While Romulus Decima has been fightingNecrons, Farov Payne, the Lamenter Scout, has been getting acquainted with his own breed of xenos. He's been fighting Tau: raids and recon. Now the Tau are pulling out, and he's been assigned to intercept a small force that is on it's way to a neglected landing platform. They are appear to be carrying some valuable cargo: technology? intel? There's only one way to find out!
The Tau have to travel from the top right to the bottom left corner. (I had to grab some club terrain, which doesn't completely blend in with the game mat. Sorry, purists!)
The nefarious scout sets an explosive charge next to a plot point!
Tau and scouts end up on opposite sides of the rock. Who's going to stick their head out first?
The Tau close in on their exit point.
But some exceptional scout shooting means only the Tau leader is left!
He proceeds to singlehandedly take the scouts apart, leaving bodies everywhere and wandering off the table with the major plot point! Another hard day for the heroes.