The Coventry GT Warhammer 40k: 5 Round Major

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This was a secondary event at the Coventry GT Warhammer 40k.

Pro: it was a 2 day event.

Con: there were multiple undefeated.

That being said all 3 of the winning lists were clearly mean lists as 85 other players lost along the way. Another Perk is that none of these lists are buggy spam remind folks that there are other great armies available. 

Now, let’s dive into round two of The Coventry GT Warhammer 40k 5 Round Major!

The Coventry GT Warhammer 40k 1st place David Gaylard – Admech

coventry gt 5 round first place

David Brought a mixed admech list using Lucius and Mars. Lucius Infantry bricks are hard to shift. Programmed Retreat will allow them to fall back and shoot. If they can’t fall back for various reasons, they could just use Solar Flare. Another perk of the large squads is how they ignore cover which is great when fighting into Grey Knights and their Tide of Shadows. 

The other two detachments burn into the Command Point pool a bit but that’s okay as the Mars detachments have innate rerolls to hit. Making the Stratoraptors even more fearsome. The lone Engineseer can be used to Awaken the Machine Spirits for a bonus to hit and to affect some light repairs to the Mars vehicles. 

+ Mars Outrider Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) ++

+ HQ +

Skitarii Marshal

+ Elites +

Sicarian Infiltrators x5 Power Swords and Stub Carbines

Sicarian Ruststalkers x7 W/ Blades

+ Fast Attack +

Ironstrider Ballistarii w/ Lascannons

Ironstrider Ballistarii w/ Lascannons

Ironstrider Ballistarii w/ Lascannons

+ Flyer +

Archaeopter Stratoraptor: Chaff Launcher

Archaeopter Stratoraptor: Chaff Launcher

+ Dedicated Transport +

Skorpius Dunerider

++Mars Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) ++

+ HQ +

Tech-Priest Enginseer

+ Troops +

Skitarii Rangers x5

+ Fast Attack +

Serberys Raiders x3

Serberys Raiders x3

+ Flyer +

Archaeopter Stratoraptor: Chaff Launcher

++ Lucius Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) ++

+ Stratagems +

Archeotech Specialist, Host of the Intermediary, Mechanicus Locum

+ HQ +

Skitarii Marshal: Mechanicus Locum, Relic: Exemplar’s Eternity, Warlord Trait: Firepoint Telemetry Cache

Tech-Priest Manipulus: Logi, Magnarail lance, Relic (Lucius): The Solar Flare, Warlord, Warlord Trait: Luminescent Blessings

+ Troops +

Skitarii Rangers x20 w/ 2x Plasma Caliver, Enhanced Data-Tether, Omnispex

Skitarii Rangers x20 w/ x Plasma Caliver, Enhanced Data-Tether, Omnispex & Host of the Intermediary, Warlord Trait: Programmed Retreat

Skitarii Rangers x20 w/ x Plasma Caliver, Enhanced Data-Tether, Omnispex

++ Total: [98 PL, 4CP, 2,000pts] ++

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The Coventry GT 2nd place Martyn Cooper – Drukhari

coventry gt second place

This list makes use of Blackstone fortress Ur Ghul units. These are single model infantry units that do not take up a force org slot.  They are pretty nifty in that regard as they can do actions and are cheap. So they can Play the mission. The double Trueborn units, while always great, are particularly useful at countering ork buggy spam in the current meta. Otherwise, there are plenty of hard hitting Dark Lances and a pair of Cult of Strife Succubuses to clear the board. 

Kabal of the Black Heart Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [50 PL, 10CP, 871pts] 

+ Stratagems [-1CP] +

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

+ No Force Org Slot [5 PL, 66pts] +

Court of the Archon: Sslyth & Ur-Ghul x3

+ HQ [5 PL, -1CP, 90pts] +

Archon: Blast Pistol [5pts], Hatred Eternal, Huskblade [5pts], Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition [-1CP], The Djin Blade,Splintered Genius 

+ Troops [14 PL, 250pts] +

Kabalite Trueborn x10 w/ 2x Blaster, Dark Lance & Phantasm Grenade Launcher

Kabalite Warriors x5 w/ Blaster & Phantasm Grenade Launcher

Kabalite Warriors x5 w/ Blaster & Phantasm Grenade Launcher

+ Elites [8 PL, 160pts] +

Incubi x5 w/ Demiklaives and Klaives

Incubi w/ Demiklaives and Klaives

+ Dedicated Transport [18 PL, 305pts] +

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

Raider [6 PL, 105pts]: Bladevanes, Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Kabal, Phantasm Grenade Launcher [5pts]

