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Top Three AoS Lists from the Birmingham AoS GT

Brimingham AoS GT took place in Birmingham, UK on 21st and 22nd May. It involved 59 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

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1st Place – Daniil Osudin

Daniil won all five games over the weekend. Along the way he beat Daughters of Khaine/Khailebron in round 1, Idoneth Deepkin/Ionrach in round 2, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Drowned Men in round 3, Blades of Khorne/Reapers of Vengeance in round 4 and Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in Round 5.

Allegiance: Beasts of Chaos
Greatfray: Gavespawn
– Mortal Realm: Aqshy
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Indomitable

Leaders
Tzaangor Shaman of Beasts of Chaos (135)*
General
– Command Trait: Unravelling Aura
– Lore of the Twisted Wilds: Wild Rampage
Great Bray-Shaman (100)*
Lore of the Twisted Wilds: Wild Rampage
Beastlord (95)*
Artefact: Mutating Gnarlblade

Battleline
30 x Tzaangors of Beasts of Chaos (525)*
18x Pair of Savage Blade
– 12x Savage Greatblade
– Reinforced x 2
20 x Tzaangors of Beasts of Chaos (350)*
12x Pair of Savage Blade
– 8x Savage Greatblade
– Reinforced x 1
10 x Gors (75)*
Gor-Blades & Beastshields

Units
3 x Tzaangor Enlightened on Disc of Beasts of Chaos (180)*
6 x Tzaangor Enlightened on Disc of Beasts of Chaos (360)*
Reinforced x 1

Behemoths
Ghorgon (155)*

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1975 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 176
Drops: 1

Danny: We’ve seen Beasts of Chaos win events since their Tome Celestial – one of the most impactful of its kind so far – and hats off to Daniil for winning what was by all accounts a supremely competitive event with them! Tzaangor Enlightened have quickly become a favourite due to their speed, sheer number of attacks – and a hugely clutch ability to re-roll ALL hits and wounds if an enemy unit within 3″ has already fought. The list is rounded out by plenty of big chaff blocks (who can still blend with a few buffs on them – typically from the Herdstone) and hero utility picks – interestingly, he foregoes a lot of the usual big beasties! Less sheer threat, but gives up less points and allows much greater board-control, a very techy and clearly adaptable list.

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2nd Place – Dominic Stonebridge

Simon managed four wins and a draw over the two days.. Along the way they beat Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in round 1, Nighthaunt/Emerald Host in round 2, Skaventide in round 3. Drew against Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in round 4 and beat Maggotkin of Nurgle/Blessed Sons in the last round.

Allegiance: Gloomspite Gitz
Option: Glogg’s Megamob
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Dankhold Troggboss – Trev (240)*
General
– Command Trait: Shepard of Idiotic Destruction
– Artefact: Aetherquartz-studded Hide
Fungoid Cave-Shaman – Freddie the Fungoid (95)**
Lore of the Moonclans: The Hand of Gork
Madcap Shaman – Madcap Max (80)**
Artefact: Moonface Mommet
– Lore of the Moonclans: Itchy Nuisance
Breaka-Boss on Mirebrute Troggoth – Mr Marvin Brute (180)*
Allies

Battleline
6 x Rockgut Troggoths (290)***
Reinforced x 1
6 x Rockgut Troggoths (290)***
Reinforced x 1
3 x Fellwater Troggoths (155)***
3 x Fellwater Troggoths (155)**

Units
5 x Spider Riders (100)*
3 x Rippa’s Snarlfangs (70)*
1 x Marshcrawla Sloggoth – Drummer Dave (150)*

Behemoths
Aleguzzler Gargant – Gary (165)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
The Burning Head – Steve the Swamp Trogg (20)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment
**Warlord
***Hunters of the Heartlands

Total: 1990 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 330 / 400
Wounds: 141
Drops: 8

Danny: What. a. hero. Two of my club-mates played this list (1 lost, one held them to a draw) and described it as super techy and flexible, and the pilot as galaxy-brain level. The list roughly works around what my club-mate called ‘little shaman bastards’ handing out -1 save to a unit in the combat phase, the troll boss giving reroll 1’s to hit in an 18″ bubble and the Marsh-crawler (aka Murder Dobby) giving +1 hit in an 18″ bubble. So every trogg unit is 2’s rerolling 1’s and a -3 effective rend to one unit. Add in Gary the Gargant for monstrous ‘stuff’ in general (scoring, actions) spider-riders and Snarlfangs to function as fast flankers or emergency screens, and you have what was apparently a near impossible army to beat. Bonus points for naming his heroes!

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3rd Place – Alexander Theophanos

Alexander finished the weekend with one loss and four wins. His path saw him beat Nighthaunt/Reikenor’s Comdemned in round 1, then Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in round 2. In round 3 he beat Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty. He had a bye in round 4, this was then followed by a loss to 1st place Daniil and his Beasts of Chaos/Gavespawn in round 5.

Allegiance: Seraphon
Constellation: Thunder Lizard
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Engine of the Gods (265)
General
– Command Trait: Prime Warbeast
– Artefact: Incandescent Rectrices
– Mount Trait: Beastmaster
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse
Lord Kroak (430)**
Saurus Astrolith Bearer (150)**
Skink Oracle on Troglodon (270)
Artefact: Fusil of Conflaguration
– Spell: Hand of Glory
Skink Priest (80)**
Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal
Skink Starpriest (130)
Spell: Hand of Glory

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

Behemoths
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)

Core Battalions
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Warlord

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1990 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 114
Drops: 10

Danny: It wouldn’t be a top 3 without a Thunder Lizards list now would it? There’s not a huge amount to say about it other than it’s gone the interesting route of taking a Troglodon with Kroak. The way this works is, Kroak’s horrible MW spells only has a 10″ range but can be measured from any Skink Oracle unit on the board – and guess what keyword the Troglodon has? So it’s a mobile range-extender essentially – more utility than a spell-portal and can obviously do stuff in its own right (not much though, it’s fairly useless in melee). It’s a huge amount of points to invest in a Kroak-combo but it does add value and clearly didn’t make the list too vulnerable overall.

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Wildcard – Tom Welsh

Tom won three games and drew two, ending his weekend in a very respectful 6th. Along the way he beat Ossiarch Bonereapers/Mortis Praetorians in round 1, Stormcast Eternals/Knights Excelsior in round 2 and Nighthaunt/Emerald Host in round 3. Then in the last two rounds he drew against the Gloomspite Gitz/Glogg’s Megamob of Dominic in round 4 and Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in round 5.

Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
Kastelai Dynasty
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery

Leaders
Radukar the Beast (315)
Prince Vhordrai (455)*
spell: Amethystine Pinions
Wight King on Skeletal Steed (130)*
General
– Command Trait: Rousing Commander
– Artefact of Power: Grave-sand Shard
Vampire Lord (140)*
Spell: Spirit Gale
Coven Throne (290)**
Spell: Amaranthine Orb
– Artefact of Power: Fragment of the keep

Battleline
Grave Guard with Great Wight Blade (280)**
Reinforced: Once
Blood Knights (195)**
Blood Knights (195)**

Core Battalions
*Command Entourage
**Battle Regiment

2000 points.

