Competitive Innovations in 10th: Signature Look of Superiority pt.2

Ah, hey, didn’t see you there. Welcome. Welcome back to the hell I have made for myself. I’m sorry I ever played Aeldari, OK? I’m a Necron player now. Please release me. Once again, President Stu, our metagame yearns for freedom, please send balance dataslate.

Today we’ll be covering:

  • Capital City Bloodbath (major)
  • Gateway Open (major)
  • The Pecking Order: Rise of Kings
  • Trident Wargaming Circuit – Iron Within
  • Power Behind the Throne
  • TLM x Layton Midnight Melee GT

On Friday we’ll be looking at:

  • Goonhammer Open US 2023
  • Salt Lake City Open 2023 (Supermajor)
  • Roll for Damage 2023 (major)
  • Grimdark 14
  • Iberian Perrees Tournnament
  • Bendigo Open

CCBB2023 – 40K Championship

83-player, 6-round Grand Tournament in Ottawa, ON CA on August 19 2023. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

Tim Deetlefs – Aeldari – 1st Place

Credit: Wings

The List

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Wtc 3.0 (2000 Points)

Aeldari
Battle Host
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Autarch Wayleaper (95 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Dragon fusion gun
1x Howling Banshee Mask
1x Star glaive
• Enhancements: Fate’s Messenger

Farseer (65 Points)
• 1x Eldritch Storm
1x Shuriken pistol
1x Witchblade

Farseer Skyrunner (75 Points)
• 1x Eldritch Storm
1x Shuriken pistol
1x Twin shuriken catapult
1x Witchblade

The Yncarne (270 Points)
• 1x Swirling soul energy
1x Vilith-zhar, the Sword of Souls

OTHER DATASHEETS

Hornet (80 Points)
• 2x Bright lance
1x Wraithbone hull

Hornet (80 Points)
• 2x Bright lance
1x Wraithbone hull

Hornet (80 Points)
• 2x Bright lance
1x Wraithbone hull

Night Spinner (170 Points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Support Weapons (105 Points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x D-cannon
1x Shuriken catapult

Support Weapons (105 Points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x D-cannon
1x Shuriken catapult

Support Weapons (105 Points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x D-cannon
1x Shuriken catapult

War Walkers (95 Points)
• 2x Bright lance
1x War Walker feet

Warp Spiders (100 Points)
• 1x Warp Spider Exarch
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Death spinner
1x Death spinner
1x Powerblades
• 4x Warp Spider
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Death spinner

Warp Spiders (100 Points)
• 1x Warp Spider Exarch
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Death spinner
1x Death spinner
1x Powerblades
• 4x Warp Spider
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Death spinner

Wraithknight (475 Points)
• 1x Heavy wraithcannon
1x Heavy wraithcannon
2x Starcannon
1x Titanic feet

Archetype

Wraithknight + hulls.

Final Round Matchup

71 – 58 Victory against Zach Comeau – Aeldari.

Thoughts

No! No!!

Congratulations to Tim.

Zach Comeau – Aeldari – 2nd Place

Avatar of Khaine. Credit: James “Boon” Kelling

The List

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big boys doing big boy things (2000 points)
Aeldari
Strike Force (2000 points)
Battle Host

CHARACTER

Autarch Wayleaper (80 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Dragon fusion gun
1x Howling Banshee Mask
1x Star glaive

Avatar of Khaine (295 points)
• 1x The Wailing Doom

Farseer (65 points)
• 1x Eldritch Storm
1x Shuriken pistol
1x Witchblade

Solitaire (115 points)
• 1x Solitaire weapons

The Yncarne (270 points)
• 1x Swirling soul energy
1x Vilith-zhar, the Sword of Souls

OTHER DATASHEETS

Lynx (155 points)
• 1x Bright lance
1x Lynx pulsar
1x Wraithbone hull

Night Spinner (170 points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Night Spinner (170 points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Support Weapons (105 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x D-cannon
1x Shuriken catapult

Warp Spiders (100 points)
• 1x Warp Spider Exarch
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Death spinner
1x Death spinner
1x Powerblades
• 4x Warp Spider
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Death spinner

Wraithknight (475 points)
• 1x Heavy wraithcannon
1x Heavy wraithcannon
2x Starcannon
1x Titanic feet

Archetype

Wraithknight and crunch

Thoughts

Reasonably sure that at least one build with a Lynx has featured in this column already, but if not well done for ticking that one off the list. Otherwise, this build does flip the script somewhat in terms of target profile, basically having nothing soft for opponents to shoot at whatsoever, so that’s going to confound some counterplay. Nice work from Zach.

Nick Jagiello – Necrons – 3rd Place

Necron Hexmark Destroyer
Necron Hexmark Destroyer. Credit: Pendulin

The List

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Note: This list was played with a Technomancer in addition to what’s here for a number of rounds. When this was identified, it was swapped in for one Hexmark. 
++ Army Roster (Xenos – Necrons) [2,000pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Battle Size: 2. Strike Force (2000 Point limit)

Detachment Choice: Awakened Dynasty

Show Legends

+ Character +

Hexmark Destroyer [70pts]

Hexmark Destroyer [70pts]

Hexmark Destroyer [70pts]

Overlord [110pts]: Hypermaterial Ablator, Resurrection orb, Voidscythe, Warlord

Transcendant C’tan [290pts]: Sempiternal Weave

+ Infantry +

Cryptothralls [40pts]
. 2x Cryptothrall: 2x Scouring eye, 2x Scythed limbs

Cryptothralls [40pts]
. 2x Cryptothrall: 2x Scouring eye, 2x Scythed limbs

Cryptothralls [40pts]
. 2x Cryptothrall: 2x Scouring eye, 2x Scythed limbs

Lychguard [190pts]
. 10x Lychguard: 10x Hyperphase sword and dispersion shield

+ Mounted +

Lokhust Heavy Destroyers [90pts]
. 2x Destroyer w/ gauss destructor: 2x Gauss destructor

