Competitive Innovations in 10th: Pariah Parade pt.1

It’s a mostly new world! Though a few stragglers are still fighting last year’s war in Leviathan, most of the metagame has moved on to the Pariah Nexus and activated all the exciting rules updates and balance changes that GW have published alongside the new mission pack. Lists have been shaken up, new challengers have appeared, and rumours of some factions/units death’s might have been exaggerated. Also, there’s masses of events again as players unleash all their pent-up excitement.

Today, I’ll be looking at:

  • The Glasshammer GT – Birmingham
  • Battle for the Capital GT 2024
  • 30.Sachsengeballer GT Edition
  • Tolaris Cup
  • Built Forge Tough GT
  • 2nd Annual Dragon Egg WAAAAAGH!!!!!

Tomorrow I’ll be back with:

  • Salzburg Major 40K – Alpine Cup
  • Dumfries Gamers 40K Charity GT
  • Toys of Mass Destruction – Hertfordshire Summer GT
  • Field of Flames GT by Tavern of Souls
  • Pergőtűz LCOTSV IV Combined Arms PRO
  • The Portal Summer GT

On Friday Lowest of Men will take over and cover:

  • WarGamesCon 14 Warhammer 40K Championship
  • Battle Ready Wargaming’s Southern Showdown
  • Rage Grand Tournament
  • Bouvr’On Games by Les Dés’Luminatis
  • Silicon Valley Grand Tournament
  • PKH x BAC Warhammer 40k GT 2024
  • Fläsket är Svagt III – GT

The Glasshammer GT – Birmingham

164-player, 7-round Supermajor in England, GB on June 29 2024. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

The Showdown

Terraform – Hammer and Anvil – Fog of War

Darren Chapman – Drukhari (Realspace Raiders)
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Kabal of the Final Breath. (1995 points)

Drukhari
Strike Force (2000 points)
Realspace Raiders

CHARACTERS

Archon (100 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Blast pistol
1x Huskblade
• Enhancement: The Art of Pain

Beastmaster (105 points)
• 1x Beastmaster
• 1x Agoniser
1x Splinter pods
• 1x Clawed Fiend
• 1x Clawed Fiend fists
• 2x Khymerae
• 2x Khymerae talons
• 3x Razorwing Flock
• 3x Razorwing feathers

Lelith Hesperax (85 points)
• 1x Lelith’s blades

BATTLELINE

Kabalite Warriors (110 points)
• 1x Sybarite
• 1x Phantasm grenade launcher
1x Splinter rifle
1x Sybarite weapon
• 9x Kabalite Warrior
• 1x Blaster
9x Close combat weapon
1x Dark lance
1x Shredder
1x Splinter cannon
5x Splinter rifle

Kabalite Warriors (110 points)
• 1x Sybarite
• 1x Phantasm grenade launcher
1x Splinter rifle
1x Sybarite weapon
• 9x Kabalite Warrior
• 1x Blaster
9x Close combat weapon
1x Dark lance
1x Shredder
1x Splinter cannon
5x Splinter rifle

Wyches (90 points)
• 1x Hekatrix
• 1x Blast pistol
1x Hekatarii blade
1x Phantasm grenade launcher
• 9x Wych
• 9x Hekatarii blade
9x Splinter pistol

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Venom (70 points)
• 1x Bladevanes
1x Splinter cannon
1x Twin splinter rifle

OTHER DATASHEETS

Court of the Archon (85 points)
• 1x Lhamaean
• 1x Shaimeshi blade
• 1x Medusae
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Eyeburst
• 1x Sslyth
• 1x Shardcarbine
1x Splinter pistol
1x Sslyth battle-blade
• 1x Ur-ghul
• 1x Ur-ghul talons

Cronos (50 points)
• 1x Spirit syphon
1x Spirit vortex
1x Spirit-leech tentacles

Cronos (100 points)
• 2x Cronos
• 2x Spirit syphon
2x Spirit vortex
2x Spirit-leech tentacles

Mandrakes (65 points)
• 1x Nightfiend
• 1x Baleblast
1x Glimmersteel blade
• 4x Mandrake
• 4x Baleblast
4x Glimmersteel blade

Mandrakes (65 points)
• 1x Nightfiend
• 1x Baleblast
1x Glimmersteel blade
• 4x Mandrake
• 4x Baleblast
4x Glimmersteel blade

Reavers (60 points)
• 1x Arena Champion
• 1x Agoniser
1x Bladevanes
1x Cluster caltrops
1x Heat lance
1x Splinter pistol
• 2x Reaver
• 2x Bladevanes
2x Splinter pistol
2x Splinter rifle

Reavers (60 points)
• 1x Arena Champion
• 1x Agoniser
1x Bladevanes
1x Cluster caltrops
1x Heat lance
1x Splinter pistol
• 2x Reaver
• 2x Bladevanes
2x Splinter pistol
2x Splinter rifle

Scourges (120 points)
• 1x Solarite
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Shardcarbine
1x Solarite weapon
• 4x Scourge
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Drukhari haywire blaster

Scourges (120 points)
• 1x Solarite
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Shardcarbine
1x Solarite weapon
• 4x Scourge
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Dark lance

Scourges (120 points)
• 1x Solarite
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Shardcarbine
1x Solarite weapon
• 4x Scourge
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Dark lance

Talos (160 points)
• 2x Talos
• 2x Talos gauntlet
2x Twin Drukhari haywire blaster
2x Twin liquifier gun

Talos (160 points)
• 2x Talos
• 2x Talos gauntlet
2x Twin Drukhari haywire blaster
2x Twin liquifier gun

Talos (160 points)
• 2x Talos
• 2x Talos gauntlet
2x Twin Drukhari haywire blaster
2x Twin liquifier gun

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vs.

Josh Roberts – Chaos Space Marines (Renegade Raiders)
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Raiders (Glasshammer) (2000 points)

Chaos Space Marines
Strike Force (2000 points)
Renegade Raiders

CHARACTERS

Chaos Lord (90 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Daemon hammer
1x Plasma pistol

Chaos Lord (90 points)
• 1x Daemon hammer
1x Plasma pistol

Chaos Lord (105 points)
• 1x Daemon hammer
1x Plasma pistol
• Enhancement: Dread Reaver

Cypher (90 points)
• 1x Cypher’s bolt pistol
1x Cypher’s plasma pistol

BATTLELINE

Cultist Mob (50 points)
• 1x Cultist Champion
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Brutal assault weapon
• 9x Chaos Cultist
• 9x Autopistol
9x Brutal assault weapon

Legionaries (90 points)
• 1x Aspiring Champion
• 1x Chaos Icon
1x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol
• 4x Legionary
• 1x Astartes chainsword
2x Astartes chainsword
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol

Legionaries (90 points)
• 1x Aspiring Champion
• 1x Chaos Icon
1x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol
• 4x Legionary
• 1x Astartes chainsword
2x Astartes chainsword
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol

Legionaries (90 points)
• 1x Aspiring Champion
• 1x Chaos Icon
1x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol
• 4x Legionary
• 1x Astartes chainsword
2x Astartes chainsword
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Chaos Rhino (75 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-bolter
1x Combi-weapon
1x Havoc launcher

Chaos Rhino (75 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-bolter
1x Combi-weapon
1x Havoc launcher

Chaos Rhino (75 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-bolter
1x Combi-weapon
1x Havoc launcher

OTHER DATASHEETS

Chaos Vindicator (185 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-weapon
1x Demolisher cannon
1x Havoc launcher

Chaos Vindicator (185 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-weapon
1x Demolisher cannon
1x Havoc launcher

Chosen (125 points)
• 1x Chosen Champion
• 1x Boltgun
1x Chaos Icon
1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Chosen
• 3x Accursed weapon
3x Bolt pistol
1x Boltgun
2x Combi-weapon
1x Paired accursed weapons
1x Plasma pistol

Chosen (125 points)
• 1x Chosen Champion
• 1x Boltgun
1x Chaos Icon
1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Chosen
• 3x Accursed weapon
3x Bolt pistol
1x Boltgun
2x Combi-weapon
1x Paired accursed weapons
1x Plasma pistol

ALLIED UNITS

Nurglings (40 points)
• 3x Nurgling Swarm
• 3x Diseased claws and teeth

Rubric Marines (105 points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Warpflame pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
1x Soulreaper cannon
3x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (105 points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Warpflame pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
1x Soulreaper cannon
3x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (105 points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Warpflame pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
1x Soulreaper cannon
3x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (105 points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Warpflame pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
1x Soulreaper cannon
3x Warpflamer

Thoughts

Our first Showdown on the new missions, and I think it’s fair to say an unexpected pairing of lists on the top table. In the red (corsairs) corner we’ve got Josh Roberts sporting Renegade Raiders, focusing more on the combined arms and shooty elements than was the fashion pre-Dataslate, in particular the power of Rubricae in this detachment.

