Top Three AoS Lists from Battle of the God Kings

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This if the Top Three AoS Lists for the Battle of the God Kings took place in Bedfordshire, UK on 25th June. It involved 20 players vying to be crowned champion in a 3 game tournament.

This event was organised by our friends over at Savage Hammer Gaming, and I just want to thank them again for having me on the day, I had an absolute blast. Savage Hammer have a number of events coming up for both AoS and 40k, of you live near Bedfordshire and fancy going to a chilled tournament for a day I’d highly recommend visit their Eventbrite page and booking a ticket!

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
Subfaction: Drowned Men
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs:

Leaders
Bloab Rotspawned (300)
Lore of Malignance: Gift of Disease
Morbidex Twiceborn (320)
Orghotts Daemonspew (300)*
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
General
– Command Trait: Overpowering Stench
– Artefact: The Splithorn Helm
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
Artefact: Rustfang

Battleline
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)**
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)**
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)**

Core Battalions
*Command Entourage – Magnificent
**Hunters of the Heartlands

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 103
Drops: 8

Danny: Big Bois and Blightlords! Surely by now we’ve all seen (even if it’s just via this column) the menace that is fly spam, but this list – to its credit – at least tries to dial down the flying filth by filling its boots instead with the unholy trinity of giant demon riders. They all share a similar profile – variations on short range chip damage from range followed by 5, rend 2, damage 3 attacks from their pox maggoth and a variation on a good few rend 1, damage 2 attacks from the rider.

But each brings something more dramatic to the table. Bloab can debuff enemy units within 7″ on a 4+ with -1 to hit, greatly extending him and his hulking mates’ already legendary survivability. Morbidex takes that a step further by healing half his wounds in the battleshock phase – and Orghott gets to spend a free CP. So split them up or run them as a trident of stinking synergy – either way, it will look great on the table, moves away from fly spam – and is still, clearly, murderously effective.

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Allegiance: Fyreslayers
Lodge: Greyfyrd
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Auric Runefather on Magmadroth (360)**
General
– Command Trait: Spirit of Grimnir
– Artefact: Master Rune of Unbreakable Resolve
– Magmadroth Trait: Coal-heart Ancient
Auric Runefather on Magmadroth (360)***
Artefact: Axe of Grimnir
Battlesmith (150)**
Artefact: Nulsidian Icon
Auric Runeson (80)***
Ancestral War-axe
Grimwrath Berzerker (105)***
Artefact: Draught of Magmalt Ale
Auric Runemaster (125)**
Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Universal Spell Lore: Levitate
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal

Battleline
15 x Hearthguard Berzerkers (480)*
Poleaxes
– Reinforced x 2
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Bladed Slingshields (160)*
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Bladed Slingshields (160)*

Core Battalions
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Command Entourage – Magnificent
***Command Entourage – Magnificent

Additional Enhancements
Artefact
Artefact

Total: 1980 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 124
Drops: 9

Danny: Great to see Fyreslayers – who GW admitted in the latest FAQ were still underperforming by their standards – win against two of the best armies in the meta right now, proving with a good general, and perhaps a few lucky priority rolls, they can still punch above their…height.

They don’t have a huge amount of options to choose from, but this list has clearly strived for balance with not a token Magmadroth, and not spamming three – but two! That frees up points for one giant blob of poleaxe beserkers, which on average are better against tanky units because of their MW potential, which I imagine helped them in their Nurgle game. Fyreslayers have some truly excellent artifacts that offer loads of utility so the sub-faction that allows them to take extra makes a lot of sense – kudos to Jon for a great result!

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Allegiance: Legion of the First Prince
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADERS
Be’Lakor, the Dark Master (360)
Lore of Ruinous Sorcery: The Master’s Command
Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage (280)
General
– Command Trait: Ruinous Aura
– Artefact: Armour of the Pact
Kairos Fateweaver (435)
Lore of Ruinous Sorcery: The Master’s Command
Slaves to Darkness Daemon Prince (210)
Sword
– Mark of Chaos: Khorne

UNITS
10 x Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (250)*
10 x Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (250)*
5 x Flesh Hounds (105)*

ENDLESS SPELLS & INVOCATIONS
Umbral Spellportal (70)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Hunters of the Heartlands

TOTAL: 1960/2000
WOUNDS: 80

Danny: Legion just took a heavy hit with the new Battle Scroll so I wonder how many more times in the near future I’ll have to write them up. In the meantime, this list has gone balanced, opting for a greater demon from each flavour apart from Nurgle, who traditionally don’t play offer as much outside of their army rules as the others. And then… lots of pinks! They gum up the board something special and live rent free in the head of almost anyone who has had to try and clear them off an objective. Well done to Ash for also taking Ws against the top two meta armies right now – and interesting it was New-haunt that kept him to a draw, presumably because of their ability to swarm onto objectives the pink usually locked down.

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Allegiance: Skaventide
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Grizzlick (95) * *
Master Moulder
Artefact: Rabid Crown
Reshnak The Grey (140) * *
Grey Seer
General
– Command Trait: Cunning
– Lore of Ruin: Death Frenzy
Krick the Fleshmoulder (95) * *
Master Moulder
Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Universal Spell Lore: Levitate

Battleline
Stabby Ogors (190) * * *
4 x Rat Ogors
Mutation: Insanely Rabid
– Reinforced x 1
Gnawhide Ogors (190) * * *
4 x Rat Ogors
Mutation: Toughened Sinews
– Reinforced x 1
6 x Giant Rats (40) * * *
6 x Giant Rats (40)
6 x Giant Rats (40)
6 x Giant Rats (40) * *
6 x Giant Rats (40) * *
6 x Giant Rats (40)

Behemoths
Grizzliks Best Horror (240)*
Hell Pit Abomination
Mutation: Toughened Sinews
The Albino Queen (240)*
Hell Pit Abomination
Pitty (240)*
Hell Pit Abomination
The Unloved Creation (240)
Hell Pit Abomination

Endless Spells & Invocations
Warp Lightning Vortex (90)

Core Battalions
*Alpha-Beast Pack
* *Warlord
* * *Hunters of the Heartlands

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 131
Drops: 15

Danny: This list is wild. I’m guessing it’s using the old rules but either way – leaning into off-piste hero hammer, and then just trying to squeeze as many rats of both giant and really giant varieties onto the board is a hilarious and galaxy brain move. Bonus points for naming everything and their being a clear theme running through the list of mad mutant loving rat-lords and their poor old abominations. Sure, it might not be finely tuned and super competitive, but the spirit of both the Horned Rat and Warhammer in general is strong in this one.

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