5150 Star Army BatRep

So tonight I ran an experiment using the 5150 solo rules with my 40K miniatures.  I think that with some tweaks this could be a lot of fun…..

For the Scenario, I decided to put both side’s investment at a 3.  (Investment tells us how important the mission is to either side, you have to pass a roll of 3 or less to bring in reinforcements and reveal enemy forces)

To start with we have my marine patrol.  Ie, one tactical squad with a razorback in support.  The squad was divided into two combat squads (each with a special weapon)  Giving them some heavy support was one of the Chapter’s razorbacks.  For rep they were set at 4/5.  Both teams rolled and got a 4 rep and the Razorback had a 5.

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Their opposition would be drawn from the following…

IMG_27426 member Tau pathfinder Cadre with a rail gun in support and/or and XV-9 Battlesuit.  However, I treated the battlesuit like a dreadnought and gave it two Str 8 and AP 1 shots from the fusion cascade.  When rolling for what reinforcements would appear, 1-2 was the squad, 3-4 was the suit, and 5-6 would get both.

 

 

Turn 1 – the Tau didn’t roll enough to move any of their IMG_2754PEF (Possible Enemy Forces) so it was a Space Marine advance.  Turn two saw the Marines go first and they advanced into contact with the first PEF.  Since this was First Contact with the Tau, I rolled to see how good their Intel was.  Unfortunately for the Marines I rolled poorly and they had bad intel.  The result of this roll was to double the number of PEFs on the table (so 3 went to 6)

No worries though right… it’s just Tau and the Space Marines are really tough to take down.  And with each team having a special weapon and the twin linked support of the razorback I wasn’t too worried.

 

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First contact was a full squad of Pathfinders with XV-9 Support.  I decided that when the PEF was revealed to have both types, I would treat them as separate units for the rest of the game.

The Marines unloaded on them with massed bolter fire and dropped 3 Tau right off the bat.  However, they passed their reaction test and were able to return fire.  They only managed to hurt 1 Marine and the Marines passed their reaction test with no issues.

 

 

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Then the Razorback rolled forward to put fire into the Tau XV-9.   They hit and scored an Immobilized result.  The Marine squad on the right advanced to the window to put fire onto the Tau Pathfinders.  I used the 5150 rule that said 2 models could fire through a door or window and the both failed to cause any casualties on the Tau

 

 

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Here’s where things started to turn bad for the Emperor’s Chosen.  The immobile XV-9 wrecked the Razorback.

 

 

 

 

 

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Another PEF made contact with the Marines and was revealed to be an XV-9 suit.  It opened fire and took out the Marine support weapon.  Without a support weapon and out of charge distance, the Marines fell back.

 

 

 

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Another squad and 2 reinforced squads are revealed as more PEF’s are revealed and pass reinforcement checks.

 

 

 

 

 

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They make short work of the Marine Patrol.

 

 

 

 

 

At this point, the Tau have the day and the remaining 3 Marines fall back through some cover to live to and fight another day.

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