In the midnight blue corner, we’ve got Drukhari – Realspace Drukhari. None of your new-fangled Skysplinter here! The reason for that is pretty obvious – Darren has gone hard on Talos, and they’re one of the few units in the Drukhari book that does better in Realspace then Skysplinter, benefitting massively from access to Insensible to Pain and Strike and Fade. They’re decent all-rounders with that applied, and their durability combined with the strong and speedy Battleline presence in this build gives this list quite a few different angles to play Secret Missions with, as it can keep foes guessing far more than most.

That, unfortunately, isn’t going to help that much on this mission, as this one is a disaster for Talos compared to a more boat-based build. The Drukhari don’t have anything they can throw out to play for an early Terraform here that doesn’t get utterly butchered by a counter-push by Chosen or Rubricae, whereas the Rhinos with strong supporting Infantry give Chaos plenty of ways to play this. In addition, when the disruptive forces of the Archon and Cypher are hanging around near one-another mid-board, the Chaos army is going to be far more operational than the Drukhari, as their key stratagems are cheap and they have Chaos Lords. Add to all that the fact that all the mid-AP S4 wound-rerolling stuff that Chaos has should be able to chew through Talos when needed, and I think this is extremely uphill for Drukhari unless Chaos wildly overcommits and loses a bunch of stuff to Scourges. Given it’s Josh in charge, that was never really going to happen, and he locked in a fairly commanding victory. I do worry that Terraform might be this packs “skew” mission, similar to Priority Targets and Tide of Conviction in previous iterations – in some matchups, one side ends up just vastly better at playing for it with first turn, potentially to an unstoppable degree.

Result

Chaos Space Marines (Renegade Raiders) Victory – 19 – 1

Josh Roberts – Chaos Space Marines (Renegade Raiders) – 1st Place

Credit: Swiftblade

The List

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Raiders (Glasshammer) (2000 points)

Chaos Space Marines
Strike Force (2000 points)
Renegade Raiders

CHARACTERS

Chaos Lord (90 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Daemon hammer
1x Plasma pistol

Chaos Lord (90 points)
• 1x Daemon hammer
1x Plasma pistol

Chaos Lord (105 points)
• 1x Daemon hammer
1x Plasma pistol
• Enhancement: Dread Reaver

Cypher (90 points)
• 1x Cypher’s bolt pistol
1x Cypher’s plasma pistol

BATTLELINE

Cultist Mob (50 points)
• 1x Cultist Champion
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Brutal assault weapon
• 9x Chaos Cultist
• 9x Autopistol
9x Brutal assault weapon

Legionaries (90 points)
• 1x Aspiring Champion
• 1x Chaos Icon
1x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol
• 4x Legionary
• 1x Astartes chainsword
2x Astartes chainsword
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol

Legionaries (90 points)
• 1x Aspiring Champion
• 1x Chaos Icon
1x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol
• 4x Legionary
• 1x Astartes chainsword
2x Astartes chainsword
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol

Legionaries (90 points)
• 1x Aspiring Champion
• 1x Chaos Icon
1x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol
• 4x Legionary
• 1x Astartes chainsword
2x Astartes chainsword
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy melee weapon
1x Plasma pistol

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Chaos Rhino (75 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-bolter
1x Combi-weapon
1x Havoc launcher

Chaos Rhino (75 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-bolter
1x Combi-weapon
1x Havoc launcher

Chaos Rhino (75 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-bolter
1x Combi-weapon
1x Havoc launcher

OTHER DATASHEETS

Chaos Vindicator (185 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-weapon
1x Demolisher cannon
1x Havoc launcher

Chaos Vindicator (185 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-weapon
1x Demolisher cannon
1x Havoc launcher

Chosen (125 points)
• 1x Chosen Champion
• 1x Boltgun
1x Chaos Icon
1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Chosen
• 3x Accursed weapon
3x Bolt pistol
1x Boltgun
2x Combi-weapon
1x Paired accursed weapons
1x Plasma pistol

Chosen (125 points)
• 1x Chosen Champion
• 1x Boltgun
1x Chaos Icon
1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Chosen
• 3x Accursed weapon
3x Bolt pistol
1x Boltgun
2x Combi-weapon
1x Paired accursed weapons
1x Plasma pistol

ALLIED UNITS

Nurglings (40 points)
• 3x Nurgling Swarm
• 3x Diseased claws and teeth

Rubric Marines (105 points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Warpflame pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
1x Soulreaper cannon
3x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (105 points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Warpflame pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
1x Soulreaper cannon
3x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (105 points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Warpflame pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
1x Soulreaper cannon
3x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (105 points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Warpflame pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
1x Soulreaper cannon
3x Warpflamer

Archetype

Combined Arms Raiders

Thoughts

Never count out brawler CSM builds, it would seem. The exceptional potency of Rubricae in Renegade Raiders gives this variant of the army enough of a toolbox to take on all comers, and shouldn’t be underestimated how sticky a build with this many Marine bodies and access to Armour of Contempt can be. Good to see there’s options for Chaos players despite a somewhat brutal dataslate for them, and great work from Josh as ever.

David Leniewski – Necrons (Hypercrypt Legion) – 2nd Place (Undefeated)

C'tan Shard of the Void Dragon. Credit: Rockfish
C’tan Shard of the Void Dragon. Credit: Rockfish

The List

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Hyper Crons (2000 Points)

Necrons
Hypercrypt Legion
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

C’tan Shard of the Nightbringer (295 Points)
• 1x Gaze of death
1x Scythe of the Nightbringer

C’tan Shard of the Void Dragon (290 Points)
• 1x Canoptek tail blades
1x Spear of the Void Dragon
1x Voltaic storm

Hexmark Destroyer (70 Points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Enmitic disintegrator pistols

Hexmark Destroyer (95 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Enmitic disintegrator pistols
• Enhancements: Dimensional Overseer

Transcendent C’tan (285 Points)
• 1x Crackling tendrils
1x Seismic assault

Transcendent C’tan (285 Points)
• 1x Crackling tendrils
1x Seismic assault

OTHER DATASHEETS

Deathmarks (60 Points)
• 5x Deathmark
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Synaptic disintegrator

Deathmarks (60 Points)
• 5x Deathmark
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Synaptic disintegrator

Deathmarks (60 Points)
• 5x Deathmark
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Synaptic disintegrator

Lokhust Heavy Destroyers (50 Points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Enmitic exterminator

Lokhust Heavy Destroyers (50 Points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Gauss destructor

Tesseract Vault (400 Points)
• 1x Antimatter Meteor
1x Cosmic Fire
1x Time’s Arrow
1x Armoured bulk
4x Tesla spheres

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Archetype

C’tan Spam XL

Thoughts

With Canoptek Court taking a heavy hit in the latest Dataslate, Hypercrypt Legion has blasted its way to the fore as far as the dynasties go, generally versions of it that go extra hard on heft. Lots of lists are going with the Silent King for that, but David’s build here instead opts for lots of C’tan and the Tesseract Vault, the latter being one of the biggest winners from Pariah’s changes to maps, plus being much easier to use thanks to pivot changes. No longer do you have to skip a turn on some missions – you can always set it up, and with Hypercrypt’s mobility you can always get it where it needs to be to do horrendous things, whether that be flensing hordes with its tesla spheres, sniping out Leaders with time’s arrow or just going general nastiness with cosmic fire.

Racking it up alongside four C’tan, which most builds will struggle to lift, plus a massive number of cheap scoring units creates a build that can overwhelm the foe with brute force and also adapt to pretty much anything that’s thrown at it Secondary wise. Vault season, apparently – well done David on undefeated second place.

