Hey everyone, I’m doing my best to put together lists for all the big tournaments that are going on this weekend! At the moment this page is still a work in progress, but hopefully it will be up and running by the time the event starts. I’ll be updating it as I play, and will try to keep my comments brief and to the point. Let me know if you have any questions about the list or what I should change.

The Orlando Open is an event organized by the Florida State Warhammer 40k B.A.T.T.L.E.N.T.S. (Battle Brothers Team League) community. This year the event will be hosted at the Multi-Conference Center in Orlando, Florida from May 31st – June 1st, 2013. The event is open to players of all skill levels, though the main focus of the event is on the Warhammer 40k Battle Brother Team League. This is a great event for those who are new to the World of 40k, as well as veterans looking for a new opponent or a last ditch chance to win an overall event.

There is a new list that has been making waves in the 40k scene recently: Biel-Tan Deathwatch. While the list hasn’t been seen at a national level, it has been used by multiple players to win events at local and regional level. Today, we take a look at one of those lists and take a look at how it works and why it is so effective.

As part of the US Open Series 2021, Games Workshop is bringing back the inaugural Warhammer US Open Series, which will be held in Orlando, Florida. Three days of competitive Warhammer 40k gaming were held, with two surprises among the top three! Have you noticed the absence of Drukhari? The first surprise, without a doubt… The other is that a Custodes-only list took third place with a six-point advantage!

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The Grand Tournament of Warhammer 40,000

Here’s how the competition operated, according to Games Workshop:

“There will be 256 player slots available in the Warhammer 40,000 Grand Tournaments, which will utilize objectives and regulations from the most recent Grand Tournament mission pack. After four rounds, all players will be seeded into pods of 16 players with similar records, ensuring that the next rounds be played against opponents with whom they are most similarly suited. There will be three rounds on Friday, three rounds on Saturday, and two bracketed Final Rounds on Sunday for each event.

The Warhammer Age of Sigmar Grand Tournaments will include 128 players and will use objectives, pairings, and scoring systems from the upcoming next edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar! On Saturday, there will be three rounds, and on Sunday, there will be three rounds.

Each event will offer two top prizes: one to the person with the best overall record (ties will be broken based on the quality of their competitive performance), and the other to the player with the best combined paint and competitive score. There will be many more prizes given out in categories including army painting, bracket victories, and runner-up finishes.”

We don’t cover Warhammer Age of Sigmar in this post, but if it’s something that interests you and you’d want to see it covered, let us know in the comments below!

For each of the top three winners of this Grand Tournament, our resident expert David Villareal lays down his views on this edition of the US Open Series 2021!

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First Place Winner in Warhammer 40,000!

Richard Siegler and his Admech list took first place. This ranking employs a Forgeworld that differs from the Competitive standard. Forgeworld Metalica is the name of the band. Metallica has two Coded Supplements, making them a highly powerful forgeworld. The first is for Metalica, while the second is the Skitarii Veteran Cohort, which is part of the Army of Renown. 

Winning List for the US Open Warhammer 40,000

The Metalican Lung, which has a re-roll to wound aura for any Metalican unit firing at a target within 3” of the bearer, should be avoided. Naturally, you’ll need to get that guy there, which is why the AshRunner warlord trait exists. You’re not transforming a Tech Priest into a melee monster, but rather disembarking off a Skorpius Dunerider Transport, 3″ + 9″ Move + Advance roll (which for Metalica may be an auto 6 on any unit), and the all-important reroll to wound can get there. 

Any number of troops may travel on the vehicle, but for now, the 5 man Vanguard squads are being considered. Metallican Vanguard squads have access to a 6” aura of -1 Strength and Toughness when combined with reroll all wounds. 

The employment of melee and quick moving units, such as the Ruststalkers, in the Obscuring terrain of these events gives a lot of punch backed up by excellent admech firepower. The MSU soldiers in a renowned army perform well with their 5++ invulnerable saves and can do great screening and simple operations. 

This list has a total of 6 Free CP built into it. With so many units clamoring to join in depending on the objective, Raise the flags, Engage, Eradication of flesh, and any secondary action will get you points. 

So, how did Mr. Siegler handle Ironstriders’ Admech nerf? He just did not accept any. Clearly, it worked. Once again, congratulations. 

++ Imperial Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [111 PL, 6CP, 2,000pts] ++ Imperial Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) [111 PL, 6CP, 2,000pts] ++ Imperial Battalion Detach

+ Customization +

Skitarii Veteran Cohort – Army of Renown

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

Metalica is the Forge World’s choice.

