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Top Three AoS Lists from Trouble at Mill

Leodis Games – Trouble at Mill took place in Farsley, UK on 14th and 15th May. This was a 1500 point tournament as opposed to the usual 2,000. It involved 14 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three, 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.

1st Place – Jake Helm

Jake won all five games over the weekend. Along the way he beat Fyreslayers/Greyfyrd in round 1, Fyreslayers/Greyfyrd in round 2, Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Duplicitous in round 3, Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in round 4 and Maggotkin of Nurgle/Drowned men in Round 5.

Army Faction: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Army Subfaction: Befouling Host
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADER
Great Unclean One
(495)
– General
– Command Traits: Nurgling Infestation
– Doomsday Bell and Plague Flail
– Spells: Fleshy Abundance

Spoilpox Scrivener (120)**
– Artefacts: Tome of a Thousand Poxes
– Spells: Gift of Disease

BATTLELINE
1 x Plaguebearers
(300)*
Plaguebearers (150)*
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**

TERRAIN
Feculent Gnarlmaw
(0)
Feculent Gnarlmaw (0)

OTHER
Nurglings
(105)*

CORE BATTALIONS:
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Vanguard

TOTAL POINTS: (1500/2000)

Danny: So it’s looking like Nurgle are pretty good huh? Although props to Jake for avoiding flies and running with the adorable Beasts of Nurgle pack instead. Spoilpox also doesn’t see a huge amount of play as he’s more a buff piece for plaguebearers – but why wouldn’t you want to run a hero whose main attack is called ‘disgusting sneeze’? Again, high pressure, high wound, highly durable that plays the objective super well. Will the forthcoming books have tools to dethrone the multiple rampant nurgle lists? Time will shortly tell!

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2nd Place – Simon Burdett

Simon managed four wins over the two days losing only against 1st placed Jake in round 5. Along the way they beat Stormcast Eternals/Hallowed Knights in round 1, Gloomspite Gitz in round 2, Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in round 3 and Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Duplicitous in round 4.

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Subfaction: Drowned Men
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Indomitable


LEADERS
Lord of Afflictions
(210)
– General
– Command Trait: Overpowering Stench
– Artefact: The Splithorn Helm

Great Unclean One (495)**
– Plague Flail & Doomsday Bell
– Lore of Virulence: Stream of Corruption

UNITS
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords
(220)*
5 x Putrid Blightkings (250)*
3 x Nurglings (105)**
1 x Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
1 x Pusgoyle Blightlords – Single (110)*

BATTALIONS
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Battle Regiment

Total: 1500 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 89
Drops: 5

Danny: Nurgle good-stuff – some flies, some beasts, nurglings, and a big stinker in Drowned Men for setting up a winning position turn 1. While we’re repeatedly doing Nurgle – allow me to speculate – new Nighthaunt may be able to outswarm and re-position from Nurgle pinning/control plays – could definitely be a counter to their recent dominance! Not long to wait and find out.

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3rd Place – Michael Bywood

Michael also finished the weekend with one loss and four wins. His path saw him beat Fyreslayers/Greyfyrd in round 1, then lose to Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Duplicitous in round 2. In round 3 he beat Kruleboyz/Big Yellers, followed by Stormcast Eternals/Hallowed Knights in round 4 and Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in round 5.

Allegiance: Lumineth Realm-lords
– Great Nation: Ymetrica
– Grand Strategy: Sever the Head
– Triumphs: Indomitable


LEADERS
Alarith Stonemage
 (130)**
– General
– Command Trait: Almighty Blow
– Artefact: Mountain’s Gift
– Lore of the High Peaks: Entomb


BATTLELINE
5 x Alarith Stoneguard
 (120)**
– Diamondpick Hammers
5 x Alarith Stoneguard (120)**
– Diamondpick Hammers

UNITS
Alarith Spirit of the Mountain (355)*
Alarith Spirit of the Mountain (355)*
Alarith Spirit of the Mountain (355)*

ENDLESS SPELLS
Emerald Lifeswarm (60)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Alpha-Beast Pack
**Vanguard

Total: 1495 / 1500
Reinforced Units: 0 / 3
Allies: 0 / 300
Wounds: 61
Drops: 6

Danny: Lumineth are the army everyone loves to hate – but they’re not actually showing up on podiums that much these days, often because if you can tank their initial Sentinel hell-fire, you can usually outscore and whittle them down. But sometimes, someone decides to flex and run no Sentinels, no foxes, no wardens, and go full rock’n’roll with 3 mountain cows and supporting Stoneguard/mages for full on synergy and literal hammers everywhere. Big congrats for going 4-1 with a list I’ve never seen before – but it makes sense, those hammer-cows can be a nightmare to shift and with access to rend 2, plus one nasty ranged attack each, when they hit, you really feel it.

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Wildcard – George Elton

George won three games and lost two, ending his weekend in a very respectful 4th. Along the way he lost to 2nd placed Michael and his Nurgle in round1, then lost to 1st place Jake and his Nurgle in round 2. After that being sick of fighting Nurgle no doubt, he went on to beat Maggotkin of Nurgle/Blessed Sons in round 3, Flesh-eater Courts/Blisterskin in round 4 and Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Duplicitous in round 5.

