Top Three AoS Lists for the Southern Fried Sigmar GT

This is the top three AoS lists for the Southern Fried Sigmar GT that took place in the USA on the 29th and 30th of July. It involved 37 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5-game tournament.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Army Faction: Idoneth Deepkin
– Subfaction: Fuethán
– Grand Strategy: The Creeping Gloomtide

Ellania and Ellathor (190)*
Isharann Tidecaster (140)**

– General
– Command Traits: Teachings of the Túrscoll
– Artefacts of Power: Dritchleech
– Spells: Steed of Tides

Akhelian Allopexes (450)*
– Alpha Allopex
– Razorshell Harpoon Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades
Akhelian Allopexes (Bloodthirsty Shiver) (150)*
– Razorshell Harpoon Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades
Akhelian Allopexes (Bloodthirsty Shiver) (150)*
– Retarius Net Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades
Akhelian Allopexes (Bloodthirsty Shiver) (150)*
– Retarius Net Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades
Akhelian Allopexes (Bloodthirsty Shiver) (150)**
– Razorshell Harpoon Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades
Akhelian Allopexes (Bloodthirsty Shiver) (150)**
– Razorshell Harpoon Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades
Akhelian Allopexes (Bloodthirsty Shiver) (150)**
– Razorshell Harpoon Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades
Akhelian Allopexes (150)**
– Razorshell Harpoon Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades
Akhelian Allopexes (150)**
– Razorshell Harpoon Launcher, Barbed Hooks and Blades

*Battle Regiment
**Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 1980/2000

Brett Martin: Shout out to Jon for his ASCII shark at the top of his shark list. Very clever.

Joshua Bennett: So what happens when you just get finished watching the Sharknado series and decide to go to a GT.  Well, ask no further because Jon Anderson answered it for us.  What should have been a meme list actually turns out to be a new meta for deepkin.  How you might ask, as well you should.  Let’s take a dive (see what I did there dive, and a shark list) and break this list down.  

First we have the twins.  What is the twin’s purpose you might ask.  And that would be an amazing question to ask as the purpose seems unclear.   And i’ll be honest after playing the list round five in this tournament other than a level 2 caster i could not answer that question for you other than Jon had to somehow still play Lumeth models in his new list.  But much like the bermuda triangle the world may never know the true answer.  

The tidecaster gives off a nice ritual that they can choose from.   Against my all shooting list, he chose the ritual that does not allow line of sight outside of 12 inches, which you know isn’t cool but works great with this list.  The artefact allows him to throw a ship on the board to shut down charge lanes and have a garrison terrain wherever he wants it.  

Jon in action at the Southern Fried Open

Now let’s talk about the sharks, deepkin has the advantage in shooting bc the allegiance ability only allows your opponent to shoot the closest unit. While he maintains a 24” range for his shots, that added with his 14 inch move means nowhere on the board is safe.  He on the other hand just feeds you one or two sharks a turn.   So they are great at shooting, I’ll just charge them. I see this being the thought of most people but what you have to understand is that they are also decent in combat and can lift your units as well.  

There are not a lot of good answers to this list and behind the piloting skills of Mr. Anderson, this list is very deadly.  If you happen to be paired into him, make sure you bring a bigger boat.


Army Faction: Hedonites of Slaanesh
– Army Type: Pretenders
– Grand Strategy: over shadow
– Triumphs: Indomitable

1 x Be’lakor (340)*
1 x Contorted Epitome (210)*

– General
– Command Traits: Strength of Godhood
– Artefacts: The Crown of Dark Secrets
– Spells: Flaming Weapon
1 x The Masque (140)*

22 x Blissbarb Archers (320)*
22 x Blissbarb Archers (320)*
11 x Blissbarb Archers (160)*

1 x Dreadful Visage (60)

5 x Blissbarb Seekers (210)*
5 x Blissbarb Seekers (210)*

*Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: (1970/2000)

Jon Anderson: I’m a big fan of Josh’s listbuilding style, and it’s full send on efficiency.

