Lone Star Open Winning List- Warhammer 40k [7/25/2021]

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This is the unbelievable Lone Star Open Winning List for the Warhammer 40k tournament this weekend! Below you will find the complete list and our official breakdown of exactly what makes this list amazing. You will also find the second place list for the Lone Star Open as well!

It was a great weekend for Warhammer 40K Gaming with 5 GTs and 2 Majors. Of note is how the Summer Meltdown in Minneapolis was just two players shy of that major status.


The Lone Star Open was the big show this weekend with 165 players descending on Dallas to throw dice and move minis. Unique to the Lone Star Open was player-placed terrain with the obscuring trait on just about every single piece of terrain on the board. This player-placed terrain allowed for the placement of fortifications. John Lennon took advantage of that with the Sisters of Battle sanctum list to win the Lone Star Open!

The Lone Star Open Winning List:

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [38 PL, 764pts] ++\

  • Configuration +
    Detachment Command Cost
    Order Convictions: Order: Bloody Rose
  • No Force Org Slot +
    Repentia Superior [2 PL, 40pts]: Relic: Litanies of Faith
  • HQ +
    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
  • Elites +
    Sisters Repentia [6 PL, 112pts]
    . 8x Sisters Repentia: 8x Penitent Eviscerator
    Sisters Repentia [6 PL, 112pts]
    . 8x Sisters Repentia: 8x 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
    ++ Outrider Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [56 PL, 1,156pts, -4CP] ++
  • Configuration +
    Detachment Command Cost [-3CP]
    Order Convictions: Order: Ebon Chalice
  • HQ +
    Celestine and Geminae Superia [10 PL, 200pts]
    . 2x Geminae Superia: 2x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades, 2x Power sword
  • Elites +
    Celestian Sacresants [6 PL, 131pts]
    . 8x Celestian Sacresants (Anointed Halberd): 8x Anointed Halberd, 8x Bolt pistol, 8x Frag &
    Krak grenades
    . Sacresant Superior: Bolt pistol, Spear of the Faithful
    Dogmata [4 PL, 65pts, -1CP]: 4. Litany of Enduring Faith, 5. Verse of Holy Piety, Relic: The Sigil
    Ecclesiasticus, Stratagem: Saint in the Making, Warlord Trait: Terrible Knowledge
  • Fast Attack +
    Dominion Squad [4 PL, 80pts]
    . Dominion Superior
    . . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    Dominion Squad [4 PL, 80pts]
    . Dominion Superior
    . . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    Seraphim Squad [4 PL, 90pts]
    . 2x Seraphim: 4x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades
    . Seraphim Superior: Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol
    . Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers
    . Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers
    Seraphim Squad [4 PL, 90pts]
    . 2x Seraphim: 4x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades
    . Seraphim Superior: Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol
    . Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers
    . Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers
  • Heavy Support +
    Retributor Squad [6 PL, 130pts]: 2x Armourium Cherub
    . Retributor Superior
    . . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Ministorum Heavy Flamer
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Ministorum Heavy Flamer
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
    Retributor Squad [6 PL, 130pts]: 2x Armourium Cherub
    . Retributor Superior
    . . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Ministorum Heavy Flamer
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Ministorum Heavy Flamer
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
  • Dedicated Transport +
    Sororitas Rhino [4 PL, 80pts]
    Sororitas Rhino [4 PL, 80pts]
    ++ Fortification Network -1CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [4 PL, 80pts, 12CP] ++
  • Configuration +
    Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Fortification +
Battle Sanctum [4 PL, 80pts]
++ Total: [98 PL, 7CP, 2,000pts] ++

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How this list won the Lone Star Open

Here is exactly how John used this list to win the Lone Star Open: To the last is nearly 15 guaranteed points for this list. All of the obscuring terrain can be hard enough for shooting armies but the Battle Sanctum is 80 points of bring your own obscuring terrain as well. This is great to hide the 131 points of Sacresants one of the two the last units who then make Morvenn Vahl and Celestine untargetable. Furthermore, all 3 units are tough to bring down on their own when you can get to them. Play wise Celestine can tail back her Geminae to sneak into their bodyguard aura range.

There’s plenty of board control with this army and just the right amount of shooting for chaff clearing and vehicle hunting. The blessed bolts stratagem for the Dominion squads is easily 6 mortal wounds at whatever they target. But of course if shooting doesn’t do it, between the Repentia, Zeraphym, and Big Bad Ladies, there’s plenty of melee push.