Army Faction: Fyreslayers
– Subfaction: Greyfyrd
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumph: Inspired x2

LEADERS
Auric Runefather
(125)**
– General
– Command Traits: Fury of the Fyreslayers
– Artefacts of Power: Axe of Grimnir

Battlesmith (150)**
Auric Runesmiter (135)**
– Forge Key
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Flaming Weapon
– Prayers: Prayer Of Ash


BATTLELINE
Vulkite Berzerkers with Bladed Slingshields
(160)
– Fyresteel War-pick and Bladed Slingshield
Hearthguard Berzerkers (320)*
– Berzerker Broadaxe
Hearthguard Berzerkers (320)*
– Berzerker Broadaxe
Vulkite Berzerkers with Bladed Slingshields (160)*
– Fyresteel War-pick and Bladed Slingshield

OTHER
Grimwrath Berzerker
(105)
– Artefacts of Power: Draught of Magmalt Ale

CORE BATTALIONS
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Command Entourage

TOTAL POINTS: 1475/2000

Danny: Fyreslayers are still one of the new-book-underdogs, but in past weeks we’ve seen them encroaching on the podium – which hopefully suggests it’s just a tricky book with a higher skill floor than we imagined. This list trades the usual massive blobs of Hearthguard for more of the ‘smaller’ bezerkers to get more bodies on the board, and pops an interesting tech piece and a 3rd flavour of bezerker into the mix, in the form of a Grimwrath with Draught of Magmalt ale. Grimwraths pick an Oath (each one gives a variety of buffs) at the start of the game, which allows for a bit of reactivity – and Magmalt Ale is a once per game ‘double attacks’ suggesting George was using this little dwarf-that-could as a guided missile. Nice play!

Final Tournament Placings

Live Battle Report Tonight @21:30 GMT

Ed and myself will be giving the Kruleboyz tournament list that you’ve all voted on a spin tonight against his Maggotkin of Nurgle.

The game will be live on our YouTube channel from 9:30pm GMT.

Ed’s Maggotkin of Nurgle List

Army Faction: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Subfaction: Befouling Host
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumph: Bloodthirsty

LEADERS
Morbidex Twiceborn
(320)
Great Unclean One (495)
– General
– Command Traits: Master of Magic
– Doomsday Bell and Bileblade
– Artefacts of Power: Tome of a Thousand Poxes
– Spells: Fleshy Abundance, Gift of Disease

Horticulous Slimux (225)**

BATTLELINE
Plaguebearers
(300)*
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
Beasts of Nurgle (110)**

OTHER
Nurglings
(105)*
Nurglings (105)*

CORE BATTALIONS
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 1990/2000

Peter’s Crowd Sourced Kruleboyz List

Allegiance: Kruleboyz
– Subfaction: Big Yellers
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
– Triumphs: Inspired


LEADERS
Gobsprakk, the Mouth of Mork (280)*
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (315)**
General
– Command Trait: Supa Sneaky
– Artefact: Arcane Tome
– Spell: Nasty Hex
– Mount Traits: Mean ‘Un
Breaka-boss on Mirebrute Troggoth (180)
– Mount Traits: Fast ‘Un
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-Grot (105)*
Spell: Nasty Hex
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (105)*
Spell: Choking Mist

BATTLELINE
9 x Man-Skewer Boltboyz (360)**
  – Reinforced: Twice
6 x Man-Skewer Boltboyz (240)**
  – Reinforced: Once
3 x Man-Skewer Boltboyz (120)**
10 x Gutrippaz (180)**
Wicked Stikkaz

UNITS
10 x Hobgrot Slittaz (80)**

CORE BATTALIONS
*Command Entourage
**Battle Regiment

ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS
Mount Trait

Total: 1,965 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 118
Drops: 5

I believe I’ll get choice of first turn, so do I go first or second……

Warscroll Statistics – Gloomspite Gitz (Troggoth)

Below you will find the Gloomspite Gitz (Troggoth) Warscroll Statistic cards.

What the cards show:

  • Warscroll Wheel: This information is the standard Warscroll wheel. However, it shows the maximum statistics for the unit in place of any * as shown on the units Warscroll.
  • Resilience: This information shows the MINIMUM number of hits BEFORE saves for each rend type for this unit to be destroyed post BATTLESHOCK
  • Weapon Stats: This shows the AVERAGE damage for ALL models armed with that weapon in the unit BEFORE any saves are made. It also shows the MAXIMUM damage for ALL models armed with that weapon in the unit. The final column shows the threat range, which is a combination of the units movement and maximum charge roll (plus run roll if applicable) for that unit.
  • Unsaved Damage: This section shows the damage output for all models armed with that weapon in the unit AFTER the various save values are made.

Leaders

Battleline

Behemoth

Other Units

UPDATES

18/05/2022 – Resilience statistics corrected on Fungoid Cave-Shaman to reflect 4+ Ward Save.

Top Three AoS Lists Motor City Mayhem 2022 Age of Sigmar GT Event

Motor City Mayhem took place in Detroit, USA on 14th and 15th May. It involved 34 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three, 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.

1st Place – Anthony Trentanelli

Anthony won all five games over the weekend… With Skaven! Along the way he beat Cities of Sigmar/Living City in round 1, Seraphon/Koatl’s Claw in round 2, Idoneth Deepkin/Mor’phann in round 3, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Drowned Men in round 4 and Idoneth Deepkin/Nautilar in Round 5.

