Signals from the Frontline #603: BAO Recap & Community News

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Date: 8-1-18

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  • Chess Clocks and how they impacted the tables at the event that used them. Largely, they were a non-issue.

Overall I had an amazing time. Lots of great opponents. Great to see everyone as always.

First time using chess clocks at a gt/major on day 2 and despite leaning towards them not being the definitive answer before the event, I’ll admit I’m now firmly a supporter. Even in my last game when we had an issue with our clock working it was easy to call the judge over for a fix and it was flawless from there. Biggest benefit to them was that it keeps both players much more involved in the game imo. Doing so immediately gets the game moving and keeps it on track for a natural conclusion. None of my games were called to time. Round one: natural conclusion turn 4 – win
Round two: natural conclusion turn 3 – loss
Round three: natural conclusion turn 5 – win
Round four: natural conclusion turn 6 – win
Round five: natural conclusion turn 5 – loss
Round six: natural conclusion turn 6 – win

3 hour rounds were perfect. Holy crap does that extra few minutes help complete everything. In the past I’ve almost always felt rushed to complete my game, log the results and then run off to the next game with a stress filled running late feeling. Not the case with these round times. Adding 45 total minutes to the day was completely worth it imo.

  • So, we’ve got in the top 10:
    • Death Guard x 1
    • Imperial Knights x 2
    • Astra Militarum x 3
    • Custodes x 1
    • Thousand Sons x 1
    • Eldar/Ynnari x 2

    Pretty interesting top 10 and a nice spread. It gets even more diverse when we look at the top 20:

    • Death Guard x 1
    • Imperial Knights x 3
    • Astra Militarum x 3
    • Custodes x 1
    • Thousand Sons x 2
    • Eldar/Ynnari x 3
    • Dark Angels x 1
    • T’au x 2
    • Drukhari x 1
    • Cult Mechanicus x 1
    • Tyranids x 2
  • Some great data to look over from the event in this sheet, here.
    • Fun facts:
      • Most common Primary Factions:
        1. Imperial Knights: 14
        2. T’au: 13
        3. Astra Militarum: 11
        4. Asuryani: 11
        5. Tyranids: 10
      • Most common Secondary Detachments:
        1. Astra militarum: 40
        2. T’au: 20
        3. Asuryani: 19
        4. Drukhari: 15
        5. Tyranids: 12
      • Most points earned per round:
        1. Adeptus Sororitas: 27.34
        2. Dark Angels: 26.50
        3. Imperial Knights: 24.12
        4. Renegade Knights: 24
        5. Ynnari: 23.85
      • Highest win percentage:
        1. Renegade Knights: 75%
        2. Dark Angels: 75:
        3. Genestealer Cults: 58.33%
        4. Drukhari: 55.32%
        5. Imperial Knights: 55.28%
        6. T’au: 55.07%

Upcoming ITC Events

Upcoming 40k ITC Events

Special shutout to GT: Dicehammer Warhammer 40k GT, September 15th-16th, Lake Forest, CA

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 Geoff Robinson 619.99 5 of 5
4 Nick Gower 617.09 5 of 5
5 Don Hooson 616.2 5 of 5
6 Mitchell Pelham 593.48 5 of 5
7 Daniel Olivas 589.97 5 of 5
8 tj lanigan 588.33 5 of 5
9 John Lennon 579.88 5 of 5
10 Bruce Merker 572.26 5 of 5

40k Teams ITC 5 Teams

Rank Club Name Club Code Points Events
1 Beast Coast BCoast 1414.04 10 of 10
2 Overwatch Wargaming OWWG 1255.54 10 of 10
3 Frozen North Gaming FNGC 1250 10 of 10
4 Team Draco 1247.16 10 of 10
5 CanHammer CanHam 1247.13 10 of 10

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 Nick Gower 327.37 4 of 5
3 Lou Rollins 324.73 3 of 5
4 Antonio Cedeno 307.41 4 of 5
5 Shawn Prosser 286.89 4 of 5
6 William Ivey 279.72 4 of 5
7 Nick Barden 279.19 4 of 5
8 Jeremiah Petit 277.32 4 of 5
9 David Danuser 266.77 4 of 5
10 James Kelling 265.78 3 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 439.17 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 Jarrett Zazuetta 387.53 4 of 5
9 Matthew Pashby 381.09 4 of 5
10 Alexander Gonzalez 378.09 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 Brandon Ulick 313.89 3 of 5
4 Andrew Everhart 298.73 3 of 5
5 Josue Ibarra 297.42 3 of 5
6 Tony Field 276.65 3 of 5
7 David Escobar 263.04 3 of 5
8 David Cutts 256.37 3 of 5
9 Julian Johnson 231.87 3 of 5
10 Christopher Avalos 228.06 3 of 5

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10 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #603: BAO Recap & Community News”

  1. Maraach August 1, 2018 11:01 am #

    How long until we get the new ITC missions?

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 1, 2018 11:04 am #

      No set date right now, we’re still playing catch up after BAO but the plan is to get cracking on it ASAP. I’d say by mid August for sure.

  2. iNcontroL August 1, 2018 12:04 pm #

    BAO was a blast! Drama free, clocks worked great, tourney ran without a hitch.. so good! Has me excited for SoCal later this year!

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 1, 2018 12:39 pm #

      Glad you had fun, buddy and well done on the performance. Moved up in the rankings!

  3. Jace August 2, 2018 5:08 am #

    Where’s Frankie going? Leaving FLG or just signals?

  4. Jace August 2, 2018 5:02 pm #

    Where’s Frankie going? Leaving FLG or just Signals?

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 3, 2018 9:38 am #

      He’s leaving Signals to work with Games Workshop as a shout caster with the Warhammer Community team!

  5. Duz_ August 3, 2018 10:46 am #

    Sad news for the Soggy Banana after Millennial bashing he’s probably one too haha

    Reece I’m guessing you’re a Boomer cusp? 😉

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 3, 2018 10:52 am #

      Baby Boomber, lol, you jerk! =P

      I am Gen X, they very end of it. Jason is Gen Y and Frankie is indeed a millennial! Muahaha! He’s baby boomer at heart though, lol.

      Frankie is still here with FLG but not on Signals any more.

  6. Mitchell Woerner August 3, 2018 5:38 pm #

    BAO was my first major, only having gone to two RTTs before and went 4-2 which i felt pretty good about. I had used chess clocks once and it was pretty stress free, was finishing my games without them too but I think they should definitely be on tables with winning records to say the least.

    One factor is that with so many people bringing Knights you generally had smaller armies which I think helped too, but as the meta will inevitably swing away a bit to balance itself out they’ll still be essential.

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