**NEW CODEX** T’au Empire vs White Scars | Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report

Avatar The Beard January 29, 202283  68 83 Likes

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The new T’au Empire Codex has arrived, but can Shas’o Chef command these updated forces to victory over Captain James/Moose/Bard?!

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00:00 Intro
02:33 White Scars Army List
05:24 T’au Empire Army List
10:08 Mission – Tide of Conviction
11:30 Game Intro
13:00 Game
1:58:19 The excitement of T’au knows no bounds

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The Army Lists are:

T’au Empire

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Sept Choice: Bork’an Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in Crisis Battlesuit: Warlord – Precision of the Hunter, Relic – Onager gauntlet, Prototype System – Thermoneutronic Projector, 2x Plasma rifle, Shield generator

Cadre Fireblade: Through Unity, Devastation – Promising Pupil, Emergency Dispensation – Puretide engram neurochip

Ethereal: Emergency Dispensation – The Humble Stave, Honour blade

+ Troops +

10x Breacher Team
Fire Warrior Shas’ui: Pulse blaster, Pulse pistol
9x Fire Warrior: Pulse blaster, Pulse pistol

10x Breacher Team
Fire Warrior Shas’ui: Pulse blaster, Pulse pistol
9x Fire Warrior: Pulse blaster, Pulse pistol

10x Strike Team
Fire Warrior Shas’ui: Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle
9x Fire Warrior: Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle

10x Strike Team
Fire Warrior Shas’ui: Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle
9x Fire Warrior: Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle

+ Elites +

Riptide Battlesuit: 2x Smart missile system, Ion Accelerator, Early Warning Override, Target Lock, Velocity Tracker

3x Stealth Battlesuits: Homing beacon

5x Crisis Battlesuits
Crisis Shas’vre: Cyclic ion blaster, Missile pod, Plasma rifle, Early Warning Override
4x Crisis Shas’ui: Cyclic ion blaster, Missile pod, Plasma rifle, Target Lock
6x Marker Drone

Ghostkeel Battlesuit: 2x Burst cannon, Fusion collider, 2x Stealth Drone, Flare Launcher

+ Fast Attack +

10x Pathfinder Team
Pathfinder Shas’ui
6x Pathfinder
3x Pathfinder: Rail rifle

+ Heavy Support +

Hammerhead Gunship: 2x Smart missile system, Railgun

+ Dedicated Transport +

Devilfish: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

Devilfish: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

Devilfish: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

++ Total:  2,000 pts ++

White Scars

++ Battalion Detachment  ++

Chapter Tactics: White Scars

+ HQ +

Primaris Chaplain on Bike: Warlord – Rites of War, Tempered by Wisdom – Master Rider, Relic – Benediction of Fury, Master of Sanctity, Litanies – Mantra of Strength, Canticle of Hate, Litany of Hate

Primaris Lieutenant: Relics of the Chapter – Plume of the Plainsrunner, Neo-volkite Pistol, Master-crafted Power Sword and Storm Shield

+ Troops +

5x Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Sergeant: Auto Bolt Rifle
4x Intercessor: Bolt pistol, Auto Bolt Rifle

5x Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Sergeant: Auto Bolt Rifle
4x Intercessor: Bolt pistol, Auto Bolt Rifle

5x Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Sergeant: Auto Bolt Rifle
4x Intercessor: Bolt pistol, Auto Bolt Rifle

+ Elites +

Bladeguard Ancient: Chapter Ancient, Hero of the Chapter – Steadfast Example

5x Bladeguard Veteran Squad
Bladeguard Veteran Sergeant: Heavy Bolt Pistol
4x Bladeguard Veteran: Heavy Bolt Pistol, Master-crafted power sword, Storm Shield

+ Fast Attack +

3x Outrider Squad
Outrider Sergeant
2x Outrider: Astartes Chainsword, Heavy Bolt Pistol, Twin Bolt Rifle

3x Outrider Squad
Outrider Sergeant
2x Outrider: Astartes Chainsword, Heavy Bolt Pistol, Twin Bolt Rifle

3x Outrider Squad
Outrider Sergeant
2x Outrider: Astartes Chainsword, Heavy Bolt Pistol, Twin Bolt Rifle

+ Heavy Support +

3x Eradicator Squad: Melta Rifle
Eradicator Sergeant
2x Eradicator: Melta Rife, Bolt pistol

3x Eradicator Squad: Melta Rifle
Eradicator Sergeant
2x Eradicator: Melta Rife, Bolt pistol

++ Patrol Detachment ++

+ HQ +

Primaris Librarian: Chief Librarian, Powers – Blasting Gale, Lightning Call, Ride the Winds

+ Troops +

5x Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Sergeant: Bolt Rifle
4x Intercessor: 4x Bolt pistol, Bolt Rifle

+ Fast Attack +

Invader ATV Squad
2x Invader ATV: Multi-melta
1x Invader ATV: Onslaught Gatling Cannon

++ Total, 2000 pts ++



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Dave
Dave
7 months ago

The taste of salt in the comments is outrageous. Space Marines are in a weird place and most of the primaris stuff, whilst cool, is a bit meh. Combat marines (that took little combat options) failed to get into combat and got out shot by a shooty army, is pretty expected, not indicative of an OP codex. As for the salt about Tau being good in melee, please, Chef rolled very high to hit (still hitting on 5s) on a couple of occasions, and James rolling poorly for his saves, does not make Tau good in combat. Please don’t take… Read more »

Joshua Mcewen
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Joshua Mcewen
7 months ago

My son got into Warhammer with the tau. He is super excited for the new codex. Looks like it has some big teeth ( like they all do when they come out) . Great energy on this exposition game.

