Next up this week is my first game against a Super heavy in "normal" 40k. I have already played against ScreamerStar this week, so I'll now be taking the same list and facing against a Lord of War.
My opponent was eager to get a game in with his Stormlord, which I take it is a baneblade variant. Its main weapon fires 15 S6 ap3 shots. It's brutal, but manageable. He didn't want to scare away people bringing out D weapons yet. It also has a transport capacity and can hold multiple squads. so he had about 9 lascannons firing out of that thing.
He had a 4 and a 2 in his zone, both threes were in the middle, and a 1 and a 2 were in my zone. I got some marines from a combat squad to a middle 3, and held my back 2 with fire warriors. His units walking in managed to kill off all of my forward marines, but my riptide was able to keep him off his objectives with well placed blasts thinning the squads.
The second was he tried to assault my riptide with a commissar and squad to tie him up. I had the counter fire defense to overwatch on a 5+. I hit will all three Ion shots, and with both plasma shots, killing off all the guys and the commissar.
So at the end I had first blood from a heavy weapon team, Line breaker from the riptide, Slay the warlord from the commissar, +3 points from the superheavy put me at 6 points before objectives. While I was able to kill the Stormlord, I still might change some plasma to melta in my list. Overall I got a good feeling that my Tau list is very take all comers.
If you can hurt the superheavy, it becomes a huge liability as it gives bonus points. If he had used his vendettas, it would have been a completely different game, but I would like to think I could have handled it still.
Anyone else have some recent experiences trying out the new Escalation?