Showdown at Frogtown Winning Lists! [August 2021]

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Showdown at Frogtown Winning List

Quite a few people hopped on over to the Showdown at Frogtown in Toledo, Ohio for some competitive Warhammer 40K tournament action as it made ITC Major status.

Round 3 of the Admech Nerfs hit Friday meaning they were most likely not in effect for this weekend GT.

However, even if Admech was played pre-nerf, they still didn’t win as Brad Chester jumped past all the competition as the only undefeated player. Drukhari continues to be mean.

Let’s jump straight into these winning lists from the Showdown at Frogtown!

Showdown at Frogtown Winning List

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [35 PL, 770pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost

Obsession: Cult of Strife: The Spectacle of Murder

+ HQ +

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

. Agoniser & Archite Glaive

+ Troops +

Wyches [6 PL, 110pts]: *Random x 2* (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol

. 8x Wych: 8x Hekatarii Blade, 8x Plasma Grenades, 8x Splinter Pistol

. Wych w/ Shardnet and Impaler: Shardnet and Impaler

Wyches [6 PL, 110pts]: *Random x 2* (Combat Drug)

. Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol

. 8x Wych: 8x Hekatarii Blade, 8x Plasma Grenades, 8x Splinter Pistol

. Wych w/ Shardnet and Impaler: Shardnet and Impaler

+ Elites +

Mandrakes [3 PL, 75pts]

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

. Nightfiend

Mandrakes [3 PL, 75pts]

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

. Nightfiend

+ Fast Attack +

Hellions [7 PL, 170pts]: *Random x 2* (Combat Drug)

. Helliarch: Hellglaive

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

Hellions [7 PL, 170pts]: *Random x 2* (Combat Drug)

. Helliarch: Hellglaive

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

++ Patrol Detachment -2CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [60 PL, 8CP, 976pts] ++

+ Configuration +

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

Detachment Command Cost [-2CP]

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

+ Stratagems +

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

+ No Force Org Slot +

Court of the Archon [10 PL, 136pts]

. Sslyth

. Sslyth

. Sslyth

. Sslyth

. Ur-Ghul

. Ur-Ghul

. Ur-Ghul

. Ur-Ghul

+ HQ +

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

. Splintered Genius (Poisoned Tongue): 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: Klaive

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

. 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

. Klaivex: Klaive

+ Fast Attack +

Scourges [5 PL, 80pts]

. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Shredder

. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Shredder

. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Shredder

. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Shredder

. Solarite: Shardcarbine

+ Dedicated Transport +

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

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

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

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

++ Patrol Detachment -2CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [13 PL, -4CP, 250pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost [-2CP]

Obsession: Cult of Strife: The Spectacle of Murder

+ Stratagems +

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

+ HQ +

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

. Razorflails

+ 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

+ Elites +

Incubi [4 PL, 80pts]

. 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

. Klaivex: Klaive

+ Fast Attack +

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

. Arena Champion: Splinter Rifle

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

++ Total: [108 PL, 4CP, 1,996pts] ++

Showdown at Frogtown Winning List Review:

Drukhari are fast. Faster still when you add Hypex for a base 20” move and an auto advance 8”. A theme you will see across the army as Cult of Strife supplement came with more movement shenanigans and warlord and relic tricks.

Of course the characters are very deadly. For example, the Dark Lotus toxin stacked with Adrenalight, Precision Blows and Razorflails is 14 attacks on the charge and each hit roll of a 6 is two mortal wounds. All at the low low price of 60 points. But wait there’s more as there are other deadly characters to go with this list.

The Mandrakes can be used defensively to deploy outside their deployment zone to limit where drop pods and Sicaran Infiltrators may drop but are better served as action monkeys especially as they can go back into reserve. Furthermore any unit deployed close to the Drukhari can be used as a spring board for the army as they move forward.

Perhaps the hardest thing for armies to deal with is how this army can stop fallback and maybe why folks will continue taking Lucius in order to use Solar Flare to pull out of combat.

One possible play will be to use the Court of the Archon and the Hellion squads as the To The Last units but as 10 person squads, the hellions may not be the best choice of secondary especially considering the Unique secondaries and speed Drukhari have. 

