Hey Everyone, tomorrow I’ll be flying off to Chicago for Adepticon!
This year is going to be especially exciting for me as I’ll be teaching two 40k tactics classes Wednesday night. Be sure to grab a ticket and stop by. I will also be using these classes as a testing arena for a new service I’ll be offering personally, which will consist of both group and private classes. Truly exciting times lying ahead.
Aside from that I’ll be going for singles to attempt my 5th victory of the Adepticon Championships. I’m sure many of you have been wondering what exactly I’m going to bring, so without further ado let me get into it!
I chose this army for a few reasons. I wanted to use this as a testing ground for one of my potential ETC lists where I will be playing chaos. I also recognized that Adepticon’s missions heavily favor aggressive ob sec and victory point denial, so my list is really designed to optimize those two fronts. Lastly, the pox walkers were a relatively new addition. I’ve messed around with more pox walker-centric builds, but found they ultimately lacked the hitting power I needed. Then it occurred to me to just add a small pox walker contingent, so I’m not shoehorning myself into relying on their gimmick, whilst still giving me the potential to go insane with them opportunistically.
I also wanted to be sure my list could handle the more dominant forces in the meta. To that end I had to first determine what armies I could face.
Eldar- My LVO list is a great example, but other variants certainly exist. Nearly everything in that book is competitive, and after Eldar won Vegas, you can bet these will be present.
Tyranids– Specifically Flyrant spam. While it hasn’t really taken off in the US due to the ITC dominating the format for the first few months, this list has been crushing in Europe. Believe me, it is no joke.
Chaos- Cultists with tide, obliterators, princes and maybe a bloodletter bomb for flare. A very classic/traditional chaos army is definitely still prevalent enough in the meta to warrant consideration.
Death Guard– 6+ Plagueburst crawlers. While an army of a trillion flamers now featuring fall back and shoot may look horrible for me on paper, trust me when I say I expect it to be one of my easiest matches. That said, it’s still existent in the meta, so certainly worth mentioning.
Guard/BA/Custodes/Wolves etc…– This is less common, but it’s certainly common enough that you can’t ignore it. The more guard in the list, the tougher it’s going to be for me due to the Relic of Screw Chaos, but typically these types of armies feature minimal guard simply to unlock CP for another army.
And lastly the outliers- Pox walkers, Genestealers, Fire Raptor Spam, Shadowsword spam, Sisters, Tau, and Orks.
All of those armies are strong in their own rights, but typically aren’t seen often due to their lopsided match ups or people’s lack of access to certain models. In any case, while it’s entirely possible to get through a GT without playing against one of these, you need to at least be respectful of their existence.
With all that in mind, I kept tweaking and evolving the list above from a prior base list until I was happy enough with its match ups with respect to the missions. I plan on doing a future article set where I cover, in detail how to prep for a GT from beginning to end. But for now, that’s all you guys get.
Lastly, stay tuned on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Brown-Magic-143252259677237/ from Thursday-Sunday as I’ll have a lot of facebook live streaming going on. I also finally got a tripod-esque device so hopefully no more shaky hand cam while I play, and I’ll be able to stream the entirety of my games.
Stay tuned for live streaming and let me know what you guys think of my list!