T’au Empire vs Deathwatch | Warhammer 40,000 Crusade Report

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With Coldblade and his remnant forces retreating from the onslaught of the Deathwatch attack, Gorm Oddmundson calls for the killing blow to be delivered – nothing less than the total destruction of the T’au forces will suffice…

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The Army Lists are: 

T’au of Ba’lith

++ Patrol Detachment ++

Sept Tenet: T’au

+ HQ +

Cadre Fireblade – “At’sumo”
Warlord Trait: Through Unity, Devastation
Stealth Shas’ui w/ Burst Cannon: Burst cannon
Battle Traits: Heroic Constitution

Commander in XV86 Coldstar – “Coldblade”
Warlord Trait: Exemplar of the Mont’ka
Relics: Vectored Manoeuvring Thrusters, Master-Crafted Armour
Battle Traits: Resilient, Tactical Experience
Wargear: 4x Fusion Blasters

+ Troops +

10x Strike Team – “Ga’la” (Sparrowhawk)
Battle Traits: Fleet of Foot
Battle Scars: Battle Weary
Wargear: 10x Pulse Rifles

10x Strike Team – “Jida” (Spear)
Wargear: 10x Pulse Rifles

+ Elites +

3x XV8 Crisis Bodyguards – “Himonya”
Battle Traits: Veteran Warriors, Grizzled
3x Crisis Bodyguard: 2x Missile Pod, Advanced Targeting System
2x MV4 Shield Drone

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit – “Av’arga” (Avenger)
Wargear: Fusion Collider, 2x Flamers, Shield Generator, Target Lock
2x MV5 Stealth Drone

+ Fast Attack +

5x Pathfinder Team- “Es’va” (Who-See-Far)
Battle Traits: Fleet of Foot
Wargear: 5x Pulse Carbines, 5x Markerlights

5x Pathfinder Team- “Es’va’oh” (Foresight)
Battle Scars: Disgraced
Wargear: 5x Pulse Carbines, 5x Markerlights

+ Dedicated Transport +

TY7 Devilfish- “Slicing Bird”
Battle Scars: Engine Fault
Wargear: Burst Cannon, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

Strike Force Galatine

++ Patrol Detachment ++

+ HQ +

Captain in Terminator Armour – “Gorm Oddmundson”
Warlord Trait: Paragon of their Chapter
Relics: Adamantine Mantle
Battle Traits: Executioner Emiritus
Battle Scars: Blind in One Eye
Wargear: Thunder Hammer, Storm Shield

Captain – “Erasmus Cain”
Warlord Trait: Vigilance Incarnate
Relics: Banebolts of Eryxia, Artisan Bionics
Battle Scars: Lost Leg
Wargear: Relic Blade, Storm Bolter, Jump Pack

+ Troops +

Proteus Kill Team – “Kill Team Khopesh”
Watch Sergeant: Power Sword, Deathwatch Boltgun
Blackshield: 2x Power Swords
Deathwatch Terminator: Power Fist, Storm Bolter, Cyclone Missile Launcher
Deathwatch Terminator: Power Fist, Storm Bolter,
4x Deathwatch Veteran: Power Sword, Deathwatch Boltgun

Proteus Kill Team – “Kill Team Gladius”
Watch Sergeant: Power Sword, Deathwatch Boltgun
Deathwatch Terminator: Power Fist, Storm Bolter, Cyclone Missile Launcher
Deathwatch Terminator: Power Fist, Storm Bolter,
2x Deathwatch Veteran: Infernus Heavy Bolter
2x Deathwatch Veteran: Deathwatch Boltgun, Storm Shield

+ Elites +

Redemptor Dreadnought – “Brother Grendel”
Battle Scars: Angered Machine Spirit, Vox Comms Destroyed
Wargear: Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, 2x Storm Bolters, Icarus Rocket Pod



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Corruption
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Corruption
11 days ago

B-Bone – Pathfinders are a Fast Attack choice so Beard should not have been getting all of the re-roll 1s for his mission tactics!

