Warhammer 40,000 Crusade Report: T’au vs Genestealer Cult – Escape From Octavus

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Draconia is once again engulfed in war. From their subterranean lairs, the mutant strain of Gue La have spilled out onto the planet surface in a torrent of fire and blood. Twelve hours have now passed since Shas’Ui Atsumo and his men were ambushed and anarchy reigns. Despite his best efforts, Cold Blade has lost control of the capital city of Octavus. Overwhelmed by the sheer weight of numbers of his enemy and the ferocity at which they struck from the shadows, he has decided to fall back to a forward operating base in the woodland region of Nemus. The base has for now avoided the majority of the fighting and from here Cold Blade will be able to keep his supply lines open with the help of the Air Caste. But first, he will need to escape the capital.

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The Army Lists are:

T’au of the Ba’lith Sept

++ Data Incoming ++

Children of Draconia

++ Battalion Detachment -3CP (Tyranids – Genestealer Cults) ++

Cult Creed: The Rusted Claw

+ HQ +

Jackal Alphus

Primus: Bonesword

+ Troops +

Acolyte Hybrids: Cult Icon
7x Acolyte Hybrid: 7x Autopistol, 7x Blasting Charges, 7x Cultist Knife, 7x Rending Claw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Heavy Rock Saw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Heavy Rock Saw
Acolyte Leader: Autopistol, Cultist Knife

Acolyte Hybrids
2x Acolyte Hybrid: 2x Autopistol, 2x Blasting Charges, 2x Cultist Knife, 2x Rending Claw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Demolition Charge
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Demolition Charge
Acolyte Leader: Autopistol, Cultist Knife

Neophyte Hybrids
7x Neophyte Hybrid: 7x Autogun, 7x Autopistol, 7x Blasting Charges
Neophyte Hybrid (Grenade): Grenade Launcher
Neophyte Hybrid (Seismic): Seismic Cannon
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword

Neophyte Hybrids
7x Neophyte Hybrid: 7x Autogun, 7x Autopistol, 7x Blasting Charges
Neophyte Hybrid (Grenade): Grenade Launcher
Neophyte Hybrid (Seismic): Seismic Cannon
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword

+ Fast Attack +

Achilles Ridgerunners
Achilles Ridgerunner: Flare Launcher, Heavy Mining Laser, 2x Heavy Stubber

+ Heavy Support +

Goliath Rockgrinder: Cache of Demolition Charges, Clearance Incinerator, Heavy Stubber

+ Dedicated Transport +

Goliath Truck: Heavy Stubber, Twin Autocannon

Goliath Truck: Heavy Stubber, Twin Autocannon

Goliath Truck: Heavy Stubber, Twin Autocannon

++ Total: [50 PL, 940pts, 3CP] ++



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Tom Vierlinger
Tom Vierlinger
4 days ago

not even palying gsc or tau …but man I could watch this all day!
love the narrativ conversations in between ^^

BeardedDeathMachine
BeardedDeathMachine
6 days ago

Loved it! Can’t wait for the next installment.

Grizzlydorf
Grizzlydorf
6 days ago

Fantastic job gentleman! Love the narrative here. One thing I saw Chef that would have had an impact is the seismic cannon rends on wound rolls of 6+ and would have denied Tau saves at least twice. I only mention it because it would have made a difference throughout the game. I know you guys play a ton of armies and I would certainly miss more rules than you guys do.

André Orthmann
André Orthmann
6 days ago

Great work guys – very entertaining 🙂

Lucas Perdue
Lucas Perdue
8 days ago

Love the narrative stuff, keep these coming please!

Thomas Taylor Bigg
Thomas Taylor Bigg
8 days ago

I loved this report. This campaign is definitely a great model for how crusade should work. Great stuff.

Stephen Rogers
Stephen Rogers
8 days ago

Bring on the next instalment

Thomas King
Thomas King
9 days ago

Guys, gotta say these Narratives are fantastic!

Miguel Sanchez
Miguel Sanchez
9 days ago

Really nice guys! Chef good call on the last turn.

Carl
Carl
9 days ago

Another epic crusade game. Keep them coming! These are my favorite videos you guys produce.

