TSHFT Update Part 3


We’re all here having a great time at TSHFT, in fun Seattle. The event had a bit of a late start due to a snafu with ToF as we were told, but, got rolling. There are some brutal lists here, and some excellent players. 10 barbed heirodules!!! Yikes, Nids are back in a big way. There are more flyrants than you can throw a stick at.

PlayeRs are hungry for those ITC points! We’ve got a ton of people looking for top spots with their respective armies.

Of Team Zero Comp, Frankie got beat by Jeremy vessierre’s White Scars, and JY2 had some incredibly bad luck and got beaten, too. Everyone else won, Ben C. knocked Tastey Taste’s Green Tide Orks in a super close game.

We’ll keep you updated! Got to get back to my game.


Day 1 is done and behind us. The competition has been fierce. Of Team Zero Comp, only Ben Cromwell with his Eldar\Dark Eldar and Reecius with his Space Wolves are still undefeated. Frankie’s Dark Eldar had a rough day, going 1 and 2, as did JY2 and his Necrons. INcontroL and his Nids are 2 and 1 as is GTA and his Seer Council with Lynx.

Tomorrow will filter out the remaining undefeated players! Abuse Puppy is in first with Taudar at 30/30 pts, Reecius is in second with 29/30, JP is third with FMC Tzeentch Daemons, Jeremy V. Is 4th with White Scars and Space Wolves.

UPDATE: TSHFT is done and behind us! It was a great time. Congrats to Abuse Puppy who won it with a perfect 50/50, and who also smoked me to get a spot on Team Zero Comp! The rest of the team did well. Frankie and Jim went 2-3, iNcontroL, and Raw Dogger went 3-2, Reece, Ben S., and GTA went 4-1, and Ben C. Went 4-0-1, winning the pool from the team and taking home a few hundred bucks! More to come, but wanted to post a quick update before we went home.

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52 Responses to “TSHFT Update Part 3”

  1. RoockieBoy January 10, 2015 2:59 pm #

    Go go go! Team 0 comp FTW!

    • Reecius January 10, 2015 11:38 pm #

      Thanks for the support!

  2. Klr January 10, 2015 3:56 pm #

    Could you post teams armylists ?

    • Reecius January 10, 2015 11:46 pm #

      Will do when we get back.

  3. Nova star January 10, 2015 7:46 pm #

    Snafu with ToF, sounds like normal lol

    • Reecius January 10, 2015 11:46 pm #

      Don’t want to smear them or anything, but that is what was told to everyone.

  4. Gonewild January 10, 2015 8:21 pm #

    Brews and Seahawks playoff in Pioneer Sq. You picked a great time to party in the Emerald City

  5. Dr.insanotron January 10, 2015 8:44 pm #

    End of day one and we have 2 team members still undefeated. myself and Reecius

  6. Logan January 11, 2015 12:00 am #

    I’m still livid at the comment on how the TOs purposely made shitty tables with shitty terrain. Also whats up with ToF, it’s annoying having 70 people huddle up on one guy with a laptop. Went no printed pairings or a projector.

    • Reecius January 11, 2015 12:29 am #

      Well, the terrain thing is the TO’s choice, and we can always help them out with terrain, too. I would have liked to see a bit morw, though. And the no projector/print outs is an easy fix, and it would be nice to have pairings a bit note accessible, I agree.

      • MVBrandt January 11, 2015 1:46 am #

        Projector/Print is TO call, but everyone with a smart phone can see pairings and self score. Doesn’t really get more accessible than that. Bummer for Chip if people are huddling around a single laptop … he should make sure that TO uses it right, heh.

        • bogalubov January 11, 2015 7:40 am #

          Not sure if the error is with operator or software, but there were no pairings on TOF. So players couldn’t see the pairings or score themselves. The organizers haven’t been using TOF to score the tournament after the screw up in the first round.

          • MVBrandt January 11, 2015 10:07 pm

            Is more likely it was TO error and/or insufficient TO training.

    • Jp January 11, 2015 6:18 am #

      Tshft is known for shitty terrain though, you kinda go in expecting it!

  7. Jp January 11, 2015 6:16 am #

    Can’t wait for the final four tomorrow!!

  8. TableTopJosh January 11, 2015 6:40 am #

    Good luck Reecius! Take down that Zenos scum!

  9. DCannon4Life January 11, 2015 8:32 am #

    I wonder if there’s a numbers nerd out in the 40K community somewhere that could put together an Excel spreadsheet with formulas built in that would calculate points and whatnot?

    Pairings might still have to be done by hand, but in a tournament with around 60 or less, how bad can that be. Making index cards for players can help (a traditional low-tech method employed at Chess tournaments in the days before laptops) with pairing by hand.

  10. Archon-Kalafex January 11, 2015 9:08 am #

    TOF screws up a’lot it seems. Maybe people should stick to the LVO style eh? Idk. But somewhere has got to be a better format than TOF.

    • winterman January 11, 2015 12:59 pm #

      TOF provides tournament tracking — they are not a format. In fact they provide tournament tracking to LVO/BAO and the LVO format is one of the few formats ToF supports out of the box.

      • Archon-Kalafex January 11, 2015 4:43 pm #

        Well it fails too often to really be reliable so like I said, something better has to be out there. And if not I hope it shows up.

        • MVBrandt January 11, 2015 10:06 pm #

          User error on TOs’ part is a real thing, as is knee-jerking to bus the software. Alternatively, it might not be user friendly enough. But it’s been used extensively without error in LVO format events, and objectively is just simple software.

