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Top Three AoS Lists for Midtcon GT

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This is the Top Three AoS Lists for the Midtcon Grand Tournament that took place in Denmark on 3rd and 4th September. It involved 28 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three AoS Lists, I wanted to remind everyone of our friendly Discord server where you can join in the conversation with the Woehammer crew and suggest articles or series for the website.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
Stormhost: Astral Templars (Scions of the Storm)
– Grand Strategy: No Place for the Weak
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Celestant-Prime, Hammer of Sigmar (325)*
Lord-Celestant on Stardrake (500)*
General
– Celestine Hammer
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Mount Trait: Scintillating Trail
– Spell: Thundershock
Slann Starmaster (265)*
Allies

Battleline
5 x Vindictors (130)**
3 x Vanguard-Palladors (215)**
Boltstorm Pistols and Starstrike Javelins
3 x Vanguard-Palladors (215)**
Boltstorm Pistols and Starstrike Javelins

Units
3 x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows (240)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
Everblaze Comet (90)

Core Battalions
*Warlord (extra holy command)
**Bounty Hunters

Additional Enhancements
Holy Command: Call for Aid
Holy Command: Thunderbolt Volley

Total: 1980 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 265 / 400
Wounds: 79
Drops: 7

Danny: Beating off a tough slew of opponents is Casper’s slight variation on the new SCE hotness, aka ‘many mortals at range’.

The list, which is quickly becoming adopted world-over, does what it looks like. Allying in the Slann gives reliable access to the big frog’s warscroll spell for d3 mortals to up to d6 units, the C-Prime does them at range or starts in reserve to act as a missile-duelist. The Stardrake is a durable platform with 4 rend 3, 2 damage ranged attacks at 30″ AND gives ‘friendly wizards’ (aka the Slann) +1 to cast. The Longstrikes – you know what they do, and the Palladors act as teleporting guerrilla fighters for scoring and doing extra ranged chip damage.

It’s a brutal new archetype and I imagine we’ll see it do well for a while yet while people react – although it’s unclear how much you can react to such a reliable ranged barrage!

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Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
Subfaction: Drowned Men
– Grand Strategy: Blessed Desecration
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty,Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Bloab Rotspawned (300)
Lore of Malignance: Gift of Disease
Orghotts Daemonspew (300)*
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
General
– Command Trait: Overpowering Stench
– Artefact: The Splithorn Helm
Gutrot Spume (170)*

Battleline
5 x Putrid Blightkings (250)***
5 x Putrid Blightkings (250)***
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)**
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)**

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

Additional Enhancements
Triumph

Total: 1920 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 115
Drops: 8

Danny: Nurgle representing in Denmark with the increasingly popular ‘Double maggoths and mixed Blight troops’ archetype. It’s simple but effective, as both Maggoths offer a wide variety of mixed phase damage and utility, while the Blightkings tank all manner of punishment and the Blightlords fulfill the objective grabbing/pinning role.

Nurgle aren’t going anywhere fast, literally and figuratively.

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Allegiance: Ironjawz
Warclan: Bloodtoofs
– Grand Strategy: Waaagh!
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Megaboss on Maw-Krusha (480)*
General
– Boss Choppa and Rip-tooth fist
– Command Trait: Hulking Brute
– Artefact: Destroyer
– Mount Trait: Fast ‘Un
Orruk Warchanter (115)*
Warbeat: Get ‘Em Beat
Orruk Warchanter (115)*
Warbeat: Fixin’ Beat

Battleline
6 x Orruk Gore-gruntas (340)*
Jagged Gore-hackas
– Reinforced x 1
6 x Orruk Gore-gruntas (340)*
Jagged Gore-hackas
– Reinforced x 1
6 x Orruk Gore-gruntas (340)*
Jagged Gore-hackas
– Reinforced x 1
3 x Orruk Gore-gruntas (170)*
Jagged Gore-hackas

Units
3 x Rippa’s Snarlfangs (70)*
Allies

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1970 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 70 / 400
Wounds: 141
Drops: 1

Danny: It’s the Maw Krusha and 20-50 feral hogs. Honestly in this season it’s their only competitive build, which is sad, but hey at least it _can_ still compete, which is more than can be said for 90% of the Orruks book.

It’s also a seasonal issue – the damage bounty hunters can do to Brutes just renders them pointless. Same goes for Ardboyz, who offer plenty of utility as cheap screens in Big Waagh but again seem redundant for IJ. So, not blaming anyone for running this list other than GW for what has been proved in hindsight to be a real lack of imagination with the joint-first 3e Tome.

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Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
Lineage: Kastelai Dynasty
– Grand Strategy: Vampiric Conquerors
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Mannfred von Carstein, Mortarch of Night (380)
– Lore of the Deathmages: Fading Vigour
Neferata, Mortarch of Blood (365)
– Lore of the Deathmages: Decrepify
Vengorian Lord (280)**
– General
– Command Trait: Rousing Commander
– Artefact: Fragment of the Keep
– Lore of the Vampires: Amethystine Pinions

Battleline
10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (80)**
10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (80)**
10 x Blood Knights (390)*
– Reinforced x 1
5 x Blood Knights (195)*
5 x Blood Knights (195)*

Core Battalions
*Bounty Hunters
**Battle Regiment

Total: 1965 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 114
Drops: 6

Danny: As predicted, the re-rise of SBGL is upon us! Double Mortarchs or MSU chaff with Coven Throne have proven effective, but this unusual list from Martin opts for Neferata and plenty of Blood Knights – if her spells go off she can make them insanely tanky, with ignoring rend and a command ability for a -1 to hit aura – she also brings some spike damage potential herself.

3x msu Deathrattle support as excellent grabbers who can pop out or back up from grave-sites, with the Vengo lord acting as a mobile, mixed phase general to be a home for artifacts/command traits.

A highly objective play focused list and good to see SBGL doing well again!

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Top Three AoS Lists for Raccoon Rumble

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This is the Top Three AoS Lists for Raccoon Rumble that took place in Germany on 17th and 18th September. It involved a massive 120 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three AoS Lists, I wanted to remind everyone of our friendly Discord server where you can join in the conversation with the Woehammer crew and suggest articles or series for the website.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
Subfaction: Filthbringers
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Rot Coven Rotbringer Sorcerer (120)*
General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Lore of Malignance: Rancid Visitations
– Lore of Malignance: Gift of Disease
Rot Coven Rotbringer Sorcerer (120)*
Lore of Malignance: Rancid Visitations
– Lore of Malignance: Cloying Quagmire
Rot Coven Rotbringer Sorcerer (120)*
Lore of Malignance: Blades of Putrefaction
– Lore of Malignance: Magnificent Buboes

Battleline
10 x Putrid Blightkings (500)**
Reinforced x 1
5 x Putrid Blightkings (250)**
10 x Plaguebearers (150)**
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)***
1x Dolorous Tocsin
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)***
1x Dolorous Tocsin

Units
3 x Nurglings (105)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
Umbral Spellportal (70)
Ravenak’s Gnashing Jaws (60)
Shards of Valagharr (50)

Core Battalions
*Warlord
**Expert Conquerors
***Bounty Hunters

Additional Enhancements
Spell

Total: 1985 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 142

Danny: Nurgle take gold in Germany with an off-meta (for Nurgle, anyway) Filthbringer list, eschewing Drowned Men and the pre-game move for the Rotbringer Coven and their really quite impressive magical prowess. Multiple excellent spells on durable platforms with a combined +3 to cast/unbind can compete with all but the very best casters in the game, and with Nurgle’s excellent lore full of debuffs and longer-range disease point delivery systems, they shore up the slowness and lack of range the army typically has.

