I love the new edition of Warhammer 40k and I love it because it is so different to the warhammer armies I have grown up with. Instead of fighting hordes of faceless orks and tyranids, it’s a game of tactics and positioning. I have spent the past few months collecting a list of my own, and I’d really like to share them with you all.

I am a Games Designer at Adepticon, an annual gaming convention in Madison Wisconsin. Adepticon is a unique convention held in the heart of Middle America. The convention includes hobby gaming, tabletop war games, board games, and LARP. This year’s convention was held in November, and was filled with successful lists from many of the top war game and RPG companies in the industry.

40k is a tabletop wargame where your characters are represented by three six inch plastic figurines. Tabletop wargames are not for everyone; to enjoy them a lot of people have to have a lot of patience. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned while running Flying Monkey Con, it’s that there are a lot of people who love tabletop wargames.

The Flying Monkey Con Winning Lists for the Warhammer 40k competition are now available. With 85 people, the Warhammer 40k Major GT in Wichita, Kansas was another triumph. The tournament featured random pairings rounds 1-3 to combat submarining at Flying Monkey Con, the practice of intentionally scoring lower to avoid harder opponents. Granted, winners still had to compete against winners, but the goal was to push people to get their best possible scores. 

New Orks were permitted to attend Flying Monkey Con and even played at the top table, but it was Drukhari who won the game with a Drukhari, Admech, and more Drukhari spread.  

The Flying Monkey Con Warhammer 40k GT Winners!

flying monkey con top 3 winners 2021

1st Place on the Flying Monkey Con Winning List!

Matt Root took first place at Flying Monkey Con. He’s been to the top of Flying Monkey Con before, and he packed a list to help him get there. Have you noticed how all of the transporters are Dark Techonomancers? This is so that the Dark Lances may reap the benefits of the All Consuming Coven. A +1 to hit and a +1 to wound, to be precise. Anything less tough than a Knight on a 2+ will be wounded by the lances. At AP-4, with Damage 4+D3 weaponry. The Cronos Spirit Vortexes have a lot of blast and may benefit from the Coven Trait, thus they’re good against Admech blobs or other hordes. Because these troops are coven, Lightning Reflexes will not function on them. 

Review of the Warhammer 40k First Place List

Furthermore, this list counters Admech chicken walkers with +2 movement on the Reaver Jetbikes for 20” moves. The 60 point unit is more than fast enough to tag Ironstriders, due to loss of core on these units. Along with the means to turn off overwatch and prevent units from falling back Mr Root can lock down shooting armies easily by turn 2. Congrats to Matt.

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The List:

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [17 PL, -2CP, 300pts] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [17 PL, -2CP, 300pts] ++

+ Customization +

Cost of Detachment Command

Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship Obsession: Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship

CP Refund for Raiding Forces

+ ruses + ruses + ruses + ruse

[-1CP] Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City

+ HQ +

Hatred Eternal, Huskblade, Overlord, Splinter Pistol, Stratagem: Archon [5 PL, -1CP, 85pts]: The Djin Blade, Tolerated Ambition

Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): Splintered Genius (Obsidian

+ Forces +

Trueborn Kabalite [8 PL, 135 points]

…………………….Splinter Rifle: 6x Kabalite Trueborn

.. Kabalite Trueborn with Dark Lance as Heavy Weapon

.. Kabalite Trueborn with Blaster as a Special Weapon

.. Kabalite Trueborn with Blaster as a Special Weapon

Splinter Rifle: Trueborn Sybarite

+ Aristocracy +

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

…………………….. 4x Klaive: 4x Incubi

Demiklaives Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [22 PL, -3CP, 435pts] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [22 PL, -3CP, 435pts] ++

+ Customization +

Cost of Detachment Command

The Spectacle of Murder: Obsession: Cult of Strife (Restricted)

+ ruses + ruses + ruses + ruse

[-1CP] Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City

+ HQ +

1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Succubus [4 PL, -1CP, 75pts]: Stratagem: Ambition that is tolerated

Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stea

1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Competitive Edge, The Triptych Whip, Warlord [3 PL, 60pts] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts] Succubus [3 PL, 60

. . Agoniser & Archite Glaive

+ Forces +

2 – Grave Lotus [6 PL, -1CP, 105pts] Wyches (Combat Drug)

Hekatrix: Agoniser, Morvaines’ Agoniser, Splinter Pistol, Hekatrix of the Crucibael, Stratagem: Hekatrix of the Crucibael

9 Wych: 9 Hekatarii Blades, 9 Plasma Grenades, 9 Splinter Pistols

+ Aristocracy +

[3 PL, 75 points] Mandrakes

………………………..4x Mandrake: 4x Glimmersteel Blade, 4x Baleblast

Nightfiend is a nightfiend who is a nightfiend who is a night

+ Quick Attack +

3 – Hypex [3 PL, 60pts] Reavers (Combat Drug)

Splinter Rifle is the Arena Champion.

