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Army of the Month – March – The Castellan List

The Army of the month for March was built with a clear purpose:  get painted and play in the Adepticon Championship.  Winning a single game with one of the strongest, if not the strongest list in the game right now, is secondary.

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The Castellan List

This month’s project is a two-prong approach to long term goals.  Part one is having a good army for Adepticon.  Part two is playing the Siege of Vraks narrative campaign with my buddy Francis eventually.

So me and Francis love to play pointless games, where determining who the winner is is quite trivial.  At some point, because he owns a lot of Grey Knights and Death Korps of Krieg, we decided to build and play the narrative provided in decade plus old Siege of Vraks trilogy.

So I began collecting Renegades, buying them from second hand deals every now and then.  In case you haven’t figured out by the endless models I paint, I am quite good at acquiring a ludicrous amount of models.  So that’s what happened with Renegades.

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At the same time, I wanted to bring a really good army to Adepticon this year.  I am quite fond of playing janky and weird armies, but it’s been a while since I really played an army remotely close to top tier.

When I got into the competitive side of 40K, my tournament tactic was pretty much always the same:  find a good and proven list on the internet, build it as is, and play it for a while.

So, this is some sort of getting back to my roots, taking Tony Kopach’s exact list and pestering him with questions over the course of a month about things I didn’t understand when playing it.

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The Fun and Balanced Castellan List

Catachan Brigade ( +12 CP )

Emperor’s Conclave ( -1CP )

 

  • Straken ( Shotgun-ey Looking Guy )
  • Company Commander – Warlord:  Grand Strategist. Relic: Kurov’s Aquila (Skull McSkullface )
  • Company Commander – Field Commander ( -1CP ): Fiery Denouncer. (Fancy Sword French Guy )

 

  • Infantry Squad
  • Infantry Squad
  • Infantry Squad
  • Infantry Squad
  • Infantry Squad
  • Infantry Squad

 

  • Munistorum Priest ( Pointy Hat & DJ Kit )
  • Astropath, Laspistol – Power: Psychic Barrier ( Creepy Robe Guy )
  • 8 Bullgryns – 4x Slab Shield ( Axe-like Ogryns ) 4x Brute Shield ( Not Axe-Like Ogryns )

 

  • Armored Sentinel – Plasma Canon
  • Armored Sentinel – Plasma Canon
  • Armored Sentinel – Plasma Canon

 

  • Heavy Weapon Team – 3x Mortars
  • Heavy Weapon Team – 3x Mortars
  • Heavy Weapon Team – 3x Mortars

 

Catachan Battalion ( +5 CP )

Emperor’s Wrath Artillery Company ( -1CP )

 

  • Company Commander – Field Commander (-1CP ) : Lord of Ordonance, Additional Relic( -1CP ):Orbital Tracker ( Positively not Nurglings )
  • Primaris Psyker – Powers: Nightshroud, Psychic Barrier ( Cool Guy Floating )

 

  • Infantry Squad
  • Infantry Squad
  • Infantry Squad

 

  • Wyvern
  • Wyvern

 

House Raven Super Heavy Auxiliary

 

  • Castellan Knight – 2 Siegebreaker Missile, 2 SiegeCanons.  Warlord Trait (-1CP ): Ion Bulwark ( 4++ ), Additional Relic (-1CP ): Cawl’s Wrath

 

CP: 13

Drops: 26

Games Played Before Adepticon: 2

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This is my Adepticon cheat sheet, with some sort of codes for my opponents to follow along as my Renegades are not all crystal clear on the Catachan spectrum.

I will most likely post an Adepticon report of some sort when I get back.  In the meantime, you can check the full gallery on Facebook here, and follow along my Adepticon journey on Instagram

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The Army of the Month for April is another two prong approach to getting things done, and will be Grey Knights!

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