02-24-08 Sunday Campaign  Secure and Control: Omega
Winged Hive Tyrant - 173
-Bone Sword and Lash Whips
Hive Tyrant - 121
-TL-Devourers x 2
Warriors x 4 - 153
-Scything Talons x 3
-Lash Whips x 1
-Rending Claws x 4
Carnifex - 113
-TL-Devourers x 2
Spinegaunts x 12 - 60
Spinegaunts x 12 - 60
Spinegaunts x 10 - 50
Gargoyles x 14 - 168
Gargoyles x 12 - 144
Carnifex - 163
Carnifex - 163
Zoanthropes x 2 - 130
-Warpblast x 2
-Synapse x 2
(I dont know the exact upgrades or the exact points but here's what he used)
Crisis Suits x 2
Fire Warriors x 10
Fire Warriors x 12
Fire Warriors x 12
Kroot x 20
Stealth Suits x 5???
Broadside x 2
6x4 Table 5 Loot Counters
I placed terrain a large forest in the SW a medium forest in the S and mountains in the SE
my opponent placed small ruins in the NW small ruins in the N and small forest in the NE. Terrain mostly surrounded the table with the exception of the N most forest which was large and towards the center. I didn't want to get screwed on both terrain and loot counters so I made sure 3 of the 5 counters were in the small terrain. Of course Tau gets the terrain and forces me ino the small ruins lol.
He deployed Fire Warriors in the NW N and NE sections and placed his Kroot in the large ass forest. I was kinda scared so I deployed all of my gaunts warriors and zoanthropes in a tight package in the SE.
I win the turn and decide to start rushing my gaunts in a conga line along the E most table edge, using the Forest ahead to block as much LOS as possible. My Zoanthropes dropped Warpblasts on his Kroot and dealt a few kills. Bloody Kroot and the 4+ cover save.
The Tau began moving all of his Fire Warriors to the Center Forest. My Zoanthropes deflected some Kroot Rifle round and a lost a few gaunts on my tail end to Fire Warriors who were in 30 inch range.
I got both my Sniper Fex and 1 squad of Gargoyles. My Sniper Fex tested leader ship and passed! Thank God! Both of them stomped into the ruins just south of the Kroot and took a loot counter. I was able to land a Barbed Strangler shot but the Kroot were very resistant in the woods and lost only 4 models to the combined fire. Some support from a single Zoanthrope I left in the open put the Kroot below half strength.
2/3 of my gaunts hide behind the woods while 1 squad stayed inside those ruins that they deployed in which is where a counter was. My Warriors were spaced out far enough to give all 3 squads of gaunts Synapse.
My Gargoyles came in and hid behind the SE forest. They were heading to the mountains.
The Tau failed his rolls miserably. He got his Stealth suits and Broadsides. The Boardsides took down a Warrior and a couple more gaunts who were almost entirely behind the forest by this point.
The Fire Warriors, Stealth Suits, and Kroot unleashed massive firepower on 1 of the Carnifexi hiding in the ruins. It was like 50
something shots of which only 3 successful wounds inflicted.
In turn 3 I got my Winged Tyrant,Dakka Tyrant, and Dakka Fex. My Winged Hive Tyrant flew behind my Gargoyles as both units were rounding the outskirts of the mountains. The Dakkafex deployed into the small SW forest and had no range at this time but was close to a loot counter. The Dakka Tyrant came in and shot down 4 stealth suits causing the last suit to panic and retreat.
I pushed my Sniperfexi forward onto the edge of the ruins so I could start shooting Fire Warriors who werent the forest. I missed terribly with both Stranglers and landed a couple Venom Cannon rounds.
My Flanking gaunts positioned themselves into the forest so that they could score a counter and lash out if they needed to.
The Tau got a Commander, 2 Crisis Suits, and a Hammer Head. The Commander Deep Striked a little to close to my Hive Tyrant and dropped plasma and missles on it for some wounds. The Hammer Head had enough fire power in it to finish off the Hive Tyrant in just 1 shooting phase.
The Crisis Suits dropped plasma and missle on my non wounded carnifex but didn't land anything due to the excellent 4+ cover saves.
