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The Battle Begins Tournament Report and Top Army Lists

At JustPlay we recently held our first Age of Sigmar Tournament with 12 players showing up to do battle at the store. I was really excited for this as Age of Sigmar has had all my focus at the moment eating up any gaming time I have.

The calm before the Battle Begins

It was great day with some fantastic armies on display and a great mix with Sylvaneth having the biggest showing either as Sylvaneth Allegiance or in Order armies but I will go over most the top performing army lists later.

Here are the final standings and you can see all the results on Tiebreak

With 3 points for a win going into round 3 we had Matt Robertson (BeastClaw) and Alex Harrison (Order) on Table 1 both with 2 Major Wins and our own local store player Tom Best (Stormcast) also on two wins and 6 points but with only 1 Major Victory needed things to go in his favor on table 1, this round they were playing Three Places of Power.

In Matt vs Alex, Matt decided to take the first turn as two of Alex's heroes were in range of his Thundertusks and another one could be reached through his Skink skirmish screen using the 2 inch reach on from the Stonehorns spear he also grabbed 2 of the objectives for himself. This all went to plan killing 2 Way Watchers with Thundertusks and a Battlemage in combat also wiping out 2 units of Skinks not at bad first turn! That said none of Alex's major units had been hurt at all and when they responded things really turned back in his favor especially when he took the double turn killing 2 Stonehorns and a Thundertusk, after that Alex still had enough heroes left to cap objectives and take the major victory.

Papa Smurf and his friends

Over to our local player Tom taking on Ben's Slyvaneth with his Stormcasts. Tom deployed in the heavens and went second with Ben advancing capping a few objectives and started racking up some early points but things quickly changed. Ben was introduced to a Azyros led Stormcast Eternal strike force and his ability to drop right into combat much to his surprise!

Hammer time!

Tom took down the Hurricanum in this exchange along with a few more of his heroes eventually leaving Ben with a Treeman sat in his Wildwood well defended who carried on capping points for most the game Ben sniped of couple of Tom's heroes to even things up. Fast forward to the end of turn 4 Tom is trying to shift this Treeman out of his woods and clear him off the objective this was unsuccessful and a final round of objective points were scored keeping him in the lead and eventually securing the game in his favor. Turn 5 was going to be crucial big initiative roll and final combats to resolve to see who got those last caps but time on the round had been called. The game might have been very different as Tom had put himself in a great position to go 3-0.

Treelord hanging out

The best painted army was also a really tight competition I asked 5 of my regular customers playing Guild Ball to cast a vote on who they thought should win.

They really liked lots of what was on display Jack Maiden's Sylvaneth's color scheme was brilliant, some of Joe's Seraphon were mentioned to me also but it came down to Martin Hall's Death Army and Benjamin Savva's Sylvaneth.

The runner up was Ben with his Slaanesh inspired army a number of his followers that had taken refuge deep in the forests as they hunted for their master (this and his next idea really inspired me to read some fluff as I do his back story no justice here).

Some select snaps I took

Martin's Undead won the vote 3-2 it was really close but it was a few of his converted characters and a technically perfect job that swung the votes his way - congratulations Martin who won a £10 Voucher for JustPlay 

The winning army

All that's left to say is a big thank you to everyone else who came especially all your kind words about the venue, tables and those who said they would return means a lot and I look forward to welcoming you all back in January at our next event The 2017 Justice Series tickets are on sale now and is capped at 20 players should be great chance to get a final test in before the first Grand Tournament Heat see you all then!

I leave you with a pic of myself with the winner Alex and Jack with his wooden spoon also the top performing army lists.

Alex Harrison and Jack Maiden 

Alex Harrison 1st Place (Order)

Leaders
Waywatcher (100)
Waywatcher (100)
Waywatcher (100)
Waywatcher (100)
Celestial Hurricanum With Celestial Battlemage (320)
Battlemage (100)

Units
Kurnoth Hunters x 6 (360)
- Scythes
Kurnoth Hunters x 6 (360)
- Scythes
Liberators x 5 (100)
- Warhammers
Liberators x 5 (100)
- Warhammers
Gryph-Hound x 1 (40)
Gryph-Hound x 1 (40)
Skinks x 10 (80)
- Meteoric Javelins & Star bucklers
Skinks x 10 (80)
- Meteoric Javelins & Star bucklers

Total: 1980/2000

Matt Robertson 2nd Place (Beastclaw)

Leaders

Frostlord on Stonehorn (460)

Frostlord on Stonehorn (460)

