Crucible 9 Warhammer 40k Winning Lists

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Grey Knights Warhammer 40k

Grey Knights stood at all levels of the podium at the Crucible 9 Warhammer 40k GT. The best part of this was how all 3 list were different but not overly so.  5 Dreadknights in first place, 5 Dreadknights in 2nd place and just 4 Dreadknights in 4th place. This particular weekend ½ of podium finishes were Grey Knights at Majors.  Most with 5 Dreadknights but none less than 4 Dreadknights. 

That being said while the Knights are tough it has to be acknowledged how easy the Purifying Ritual is for an army to score.  Especially on a 6 objective mission. The interceptors can easily hop onto an objective, cast and carry on with what they were doing with shooting and melee. 

Crucible 9 1st place David Ozawa – Grey Knights

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Grey Knight WIP by saint-max

Two detachments are common for Grey Knights because of the way Grand Masters are limited to 1 per detachment. Taking Sword Bearers can improve on wounding for other vehicles. Combined with Empyric Amplification, tough units should go down. Hence why several Grey Knights lists will feature the Sword Bearers Brotherhood.

Rapiers were the other choice for Ozawa’s Grey Knights. Exploding 6’s for extra hits is appreciated when the melee weapons of Grey Knights are much more deadly than what most other non elites units carry. The Psychic Power Symphonic Strike is one Additional attack from every model in the target unit.  Remember those exploding 6’s to hit? With their powers combined you get a lot of melee output.  All those extra hits increase the chance during the Tide of Convergence to do even more mortal wounds on a 6 to wound.  

Congratulations on a first place showing in a tough local meta. 

Crucible 9 First Place List:

Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Grey Knights) [77 PL, 12CP, 1,309pts]

Brotherhood  Rapiers

HQ

Grand Master in Nemesis Dreadknight [12 PL, 235pts]

1: Daemon Slayer, 2: Empyric Amplification, 4: Vortex of Doom, Brotherhood Psyker Power, Dreadfist, Foretelling of Locus, Gatling Psilencer, Grand Master Chapter, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword, Warlord

Kaldor Draigo [9 PL, 180pts]

1: Gate of Infinity, 3: Sanctuary, 5: Warp Shaping, Frag & Krak grenades, Master-crafted storm bolter, The Titansword

Troops

Strike Squad [6 PL, 110pts]

3x Halberd to include Justicar, 1x Psilencer, 1x Warding Stave, 

Elites

Brotherhood Apothecary [7 PL, 115pts]

1: Gate of Infinity, Brotherhood Psyker Power, Frag & Krak grenades, Gem of Inoktu

Nemesis Warding Stave

Purifier Squad [14 PL, 230pts]

5x Halberd to include Knight of the Flame, 4x Psilencer, 1x warding stave

Fast Attack

Interceptor Squad [14 PL, 144pts]

1x Psilencer, 4x Halberd Including Justicar, 1x Warding Stave

Interceptor Squad [7 PL, 120pts]

1x Psilencer, 3x Halberd Including Justicar, 1x Warding Stave

Heavy Support

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 175pts]

Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword

Swordbearers Patrol Detachment -2CP  [33 PL, -3CP, 690pts]

HQ

Grand Master in Nemesis Dreadknight [11 PL, -1CP, 220pts]

 2: Empyric Amplification, 3: Unyielding Anvil, 4: Vortex of Doom, Brotherhood Psyker Power, Dreadfist, Gatling Psilencer, Grand Master Chapter, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Daemon Greathammer, Servant of the Throne, Shield of Humanity, Sigil of Exigence

Troops

Strike Squad [6 PL, 110pts]

3x Halberd including the Justicar, 1x Incinerator, 1x Warding Stave

Heavy Support

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 185pts] Dreadfist, Dreadknight teleporter, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 175pts] Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword

Crucible 9 2nd Place Nick Nanavati – Grey Knights

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Grey Knights by Hokunin

Grey Knights can be played in a variety of ways. Where Ozawa mixed in Warding Staves with the Halberds, Nick kept one set of weapons for each unit.  Prescient Brotherhood allows for gaining Command Points. Notice the Brotherhood Librarian has two Warlord traits. Psychic Epitome and Unyielding Anvil. Cannon took Unyielding Anvil as well but in regards to the Psychic Epitome this Warlord trait allows a Grey Knight unit to deal additional mortal wounds with Witchfire powers.  Offensively the Librarian can cast on 3d6 with an increased range for Purifying Flame and Vortex of doom for plenty of Mortal wounds to go off. 

Well done Nick with a great showing.

