This is the list I fielded over the weekend, during the 2500pts tournament down at Knightfall games. Normally I do not like to post the current list that I am fielding. This list is different, simply because I do not care for it. It was the Mordrak and ghost knights that I felt would not hold their weight, or make their points. I was hoping that tactically it would make up for it.


So please do not take this list as a sure thing, just because its on the Internet and did well in one tournament. Luck is always a factor in a tournament setting. Also a list does not make the player.

That aside. Here is the list.

Castellan Crowe
1 Castellan Crowe @ 150 pts ((C:GK, pg. 42); Unit Type: Infantry; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Artificer Armour; Iron Halo; Storm Bolter; The Blade of Antwyr; * The Perfect Warrior; Fearless; Master Swordsman; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psyker (Mastery Level 1); The Aegis; Titan's Herald; Cleansing Flame; Hammerhand; Heroic Sacrifice)

Grand Master Mordrak and 5 Ghost Knights
1 Grand Master Mordrak @ 400 pts ((C:GK, pg. 40); Unit Type: Infantry; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Iron Halo; Terminator Armour; Master-crafted Nemesis Daemonhammer; Storm Bolter; And They Shall Know No Fear; First to the Fray; Ghostly Bodyguard; Grand Strategy; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psyker (Mastery Level 1); The Aegis; Hammerhand; Psychic Communion)
4 Ghost Knights ((C:GK, pg. 40); Unit Type: Infantry; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Terminator Armour; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Force Halberd; And They Shall Know No Fear; Brotherhood of Psykers; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); The Aegis)
1 Ghost Knight ((C:GK, pg. 40); Unit Type: Infantry; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Terminator Armour; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Daemonhammer; And They Shall Know No Fear; Brotherhood of Psykers; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); The Aegis)

1 Venerable Dreadnought
1 Venerable Dreadnought @ 205 pts ((C:GK, pg. 35); Unit Type: Vehicle (Walker); Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Psyflame Ammunition; Nemesis Doomfist with Heavy Flamer; Heavy Flamer; Assault Cannon; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psychic Pilot; Reinforced Aegis; The Aegis; Venerable; Fortitude)

4 Purifier Squads
1 Purifier Squad @ 335 pts ((C:GK, pg. 31); Unit Type: Infantry; Brotherhood of Psykers; Combat Squads; Fearless; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); The Aegis; Rhino; Cleansing Flame; Hammerhand)
1 Knight of the Flame (Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Power Armour; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Force Halberd)
4 Purifier (Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Power Armour; Psycannon)
4 Purifier (Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Power Armour; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Force Halberd)
1 Purifier (Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Power Armour; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Daemonhammer)
1 Rhino ((C:GK, pg. 33); Unit Type: Vehicle (Tank); Transport Capacity: 10 models; Access Points: 3; Fire Points: 1 (2 models); Smoke Launchers; Storm Bolter; Psychic Pilot; Repair; The Aegis; Fortitude)

3 Dreadnoughts
1 Dreadnought @ 135 pts ((C:GK, pg. 35); Unit Type: Vehicle (Walker); Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psychic Pilot; Reinforced Aegis; The Aegis; Fortitude)

Total Roster Cost: 2500

Notes:
Not once did I combat squad my purifiers. Mordraks was taken, because I wanted access to grand strategy, and in reality he only costs 25pts more than a standard Grand Master and gets 1 extra wound and a master crafted daemonhammer. Of course his ability to spawn ghost knights, and deep strike round one.

His whole job was to deep strike forward onto the board, find cover.... ghost knights have stealth, and see if they survive long enough to assault anyone.

Meanwhile the rest of my army moves forward into range. I primarily wanted grand strategy for flexibility of tactics, mostly for scout and re-rolling ones to wound.

Why 5 ghost knights? They cost the same as my venerable dread, which I had two in the list. I simply removed one after deciding on Mordrak, and added them in. I figured they would be harder to kill than a venerable dread if I could get them into cover.

13 Comments:

  1. I see you paid the Crowe tax. :) good on you! You really don't have to be so humble about this list, you did win a tourney with it. I will have to show this to my brother, he needs help with his GK's.

    oh, and because I never have before, FIRST!
    sorry. Couldn't resist.

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  2. An interesting thing with Crowe. I am finally using him a lot more, and liking how he functions on the tabletop. I probably should post up on it.

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  3. Its a good list I must say, and congratz on your win. But how long did your Modrak and his Ghost knights lasted?

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    1. I agree with what I assume you are thnking. How effective can that unit really be? I figured they would be dead every game with little game effect. I had not played them before either.

      Game 1.. All game

      Game 2. Top of rd 3 failed to reach assault range due to double 1's rolled. absorbed a lot of fire

      Game 3. Round 4, but took out 8 marine bikes in two units (multi-assault), delivered a wound to Vulkan, and killed one or two assault termies. Stopped opposing forces push dead in their tracks.

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  4. is your meta primarily 2500 pts? I find point levels of all the various metas very interesting.

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    1. I enjoy the 2500pt level much more than others. Although I generally don't mind 2k or occasionally a little lower. Below 1750 and I'd most often rather just wait to get in a better point level.

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  5. Sorry to say, but that's a really dull list...
    Nowadays in 40k you need a spam list to win a tournament. That's says a lot about the hobby. Sadd sadd world. Can't wait till 6th arrives...

    Congratulations though.

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    1. Doesn't like spam lists, but apparently does enjoy spamming the letter 'd'...

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    2. I agree, Mike. Something I've seen in competitive lists is all the same weapons. Barely any variety. Which is really what needs to happen with target saturation. As Natfka has posted in previous blogs, a lot of the game is played in the mind. If there is only one squad of Necron Destroyers take it out so you don't have to worry about them later. If there is more than squad now you have to divert firepower.

      Highly doubt this will change in 6th ed.

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  6. If you had to drop this list down to 1500 or 1750 how would you do it?

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    1. Not sure, the list was made with 2500pts in mind, but I would start with taking out mordrak. Then removing a unit of purifiers. Thats about 735pts right there gone. Then just tailor it from there.

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  7. Just a notation about this list. It is rather easy to run this list (as is any list that spams units), as there is not much to it. You may even call it rather boring, as I consider the Grey Knight codex in general to be.

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    1. This is true. The main risk here is if someone has the EXACT thing to counter you.
      You should be wary of S8, Boon of Mutation, Tesseracts, etc, as they can easily melt away 400pts of your list with a single shot if they get just a little lucky on Mordrak.
      Also, a hyper mobile vehicle army could do some real damage, particularly if it has some high strength weapons in it. Lascannons and similar have huge potential to melt your squads.

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