My vote for the nickname is the bard

Andreas Schwarz
Andreas Schwarz
7 months ago

James, the Khagan won’t be proud on this one – at least you smiled when you (got) killed.
Vote for the “Moose” !

Austen Kent
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Austen Kent
7 months ago

And someone at GW thought this was an acceptable release of a codex. I swear, they are completely out of touch with their rules team…if they even have a team.

Teaweasel
Teaweasel
7 months ago

To be honest I’m not much a fan of having the dice rolls at the bottom, makes it incredibly difficult to see on mobile.

SonofDorn55
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SonofDorn55
7 months ago

NVM

Last edited 7 months ago by SonofDorn55
SonofDorn55
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SonofDorn55
7 months ago

Well, its official, I still hate Tau. Have hated them since they came out. GW is up to same old crap. Tau have no business being any form of scary in combat. Not back and forth when most of your army is alive and the other army is gone. The crew is fun to watch as always but time will definitely tell that the Tau are too killy….. I hate to say it but I have to agree with others in this thread, this Codex is no good for the game. I mean roll a 2+ to get a 5… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by SonofDorn55
Dillan
Dillan
7 months ago

Nice to see some melee back-and-forth. Long awaited to be sure.

Johan Røikjer
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Johan Røikjer
7 months ago

Great report – I’m really scared Tau are over the top though…

Just another reason to keep my death guard, necrons, blood angels, black legion and chaos knights on the shelf… at least the latter two still has hope with upcoming codices… maybe knights needs an invuln save that is actually an INVULN save that cannot be ignored?

Brett Pettitt
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Brett Pettitt
7 months ago

It’s taken me awhile to get to watch this. Where as I agree Tau are devastating in firepower, I don’t feel like they are unbeatable. As with any new codex release it’s taking the time to figure out how to beat them – and don’t forget the Aeldari and Tyranids are coming.

JDR_thats_me
JDR_thats_me
7 months ago

Goal: have as much fun playing as James does. What a legend.

Hellzapoppin
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Hellzapoppin
7 months ago

I do like”The Bard”, HOWEVER, when he said “Danger Moose” it became the obvious choice in my mind.

Also; I loved the epic level troll from Chef not re-rolling the railgun and his obvious delight in said trolling 😀

Raymond
Raymond
7 months ago

Love seeing Chef play Tau, battle reports are always way better when you can tell people are playing an army they love.

Last edited 7 months ago by Raymond
James Bowles
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James Bowles
7 months ago

Lawrence will you be going for any ITC stuff in the 2022 season?

Bjornen
Bjornen
7 months ago

Ah The Bard…. Can’t wait to hear him sing “Burn Spider Burn” as he plays the channel’s arch villain

Enhanced Ignorance
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Enhanced Ignorance
7 months ago

Also James spent way too much time on getting the BGV involved. This list would’ve been better as any other chapter since he played them so cagey. Ggs though

TrenchFever
TrenchFever
7 months ago

put on your togas and be good to your mother, it’s time for tau!

NurgleBlort
NurgleBlort
7 months ago

Devilfish does the handbrake turn:
Fish of Furious: Taukyo Drift.

Azaiel
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Azaiel
7 months ago

I´ll have to preface this by saying that I have never played with or against Tau. This was probably the most unintended hilarious battlereport I´ve seen on TT. Basically it was almost 2 hours of Chef saying Tau-words and techno babel, rolling dies and James removing Space marines while being happy. Chef: “I’m going to use plasma flares and since I am playing Montka that have markerlights on my Crisis Hammerfish my ion blasters hit on 2+ with AP-4. And since your Space marines are within 18″, my Montka flare lights with experimental frequency plasma ion fusions does damage 3… Read more »

Owl The Molfar
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Owl The Molfar
7 months ago

Thank you for the vatyle report.
No, no, no Mr. Chef. I think d6 damage on Ta’u vehicles is correct: think of it Imperium still use petroleum engines while Ta’u – miniature plasma. But does it really matters how safe your tech is then it got wrecked by gun fire?

Also I wotefor the “Bard”, so I hope Mr. James will 0lay as the bard someday in the D&D campaign.

Roman Santa Croce
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Roman Santa Croce
7 months ago

I love the pure joy between you all, makes me smile every time. Can’t wait for the next report! Great game all around!