Danny: My club-mate Tom Welsh came 6th after a nail-biting tie with the 7th place SBGL player, after he beat Nighthaunt, Stormcast, and drew with 2nd place Gitz. It’s a general SBGL good-stuff Kastelai list, with 2 units of Blood Knights who can come in from a board edge and get progressively stronger as they kill stuff, the usual great chaff units and two synergistic hammers. The first is Radukar + Graveguard – after a nearby unit makes a successful charge, the wolf-vampire-man can pop a CA for an aura of +1 attack – and because it’s an aura, it leaves the Graveguard themselves open to an All out Attack – meaning a unit of 20 is doing 60 2/4/-1/2 attacks, with additional mortals on 6s to wound. Utterly brutal.

The even more horrific combo is Coven Throne with Vhordrai, the named vampire lord on dragon that isn’t taken quite so often. The Coven Throne can pop a targeted command for +1 to attack, wound and save – add that to Vhordrai’s insane offensive stat-line on the charge and you have a super fast flying monster that can blend almost anything in the game – and, with All out Defence and EITHER mystic shield or Finest Hour, be on a 2+ ignoring rend 2 with a ward of 6 and multiple ways to heal, in and out of combat. Big congrats to Tom and Vhordrai for a great result!

Final Tournament Placings

Top Three AoS Lists from Norsehammer Open 2022 – 5/6th March 2022

Norsehammer Open 2022 was a five game event that took place in Rogaland, Norway on 5th and 6th March. It saw 41 players fight it out to be crowned champion.

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1st Ole Vatland – Seraphon

Ole won all five games beating Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in Round 1, Stormcast Eternals/Hallowed Knights in Round 2, Idoneth Deepkin/Fuethan in Round 3, Kharadron Overlords/Barak Zilfin in Round 4 and Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in the last round.

Allegiance: Seraphon
– Constellation: Thunder Lizard
– Mortal Realm: Ghyran
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs: Indomitable

LEADERS
Slann Starmaster (265)*
– General
– Command Trait: Arcane Might
– Artefact: Fusil of Conflaguration
– Spell: Celestial Apotheosis

Skink Priest (80)*
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal

Engine of the Gods (265)*
– Artefact: Cloak of Feathers
– Mount Trait: Beastmaster
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse


BATTLELINE
20 x Skinks
(150)**
– Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
– Reinforced x 1

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

2 x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)
– Reinforced x 1

Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)

TERRAIN

Realmshaper Engine

CORE BATTALIONS
*Warlord
**Hunters of the Heartlands

ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS
Artefact

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 109
Drops: 10

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2nd Danny Elvestad – Ironjawz

Danny managed an impressive four wins and one loss, losing against 1st placed Ole Vatland and his Seraphon/Thunder Lizard list in Round 5. He beat Legion of the First Prince in Round 1, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in Round 2, Daughters of Khaine/Khelt Nar in Round 3 and Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 4.

Allegiance: Ironjawz
– Warclan: Bloodtoofs
Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Megaboss on Maw-Krusha
(480)*
– General
– Boss Choppa and Rip-tooth fist
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Mount Trait: Fast ‘Un
– Lore of the Weird: Da Great Big Green Hand of Gork

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

Orruk Warchanter (115)*
– Warbeat: Get ‘Em Beat

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

10 x Orruk Ardboys (170)*
– 2x Gorkamorka Banner Bearers
– 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

Units
4 x Ironskull’s Boyz
(80)*

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1980 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 148
Drops: 1

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3rd Lasse Kalberg – Daughters of Khaine

Lasse also managed to get four wins with a single loss during their weekend. Beating Flesh-eater Courts/Morgaunt in Round 1, losing against Idoneth Deepkin/Fuethan in Round 2, then beating Cities of Sigmar/Living City in Round 3, Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in Round 4 and Skaventide in the final round.

Allegiance: Daughters of Khaine
– Temple: Khailebron
Mortal Realm: Aqshy
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADERS
Bloodwrack Medusa (120)*
– General
– Command Trait: Mistress of Illusion
– Artefact: Whisperdeath
– Lore of Shadows: Mirror Dance

Morathi-Khaine (330)*
– Lore of Shadows: Mindrazor

The Shadow Queen (330)*

BATTLELINE
15 x Blood Stalkers (540)*
– Reinforced x 2

10 x Blood Stalkers (360)*
– Reinforced x 1

10 x Witch Aelves (120)*
– Pairs of Sacrificial Knives


UNITS
5 x Khinerai Heartrenders (95)*
5 x Khinerai Lifetakers (90)*

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1985 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 94
Drops: 1

Wildcard 15th Stein Gaarder – Skaventide

Stein performed fantastically over the weekend with an outdated Skaven Battletome. Stein managed an impressive three wins and two losses. Along the way Stein lost against Stormcast Eternals/Hammrs of Sigmar in Round 1, won against Nighthaunt/Emerald Host in Round 2, Legion of the First Prince in Round 3, ironjawz/Ironsunz in Round 4 before losing against 3rd placed Lasse Kalberg and his Daughters of Khaine/Khailebron list in Round 5.

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

Leaders
Verminlord Warpseer 
(335)*
– General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon

Arch-Warlock (175)*
– Artefact: Vigordust Injector
– Lore of Warpvolt Galvanism: More-more-more Warp Power!

Warlock Bombardier (125)*
– Lore of Warpvolt Galvanism: More-more-more Warp Power!

Battleline
9 x Stormfiends 
(945)*
– 3x Windlaunchers
– 3x Ratling Cannons
– 3x Shock Gauntlets
– Reinforced x 2

5 x Skryre Acolytes (65)*
5 x Skryre Acolytes (65)*
5 x Skryre Acolytes (65)*
5 x Skryre Acolytes (65)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
Soulscream Bridge (70)
Vermintide (80)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1990 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 97
Drops: 1

The Final Tournament Placings

– Declan & Peter

Top Three AoS Lists from February Old Town Throw Down AOS – 26th/27th February 2022

The February Old Town Throw Down was a five game event over two days that took place in USA on 26th and 27th Feb. It saw 45 players fight it out to be claimed champion.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

Win Rate

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from The February Old Town Throw Down.

Alexander Gonzalez – Soulblight Gravelords

Alexander won all five games beating Maggotkin of Nurgle/Blessed Sons in Round 1, Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in Round 2, Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in Round 3, Blades of Khorne/Reapers of Vengeance in Round 4 and Seraphon/Fangs of Sotek in the last round.

Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
Lineage: Vyrkos Dynasty
Grand Strategy: Predator’s Domain
Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon
(435)
– General
– Deathlance
– Command Trait: Pack Alpha
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Mount Trait: Foetid Miasma
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapo
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Radukar the Beast (315)**
Mannfred von Carstein, Mortarch of Night (380)
– Lore of the Deathmages: Fading Vigour

Battleline
10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (85)**
10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (85)**
10 x Dire Wolves (135)**

Units
20 x Grave Guard
(280)*
– Great Wight Blades
– Reinforced x 1

20 x Grave Guard (280)*
– Great Wight Blades
– Reinforced x 1

Core Battalions
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Battle Regiment

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 118
Drops: 5

Declan – Alexander went 4-1 at Emerald City with the same list… and he’s gone one better here. It shows the benefit of playing multiple games of Age of Sigmar especially if you get two tournaments in two weekends. Not essential by any means, but I know I’ve improved playing in multiple tournaments!

