Chapter Tactics #39: Imperium 2 Index Review and Hammer of Wrath Top Lists

Chapter Tactics is a 40k podcast which focuses on promoting better tactical play and situational awareness across all variations of the game. Today PeteyPab and Rob from the Wolfkin review the Imperium 2 Index and go over the Hammer of Wrath GT results. 

Show Notes:

  • Click here for a link to the NOVA Invitational Bracket and to submit your own predictions!
  • Click here for my Hammer of Wrath List
  • If you like Rob and want to see more of his work click here!
  • Chapter Tactics is back! With Weekly episodes and a lot of tactical insight, this is your place for all things 40k in 8th edition.
  • Check out the last episode of Chapter Tactics here. Or, click here for a link to a full archive of all of my episodes.
  • Want more tactical information about the new edition? Check out our 8th Edition article archive to help get a leg up on the competition!


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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.
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4 years ago

Hey Pablo! What’s the exact name of that Facebook 40k competetive group?

4 years ago
Reply to  LunaMendax

competetive 40k

Adam S.
4 years ago

Love ya, Pablo, but you need to keep your facts straight if you’re going to be reporting stuff.

– Hammer of Wrath GT was a GT but not a Major (missed by 6 people)

– Adrien beat Darrian in the final, not Alan. Both Adrien and Alan went 5-0 with Adrien beating him by 1 point

– Darrian and Reece did not have the same lists at all

Please try to get your facts straight before making comments about an event. Since you record the podcast, and its not live, you have plenty of time to fact check so you don’t look like you don’t know what you’re talking about.

4 years ago

Would Aetaos’rau’keres Dark Jealousy ability have to target Magnus the Red if he is within 12′ of him, even though Magnus doesnt have deomen prince keyword, but he is? Right?

4 years ago
Reply to  Jmoney1882

If there’s no keyword, no.

Rules are not fluff, and fluff is not rules.

Ryan L
Ryan L
4 years ago

I listened to 100 minutes only for you to skip over the factions I was waiting for!

I appreciate you apologized in the cast but a more clear headline would have been appreciated – this wasn’t “Imperium 2 Index Review” this was an Astra Militarum and Mechanicus review.

Whilst perhaps these factions perhaps don’t currently have a place in the competitive meta, I would love to hear some thoughts or concepts on how they could be used.

Ryan L
Ryan L
4 years ago
Reply to  Petey Pab

I totally understand why you skipped them, I just would have preferred some advanced warning! 😉

I’m not a hard-core competitive player but I was hoping to hear some insights into the Inquisition units mostly. I wouldn’t expect miracle answers to make them top tier but some thoughts on how to best utilize them.

I think there are a few key things in Inquisition that perhaps makes them worthy of your considering, even in the competitive environment.

Firstly, the Land Raider Prometheus – your warlord needs to be an Inquisitor riding in the tank but the reduced cost Strategems rule is potentially amazing. Back it up with a hidden Jokero (reroll to hit, wound or both) and the ignores cover, twin quad heavy bolters and multimelta become scary. Expensive though and limited by the Strategems you have available.

Secondly, Terrify – the psychic power that prevents overwatch and -1 Leadership. A situational power but I’ve found it valuable to protect the squishy melee units I use (Death Cult Assassins and Arco flagellants). Inquisitors are a little overpriced to get this power but their Leadership bubble can be nice support for low Leadership Imperium units.

Thirdly, Coteaz to provide some deepstrike/summoning defense. Limited to getting a free round of overwatch in 8th, rather than normal shooting, and only from Ordo Malleus units but if that unit is a Land Raider Prometheus (rerolling to hit and wound Chaos and Daemon units from the Quarry rule), then the opponent may be forced to think twice.

Unfortunately, Acolytes are outclassed by Astra Militarum units in every way, for their points. Even with the Quarry rule allowing rerolls to hit and wound against some targets, they’re too fragile and slow to be given special weapons. Units of 1, as your cohost mentioned, are useful for boosting your unit count and holding objectives, in a pinch.

Daemonhosts – well, I really struggle to find any silver-lining for this unit. Could be a surprise by having a few bursting out of a Prometheus and hoping for a bunch of mortal wounds but, yeah, overall a sad little unit that I guess didn’t get play tested.

Kaptain O
Kaptain O
4 years ago

Where can I find the army lists for the Hammer of Wrath tournament?

4 years ago
Reply to  Kaptain O

If you subscribe to BCP, you get access to their list database!

Kaptain O
Kaptain O
4 years ago
Reply to  Reecius

I am subscribed but they don’t have lists for this tournament =(

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