And that, my friends, is our breakdown of the Lone Star Open winning list!


The player has asked that his points be removed updated 26 July 2021

Mr Nayden has apologized as he has realized that when taking the secondary to the last, his 3 chosen units must be the most expensive units. The Shadow Spectres, and the Harlequins and not his Night Spinners. While he still would have won his games even without those points each of the 4 games he took that secondary, that was still an illegal move and has graciously bowed out.

In second place Sean Nayden and Aeldari soup. In a tense final game of back and forth on clocked gaming both Nayden and Lennon both players finished round 4 with under 5 minutes stopping a 5th round from even happening. This allowed Lennon to keep his lead as he had
those To The Last points in the end.

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The Lone Star Open Second Place List:


++ Spearhead Detachment -3CP (Aeldari – Craftworlds) [77 PL, 1,452pts, -3CP] ++

Configuration +
Craftworld Attribute
. Custom Craftworld: Expert Crafters, Masterful Shots
Detachment Command Cost [-3CP]

HQ +
Autarch Skyrunner [6 PL, 110pts]: Laser Lance
Farseer Skyrunner [7 PL, 140pts]: 0. Smite, 1. Guide, 2. Doom, Shuriken Pistol, Singing Spear

Elites +
Shadow Spectres [10 PL, 234pts]
. 8x Shadow Spectre: 8x Plasma Grenades, 8x Prism Rifle
. Shadow Spectre Exarch
Shadow Spectres [5 PL, 130pts]
. 5x Shadow Spectre: 5x Plasma Grenades, 5x Prism Rifle

Fast Attack +
Shining Spears [10 PL, 145pts]
. 3x Shining Spear: 3x Laser Lance, 3x Twin Shuriken Catapult
. Shining Spear Exarch: Star Lance
. . Exarch Power: Expert Hunter
Swooping Hawks [4 PL, 80pts]
. 5x Swooping Hawk: 5x Lasblaster

Heavy Support +
Dark Reapers [5 PL, 106pts]
. 2x Dark Reaper: 2x Reaper Launcher
. Dark Reaper Exarch: Tempest Launcher
. . Exarch Power: Long-ranged Fire
Dark Reapers [5 PL, 106pts]
. 2x Dark Reaper: 2x Reaper Launcher
. Dark Reaper Exarch: Tempest Launcher
. . Exarch Power: Long-ranged Fire
Dark Reapers [5 PL, 106pts]
. 2x Dark Reaper: 2x Reaper Launcher
. Dark Reaper Exarch: Tempest Launcher
. . Exarch Power: Long-ranged Fire
Night Spinner [8 PL, 145pts]: Spirit Stones, Twin Shuriken Catapult
Support Weapons [12 PL, 150pts]
. Support Weapon: Shadow Weaver
. Support Weapon: Shadow Weaver
. Support Weapon: Shadow Weaver
++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Harlequins) [26 PL, 548pts, 10CP] ++

Configuration +
Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)
Detachment Command Cost
Masque Form: The Soaring Spite: Serpent’s Blood

Stratagems +
Enigmas of the Black Library (1 Relic) [-1CP]

HQ +
Troupe Master [4 PL, 70pts, -1CP]: Choreographer of War, Darkness’ Bite, Fusion Pistol,
Harlequin’s Blade, Soaring Spite: Skystrider, Stratagem: Pivotal Role, The Twilight Fang,
Warlord

Troops +
Troupe [5 PL, 121pts]
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Embrace
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Embrace
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Embrace
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Embrace
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Caress
Troupe [6 PL, 147pts]
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Embrace
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Embrace
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Embrace
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Caress
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Caress
. Player: Fusion Pistol, Harlequin’s Caress

Elites +
Death Jester [3 PL, 50pts]: Domino Shroud, Humbling Cruelty

Dedicated Transport +
Starweaver [4 PL, 80pts]
Starweaver [4 PL, 80pts]
++ Total: [103 PL, 7CP, 2,000pts] ++

Whoa that’s a lot of dakka. While some armies were penalized by so much obscuring terrain, Aeldari are fast enough to get past it and with Fire and Fade can pull back over exposed units. With plenty of small squads the craftworlds take advantage of a free reroll to hit and wound in
every single squad as well as ignoring cover. Shadow Spectres with their blast weapons are great for clearing out Admech Hordes but the Night Spinners and support platform also bring indirect fire to do that as well.

