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Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament Final Report

So this weekend marked the finale of the official Games Workshop Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament season with the Grand Final held at Warhammer World in Nottingham. Just short of 80 players from across the UK and as far afield as the US met in battle.  Each having qualified at one of the three Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament heats held through 2017 and 2018.

In this post, I cover the Grand Tournament pack, the results and lists where I can get them.  Games Workshop don’t formally publish results and lists (with these usually only being due on the day).

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AoS Grand Tournament Grand Final 2018 Pack

The Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament Grand Final for 2018 was fought over six randomly selected scenarios from the 18 Pitched Battle battleplans.  The scenarios were drawn at the start of the tournament.  Realm rules (including spells), realmscape features and Malign Sorcery were all in play.   So the rounds were:

  1. Total Commitment – Realm of Fire – Clouds of Smoke and Steam
  2. Shifting Objectives – Realm of Life – Lifesprings
  3. Duality of Death – Realm of Metal – Metallic Hinterlands
  4. Knife to the Heart – Realm of Shadow – Perpetual Dark
  5. Better Part of Valour – Realm of Death – Eternal War
  6. Border War – Realm of Light – Gleaming Vista

In terms of scoring, there is always a strong element of painting and sports scores in the overall results.  The scoring system was:

  • major victory – 6 points
  • minor victory – 4 points
  • draw – 2 points
  • loss – 0 points
  • 1 point for each favourite game vote
  • 1 point for each favourite army vote

At the end of the event, you selected two of your opponents to receive favourite game (who you liked playing) votes, and two of your opponents to receive favourite army (what you liked the look of) votes.

Kill points earned was the tiebreaker.  Summoned units did not count towards the total points value of enemy units destroyed and you get the full 2,000 points if you wipe out the enemy.

You can read the full pack and 2018 update for AoS2 for more details.

AoS Grand Tournament Grand Final Results

With massive thanks to WHTV Dan, the final results were:

  1. Ben Savva – Daughters of Khaine
  2. Robert Sedgeman – Nighthaunt
  3. Terry Pike – Nurgle
  4. Gary Percival – Sacrosanct Chamber
  5. Steve Curtis – Death (Nagash)
  6. Nick Thompson-  Daughters of Khaine (Snakes)
  7. Chris Myhill – Order
  8. Dan Bradshaw – Idoneth Deepkin
  9. Tony Moore – Nagash
  10. Colin Cochrane – Daughters of Khaine (horde)

Based on gaming score alone, the top 5 would have been:

  1. Ben Savva – Daughters of Khaine
  2. Robert Sedgeman – Death
  3. Gary Percival – Sacrosanct Chamber
  4. Nick Thompson – Order
  5. Chris Myhill – Order

Ben took out the event with the same Daughters of Khaine list that he has been running for months, and that won the recent Angelcore event in London.

Ben Savva – DoK

Terry Pike’s list. A stunning army. Witherstave on the bell GUO.

Gary Percival’s “Seqs bomb” list. You can check out Gary’s Masterclass Interview on KO (in AoS1) here.

Allegiance: Stormcast Eternals

Lord-Arcanum (180)
 Trait: We Cannot Fail 
 Spell: Azyrite Halo
Knight-Vexillor (120)
 Pennant of the Stormbringer
Gavriel Sureheart (100)
Lord-Castellant (100)
 Artefact: God-forged Blade 

20 x Sequitors (400)
 Stormsmite Mauls and Soulshields
5 x Sequitors (120)
 Stormsmite Mauls and Soulshields
5 x Sequitors (120)
 Stormsmite Mauls and Soulshields

10 x Evocators (400)
5 x Evocators (200)
5 x Evocators (200)

Total: 1940 / 2000
Extra Command Points: 1
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 142

Steve Curtis, who also won favourite opponent, ran the following Death list with vile transference, orb and overwhelming dread on Nagash.

Tony Moore, regular tournament winner and UK masters attendee, came in 9th with the following list.  You can check out Tony’s Masterclass interview here.

  • Allegiance: Grand Host of Nagash
  • Nagash Supreme Lord Of The Undead (800) – General – Lores of the Dead Spell 1: Fading Vigour (Deathmages) – Lores of the Dead Spell 2: Amethystine Pinions (Vampires) – Lores of the Dead Spell 3: Vile Transference (Vampires)
  • Necromancer (110) – Lore of the Deathmages: Overwhelming Dread
  • Vampire Lord (140) – Mount: Nightmare – Artefact: Balefire Lantern – Lore of the Vampires: Amaranthine Orb
  • 40 x Skeleton Warriors (280) – Ancient Spears
  • 5 x Dire Wolves (60)
  • 5 x Dire Wolves (60)
  • 30 x Grimghast Reapers (360)
  • Umbral Spellportal (60)
  • Prismatic Palisade (30)
  • Total: 1900 / 2000 Extra Command Points: 2 Allies: 0 / 400 Wounds: 116

I’ll add more of the top lists, as and when I get them.

The full results are:

GT final 2018 results
GT final 2018 results

AoSGT Grand Final Painting

The painting results were split between Oscar and his amazing Stormcast and Terry Pike from Facehammer‘s sublime Nurgle.  For more of Oscar’s army, check out his Showcase on the site.  For more on Terry’s, check out his Twitter feed and the ProPainted Podcast’s website for more pictures of the armies.

Thanks to Warchief Baz for the photos of the Best Painted nominations.

You can find more pictures over on the Warhammer World Facebook page.

Social media coverage

As you would expect, the event was streamed all weekend on Games Workshop’s official Twitch channel.  So if you are a subscriber you can go back and watch the games.

However, what truly made the weekend for me following along at home, was all the epic Twitter coverage by the guys in attendance.  It just looked like everyone was having a blast.  So massive thanks to WHTV Dan, Rob Symes of the Honest Wargamer, Darren Watson, Ben Savva, Warchief Baz, the Pro Painted Podcast, Steve Wren, Kanamorf, Nico and countless others.


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