Chapter Tactics #18: Top January Factions with Thomas Oakey

Hey guys welcome to my 3rd installment of our January pre-LVO interviews. Sadly, no interview today due to audio malfunctions (Warpstorms…) however I do have the results for 5 GTs in January with Statistics on what armies are doing well, and which armies are underperforming. 


Chapter Tactics is a 40k podcast which focuses on promoting better tactical play and situational awareness across all variations of the game.


Show Notes:

Tournament news.

– Imperial Outpost Renegade GT, 36 Players, 1st Brandon Grant 5-0 (Dark Angels), 2nd Geoff Robinson 4-1 (GSC), 3rd Brett Perkins 4-1 (Renegades)

– Huzzah Hobbies Hammer in the New Year, 32 Players, 1st Matt Schuchman 5-0 (Eldar), 2nd Sean Nayden 4-1 (Tau?!), 3rd Eric Hoerger 4-1 (Demons)

– TSHFT, 62 Players, 1st Paul McKelvey 5-0-1 (Tau), 2nd Gareth Hunt 5-1 (Dark Angels), Sean Morgan 5-1 (Tau)

– Glass City Grand Tournament, 59 Players, 1st Aaron Aelong 5-0 (Dark Angels), 2nd Sean Nayden 4-0-1 (Tau), 3rd Brad Chester 4-1 (Eldar)

– Scarab 40k GT, 30 Players (This number may be wrong), Battle Points 1st Thomas Byrd (Corsairs+Eldar), 2nd Horton Doughton (CSM Rehaati War-Sect) Best Overall winner, 3rd Paul Murphy (Renegades w/Gorepack).

Armies that have at most 1 loss stats in January: It is important to note, not all of these tournaments used the missions that will be seen at the LVO, however I think this is still relevant data because a lot of these players are going to the LVO and I think this is the closest relevant information we have to determining a meta at the LVO.

Dark Angels 5
Imperial Knights 1
Chaos Daemons 6
Renegades 2
Tau 7
Space Marines 3
CSM (Magnus) 3
Harlequins 1
Corsairs 2
Eldar 3
Necrons 1
Space Wolves 1


Thomas Oakey Interview Questions (Possibly to be listened to in the future)

– What do you expect to see at the LVO?
– What have you done to prepare yourself for the LVO?
– Is there any army you want to particularly face? Vice Versa?
– What are you bringing?
– Top 8 predictions?


QOTD:  What do you guys think of the top factions in January? 

You can catch my last episode here and if you want to listen to the rest of the series click here.



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.

9 Responses to “Chapter Tactics #18: Top January Factions with Thomas Oakey”

  1. Coblen January 21, 2017 7:27 pm #

    Does anybody know what Paul McKelvey’s tau list was for TSHFT consisted of?

    • Peteypab January 21, 2017 10:17 pm #

      The lists are on the BCP player app. Now available for Android and IOS.

      Basically no stormsurges or riptides. Piranha Firestream wing, broadsides, a wall of martyrs, tetras, an ethereal, and a lot of crisis suits.

      • Keith January 22, 2017 7:16 am #

        Actually, there is one Riptide; a requirement for one of the formations.

        • Peteypab January 22, 2017 4:35 pm #

          Thanks keith!

          I couldn’t copy paste it, and it was a bit hard to follow.

      • Coblen January 22, 2017 9:23 am #

        Thank you. It is pretty interesting to see that Paul and Sean both scored so high with radically different Tau lists.

      • Corazu January 26, 2017 2:48 pm #

        Unfortunately it looks like the app doesn’t go back that far on Android, I can’t find the TSHFT event to even see if it shows the lists. Not sure if that’s an intended feature or not.

        Would have loved to glance at the breakdown but I appreciate seeing the overview here in the comments!

  2. Horton January 22, 2017 3:16 pm #

    Good episode!

    • Peteypab January 22, 2017 4:35 pm #

      Good showing buddy!

  3. Geocomm January 23, 2017 6:46 pm #

    I believe in 8th edition.

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