With so much fire power he managed to hold down one opponent to just 12 points. 10 which were that playe’s’ paint score. The cost of so much fire power is time on the clock.

Rounding out 3rd place is Colin Mcdade with his Lucius Battalion. McDade beat Lennon earlier in the tourney but Lennon managed to make the top 8 cutoff and avenge his loss. This was not the first time he had to take on the same opponent again at this event.

Lone Star Open Third Place List:

  • The list: Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [102 PL, 1,997pts, 7CP]
    ++
  • Configuration [12CP] +
    Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) [12CP]
    Detachment Command Cost
    Forge World Choice: Forge World: Lucius
  • Stratagems [-5CP] +
    Stratagem: Archeotech Specialist [-2CP]: 2x Archeotech Specialist [-2CP]
    Stratagem: Host of the Intermediary [-2CP]: 2x Host of the Intermediary [-2CP]
    Stratagem: Mechanicus Locum [-1CP]: Mechanicus Locum [-1CP]
  • HQ [14 PL, 245pts] +
    Skitarii Marshal [3 PL, 45pts]: Control Stave, Radium Serpenta, Relic: Exemplar’s Eternity,
    Warlord, Warlord Trait (Codex 3): Programmed Retreat
    Tech-Priest Manipulus [5 PL, 95pts]: Artisans [1 PL, 25pts], Magnarail lance, Manipulus
    Mechadendrites, Omnissian Staff, Relic: Raiment of the Technomartyr
    Tech-Priest Manipulus [6 PL, 105pts]: Logi [2 PL, 35pts], Magnarail lance, Manipulus
    Mechadendrites, Mechanicus Locum, Omnissian Staff, Relic (Lucius): The Solar Flare, Warlord
    Trait (Lucius): Luminescent Blessings
  • Troops [32 PL, 675pts] +
    Skitarii Rangers [8 PL, 170pts]: Enhanced Data-Tether [5pts], Omnispex [5pts]
    Ranger Alpha [8pts]: Galvanic Rifle, Host of the Intermediary, Warlord Trait (Codex 5): Firepoint
    Telemetry Cache
    19x Skitarii Ranger [152pts]: 19x Galvanic Rifle
    Skitarii Rangers [8 PL, 170pts]: Enhanced Data-Tether [5pts], Omnispex [5pts]
    Ranger Alpha [8pts]: Galvanic Rifle
    19x Skitarii Ranger [152pts]: 19x Galvanic Rifle
    Skitarii Vanguards [8 PL, 165pts]: Omnispex [5pts]
    19x Skitarii Vanguard [152pts]: 19x Radium Carbine
    Vanguard Alpha [8pts]: Host of the Intermediary, Radium Carbine, Warlord Trait (Codex 1):
    Multitasking Cortex
    Skitarii Vanguards [8 PL, 170pts]: Enhanced Data-Tether [5pts], Omnispex [5pts]
    19x Skitarii Vanguard [152pts]: 19x Radium Carbine
    Vanguard Alpha [8pts]: Radium Carbine
  • Elites [16 PL, 325pts] +
    Fulgurite Electro-Priests [6 PL, 120pts]
    8x Fulgurite Electro-Priest [120pts]: 8x Electroleech Stave
    Fulgurite Electro-Priests [6 PL, 120pts]
    8x Fulgurite Electro-Priest [120pts]: 8x Electroleech Stave
    Sicarian Infiltrators [4 PL, 85pts]
    Infiltrator Princeps (Stub/Sword) [17pts]: Power Sword, Stubcarbine
    4x Sicarian Infiltrator (Stub/Sword) [68pts]: 4x Power Sword, 4x Stubcarbine
  • Fast Attack [30 PL, 562pts] +
    Ironstrider Ballistarii [12 PL, 225pts]
    Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]
    Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]
    Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]
    Ironstrider Ballistarii [12 PL, 225pts]
    Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]
    Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]
    Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]
    Serberys Raiders [6 PL, 112pts]
    6x Serberys Raider [96pts]: 6x Cavalry Sabre, 6x Clawed Limbs, 6x Galvanic Carbine
    Serberys Raider Alpha [16pts]: Archeo-revolver, Cavalry Sabre, Clawed Limbs, Galvanic
    Carbine
  • Dedicated Transport [10 PL, 190pts] +
    Skorpius Dunerider [5 PL, 95pts]: 2x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Twin Cognis Heavy Stubber
    Skorpius Dunerider [5 PL, 95pts]: 2x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Twin Cognis Heavy Stubber
    ++ Total: [102 PL, 1,997pts, 7CP] ++
    How this list works.
    This is a fairly trim list with a single battalion of Admech. Two squads of Fulgurites allow for
    counter punch with their fight last stratagem and mortal wounds output.
    80 infantry is a lot of wounds to chew through when they can be so durable when you stack the
    exposed unit with Firepoint Telemetry Cache for that unit to count as in light cover. Just for being
