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40K: The Unbeatable List: BAO 2017

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Aug 02
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Congratulations to the Brandon Grant – the Repeat Champion at BAO 2017!

list via TasteyTaste at Blood of Kittens

Brandon Grant 1st Overall BAO 2017

Faction: Astra Militarum Command Points: 10 Points: 2000

Battalion Detachment

  • HQ: Commissar Yarrick (Warlord) = 130
  • HQ: Company Commander with Shotgun, Chain sword, Frag Grenades = 30
  • HQ: Company Commander with Shotgun, Chain sword, Frag Grenades = 30
  • Elite: Commissar with Bolt Pistol, Chain sword = 31
  • Troops: 30 Conscripts = 90
  • Troops: 30 Conscripts = 90
  • Troops: 30 Conscripts = 90
  • Troops: 30 Conscripts = 90
  • Heavy Support: Heavy Weapons Team with Mortar, Lasguns, Frag Grenades = 27
  • Heavy Support: Heavy Weapons Team with Mortar, Lasguns, Frag Grenades = 27

Battalion Detachment

  • HQ: Tempestor Prime with Command Rod, Chain sword, Frag, Krak Grenades = 40
  • HQ: Tempestor Prime with Command Rod, Chain sword, Frag, Krak Grenades = 40
  • HQ: Tempestor Prime with Command Rod, Chain sword, Frag, Krak Grenades = 40
  • Troops: 5 Scions with 2 Hot-shot Lasguns, 1 Plasma Pistol, 2 Plasma Guns, Frag, Krak Grenades = 64
  • Troops: 5 Scions with 2 Hot-shot Lasguns, 1 Plasma Pistol, 2 Plasma Guns, Frag, Krak Grenades = 64
  • Troops: 5 Scions with 2 Hot-shot Lasguns, 1 Plasma Pistol, 2 Plasma Guns, Frag, Krak Grenades = 64
  • Dedicated Transport: Taurox Prime with Gatling Cannon, 2 Hot-shot Volley Guns, Storm Bolter = 98
  • Dedicated Transport: Taurox Prime with Gatling Cannon, 2 Hot-shot Volley Guns, Storm Bolter = 98
  • Dedicated Transport: Taurox Prime with Gatling Cannon, 2 Hot-shot Volley Guns, Storm Bolter = 98

Spearhead Detachment

  • HQ: Primaris Psyker with Epistolary, Force Stave = 4
  • Elite: Astropath with Laspistol = 15
  • Elite: Astropath with Laspistol = 15
  • Heavy Support: Basilisk with Earth shaker Cannon, Heavy Bolter, Storm Bolter = 110
  • Heavy Support: Basilisk with Earth shaker Cannon, Heavy Bolter = 108
  • Heavy Support: Earth shaker Carriage with 4 Crew with Lasguns, Frag Grenades = 91
  • Heavy Support: Earth shaker Carriage with 4 Crew with Lasguns, Frag Grenades = 91
  • Heavy Support: Earth shaker Carriage with 4 Crew with Lasguns, Frag Grenades = 91

Goatboy’s Breakdown:

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This list is basically a ton of bodies (Consripts) mixed with guns (see: Heavy Support, Mortars) that don’t need line of sight to fire.  Combine that with the re-rolls from Yarrick, and it’s a pretty tanky brick. On top of that the Tempestors are great objective grabbers/speedbumps and the Taurox Prime is a bullet hose. This army can always shoot, block movement, and score objectives. Dealing with 120 conscripts is a problem already – mix in all the OTHER shooting back (see: Orders) and you can see why this lists works so well in a tournament format.

So again, congratulations to Repeat BAO Champion Brandon Grant – going 6-0 at BAO is no easy feat, but doing it two years in a row, with two different armies in two different editions? That’s more than just brining a tough list, folks.

You can also view the Top Five Army Lists over at BoK – thanks to TasteyTaste for consolidating all the lists. There was another list that went 6-0 but lost out to points. Guess what faction it was…

 

What do you think of this Unbeatable List from BAO 2017?

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