But it’s been less than a week, I’ve not really learnt anything new here… so a repeat of the Emerald City comments!:

40 Grave Guard! Wow! I’ve fought 20 of them before and they can kill a Mega Gargant over a couple of rounds of combat. Backed up by Mannfred and a Zombie Dragon, this army can get where it needs to get to.

The really secret tech (may not be secret) is Mannfred’s command ability:

From: Wahapedia

Considering most armies pay 1 command point for a one phase +1 to hit this is amazing value for a command ability. Sure it’s a relatively small range but with the smaller boards and Mannfred’s ability to run away from combat this is almost impossible to stop. Then it’s Grave Guard for the win!

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Christopher Hernandez – Seraphon

Christopher managed an impressive four wins and one draw over the weekend. He beat Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in Round 1, drew against Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in Round 2, Big Waaagh! in Round 3, Cities of Sigmar/Tempest’s Eye in Round 4 and Cities of Sigmar/Living City in Round 5.

Allegiance: Seraphon
– Constellation: Thunder Lizard
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Engine of the Gods
(265)*
– General
– Command Trait: Prime Warbeast
– Artefact: Fusil of Conflaguration
– Mount Trait: Beastmaster
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse

Lord Kroak (430)
Skink Priest (80)*
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal

Skink Starpriest (130)*
– Spell: Hand of Glory

Battleline
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
5 x Chameleon Skinks
(115)*
2 x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)*
– Reinforced x 1

Behemoths
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
Soulsnare Shackles
(65)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1990 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 115
Drops: 2

Declan – Ah Seraphon… how I’ve missed you. Although I’ve not had a lot of chance to do so. This is Seraphon… again … and they are as good as ever. As I’ve said before they have a great toolkit and you can almost pick what you like… except maybe Saurus foot and Carnosaurs.

The Battle Regiment is taken by Christopher, to reduce the drops – a very popular choice – and he’s taken Kroak. He’s a monster of a Wizard and can throw out loads of damage, much of it board wide or essentially board wide. Also, good luck killing him as he heals all his wounds each phase (sort of)!

Wahapedia

So you can kill him with only 2 wounds… but good luck trying! I’ve fought Kroak 3 times and not come close to killing him in any of the games. Bring guns… loads of guns!

Kroak is backed up by some great monsters including the ubiquitous Bastiladon. – what a great list!

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Aaron Newbom – Big Waaagh!

Aaron won four of his five games, losing only in Round 3 against 2nd placed Christopher and his Seraphon/Thunder Lizard list. Along the way he beat the Daughters of Khaine/Hagg Nar in Round 1, Slaves to Darkness/Hosts of the Everchosen in Round 2, Slaves to Darkness/Despoilers in Round 4 and Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in Round 5.

– Army Faction: Orruk Warclans
– Army Type: Big Waaagh!
Grand Strategy: Dominating Presence
– Triumph: Indomitable

LEADERS
———-

Orruk Megaboss (140)*
– Artefacts of Power: Destroyer

Orruk Warchanter (115)*
Orruk Warchanter (115)*
Wurrgog Prophet (150)**
– Artefacts of Power: Glowin’ Tattooz
– Spells: Ghost-mist

Orruk Megaboss (140)**
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome

Orruk Weirdnob Shaman (90)**
– General
– Command Traits: Master of Magic
– Spells: Da Great Big Green Hand of Gork


BATTLELINE
———-

5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)*
5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)**
15 x Orruk Brutes (480)***
-Reinforced: Twice
15 x Orruk Ardboys (255)***
– Reinforced: Twice
5 x Orruk Ardboys (85)***

ARTILLERY
———-

1 x Beast-skewer Killbow (130)
1 x Beast-skewer Killbow (130)

CORE BATTALIONS
– *Warlord
– **Warlord
– ***Hunters of the Heartlands

TOTAL POINTS: 2000/2000

Declan – Ah… Big Waagh! It has had a mini-revival recently and I’ve been having fun leading this charge in the UK. Aaron only lost to Christopher’s Seraphon and has gone a very different route than my ‘almost Ironjawz’ approach.

The Wurrgog is great with his stare (beware of ending a turn within 12″ of him), and I love the double Megabosses on Foot which I’ve tried before in Ironjawz. When Big Waagh is up and running they are 2+/2+ which is difficult to better. The Hand of Gork allows Aaron to threaten teleport into any area of the board which keeps opponents honest and means they have to defend their territory.

Meanwhile the Killbows provide reach to go and get the enemy – although if you play with this be aware that the Big Waagh hit and wound bonuses don’t apply. A great army and a superb result.

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Wildcard – Gregory Brewer – Kruleboyz

Gregory also won 4 games with a Kruleboyz faction that rarely finishes with more than 3 wins at tournaments, he eventually finished the event in 6th. He lost his third game against Lumineth Realm-Lords/Helon list. He won against Lumineth Realm-Lords/Ymetrica in Round 1, Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in Round 2, Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty in Round 4 and Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in the last round.

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

LEADERS
———-

Kragnos (720)
Gobsprakk (280)*
– Spells: Nasty Hex

Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (105)*
– Artefacts of Power: Mork’s Eye Pebble
– Spells: Nasty Hex

Killaboss with Stab-Grot (110)*
– General
– Command Traits: Supa Sneaky
– Boss‑hacka and Skareshield


BATTLELINE
———-

9 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (360)*
– Reinforced: Twice
3 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (120)*
3 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (120)*

OTHER
———-

20 x Hobgrot Slittaz (160)*
– Reinforced: Once

CORE BATTALIONS
– *Battle Regiment
TOTAL POINTS: 1975/2000

Declan – When Kruleboyz were first released, people immediately looked towards the Big Yellers and this is no expection. The Man Skewer Boltboyz remain a solid option, although maybe not up the shooting standards of other battletomes. They have the reach to do damage at range, and means that once Kragnos is in amongst your opponent’s troops causing damage left and right.

It’s great to see Kragnos starting to appear in 4-1 lists since his warscroll re-write in December. It certainly seems to be an improvement, and he’s scary to face as I found out at Chumpionship last weekend.

The Final Tournament Placings

– Declan & Peter

Top Three AoS Lists from The Emerald City Open – 19th/20th February 2022

The Emerald City Open was a five game event over two days that took place in Pull-em-ups, WA on 19th and 20th Feb. It saw 46 players fight it out to be claimed champion.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

No suprise that Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar lead the way again in the number of armies.

Win Rate

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from the Emerald City Open tournament.

Mat Beasley – Legion of the First Prince

Matt won all five games beating Slaves to Darkness/Ravagers in Round 1, Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 2, Daughters of Khaine/Khailebron in Round 3, Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in Round 4 and Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in the last round.