          • bigpig January 12, 2015 1:20 am

            Not at all user friendly 🙁

          • DarkLink January 12, 2015 8:26 pm

            So un-user friendly that most of the people at LVO and the like wait for Frankie to put pairings up on the projector.

          • Novastar January 12, 2015 8:58 pm

            Couldn’t get it to work at the BaO

  11. BoomstickBob January 11, 2015 3:41 pm #

    Man wish I would’ve found out about Tshift sooner or else I would’ve gone with my salamanders! Oh well, good luck to all and have fun out there!

  12. bigpig January 11, 2015 5:15 pm #

    Gratz guys. Is there really someone there running nid/tau? What a bastardized combo if so. Way to make cta allies seem reasonable 🙂

    • bogalubov January 11, 2015 7:34 pm #

      The guy had some rail guns on a goblin spider, it was actually kind of cool.

      • AbusePuppy January 12, 2015 9:33 am #

        It was a pretty rad-looking army, yeah. CTA allies aren’t nearly as hard to rationalize as people think- I mean, there’s a canon story with the Imperium raising Tyranids to try and study/control them in IA4, so why not Tau?

        • DCannon4Life January 12, 2015 4:16 pm #

          Domesticated ‘Nids would make GREAT assault troops! For the Greater Good!

  13. Aaron January 11, 2015 11:28 pm #

    Just like to let it be known that Sisters went 6-2 (then got paired up final round).

    • Fagerlund January 12, 2015 3:36 am #

      Great! Was it pure Exorcist-spam or was it allies also? I actually think they’re quite strong, and I was taken a bit off guard the first time I faced them. I expect the same is true for most people since they’re so rare!

    • bogalubov January 12, 2015 6:00 am #

      One of them was two knights with a smattering of sisters (exorcist, 2 repressors and rhino/immolator).

      • Fagerlund January 12, 2015 6:47 am #

        Ah so it was actually Knights winning then. Too bad!

        • bogalubov January 12, 2015 9:25 am #

          One of the knights had a cathedral on its head if that counts.

        • AbusePuppy January 12, 2015 9:34 am #

          I dunno if you can call an army with 1000pts of Sisters and 800pts of Knights a Knight army with any honesty. I mean, those other models are kinda actually important, too.

          • Fagerlund January 12, 2015 10:26 am

            Sure, but when they have a Knight-crutch to lean on it’s not nearly as nice! 😛

          • Aaron January 12, 2015 12:55 pm

            The knights are just there to distract you from all the important stuff.

          • CaptainA January 12, 2015 4:21 pm

            I hate Ignores Cover Melta Dominion squads! 🙂

  14. fluger January 12, 2015 8:44 am #

    Did I hear that AP used Orks to win or am I going mad?

    • fluger January 12, 2015 8:44 am #

      N/M, not sure how I misread that, looks like taudar. Neat.

      • AbusePuppy January 12, 2015 9:34 am #

        Yeah, I was running Eldar with the Firebase Cadre formation supporting it.

        • Klr January 12, 2015 12:14 pm #

          Could we hope for you posting the list, or maybe even a small battle report ? 🙂

          • Tron January 12, 2015 1:32 pm

            I can provide a battle report for you….

            The Eldar with Fairebase Cadre shot at the enemy, the enemy died. The end.

          • MikhailLenin January 12, 2015 4:24 pm

            Pretty much exactly what Tron said but lets not take it away from AbusePuppy that he had to face off against tough opponents (no bias there, we played each other for Round 5).

            He just tailored an army that was built for TSHFT Terrain and played to his strength which is Target Priority.

          • AbusePuppy January 12, 2015 7:44 pm


            I’ll probably do another post later talking about the list in particular with more detail, but that gives a pretty good broad overview of how things went at the tournament.

          • Reecius January 13, 2015 9:56 am

            If you’d like to repost that article here on FLG, AP, we’d be happy to have it.

        • CaptainA January 12, 2015 5:13 pm #


  15. Karl January 12, 2015 1:15 pm #

    Frankie, I was wondering if you had pictures your DE army anywhere. I saw a few models, but didn’t get a chance to see the whole army. Also, what studio did you use to get em painted? The few I saw were really cool.

  16. Hotsauceman1 January 12, 2015 4:18 pm #

    Now what is this I hear on facebook about someone ranging a bunch of drunk Ocomp team members

  17. Dan Miner January 12, 2015 4:19 pm #

    I was running TSHFT 40k after the first round, and I want to do some clarifications on here since there seems to be quite a bit of emphasis on ToF on here. I run lots of fantasy events so when ToF crashed (could have been user error, not sure) I offered to jump in and run both fantasy and 40k with warscore.net’s software which I was familiar with.

    Did we abandon the software too soon? Possibly, but when the first guy had it crash (for whatever reason) after getting our 40k side going about 1 hour late, it wasn’t really worth the risk to attempt it again when I had a piece of software I knew worked, especially since the crash apparently dropped all the previously paired matchups and I already knew I’d have to manually rematch all the players as the results sheets came in.

    Do we think that we’ll never use ToF again? No, it looks like it offers some very neat options on tracking game by game stats which is interesting, so I’d like to try it out and make some assessments for myself, but that wasn’t something I was prepared to do in the middle of an actively running tournament.

    As far as having a projector or a printer, that was definitely a big mistake (but I was anticipating running a 18 person fantasy tournament, not a 56 person 40k one!) that will be corrected for the next event.

    • colinsherlow January 12, 2015 4:36 pm #

      Hi Dan!

      Come to the LVO with me Dan

    • winterman January 12, 2015 5:21 pm #

      I am intrigued by warscore.net, thanks for sharing that I will have to test it out.

      And kudos for jumping in and getting the event going after the crash.

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