Allegiance: Skaventide
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Thanquol on Boneripper (405)*
General
– 4 Warpfire Projectors
– Lore of Ruin: Skitterleap
Arch-Warlock (175)*
Artefact: Vigordust Injector
– Lore of Warpvolt Galvanism: More-more-more Warp Power!
Arch-Warlock (175)*
Lore of Warpvolt Galvanism: More-more-more Warp Power!

Battleline
9 x Stormfiends (945)*
3x Windlaunchers
– 3x Ratling Cannons
– 3x Doomflayer Gauntlets
– Reinforced x 2
5 x Skryre Acolytes (65)*
5 x Skryre Acolytes (65)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
Soulscream Bridge (70)
Warp Lightning Vortex (90)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1990 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 89
Drops: 1

Danny: Skaven took the challenge to wrack up some 5-0s before their new book to heart, went away, and concluded that more-more Stormfiends were the answer. If you haven’t come up against these monstrosities before, hold onto your hats – they’re absolutely savage, with the ability to spew out a hail of rend 2 and 3 firepower – some of which ignores LoS. If More-more-more Warp-power goes off, they’re re-rolling everything. If it doesn’t, they become super swingy and very vulnerable – if anything nasty gets into them, that’s game over. Ultimately, with the mobility and ambushes that Gnawholes and a Soulscream Bridge gives them and Thanquol – the worst nightmare of any unit with more than 5 models in thanks to his frankly insane scaling MW output – this list is a one trick pony. The trick just happens to table you.

Gratz to Anthony for making it work – it’ll be interesting to see how Stormfriends cope with the transition to 3e with re-rolls going extinct….

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2nd Place – Ridge Hanna

Ridge managed four wins and a loss over the two days, losing in the 2nd round against Anthony Trentanelli’s Skaven. Along the way they beat Daughters of Khaine/Khailebron in round 1, Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Arcanum in round 3, Idoneth Deepkin/Nautilar in round 4 and Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in the final round.

Allegiance: Seraphon
Constellation: Koatl’s Claw
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Engine of the Gods (265)*
Artefact: Cloak of Feathers
– Mount Trait: Beastmaster
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse
Slann Starmaster (265)*
Artefact: Itxi Grubs
– Spell: Celestial Equilibrium
Skink Priest (80)*
Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal
Skink Starpriest (130)**
Spell: Hand of Glory
Skink Starseer (145)**
Spell: Hand of Glory
Saurus Scar-Veteran on Carnosaur (215)**
General
– War Spear
– Command Trait: Dominant Predator
– Artefact: Eviscerating Blade

Battleline
30 x Saurus Warriors (315)***
Spears
– Reinforced x 2
10 x Saurus Knights (220)***
Blades
– Reinforced x 1
10 x Skinks (75)*
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers

Behemoths
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)

Core Battalions
*Warlord
**Command Entourage – Magnificent
***Hunters of the Heartlands

Additional Enhancements
Artefact
Artefact

Total: 1960 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 114
Drops: 10

Danny: Seasons of War’s very own Ridge continues his Seraphon streak – and at this point by his own admission he is just literally trying to get a big win with every sub-faction, hence the off-meta Koatl’s Claw and a list that leans into what is probably the worst of them. Worst being relative, given it’s still Coalesced for the -1 damage.

Seraphon are a pretty known quantity at this stage, but Ridge still deserves credit for 2nd place while bringing some fun, under-used units like a Skink Starseer, a Scar-vet on Carnosaur, and a giant blob of saurus warriors for proccing the Engine’s Curse prayer with the roughly gazillion attacks they get.

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3rd Place – Jack Cawood

Jack finished the weekend with one loss and four wins. His path saw him beat Ossiarch Bonereapers/Petrifex Elite in round 1, then Legion of the First Prince in round 2, Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in round 3. He then lost against Anthony Trentanelli’s Skaven in round 4 before going on to beat Cities of Sigmar/Living City in round 5.

Army Faction: Maggotkin of Nurgle
Army Subfaction: Drowned Men
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

LEADER
Orghotts Daemonspew (300)
Great Unclean One (495)*
Bilesword and Plague Flail
– Spells: Flaming Weapon
Festus the Leechlord (150)*
Spells: Gift of Disease
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
General
– Command Traits: Overpowering Stench
– Artefacts: The Splithorn Helm

BATTLELINE
1 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (440)*
Putrid Blightkings (250)*
Plaguebearers (150)*

CORE BATTALIONS:
*Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: (1995/2000)

Danny: It’s Drowned Men Nurgle! This version of the archetype leans a little heavier into big ol’ single bodies than normal, with nearly 800 points dedicated to two giant, stinky beat-sticks who both carry plenty of utility too.

Not a whole load of novelty to the list so let’s just say – if you’re planning on turning up to a tournament any time soon, try and have a plan in mind for dealing with a pre-game move that locks down objectives with super durable bodies, two giant heroes who ask the question ‘are you going to put your whole army into us for two turns and MAYBE kill us, or let us run rampant?’ and a one-drop that most likely gets to dictate turn order.

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Wildcard – Michael Rausch

Michael won three games and lost two. Along the way he lost to 3rd placed Jack and his Maggotkin of Nurgle/Drowned Men list in round 1, then beat Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty in round 2, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Drowned Men in round 3. He then lost against Cities of Sigmar/Living City in round 4, before beating Idoneth Deepkin/Mor’phann in round 5.

