The SoCal Open of Warhammer 40k had a huge turnout with over 1000 players and 50 armies. Here are the top winners and lists for this massive tournament, which was one of two large tournaments in Southern California during January 2018.

The “SoCal Open Warhammer 40k 2021” is a tournament that will be held in Southern California. It is the first of its kind and has been running for more than 10 years.

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This weekend witnessed the SoCal Open Warhammer 40k competition, which included 9 rounds of Warhammer fun. While the SoCal Open’s final round was a rout that resulted in a capitulation, the top cut single elimination format meant there was no need to finish the game. Sean Nayden had already secured a minimum of second place.

We saw green at the top of the podium during the SoCal Open, and you can expect to see green on the podium for the foreseeable future. 

1st place in the SoCal Open Orks – Logan Heath

SoCal-Open-Warhammer-40k-Top-Winners-ListsJSochart’s Mekaniak

Logan Heath took first place in the SoCal Open Warhammer 40k event. Logan lost to Matt Estrada in round 5, but he still made the top 8 cut with enough points. Furthermore, he won the whole tournament after destroying a Be’lakor Chaos Daemons list in round 7, Drukhari in rounds 8 and 9, and a Be’lakor Chaos Daemons list in round 10. Adeptus Mechanicus was the army that managed to hold off Heath in the SoCal Open. Heath’s list isn’t as bloated with recurring units since the buggies are restricted to single-model units.

The benefit of such design is the simplicity with which you may move models around without worrying about their coherency. Units of one are authorized for Mek Gunz with Kustom Mega Kannons and Warbike squads, which saves points. Even when the jets are being shot down, the Engage On All Fronts is still possible. When +1 to hit is activated, Freebootaz attacks hard. This effect may be readily triggered with many tiny troops and the three planes. 

The damage mitigation is what keeps a Ramshackle army running. In the event that the army does not move first, the Kustom Force Fields will assist in keeping the troops alive. The Flyers may also remain close to the Wazbom Blastajet to make invulnerable saves.

Again, congratulations for persevering through the defeat and winning the SoCal Open. 

 First-Place Finishers in the Southern California Open

++ Orks 2021 Outrider Detachment -3CP [60 PL, 1,015pts, 9CP] ++

Freebooterz is a Clan Kultur.

+ HQ +

3. Junkboss (Speed Freeks), Warlord, Deffkilla Wartrike [6 PL, 120pts]

+ Quick Attack +

Scrapjets Megatrakk [5 PL, 90pts]

Scrapjets Megatrakk [5 PL, 90pts]

Scrapjets Megatrakk [5 PL, 90pts]

Nitro Squigs [7 PL, 115pts]: Rukkatrukk Squigbuggies

Squigbuggies Rukkatrukk [5 PL, 90 points]

Squigbuggies Rukkatrukk [5 PL, 90 points]

+ Strong Backing +

[3 PL, 45 points] Mek Gunz Mega Kannon Kustom

[3 PL, 45 points] Mek Gunz Mega Kannon Kustom

+ Flyer +

2x Additional Supa Shoota [8 PL, 120pts] Dakkajet

2x Additional Supa Shoota [8 PL, 120pts] Dakkajet

++ Orks 2021 Outrider Detachment -3CP [53 PL, 985pts, -3CP] ++

Freebooterz is a Clan Kultur.

+ HQ +

[6 PL, 115pts] Big Mek in Mega Armour: Da Krushin’ Armour, Kustom Force Field, Kustom Mega-Blasta

+ Quick Attack +

[4 PL, 80 points] Kustom Boosta Blastas

Dragstas Shokkjump [5 PL, 85 points]

Dragstas Shokkjump [5 PL, 85 points]

Warbikers (75 points, 4 PL) Dakkaguns and Choppas

Warbikers (75 points, 4 PL) Dakkaguns and Choppas

Warbikers (75 points, 4 PL) Dakkaguns and Choppas

+ Strong Backing +

[3 PL, 45 points] Mek Gunz Mega Kannon Kustom

+ Flyer +

2x Additional Supa Shoota [8 PL, 120pts] Dakkajet

2x Tellyport Mega-Blastas, Blastajet Force Field, 2x Supa Shoota [10 PL, 230pts] Wazbom Blastajet

Total: [113 PL, 2,000 points, 6CP]

Second Place in the SoCal Open Drukhari – Sean Nayden

1635347232_779_SoCal-Open-Warhammer-40k-Top-Winners-ListsBrushray’s Eldar, Dark Eldar rover

Drukhari are pain-lovers, to be true, but there’s not much they can do while facing a Ramshackle army except stand there and take it. At least in the case of a horde of Venoms with Splinter Cannons, which do -1 damage owing to their lack of strength. Poison vs. automobiles isn’t the best matchup. That being said, this is certainly a wonderful list since it stayed unbeaten till the very end.

