Top Three AoS Lists for Coliseum of Sigmar Carnage GT

This is the Top Three AoS Lists for the Coliseum of Sigmar Carnage GT that took place in Florida, USA on 2nd and 3rd July. It involved 9 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Top Three AoS Lists - 1st Place, Maggotkin of Nurgle

Army Faction: Lumineth Realm-lords
Army Subfaction: Zaitrec
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumphs: Inspired

Sevireth (345)*
Vanari Lord Regent (155)*
– Command Traits: Fast Learner
– Artefacts: Gift of Celennar
– Spells: Speed of Hysh, Overwhelming Heat, Total Eclipse
Hurakan Windmage (120)*
Spells: Guiding Flurries, Overwhelming Heat, Transporting Vortex

Vanari Auralan Wardens (145)*
– High Warden
– Spells: Overwhelming Heat, Etheral Blessings
Vanari Auralan Wardens (145)*
High Warden
– Spells: Overwhelming Heat, Protection of Hysh
2 x Vanari Auralan Sentinels (510)*
High Sentinel
– Spells: Overwhelming Heat, Lambent Light

Shrine Luminor (0)

Hurakan Spirit of the Wind (265)*
Hurakan Spirit of the Wind (265)*

*Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: (1950/2000)

Brett: A list that plays well to Lumineth’s strengths at the moment. The list is doubling down on mortal wounds with no less than 5 sources of Overwhelming Heat (hits do mortals on a 5+ not 6+). Something is always going to be in range. The Spirit’s of the Wind can dart out to make ranged attacks and then fall back to be healed and we all know what Sentinels are like if they can’t be shut down. This list makes that hard by not only providing screening (Warden’s), but Sevireth and the Lord Regent can punish a unit that gets too close. Looking at the matchups and that’s what has happened, with only Nighthaunt able to push Jonathan to a loss through a combination of ignoring rend and their ward save blunting the shooting. Legion of the First Prince may have had the bodies, but is too reliant on it’s Hero units to be really effective into this list and poor Sons. A well deserved win with a faction that is not at the top of the meta showing the overall balance in AoS is pretty good.

Top Three AoS Lists - 2nd Place, Fyreslayers

Army Faction: Nighthaunt
Army Subfaction: The Emerald Host
Grand Strategy: Take what’s Theirs
Triumph: Bloodthirsty

Guardian of Souls (150)
– Command Traits: Master of Magic
– Chill Blade
– Artefacts: Midnight Tome
– Spells: Seal of Shyish
Spirit Torment (115)
Dreadblade Harrow (145)**
Artefacts: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Seal of Shyish
Kurdoss Valentian (210)**
Krulghast Cruciator (150)**

1 x Chainrasps (220)
Hexwraiths (160)*
1 x Grimghast Reapers (320)*
Hexwraiths (160)*

Mourngul (300)

Purple Sun of Shyish (70)

*Bounty Hunters
**Command Entourage – Magnificent

TOTAL POINTS: (2000/2000)

Brett: An Emerald Host list with only 20 Chainrasp? But it also has 20 Grimghast and a host of heroes. What makes this interesting is eschewing Lady Olynder gives the list both Kurdoss and the Dreadblade Harrow (costing an extra 15 points). Great play for mobility because the Dreadblade can stay with the Hexwraiths and issue a command for free. So if the Guardian of Souls issues an All-out Attack to the Grimghast, the Dreadblade can issue the same order for free. The Mourngul is a rarer inclusion and I think still too expensive, but brings some useful abilities, mortal wounds and de-buffs on top of his reasonable damage. This is a very aggressive list with the ability to put out serious damage, the Grimghast will operate at 3 attacks each for most of the game. The Purple Sun is a natural inclusion with this many wizards, and since the new pack is a really useful spell. I expect to see this in a lot of lists (at least 2 here). Strong mobility with the 8″ natural movement for the infantry and the inclusion of highly mobile cavalry the list is good at playing both the mission and the opponent.