Allegiance: Ossiarch Bonereapers
Legion: Petrifex Elite
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Liege-Kavalos (185)
General
– Command Trait: Mighty Archaeossian
– Artefact: Helm of the Ordained
Arkhan the Black, Mortarch of Sacrament (360)
Mortisan Boneshaper (135)
Artefact: Godbone Armour
– Lore of Mortisans: Empower Nadirite Weapons

Battleline
30 x Mortek Guard (420)
Nadirite Blade and Shield
– Reinforced x 2
20 x Mortek Guard (280)
Nadirite Blade and Shield
– Reinforced x 1
5 x Kavalos Deathriders (190)
Nadirite Blade and Shield

Behemoths
Gothizzar Harvester (215)***
Weapon: Soulcrusher Bludgeons

Artillery
Mortek Crawler (215)***

Core Battalions
*Command Entourage – Magnificent
**Hunters of the Heartlands
***Alpha-Beast Pack

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 110
Drops: 8

Danny: OBR could do with a new book, but they’re still hanging on in there. Not winning big podiums, but giant blobs of buffed up Mortek Guard, re-rolling saves, is never going to go out of style. Add Arkhan for lots of mobile utility, a harvester for bringing those models you fought so hard to finally kill back, and a Crawler (what an amazing model!) for reaching out at to try and pick off key pieces at 36″. OBR lists don’t fluctuate much these days, which is fair enough – and they definitely require a great general to get the finessing of positioning and timing/stacking of buffs right.

Final Tournament Placings

Top Three AoS Lists from G.A.W

The G.A.W took place in Georgia, us on 23rd and 24th April. It involved 47 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three, 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.

1st Place – Brandon Voss

Brandon won all five games over the weekend. Along the way he beat Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in round 1, Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in round 2, Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in round 3, Sons of Behemat/Breaker Tribe in round 4 and Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in Round 5.

Army Faction: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Subfaction: Drowned Men
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumph: Bloodthirsty

LEADERS
Bloab Rotspawned
(300)*
– Spells: Gift of Disease
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
– General
– Command Traits: Overpowering Stench
– Artefacts of Power: The Splithorn Helm

Lord of Afflictions (210)*

BATTLELINE
Pusgoyle Blightlords
(440)*
– Reinforced: Once
Putrid Blightkings (250)*
Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*
Putrid Blightkings (250)*

OTHER
Nurglings (105)*

CORE BATTALIONS
– *Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 1985/2000

Danny: Nurgle as Drowned Men are on a tear and it’s not hard to see why. Amazing pre-game move gives incredibly durable board control. Blighkings and flies tank most threats in the game – and the Pusgoyles are mobile enough to reach out and tag the stuff they don’t want going places.

There are a few small variations on the theme – it’s a deep book where it’s hard to screw up a list- such as the cute and fluffy inclusion of everyone bar none’s favourite cavorting critters in the game, Nurglings.

Some variation of this list is the one to beat these days – it’ll be super interesting to see whether the forthcoming floaty Nighthaunt swarms who they can’t pin down easily, or the sheer glass cannons of DoK can hang – but for now, weirdly fast, high pressure Nurgle is the meta to plan for.

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2nd Place – Dalton Kahle

Dalton managed four wins over the two days. Beating Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in round 1, losing against Daughters of Khaine/Khelt Nar in round 2. Then going on to beat Legion of the First Prince in round 3, Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty in round 4 and Sons of Behemat/Breaker Tribe in the final round.

Army Faction: Disciples of Tzeentch
– Army Subfaction: Hosts Arcanum
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery

LEADER
Kairos Fateweaver
(435)*
– Spells: Bolt of Tzeentch
Changecaster (135)*
– Staff of Change and Arcane Tome
– Artefacts: The Fanged Circlet
– Spells: Unchecked Mutation

Lord of Change (420)**
– Staff of Tzeentch and Baleful Sword
– Spells: Tzeentch’s Firestorm

The Blue Scribes (135)**
– Spells: Treason of Tzeentch
Magister (125)**
– General
– Command Traits: Spell Hunters
– Spells: Arcane Suggestion


BATTLELINE
Kairic Acolytes
(115)*
– Cursed Blade and Arcanite Shield
Kairic Acolytes (115)*
– Cursed Blade and Arcanite Shield
Horrors of Tzeentch (Pink) (250)**
Kairic Acolytes (115)**
– Cursed Blade and Arcanite Shield

ENDLESS SPELL
Chronomantic Cogs (45)
Umbral Spellportal (70)
Prismatic Palisade (40)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment
**Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS (2000/2000)

Danny: Interesting to see mono-Tzeentch representing again after their friendship with Archaon was forcibly ended. Tzeentch still have great tools – and it’s good to see this list including their kairic mortals instead of defaulting to horror spam.

Gestalt Sorcery puts Acolytes on a 4/3/-1 shooting attack with 18” range, which is not nothing, and enables them to chip stuff down while the rest of the list’s brutal wizardry turns your dice rolls to crap, your toys into spawn, and the Blue Scribes turn your spells into their spells.

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3rd Place – Tommy Miklos

Tommy also finished the weekend with one loss and four wins. His path saw him beat Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty in round 1, Legion of the First Prince in round 2, Daughters of Khaine/Khelt Nar in round 3. He then lost against Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in round 4 before beating Fyreslayers/Greyfyrd in round 5.

