Battle of Lund: 2015

I attended the Battle of Lund last year, though it was called the Lund Emancipation at the time. The tournament is close(ish) to home despite being in Sweden, and it seems to be growing – with next year promising to be a convention style tournament – so I made it a priority to attend the Battle of Lund this coming weekend. The lists I’m bringing are in completely opposites ends of the spectrum, so it’ll be interesting how many list chicken situations I’ll end up losing!

  • I’ve only lost one game with Deneghra3 (and I only lost because of a silly mistake), while I’ve never won a serious game with Goreshade3

I just instantly clicked with Deneghra3, and I borrowed a page from Trent Denison in the development of my list, while Goreshade3 simply refuses to work when I play him. User error for sure, but now he’s getting some tournament action and I’m hoping I’ll crack the ‘code’ while I’m there.

  • Deneghra3 has five jacks and a Lesser Warlock, while Goreshade3 has two full units of Banes

I need some Bane spam. It’s a sad fact, but there’s no getting around Bradigus without it. I don’t particularly want to field 30 Bane Knights, nor paint them fuckers, so I’m going to experiment with the stealth bane approach instead. A full unit of Bane Thralls, and Bane Knights with occultation, should give Bradigus something to deal with without boring me to death in the process.

Goreshade, Lord of Ruin
– Ripjaw
Bane Knights (Leader and 9 Grunts)
Bane Thralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
– Bane Thrall Officer & Standard
Soulhunters (Leader and 4 Grunts)
Aiakos, Scourge of Meredius
Bane Lord Tartarus
Darragh Wrathe
Ogrun Bokur
Saxon Orrik
Skarlock Thrall
Warwitch Siren

The recursion obviously won’t work against Bradigus, but the list has other match-ups it would like to deal with. The way it’s partnered up with Deneghra3 does leave me vulnerable to purification casters, but since I’m not expecting a podium position anyway it’s fine (I’m expecting to end up somewhere just barely in the upper half, depending on how many times I field Goreshade3).

Denghra, the Soul Weaver
– Deathripper
– Helldiver
– Helldiver
– Helldiver
– Helldiver
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts)
The Withershadow Combine
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist
Ogrun Bokur
Ragman
Scrap Thralls (3)
Scrap Thralls (3)
Scrap Thralls (3)
Soul Trapper (2)
Soul Trapper (2)
Skarlock
Wrong Eye
– Snapjaw

This list is nothing short of hilarious, and quite effective as well. It has a solid presence on the table despite having 12 points underground every turn, which is nice because it means more things for my opponent to deal with (and expend mental focus on). If you’re not immune to spells – or one of the true tanks in WMH – you’re on the clock when facing this list. Turn three the Helldivers arrive, and if you haven’t gotten way ahead in attrition at that point you’ll be hard pressed to save your caster while simultaneously defending multiple scenario points.

In single zone scenarios the list suffers a bit, but the occurrence of a single zone scenario has to coincide with a caster the four Helldivers can’t get to and kill anyway. The only thing I find myself truly missing in this list is some open fists to throw Scrap Thralls with, but the Helldivers can slam them if I really need it.

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  1. I ended up 22nd as predicted (just barely in the upper half), and had a great time. I finally got to play Christian Nordin, and it was an exceptional game. I would probably have had an even better time without the cold and fever though, but I survived :)

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