Raider [6 PL, 105pts]: Bladevanes, Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Kabal, Phantasm Grenade Launcher [5pts]

 Kabal of the Poisoned Tongue Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [42 PL, 760pts] 

+ No Force Org Slot [2 PL, 30pts] +

Ur-Ghul

Ur-Ghul 

+ HQ [5 PL, 85pts] +

Archon [5 PL, 85pts]: Blast Pistol [5pts], Overlord, Venom Blade Splintered Genius]

+ Troops [14 PL, 255pts] +

Kabalite Trueborn x10 w/ 2x Blaster, Dark Lance & Phantasm Grenade Launcher

Kabalite Warriors x5 w/ Blaster & Phantasm Grenade Launcher

Wracks x5 w/ Liquifier Gun x2

+ Elites [3 PL, 75pts] +

Mandrakes x5

+ Dedicated Transport [18 PL, 315pts] +

Raider [6 PL, 105pts]: Bladevanes, Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Kabal, Phantasm Grenade Launcher [5pts]

Raider [6 PL, 105pts]: Bladevanes, Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Kabal, Phantasm Grenade Launcher [5pts]

Raider [6 PL, 105pts]: Bladevanes, Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Kabal, Phantasm Grenade Launcher [5pts]

Cult of Strife Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [19 PL, -2CP, 365pts] 

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

+ HQ [6 PL, -1CP, 120pts] +

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

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

+ Troops [6 PL, 100pts] +

Wyches x5 Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)

Wyches x5 Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)

+ Fast Attack [7 PL, 145pts] +

Hellions x5 Random x 2 (Combat Drug)

Reavers x3 w/ Hypex (Combat Drug)

++ Total: [111 PL, 8CP, 1,996pts] ++

The Coventry GT 3rd place Ollie Atthewheel – Thousand Sons

thousand sons 3rd place coventry gt 5 round

Congratulations to Ollie bringing the Thousand Sons and making it to the Podium.  Unfortunately, while Ollie did go undefeated he came up a bit short in points with back to back matchups into Grey Knights. Regardless, this is an army that can deal a lot of mortal wounds in the psychic phase with 15 Cabal Points built into the army. 

What can be devastating is the relic Egleighen’s Orrery which will work on the Contemptor Dreadnought. Usually in the Dreadnought on Dreadnought match up, Volkite doesn’t do all that much. However, using that relic to prevent changing the damage characteristic of the Volkite. Perfect to counter Dreadnoughts, Ramshackle and Chaff Launchers on Adeptus Mechanicus Flyers. The other perk is ignoring those penalties to hit. 

While there is only one Contemptor to take advantage of that relic, there is the large 10 man Scarab unit to do the same but also in melee. 

Cult of Duplicity Battalion Detachment 0CP (Chaos – Thousand Sons) [10 Cabal Points, 68 PL, 1,262pts, 10CP] ++

+ Stratagems +

Sorcerous Arcana [-1CP]: Additional Relics

+ HQ +

Exalted Sorcerer [3 Cabal Points, 6 PL, 100pts]: 11. Tzeentch’s Firestorm, 22. Weaver of Fates, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Umbralefic Crystal

Thousand Sons Daemon Prince [3 Cabal Points, 10 PL, 185pts]: 13. Doombolt, 31. Empyric Guidance, Egleighen’s Orrery, Hellforged sword, Master Misinformator, Warlord, Wings

+ Troops +

Rubric Marines x5, Temporal Surge

Rubric Marines x5, Temporal Surge

Rubric Marines x5, Temporal Surge

Rubric Marines x7 w/ 5x Warpflamer, Pyric Flux  

+ Elites +

Chaos Contemptor Dreadnought  Hellforged cyclone missile launcher, 2x Twin volkite culverin

+ Fast Attack +

Chaos Spawn x5

Chaos Spawn x5

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chaos Rhino 

Cult of Time Patrol Detachment -2CP (Chaos – Thousand Sons) [5 Cabal Points, 36 PL, 730pts, -2CP] 

+ HQ +

Ahriman  12. Glamour of Tzeentch, 21. Presage, 23. Temporal Surge, Disc of Tzeentch

+ Troops +

Rubric Marines x5, Temporal Surge

+ Elites +

Scarab Occult Terminators x10 w/ 2x Hellfyre missile rack, 2x Soulreapers, Rites of Coalescence & Twist of Fate

++ Total: [15 Cabal Points, 104 PL, 8CP, 1,992pts] ++

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