Flying Monkey Con Winning Lists Warhammer 40k

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Today we bring you the Flying Monkey Con Winning Lists for the Warhammer 40k tournament. Held in Wichita, Kansas this was another successful Warhammer 40k Major GT with 85 attendees. To address submarining at Flying Monkey Con, the practice of deliberately scoring lower to avoid tougher matches, the event had random pairings rounds 1-3. Granted winners still had to take on winners but this was to encourage folks to get the highest scores they could. 

New Orks were allowed at Flying Monkey Con and were even playing at the top table but fell to Drukhari for a not unfamiliar spread of Drukhari, Admech, and more Drukhari.  

The Winners of the Flying Monkey Con Warhammer 40k GT!

flying monkey con top 3 winners 2021

Flying Monkey Con Winning List 1st Place!

First Place at Flying Monkey Con went to Matt Root. He is no stranger to the top of Flying Monkey Con and brought a list to take him there. Notice how the transports are all Dark Techonomancers? This is in order for the Dark Lances to benefit from the All Consuming Coven. Specifically a +1 to hit and +1 to wound. This will cause the lances to wound anything less tough than a Knight on a 2+. With Damage 4+D3 weapons at AP-4. To counter Admech blobs or other hordes, the Cronos Spirit Vortexes bring lots of blast and can also benefit from the Coven Trait. Unfortunately, Lightning Reflexes won’t work on these units as they are coven. 

Warhammer 40k First Place List Review

Furthermore, this list counters Admech chicken walkers with +2 movement on the Reaver Jetbikes for 20” moves. The 60 point unit is more than fast enough to tag Ironstriders, due to loss of core on these units. Along with the means to turn off overwatch and prevent units from falling back Mr Root can lock down shooting armies easily by turn 2. Congrats to Matt.

The List:

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [17 PL, -2CP, 300pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost

Obsession: Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship

Raiding Forces – CP Refund

+ Stratagems +

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

+ HQ +

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

. . Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): 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: 4x Klaive

. . Klaivex: Demiklaives

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [22 PL, -3CP, 435pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost

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

+ Stratagems +

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

+ HQ +

Succubus [4 PL, -1CP, 75pts]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition

. . Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer

Succubus [3 PL, 60pts]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Competitive Edge, The Triptych Whip, Warlord

. . Agoniser & Archite Glaive

+ Troops +

Wyches [6 PL, -1CP, 105pts]: 2 – Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)

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

. . 9x Wych: 9x Hekatarii Blade, 9x Plasma Grenades, 9x Splinter Pistol

+ Elites +

Mandrakes [3 PL, 75pts]

. . 4x Mandrake: 4x Baleblast, 4x Glimmersteel Blade

. . Nightfiend

+ Fast Attack +

Reavers [3 PL, 60pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. . Arena Champion: Splinter Rifle

. . 2x Reaver: 2x Bladevanes, 2x Splinter Pistol, 2x Splinter Rifle

Reavers [3 PL, 60pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. . Arena Champion: Splinter Rifle

. . 2x Reaver: 2x Bladevanes, 2x Splinter Pistol, 2x Splinter Rifle

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [70 PL, 12CP, 1,265pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost

Obsession

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

Raiding Forces – CP Refund

+ HQ +

Drazhar [8 PL, 145pts]

+ Troops +

Wracks [3 PL, 50pts]

. . Acothyst: Hexrifle, Wrack Blade

. . Wrack w/ Special Weapon: Ossefactor

. . 3x Wracks: 3x Wrack Blade

Wracks [3 PL, 50pts]

. . Acothyst: Hexrifle, Wrack Blade

. . Wrack w/ Special Weapon: Ossefactor

. . 3x Wracks: 3x Wrack Blade

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

. . 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

. . Klaivex: Demiklaives

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

. . 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

. . Klaivex: Demiklaives

+ Heavy Support +

Cronos [12 PL, 240pts]

. . Cronos: Spirit Vortex

. . Cronos: Spirit Vortex

. . Cronos: Spirit Vortex

Cronos [12 PL, 240pts]

. . Cronos: Spirit Vortex

. . Cronos: Spirit Vortex

. . Cronos: Spirit Vortex

+ Dedicated Transport +

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

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

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

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

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Flying Monkey Con Winning List 2nd Place!

