Top Three AoS Lists for the End Times Grand Tournament 2023

This is the top three AoS lists for the End Times Grand Tournament 2023 that took place in Czechia on the 7th and 8th of October. It involved 44 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5-game tournament.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Army Faction: Orruk Warclans
– Army Type: Kruleboyz
– Subfaction: Grinnin’ Blades
– Grand Strategy: Waaagh!

LEADERS
Gobsprakk (240)
Killaboss on Great Gnashtoof (120)
– General
– Command Traits: Supa Sneaky
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (100)*
– Spells: Hoarfrost
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (100)*
– Spells: Sneaky Miasma
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (290)**
– Mount Traits: Fast ’Un
Swampboss Skumdrekk (280)***

BATTLELINE
Gutrippaz (150)**
– Gutrippa Banner Bearer
– Gutrippa Drummer
– Gutrippa Boss
– Wicked Stikka
Hobgrot Slittaz (80)**
Gutrippaz (150)***
– Gutrippa Boss
– Gutrippa Banner Bearer
– Gutrippa Hornblower
– Wicked Hacka

OTHER
Man-skewer Boltboyz (240)**
Man-skewer Boltboyz (240)***

CORE BATTALIONS
*Andtorian Acolytes
**Battle Regiment
***Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 1990/2000

Aaron Newbom: This is a nice balanced list that has take all comers energy. Gobbsprakk is amazing in this meta and a real all star of the list. It’s hard to leave home without him right now.

The same goes for a single unit of hobgrotz. It’s just so much utility for 80 points

My favorite bit here, though, is the gnashtoof. It’s such a great pinning piece and incredibly annoying to kill for its cost.

In the current GHB sacrificing, your general can be a boon as it opens up tactics. Previously, I would’ve recommended against making the dog general, but it makes sense in this context



Army Faction: Flesh-eater Courts
– Subfaction: Hollowmourne
– Grand Strategy: Spellcasting Savant
– Triumph: Inspired

LEADERS
Abhorrant Archregent (240)*
– General
– Command Traits: Grave Robber
– Artefacts of Power: The Dermal Robe
– Spells: Hoarfrost
Abhorrant Ghoul King (170)*
– Spells: Merciless Blizzard
Abhorrant Ghoul King on Royal Terrorgheist (450)**
– Artefacts of Power: Corpsefane Gauntlet
– Mount Traits: Gruesome Bite
– Spells: Blood Feast
Crypt Haunter Courtier (110)**
Crypt Haunter Courtier (110)**

BATTLELINE
Crypt Horrors (330)
Crypt Horrors (330)
Crypt Ghouls (80)**

OTHER
Royal Beastflayers (115)

ENDLESS SPELLS & INVOCATIONS
1 x Chalice of Ushoran (50)

TERRAIN
1 x Charnel Throne (0)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Andtorian Acolytes
**Warlord

TOTAL POINTS: 1985/2000

Hanna Leppänen: This list is a Hollowmourne 99 archetype, with core of the army being 2 units of 9 Crypt Horrors, who of course hit like trucks when buffed. Joachim decided to go with extra artefact for the Spellcasting Savant GS General, picking up the Dermal Robe for better spellcasting, instead of more spells. He has only one Archreagent, which is not typical and has a Ghoul King on Royal Terrorgheist instead of the more common Zombie Dragon King. Terrorgheist is more offensive piece and does have a good spell that gives the target unit a 5+ ward. He also picked 2 Haunter Courtiers to have reliable mustering for his 2 blocks of 9 Crypt Horrors. Weirdly the list lacks one of the best spells the 99 -lists have, Deranged Transformation, but Hollowmourne CA offers some additional mobility to the big blocks of Horrors.

Chalice of Ushoran is a very unorthodox pick, usually seen more in old Morgaunt lists. For Horror lists it doesn’t return models to the meat and bones of the army (Horrors), but you can use it to heal the Terrorgheist King and basically anything within the range of the Endless Spell. One small unit of Royal Beastflayers is a nice tech piece to counter possible Roars preventing feeding frenzy CA’s on the important pieces.

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Army Faction: Gloomspite Gitz
– Subfaction: Jaws of Mork
– Grand Strategy: Chasing the Moon
– Triumph: Indomitable

LEADERS
Fungoid Cave-Shaman (110)*
– General
– Command Traits: The Clammy Hand
– Spells: The Hand of Gork
Madcap Shaman (70)*
– Artefacts of Power: Moonface Mommet
– Spells: Hoarfrost
Squigboss (110)**
Skragrott, the Loonking (230)***

BATTLELINE
Squig Herd (420)**
Boingrot Bounderz (300)**
Boingrot Bounderz (150)***
Moonclan Shootas (120)***
Moonclan Shootas (120)***

OTHER
Sneaky Snufflers (140)**
Gobbapalooza (170)***
– Spells: Squig Lure

TERRAIN
1 x Bad Moon Loonshrine (0)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Andtorian Acolytes
**Battle Regiment
***Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 1940/2000

Lodivicus: Sharing a lot of the same core units as the list that won the London GT just a week earlier, Laszlo’s list supports that this core may be the new normal for Jaws of Mork lists (as opposed to the double max Squig Herd and Squig Hoppers lists that preceded it a few battlescrolls ago).

