Battle For Salvation Warhammer 40k – Winning Lists & Strategies

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The Battle for Salvation Warhammer 40k Tournament returns after a one year break with 80 players throwing dice and moving Minis in New York. Using the top cut system player could allow for any player to win after day 2. However, that did not stop Sean Nayden from going undefeated all together. Defeating the second place player in the Drukhari on Drukhari arena spectacle.

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Battle for Salvation Warhammer 40k 1st place Sean Nayden- Drukhari

Warhammer 40k – Drukhari – Wych Cult by svinkavkresle

Venom Spam with a side of more Venom spam dominated at the Battle for Salvation Warhammer 40k Tournament. This list has a lot going on with it. Firstly, the most expensive units for To The Last are all characters. While Drukhari Characters are very efficent Killers gaining 15 just by living will obviously help them to win games. Such as placing all of them into a cheap venom and just placing that Venom into Strategic reserves and waiting to drop them later in game. Furthermore, anyone taking assassinate, just won’t get the chance at those characters. 

Placing them into Strategic Reserves late is a great reason to take the Poisoned Tongue. With two Kabals, now there’s a chance to take more Trueborn. Unfortunately, to keep them cheap and small enough to fit into a venom, there are only 5 Trueborn in the squad. They still pack a punch with the Blaster and Blast Pistol.

Kabal of the Flayed Skull brings faster moving Venoms, great for getting on objectives or getting those blasters in range. If there is an Adeptus Mechanicus Flyer in Light Cover as well as Bulwark Protocols, well those venoms and the Trueborn will ignore that.  

One thing to notice is how the Court of the Archon is kept small and cheap to avoid being the required To The Last unit so they can still do their job protecting the Archon. With so many Venoms rushing objectives, killing the Venoms for Grind Them Down also throws down objective secured bodies. 

Battle for Salvation First Place List: 

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [17 PL, 320pts, 10CP] ++

Obsession: Cult of Strife: The Spectacle of Murder (Restricted)

+ HQ +

Lelith Hesperax [5 PL, 90pts]: Blood Dancer, Warlord

Succubus [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition

+ Troops +

Wyches [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Agoniser, Blast Pistol, Morvaines’s Agoniser, Stratagem: Hekatrix of the Crucibael

. 4x Wych: 4x Hekatarii Blade, 4x Plasma Grenades, 4x Splinter Pistol

Wyches [3 PL, 55pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Blast Pistol, Hekatarii Blade

. 4x Wych: 4x Hekatarii Blade, 4x Plasma Grenades, 4x Splinter Pistol

Wyches [3 PL, 55pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Blast Pistol, Hekatarii Blade

. 4x Wych: 4x Hekatarii Blade, 4x Plasma Grenades, 4x Splinter Pistol

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [61 PL, 1,158pts, -3CP] ++

Obsession: Kabal of the Poisoned Tongue: The Serpent’s Kiss

Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City [-1CP]

Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City [-1CP]

Court of the Archon [5 PL, 68pts]

2x Sslyth, 2x Ur-Ghul

+ HQ +

Archon [5 PL, 90pts, -1CP]: Ancient Evil, Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Animus Vitae Splintered Genius

Drazhar [8 PL, 145pts]

+ Troops +

Kabalite Trueborn [4 PL, 65pts]

. 3x Kabalite Trueborn: 3x Splinter Rifle

. Kabalite Trueborn w/ Special Weapon: Blaster

. Trueborn Sybarite: Blast Pistol

Kabalite Warriors [3 PL, 55pts]

. 3x Kabalite Warrior: 3x Splinter Rifle

. Kabalite Warrior w/ Special Weapon: Blaster

. Sybarite: Blast Pistol

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Incubi & Klaivex

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Incubi & Klaivex

+ Dedicated Transport +

Venom [4 PL, 80pts]: Grisly Trophies, Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Twin splinter rifle

Venom [4 PL, 80pts]: Grisly Trophies, Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Twin splinter rifle

Venom [4 PL, 80pts]: Grisly Trophies, Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Twin splinter rifle

Venom [4 PL, 80pts]: Grisly Trophies, Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Twin splinter rifle

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Splinter Cannon

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Splinter Cannon

Venom [4 PL, 85pts]: Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Splinter Cannon

