Friday, September 25, 2009
Orks Vs. Tau: Way of Saim put to the test
The young Fio'la scanned his digital screen for updates. His eyes squinted as he noticed something unusual. "How strange, numerous energy signatures in the Gor'An sector. Primitive combustion engines all moving at high velocity." He said to his friend and fellow Fio, across from the various digital monitors and glowing keypads. The blue glow on his face only highlighted the curious expression on his face.
"Speak up, Fio" commanded the bold Shas'Ui on deck. "What is your concern?"
"Sir, multiple energy patterns all across this sector, dangerously close to our settlements on the coast of Gor'An."
The tall and bulky Shas'Ui thundered over to the Fio's screen. "Get me a visual" From miles high in the sky, the Tau Manta patrols the newly claimed planet, Vaun; it's scanning systems, sophisticated beyond human comprehension, can locate a grain of sand on the planets surface or provide a complete diagnostic of mineral deposits deep within it surface. However on this day, the system would only locate enemies.
As the image appeared on screen, the team leader stood upright, his face grew cold, his eyes widened. Belching monstrosities, brutal war-machines and their crazed operators...the constant violence, the barbarism...
"They're too close to the settlements for bombardment. Alert the Aun, establish a channel with Shas'El Shatter Hands' Cadre on the ground.
The Orks are back..."
Ahem, sorry for inflicting my poor fictional writing on you guys but I've got to go one step farther and share with you my first...drumroll please...my first edited video.
Before the Vid, a little explanation. This past Thursday I headed over to a game with my friend who brought his Nobz bikerz, Dual Battlewagon ork list. His army is strong and tough. Ork Nob Bikers with feel no pain and his battlewagon get a cover save from a Big Mek's force field. I certainly have trouble gunning it down.
I brought my usual list as posted in my previous battle report. This time however, I had gotten a better idea of how to play it, after Fritz's great post in response to my army list. The feedback there was invaluable to shifting my thinking about how to play objective games.
In this game, I knew the orks would be trashing my army from turn 1. So I reserve 3 devilfish, the piranhas and one battlesuits squad for Fritz tactics. My hammerheads, broadsides, other battlesuit squad all get annihilated by turn 3. What's important is that, my key mobile units, the Devilfish and Piranhas, survive to claim and contest objectives for the win. See the vid on how I've fed my opponent units to give my precious fish the time and space to claim objectives. I even completely abandon the objective in my deployment zone. Now this wasn't a perfect win, I still have much to learn.
The pictures were taken with an iphone and have some captions which make it less than perfect. As I said, I've much to learn.