Combat Patrol Games

Tonight I was able to play two 500 point Combat Patrol games, one against Ryan and the other against JJ.  The first game I was played Eldar against Ryan’s Space Marines.

Eldar:
2 squads of 3 Jetbikes with 1 Shuriken Cannon, 1 Warlock on Jetbike with Embolden
2 squads of 2 War Walkers with Scatter Lasers

Space Marines:
3 Land Speeders with Multi-melta and Flamers
2 Heavy Bolter Razorbacks with 5 Marines

The first turn I was able to wreck one Razorback and immobilize a Speeder with Scatter Laser fire, and it basically went downhill for Ryan from there.  He was able to take out one squad of Walkers and a squad of Jetbikes, but the other squads caused problems for Ryan all game.  At the end of the game all of the speeders and Razorbacks were wrecked and the remaining squad of bikes was tied up in combat with the Marines.

The second game was against JJ’s Space Wolves and I was playing Tau.

Tau:
4 Pathfinders
Devilfish with Disruption Pods
6 Fire Warriors
6 Stealth Suits
2 Crisis Suits with Plasma Rifles and Missile Pods

Space Wolves:
3 Thunderwolves
10 Grey Hunters in Rhino
6 Long Fangs with 5 Missile Launchers

This game did not go well for the Tau.  I was able to take out the Thunderwolves with the Crisis Suits after feeding them some Gun Drones and the Fire Warriors.  The Stealth Suits failed to do anything more than shake the Rhino and then died to Grey Hunters.  And the Crisis Suits died to missile fire.

Overall it was a fun night.  I learned quite a bit about how to work with a very limited point level.

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1 Response to “Combat Patrol Games”


  1. 1 Sholto June 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I’ll be playing my Tau in some Combat Patrol tonight, although at 400pts, not 500. I find there just isn’t enough shooting at that points level to make the leverage of Pathfinders worth while, so I tend to go with more Crisis Suits.

    I did well with 6 Stealth Suits a while back, playing them with 10 gun drones and two marker drones – when they didn’t kill what they shot at, they managed to pin it. A nasty unit at 400 pts.


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