Allegiance: Legion of the First Prince
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
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

Slaves to Darkness Daemon Prince (210)**
– Sword
– Mark of Chaos: Khorne

The Contorted Epitome (255)**
– Artefact: Fourfold Blade
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon

Battleline
———-

10 x Bloodletters (115)**
5 x Flesh Hounds (105)*
5 x Flesh Hounds (105)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
———-

Emerald Lifeswarm (60)
Umbral Spellportal (70)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment
**Warlord

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 87
Drops: 6

Declan – Matt is running an army that has been popular in the UK since AOS3 dropped back in September – in Magic the Gathering it would be called a ‘control’ deck.

Be’Lakor can cause a unit to miss entire phases once a game (which can mean two turns), Kairos can change a dice roll once a game, and the Khorne Daemon Prince halves charges.

This allows Matt to complete almost impossible Battle Tactics or – more usefully – stop an opponent succeeding in one. In games where winning by 1 point is a win this is a great ability.

However this army is not ‘pick up and play’ and needs practice, practice, practice to get right – as such a great result for Matt.

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Mason Knox – Seraphon

Mason managed an impressive four wins over the weekend, losing only to Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 4. He beat Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 1, Cities of Sigmar/Living City in Round 2, Lumineth Realm-Lords/Alumnia in Round 3 and Cities of Sigmar/Living City in Round 5.

Army Faction: Seraphon
– Army Type: Coalesced
– Subfaction: Thunder Lizard
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumph: Bloodthirsty

LEADERS
———-

Engine of the Gods (265)*
– Artefacts of Power: Fusil of Conflagration
– Prayers: Heal
– Mount Trait: BeastMaster

Skink Priest (80)*
– Prayers: Guidance

Slann Starmaster (265)*
– General
– Command Traits: Arcane Might
– Spells: Stellar Tempest


BATTLELINE
———-

5 x Saurus Guard (115)*
1 x Stegadon (265)*
1 x Stegadon (265)*

BEHEMOTH
———-

1 x Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)*

OTHER
———-
10 x Chameleon Skinks (230)*
10 x Chameleon Skinks (230)*

TERRAIN
———-

1 x Realmshaper Engine (0)

CORE BATTALIONS
– *Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: 1965/2000

Declan – The Seraphon army has been tearing up the tournament scene recently and that is because it has a toolbox of options and so can pivot into any meta and any changes to the meta. Mason has taken a few of the usual suspects – Bastiladon with Solar Engine, Stegadons and Engine of the Gods – and has added his own unique twist with 2 x 10 Chameleon Skinks.

I don’t remember seeing so many before and they add their shooting to that of the longer range monsters… and the shooting meta is strong at the moment.

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Alexander Gonzalez – Soulblight Gravelords

Alexander also won four of his five games, losing only in Round 4 against Cities of Sigmar/Living City. Along the way he beat the Ossiarch Bonereapers/Mortis Praetorians in Round 1, Beast of Chaos/Allherd in Round 2, Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty in Round 3 and Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in Round 5.

Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
– Lineage: Vyrkos Dynasty
– Grand Strategy: Predator’s Domain
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
———-

Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon (435)
– General
– Deathlance
– Command Trait: Pack Alpha
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Mount Trait: Foetid Miasma
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon

Radukar the Beast (315)**
Mannfred von Carstein, Mortarch of Night (380)
– Lore of the Deathmages: Fading Vigour

Battleline
———-

10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (85)**
10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (85)**
10 x Dire Wolves (135)**

Units
———-

20 x Grave Guard (280)*
– Great Wight Blades
– Reinforced x 1

20 x Grave Guard (280)*
– Great Wight Blades
– Reinforced x 1

Core Battalions
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Battle Regiment

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 118
Drops: 5

Declan – 40 Grave Guard! Wow! I’ve fought 20 of them before and they can kill a Mega Gargant over a couple of rounds of combat. Backed up by Mannfred and a Zombie Dragon, this army can get where it needs to get to.

The really secret tech (may not be secret) is Mannfred’s command ability:

From: Wahapedia

Considering most armies pay 1 command point for a one phase +1 to hit this is amazing value for a command ability. Sure it’s a relatively small range but with the smaller boards and Mannfred’s ability to run away from combat this is almost impossible to stop. Then it’s Grave Guard for the win!

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Wildcard – Brian Cox – Beast of Chaos

Brian won 4 games with Beasts of Chaos and finished the event in 7th. He lost second game against eventually 3rd place finisher Alex and his Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty list. He won against Beasts of Chaos in Round 1, Legion of the First Prince in Round 3, Cities of Sigmar/Living City in Round 4 (which included 40 crossbows, 4x Stormdrake Guard and 4x Fulminators) and Daughters of Khaine/Khailebron in the last round. Truly a great achievement.

Allegiance: Beasts of Chaos
– Greatfray: Allherd
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
– Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-

Doombull (115)*
– General
– Command Trait: Dominator
– Artefact: Blade of the Desecrator

Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (155)*
– Artefact: Tanglehorn Familiars
– Lore of Dark Storms: Hailstorm

Grashrak Fellhoof (150)*
– Lore of the Twisted Wilds: Savage Dominion

Tzaangor Shaman of Beasts of Chaos (135)***
– Lore of the Twisted Wilds: Tendrils of Atrophy

Battleline
———-

3 x Bullgors (130)**
– Great Axes

3 x Bullgors (130)**
– Great Axes

3 x Bullgors (130)**
– Great Axes

3 x Bullgors (130)***
– Great Axes

3 x Bullgors (130)***
– Great Axes

Units
———-

3 x Tzaangor Enlightened of Beasts of Chaos (95)***
3 x Tzaangor Enlightened of Beasts of Chaos (95)
3 x Tzaangor Enlightened of Beasts of Chaos (95)
3 x Tzaangor Enlightened of Beasts of Chaos (95)
10 x Ungor Raiders (90)
10 x Ungor Raiders (90)
10 x Ungor Raiders (90)
1 x Mindstealer Sphiranx (95)
– Allies

Endless Spells & Invocations
———-

Doomblast Dirgehorn (45)

Core Battalions
*Warlord
**Hunters of the Heartlands
***Vanguard

Additional Enhancements
Artefact

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 95 / 400
Wounds: 165
Drops: 17

Declan – Another great choice from Peter. 17 drops is immense and really brings a clear example of MSU (multiple small units).

The ally – Mindstealer Sphinx – at 95 points is a bargain of a Monster in the Realm of Ghur allowing Brian to pick up the Monsterous Takeover battle tactic, and his large number of units probably gave him good control over the board.

I’ve not played BoC in the AOS3 because they aren’t doing well or present in the Meta much. Hopefully this will encourage a resurgance – and the game will be better for it! Congratulations to Brian for doing really well with a lower tier army!

The Final Tournament Placings

– Declan & Peter

Top Three AoS Lists from The Lone Star GT – 19th/20th February 2022

Lone Star GT was a five game event over two days that took place in Texas, US on 19th and 20th Feb. It saw a 100 players duke it out to be claimed champion.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

No suprise that Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar lead the way in the number of armies, but perhaps Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty having six is fairly surprising.

Win Rate

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from the Lone Star GT tournament.

Zachary Kennedy – Seraphon

Zachary won all five games beating Lumineth Realm-Lords/Syar in Round 1, Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in Round 2, Jiwan Noah Singh and his Ironjaws/Bloodtoofs in Round 3, Ronjaws/Bloodtoofs in Round 4 and Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of sigmar in the last round.

