Top 5 Army Lists in 8th Edition 40k: Warzone ATL

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How much spam can you handle? Checkout what army lists took the top five slots from this weekend’s Warzone Atlanta Warhammer 40k 8th Tournament!

First off kudos to Warzone Atlanta who did an excellent job running this tournament and helping to keep the hobby safe and enjoyable!

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Players were battling it out trying secure that top spot there last weekend, but it was Andrew Whittaker that took home first with his Imperial Guard army. Let’s take a look at what he was running.

1st Place

Andrew Whittaker – Imperial Guard – 1,999 Points – 110 PL

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BRIGADE: Vostroyan – 1074 Points – 60 PL – 9 CP’s

HQ: 90 Points – 6 PL’s
Company Commander – Kurov’s Aquilla – 30 – 2 PL
Company Commander – 30 – 2 PL (Warlord – Grand Strategist)
Company Commander – 30 – 2 PL

ELITE: 285 Points – 15 PL
Veteran Squad (60) – Laz Cannon (20), Grenade Launcher x3 (15) – 95 Points – 5 PL
Veteran Squad (60) – Laz Cannon (20), Grenade Launcher x3 (15) – 95 Points – 5 PL
Veteran Squad (60) – Laz Cannon (20), Grenade Launcher x3 (15) – 95 Points – 5 PL

TROOP: 402 Points – 18 PL
Infantry Squad (40) – Laz Cannon (20), Plasma Gun (7) – 67 Points – 3 PL
Infantry Squad (40) – Laz Cannon (20), Plasma Gun (7) – 67 Points – 3 PL
Infantry Squad (40) – Laz Cannon (20), Plasma Gun (7) – 67 Points – 3 PL
Infantry Squad (40) – Laz Cannon (20), Plasma Gun (7) – 67 Points – 3 PL
Infantry Squad (40) – Laz Cannon (20), Plasma Gun (7) – 67 Points – 3 PL
Infantry Squad (40) – Laz Cannon (20), Plasma Gun (7) – 67 Points – 3 PL

FAST ATTACK: 165 Points – 9 PL
Scout Sentinel (35) – Laz Cannon (20) – 55 Points – 3 PL
Scout Sentinel (35) – Laz Cannon (20) – 55 Points – 3 PL
Scout Sentinel (35) – Laz Cannon (20) – 55 Points – 3 PL

HEAVY SUPPORT: 132 Points – 12 PL
Heavy Weapons Team (18) – Mortar x3 (15) – 33 Points – 3 PL
Heavy Weapons Team (18) – Mortar x3 (15) – 33 Points – 3 PL
Heavy Weapons Team (18) – Mortar x3 (15) – 33 Points – 3 PL
Heavy Weapons Team (18) – Mortar x3 (15) – 33 Points – 3 PL

OUTRIDER: Krieg – 353 Points – 24 PL – 1 CP

HQ: 80 – 3
Death Rider Commander (40) – Plasma Pistol (5) – 45 Points – 3 PL

ELITE: 204 – 6
Death Rider Command Squadron (68) – 68 Points – 6 PL

FAST ATTACK: 240 – 15
Death Rider Squadron (80) – 80 Points – 5 PL
Death Rider Squadron (80) – 80 Points – 5 PL
Death Rider Squadron (80) – 80 Points – 5 PL
SPEARHEAD: Cadian – 572 Points – 26 PL – 1 CP
HQ: 40 – 2
Primaris Psycher (40) – Relic of Lost Cadia – 40 Points – 2 PL

HEAVY SUPPORT: 532 – 24
Manticore (125) – Heavy Bolter (8) – 133 Points – 8 PL
Manticore (125) – Heavy Bolter (8) – 133 Points – 8 PL
Manticore (125) – Heavy Bolter (8) – 133 Points – 8 PL
Manticore (125) – Heavy Bolter (8) – 133 Points – 8 PL

2nd Place

Val Heffelfinger – Orks – 2,000 Points – 120 PL

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3rd Place

Geoff Osborne – Blood Angels – 2,000 Points – 106 PL

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Vanguard Detachment (Imperium – Blood Angels, Officio Assassinorum, Inquisition) 1CP, 40 PL, 717pts

HQ [11 PL, 215pts]
Commander Dante [11 PL, 215pts]

Elites [14 PL, 202pts]
Culexus Assassin [5 PL, 85pts]
Culexus Assassin [5 PL, 85pts]
Acolytes [1 PL, 8pts] Chainsword, Bolt Pistol [Ordo Hereticus – Chaos, Psycher]
Acolytes [1 PL, 8pts] Chainsword, Bolt Pistol [Ordo Hereticus – Chaos, Psycher]
Acolytes [1 PL, 8pts] Chainsword, Bolt Pistol [Ordo Hereticus – Chaos, Psycher]
Acolytes [1 PL, 8pts] Chainsword, Bolt Pistol [Ordo Hereticus – Chaos, Psycher]

Dedicated Transport [15 PL, 300pts]
Razorback [5 PL, 100pts]: Twin assault cannon [35pts]
Razorback [5 PL, 100pts]: Twin assault cannon [35pts]
Razorback [5 PL, 100pts]: Twin assault cannon [35pts]