Lokhust Heavy Destroyers [90pts]
. 2x Destroyer w/ gauss destructor: 2x Gauss destructor

Lokhust Heavy Destroyers [90pts]
. 2x Destroyer w/ gauss destructor: 2x Gauss destructor

Tomb Blades [160pts]
. Tomb Blade: Particle beamer, Shadowloom, Shieldvanes
. Tomb Blade: Particle beamer, Shadowloom, Shieldvanes
. Tomb Blade: Particle beamer, Shadowloom, Shieldvanes
. Tomb Blade: Particle beamer, Shadowloom, Shieldvanes
. Tomb Blade: Particle beamer, Shadowloom, Shieldvanes
. Tomb Blade: Particle beamer, Shadowloom, Shieldvanes

+ Vehicle +

Canoptek Reanimator [95pts]

Doomsday Ark [185pts]

Doomsday Ark [185pts]

Doomsday Ark [185pts]

++ Total: [2,000pts] ++

Archetype

Ultra-shooty Necrons

Thoughts

Dense and deadly, which I guess is what you want from a metal skeleton. This build gambles on the Lychguard brick and Transcendant C’tan doing enough work to anchor the board, allowing lots of Doomsdays and Destroyers to blast the opponent asunder. Seems to have done just fine, and Hexmarks are strong for punishing counterplay.

Matthew Salouros – Deathwatch – 4th Place

Photo Credit: Musterkrux

The List

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CCBB (2000 points)
Space Marines
Deathwatch
Strike Force (2000 points)
Black Spear Task Force

CHARACTER

Captain (80 points)
• 1x Bolt Pistol
1x Relic Shield
1x Thunder hammer

Watch Master (155 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Vigil spear
• Enhancement: The Tome of Ectoclades

Watch Master (115 points)
• 1x Vigil spear

OTHER DATASHEETS

Desolation Squad (340 points)
• 1x Desolation Sergeant
• 1x Bolt pistol
1x Castellan launcher
1x Close combat weapon
1x Vengor launcher
• 9x Desolation Marine
• 9x Bolt pistol
9x Castellan launcher
9x Close combat weapon
9x Superkrak rocket launcher

Inceptor Squad (115 points)
• 1x Inceptor Sergeant
• 1x Assault bolters
1x Close combat weapon
• 2x Inceptor
• 2x Assault bolters
2x Close combat weapon

Inceptor Squad (115 points)
• 1x Inceptor Sergeant
• 1x Assault bolters
1x Close combat weapon
• 2x Inceptor
• 2x Assault bolters
2x Close combat weapon

Infiltrator Squad (90 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

Proteus Kill Team (330 points)
• 5x Kill Team Veteran
• 1x Astartes shield
5x Close combat weapon
4x Deathwatch thunder hammer
1x Long Vigil melee weapon
• 1x Kill Team Biker
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Long Vigil melee weapon
1x Twin boltgun
• 4x Kill Team Terminator
• 4x Storm Shield
4x Terminator thunder hammer

Proteus Kill Team (330 points)
• 6x Kill Team Veteran
• 6x Close combat weapon
2x Deathwatch thunder hammer
4x Frag cannon
• 4x Kill Team Terminator
• 3x Assault cannon
3x Chainfist
1x Storm Shield
1x Terminator thunder hammer

Proteus Kill Team (330 points)
• 6x Kill Team Veteran
• 6x Close combat weapon
2x Deathwatch thunder hammer
4x Frag cannon
• 4x Kill Team Terminator
• 3x Assault cannon
3x Chainfist
1x Storm Shield
1x Terminator thunder hammer

Archetype

Triple Kill Team fiesta

Thoughts

How about those Proteus teams huh? This build makes phenomenal use of this strong unit, and builds them a fair bit more aggressively than the usual, going for assault cannons in two and more hammers in one instead of the usual cyclone launchers. That adds some extra melee punch and ends up pretty decent for inflicting chip damage on tough targets with access to Ectoclades for a double Oath turn. The standard Desolation brick and some utility Infiltrators/Inceptors fill out here, and this build captures something of the 8th/9th Deathwatch feel of getting into the opponent’s face and hitting like a freight train. Nice work from Matthew.

The Best of the Rest

There were 6 more players on 5-1 or 4.5-1.5 records. They were:

  • 5th – Éric Marcoux – Aeldari: Wraithknight and a bunch of go-wide stuff.
  • 6th – Hamza Syed – Aeldari: Triple Prism, triple Spinner.
  • 7th – Ridvan Martinez – Drukhari: Shooty Drukhari, packing the gun-toting halves of Kabalite units into Venoms, bringing three Ravagers and adding a Voidraven Bomber for massive damage out of reserves, also includes a couple of Harlequin Lone Operatives to shore up Drukhari’s lack of these.
  • 8th – Jean Masson – Genestealer Cult: Pure horde with triple Saboteur.
  • 9th – Jeremy “Curie” Atkinson – Genestealer Cult: Horde plus Aberrants.
  • 10th – Cody Bourgeois – Aeldari: Double Wraithknight, Spiders, Spectres.

