Imperial Fist vs. Tau
Annihilation/Dawn of War
(Pre-Dawn) Mission Time: 0:00-
In the dark Captain Lysander as well as Brother Librarian Aries contemplates the battle ground, recent capture of shield generator allowed them to set up a large refractor field over a recently fortified building. This gave the imperial fists the advantage defense yet due to territorial gains they had to spread out their forces. This however did not change the demeanors of the Battle-Brothers. They were grinning over the enemy they were to fight; they had fought this Tau Commander previously, and won decisively on multiple occasions. They deployed a Tactical squad in the fortified building as well as another team farther up in the fortified ruins for better shots. The Tau commander had deployed a squad of Xeno Fire Warriors in a tall building opposite the fortified ruins. As well as some Kroot savages deployed up in a forest on the far side of the field, they would stay there the entire game guarding the flank from nothing.
(Pre-Dawn) Mission Time: 1:00-
In the Darkness before Dawn the entire Tau Force had moved into the Battle Area. A Large Quantity of Crisis suits and Fire Warriors moved into the area across from the fortified area. A Hammerhead Gunboat moved onto the far side as well as An enemy Devilfish. The commander moved on near the building with the fire warriors in the middle as well as the Xeno scouts in a transport. The Imperial fists brought in their Land Raider Crusader with Lysander and an attachment of Terminator brothers next to the fortified building. A rhino with the brother Librarian and a detachment of battle brothers took point. Brother Tiberius and his bike squad boosted ahead of the main force as a vanguard to the 7th Companies efforts. Venerated Brother Dreadnought Furies brought in his blessed heavy weapons and stationed himself behind the fortified ruins as well as Brother Hiro’s sniper team moved into the ruins. No shots were fired in the darkness of the pre-dawn fog. A razorback transport came in on the opposite side of the field behind a rock formation as well.
(Dawn) Mission Time: 2:00-
The sun rose behind the Tau gun line as the commander ordered all fire to be concentrated on the biker shock unit. Many shots were fired on top the hill in the middle of the battlefield pouring into Brother Sgt. Tiberius’ position until his squad finally fell to the Tau. It took the entire Tau Armies concentrated fire to take them down and they died honorably for their brothers. Their brothers took action by having the Rhino create a smoke screen for the vehicles to advance. As they moved fast forward, the brothers inside the fortified ruins took fire yet the sun blocked vision of the Tau making their shots imprecise.
(Early Morning) Mission Time: 3:00-
The Tau Commander took action by disembarking his pathfinders then ordering shots into the smokescreen, a lucky Rail gun shot found the fuel deposit in the rhino blowing it into the Immatterium . The Librarian and battle brothers inside were saved and took hold in the crater of their once rhino. In this dire time of need the lost brothers of the Damned Legion came from out of the fog of battle right into the Tau gun line. They poured purifying flame and holy bolter fire as well as cleansing plasma into a xeno crisis team purifying them from the battlefield. The held down Imperial fist line let out a yell o triumph. They Land Raider with Brother-Captain Lysander and his contingent of the 1st company steamed forward.
(Mid Morning) Mission Time: 4:00-
The arrival of the Lost Legion was short lived as in a moment of fear the Tau commander ordered concentrated fire upon the Legion; he had faced this foe before and nearly fell to them. One by one the lost brothers fell to concentrated Pulse and plasma fire till the very last Legionnaire disappeared iback into the mist of battle. In this moment the Tau Commander let loose his railguns into the L:and Raider getting a penetrated hit and blowing it up. Lysander and his men moved into a covered position before the hill that the Xeno commander had taken position behind. In a moment of panic the brother librarian opened a gateway into the nether realm to beam him and his battle brothers into the midst of the Tau host. On the other side they had taken up position in a rock field in the midst of the Tau The foe. This was a costly mistake.
(Late Morning) Mission Time: 5:00-
At this point the Tau commander quickly ordered his Fire kin to open fire on the Librarian and his battle brothers. The Space Marine contingent couldn’t take the fire of the Tau force and fell an honorable death. Sensing triumph the Tau Commander ordered the rest of his force to fire into Captain Lysander and his Terminators felling two lucky shots killing the battle brother veterans. Lysander, angry over his brothers deaths, charged the a nearby fire team slaughtering them and causing the few survivors to route. In one final attempt for victory Lysander took cover in the ruins near the Tau gunline with his remaining brothers to set up a charge.
(Pre- Noon) Mission Time: 6:00-
The Tau commander took notice of the legendary warrior nearby and jumped over to a safer position ordered his men to fire on the brother captain. Shots took down a terminator and wounded Lysander. Lysander jumped from the ruins yet they impeded his progress only allowing him to reach some Broadside suits instead of the enemy commander. He vengefully took down the suits single handedly. His brothers and himself then took up a position for a suicide charge into the Tau Force!
(High Noon) Mission Time: 7:00-
This, however was in vain as the Tau overwhelmed the 1st companies finest and felled the Brother Captain. The tau then took position to overwhelm the remaining battle brothers back in the fortified ruins. Brother Sergeant Andust looked out over the battlefield around him were the smoking hulks of Space Marine Vehicles as well as dead battle brothers. He went back to his command and let out the order for tactical retreat. Later as Brother Corbin would testify in debriefing the Brother Sergeant ordered that for the brother captains transmitter to be located and for him to be teleported back to the apothecaries behind the lines for they might be able to heal his injuries. He also stated that the brother Sergeant stated that revenge would be taken against this xeno scum. He stated, “TheX eno had won this battle, yet for the honor of the chapter and for the Emperor of Mankind he would not let this result hinder the Chapter and revenge would be his!
Final score Tau 12- Imperial Fists 5