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [27 PL, 520pts] ++

Obsession: Kabal of the Flayed Skull: Slay From The Skies

+ HQ +

Archon [5 PL, 90pts]: Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord Splintered Genius

Succubus [3 PL, 60pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug), The Triptych Whip<Strife>

. Agoniser & Archite Glaive

+ Troops +

Kabalite Trueborn [4 PL, 65pts]

. 3x Kabalite Trueborn: 3x Splinter Rifle

. Kabalite Trueborn w/ Special Weapon: Blaster

. Trueborn Sybarite: Blast Pistol

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Incubi & Klaivex

Mandrakes [3 PL, 75pts]

4x Mandrake &Nightfiend

+ Dedicated Transport +

Venom [4 PL, 75pts]: Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Twin splinter rifle

Venom [4 PL, 75pts]: Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Twin splinter rifle

++ Total: [105 PL, 7CP, 1,998pts] ++

Battle for Salvation 2nd place Anthony Vanella – Drukari

warhammer 40k – drukhari – wych cult by svinkavkresle

Anthony went undefeated until round 6 where Drukhari on Drukhari violence saw him to second place to Venom Spam. Clearly all the tools were there as he had to beat the third place winner. Dark Technomancers help the Chronos deal wounds. The Cult of Strife has access to a powerful supplement. Kabal of the Black Heart allows for efficient Raiders. A Standard and straightforward list that clearly has all the tools to win. Great Showing and congratulations for the second place.

Battle for Salvation 2nd Place List:

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [35 PL, 615pts] ++

Obsession

. *Custom Coven*: Dark Technomancers (All-Consuming)

+ HQ +

Drazhar [8 PL, 145pts]: Hatred Eternal, Warlord

+ Troops +

Wracks [3 PL, 40pts]

. Acothyst: Wrack Blade

. 4x Wracks: 4x Wrack Blade

+ Heavy Support +

Cronos [12 PL, 215pts]

. Cronos: Spirit Probe

. Cronos

. Cronos

Cronos [12 PL, 215pts]

. Cronos: Spirit Probe

. Cronos

. Cronos

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [23 PL, 460pts, 9CP] ++

Obsession: Cult of Strife: The Spectacle of Murder (Restricted)

Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City [-1CP]

+ HQ +

Succubus [4 PL, 75pts, -1CP]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Competitive Edge, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Triptych Whip

. Agoniser & Archite Glaive

. Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer

+ Troops +

Hekatrix Bloodbrides [8 PL, 135pts, -1CP]: 2 – Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Agoniser, Morvaines’s Agoniser, Splinter Pistol, Stratagem: Hekatrix of the Crucibael

. 8x Hekatrix Bloodbride: 8x Hekatarii Blade, 8x Plasma Grenades, 8x Splinter Pistol

. Hekatrix Bloodbride w/ Shardnet and Impaler: Shardnet and Impaler

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Incubi & Klaivex

+ Fast Attack +

Hellions [7 PL, 170pts]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug)

. Helliarch: Hellglaive

. 9x Hellion: 9x Hellglaive, 9x Splinter Pods

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [55 PL, 921pts, -1CP] ++

Obsession: Kabal of the Black Heart: Thirst for Power

+ No Force Org Slot +

Court of the Archon [10 PL, 136pts]

4x Sslyth

4x Ur-Ghul

+ HQ +

Archon [5 PL, 85pts, -1CP]: Ancient Evil, Huskblade, Overlord, Splinter Pistol, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Djin Blade

. Splintered Genius (Black Heart): Splintered Genius

+ Troops +

Kabalite Trueborn [8 PL, 135pts]

. 6x Kabalite Trueborn: 6x Splinter Rifle

. Kabalite Trueborn w/ Heavy Weapon: Dark Lance

. Kabalite Trueborn w/ Special Weapon: Blaster

. Kabalite Trueborn w/ Special Weapon: Blaster

. Trueborn Sybarite: Splinter Rifle

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Incubi & Klaivex

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

4x Incubi & Klaivex

+ Dedicated Transport +

Raider [6 PL, 95pts]: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 105pts]: Chain-snares, Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 105pts]: Chain-snares, Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Chain-snares, Dark Lance, Kabal

++ Total: [113 PL, 1,996pts, 8CP] ++

Battle for Salvation 3rd place Daniel Wolmoth – Adeptus Soritas


Adepta Sororitas by SharkX0

Daniel Wolmoth lost to just one player at the Battle for Salvation Warhammer 40k Tournament. The second place winner Anthony Vanella. The Sisters he brought hit hard with plenty of Mortal Wounds and pregame movement. The Sacrosants bring plenty of damage 2 melee to deal with marines but have a very important job of providing Bodyguard to the characters. Especially Morvenn Vahl and Celestine as they can push up and hold objectives. Morven Vahl also provides plenty of efficiency for the Retributor Squads with rerolls to hit and wound. 