Of note elsewhere is a reinforced Blightking blob to gum up the mid-table, and the 2x 2 Blightlords for mobility – not that they don’t also slap. For those looking at the odd-at-first-sight Endless Spell list, and who haven’t learned the hard way, the way it works is this: Shards halve the movement of something, count as an additional way of putting out disease points, and then Gnashing Jaws chomps through – dealing the difference between a 3d6 roll and a unit’s movement as MWs – hence Shards. Nasty combo and a big win, especially as Colin had to chew through double Seraphon, Tzeentch (whose mortals typically threaten Nurgle tankiness), the hyper-mobile Sylvaneth and scary ol’ Nighthaunt!

Peter: We’re lucky enough that Colin is a member of our Discord. I asked him what he thought the vulnerability of the list was and how opponents should approach playing it.

Colin: I don’t think there is really much counter potential for this list. Of course, you can try to split the list, then I could get into trouble because I don’t have many units. The wizards are of course important for my list, but I have made the experience that the list remains super stable even if I lose my wizards.

Most people focus on the 10-strong squad of Blightkings, but that’s the wrong approach for me. The opponent should rather focus on the other smaller units. Alone, 10 Blightkings with a 4″ move do nothing on most battleplans.

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Allegiance: Seraphon
Constellation: Fangs of Sotek
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Show of Dominance
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Slann Starmaster (265)***
General
– Command Trait: Arcane Might
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Spell: Stellar Tempest
Skink Starpriest (130)
Spell: Hand of Glory
Skink Priest (90)***
Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal
Saurus Astrolith Bearer (140)***
Artefact: Serpent God Dagger

Battleline
5 x Saurus Guard (115)**
30 x Skinks (225)**
Boltspitters & Moonstone Clubs
– Reinforced x 2
10 x Skinks (75)**
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
10 x Skinks (75)***
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers

Units
2 x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)*
Reinforced x 1
2 x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)*
Reinforced x 1

Behemoths
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)

Endless Spells & Invocations
Purple Sun of Shyish (70)

Core Battalions
*Bounty Hunters
**Expert Conquerors
***Warlord

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 116
Drops: 11

Danny: Fangs of Sotek again! In their defence, the FAQ to turn scaly skin off skinks has meant the Starborne sub-factions are worth taking again, which is good for diversity overall, even if how good Seraphon are in general is a wider issue.

Tristan’s take on the teleporting skink gang is fairly standard – he’s got the 30 blob there, the 2x 10 objective grabbers, and the shooty core of 2x 2 sallies (nasty with the option to teleport) and the Solar Engine which, combined with Purp Son is putting out 9 rend 2, damage 2 (3 vs chaos – and Colin’s Nurgle still beat him!) shots at long range.

It’s an incredibly solid list archetype that I doubt we’ll see much deviation from in a while, but big up to Tristan for keeping up the concentration over a long tourney against some tough opponents and armies!

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Allegiance: Idoneth Deepkin
Enclave: Briomdar
– Mortal Realm: Ghyran
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Eidolon of Mathlann, Aspect of the Sea (325)*
General
– Command Trait: Endless Sea Storm
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Lore of the Deeps: Steed of Tides
– Lore of the Deeps: Counter-current
Isharann Soulscryer (150)*
Universal Prayer Scripture: Guidance
Isharann Soulrender (120)*

Battleline
10 x Namarti Thralls (130)**
10 x Namarti Thralls (130)***
20 x Namarti Reavers (340)***
Reinforced x 1

Units
Akhelian Allopexes (330)**
Razorshell Harpoon

Behemoths
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)
Allies
– bound to Eidolon of Mathlann, Aspect of the Sea

Endless Spells & Invocations
Purple Sun of Shyish (70)

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

Additional Enhancements
Spell

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 400 / 400
Wounds: 78
Drops: 9

Danny: An interesting IDK list that drops a few common pieces in favour of a Spinedog and an Eidolon, who may not be as slap-happy as the King, but do offer a huge amount of utility and versatility. Overall though, it looks like a pin-and-cushion list – 20 Reavers can rain down serious hurt on whatever the Spinedog ties up, while the lone shark caps objectives and the two Thrall blobs – who can certainly pack a punch once the Eidolon gets the -1 save debuff off on folks and/or the inevitable Sun gets into range.

The Soulscryer in Briomdar completes the game plan by offering a few units the chance to start in reserves to threaten early board control or objective yoinking – the Enclave allowing for an extra unit to go into reserves and for them to come in outside the table edge too. The list performed admirably, losing only to Seraphon and taking down some meta-factions en route to 3rd- congrats Stephan!

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Allegiance: Fyreslayers
Lodge: Vostarg
– Grand Strategy: Master of the Forge
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Auric Flamekeeper (90)*
Auric Flamekeeper (90)*
Auric Runemaster (125)*
Artefact: Volatile Brazier
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal
Auric Runesmiter (135)**
Runic Iron
– Prayer: Ember Storm
Auric Runeson on Magmadroth (320)**
General
– Ancestral War-axe
– Command Trait: Blood of the Berzerker
– Artefact: Axe of Grimnir
– Magmadroth Trait: Coal-heart Ancient
Battlesmith (150)**
Artefact: Nulsidian Icon

Battleline
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (170)***
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (170)***
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (170)***
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (170)****
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (170)****
10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Fyresteel Handaxes (170)****

Endless Spells & Invocations
Runic Fyrewall (40)

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

Additional Enhancements
Artefact
Artefact

Total: 1970 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 162
Drops: 12

Danny: Fyreslayers infamously don’t have a huge roster to work with, and they seem to have settled largely into either Magmadroth spam or Hearthguard spam, for obvious reasons. But Jan here is not content to follow the pack, and has opted instead for…Vulkite spam! The little guys that could don’t set the world on fyre at first glance, but their combined weight of attacks and relative durability can make for serious board control. Two Flamekeepers no doubt hung out nearby, absorbing the power of all their little fallen breathren before multiplying the power of the rest, allowing for a steady trickle of combos and shenanigans – such as the powerful combat-phase charge.

A fun, unusual list that managed 4 wins, showing it clearly has (lots of little) legs!

Final Tournament Placings (Top 32)

Top Three AoS Lists for Rum and Rumble 2

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This is the Top Three AoS Lists for the Rum and Rumble 2 Grand Tournament that took place in the UK on 3rd and 4th September. It involved 10 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three AoS Lists, I wanted to remind everyone of our friendly Discord server where you can join in the conversation with the Woehammer crew and suggest articles or series for the website.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Allegiance: Idoneth Deepkin
Enclave: Ionrach
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Isharann Soulscryer (150)*
Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse
Akhelian King (250)*
General
– Bladed Polearm
– Command Trait: Unstoppable Fury
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Mount Trait: Voidchill Darkness
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon

Battleline
20 x Namarti Reavers (340)*
Reinforced x 1
10 x Namarti Reavers (170)*
6 x Akhelian Morrsarr Guard (390)**
Reinforced x 1

Units
2 x Akhelian Allopexes (330)*
Razorshell Harpoon
– Reinforced x 1
2 x Akhelian Allopexes (330)**
Razorshell Harpoon
– Reinforced x 1

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment
**Bounty Hunters

Total: 1960 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 98
Drops: 3

Danny: Hazel Moon is fast gaining a reputation as being the UK’s premier IDK player, and this result shows why. To beat Fangs of Sotek – quickly becoming the meta Seraphon sub-fac – along with grindy SBGL and tanky SCE, you need a balanced list and plenty of talent.