Allegiance: Seraphon
– Constellation: Thunder Lizard
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-

Engine of the Gods (265)*
– General
– Command Trait: Prime Warbeast
– Artefact: Cloak of Feathers
– Mount Trait: Beastmaster
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse

Slann Starmaster (265)*
– Artefact: Itxi Grubs
– Spell: Celestial Equilibrium

Terradon Chief (80)*
– Artefact: Fusil of Conflaguration
Skink Starpriest (130)****
– Spell: Hand of Glory

Skink Priest (80)****
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Guidance

Skink Priest (80)****
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal

Battleline
———-

30 x Skinks (225)**
– Boltspitters & Moonstone Clubs
– Reinforced x 2

20 x Skinks (150)**
– Boltspitters & Moonstone Clubs
– Reinforced x 1

10 x Skinks (75)*
– Boltspitters & Moonstone Clubs

Units
———-

6 x Terradon Riders (210)**
– Sunleech Bolas
– Reinforced x 1

Behemoths
———–

Bastiladon with Ark of Sotek (165)***
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)***

Core Battalions

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

Additional Enhancements

Artefact
Artefact

Total: 1975 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 141
Drops: 12

Declan – the Seraphon have a lot of options… so many in fact that they seem able to adapt to any meta, with almost any list. This is different to Mike Stewart’s List from Bloodshed in the Shires, but is just as good. Zachary has chosen to give up the possibility of chosing start player for the artefacts and extra command point from Warlord battalion.

From Wahapedia

For example the Fusil of Conflagration is another mortal wound at distance to take off the last few wounds. It’s not going to win games, but its a great little addition for all important mortal damage. The Bastiladon with Solar Engine is a great piece giving large ranged damage, whilst there are off-the-wall selections including the Ark of Sotek.

It’s a really interesting list, and I’m not sure how I would beat it – especially with the large units of Skinks with all the buffs applied!

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Gavin Grigar – Gloomspite Gitz (Yes! Really!)

Gavin the winner of the LVO in 2022 returns with a Gloomspite Gitz list and manages to take them to five wins over five rounds (Declan take notes!) Why not check his recent interview out with the AoS Coach on winning a grand tournament like the LVO here. During Lone Star he beat Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Duplicitous in Round 1, Idoneth Deepkin/Fuethan in Round 2, Karl Rohr and Legion of the First Prince in Round 3, Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in Round 4 and Thomas Zhennan Guan with his Maggotkin of Nurgle/Droning Guard in Round 5.

Allegiance: Gloomspite Gitz
Option: Gloomspite Gitz
Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Predator’s Domain
 Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
Kragnos, The End of Empires (720)*
Fungoid Cave-Shaman (95)*
– Lore of the Moonclans: Squig Lure
Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig (110)*
– General
– Moonclan Stabba
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Lore of the Moonclans: The Hand of Gork

Battleline
36 x Squig Herd (480)*
– Reinforced x 2

12 x Squig Herd (160)*
12 x Squig Herd (160)*

Units
6 x Sneaky Snufflers (75)*
6 x Sneaky Snufflers (75)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
Scuttletide (85)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1960 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 172
Drops: 1

Declan – WooHoo… Gloomspite Gitz…! I’m amazed; Gavin has done brilliantly here given the current win-rate of GG – 31% according to The Honest Wargamer Stats Team. I know personally how much of a tarpit the 36 squigs are (72 wounds) and when killed they can come back through the Loonshrine.

Clearly Kragnos does all the heavy lifting here, and I am amazed he didn’t get shot off the table, but Gavin appears to have dodged all the shooting. This shouldn’t distract from the achievement though – 5-0 with Gitz… living the dream!

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Jonathon Schlieszus – Ossiarch Bonereapers

Jonathon also won all of his games. Along the way he beat the Maggotkin of Nurgle/Munificent Wanderers in Round 1, Sons of Behemat/Taker Tribe in Round 2, Ironjaws/Bloodtoofs in Round 3, Legion of the First Prince in Round 4 and beat Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in Round 5.

Allegiance: Ossiarch Bonereapers
– Legion: Mortis Praetorians
Mortal Realm: Ghur
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Katakros, Mortarch of the Necropolis (450)
Arkhan the Black, Mortarch of Sacrament (360)
Liege-Kavalos (185)
– General
– Command Trait: Katakros’ Chosen
– Artefact: Artificer’s Blade

Battleline
20 x Mortek Guard (280)*
– Nadirite Blade and Shield
– Reinforced x 1

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

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

Behemoths
Gothizzar Harvester (215)

Artillery
Mortek Crawler (215)

Core Battalions
*Hunters of the Heartlands

Total: 1985 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 100
Drops: 8

Declan – With the changes to the Nagash warscroll in the December update there was some concern on twitter that the Ossiarch’s would struggle to keep up with their previous successes (or Owen Jackson’s previous successes!!!).

The Mortek Crawler gives ranged attacks whilst the Harvester sits behind the Mortek Guard and brings them back. They are difficult enough to kill without this added survivability. You really need to go all in to kill the Guard… and even then you may not be successful.

Finally Arkhan is a great Wizard with bonuses to cast, but his utility and benefit comes from his command ability:

Wahapedia

The extra range gives Curse of Years a scary 24″ range so it’s almost impossible to avoid the mortal wound output. Either dispel it, or hope your opponent fails to roll 6s in the first roll!

Another great success with an army that is seen as weak in the meta. Well done to Jonathan.

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Wildcard – Chris Carlile – Skaventide

Chris won three games with Skaventide which is no easy thing in the current meta. He lost his first two games against Nighthaunt/Reikenor’s Condemned in Round 1 and Ironjaws/Ironsunz in Round 2. After that though he came back swinging beating Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 3, Cities of Sigmar/Greywater Fastness in Round 4 and Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in the last round.

Allegiance: Skaventide
– Mortal Realm: Ghur
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
– Triumphs: Indomitable

Leaders
Lord Skreech Verminking (330)
Thanquol on Boneripper (405)
– 2 Warpfire Braziers & 2 Warpfire Projectors
– Lore of Ruin: Warpgale

Verminlord Deceiver (345)
– General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Shadow Magnet Trinket
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon

Warlock Bombardier (125)*
– Lore of Warpvolt Galvanism: More-more-more Warp Power!

Battleline
20 x Clanrats (130)**
– Rusty Spear

20 x Clanrats (130)**
– Rusty Spear

20 x Clanrats (130)**
– Rusty Spear

Artillery
Warp Lightning Cannon (185)*
Warp Lightning Cannon (185)*

Core Battalions
*Grand Battery
**Hunters of the Heartlands

Total: 1965 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 118
Drops: 9

Declan – This is an interesting pick from Peter and I can understand why he’s gone with it. 60 Clanrats is a brave collection of cowards, but a cheap way to hold back objectives, whilst the Warp Lightning Cannons scour the board of your opponent’s models.

Thanquol has loads of Warp guns… but the suprise here is Lord Skreech. In fact I’ve never faced in Age of Sigmar and had to look up his scroll!

