 35 inches away. I scored 1 kill and pinned the unit. My Avatar rushed towards his Mako Sharks and stopped roughly a foot away.

Turn 2:

Scott really took a toon for the worse as he was incredibly frustrated at my shooting phase. At this point he was afraid to shoot at the Avatar with his Hammer Heads so he focused fired on a Wraith Lord who survived with 2 wounds. Scott dropped missles and plasma on the surviving Wraith Lord and failing to wound it. The NE Fire Warrior team ran to the West edge of the Forest blocking LOS from to my Pathfinders. The Mako Sharks retreated backwards and shot my Avatar dealing a second wound.

I knew I was about to lock the game because of his losses against mine. I sacraficed shooting and ran my wounded Wraith Lord behind the small building; obstructing LOS. I like to make people work for there Kill Points lol

My Avatar moved forward and shot the Mako Sharks metling one of them completely. I measured distance from the explosion to his Fire Warriors after rolling a 5 and successfully killed 1 of 2 hit by flaming wreckage. My Dire Avengers deployed behind the Wave Serpent and Bladestormed the same Fire Warriors killing 5. The Wave Serpent then dropped Shuriken Cannon rounds on the last Mako Shark sending it back to Forge World.

The other Wraith Lord failed to deal significant damage to a Hammer Head. The Guardians finished off his Commander. My Pathfnders who had no LOS to anything ran to the other end of the fence.

Turn 3:

Scott was complaining to spectators that he rolled to many 1's and that I was cheesy for brining 3 monstrous creeatures in 1,000 points. The spectators were supportive of me trying to point out some of his mistakes. Scotts mind wasn't in the game anymore he was just waiting to lose.

Scott took evasive actions with his remaining army. A Hammer Head dropped submunitions on my Dire Avengers killling 6, luckily they were Fearless. The other Hammer Head dropped a rail shot on my Wave Serpent forcing it to land but not blow up.

On my turn I swept in closer with my Avatar while my remaing small arms pummelled his fresh Fire Warriors into submission. I managed to destroy a rail gun on a hammer head with my Wraith Lord who was now to far away from his Warlock to reliably pass Wraith Sight.

Turn 4:

Scott had nothing really. Not enough fire Power to destroy anything other then the immobile Wave Serpent; he tried and failed. My Avatar crushed his 3Fire Warriors who were fleeing behind the ruins for the last turn. While my second Wraith Lord appeared to help shake and immolize the undamaged Hammer Head.

Turn 5:

Turn 5 I cleaned up. Scott kept 1 Hammer Head alive at the end of the game so it ended triumphantly for the Eldar.


We shook hands and I went along with his rolling to many 1's bid and wished him luck in his next game.

Eldar 6 Kill Points
Tau 0 Kill Points

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