Top Three AoS Lists - 3rd place, Legion of the First Prince

Army Faction: Stormcast Eternals
Army Type: Scions of the Storm
– Army Subfaction: Hallowed Knights
– Grand Strategy: No Place For The Weak
– Triumphs: Inspired

Gardus Steel Soul (150)*
Lord-Castellant (155)*
– Command Traits: Master of Magic
– Artefacts: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Celestial Blades
– Bonding: Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur

1 x Judicators with Boltstorm Crossbows (380)*
2 x Thunderbolt Crossbow
Liberators (115)*
– Heavens-wrought Weapon and Sigmarite Shield
Liberators (115)**
– Heavens-wrought Weapon and Sigmarite Shield

Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)*

1 x Stormdrake Guard (680)**
– Drakerider’s Warblade

*Battle Regiment
**Bounty Hunters

TOTAL POINTS: (1995/2000)

Brett: Stormcast making it to the podium with the help of the Incarnate. We have already seen a shift away from hero hammer in a few lists and this is a very clever way of using all of the tools SCE has. The inclusion of the incarnate sees 2 mobile threats on the table in combination with the 4 Stormdrakes. Keep the Incarnate close to the heroes and you can give it both a 3+ save and a 5+ ward making it very hard to lower it’s levels. Your best hope may be a more horde approach, because you wouldn’t want a monster anywhere near the Incarnate in case it levelled, but you need 18 wounds in a turn to force it down a level. Looking at the results that’s happened with Daniel’s loss in Round 2 to the 2nd place Nighthaunt list. The small heroes keep costs down to allow the list to include shooting, dragons and the incarnate. The Liberators are here just as the cheapest battleline. The Storm drakes in bounty hunters is a terrifying prospect – 36 D2 -1 and 16 D3 -2 attacks in melee (no rend against Nighthaunt though). The Judicators shouldn’t be ignored either, they get 2 hits for every successful attack, Unleash Hell from this unit, say protecting the Incarnate and Heroes, would be devastating but limits the Incarnate’s mobility. A good solid and a little counter intuitive list.

14th Place, Blades of Khorne

Army Faction: Idoneth Deepkin
Subfaction: Nautilar
– Grand Strategy: The Creeping Gloomtide
– Triumph: Inspired x2

Eidolon of Mathlann Aspect of the Sea (325)*
– Command Traits: Endless Sea Storm
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Steed of Tides
Akhelian King (250)*
Bladed Polearm and Falchion
– Mount Traits: Voidchill Darkness
Isharann Soulrender (120)*

Namarti Reavers (170)**
Namarti Reavers (170)**
Akhelian Leviadon (500)***
Mount Traits: Ancient
Namarti Thralls (390)***
Icon Bearer

1 x Purple Sun of Shyish (70)

1 x Gloomtide Shipwreck (0)

*Command Entourage – Magnificent
**Expert Conquerors
***Bounty Hunters

TOTAL POINTS: 1995/2000

Brett: Our last instalment had an Idoneth list on the podium, here we see another variation that didn’t quite make it. I feel like this is more of an Idoneth list with the Leviadon and bigger heroes (Eidolon and the Akehlian King). The new book seems to favour the smaller infantry units though, to me that feels more like Daughters. Anyway back to the list, the combination of Eidolon and the Leviathan gives some really strong mid board threat, forcing your opponent to decide if they want to play into it (and get shot) or play the fringes. The Purple Sun is an unusual inclusion for Idoneth but that shows just how strong it is. Underlining how useful the Arcane Tome is, there are no wizards in this list but there is an endless spell. I would prefer Master of Magic as the trait to ensure I could get the Sun out. Looking at the scoring for the overall tournament I wonder if the lack of bodies (800 points in 2 models) made playing the mission more difficult. A very flavourful list that still performed well in this format.

Looking at the overall placings it’s interesting to see that 3 and 4 out scored the top 2 who took the tournament on wins. Does this suggest a change with the new Battle Tactics/Grand Strategy where consistently scoring the same points is more difficult and there are a lot more swings?

Final Tournament Placings

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