Sean Mitchell
Sean Mitchell
7 months ago

I like the bard too

Rus’el
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Rus’el
7 months ago

Loved watching this game! I pretty much smiled throughout! Great to see an aggressive T’au with some lethality. 🔥🔥🔥

Jack Sayers
Jack Sayers
7 months ago

It’s about time that tau can actually be played as they should be Mouse games tell are in combat by turn two and we used to have to go home now it’s different is more balanced

Cassteel
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Cassteel
7 months ago

What if we called James “The Jester” for a nickname? He is incredibly entertaining 🙂

Stuart Hay
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Stuart Hay
7 months ago

@11:17: interesting Secondary objective choices! 😛 Those Ultramarines and Genestealer Cults look suspiciously like Tau and Obsidian Scars…
I’m now imagining that that battle is happening in the Underhive while Scars and Tau fight on the surface.

Stefano
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Stefano
7 months ago

Am I excited about this release? No, I am not. T’au needed a revamp, the players that waited so long DESERVED a good release, and I was rooting for them to get it. Still, you will never convince me that all that amount of multiwound, high AP weapons is balanced and good for the game. It’s another step in this idiotic raise in the lethality, and all the factions that rely on elite, multiwounds, power armored units have another factions against which they are sorely disadvantaged. Yeah, yeah.. Tau have only a phase in which they do damage etc. Drukhari… Read more »

Kal Spriggs
Kal Spriggs
7 months ago

I still vote Buddy the Space Elf for James

Cassteel
Lodge Member
Cassteel
7 months ago

we should see a Tau vs Tau battle to decide who the main Tau player will be going forward 🙂

Cassteel
Lodge Member
Cassteel
7 months ago

While I love Moose and it came up during a previous game, I think the Bard is a great nickname for him!

Enhanced Ignorance
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Enhanced Ignorance
7 months ago

Happy for Tau players but this book is overtuned. It’s bad for the game.

Tenshura
Tenshura
7 months ago

“I wanna try the new stuff!”
*Every single T’au HQ immediately dies*

Daniel Sandsjö
Daniel Sandsjö
7 months ago

Great report! Love the changes to the Tau!
I give a vote for Moose! 😉

Aarron Wilson
Aarron Wilson
7 months ago

Definitely the Bard! Great video, was wonderful to see the pure excitement for the game keep up the great work

Andrew Carter
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Andrew Carter
7 months ago

Man, those Crisis Suits really cleaned up.

The Hammerhead was amazing!

Benoit Cappez
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Benoit Cappez
7 months ago

Always cool to see a new codex arises… so much fun and cool stuff for the Tau now. Great game with great players. More fun coming in I’m sure!

StealthKnightSteg
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StealthKnightSteg
7 months ago

Besides some silly stuff which was fun an actual good showing of the T’au. As T’au have been seriously hampered in the objective game before I am really looking forward to see if the Sa’cea stuff can really help in that being a bit more survivable and getting easier obsec numbers going.
Also a vote for James “The Moose”

ReflexiveResponse
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ReflexiveResponse
7 months ago

This was a really fun game! Looks so much more fun to play (and play against). I am already thinking of a melee commander with bodyguards for clearing the remnants of units off of objectives.

That and Disgruntled Devilfish, the new fish of fury.

Trickster12
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Trickster12
7 months ago

Chef at the end: “It was a back and forth game.”
But really, was it? 🙂
It seems Tau is Tau again.

Jethro Barker
Jethro Barker
7 months ago

I’m not sure what to make of this rolling out of Chaplain style abilities, especially since they can be buffed to go off on a 2+. How does this compare to psychic powers?
T’au can give a unit a 5++ on a 2+, admittedly at a 6″ range, which cannot be stopped.
A Farseer can do the same, though at a longer range, which requires a 7+ on 2d6 which can also be denied by an opposing psyker.
Not saying the sky is falling in for psyker armies or anything but it’s quite a change in the game.

Matthew Wall
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Matthew Wall
7 months ago

I love how James was looking more excited than chef for the tau shooting

Erwin Mermans
Erwin Mermans
7 months ago

One vote for “the Bard” as nickname, please

Ben H
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Ben H
7 months ago

Great battle report. Broadsides got me back into 40K a few years ago (the rail rifle was too Northstar to pass up), but I’ve not played my tau collection due to pandemic and their old book being unfun.

Really like the look of the changes, especially to markerlights which seem less of a tax now. Also seems like internal balance is pretty good, which is something I think GW has been getting right with a lot of the more recent books – plenty of build flexibility, plenty of options, and difficult to make a genuinely bad army.

Smythe
Lodge Member
Smythe
7 months ago

2mins in.
‘Where we’re going we don’t need eyes’

TheGeekary
TheGeekary
7 months ago

2m15s in- spat my brew out

Scorn for the weak
Lodge Member
Scorn for the weak
7 months ago

Heads up guys, I think a bug or spider is on the camera lense at about 2:15

💪🕷

Vi Archer
Vi Archer
7 months ago

The “patient blow”.
This is a family show, people!

Wael Riad
Lodge Member
Wael Riad
7 months ago

Thank you all 😊 I can’t wait to watch my Tau kick ass I am so happy

OK
Lodge Member
OK
7 months ago

Yessssss. Keen to see how the fish boys do.

Jonathan Haynes
Lodge Member
Jonathan Haynes
7 months ago

Huh. I expected James to command the Tau.