BAO Photo Gallery!


Hello everyone! I’m going to take a break from Ultramarine characters to share with you some of my favorite BAO 2016 pictures, complete with commentary!

The first pictures I want to start off with are the best painted awards. Tournament coverage in 40k is growing but is still very sparse so I thought I would lead off with showing you guys the players that won best appearance and their armies because hobbying is apart of tournament 40k too!

2nd Best Appearance


Vito and his blue Tau got second best appearance! Way to represent WCA man!

vitos tau

This is the best picture I could find of his Tau. I thought I got a snap shot but can’t seem to find it. Trust me, they are clean and gorgeous.

Best Appearance


Israel Sanchez has won best appearance a couple times in the past and we considered not allowing him to win this year, but then he walked in with a Manta as a display board….

Izzy Manta

Believe it or not, a lot of those models fit on that Manta

manta opened

It even opens up

manta diplomats

Here is the Air Caste Tau relaxing in thier luxury bridge.

Inside of izzys manta

The inside is lit and looks like it can hold at least 20 crisis suits.

izzys army

Oh yeah, and his army is gorgeous too

3rd Best Overall

Ben Vaughn

Good Job Ben Vaughn! It isn’t easy doing so well with Imperial Knights, no matter how pretty they look.

bens imperial knight 3

and they look good…

2nd Best Overall

Andrew ford

Andrew Ford was on the top table in the final round with Eldar…. or are those Necrons?

Andrew Fords NecronDar

Well, his Necrons did their best Eldar impression. And looked good doing it!

Best Overall


Lang Nelson won Renaissance Man with a beautiful Tau army and great general ship. I’m sure he would have liked the Belt of Russ but getting best overall among almost 200 people isn’t too shabby.

Lang Nelson's Renaissance Man Tau list

I wouldn’t know to fear his army or be awed by it if he were to stand across the table from me.

The Best of the Rest

Matt Roots army

Matt Root’s Junkyard Orks are the reason why I think competitive 40k and hobbying 40k do belong together. His army is beautiful and every model makes sense.

brandons army

The winning Dark Angel’s Army

dons iron hands

Some Minotaurs showing off the loot they “acquired” from other Space Marine Chapters

guard v orks

Nothing like a good Waaaaagh across a river of lava charging at an entrenched line of guardsmen to start off the weekend.


Not sure what I like most about this picture, the paint scheme, the fact that he has all his supplies, or the ITC logo in the center…


Burning Sword? Check. Vorpal Wings? Check. Toe in Terrain? Che…. Aw crap.




This man’s entire army had freehand Jasmine flowers painted on it. My wife better not get any ideas.

sally company

Salamander’s sure know how to find the best display boards…


Kudos to this man for running 8 assassins and Legion of the Damned. He actually won a couple games.


What a pretty Blood Angels army, it’s too bad it isn’t likely to make the top 15… Oh wait.


What’s the next natural step after painting and modeling a beautiful army? If you guessed rotating display board and vanity mirror you win a cookie.


Just a group of Imperial Knights and their dates.


Incontrol’s librarius conclave hidden amongst some Ad Mech.


Not a 40k model, but I had to share it. Some people can just flat out paint.


Sometimes you just need to attempt to place higher than the sports team you’re rooting for…

These Pictures Speak for Themselves

P1040270 P1040351 girl power izzy tau suit outta caliban The crew tired Reece reece our lord and saviour


Let the Reece memes commence….

The best way to show up on these pictures is to attend FLG events! The next one up is the LVO. LVO SLIDER AD 1


About Petey Pab

Aspiring 40k analyst, tournament reporter and Ultramarines enthusiast, Petey Pab only seeks to gather more knowledge about the game of 40k and share it with as many people as he can in order to unite both hobbyists and gamers. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

12 Responses to “BAO Photo Gallery!”

  1. Heldericht July 24, 2016 10:45 am #

    Great pics! I appreciate the captions, gives us some details of the highlights instead of just looking at a big gallery.

  2. fluger July 24, 2016 11:03 am #

    Love stuff like this! Thanks for reporting!

  3. Lang Nelson July 24, 2016 2:29 pm #

    Wonderful event as always.

    I’ve been playing 40k since 2nd Ed and only recently started attending the big tournaments in the last 3 years or so. What Frontline and the ITC have done for the community is something pretty special.

    Keep up the great work and see you at LVO!

  4. donthemagnificent July 24, 2016 3:22 pm #

    Epic job once again guys. Looking forward to everything you guys do.

  5. gvcolor July 24, 2016 7:15 pm #

    Ben V’s Knights looked even better close up! I had to take a 2nd and 3rd look at them when I was checking out the games. The paint was applied super thin, and the consistency of the flames and over all paint from knight to knight was crazy good.

  6. Brutaishcard July 25, 2016 3:08 pm #

    Technical question. How exactly does one beat 5 riptides?

    • Lang Nelson July 25, 2016 3:37 pm #

      Eldar, Bat Co. and Wolfstar all can do well against it.

      • westrider July 25, 2016 5:47 pm #

        Is Bat Co the subsidiary of WayneCorp that makes all Batman’s gear?

    • Reecius July 25, 2016 4:35 pm #

      With great difficulty! Haha. But seriously, melee and grav are good bets for that.

    • Dakkath July 25, 2016 11:35 pm #

      Melee ap2 or hunter’s eye grav. They can’t get hit-n-run, and if they’re either on a 5++ or reducing their shooting to get the 3++

  7. Malfeas July 26, 2016 9:51 am #

    What was the Blood Angels army list for this one? VERY curious!

    >What a pretty Blood Angels army, it’s too bad it isn’t likely to make the top 15… Oh wait.

    • Evan Valdyke July 28, 2016 1:54 pm #

      No. It was mine. The one that made the top 15 had a lot more allies (and I don’t think it was red. In fact I think mine was the only one painted red).

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