TOURNAMENT: Gauntlet 2011

This Novemeber is the annual Gauntlet tournament for the North East GW stores. We all head down to Warhammer World and have a small tournament for the day. I’ve been the last two years (with DW and Necrons) and done quite well!

It took me a long while to decide what to take. I was planning to take a complete all out competitive Shrike and TH/SS terminator list, but I like taking a “challenging” army, like the DW and Necrons, it makes me feel better about myself as a gamer, and it also stops people whining about your list! Plus gauntlet has a bad theme where a few players will simply copy the list from the year before… and I’d rather not have everyone running around with Shrike and Termies next year!

So, my choice!

DAEMONS! Of Tzeentch!
People regard the tzeentch mono-list one of the weaker lists in the Daemons book.. and I can see why, they’re low toughness, pants in assault and quite pricey.

Here’s my list:


1500 Pts – Chaos Daemons Roster

1500 Pts – Chaos Daemons Roster

HQ: Fateweaver, Oracle of Tzeentch (1#, 333 pts)
   1 Fateweaver, Oracle of Tzeentch, 333 pts

HQ: Herald of Tzeentch (1#, 110 pts)
   1 Herald of Tzeentch, 110 pts (Master of Sorcery; We Are Legion; Bolt of Tzeentch; Chariot of Tzeentch)

HQ: Herald of Tzeentch (1#, 110 pts)
   1 Herald of Tzeentch, 110 pts (Master of Sorcery; We Are Legion; Bolt of Tzeentch; Chariot of Tzeentch)

Elite: Flamers of Tzeentch (3#, 105 pts)
   3 Flamers of Tzeentch, 105 pts

Elite: Flamers of Tzeentch (3#, 105 pts)
   3 Flamers of Tzeentch, 105 pts

Elite: Flamers of Tzeentch (3#, 105 pts)
   3 Flamers of Tzeentch, 105 pts

Troops: Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (9#, 198 pts)
   8 Pink Horrors of Tzeentch, 198 pts (Bolt of Tzeentch x1; Chaos Icon x1; Instrument of Chaos x1)
      1 The Changeling

Troops: Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (9#, 193 pts)
   9 Pink Horrors of Tzeentch, 193 pts (Bolt of Tzeentch x1; Chaos Icon x1; Instrument of Chaos x1)

Troops: Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (9#, 193 pts)
   9 Pink Horrors of Tzeentch, 193 pts (Bolt of Tzeentch x1; Chaos Icon x1; Instrument of Chaos x1)

Fast Attack: Screamers of Tzeentch (3#, 48 pts)
   3 Screamers of Tzeentch, 48 pts

Total Roster Cost: 1500

Fateweavers a must really, re-rolls will help a lot, and he’ll attract a lot of fire.
The heralds are speedy and can split and fire their two weapons at different targets, they’ll be targetting sides of tanks and small knots of troops.
The three units of Flamers will do most of the work, they’ll attract fire and flame most units to death. They will take a bit of testing to see whether small units or large units work best.
The units of horrors are made to stick around, the icons are on them so the rest of the force can land safely later on, and the instruments are only there to fill points.
The screamers will be hit and miss, they’ll either act as a shield for the horrors, or will actually go to kill some tanks!

  • Anonymous

    After all the practice you put into your TH/SS list as well! I’ve no idea how your list will play havng never faced anythign like it, but I’m sure you can and will make it work. Unfortunatly I don’t think I’ll be down to the shop to help you test out your list (not that you’ll need it). Good luck with it and I’ll see you as soon as I can, keep me updated on how you do in both practice and the Tounament.