Army Faction: Ogor Mawtribes
– Army Subfaction: Boulderhead
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADER
Frostlord on Stonehorn
(430)
– Artefacts: Alvagr Rune-tokens
– Mount Traits: Metalcruncher

Huskard on Stonehorn (340)
– Blood Vulture
– Artefacts: Brand of the Svard
– Mount Traits: Frosthoof Bull

Icebrow Hunter (125)*
– General
– Command Traits: Lord of Beasts

Butcher (135)*
– Tenderiser
– Spells: Molten Entrails

Frostlord on Stonehorn (430)*
– Mount Traits: Black Clatterhorn

BATTLELINE
Stonehorn Beastriders
(320)
– Blood Vulture
Frost Sabres (55)*
Frost Sabres (55)*

ENDLESS SPELL
Emerald Lifeswarm
(60)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Warlord

TOTAL POINTS (1950/2000)

Danny: Mawtribes don’t have too many competitive options left outside of their big angry cows and a few smaller tech pieces – for now – but it takes GUTS (fittingly) to stay pure and avoid Big Krag for their 3d6 charge based mortals.

Impressive to go 4-1 at the best of time – and interesting to see a lone Butcher as a little tech piece in there – he’s the Ogor version of a Wurrgog, capable of spiking MWs like crazy and Molten Entrails is a nice little +1 damage spell to throw on the big cow you REALLY need to chomp with that turn. Underestimate at your own risk!

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Wildcard – Michael Schlegelmilch

Michael also won four games and lost one, ending the weekend in 7th. Along the way he beat Cities of Sigmar/Living City in round 1, then beat Maggotkin of Nurgle/Blessed Sons in round 2, Flesh-eater Courts/Gristlegore in round 3 and Beasts of Chaos/Gavespawn in round 4. He then lost in round 5 to 3rd placed Tommy Miklos and his Ogor Mawtribes/Boulderhead list.

Allegiance: Fyreslayers
– Lodge: Greyfyrd
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
 Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Auric Runefather 
(125)
– General
– Command Trait: Spirit of Grimnir
– Artefact: Axe of Grimnir

Battlesmith (150)**
– Artefact: Nulsidian Icon
Auric Runemaster (125)**
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Universal Spell Lore: Ghost-mist
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal

Auric Runeson (80)**
– Ancestral War-axe
– Artefact: Draught of Magmalt Ale


Battleline
15 x Hearthguard Berzerkers 
(480)*
– Broadaxes
– Reinforced x 2

15 x Hearthguard Berzerkers (480)*
– Poleaxes
– Reinforced x 2

10 x Vulkite Berzerkers with Bladed Slingshields (160)**

Units
2 x Stormdrake Guard
 (340)*
– Drakerider’s Warblade
– Allies


Endless Spells & Invocations
Zharrgron Flame-spitter (55)

Core Battalions
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Warlord

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 340 / 400
Wounds: 120
Drops: 8

Danny: The new Fyreslayers book is clearly an improvement on their old, but on first glance it’s not given them as competitive a spike as other newer books. Still, they’re now a reliably tanky army with quite a few shenanigans.

This list is a fairly standard core – with 2 huge blobs of heavy hitting Hearthguard (giving one blob a different weapon option allows a little versatility as Poleaxes are much better into things with good saves thanks to their MW potential).

The Nulsidian icon is a clutch artifact which will catch a lot of people unawares, as it can shut down your spellcasting for an entire turn.

The somewhat inevitable ‘twist’ to this list is 2 Stormdrake Guard – if you don’t know what they do by now, I kinda envy the cave you’re living in – it’s a shame FS don’t have enough threat projection in their own book to avoid leaning on them but hey, all’s fair in love and tournaments!

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Warscroll Statistics – Gloomspite Gitz (Moonclan)

Below you will find the Gloomspite Gitz (Moonclan) Warscroll Statistic cards.

What the cards show:

  • Warscroll Wheel: This information is the standard Warscroll wheel. However, it shows the maximum statistics for the unit in place of any * as shown on the units Warscroll.
  • Resilience: This information shows the MINIMUM number of hits BEFORE saves for each rend type for this unit to be destroyed post BATTLESHOCK
  • Weapon Stats: This shows the AVERAGE damage for ALL models armed with that weapon in the unit BEFORE any saves are made. It also shows the MAXIMUM damage for ALL models armed with that weapon in the unit. The final column shows the threat range, which is a combination of the units movement and maximum charge roll (plus run roll if applicable) for that unit.
  • Unsaved Damage: This section shows the damage output for all models armed with that weapon in the unit AFTER the various save values are made.

Leaders

Battleline

Behemoth

Other Units

UPDATES

18/05/2022 – Resilience statistics corrected on Fungoid Cave-Shaman to reflect 4+ Ward Save.

Warscroll Statistics – Gloomspite Gitz (Spiderfang)

Below you will find the Gloomspite Gitz (Spiderfang) Warscroll Statistic cards.