Be’lakor was not a direct power player in our game, but he helps deal with the handful of bad matchups you had in the previous Generals Handbook so I think it’s perfectly valid to see it here.

In terms of raw efficiency, I don’t think much can outlast this list and I’d heavily advise anyone who is interested in a 40k-esque army to give this book and, more specifically, this list a look.

As much as it pains me to say, this was an uphill battle from the starting gun as forcing Josh to shoot the closest fish, as well as only being visible within 12″ due to the Isharann Ritual, meant that if Josh went first
he would do nothing and then risk the double. Because this was the case, he had to give me top of 1, which allowed me to remove about 25% of his blissbarbs and subsequently present him with a single shark that he could
shoot at when the turn went back to him. This was a case of Allegiance Ability supremacy and goes to show that if we do go into a shooting meta again, now that Deepkins points have dropped, it’s well within reason to believe that an MSU list of this sort could become a real power player in the meta.

Josh seized his moment at the bottom of turn one by getting his epitome into two sharks with a great charge however the curse of the single model unit came back to bite him and rolling 3 1’s to hit with the epitome
left her exposed and vulnerable. After losing his epitome, 20 blissbarbs, and two seekers at the end of round 1, losing the priority roll was the last nail in the coffin. The mobility of sharks meant that I would be able to
fly around the board and attack at every conceivable angle, and Josh didn’t have much recourse to play against it.

Don’t get it twisted. If you, as the reader, took Josh’s list to an event, you will do significantly better than if you took my shark list. Josh’s list is refined, honed, and deadly. My list was just the one thing he couldn’t deal with.


Army Faction: Ossiarch Bonereapers
– Subfaction: Null Myriad
– Grand Strategy: Spellcasting Savant
– Triumph: Bloodthirsty

Katakros (460)*
Mortisan Boneshaper (140)*
– General
– Command Traits: Aura of Sterility
– Artefacts of Power: Artisan’s Key
– Spells: Empower Nadirite Weapons
Mortisan Soulreaper (110)*
– Spells: Drain Vitality

3x Immortis Guard (220)*
6x Necropolis Stalkers (440)*
– 2 x Dread Falchions
6x Necropolis Stalkers (440)*
– 2 x Dread Falchions
5x Kavalos Deathriders (180)*
– Mortek Hekatos
– Necrophoros
– Nadirite Blade

*Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 1990/2000

Walter Brock: This player chose to use Null Myriad for the spell ignore. Adding a layer of protection from powerful spells from factions such as Tzeentch and Seraphon.

Spellcasting Savant works very well with the Boneshaper and Immortis Guard for getting a reliable battle tactic.

Starting off with the list itself, we have Katakros himself. The big boss himself has several abilities to support or disrupt the opponent. The main buff he provides is an absolutely massive 24” aura of +1 to hit and +1 to save rolls. It is important to note that He still has the Mortis Praetorians keyword. This means he cannot benefit from the Null Myriad sub faction.

The general of this list is a Boneshaper with a standard loadout with Artisans key and Aura of Sterility with Dark Acolyte. Aura of Sterility helps to protect your army from opposing shooting. Dark acolyte allowing for an easy battle tactic in magical dominance, and Artisans key potentially allowing a second use of it heal ability.

Next is an interesting choice in the form of a Soulreaper. These are not seen very often. The key difference from a reaper to an Ossifector or Boneshaper is first. It’s cheaper points wise, and it has a decent combat profile with potentially up to 5 attacks at rend 2. Meaning it can hit decently hard while spreading the Null Myriad aura and providing spell support. It’s a very cool thing to see on the table.

A unit of 3 Immortis Guard is a little bit of a difference from the Normal 6 Immortis we see in most lists. These are tanky, provide solid damage, and help protect the shaper for the grand stratagem.