Air Wing Detachment (Imperium – Blood Angels) 1CP, 45 PL, 867pts

Flyer [45 PL, 867pts]
Stormraven Gunship [15 PL, 289pts]: 2x Stormstrike missile launcher [42pts], Twin heavy bolter [17pts], Twin
lascannon [50pts], Two hurricane bolters [8pts]
Stormraven Gunship [15 PL, 289pts]: 2x Stormstrike missile launcher [42pts], Twin heavy bolter [17pts], Twin
lascannon [50pts], Two hurricane bolters [8pts]
Stormraven Gunship [15 PL, 289pts]: 2x Stormstrike missile launcher [42pts], Twin heavy bolter [17pts], Twin
lascannon [50pts], Two hurricane bolters [8pts]

Battalion Detachment (Imperium – Astra Militarum, Regiment: Militarum Tempestus) 3CP, 21 PL, 416pts

HQ [6 PL, 80pts]
Tempestor Prime [3 PL, 40pts]: Astra Militarum Orders, Chainsword, Tempestus Command Rod
[WARLORD: OLD GRUDGES TRAIT] Heirloom Relic: The tactical auto-reliquary of Tyberius
Tempestor Prime [3 PL, 40pts]: Astra Militarum Orders, Chainsword, Tempestus Command Rod

Troops [9 PL, 184pts]
Militarum Tempestus Scions [3 PL, 64pts]
. 2x Scion [20pts]: 2x Hot-shot Lasgun [2pts]
. Scion w/ Special Weapon [15pts]: Hot-shot Volley Gun [6pts]
. Scion w/ Special Weapon [15pts]: Hot-shot Volley Gun [6pts]
. Tempestor [14pts]: Chainsword, Plasma Pistol [5pts]

Militarum Tempestus Scions [3 PL, 60pts]
. 2x Scion [20pts]: 2x Hot-shot Lasgun [2pts]
. Scion w/ Special Weapon [15pts]: Hot-shot Volley Gun [6pts]
. Scion w/ Special Weapon [15pts]: Hot-shot Volley Gun [6pts]
. Tempestor [10pts]: Bolt Pistol [1pts], Chainsword

Militarum Tempestus Scions [3 PL, 60pts]
. 2x Scion [20pts]: 2x Hot-shot Lasgun [2pts]
. Scion w/ Special Weapon [15pts]: Hot-shot Volley Gun [6pts]
. Scion w/ Special Weapon [15pts]: Hot-shot Volley Gun [6pts]
. Tempestor [10pts]: Bolt Pistol [1pts], Chainsword

Elites [6 PL, 152pts]
Militarum Tempestus Command Squad [3 PL, 76pts]
. Tempestus Scion [22pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
. Tempestus Scion [22pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
. Tempestus Scion [22pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
. Tempestus Scion [10pts]: Hot-Shot Lasgun [1pts]

Militarum Tempestus Command Squad [3 PL, 76pts]
. Tempestus Scion [22pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
. Tempestus Scion [22pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
. Tempestus Scion [22pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
. Tempestus Scion [10pts]: Hot-Shot Lasgun [1pts]

4th Place

Robert Chandler – Chaos – 2,000 Points – 128 PL

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5th Place

Philip Cohn – Chaos – 2,000 Points, 133 PL

Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Chaos – Renegade & Heretics) [20 PL, 150pts]

HQ [20 PL, 150pts]
Malefic Lord [4 PL, 30pts]
Malefic Lord [4 PL, 30pts]
Malefic Lord [4 PL, 30pts]
Malefic Lord [4 PL, 30pts]
Malefic Lord [4 PL, 30pts]

Battalion Detachment +3CP (Chaos – Daemons) [25 PL, 205pts]

HQ [8 PL, 60pts]
Malefic Lord [4 PL, 30pts]
Malefic Lord [4 PL, 30pts]

HQ [5 PL, 100pts]
The Changeling [5 PL, 100pts]

Troops [20 PL, 105pts]
Horrors [5 PL, 30pts]
Horrors [5 PL, 30pts]
Horrors [5 PL, 30pts]

Super-Heavy Detachment +3CP 

Lord of War [21 PL, 415pts]
Magnus the Red [21 PL, 415pts]

Lord of War [35 PL, 700pts]
Aetaos’rau’keres [35 PL, 700pts]

Lord of War [24 PL, 470pts]
Mortarion [24 PL, 470pts]

 

This turned out to be a great tournament, and it was no surprise when we saw that the Astra Militarum took home another tournament victory. It seems like that past couple tournaments has been AM and Chaos battling it out for the top positions, but Chaos fell short this time in fourth and fifth place. It was the Blood Angels who took home third, with the Orks taking home the silver. Are we starting to see a trend in the meta? Do you think the recent Astra Militarum FAQ will make a dent in any of these Guard armies? So far it hasn’t seemed to bother Mr. Whittaker.

Congratulations on your win sir.

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  • Wayne Molina

    Strange that the number two and number three list here are not the same I’ve seen elsewhere. Also you got to love a blood Angel army with only one blood angel. Competitive 40K in a nutshell, folks

  • GWELLS

    Number three should have just been called Imperium army. There is barely any actual blood angels. Actually if we are going by bulk, it was a Militarum Tempestus list with allies. Though I do like that Imperial Guard are still going strong, guess those nerfs really didn’t have that much of an effect, which i am greatfull.

    The only trend I see really is chaos going full Malefic Lord and Horror/Brimstone Horror spam with those lists. There the things that should be nerfed.

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