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Tau Vs. Chaos Space Marines: Dice Check 40k Battle Report

By Travis Pasch | May 11th, 2022 | Categories: Battle Reports, Chaos, News / Rumors, Tau, Videos, Warhammer 40k

dice check Chaos reportIn this Dice Check 40k battle report, the new Tau takes on the denizens of Chaos, but can the old codex compete with the Xenos?

These two armies clash in an epic battle for 40k supremacy on the Dice Check YouTube Channel. Can the current version of Chaos take on the new and improved Tau? It’s hard to say, but we’ll see soon enough who can win this live battle report!

The Dice Check studio is quite the cool place for a game, so we’re excited to see who comes out on top. Let’s first look at the lists, then dive into the battle!

Tau List:

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++ Supreme Command Detachment +3CP (T’au Empire) [8 PL, 3CP, 150pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost [3CP]

Sept Choice: T’au Sept

+ Primarch | Daemon Primarch | Supreme Commander +

Commander Shadowsun [8 PL, 150pts]: 2x High-energy Fusion Blaster, Warlord

++ Battalion Detachment -3CP (T’au Empire) [101 PL, 7CP, 1,849pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost [-3CP]

Sept Choice: T’au Sept

+ HQ +

Darkstrider [3 PL, 60pts]

Ethereal [5 PL, -1CP, 85pts]: 2. Sense of Stone, 6. Exemplar of the Mont’ka, 6. Wisdom of the Guides, Hover Drone, Stratagem: Promising Pupil, The Humble Stave
. 2x Marker Drone: 2x Markerlight

Longstrike [9 PL, -1CP, 170pts]: 2x Smart Missile System, Railgun, Stratagem: Promising Pupil

+ Troops +

Breacher Team [7 PL, 117pts]
. 9x Breacher Fire Warrior: 9x Pulse Blaster, 9x Pulse Pistol
. Marker Drone
. Shield Drone
. Support Turret w/ SMS

Breacher Team [7 PL, 117pts]
. 9x Breacher Fire Warrior: 9x Pulse Blaster, 9x Pulse Pistol
. Marker Drone
. Shield Drone
. Support Turret w/ SMS

Strike Team [6 PL, 112pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas’ui: Pulse Rifle
. 9x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle: 9x Pulse Pistol, 9x Pulse Rifle
. Marker Drone
. Shield Drone
. Support Turret w/ SMS

+ Elites +

Crisis Battlesuits [21 PL, 401pts]
. Crisis Shas’ui: Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Cyclic Ion Blaster, Iridium battlesuit, Target Lock
. Crisis Shas’ui: T’au Flamer, T’au Flamer, T’au Flamer
. Crisis Shas’ui: Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Cyclic Ion Blaster, Target Lock
. Crisis Shas’ui: T’au Flamer, T’au Flamer, T’au Flamer
. Crisis Shas’ui: Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Cyclic Ion Blaster, Target Lock
. Crisis Shas’vre: Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Cyclic Ion Blaster, Iridium battlesuit, Shield Generator, Stimm Injectors
. 3x Shield Drone: 3x Shield Generator

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 129pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight, 6x Pulse Carbine, 6x Pulse Pistol
. Pathfinder Shas’ui
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 3x Pulse Pistol, 3x Rail Rifle
. 2x Shield Drone: 2x Shield Generator

Vespid Stingwings [3 PL, 60pts]
. 4x Vespid Stingwing: 4x Neutron Blaster, 4x Stingwing Claws
. Vespid Strain Leader

Vespid Stingwings [5 PL, 72pts]
. 5x Vespid Stingwing: 5x Neutron Blaster, 5x Stingwing Claws
. Vespid Strain Leader

+ Heavy Support +

Broadside Battlesuits [17 PL, 316pts]
. Broadside Shas’ui: Heavy Rail Rifle, Multi-tracker, Twin Smart Missile System
. Broadside Shas’ui: Heavy Rail Rifle, Multi-tracker, Twin Smart Missile System
. Broadside Shas’vre: Heavy Rail Rifle, Multi-tracker, Twin Smart Missile System
. Marker Drone
. 3x Shield Drone: 3x Shield Generator

+ Dedicated Transport +

Devilfish [6 PL, 105pts]: 2x Smart Missile System

Devilfish [6 PL, 105pts]: 2x Smart Missile System

++ Total: [109 PL, 10CP, 1,999pts] ++

Chaos List:

++ Spearhead Detachment -3CP (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [69 PL, 9CP, 1,315pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost [-3CP]

Legion: Iron Warriors

+ HQ +

Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour [6 PL, 100pts]: 2. Daemonsmith, Combi-bolter, Mark of Slaanesh, Power sword, Spitespitter, Warlord

+ Elites +

Decimator [9 PL, 180pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 2x Soulburner petard

Decimator [9 PL, 180pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 2x Soulburner petard

+ Heavy Support +

Obliterators [15 PL, 285pts]: Mark of Slaanesh
. 3x Obliterator: 3x Crushing fists, 3x Fleshmetal guns

Obliterators [15 PL, 285pts]: Mark of Slaanesh
. 3x Obliterator: 3x Crushing fists, 3x Fleshmetal guns

Obliterators [15 PL, 285pts]: Mark of Slaanesh
. 3x Obliterator: 3x Crushing fists, 3x Fleshmetal guns

++ Patrol Detachment -2CP (Chaos – Death Guard) [37 PL, -2CP, 680pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost [-2CP]

Plague Company: The Inexorable

+ HQ +

Malignant Plaguecaster [5 PL, 95pts]

+ Troops +

Death Guard Cultists [3 PL, 50pts]
. Death Guard Cultist Champion: Autogun
. 9x Death Guard Cultist w/ Autogun: 9x Autogun

+ Elites +

Deathshroud Terminators [9 PL, 165pts]
. Deathshroud Champion: Plaguespurt gauntlet
. 2x Deathshroud Terminator: 2x Manreaper, 2x Plaguespurt gauntlet

Tallyman [4 PL, 70pts]

+ Heavy Support +

Plagueburst Crawler [8 PL, 150pts]: 2x Plaguespitter, Rothail volley gun

Plagueburst Crawler [8 PL, 150pts]: 2x Plaguespitter, Rothail volley gun

++ Total: [106 PL, 7CP, 1,995pts] ++

Tau Vs. Chaos Space Marines: Dice Check 40k Battle Report

After seeing the lists, who do you think will win? Well, no need to wonder too long at it, just watch the video and find out. The game is action-packed and full of great details for anyone looking to play the armies involved! Or, use the timestamps below to jump to where you want in the report!

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