The fulcrum of the list is 30 reavers, who still represent some of the best value for points ranged power in the game, backed up by an Eel blob and 2 braces of Allopexes. It’s nothing out there, but threat project, mobility and the reliable mixed phase threats of the Allopexes just make sense. The leaders are minimalist – a slam-King and the Soulscryer for utility, wrapped up in the relatively uncommon Ionrach enclave, which affords the King huge tactical flexibility in choosing an additional tide to be in effect.

In this season, being 3 drops also allows choice of 1st plenty of the time too – meaning all the tools were there for an army that relies on rapidly adapting to threats and board states to triumph. Congrats to Hazel for a big win!

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Allegiance: Lumineth Realm-lords
Great Nation: Syar
– Grand Strategy: Show of Dominance
– Triumphs: Indomitable

Leaders
Archmage Teclis and Celennar, Spirit of Hysh (740)*
Scinari Enlightener (165)*
General
– Command Trait: Goading Arrogance
– Artefact: The Perfect Blade
– Lore of Hysh: Speed of Hysh

Battleline
20 x Vanari Auralan Wardens (290)*
Lore of Hysh: Total Eclipse
– Reinforced x 1
10 x Vanari Auralan Wardens (145)*
Lore of Hysh: Lambent Light
30 x Vanari Auralan Sentinels (510)*
Lore of Hysh: Lambent Light
– Reinforced x 2

Endless Spells & Invocations
Umbral Spellportal (70)
Emerald Lifeswarm (60)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1980 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 82
Drops: 1

Danny: Next in the list of ‘quickly becoming UK best in faction’ is Matt Gouldesbrough and his beautiful Lumineth, putting them on a tear while they wait…oh so very patiently…for their new book.

And he’s rocking Teclis! The big man is an expensive bet in this age of objective play and ranged threat, but the magical dominance he offers can never be underestimated. This list is clearly geared towards utterly control, with the standard 30 sentinel blob trying to point-and-delete the main threats, allowing the two warden units to go cap objectives – and their survivability with the ward Teclis offers and their potential to be doing mortals on 5s to hit – should never be underestimated.

Not much else of note beyond a great performance whose only non-win was against Hazel’s IDK – meaning Matt was super close to taking the gold – and the new Enlightener cropping up for additional magic overload and a cheap platform for Goading Arrogance for the few occasions something might get too close to Teclis for comfort. Well done to Matt for an undefeated campaign.

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Allegiance: Seraphon
Constellation: Fangs of Sotek
– Grand Strategy: Show of Dominance – Triumphs: Inspired

Engine of the Gods (265)
Artefact: Incandescent Rectrices
– Mount Trait: Starborne
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse
Lord Kroak (430)***
General
Saurus Astrolith Bearer (140)***
Artefact: Serpent God Dagger
Skink Priest (90)***
Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse
Skink Starpriest (130)
Spell: Hand of Glory

Units
5 x Saurus Guard (115)**
30 x Skinks (225)**
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
– Reinforced x 2
30 x Skinks (225)**
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
– Reinforced x 2
10 x Skinks (75)*
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
10 x Skinks (75)*
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
10 x Skinks (75)*
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers

Endless Spells
Purple Sun of Shyish (70)
Ravenak’s Gnashing Jaws (60)

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

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1975 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 145
Drops: 11

Danny:

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Many of them in Expert Conqs, and In Fangs of Sotek meaning a turn 1 speed boost for the little guys helping them set up shop on objectives and move block, and crucially the ability to retreat after an Unleash Hell on a 4+. Sure this is good for keeping them alive, but factor in how frustrating this list could be to score battle tactics against without ranged threat projection.

If you haven’t played this kind of list before, the main gotcha is the way skinks can have plenty of buffs stacked on them by the Star/priest – including RR 1s to hit (not long for this world), and 6s to wound do mortals. Above 15 models in a unit and skinks have 2 shots, meaning the 30 blobs are putting out 60 shots at mid-range. The maths on that are already good, but notice the Engine of the Gods has the Curse prayer – if that goes off on a big target, allowing for 6s to hit doing mortals….and you essentially have a guaranteed deletion of almost any target in the game.

Understandably however, this list seems to have suffered against the speed and ranged output of Hazel and Matt’s list, who I presume were able to snipe the buff pieces, and whittle down the skink blobs with plenty of shooting. Well done to Jack either way.

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Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
Lineage: Vyrkos Dynasty
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumphs:

Leaders
Nagash, Supreme Lord of the Undead (955)
Vampire Lord (140)
General
– Command Trait: Kin of the Wolf
– Artefact: Ulfenkarnian Phylactery
– Lore of the Vampires: Soulpike

Battleline
20 x Deathrattle Skeletons (160)*
Reinforced x 1
10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (80)*
10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (80)*

Units
20 x Grave Guard (280)**
Great Wight Blades
– Reinforced x 1
5 x Blood Knights (195)**

Endless Spells & Invocations
Chronomantic Cogs (40)
Umbral Spellportal (70)

Core Battalions
*Expert Conquerors
**Bounty Hunters

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 96
Drops: 7

Danny: Despite a very shaky start to the season, SBGL seem to be picking up the pace a bit these days, so 4th is a great result for Josh. _Especially_ as he done brought the big bone daddy, Nagash. Despite his utility and magic potential, the guy is surprisingly non-tanky these days, having a pitiful ward and a short range on most of his abilities. You’re almost forced into filling out the rest of a Nagash list with MSU pieces, and Josh has here opted for the pesky Deathrattles and the usual 20 GG blob as a pure hammer. Deathrattle are quickly gaining in popularity due to their cost effectiveness and potential ability to pop back out of a grave-site after being killed and yoink vacant objectives – especially in Expert Conqs.

Josh lost only to 1st and 2nd place, so big props for a great result with Nagash.

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Top Three AoS Lists for Dice & Ducks: Decimation

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This is the Top Three AoS Lists for Dice and Ducks: Decimation that took place in the UK on 27th and 28th August. It involved 16 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Dice and Ducks is the new YouTube channel run by the fantastic Ben Bailey of Hobby Room fame. Dice and Ducks are a fantastic commentary service for events around the UK. In fact you can catch up with five games from Decimation for free on their YouTube channel. While you’re there I urge you to subscribe and show some love.

Before I jump into the Top Three AoS Lists, I wanted to remind everyone of our friendly Discord server where you can join in the conversation with the Woehammer crew and suggest articles or series for the website.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Army Faction: Sons of Behemat
Army Type: Taker Tribe
– Grand Strategy: No Place for the Weak
– Triumph: Inspired

LEADERS
Kraken-Eater (490)*
General
– Command Traits: Very Acquisitive
– Artefacts of Power: Glowy Lantern
– Bonding: Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur
– Spells: Flaming Weapon
Gatebreaker (525)*
Artefacts of Power: Vial of Manticore Venom Gatebreaker (525)*
Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Flaming Weapon

BEHEMOTH
(SPINEDOG) Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Bosses of the Stomp – Magnificent

TOTAL POINTS: 1940/2000

Peter: There is a theory among some at Woehammer that the Sons are (despite appearances) going to be the leading faction going forwards. Not only that, but that this is the list that will lead the way.

With a Krondspine attached the a kraken the opponent is going to have to seriously consider where they want to focus their attention. Either way they go, they’ll be struggling to cope with the opposite side of that coin. Two Mega-Gargant with additional thanks to flaming weapons and another that has an easier time thanks to the vial of Manticore venom.

It’ll be interesting to see how often this list starts to crop up.