Owl The Molfar
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Owl The Molfar
9 days ago

Thank you for the video!
I am in love with this narrative format 🙂

Last edited 9 days ago by Owl The Molfar
Andrew Davis
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Andrew Davis
10 days ago

The narrative games you guys do are so good, making decisions for narrative purposes instead of game purposes, i love it! I can’t wait to see how the rest of this plays out.

Callum Seymour
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Callum Seymour
10 days ago

At’sumo and Coldblade are the bromance I never knew that I needed in my life.
These are fantastic!

Angus Chalmers
Angus Chalmers
10 days ago

I BEG YOU, I BEG FOR CAST OF PLAYERS – I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE

Daniel Sandsjö
Daniel Sandsjö
10 days ago

Great game! Love the work you put into these missions! 🙂
Just get something off my chest that has been bothering me for some time now. They need to do something to the charge rules… They can be abused so much, as is demonstrated about 58 min in. You shouldn’t be able to pile into something that wasn’t declared as a target of the charge…. And pile in should only be allowed to be done towards the units that they are engaged with. Maybe I’m overreacting? What does the comment section think?

Sam Reed
Sam Reed
10 days ago

So good. Well done fellas – inspiring me to be a but more ambitious with my own campaigns story!

Richard
Richard
10 days ago

Does anyone have any issues on the app in iOS not letting you cast or download certain episodes?

beng9213
beng9213
11 days ago

You should just replace normal battle reports with these as these are just amazing, they have much more depth! I spent half of this willing for the tau to get payback then when you did the drive by and the screen was just static I actually felt real emotion for the character! And the plasma grenade was hilarious, Just keep the tactica series and everything else for the coaching side!

Ps I know this is probably not doable with the schedule you guys kick out and how much work must go into one of these but I can dream!

Martinb
Martinb
11 days ago

When Bone says “he’s splitting his fire” I feel my anxiety hit all new levels. Coldblade is a bad-Shas though- definitely levels of bad-shassery going on in that game. Love it.

Joseph Hawkins
Joseph Hawkins
11 days ago

Great to see the GSC in these crusade games, any chance we might see them in a bat rep?

jake diewald
jake diewald
11 days ago

I’d love to see y’all update the scars and honors at the end of the video. You’re doing such a great job of spinning the narrative, it’s really a shame we don’t get to see that part.

Studious Abandon
Studious Abandon
11 days ago

Great report as always! Loving the Crusade format and really appreciate the effort to build a narrative even in the midst of the game play by the use of the individual names of the units. I’m sure it’s difficult to keep them in mind but very much appreciated.

James Marsden
James Marsden
11 days ago

Fantastic stuff! Really makes me wish I could play right now! Can’t wait to see me of this story.

I also can’t wait for you guys to be in the position where you can pull the trigger on AoS!

Neil Newman
Neil Newman
11 days ago

Great job with the voice overs and music. It makes the narrative that much more compelling 👌. One area I think could be approved upon in the bat reps themselves is developing some sort of quick recognition system for the units (like sports players jerseys having numbers, as an example.) The reason I say this is because it’s just hard to keep track of who’s who (narratively) and I think that if you guys can figure out something that works, it’ll really take these above and beyond “bat reps” in terms of entertainment value. I think you’re definitely heading in… Read more »

James Wildman
James Wildman
11 days ago

Team – what an absolutely brilliant battle report. The thing that makes 40k the greatest table top battle game in the world isn’t the rules or the gameplay, the balance (lol) or the realism (double lol) – it’s the way that you can invest in your little men (and women) and tell brilliant stories with them. You did this here so well – you absolutely knocked it out of the park. One of the things I’ve been noticing with the crusade reports is that 50PL is actually a really fun size for a battle. It allows you to focus on… Read more »

Christopher Krueger
Christopher Krueger
12 days ago

COMBAT TAU!!!
It’s great to see a Tau player who really gets into all their fluff and lore. When Aberrants, the Abominant and actual Genestealers hit the table, it’s going to get pretty rough in the fight phase. At’sumo’s becoming a Hero, can’t wait to see what all his upgrades are.
Great job guys.

Jake Pyett
Jake Pyett
12 days ago

This is so good! seeing the story come together as the battles go on is amazing. Your acting just adds so much to it as well, awesome! 🙂 These are really helping me push through the last few weeks of term at university.