My Zoanthrope that was contesting the Kroot was shot down by the Broadsides who got a high movement roll and scooted right into firing range.
On my 4th turn I got my last Gargoyle squad and deep striked it into the forest area closest to my gaunt swarm. It was a scary deep strike because I was about an inche away from the table edge and I definately would've lost some models.
A small swarm of gaunts rushed forward and bogged down his commander.
My Dakkafex moved out of the small forest and still had no range on anything
My Sniperfex missed alot of shots but glanced the Hammer Head and destroyed the rail gun and disabled its shooting for a turn
I took a chance and to get my Hive Tyrant into close combat and flew it through the Dangerous Mountains. It lived and it was a stupid risk because I was like and inch and a half away from close combat with some Fire Warriors. My Gargoyles fleeted around the bend and assualted which is what I needed. To get some nids into close combat safely.
The Fire Warriors lost combat and I massacred. I didn't have enough distance to get into combat with the next squad so I took a retreat backwards and lost a couple Gargoyles to dangerous terrain tests.
The Tau rolled a frikin 1 on his last Hammer Head and he just said WTF man. Oh well...
The Broadsides dropped missles on my other Zoanthrope who had been creeping along the bend to shoot the Tau flank. Some Fire Warriors stepped forward and helped mop it off the map. The Crisis suits ranged my Dakkafex and nailed it twice.
At this point I was excited because I had the Tau flanked from both sides and was still unloading bio-weapon death onto them from the frontside. The Dakkafex shot down a Crisis Suit while my Sniperfex continue to shoot at the Hammerhead. I scored a few hits 2 glancing which left the Hammerhead unable to move or shoot for a turn.
My Gargoyles and Winged Hive Tyrant flew into close combat with the Fire Warrior Honor Gaurd who was inside the forest with some Kroot and a Crisis Suit. The Honorgaurd took down 4 Gargoyles and my Bone Sword kicked in and the attack backs were equally deadly to the Tau. At the end of my combat phase I had 2 Gargoyles and my Hive Tyrant.
My remaining Gargoyles got into shooting range of the Fire Warriors and took a last ditch effort to reduce them to half strength before those Broadsides shoot into the swarm.
The Tau had very few options. The final hammer head came in and immidiately flew to the forest that the main swarm was hiding behind to contest it for an objectibe. It struck my Dakkafex with that had 2 wounds left and rolled a 1. At this point the Tau felt no hope.
The Broadsides and Fire Warriors had enough range on my Gargoyles to shoot down nearly all of them.
My Hive Tyrant killed his Ethereal in the assualt phase and forced the Crisis suit to fall back.
This started to get extreme because I had him crushed and was getting another phase to up my score. I shot the closest Hammerhead first and destroyed it finally. The second Sniperfex missed all of its shots against the Hammerhead contesting my swarm. A Brood of Spinegaunts hurled Spines from the woods to soften up the Fire Warriors closest to my surviving Gargoyles. The Gargoyles also shot and then assualted. I felt so bad for the Tau, its like they really suck balls in close comabt. Another Massacre result.
The Winged Hive Tyrant assualted the Broadsides and destroyed a pod and a Broadside.
My gaunts also fished off his Commander this turn.
The Hammerhead brought the Dakkafex down to a wound which made it lose the objective that it was close to.
I checked for morale on my Sniperfex with 5 wounds left out of the ruins and got it within 6 inches of the objective that my Dakka lost.
On his last turn he used the Hammer Head to try and reduce the Sniperfex with 3 wounds down enough to keep it from scoring but it made its save. Those Sniperfexi were my MVPS by far. They soaked up some much firepower in those ruins and got back all of thier points in the shooting phase.
A long game that involved alot of posturing for position. I lucked out that the Tau got the Hammer Head on Turn 3 and then 5 or I may not have won by so much. Great match but my opponent was sore with me because he feels that Tyranids against Tau are an auto win :shrugs:
I claimed like 1890 points and he took roughly 450 or so. Another Victorious Slaughter. I found out Armondo lost his game so that placed me in the lead position by 4 points and only 3 games left of the season.