Beachhead Brawl 2022 Warhammer 40k

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Beachhead Brawl 2022 was the first Major Warhammer 40k tournament of the latest Chapter Approved, the new season of the ITC and the Seasons GW has initiated as well. The new T’au Codex for Warhammer 40k 9th edition and points drops for Custodes saw them hit the season running. Six Custodes Armies placing in the top 10 and two T’au players going undefeated after 7 rounds. Take the hint and prepare for the new competitive overlords in the Meta. 

Tournament Name: Beachhead Brawl

Location: Bournemouth International Centre

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Feb 12th and 13th 2022

One thing to take note of is new list building requirements and having to share the chosen keywords.  This makes some armies simpler to make but still leave plenty of options. 

Beachhead Brawl 1st place Alex Harrison – T’au Sept

beachhead brawl winning list

Alex Harrison took advantage of the easy rerolls to hit or wound, cheap troops that can scout ahead and the new profiles that hit much harder than before at the Bournemouth International Centre this weekend. Mainly lots and lots of shots that can ignore line of sight and cover. This list is ready for too much line of sight blocking terrain and will punish anybody on a table with not enough via the various railguns. T’au are clearly back on top as the kings of the shooting phase. If the plethora of ap-1 ignoring cover can somehow be tanked there are quality shots to be found with the various suit weapons covering that weakness.

They will be fairly tough with the Iridium battle suit having a feel no pain as well on one of them. The vespid brings innate deepstrike, action monkeys with decent shooting as well. 

Congratulations to Alex Harrison on placing first with T’au at Bournemouth.

First Place Winning List

Tau Bork'an Sept at Beachhead Brawl

+ T’au Sept Patrol Detachment 0CP (T’au Empire)++

+ HQ +

Ethereal w/ 2x Marker drones, The Humble Stave, Hover Drone, Sense of Stone, & Exemplar of the Mont’ka,Wisdom of the Guides, Sratagem: Promising Pupil, 

Longstrike w/ 2x Smart Missile System, Railgun, Warlord

+ Troops +

Kroot Carnivores x10

+ Fast Attack +

Kroot Hounds x4

++ T’au Sept Patrol Detachment -2CP (T’au Empire) [101 PL, -4CP, 1,660pts] ++

Stratagem: Emergency Dispensation: Additional Relics

+ HQ +

Commander in Crisis Battlesuit w/ 2x Marker Drones, Fusion Blaster, Onager Gauntlet, Plasma Rifle, T’au Flamer, Target Lock, Thermoneutronic Projector, & Stratagem: Promising Pupil Precision of the Hunter,

+ Troops +

Kroot Carnivores [3 PL, 60pts]

. 10x Kroot: 10x Kroot Rifle, 10x Quill Grenades

+ Elites +

Crisis Battlesuits w/ 5x Shield Drones, 3 w/ Ion, Plasma, Flamer & Tracker, 1 w/ Ion, Plasma, Flamer, Target Lock & Iridium battlesuit, 1 w/ Ion, Flamer, Fragmentation & Velocity Tracker

Crisis Battlesuits w/ 5x Shield Drones, 4 w/ 2x Frag, Plasma & Target Lock, 1 w/ 2x Frag, Plasma, Target Lock, Stimm injectors & Iridium battlesuit.

+ Fast Attack +

Vespid Stingwings x5

Vespid Stingwings x5

+ Heavy Support +

Broadside Battlesuits w/ 4x Shield Drones, 1 Marker Drone,  3x Broadsides w/ Heavy Rail Rifle, Twin smart Missile Systerm & Velocity Tracker

Broadside Battlesuits w/ 4x Shield Drones, 1 Marker Drone,  3x Broadsides w/ Heavy Rail Rifle, Twin smart Missile Systerm & Velocity Tracker

Second place Vik Vijay – Tau

tau took second at the bournemouth tournament

Taking advantage of the Precision of the Hunter, Vik took a murderous Cold Star Commander to help clear chaff and used Crisis battlesuits for their elite clearing at the tournament this weekend at Bournemouth.  It’s unknown how the Homing Beacons were ruled. While they do say turn 1 arrival for reserves, unlike the Space Marine Drop Pod, Homing beacons aren’t stated to ignore missions rules. 

Regardless the army has the rerolls for days and decent weapons to just cut through the opponents.Rerolls to hit? Check. Rerolls to wound? Check. Rerolls for characters? Check. Congratulations on going undefeated after 7 rounds and placing 2nd at Bournemouth.