Uddhava
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Uddhava
12 days ago

Dear Lord, I shed a manly tear at the end there. This is so epic.

Steven Douglas
Steven Douglas
12 days ago

This is awesome! I am looking forward to the continuing story. Can’t wait until I can get some crusade games in.

Aparach
Aparach
12 days ago

<3 The Crusades <3 You guys are such good storytellers. The only thing is it makes me miss Cast of Players even more. Any chance we will have a comeback anytime soon?

Philippe Boulanger
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Philippe Boulanger
12 days ago

EPIC game ! Even though it wasn’t close in points, your enthousiasm made it highly entertaining. The fall of Atsumo was hard to swallow, I won’t lie. But when Cold Blade said
« I will carry you myself », I was like « YESSS !! ». Narrative is the best. Keep it up !

Justus Hölscher
Justus Hölscher
12 days ago

“Drop in a Stormsurge and let’s sort these fuckers” – Aun’o’ T’au Acaya’Va’Denta

Patrick Beron
Patrick Beron
12 days ago

So where is that living document Bone mentioned? It’d be pretty sweet to see the Crusade Rosters as they change.

OK
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OK
12 days ago

Great video.
Looking forward to seeing what happens between games with injuries, levelling up, relics etc. Maybe even as a data-slate.
Big part of the fun of Crusade.

Last edited 12 days ago by OK
DelinquentBunny
DelinquentBunny
12 days ago

Right, serious talk gents. That was awesome. Just beautiful. A true demonstration that this game can be far more than just competitive haymakers and spam lists and still be the most fun. I haven’t been this eager for another episode since Cast of Players.

Jonathan Archer
Jonathan Archer
12 days ago

This was incredible! I was literally cheering along with the action! Bone, you should have used “Sworn protectors” on your bodyguards for more Combat Tau goodness!
One more thing: Bone mentioned “the living document” which is keeping track of the battle scars, etc, where is this?

Harley Stevens
Harley Stevens
12 days ago

when is the spider going to do a crusade report I rely want to see the craftworlds for one of these.

Arazlam
Arazlam
12 days ago

Really enjoying this campaign, during 8th my friend and I had a mini campaign of my iron warriors vs his necrons, you guys have inspired me to turn it into a crusade narrative. Keep up the great work gents!

Carlos Fernández Iglesias
Carlos Fernández Iglesias
12 days ago

Hi, great show!!
Something i don’t like, maybe it’s me but the transitions in flashing white are too bright for my eyes and are unconfortable for me. Just an opinion.
Keep the good work!

Archie
Archie
12 days ago

Really enjoying this Crusade Narrative. Well done chaps 🙂

Mark Orosz
Mark Orosz
12 days ago

Really enjoying this narrative. Theres a fun relaxed energy when you guys do the narrative.

Rooting for the tau and looking forward to more.

Tobias Bosch
Tobias Bosch
12 days ago

Awesome battle!

Dominic Lennon
Dominic Lennon
12 days ago

Great series so far!

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese
12 days ago

Great work gentleman, I think using T’au sept was a bit of an error since they wreck GSC when they do the only phase they get any shine in LOL but every other choice has been spot on and is pure awesome! Thanks fellas! Love you boys!

AsherG
AsherG
12 days ago

I haven’t watched it yet…but dropping a like and a comment beforehand because I know its gonna be great!

ChrisFrosin
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ChrisFrosin
12 days ago

These are SOO bloody good haha!
Get the camera down lower when you’re telling those stories, I wanna see At’Sumo! haha
Also, you could bring back power level 9000 for those moments when Bone EMP grenades haha!
So goddamn good! More Crusade! Chef, this is crying out for Mr. Purple of the Harlequins haha (and obviously the Spider’s backstory!!!)

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Stuart Dickson
Stuart Dickson
12 days ago

EPIC!!! Amazing seeing bone and chef have such a good time, the wait has been so worth it for narrative of this quality!

Tom Oneill
Tom Oneill
12 days ago

That ending was sooooo cool.

Matt MacMurray
Matt MacMurray
12 days ago

Going in heavy on the Total Recall references! LOVE IT!

jack Benedetti
jack Benedetti
12 days ago

Please please please do post games where we can see it!