While the Serpent Kiss benefit is superseded, the Dark Angels player can only be injured on a 4+. During rounds 6 and 7 of the SoCal Open, Sean defeated the same list by the same player twice. Precision Blows and a high volume of fire will aid in this aspect. 

On your journey to second place, Sean Nayden, you got to beat up on all those cruel Admech list members.  

Second Place in the SoCal Open

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [15 PL, 280pts, 10CP] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [15 PL, 280pts, 10CP] ++

The Spectacle of Murder: Obsession: Cult of Strife (Restricted)

Plus HQ [8 points, 150 points, -1CP] +

Blood Dancer, Lelith’s Blades, Warlord [5 PL, 90pts] Lelith Hesperax

1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Succubus [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP]: Tolerated Ambition [-1CP] is a stratagem.

+ Troops [7 PL, 130 points, -1CP]

1 – Adrenalight Hekatrix Bloodbrides [4 PL, 70pts] (Combat Drug)

Hekatrix [22 points]: Blast Pistol [5 points], Plasma Grenades [5 points], Power sword [5 points]

4x Hekatarii Blade, 4x Plasma Grenades, 4x Splinter Pistol [48pts]: 4x Hekatarii Blade, 4x Plasma Grenades, 4x Splinter Pistol

3 – Hypex Wyches [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP] (Combat Drug)

Hekatrix [20 points, -1CP]: Agoniser [5 points], Blast Pistol [5 points], Morvaines’ Agoniser, Plasma Grenades, Stratagem: Hekatrix of the Crucibael [-1CP]: Agoniser [5 points], Blast Pistol [5 points], Morvaines’ Agoniser, Plasma Grenades, Stratagem: Hekatrix of the Crucibael [-1CP

4 Wych [40 points]: 4 Hekatarii Blades, 4 Plasma Grenades, 4 Splinter Pistols

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [54 PL, 1,038pts, -3CP] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [54 PL, 1,038pts, -3CP] ++

Obsession: The Serpent’s Kiss Kabal of the Poisoned Tongue

Additional Relics [-1CP] x2 [-1CP] Prizes from the Dark City

+ Org Slot (No Force) [5 PL, 68pts] +

The Archon’s Court [5 PL, 68pts]

Sslyth x2

x2 Ur-Ghul

+ HQ [13 points, 235 points, -1CP] +

Ancient Evil, Archon [5 PL, 90pts, -1CP]: Huskblade [5pts], Blast Pistol [5pts], Blast Pistol [5pts], Blast Pistol [5pts], Blast Pisto Overlord, The Animus Vitae [-1CP], Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition

Splintered Genius (Poisoned Tongue) [1 PL, 15pts]: Splintered Genius [1 PL, 15pts]: Splintered Genius [1 PL, 15pts]

The Executioner’s Demiklaives [8 PL, 145pts] Drazhar

Plus Troops (four PL, 65 points) +

Trueborn Kabalite [4 PL, 65 points]

Three Splinter Rifles, a Blaster, and a Blast Pistol are included.

Plus Elites (160 points, 8 PL) +

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

Incubi w/ Klaive & Klaivex w/ Demiklaives 4x Incubi

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

Incubi w/ Klaive & Klaivex w/ Demiklaives 4x Incubi

Plus Dedicated Transportation [24 points, 510 points] +

Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10p

Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10p

Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10p

Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10p

Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10p

Bladevanes, Kabal, Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10p

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [33 PL, 680pts] ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Obsession *Custom Coven*: Master Torturers, Enhanced Sensory Organs

+ HQ [8 points, 150 points] +

Blast Pistol [5pts], Huskblade [5pts], Overlord [5pts], Archon [5PL, 90pts]

Splintered Genius (Flayed Skull) [1 PL, 15pts]: Splintered Genius [1 PL, 15pts]: Splintered Genius [1 PL, 15pts]

3 – Hypex (Combat Drug), The Triptych Whip [3 PL, 60pts] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts] Suc

Archite Glaive & Agoniser: Agoniser, Archite Glaive

Plus Troops (195 points, 10 PL) +

Trueborn Kabalite [4 PL, 65 points]

Three Splinter Rifles, a Blaster, and a Blast Pistol are included.