Daniel Whitaker – World Eaters (Berzerker Warband) – 3rd Place

Credit: Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones

The List

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Big Chainswords (2000 points)

World Eaters
Strike Force (2000 points)
Berzerker Warband

CHARACTERS

Angron (415 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Samni’arius and Spinegrinder

Lord Invocatus (140 points)
• 1x Bolt Pistol
1x Coward’s Bane
1x Juggernaut’s bladed horn

World Eaters Lord on Juggernaut (125 points)
• 1x Exalted chainblade
1x Juggernaut’s bladed horn
1x Plasma pistol
• Enhancement: Helm of Brazen Ire

BATTLELINE

Jakhals (65 points)
• 1x Jakhal Pack Leader
• 1x Autopistol
1x Jakhal chainblades
• 1x Dishonoured
• 1x Skullsmasher
• 8x Jakhal
• 8x Autopistol
1x Icon of Khorne
7x Jakhal chainblades
1x Mauler chainblade

OTHER DATASHEETS

Eightbound (140 points)
• 1x Eightbound Champion
• 1x Lacerators
• 2x Eightbound
• 2x Eightbound eviscerators

Eightbound (140 points)
• 1x Eightbound Champion
• 1x Lacerators
• 2x Eightbound
• 2x Eightbound eviscerators

Exalted Eightbound (310 points)
• 1x Exalted Eightbound Champion
• 1x Paired Eightbound chainfists
• 5x Exalted Eightbound
• 5x Eightbound chainfist
5x Eightbound eviscerator

Exalted Eightbound (310 points)
• 1x Exalted Eightbound Champion
• 1x Paired Eightbound chainfists
• 5x Exalted Eightbound
• 5x Eightbound chainfist
5x Eightbound eviscerator

World Eaters Chaos Spawn (65 points)
• 2x Chaos Spawn
• 2x Hideous mutations

World Eaters Forgefiend (145 points)
• 2x Ectoplasma cannon
1x Ectoplasma cannon
1x Forgefiend claws

World Eaters Forgefiend (145 points)
• 2x Ectoplasma cannon
1x Ectoplasma cannon
1x Forgefiend claws

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Archetype

Heavy World Eaters

Thoughts

Speaking of heavy hitters, that seems to be the mood for the World Eaters as well, eschewing the normal ration of Berzerkers in favour of massive hammer blows from two full Exalted units at their new cheaper price tag. That’ll cause palpitations up close for almost anyone except Custodes, and that’s clearly been flagged as a concern in preparation, as the presence of two Forgefiends ensures that the build can meaningfully interact with elite infantry that can trump them. Both these choices seem especially well suited to the 20-0 scoring that was in use for this event – the Eightbound dealing knockout punches can push through high-margin victories, while closing off the risk of a dead matchup helps ensure that you come away from a loss with some points salvaged. Smart choices on both fronts, well done Daniel.

Darren Chapman – Drukhari (Realspace Raiders) – 4th Place

Credit: Corrode

The List

Army List - Click to Expand


Kabal of the Final Breath. (1995 points)

Drukhari
Strike Force (2000 points)
Realspace Raiders

CHARACTERS

Archon (100 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Blast pistol
1x Huskblade
• Enhancement: The Art of Pain

Beastmaster (105 points)
• 1x Beastmaster
• 1x Agoniser
1x Splinter pods
• 1x Clawed Fiend
• 1x Clawed Fiend fists
• 2x Khymerae
• 2x Khymerae talons
• 3x Razorwing Flock
• 3x Razorwing feathers

Lelith Hesperax (85 points)
• 1x Lelith’s blades

BATTLELINE

Kabalite Warriors (110 points)
• 1x Sybarite
• 1x Phantasm grenade launcher
1x Splinter rifle
1x Sybarite weapon
• 9x Kabalite Warrior
• 1x Blaster
9x Close combat weapon
1x Dark lance
1x Shredder
1x Splinter cannon
5x Splinter rifle

Kabalite Warriors (110 points)
• 1x Sybarite
• 1x Phantasm grenade launcher
1x Splinter rifle
1x Sybarite weapon
• 9x Kabalite Warrior
• 1x Blaster
9x Close combat weapon
1x Dark lance
1x Shredder
1x Splinter cannon
5x Splinter rifle

Wyches (90 points)
• 1x Hekatrix
• 1x Blast pistol
1x Hekatarii blade
1x Phantasm grenade launcher
• 9x Wych
• 9x Hekatarii blade
9x Splinter pistol

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Venom (70 points)
• 1x Bladevanes
1x Splinter cannon
1x Twin splinter rifle

OTHER DATASHEETS

Court of the Archon (85 points)
• 1x Lhamaean
• 1x Shaimeshi blade
• 1x Medusae
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Eyeburst
• 1x Sslyth
• 1x Shardcarbine
1x Splinter pistol
1x Sslyth battle-blade
• 1x Ur-ghul
• 1x Ur-ghul talons

Cronos (50 points)
• 1x Spirit syphon
1x Spirit vortex
1x Spirit-leech tentacles

Cronos (100 points)
• 2x Cronos
• 2x Spirit syphon
2x Spirit vortex
2x Spirit-leech tentacles

Mandrakes (65 points)
• 1x Nightfiend
• 1x Baleblast
1x Glimmersteel blade
• 4x Mandrake
• 4x Baleblast
4x Glimmersteel blade

Mandrakes (65 points)
• 1x Nightfiend
• 1x Baleblast
1x Glimmersteel blade
• 4x Mandrake
• 4x Baleblast
4x Glimmersteel blade

Reavers (60 points)
• 1x Arena Champion
• 1x Agoniser
1x Bladevanes
1x Cluster caltrops
1x Heat lance
1x Splinter pistol
• 2x Reaver
• 2x Bladevanes
2x Splinter pistol
2x Splinter rifle

Reavers (60 points)
• 1x Arena Champion
• 1x Agoniser
1x Bladevanes
1x Cluster caltrops
1x Heat lance
1x Splinter pistol
• 2x Reaver
• 2x Bladevanes
2x Splinter pistol
2x Splinter rifle

Scourges (120 points)
• 1x Solarite
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Shardcarbine
1x Solarite weapon
• 4x Scourge
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Drukhari haywire blaster

Scourges (120 points)
• 1x Solarite
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Shardcarbine
1x Solarite weapon
• 4x Scourge
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Dark lance

Scourges (120 points)
• 1x Solarite
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Shardcarbine
1x Solarite weapon
• 4x Scourge
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Dark lance

Talos (160 points)
• 2x Talos
• 2x Talos gauntlet
2x Twin Drukhari haywire blaster
2x Twin liquifier gun

Talos (160 points)
• 2x Talos
• 2x Talos gauntlet
2x Twin Drukhari haywire blaster
2x Twin liquifier gun

Talos (160 points)
• 2x Talos
• 2x Talos gauntlet
2x Twin Drukhari haywire blaster
2x Twin liquifier gun

Exported with App Version: v1.17.0 (45), Data Version: v430

Archetype

Talos Spam

Thoughts

Mostly covered in the Showdown, a surprise resurgence of Talos definitely wasn’t on my bingo card for the Dataslate, but perhaps the fact that Secret Missions tend somewhat towards rewarding durability is helping push them into viability. Very cool to see them out and about either way, well done to Darren.

The Best of the Rest

That covers all the players who were undefeated after the Swiss, a perfect cut to top four.

Battle for the Capital GT 2024

58-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in Holt, MI, United States on June 29 2024. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

Scott Ketcham – Adepta Sororitas (Bringers of Flame) – 1st Place

Credit: Evan “Felime” Siefring

The List

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Mobile Suit Nundam (2000 points)

Adepta Sororitas
Strike Force (2000 points)
Bringers of Flame

CHARACTERS

Canoness with Jump Pack (80 points)
• 1x Blessed halberd
• Enhancement: Iron Surplice of Saint Istalela

Dialogus (30 points)
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Dialogus staff

Morvenn Vahl (160 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Fidelis
1x Lance of Illumination
1x Paragon missile launcher

Palatine (60 points)
• 1x Palatine blade
1x Plasma pistol
• Enhancement: Righteous Rage

Triumph of Saint Katherine (190 points)
• 1x Bolt pistols
1x Relic weapons

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Immolator (115 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Twin multi-melta

Immolator (115 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Twin multi-melta

Immolator (115 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Twin multi-melta

OTHER DATASHEETS

Castigator (150 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Castigator battle cannon
3x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Storm bolter

Castigator (150 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Castigator autocannons
3x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Storm bolter

Dominion Squad (115 points)
• 1x Dominion Superior
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Ministorum hand flamer
1x Power weapon
• 9x Dominion
• 9x Bolt pistol
5x Boltgun
9x Close combat weapon
4x Ministorum flamer
1x Simulacrum Imperialis

Dominion Squad (115 points)
• 1x Dominion Superior
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Inferno pistol
1x Power weapon
• 9x Dominion
• 9x Bolt pistol
5x Boltgun
9x Close combat weapon
4x Meltagun
1x Simulacrum Imperialis

Paragon Warsuits (210 points)
• 1x Paragon Superior
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Multi-melta
1x Paragon grenade launchers
1x Paragon war blade
• 2x Paragon
• 2x Bolt pistol
2x Multi-melta
2x Paragon grenade launchers
2x Paragon war blade

