Signals from the Frontline #611: Orktober is Here!

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Show Notes

Date: 10-3-18


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Upcoming ITC Events

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Upcoming 40k ITC Events

Upcoming AoS ITC Events

40k ITC Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Nick Nanavati 755.16 5 of 5
2 Mike Porter 721.36 5 of 5
3 Trent Northington 692.04 5 of 5
4 Matt Root 691.07 5 of 5
5 Archon Skari 650.81 5 of 5
6 Joshua Death 644.8 5 of 5
7 Nick Rose 620.54 5 of 5
8 Geoff Robinson 619.99 5 of 5
9 Daniel Olivas 617.7 5 of 5
10 Nick Gower 617.09 5 of 5

40k ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Matthew Bodnarchuk 476.65 5 of 5
2 Lou Rollins 422.14 4 of 5
3 Mike Genoni 403.04 4 of 5
4 Jeffrey Merrick 348.7 4 of 5
5 Nick Gower 327.37 4 of 5
6 Eric Dionne 309.01 3 of 5
7 Antonio Cedeno 307.41 4 of 5
8 David Danuser 306.17 4 of 5
9 Scott Rumple 289.29 3 of 5
10 Shawn Prosser 286.89 4 of 5

AoS ITC Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Joe Krier 531.97 5 of 5
2 James Thomas 446.05 4 of 5
3 Matthew Pashby 439.81 4 of 5
4 Mathew Jones 439.17 4 of 5
5 Joshua Harvey 427.39 4 of 5
6 Steven Hyche 419.67 4 of 5
7 Ken Eubanks 417.31 4 of 5
8 Alexander Gonzalez 415.73 4 of 5
9 Jarrett Zazuetta 401.56 4 of 5
10 Randall Nelson 390.91 4 of 5

AoS ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Philip Verduzco 248.57 3 of 5
2 laljit sidhu 208.52 2 of 5
3 Joseph Halfacre 173.36 2 of 5
4 Josh Lara 170.36 2 of 5
5 Jon Christenson 161.9 2 of 5
6 Frank DeLoach 158.62 2 of 5
7 Scott Reed 155.07 2 of 5
8 Joshua Harvey 150.5 2 of 5
9 Ben Nelson 146.37 2 of 5
10 Josh Greenfield 124.35 2 of 5

Shadespire ITC Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Mike Corse 333.98 3 of 5
2 Matt Everhart 330.9 3 of 5
3 Michael Rundles 329.17 3 of 5
4 Brandon Ulick 325.46 3 of 5
5 Andrew Everhart 320.07 3 of 5
6 Britt Davis 317.72 3 of 5
7 Tony Field 311.3 3 of 5
8 Josue Ibarra 299.46 3 of 5
9 Mike Melody 294.57 3 of 5
10 Sean Ratner 282.87 3 of 5

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8 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #611: Orktober is Here!”

  1. Blight1 October 3, 2018 2:01 pm #

    How soon can you spill your guts on Orks?
    We need them.

    • Reecius October 4, 2018 9:30 am #

      Haha, I understand the anticipation =)

      I can’t say anything that isn’t posted on the Community site as a general rule of thumb. However, once the book goes up for pre-order the flood gates can open!

  2. Brakhal October 5, 2018 2:51 pm #

    I think the biggest problem with soups comes from the fact that they have a big gap of advantadges over pure armies. Even if you don’t take variety (of stratagems and troups) to account, take relics for instance: if you play a 3 detachment soup, you can get 4 relics for 3 cps, while a pure army will have just 3 for the same ammount, and relics usually bring high value modifiers to your models (specially when you can pick from 3 different codexes).

    Pure armies could use some minor extra to reduce the gap. For instance, giving a free extra relic/warlord trait/cp/whatever for every detachment that shares the faction keyword with your warlord’s detachment. That way, soups will still have a bigger potential and variety over pure (as I think gw wants), but there will be a little push-up for the pure army.

    There’s a big chunk (or at least just a chunk) of the community who dislikes the soup idea, and will never play anything but a pure list. Reward those loyal spirits with something, they really deserve it for proving their love to their faction!

    Another thing I would like to see from gw is to stop trying to “control the narration” around the term “soup”. Every time I read those “soup off the menu!” and similars, referring to the battle brothers rule, I feel like they’re making a fool out of me. The “narration” of the term is already done, and it will probably persist for long. The more they insist on redirecting the term, the longer and more pejorative it will become.

  3. Office Waaagh! October 6, 2018 1:40 pm #

    I hope Reece realizes that he’s built the Ork release up so much that if the codex doesn’t give everyone an invulnerable save in combat, army wide feel no pain, let everyone ignore to hit modifiers, cure at least four kinds of cancer, and pleasure you under the table while you play, then every ork player on the internet is going to be out for his blood.

    • rvd1ofakind October 6, 2018 8:56 pm #

      Actually no. He’s said “But maybe I’m wrong, we’ll see” or something like that this time. He’s learned from the past somewhat.

    • Reecius October 7, 2018 7:24 am #

      Lol, they’ll have to get in line behind the angry T’au players =p

      Jokes aside, I think it’s an awesome dex, but we’ll see how the community reacts to it. I hope everyone likes it as much as I do!

  4. Garry Leonard October 8, 2018 8:18 am #

    I think the best fix for the game at large, and namely for the none human factions, would be to make it so you have to pick a primary detachment. The primary detachment is the only detachment that can use stratagems and give CP to your army. Maybe at best get half CP from other faction detachments?

    Otherwise we’ll also see the guard brought only for CP battery and guard faction itself will get hammered with nerfs until they are useless only on the virtue of the fact that they are so good at bringing CP.

  5. David Bowles October 12, 2018 5:33 pm #

    I agree with your sentiments on soup in principle for sure. And I also agree that a good attitude is more constructive than a poor one.

    That being said, BA have been knee-capped twice now. Once, because of Flyrants, and then again just because of the captain. BA assault elements are now hilariously overcosted, especially with weapons like IK gatling cannons and disintegrators so prevalent.

    Bobby G is good, but power armor in general is bad. Really bad.

    P.S. I do hope the Orks are good to shake up the meta some.

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