Cinderfall District GT Preview

Good morning all, we are now back with our first post-COVID-19 event preview: the Cinderfall District GT on 1/2 August 2020. The event is a classic 5 games, 2000 points, individual matched play tournament held in Adelaide, South Australia and hosted by Luke Stone of Cinderfall Gaming. South Australia has a great scene (as you’d see from the annual South Australia GT).

Cinderfall District GT Pack

Here are the key pack details:

  • All games set in Aqshy, the Realm of Fire using all realm rules;
  • Mysterious Terrain is pre-set for the event;
  • General’s Handbook 2020 matched play rules in play;
  • No legacy warscrolls;
  • Battleplans:
    • Total Conquest
    • Scorched Earth
    • Focal Points
    • Forcing the Hand
    • The Blades Edge

You can read the full pack for more details.

Scoring

The scoring system is trying something different, by adding Victory Points Scored to points for a result:

  • Your army list submitted late or incorrectly: -5 points
  • Major Victory: 100 points
  • Minor Victory: 80 points
  • Draw: 50 points
  • Minor Loss: 30 points
  • Major Loss: 10 points

The total amount of victory points scored at the end of the game will be added to your overall tournament point score. Games that do not finish a full five rounds will not be allowed to calculate an estimated amount of victory points, only victory points scored when dice down is called will be added to the total score. All Games are expected to try to be played until the end of turn 5 so that an accurate score can be calculated. For example: If you won a major victory and scored 18 Victory points in the game, you would get 118 Tournament Points.

Cinderfall District GT Lists

There are 20 people coming to the Cinderfall District GT this year. Unfortunately, South Australia closed its borders with NSW and Victoria in the last few weeks being the 20 players travelling from other states could no longer attend. But the South Australian crew are well represented.

Here is the faction breakdown:

  • 3 Gloomspite Gitz (up the gitz!)
  • 2 Blades of Khorne
  • 2 Stormcast Eternals
  • 1 Big Waaagh!
  • 1 Daughters of Khaine
  • 1 Flesh Eater Courts
  • 1 Fyreslayers
  • 1 Hedonites of Slaanesh
  • 1 Kharadron Overlords (Khron, Khron, Khron!)
  • 1 Nighthaunt
  • 1 Ogor Mawtribes
  • 1 Ossiarch Bonereapers
  • 1 Skaven
  • 1 Slaves to Darkness
  • 1 Sylvaneth

You can read all the lists here.

My personal favourites from the lists are:

  • Alex Khron (CanKhron) taking his Barak Zilfin Kharadron Overlords for another spin. This list is a further evolution of his list from pre-lockdown events.
  • Jason Dowley running the 2,000 point version of Shootcast Stormcast Eternals and taking advantage of the points reductions. This build works very well at 2.500 points so it will be interesting to see if it has enough at 2,000.
  • Kris Becker running the Squigalanche – purely because SQUIGS!
  • Kyle Tregloan because he is taking 3 massive spiders, 20 baby spiders and the Troggoth Hag!
  • Luke Doman running an All Stars style Slaanesh build with Chaos Marauders. I can see this list either smashing or flopping depending on the match-up.
  • Doom and Darkness himself running a Junkmob Boulderhead with 2 Scraplaunchers! I remember someone trying to tell me that Scraplaunchers were great in 8th ed and didn’t believe them. Maybe their time is now?
  • Finally, Wayne Buck for running a Skaven list that in some games will go absolutely bonkers! 2 Warp Lightning Cannons, 3 Doomwheels, 40 Acolytes and a whole load of more-more-more Warp Power!

So those are some of my favourite lists. I’ll be back with a wrap up and results from the event.

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