Chapter Tactics #12: Wrath of Magnus Meta Review

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Today on Chapter Tactics Frankie and I analyze the meta post Wrath of Magnus release, and check out what those sneaky Canadians are up to.

For last week’s episode click here!


Tournament News

Canadians Training to Take Over the LVO. 6 rounds full LVO rules, and some quality players and lists. Top 3 was Dan Platt 1st (Demons 5th in the ITC), Ricky Johnson (Tau), Fredrick Vaudrin (Tau), each of them went 5-1

  • Fredrick’s List: Farsight Enclaves CAD with an Y’vhara some troops, and 1 stormsurge, riptide wing, and Eldar CAD
  • Ricky’s List: Similar to Fredrick’s list but with 2 sky rays instead of the Y’Vhara, Still had an Eldar detachment.

Dan Platt’s LVO Prep 1850 List

Cyclopia Cabal Formation Detachment

Chaos Sorcerer Level 3 Bike VotLW Spell Familiar Force Staff
Chaos Sorcerer Level 3 Bike VotLW Spell Familiar Force Staff
Chaos Sorcerer Level 3 Bike VotLW Spell Familiar Force Axe
Chaos Sorcerer Level 3 Jump Pack VotLW Spell Familiar Force Axe

Burning Skyhost Formation Detachment

Herald of Tzeentch, Level 3, Disc, Exalted Reward
3 Screamers
3 Screamers
3 Screamers
3 Screamers
3 Screamers
3 Screamers
3 Screamers
3 Screamers
3 Screamers

Khorne Daemonkin Allied Detachment

Chaos Lord, Bike, Sigil of Corruption, Power Fist
8 Cultists
14 Flesh Hounds


Wrath of Magnus Tactical Overview

– Go over the things you need to look out for in the new book.
– Where does the Tzeetch faction place in the meta?
– How to get the most out of your Magnus

PeteyPab’s Wrath of Magnus Chaos List


Sorceror Lv.1 MoT (Kit him out with the 25 points that are left)

Cultists MoT
Cultists MoT


Omniscient Oracles Formation

Lord of Change, Grimoire

Heralds Anarchic

Lv. 3 Herald, Disc, Paradox
Lv. 3 Herald, Disc
Lv. 3 Herald, Disc



Nolan’s Tau List
Commander: Drone controller, Stimulant injector (feel no pain), Iridium suit, Plasma rifle, Cyclic ion blaster, Neuroweb system jammer, 1 gun drone. [joins gun drone team]
Ethereal: Recon armor. [joins kroot team]
Strike Team: 6 man, Shas’ ui (sergeant upgrade).
Strike Team: 6 man, Shas’ ui (sergeant upgrade).
Kroot: 15 man
Breacher Team: 8 man, Guardian drone (4+ invul), Shas’ ui
Ghostkeel: Cyclic ion raker, TL Fusion blasters, Velocity tracker (skyfire), Stim injector
Crisis Team: 2 man, Dual flamers (not TL), TL Fusion blasters, Bonding knife ritual
Crisis Team: 2 man, Plasma rifle, TL Fusion blasters, Bonding knife ritual.
Drones: gun drones.
Y’ vahra Battlesuit: Stim injector, Counterfire defense system (overwatch at bs2).

Drone net XV-01
4 units of marker drones:

Firebase Support Cadre
Broadside: Rail rifle, TL Smart missile systems, Early warning override.
Broadside: Rail rifle, TL Smart missile systems, seeker missile, Early warning override.
Riptide: Heavy burst cannon, TL Smart missile systems, Early warning override, Stim injector.

What Chaos Demon Lists do you guys have for me? Using the new stuff from the Wrath of Magnus book.

got a list
Did you just win an ITC event? Is your list dominating everyone it crosses? Did you just recently do well with a unique list at a large event? I want to hear about it! Just send it to 
Please do not send your army list in a format such as Army Builder, send them in an easy to read, typed format. Thanks!


About Petey Pab

Aspiring 40k analyst, tournament reporter and Ultramarines enthusiast, Petey Pab only seeks to gather more knowledge about the game of 40k and share it with as many people as he can in order to unite both hobbyists and gamers. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

17 Responses to “Chapter Tactics #12: Wrath of Magnus Meta Review”

  1. Rob Erens December 3, 2016 2:14 am #

    They just released a WoM FAQ adressing the splitting horrors.

    • Peteypab December 3, 2016 11:33 am #

      I know! Literally right after I recorded it. Curse you GW!!!

  2. Cephalobeard December 3, 2016 5:28 am #

    Few things, Pablo!

