Chapter Tactics #28: How to Become 40k Neo, and Analyze the 40k Matrix

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Chapter Tactics is a 40k podcast which focuses on promoting better tactical play and situational awareness across all variations of the game. Today PeteyPab and TFG Radio show you how to become 40k Neo, and see the beyond the Matrix of 40k. 


QOTD: What are you looking forward to seeing in the new and improved Warhammer 40k?

Show Notes:

Socal Open

Iron Halo

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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 “Chapter Tactics #28: How to Become 40k Neo, and Analyze the 40k Matrix”

  1. Cephalobeard April 23, 2017 9:10 am #

    Great as always! Today I “joined the conversation” while making breakfast, to which my wife asked “You’re listening to that nerd you like so much aren’t you?”

    In regards the competitive forums/groups.

    I think there is a level of… Self awareness both the poster and the commenter have to have. While the poster needs to have the ability to accept feedback and honesty, the commenter is… Maybe more often than not, either just “lol netlist” or “you’re bad, kys” on occasion. Lol

    Everyone can improve, and “personality traits” are definitely an issue for some.

    • Peteypab April 23, 2017 9:46 am #

      That is a very true statement. There are both sides to that coin. I find that most villification I have seen online and in person comes from a clash of personalities other then an actual fault from either person.

      • Cephalobeard April 23, 2017 9:49 am #

        Totally. Some people don’t mix. Just happens. Follow the gentleman’s agreement of “not be a dick” to the best of our abilities.

  2. Mirthless April 24, 2017 12:54 am #

    So.. about Guilliman, what is the consensus of fielding the G-man in a Baronial Court? If you make him the formations baron, he becomes a Super-heavy walker, character unit type. So he moves 12 and has stomps.

    The rules wise it should work due to nothing stopping G-man from joining him or becoming the formations Baron, but its a clear misuse of the rules as it wasnt the intent.

    • Peteypab April 24, 2017 7:28 am #

      I don’t have the rulebook on me at the moment but I am pretty sure an av 0 vehicle with 0 hull points is not the most competitive model.

      • Mirthless April 24, 2017 11:04 am #

        Well.. you dont become a vehicle, you just gain Super-heavy vehicle and character rules. It never says you become a vehicle, its just that you gain those rules.

        • Pablo Martinez April 24, 2017 4:00 pm #

          You do see the contradiction in your own post right?

          Let’s put this silliness to rest. First off the rule specifically states, the model gains the “Vehicle (Super heavy Walker, Character) unit type. So Guilliman does become a vehicle. They even specify what kind of vehicle. Not a tank, or chariot, or skimmer, but a Super Heavy Walker. So all of those rules apply to him.

          After that, there are really two rules to define. “Reduced” and “Profile”. If you count reduced as a passive verb then Guilliman dies immediately. If you count “Reduced” as an active verb then Guilliman can never be killed because he has 0 Hull points. (Don’t bother arguing, the absence of hull points from his profile means he has 0).

          Either way his unit Profile is changed to AV F/S/R. All of which are 0 (absence once again). So, basically he dies right away when you reduce his HPs to 0 in the list building step, or. He runs around with an Armor Value of 0 waiting for a stray lasgun to penetrate his armor and roll a 6.

          Either way it isn’t worth taking him.

          Or, you can’t do that and you should really stop wasting your time.

  3. HeavyPlate April 24, 2017 11:39 am #

    Enjoyed this one quite a bit.
    Loved hearing the TFG guys go into detail of what that article was about. It’s just important to know yourself enough to work on what you can.
    I think we are reaching a point where theory-crafting or list reviewing current 40k is over, while we wait for the new hotness.
    I am really looking forward to things being simpler *Hopefully* so I can get more of my friends into the hobby. It’s daunting to show them the huge rule-book and say “Now also learn your book and everyone else’s.”
    I’m scared of movement stats and BS modifiers hindering some armies much more than others without balancing other parts in their favor. I.E. Orkz being movement 4′ and not being able to shoot things or save any wounds. Bit scary thinking, but I have the faith.
    Super excited to have a mini reset button tho so the playing field is more level for everyone.

    • Peteypab April 24, 2017 12:44 pm #

      Yeah, now that GW has made their big anmouncement I am pushing towards more generalized tactics.

  4. Sean April 24, 2017 5:22 pm #

    I feel like my name gets brought up in nearly every podcast. I should start charging you. 😉

    • Peteypab April 26, 2017 7:09 pm #

      At least you listen to every podcast.

      We should sponsor you. You have to wear a fake mustache though.

  5. Ibushi April 26, 2017 8:13 am #

    Great podcast guys, this was a lot of fun

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