The Ninth Realm Ep.11: Skaven Clans Pestilens!

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In this episode the gang discuss the Skaven Clans Pestilens Battletome, go over a list and how to get started with this faction!

The Ninth Realm Shownotes
Episode 13 -Skaven Pestilens Battltome Review
10-5-16

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Introduction
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Featuring:

Jason “Mad Gainz” Butler

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Reece “Reecius” Robbins

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Mariana “Send In-N-Out Gift Cards” Vera

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News
ITC AoS Rankings

ITC Championship Rankings

Rank First Name Last Name Club Events Points
1 Garrett Mulroney LCC 2 189.35
2 Donna Feuerhelm N/A 2 151.69
3 John Feuerhelm LCC 2 120.44
4 David Lymburner N/A 1 112.14
5 Sean Seihart N/A 1 109.32
6 Michael Burch N/A 1 109.32
7 Andrew Helland Bako 1 101.92
8 Ken Krogman N/A 1 95.3
9 Kevin Jacobi N/A 1 92.59
10 Ben Nelson nWo 1 92.24

ITC Team Rankings

Rank Club Name Club Code Placings Points
1 Left Coast Corsairs LCC 5 401.45
2 Age Of Scrubmar AoS 2 175.81
3 Bako Brawlers Bako 2 155.43

Chaos

Rank First Name Last Name Club Events Points
1 Garrett Mulroney LCC 2 189.35
2 Donna Feuerhelm N/A 2 151.69
3 John Feuerhelm LCC 2 120.44

Death

Rank First Name Last Name Club Events Points
1 Sean Seihart N/A 1 109.32
2 Michael Burch N/A 1 109.32
3 Joe Schmidt N/A 1 81.99

Destruction

Rank First Name Last Name Club Events Points
1 David Lymburner N/A 1 112.14
2 Ken Krogman N/A 1 95.3
3 Kevin Jacobi N/A 1 92.59

Order

Rank First Name Last Name Club Events Points
1 Alex Ramirez N/A 1 85.15
2 Brian Harvey N/A 1 85.15
3 David Stanley Bako 1 81.54

Skaven Pestilens Review

Fluff
Clan Pestilens is one of many Skaven clans in existence. Their focus is disease and decay and their ultimate goal is discovery of the 13 Great Plagues.
During the End Times the Horned Rat, which is the god of the Skaven race, became so powerful the Chaos gods had to allow him into their pantheon, though they did not respect him.
The Skaven are able to travel between realms using gnawholes that they tear through the fabric of reality, similar to the webway in Warhammer 40k. This allows them to travel without the use of warpgates.
The Skaven of clan pestilens and the followers of nurgle are actually at odds with each other. Where Nurgle delights in the death and rebirth of life, The Horned Rat wants only ultimate corruption of all life.
To this date Clan Pestilens has discovered 7 of the 13 great plagues and have unleashed them from time to time on the mortal realms.
The three main clans, Morbidu, Feesik, and Septik, are made up of billions of Plague Monks that are all part of different Churches of Contagion. Interpretations of the Horned Rat’s will differ between these churches and infighting is frequent.

2000 pts on a Budget! – Skaven Pestilens

Vermin Lord Corruptor – 240 pts
Plague Censor Bearers – 60

Congregation of Filth – 60 pts
Plague Furnace – 220
30x Plague Monks – 210
30x Plague Monks – 210
20x Plague Monks – 140
20x Plague Monks – 140

Foulrain Congregation – 100 pts
Plague Priest – 80 pts
Plague Claw – 180 pts
Plague Claw – 180 pts
Plague Claw – 180 pts

Total Points – 2000

Kits needed – The Virulent Horde, 2x Start Collecting Clan Pestilens, 2x Plague Monks. Retail cost $415. FLG cost $332.

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8 Responses to “The Ninth Realm Ep.11: Skaven Clans Pestilens!”

  1. novastar October 6, 2016 11:23 am #

    fun fact. back in the day (80s) GW hq had a fire and one of the staff ran back in to get his illicit drug stash lol

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 6, 2016 11:25 am #

      Really? hahaha, that’s funny.

  2. Thimius October 6, 2016 11:37 am #

    Super cool with all the extra info inside the post! Man I love ninth realm, amazing content!

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 6, 2016 12:53 pm #

      Thanks! Glad you like the show.

  3. Ben Mason October 6, 2016 11:50 am #

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  4. dan reeves October 7, 2016 5:42 am #

    really enjoy this podcast new too the game so great fun and info ..keep up the good work

  5. Ytook October 7, 2016 6:41 am #

    Awesome stuff as ever! Was worried for a moment that you guys were running out of battle tomes but remembered that the Grand Alliance books and Legacy scrolls could be weeks worth in themselves 😛

    One silly nitpick, the Plague Monks can’t mix and match weapons options in a unit, almost no unit can as it says “some units are armed with a pair of foetid blades, while others attack with a foetid blade in one claw and a woe-stave in the other” so no mixing and matching.

    BUT you could have a smaller unit of maybe 10 or 20 monks with stronger short ranged weapon in front and a large block with the weaker long ranged weapon behind. That’s a good tactic for some armies when setting up to take a charge (great for Saurus Warriors), but it might be too tricky here as you want to be charging and when charging you have to have the first model end up within 1/2 and inch so you’d have to make room, and you would lose out on some big unit benefits and have the front unit likely to battle shock away… but still, might work 😛

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