Smash and Grab!!! – Warstore Weekend Hardcore list

So I’m heading to the Warstore Weekend tomorrow.  Tomorrow is the 35 point Steamroller which I’ve already posted list plans for.  But today I want to talk about the 35 point Hardcore tournament on Saturday.  I’ve never done a Hardcore event before, so it should be quite the experience

Since Hardcore has a painting requirement, that means I’m playing Cryx.  That’s probably good since I’m not very good or fast with Retribution yet.  As far as what casters are available I have full 50+ point armies for Epic Asphyxious and Mortenebra.  I also have Deneghra painted and I could come up with a pretty good army for her as well but the other 2 are the ones I’m most familiar with.

Mortenebra is very appealing for hardcore since she will have so many fewer models but I’m feeling going with Asphyxious as I haven’t played him much after his latest and perhaps most significant nerf.

For those of you not familiar, Epic Asphyxious’ feat brings back 10 warrior models as solos which disappear at the end of the turn and cannot be attacked or take damage.  At the beginning of Mk II, the models gained incorporeal.  After the first nerf, you could no longer bring back large based models, so soulhunters were out as they were clearly the best targets.  I believe that there was a second nerf but the latest one changed it from incorporeal to ghostly.  So now they ignore terrain but cannot move through models.  This basically makes it not so easy to launch crazy assassinations.  So now you either have to save it or use it for attrition, which is still really good.

The List

  • Epic Asphyxious
    • Defiler
  • Max Bane Knights
  • Min Bane Thralls
    • UA
  • Min Bile Thralls
  • Bane Lord Tartarus
  • Darragh Wrathe
  • Gorman di Wulfe
  • Warwitch Siren


This list is a little different than what I have done in the past.  I dropped the bane thralls to a min unit to add in Gorman.  He does 2 things.  He should be very helpful against Colossals.  Also, one of Aphsyxious’ biggest issues  is hitting high defense, which he can help with in a pinch.  And who doesn’t need another cloud?  I then added a Siren with the last 2 points.

I’m hoping that I can get past not having played in a while, the new feat and the new list.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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