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Army Faction: Daughters of Khaine
Subfaction: Khailebron
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumph: Inspired

LEADERS
Morathi-Khaine (680)**
The Shadow Queen (680)**
Melusai Ironscale (115)**
General – Command Traits: Zealous Orator
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Mindrazor

BATTLELINE
Blood Sisters (280)*
Gorgai
Blood Sisters (140)*
Gorgai
Blood Stalkers (540)**
Krone
Khainite Shadowstalkers (150)**

OTHER
Khinerai Heartrenders (95)**

CORE BATTALIONS
*Bounty Hunters
**Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 2000/2000

Danny: It’s Morathi and the Bow Snakes! Backed up by 10 and 5 Blood Sisters and Shadowstalkers and a unit of Heartrenders, for teleporting objective/scoring plays. Simple, but effective – and a 3 drop means it’ll still have a good chance of dictating turn order. Shadowstalkers, despite their nerf in the new book, are becoming increasingly common – probably because, while Heartrenders are great for dropping down and being a nuisance, Shadowstalkers ability to teleport _every_ turn makes them that more flexible, and their 11 wounds on a 4+ makes them able to take a hit, whether while scoring or as an emergency snek-screen.

This list understandably beat Kboyz, Skaven, Sons and Khorne, but Fangs of Sotek probably confounded the stab sneks and could handle Morathi with plenty of ranged chip damage.

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Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
Lineage: Legion of Night
– Mortal Realm: Shyish
– Grand Strategy: Vampiric Conquerors
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

LEADERS
Mannfred von Carstein, Mortarch of Night (380)
Lore of the Deathmages: Decrepify
Necromancer (125)*
General
– Command Trait: Unbending Will
– Artefact: Arcane Tome
– Lore of the Deathmages: Fading Vigour
Vampire Lord (140)*
Lore of the Vampires: Amethystine Pinions

UNITS
5x Blood Knights (195)*
1x Corpse Cart with Balefire Brazier (80)*
30x Deathrattle Skeletons (240)**
10x Dire Wolves (135)**
10x Dire Wolves (135)**
20x Grave Guard (280)* – Great Wight Blades
20x Grave Guard (280)* – Great Wight Blades

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment
**Expert Conquerors

TOTAL: 1990/2000

Danny: Legion of Night is a relatively off-meta pick for Soulblight these days, so it’s nice to see it being picked alongside Mannfred, which is thematically appropriate, and doing well with an unusual list.

The aforementioned Manny is a familiar sight and an excellent all-round utility piece. But he’s rarely backed up by _30_ Deathrattle, who everyone said were too fragile against bounty hunters to reinforce, and have thus been typically run in msu given their cheap, cheap cost of 80 pts making them a cost-effective screen. Deathrattle can bring back models on a 4+ when they activate though – so having a unit big enough to take a hit and activate 2nd means there’s a good chance they regen plenty before the end of the phase – combo that with Expert Conqs and unless you super-commit and wipe the entire squad (30 wounds on a 4+ with AoD, with a ward of 6 re-rolling 1s, and quite possibly some debuffs such as -1 to wound from the corpse cart) – you can see how it might be tricky to steal an objective off them.

The next unusual element of this list is not Graveguard, as they’re a standard hammer, but simply taking two bricks of them. And why not? They’re so good! Going lighter on Blood Knights (just the token 5, you’d be mad not to take any) frees up the points needed, and now there are two scary blobs, either/both of which can be buffed to Shyish and back by the Necromancer, vampire lord AND Manny’s CA (+1 hit and wound).

A nice spin on things that performed brilliantly, losing only to Khorne, who might have their weaknesses, but do not count ‘a shit load of attacks and 6″ pile ins’ among them.

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Allegiance: Big Waaagh!
Grand Strategy: Waaagh!
– Triumphs: Indomitable

Leaders
Megaboss on Maw-Krusha (480)
General
– Boss Choppa and Rip-tooth fist
– Command Trait: Heroic Stature
– Artefact: Armour of Gork
– Mount Trait: Mean ‘Un
Orruk Warchanter (115)
Warbeat: Fixin’ Beat
Orruk Warchanter (115)
Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Warbeat: Get ‘Em Beat
– Lore of the Weird: Foot of Gork
Orruk Weirdnob Shaman (90)
Lore of the Weird: Da Great Big Green Hand of Gork
Wurrgog Prophet (150)
Artefact: Glowin’ Tattooz
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon
Wardokk (80)
Lore of the Savage Beast: Gorkamorka’s War Cry

Battleline
10 x Orruk Brutes (320)****
Jagged Gore-hackas
– Reinforced x 1
10 x Gutrippaz (180)****
5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)****
5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)***
5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)***
5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)
5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)

Core Battalions
*Warlord
**Warlord
***Bounty Hunters
****Expert Conquerors

Additional Enhancements
Artefact
Artefact

Total: 1955 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 148
Drops: 13

Danny: Big Waagh are now one of the least represented factions at tournament level, and I can see why – first book of the edition syndrome (I know it was a twin with Stormcast, but one twin is always technically born first…) and their meta-lists have a high skill floor. So it’s great to see them hanging on in there.

This list represents what is looking like the way to go with Big Waagh for this season – msu ‘Ardboyz. They’ve always been a cost-effective package, and while vulnerable to Bounty Hunters, enough of them in msu format still asks some hard questions of your opponent in terms of target priority.

They’re backed up here by the seemingly entrenched HQ combo, although spicily, Thomas here also throws in a Wardokk with the ‘fight last’ spell as an additional tech piece – something the Wurrgog also has access to but rarely uses given his laser-eyes are so clutch.

Now for the elephant in the room. Or should I say, the Gutrippaz in the bin. Yes, this list takes a unit of Gutrippaz. With no support. Why? Let’s ask Thomas. Someone, please ask Thomas. The only thing I can think of is that they’re in Expert Conquerors as a way to count as 30 and, y’know, if their janky ability goes off -1 to hit against 20 wounds isn’t too bad. I guess?

Either way, congrats for a clutch place in the top 5 with an odd duck of a list that took down some difficult match ups!

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Top Three AoS Lists for the Snake Eyes Grand Tournament

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This is the Top Three AoS Lists for the Snake Eyes Grand tournament that took place in Australia on 20th and 21st August. It involved 62 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Allegiance: Seraphon
Constellation: Fangs of Sotek
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: The Astromatrix
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Slann Starmaster (265)*
General
– Command Trait: Arcane Might
– Spell: Stellar Tempest
Saurus Astrolith Bearer (140)*
Artefact: Serpent God Dagger
Skink Starpriest (130)**
Spell: Hand of Glory
Engine of the Gods (265)*
Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Mount Trait: Starborne
– Spell: Bind Endless Spell
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse

Battleline
30 x Skinks (225)**
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
– Reinforced x 2
10 x Skinks (75)**
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
10 x Skinks (75)*
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers

Units
2 x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)**
Reinforced x 1

Behemoths
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)**
Allies- Bonded to Slann Starmaster

Endless Spells & Invocations
Ravenak’s Gnashing Jaws (60)
Purple Sun of Shyish (70)

Core Battalions
*Warlord
**Battle Regiment

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1985 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 400 / 400
Wounds: 92
Drops: 5

Danny: After the stampede of dominance that Thunder Lizards enjoyed last season, Fangs of Sotek are quickly making an argument for the premier Seraphon sub-faction, given their ability to play the mission more effectively with summoning, teleporting, and that sweet parting shot (Unleash Hell, then run away on a 4+) from skink blobs.

