His army but there is a missing battlesuit on the photo.
That is a lot of stuff for a 1000pts game...
His faction buff gave him a better weapon range so he was firing at 42'' with Fire Warrior, Rapid at 21'' and with his character Rapid 3. Okay...
The scenario was Maelstrom but i ignored the objectives.
I deployed first.
The 3 Dreads in the middle (reminder the Chaplain is a character), Devastators + Apo' in the back, rest in Deep Strike.
Starting the game.
I move the dreads 8'', no Deep Strike, no charge.
I shoot everything on the drones with the Dreads (Wisdom of the Ancient), same with Devastators. Not a lot of losses, Drones are solid !
He move in position.
4 or 5 target markers on the first dread, Riptide shooting... 20 unsaved wounds (golly gee). Of course the Dread explode and do 6 Mortals to the other Dreads (just great).
Rest of his army shoot on the other regular dread, left with 1 Wound.
Same as before, i wipe the drones.
Deep Strike of Drop Pod with 8 Vets + Asmodai + Champion.
Next the charge and i'm doing it short : 150 (!!!) Overwatch dices latter i've lost the 8 Vets + second Dread and am left with only Asmodai in Combat.
He fall back Asmodai, vaporize him with shooting then do more wounds on the Chaplain Dread.
Doing an advance with the Champion so he could grant his Master of Maneuvre to the Chaplain Dread.
Riptide is finally rip to the taking so i'm trying 3 Kraks + Flak, doing a Mortal Wound and nothing more because he got a 3++ (lol wut).
Chaplain charge and get deleted with Overwatch (what a surprise hey).
What he has left. As for me i still have my Warlord Champion & the Devastators + Apo that wasn't shooted at all game.
Sorry but i really want to win this one
I don't mind losing a game to dice rolls!
Purge the Xenos Elijah!
You show them what a REAL empire is made of!
Well at least i tried but we're so many leagues behind it's not even funny.
Apart from the Overwatch shenaningans that obliterated me i'm really concerned about the Riptide (basically better than a Leviathan for 240pts... come on now).
Anyway this game convinced our club members that Taus are ultra cheesy.
As for me, i feel resignated to probably not playing against them again unless PA4 bring us some joy.