Signals from the Frontline #565: New ITC Missions Available for Testing!

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Show Notes

Date: 10-11-17

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News

  • The SoCal Open is nearly here! We are very excited to host this first year event and we’ve got a big crowd turning out. If you are coming, please be sure to go upload your list in advance to Best Coast Pairings, with as many people coming as we anticipate, we will be hard pressed to upload everyone’s lists at the event. If you do it in advance, it helps a ton to streamline things.

  • The Las Vegas Open is selling hot! Attendance is way up over last year which is very exciting. The 40k Friendly Sold out, but we will put up a waiting list very soon. The 40k Champs is down to the last few dozen tickets as well. You do not want to miss out on this amazing event if you enjoy tournament 40k. AoS is on track to be the biggest event we’ve every held for the game, and one of the biggest in the world!
  • We’ve also got some great new releases from GW up for Pre-Order in the FLG web-cart! More Nurgle forces on the way.

Upcoming ITC Events

  • We’ve got new ITC Champion’s Missions available to test out! We will be using these at the SoCal Open and can adjust them up until October 17th at which time we will lock them in place for that event. After that, we will open them back up for feedback and testing up until we get closer to the LVO. Let us know what you think and give us your feedback.
    • Mission discussion between the group.
    • Also, be sure to use the Mission Score Card to track your points.

Upcoming 40k ITC Events

Upcoming AoS ITC Events

40k ITC Rankings

Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Nick Nanavati 637.05 5 of 5
2 Andrew Gonyo 633.37 5 of 5
3 Sam Henley 614.89 5 of 5
4 Iain Andrew 612.21 5 of 5
5 Adrien Jeanniard 607.75 5 of 5
6 Paul McKelvey 598.25 5 of 5
7 Aaron Aleong 597.81 5 of 5
8 Brandon Grant 596.35 5 of 5
9 Tyler DeVries 595.3 5 of 5
10 Andrew Ford 579.01 5 of 5

AoS ITC Rankings

Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Samuel Valdez 442.32 4 of 5
2 Vlad Nica 428.71 4 of 5
3 Zach Lopez 422.06 4 of 5
4 James Thomas 410.93 4 of 5
5 Joe Krier 391.33 4 of 5
6 Jarrett Zazuetta 389.39 4 of 5
7 Michael Burch 384.01 4 of 5
8 Joshua Harvey 355.68 4 of 5
9 Tyler Hamil 351.58 4 of 5
10 DAVID ROGERS 340.71 4 of 5

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14 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #565: New ITC Missions Available for Testing!”

  1. Akaida October 11, 2017 11:52 am
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    Since you guys did a lot of playtesting for GW and thus have a lot of knowledge(generally), of what’s coming down the pipeline, I understand you can’t really talk a whole lot about future release rumors, but are there basically any rumors(that aren’t the rumor engine) that you can talk about? For example, maybe the image that leaked of the space marine tank (https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22448638_1433730816708283_5577773171847993976_n.jpg?oh=0c3da0087ac81e0bd04a364f079bdc56&oe=5A3F8AF6). Not a big deal if you can’t, but I was curious.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 11, 2017 12:43 pm
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      I cannot answer any questions along that line, sorry.

      • V1234 October 11, 2017 8:25 pm
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        Unfortunate but expected.
        We also are getting new Start Collecting boxes, are those top secret? So far for Eldar and Tyranids

        • Reecius
          Reecius October 13, 2017 8:19 am
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          Anything that GW hasn’t announced yet, I cannot comment on, sorry =(

    • Ytook October 11, 2017 3:00 pm
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      Given its Red Scorpions and the general look of its paint style I’d put money on it being a Forge World model. Which hopefully means that Ad-Mech/Space Marine/Guard/Tau Imperial Armour book they’ve been teasing for ages isn’t too far off and Forge World Primaris stuff which is sweet.

  2. GeekmasterK October 13, 2017 10:14 am
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    The bad news about the new missions is that I won’t have a chance to playtest them before SoCal Open. The good news is, the Relic is gone, and the mission pack looks simple enough to figure out on reading it. It’s no substitute for actually playing it, but I feel like I understand how the missions work, at least.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 13, 2017 10:23 am
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      Yeah, that is a bummer but luckily, each mission is pretty similar to the last in basic concept, so after round 1 you should have a good feel for it.

      And yes, the Relic is gone, thank the Emperor!

  3. Dbiesto October 13, 2017 11:15 am
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    I wont deny CSM are a top contender this year. There could always be an upset from a Xenos faction, but I have a feeling AM with SM allies are going to be on the top tables now that AM has dropped. With Emperors Children I already had 3 games won consecutively, and now Ive switched to Alpha Legion for the benefit of anti shooting for a tournament tomorrow.

    Xenos players kinda got shafted this year, hopefully they get a codex by the next GT. Obsec should have already been a rule for all troops universally, and not something to wait for chapter approved to be released IMO and Im not even a Xenos player. Overall, troops not from codexes are borderline pointless to take now in place of more efficient units for combat.

    An example would be a full squad of eldar guardian camps an objective. A spearhead detachement leman russ charges them after some shooting. The leman russ now is within 3” of the objective. OBJECTIVE SECURED :-/

  4. Dbiesto October 13, 2017 11:36 am
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    Reece thanks for the clarification on FB! All troops are Obsec, Xenos players hope to see you at the SCO!

  5. Garry Leonard October 13, 2017 4:07 pm
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    Hey reecius. Hope i didn’t pass the experation date on when you check these comments. So, i’m considering using AM to augment my GSC. I was hoping i could use my neophytes as catachan (just makes since that genestealer infused humans would be stronger). Would this not count under the new model restrictions??? Even more so if my army contains not GSC Neophtyes and instead all such models were all AM, as to reduce confusion.

  6. Vonvilkee October 14, 2017 4:01 pm
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    So they talked about the malefic lord needing a staff or some thing… um no Frankie they are armed with their bare fists! If you have a weapon on there it ain’t wysiwyg 🙂