Signals from the Frontline #588: Idoneth Deepkin Rising from the Depths!

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Show Notes

Date: 4-11-18


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  • The hot new army on the way are the Idoneth Deepkin.

  • A new Primarch has been unveiled, Alpharius!

  • Further discussion on the ITC Hobby Track and non-owner painted armies.

Upcoming ITC Events

Upcoming 40k ITC Events

Upcoming AoS ITC Events

40k ITC Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Joshua Death 616.95 5 of 5
2 Matt Root 563.92 4 of 5
3 Daniel Sansone 448.93 5 of 5
4 Mitchell Pelham 426.09 4 of 5
5 Gary Frank 425.92 4 of 5
6 Jeremy Applebaum 375.48 4 of 5
7 Geoff Robinson 366.57 3 of 5
8 Patrick McNeill 364.05 4 of 5
9 Steven Pampreen 363.42 3 of 5
10 Daniel Hesters 343.04 3 of 5

AoS ITC Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Steven Hyche 228.46 2 of 5
2 Jarrett Zazuetta 205.53 2 of 5
3 Ben Klos 193.36 2 of 5
4 John Feuerhelm 192 2 of 5
5 Jason Heide 188.58 2 of 5
6 David Rojo 186.52 2 of 5
7 Michael Burch 182.66 2 of 5
8 Shane Brakhage 181.32 2 of 5
9 Mathew Jones 180.79 2 of 5
10 Michael Ryan 179.82 2 of 5

Tactics Corner

  • Further Drukhari and Necron discussion.

Completed Commissions


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12 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #588: Idoneth Deepkin Rising from the Depths!”

  1. Jared Swenson April 11, 2018 5:59 pm #

    Man, the Idoneth Deepkin are totally going to be a sexy model range.

    • Reecius April 12, 2018 8:49 am #

      Yeah, they really are incredible models.

  2. Iago April 14, 2018 1:08 am #

    I think Necrons deserved a strong Codex and I love to see those Destroyers drops ( they kick ass, wow) but man, it makes me sad at the same time when looking at my AdMech Kataphron Destroyers which are worse in every way yet cost more points.

    • rvd1ofakind April 14, 2018 8:13 am #

      “yes” to everything in this post

  3. Cavalier April 14, 2018 3:42 am #

    Hmmm I gotta say despite being a commission painter myself, I’m with Jason on the hobby track. I just feel like the Hobby Track would inspire meat and potatoes hobbyists who aren’t the most competitive to go to events and get involved. Professionals have the Crystal Brush, Golden Demon and all the rest of it to compete in. I know you cant prevent cheating, but I think it’d be more exciting for guys who are just dedicated hobbyists to get out and get involved in the broader scene. Also it’d probably drum up interest in non-tournament play at smaller events, encouraging people to branch out and try different things at events.

    • Reecius April 14, 2018 8:15 am #

      I agree, but it just isn’t realistic. Some people HATE to paint, lol, they don’t want to do it. If you say: you have to have a painted army but you can’t in win anything if you didn’t paint your army you are creating a very negative environment. For the player that has zero interest in hobbying but wants to play you have now just put up a massive barrier to entry. You’re saying: pay all this money to get an army painted and then get nothing for it. Or, you encourage really badly painted armies to hit the minimum requirement and events look worse as there is no incentive to do anything more.

      And again, this really doesn’t come up that often. At the local level, each individual TO can run their event in the way they think will create the most enjoyable environment for their attendees. If that means excluding commissioned armies, then so be it. As we said, it is no different than living in the same town as a very skilled painter. Up where we used to live the same 3 or so players won every single time, lol. They’re all pro artists. Should they be excluded from competition? You have to be able to bet the “pros” if your goal is to win regardless of where they live. Otherwise, you compete to do as well as you can, not just for first place which is far, far more realistic.

      • Rob Butcher April 14, 2018 10:58 am #

        The London GT is in May, players have to state on the army list whether their army was painted by them or not.

        • Reecius April 14, 2018 11:06 am #

          Ok, does it make a difference in how they judge the army? What is the purpose of asking?

          I could just ask Zach but for the sake of everyone reading this it’s good to have the conversation public.

      • Ty April 14, 2018 3:32 pm #

        I feel like this would be similar to trying to have a tournament only for people who aren’t very good.

      • David April 15, 2018 7:49 pm #

        I can appreciate that. I have a friend who is a fantastic Nascar Driver. But he refuses to drive a car, so they won’t let him race. So unfair.

  4. Ryan Sandwich April 15, 2018 6:57 am #

    Hey, most of us can see that you guys really work your butts off to make the hobby as a whole better, especially back when Games Workshop wasn’t helping so much. So, thank you.

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