Gateway Open 2023 40K Grand Tournament

70-player, 6-round Grand Tournament in Collinsville, IL US on August 19 2023. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

Brent Simon – Aeldari – 1st Place

Credit: Greg Narro

The List

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War fort eldar (1995 Points)

Aeldari
Battle Host
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Autarch Wayleaper (80 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Dragon fusion gun
1x Howling Banshee Mask
1x Star glaive

Farseer Skyrunner (100 Points)
• 1x Eldritch Storm
1x Shuriken pistol
1x Singing spear
1x Twin shuriken catapult
• Enhancements: The Phoenix Gem

Illic Nightspear (65 Points)
• 1x Aeldari power sword
1x Shuriken pistol
1x Voidbringer

The Yncarne (270 Points)
• 1x Swirling soul energy
1x Vilith-zhar, the Sword of Souls

OTHER DATASHEETS

Night Spinner (170 Points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Night Spinner (170 Points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Night Spinner (170 Points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Rangers (55 Points)
• 5x Ranger
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Ranger long rifle
5x Shuriken pistol

Shadow Spectres (80 Points)
• 5x Shadow Spectre
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Prism rifle

Shadow Spectres (80 Points)
• 5x Shadow Spectre
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Prism rifle

Shadow Spectres (80 Points)
• 5x Shadow Spectre
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Prism rifle

Warp Spiders (100 Points)
• 1x Warp Spider Exarch
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Death spinner
1x Death spinner
1x Powerblades
• 4x Warp Spider
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Death spinner

Warp Spiders (100 Points)
• 1x Warp Spider Exarch
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Death spinner
1x Death spinner
1x Powerblades
• 4x Warp Spider
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Death spinner

Wraithknight (475 Points)
• 1x Heavy wraithcannon
1x Heavy wraithcannon
2x Starcannon
1x Titanic feet

Archetype

Wraithknight + go-wide

Final Round Matchup

100 – 76 Victory against Ryan Beaver – Imperial Knights.

Thoughts

Is this a karmic punishment for me running Alaitoc planes in 8th? Have I been trapped in some sort of elf-themed hell since July? Much to consider.

Assuming he is not an agent of an ironically vengeful deity, well done to Brent.

Austin Howald – Aeldari – 2nd Place

Credit: Wings

The List

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Making Friends with Indirect Mortal Wounds, or “How I Learned to Quit Worrying, and Recognize Mon-Keigh are Inferior” PART II: Night Spinner Bugaloo. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of D-Weaponry, it was the age of Bright Lances. (2000 points)
Aeldari
Strike Force (2000 points)
Battle Host

CHARACTER

Autarch Wayleaper (80 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Dragon fusion gun
1x Howling Banshee Mask
1x Star glaive

Farseer Skyrunner (100 points)
• 1x Eldritch Storm
1x Shuriken pistol
1x Twin shuriken catapult
1x Witchblade
• Enhancement: The Phoenix Gem

The Yncarne (270 points)
• 1x Swirling soul energy
1x Vilith-zhar, the Sword of Souls

OTHER DATASHEETS

Fire Prism (150 points)
• 1x Prism cannon
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Fire Prism (150 points)
• 1x Prism cannon
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Night Spinner (170 points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Night Spinner (170 points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Rangers (55 points)
• 5x Ranger
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Ranger long rifle
5x Shuriken pistol

Shadow Spectres (80 points)
• 5x Shadow Spectre
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Prism rifle

Shadow Spectres (80 points)
• 5x Shadow Spectre
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Prism rifle

Support Weapons (105 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x D-cannon
1x Shuriken catapult

Support Weapons (105 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x D-cannon
1x Shuriken catapult

War Walkers (95 points)
• 2x Bright lance
1x War Walker feet

War Walkers (95 points)
• 2x Bright lance
1x War Walker feet

War Walkers (95 points)
• 2x Bright lance
1x War Walker feet

Warp Spiders (100 points)
• 1x Warp Spider Exarch
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Death spinner
1x Death spinner
1x Powerblades
• 4x Warp Spider
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Death spinner

Warp Spiders (100 points)
• 1x Warp Spider Exarch
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Death spinner
1x Death spinner
1x Powerblades
• 4x Warp Spider
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Death spinner

Archetype

Pure go-wide

Thoughts

The army description gave me a sensible chuckle, so there’s that. Good job Austin.

Oh I bet the bit of 8th where I referred to myself as the world’s biggest Night Spinner fan is what I’m being punished for, actually. That would make sense.

Ryan Verbeck – Tyranids – 3rd Place

Carnifex. Credit: Rockfish
Carnifex. Credit: Rockfish

The List

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Canis’ Fex (2000 points)
Tyranids
Strike Force (2000 points)
Invasion Fleet

CHARACTER

Deathleaper (80 points)
• 1x Lictor claws and talons

Hive Tyrant (220 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Heavy venom cannon
1x Monstrous bonesword and lash whip

Old One Eye (140 points)
• 1x Old One Eye’s claws and talons

OTHER DATASHEETS

Biovores (65 points)
• 1x Chitin-barbed limbs
1x Spore Mine launcher

Biovores (65 points)
• 1x Chitin-barbed limbs
1x Spore Mine launcher

Carnifexes (250 points)
• 2x Bio-plasma
2x Deathspitters with slimer maggots
2x Deathspitters with slimer maggots
2x Spine banks
2x Xenos claws and teeth

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

Lictor (75 points)
• 1x Lictor claws and talons

Lictor (75 points)
• 1x Lictor claws and talons

Lictor (75 points)
• 1x Lictor claws and talons

Pyrovores (30 points)
• 1x Chitin-barbed limbs
1x Flamespurt

Pyrovores (30 points)
• 1x Chitin-barbed limbs
1x Flamespurt

Tyrannofex (200 points)
• 1x Acid spray
1x Powerful limbs
1x Stinger salvoes

Tyrannofex (200 points)
• 1x Acid spray
1x Powerful limbs
1x Stinger salvoes

Zoanthropes (180 points)
• 1x Neurothrope
• 1x Warp Blast
1x Xenos claws and teeth
• 5x Zoanthrope
• 5x Warp Blast
5x Xenos claws and teeth

Zoanthropes (90 points)
• 1x Neurothrope
• 1x Warp Blast
1x Xenos claws and teeth
• 2x Zoanthrope
• 2x Warp Blast
2x Xenos claws and teeth

Zoanthropes (90 points)
• 1x Neurothrope
• 1x Warp Blast
1x Xenos claws and teeth
• 2x Zoanthrope
• 2x Warp Blast
2x Xenos claws and teeth