Wahapedia (again)

He has more keywords than I’ve seen in most warscrolls, re-roll 1s to wound in combat, and can bring in summoned Clanrats with Dreaded Thirteenth Spell (and cause mortal wounds at range) and can use his Knowledge to select the right tools at the right time. A list I would love to play – although perhaps not with my Kragnos!

The Final Tournament Placings

– Declan & Peter

Top Three AoS Lists from Da Great South Waagh – 12th/13th February 2022

Da Great South Waagh! was a five game event over two days that took place in the UK on 12th and 13th Feb. It saw a massive 72 players duking it out to be claimed champion.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar once again see themselves at the top of the most selected faction/Sub-faction sheet making up 10% of all the armies present. Stormcast were also represented by 13 armies from differing sub-factions. If you’re planning to go to an event, its almost worth making sure your army can counter Stormcast, Cities and Seraphon at the moment.

Win Rate

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from the Da Great South Waagh.

Matthew Davies – Lumineth Realm-Lords

Lumineth at the top of the pile once more

Matthew won all five games beating Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in Round 1, Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in Round 2, Flesh-eater Courts/Feastday in Round 3, Slaves to Darkness/Hosts of the Everchosen in Round 4 and Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in the last round.

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

LEADERS
Sevireth, Lord of the Seventh Wind (345)*
Vanari Lord Regent (155)*
– General
– Command Trait: Fast Learner
– Artefact: Gift of Celennar
– Extra Spell: Protection of Hysh
– Lore of Hysh: Speed of Hysh

Scinari Loreseeker (170)*
– Extra Spell: Protection of Hysh
– Lore of Hysh: Lambent Light

BATTLELINE
30 x Vanari Auralan Sentinels (510)*
– Lore of Hysh: Speed of Hysh
– Reinforced x 2

10 x Vanari Auralan Wardens (145)*
– Lore of Hysh: Lambent Light

10 x Vanari Auralan Wardens (145)*
– Lore of Hysh: Total Eclipse

10 x Vanari Auralan Sentinels (170)*
– Lore of Hysh: Total Eclipse

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

ENDLESS SPELLS
Emerald Lifeswarm (60)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1965 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 92
Drops: 1

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Pete Wlodarczyk – Seraphon

Pete won four of his games and drew the fifth. He beat Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty in Round 1, Ogor Mawtribes/Boulderhead in Round 2, Daughters of Khaine/Hagg Nar in Round 3. Drew against 3rd placed Daniel Arnold and his Stormcast Eternals/Tempest Lords in Round 4 before beating Daughters of Khaine/Hagg Nar again in Round 5.

Allegiance: Seraphon
– Constellation: Thunder Lizard
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs: Inspired

LEADERS
Slann Starmaster (265)*
– Spell: Stellar Tempest

Skink Priest (80)*
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal

Engine of the Gods (265)*
– General
– Command Trait: Prime Warbeast
– Artefact: Fusil of Conflaguration
– Mount Trait: Beastmaster
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse

BATTLELINE
10 x Skinks (75)*
– Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers

10 x Skinks (75)*
– Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers

Stegadon (265)*
– Weapon: Skystreak Bow

Stegadon (265)*
– Weapon: Skystreak Bow

UNITS
5 x Chameleon Skinks (115)**
2 x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)**
– Reinforced x 1

BEHEMOTHS
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)*

ENDLESS SPELLS
Emerald Lifeswarm (60)

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment
**Hunters of the Heartlands

Total: 1995 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 90
Drops: 3

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Daniel Arnold – Stormcast Eternals

Space Marines of the Tempest Lords Chapter

Daniel also won four games, and drew against second place Pete. Along the way he beat the Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in Round 1, Stormcast Eternals/Knights Excelsior in Round 2, Daughters of Khaine/Khailebron in Round 3, drew against 2nd placed Pete and his Seraphon/Thunder Lizards in Round 4 and beat Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 5.

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
– Stormhost: Tempest Lords (Scions of the Storm)
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
– Triumphs:

LEADERS
Karazai, The Scarred (600)
Knight-Draconis (300)*
– General
– Command Trait: Shock and Awe
– Artefact: Luckstone
– Mount Trait: Thunderous Presence

BATTLELINE
2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
– Drakerider’s Lance

2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
– Drakerider’s Lance

2 x Stormdrake Guard (340)*
– Drakerider’s Lance

UNITS
5 x Tree-Revenants (80)*
– Allies

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 4
Allies: 80 / 400
Wounds: 88
Drops: 2

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WILDCARD – Cole Wright – Kruleboyz

It’s not that often you see Kruleboyz armies at tournaments and its even rarer to see them go 4-1 over a weekend like Cole Wright managed eventually finishing 8th!

Over the course of the weekend he beat Idoneth Deepkin/Fuethan in Round 1, Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 2, Blades of Khorne/Repaers of Vengeance in Round 3. Lost against Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 4 and then beat Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 5. Yes, thats three games against Hammers of Sigmar…..

Allegiance: Kruleboyz
– Warclan: Big Yellers
– Grand Strategy: Predator’s Domain
Triumphs: Indomitable

LEADERS
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (315)*
– General
– Command Trait: Supa Sneaky
– Artefact: Mork’s Eye Pebble

Murknob with Belcha-banna (95)*
Swampcalla Shaman with Pot-grot (105)*
– Lore of the Swamp: Choking Mist

Killaboss on Great Gnashtoof (170)**
– Mount Trait: Fast ‘Un

Swampcalla Shaman with Pot-grot (105)**
– Lore of the Swamp: Da Black Pit

BATTLELINE
10 x Gutrippaz (180)**
10 x Gutrippaz (180)**
6 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (240)*
– Reinforced x 1

3 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (120)*
3 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (120)*

UNITS
10 x Hobgrot Slittaz (80)**

ARTILLERY
Beast-skewer Killbow (130)*
Beast-skewer Killbow (130)**

CORE BATTALIONS
*Battle Regiment
**Battle Regiment

Total: 1970 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 126
Drops: 2

The Final Tournament Placings

Top Three AoS Lists from the Ragnrok Hobbies event (UK) – 5th February

The Ragnarok Hobbies event is a one day event that took place in on the 5th Feb in the UK. It involved 16 players duking it our over three glorious rounds of AoS.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

Win Rate

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from the Ragnarok Hobbies.

Joseph McGough – Disciples of Tzeentch

Joseph won all three games beating Gloomspite Gitz/Jaws of Mork in Round 1, Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in Round 2 Ogor Mawtribes in the last round.

Allegiance: Disciples of Tzeentch
– Subfaction: Eternal Conflagration
– Grand Strategy: Unknown
Triumph: Unknown

Leaders
———-
Fatemaster (General) (135)*
– Command Trait: Coruscating Flames
– Artefact: Shroud of Warpflame
Kairos Fateweaver (435)*
– Spell: Bolt of Tzeentch
Fluxmaster (155)*
– Artefact: Aura of Mutability
– Spell: Unchecked Mutation

Battleline
———-
20x Pink Horrors (500)**
– Reinforced: Once
3x Flamers of Tzeentch (175)**
3x Flamers of Tzeentch (175)**

Units
———-
2x Exalted Flamers of Tzeentch (280)
– Reinforced: Once

Endless Spells
———-
Umbral Spellportal (70)
Soulscream Bridge (70)

Core Battalions
———-
*Command Entourage
**Hunters of the Heartlands

Total Points: 1995 pts

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Russell Taylor – Seraphon

Russell won all of his three games. He beat Sons of Behemat/Taker Tribe in Round 1, Flesh-eater Courts/Gristlegore in Round 2 and Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in Round 3.