Huskard on Thundertusk (340)

Huskard on Thundertusk (340)

Icebrow Hunter (160)

Frost Sabres (60)

Frost Sabres (60)

Frost Sabres (60)

Skal (60)

Total: 2000/2000

Nathan Foster 3rd Place (Chaos)

List 1

Leaders
Great Unclean One (240)
Herald Of Nurgle (100)
Verminlord Deceiver (320)
Warlock Engineer (100)

Units
Plaguebearers Of Nurgle x 20 (200)
Plaguebearers Of Nurgle x 10 (100)
Plaguebearers Of Nurgle x 10 (100)
Nurglings x 3 (80)
Nurglings x 3 (80)
Warpfire Thrower Weapon Team x 1 (60)
Ratling Gun Weapon Team x 1 (80)
Ratling Gun Weapon Team x 1 (80)

War Machines
Warp Lightning Cannon (180)
Warp Lightning Cannon (180)

Batallions
Tallyband of Nurgle (100)

Total: 2000/2000

List 2

Leaders
Herald Of Nurgle (100)
Great Unclean One (240)
Verminlord Deceiver (320)
Thanquol and Boneripper (500)
- Warpfire Projectors

Units
Plaguebearers Of Nurgle x 20 (200)
Plaguebearers Of Nurgle x 10 (100)
Plaguebearers Of Nurgle x 10 (100)
Nurglings x 3 (80)
Nurglings x 3 (80)
Warpfire Thrower Weapon Team x 1 (60)
Warpfire Thrower Weapon Team x 1 (60)
Poisoned Wind Mortar Weapon Team x 1 (60)

Batallions
Tallyband of Nurgle (100)

Total: 2000/2000

Joe Grimwade 4th Place (Order)

List 1

Leaders
Skink Starseer (160)
Skink Priest (100)
- Priestly Trappings
Celestial Hurricanum With Celestial Battlemage (320)

Units
Saurus Warriors x 10 (100)
- Club
Saurus Warriors x 10 (100)
- Club
Saurus Warriors x 10 (100)
- Club
Chameleon Skinks x 5 (120)
Gryph-Hound x 1 (40)
Kurnoth Hunters x 3 (180)
- Scythes
Kurnoth Hunters x 3 (180)
- Scythes

Behemoths
Bastiladon (300)
Bastiladon (300)

Total: 2000/2000

List 2

Leaders
Celestial Hurricanum With Celestial Battlemage (320)
Saurus Scar-Veteran on Cold One (100)
Saurus Sunblood (120)
Saurus Oldblood on Carnosaur (320)
Saurus Scar-Veteran on Carnosaur (260)
Skink Starseer (160)

Units
Saurus Warriors x 10 (100)
- Club
Saurus Warriors x 10 (100)
- Club
Saurus Warriors x 10 (100)
- Club
Chameleon Skinks x 5 (120)
Kurnoth Hunters x 3 (180)
- Scythes

Batallions
Bloodclaw Starhost (100)

Total: 1980/2000

Tom Best Finalist 2-0 into round 3 (Stormcast)

List 1

Leaders
Lord Celestant (100)
Lord Castellant (100)
Knight Azyros (100)
Lord Relictor (80)
Waywatcher (100)
Waywatcher (100)

Units
Liberators x 10 (200)
- Warhammers
Liberators x 5 (100)
- Warhammers
Liberators x 5 (100)
- Warhammers
Judicators x 5 (160)
- Skybolt Bows
Judicators x 5 (160)
- Skybolt Bows
Paladin Retributors x 5 (220)
Paladin Retributors x 5 (220)
Prosecutors with Celestial Hammers x 3 (100)
- Celestial Hammers

Batallions
Warrior Brotherhood (140)

Total: 1980/2000

List 2

Leaders
Lord Celestant (100)
Lord Castellant (100)
Knight Azyros (100)
Lord Relictor (80)
Lord Celestant On Dracoth (220)
- Tempestos Hammer & Thundershield
Waywatcher (100)

Units
Liberators x 5 (100)
- Warhammers
Liberators x 5 (100)
- Warhammers
Liberators x 5 (100)
- Warhammers
Judicators x 5 (160)
- Skybolt Bows
Judicators x 5 (160)
- Skybolt Bows
Paladin Retributors x 5 (220)
Paladin Retributors x 5 (220)
Prosecutors with Celestial Hammers x 3 (100)
- Celestial Hammers

Batallions
Warrior Brotherhood (140)

Total: 2000/2000



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