Archetype

Aggro bugs

Thoughts

Hell yeah, a non-Aeldari list. This list is very tasty, taking a monster mash formula and substituting Old One Eye and two grumpy friends for additional big bugs. That makes it much easier to hide a greater proportion of its threats, especially if it chucks some (Acid Spray Tyrannofexes being great candidates) into Strategic Reserves. That smooths out the chances of getting immediatley bodied off the table by Knights or Aeldari, but keeps an additional hefty threat. The equip loadout on the Carnifexes is interesting too – it appears to assume that Old One Eye has largely got melee handled (which, reasonable) and tools the others for high-volume dakka, leaning on OOE’s re-rolls to make it pretty reliable. That’s a real big-brain play, especially as high volume, full re-roll D1 AP-2 is pretty much the perfect thing to combine with the choice of Lethal Hits or Sustained Hits (or both, with Synaptic Insight) to be something that’s essentially universally relevant.

Adding all the standard objective tools Tyranids get on top of that makes this list seem very flexible and potent, and I really like what’s going on here, great work from Ryan.

Connor Johnson – Thousand Sons – 4th Place

Credit: Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones

The List

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++ Army Roster (Chaos – Thousand Sons) [17Cabal Points, 2,000pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Battle Size: 2. Strike Force (2000 Point limit)

Detachment Choice: Cult of Magic

Rituals reference

+ Epic Hero +

Ahriman [3Cabal Points, 110pts]

Magnus the Red [4Cabal Points, 410pts]

+ Character +

Infernal Master [2Cabal Points, 90pts]: Arcane Vortex

Infernal Master [2Cabal Points, 75pts]

Thousand Sons Sorcerer in Terminator Armour [2Cabal Points, 125pts]: Inferno combi-bolter, Umbralefic Crystal

+ Battleline +

Rubric Marines [1Cabal Points, 190pts]: Icon of Flame
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Inferno bolt pistol
. 9x Rubric Marine w/ warpflamer: 9x Close combat weapon, 9x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines [1Cabal Points, 95pts]: Icon of Flame
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Inferno bolt pistol
. 4x Rubric Marine w/ warpflamer: 4x Close combat weapon, 4x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines [1Cabal Points, 95pts]: Icon of Flame
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Inferno bolt pistol
. 4x Rubric Marine w/ warpflamer: 4x Close combat weapon, 4x Warpflamer

+ Infantry +

Scarab Occult Terminators [1Cabal Points, 410pts]
. Scarab Occult Sorcerer: Inferno combi-bolter
. 9x Scarab Occult Terminator: 9x Inferno combi-bolter, 9x Prosperine khopesh

+ Mounted +

Tzaangor Enlightened [45pts]
. 3x Divining spear Enlightened: 3x Divining spear

+ Dedicated Transport +

Thousand Sons Rhino [75pts]: Havoc launcher, Inferno combi-bolter

Thousand Sons Rhino [75pts]: Havoc launcher, Inferno combi-bolter

+ Allied Units +

Flamers [65pts]
. 3x Flamer: 3x Flamer mouths, 3x Flickering Flames

Flamers [65pts]
. 3x Flamer: 3x Flamer mouths, 3x Flickering Flames

The Changeling [75pts]

++ Total: [17Cabal Points, 2,000pts] ++

Archetype

Magnus and the Boys

Thoughts

Magnus and friends round out the top four here, and the big thing that’s notable is the clear decision that it’s just not safe to have Rubrics forced to start on the table in the Night Spinner hell that is the metagame. Rhinos provide strong early protection there, and putting the Umbralefic Crystal on the Terminators as well ensures they don’t get stuck if move debuffs from indirect start landing. Daemons provide some additional board coverage on top of that, and the overall package here feels especially well-tuned as Thousand Sons go. Great stuff from Connor.

The Best of the Rest

There were 3 more players on 5-1 or 4.5-1.5 records. They were:

  • 5th – Benjamin Frederiksen – Aeldari: Lots of shooty hulls and a Wraithknight.
  • 6th – Ben Spears – Imperial Knights: The extremely classic Crusader/Warden setup we talked about on Monday.
  • 7th – Chris Green – Aeldari: Many, many hulls, small and medium, plus a Wraithknight.

The Pecking Order: Rise of Kings GT 2023

53-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in Olympia, Washington US on August 19 2023. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

Alex Pina – Thousand Sons – 1st Place

Credit: Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones

The List

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Rubric Spam (2000 Points)

Thousand Sons
Cult of Magic
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Ahriman (110 Points)
• 1x Black Staff of Ahriman
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Psychic Stalk

Exalted Sorcerer on Disc of Tzeentch (105 Points)
• 1x Arcane Fire
1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol

Exalted Sorcerer on Disc of Tzeentch (105 Points)
• 1x Arcane Fire
1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol

Infernal Master (95 Points)
• 1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Screamer Invocation
• Enhancements: Umbralefic Crystal

Infernal Master (90 Points)
• 1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Screamer Invocation
• Enhancements: Arcane Vortex

Infernal Master (75 Points)
• 1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Screamer Invocation

Magnus the Red (410 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Blade of Magnus
1x Gaze of Magnus
1x Tzeentch’s Firestorm

Thousand Sons Sorcerer (110 Points)
• 1x Fires of the Abyss
1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
• Enhancements: Lord of Forbidden Lore

BATTLELINE

Rubric Marines (95 Points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
4x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (95 Points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
4x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (95 Points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
4x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (95 Points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
4x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines (95 Points)
• 1x Aspiring Sorcerer
• 1x Force weapon
1x Inferno bolt pistol
1x Warpsmite
• 4x Rubric Marine
• 4x Close combat weapon
1x Icon of Flame
4x Warpflamer

OTHER DATASHEETS

Mutalith Vortex Beast (145 Points)
• 1x Betentaled maw
1x Mutalith claws
1x Warp vortex

Thousand Sons Rhino (75 Points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Havoc launcher
1x Inferno combi-bolter
1x Inferno combi-weapon

Thousand Sons Rhino (75 Points)
• 1x Armoured tracks
1x Havoc launcher
1x Inferno combi-bolter
1x Inferno combi-weapon

ALLIED UNITS

Flamers (65 Points)
• 1x Pyrocaster
• 1x Flamer mouths
1x Flickering Flames
• 2x Flamer
• 2x Flamer mouths
2x Flickering Flames

The Blue Scribes (65 Points)
• 1x Sharp quills

Archetype

I mean it says right there on the army list.