Allegiance: Seraphon
– Subfaction: Thunder Lizard
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Engine of the Gods (General)(265)*
– Command Trait: Prime Warbeast
– Artefact: Fusil of Conflagration
– Prayer: Heal
– Mount Trait: Beast Master
Slann Starmaster (265)*
– Spells: Celestial Apotheosis
Skink Priest (80)*
– Prayer: Heal

Battleline
———-
10x Skinks (75)*
10x Skinks (75)*
5x Saurus Guard (115)*

Behemoth
———-
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)*

Units
———-
8x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)*
– Reinforced: Once
8x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)*
– Reinforced: Once

Endless Spells
———-
Emerald Lifeswarm (60)

Terrain
———-
Realmshaper Engine (0)

Core Battalions
———-
*Battle Regiment

Total Points: 1995 pts

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Tom Bell – Flesh-eater Courts

Tom won two games and drew a third, he drew against Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in round 1. Then beat Soulblight Gravelords/Legion of Night in Round 2 and Sons of Behemat/Taker Tribe in Round 3.


Army Faction: Flesh-eater Courts/Gristlegore
Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
Triumph: Indomitable

LEADERS
———-
Abhorrant Archregent (245)*
– Artefacts of Power: The Dermal Robe
– Spells: Flaming Weapon
Abhorrant Ghoul King on Royal Terrorgheist (445)*
– Artefacts of Power: Blood-river Chalice
– Spells: Blood Feast
Crypt Ghast Courtier (70)*
Duke Crakmarrow (135)***
Abhorrant Ghoul King on Royal Zombie Dragon (430)***
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Spectral Host
Crypt Haunter Courtier (115)***
– General
– Command Traits: Dark Acolyte,
Spell Lore – Deranged Transformation,

BATTLELINE
———-
6 x Crypt Horrors (220)*
– Reinforced: Once
20 x Crypt Ghouls (170)**
– Reinforced: Once
20 x Crypt Ghouls (170)**
– Reinforced: Once

OTHER
———-
6 x The Grymwatch (135)***

TERRAIN
———-
1 x Charnel Throne (0)

CORE BATTALIONS
———-
– *Warlord
– **Hunters of the Heartlands
– ***Warlord
TOTAL POINTS: 2000/2000

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Final Tournament Placings

Top Three AoS Lists from the Quest of Champions (Heat 1) – 5th/6th February 2022

The Quest of Champions is a series of two day events that take place during the course of the year organised by the Warrior Lodge. The top twelve from each event go through to a grand final at the end of the year. The first heat took place this weekend just gone in Nottingham (UK) at the heart of the wargaming world. A total of 26 players took part over five games.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

Unusual in that there’s only one Stormcast army present which isn’t a Hammers of Sigmar list, and only one Ironjaws/Bloodtoofs army present.

Win Rate

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from the Quest of Champions 1st Heat.

Tom Mawdsley – Maggotkin of Nurgle

Tom won all five games beating Ironjaws/Bloodtoofs in Round 1, Sylvaneth/Gnarlroot in Round 2. 4th placed Gabe Huddlestone and his Ironjaws/Ironsunz in Round 3, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Filthbringers in Round 4 and Soulblight Gravelords/Kastelai Dynasty in the last round.

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Subfaction: Befouling Host
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumph: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
———-
Great Unclean One (General) (495)**
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: The Witherstave
– Spell: Fleshy Abundance
Lord of Afflictions (210)**
– Artefact: The Splithorn Helm
Rotbringer Sorcerer (145)**
– Spell: Gift of Disease
Morbidex Twiceborn (320)

Battleline
———-
20x Plaguebearers (300)*
– Reinforced: Once
1x Beast of Nurgle (110)*
x Beast of Nurgle (110)*

Units
———-
3x Nurglings (105)**
1x Pusgoyle Blightlord (110)

Endless Spells
———-
Soulscream Bridge (70)

Core Battalions
———-
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Warlord

Total Points: 1975 pts

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Andy Hughes – Seraphon

Andy won all but one of his five games and only lost to fourth placed abe Huddlestone and his Ironjaws/Ironsunz. He beat Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in Round 1, 3rd Placed Freddie Leggett and his Cities of Sigmar/Tempest’s Eye in Round 2, Lumineth Realm-Lords/Zaitrec in Round 3 and Maggotkin of Nurgle/Filthbringers in Round 5.

Allegiance: Seraphon
– Subfaction: Dracothian’s Tail
Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Slann Starmaster (General)(265)**
– Command Trait: Ancient Knowledge
– Artefact: Godbeast Pendant
– Spell: Mystical Unforging
– Spell: Stellar Tempest
Engine of the Gods (265)*
– Mount Trait: Starborne
– Prayer: Heal
Saurus Astrolith Bearer (150)**
Skink Starseer (145)**
– Spell: Hand of Glory

Battleline
———-
10x Skinks (75)*
10x Skinks (75)*
5x Saurus Guard (115)**

Units
———-
2x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)**
– Reinforced: Once
2x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)**
– Reinforced: Once
2x Salamander Hunting Pack (280)**
– Reinforced: Once

Endless Spells
———-
Emerald Lifeswarm (60)

Core Battalions
———-
*Battle Regiment
**Battle Regiment

Total Points: 1990 pts

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Freddie Leggett – Cities of Sigmar

Travis Kelly also won four games and like Shawn, he only lost to 2nd placed Andy and his Seraphon/Dracothian’s Tail. Along the way he beat the Fyreslayers/Lofnir in Round 1, Flesh-eater Courts/Feast Day in Round 3, Stormcast Eternals/Hallowed Knights in Round 4 and Ironjaws/Ironsunz in Round 5.

Allegiance: Cities of Sigmar
– Subfaction: Tempest’s Eye
Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Runelord (General)(100)**
– Command Trait: Hawk-Eyed

– Prayer: Curse
Doralia ven Denst (115)**
– City Role: General’s Adjutant
Celestial Hurricanum with Celestial Battlemage (280)**
– Artefact: Patrician’s Helm
– Spell: Aura of Glory
Anointed on Frostheart Phoenix (315)
– Artefact: Arcane Tome
– Spell: Flaming Weapon

Battleline
———-
20x Irondrakes (340)*
– Reinforced: Once
5x Freeguild Pistoliers (105)**
5x Freeguild Outriders (110)**
10x Longbeards (105)*
– City Role: Honoured Retinue

Units
———-
2x Dracothian Guard Fulminators (230)*
2x Dracothian Guard Fulminators (230)*

Endless Spells
———-
Soulscream Bridge (70)

Core Battalions
———-
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Warlord

Additional Enhancements
———-
Artefact

Total Points: 2000 pts

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The Final Tournament Placings

Top Three AoS Lists from PSU:March to War (UK) – 22/23rd January

This event saw a total of 32 players take part over five games. The event was organised by Purple Sparkly Unicorns.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

The Hammers of Sigmar are still one of the most popular armies at tournaments around the globe.