Paragon Warsuits (210 points)
• 1x Paragon Superior
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Multi-melta
1x Paragon grenade launchers
1x Paragon war blade
• 2x Paragon
• 2x Bolt pistol
2x Multi-melta
2x Paragon grenade launchers
2x Paragon war blade

Seraphim Squad (85 points)
• 1x Seraphim Superior
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Plasma pistol
1x Power weapon
• 4x Seraphim
• 4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
4x Ministorum hand flamer

Sisters Novitiate Squad (100 points)
• 1x Novitiate Superior
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Plasma pistol
1x Power weapon
• 9x Sister Novitiate
• 9x Autopistol
4x Close combat weapon
2x Ministorum flamer
5x Novitiate melee weapons
1x Sacred Banner
1x Simulacrum Imperialis

Exported with App Version: v1.17.0 (45), Data Version: v430

Archetype

Mechanised Bringers of Flame

Thoughts

Sisters make a fiery splash out of the gate, shrugging off the substantial points increases they received in the Dataslate to take our second major of the week. In line with a lot of the early successful (post-Datasalte) Sisters builds, Scott has gone for Bringers of Flame, taking advantage of the very strong all-rounder suite of Stratagems this provides and the great synergy it has with Dominions and Immolators, both of which dodged the baleful eye of balance. By combining those with lots of Castigators and Paragon Warsuits, this build doesn’t really expose any soft targets early on, while having tremendous reach for doing reliable damage in turn, giving it an extremely high chance of coming out of early exchanges on top. If it does, it can be very hard for opponents to push back into the game through the reliability of Miracle Dice and the nasty close-in damage that will ensure once the Paragons (and the turbo-Palatine) hit melee.

Bringers was my favourite detachment in the new book in terms of the playstyle it encourages, and I think it’s fair to say that it probably went up most in the internal balance rankings after the slate, so expect to see plenty of builds like this out there, and congratulations to Scott for setting the pace!

Brian Daugherty – World Eaters (Berzerker Warband) – 2nd Place

Credit: Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones

The List

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What the dog doin (2000 points)

World Eaters
Strike Force (2000 points)
Berzerker Warband

CHARACTERS

Angron (415 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Samni’arius and Spinegrinder

Lord Invocatus (140 points)
• 1x Bolt Pistol
1x Coward’s Bane
1x Juggernaut’s bladed horn

World Eaters Master of Executions (125 points)
• 1x Axe of dismemberment
1x Bolt pistol
• Enhancement: Berzerker Glaive

BATTLELINE

Jakhals (65 points)
• 1x Jakhal Pack Leader
• 1x Autopistol
1x Jakhal chainblades
• 1x Dishonoured
• 1x Skullsmasher
• 8x Jakhal
• 8x Autopistol
1x Icon of Khorne
7x Jakhal chainblades
1x Mauler chainblade

Jakhals (65 points)
• 1x Jakhal Pack Leader
• 1x Autopistol
1x Jakhal chainblades
• 1x Dishonoured
• 1x Skullsmasher
• 8x Jakhal
• 8x Autopistol
1x Icon of Khorne
7x Jakhal chainblades
1x Mauler chainblade

Khorne Berzerkers (180 points)
• 1x Khorne Berzerker Champion
• 1x Berzerker chainblade
1x Plasma pistol
• 9x Khorne Berzerker
• 7x Berzerker chainblade
7x Bolt pistol
1x Icon of Khorne
2x Khornate eviscerator
2x Plasma pistol

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

World Eaters Rhino (75 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Combi-bolter
1x Combi-weapon
1x Havoc launcher

OTHER DATASHEETS

Eightbound (140 points)
• 1x Eightbound Champion
• 1x Lacerators
• 2x Eightbound
• 2x Eightbound eviscerators

Eightbound (140 points)
• 1x Eightbound Champion
• 1x Lacerators
• 2x Eightbound
• 2x Eightbound eviscerators

Eightbound (140 points)
• 1x Eightbound Champion
• 1x Lacerators
• 2x Eightbound
• 2x Eightbound eviscerators

Exalted Eightbound (310 points)
• 1x Exalted Eightbound Champion
• 1x Paired Eightbound chainfists
• 5x Exalted Eightbound
• 5x Eightbound chainfist
5x Eightbound eviscerator

World Eaters Chaos Spawn (65 points)
• 2x Chaos Spawn
• 2x Hideous mutations

ALLIED UNITS

War Dog Karnivore (140 points)
• 1x Havoc multi-launcher
1x Reaper chaintalon
1x Slaughterclaw

Exported with App Version: v1.17.0 (45), Data Version: v430

Archetype

World Eaters with a Karnivore

Thoughts

It’s World Eaters, but with a Karnivore. For doing Karnivore things. I guess it’s maybe intended to project Heroic Intervention threat now that this is cheaper – some of the things that might dare to charge Eightbound really don’t want to get hit by a Karnivore, and just being able to throw a Vehicle base into the side of a unit can really mess up pile-ins, so Intervention threats are definitely a bit more relevant now it’s cheaper.

Mostly this is business as usual for World Eaters outside that, but it is worth noting that there are more regular Eightbound MSUs in play, presumably a mix of them being cheaper and the change to Actions making high early reach on Infantry extra valuable. Great work from Brian in second.

Randy Brigham – Orks (War Horde) – 3rd Place

Ork Beastboss on Squigosaur. Credit: Magos Sockbert
Ork Beastboss on Squigosaur. Credit: Magos Sockbert

The List

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Fuck if you have to play Ben I am sorry. He is a terrible human and I wouldn’t even talk to him except I needed a ride this weekend. (1995 Points)

Orks
War Horde
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Beastboss on Squigosaur (130 Points)
• 1x Beastchoppa
1x Slugga
1x Squigosaur’s jaws

Boss Snikrot (95 Points)
• 1x Mork’s Teeth
1x Slugga

Warboss (90 Points)
• 1x Attack squig
1x Kombi-weapon
1x Power klaw
1x Twin sluggas
• Enhancements: Follow Me Ladz

Warboss (65 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Attack squig
1x Kombi-weapon
1x Power klaw
1x Twin sluggas

Warboss (65 Points)
• 1x Attack squig
1x Kombi-weapon
1x Power klaw
1x Twin sluggas

BATTLELINE

Boyz (85 Points)
• 9x Boy
• 9x Choppa
9x Slugga
• 1x Boss Nob
• 1x Power klaw
1x Slugga

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Trukk (65 Points)
• 1x Big shoota
1x Spiked wheels
1x Wreckin’ ball

Trukk (65 Points)
• 1x Big shoota
1x Spiked wheels
1x Wreckin’ ball

Trukk (65 Points)
• 1x Big shoota
1x Spiked wheels
1x Wreckin’ ball

OTHER DATASHEETS

Flash Gitz (80 Points)
• 1x Kaptin
• 1x Choppa
1x Snazzgun
• 4x Flash Git
• 4x Choppa
4x Snazzgun

Flash Gitz (80 Points)
• 1x Kaptin
• 1x Choppa
1x Snazzgun
• 4x Flash Git
• 4x Choppa
4x Snazzgun

Gretchin (40 Points)
• 10x Gretchin
• 10x Close combat weapon
10x Grot blasta
• 1x Runtherd
• 1x Runtherd tools
1x Slugga

Gretchin (40 Points)
• 10x Gretchin
• 10x Close combat weapon
10x Grot blasta
• 1x Runtherd
• 1x Runtherd tools
1x Slugga

Nobz (210 Points)
• 1x Boss Nob
• 1x Power klaw
1x Slugga
• 9x Nob
• 9x Power klaw
9x Slugga

Nobz (105 Points)
• 1x Ammo Runt
• 1x Boss Nob
• 1x Power klaw
1x Slugga
• 4x Nob
• 4x Power klaw
4x Slugga

Nobz (105 Points)
• 1x Ammo Runt
• 1x Boss Nob
• 1x Power klaw
1x Slugga
• 4x Nob
• 4x Power klaw
4x Slugga

Squighog Boyz (320 Points)
• 2x Bomb Squig
• 6x Squighog Boy
• 6x Saddlegit weapons
6x Squig jaws
6x Stikka
• 2x Nob on Smasha Squig
• 2x Big choppa
2x Slugga
2x Squig jaws

Squighog Boyz (160 Points)
• 1x Bomb Squig
• 3x Squighog Boy
• 3x Saddlegit weapons
3x Squig jaws
3x Stikka
• 1x Nob on Smasha Squig
• 1x Big choppa
1x Slugga
1x Squig jaws

Stormboyz (65 Points)
• 4x Stormboy
• 4x Choppa
4x Slugga
• 1x Boss Nob
• 1x Power klaw
1x Slugga

Stormboyz (65 Points)
• 4x Stormboy
• 4x Choppa
4x Slugga
• 1x Boss Nob
• 1x Power klaw
1x Slugga

Exported with App Version: v1.17.0 (40), Data Version: v430

Archetype

War Horde Combined Arms

Thoughts

The Dataslate wasn’t kind to Bully Boyz or Green Tide, but get this – War Horde is still really good! The relatively all-rounder suite of tools it provides helps builds like this which want to use a bit of everything, and access to ‘Ard As Nails also makes it one of the best places to go in on a Squighog brick. The extent to which a full squad of these is a nightmare to handle has been flying somewhat under the radar while Meganobz have been in fashion, but now that those have been toned down you’ll see more players unleashing the feral hogs (though elsewhere the Meganobz have still seen a bit of play). They line up with Trukk-riding Nobz for some brutal pressure, and also far higher raw killing power than Bully Boyz lists have been working with, so make sure you adjust your Ork-fighting plans accordingly. Top marks to Randy for keeping the Waaaagh going.