By now, dear reader, you are probably au fait with how Seraphon work in general. This list is pretty generic as Sotek goes, with the big 30 skink blob front and centre that can put out serious pain once buffed with re-rolling 1s from the Starpriest – and god help you if the Engine gets Curse of for 6s to hit do mortals. With +enough (ok, fine, technically it’s +4 between Asterism, Astrolith, warscroll bonus and Krondspine) to easily get the Sun off, those skinks might also be putting out 60 shots with rend 1.

Everything else is general Seraphon goodstuff. On average the list summons 2.5 new salamander packs across the game too. Who needs damage reduction??

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Allegiance: Kharadron Overlords
Sky Port: Barak Zilfin
– Grand Strategy: Spend Shares to Make Shares
– Triumphs: lol nope

Leaders
Aether-Khemist (90)*
Artefact: Spell in a Bottle
Aether-Khemist (90)*
General
– Command Trait: Collector
– Artefact: Staff of Ocular Optimisation
Arkanaut Admiral (125)*

Battleline
10 x Arkanaut Company (90)*
1x Skypikes
– 1x Light Skyhooks
– 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns
10 x Arkanaut Company (90)*
1x Skypikes
– 1x Light Skyhooks
– 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns
10 x Arkanaut Company (90)*
1x Skypikes
– 1x Light Skyhooks
– 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns

Units
1 x Grundstok Gunhauler (155)*
Main Gun: Sky Cannon
6 x Skywardens (210)*
2x Aethermatic Volley Guns
– 2x Skyhooks
– Reinforced x 1

Behemoths
Arkanaut Ironclad (490)*
Main Gun: Great Sky Cannon
– Great Endrinworks: Zonbarcorp ‘Dealbreaker’ Battle Ram
Arkanaut Ironclad (490)
Main Gun: Great Volley Cannon
– Great Endrinworks: The Last Word

Endless Spells & Invocations
Warp Lightning Vortex (80)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 104
Drops: 2

Danny: Continuing their quite frankly unforeseen renaissance despite a shrivelled old Tome, KO narrowly miss out on winning a big event but get the 5-0 – and they haven’t even taken purple sun.

This list does however pack the standard warp vortex in a bottle and doubles down on the big shooty boats, also bringing along the rarely seen Skywardens for versatile mixed phase play. Double aether-khemists provide broad utility – a -1 to hit aura, a targeted re-roll wounds of 1 ability, and a cost efficient platform for artefacts and Battle Regiment requirements.

I have to give this list props for remaining ‘pure’ – personally, I have nothing against allying in or making use of the Krondspine, but to go 5-0 with KO, without Krondy or the Purple Sun speaks to a huge amount of skill and is, frankly, a flex. Going up against DoK – an army with a huge weakness to sustained ranged fire – probably helped, but that takes nothing away from this achievement. Kudos to Alex!

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Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
Subfaction: Drowned Men
– Grand Strategy: Blessed Desecration
– Triumphs: Indomitable

Leaders
Bloab Rotspawned (300)
Orghotts Daemonspew (300)
Lord of Afflictions (210)
General
– Command Trait: Overpowering Stench
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Lore of Malignance: Rancid Visitations

Battleline
4 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (440)*
– 2x Dolorous Tocsin
– Reinforced x 1
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*
1x Dolorous Tocsin
10 x Plaguebearers (150)**

Units
3 x Nurglings (105)
3 x Plague Drones (200)*
10 x Gors (70)**
Gor-Blades & Beastshields

Core Battalions
*Bounty Hunters
**Expert Conquerors

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 140
Drops: 9

Danny: Nurgle going nowhere. Although, compared to the previous season, the fly pin spam has fallen off somewhat in favour of Gally Vet Blightkings, flies (aka Blightlords) are still buzzin’. This list packs a bunch, but to its credit avoids pure spam by investing in two of the big bois for durable, dual phase (magic/melee) threats that also pump out the….utility. It also takes Nurlings, which will always earn a shout out.

Allying in a unit of gors is a nice touch – and it makes sense, for 70 points (so cheap!) the list gains access to 10 wounds of…well, not much – but they’re so cheap! And for such an elite army, having a throw-away, objective grabbing unit to squeeze rot-juice from those remaining few points is a good shout, and clearly did the job here, with a loss coming along to 2nd place KO.

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Allegiance: Ossiarch Bonereapers
Legion: Petrifex Elite
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: No Place for the Weak
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Mortisan Soulmason (115)***
General
– Command Trait: Mighty Archaeossian
– Artefact: Godbone Armour
– Lore of Mortisans: Drain Vitality
Mortisan Soulmason (115)***
Artefact: Gothizzar Cartouche
– Lore of Mortisans: Empower Nadirite Weapons
Katakros, Mortarch of the Necropolis (450)***

Battleline
10 x Mortek Guard (140)**
Nadirite Blade and Shield
10 x Mortek Guard (140)**
Nadirite Blade and Shield
10 x Mortek Guard (140)**
Nadirite Blade and Shield

Units
4 x Morghast Harbingers (360)*
Spirit Halberds
– Reinforced x 1
4 x Morghast Harbingers (360)*
Spirit Halberds
– Reinforced x 1
2 x Morghast Harbingers (180)*
Spirit Halberds

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

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 122
Drops: 9

Danny: Bonereapers are currently forced to reckon with a season of missions that don’t really respect how their army rules work – especially their lack of command abilities – but recent points adjustments and additional battleline options have given them a shot in the arm (well, bone) to tide them over until their 3e reimagining.

This list sticks close to the tried and tested formula of Katakros, who pumps out a variety of buffs, and two good-value Soulmasons as Artefact holders – notably the ‘Gothizzar Cartouche’ which is an aura of +1 to wound, likely aimed at making the Harbingers blend – with All out Attack in the mix their halberds reach 3 attacks 2/2/-2/3. Nasty!

in the meantime, MSU Mortek Guard never go out of style in Petrifex Elite, proving one of the game’s premier anvils who, especially if Empower Nadirite goes off, can also surprise folks with their output.

This is the new wave of Bonereapers, and though their tome is still a little ossified (I see what you did there – Peter), recent FAQs have meant they can reach the heady heights of top 10s – now the gauntlet is down for someone to take down a tourney before they get updated – In the meantime, Zagarelos has made a damn fine effort.

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Top Three AoS Lists for the Northern Ireland GT

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This is the Top Three AoS Lists for the the Northern Ireland GT that took place in the UK on 20th and 21st August. It involved 32 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Allegiance: Daughters of Khaine
Temple: Khailebron
– Grand Strategy: Bloodthirsty Zealots
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADERS
Morathi-Khaine (340)**
The Shadow Queen (340)**
Melusai Ironscale (115)**
General
– Command Trait: Zealous Orator
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Lore of Shadows: Mindrazor
– Bonded: Incarnate

UNITS
15 x Blood Stalkers (540)*
Reinforced x 2
10 x Witch Aelves (115)*
Pairs of Sacrificial Knives
10 x Witch Aelves (115)*
Pairs of Sacrificial Knives
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)
Allies

CORE BATTALIONS
*Expert Conquerors
**Command Entourage – Strategists

Total: 1965 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 400 / 400
Wounds: 74
Drops: 7

Danny: DoK weren’t bad before their 3e book by any means, but they’d settled into a ‘Morathi and the (15) bow sneks’ rut. It took a short while for the dust to settle after their new tome, but they’re now starting to go 5-0 and win tournaments here and there – and, thankfully – with a variety of lists.

Although, to be fair, this one didn’t get the memo. The double reinforced bow snek still does the business, with Wendel opting for a Krondspine to double up with Morathi as super durable objective bullies/screens – in the ‘Spine’s case, the pinning effect will help the bow-blob safe while they rain down hurt, and the 2 units of witch aelves run around scoring. Or – because this list opts for Khailebron – teleport around.

