Beard’s Leagues of Votann League List | Warhammer 40,000 List Analysis

Avatar The Chef February 16, 202344  107 44 Likes

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With fresh units from the Forge (ie Fletcher’s Painting Desk), Beard pilots the Votann into the League! Will this small (lol) but elite and powerful force be able to bring honour to their ancestors, or will there be new grudges to be dealt with? Join Beard as he breaks down his list and the thoughts behind the choices and tactics!

00:00 Intro
01:47 League Custom – Ymyr Conglomerate
03:51 Units
04:21 Elites – Einhyr Hearthguard
07:24 Elite – Cthonian Beserks
09:12 Fast Attack – Sagitaurs
12:04 Fast Attack – Hernkyn Pioneers
15:25 Heavy Support – Hekaton Land Fortress
16:59 HQ – Brôkhyr Forge-master
19:19 HQ – Einhyr Champion
21:19 HQ High Kâhl
23:57 List Thoughts
24:55 Secondaries
25:01 The Ancestors Are Watching
26:15 The Question of the other Secondaries
26:34 Shadow Operations
27:32 Battlefield Supremacy
28:18 Warpcraft
28:26 No Mercy, No Respite
28:46 Purge the Enemy
29:19 Final Thoughts

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The Army List (watch the video for discussion and tactics though!)

Leagues of Votann

League Custom: Ymyr Conglomerate
Arks of Omen Compulsory Choice: Fast Attack
Starting CP: 1

+ HQ +

High Kâhl: Warlord- Experience Eye, Relic- The Last Crest of Jâluk, Votannic Council- High Kâhl
Forgewrought Plasma Axe, Autoch-pattern Combi-bolter, Rampart Crest

Brôkhyr Forge-master:Legend of the League-Master Armourer, Votannic Council- Brôkhyr Forge-master
Graviton Hammer, Graviton Rifle

Einhyr Champion: In the Right Hands- Exactor
Mass Hammer, Autoch-pattern Combi-bolter, Teleport Crest

+ Elites +

5x Cthonian Beserks: Concussion Mauls

5x Cthonian Beserks: Concussion Mauls

5x Einhyr Hearthguard
Hesyr: Concussion Gauntlet, Volkanite Disintegrator, Eco-armour Grenade Launcher, Teleport Crest
4x Hearthguard: Concussion Gauntlet, Volkanite Disintegrator, Eco-armour Grenade Launcher

+ Fast Attack +

6x Hernkyn Pioneers
2x Pioneer: HYLas Rotary Cannon
Pioneer: Multiwave Comms Array
Pioneer: Pan Spectral Scanner
Pioneer: Rollbar Searchlight
Pioneer

6x Hernkyn Pioneers
2x Pioneer: HYLas Rotary Cannon
Pioneer: Multiwave Comms Array
Pioneer: Pan Spectral Scanner
Pioneer: Rollbar Searchlight
Pioneer

Sagitaur Squadron
2x Sagitaur: Sagitaur Missile Launcher, L7 Missile Launcher

+ Heavy Support +

Hekaton Land Fortress: Heavy Magna-rail Cannon, 4x Bolt Cannon, Pan Spectral Scanner

++ Total: 2,000pts ++



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Daniel Sandsjö
Lifetime Member
Daniel Sandsjö
1 year ago

Really excited to se how this list performs! And I just want to say, Beard you are a Legend and you really brighten my day! Good luck High Karl Beard!?!

The Beard
Crew Member
1 year ago

Hello everyone, turns out I made a mistake with the list which resulted in me being over by 20 points – apologies! I’ve fixed this in time for my first game so expect some small changes which will be covered in my first League game for this season 👍🏻

John Wrightson
John Wrightson
1 year ago

Loving the choice for the Beard! One thing I can’t believe you have missed out on is the Urani league combined with the Fortify boost for T10 Land fortress. And the everyone is judged combined with the HunTRs Mark, so all your shooting auto hits!!

Flying_Basset
Flying_Basset
1 year ago

My gosh, I am sooooooo looking forward to this league!!! Eager to hear Lawrence’s list!!!

Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson
1 year ago

🤮

Kyle Roach-Smith
1 year ago

Competitively I know you are limited by the models you have. I agree that 3 squads of bikes would be better. I would lose the sagitaurs and put the beserks in the land fortress. Warpstryke also denies deepstrike near you which is better than you think as far as board control is concerned. I would use the hearthguard as a backline objective holder in the first couple of turns and the teleport forward for free as a second wave. No enemy units will be able to drop in near them to steal an objective by charging or even to do… Read more »

Kyle Roach-Smith
1 year ago

Good luck Beard, its a shame their are so many votann haters in the chat. There are plenty other things to complain about in this game. Feels like people are insulting your integrity by your choice of army which isnt right. We’re all here to have fun after all

Justin Prato
Lifetime Member
1 year ago

That list is filthy. Those bikes are so good. I can’t wait to see this against the IG and TS. The TS one will be interesting with all the MW he can put out.

John Wrightson
John Wrightson
1 year ago

Wrong league sir, should have gone for the Urani. Tougher, combine with Fortify. Then your enemy are buggered as everything is judged to a minimum of 1 and then link it with the HunTRs mark and everything auto hits. Happy days!

Strayed
Lodge Member
Strayed
1 year ago

No excuses now, Beard – you’ve got the OP army (can’t wait for Chef to play this list…)!
Now, are we getting Dark Angels from Bard and Drukhari from Spider?

Martyn Race
Martyn Race
1 year ago

Gosh I’m excited about this!!

James Tildesley
James Tildesley
1 year ago

What!! No chaos Mr Beard??? Best of luck, looks like a pretty dirty list.

Yann
Lodge Member
1 year ago

now that was a nice surprise 🙂 It will be really interesting to see how this list does against horde armies. Good luck for your first game!!

Stefano
Lodge Warrior Member
1 year ago

That’s a really interesting list, Beard! And Fletch did a great job with them!
It’s different enough to the one I am trying right now that I am really looking forward to see how you will do.
I am 100% with you about the Troops (wildl overcosted), even though I am toying with the idea of putting a splitted squad into two sagitaurs so as to have to 5-men units to keep in my backline, and this might answer to your question at the 10 minute mark.

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
1 year ago

It does kind of suck that no one’s taking WE, but there’s a few armies that were first in the New Codex line. I’d really like to see Chef take either Chaos Knights or Harlequins in the Third League.

James Thistleton
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Super excited to see how they go! Will be cheering you on Beard!!! 🪓🤘🔥

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
1 year ago

WooHoo! I guessed right. I hoped you might switch for World Eaters, but looking forward to the Hammer of Doom!

SLaaNeShi1
SLaaNeShi1
1 year ago

I really thought it would be Daemons! Beard I am sad and confused that you, a hallowed Lord of Chaos! are playing Votann. I think i just sicked in my mouth a little.

With no EC as well this is rough. A body blow one might say.

My support now unfortunately must be reserved for the non-Ork and non-Votann players in the league

Looking forward to the 1st match drop!

Last edited 1 year ago by SLaaNeShi1
Djdun
Djdun
1 year ago

Really Surprised no big Conversion Beamer on the Land Fortress considering the mortal wound output of it.

James Munn
James Munn
1 year ago

Dislike the rules, but I love… LOVE the model range!

Zaius
Lifetime Member
1 year ago

Wow! I’m surprised to see you playing this Army. you playing this and then Spider playing Orks ! I thought for sure you’d be piloting Desert Jackals and Spider would be brutalizing you guys with World Eaters or Emperors children. The universe is in chaos(😂)
I’ve played against an almost identical list and my thousand sons won by one point! I got reduced to literal dust. My teleporting shenanigans won the game with a last round teleport but wow! They are brutal. Good luck 👍🍀

Dylan Keller
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Roll well enough to get autowounds and you will be fine

Bernard Black
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Would it be alright to ask for beard rings in beard’s beard ? The proper Dawi way ya know… ?
Saw it grew up in the last live session, Dawi Pirate Beard would be dope af ! (^_^)

Christopher Pond
Christopher Pond
1 year ago

For a shooting army they have a severe lack of relic pistols, guess it’s iron without this league. I’ll be Votann for Jinx.