Final Round Matchup

100 – 56 Victory against Alex Elmore – Chaos Daemons.

Thoughts

Now if I’m honest, I think Rubric spam is slightly a misnomer, since they’re mostly here to provide a wide variety of places to hide the more desireable Characters, but whatever, we’ll go with it. Great board control, tonnes of Characters to generate a gigantic Cabal point pool, and some spare Wizards to hurl at the enemy to go down blazing with Grenades (from the ones that have them, at least) and Doom Bolts. Magnus and a Mutalith provide a solid hammer to back that plan, and lots of armies are going to struggle to muster much defiance here, the chip damage is absolutely astounding. Congratulations to Alex for giving all of Tzeentch’s favourite little wizards a big day out.

Tarzan – Orks – 2nd Place (Undefeated)

Credit: Tom Alexander

The List

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October GT (1990 Points)

Orks

Waaagh! Tribe

Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Ghazghkull Thraka (235 Points)
• 1x Ghazghkull Thraka
• Warlord
• 1x Gork’s Klaw
1x Mork’s Roar
• 1x Makari
• 1x Makari’s stabba

Kaptin Badrukk (95 Points)
• 1x Choppa
1x Da Rippa
1x Slugga

Mozrog Skragbad (195 Points)
• 1x Big Chompa’s jaws
1x Gutrippa
1x Thump gun

OTHER DATASHEETS

Flash Gitz (190 Points)
• 1x Kaptin
• 1x Choppa
1x Snazzgun
• 9x Flash Git
• 9x Choppa
9x Snazzgun

Gretchin (45 Points)
• 1x Runtherd
• 1x Grot-smacka
1x Slugga
• 10x Gretchin
• 10x Close combat weapon
10x Grot blasta

Grot Tanks (155 Points)
• 3x Grot Tank
• 3x Ramshackle hull
3x Rokkit launcha
• 1x Grot Tank
• 1x Ramshackle hull
1x Rokkit launcha 1x Rokkit launcha

Grot Tanks (155 Points)
• 3x Grot Tank
• 3x Ramshackle hull
3x Rokkit launcha
• 1x Grot Tank
• 1x Ramshackle hull
1x Rokkit launcha 1x Rokkit launcha

Grot Tanks (155 Points)
• 3x Grot Tank
• 3x Ramshackle hull
3x Rokkit launcha
• 1x Grot Tank
• 1x Ramshackle hull
1x Rokkit launcha 1x Rokkit launcha

Meganobz (100 Points)
• 3x Meganob
• 3x Twin killsaw

Mek Gunz (90 Points)
• 2x Mek Gun
• 2x Grot crew
2x Kustom mega-kannon

Mek Gunz (90 Points)
• 2x Mek Gun
• 2x Grot crew
2x Kustom mega-kannon

Mek Gunz (90 Points)
• 2x Mek Gun
• 2x Grot crew
2x Kustom mega-kannon

Squighog Boyz (110 Points)
• 1x Bomb Squig
• 3x Squighog Boy
• 3x Saddlegit weapons
3x Squighog jaws and saddlegits
3x Stikka

Squighog Boyz (110 Points)
• 1x Bomb Squig
• 3x Squighog Boy
• 3x Saddlegit weapons
3x Squighog jaws and saddlegits
3x Stikka

Squighog Boyz (110 Points)
• 1x Bomb Squig
• 3x Squighog Boy
• 3x Saddlegit weapons
3x Squighog jaws and saddlegits
3x Stikka

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

Archetype

Dakka Orks

Final Round Matchup

98- 50 Victory against Ed Smith – Genestealer Cult

Thoughts

Once again my sense of time and space is all over the shop, because it’s an Ork shooting list powered by Forge World units. What year is it? Who’s the president?

Anyway, this build presents a solid wall of stuff with high-ish toughness, making it very hard to clear with small arms, and the Grot Tanks combine a lot of rokkit shots with being extremely hard to pin down in melee thanks to their Scatter! ability. Flash Gitz are also exceedingly nasty as long as Badruk is leading them, and the accumulated firepower here is genuinely spectacular, and a huge nightmare for something like Custodes to deal with.

That doesn’t make running it undefeated any less impressive, particularly as the list seems like it might struggle to screen out GSC adequately, but beat them handily in the final round, so well done Tarzan.

The Best of the Rest

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

  • 3th – Marty Oconnell – Chaos Daemons: Monster mash adding a Daemon Prince with Wings (Khorne flavoured) as an easier-to-hide roving murder machine.
  • 4th – Jason Rider – Chaos Space Marines: Triple Warpsmith, Triple Lord of Skulls, a Noctilith Crown. Simple.
  • 5th – Jake Reuser – Aeldari: Wraithknight plus go-wide.
  • 6th – Ed Smith – Genestealer Cult: Horde with Aberrants.
  • 7th – Torin Holmes – Orks: Speedy herohammer Orks, with lots of Trukks carrying Snaggas and Beastbosses, Mozrog and a second Squigboss, Kaptin Badrukk with a (thanks to him) scary squad of Gitz, and Ghaz overseeing proceedings.
  • 8th – Steve Trimble – Adeptus Custodes: Given he won Tacoma with it, it will not surprise you to hear that Steve is still running triple Custodian block.
  • 9th – Nicholas Fromme – Thousand Sons: Magnus and the boys, splurging for two big Rubric units alongside the Scarabs (and thus not getting much beyond that!).

