Category: Al’gel Campaign

Greenclaw launches assault on Tau (Part 1)

The breakout from the initial invasion beachhead was an exhilarating time for every fire warrior in the Al’gel invasion force. It seemed, for a time, as if the ork threat finally was broken, and that victory was inevitable. Yet, such optimism was ill-founded. One of the sad truths of […]

Greenclaw launches assault on Tau (Part 2)

With electrical storms disrupting Tau communications, the full ferocity of Greenclaw’s attack was not initially appreciated by High Command. But, if the words could not be understood through the heavy static that filled the airwaves, there was no mistaking the panicked tone of those broadcasting calls for help. […]

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Skirmish on Al’gel II

ADMIRAL DINOLA: What follows is a translation of an intercepted Tau transmission. It appears to be private correspondence between a junior Tau officer and a family member on one of the Tau Sept worlds. It offers an interesting description of a skirmish between the Tau and the orks […]

Tau break out on Al’gel II

For more than half a year, the Tau expeditionary force was stymied  in its efforts to break out of its initial landing zone on Al’gel II. Eventually, at great cost, Tau forces managed to double the perimeter of their occupied territory, but no one believed the war was […]

Tau invasion of Al’gel II meets fierce opposition

Despite the overwhelming victory achieved in orbit against the be’gel, the ground invasion of Al’gel II proved problematic. The initial landing met unexpectedly fierce resistance, and while a beachhead was successfully established, our fire warriors failed to reach their first-day objectives.  This was to have a devastating impact […]

Tau crush ork fleet in Al’gel System

The Tau naval attack against the Be’gel (ork) fleet above Al’gel II was fought with tactical brilliance. It was a promising beginning to what would ultimately prove a horrific and sorrowful chapter in Tau military history.—”The Complete History of the Al’gel Campaign” by Aun’el Mor’kan Tal’is’ta, ethereal caste, Dal’yth […]