Manik Gudimani – Tyranids (Vanguard Onslaught) – 4th Place

Genestealers
Genestealers. Credit: Pendulin

The List

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1) Can I go get lunch yet? 😩 (2000 points)

Tyranids
Strike Force (2000 points)
Vanguard Onslaught

CHARACTERS

Broodlord (100 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Broodlord claws and talons
• Enhancement: Neuronode

Broodlord (80 points)
• 1x Broodlord claws and talons

Broodlord (80 points)
• 1x Broodlord claws and talons

Winged Hive Tyrant (220 points)
• 1x Monstrous bonesword and lash whip
1x Tyrant talons
• Enhancement: Stalker

BATTLELINE

Gargoyles (85 points)
• 10x Gargoyle
• 10x Blinding venom
10x Fleshborer

Gargoyles (85 points)
• 10x Gargoyle
• 10x Blinding venom
10x Fleshborer

OTHER DATASHEETS

Biovores (50 points)
• 1x Chitin-barbed limbs
1x Spore Mine launcher

Exocrine (135 points)
• 1x Bio-plasmic cannon
1x Powerful limbs

Exocrine (135 points)
• 1x Bio-plasmic cannon
1x Powerful limbs

Genestealers (150 points)
• 10x Genestealer
• 10x Genestealers claws and talons

Genestealers (150 points)
• 10x Genestealer
• 10x Genestealers claws and talons

Genestealers (150 points)
• 10x Genestealer
• 10x Genestealers claws and talons

Lictor (55 points)
• 1x Lictor claws and talons

Lictor (55 points)
• 1x Lictor claws and talons

Mawloc (145 points)
• 1x Distensible jaw
1x Mawloc scything talons

Mawloc (145 points)
• 1x Distensible jaw
1x Mawloc scything talons

Neurolictor (90 points)
• 1x Piercing claws and talons

Neurolictor (90 points)
• 1x Piercing claws and talons

Exported with App Version: v1.17.0 (45), Data Version: v430

Archetype

Ultra Pressure Vanguard

Thoughts

Ah, welcome to the new thing that you’re going to love to hate – trying to work around the threat of two Mawlocs coming in on turn 1. Either you ignore the threat and get owned, or you play cautiously and find the board overrun with Genestealers. Problematic. Speaking of Genestealers, pushing these up to (functionally) always have S5 as long as you buy them a Broodlord makes a massive difference to how threatening they are, and using them to get a bunch of Synapse in and amongst the enemy before detonating Shadow can make it extremely tough for opponents to get a foothold in the game. After that, the powerful utility Stratagems of Vanguard can lock in scoring for the bugs, and allow them to cruise to a bountiful victory. Vanguard looks like one of the stronger detachments across the game post-Dataslate, and I love seeing the all-in Genestealer play here, so well done Manik!

The Best of the Rest

There were 4 more players on 4-1 records. They were:

  • 5th – Lyle Dixon – Adeptus Custodes (Shield Host): Three big Warden units and lots of Venatari to roll the opponent over.
  • 6th – Garrett Stacy – Adeptus Mechanicus (Skitarii Hunter Cohort): Maximum Ironstriders and Sydonian Dragoons.
  • 7th – Bill Kim – Chaos Daemons: Be’lakor with the better than ever backup of an Everstave Bird, Gift Unclean One and then Fiends and Soulgrinders in support.
  • 8th – Sean Martin – Chaos Knights: Dogs and a few Nurgle Daemons.

Sachsengeballer GT Edition

45-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in Leipzig, SN, Germany on June 29 2024. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

This event was not using the new books and Dataslate.

Wesselin Georgiev – Space Wolves (Stormlance Task Force) – 1st Place

Credit: “Contemptor” Kevin Stillman

The List

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Woof woof mdfka (1995 points)

Space Marines
Space Wolves
Strike Force (2000 points)
Stormlance Task Force

CHARACTERS

Logan Grimnar on Stormrider (180 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Flurry of teeth and claws
1x Storm bolter
1x The Axe Morkai

Wolf Guard Battle Leader on Thunderwolf (80 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Crushing teeth and claws
1x Storm Shield
1x Thunder hammer

Wolf Guard Battle Leader on Thunderwolf (90 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Crushing teeth and claws
1x Storm Shield
1x Thunder hammer
• Enhancement: Hunter’s Instincts

Wolf Guard Battle Leader on Thunderwolf (80 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Crushing teeth and claws
1x Storm Shield
1x Thunder hammer

Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf (125 points)
• 1x Crushing teeth and claws
1x Relic weapon
1x Thunder hammer
• Enhancement: Fury of the Storm

OTHER DATASHEETS

Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs (80 points)
• 1x Assault Intercessor Sergeant with Jump Pack
• 1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs
• 4x Astartes chainsword
3x Heavy bolt pistol
1x Plasma pistol

Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs (80 points)
• 1x Assault Intercessor Sergeant with Jump Pack
• 1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs
• 4x Astartes chainsword
3x Heavy bolt pistol
1x Plasma pistol

Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs (80 points)
• 1x Assault Intercessor Sergeant with Jump Pack
• 1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs
• 4x Astartes chainsword
3x Heavy bolt pistol
1x Plasma pistol

Fenrisian Wolves (30 points)
• 5x Fenrisian Wolf
• 5x Teeth and claws

Infiltrator Squad (100 points)
• 1x Infiltrator Sergeant
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Marksman bolt carbine
• 4x Infiltrator
• 4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Helix Gauntlet
1x Infiltrator Comms Array
4x Marksman bolt carbine

Scout Squad (65 points)
• 1x Scout Sergeant
• 1x Astartes shotgun
1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
• 4x Scout
• 2x Astartes shotgun
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy bolter
1x Scout sniper rifle

Scout Squad (65 points)
• 1x Scout Sergeant
• 1x Astartes shotgun
1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
• 4x Scout
• 2x Astartes shotgun
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Heavy bolter
1x Scout sniper rifle

Thunderwolf Cavalry (180 points)
• 1x Thunderwolf Cavalry Pack Leader
• 1x Crushing teeth and claws
1x Heirloom weapon
1x Storm Shield
• 5x Thunderwolf Cavalry
• 5x Crushing teeth and claws
5x Heirloom weapon
5x Storm Shield

Thunderwolf Cavalry (180 points)
• 1x Thunderwolf Cavalry Pack Leader
• 1x Crushing teeth and claws
1x Heirloom weapon
1x Storm Shield
• 5x Thunderwolf Cavalry
• 5x Crushing teeth and claws
5x Heirloom weapon
5x Storm Shield

Thunderwolf Cavalry (180 points)
• 1x Thunderwolf Cavalry Pack Leader
• 1x Crushing teeth and claws
1x Heirloom weapon
1x Storm Shield
• 5x Thunderwolf Cavalry
• 5x Crushing teeth and claws
5x Heirloom weapon
5x Storm Shield

Wulfen (160 points)
• 1x Wulfen Pack Leader
• 1x Storm Shield
1x Wulfen hammer
• 9x Wulfen
• 9x Storm Shield
9x Wulfen hammer

Wulfen (160 points)
• 1x Wulfen Pack Leader
• 1x Storm Shield
1x Wulfen hammer
• 9x Wulfen
• 9x Storm Shield
9x Wulfen hammer

Wulfen (80 points)
• 1x Wulfen Pack Leader
• 1x Storm Shield
1x Wulfen hammer
• 4x Wulfen
• 4x Storm Shield
4x Wulfen hammer

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Archetype

Wolf Jail

Thoughts

One last trip to Wolf Jail. This build got hit hard in the Dataslate, and Space Wolves also have new options from Champions of Russ, so this may be the last we see of the full ThunderCav onslaught for a while. Well done to Wesselin for taking it on one last ride.

