Signals from the Frontline #602: The BAO Cometh!

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Show Notes

Date: 7-25-18

Intro

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News

  • The new GW release this week (and mega popular so far!) is Kill Teams! This game is going hot and we’re excited to see where the community takes it. Grab those this week at a sweet discount with FREE shipping within the continental USA for orders $99 and up.

  • The BAO 2018 is nearly upon us! We’re stoked to see everyone again and can’t wait to see who wins this year. Will Brandon Grant threepeat? He’s been looking very strong with his Astra Militarum. We’ve got our predictions for how things will go down!
    • Make sure you get a game in with a clock at least once while there’s still time! We’re running a grand experiment with clocks on day 2 for players with winning records and for those players that want to use them while supplies last at the event. Read the rules, here.

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 Matt Root 691.07 5 of 5
2 Joshua Death 635.55 5 of 5
3 Nick Gower 609.24 5 of 5
4 Geoff Robinson 600.62 5 of 5
5 Mitchell Pelham 593.48 5 of 5
6 Daniel Olivas 589.97 5 of 5
7 tj lanigan 588.33 5 of 5
8 John Lennon 579.88 5 of 5
9 Bruce Merker 572.26 5 of 5
10 Matt Robertson 568.09 5 of 5

40k ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Jeffrey Merrick 348.7 4 of 5
2 Lou Rollins 324.73 3 of 5
3 Shawn Prosser 286.89 4 of 5
4 Nick Gower 281.37 4 of 5
5 William Ivey 279.72 4 of 5
6 anthony bellm 265.27 4 of 5
7 Antonio Cedeno 254.55 4 of 5
8 Connor Whitehead 252.87 4 of 5
9 Kristopher Boss 231.59 3 of 5
10 Michael Ralston 227.87 2 of 5

AoS ITC Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Joe Krier 469.64 4 of 5
2 James Thomas 446.05 4 of 5
3 Mathew Jones 430.43 4 of 5
4 Joshua Harvey 427.39 4 of 5
5 Steven Hyche 419.67 4 of 5
6 Ken Eubanks 410.34 4 of 5
7 Randall Nelson 388.51 4 of 5
8 Alex Gonzalez 378.09 4 of 5
9 Jarrett Zazuetta 373.62 4 of 5
10 Cody Middleton 364.86 4 of 5

AoS ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 laljit sidhu 208.52 2 of 5
2 Philip Verduzco 158.69 2 of 5
3 Frank DeLoach 158.62 2 of 5
4 Scott Reed 155.07 2 of 5
5 Joshua Harvey 150.5 2 of 5
6 Ben Nelson 146.37 2 of 5
7 Josh Greenfield 124.35 2 of 5
8 Chris Stifter 110.56 1 of 5
9 Tyler Hamil 105.55 2 of 5
10 Daniel Callaghan 96.74 1 of 5

Shadespire ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Mike Corse 333.98 3 of 5
2 Matt Everhart 318.32 3 of 5
3 Andrew Everhart 298.73 3 of 5
4 Josue Ibarra 297.42 3 of 5
5 Tony Field 276.65 3 of 5
6 David Escobar 263.04 3 of 5
7 David Cutts 256.37 3 of 5
8 Julian Johnson 231.87 3 of 5
9 Christopher Avalos 228.06 3 of 5
10 Brandon Ulick 221.14 2 of 5

Tactics Corner

Most played factions this week!

1: Imperial Knights

2: Adeptus Astartes

3: Astra Militarum

4: Chaos Space Marines

5: Tyranids

6: Tau Empire

7: Blood Angels

8: Asuryani

9: Adeptus Custodes

10: Adepta Sororitas

The Most successful factions this week

1: Imperial Knights

2: Astra Militarum

3: Adeptus Astartes

4: Chaos Space Marines

5: Drukhari

6: Tau Empire

7: Asuryani

8: Adeptus Custodes

9: Tyranids

10: Chaos Daemons

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5 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #602: The BAO Cometh!”

  1. rvd1ofakind July 25, 2018 7:56 pm #

    Conclusions you can draw from this data:

    Factions that are bad or hard to play properly(aka bad):
    Non-ally Blood Angels
    Tyranids
    Adepta Sororitas (maybe)

    Factions that are really good:
    Drukhari
    Chaos Daemons(maybe, and if so – Nurgle only)

    • Anggul July 27, 2018 12:38 am #

      Eh, while I agree that sometimes ‘hard to play’ really just means ‘not as powerful’, sometimes it means they have the potential to be more powerful but take more thought to do so.

      Sometimes factions or units are decried as weak but really the people saying so are just being too short-sighted to see past the obvious things like direct damage output.

      It’s like being a Timmy player vs a good player in MtG. The Timmy player sees the big monster with big power and toughness and thinks that’s way better than the thing with a subtle effect that can prove more effective.

  2. CWDub July 26, 2018 6:47 am #

    Great show as always but I have a major criticism. Been missing the live show and watching the VODs, would rather let you guys know live but I have to leave it here:

    Reece: You look like a turbo hipster in this podcast. The trucker hat. The button up shirt. The comic book themed coffee mug. The mustache.

    Mother of God, all you’re missing is a 24 oz PBR Tall Boy in your left hand while you hold up your $800 fixed gear bicycle in the other. I was waiting for you to tell the audience about the greatest bands we’ve never heard of halfway through and that FLG was going out of business because you spent all the company’s money on vinyl records.

    • Anggul July 27, 2018 12:32 am #

      I can feel this burn from England.

    • WestRider July 27, 2018 1:17 am #

      Well, he *was* playing FootDar before it was cool XD

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