Part of the problem was that the mission they were playing meant you had to deploy forward. 15 inch deployment zones. Objectives ~12 inches up so the stormcast had to be in front of them to body block access, putting them ~13-14 inches onto the table. Being further away just gives objectives to the Deepkin.With my own very bad record, I have come to believe that many, many AoS matches are heavily decided by initial deployment. Every AAR I do on my own games (which are often losses) comes back to a failure in my initial set-up.
I wouldn't mind so much if it were a gimmicky thing you could do but wasn't competitive. Sure, it would suck to be on the receiving end in your local game night but at least it wouldn't be indicative of the game itself having such issues. This Idoneth player got to the final table undefeated at Heat 1 of the biggest competitive AoS tournament in the UK with 70 competitors.Yeah it was pretty bad not the kind of thing you want to see in this level of play.
General consensus seems to be that Chainrasps and Grimghasts, supported by Guardian of Souls and healing powers work well. (Though the current tournament cheese is to run Grimghasts in legions of Nagash, as the additional healing makes them insanely hard to shift for the damage they do.) For pure Nighthaunt, I've heard nothing but praise for Myrmourns. Battalions-wise only the ones which support Chainrasps seem particularly popular.So, what kind of play style have people seen out of Nighthaunt? I picked up some Glaivewraith Stalkers and Myrmourn Banshees because they were cheap and looked cool, and I've enjoyed painting them up. Debating diving a bit deeper down the hole.
List that went at least 4-0 (didn’t see the final) used 1 terrorgheist. Blisterkin the speed boosting one and then 2 big units of the flying screaming ones formed the core of the army.Flesh Eaters lists are a bit odd now due to the way their summoning works. It's very good odds that, like, a third of the actual army isn't actually on the army list. Gonna have to track down the army list that won though as one of the big wait-and-see things among FEC players right now is exactly how much monster mash (i.e. spamming Terrorgheists and Zombie Dragons) is going to figure into tournament winning lists.