The Best of the Rest

There were 7 more players on 4-1+ records. They were:

  • 2nd (4.5-0.5) – Gunnar Rümpel – Imperial Knights (Noble Lance): Canis Rex supported by loads of Armigers.
  • 3rd – Max Kanter – Orks (Green Tide): A last glorious Waaagh for the Tide.
  • 4th – David “Davit” – Orks (War Horde):  Snaggas and a full Squighog stack.
  • 5th – Arne Klemens – T’au Empire (Mont’ka): Breacherfish, Riptides and Hammerheads.
  • 6th – Oliver Iyer – Blood Angels (Sons of Sanguinius): Jump pack spam, but like, even more so than normal, adding Sanguinary Guard and doubling up on Death Company units.
  • 7th – Lennox Hemke – Thousand Sons: Extra Character-heavy Tsons.
  • 8th – Maximilian Meisse – Chaos Space Marines (Renegade Raiders): Cheap shooting and lots of Warp Talons.

Tolaris Cup

40-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in Pardubice, Pardubický kraj, Česko on June 29 2024. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

Vojtech Čistecký – Death Guard (Plague Company) – 1st Place

Credit: Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones

The List

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DG WTC NoMorty (2000 points)

Death Guard
Strike Force (2000 points)
Plague Company

CHARACTERS

Death Guard Daemon Prince (180 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Hellforged weapons
1x Plague spewer
• Enhancement: Living Plague

Death Guard Sorcerer in Terminator Armour (85 points)
• 1x Curse of the Leper
1x Force weapon
1x Plague combi-bolter
• Enhancement: Deadly Pathogen

Tallyman (45 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Infected plasma pistol

Typhus (80 points)
• 1x Master-crafted manreaper

OTHER DATASHEETS

Death Guard Cultists (50 points)
• 1x Death Guard Cultist Champion
• 1x Brutal assault weapon
1x Cultist firearm
• 9x Death Guard Cultist
• 9x Brutal assault weapon
6x Cultist firearm
1x Flamer
1x Grenade launcher
1x Heavy stubber

Death Guard Cultists (50 points)
• 1x Death Guard Cultist Champion
• 1x Brutal assault weapon
1x Cultist firearm
• 9x Death Guard Cultist
• 9x Brutal assault weapon
6x Cultist firearm
1x Flamer
1x Grenade launcher
1x Heavy stubber

Death Guard Predator Destructor (130 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Havoc launcher
2x Lascannon
1x Plague combi-bolter
1x Predator autocannon

Death Guard Predator Destructor (130 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Havoc launcher
2x Lascannon
1x Plague combi-bolter
1x Predator autocannon

Deathshroud Terminators (240 points)
• 1x Deathshroud Champion
• 1x Manreaper
1x Plaguespurt gauntlet
1x Plaguespurt gauntlet
• 5x Deathshroud Terminator
• 5x Manreaper
5x Plaguespurt gauntlet

Deathshroud Terminators (240 points)
• 1x Deathshroud Champion
• 1x Manreaper
1x Plaguespurt gauntlet
1x Plaguespurt gauntlet
• 5x Deathshroud Terminator
• 5x Manreaper
5x Plaguespurt gauntlet

Foetid Bloat-Drone (90 points)
• 1x Fleshmower
1x Plague probe

Foetid Bloat-Drone (90 points)
• 1x Fleshmower
1x Plague probe

ALLIED UNITS

Nurglings (40 points)
• 3x Nurgling Swarm
• 3x Diseased claws and teeth

Nurglings (40 points)
• 3x Nurgling Swarm
• 3x Diseased claws and teeth

War Dog Brigand (170 points)
• 1x Armoured feet
1x Avenger chaincannon
1x Daemonbreath spear
1x Diabolus heavy stubber

War Dog Brigand (170 points)
• 1x Armoured feet
1x Avenger chaincannon
1x Daemonbreath spear
1x Diabolus heavy stubber

War Dog Brigand (170 points)
• 1x Armoured feet
1x Avenger chaincannon
1x Daemonbreath spear
1x Diabolus heavy stubber

Archetype

Crunchy Death Guard – Pariah Edition

Thoughts

Death Guard where everything is a tough target is a tried and true strategy, and here we see it updated for the new world of Pariah Nexus. The key Characters for Plague Marines went up in cost and Grenade shenanigans got toned down, so forget all that noise, it’s scythe time. Both Typhus and the Terminator Librarian can make it really tough for opponents to get out from under the gun if the Terminator units hit melee, especially in combination with the Skullsquirm Blight, and this was clearly enough to allow Vojtech to drag down all the forces arrayed against Nurgle’s chosen – great stuff!

The Best of the Rest

There were 6 more players on 4-1 records. They were:

  • 2nd – David Perales Mayo – Aeldari (Battle Host): Avatar with lots of cheap shooting and Aspect Warriors.
  • 3rd – Adam Tetour – Chaos Daemons (Daemonic Incursion): Full heft Monster Mash with the biggest Daemons and Soul Grinders.
  • 4th – Alexis Briens – Drukhari (Skysplinter Assault): Fully 30 Incubi riding aorund in Raiders, with Lelith’s Wyches also in play, and some cheap stuff to support.
  • 5th – Jakub Jansa – Chaos Space Marines (Renegade Raiders): Brawlers, Rubricae and some Havocs in Rhinos, a bit of shooting support from Destructors and a Vindicator, then Raptors as cheap utility.
  • 6th – Dan Sochor – Ynnari: Aspect and Scourge MSUs for days, and a big hammer unit of Troupers in a Serpent.
  • 7th – Joker – Drukhari (Skysplinter Assault): The extra shooty end of Skysplinter, packing in Ravagers and Scourges galore. Still some Incubi, of course.

Built Forge Tough GT

35-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in Chaska, MN, United States on June 29 2024. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

The Showdown

Terraform – Stalwarts – Crucible of Battle

Chase “Gunum” Garber – T’au Empire (Mont’ka):
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8th ed chase (2000 points)

T’au Empire
Strike Force (2000 points)
Mont’ka

CHARACTERS

Commander in Enforcer Battlesuit (90 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Battlesuit fists
1x Gun Drone
1x Marker Drone
1x Missile pod
3x Missile pod
• Enhancement: Exemplar of the Mont’ka

Commander in Enforcer Battlesuit (105 points)
• 1x Battlesuit fists
1x Cyclic ion blaster
1x Marker Drone
2x Plasma rifle
1x Shield Drone
1x Shield Generator
• Enhancement: Strike Swiftly

Commander in Enforcer Battlesuit (100 points)
• 1x Battlesuit fists
1x Marker Drone
1x Plasma rifle
2x Plasma rifle
1x Shield Drone
1x Shield Generator
• Enhancement: Coordinated Exploitation

BATTLELINE

Breacher Team (100 points)
• 1x Support turret
• 1x Breacher Fire Warrior Shas’ui
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Guardian Drone
1x Pulse blaster
1x Pulse pistol
1x Shield Drone
• 9x Breacher Fire Warrior
• 9x Close combat weapon
9x Pulse blaster
9x Pulse pistol

Breacher Team (100 points)
• 1x Support turret
• 1x Breacher Fire Warrior Shas’ui
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Guardian Drone
1x Pulse blaster
1x Pulse pistol
1x Shield Drone
• 9x Breacher Fire Warrior
• 9x Close combat weapon
9x Pulse blaster
9x Pulse pistol

Breacher Team (100 points)
• 1x Support turret
• 1x Breacher Fire Warrior Shas’ui
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Guardian Drone
1x Pulse blaster
1x Pulse pistol
1x Shield Drone
• 9x Breacher Fire Warrior
• 9x Close combat weapon
9x Pulse blaster
9x Pulse pistol

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Devilfish (85 points)
• 1x Accelerator burst cannon
1x Armoured hull
2x Seeker missile
2x Smart missile system

Devilfish (85 points)
• 1x Accelerator burst cannon
1x Armoured hull
2x Seeker missile
2x Smart missile system

Devilfish (85 points)
• 1x Accelerator burst cannon
1x Armoured hull
2x Seeker missile
2x Smart missile system