Trident Wargaming Circuit – Iron Within GT

37-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in St. Albert, AB CA on August 19 2023. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

Darren Jac – Genestealer Cult – 1st Place

Primus. Credit: Rockfish
Primus. Credit: Rockfish

The List

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D.Jac (1995 Points)

Genestealer Cults
Ascension Day
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Biophagus (80 Points)
• 1x Autopistol
1x Chemical vials
1x Injector goad
• Enhancements: Inscrutable Cunning

Clamavus (40 Points)
• 1x Autopistol
1x Close combat weapon

Nexos (50 Points)
• 1x Autopistol
1x Close combat weapon

Nexos (50 Points)
• 1x Autopistol
1x Close combat weapon

Primus (70 Points)
• 1x Cult bonesword
1x Scoped needle pistol
1x Toxin injector claw

Primus (70 Points)
• 1x Cult bonesword
1x Scoped needle pistol
1x Toxin injector claw

Primus (70 Points)
• 1x Cult bonesword
1x Scoped needle pistol
1x Toxin injector claw

Reductus Saboteur (55 Points)
• 1x Autopistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Demolition charges
1x Remote explosives

Reductus Saboteur (95 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Autopistol
1x Close combat weapon
1x Demolition charges
1x Remote explosives
• Enhancements: Meticulous Planner

BATTLELINE

Acolyte Hybrids (150 Points)
• 1x Acolyte Leader
• 1x Hand flamer
1x Leader’s cult weapons
• 9x Acolyte Hybrid
• 1x Cult Icon
9x Cult claws and knife
4x Demolition charges
4x Hand flamer

Acolyte Hybrids (150 Points)
• 1x Acolyte Leader
• 1x Hand flamer
1x Leader’s cult weapons
• 9x Acolyte Hybrid
• 1x Cult Icon
9x Cult claws and knife
4x Demolition charges
4x Hand flamer

Acolyte Hybrids (150 Points)
• 1x Acolyte Leader
• 1x Hand flamer
1x Leader’s cult weapons
• 9x Acolyte Hybrid
• 1x Cult Icon
9x Cult claws and knife
4x Demolition charges
4x Hand flamer

Neophyte Hybrids (80 Points)
• 1x Neophyte Leader
• 1x Autopistol
1x Leader pistol
1x Power weapon
• 9x Neophyte Hybrid
• 9x Autopistol
9x Close combat weapon
1x Cult Icon
2x Flamer
5x Hybrid firearm
2x Seismic cannon

Neophyte Hybrids (160 Points)
• 1x Neophyte Leader
• 1x Autopistol
1x Leader pistol
1x Power weapon
• 19x Neophyte Hybrid
• 19x Autopistol
19x Close combat weapon
1x Cult Icon
4x Grenade launcher
11x Hybrid firearm
4x Seismic cannon

Neophyte Hybrids (160 Points)
• 1x Neophyte Leader
• 1x Autopistol
1x Leader pistol
1x Power weapon
• 19x Neophyte Hybrid
• 19x Autopistol
19x Close combat weapon
1x Cult Icon
4x Grenade launcher
11x Hybrid firearm
4x Seismic cannon

Neophyte Hybrids (160 Points)
• 1x Neophyte Leader
• 1x Autopistol
1x Leader pistol
1x Power weapon
• 19x Neophyte Hybrid
• 19x Autopistol
19x Close combat weapon
1x Cult Icon
4x Grenade launcher
11x Hybrid firearm
4x Seismic cannon

OTHER DATASHEETS

Aberrants (330 Points)
• 1x Aberrant Hypermorph
• 1x Heavy power weapon
1x Hypermorph tail
• 9x Aberrant
• 9x Heavy power weapon

Achilles Ridgerunners (75 Points)
• 1x Heavy mortar
1x Ridgerunner wheels
1x Spotter
1x Twin heavy stubber

Archetype

Horde and Aberrants.

Final Round Matchup

90 – 46 Victory against Aiden Vollmer – Thousand Sons.

Thoughts

Ah, well, nevertheless.

Congratulations Darren.

The Best of the Rest

There were N more players on X-1 records. They were:

  • 2nd – Dave Cruickshank – Imperial Knights: Another Crusader/Warden classic.
  • 3rd – Aiden Vollmer – Thousand Sons: Magnus and the boys with a big Scarab unit and The Changeling lurking at the back.
  • 4th – Chris Zuniga – Genestealer Cult: Horde with Aberrants, going for an Abominant instead of the usual Biophagus on the big boys. Way harder to snipe out with Epic Challenge.
  • 5th – Shawn Ford – Adeptus Custodes: Double big Custodian block.
  • 6th – Matthew Andrusiak – Ultramarines: Calgar and Bobby G leading up a volume shooting bonanza. of particular note is putting Calgar with a big Aggressor unit, which is an extremely scary combo that I think some people are sleeping on.
  • 7th – Michael Blanchet – Iron Hands: Apparently all Michael wants to do is unleash laser death, because we’ve got three RepExes and three Gladiator Landers here.
  • 8th – Sebastian Hebert – Chaos Daemons: Four big monsters (Be’lakor, Kairos, Bird, Shalaxi) and lots of sticky Pink Horror units in support.