2 Reaver: 2 Bladevanes, 2 Splinter Pistols, and 2 Splinter Rifles

3 – Hypex [3 PL, 60pts] Reavers (Combat Drug)

Splinter Rifle is the Arena Champion.

2 Reaver: 2 Bladevanes, 2 Splinter Pistols, and 2 Splinter Rifles

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [70 PL, 12CP, 1,265pts] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [70 PL, 12CP, 1,265pts] ++

+ Customization +

Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Point

Cost of Detachment Command

Obsession

Dark Technomancers *Custom Coven* (All-Consuming)

CP Refund for Raiding Forces

+ HQ +

Drazhar (145 points, 8 PL)

+ Forces +

[3 PL, 50pts] Wracks

Acothyst: Wrack Blade, Hexrifle

Wrack with Ossefactor as a Special Weapon

3x Wrack Blades: 3x Wracks

[3 PL, 50pts] Wracks

Acothyst: Wrack Blade, Hexrifle

Wrack with Ossefactor as a Special Weapon

3x Wrack Blades: 3x Wracks

+ Aristocracy +

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

…………………….. 4x Klaive: 4x Incubi

Demiklaives Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

…………………….. 4x Klaive: 4x Incubi

Demiklaives Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex

+ Strong Backing +

Cronos [240pts, 12 PL]

Cronos: The Spirit Vortex

Cronos: The Spirit Vortex

Cronos: The Spirit Vortex

Cronos [240pts, 12 PL]

Cronos: The Spirit Vortex

Cronos: The Spirit Vortex

Cronos: The Spirit Vortex

+ Private Transportation +

Coven, Dark Lance [6 PL, 95pts] Raider

Coven, Dark Lance [6 PL, 95pts] Raider

Coven, Dark Lance [6 PL, 95pts] Raider

Coven, Dark Lance [6 PL, 95pts] Raider

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Second Place on the Flying Monkey Con Winning List!

Coming in Second place was another Matt. Matt Evans with the dreaded 6 Admech Flyers list.  Running this army requires 3 detachments in order to take all the flyers and the cheapest way to do that CP wise is to do a triple patrol. Mars takes the loss of that CP fairly well with an innate reroll to hit. Furthermore, they can benefit from Canticles such as Benediction of the Omnisiah for offense, or Shroudpsalm for defense depending on the go first roll off. 

Second Place Review of the Warhammer 40k Winning List

There are two methods for falling back and shooting, but neither will be necessary for all of the Aircraft. This saves 120 points since all of the aircraft have command uplinks. The Stratoraptor is obviously a gunship with rerolls and Damage 3+D3 Lascannons, but the Fusilaves are equally dangerous. Assume they’re flying above a two-vehicle squad. On a 4+, that’s ten opportunities to deal a fatal wound, easily neutralizing other Adeptus Mechanicus. Perhaps a Raider with Cult of Strife Blood Brides is nearby. With the mid-move turn with the flyers, all three of them may easily cross over that raider with the aim of opening the transports with 6 chances at a fatal wound each at a 4+. You can access to the delicious insides after the transport pops.  

The list is generally quick enough to play Engage on All Fronts and/or Retrieve Octarius Data. The flyers may also compensate for the squads’ absence of Data Tethers. This is shown by being unbeaten for six rounds. 

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The following is the list:

++ Imperial Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [37 PL, 740pts] ++ Imperial Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [37 PL, 740pts] ++ Imperial Patrol Detachment

+ Customization +

Cost of Detachment Command

Forge World: Mars is the choice of Forge World.