+ ruses + ruses + ruses + ruse

2x Archeotech Specialist [-2CP]: Stratagem: Archeotech Specialist

Artefactotum [-1CP]: Artefactotum is a stratagem.

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

2x Mechanicus Locum [-2CP]: Stratagem: Mechanicus Locum

+ There isn’t a Force Org Slot +

[4 PL, 80pts] Brotherhood of the Cog

Mechanicus Locum, Relic (Metalica): Metalican Lung, Warlord Trait (Metalica 2): Ashrunner. Technoarchaeologist: Genetors, Mechanicus Locum, Relic (Metalica): Metalican Lung, Warlord Trait (Metalica 2): Ashrunner.

+ HQ +

Relic (Skitarii Veteran Cohort): Cantic Thrallnet, Warlord, Warlord Trait (Skitarii Veteran Cohort): Calculate Without Diversion Skitarii Marshal [3 PL, 45pts]:

Mechanicus Locum, Exemplar’s Eternity, Warlord Trait (Codex 6): Eyes of the Omnissiah, Skitarii Marshal [3 PL, 45pts]: Mechanicus Locum, Relic: Exemplar’s Eternity, Warlord Trait (Codex 6): Eyes of the Omnissiah

Logi, Magnarail lance [6 PL, 105pts] Tech-Priest Manipulus

+ Forces +

Skitarii Rangers (50 points, 4PL)

Galvanic Rifle, Ranger Alpha

. Galvanic Rifle: 4x Skitarii Ranger

Skitarii Rangers (50 points, 4PL)

Galvanic Rifle, Ranger Alpha

. Galvanic Rifle: 4x Skitarii Ranger

Skitarii Rangers (50 points, 4PL)

Galvanic Rifle, Ranger Alpha

. Galvanic Rifle: 4x Skitarii Ranger

Omnispex [10 PL, 195 points]: Skitarii Rangers

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

18x Galvanic Rifle: 18x Skitarii Ranger

Vanguards of Skitarii [4 PL, 50 points]

4x Radium Carbine: 4x Skitarii Vanguard

Radium Carbine, Vanguard Alpha

Vanguards of Skitarii [4 PL, 50 points]

4x Radium Carbine: 4x Skitarii Vanguard

Radium Carbine, Vanguard Alpha

+ Aristocracy +

[4 PL, 85pts] Sicarian Infiltrators

Princeps, the Infiltrator (Flechette/Taser)

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

[4 PL, 85pts] Sicarian Infiltrators

Princeps, the Infiltrator (Flechette/Taser)

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

[8 PL, 136pts] Sicarian Infiltrators

Princeps (Stub/Sword) Infiltrator

7x Sicarian Infiltrator (Stub/Sword): 7x Stubcarbine, 7x Power Sword

Ruststalkers of Sicaria [8 PL, 136 points]

Princeps Ruststalker (Blades)

7x Transonic Blades: 7x Sicarian Ruststalker (Blades)

Ruststalkers of Sicaria [8 PL, 136 points]

Princeps Ruststalker (Blades)

. Transonic Blades: 7x Sicarian Ruststalker (Blades)

Ruststalkers of Sicaria [8 PL, 170 points]

Artefactotum, Relic: Temporcopia, Ruststalker Princeps (Blades)

9x Transonic Blades: 9x Sicarian Ruststalker (Blades)

+ Quick Attack +

Pteraxii Sterylizors (Pteraxii Sterylizor Alpha) [8 PL, 171 points]

8 Pteraxii Sterylizor: 8 Phosphor torch, 8 Pteraxii Talons

Serberys Raiders [6 PL, 149 points]: Serberys Raider Alpha, Enhanced Data-Tether

8x Serberys Raider: Cavalry Sabre, Clawed Limbs, and Galvanic Carbine

Serberys Raiders [6 PL, 117 points]: Serberys Raider Alpha, Enhanced Data-Tether

6 Serberys Raider: 6 Cavalry Sabres, 6 Clawed Limbs, and 6 Galvanic Carbines

+ Private Transportation +

[5 PL, 95pts] Skorpius Dunerider

++ Total: [111 points, 6 points, 2,000 points] ++

Second Place Winner in the Warhammer US Open Series!

Best wishes to John Lennon. The terrain was predetermined, unlike the Lone Star Open Warhammer 40k Tournament, preventing the usage of the Sisters Fortification. However, in John’s capable hands, this has given him the option of substituting a rhino for the same points. This enables one Repentia unit to be shielded while also providing a counterpunch to any army that approaches. 

