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Top Three AoS Lists from Golden Sprue AoS GT 2022 (New York, US) 15/16th January 2022

This event saw a total of 26 players take part in five games over two days.

Most Selected Faction/Subfaction

The appeal of playing with Dragons is obviously very strong at the moment, with seven of the twenty-six payers choosing to select the Hammers of Sigmar for the tournament. The winning list was also from this faction.

Win Rate

While the Hammers of Sigmar were the most selected faction/subfaction at the event and held the honour of a list in first and second place at the tournament, they were only middle of the table when it came to their win rate. Perhaps a sign that the popular list could be hard to use well?

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The Top Three Lists

These were the top three lists from Golden Sprue.

Corey Begley – Stormcast Eternals

Corey won all five games with 169 battle points.

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
– Subfaction: Hammers of Sigmar
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumph: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Aventis Firestrike Magister of Hammerhal (310)*
– Spell: Thundershock
Lord-Relictor 
(General)(145)*
– Command Trait: High Priest
– Prayer: Translocation

Knight-Judicator with Gryph-Hounds
(205)*
– Artefact: Arcane Tome
– Spell: Celestial Blades


Battleline
———-
2x Dracothian Guard Fulminators (230)*
2x Dracothian Guard Fulminators (230)*
15x Judicators with Skybolt Bows
 (600)*
– Reinforced: Twice

5x Liberators (115)*
– Heavens-wrought Weapon and Shield
– 1x Grandweapons


Core Battalions
———-
Battle Regiment*

Total Points: 1950 pts

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Thomas Zhennan Guan – Stormcast Eternals

Thomas managed four wins from five and 153 battle points.

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
– Subfaction: Hammers of Sigmar
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs:

Leaders
———-
Lord-Relictor (General) (145)**
– Command Trait: High Priest
– Artefact: Mirrorshield
– Prayers: Translocation


Battleline
———-
4x Dracothian Guard Tempestors (440)*
– Reinforced: Once

2x Dracothian Guard Fulminators (230)*
2x Dracothian Guard Fulminators (230)*
2x Dracothian Guard Concussors (220)**
2x Dracothian Guard Concussors (220)**

Units
———-
6x Vanguard-Raptors with Longstrike Crossbows (480)*
– Reinforced: Once


Core Battalions
———-
*Redemption Brotherhood
**Battle Regiment

Total Points: 1965 pts

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Tyler Bushey – Ironjawz

James came third and also managed four wins from five with 147 points.

Allegiance: Ironjawz
Subfaction: Bloodtoofs
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Megaboss on Maw-Krusha (General)(480)*
– Command Trait: Mega Bossy
– Boss Choppa and Rip-Tooth Fist
– Artefact: Armour of Gork

Megaboss on Maw-Krusha 
(480)*
– Boss Choppa and Rip-Tooth Fist
– Artefact: Destroyer
– Mount Trait: Fast ‘Un

Warchanter (115)*
– Warbeat: Killa Beat

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

Warchanter (115)*
– Warbeat: Fixin’ Beat


Battleline
———-
3x Gore-Gruntas (170)*
– Jagged Gore-Hackas

3x Gore-Gruntas (170)**
– Jagged Gore-Hackas

3x Gore-Gruntas (170)**
– Jagged Gore-Hackas

3x Gore-Gruntas (170)**
– Jagged Gore-Hackas


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

Total Points: 1985 pts

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Wildcard! Justin Hagelin – Gloomspite Gitz

Justin came in 13th out of 26th with a two drop squig heavy Gloomspite Gitz army that our Declan would be proud of, Especially as it includes Kragnos! This must have been a lot of fun to play.

Allegiance: Gloomspite Gitz
Subfaction: Jaws of Mork
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs:

Leaders
———-
Kragnos, The End of Empires (720)*
Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig 
(General)(110)*
– Moon-cutta
– Command Trait: Envoy of the Overbounder
– Artefact: Syari Screamersquig


Battleline
———-
10x Squig Hoppers (180)*
10x Squig Hoppers (180)*
10x Squig Hoppers (180)

Units
———-
10x Boingrot Bounderz (210)*
– Reinforced: Once

10x Boingrot Bounderz (210)*
– Reinforced: Once

10x Boingrot Bounderz (210)*
– Reinforced: Once


Core Battalions
———-
*Battle Regiment

Total Points: 2000 pts

The Final Tournament Placings

Top Three Lists from Mancunian Carnage 9th October 2021

These were the top three lists from Mancunian Carnage on October 9th 2021.

Tom Mawdsley – Stormcast Eternals

Tom won the event with five wins from five and 94 tournament points.

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals
Subfaction: Celestial Warbringers
Army Type: Stormkeep
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Inspired
Unique Enhancement: Call for Aid

Leaders
———-
Knight-Judicator with Gryph-hounds (General) (205 pts)+
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome
Knight-Judicator with Gryph-hounds (205 pts)+
Knight-Judicator with Gryph-hounds (205 pts)+
Knight-Judicator with Gryph-hounds (205 pts)+
Knight-Judicator with Gryph-hounds (205 pts)++
– Artefact: Luckstone
Celestant-Prime (325 pts)++

Battleline
———-
Liberators (115 pts)++
Liberators (115 pts)++
Vindictors (130 pts)++

Units
———-
Hurakan Spirit of the Wind (Ally) (265 pts)++

Endless Spells & Invocations
———-
The Burning Head (20 pts)

Core Battalions
———-
Command Entourage+
– Bonus Enhancement: Holy Commands
Battle Regiment++

Total Points: 1995 pts
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James Tinsdale – Soulblight

James also achieved five wins from five and managed 92 tournament points for 2nd place.

Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
Army Type: Kastelai Dynasty
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Wight King On Skeletal Steed (General) (130 pts)+
– Command Trait: Rousing Commander
– Artefact: Fragment of the Keep
Nagash (970 pts)+

Battleline
———-
Blood Knights (195 pts)+
Blood Knights (195 pts)+
Blood Knights (195 pts)+
Blood Knights (195 pts)+
Deadwalker Zombies (115 pts)+

Core Battalions
———
Battle Regiment+

Total Points: 1995 pts
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Ritchie Mcalley – Ironjawz

Ritchie managed four wins from five, losing in the first round to Matt Roberts and his Lumineth Realm Lords. Richie managed to claim 82 tournament points.

Allegiance: Orruk Warclans
Subfaction: Ironsunz
Army Type: Ironjawz
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Inspired

Leaders
———-
Megaboss on Maw-krusha (General) (480 pts)++
– Command Trait: Heroic Stature
– Artefact: Amulet of Destiny
– Mount Trait: Fast ’Un
Orruk Warchanter (115 pts)++
Orruk Warchanter (115 pts)++
Orruk Megaboss (140 pts)+++
– Artefact: Destroyer
Orruk Weirdnob Shaman (90 pts)
– Spell: Da Great Big Green Hand of Gork

Battleline
———-
Orruk Brutes (320 pts)+
– Reinforced: Once
Orruk Ardboys (255 pts)+
– Reinforced: Twice
Orruk Brutes (160 pts)+

Units
———-
Orruk Gore-gruntas (150 pts)++
Orruk Gore-gruntas (150 pts)+++

Core Battalions
———-
Hunters of the Heartlands+
Warlord++
– Bonus Enhancement: Artefacts of Power
Vanguard+++

Total Points: 1975 pts
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Book Review – Dominion

by Darius Hinks

Review by Declan Waters

Straight off, I want to say this – if you’re just after a story from the Warhammer Age of Sigmar this is a fine book, well written with an interesting underlying story.

However, I picked it up because it was the companion book to the recent release of Age of Sigmar 3, which is the first edition to have Destruction (one of the Age of Sigmar factions) as well as the Stormcast. As such, I’m looking forward to more expansion of the history and background of the Destruction races – especially the new Kruleboyz released in the boxed set…

… Unfortunately this book didn’t achieve this. There was the (now reasonably common) Black Library usage of a human as the main character to make them more relatable – in this case a brother and sister whose father had been killed by Orruks (Orcs) before they escaped to Excelsis (a very large city in Ghur – the Realm of Beasts). If you’re not into Warhammer I’ve made this sound a bit confusing, but you can honestly read this book with no knowledge of the background.

The Realm of Ghur becomes one of the things that the siblings must overcome and they encounter monsters not released by Games Workshop (Kraken), and some that have (Kraken Eater Gargant), on their Crusade. If this is familiar to those who have read the Age of Sigmar rule book, it’s because Crusades are a new way to play the game… all good so far.

But… the story revolves around the brother (Niksar), with his sister being relegated to a supporting role. This is unfortunate given the need for Warhammer to appeal to more women readers and gamers, and missed a perfect opportunity in a big release book.

And then my biggest complaint – there is a little background on the Stormcast from the box, but the Kruleboyz (Orruks) only make an appearance late and are hidden behind their mist, only appearing to attack and then be attacked by the Stormcast. There was little development for them and – as they are a new race – I expected a lot more. It’s about time Black Library released some books from the perspective of the ‘bad guys’ which we know they can do, but which is sadly lacking for the new army – and indeed all the Destruction forces.

Disappointing

Rating: 2 out of 5.

The book is available from Black Library direct, your friendly local book store, or audible (audiobook)

Path to Glory – Introduction

Starting in August the guys at Woehammer are taking part in their own Path to Glory campaign. However is one with a twist, as we’re going to incorporate an actual 3D map!

The island of Losille

Right now, the guys are all deciding what armies they should play, as well as what starting size they’d like to be (as well as getting ready for Carnage next weekend). It’s been agreed that it doesn’t matter what starting size you pick, but if you fight a smaller army, then you must pick units from your roster to suit that size battle.

The game will also be using fog of war rules, so each player will be given a number of options as there starting location, which they then list in order of preference. Once it’s been revealed which starting location they’ve been given, each player will be shown the territories bordering their own and battle can commence.

Battles will take place in the same manner as a normal Path to Glory game, and players can claim territory from spending glory points after a game. However, once players have decided what they want that territory to be (i.e. Old Fort etc), then it remains as such even when taken over by another player.

The rules for the campaign are here:

As the game progresses we’re hoping the map will reflect the players choices in the campaign, with players being responsible for building on and naming territory.

I’ll write an article each month summarising what’s happened as well as posting regular YouTube videos of the battles themselves.

Peter

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