OTHER DATASHEETS

Broadside Battlesuits (180 points)
• 1x Broadside Shas’vre
• 1x Crushing bulk
1x Heavy rail rifle
1x Missile Drone
1x Shield Drone
1x Twin smart missile system
1x Weapon Support System
• 1x Broadside Shas’ui
• 1x Crushing bulk
1x Heavy rail rifle
1x Missile Drone
1x Shield Drone
1x Twin smart missile system
1x Weapon Support System

Broadside Battlesuits (180 points)
• 1x Broadside Shas’vre
• 1x Crushing bulk
1x Heavy rail rifle
1x Missile Drone
1x Shield Drone
1x Twin plasma rifle
1x Weapon Support System
• 1x Broadside Shas’ui
• 1x Crushing bulk
1x Heavy rail rifle
1x Missile Drone
1x Shield Drone
1x Twin plasma rifle
1x Weapon Support System

Crisis Fireknife Battlesuits (130 points)
• 1x Crisis Fireknife Shas’vre
• 1x Battlesuit fists
1x Gun Drone
1x Marker Drone
1x Missile pod
1x Missile pod
• 2x Crisis Fireknife Shas’ui
• 2x Battlesuit fists
2x Gun Drone
2x Missile pod
2x Missile pod
2x Shield Drone

Crisis Fireknife Battlesuits (130 points)
• 1x Crisis Fireknife Shas’vre
• 1x Battlesuit fists
1x Gun Drone
1x Marker Drone
1x Plasma rifle
1x Plasma rifle
• 2x Crisis Fireknife Shas’ui
• 2x Battlesuit fists
2x Gun Drone
4x Plasma rifle
2x Shield Drone

Krootox Riders (35 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Krootox fists
1x Repeater cannon

Krootox Riders (35 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Krootox fists
1x Repeater cannon

Sky Ray Gunship (140 points)
• 2x Accelerator burst cannon
1x Armoured hull
1x Seeker missile rack

Sky Ray Gunship (140 points)
• 2x Accelerator burst cannon
1x Armoured hull
1x Seeker missile rack

Stealth Battlesuits (60 points)
• 1x Stealth Shas’vre
• 1x Battlesuit fists
1x Burst cannon
1x Homing Beacon
1x Marker Drone
1x Shield Drone
• 2x Stealth Shas’ui
• 1x Battlesuit Support System
2x Battlesuit fists
1x Burst cannon
1x Fusion blaster

Stealth Battlesuits (60 points)
• 1x Stealth Shas’vre
• 1x Battlesuit fists
1x Burst cannon
1x Homing Beacon
1x Marker Drone
1x Shield Drone
• 2x Stealth Shas’ui
• 1x Battlesuit Support System
2x Battlesuit fists
1x Burst cannon
1x Fusion blaster

Stealth Battlesuits (60 points)
• 1x Stealth Shas’vre
• 1x Battlesuit fists
1x Burst cannon
1x Homing Beacon
1x Marker Drone
1x Shield Drone
• 2x Stealth Shas’ui
• 1x Battlesuit Support System
2x Battlesuit fists
1x Burst cannon
1x Fusion blaster

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vs.

Alex Vian – Dark Angels (Gladius Task Force):
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Back On my bullshit (1990 points)

Space Marines
Dark Angels
Strike Force (2000 points)
Gladius Task Force

CHARACTERS

Apothecary Biologis (85 points)
• 1x Absolvor bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
• Enhancement: Fire Discipline

Asmodai (70 points)
• 1x Crozius arcanum and power weapon
1x Heavy bolt pistol

Azrael (105 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Lion’s Wrath
1x The Lion Helm
1x The Sword of Secrets

BATTLELINE

Intercessor Squad (80 points)
• 1x Intercessor Sergeant
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Bolt rifle
1x Thunder hammer
• 4x Intercessor
• 1x Astartes grenade launcher
4x Bolt pistol
4x Bolt rifle
4x Close combat weapon

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Impulsor (80 points)
• 1x Armoured hull
2x Fragstorm grenade launcher
1x Ironhail heavy stubber
1x Shield dome

OTHER DATASHEETS

Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs (80 points)
• 1x Assault Intercessor Sergeant with Jump Pack
• 1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs
• 4x Astartes chainsword
4x Heavy bolt pistol

Deathwing Knights (235 points)
• 1x Knight Master
• 1x Relic weapon
• 4x Deathwing Knight
• 4x Mace of absolution

Deathwing Knights (235 points)
• 1x Knight Master
• 1x Great weapon of the Unforgiven
• 4x Deathwing Knight
• 4x Mace of absolution

Deathwing Knights (235 points)
• 1x Knight Master
• 1x Great weapon of the Unforgiven
• 4x Deathwing Knight
• 4x Power weapon

Eradicator Squad (190 points)
• 1x Eradicator Sergeant
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Melta rifle
• 5x Eradicator
• 5x Bolt pistol
5x Close combat weapon
3x Melta rifle
2x Multi-melta

Inner Circle Companions (180 points)
• 6x Inner Circle Companion
• 6x Calibanite greatsword
6x Heavy bolt pistol

Land Raider Redeemer (285 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
2x Flamestorm cannon
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Multi-melta
1x Storm bolter
1x Twin assault cannon

Scout Squad (65 points)
• 1x Scout Sergeant
• 1x Astartes chainsword
1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
• 4x Scout
• 2x Astartes shotgun
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Missile launcher
1x Scout sniper rifle

Scout Squad (65 points)
• 1x Scout Sergeant
• 1x Astartes chainsword
1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
• 4x Scout
• 2x Astartes shotgun
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Missile launcher
1x Scout sniper rifle

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Thoughts

You know the drill by now – one of our squad make it into the Showdown, I just let them cook. Take it away Gunum!

Gunum: That is right, everyone, it is me, Gunum! This past weekend, I was at the first GTA of the Forge game store in Chaska, MN. It is a great spot with a collection of Warhammer models that I appreciated. There are piles of used stuff I can dig through to feed my need for new armies, as well as walls and walls of magic and Star Wars items for purchase. There, I had some great games of Warhammer that ended in a finale that involved a conflict between myself and myself.

Being this was the first event they had ever ran, they had to decide to use player placed terrain instead of the GW layouts. As soon as I knew that, I decided I wanted to play something fun and fast, and I guess that means I am playing Tau. I threw together my own take of Montka, focusing on the units that can provide reroll hits to maximize my lethals, as well as dip into some real aggressive Breacherfish. As I went through the tournament, I made sure that every single one of my terrain maps were shaped like a U on my side, where my opponents tended to build the normal looking maps.

My arrival on the top table versus Alex was no different. As I won the roll off to decide who got what side and who got to place terrain first, I selfishly and maybe a bit arrogantly gave that choice to Alex, allowing him to put a very sharp L blocker in the middle, blocking off a middle objective. We were playing Mission O , which was Terraform – Stalwarts – and Crucible of Battle. My opponent was playing some Dark Angels in a Gladius formation in a way that we have all seen before. The Eradicators with Sustained Hits, Deathwing Knights, and a Land Raider Redeemer. Units that we know are good. His tech I really enjoyed was a squad of Inner Circle Companions paired with Azmodai for a brutal assault doctrine turn. Alex clearly knew how to play as they carried him to meet me at the top table.

The decision to put the L in the middle ended up being a giant deal. He clearly understood that getting shot to pieces was going to be an issue, so he scouted deep in the L and kept his Terminators hidden on the flanks, making it so it was very hard for me to get my hands on him. And by hands, I mean bullets. As the turns progressed, I was in a bit of a joust with his Deathwing Knights waiting in the wings, ready to jump upon me if I stepped out and grabbed objectives too early. I made some early play mistakes like overcommitting Devilfish onto an objective that allowed him to clean up a lot of my troops. By Broadsides and Sky Rays also ineffectually hammered the Redeemer, as 5+ saves were raining from the sky.

Some key points of the game were when he failed a 4″ charge with his inner circle companions, who were then slain by my plasma team. In the very end of the game where I was playing for a draw for a shot at winning the whole thing (as the other undefeated player paired down then lost). If I was able to pull off a draw on the final turn of the game, I would have it. Unfortunately, after some pretty heavy shooting into three squads of Deathwing Terminators as well as two failed 10 inch charges, any hopes I had of winning the event went down the drain and Alex was crowned the victor of this story.

If I was to do this again, I would have taken the initiative. Be more proactive the terrain and made sure he couldn’t box me out from interacting with the middle piece. He was able to keep me away from all of the objectives throughout the game and did a very good job at respecting the firepower my list put out. I had a great time and I would play him again in a heartbeat. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to bring home a Goonhammer win this weekend.