What the cards show:

  • Warscroll Wheel: This information is the standard Warscroll wheel. However, it shows the maximum statistics for the unit in place of any * as shown on the units Warscroll.
  • Resilience: This information shows the MINIMUM number of hits BEFORE saves for each rend type for this unit to be destroyed post BATTLESHOCK
  • Weapon Stats: This shows the AVERAGE damage for ALL models armed with that weapon in the unit BEFORE any saves are made. It also shows the MAXIMUM damage for ALL models armed with that weapon in the unit. The final column shows the threat range, which is a combination of the units movement and maximum charge roll (plus run roll if applicable) for that unit.
  • Unsaved Damage: This section shows the damage output for all models armed with that weapon in the unit AFTER the various save values are made.

Leaders

Battleline

Behemoth

Interview: Mike Stewart – AoS World Number 1

This week I had the pleasure of talking to Mike Stewart the current UK and World number 1 according to the TSN Player Rankings.

In the last year alone Mike has gone 5-0 at Bloodshed in the Shires, BOBO Heat 2, Leicester City AoS GT and War in the Heartlands with his Seraphon lists. This on top of a large number of 4-1 results has seen Mike climb to the top of the TSN Player Rankings.

image taken from thehonestwargamer.com

For those unaware, Mike will be invited to two tournaments organised by the Honest Wargamer, the UK top 16 and the World top 16.

I interviewed Mike asking him what he thought about this along with this thoughts on how he approaches a tournament and his thoughts on the meta as it stands.

Peter: When did you start wargaming and what drew you in?

Mike: First started when I was about 12 years old. A friend should me Warhammer 40k and got hooked. Played it for a couple of years until I went college and uni. Then once I finished uni and started my first job I met a couple of guys that played, which got me back into it. Mainly 40k at first but started playing fantasy as well. Started AoS about a year or 2 into it, once points were back in, and then started playing it much more competitively and left 40k behind. Found AoS to be a much for fun, enjoyable and all round better game to play. Plus I’ve always liked the old world fantasy setting, with big armies fighting on the battlefield.

Peter: So will Old World be enticing you back then once that gets released?

Mike: Not currently, I like AoS and enjoy the lore of it as well so there’s plenty there still.

Peter: You’re well known for playing Seraphon, but are there any other armies you have a soft spot for or own?

Mike: Throughout 2nd edition I mostly played Fyreslayers. I’ve always been a fan of dwarf armies but usually stick to Order armies in general. When I played fantasy, I had both a Tomb Kings and a Bretonnian Knights army so would probably do an OBR army too.

Some of Mike’s Bastiladon’s

Peter: So you’re currently ranked number 1 worldwide and in UK! Congratulations! That’s got to feel great! Are you planning on attending the Masters?

Mike: Thank you and it does! At the start of this season I just wanted to get my 5-0 at a big event. To have managed 4 of them at events with 70+ players is way more than I could have hoped. Yes, really hyped about them and I plan to get to both the UK and the World event.

Peter: Having scanned through the other players in both the top 16 Worldwide and the UK, a lot of them seem to switch between armies. Are there any faction matchups you’d prefer to avoid? Declan has mentioned in the past that Seraphon has a great ‘toolkit’ which can deal with virtually anything.

Mike: Seraphon do have the tools to take on most armies but their main weakness is probably Mortal Wounds. Thunder Lizards is currently really strong in the meta, with army-wide -1 damage being the main reason but the others have play too. The heavy Pusgoyle Blightlords list is probably one of the tougher match-ups, given that they can pin you in, deal MWs and do a lot of 1 damage attacks.

Mike following his victory at War in the Heartlands

Peter: Do you plan out your battles with the opponent’s list in mind before you begin?

Mike: In a tournament, I’ll try to have a look at the opponents list first and have a game plan. Best way to learn is to play games against different armies so that when you go into an event then you already know how to play best against an army if you face them.

Peter: How do you approach a Sunday where you’re going into it 3-0 after the first day?

Mike: In most cases you’ll know your opponent the night before so do a little read up on their list but it does often change so can’t rely on the pairings being right. Mainly just take the next game as it comes and know that it’ll be a tough match-up, whoever it is.

Peter: Is there any particular Battleplan you prefer in a tournament? And any you’d rather avoid?

Mike: Generally prefer battleplans with fewer objectives, particularly when playing armies like Seraphon where you castle up and move forward in a strong defensive block. There’s a few less favourable missions, such as the ones with 6 objectives, but none that I really want to avoid.

Peter: What do you consider Seraphon’s best unit? Are there any hidden gems in the Battletome?

Mike: Very difficult to say, they are so many that have great utility and work well on synergy with the others. The Skink Priest is probably up there at just 80pts. The amount you get from them at that cost is too good. The Bastiladon is great too and can be used as a tank to hold up tough enemies. As for hidden gems, I think most have been found out now. I found combat skinks to fall into that category but now a lot of people are running them as a good substitute for the Salamanders since the Battlescroll was released.

Mike’s Yndrasta

Peter: Yes, many lists I’ve seen run perhaps two or three Starpriests and Bastiladons. Any tips for those who have to fight against Seraphon?

Mike: Try to take out the support characters early on if you have the tools to do so. If you’re playing against Thunder Lizards then bravery is low so can look to target multiple units to make them battleshock. Having access to MWs is always useful against them, as only really have the 6+ Ward from mystical.

Peter: What is the one most important thing you should do every game?

Mike: Play the mission and keep scoring points where you can. You can still be in the game until the end if you manage to keep securing objectives and completing those battle tactics.

