Signals from the Frontline #613: The SoCal Open Cometh!

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Show Notes

Date: 10-24-18


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  • GW’s new release this week is Speed Freeks! It’s a game unto itself but also comes with tons of brand new Ork models that are awesome! You can get it from Frontline Gaming at a discount with FREE shipping for orders $99 and up!

  • Orks are on the way and GW has been releasing some sneak peeks! So far, we’ve gotten a look at Goffs, Snakebites and Bad Moons. Let’s chat about what we’ve seen so far!

  • The SoCal Open is nearly here! We’ve been working like madmen and women to get everything ready to rock. Here are some pictures of the tables we’ve made so far. They are looking pretty awesome if we do say so ourselves!
    • And remember, anyone can come by the SoCal Open, there is no need for a ticket to come and check it out. We will have tons of great deals, too! Prices so low on some stock we can’t actually advertise it. The Second Hand Shop will be open for business too, including a Chaos Warlord Titan! Swing by to see the event and do some shopping.

  • Our AoS Learning League continues to roll on and grow, too. Every week we have someone new coming by to join the fun. Wedensday nights, 7 to 9pm at Frontline Gaming!

  • Speaking of AoS, Forgeworld just showed off an amazing new model: Vorgorath!

  • LVO 2019 is filling up across a lot of events at this point. Be sure to grab a ticket soon if you want to play in Flames of War, Star Wars Legion, Team Yankee, Infinity, 30k, etc. as many of these events are approaching sold out, some with only a single ticket left.

  • BAO 2019 space is also filling up! Grab those tickets if you want to attend.

Upcoming ITC Events

Upcoming 40k ITC Events

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November 2018

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 744.54 5 of 5
3 Matt Root 694.28 5 of 5
4 Trent Northington 692.04 5 of 5
5 Joshua Death 651.29 5 of 5
6 Archon Skari 650.81 5 of 5
7 John Lennon 627.22 5 of 5
8 Leigh Abbey 626.46 5 of 5
9 Andrew Gonyo 625.42 5 of 5
10 Nick Rose 620.54 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 David Danuser 381.96 5 of 5
5 Antonio Cedeno 357.1 5 of 5
6 Jeffrey Merrick 348.7 4 of 5
7 Shawn Prosser 332.62 5 of 5
8 Nick Gower 327.37 4 of 5
9 Eric Dionne 309.01 3 of 5
10 Cheryl Matthynssens 297.89 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 Alex Gonzalez 415.73 4 of 5
9 James Tapia 406.67 4 of 5
10 Jarrett Zazuetta 401.56 4 of 5

AoS ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Sid Singh 298.4 3 of 5
2 Philip Verduzco 270.45 3 of 5
3 Josh Lara 260.24 3 of 5
4 Ben Nelson 239.3 3 of 5
5 Joseph Halfacre 173.36 2 of 5
6 Jon Christenson 161.9 2 of 5
7 Frank DeLoach 158.62 2 of 5
8 Scott Reed 155.07 2 of 5
9 Joshua Harvey 150.5 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 Andrew Everhart 333.63 3 of 5
3 Brandon Ulick 331.53 3 of 5
4 Matt Everhart 330.9 3 of 5
5 Tony Field 329.89 3 of 5
6 Michael Rundles 329.17 3 of 5
7 Britt Davis 317.72 3 of 5
8 Adam Brazzell 299.67 3 of 5
9 Josue Ibarra 299.46 3 of 5
10 Mike Melody 294.57 3 of 5

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6 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #613: The SoCal Open Cometh!”

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    Frodo LAGGINS October 24, 2018 3:30 pm #

    Looking forward to see if the FAQ did much to the top lists, not expecting a huge shift though. Still expecting a fair amount of Knight w/IG. Smash captain probably replaced by something that brings more command points to make up the deficit, or just something that gets work done without strategm. The choice of the latter should be interesting. Hope I’m prooved wrong and my BAs didn’t get a bat to their wings for nothing.

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      Frodo LAGGINS October 24, 2018 3:43 pm #

      Rereading my comment and it sounded more negative then I wanted it to be. The FAQ has the potential to change things but has issues. I think i have some leftover salt about the path GW chose with the FAQ, which caught a lot of things in the cross fire that didn’t need to be hit.

  2. Val Heffelfinger
    Val Heffelfinger October 28, 2018 5:38 am #

    Hi Reece,

    You’ve been talking now about ETC format for lists and I just need to voice my concern that this is a huge step backwards.

    The etc “format” is entirely manual. It’s cumbersome and isn’t really a format at all. If you look through etc lists, you’ll find that they’re all the same-ish. This is because everyone interprets it differently. Some include EVERYTHING (grenades for example) some do not.

    This will not work for BCP if that’s the goal. Spelling errors and formatting errors will make the data essentially useless, while also making life annoying and difficult for those long used to using Battlescribe.

    Manual list writing will also result in an absolutely massive amount of errors. A very small portion of the 40k community actually manually writes lists anymore. When you go back to pen and paper there will be transcription errors as people try to reformat their Battlescribe lists to the ETC format. Errors in Europe are mitigated by the way ETC and other tournaments do list submissions – they’re required well in advance and are then crowd sources for fixing errors. This process takes place four weeks before the tournament, and multiple weeks before most large events.

    The way Iron Halo and ATC handled their list submissions was absolutely the best way forward. Battlescribe can output in a simplified format that is both easy to read and easy to search and mine for data.

    It also makes errors much simpler to manage. An error on Battlescribe is the same error for everyone, and Battlescribe gets closer to perfect the more users report errors to the admins.

    If this is a conflict of interest scenario with a certain international corporation, or perhaps a taste and preference situation… then I’d strongly suggest just don’t endorse a format at all, because it will be annoying for everyone and cause errors with no benefit realized for data collection.


    Val Heffelfinger.

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      Duz_ October 28, 2018 5:29 pm #

      I have to agree
      Battlescribe is free with an option for a subscription to remove ads
      Its on desktop if some doesnt have a smartphone in 2018???

      Is the compromise for BCP / ITC / ETC and battlescribe work together to find a preferred format

      Manual list writing sounds like a terrible idea…. like you said spelling will be critical… BS removes an errors by at least standardising the spelling across the board even if its wrong it’ll be consistent

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        Duz_ October 28, 2018 6:18 pm #

        Forgot to add

        Attended Iron Halo

        Uploading the list in that format was super easy to day and it was also super easy to read my opponents every round

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      Nightman October 29, 2018 2:38 am #

      Agree with Val.

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