Thanks! The game went well. I played with a young man I hadn't met before, which is always interesting. He played a Space Marine (Iron Hands)/Tau army.
Amusing highlights include:
* His Librarian's Vortex of Doom (12" S10 AP1 Blast) scattering right on top of the drop pod and tactical squad he just brought in, exploding the pod and killing half the marines
* Him trying to deep strike a unit of shooty terminators, a terminator librarian, and the Tau commander. He scattered onto terrain and mishapped twice in a row.
* Tigurius chilling with some marines, passing out buffs and debuffs like a champ, until his unit got shot up by the very late terminators, failed morale, and ran right off the board.
* His terminators/commander shrugging off 20+ wounds, with just a few drones going down
By the end I had wiped out most of his army. He had most of his late deep striking terminator/tau commander unit left, plus a few fire warriors. My Tigurius and combat squad were gone, plus a few individual marines and hull points scatter around, but I still had most of my army.
Final score was 11 to 5 VPs (3 objectives, first blood, linebreaker vs 1 objective, linebreaker, slay the warlord), with the my Ultramarines taking the day.