Top Three AoS Lists from The Cherokee Open – 26th/27th February 2022

The Cherokee Open was a five game event over two days that took place in USA on 26th and 27th Feb. It saw 51 players fight it out to be claimed champion.

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from the Cherokee Open tournament.

David Fields – Stormcast Eternals

Astral Templars by Vincent Knotley

David won all five games beating Flesh-eater Courts/Gristlegore in Round 1, Sons of Behemat/Breaker Tribe in Round 2, Daughters of Khaine/Khelt Nar in Round 3, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befoulding Host in Round 4 and Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Arcanum in the last round.

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
– Stormhost: Astral Templars (Stormkeep)
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Indomitable

Leaders
———-

Karazai, The Scarred (600)*
– General

Lord-Relictor (145)*
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Spell: Celestial Blades
– Prayer: Bless Weapons

Battleline
———-

2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
– Drakerider’s Lance

2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
– Drakerider’s Lance

2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
– Drakerider’s Lance

5 x Liberators (115)*
– Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield

5 x Liberators (115)*
– Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Additional Enhancements
Holy Command: Steadfast March

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 98
Drops: 1

Declan – I don’t know how many times I can say / write ‘Dragons’ without the readers getting bored… but here’s one more time! Dragons!

But David has brought Karazai with him and – not having seen him much up to now – I checked out his warscroll.

Wahapedia

He’s effectively a more damaging version of the Maw Krusha (for more points) with great rend and the very little degredation in his profile. You need to do 12 wounds on him to even get the Jaws down to a 3+ to wound…! Wow!

So it’s not really a reduction in power, just a reduction in units. All in all a great result from David and his Dragons.

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Mrigank Jha – Stormcast Eternals

Knight Excelsior Chapter

LVO 2022 top eight veteran Mrigank also managed an impressive five wins over the weekend. He beat SIronjaws/Bloodtoofs in Round 1, Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty in Round 2, Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in Round 3, Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in Round 4 and Daughters of Khaine/Khelt Nar in Round 5.

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
– Stormhost: Knights Excelsior
Mortal Realm: Ghur
Grand Strategy: Dominating Presence
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———

Knight-Judicator with Gryph-Hounds (205)*
– Artefact: Mirrorshield

Lord-Imperatant (175)*
Lord-Relictor (145)*
– General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Spell: Starfall
– Prayer: Translocation

Battleline
———-

3 x Annihilators with Meteoric Grandhammers (240)**
3 x Annihilators with Meteoric Grandhammers (240)**
3 x Annihilators (200)*
5 x Liberators (115)**
– Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield
– 1x Grandweapons

Units
———-

6 x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows (480)*
– Reinforced x 1

3 x Aetherwings (65)
3 x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins (115)
– 1x Stormsurge Tridents

Core Battalions
*Warlord
**Hunters of the Heartlands

Additional Enhancements
Artefact
Holy Command: Thunderbolt Volley

Total: 1980 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 80
Drops: 10

Declan – You can tell a Battletome is doing well when two players get 5-0 at a tournament with completely different armies. Mrigank has got a lot of different units in here, but it all revolves around the Longstrikes. They are well priced as a unit (480 points for 12 wounds is expensive), but it’s the support functions that operate with it that makes them crazy good.

The Thunderbolt Volley allows the player to teleport a unit on a 2+ (with re-roll), and then the Thunderbolt Volley allows the unit to shoot in the hero phase (once a game). Shooting at 30″ and doing mortal wounds with great rend, these models can take out whole units at once – with minimal risk to themselves. We’re seeing a lot of these in the UK meta at the moment!

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Jon Anderson – Idoneth Deepkin

Jon won four of his five games, losing only in Round 1 against Ogor Mawtribes/Boulderhead. Along the way he beat the Ogor Mawtribes/Boulderhead in Round 2, Idoneth Deepkin/Fuethan in Round 3, Ogor Mwatribes/Boulderhead in Round 4 and Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 5.

Allegiance: Idoneth Deepkin
– Enclave: Fuethan
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Inspired

LEADERS
———-

Eidolon of Mathlann, Aspect of the Storm (330)*
– Artefact: Cloud of Midnight

Isharann Tidecaster (105)*
– General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Lore of the Deeps: Arcane Corrasion


BATTLELINE

———-

20 x Namarti Reavers (340)*
– Reinforced: Once
20 x Namarti Reavers (340)*
– Reinforced: Once
10 x Namarti Reavers (170)*

UNITS
———-

3 x Akhelian Ishlaen Guard (155)*
3 x Akhelian Ishlaen Guard (155)*

BEHEMOTHS
———-

Akhelian Leviadon (380)*
– Mount Trait: Reverberating Carapace


CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment

Declan – Non-Stormcast – what a relief… and I struggle to comment on this as Idoneth are not well represented in the UK meta at the moment so I haven’t played against them recently.

Wahapedia Again!

So what do they do – A reasonable shot (4+/4+/-/1) and good melee weapons, they can do two roles in a game where movement and range is key – they look great. I ran Gitmob archers in AOS1 and know how much damage 60 shots at 4+/4+/-/1 can do, especially now that there is access to All Out Attack. A great result from Jon to be top of the 4-1 bracket.

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Wildcard – Calvin Rarie – Bonesplitterz

Calvin also won 4 games with a rarely seen Bonesplitterz faction and finished the event in 6th. He lost his second game against Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Arcanum list. He won against Disciples of Tzeentch/Eternal Conflagration in Round 1, Stormcast Eternals/Knights Excelsior in Round 3, Flesh-eater Courts/Gristlegore in Round 4 and Sons of Behemat/Breaker Tribe in the last round.

Allegiance: Bonesplitterz
– Warclan: Icebone
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Indomitable

Leaders
Wurrgog Prophet (150)*
– Artefact: Glowin’ Tattooz
– Lore of the Savage Beast: Glowy Green Tusks

Maniak Weirdnob (100)*
– General
– Command Trait: One Wiv Da Beast – Glowy Green Tusks
– Mount Trait: Fast ‘Un
– Lore of the Savage Beast: Gorkamorka’s War Cry

Kragnos, The End of Empires (720)*

Battleline
15 x Savage Boarboys
 (420)*
– Stikkas
– Reinforced x 2

5 x Savage Boarboys (140)*
– Stikkas

10 x Savage Orruks (165)*
– Chompas

Units
10 x Savage Boarboy Maniaks (290)*
– Reinforced x 1

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1985 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 141
Drops: 1

Declan – Peter knows how to get my attention and Bonesplitterz is certainly a great call. Calvin has Kragnos (Kraggy) and 31 Boarboyz. This army can run straight forward and trap you in your own deployment stopping the opponent getting objectives.

And although Kraggy is a lot of points, there is still 123 wounds of 6+ (or better) ward saves backing him up, including one turn at 4+ in combat). Difficult to kill and the Boarboyz are not completely useless in combat – ignore them at your peril — and bring screens!

The Final Tournament Placings

– Declan & Peter

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