Power Behind the Throne

34-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in Moorabbin, Victoria AU on August 18 2023. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

The Showdown

Hammer and Anvil – Sites of Power – Scrambler Fields

Rhys Cunningham – Drukhari: Shooty Drukhari with shooty Harlequin friends.
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Clapping Cheeks (2000 points)
Drukhari
Strike Force (2000 points)
Realspace Raiders

CHARACTER

Archon (110 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Huskblade
1x Splinter pistol
• Enhancement: The Art of Pain

BATTLELINE

Kabalite Warriors (120 points)
• 1x Sybarite
• 1x Blast pistol
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 (120 points)
• 1x Sybarite
• 1x Blast pistol
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 (120 points)
• 1x Sybarite
• 1x Blast pistol
1x Sybarite weapon
• 9x Kabalite Warrior
• 1x Blaster
9x Close combat weapon
1x Dark lance
1x Shredder
1x Splinter cannon
5x Splinter rifle

DEDICATED TRANSPORT

Raider (90 points)
• 1x Bladevanes
1x Dark lance

Raider (90 points)
• 1x Bladevanes
1x Dark lance

Venom (80 points)
• 1x Bladevanes
1x Splinter cannon
1x Twin splinter rifle

OTHER DATASHEETS

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

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

Mandrakes (70 points)
• 1x Nightfiend
• 1x Baleblast
1x Glimmersteel blade
• 4x Mandrake
• 4x Baleblast
4x Glimmersteel blade

Mandrakes (70 points)
• 1x Nightfiend
• 1x Baleblast
1x Glimmersteel blade
• 4x Mandrake
• 4x Baleblast
4x Glimmersteel blade

Ravager (95 points)
• 1x Bladevanes
3x Dark lance

Ravager (95 points)
• 1x Bladevanes
3x Dark lance

Ravager (95 points)
• 1x Bladevanes
3x Dark lance

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

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

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

ALLIED UNITS

Death Jester (70 points)
• 1x Jester’s blade
1x Shrieker cannon

Solitaire (115 points)
• 1x Solitaire weapons

Voidweaver (100 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Prismatic cannon
2x Shuriken cannon

Voidweaver (100 points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Prismatic cannon
2x Shuriken cannon

vs.

Boyd Morrall – Necrons: Double Lychguard and Doomsdays.
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Lych (2000 Points)

Necrons
Awakened Dynasty
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Hexmark Destroyer (100 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Enmitic disintegrator pistols
• Enhancements: The Sovereign Coronal (Aura)

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

Nemesor Zahndrekh (85 Points)
• 1x Staff of light

Overlord (85 Points)
• 1x Resurrection Orb
1x Voidscythe

Technomancer (80 Points)
• 1x Canoptek Cloak
1x Staff of light
• Enhancements: Veil of Darkness

Technomancer (60 Points)
• 1x Canoptek Cloak
1x Staff of light

Transcendent C’tan (290 Points)
• 1x Crackling tendrils
1x Seismic assault
• Enhancements: Sempiternal Weave

OTHER DATASHEETS

Canoptek Reanimator (95 Points)
• 2x Atomiser beam
1x Reanimator’s claws

Canoptek Spyders (75 Points)
• 1x Automaton claws
1x Fabricator Claw Array (Aura)
1x Gloom Prism (Aura)
2x Particle beamer

Cryptothralls (40 Points)
• 2x Cryptothrall
• 2x Scouring eye
2x Scythed limbs

Cryptothralls (40 Points)
• 2x Cryptothrall
• 2x Scouring eye
2x Scythed limbs

Doomsday Ark (185 Points)
• 1x Armoured bulk
1x Doomsday cannon
2x Gauss flayer array

Doomsday Ark (185 Points)
• 1x Armoured bulk
1x Doomsday cannon
2x Gauss flayer array

Doomsday Ark (185 Points)
• 1x Armoured bulk
1x Doomsday cannon
2x Gauss flayer array

Lokhust Heavy Destroyers (45 Points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Gauss destructor

Lychguard (190 Points)
• 10x Lychguard
• 10x Dispersion Shield
10x Hyperphase sword

Lychguard (190 Points)
• 10x Lychguard
• 10x Dispersion Shield
10x Hyperphase sword

Thoughts

This game is an odd one – the Necrons are fantastically better equipped to play the mission here, but the Drukhari list is fantastically better equipped to outshoot them. Realistically, that puts the ball in the Drukhari’s court to try and find a way to win, and I think their goal has to be twofold. First, accept that the Necrons are extremely likely to score 50VP on Primary. Stopping them between the super C’tan and double Lychguard on this mission just isn’t happening (though there is a degree to which the super C’tan is slightly weaker than normal thanks to Scrambler Fields). What the Drukhari need to do is pray for the second turn (for end game scoring) focus on ensuring they have an iron grip on at least one mid-board objective, presumably a flank one, and focus on denying Secondaries and Necron killing power as fast as possible.

Those Doomsdays are 99% going to lose the shooting match to all the horrors that the Drukhari have brought along, so over time they should build up a board presence advantage, and they need to work to leverage that into a substantial Secondary lead, and maybe stealing the Necrons home objective in the late stage of the game. They’ve got a decent number of hulls to put down, and need to do as much as possible to ensure that there’s nowhere for Hexmark Destroyers to drop, maximising the chances of the Necrons drawing a dead card and bleeding some Secondary points (whereas the Drukhari have so many good tools for objective play that a 40 should be priced in). Assuming they do have end-game scoring, that might just get them over the line.

The result…well the Drukhari clearly played a blinder, and I strongly suspect did get the second turn they wanted, but it looks like the heart of the cards was with the Necrons, as they managed a perfect 100VP to take the game.