I call this the ‘pin and pun-cushion’ strategy.

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Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
Stormhost: Hammers of Sigmar (Scions of the Storm)
– Grand Strategy: No Place for the Weak
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADERS
Lord-Castellant (155)*
General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Spell: Thundershock
Lord-Relictor (145)*
Prayer: Translocation
Runelord (95)*
Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal
– Allies

UNITS
5 x Liberators (115)***
Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield
– 1x Grandweapons
5 x Liberators (115)***
Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield
– 1x Grandweapons
5 x Judicators with Boltstorm Crossbows (190)***
3 x Aetherwings (65)*
10 x Protectors (450)**
4x Starsoul Maces
– Reinforced x 1
1 x Stormstrike Chariot (165)**
3 x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows (240)*
3 x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows (240)*

CORE BATTALIONS
*Warlord
**Bounty Hunters
***Expert Conquerors
Holy Command: Call for Aid
Holy Command: Unleash Thy Hatred

Total: 1975 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 95 / 400
Wounds: 109
Drops: 11

Danny: Love that this list took a thematic route through the tournament, crusading successfully against the forces of chaos and death – only losing out to a ‘friendly’ scrap against a rival Stormhost.

This list probably qualifies as ‘shootcast’, packing in 6 Longstrikes – despite the recent FAQ stripping reinforced units of the double shoot – and a unit of Judicators. That’s backed up with a Protector blob, who absolutely slap, but are slow. This static, slow core is counterbalanced by Scions of Storm and a chariot, plus the Relictor whose teleport is still clutch to allow for mobility and objective play. And in this season, where Expert Conqs. are often at the mercy of Bounty Hunters, Liberators with +1 save from the Castellant provide a super durable, objective-stealing and mission playing battleline.

A considered list that clearly plays well into the current season and meta.

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Allegiance: Nighthaunt
Procession: Emerald Host
– Grand Strategy: Fright or Flight
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADERS
Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief (340)*
Lore of the Underworlds: Spectral Tether
Guardian of Souls (150)*
General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Midnight Tome
– Lore of the Underworlds: Seal of Shyish
– Bonded to Incarnate
Krulghast Cruciator (150)*

UNITS
20 x Grimghast Reapers (320)*
Reinforced x 1
5 x Hexwraiths (160)*
5 x Hexwraiths (160)*
3 x Spirit Hosts (125)*
4 x Myrmourn Banshees (105)*
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)*
Allies
Mortalis Terminexus (85)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 400 / 400
Wounds: 71
Drops: 1

Danny: Nighthaunt have not so far been the shrieking, impossible horror that some predicted, but they’re definitely an army you have to have a plan for now.

With the -1 damage aura from the Krulghast combined with ethereal (NH saves can’t be modified -/+), plus their targeted +1 to ward saves, they’re surprisingly tanky for a bunch of spooky sheets. Throw a Krondspine into the mix, all wrapped up in a battle regiment, factor in the NH army trait to re-set up a few units in deployment and you have a tight package that is highly reactive to the mission and opponent – all crucial tools for success at the moment.

The rest of the core units are general NH goodstuff – Hexwraiths for mobility and mw impact hits, Banshees for shutting down magic and the mostly-usual 20 blob of Grimghasts for an eye-watering number of rend 1 attacks and objective thievery, and you have yourself a truly spoopy list.

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Allegiance: Gloomspite Gitz
Option: Gloomspite Gitz
– Grand Strategy: Defend What’s Ours
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADERS
Skragrott, The Loonking (230)
General
– Lore of the Moonclans: The Hand of Gork
Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig (110)*
Moon-cutta
– Artefact: Spiteful Prodder

UNITS
20 x Stabbas (150)
Pokin Spears & Moon Shields
– 3x Barbed Nets
– x Moonclan Flag Bearers
– 1x Badmoon Icon Bearers
20 x Stabbas (150)
Pokin Spears & Moon Shields
– 3x Barbed Nets
– 1x Badmoon Icon Bearers
24 x Squig Herd (320)
Reinforced x 1
5 x Boingrot Bounderz (105)*
10 x Squig Hoppers (180)*
10 x Squig Hoppers (180)*
6 x Rockgut Troggoths (290)
Reinforced x 1
5 x Sporesplatta Fanatics (135)
Mork’s Mighty Mushroom (40)
Scuttletide (70)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Vanguard

Total: 1960 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 179
Drops: 10

Peter: I love lists like this, six different units rather than finding the most efficient and spamming it.

James has gone for Stabbas rather than Shootas for his battleline as there a little more durable than their shooting counterparts with a +1 save while having more than 10 models. They’re cheap and make perfect blocking units, gumming up the board in vital locations.

The Squig herd puts out a reasonable amount of damage with 20 squigs able to produce an average damage output of 13.2 before saves. On top of that when squigs are removed they’ll cause mortals on 4+ to the nearest unit.

The Squig Hoppers (Squig Cavalry) cause mortal wounds to models they hop over as well as having the damage output similar to the Herd. These move at 3D6 and so could potentially have a threat range of 30″! The Loonboss has been included to remove the randomness of this movement however, giving the Hoppers a flat 12″ move while within range of the Loonboss.

Meanwhile the rockgut Troggoths can soak up damage with their 5+ ward save and regeneration in the hero phase.

Skragrott is a 2 cast and unbind character with +1 to his casting attempts.

Unfortunately, where Gitz fall down is in their lack of synergy between units meaning most units are pretty much independent most of the time. Hopefully this will change with their new book. Either way, this is a fun little army that looks great to play with and against. Almost makes me want to play Gitz…

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Top Three AoS Lists for TURNAJ O NÁČELNÍKA OPIČÍCH HORTURNAJ O NÁČELNÍKA OPIČÍCH HOR

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This is the Top Three AoS Lists for TURNAJ O NÁČELNÍKA OPIČÍCH HOR that took place in the Czech Republic on 13th and 14th July. It involved 24 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three AoS Lists, I wanted to remind everyone of our friendly Discord server where you can join in the conversation with the Woehammer crew and suggest articles or series for the website.

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The Top Three AoS Lists

Army Faction: Seraphon
Army Type: Coalesced
– Subfaction: Thunder Lizard
– Grand Strategy: Continuous Expansion
– Triumph: Inspired

LEADERS
Engine of the Gods (265)
General
– Command Traits: Prime Warbeast
– Prayers: Curse
Skink Oracle on Troglodon (270)
Artefacts of Power: Fusil of Conflagration
– Mount Traits: Beastmaster
– Spells: Hand of Glory
– Bonding: Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur
Lord Kroak (430)*
Spells: Stellar Tempest
Saurus Astrolith Bearer (140)*
Skink Priest (90)*
Prayers: Curse

BATTLELINE
Saurus Guard (115)*
Saurus Guard (115)*
Saurus Warriors (105)*
Saurus Warrior Alpha
Celestite Club and Powerful Jaws
– 2 x Stardrake Icon Bearer
– 2 x Wardrummer

BEHEMOTH
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)*

ENDLESS SPELLS & INVOCATIONS
1 x Umbral Spellportal (70)

TERRAIN
1 x Realmshaper Engine (0)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 2000/2000

Danny: The list is entirely built around maximum threat projection from Kroak. I imagine the Spellportal is for turn 1 spell spam while the Oracle and Krondspine get into position, the former to pin threats while the latter grabs objectives and acts as a mobile Spellportal.

16″ with the Astrolith bearer from wherever the Spell-portal or Oracle is – assuming Kroak is sitting pretty next to the portal – might end up with the option of pumping at his 3x scroll spell anywhere that’s meaningful on the board.

