By all accounts it went well, and Tom Patton took it out with Sons of Behemat and a 5-0 result!
The event was run on BCP (Best Coast Pairings App), so I was able to grab
Now, without further ado – the winning lists.
1st Place – Sons of Behemat – Tom Patton (5-0)
Following the Winter FAQ and the significant change to the Kragnos warscroll, Tom has decided to try him out in a Gargant list… and didn’t it do well! With 2 Gatebreakers and Kragnos this army is quick, likely has a triumph and can dish out damage… and the 6+ ward saves are not shabby on models with so many wounds.
This list seems to work in a similar way to the 3 Gatekeeper & 2 Mini-Gargants lists.
It’s great to see the Destruction God getting some play now that he has a new scroll, and I don’t think this will be the last 5-0 we see with him in the list.
2nd Place – Stormcast Eternals – Jacob Whitehouse – 4-1
I reported on the success of the Stormdrake Guard at Blackout at the end of last year and they are back again. This is definitely an army that I would fear playing against, and if you want to go 5-0 you’ll need practice against it. It’s quick, mobile, the unit of 4 is great at ‘Unleash Hell’. It’ll breath on you (mortal wounds) and then charge! Definitely ouch.
I don’t know what Jacob lost to, but the new speed of Destruction with Kragnos may be able to outspeed this… however be careful of losing Kragnos – he’s no longer better if these guys are around.
3rd Place – Maggotkin of Nurgle – Mikey Herbert(4-1)
It’s great to see the new book doing well so early upon release (this was pre-FAQ). With 2 big guys and lots of Plaguebearers I imagine that this works very similarly to the Gargant list – walk onto the objectives and don’t die!
And Plaguebearers are masters at this approach. They may not be putting out much damage but with 2 wounds each they will be sticking around for a while.
I reviewed Nurgle upon it’s release, so you can read my views on it in a series of articles starting here.
Thanks to Ellis & Elysium Wargames for making the results easier to find. Sounds like everyone had a great time!