40k Meta Changing at The Gravel Pit GT: Top 40k Army Lists

Top-3-army-lists-40k-wal-horThe Gravel Pit GT happened over the weekend and signaled a shift in Warhammer 40k army lists taking the top spots!

The tournament is over and now we’re able to look at which lists managed to secure a place at the top! Check out what these winners brought in their armies.

The Gravel Pit GT: Top 40k Army Lists

Thanks to Best Coast Pairings we are able to look back at the event as if we were there ourselves.

If you wanted to see the names and factions of the overall winners, we’ve included that below.

The Gravel Pit GT top 8

3rd Place: Markus Hinson – Aeldari

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2nd Place: Simeon Pollard – Custodes

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Simeon Pollard 1

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1st Place: Aiden Smalley – Death Guard

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Aiden Smalley 1

Aiden’s single detachment of Death guard is a battalion led by a Daemon Prince and a Malignant Plaguecaster. The DP is and always has been a great melee threat, while the Plaguecaster is the go-to for psychic support thanks to the extra power compared to a normal sorcerer.

Troops bring in a total of 20 Plague Marines, with 3 cleavers and 3 flails, which are great melee weapons, but in general, these are for a solid advancing force and some tough bodies that can sit on objectives.

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Elites bring in a 10-man blob of Blightlord Terminators, with 2 Balesword and Reaper Autocannons for chaff clearing. These are extremely durable and can pack a punch in melee and from range even if you ignore the two special loadouts. There is also a Contemptor dread with missiles and Volkite for a mix of some AP and chaff clearing.

A Tallyman is a cheap support piece, while 6 Deathshroud help protects the characters in the list while being great melee threats.

Fast Attacks bring in a single Chaos Spawn most likely just to round out points with a cheap body.

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Finally closing out the list are two rhinos to help bring some of the troops to the front lines making them last even longer thanks to the extra durability in the first few turns.

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