Chapter Tactics #64: How ETC Responded to the New FAQ, and Canada’s Team Tournament

Chapter Tactics is a 40k podcast which focuses on promoting better tactical play and situational awareness across all variations of the game. Today Peteypab and Val team up to give you combined Team Tournament coverage! Petepab talks to ETC Rep Tom Adriany to discuss how the ETC handled the new FAQ, and Val talked about his recent experience at the Canada Canhammer Team Tournament.

Show Notes:

  • Check out Canhammer for more great events and content! Also, if you want more great 40k content check out Skaredcast!
  • Check out Glasshammer Gaming for all your ETC related tournament coverage news.
  • Click here for a link for information on downloading best coast pairings app where you can find lists for most of the events I mentioned.
  • Chapter Tactics is back! With Weekly episodes and a lot of tactical insight, this is your place for all things 40k in 8th edition.
  • Check out the last episode of Chapter Tactics here. Or, click here for a link to a full archive of all of my episodes.
  • Want more tactical information about the new edition? Check out our 8th Edition article archive to help get a leg up on the competition!
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About Petey Pab

Aspiring 40k analyst, tournament reporter and Ultramarines enthusiast, Petey Pab only seeks to gather more knowledge about the game of 40k and share it with as many people as he can in order to unite both hobbyists and gamers. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

16 Responses to “Chapter Tactics #64: How ETC Responded to the New FAQ, and Canada’s Team Tournament”

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    Akaiyou May 2, 2018 11:06 pm #

    The Canadian Hijacking was quite interesting, got me looking up more info on their tournaments and ideas. Thanks for that.

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    Shas’O May 3, 2018 11:07 am #

    As a Tau player, I get why folks are so annoyed about not being able to charge some units in ruins. Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to interact in the game.

    I know exactly how frustrating this is, because the same thing happens in reverse anytime one of my models without fly jets surrounded and can’t fall back. I would argue that this situation comes up more often than a ruin being perfectly covered.

    If we’re going to change the rules so it can’t be impossible to charge something, could we also please change the rules making it impossible to shoot something? Maybe let anything fall back even if it’s surounded?

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      Val Heffelfinger May 3, 2018 11:49 am #

      As a Tau player bring a skyshield of firewarriors in protest ; )

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      Blight1 May 3, 2018 4:37 pm #

      But you can still shoot if you brought pistols plus you still get to fight back with melee attacks. The difference between a unit being immune to an entire type of army is somewhat different from a small squad having to fight it’s way out of a bad situation.

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        Shas’O May 3, 2018 6:32 pm #

        And all you have to do to charge into that ruin is shoot out a single model. Same thing.

        Now imagine a big sanguinary guard unit fighting imperial guard. It is able to stay unshootable for many turns while still killing plenty. The imperial guard player has mainly shooting, so the sanguinary guard unit is “immune to an entire type of army”, in this case a shooting army.

        Both are bad for the game and should go, but both can be mitigated by good players.

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          rvd1ofakind May 3, 2018 6:43 pm #

          yes, you shoot that single model and charge the ruin. Wow, you fit 1 model there. You do your 1-3 attacks for that one model. The opponent does attacks for like 4-6 models. Even if your 1 model is an awesome melee unit, 4-6 opponent models are usually better…

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            abusepuppy May 3, 2018 8:04 pm

            4-6 Fire Warriors are definitely better than 1 Khorne Berzerker in close combat. That’s deffo true, good observation.

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            rvd1ofakind May 4, 2018 8:56 am

            AP mentality: “usually better?!?!?” *picks the best melee unit vs one of the worst melee units*

            “Ha, that’ll teach you to say words like “usually”!”


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            AbusePuppy May 4, 2018 9:27 am

            Yeah it’s weird how the most likely scenario for needing to charge is a good melee unit charging a bad one. Almost as though… someone arranged it that way????

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            rvd1ofakind May 4, 2018 6:44 pm

            Yes but the opponent might be: skitarii, necrons, marines, etc, not the worst melee fighters in the game.
            Your tools might be: bloodletters, genestealers, plaguebearers, not the 2x fighting berzerkers

            Even if the damage is about on par – that’s a dedicated melee unit being “on par” with a dedicated shooting unit.

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    TheLopen May 4, 2018 4:30 am #

    Great podcast! You said the Canhammer lists are all published online. Could you please give me a link so I can check them out? The Necron lists in particular sound interesting 🙂


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    Alpharius Walks May 4, 2018 4:42 am #

    It was definitely interesting to hear more about non-US and non-ITC formats for competitive 40k.

    Regarding one of the things said in the ETC section, you can still run up to 18 Hellhounds (9 codex, 9 FW Artemia) under the rule of 3 unless ETC has a house rule that treats them as the same thing. Something like this might be an amusing skew list for their format, if someone wants to own 18 Hellhounds:

    Tallarn Outrider
    HQ of choice – Old Grudges, maybe Dagger as the relic
    x3 Hellhounds – Inferno Cannon, Multimelta
    x3 Hellhounds – Inferno Cannon, Multimelta
    x3 Hellhounds – Inferno Cannon, Multimelta

    Catachan Outrider
    HQ of choice
    x3 Artemia Hellhounds – Heavy Bolter
    x3 Artemia Hellhounds – Heavy Bolter
    x3 Artemia Hellhounds – Heavy Bolter

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      Vercingatorix May 4, 2018 6:07 am #

      ETC bans forgeworld so that’s why it was only 9.

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        Alpharius Walks May 4, 2018 10:20 am #

        That would put a damper on things although I guess if you could endure the shorter range you could take a bunch of dedicated transport Chimeras with similar weapons.

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          AbusePuppy May 4, 2018 10:55 am #

          The longer range and higher damage values are actually pretty important against a lot of things, so the Chimera isn’t really a replacement. Still a fine vehicle in its own right, though.

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