Signals from the Frontline #568: Tyranids on the Way!

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Show Notes

Date: 11-1-17


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  • The FLG League is about to kick off and we’re really excited for it. We will be starting November 4th, this coming Saturday, at FLG. Swing by to sign up, or purchase your ticket in advance through the web-cart. It’s only $10 to play, and 100% of the money goes to prize support, trophies, etc. Also, that day will be our first Second Hand Shop Swap! What that means, is we will have all of our second hand merchandise out on display at crazy savings, people really enjoyed browsing it at the SoCal Open and got some smoking hot deals. We will also be purchasing your used models too, if you want to bring them by and get an offer on them.
  • The Tyranid Codex is inbound!

  • The LVO is looming, it is less than 3 months from now! Wow, time flies, it’s crazy. However, this is going to be, by far, the biggest year we’ve ever had at the LVO and many events have either sold out or are on the verge of selling out. The main event, the 40k champs, is approaching 500 and the AoS Champs is filling up, too. Please do not wait, as it is going to sell out! We still have room in some of the other events though, so grab those tickets sooner than later and get ready for an awesome event.

  • Shadespire discussion.

Upcoming ITC Events

40k ITC Upcoming Events

AoS ITC Upcoming Events

40k ITC Rankings

Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Nick Nanavati 680.73 5 of 5
2 Andrew Gonyo 662.43 5 of 5
3 Matt Root 630.28 5 of 5
4 Tyler DeVries 627.8 5 of 5
5 Aaron Aleong 625.54 5 of 5
6 Sam Henley 614.89 5 of 5
7 Iain Andrew 612.46 5 of 5
8 Brandon Grant 610.73 5 of 5
9 Adrien Jeanniard 607.75 5 of 5
10 Paul McKelvey 598.25 5 of 5

AoS ITC Rankings

Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Joe Krier 456.4 4 of 5
2 Vlad Nica 443.7 4 of 5
3 Samuel Valdez 442.32 4 of 5
4 James Thomas 432.43 4 of 5
5 Zach Lopez 422.06 4 of 5
6 Jarrett Zazuetta 411.21 4 of 5
7 Alexander Gonzalez 393.45 4 of 5
8 Michael Burch 384.01 4 of 5
9 James Sutton 383.88 4 of 5
10 Tyler Hamil 369.73 4 of 5

Tactics Corner

  • Eldar tactics and feedback from playing.

Completed Commissions

  • Some Astra Militarum that were recently completed from the FLG Paint Studio!


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12 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #568: Tyranids on the Way!”

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    Jural November 1, 2017 10:11 am #

    Ha ha! I love the changes to the Neurothrope and Hive Tyrant, but I’ll never understand why Games Workshop loves to give Tyranid abilities like “lose a wound, and get a bonus next phase!”

    Holy crap, if people are shooting your Hive Tyrant, he is probably dead. Oh well, my warlord trait and relic are just going elsewhere 😉

    All in all, I’m seeing some really fun and competitive Tyranid rules, and a lot of WTF were they thinking? But at least we are getting some options, and it looks like it will be a blast to play!

    Still holding out hope there is some reason to use my Tervigon… it really is poor in the index.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 1, 2017 11:32 am #

      The Tervigon is vastly improved =)

      Just have to wait and see the big picture, but I think you will be stoked.

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        Jural November 1, 2017 12:22 pm #

        LOL- maybe their is a stratagem- 1CP- do a single mortal wound to any of your models 😉

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        rvd1ofakind November 1, 2017 10:35 pm #

        Still not in your batrep list though :p

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 3, 2017 9:20 am #

          I didn’t write the Tyranid list, Frankie did and as we stated, he seriously just copy/pasted the last Nid list he played as he was familiar with it.

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    Tiphys November 3, 2017 8:41 am #

    Has anyone heard/seen people casting smite from the same psyker in the same turn? example: I take a farseer, and use his two powers that turn to smite twice.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 3, 2017 8:43 am #

      No, the rule of 1 prohibits this.

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        Tiphys November 3, 2017 8:58 am #

        Thank you Reece, I agree but they are making the case that

        “with the exception of smite, each psychic power can be attempted only once per turn, rather than once per psyker per turn”

        That this somehow removes “each power can only be cast once per psyker” in the base rules for smite. I glad that I am not crazy.

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 3, 2017 9:21 am #

          Yeah, I am 100% certain you cannot cast smite twice from the same psyker.

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            Blight November 3, 2017 9:40 am

            Imagine Magnus if you could multi-smite.

          • Reecius
            Reecius November 3, 2017 9:58 am

            Space Marines the world over would shed bitter tears, lol.

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    Acehilator November 3, 2017 5:59 pm #

    Tervigon “vastly improved”?

    By dropping the point cost by 7?


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