Winning List for the Warhammer 40,000 US Open

The big Obscuring terrain pieces for this Warhammer tournament also assist his Sisters get to where they need to be with their melee concentration and short range.  

The rest of the roster was identical as the Lone Star Open’s. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

++ Imperial Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [42 PL, 844pts, -1CP] ++ Imperial Patrol Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [42 PL, 844pts, -1CP]

Convictions: Bloody Rose is the order of the day.

+ There isn’t a Force Org Slot +

Relic: Litanies of Faith, Stratagem: Saint in the Making, Warlord Trait: 4. Beacon of Faith [2 PL, 40pts, -1CP]:

+ HQ +

Warlord Morvenn Vahl [13 PL, 265pts]

+ Forces +

[3 PL, 55pts] Battle Sister Squad

. 4x Battle Sister: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Boltgun, 4x Frag & Krak grenades

. Superior Sister

. . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

+ Aristocracy +

Repentia Sisters [6 PL, 112pts]

. 8x Penitent Eviscerator: 8x Sisters Repentia

Repentia Sisters [6 PL, 112pts]

. 8x Penitent Eviscerator: 8x Sisters Repentia

+ Quick Attack +

[4 PL, 90 points] Zephyrim Squad

. 4x Zephyrim: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, 4x Power sword

Zephyrim Pennant: Bolt pistol, Zephyrim Superior

[4 PL, 90 points] Zephyrim Squad

. 4x Zephyrim: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, 4x Power sword

Zephyrim Pennant: Bolt pistol, Zephyrim Superior

+ Private Transportation +

Rhino Sororitas [4 points, 80 points]

++ Imperial Outrider Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [56 PL, 1,156pts, -4CP] ++ Imperial Outrider Detachment -3CP (Imperium – Adepta Sororitas) [56 PL, 1,156pts, -4CP] ++ Imperial Outrider Detach

+ Customization +

Cost of Detachment Command [-3CP]

Order: Ebon Chalice Convictions: Order: Ebon Chalice Convictions: Order: Ebon Chalice Convictions

+ HQ +

[10 PL, 200pts] Celestine and Geminae Superia

. 2x Geminae Superia: 2x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades, 2x Power sword

+ Aristocracy +

[6 PL, 131pts] Celestian Sacresants

. 8x Celestian Sacresants (Anointed Halberd): 8x Anointed Halberd, 8x Bolt pistol, 8x Frag & Krak grenades

. Sacresant Superior: Bolt pistol, Faithful Spear

Relic: The Sigil Ecclesiasticus, Stratagem: Saint in the Making, Warlord Trait: Terrible Knowledge [4 PL, 65pts, -1CP]: 4. Litany of Enduring Faith, 5. Verse of Holy Piety, Relic: The Sigil Ecclesiasticus, Stratagem: Saint in the Making, Warlord Trait: Terrible Knowledge

+ Quick Attack +

Squad of Dominion [4 points, 80 points]

Superior Dominion

. . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

. Dominion using Artificier-crafted Storm Bolter as a Special Weapon

. Dominion using Artificier-crafted Storm Bolter as a Special Weapon

. Dominion using Artificier-crafted Storm Bolter as a Special Weapon

. Dominion using Artificier-crafted Storm Bolter as a Special Weapon

Squad of Dominion [4 points, 80 points]

Superior Dominion

. . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

. Dominion using Artificier-crafted Storm Bolter as a Special Weapon

. Dominion using Artificier-crafted Storm Bolter as a Special Weapon

. Dominion using Artificier-crafted Storm Bolter as a Special Weapon

. Dominion using Artificier-crafted Storm Bolter as a Special Weapon

[4 PL, 90 points] Seraphim Squad

. 2x Seraphim: 4x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades

Seraphim Superior: Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt

2x Ministorum Hand Flamers, Seraphim with Special Weapons

2x Ministorum Hand Flamers, Seraphim with Special Weapons

[4 PL, 90 points] Seraphim Squad

. 2x Seraphim: 4x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades

Seraphim Superior: Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt pistol, Bolt

