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The Battle of Burning Skies Preview

This weekend I’m taking part in my first AoS tournament, Battle of Burning Skies is run by the legends at Savage Hammer Gaming and Greetings from the Warp, and is sponsored by none other than fellow Woehammerer Sarah and SCN Hobbies.

This is my first tournament of any kind since 1999 (yes, I’m that old). All the lists are available on Best Coast Pairing if you have a subscription so I thought I would cover three of the lists which I believe have the potential to win.

Savage Hammer Gaming have a number of events upcoming this year all based in Bedford, for both 40k and AoS. So if you want to keep updated on them or want to come along to an event why not check them out on Eventbrite.

Favourite Declan Waters – Big Waaagh!

Declan has come off the back of two tournament tournament wins and a second place, being undefeated in all three. A win at Dazmaul Wargaming and the Chumpionship tournament, and a second place at Raging Rivers so its hard to ignore his potential to make it three wins on the trot. Declan is running his favourite Big Waaagh! once more which suits his punch second gaming style.

Allegiance: Big Waaagh!
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs:

Megaboss on Maw-Krusha
– General
– Boss Choppa and Rip-tooth fist
– Command Trait: Touched by the Waaagh!
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Mount Trait: Fast ‘Un
– Lore of the Weird: Da Great Big Green Hand of Gork

Wurrgog Prophet (150)*
– Artefact: Glowin’ Tattooz
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon

Orruk Warchanter (115)*
– Warbeat: Fixin’ Beat

Orruk Warchanter (115)*
– Warbeat: Fixin’ Beat

10 x Orruk Brutes
– Jagged Gore-hackas
– 2x Gore Choppas
– Reinforced x 1

10 x Orruk Brutes (320)**
– Jagged Gore-hackas
– 2x Gore Choppas
– Reinforced x 1

5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)***
– 1x Gorkamorka Banner Bearers

5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)***
– 1x Gorkamorka Banner Bearers

4 x Ironskull’s Boyz
3 x Orruk Gore-gruntas (170)**
– Jagged Gore-hackas

2 x Savage Big Stabbas (80)*

Core Battalions
**Hunters of the Heartlands
***Ironjawz Fist

Additional Enhancements


Christine Coram – Ironjaws

After starting the year playing Daughters of Khaine, Christine swapped to her old favourites Ironjaws for the Chumpionship, and boy what a swap! Christine finished 2nd in the event to Declan with her Ironjaws list and I’ve no doubt her list has the potential for three wins this weekend. WHAT’S THAT COMING OVER THE HILL? IS IT KRAGNOS, IS IT KRAGNOOOOSSSS?! Lots of big stompy monsters here, with a recently upgraded Kragnos who can do a lot of heavy lifting alongside the ubiquitous Maw-Krusha. This list is bound to crush face.

Army Faction: Orruk Warclans
– Army Type: Ironjawz
Army Subfaction: Bloodtoofs
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty


Kragnos (720)

Megaboss on Maw-krusha (480)*
– General
– Command Traits: Mega Bossy
– Boss Gore-hacka and Choppa
– Artefacts: Destroyer
– Mount Traits: Loud ’Un

Orruk Warchanter (115)*
Orruk Weirdnob Shaman (90)*

3x Orruk Gore-gruntas
5x Orruk Ardboys (85)*
5x Orruk Brutes (160)*
5x Orruk Brutes (160)*

*Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: (1980/2000)


Christian Moore – Legion of the First Prince

We’ve seen versions of Christian’s list on many top 3’s recently so it’s hard to ignore the potential for him to place high up in the rankings this weekend. Christian is a seasoned pro and went 5-0 at Blackout V with his Soulblight Dynasty he has swapped them this time around for Legion and I think he has the potential to push Declan to the end on this one.

Army Faction: Legion of the First Prince
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
– Triumph: Inspired

Kairos Fateweaver
– Spells: The Master’s Command

Be’lakor (360)*
– Spells: The Master’s Command

Slaves to Darkness Daemon Prince (210)*
– General
– Mark of Chaos: Khorne
– Command Traits: Ruinous Aura
– Daemonic Axe and Malefic Talons
– Artefacts of Power: Armour of the Pact

The Contorted Epitome (255)*
– Artefacts of Power: Fourfold Blade
– Spells: Flaming Weapon, The Master’s Command

10 x Horrors of Tzeentch (Pink) (250)**
10 x Horrors of Tzeentch (Pink) (250)**
5 x Flesh Hounds (105)**

1 x Emerald Lifeswarm (60)
1 x Umbral Spellportal (70)

– *Command Entourage
– **Hunters of the Heartlands

TOTAL POINTS: 1995/2000


As for me…. I’m running Kruleboyz

I in no way believe my list is a contender for any of the top tables and I’ll be happy to walk away with one win this weekend. I have already made one mistake with this list, Levitate! What was I thinking!!!!