Crash_Test
Crash_Test
15 days ago

Maybe the Tyranid God’s can arrive, forcing the Tau and the Deathwatch to put aside their differences and work together to face the greater threat? Could be a cool story arc? 😁

Dusty
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Dusty
22 days ago

Just think about all the 1’s beard had to roll for all those battle scars lol.

Last edited 22 days ago by Dusty
PunchieCWG
PunchieCWG
25 days ago

Awesome! Out of all your great content, I enjoy this crusade series the most. More please! 😄

Jim Bothen
Jim Bothen
26 days ago

Man, if I had to only watch one of your formats for the rest of time, it’d be these Crusade Reports. Amazing stuff, gents. Keep ’em coming!

Jezza LoreAddict
Jezza LoreAddict
1 month ago

Awesome game!!!! And excellent to see the team coming out to see the epic ending in person. As always, amazing work all.

Neil Newman
Neil Newman
1 month ago

That was close. Good job Beard.

Joseph Hughes
Joseph Hughes
1 month ago

That was possibly the best episode I’ve ever seen from you guys! Gorm! Gorm! Gorm!

Andy Sampsonmunday
Andy Sampsonmunday
1 month ago

Welly welly Wellington. Beard making a clutch roll. Was Spider secretly rolling for you with some sort of polymorphine witchery? Awesome viewing guys and a extra treat seeing you all for that final faceoff, even unchaining Rob. Top work gentlemen.

Anthony Samuel
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Anthony Samuel
1 month ago

I don’t seem to be able to download this episode but I can all others??

Martin Kirby
Martin Kirby
1 month ago

Absolutely amazing battle and arc! Loved seeing everyone in the same room together too, gave me all the warm fuzzies. Can’t wait for more Crusade stuff!

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

Loved it. What an ending !

Nicholas
Nicholas
1 month ago

Loved the entire crusade so far, hands down my favorite I’ve watched on any channel!

James Possber
James Possber
1 month ago

Very epic. Thanks for the battle report

Noah Lemmon
Noah Lemmon
1 month ago

Love these crusade reports, this one was an absolute barn burner!

Brian Rae
Brian Rae
1 month ago

Been loving these Crusade reports. Want MOAR!

TahitiJones
TahitiJones
1 month ago

Look I know the setup is going for Hive Fleet Myrmidon right now, but wouldn’t it be amazingly fun to have Nigel and the old Orks in a crusade? That being said, WHAT A GAME!!!!

Pritchard
Pritchard
1 month ago

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Ian Hayman
Ian Hayman
1 month ago

Amazing game, crusade is my fav way to play 40k

Petezaboy
Petezaboy
1 month ago

Truly a very cinematic battle, with the Tau staging a desperate and hard fought defense against the unrelenting Deathwatch forces. It was anyone’s game till the very last dice rolls. Great job team!

SpruesBrews
SpruesBrews
1 month ago

Epic ending! Great to see the gang altogether!

Story
Story
1 month ago

Crusades may be one of the best things to come out in 9th, and this one has been amazing to follow. Always love the Beard/Bone dynamic.

Paul Cross
Paul Cross
1 month ago

That ending was EPIC!!! 😳

Warp Wasp
Warp Wasp
1 month ago

That was truly epic crusade worthy. So does this conclude the Draconia Saga or just a crazy middle chapter?

Overdrivexzx
Overdrivexzx
1 month ago

The crusade was awesome, some of your best content, and what an epic finish!

Terry Thorley
Terry Thorley
1 month ago

omg .. was edge of my seat for the final fight ! .. so epic! ..
looking forward to the next report in this Thriller!.
if you guys ever stop making these Crusades, life will be a lie!!.

Marco Gomes
Marco Gomes
1 month ago

Just epic. I almost always want Bone to win but not against the mighty Deathwatch! Well done guys.

Klas Hammarström
Klas Hammarström
1 month ago

There are games of 40K and then there is this, absolutely stunning! Perfect ending of this part of saga! GOOORM!!!!