Peter: If you could change one thing about AoS 3rd edition what would it be?

Mike: Currently, I would change Battle Regiment to try to get rid of the 1 drop or make it a roll off for who gets the choice.

Peter: An awful lot seem to be unhappy with the state of the meta at present and that armies like StD or Gloomspite can’t get near the top tables. What’s your opinion on the meta at the moment? I would point out that in my opinion AoS seems a lot more balanced than 40k. But it does need some work to allow all armies a fair shot.

Mike’s Celestial Hurricanum for his Dwarf army

Mike: I think the meta has been fairly solid in AoS3. There’s been a few armies that see more win ratio than others but I don’t think it’s in a bad place. They’ll always be some armies that aren’t quite as good as others but it will change. I’m sure the new GHB will change it up slightly too.

Peter: What would your advice be for someone looking to go to their first tournament?

Mike: Have fun and don’t be upset/frustrated if you don’t win many games. Tournament AoS is a lot different from games down your local club but they’re the best way to learn and get better at the game. And as I said before, just play the mission.

Peter: Thanks for your time Mike and good luck for the Masters! We’ll be routing for you!

Top Three AoS Lists from Renegade Wargaming – Spring Up GT

The Renegade Wargaming – Spring Up GT took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 23rd and 24th April. It involved 38 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three, 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.

Corey won all five games over the weekend. Along the way he beat Idoneth Deepkin/Fuethan in round 1, Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in round 2, Ogor Mawtribes/Boulderhead in round 3, Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in round 4 and Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in Round 5.

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
Kairos Fateweaver (435)
Lore of Ruinous Sorcery: The Master’s Command
Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage (280)*
General
– Command Trait: Ruinous Aura
– Artefact: Armour of the Pact
The Changeling (170)*
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)*
5 x Flesh Hounds (105)*
5 x Flesh Hounds (105)*

ENDLESS SPELLS & INVOCATIONS
Umbral Spellportal (70)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment

TOTAL: 1985/2000
WOUNDS: 85
ALLIES: 0/400
REINFORCED UNITS: 0/4
DROPS: 3

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Alex managed four wins and a loss over the two days. Beating Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in round 1, then losing against Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in round 2, then beating Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in round 3, Sons of Behemat/Breaker Tribe in round 4, and Stormcast Eternals/Hallowed Knights in the final round.

Army Faction: Sons of Behemat
Army Type: Taker Tribe
Grand Strategy: Beast Master

LEADER
Warstomper (470)*
Artefacts: Arcane Tome
Gatebreaker (525)*
Kraken-Eater (490)**
General
– Command Traits: Extremely Intimidating
– Artefacts: Jaws of the Mogalodon
Kraken-Eater (490)**
Artefacts: Krakenskin Sandals

CORE BATTALIONS
*Bosses of the Stomp
**Bosses of the Stomp

TOTAL POINTS: (1975/2000)

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Pat also won four games and lost a fifth. Along the way they beat Ogor Mawtribes/Boulderhead in round 1, Idoneth Deepkin/Dhom-Hain in round 2, Sylvaneth/Gnarlroot in round 3. He then lost against Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in round 4 before beating Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in round 5.

Allegiance: Lumineth Realm-lords
Great Nation: Syar
Mortal Realm: Hysh
Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
Triumphs: Indomitable

LEADERS
Archmage Teclis and Celennar, Spirit of Hysh (740)*
Scinari Cathallar (145)*
General
– Command Trait: Goading Arrogance
– Artefact: The Perfect Blade
– Lore of Hysh: Total Eclipse

UNITS
10 x Vanari Auralan Wardens (145)*
Lore of Hysh: Lambent Light
10 x Vanari Auralan Wardens (145)*
Lore of Hysh: Lambent Light
10 x Vanari Auralan Wardens (145)*
Lore of Hysh: Protection of Hysh
20 x Vanari Auralan Sentinels (340)*
Lore of Hysh: Speed of Hysh
10 x Vanari Auralan Sentinels (170)*
Lore of Hysh: Lambent Light

ENDLESS SPELLS & INVOCATIONS
Umbral Spellportal (70)
Rune of Petrification (75)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment

TOTAL: 1975/2000
WOUNDS: 81
ALLIES: 0/400
REINFORCED UNITS: 1/4
DROPS: 1

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Walter finished 7th and claimed four victories over the two days. His path saw him lose against Daughters of Khaine/Hagg Nar in round 1, then going on to beat Ogor Mawtribes/Boulderhead in round 2, Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in round 3, Stormcast Eternals/Tempest Lords in round 4 and Sylvaneth/Gnarlroot in round 5.

Army Faction: Orruk Warclans
Army Type: Kruleboyz
Army Subfaction: Big Yellers
Grand Strategy: Sever the Head
Triumphs: Indomitable

LEADER
Breaka-boss on Mirebrute Troggoth (180)
Gobsprakk (280)
Spells: Sneaky Miasma
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (315)*
General
– Command Traits: Egomaniak
– Artefacts: Mork’s Eye Pebble
– Mount Traits: Tough ’Un
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (105)*
Spells: Choking Mist

BATTLELINE
1 x Gutrippaz (360)*
Wicked Stikka
1 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (240)*
Man-skewer Boltboyz (120)*

ARTILLERY
Beast-skewer Killbow (130)*

OTHER
Hobgrot Slittaz (80)*
Marshcrawla Sloggoth (150)*

CORE BATTALIONS:
*Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: (1960/2000)

Final Tournament Placings

Top Three AoS Lists from Warpstone Wars GT

The Warpstone Wars GT took place in Coraopolis, USA on 23rd and 24th April. It involved 25 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three, 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.