The core of the list consists of Skragrott, one doubled reinforced Squig Herd, a Madcap Shaman (with Moonface Mommet and Hoarfrost), a Squigboss, Boingrot Bounderz, Sneaky Snufflers, Gobbapalooza and, of course, the Bad Moon Loonshrine.

Rather than just regurgitating all of the same information about the core, I’ll direct you to read that commentary here. It was so well written by two experts, that there isn’t much that I could say to expand upon it. So what makes this list different from the one that won the London GT just a week earlier? Two significant changes.

First, the decision to select the Fungoid Cave-Shaman as the general makes getting his Grand Strat pretty reliable. The Spore Squig ability reducing visibility to 12” (even against spells) can be huge for his survivability since he’ll be camping near the Loonshrine for the Clammy Hand command trait benefit. As a second source of Hand of Gork, he can still contribute from the back and can get himself out of dodge if necessary to secure the three points.

Second, Laszlo chose to include two Moonclan Shootas units (as opposed to more Bounderz) to provide some level of ranged support. They are primarily there to be model count for objective control but also serve the purpose of adding extra wound count to the army.


It will be exciting to see what other variations on the remaining points around the core will be in the future. And if the core of list does, as I suspect, become the new normal for Jaws of Mork lists going forward.

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Allegiance: Slaves to Darkness
– Damned Legion: Cabalists
– Grand Strategy: Spellcasting Savant
– Triumphs: Inspire

Leaders
Exalted Hero of Chaos (90)**
– Mark of Chaos: Tzeentch
– Lore of Primal Frost: Merciless Blizzard
Chaos Sorcerer Lord (120)*
– Mark of Chaos: Tzeentch
– Cabalists 2nd Spell: Binding Damnation
– Lore of Primal Frost: Hoarfrost
Chaos Sorcerer Lord (120)*
– Mark of Chaos: Tzeentch
– Cabalists 2nd Spell: Chaotic Conduit
– Universal Spell Lore: Levitate
Chaos Lord (110)*
– General
– Reaperblade & Daemonbound Steel
– Command Trait: Idolater Lord
– Mark of Chaos: Tzeentch
– Lore of Primal Frost: Merciless Blizzard
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal
Chaos Lord on Karkadrak (180)**
– Mark of Chaos: Slaanesh
– The Lore of the Damned: Daemonic Speed

Battleline
10 x Chaos Warriors (180)**
– Aspiring Champion
– Standard Bearer
– Hornblower
– Murderous Weapon
– Mark of Chaos: Nurgle
– Ensorcelled Banner: The Eroding Icon
10 x Chaos Warriors (180)**
– Aspiring Champion
– Standard Bearer
– Hornblower
– Murderous Weapon
– Mark of Chaos: Tzeentch
10 x Chaos Warriors (180)**
– Aspiring Champion
– Standard Bearer
– Hornblower
– Murderous Weapon
– Mark of Chaos: Undivided
5 x Chaos Knights (220)**
– Doom Knight (Cursed Lance)
– Standard Bearer
– Hornblower
– Mark of Chaos: Slaanesh

Units
6 x Ogroid Theridons (300)**
– Thorakon
– Banner Bearer
– Charge-Caller
– Goroan Great Axe
– Mark of Chaos: Khorne
– Reinforced x 1

Behemoths
Mutalith Vortex Beast (160)**
Mutalith Vortex Beast (160)

Core Battalions
*Andtorian Acolytes
**Battle Regiment

Total: 2000 / 2000

Roland Rivera: Now here’s a list you don’t see very often. In fact, I think this is a list you wouldn’t see at all prior to the latest Battlescroll. Conventional wisdom in Slaves to Darkness listbuilding is to go light on Heroes so that you have more points to spend on their devastating power-punching troops. This list has chosen a very different approach – support lots of efficiently-priced bodies with lots of Heroes and a bit of long-range shooting.

Notably, this list features 4 Heroes with the rarely-seen Mark of Tzeentch, which can give the list a lot of positional flexibility when combined with the spellcasting power of Cabalists. With so many potential landing spots if the Heroes spread out, Warp Reality starts to function more like a conventional teleportation spell, which in turn makes it very useful. It also features a unit of Nurgle Warriors to hold the line, a unit of Undivided Warriors to pressure objectives, and a unit of Slaanesh Knights for reach. Speaking of reach, 2 Mutalith Vortex Beasts can combine with Tzeentch Heroes to give this list a bit of long-range damage potential that Slaves to Darkness lists typically lack.

The punch in this list comes from Merciless Blizzard (carried by a semi-expendable Exalted Hero) and a unit of 6 Khorne Ogroid Theridons, which hit like a ton of bricks. It’s a style of list we don’t often see out of Slaves to Darkness, but it clearly has some potential.

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Final Tournament Placings

To view all of the results for the tournament please follow the link below to Best Coast Pairings

https://www.bestcoastpairings.com/event/UC2JAHRGR8

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