Signals from the Frontline #576: The LVO Looms on the Horizon!

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Show Notes

Date: 1-3-17

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News

  • The Malign Portents rumor engine continues to churn. We know we’re 16 days away form whatever it is that is going to happen and the details GW is giving us seem to indicate that it is related to the Death faction so that is cool. We so far have the following clues:
    • The Field
    • The Ship
    • The Icon
    • The Falling Star
    • The Village
    • The Asylum
    • The Valley

  • More Daemons information from GW, with a faction focus on Tzeentch and Khorne.

  • FLG League Update:
    • We’ve been having a ton of fun with the League and are winding down the last week of it.
    • We plan on releasing a write-up of everything we’ve learned and will launch the next league for AoS and 40k in February after we’ve recovered from the LVO.

Current League Standings

Player # First Name Army Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total Score
21 Paul Imperium 1036 1035 1024 1038 1036 1031 6200
4 Reece Biel-Tan 1033 1029 1036 1034 1039 1028 6199
7 James Alpha Legion 1034 27 1037 1038 1037 1039 5212
14 Frankie Sisters of Battle 1031 1030 17 1037 1029 24 4168
18 John Drukhari 1029 27 1028 23 1032 3139
15 Anthony Valhalla 1033 1028 18 9 1029 3117
3 Andrew Genestealer Cults 17 1035 1031 26 2109
10 Ted Astra Militarum 13 1032 1030 16 18 2109
6 Jeff Saim Hann 1020 1029 22 2071
19 Mark Imperium 1037 1031 2068
11 Steve Ultramarines 15 1018 14 15 19 1081
16 Cooper Adeptus Astartes 9 15 1035 1059
5 Adam Astra Militarum 1029 25 1054
1 Pablo Imperium 22 1030 1052
13 Quentin AdMech 11 1036 0 1047
9 Larry Heretic Astartes 1030 13 1043
20 Kasey Adeptus Astartes 1023 1023
8 Jason Grey Knights 15 18 12 20 65
2 Pascal Chaos 6 20 11 14 14 65
12 Andy Orks 20 14 13 47
17 Garrett Necrons 10 7 17 34
22 Yu Sapace Wolves 10 7 0 0 0 0 17

Interestingly, over the course of the 42 games played so far in the league, we’ve got the following statistic:

  • Player going first wins: 18
  • Player going second wins: 24

  • Here’s a little sneak preview of a brand new ITC Terrain Set on the way! More information and pre-orders to come soon. We may also have some brand spankin new FLG Mats to show off, too…

  • The LVO is on the horizon! We’re only 3 weeks and change away at this point and everything is shaping up. After the cut-off for refunds we had more last minute refunds than we expected and so have a little room left in the 40k Champs and 40k Friendly which were previously sold out. The 40k Champs had been up to 515! Exciting to see what’s possible. Also,
    • Be sure to check out the LVO Pub Crawl, too! It’s free to participate in, just be sure to be of legal drinking age and to drink at least semi-responsibly!
    • The Age of Sigmar Championships is going to be triple digits this year, too. Very excited for that as this will shake up the ITC rankings a ton for AoS.
    • Shadespire is also looking to be a ton of fun with over 50 people signed up to play in the first event we’ve ever had which is very exciting.
    • Warmachine and Hordes players always seem to like to buy their tickets late and this year is no exception, but we’re always happy to have them and we’re looking at a very turnout again this year which is great.
    • We’ve also got big turnouts for 30k, Blood Bowl, Infinity, Flames of War, Bolt Action, Malifaux, and more. This is going to be the biggest and best LVO, yet.
    • But outside of events, we’ve got lots of shopping to be had, too! Tons of vendors, out own Second Hand Shop, sales, and killer deals left and right with prices we can’t even advertise. Be sure to stop by and see what deals you can find on some awesome stuff.
    • And be sure to check out some of the seminars including informative Hobby Seminars with well known artists, Games Workshop Hobby Seminars with Chris Peach of Warhammer TV fame, and the fun and informative Seminars with all kinds of interesting guest speakers. The Games Workshop preview seminar on Thursday should be awesome, so make sure not to miss it on Thursday night, starting at 8pm.

Upcoming ITC Events

Upcoming 40k ITC Events

Upcoming AoS ITC Events

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 James Thomas 457.56 4 of 5
2 Joe Krier 456.4 4 of 5
3 Vlad Nica 443.7 4 of 5
4 Samuel Valdez 442.32 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

 

 

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11 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #576: The LVO Looms on the Horizon!”

  1. Cephalobeard January 3, 2018 11:24 am #

    Really, really hoping Kairos and the LoC get some much needed love. Internet seems to be implying otherwise, but I want to have hope GW wouldn’t miss the mark on models -no one- is fielding.

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 3, 2018 6:15 pm #

      Eh, the Internet always overreacts to the leaks. Wait and see and get some games in before passing judgement. Seems like you are willing to wait so that is good.

  2. Yakhunter January 3, 2018 6:48 pm #

    The internet is drunk. If the leaks are true Daemons can do some really scary things and we have clearly not seen the whole codex. If they aren’t, meh, I am sure it will all come out in the wash. The fact they can so easily make a brigade is awesome enough once they have access to more stratagems to use those points on. I have high hopes for another awesome codex.

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 4, 2018 8:31 am #

      Yeah, they have some really cool tricks up their sleeves.

      As you said, time will tell how well they do in reality but we like them. And again, once we’re able to really dig into the dex, we will talk about their strengths and weaknesses.

  3. Duz_ January 4, 2018 7:59 am #

    As an aussie and tkd practitioner I was extremely upset by your last episode!
    I will be sending you a carton of vegemite for the insult!

    (/jokes 😉 )

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 4, 2018 8:25 am #

      Not Vegemite! Noooo!!!! =P

    • Venkarel January 4, 2018 9:07 am #

      Vegemite…….salty yeast curd….no it is not good, not good at all. Let us all give thanks that Oz is surrounded by water and exporting the stuff is impossible.

  4. brent January 4, 2018 11:56 am #

    warning History content/dumb trivia : Usually silk was used as an under piece of armor, under lacquered wood or some sort of banding. The reasons ilk was used was because it didn’t really sheer when hit with an arrow.. so instead of having a barbed arrow that had to be dug or cut out you could pull the silk free. (this is what i’ve read at least)

    In that sort of time frame a lot of weird stuff happened, usually armor was designed against regional weaponry.. so it would be effective against like..arrows.. or the like..
    ..but not much against a Spartan spear..

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 4, 2018 12:21 pm #

      Ah, that’s interesting. I didn’t know that.

  5. rivercity_gaming January 5, 2018 9:49 am #

    Had a much quieter Friday drive with this coming out on Thursday instead of Friday this week!

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 5, 2018 9:54 am #

      Yeah, Mariana accidentally posted it early but it’s not a bad thing per se.

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