Primary - Tau:
Commander, CnC node, MSSS, PEN-chip, Iridium armour
Riptide, ion accelerator, fusion blaster, EWO, Velocity tracker
10 kroot, hound
10 kroot, hound
3 broadsides, 2x EWO
Skyray, twin-linked SMS
Skyray twin-linked SMS
Secondary - Iron Hands:
Chapter Master, bike, artificer armour, shield eternal, power fist
5 bikes, 2x grav-gun
Skyshield Landing pad
Game 1 vs CSM + Necrons:
Sorceror, couple of mastery levels, force axe (?)
Havocs with Lascannons
Necron Lord, 2+ armour, res orb, scythe
Cryptek, (orb?), special flamer and/or haywire staff thing (voltaic staff?)
Bastion with Comms-relay
The table we got was wintery and so no weapons would overheat... Decent for my opponent kinda meh for me with my one twin-linked riptide... Mission was Big Guns Never Tire 2 objectives and Hammer and Anvil deployment - heavy support doesn't give up any points...
My opponent hides behind the bastion, next to a comms-relay, nicely bunching up all his cultists and adjoined sorceror. Havocs with lascannons went in the bastion, a squad of two oblits in the ruins. One pair of oblits deep strike everything else is in flyers in reserve, apart from the other cultists who are just in standard reserve.
No seize occurs, and my opponents' turn 1 is pretty uneventful, with some lascannons killing one or two broadsides who don't run off. My turn and I drop pieplates on the bastion/cultists. I manage to kill off everyone including the sorceror but two cultists which nets me first blood, however even with my tank hunting I still don't do anything to the bastion. Miraculously the cultists hold and don't run away. Remaining broadside lets loose a salvo into the obliterators and causes a wound, riptide fails its nova charge reactor and takes a wound.
Chapter master moves out to charge the necrons but fails his charge. Everything else combines to markerlight and down the second heldrake. Neither of the two squads of kroot come in.
Riptide manages to jump up right into my opponent's face, only to get plasma-gunned to death by a complete fluke.
Oblits come in and explode my skyray which has most of it's missiles left. Warriors with cryptek come down to kill a couple of bikes. In return I demolish the obliterators with my remaining grav-gun. My kroot come in and coupled with some SMS kill most of the necrons who just dropped down from their flyer. My Chapter moves up to start terrorising cultists and pressuring oblits while hiding from the lascannons in the bastion.
Pathfinders get into a scrap with some of the necron warriors and somehow manage to hold out and even win a couple of rounds of combat. My tau commander receives a couple of wounds from tesla and all the accompanying bikes get gunned down.
Meanwhile on the other side of the field, the necron Lord and his minion approach, only to be confronted by some kroot.
Game ends turn 5 at the end of which I manage to grab the objective with my skyray while killing enough necron warriors to stop them from contesting.
I also contest the other objective which explodes a couple of times at the end of the game.
Win on 3-0, win on secondary 3-1, and a minimal difference in VPs gives us 16-4 in my favour, as the two necron flyers end up off the table.
Next round coming soon.