On Saturday, September 11, Highground Gaming hosted a small group of dedicated Age of Sigmar players for a teaser of our large-scale Grand Tournament in December. Eight players met up to test their mettle against each other and against the evolving meta-game of Age of Sigmar 3.0

1st Place

The winner of our inaugural event was Detroit Wargaming Club’s Michael Caldwell, running a Soulblight Gravelords Vykros Dynasty list. With three wins, he took the gold medal despite scoring one less point than the silver medal Seraphon list.


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Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
– Lineage: Vyrkos Dynasty
– Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Vampire Lord (140)*
– General
– Command Trait: Pack Alpha
– Lore of the Vampires: Amaranthine Orb
Necromancer (125)*
– Lore of the Deathmages: Overwhelming Dread
Mannfred von Carstein, Mortarch of Night (380)*
– Lore of the Vampires: Amethystine Pinions
Vengorian Lord (280)
– Artefact: Sangsyron
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon


20 x Deadwalker Zombies (115)*
20 x Deadwalker Zombies (115)*
30 x Deathrattle Skeletons (255)*
– Reinforced x 2


20 x Grave Guard (280)*
– Great Wight Blades
– Reinforced x 1
20 x Grave Guard (280)*
– Great Wight Blades
– Reinforced x 1


Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment


Total: 1970 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 142
Drops: 2

Despite the Soulblight Gravelords leaning towards strong, elite units, Caldwell made great use of the horde elements of the army, with powerful characters to back up zombie and skeleton chaff.

2nd Place

In second place, a fantastic Seraphon list piloted by Highground Gaming’s very own Sean.

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Allegiance: Seraphon
– Constellation: Thunder Lizard
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line


Lord Kroak (430)*
Saurus Astrolith Bearer (150)**
Surus Scar-Veteran on Carnosaur (215)**
-Command Trait: Prime Warbeast
-War Spear
-Artefact: Amulet of Destiny
Skink Starseer (145)**
-Artefact: Fusil of Conflaguration
-Spell: Hand of Glory


5x Saurus Guard(115)*
2-x Saurus Warriors (210)*
2x Salamander Hunting Pack (240)*
10x Skinks (75)*
-Boltsplitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers
10x Saurus Warriors (105)*


Bastiladon with Solar Engine (235)*


Endless Spells & Invocations
Geminids of Uhi-Gysh (80)


Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment
**Command Entourage – Magnificent


Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 113

3rd Place

Finally, with Sons of Behemat no strangers to the Detroit meta-game, Patrick rounds out our top three with a Gargants list.


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Allegiance: Sons of Behemat
– Tribe: Breaker Tribe (Fierce Loathing: Bossy Pants and Clever Clog) – Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired


Gatebreaker Mega-Gargant (525)*
– General
– Command Trait: Old and Gnarly – Artefact: Amulet of Destiny
Warstomper Mega-Gargant (470)**
Kraken-eater Mega-Gargant (490)*
– Artefact: Arcane Tome
– Universal Spell Lore: Flaming Weapon


1 x Mancrusher Gargants (170)** 1 x Mancrusher Gargants (170)** 1 x Mancrusher Gargants (170)** CORE BATTALIONS
*Bosses of the Stomp – Magnificent **Footsloggas – Unified


Total points: 1995/2000
Total wounds: 141

Our players had a blast at the event testing out our terrain and preparing for our Highground Games GT in December. Sign up now via our Best Coast Pairings page below and reserve your spot!

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