2x Ministorum Hand Flamers, Seraphim with Special Weapons

2x Ministorum Hand Flamers, Seraphim with Special Weapons

+ Strong Backing +

2x Armourium Cherub [6 PL, 130pts] Retributor Squad

Superior Retributor

. . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

. Multi-melta Retributor with Heavy Weapon

Ministorum Heavy Flamer Retributor with Heavy Weapon

Ministorum Heavy Flamer Retributor with Heavy Weapon

. Multi-melta Retributor with Heavy Weapon

2x Armourium Cherub [6 PL, 130pts] Retributor Squad

Superior Retributor

. . Bolt Pistol & Boltgun

. Multi-melta Retributor with Heavy Weapon

Ministorum Heavy Flamer Retributor with Heavy Weapon

Ministorum Heavy Flamer Retributor with Heavy Weapon

. Multi-melta Retributor with Heavy Weapon

+ Private Transportation +

Rhino Sororitas [4 points, 80 points]

Rhino Sororitas [4 points, 80 points]

++ Total: [98 points, -5 points, 2,000 points] ++

Third Place Winner in the Warhammer US Open Series!

The Custodes list is made up of many different components. Trajan Valoris’ aura allows him to reroll hits and wounds. Excellent for a unit with a 2+ weapon and ballistic skill. The Triple Telemon, with their T8, 2+ save, 4++ invulnerable save, -1 damage, and a 6+++ disregard wounds ability, may be difficult for Drukhari to manage. Yes, they are capable of taking a blow. As Shadow Keepers, however, they may decrease the power of assaults directed at a single unit, which is especially useful when they can turn off any re-rolls against that unit. 

Review of the Warhammer 40,000 Winning List

They’re also capable of delivering a thrashing. Their Fist has a flat damage of 4, which Steve Trimble paired with Eternal Penitent to give each one a total of 6 assaults. This list does, however, include some range play. When utilizing Superior Fire Patterns, Pistol 2 shots from Venatari may become pistol 4 with bursting 6’s to hit for additional shots out of the unit. One way is to employ Blood Games Veterans, which will enable the unit to wound on a 6 to hit automatically. The extra hits from the pistol’s profile would still have to roll in order to injure. 

This list exemplifies what the Emperor’s personal army can do. 

Second Place Finishers in the US Open in Orlando:

++ Imperial Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Custodes) [98 PL, 8CP, 2,000pts] ++ Imperial Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Custodes) [98 PL, 8CP, 2,000pts] ++ Imperial Battalion Detach

+ 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

Shadowkeepers are the Shield Hosts.

+ HQ +

Trajann Valoris, Captain-General [10 PL, 190pts]

Auric Aquilas, Captain-Commander, Misericordia, Salvo Launcher, Superior Creation, Unstoppable Destroyer, Warlord [9 PL, -1CP, 178pts]: Shield-Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike [9 PL, -1CP, 178pts]: Auric Aquilas, Captain-Commander, Misericordia, Superior Creation, Unstoppable Destroyer

+ Forces +

[7 PL, 156pts] Custodian Guard Squad

. Sentinel Blade, Storm Shield, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade

Sentinel Blade, Storm Shield, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel

Sentinel Blade, Storm Shield, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel Blade, Sentinel

Sagittarum Custodians [7 PL, 153pts]: Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian

Misericordia, Sagittarum Custodian

Sagittarum Custodians [7 PL, 153pts]: Sagittarum Custodian, Sagittarum Custodian

Misericordia, Sagittarum Custodian

+ Quick Attack +

Venatari Custodians [16 PL, 330pts] Venatari Custodians [16 PL, 330pts] Venatari Custodian

Custodian Venatari

Tarsus Buckler and Kinetic Destroyer

Custodian Venatari

Tarsus Buckler and Kinetic Destroyer

Custodian Venatari

Tarsus Buckler and Kinetic Destroyer

Custodian Venatari

Tarsus Buckler and Kinetic Destroyer

Custodian Venatari

Tarsus Buckler and Kinetic Destroyer

Custodian Venatari

Tarsus Buckler and Kinetic Destroyer

+ Strong Backing +

Eternal Penitent, Iliastus Accelerator Culverin, Telemon Heavy Dreadnought [14 PL, -1CP, 280pts]:

Caestus Telemon

Eternal Penitent, Iliastus Accelerator Culverin, Telemon Heavy Dreadnought [14 PL, -1CP, 280pts]:

Caestus Telemon

Eternal Penitent, Iliastus Accelerator Culverin, Telemon Heavy Dreadnought [14 PL, -1CP, 280pts]:

Caestus Telemon

++ Total: [98 points, 8 points, 2,000 points] ++

The US Open Warhammer 40k top lists are now complete!

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