This list has the melee, range and mobility to deal with many threats and it shows as he had to go through Freebooterz Orks and Drukhari on the climb to third place. Congratulations.

Battle for Salvation 3rd Place List:

+++ Bloody Shroud Sisters (Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition) [99 PL, 8CP, 1,999pts] +++

++ Outrider Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [34 PL, 700pts, -3CP] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost [-3CP]

Order Convictions: Order: Argent Shroud

+ HQ +

Missionary [3 PL, 40pts]: 2. Chorus of Spiritual Fortitude

. Bolt Pistol, Ministorum shotgun, Chainsword

+ Elites +

Hospitaller [3 PL, 50pts]

+ Fast Attack +

Dominion Squad [4 PL, 80pts]

Dominion Superior Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

4x Dominion w/ Artificer-crafted storm bolter

Dominion Squad [4 PL, 80pts]

Dominion Superior Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

4x Dominion w/ Artificer-crafted storm bolter

Seraphim Squad [4 PL, 90pts]

. 2x Seraphim: 4x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades

. Seraphim Superior: Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol

2x Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers

+ Heavy Support +

Retributor Squad [6 PL, 140pts]: 2x Armourium Cherub

Retributor Superior Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

Retributor w/ Ministorum Heavy Flamer

3x Retributor w/ Multi-melta

Retributor Squad [6 PL, 140pts]: 2x Armourium Cherub

Retributor Superior Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

Retributor w/ Ministorum Heavy Flamer

3x Retributor w/ Multi-melta

+ Dedicated Transport +

Sororitas Rhino [4 PL, 80pts]

++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [65 PL, 1,299pts, 11CP] ++

Order Convictions: Order: Bloody Rose

+ HQ +

Celestine and Geminae Superia [10 PL, 200pts]

. 2x Geminae Superia: 2x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades, 2x Power sword

Morvenn Vahl [13 PL, 265pts]: Warlord

+ Troops +

Battle Sister Squad [3 PL, 55pts]

4x Battle Sister: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Boltgun, 4x Frag & Krak grenades

Sister Superior Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

Battle Sister Squad [3 PL, 55pts]

4x Battle Sister: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Boltgun, 4x Frag & Krak grenades

Sister Superior Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

Battle Sister Squad [3 PL, 55pts]

4x Battle Sister: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Boltgun, 4x Frag & Krak grenades

Sister Superior Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

+ Elites +

Celestian Sacresants [6 PL, 150pts]

. 9x Celestian Sacresants (Hallowed Mace): 9x Bolt pistol, 9x Frag & Krak grenades, 9x Hallowed Mace

. Sacresant Superior: Inferno pistol, Spear of the Faithful

Dogmata [4 PL, 65pts, -1CP]: 3. Psalm of Righteous Smiting, Relic: Chaplet of Sacrifice, Stratagem: Saint in the Making, Warlord Trait: Blazing Ire

Repentia Superior [2 PL, 40pts]

Sisters Repentia [6 PL, 98pts]

. 7x Sisters Repentia: 7x Penitent Eviscerator

Sisters Repentia [3 PL, 56pts]

. 4x Sisters Repentia: 4x Penitent Eviscerator

+ Fast Attack +

Zephyrim Squad [4 PL, 90pts]

. 4x Zephyrim: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, 4x Power sword

. Zephyrim Superior: Bolt pistol, Zephyrim Pennant

Zephyrim Squad [4 PL, 90pts]

. 4x Zephyrim: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, 4x Power sword

. Zephyrim Superior: Bolt pistol, Zephyrim Pennant

+ Dedicated Transport +

Sororitas Rhino [4 PL, 80pts]

Warhammer 40k Winning Lists, Strategies and All Tournament Winners!

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