Two units of 6 Stalkers. This player decided to step on the gas and keep going. Hunt and kill let them count as flying for moving over terrain, and they can run and charge. There are four different stances that allow them to adapt to different situations. Making for a tough to kill unit that can hit hard and move fast.

Lastly is a single unit of Deathriders. These can act as a nice screen. Provide an easy battle tactic and their speed to get into places to block enemy units off. Death riders have several uses, and the only limit is one’s imagination.

All of this fits nicely into a battle Regiment to be a single drop. Well done to this player.


Allegiance: Fyreslayers
– Lodge: Greyfyrd (+1w heroes, +2 artefacts)
– Grand Strategy: Master of the Forge (Keep Invo. at end of battle)
– Triumphs: Inspired

Auric Runefather (120)*** (OPG +1 attack aura)
– Artefact: Axe of Grimnir (+1 rend, +1 dmg)
Auric Runemaster (130)*** (knows all prayers, +1 CP)
– General
– Command Trait: Avatar of Vulcatrix (dying spawns infernoth)
– Artefact: Volatile Brazier (reroll, 2x range on invos)
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse (9″, mws on 6s to hit enemy)
Battlesmith (160)*
– Artefact: Nulsidian Icon (4+ spell ignore WW 12″)
Grimhold Exile (140)*** (OPG MW nuke, OPG run+charge aura)
– Nullstone Adornment: Hand-carved Nullstone Icon (unbind)
Auric Flamekeeper (90)* (WW 12″ buff infantry)
– Nullstone Adornment: Pouch of Nulldust (OPG 2s, 3s, miscast)
Auric Flamekeeper (90)*
Grimwrath Berzerker (110)** (fight on death, fight 2x)

– Artefact: Draught of Magmalt Ale (double attacks char)

10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (160)** (on charge +1 attack)
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Bladed Slingshields (150)* (on charge, impacts on 6s, dice = models in unit)

10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (160)***
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (160)

10 x Hearthguard Berzerkers (320)** (4+ ward, bodyguard Runefather)
– Poleaxes (6s to hit do 2mws in addition)
– Reinforced x 1
3 x Skywardens (130)
– 1x Grapnel Launchers (opg relate to terrain piece within 15″ outside 9″)

Endless Spells & Invocations
Runic Fyrewall (60) (block movement)

Core Battalions
**Wizard-Finders of Andtor

Additional Enhancements

Total: 1980 / 2000

Kevin Lathers: This list was a fun one that was brought due to a poll posted in various discords with lists. The denizens of those discords could vote and I would take the winner.

There were six lists. In this case, “I Was A Fyreslayer in My Previous Life But Now I’ve Been Reincarnated as a Balloon But I Have to Still Help My Old Lodge??!?!?” won the vote. Only twenty people voted, but it won with a resounding 6 out of 20 votes! The people crave Isekai, I guess. Originally it was supposed to have Brokk as the titular hero, but I couldn’t find my Brokk (I guess he’s on his own adventure or was kidnapped by a cat) so it ended up getting Wardens instead.

The list itself is very good at accomplishing tactics, in part due to the added mobility of the Wardens combined with Vulkites and a Grimwrath to aid in accomplishing FS tactics. The Wardens also added a bit of speed to a list lacking runesmiters and throughout the tournament assassinated four wizards and a priest. They ended up being quite potent.

Further, the new hero was actually quite useful. By sticking it near the HGB, along with the Runefather, you have a block of units all with a 4+ that can run+charge once per game and all get +1 to charge. This allows for heavy split pushing, with that trio going one place and the rest going another, the Grimwrath is a free agent going where he chooses due to oaths and self-sufficiency.

Despite being a bit of a fun list, and not particularly competitive, it ended up playing surprisingly well. My only loss was to a very solid Khorne player taking advantage of my mistakes while playing an unconventional list that actually was somewhat of a counter to this one. ‘

For anyone looking to ally in some KO and maybe look for a simpler list to run, this may work well for you.

Final Tournament Placings

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