Army Faction: Orruk Warclans
Army Type: Kruleboyz
– Subfaction: Big Yellers
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumph: Inspired

Gobsprakk (280)
– Spells: Choking Mist

Swampboss Skumdrekk (320)*
– General

Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (105)*
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Levitate

9 x Man-skewer Boltboyz
– Reinforced: Twice
6 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (240)*
– Reinforced: Once
10 x Gutrippaz (180)*
– Wicked Stikka

1 x Beast-skewer Killbow

3 x Rippa’s Snarlfangs
3 x Fellwater Troggoths (155)
10 x Hobgrot Slittaz (80)*
10 x Hobgrot Slittaz (80)*

– *Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 2000/2000

All the Entries this Weekend

Andrew Hartwell Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs
Andy Zielinski Gloomspite Gitz
Ash Coleman Lumineth Realm-Lords/Syar
Billy Burrows Maggotkin of Nurgle
Christian Moore Legion of the First Prince
Christine Coram Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs
Dan Wright Maggotkin of Nurgle
Declan Waters Big Waaagh!
Iain Carsberg Disciples of Tzeentch/Pyrofane Cult
Joel Cooper Skaventide
Jon Keightley Ironjawz/Ironsunz
Jonathon Quinn Flesh-eater Courts/Blisterskin
Kat Binley Sons of Behemay/Taker Tribe
Mark Cullen Ogor Mawtribes/Bloodgullet
Matthew Tyler Daughters of Khaine/Hagg Nar
Max Barton Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar
Paul Coram Idoneth Deepkin/Fuethan
Peter Holland Kruleboyz/Big Yellers
Rhys Syllabanks Flesh-eater Courts/Gristlegore
Ross Brace Idoneth Deekin/Dhom-Hain
Tom Meaker Bonesplitterz/Icebone
Wayne Cooper Seraphon/Thunder Lizard
Will Holley Kharadron Overlords/Barak-Mhornar

Swampboss Skumdrekk

Finally for this boy finished and it brings me to 755/2000 painted for Burning Skies.

I’m currently also just basing my first three Man-skewers so they should be done over the weekend as well. Then I’ve got my my Beast-Skewer and nother 10 Hobgrots on the painting table.

Rippa’s Snarlfangs

The work towards Burning Skies continues. Once again it’s daft o’clock in the morning in the UK and I’m up late painting.

This time it’s Rippa’s Snarlfangs that have been finished up.

That brings the completed list to:

  • 10x Gutrippas
  • 1x Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-Grot
  • 3x Rippa’s Snarlfangs

So 355/2000 points completed. But there is a unit of Hobgrots nearing completion that are also looking at me. There’s an outside chance they’ll be done by the 31st as well….

I’ll need to pick up the pace a bit though if I’m going to get the remaining 41 models done by late march…..

Pot-Grot and his Assistant

The work towards Burning Skies continues. Today (or is that yesterday, it being 00:45 here right now) I finished my first models of 2021.

I’ll need to pick up the pace a bit though if I’m going to get the remaining 44 models done by late march…..

Battle of the Burning Skies

So I’m biting the bullet and diving into my first tournament since 1999….. Yes I’m that old.

I’m attending the Battle of the Burning Skies in Northamptonshire on 26th March. Tickets for which are available here. The tournament has been organised jointly between the fantastic peeps at both Savage Hammer Gaming and Greetings from the Warp.

It’s a 2,000 point the day event of AoS.

I’m a little rusty with AoS having only played one game against my A.I. ruleset in 3rd. One game in 2nd and a few in the first edition. Time to get some practice in.

I own three armies for AoS, Cities of Sigmar, Kharadron Overlords and Kruleboyz. I’m going to go with Kruleboyz as they’re probably the most competitive out of the three and I don’t want to be spanked in every game by taking my pure old school Dispossessed list.

So my list?

Well this is my first draft after some consultation with @rightangle79. And will in all likelihood get changed as the tournament draws closer.

Allegiance : Orruk Warclans
Subfaction : Big Yellers
Army Type : Kruleboyz
Grand Strategy : Hold the Line
Triumphs : Inspired

Gobsprakk (General) (300 pts)
– Spell: Choking Mist
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (105 pts)
– Artefact: Eye-biter Ash
– Spell: Nasty Hex
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (315 pts)
Killaboss with Stab-Grot (110 pts)

Man-skewer Boltboyz (120 pts)
Man-skewer Boltboyz (360 pts)
– Reinforced: Twice
Gutrippaz (180 pts)
Gutrippaz (180 pts)

Rippa’s Snarlfangs (Ally) (70 pts)

Beast-skewer Killbow (130 pts)
Beast-skewer Killbow (130 pts)

Total Points : 2000 pts

We’ll see how the practice games go…..

A Very Savage Christmas!

Something’s brewing…… and it happens to be a Christmas Age of Sigmar tournament here in sunny (!) old Northamptonshire.

This is the first organised tournament for two years that I know of, that is being carried out in my home county. The tournament is being organised by Savage Hammer Gaming in conjunction with Cooper Gaming Ltd.

It takes place on 18th December at Higham Ferrers Junior School Hall and to take part you’ll need to bring a fully painted 2,000 point army using the points from the Generals Handbook 2021, Dice (why not buy some Savage Hammer Gaming dice?), a tape measure, objective markers and two copies of your army list.


There are a number of prizes on offer over the course of the day as well, with awards going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as most sporting player and best painted army. They’ll also be a wooden spoon prize!

9.15amEvent Brief
9.30amGame 1
12.30pmGame 2
3.15pmGame 3
6.00pmAwards Presentation
6.30pmEvent Close
Timings for the Day

This is the first of many tournaments that Savage Hammer Gaming are hoping to run and their 40k tournament in February next year has already sold out! If you want to buy a ticket, then please follow click here.

I will cover the highs and the lows of the tournament once it has taken place and post the results and photos here on the website!