Michael
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Hi Beard for a “shorter” path to victory, here are some comments/suggestens to your list from a competetive Votann player. I am aware that your model selections are limited by the things that fletcher painted, so I will keep that “small” as well 🙂 – Bikes/pioneers are largely overrated for a couple of reasons in my opinion. You won’t be able to hide them due to their large footprint – skilled opponents will remove them in 1-2 turns. As their main role is grabbing objectives mid to late game, 3×3 may be the ideal number.  – with the saved points,… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Michael
Uroš Brkić
1 year ago

Is anyone running the guard in this league? Planning on joining a small turnament at my local group and was looking for some pointers 😀

Wael Riad
Lodge Member
1 year ago

So everyone else 🤔 is playing for the 2nd place!

Makes the AD Mech look more reasonable 😅, I think the only army that can keep up is the T-sons because of the mortal wounds they can do.

I really wanted to see the World Eaters 🥲

Humphrey_Appleby
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Sorely disappointed here, I was so hoping Beard commanding the Orks or just about anything other than ….Votann.
Well I guess it is up to the Spider to play World Eaters to keep my interest.

Rob West
1 year ago

Love the list hut at the moment I’m running similar but have a normal kahl shepherding 2 x 10 warriors with unyielding toil Warlord Trait. This enables me to do actions and still shoot….then take prospects of wealth and get those points up..without losing shooting mcshooterson…go shorty it’s ya birthday, gonna party like it’s ya birthday!!! And so on

Ritchie Balan
1 year ago

Oh beard I’m
Not angry I’m just disappointed.

Tormund the Brute
1 year ago

Boo this man! BOOOOO!!

Kurtis Carlson
Kurtis Carlson
1 year ago

Behind almost always beats out engage now. You need 3 separate units in 3 quarters still with the 6 inch rule to get 2 points for engage. You only need 1 unit per turn in the enemy deployment zone for 3 points per turn. Just doing that 3 times and getting 2 in there on one more turn gets you 13 points. With the bikes, those small transports and teleports that should be doable pretty much every game.

David Paton
David Paton
1 year ago

If you don’t rock and stone then you ain’t coming home

Lyrander
Lifetime Member
Lyrander
1 year ago

Looking forward to this. Go Beard!

Asprueloose
1 year ago

Sounds like Beard is sowing Chaos instead of playing Chaos with this unexpected choice of army.
Also, your face in the thumbnail is the face of a man who knows exactly what he’s done.

Brett Pettitt
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Ahh, you little beauty. You didn’t draw the short straw here. Can’t wait to see you go compete with these guys. Good going with the pioneers, good choice. Though I still think infantry are phenomenal due to the rail rifles. The elites, although I own one of each, I’m unsure about too much though. I found decking out guns in my votann list enables me to delete elite armies very fast. Tabled 1k sons in 2 rounds of shooting, deleted custodes nearly as quick. Hordes are problematic, but can still be dealt with. I really hope you do well, because… Read more »

Mortz82
Lodge Warrior Member
Mortz82
1 year ago

Rock and STONE Brother! The Ancestors Are watching ⚒️

Dean Brereton
Dean Brereton
1 year ago

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Talos Miniatures
Lodge Member
1 year ago

YEEEAAAAHHHHHHH!!! My man, doing it for the dwarves!! This league it will be all about the beardy dwarves.

Benoit Cappez
Lifetime Member
1 year ago

Arghhhhh… Noooooooo… but I can understand … May you beam/smoosh/rail the galaxy then

James Rainsley
James Rainsley
1 year ago

Did not see this coming at all! I was convinced Beard would be taking the sisters after he hinted it was very different to the chaos space marines.

SlipperyWeasel
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Beard going for the win!!

Joe Gough
Joe Gough
1 year ago

*shocked pikachu face* This was literally the last thing I was expecting! But I’m so ready for it! Let’s go beard!

Thomas Azula
Lodge Member
1 year ago

But the Chaos, Beard, the CHAOS!!! >.<

Jonathan Haynes
Lodge Member
Jonathan Haynes
1 year ago

Traitor. 🙂