Signals from the Frontline #573: Dark Angels Chat and Community News

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      • Also, please make sure you fully read the player pack, especially the parts pertaining to getting tabled and conceding. We’ve had folks not fully read those parts and score themselves incorrectly as a result.
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January 2018

40k ITC Rankings

Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Tony Grippando 714.27 5 of 5
2 Andrew Gonyo 683.32 5 of 5
3 Nick Nanavati 680.73 5 of 5
4 Brandon Grant 677.44 5 of 5
5 Aaron Aleong 664.7 5 of 5
6 Matt Root 644.93 5 of 5
7 Tyler DeVries 627.8 5 of 5
8 Sam Henley 625.73 5 of 5
9 David Johansen 617.69 5 of 5
10 Trent Northington 615.46 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 411.91 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 DAVID ROGERS 378.08 4 of 5

Tactics Corner

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8 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #573: Dark Angels Chat and Community News”

  1. Maeglin December 13, 2017 11:49 am #

    Hi folks now’s there’s pretty much 3 Marine books out, if you were too run a pure Primaris force (I know it’s a handicap but who cares) which Chapter do you think would be best to use?

    • Reecius December 13, 2017 12:27 pm #

      Hmm, for a shooty Priamris army Ultramarines with Guiliman or Dark Angels with Azrael. For melee: Blood Angels. For all around/TAC: Ravenguard.

  2. Icoop December 13, 2017 1:39 pm #

    I agree with the twitcher who called out people stuck on Deathwing armies. It’s not fluffy; there is no reason for 2000 pts of Deathwing to be in one place unless your opponent is playing Cypher and 1890 points of Fallen, And it’s not crunchy, no faction can build a good army out of Terminators, or even exclusively one type of Elite.

    I do love Terminators though and they need something.I think T5 might help Termies, having played against the DG ones, it’s helped them stick around a lot better and I don’t think it’s that radical of a change. 3 Wounds would be amazing if mortal wounds were harder to come by. A 6+ FNP would be nice, but even just not making every modern imperial termie take storm bolters and power fists would go a long way to improving their cost and purpose. They’re shoehorned into taking an anti horde gun and anti vehicle melee weapon. Looking forward to those cataphractii and their SB/Light Claw setup, I think they’ll be decent at clearing up an objective of obsec.

  3. mekugi December 13, 2017 3:41 pm #

    Re. making termies great again. I miss the old 2nd ed 2+ on 2D6…It’d take forever to roll them out these days with the massive volume of fire out there (it took forever then too). But would introducing a D12 just for termies fix their durability?
    Give them a 2+ on a D12 and GW could sell outrageously priced “terminator dice” to the hordes of people who would suddenly want to field them.
    I’m pretty sure that a D12 would never make it into 40K tho, but I reckon that’d sort the problem out.

    • Marius Xerxes December 13, 2017 4:41 pm #

      They were a 3+ on 2D6.

      Personally, I’m happy they did away with all the extra types of dice from 2nd edition back when they still had D20’s, 12’s, 10’s etc all being used for various weapons armor penetration rolls against vehicles.

      I think that like most things in the game, it is the units point cost that is more prohibitive and not its gear.

  4. mekugi December 13, 2017 4:48 pm #

    Ah yeah, 3+ on 2D6…It’s been a while 😀
    I agree that reducing points would go some way to fix the terminators, but they should be more durable, not fielded in hoards (which points drop would facilitate). I’m just saying that when they were first imagined/designed their amazing save is what made them great and fit the fluff. Valiant, ancient termies getting punked by mass lasgun fire is quite disheartening. That said, there was a particular bloodclaw armed with a knife/bolt pistol back in 2nd that never failed to take out 1 or 2 of my deathwing back in ’95, the little bugger must have been going for the eyes.

  5. Michael Corr December 17, 2017 3:27 am #

    Really looking forward to getting my Dark Angels on the table this week. Might have to paint up my Primaris Marines to go with my Dark Angels army.

  6. Benji December 19, 2017 8:05 pm #

    The disappointing origin of drop bears.

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