Win Rate

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from PSU: March to War.

Paul Scott – Maggotkin of Nurgle

Paul’s Moggotkin in action against Freddie’s Cities of Sigmar in Round 5

Paul won all three games and beat our very own Declan with his Big Waaagh! in Round 1, Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in Round 2, Stormcast Eternals/Tempest Lords in Round 3, Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in Round 4 and finally the Cities of Sigmar/Hallowheart second place list of Freddie Leggett in Round 5.

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Coalesced: Befouling Host
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumph:

Leaders
———-
Horticulous Slimux (225)**
Great Unclean One (General)(495)***
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: The Witherstave
– Spell: Fleshy Abundance

Lord of Afflictions (210)***
Artefact: Arcane Tome
– Spell: UNKNOWN
Lord of Afflictions (210)***

Battleline
———-
1x Beasts of Nurgle (110)*
20x Plaguebearers (300)*
– Reinforced: Once

1x Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
1x Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
1x Beasts of Nurgle (110)**
1x Beasts of Nurgle (110)**

Core Battalions
———-
*Hunters of the Heartlands
**Battle Regiment
***Command Entourage

Total Points: 1990 pts

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Freddie Leggett

Freddie won four games from five and only lost to Paul’s Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in Round 5 who finished 1st overall. Along the way he beat Ironjawz/Ironsunz in Round 1, Nighthaunt/Emerald Host in Round 2, Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 3 and Seraphon/Fangs of Sotek in Round 4.

Allegiance: Cities of Sigmar
– Subfaction: Hallowheart
Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
Triumphs: Indomitable

Leaders
———-
Sorceress (95)*
– General’s Adjutant
– 1st Spell: Warding Brand
– 2nd Spell: Ignite Weapons

Runelord (General)(100)*
– Command Trait: Veteran of the Blazing Crusade
– Prayer: Curse

Anointed on Frostheart Phoenix (315)*
Artefact: Arcane Tome
– 1st Spell: Flaming Weapon
– 2nd Spell: Sear Wounds


Battleline
———-
6x Demigryph Knights (350)**
-Reinforced: Once
10x Dreadspears(90)*
30x Irondrakes (510)**
– Reinforced: Twice

10x Longbeards (105)*
5x Sisters of the Thorn (130)*
– 1st Spell: Ignite Weapons

– 2nd Spell: Crystal Aegis

Behemoths
———-
Celestial Hurricanum (230)*

Endless Spells
———-
Soulscream Bridge (70)

Core Battalions
———-
*Battle Regiment
**Hunters of the Heartland

Total Points: 1995 pts

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Andy Bryan – Seraphon

Andy also won four games and beat Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 1, lost against the fifth placed list of Jack Mayland’s Ironjawz/Bloodtoofs in Round 2 and beat Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in Round 3, Kruleboyz/Big Yellers in Round 4 and Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in the last round.

Allegiance: Seraphon
– Subfaction: Thunder Lizard
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Engine of the Gods (General)(265)*
– Command Trait: Prime Warbeast

– Artefact: Fusil of Conflaguration
– Mount Trait: Beastmaster
– Prayer: Heal
Slann Starmaster 
(265)*
– Spell: Celestial Apotheosis

Skink Starpriest (80)*
– Prayer: Heal


Battleline
———-
10x Skinks (75)*
Stegadon (265)*
Stegadon (265)*
Stegadon (265)*
Stegadon (265)*

Behemoths
———-
Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)*

Core Battalions
———-
*Battle Regiment

Total Points: 1995 pts

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The Final Tournament Placings

Top Three AoS Lists from Coliseum of Sigmar (Florida,US) 8th January 2022

This event saw a total of 20 players take part in three games.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

The Hammers of Sigmar are still one of the most popular armies at tournaments around the globe.

Win Rate

With the other tournaments we’ve seen though, the Hammers of Sigmar are still not at the highest win rate suggesting that the army can be hard to master.

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from Coliseum of Sigmar.

Anthony Mongelli – Seraphon

Anthony won all three games and beat Sylvaneth/Gnarlroot in Round 1, Legion of the First Prince in Round 2 and another Legion of the First Prince in Round 3.

Allegiance: Seraphon
– Coalesced: Thunder Lizards
– Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumph: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Lord Kroak (430)*
Saurus Astrolith Bearer 
(150)*
Saurus Scar-Veteran on Carnosaur
(General)(215)*
– Prime Warbeast
– Artefact: Amulet of Destiny

Saurus Scar-Veteran on Carnosaur(215)*
– Beastmaster
– Fusil of Conflagration

Skink Starpriest (130)*
– Hand of Glory


Battleline
———-
5x Saurus Knights (110)*
5x Saurus Knights (110)*
30x Skinks
 (225)*
– Reinforced: Twice


Behemoth
———-
Bastiladon (250)*
– Solar Engine


Other
———-
Salamanders Hunting Pack (140)*

Core Battalions
———-
Battle Regiment*

Total Points: 1975 pts

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Zachary Welch – Fyreslayers

Zachary also won all three games and beat Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 1, another Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 2 and Cities of Sigmar/Tempest’s Eye in Round 3.

Allegiance: Fyreslayers
– Subfaction: Greyfyrd
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs:

Leaders
———-
Auric Runesmiter on Magmadroth (275)*
– Artefact: Salamander Cloak
– Mount Trait: Coal-heart Ancient
– Prayers: Ember Storm

Auric Runefather on Magmadroth (General)(285)**
– Command Trait: Battle-Scarred Veteran
– Artefact: Helm of Obsidia

Battlesmith (125)**
Artefact: The Nulsidian Icon

Battleline
———-
5x Heathguard Berzerkers (250)*
5x Heathguard Berzerkers (250)*
5x Heathguard Berzerkers (250)**

Artillery
———-
Celestar Ballista (140)*
Celestar Ballista (140)**

Units
———-
5x Auric Heathguard (250)**

Core Battalions
———-
*Battle Regiment
**Battle Regiment

Total Points: 1965 pts

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Zachary Shinn – Legion of the First Prince

Zachary won two games and beat Kharadron Overlords/Barak Zilfin in Round 1, lost against the first placed list of Anthony Mongelli’s Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in Round 2 and beat Stormcast Eternals/Hammers of Sigmar in Round 3.

Allegiance: Legion of the First Prince
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumphs: Bloothirsty

Leaders
———-
Be’lakor (360)
– Spell: The Master’s Command

Kairos Fateweaver 
(435)
– Spell: the Master’s Command

Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage (General)(280)*
– Command Trait: Ruinous Aura

Artefact: Armour of the Pact
Slaves to Darkness Daemon Prince(210)*
– Mark of Chaos: Khorne


Battleline
———-
5x Flesh Hounds (105)*
5x Flesh Hounds (105)*
5x Flesh Hounds (105)*

Units
———-
6x Furies (190)*

Endless Spells
———-
Umbral Spellportal (70)
Emerald Lifeswarm (60)

Core Battalions
———-
*Battle Regiment

Total Points: 1965 pts

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The Final Tournament Placings