 Second Place Winning List

+ T’au Sept Patrol Detachment  (T’au Empire) ++

Emergency Dispensation Additional Relics

+ HQ [14 PL, -1CP, 230pts] +

Commander in Crisis Battlesuit W/ 2x Marker drones, Plasma, Ion, Dominator Fragmentation Launcher, Airbursting Fragmentation Launcher, Target Lock & promising pupil for Exemplar of the Mont’ka

Ethereal w/ Hover Drone, Sense of Stone,The Humble Stave, Honour Blade & Wisdom of the Guides,

+ Troops +

10x Strike Team

+ Elites [22 PL, 359pts] +

5x Crisis Battlesuits w/ 7x Shield Drones, 3x w. Plasma, Flamer, Ion & Shield Generator, 1 w/ Plasma, Flamer, Ion & Override, 1 w/ Plasma, Flamer, Ion, Shield generator and Iridium

+ Fast Attack  +

4x Marker Drones

+ Heavy Support  +

3x Broadside Battlesuits w/ 2x Marker Drones & 4x Shield Drones, 3 Broadsides w/ Heavy Rail Rifle, Twin Smart missile system, Advanced Targeting System, Crushing Bulk

+ HQ  +

Commander in Coldstar Battlesuit: Vectored Manoeuvring Thrusters, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Burst Cannon, DW-02 Advanced Burst Cannon, High-output Burst Cannon, Target Lock & Promising Pupil for Precision of the Hunter

+ Troops [4 PL, 80pts] +

10x Strike Team [4 PL, 80pts]

+ Elites [28 PL, 498pts] +

5x Crisis Battlesuits w/ 4x Marker Drones, 4x Shield Drones, 3 w/ 2x Plasma Rifles, Ion, 1 w/ 2x Plasma Rifles, Ion & Early Warning Override, 1 w/ 2x Plasma Rifles, Ion, Iridium, Shield Generator and Stimm Injectors 

3x Stealth Battlesuits 2x Marker Drones, Homing Beacon & Burstcannons

+ Fast Attack +

5x Vespid Stingwings 

++ T’au Sept Supreme Command Detachment (T’au Empire) ++

+ Supreme Commander +

Commander Shadowsun Warlord: 

Beachhead Brawl 3rd place Ben Jones – Custodes

Custodes 2nd place brawl at bournemouth

Ben Jones led the Pack of Custodes players that placed in the top 10.  There are a couple of things going on with Ben’s List. First you will notice Kyria Draxus in the list as she is the means to give out a fight last against your opponent.  She is a fail safe against C’tan and of course can do the new Mental interrogation Psychic Action. She also allows for a third source of Reroll 1’s to hit but that shouldn’t really be needed with both Trajan and a Captain-Commander.

The not Warlord of the captain commander is rerolling 1’s to hit and wound for himself which is great on spear that has a +1 to wound. Combined with auric exemplar for up to 4 bonus attacks you can reliably expect 10 attacks from the spear and 1 extra from Misericordia. Castellan’s mark allows for deployment and reserve manipulation making the army fairly versatile on the attack and defense. Furthermore, the army can choose a unit to be in a different shield host to gather their traits. 

To make best use of the innate rerolls of the army, there are big guns with the Salvo Launchers and Telemons which is important for them especially as they lack Core. (And leadership 11 for some reason)

Congratulations on placing third after 7 rounds and the First Major outing for Custodes. Clearly a mean list that almost made it to the top. 

 Beachhead Brawl 3rd Place List

custodes at bournemouth

++ Emperor’s Chosen Patrol Detachment 0CP (Adeptus Custodes)++

+ Agents of the Imperium +

Lord Inquisitor Kyria Draxus [5 PL, 85pts]: 6) Castigation

+ HQ +

Shield-Captain Commander on Dawneagle Jetbike w/ Salvo & Misericordia,  Auric Exemplar, Superior Creation, Castellan’s Mark, Tip of the Spear

Trajann Valoris 

+ Troops +

Custodian Guard Squad x3 w/ Sword & Shield

Prosecutors x5

+ Elites +

Allarus Custodians w/ Spear & Misericordia

Custodian Wardens x3 w/ Spear & Misericordia

+ Fast Attack +

Vertus Praetors x3 w/ Salvo & Misericordia

Vertus Praetors x3 w/ Salvo & Misericordia

+ Heavy Support +

Telemon Heavy Dreadnought Iliastus & fist Stratagem: Eternal Penitent

Telemon Heavy Dreadnought Iliastus & fist

++ Total: ++

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