Tag: Dar Sai Campaign

Malati falls to Tau attack (Part 1)

“The city is on fire! A wall of flame has swept through the marketplace, killing hundreds of citizens. Guardsmen are shooting women and children who are trying to force their way onto ships at the docks. And the xenos … they’re in the city and … and … they’re eating […]

Malati falls to Tau attack (Part 2)

“There were thousands of them! And their weapons … the firepower that was hitting our lines was beyond anything I’ve every seen before. We didn’t stand a chance.”—Transcript, interview with Troop Nadi Boramus, post-battle analysis by military intelligence officers. 06:00-08:00 – IMPERIAL TURN TWO Although the rising sun improved […]

Malati falls to Tau Attack (Part 3)

“Enemy troops have penetrated the Imperial line and are turning the flank. All units are ordered to fall back into the city.”–Orders issued at 04:00 by Capt. Delmara Stryker (later summarily executed by the regimental commissar for his failure to hold the city of Malati). 12:00-2:00 – IMPERIAL TURN […]

Inquisition strikes at Mora (Part 3)

MIXED SUCCESS TURN SIX: The death of the Tau Emissary was unfortunate, but there was still one member of the Water Caste—an assistant to the Tau agitator—who needed to be seized. Having crushed the Kroot battle line, the Knights of Altair raced across the field, but the Tau had […]

Inquisition strikes at Mora (Part 2)

MAYOR CIERZA CAPTURED TURN THREE: It took little effort to mop up the human traitors. My stormtroopers quickly eliminated the remainder of Cierza’s militiamen, while Cierza put up only token resistance—the traitor was dazed but largely unharmed as he stumbled out of the ruins of his transport. The main […]

Inquisition strikes at Mora (Part I)

NEWS REPORT—Imperial authorities announced that the mayor of Mora was arrested—and executed—yesterday for treason after allegedly negotiating with xeno representatives to surrender his community rather than face a possible military attack. Mora, a small plantation to the east of the beleagured city of Malati, is not strategically significant, authorities say. But […]

First Battle of Malati (Part 2)

LATE AFTERNOON By late afternoon, the tortured attack by 2nd Armored Co. through the wooded underbrush had run out of steam. Many vehicles were bogged down, and without infantry cover, Tau Fire Warriors were taking their toll using anti-vehicle weaponry. Despite the daunting challenges, 2nd Armored Co. was […]

First Battle of Malati (Part 1)

Magnifying the image displayed on his helmet visor, Shas’O Kes’Ath studied the Gue’la defensive line ahead of him. The enemy’s primitive armored vehicles belched black, acridic smoke, making their deployment obvious. His troops had the technological advantage, Kes’Ath thought, but the numbers of Gue’la soldiers concerned him. With […]

Dar Sai: Tau march on Malati

The Tau advance on Malati was a 40-day military campaign that occurred in the early stages of the Tau invasion of Dar Sai in 735.M41. The compaign, fought in the western half of the moon’s largest continent, Kadavu, was notable for  four small military engagements between the advancing […]