+ HQ +

Artisans, Magnarail lance, Relic: Raiment of the Technomartyr, Warlord, Warlord Trait (Codex 2): Masterwork Bionics Tech-Priest Manipulus [5 PL, 95pts]: Warlord, Warlord Trait (Codex 2): Masterwork Bionics

+ Forces +

Omnispex [8 PL, 165 points]: Skitarii Rangers

Galvanic Rifle, Ranger Alpha

19x Galvanic Rifle: 19x Skitarii Ranger

Rangers of the Skitarii [40 points, 2 PL]

Galvanic Rifle, Ranger Alpha

. Galvanic Rifle: 4x Skitarii Ranger

+ Aristocracy +

[4 PL, 85pts] Sicarian Infiltrators

Princeps, the Infiltrator (Flechette/Taser)

4 Sicarian Infiltrator (Flechette/Taser): 4 Flechette Blasters, 4 Taser Goads

+ Quick Attack +

Pteraxii Sterylizors (Pteraxii Sterylizor Alpha) [4 PL, 95 points]

Pteraxii Sterylizor: 4x Phosphor torch, 4x Pteraxii Talons

+ Flyer +

Command Uplink: Archaeopter Fusilave [7 PL, 130pts]

Command Uplink: Archaeopter Fusilave [7 PL, 130pts]

++ Imperial Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [29 PL, 10CP, 540pts] ++ Imperial Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [29 PL, 10CP, 540pts] ++ Imperial Patrol Detachment

+ Customization +

Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Point

Cost of Detachment Command [-2CP]

Forge World: Mars is the choice of Forge World.

+ HQ +

Relic: Exemplar’s Eternity [3 PL, 45pts] Skitarii Marshal

+ Forces +

Omnispex [8 PL, 165 points]: Skitarii Rangers

. Warlord Trait (Codex 3): Programmed Retreat, Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle, Host of the Intermediary

19x Galvanic Rifle: 19x Skitarii Ranger

Rangers of the Skitarii [40 points, 2 PL]

Galvanic Rifle, Ranger Alpha

. Galvanic Rifle: 4x Skitarii Ranger

+ Flyer +

Command Uplink: Archaeopter Fusilave [7 PL, 130pts]

Command Uplink: Archaeopter Stratoraptor [9 PL, 160pts]

++ Imperial Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [40 PL, -4CP, 718pts] ++ Imperial Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [40 PL, -4CP, 718pts] ++ Imperial Patrol Detachment

+ Customization +

Cost of Detachment Command [-2CP]

Forge World: Mars is the choice of Forge World.

+ ruses + ruses + ruses + ruse

Archeotech Specialist (-1CP): Archeotech Specialist (-1CP): Archeotech Specialist (-1CP): Archeotech Specialist (-1CP): Archeotech Specialist

Stratagem: Intermediary’s Host [-1CP]: Intermediary’s Host

+ HQ +

Magi, Magnarail lance Tech-Priest Manipulus [6 PL, 100pts]:

+ Forces +

Omnispex [8 PL, 165pts]: Skitarii Vanguards

19x Radium Carbine: 19x Skitarii Vanguard

Radium Carbine, Vanguard Alpha

Omnispex [8 PL, 133pts]: Skitarii Vanguards

15x Radium Carbine: 15x Skitarii Vanguard

Radium Carbine, Vanguard Alpha

+ Flyer +

Command Uplink: Archaeopter Stratoraptor [9 PL, 160pts]

Command Uplink: Archaeopter Stratoraptor [9 PL, 160pts] [106 PL, 6CP, 1,998pts] ++ Total: [106 PL, 6CP, 1,998pts] ++

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3rd Place in the Flying Monkey Con Winning List

With Charlie Andre’s army, Drukhari rounded out the Top 3. He chose the Obsidian Rose, as did the majority of Drukhari players. The additional 6” range and one-wound re-roll, coupled with the Raiders’ speed, make it difficult not to select this Kabal. Because the Blasters are now available in a 24” range, you’ll see it among other Drukhari classics. The Cult of Strife Succubus, Wyches, and at least three patrols that don’t require Command points, to name a few. All of them have enough transportation to get their troops to safety. So you’ll need a strategy while attending events to deal with Drukharii and Admech. 

Third Place Review of the Warhammer 40k Winning List

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Their secondaries are also a big factor for their success. If you castle too far away from the prey, they will punish you, but they are quick enough to engage on all fronts. This also lends itself to them completing Retrieve Octarius Data for a simple 12 point bonus. The raiders’ melee potential is used by Charlie’s troops. 

One drawback of this kind of list is how quickly Grind Them Down points may be lost, or how easily characters serving as missiles can be lost. 