1st Bill Souza – Lumineth Realm-Lords

Bill won all five games over the weekend. Along the way he beat Hedonites of Slaanesh/Lurid Invaders Host in round 1, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Droning Guard in round 2, Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in round 3, Soulblight Gravelords/Legion of Night in round 4 and Cities of Sigmar/Living City in Round 5.

Allegiance: Lumineth Realm-lords
– Great Nation: Zaitrec
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
– Triumphs:

Leaders
Sevireth, Lord of the Seventh Wind
(345)*
Scinari Loreseeker (170)*
– Extra Spell: Lambent Light
– Lore of Hysh: Protection of Hysh

Vanari Lord Regent (155)*
– General
– Command Trait: Fast Learner
– Artefact: Gift of Celennar
– Extra Spell: Total Eclipse
– Lore of Hysh: Speed of Hysh


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

Units
1 x Hurakan Spirit of the Wind
(265)*
1 x Hurakan Spirit of the Wind (265)*

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 92
Drops: 1

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2nd Thomas Guan – Seraphon

Thomas managed four wins and a loss over the two days. Beating Stormcast Eternals/Astral Templars in round 1, Skaventide in round 2, losing against 1st placed Bill and his Lumineth Realm-Lords/Zaitrec in round 3, then going on to beat Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in round 4, and Daughters of Khaine/Hagg Nar in the final round.

Army Faction: Seraphon
– Army Type: Coalesced
– Army Subfaction: Thunder Lizard
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADER
Engine of the Gods
(265)*
– Artefacts: Incandescent Rectrices
– Prayers: Curse

Skink Priest (80)*
– Prayers: Curse
Skink Priest (80)*
– Prayers: Curse
Slann Starmaster (265)**
– General
– Command Traits: Arcane Might
– Artefacts: Fusil of Conflagration
– Bonding: Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur

Skink Starpriest (130)**
– Spells: Hand of Glory
Stegadon with Skink Chief (305)**
– Skystreak Bow
– Beastmaster
– Artefacts: Cloak of Feathers


BATTLELINE
2 x Skinks
(225)***
– Boltspitter, Celestite Dagger and Star-buckler
Saurus Knights (110)***
– Celestite Warspear and Powerful Jaws
Saurus Knights (110)***
– Celestite Warspear and Powerful Jaws

BEHEMOTH
Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur
(400)

TERRAIN
Realmshaper Engine (0)

CORE BATTALIONS:
*Command Entourage
**Command Entourage
***Hunters of the Heartlands

TOTAL POINTS: (1970/2000)

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3rd Emma Mangels – Maggotkin of Nurgle

Emma also won four games and losing a fifth. Along the way they beat Idoneth Deepkin/Dhom-Hain in round 1, lost against Maggotkin of Nurgle/Droning Guard in round 2, then beat Cities of Sigmar/Tempest’s Eye in round 3, Idoneth Deepkin/Mor’phann in round 4 and Stormcast Eternals/Astral Templars in round 5.

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Subfaction: Droning Guard
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs:

LEADERS
Bloab Rotspawned
(300)***
– Lore of Malignance: Magnificent Buboes
Orghotts Daemonspew (300)**
Lord of Afflictions (210)**
– General
– Command Trait: Overpowering Stench
– Artefact: The Splithorn Helm

Festus the Leechlord (150)**
– Lore of Malignance: Gift of Disease
Harbinger of Decay (140)***
– Artefact: Rustfang

UNITS
5 x Putrid Blightkings
(250)*
5 x Putrid Blightkings (250)*
3 x Plague Drones (200)***
3 x Plague Drones (200)***

CORE BATTALIONS
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Command Entourage – Magnificent
***Battle Regiment

ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS
Artefact

TOTAL: 2000/2000
WOUNDS: 118
ALLIES: 0/400
REINFORCED UNITS: 0/4
DROPS: 6

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Wildcard: Brad College – Gloomspite Gitz

I’m a sucker for a Gloomspite list….

Brad finished 13th and claimed three victories over the two days. His path saw him lose against Cities of Sigmar/Living City in round 1, beat Ogor Mawtribes/Underguts in round 2 and Maggotkin of Nurgle/Droning Guard in round 3 before going on to lose against Stormcast Eternals/Astral Templars in round 4 and Sons of Behemat/Breaker Tribe in round 5.

Army Faction: Gloomspite Gitz
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADER
Dankhold Troggboss
(240)**
– General
– Command Traits: Loonskin
– Artefacts: Glowy Howzit

Madcap Shamans (80)**
Spells: The Hand of Gork

BATTLELINE
2 x Fellwater Troggoths
(465)*
2 x Fellwater Troggoths (465)*
Fellwater Troggoths (155)**
Rockgut Troggoths (145)**
Rockgut Troggoths (145)**
Rockgut Troggoths (145)**

TERRAIN
Bad Moon Loonshrine (0)

OTHER
Marshcrawla Sloggoth
(150)**

CORE BATTALIONS:
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: (1990/2000)

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