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Offline Markconz

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Eldar vs Tau game report
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:11:10 AM »
BFG XR game in link, using a couple of proxy fleets.
Any ideas on tackling vast numbers of Tau Ordnance appreciated too! :)
Thanks!

http://hordesofthings.blogspot.com/2017/10/bfg-1500-craftworld-eldar-vs-tau.html

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Re: Eldar vs Tau game report
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 11:50:06 AM »
A very nice game report!

Also the scratchbuilt Tau look very good.

One thing I keep in my Chaos fleet from time to time is a small squad of the most inexpensive junk available (I think I get three escorts for 75 points or something) just to smash into a torpedo salvo that I know I wont get rid of in time. Saved a grand cruiser one time!
I know it is a fair bit more expensive for Craftworld Eldar, but isn't there also an Escort that specialises in anti-ordonance?
Never saw them used, just some ideas off the top of my head.

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Re: Eldar vs Tau game report
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 08:35:14 PM »
Cheers Chios!

Yes I see the Shadowhunters have some speciality... though not sure that would be enough in this instance given they also cost 45 points each.
A Shadowhunter class destroyer’s direct fire weapons will hit enemy ordnance on a roll of 4+
rather than 6+.

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Re: Eldar vs Tau game report
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 10:13:35 AM »
Aye! Needs more escorts. :) 1 Wraithship for four Hunters would already be good enough.

Yes, you need to be decisive against the Explorers. If you had crippled two the Eldar would get more fun. :)

The Void Dragon should have been more into it. It has devastating weaponry. And the sun-effect movement needs pre-planning. And, yes, the more you play it gets better. As you wrote a 50cm movement + 30cm weaponry means a 80cm striking range.
Perhaps the inititial lock-on run should've been a tactical placement move.

But learning is fun!

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Re: Eldar vs Tau game report
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 09:53:16 PM »
Cheers horizon, yes good points, and might have to give the SH a try :)

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Re: Eldar vs Tau game report
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Re: Eldar vs Tau game report
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 08:20:12 AM »
Another great game.  And report.  Thanks.

Have thought of a few more wrinkles to try and cope
with a dispersed Tau Fleet.  To say nothing of the, shall
we say, feverish work of the Colonial Tau Earth Caste.

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Re: Eldar vs Tau game report
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 09:50:07 PM »
Fourth report, another escalating engagement, plus some impressive new ship construction!
http://hordesofthings.blogspot.com/2017/12/bfg-1500-craftworld-eldar-vs-tau.html

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Re: Eldar vs Tau game report
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2017, 07:48:14 PM »
On game 3:
The Tau may have won on vp but the moral winner are the Eldar as they claimed that part of space. ;)