Coming in Second place was another Matt. Matt Evans with the dreaded 6 Admech Flyers list.  Running this army requires 3 detachments in order to take all the flyers and the cheapest way to do that CP wise is to do a triple patrol. Mars takes the loss of that CP fairly well with an innate reroll to hit. Furthermore, they can benefit from Canticles such as Benediction of the Omnisiah for offense, or Shroudpsalm for defense depending on the go first roll off. 

Warhammer 40k Winning List 2nd Place Review

There are two ways to fall back and shoot but neither will be needed for all the Aircraft. The Aircraft all have command Uplinks, this saves 120 points. Obviously the Stratoraptor is a gun ship and is scary with the rerolls and Damage 3+D3 Lascannons but the Fusilaves are also deadly. Imagine they fly over a squad of 2 vehicles.  That’s 10 chances to do a mortal wound on a 4+ easily countering other Adeptus Mechanicus. Or perhaps you see a Raider with Cult of Strife Blood Brides. With the mid-move turn with the flyers easily all 3 can pass over that raider with the goal of opening the transports with 6 chances at a mortal wound a 4+ each. Once the transport pops you can get to the juicy insides.  

Overall the list is fast enough to play Engage on all Fronts and/or do Retrieve Octarius Data. And the flyers can make up for the lack of Data Tethers on the squads.  Going undefeated 6 rounds prove this. 

The list:

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [37 PL, 740pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost

Forge World Choice: Forge World: Mars

+ HQ +

Tech-Priest Manipulus [5 PL, 95pts]: Artisans, Magnarail lance, Relic: Raiment of the Technomartyr, Warlord, Warlord Trait (Codex 2): Masterwork Bionics

+ Troops +

Skitarii Rangers [8 PL, 165pts]: Omnispex

. Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle

. 19x Skitarii Ranger: 19x Galvanic Rifle

Skitarii Rangers [2 PL, 40pts]

. Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle

. 4x Skitarii Ranger: 4x Galvanic Rifle

+ Elites +

Sicarian Infiltrators [4 PL, 85pts]

. Infiltrator Princeps (Flechette/Taser)

. 4x Sicarian Infiltrator (Flechette/Taser): 4x Flechette Blaster, 4x Taser Goad

+ Fast Attack +

Pteraxii Sterylizors [4 PL, 95pts]: Pteraxii Sterylizor Alpha

. 4x Pteraxii Sterylizor: 4x Phosphor torch, 4x Pteraxii Talons

+ Flyer +

Archaeopter Fusilave [7 PL, 130pts]: Command Uplink

Archaeopter Fusilave [7 PL, 130pts]: Command Uplink

++ Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [29 PL, 10CP, 540pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost [-2CP]

Forge World Choice: Forge World: Mars

+ HQ +

Skitarii Marshal [3 PL, 45pts]: Relic: Exemplar’s Eternity

+ Troops +

Skitarii Rangers [8 PL, 165pts]: Omnispex

. Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle, Host of the Intermediary, Warlord Trait (Codex 3): Programmed Retreat

. 19x Skitarii Ranger: 19x Galvanic Rifle

Skitarii Rangers [2 PL, 40pts]

. Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle

. 4x Skitarii Ranger: 4x Galvanic Rifle

+ Flyer +

Archaeopter Fusilave [7 PL, 130pts]: Command Uplink

Archaeopter Stratoraptor [9 PL, 160pts]: Command Uplink

++ Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [40 PL, -4CP, 718pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost [-2CP]

