Well the guys at Cancon Apocalypse in Canberra, Australia joined in the big game and had a most unique table arrangement! They also had a Tron - based Tau army!
The approach taken by the Xenos meant that there were four critical points: The starport approach, the crossroads, the defence instalment, and the fortress door. Starting with the initiative, the Tau dropped bunkers a critical points, and filled them, at the crossroads and the starports. The Tau snuck crisis suit teams into the rear of the patrolling Scout Titan, and after Ion skimmers stripped it's shield the rail guns took a toll, forcing shutdown for repairs.The Orks charged straight out of the defence lasers, heading straight for the crossroads and ultimately the fortress. The Blood Angels responded with their usual speed and efficiency. Nearly 50 terminators came in, taking the Defence Laser, and contesting the crossroads. They peppered the Stompas with Krak missiles, immobilising the first one just as it cleared the radiation bridge. Various third company units took cover and started pouring fire into the attackers, and the vehicles started roaring along desert floor and the elevated roadway from the Mountain fortress to the starport.
In response the Orks poured their infantry towards the defence laser, but the Terminators held. The Blood Angels held the mountain gate and weathered the Tau aerial bombardments. The crossroads was a fiercely contested bloodbath, where Tau, mercenary Guardsmen, Ork and Blood Angel blood mixed in a sickening paste. 3rd Company Assault elements cleared the starport approach bunkers, and Brother Endaro ranged from within his Furioso Dreadnaught tomb, smashing Tau skimmers like tinfoil toys. The Warlord brought it's sytems back online, and started pot shots at infantry and Stompas alike.
Enraged, various Stompas approached the Warlord, sweeping the crossroads into Xeno control. However, the Titan Princeps was cunning, and hid his Titan away from Stompa claws by using the massive road approaches. The Tactical squads were slowly consumed by crisis suits fire, Stompa flame and claw. But the Sanguinary Guard and Assault marines kept sweeping the bunkers of Tau infantry, and the Son's of Zo weathered the green tides at the defence Laser.
The Blood Angels were pounded and battered, but they endured, and kept their mountain fastness secure. By holding the objectives, they soon called in overwhelming forces to their mountain home, and routed the enemies who dared attack Baal.
|The empty tables - not the ones in the back!|
|Definitely an interesting layout!|
|A Tau flyer targets a Warhound!|
|The Tron Tau!|
|The Orc conga line!|