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Unleashing the Vengeance!

The Leagues of Votann are a faction driven by an unyielding desire for retribution. They emerge in the 10th edition of Warhammer 40,000 as formidable warriors who settle personal slights with unwavering determination.

Roger Birkett’s Best Themed Army @ Arc40k 2023.

Every grudge must be settled, every wrong righted, and with a host of punchy rules at their disposal, the Leagues of Votann bring their adversaries to regret harming their kin.


The faction's strength lies not only in their ability to retaliate but also in their inherent durability. It makes them a formidable force on the battlefield.

Hitting them is akin to hitting oneself, as the Leagues of Votann possess numerous means to make their enemies rue the day they harmed their comrades.


But what are the unique aspects that define the Leagues of Votann and how their resilience contributes to their vengeful nature?


The Leagues of Votann wage war in a calculated and deliberate manner. Through a process known as "casting the Eye of the Ancestors," Kâhls and their subordinate Theyns meticulously select targets based on a rapid battlefield analysis.


Once a suitable foe is chosen, the Leagues of Votann unleash their wrath, secure in the knowledge that their efforts are well spent.


Judgement tokens and the Oathband Detachment are integral components of the Leagues of Votann faction in Warhammer 40,000.


These mechanics enhance the faction's ability to exact revenge and punish their enemies. Here's a closer look at how judgement tokens and the Oathband detachment work:


Judgement tokens serve as a measure of the transgressions committed against the Leagues of Votann. They accumulate as casualties are inflicted upon the faction.


These tokens have a significant impact on the accuracy and deadliness of the Leagues of Votann's weaponry.


As the number of judgement tokens increases, the faction's attacks become more efficient and deadly against those who have wronged them.


The accumulation of judgement tokens enables the Leagues of Votann to turn the tables on their enemies, ensuring that even their rank and file warriors can pose a threat to elite forces.



The Oathband Detachment provides a unique tactical advantage, allowing the Leagues of Votann to single out a particular foe for retribution.


One of the key benefits of the Oathband Detachment is the Ruthless Efficiency ability, which rewards singular focus. At the beginning of a battle, the faction gains three free Command points, shaping the course of the game.


The Oathband Detachment enables the Leagues of Votann to prioritize targets with precision, calculating the value of engaging them against the cost of the engagement.


This process, known as "casting the Eye of the Ancestors," ensures that their efforts are well spent.


The Eye of the Ancestors Army Rule provides bonuses to Hit and Wound rolls against marked targets, making it challenging for the marked units to survive and impacting the effectiveness of their allies.


Through the Oathband Detachment, the Leagues of Votann can maximize their firepower potential and durability, allowing them to withstand enemy attacks while unleashing devastating retributive strikes.


Together, judgement tokens and the Oathband Detachment reinforce the core theme of the Leagues of Votann, emphasizing their relentless pursuit of justice and their unwavering commitment to righting wrongs.


By accumulating judgement tokens and utilizing the benefits provided by the Oathband Detachment, the faction gains a significant advantage on the battlefield, ensuring that their enemies face the full force of their vengeance


At the core of the Leagues of Votann's forces stand the dependable Hearthkyn Warriors. Clad in thick, void-sealed armor to enhance their natural hardiness, these warriors provide the foundation for the faction's vengeance.


The Hearthkyn Warriors offer a range of options, allowing for tailored teams to tackle specific adversaries.


Additionally, the immense Hekaton Land Fortress serves as a formidable vehicle that not only transports squads of Hearthkyn and Hearthguard but also withstands enemy fire while dishing out punishment.



While the Leagues of Votann prioritize reliability over raw power, their weaponry, such as the esoteric conversion beam, possesses unique capabilities.


With the new Conversion ability, these weapons multiply their hits once the beam has focused at a sufficient distance. Effectively, between 12-24” on an unmodified hit roll of +4, beam weapons will in fact hit an extra D3 times. Increasing the chance of causing even more damage.


Through careful target prioritization, the Leagues of Votann exact their revenge against those who have wronged their kin, leaving a trail of devastation in their wake.


The Judgement tokens, accumulated as casualties are inflicted upon the Leagues of Votann, serve as a measure of their enemies' transgressions.


These tokens not only enhance the accuracy and deadliness of the faction's weaponry but also interact with Oathband Stratagems, further punishing those who dare to harm them.


The Reactive Reprisal Stratagem, in particular, enables the Leagues of Votann to seize extra turns of shooting, turning their major firepower potential into a devastating advantage.


Their impressive durability ensures that plenty of models remain on the battlefield to send back their own personal thank-you.

The core principles that define the Leagues of Votann: teamwork, target prioritization, and ruthless efficiency.


Through an overhaul of their datasheets, the faction's resilience and superior craftsmanship are better represented, granting even rank and file warriors the potential to pose a threat to elite enemy forces.


The simplified yet potent Eye of the Ancestors Army Rule solidifies the Leagues of Votann's identity, empowering them to efficiently eliminate their foes as the Judgement tokens accumulate.


As the Leagues of Votann take to the battlefield in the 10th edition of Warhammer 40,000, they bring a relentless pursuit of justice, a determination to settle personal slights, and an unwavering desire to right every wrong.


With their punchy rules and unyielding resolve, they stand as a testament to the power of vengeance and the enduring spirit of the Kin. In the grim darkness of the far future, the Leagues of Votann remind us that no slight goes unanswered and that retribution will always find its mark.


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