Showdown at Frogtown 2nd Place List

Matt Estrada was stalled mid-leap with a draw round 3. However with 4 wins it was enough to pull out second place. Any 4-1 player would automatically fall below his placing as a 4-0-1 player. 

Here’s the list:

++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [101 PL, 7CP, 2,000pts] ++

+ 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: Artefactotum [-1CP]: Artefactotum [-1CP]

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

Stratagem: Mechanicus Locum [-1CP]: Mechanicus Locum [-1CP]

+ HQ [14 PL, 245pts] +

Skitarii Marshal [3 PL, 45pts]: Control Stave, Mechanicus Locum, Radium Serpenta, Relic: Exemplar’s Eternity, 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, Omnissian Staff, Relic (Lucius): The Solar Flare, Warlord, Warlord Trait (Lucius): Luminescent Blessings

+ Troops [24 PL, 505pts] +

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 [2 PL, 40pts]

. Ranger Alpha [8pts]: Galvanic Rifle

. 4x Skitarii Ranger [32pts]: 4x Galvanic Rifle

Skitarii Rangers [2 PL, 40pts]

. Ranger Alpha [8pts]: Galvanic Rifle

. 4x Skitarii Ranger [32pts]: 4x Galvanic Rifle

Skitarii Rangers [4 PL, 85pts]: Omnispex [5pts]

. Ranger Alpha [8pts]: Galvanic Rifle

. 9x Skitarii Ranger [72pts]: 9x Galvanic Rifle

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, 340pts] +

Sicarian Infiltrators [4 PL, 85pts]

. Infiltrator Princeps (Flechette/Taser) [17pts]: Flechette Blaster, Taser Goad

. 4x Sicarian Infiltrator (Flechette/Taser) [68pts]: 4x Flechette Blaster, 4x Taser Goad

Sicarian Infiltrators [4 PL, 85pts]

. Infiltrator Princeps (Flechette/Taser) [17pts]: Flechette Blaster, Taser Goad

. 4x Sicarian Infiltrator (Flechette/Taser) [68pts]: 4x Flechette Blaster, 4x Taser Goad

Sicarian Ruststalkers [8 PL, 170pts]

. Ruststalker Princeps (Blades) [17pts]: Artefactotum, Chordclaw, Relic: The Omniscient Mask, Transonic Blades

. 9x Sicarian Ruststalker (Blades) [153pts]: 9x Transonic Blades

+ Fast Attack [28 PL, 515pts] +

Ironstrider Ballistarii [12 PL, 215pts]

. Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 65pts]: Twin Cognis Autocannon

. Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]

. Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]

Ironstrider Ballistarii [12 PL, 215pts]

. Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 65pts]: Twin Cognis Autocannon

. Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]

. Ironstrider Ballistarius [4 PL, 75pts]: Twin Cognis Lascannon [10pts]

Serberys Raiders [4 PL, 85pts]: Enhanced Data-Tether [5pts]

. 4x Serberys Raider [64pts]: 4x Cavalry Sabre, 4x Clawed Limbs, 4x Galvanic Carbine

. Serberys Raider Alpha [16pts]: Archeo-revolver, Cavalry Sabre, Clawed Limbs, Galvanic Carbine

+ Flyer [14 PL, 300pts] +

Archaeopter Fusilave [7 PL, 150pts]: Chaff Launcher [20pts], 4x Cognis Heavy Stubber

Archaeopter Fusilave [7 PL, 150pts]: Chaff Launcher [20pts], 4x Cognis Heavy Stubber

+ Dedicated Transport [5 PL, 95pts] +

Skorpius Dunerider [5 PL, 95pts]: 2x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Twin Cognis Heavy Stubber

++ Total: [101 PL, 7CP, 2,000pts] ++

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Showdown 2nd Place List Review

Mr Estrada skipped the Veteran cohort in order to take two Manipulus in his list. This let him have both Logi and Artisans for two ways to fall back and shoot and one really tough core unit. While that won’t be a thing going forward on the Laser Chickens, it will still be relevant for the various squads.

With so many small squads, easy objective scoring and actions can be completed.

