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  • F.A.T. Mats should be shipping in the UK very soon.
  • Kromlech releases a new cyber ork model, and it looks very cool.


  • Toughest Girls in the Galaxy show off a new heavy gunner model for the Jailbirds line, Cruz.

tgitg cruz

  • Skulls releases a fantastic Cowboy mini.

skulls cowboy

  • A new Rum and Bones mini coming out, and he’s a Drunk, Dwarf Pirate.

drunk dwarf pirate

  • Titan Forge shows off some painted X-Terra Guardians and they look pretty slick.

titan forge

The members of the West Coast Podcast Alliance are doing a live show and recording at the Las Vegas Open. Come hang out with and watch The Independent Characters, The Imperial Vox Cast, and Life After the Cover Save make podcast magic! There will be banter, topics, guests, a game show, and prizes. All this in front of a live audience – you!

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LAtCS – Blake and Ed

IC’s – Carl

IVC – Bill and Dawson.


We will be bringing all our recording gear to Vegas – we got it covered.

Carl will only be able to do this on Saturday. Hopefully, that will work in your schedule for the painting room and not get wiped out by the 40k event. Let me know what you are looking at.

I don’t know what you have planned for entry fees on this. All of us are fine with entry fees, especially if we will be giving out prizes. My most important goal is that Frontline covers it overhead on this.


Show shouldn’t be more than 2 hours.

A topic for group discussion.

Bring in a guest or two and talk with them.

Run a few game shows – 40k inspired. Provide prizes for the winners.

Depending on the size of the prize support that we have (it shouldn’t be small), we may do audience swag as well.

Upcoming ITC Events

  • Brawl
  • FoB
  • Salt Lake City Gladiator Games, October 24-25
  • WaCon Game Con, October 24-26 in Waco, TX

Rumors: The Rumor Section is gathered from the web and is not in any way information we receive from  any manufacturer nor is it necessarily accurate. This section of the podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only.

  • Dark Eldar Haeomculous Coven supplement has some cool stuff, it sounds like.

COVEN Supplement

Power from pain – by turn number.

1 – nothing

2 – Fearless

3 – Fear, Fearless

4 – Fear, Fearless, it will not die

5 – Fear, It will not die, zealot

6+ – Eternal Warrior, fear, it will not die, zealot

Warlord chart

-talos & chronos reroll FNP rolls of 1 within 12”of warlord

– warlord plus any grotesques he joins gain it will not die

– add or subtract 1 from reserve rolls

– If your warlord is slain by an attack/weapon with AP 1 or 2 or with the ID rule, gain D3 VP

– Warlord plus wracks he joins gain FNP4+

– Warlord gains preferred enemy

Artifacts – pick one of the following at the start of your turn which lasts until your next turn – IWND, fleet, poisoned 4+, rampage (used each turn)

fighting in a challenge – opponent suffers -5 to initiative

-8”range, S1, AP2, assault 1, blast, instant death, no effect on vehicles (used as a grenade in shooting phase)

-Additional D6 attacks at S3, AP- at initiative 10, grant an additional pile in move at this step, no bonus applicable for furious charge, rending etc

-IWND 4+, only wounded by poisons special rule on 6

-+1 to FNP rolls, negate first wound suffered if it has the ID rule but when this happens, the item is lost

Coven Detachment Required – 2HQ, 2 Elite

Optional – 4HQ, 6 Elite, 4 Heavy Support

Units that are available in the detachment – Urien, Haemonculus, Raider (DT only), Venom (DT only), Wracks, grotesques, talos, chronos

Benefits – if this is the primary detachment you can reroll warlord chart from this book. All enemy units within 12”of 1 or more models from this detachment suffer -1LD

7(!!!) formations as well!”

  • Bretonians will be coming out and advancing the Endtimes story line.

Rant Session

  •  Getting lists before an event.

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

List Review

1850 – Single CAD Orks

Grukk Face-Rippa (from Sanctus Reach) has ‘Eavy Armour, Attack Squig, Bosspole, Kombi-shoota w/Rokkit Launcha, and The Git-rippa (Powerklaw with the Shred special rule) Warlord w/Bellowing Tyrant Warlord Trait

Mad Dok Grotsnik

2 Meks with Kombi-Skorcha


5 Meganobs w/kombi-rokkits in a trukk with ram and boarding plank

5 Tankbustas in trukk with ram and Pole/Klaw Nob

5 Tankbustas in trukk with ram and Pole/Klaw Nob


10 Slugga Boyz and a Rokkit in Trukk with ram and Pole/Klaw Nob

10 Slugga Boyz and a Rokkit in Trukk with ram and Pole/Klaw Nob

10 Slugga Boyz and a Rokkit in Trukk with ram and Pole/Klaw Nob

10 Slugga Boyz and a Rokkit in Trukk with ram and Pole/Klaw Nob

10 Slugga Boyz and a Rokkit in Trukk with ram and Pole/Klaw Nob


3 Traktor Kannon w/2 Ammo Runts

3 Lobba w/3 Ammo Runts


Meks join the Mek Gunz

Grukk and Grotsnik join the Meganobz as the spearhead… Boyz in Trukks used to deny side shots on Meganobz and the Tankbustas.

Apply power to appropriate targets, as needed.



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7 years ago

Have you considered crowd sourcing the list checking? Obviously it would not catch everything, but the internet is a wonderful place and most blatant errors in lists would be more than likely found and pointed out.

Make the deadline to send your lists like 10 days before the event. The day after the deadline, post all the lists online, have the community look them through.

This has been done a few times around here, admittedly for smaller tournaments, and it has worked out fine.

7 years ago

X-terra appears to be 28mm if the Bases they use mean anything.

7 years ago
Reply to  Wrath

Oh, It is “Scale: 28mm , Model height: 33mm”. It is listed on the models page just before the Quantity section.

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