    1.) I don’t see a link to the podcast, lol

    2.) What do you think about running two LOW with Fateweaver, opposed to Heralds Anarchic? It’s obviously less WC, but with Staff and Impossible robes on the other two you end up with a pretty decent flying circus alongside Magnus if you nab decent rewards.

    Something along the lines of:

    100pt Sorceror
    10 Tzaangors
    10 Tzaangors

    LoC with ML3, 2x greater reward, 1 Staff, Robes
    LoC with ML3, 2x greater reward, 1 Staff, Paradox

  3. Peteypab December 3, 2016 10:13 am #

    Uh oh, it says it loaded. Ok ill take care of it.

    Yeah that could work, though I think you can still just take cultists instead of Tzaangors. I personally lile Heralds because of the amount of Warp Dice you can get. Though, you could replace the heralds Anarchic for a demon CAD with 1 herald with the split locus, a large unit of blue horrors, and as many brimstone units as yoy can fit.

  4. Cephalobeard December 3, 2016 11:14 am #

    Fair enough. Gonna listen now. Keep up the great work!

  5. Jason Wolfe December 3, 2016 2:00 pm #

    I like that demons list. But I don’t like the Kairos / Lord of change models [fiddly resin sounds like a nightmare]. What if I did some conversions of Demon Princes with Pink horror beaks (two for kairos)?

    I also hate the herald on disc model, would the Gaunt Summon on disk model fly as a conversion/counts as if I put some pink horror parts on?

    • Peteypab December 3, 2016 2:29 pm #

      Thank you! I think all of those conversions would fly.

    • WestRider December 3, 2016 3:43 pm #

      The Burning Chariot kit is also a good source of Disc Heralds if you’re OK with that aesthetic. Also gets you a pair of Screamers, 3 Blue Horrors, and an Exalted Flamer, all for the price of a single resin Disc Herald.

  6. Jason Wolfe December 3, 2016 3:42 pm #


    I think you can buy that list for around 350 bucks before Paints, Books, and Summon critters.

    Exalted Sorcerers 1 $60 [use as heralds, convert with horror parts, magnets in feet]
    Screamers of Tzeentch 1 $30 [use as discs for sorcerers, magnets]
    Magnus the Red 1 $130
    Daemon Prince 2 $82 [use as LOC/Fatey, graft two horror beaks on one, use spare ExSorc parts for staffs, use horror staff as well]
    Pink Horrors of Tzeentch [use as parts bucket] 1 $29
    Chaos Sorcerer Lord 1 $15 [chop up and graft onto chosen model and spare ExSorc parts]
    Some cultists $30 [most of us have these already]

    • Peteypab December 3, 2016 4:05 pm #

      It’s about $270 if you buy it from Frontline right now. Not a bad deal, I’d take it.

  7. James Swain December 3, 2016 5:41 pm #

    Rehati War Sect
    3x Exalted sorc on disc (1 with scrolls)

    Daemon CAD
    2x heralds on disc ML2
    3x 11 pink horrors

  8. Dunmer December 4, 2016 4:58 am #

    How about a list with Magnus and Kairos fateweaver and then a renegade knight to shoot across the board. Then fill out the board with horror spam for objectives.

  9. iNcontroL December 4, 2016 11:56 am #

    awesome podcast guys!

    • Peteypab December 4, 2016 4:59 pm #

      Thanks man! You should come on sometime.

  10. Toranaga December 4, 2016 12:57 pm #

    Nice list! I’m thinking of running something similar, except with Be’lakor and Horrors instead of the heralds and the sorcerer, for guaranteed invisibility, shrouded, and exponential objective camping shenanigans with splits.

    A few things to note: a Lord of Change can’t roll on telepathy, so there’s little chance of getting invisibility with this list unless you manage to summon a herald or greater daemon of slaanesh, or roll it up with Fateweaver.

    Give the LoC the impossible robe with those 25 points, for a 3++. It’ll greatly increase his longevity, as long as you can make your leadership checks while taking wounds – Fateweaver’s re-roll helps there.

    Also, while the initial list is relatively affordable, like you said, you’ll want to buy all the daemons that are possible to summon to make it competitive – so it’ll actually be kind of pricey! Alas, such is the way with Daemons…

    Great podcast, it keeps getting better.

    • Peteypab December 4, 2016 5:01 pm #

      Thank you very much. Sadly the LoC can only take one exalted reward. So no grimoire and robe. I was toying with the idea of adding a third LoC and still am. But you lose so much warp dice…

      • Cephalobeard December 5, 2016 9:08 am #

        But you assemble team bird boys, Pablo.

        Tzeentch flying circus.

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