Forge World Choice: Forge World: Mars

+ Stratagems +

Stratagem: Archeotech Specialist [-1CP]: Archeotech Specialist

Stratagem: Host of the Intermediary [-1CP]: Host of the Intermediary

+ HQ +

Tech-Priest Manipulus [6 PL, 100pts]: Magi, Magnarail lance

+ Troops +

Skitarii Vanguards [8 PL, 165pts]: Omnispex

. 19x Skitarii Vanguard: 19x Radium Carbine

. Vanguard Alpha: Radium Carbine

Skitarii Vanguards [8 PL, 133pts]: Omnispex

. 15x Skitarii Vanguard: 15x Radium Carbine

. Vanguard Alpha: Radium Carbine

+ Flyer +

Archaeopter Stratoraptor [9 PL, 160pts]: Command Uplink

Archaeopter Stratoraptor [9 PL, 160pts]: Command Uplink

++ Total: [106 PL, 6CP, 1,998pts] ++

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Flying Monkey Con Winning List 3rd Place

Drukhari, rounded out the Top 3 with Charlie Andre’s army.  Like most of the Drukhari players he opted for the Obsidian Rose. The 6” Additional range and re-roll of one wound combined with the speed of the Raiders makes it hard not to choose this Kabal. Considering the Blasters are now 24” range that’s why you’ll see it along with other Drukhari staples.  You know, the Cult of Strife Succubus, Wyches and at least 3 patrols that don’t cost Command points. All with enough transports to give their units a ride. So you need a plan when going to events to face Drukharii and Admech. 

Warhammer 40k Winning List 3rd Place Review

One other reason they are so good is their secondaries. Herd the prey will punish you for castling far from them, but they are more than fast enough for engage on all fronts. That also leans into them doing Retrieve Octarius Data for an easy 12 points. Charlies, army makes use of raiders melee potential. 

One weakness of this type of list, are how easily they give up Grind Them Down points or how they can lose their characters acting as missiles. 

The list: 

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [71 PL, 1,215pts, -2CP] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost

Obsession: Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship

Raiding Forces – CP Refund

+ Stratagems +

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

+ HQ +

Archon [5 PL, 90pts, -1CP]: Ancient Evil, Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Djin Blade

. Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): Splintered Genius

Drazhar [8 PL, 145pts]

+ 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

Kabalite Warriors [3 PL, 50pts]

. 3x Kabalite Warrior: 3x Splinter Rifle

. Kabalite Warrior w/ Special Weapon: Blaster

. Sybarite: Splinter Rifle

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

. 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

. Klaivex: Klaive

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

. 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

. Klaivex: Klaive

+ Fast Attack +

Scourges [5 PL, 60pts]

. 4x Scourge w/ shardcarbine: 4x Plasma Grenades, 4x Shardcarbine

. Solarite: Shardcarbine

+ Dedicated Transport +

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

Raider [6 PL, 100pts]: Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal

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

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [28 PL, 540pts, 10CP] ++

+ Configuration +

Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost

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

Raiding Forces – CP Refund

+ Stratagems +

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, 130pts]: 2 – Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol

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

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

Wyches [3 PL, 50pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol

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

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

. 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

. Klaivex: Klaive

Mandrakes [3 PL, 75pts]

. 4x Mandrake: 4x Baleblast, 4x Glimmersteel Blade

. Nightfiend

+ Fast Attack +

Reavers [3 PL, 70pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Arena Champion: Heat Lance

. 2x Reaver: 2x Bladevanes, 2x Splinter Pistol, 2x Splinter Rifle

Reavers [3 PL, 60pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Arena Champion: Splinter Rifle

. 2x Reaver: 2x Bladevanes, 2x Splinter Pistol, 2x Splinter Rifle

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [13 PL, 245pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost

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

Raiding Forces – CP Refund

+ HQ +

Succubus [3 PL, 60pts]: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Warlord

+ Troops +

Wyches [3 PL, 50pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol

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

Wyches [3 PL, 50pts]: 3 – Hypex (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol

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

+ Fast Attack +

Hellions [4 PL, 85pts]: *Random x 2* (Combat Drug)

. Helliarch: Hellglaive

. 4x Hellion: 4x Hellglaive, 4x Splinter Pods

++ Total: [112 PL, 8CP, 2,000pts] ++

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That’s all from Flying Monkey Con and their Warhammer 40k GT this year! Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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