[3 PL, 65 points] Wracks

Electrocorrosive Whip [5pts], Liquifier Gun [10pts]: Acothyst [23pts]

4 wracks + 1 wrack + 1 wrack + 1 wrack + 1 wrack + 1 wrack +

[3 PL, 65 points] Wracks

Electrocorrosive Whip [5pts], Liquifier Gun [10pts]: Acothyst [23pts]

4 wracks + 1 wrack + 1 wrack + 1 wrack + 1 wrack + 1 wrack +

Plus Elites [7 points per league, 155 points] +

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi

4 Demiklaives, 1 Klaive

[3 PL, 75 points] Mandrakes

Plus Dedicated Transportation (8 points, 180 points) +

Bladevanes, Coven, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter C

Bladevanes, Coven, Grisly Trophies [5pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter Cannon [10pts], Splinter C

[102 PL, 7CP, 1,998pts] ++ Total: [102 PL, 7CP, 1,998pts] ++

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3rd Place for SoCal Drukhari – Junior Alfeje

1635347233_236_SoCal-Open-Warhammer-40k-Top-Winners-ListsDrukhari – Wych Cult by svinkavkresle for Warhammer 40k

Juniors’ race to the top was put to a halt due to Drukhari on Drukhari violence. Quinton Johnson had a chance to finish third again, but round Junior defeated Sean Nayden by 41 points. The many Dark Lances excel in swatting fliers from the sky. Easily ready to be used as a buggy or flyer spammer. The round 5 matchup versus Frank Deloach and his Orks exemplifies this point. 

During the match, the Cult of the Cursed Blade detachment grants extra mortal wounds in melee, a bonus overwatch, and poisoned 2+ for 5 plasma grenades. Toughness 5 is a fascinating modification in the list design, particularly for the two Hellion teams. 

Great job, Junior, for persevering despite losing by one point in round one. 

3rd Place in the SoCal Open

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [13 PL, 250pts, -3CP] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [13 PL, 250pts, -3CP] ++

The Spectacle of Murder: Obsession: Cult of Strife (Restricted)

[-1CP] Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City

+ HQ +

1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Dark Lotus Toxin, Precision Blows, Razorflails, Warlord Show Stealer [4 PL, 75pts]

1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Competitive Edge, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Triptych Whip Agoniser & Archite Glaive [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP] Succubus [3 PL, 60pts, -1CP] Succubus

+ Forces +

2 – Grave Lotus [6 PL, 115pts, -1CP] Wyches (Combat Drug)

Hekatrix: Agoniser, Morvaines’ Agoniser, Splinter Pistol, Hekatrix of the Crucibael, Hekatrix of the Crucibael, Hekatrix of the Crucibael, Hekatrix of the Crucibael, Hekatrix of the Crucibael, Hekatrix of the Crucib

8 Wych: 8 Hekatarii Blades, 8 Plasma Grenades, and 8 Splinter Pistols

Shardnet with Impaler: Wych with Shardnet and Impaler

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [63 PL, 1,085pts, 10CP] ++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [63 PL, 1,085pts, 10CP] ++

Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship Obsession: Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship

[-1CP] Stratagem: Prizes from the Dark City

+ HQ +

Ancient Evil, Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Djin Blade, Splintered Genius [5 PL, 90pts, -1CP]: Ancient Evil, Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Djin Blade, Splintered Genius

+ Forces +

Trueborn Kabalite [8 PL, 135 points]

Dark Lance, 7x Splinter Rifle, 2x Blaster

Kabalite Warriors (50 points, 3PL)

Three Splinter Rifles, a Blaster, and a Splinter Pistol are included.

Kabalite Warriors (50 points, 3PL)

Three Splinter Rifles, a Blaster, and a Splinter Pistol are included.

+ Aristocracy +

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi Klaive 5x

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi Klaive 5x

+ Private Transportation +

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

Dark Lance, Grisly Trophies, Kabal [6 PL, 100pts] Raider

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) [32 PL, 665pts] ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Only the Strong Will Survive: Obsession: Cult of the Cursed Blade

+ HQ +

Drazhar (145 points, 8 PL)

+ Forces +

3 – Hypex Wyches [3 PL, 50pts] (Combat Drug)

3 – Hypex Wyches [3 PL, 50pts] (Combat Drug)

+ Aristocracy +

[4 PL, 80pts] Incubi Klaive 5x

+ Quick Attack +

Painbringer [7 PL, 170pts]: 4 – Hellions (Combat Drug)

Painbringer [7 PL, 170pts]: 4 – Hellions (Combat Drug)

Total: [108 PL, 2,000 points, 7CP]

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