Crucible 9 2nd Place List

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Grey Knights) [39 PL, 785pts, -1CP] ++

Brotherhood: Swordbearers

+ HQ +

Brotherhood Librarian [6 PL, 105pts, -1CP]: 3: Unyielding Anvil, 4: Purifying Flame, 4: Vortex of Doom, 6: Psychic Epitome, Exemplar of the Silver Host, Warlord

. Nemesis Warding Stave

Grand Master in Nemesis Dreadknight [11 PL, 230pts]: 1: Gate of Infinity, 2: Empyric Amplification, Dreadfist, Dreadknight teleporter, Gatling Psilencer, Gem of Inoktu, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword, Sigil of Exigence

+ Troops +

Strike Squad [6 PL, 110pts]

5x Grey Knight (Falchions): 

+ Heavy Support +

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 170pts]: Dreadfist, Dreadfist, Dreadknight teleporter, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 170pts]: Dreadfist, Dreadfist, Dreadknight teleporter, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon

++ Outrider Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Grey Knights) [66 PL, 1,215pts, -1CP] ++

Brotherhood: Prescient Brethren

+ HQ +

Brotherhood Techmarine [5 PL, 100pts, -1CP]: 5: Warp Shaping, A Noble Death, Boltgun, Divination, Omnissian Power Axe, Shield of Humanity

Grand Master in Nemesis Dreadknight [11 PL, 235pts]: 1: Gate of Infinity, 3: Sanctuary, Dreadfist, Dreadknight teleporter, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword, Servant of the Throne

+ Fast Attack +

Interceptor Squad [14 PL, 240pts] 10x Halberd

Interceptor Squad [14 PL, 240pts] 10x Halberd

Interceptor Squad [14 PL, 240pts] 10x Sword

+ Heavy Support +

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 160pts]: Dreadfist, Dreadfist, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon

++ Total: [105 PL, -2CP, 2,000pts] ++

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Crucible 9 3rd place Cannon Biggs – Grey Knights

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Baroque Grey Knight Terminator by Eupackardia

Cannon lost to Jack Harpsters Blood Angels round 4.  The Short range of the Grey Knights is close to where the Blood Angels want to be. The toughness of Dreadknights is mitigated by Blood Angels +1 to wound. Grey Knight shooting tends to be low in Armour Piercing making it hard to chew through 2+ Armour Saves especially when they are in cover.

What Cannon did differently that other Grey Knight Players is the appearance of the Brotherhood Chaplain as well as taking a Wardmakers Detachment. 

Amazingly, the Wardmakers can turn off an Auras. Why that matters will be the Auras by rules even if they lack the Aura designation.  For example, savior protocols and Bodyguard. Basic auras such as the Narthecium or the Soul Warden Warlord traits.  Furthermore, Unyielding Anvil is used to give out Objective Secured or counts as two models.

Foretelling of Locus allows for redeploying up to 3 to include units back into reserve. This allows for an aggressive deployment, fixing of deployment mistakes and misdirection, or redeploying when the roll off doesn’t go your way.  A great list that had to make its way through Ork Buggy Spam.

Congratulations Cannon Biggs in a very tough local meta.

Crucible 9 Third Place Winning List

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Grey Knights) [43 PL, 780pts, 12CP] ++

Brotherhood: Wardmakers

+ HQ +

Brotherhood Chaplain [8 PL, 140pts]: 3: Sanctuary, 3: Unyielding Anvil, 6. Invocation of Focus, Foretelling of Locus, Warlord

Kaldor Draigo [9 PL, 180pts]: 1: Gate of Infinity, 4: Vortex of Doom, 5: Warp Shaping

+ Troops +

Strike Squad [6 PL, 110pts]

4x Halberd to include the Justicar, 1x Warding Stave

+ Elites +

Paladin Squad [13 PL, 235pts]: 4: Purifying Flame, 5: Armoured Resilience

5x Halberd

Purifier Squad [7 PL, 115pts]

3x Halberd, 2x Incinerator

 Spearhead Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Grey Knights) [63 PL, 1,220pts, -4CP] 

Brotherhood: Blades of Victory

+ HQ +

Grand Master in Nemesis Dreadknight [11 PL, 225pts, -1CP]: 1: Gate of Infinity, 2: Empyric Amplification, Dreadfist, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword, Servant of the Throne, Shield of Humanity, Sigil of Exigence, Vanguard Aggression

+ Elites +

Purifier Squad [7 PL, 115pts]

. Knight of the Flame

. . Nemesis Force Halberd

. 2x Purifier (Halberd): 2x Nemesis Force Halberd, 2x Storm Bolter

. 2x Purifier (Incinerator): 2x Incinerator

Purifier Squad [7 PL, 115pts]

3x Halberd, 2x Incinerator

+ Fast Attack +

Interceptor Squad [7 PL, 120pts]

5x Halberd

Interceptor Squad [7 PL, 120pts]

5x Halberd

+ Heavy Support +

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 175pts]: Dreadfist, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 175pts]: Dreadfist, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword

Nemesis Dreadknight [8 PL, 175pts]: Dreadfist, Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Greatsword

++ Total: [106 PL, 8CP, 2,000pts] ++

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Final Thoughts on Crucible 9

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