    on terrain you gain an additional +1 to your save as well for infantry. Effectively a +2 but versus
    damage one Lucius has another +1 to their save. To go with their bulwark imperative for one
    more +1 to their Armor. 0+ saves are still a failed save on a 1 but that’s a hard unit to shift.
    Especially when the Logi makes the unit immune to ap-1 and Ap-2.
    If you think you can just tag the units, there are two fall back and shoots in this army.
    Programmed Retreat on the warlord, and the Artisan on the other Manipulus. The Solar Flare
    can be used as a once per game pick up and place (not done in the reinforcements step) which
    means that unit didn’t fall back and can still shoot.
    Multitasking Cortex allows for the large blobs to do actions and still shoot. So this army is fast
    enough to do its action especially with the infiltrators that can forward deploy and pull off a
    Retrieve Data.
    Overall a great performance by a Texan at the inaugural Lone Star Open. Maybe next year he
    can bring it home.
    Sent from my iPhone
  • Configuration +
    Detachment Command Cost
    Order Convictions: Order: Bloody Rose
  • No Force Org Slot +
    Repentia Superior [2 PL, 40pts]: Relic: Litanies of Faith
  • HQ +
    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
  • Elites +
    Sisters Repentia [6 PL, 112pts]
    . 8x Sisters Repentia: 8x Penitent Eviscerator
    Sisters Repentia [6 PL, 112pts]
    . 8x Sisters Repentia: 8x 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
    ++ Outrider Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [56 PL, 1,156pts, -4CP] ++
  • Configuration +
    Detachment Command Cost [-3CP]
    Order Convictions: Order: Ebon Chalice
  • HQ +
    Celestine and Geminae Superia [10 PL, 200pts]
    . 2x Geminae Superia: 2x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades, 2x Power sword
  • Elites +
    Celestian Sacresants [6 PL, 131pts]
    . 8x Celestian Sacresants (Anointed Halberd): 8x Anointed Halberd, 8x Bolt pistol, 8x Frag &
    Krak grenades
    . Sacresant Superior: Bolt pistol, Spear of the Faithful
    Dogmata [4 PL, 65pts, -1CP]: 4. Litany of Enduring Faith, 5. Verse of Holy Piety, Relic: The Sigil
    Ecclesiasticus, Stratagem: Saint in the Making, Warlord Trait: Terrible Knowledge
  • Fast Attack +
    Dominion Squad [4 PL, 80pts]
    . Dominion Superior
    . . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    Dominion Squad [4 PL, 80pts]
    . Dominion Superior
    . . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    . Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Artificier-crafted storm bolter
    Seraphim Squad [4 PL, 90pts]
    . 2x Seraphim: 4x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades
    . Seraphim Superior: Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol
    . Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers
    . Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers
    Seraphim Squad [4 PL, 90pts]
    . 2x Seraphim: 4x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades
    . Seraphim Superior: Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol
    . Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers
    . Seraphim w/ Special Weapons: 2x Ministorum Hand Flamers
  • Heavy Support +
    Retributor Squad [6 PL, 130pts]: 2x Armourium Cherub
    . Retributor Superior
    . . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Ministorum Heavy Flamer
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Ministorum Heavy Flamer
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
    Retributor Squad [6 PL, 130pts]: 2x Armourium Cherub
    . Retributor Superior
    . . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Ministorum Heavy Flamer
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Ministorum Heavy Flamer
    . Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
  • Dedicated Transport +
    Sororitas Rhino [4 PL, 80pts]
    Sororitas Rhino [4 PL, 80pts]
    ++ Fortification Network -1CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [4 PL, 80pts, 12CP] ++
  • Configuration +
    Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Fortification +
Battle Sanctum [4 PL, 80pts]
++ Total: [98 PL, 7CP, 2,000pts] ++

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