Result

Dark Angels (Gladius Task Force) Victory – 77 – 68

Alex Vian – Dark Angels (Gladius Task Force) – 1st Place

Deathwing Knights. Credit: Kevin Stillman

The List

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Back On my bullshit (1990 points)

Space Marines
Dark Angels
Strike Force (2000 points)
Gladius Task Force

CHARACTERS

Apothecary Biologis (85 points)
• 1x Absolvor bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
• Enhancement: Fire Discipline

Asmodai (70 points)
• 1x Crozius arcanum and power weapon
1x Heavy bolt pistol

Azrael (105 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Lion’s Wrath
1x The Lion Helm
1x The Sword of Secrets

BATTLELINE

Intercessor Squad (80 points)
• 1x Intercessor Sergeant
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Bolt rifle
1x Thunder hammer
• 4x Intercessor
• 1x Astartes grenade launcher
4x Bolt pistol
4x Bolt rifle
4x Close combat weapon

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Impulsor (80 points)
• 1x Armoured hull
2x Fragstorm grenade launcher
1x Ironhail heavy stubber
1x Shield dome

OTHER DATASHEETS

Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs (80 points)
• 1x Assault Intercessor Sergeant with Jump Pack
• 1x Plasma pistol
1x Power fist
• 4x Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs
• 4x Astartes chainsword
4x Heavy bolt pistol

Deathwing Knights (235 points)
• 1x Knight Master
• 1x Relic weapon
• 4x Deathwing Knight
• 4x Mace of absolution

Deathwing Knights (235 points)
• 1x Knight Master
• 1x Great weapon of the Unforgiven
• 4x Deathwing Knight
• 4x Mace of absolution

Deathwing Knights (235 points)
• 1x Knight Master
• 1x Great weapon of the Unforgiven
• 4x Deathwing Knight
• 4x Power weapon

Eradicator Squad (190 points)
• 1x Eradicator Sergeant
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Melta rifle
• 5x Eradicator
• 5x Bolt pistol
5x Close combat weapon
3x Melta rifle
2x Multi-melta

Inner Circle Companions (180 points)
• 6x Inner Circle Companion
• 6x Calibanite greatsword
6x Heavy bolt pistol

Land Raider Redeemer (285 points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
2x Flamestorm cannon
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Multi-melta
1x Storm bolter
1x Twin assault cannon

Scout Squad (65 points)
• 1x Scout Sergeant
• 1x Astartes chainsword
1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
• 4x Scout
• 2x Astartes shotgun
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Missile launcher
1x Scout sniper rifle

Scout Squad (65 points)
• 1x Scout Sergeant
• 1x Astartes chainsword
1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
• 4x Scout
• 2x Astartes shotgun
4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
1x Missile launcher
1x Scout sniper rifle

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Archetype

Deathwing GTF

Thoughts

If you really, really hate Deathwing Knights then I hope you enjoyed the last six months, because they are, as the name of this build suggests, back on their bullshit. Both weapon options are now very strong, and that’s particularly true in Gladius Task Force where you can push them to the limit with Assault Doctrine and Honour the Chapter. It also gives you the option to threaten a really broad push into the enemy’s lines that can be overwhelming to deal with. Also very nice with Honour the Chapter are the souped up Inner Circle Companions with Asmodai, who get to ride around in a seven-seater Impulsor and unleash absolute carnage by fishing for Critical Hits when required. Generically great Marine stuff like Eradicators and a Redeemer stack on top of that to create an ultra nasty Unforgiven setup, and it looks like fans of swords and wings (which to be clear, you should be) are in for a good summer. Well done Alex!

The Best of the Rest

There were 5 more players on 4-1 records. They were:

  • 2nd – Chase “Gunum” Garber – T’au Empire (Mont’ka): See Showdown.
  • 3rd – Cyle Thompson – Ynnari (Battle Host): Wraithlords and a Falcon with Incubi in it, which is fun.
  • 4th – Eric Olson – Chaos Daemons (Daemonic Incursion): Hefty Monster Mash plus a big unit of Flamers.
  • 5th – David Arimond – Adeptus Custodes (Shield Host): Custodians backed by a paid each of Caladius tanks and Telemons.
  • 6th – Austin Wu – Adeptus Custodes (Shield Host): Lots of Infantry, two Caladius tanks and two Venatari MSUs.

2nd Annual Dragon Egg WAAAAAGH!!!!!

31-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in Billings, MT, United States on June 29 2024. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

Colin Kay – Adepta Sororitas (Bringers of Flame) – 1st Place

The List

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Nothing to see here, just 4 Repulsor Executioners (1985 Points)

Adepta Sororitas
Bringers of Flame
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Canoness (55 Points)
• 1x Plasma pistol
1x Power weapon
1x Rod of Office
• Enhancements: Iron Surplice of Saint Istalela

Dialogus (50 Points)
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Dialogus staff
• Enhancements: Fire and Fury

Morvenn Vahl (160 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Fidelis
1x Lance of Illumination
1x Paragon missile launcher

Triumph of Saint Katherine (190 Points)
• 1x Bolt pistols
1x Relic weapons

BATTLELINE

Battle Sisters Squad (115 Points)
• 1x Sister Superior
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Inferno pistol
1x Power weapon
• 9x Battle Sister
• 9x Bolt pistol
7x Boltgun
9x Close combat weapon
1x Meltagun
1x Multi-melta
1x Simulacrum Imperialis

DEDICATED TRANSPORTS

Immolator (115 Points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Twin multi-melta

Immolator (115 Points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Immolation flamers

Sororitas Rhino (75 Points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Storm bolter

OTHER DATASHEETS

Castigator (150 Points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Castigator battle cannon
3x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Storm bolter

Castigator (150 Points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Castigator battle cannon
3x Heavy bolter
1x Hunter-killer missile
1x Storm bolter

Paragon Warsuits (210 Points)
• 1x Paragon Superior
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Multi-melta
1x Paragon grenade launchers
1x Paragon war mace
• 2x Paragon
• 2x Bolt pistol
2x Multi-melta
2x Paragon grenade launchers
2x Paragon war mace

Penitent Engines (150 Points)
• 2x Penitent Engine
• 2x Penitent flamers
2x Twin penitent buzz-blades

Retributor Squad (125 Points)
• 1x Retributor Superior
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Inferno pistol
1x Power weapon
• 4x Retributor
• 4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
4x Multi-melta

Retributor Squad (125 Points)
• 1x Retributor Superior
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Inferno pistol
1x Power weapon
• 4x Retributor
• 4x Bolt pistol
4x Close combat weapon
4x Multi-melta

Sisters Novitiate Squad (100 Points)
• 1x Novitiate Superior
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Plasma pistol
1x Power weapon
• 9x Sister Novitiate
• 5x Autogun
9x Autopistol
9x Close combat weapon
2x Ministorum flamer
1x Sacred Banner
1x Simulacrum Imperialis

ALLIED UNITS

Callidus Assassin (100 Points)
• 1x Neural shredder
1x Phase sword and poison blades

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Archetype

Mechanised Bringers

Thoughts

Colin, my man, you need to update your list title. It’s over. Let them go.

Anyway, a second event win for the Bringers of Flame here, as the Sororitas put their own unique spin on the concept of hot girl summer. This version is still using a fairly crunchy setup with Castigators and Immolators, but going a bit more slow-and-steady by filling transports with Retributors instead of Dominions. Also a good choice! Elsewhere, Colin is sporting a pair of Penitent Engines to combo with Cleansing Flames, and I think that’s pretty real – Twin-linked and Devastating Wounds always go great together, and they pull double duty as an Overwatch and counter-charge threat. All cool stuff, welldone Colin for surviving the cruel assassination of your poor Repulsors.

The Best of the Rest

There were 5 more players on 4-1 records. They were:

  • 2nd – Sami Hopper – Adepta Sororitas (Hallowed Martyrs): All-rounder Sisters goodstuff.
  • 3rd – Robert Ross – Adeptus Custodes (Shield Host): Lots of Infantry and two Caladius tanks.
  • 4th – Adam Willmarth – Orks (Da Big Hunt): Snaggas in Kill Rigs and two full Squighog/Squigosaur stacks.
  • 5th – James Walsh – Dark Angels (Gladius Task Force): Three Deathwing Knight units protecting Centurions and Eradicators.
  • 6th – Kory Mashek – Flesh Tearers (Sons of Sanguinius): An all-rounder Bangles build with Seth leading Assault Intercessors as a centrepiece.

Wrap Up

Warhammer. Warhammer…often changes actually. Which we love for it. Check back in over the next few days for more news from the meta frontlines!