Having the Krondspine bound to the Oracle also gives it a better chance of getting Portal set up T1 for Kroak to spam through so he doesn’t have to use up one of his.

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Army Faction: Daughters of Khaine
Subfaction: Zainthar Kai
– Grand Strategy: Bloodbath
– Triumph: Inspired

LEADERS
High Gladiatrix (90)**
General
– Command Traits: Zealous Orator
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Steed of Shadows, The Withering
– Bonding: Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur
Morathi-Khaine (680)**
The Shadow Queen (680)**

BATTLELINE
Blood Sisters (140)*
Gorgai
Blood Sisters (140)*
Gorgai
Blood Stalkers (540)*
Krone

BEHEMOTH
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Expert Conquerors
**Command Entourage
– Magnificent

TOTAL POINTS: 1990/2000

Danny: Running the Krondspine with Morathi is a riff on the Gotrek combo in that it gives a usually super fragile faction two big utility hammers that are also super-anvils.

Krondspine lacks Gotrek’s pure combat prowess but offers DoK a rare source of a bonus to cast and, more crucially, a way to pin or block key threats to their squishy core of blood sisters/stalkers. In this case, it’s bound to a Gladiatrix – their cheapest hero – with a Tome, meaning it just snakes in under the points limit.

The rest – a 15 blob of double shooting sneks with zealous orator to keep them coming back – is standard fare now, but no less effective for it. The only loss coming from Nurgle suggests a lack of scoring potential or pure damage ceiling – but either way a great result with a streamlined list.

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Allegiance: Kharadron Overlords
– Sky Port: None
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumphs: Inspired

Kharadron Code
Artycle: Master The Skies
– Amendment: Always Take What You Are Owed
– Footnote: Without Our Ships We Are Naught

Leaders
Aether-Khemist (90)*
General
– Command Trait: Collector
– Artefact: Spell in a Bottle
Aetheric Navigator (85)*
Artefact: Voidstone Orb
Arkanaut Admiral (125)**
Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon
Celestant-Prime, Hammer of Sigmar (325)*

Units
10 x Arkanaut Company (90)**
1x Skypikes
– 1x Light Skyhooks
– 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns
10 x Arkanaut Company (90)**
1x Skypikes
– 1x Light Skyhooks
– 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns
10 x Arkanaut Company (90)*
1x Skypikes
– 1x Light Skyhooks
– 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns
10 x Grundstok Thunderers (270)**
Reinforced x 1
Arkanaut Ironclad (490)**
Main Gun: Great Volley Cannon
– Great Endrinworks: The Last Word
Arkanaut Frigate (250)
Main Gun: Heavy Sky Cannon

Endless Spells
Purple Sun of Shyish (70)

Core Battalions
*Warlord – Magnificent
**Battle Regiment

Total: 1975 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 106
Drops: 6

Danny: Until the last set of FAQs, KO were struggling in a meta that rewarded save-stacking and objective play – for the obvious reasons they don’t have access to much rend or objective play. But the Purple Sun changes everything, given they can auto-cast it from Spell in a Bottle. Turns out giving access to an additional pip of rend to an army that revolves entirely around ranged threat projection changes the script.

The Celestant-Prime proves a perennial and valuable ally, offering a targeted, bankable melee scalpel thanks to his auto-charge out of reserves.

All told, KO are having a proper renaissance – even though they’re still badly in need of their _actual_ book being brought in line with 3e, it’s great to see generals finding creative workarounds and getting some serious results in the meantime.

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Army Faction: Ogor Mawtribes
Army Subfaction: Boulderhead
– Grand Strategy: Take What’s Theirs
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADER
1 x Frostlord on Stonehorn (430)
General
– Command Traits: Lord of Beasts
– Artefacts: Brand of the Svard
– Mount Traits: Old Granitetooth
1 x Huskard on Thundertusk (335)
Blood Vulture
– Mount Traits: Alvagr Ancient
– Prayers: Pulverising Hailstorm
1 x Frostlord on Stonehorn (430)
Mount Traits: Metalcruncher

BATTLELINE
4 x Mournfang Pack (320)*
Horn Blower – Banner Bearer
– Gargant Hackers
– Ironlock Pistol
2 x Mournfang Pack (160)*
Gargant Hackers
– Ironlock Pistol
1 x Stonehorn Beastriders (320)*
Chaintrap

CORE BATTALIONS:
*Bounty Hunters

TOTAL POINTS: (1995/2000)

Peter: I chose an Ogors list today as we don’t see too many of these. Frostlords and Huskards always hit like a tonne of bricks causing on average 16.2 damage before saves! Boulderhead gives the big boys an extra wound and a mount trait for every Stonehorn or Thundertusk.

It’s a quick army with the slowest units moving 9″ a turn, and with high wounds and high saves all round it’s surprisingly durable as well.

They’ll want to get in your face as quickly as they can to take advantage of their high damage outputs.

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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.

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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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Top Three AoS Lists from Pyrhammer 2022

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Pyrhammer 2022 took place in Poland on 18th and 19th June. It involved 40 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

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Allegiance: Sons of Behemat
Tribe: Breaker Tribe (Fierce Loathing: Bossy Pants and Clever Clog)
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Kragnos, The End of Empires (720)
Gatebreaker Mega-Gargant – kaptur (525)*
General
– Command Trait: Old and Gnarly
– Artefact: Enchanted Portcullis
Gatebreaker Mega-Gargant – Broda (525)*
Artefact: Amulet of Destiny (Universal Artefact)

Battleline
1 x Mancrusher Gargants (170)

Core Battalions
*Bosses of the Stomp – Magnificent

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1940 / 2000
Wounds: 100
Drops: 4

Danny: Sons walk again! With Kragnos leading the charge – the 3d6 charge 12″ aura to be precise. Gatebreakers, if you haven’t been keeping up, are the really hitty ones. A ‘little’ Mancrusher fills out the points. If you’ve not played Sons before, they can be surprisingly whiffy – something Kragnos is most definitely not. And now, with the new GHB, they don’t even give up monster points – so I can see them doing even better than usual for quite some time…

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Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
Stormhost: Hammers of Sigmar (Scions of the Storm)
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Knight-Draconis (300)*
General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Mount Trait: Scintillating Trail
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon
Lord-Castellant (155)*

Battleline
4 x Stormdrake Guard (680)*
Drakerider’s Lance
– Reinforced x 1
2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
Drakerider’s Lance
2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
Drakerider’s Lance

Units
20 x Skinks (150)*
Meteoric Javelins Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
– Allies
– Reinforced x 1

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Additional Enhancements
Holy Command: Steadfast March

Total: 1965 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 150 / 400
Wounds: 111
Drops: 1

Danny: Many of you will be aware that Dragons just lost their hero-phase move, and many of you will not be happy with it. But it was necessary to slow the roll of lists like this that could pretty much end the game inside of one battle round after their hero-phase move, double shoot from the Knight Draconis, almost guaranteed turn 1 charge and then murder from there. Hilariously, this one also allies in 20 skinks for a fast, cheap objective grabber. So there’s that!