Take note of the Fusilaves as they average 5 mortal wounds each when flying over a squad of 2 or more Chicken Walkers.

Finally the Rust Stalkers are tough and hit hard. There are the potential mortal wounds on a 6 to wound but the relic the Princess took also allows for exploding 6s to hit. Stacked with assassin constructs for extra attacks they can mulch in combat. What makes them tough is Fire Point Telemetry Cache. 4+ armor stacked with +1 versus damage one for Lucius dogma, +1 for wasteland stalker +1 light Cover via the Cache and another +1 for being wholly on terrain via the Cache puts them on a 0+ save. Versus Damage one. Going forward via the Lucius errata, this unit will have a 1+ versus ranged attacks.

Tom Ogden came in third place with Mars.

If you’re going to lose, you may as well lose to the champion. Or in this case Mr Ogden lost to Matt Estrada who was second with just 5 points difference.

Frogtown 3rd Place List

++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [102 PL, 2,000pts, 12CP] ++

+ Configuration +

Army of Renown – Skitarii Veteran Cohort

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

Detachment Command Cost

Forge World Choice: Forge World: Mars

+ HQ +

Skitarii Marshal [3 PL, 45pts]: Relic: Exemplar’s Eternity, Warlord, Warlord Trait (Codex 3): Programmed Retreat

Tech-Priest Manipulus [6 PL, 105pts]: Logi, Magnarail lance

+ Troops +

Skitarii Rangers [9 PL, 205pts]: Omnispex

. Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle

. 19x Skitarii Ranger: 19x Galvanic Rifle

Skitarii Rangers [9 PL, 205pts]: Omnispex

. Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle

. 19x Skitarii Ranger: 19x Galvanic Rifle

Skitarii Vanguards [9 PL, 185pts]: Omnispex

. 17x Skitarii Vanguard: 17x Radium Carbine

. Vanguard Alpha: Radium Carbine

+ Elites +

Sicarian Infiltrators [4 PL, 85pts]

. Infiltrator Princeps (Stub/Sword)

. 4x Sicarian Infiltrator (Stub/Sword): 4x Power Sword, 4x Stubcarbine

Sicarian Infiltrators [4 PL, 85pts]

. Infiltrator Princeps (Stub/Sword)

. 4x Sicarian Infiltrator (Stub/Sword): 4x Power Sword, 4x Stubcarbine

Sicarian Ruststalkers [4 PL, 85pts]

. Ruststalker Princeps (Razor)

. 4x Sicarian Ruststalker (Razor/Chordclaw): 4x Chordclaw, 4x Transonic Razor

+ Fast Attack +

Ironstrider Ballistarii [12 PL, 225pts]

. Ironstrider Ballistarius: Twin Cognis Lascannon

. Ironstrider Ballistarius: Twin Cognis Lascannon

. Ironstrider Ballistarius: Twin Cognis Lascannon

Ironstrider Ballistarii [12 PL, 225pts]

. Ironstrider Ballistarius: Twin Cognis Lascannon

. Ironstrider Ballistarius: Twin Cognis Lascannon

. Ironstrider Ballistarius: Twin Cognis Lascannon

+ Heavy Support +

Skorpius Disintegrator [8 PL, 145pts]: Belleros Energy Cannon

Skorpius Disintegrator [8 PL, 145pts]: Belleros Energy Cannon

+ Flyer +

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

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

++ Total: [102 PL, 2,000pts, 12CP] ++

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Showdown at Frogtown 3rd Place List Review

How the list works, you will notice that Mr. Ogden opted to not take data tethers in the squad but with the vehicles handing out data tether if near enough programmed retreat is readily available.

As the Skitarii army of renown, there are plenty of units to try and use the new stratagems. The hit efficiency on the Ironstriders will soon be slightly less going forward but as Mars, there are both the Canticles and the Mars dogma rerolls.

Beware the Vanguard reducing your toughness when the chant of the Remorseless Fist is active for just a ton of attacks. Take that T4 again Orks.

Between the bombs of the Fusilaves and the two Belleros Energy cannons, it won’t be easy to hide from this army.

That’s a wrap on the Showdown at Frogtown and all the winning lists. What are your thoughts on these lists? Let us know in the comments below!

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