The list: 

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [71 PL, 1,215pts, -2CP] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [71 PL, 1,215pts, -2CP] ++

+ Customization +

Cost of Detachment Command

Obsession: Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship

CP Refund for Raiding Forces

+ ruses + ruses + ruses + ruse

[-1CP] Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City

+ HQ +

Ancient Evil, Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Djin Blade [5 PL, 90pts, -1CP]: Archon [5 PL, 90pts, -1CP]: Ancient Evil, Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Djin Blade

Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): Splintered Genius (O

Drazhar (145 points, 8 PL)

+ Forces +

Trueborn Kabalite [8 PL, 135 points]

. 6x Kabalite Trueborn: 6x Splinter Rifle

. Kabalite Trueborn with Dark Lance as Heavy Weapon

. Kabalite Trueborn with Blaster as a Special Weapon

. Kabalite Trueborn with Blaster as a Special Weapon

Splinter Rifle: Trueborn Sybarite

Kabalite Warriors (50 points, 3PL)

3x Splinter Rifle: 3x Kabalite Warrior

Kabalite Warrior with Blaster as a Special Weapon

Splinter Rifle: Sybarite

+ Aristocracy +

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

. 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

Klaivex: Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Kla

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

. 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

Klaivex: Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Kla

+ Quick Attack +

Scourges (60 points, 5 PL)

4x Scourge with Shardcarbine: 4x Plasma Grenades and 4x Shardcarbine

Shardcarbine: Solarite

+ Private Transportation +

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Kabal, Splinter Cannon, Twin Splinter Rifles [4 PL, 75pts] Venom

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [28 PL, 540pts, 10CP] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [28 PL, 540pts, 10CP] ++

+ Customization +

Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Point

Cost of Detachment Command

The Spectacle of Murder: Obsession: Cult of Strife (Restricted)

CP Refund for Raiding Forces

+ ruses + ruses + ruses + ruse

[-1CP] Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City

+ HQ +

1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Competitive Edge, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Triptych Whip [4 PL, 75pts, -1CP] Succubus [4 PL, 75pts, -1CP] Succubus [4 PL, 75pts, -1CP] Succubus [4 PL, 75pts, -1CP] Succubus [4 PL

. Agoniser & Archite Glaive

Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer (Strife)

+ Forces +

2 – Grave Lotus Hekatrix Bloodbrides [8 PL, 130pts] (Combat Drug)

Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pisto

Hekatarii Blade, Plasma Grenades, and Splinter Pistol: 8x Hekatarii Bloodbride

Shardnet and Impaler in Hekatrix Bloodbride: Shardnet and Impaler in Hekatrix Bloodbride: Shardnet and Impaler in Hekatrix Bloodbride: Shardnet and Impaler in Hekatrix Blood

3 – Hypex Wyches [3 PL, 50pts] (Combat Drug)

Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pisto

4 Wych: 4 Hekatarii Blades, 4 Plasma Grenades, and 4 Splinter Pistols

+ Aristocracy +

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

. 4x Incubi: 4x Klaive

Klaivex: Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Klaivex Kla

[3 PL, 75 points] Mandrakes

. 4x Mandrake: 4x Baleblast, 4x Glimmersteel Blade

Nightfiend is a fictional character.

+ Quick Attack +

3 – Hypex [3 PL, 70pts] Reavers (Combat Drug)

Heat Lance is the current Arena Champion.

2x Bladevanes, 2x Splinter Pistol, 2x Splinter Rifle, 2x Reaver

3 – Hypex [3 PL, 60pts] Reavers (Combat Drug)

Splinter Rifle is the Arena Champion.

2x Bladevanes, 2x Splinter Pistol, 2x Splinter Rifle, 2x Reaver

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [13 PL, 245pts] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [13 PL, 245pts] ++

+ Customization +

Cost of Detachment Command

The Spectacle of Murder: Obsession: Cult of Strife (Restricted)

CP Refund for Raiding Forces

+ HQ +

1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Warlord Succubus [3 PL, 60pts]:

+ Forces +

3 – Hypex Wyches [3 PL, 50pts] (Combat Drug)

Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pisto

4 Wych: 4 Hekatarii Blades, 4 Plasma Grenades, and 4 Splinter Pistols

3 – Hypex Wyches [3 PL, 50pts] (Combat Drug)

Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pisto

4 Wych: 4 Hekatarii Blades, 4 Plasma Grenades, and 4 Splinter Pistols

+ Quick Attack +

*Random x 2* Hellions [4 PL, 85pts]: (Combat Drug)

Helliarch: Hellglaive, Hellglaive, Hellglaive, Hellglaive, Hellglaive, Hell

4x Hellion (Hellglaive, Splinter Pods)

++ Total: [112 points, 8 points, 2,000 points] ++

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