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Allegiance: Beasts of Chaos
Grand Strategy: Predator’s Domain
– Triumphs: brak

Leaders
Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (155)*
General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Lore of Dark Storms: Sundering Blades
Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (155)**
Artefact: Horn of the Tempest
– Lore of Dark Storms: Hailstorm
Great Bray-Shaman (100)**
Lore of the Twisted Wilds: Tendrils of Atrophy

Battleline
9 x Dragon Ogors (375)*
3x Paired Ancient Weapons
– 6x Draconic War glaives
– Reinforced x 2
6 x Dragon Ogors (250)*
3x Paired Ancient Weapons
– 3x Draconic War glaives
– Reinforced x 1
6 x Dragon Ogors (250)**
3x Paired Ancient Weapons
– 3x Draconic War glaives
– Reinforced x 1

Other
1 x Mindstealer Sphiranx (95)**
Allies
Ghorgon (155)*
Ghorgon (155)**
Ghorgon (155)
Ghorgon (155)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment
**Battle Regiment

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 95 / 400
Wounds: 196
Drops: 4

Danny: Beasts of Chaos are just on a complete rampage after their Tome Celestial, and it’s not even just the one list they have! Dragon Ogors are definitely up there though, with a choice of three weapon loadouts for flexibility – this list has doubled down on the 2″, rend 1 flavour – re-rolling 1s to hit thanks to the Shaggoth heroes. Four Ghorgons that, from now on no longer give up points provide even more punch – for 155 they’re 14 wounds (albeit on a 5+) of fast ‘fishing for 6s to wound for d3 mws’ pain. Scary.

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Allegiance: Blades of Khorne
Slaughterhost: Reapers of Vengeance
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Slaves to Darkness Daemon Prince (210)*
Axe
– Mark of Chaos: Khorne
Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury (295)*
General
– Command Trait: Mage Eater
– Artefact: Skullshard Mantle
Skarbrand (380)
Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage (280)
Artefact: Harvester of Skulls
Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage (280)**
Bloodsecrator (125)*

Battleline
10 x Bloodreavers (80)**
Meatripper Axes
10 x Bloodreavers (80)**
Meatripper Axes
10 x Bloodreavers (80)**
Meatripper Axes

Units
5 x Wrathmongers (145)**

Terrain
Skull Altar

Core Battalions
*Warlord
**Battle Regiment

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1955 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 114
Drops: 6

Danny: Khorne are now officially the worst Chaos faction, so 3-2 is definitely an achievement. That said, ‘worst’ is relative – three Boomthirsters and Skarbrand will still absolutely ruin your day unless you can either screen them out, trade very efficiently up against them or just snipe them from range. Did you know that Bloodthirsters of Insensate Rage do 4 mortals to EVERYTHING IN AN 8″ RADIUS if they roll a 6 to wound? It’s swingy given they only have 5 attacks but…you can see why the blood flows freely when they roll hot.

Final Tournament Placings

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Top Three AoS Lists from Justice Series 2 Dayer

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The Justice Series 2 Dayer took place in England, UK on 11th and 12th June. It involved 18 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

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Army Faction: Maggotkin of Nurgles
Army Subfaction: Befouling Host
– Grand Strategy: Predator’s Domain

LEADER
Great Unclean One (495)*
General
– Command Traits: Nurgling Infestation
– Doomsday Bell and Plague Flail
– Artefacts: The Witherstave
– Spells: Flaming Weapon
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
Artefacts: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Magnificent Buboes
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
Plague Priest (85)**
Prayers: Heal
Horticulous Slimux (225)***

BATTLELINE
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)***
Beasts of Nurgle (110)***

OTHER
Nurglings (105)***

CORE BATTALIONS:
*Command Entourage
**Battle Regiment
***Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: (1990/2000)

Danny: Nurgle nurgs as Nurgles does. That is to say, a giant slab of quivering filth – aka Great Unclean One – seems to be seeing more and more play recently. What he lacks in speed (and hygiene) he more than makes up for in tankiness and utility – in this list, with the Witherstave and flaming weapon he’s definitely specced towards sheer pain.

A standard smattering of buff Lords and then Beasts of Nurg spam make this effectively an MSU anvil list with one huge, waddling hammer. Nurgle aint going nowhere fast – metaphorically and figuratively.

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Allegiance: Daughters of Khaine
Temple: Zainthar Kai
– Mortal Realm: Ulgu
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs:

Leaders
Hag Queen on Cauldron of Blood (270)*
General
– Command Trait: Zealous Orator
– Artefact: Crown of Woe
– Prayer: Catechism of Murder
Morathi-Khaine (340)*
The Shadow Queen (340)*

Battleline
10 x Blood Stalkers (360)*
Reinforced x 1
5 x Blood Sisters (140)*
5 x Blood Sisters (140)*

Behemoth
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)
Allies

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1990 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 400 / 400
Wounds: 71
Drops: 2

Danny: I was wondering when nu-DoK would show up! Despite everyone hating on stab-sneks, this is one of the first splashes the new and improved book has really made. Zainthar Kai make sneks battleline and fight on death, and the Hag Queen on Cauldron is rocking the already iconic combo of ‘rally on a 4+’ and Crown of Woe which shuts down inspiring presence and rally in a 9″ aura, extendable to 14″ once the model itself kills something. It’s a bit of a shame in terms of internal balance that these two picks seem so pushed – you’d be kinda mad not to take Zealous Orator I think.

It does however go kinda light on sneks in favour of what I think we can now legit call a meta-terror, the Krondspine, which is basically another Morathi. So, three Morathis in a list give the normally fragile Daughters a lot of staying power to go along with the killing blows.

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Allegiance: Cities of Sigmar
City: Tempest’s Eye
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs:

Leaders
Celestial Hurricanum with Celestial Battlemage (280)*
Artefact: Patrician’s Helm
– Lore of Eagles: Aura of Glory
Runelord (100)*
General
– Command Trait: Hawk-eyed
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse
Sorceress (95)*
City Role: General’s Adjutant
– Lore of Eagles: Strike of Eagles

Battleline
30 x Irondrakes (510)*
Reinforced x 2
10 x Longbeards (105)*
Ancestral Weapons & Shields
– City Role: Honoured Retinue (Must be 5-20 models)
15 x Freeguild Outriders (330)*
Reinforced x 2
10 x Dreadspears (90)*

Behemoths
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur (400)*
Allies

Endless Spells & Invocations
Soulscream Bridge (70)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1980 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 400 / 400
Wounds: 101
Drops: 1

Danny: Cities, with added Krondspine, and 30 Irondrakes for loooooads of rend 1 decent shooting. And Freeguild Outriders for less good but much faster shooting. Cities lists like this are kind of interesting in that they never look that great on the surface – but between cost efficient battleline, massed firepower and a good pilot, they can clearly still perform. Until their new book finally gives the faction some actual limitations to have to work around.

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Allegiance: Nighthaunt
Procession: Scarlet Doom
– Mortal Realm: Shyish
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief (340)*
Lore of the Underworlds: Seal of Shyish
Kurdoss Valentian, the Craven King (210)*
Krulghast Cruciator (150)*
General
– Command Trait: Ruler of the Spirit Hosts
– Artefact: Lightshard of the Harvest Moon

Battleline
20 x Bladegheist Revenants (350)*
Reinforced x 1
20 x Bladegheist Revenants (350)*
Reinforced x 1
10 x Bladegheist Revenants (175)*
5 x Hexwraiths (160)*
6 x Spirit Hosts (250)*
Reinforced x 1

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1985 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 98
Drops: 1

Danny: Nu-spooks as Scarlet Doom, aka the ones who do loads of mortals when they charge you, are starting to creep up the tournament rankings as the sub-faction of choice. They’ve also gone for the one drop battle regiment to, I would imagine (albeit as a non-Nighthaunt expert) force the opponent to go first, setting up a turn 1 flurry of big charges, hoping to proc loads of charge mortals and pin everything in place thanks to their charge debuffs. There’s a lot of subtle synergy between heroes too, and I can see this being a really tough list to actually play the game against – kudos and Kurdoss!

Final Tournament Placings

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