The Castellan List

I built this army for one 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

April 2019

This year, I wanted to bring a really good army to Adepticon.  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 premise of this list is quite simple:  Walk across the board with bullgryn and guardsmen to punch people in the dick; while supplying plenty of command points to sink into the Castellan to do its thing.

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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.

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EDIT:  This list has been nerfed quite a lot.

A simple fix to it is to remove a wyvern and add a Telepathica staff on the Astropath.  Even with the nerfs and point hike, the Castellan is still pretty potent.

You can also transition to one of the newer iteration of Astra Militarum list without the heavily nerfed Castellan.

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