With a win rate of 53.99%, currently Sylvaneth are in a very good position. The majority of players (27) at present favour Heartwood, but even with this high representation their win rate is still at a respectable 52.2%. Gnarlroot the second most popular subfaction sits at 58.9%, while the other factions representation is too small to make any meaningful translation of the data.
5 wins Results
|31st July 2022||Peace Through Dakka AoS GT||Emma Mangels (USA)|
|24th July 2022||The Salt City GT||Luke Scannell (USA)|
4 wins Results
|10th July 2022||South Coast Series July||Simon Weakley (GBR)|
|10th July 2022||South Coast Series July||Matthew Brooks (GBR)|
|24th July 2022||BWG: Summer Slaughter||Owen Jackson (USA)|
|24th July 2022||BWG: Summer Slaughter||Bill Hennessey (USA)|
|24th July 2022||Miniparadice Anniversary Tournament||Lukas Raczek (GER)|
|31st July 2022||Armed Forces Day 5||Joseph Triezenberg (USA)|
|31st July 2022||Peace Through Dakka AoS GT||Alex Hamilton (USA)|
|31st July 2022||Boise Cup O AoS 2022||Michael Corbett (USA)|
|31st July 2022||Shropshire Slaughter: Telford Onslaught||LHW (GBR)|
|31st July 2022||Shropshire Slaughter: Telford Onslaught||Mathmallow (GBR)|
Playing with Harvestboon, Gnarlroot, Heartwood or Dreadwood should be able to see you through to three wins at a tournament. While playing Winterleaf or Oakenbrow should get you through to two wins.
Army Faction: Sylvaneth
– Subfaction: Gnarlroot
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumph: Inspired
Alarielle the Everqueen (840)*
Warsong Revenant (305)*
– Artefact: Arcane Tome
– Spell: The Dweller’s Below
Tree Revenants (110)*
Tree Revenants (110)*
Spiterider Lancers (420)*
ENDLESS SPELLS & INVOCATIONS
Spiteswarm Hive (40)
Purple Sun of Shyish (70)
TOTAL POINTS: 1995/2000
Brett: New book and a new look with Spiterider Lancers instead of Kurnoth to support Alarielle. Not a lot of bodies in this army, it is very heavily reliant on Alarielle and the Warsong Revenant. Unfortuately you can’t afford to commit Alarielle too early, she returns on a 6+ with you adding the round number so losing her before the 3rd round is a huge risk. 2 wizards with 7 casts in the list covering a broad range of spells and the ubiquitous Purple Sun as well. The Gnarlroot grove helps get Purple Sun out with it’s 3D6 and discard the lowest near an awakened wyldwood or overgrown feature.
The army is struggling for damage with the Spitelancers, even reinforced, only really offering 29 damage 1 attacks. You can boost that with Bounty Hunters but into a lot of things (Blightlords, Fulminators or Stormdrakes) your mileage may disappoint. They are very durable, if they kill a model they can heal all wounds at the end of their turn. That’s twice a round, chip damage isn’t enough to end them. Alarielle can summon additional units, it’s not clear which Alex took but they would be clutch. The movement tricks that Sylvaneth are known for here would play their part in making Battle Tactics happen. Throughout the event the army scored well. The list for the army is deceptive only showing a damage spell for the Warsong. However Alairelle knows the whole lore and will return models or heal every turn.
As always there are lots of synergies particularly in concert with the trees/terrain. I feel you really want to control priority with this army, mostly to go second Turn 1 and play for the double reasonably often. That allows your army to get closer to you so you can operate near the woods for fight and fade, get spells up for Mortal wounds. And preserve Alairelle. Getting the double is a huge advantage here because you can commit her to combat knowing that if you need to bring here back it’s on Turn 3 with a 50/50 chance. I think this play style of drawing you in, hurting you with small bites all the way and then really damaging attacks deep in the forest is thematic as anything. It suits a very good player though and takes practice so well done Alex.
Performance Against Other Factions
Skaven, Maggotkin of Nurgle, Seraphon and Beasts of Chaos all appear to be having great success against Sylvaneth. Meanwhile at the other end of the table Sylvaneth perform well against Idoneth Deepkin, Ironjawz, Daughters of Khaine and Fyreslayers.
The Woehammer GT
Yes, the Woehammer Crew have had enough of writing about GT’s, now they’re holding their own!…. And then will write about it….