Battles raged across the sub-sector.Phase 1, Turn 1, Battle 1
Tau VS Necrons
The battle to our left was Nids vs Chaos/Chaos
The planet was Alfrost. The fight is city fight for control of the spaceport. Sub-Zero is in effect. We have the space port and a shield generator to help our defense.
Necrons are on a city wide invasion. Inside of the safety of my XV107 I spot the odd shimmers in the sky first. Fifteen orbital rounds impacted the landing pad all around my suit. Sensors and heat shielding red lined but the impacts did not penetrate my armor. Firewarriors and our Ethereal came up from below the shield to see the necron forces advance into the city, our city. I shoot some pulse clusters into the enemy command chariot with little effect, the stim injection tells me that I also took a close to lethal dose of radiation at the same time. The necron advance continued, the chariot flying towards our position.
Pathfinders across the city start beam lighting necron positions for our Firewarriors. I look from my position down at the chariot flying at our commander. Moving forward, cluster munitions blasting, stim injections injecting (another failed Nova), and at the last second I realize what I must do. I jump down and ram the chariot with all of the XV107 might. Its explosion rips around my suit. But the necron that exits seems to care little. The whispers in the system start then, targeting sensors... the suit is ripping it's self apart... And then the blade... straight through... vision going black... ---comms out---
Tau infantry and necron infantry blast each other through out the city...
Battle reports indicate that the remaining FW's and pathfinders with the guidance of the ethereal held off the rest of the necron advance. The nodal sacrifice of Shas'O Vay saved the Ethereal but cost him a trip too the med bay.
The last of the necrons behind the wall, the red arrow shows where my XV107 fell.
Thoughts: The fight between my "big guy" and the "Necron Big guy" was epic when paired with the orbital bombardments. We both just kinda died and left the whole city too Necron and Tau infantry too go at each other. Too all those that say a XV107 can not die, a Necron warlord with a war scythe and scarabs sure can get'er done. Every list across our group has something that can do it. Some more then others, but he is very kill-able with assault and tricks.Battle 2
Planet Majoris Prime - Hive world
Chaos/Tau VS Tau/Necron
City fight for the Hive Cities.
We took the city, the forces of the Tau and Necron retreated into the poorer sub-districts and engaged chaos and Nids fighting there. A perfect but unusual victory. No pictures as the fight went "odd". The enemy just fell back, and we took the city.
(The 2 city fights happened next to each other and forces could go into other parts of the city. The special rule made for a very confusing moment for the Nids and Chaos in hive city downtown. Needless to say my partner continued the hunt after their forces on their retreat out of our sector. Meanwhile chaos held their victory against the Nids and captured the south side of the city.)
Ethereal - Tank hunter, Fearless
Ke'lshan FW team - Move through cover
XV107 - PE
Next game, Tau/Demons VS Tau/Chaos on the demon world Jankata. I hate demon worlds...