Result

Necrons Victory – 100 – 98

Boyd Morrall – Necrons – 1st Place

Doomsday Ark
Doomsday Ark. Credit: Rockfish

The List

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Lych (2000 Points)

Necrons
Awakened Dynasty
Strike Force (2000 Points)

CHARACTERS

Hexmark Destroyer (100 Points)
• Warlord
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Enmitic disintegrator pistols
• Enhancements: The Sovereign Coronal (Aura)

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

Nemesor Zahndrekh (85 Points)
• 1x Staff of light

Overlord (85 Points)
• 1x Resurrection Orb
1x Voidscythe

Technomancer (80 Points)
• 1x Canoptek Cloak
1x Staff of light
• Enhancements: Veil of Darkness

Technomancer (60 Points)
• 1x Canoptek Cloak
1x Staff of light

Transcendent C’tan (290 Points)
• 1x Crackling tendrils
1x Seismic assault
• Enhancements: Sempiternal Weave

OTHER DATASHEETS

Canoptek Reanimator (95 Points)
• 2x Atomiser beam
1x Reanimator’s claws

Canoptek Spyders (75 Points)
• 1x Automaton claws
1x Fabricator Claw Array (Aura)
1x Gloom Prism (Aura)
2x Particle beamer

Cryptothralls (40 Points)
• 2x Cryptothrall
• 2x Scouring eye
2x Scythed limbs

Cryptothralls (40 Points)
• 2x Cryptothrall
• 2x Scouring eye
2x Scythed limbs

Doomsday Ark (185 Points)
• 1x Armoured bulk
1x Doomsday cannon
2x Gauss flayer array

Doomsday Ark (185 Points)
• 1x Armoured bulk
1x Doomsday cannon
2x Gauss flayer array

Doomsday Ark (185 Points)
• 1x Armoured bulk
1x Doomsday cannon
2x Gauss flayer array

Lokhust Heavy Destroyers (45 Points)
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Gauss destructor

Lychguard (190 Points)
• 10x Lychguard
• 10x Dispersion Shield
10x Hyperphase sword

Lychguard (190 Points)
• 10x Lychguard
• 10x Dispersion Shield
10x Hyperphase sword

Archetype

Sword and board Necrons

Thoughts

Nothing particularly complicated here, but very effective – three of the toughest anvil units in the game in the two Lychguard bricks and the super C’tan, nasty shooting from the Doomsdays and super-potent Lone Operative Hexmarks to finish. Definitely a fan of Zandrekh leading up the second Lychguard unit, as that helps unpick some of the stratagems people might slam to try and defeat this. Thanks to Boyd for providing a bit of skeletal undead light amidst the darkness.

The Best of the Rest

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

  • 2nd – Dylan Cowan – Aeldari: Go-wide shooting with Wraithguard.
  • 3rd – Rhys Cunningham – Drukhari: Go-wide shooting, augmenting the usual toys with a couple of Travelling Players Voidweavers.
  • 4th – Terence Drew – Deathwatch: Proteus Teams and Gladiators
  • 5th – Ben Zagami – Necrons: Lychguard/Warrior blocks plus Doomsdays.
  • 6th – Lachlan Booth – Aeldari: Wraithknight + go-wide.

TLM x Layton Midnight Melee GT

28-player, 5-round Grand Tournament in Altamonte Springs, FL United States on August 19 2023. All the lists for this event can be found in Best Coast Pairings.

Adam Raymond – Aeldari – 1st Place

Avatar of Khaine. Credit: Jack Hunter

The List

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Bad Back Aelves (2000 points)
Aeldari
Strike Force (2000 points)
Battle Host

CHARACTER

Autarch Wayleaper (80 points)
• Warlord
• 1x Reaper launcher
1x Star glaive

Avatar of Khaine (295 points)
• 1x The Wailing Doom

Farseer (65 points)
• 1x Eldritch Storm
1x Shuriken pistol
1x Witchblade

Farseer Skyrunner (75 points)
• 1x Eldritch Storm
1x Shuriken pistol
1x Twin shuriken catapult
1x Witchblade

The Yncarne (270 points)
• 1x Swirling soul energy
1x Vilith-zhar, the Sword of Souls

OTHER DATASHEETS

Lynx (155 points)
• 1x Bright lance
1x Lynx pulsar
1x Wraithbone hull

Lynx (155 points)
• 1x Bright lance
1x Lynx pulsar
1x Wraithbone hull

Night Spinner (170 points)
• 1x Doomweaver
1x Shuriken cannon
1x Wraithbone hull

Shadow Spectres (80 points)
• 5x Shadow Spectre
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Prism rifle

Shadow Spectres (80 points)
• 5x Shadow Spectre
• 5x Close combat weapon
5x Prism rifle

Warp Spiders (100 points)
• 1x Warp Spider Exarch
• 1x Close combat weapon
1x Death spinner
• 4x Warp Spider
• 4x Close combat weapon
4x Death spinner

Wraithknight (475 points)
• 1x Heavy wraithcannon
1x Heavy wraithcannon
2x Starcannon
1x Titanic feet

Archetype

Crunchy Aeldari

Final Round Matchup

100 – 30 Victory against Matt Mann – Imperial Knights.

Thoughts

I assume the list title here refers to the minimal number of models this list has, and also presumably the fact that it’ll wrap up most games in an hour, giving plenty of rest and relaxation time. Congratulations to Adam.

The Best of the Rest

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

  • 2nd – Mike Muzeni – Adeptus Custodes: A fairly go-wide take on Infantry Custodes, squeezing in five separate 5/6-model units.
  • 3rd – Matt Mann – Imperial Knights: Triple big Knights, adding an Atrapos to the standard Crusader/Warden combo. Quite funny to try and fish for a kill on Overwatch against a Wraithknight, if you can get the Bondsman effect up. Give that Wraithknight a taste of its own medicine.
  • 4th – Kameron Calabro – Adeptus Custodes: Two big Custodes bricks and a smaller squad in a Land Raider.
  • 5th – Jon Sweet – Black Templars: To close us out, the Emperor’s most beautiful meme list – a mighty fifteen bodyguardless Characters, mostly riding into battle in a Land Raider Crusader. Going 4-1 with this an absolute champion move.

Wrap Up

Imagine I’m Adam Driver slamming a wall, complaining about how every day it’s just Aeldari after Aeldari. I’m going to cleanse my pallate this weekend by playing a bunch of games with a spicy new Necron list, so wherever you are in the world, I hope you’ve got similarly exciting things coming up.