It was three a side, Space Marines (Iron Hands, Blood Angels, and Imperial Fists) vs the Tau and their enlightened ex-Astra Militarum allies.
I assumed the role of the human military Governor, with his allied Tau commander and some Kroot auxiliaries.
Before I arrived there was a BFG game that allowed bonuses to be gained for the actual 40k games. It appeared that the Tau got the best of the exchange, stopping the Imperial bulk troop carriers from making it planetside.
Game 1 was Planetstrike at 1750pts, vs Chris with his Blood Angels
|Lots of space for things to drop into the open|
|Ready and waiting|
The next day we had a couple of Kill Team games (no photos sorry) to try and get more bonuses for the large multiplayer game. My first game I was the attacker and managed to beat Leon's Iron Hands, then got smashed in 2 turns by Glen's Imperial Fists. Stupid failed bottle tests :)
Finally we settled down for the 6000pt a side game...
|The final battlefield|
|Glen says "we've got this"|
|The famed Tau tactic "omggetawayfromthatflank-yon"|
|Marines and Sternguard... just before the basilisk shell hit|
|Twin-linked doom (oh and some terminators)|
|With nowhere to go the Vendetta has to fly into the teeth of the Space Marine guns|
|Sacrificial Grenadier squad|
|Vendetta failing EVERY SINGLE JINK roll|
|Brave Veteran squad holding up a squad of marines for 5 close combat phases until luck ran the hell out|
|Governor K'err screaming "Imperialis Eunt Domus!"|
|Failing all his jink rolls|
|Tau desperately trying to secure his body|
|The end of the game... phew|
Thanks to Wil for hosting and all my erstwhile allies and opponents!