Stefano
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Stefano
1 month ago

So awesome to see you all in the same room! I never imagined that something so NORMAL would give me such a feeling. Testament of these strange times, I guess… I am now looking forward to meet my bandmates even more. I wonder if I still remember how to play guitar.
Thank you for the game!

Last edited 1 month ago by Stefano
Robin Cashmore
Robin Cashmore
1 month ago

What an EPIC battle!! Right down to the wire. Everything shall be settled with glorious combat. SUFFER NOT THE ALIEN TO LIVE!!

Joseph Thomas
Joseph Thomas
1 month ago

That was one of the best reports I think I’ve ever watched, this crusade has been epic so far and the ending of that episode was absolutely perfect

Marc Griggs
Marc Griggs
1 month ago

When they started previewing Crusade, one of my first thoughts was how awesome it would be with you guys and boy was I right! What a game, so much fun.

Please keep it going! They’ve all been great, but I also like the element of Beard using his own personal force, as I think it brings even more investment in the narrative. And I loved the quick run down of what upgrades had been taken before you began – more of this please!

Cracking report.

Autarch
Autarch
1 month ago

Was so great having the whole team in the studio for the last moments! It’s so rare to see you all together. Also is it me or should Beard be the lost member of Flight of the Conchords.

Bryan
Member
Bryan
1 month ago

These Crusade games have been really enjoyable, and this one had an epic ending!

Mark Orosz
Mark Orosz
1 month ago

This is definitely a favourite for me out of all the series you guys have done. Great fight at the end!

Khi Burgess
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Khi Burgess
1 month ago

Lawrence “would you like me to role for you” that was cold real cold….hahahaha!!!

Mark Weevil
Mark Weevil
1 month ago

Bone you need to bring back At’sumo’s brother Sa’tsuma!

AquitaineUA
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AquitaineUA
1 month ago

The final combat was EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

Creative Name
Creative Name
1 month ago

One of the best

Choppa
Choppa
1 month ago

Arrrrghhh!!! That was absolutely EPIC!!!! That just played out so well!
Awesome awesome awesome!!!!!

jbouchard
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jbouchard
1 month ago

Bbone! Awesome presenting at the end of the game! Really love when you guys improvise in the moment and nail a narrative speech

Chalen Godwin
Chalen Godwin
1 month ago

Turn 4 when grendal charged and Bone over watched with the ghost keel he did not roll the damage roll and went to straight wounds.

Ian Donovan
Ian Donovan
1 month ago

Quick question: where do you guys source your crater terrain? My playgroup needs some, and I don’t see GW offering anything decent.

Samuel Hartill
Samuel Hartill
1 month ago

Loving these Crusade reports and this one had such an epic finale! Thoroughly enjoyed it! But I have to add, there seems like a bit of a lack of full 2k point Tau reports? Maybe that’s just my perception of it or are they just struggling too much in ninth edition to even field them out side of Crusade?

James Padbury
James Padbury
1 month ago

Great finish, and love that the game went right down to the wire. Well played guys, that seemed like a lot of fun was had!

CapPannic
CapPannic
1 month ago

Man it is so great to see all of you together in a room again. I cannot wait for this situation to end, so you can do stuff like this more often again. Great game also!

Kirsten Kane
Kirsten Kane
1 month ago

This genuinely may be one of my favorite battle reports you guys have ever done. That ending was epic, and seeing everyone around the table made me nostalgic for the games I used to play with friends with everyone gathered around the table in the before times.
I know it’s not the safest thing to do these days, but I hope the crew audience can make a return in future bat reps 🙂
Stay safe, and much love <3

delpjero_painting
delpjero_painting
1 month ago

This was soooo epic! Great game guys and as always very well produced!

CrabHermit
CrabHermit
1 month ago

Can’t Deathwatch dreadnought use Wisdom of the ancient > Tactical Precision? That big squad near the Redemptor could have use it, M. Beard

Jesper
Jesper
1 month ago

Holy Moly!! I’m sweating like crazy.. that ending was too much.. too much man! 😀
What a nailbiter! Awesome game.