Signals From the Frontline #615: Blackstone Fortress on the Way and Community News!

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Show Notes

Date: 11-7-18

Intro

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News

  • Blackstone Fortress is on the way and it is causing a lot of excitement!
    • Amazing new models
    • Fun game
    • Exciting potential for 40k!

  • Here are some of your SoCal Open top performers:

Age of Sigmar Results

Best Generals

Alan Bajramovic: Fleasheater Courts

Kurt Roeper: Daughters of Khaine

Mathew Pashby: Idoneth Deepkin

Best Appearance

Chris Stifter

Austin Morgan

Vlad Nica

Renaissance Person

Alex Gonzalez

Joshua Harvey

Joe Krier

Best Sportsman

Michael Vagenos

Warhammer 40,000 Results

Tournament Champion

Brandon Grant

2nd Best General

Alex Aquila

3rd Best General

Daniel Olivas

Best Appearance

Andy Trimlett

Second Best Appearance

Derek Page

Third Best Appearance

Tyler Russo

Renaissance Person

Cooper Waddell

Renaissance Person 2nd Place

Damien Garcia

Renaissance Person 3rd Place

Ryan Mead

Best of Faction Award Winners

  • Make sure to grab those BAO tickets! This will be the first year at the very cool KublaCon convention and will be the biggest BAO to date, too. We also have AoS and all kinds of different 40k events this year as well!

  • Our Age of Sigmar learning league is back on track after the SoCal and Halloween madness, and we’re all steadily building up our forces!

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 Nick Nanavati 755.16 5 of 5
2 Mike Porter 744.54 5 of 5
3 Trent Northington 699.34 5 of 5
4 Matt Root 694.28 5 of 5
5 Brandon Grant 653.36 5 of 5
6 Joshua Death 651.29 5 of 5
7 Archon Skari 650.81 5 of 5
8 Daniel Olivas 637.23 5 of 5
9 John Lennon 627.22 5 of 5
10 Leigh Abbey 626.46 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 Scott Rumple 430.96 4 of 5
3 Lou Rollins 422.14 4 of 5
4 Mike Genoni 403.04 4 of 5
5 Michael Ralston 397.92 4 of 5
6 David Danuser 381.96 5 of 5
7 Joshua Death 379.85 4 of 5
8 Antonio Cedeno 357.1 5 of 5
9 Jeffrey Merrick 348.7 4 of 5
10 Shawn Prosser 332.62 5 of 5

AoS ITC Top 10

Click here for full rankings.

Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Joe Krier 531.97 5 of 5
2 Matthew Pashby 448.34 4 of 5
3 James Thomas 446.05 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 Gregory Goede 410.22 4 of 5
10 James Tapia 406.67 4 of 5

AoS ITC Hobby Track Top 10

Click here for full rankings.

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

Click here for full rankings.

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 Mike Melody 303.66 3 of 5
9 Adam Brazzell 299.67 3 of 5
10 Josue Ibarra 299.46 3 of 5

Tactics Corner

  • More Ork discussion! This new Codex is making waves.

Completed Commissions

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10 Responses to “Signals From the Frontline #615: Blackstone Fortress on the Way and Community News!”

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    rvd1ofakind November 8, 2018 11:31 pm #

    We’ll never know what happened to those goff trukk boyz… 🙁

    BTW I have no idea why you would ever use trukk boyz. Trukks give away BGH pts like candy and taking boyz in trukks is like taking away all the good stuff they have – aka no big blob for morale, green tide, fight again, +1 attack, efficient warpath, hiding the nob better purposes. Transports are either for protecting a ranged unit (open topped) or for protecting and getting an elite melee unit somewhere fast. However when the crew costs the same as the transport in the case of boyz…

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 9, 2018 9:54 am #

      Why would I use Trukk Boys….because I like to?

      Haha, that game is, after all, meant to be fun.

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        Danny McDevitt November 9, 2018 10:06 am #

        Clearly fun* is not allowed in this hobby.

        *Unless fun is number-crunching spreadsheets to maximize damage output and optimal points efficiency. Anything else is for filthy casuals.

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          rvd1ofakind November 9, 2018 10:20 am #

          It’s not really number crunching in this case. It’s basic list design. If you put boyz in trukks, you should have a reason for doing so and not doing something else instead. Unless it’s like a narrative game, but Reece plays “matched play srs mode” I thought.
          I mean I could be missing something but trukks and boyz just makes boyz worse.

          • Reecius
            Reecius November 9, 2018 10:46 am
            #

            I like to strike a balance between efficiency and theme. The game’s just not as much fun for me if I don’t use models I like to use. I am willing to take a small hit on power for more immersion.

            And Trukk Boyz have a place. Especially Skarboyz as 12 of them is actually quite good on their own in melee vs. most targets. I have tried lots of variations, and so far my favorite are Goff Skarboyz as they can actually jump out and largely on their own do some work against most non-dedicated assault units, followed by Evil Sunz shoota boyz who just fly around blasting people at stupid speed and then Bad Moons shoot boys who are slower but better at shooting.

            I tried all Turkks/Battlewagons pure melee and it works well but has some big weaknesses. I find a mix of the big units and some smaller, mobile units works great.

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            Office Waaagh! November 9, 2018 12:00 pm
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            Trukk Boyz have a place in a lot of lists, I think. It’s a case where number crunching doesn’t reveal their strengths, but they definitely have them. A mob of twelve shoota Boyz is a solid objective camper, and the trukk can drop them off and then run around messing with lines of sight, move blocking stuff, eating overwatch for other units, and generally making a nuisance of itself. It’s fast enough to get the Boyz to where they want to be in one movement phase, so even if it gets destroyed the troops are in position.

            The best thing about them is how non-threatening they are, to be honest. They’re hard enough to kill that they’re rarely dangerous enough to justify the effort that could be put towards killing something scarier. So despite their fragility I find they survive surprisingly well.

            The mistake a lot of people make is using them in a rush, where they’re in the opponent’s face long before anything else is and can be picked off without them sacrificing shooting at a greater threat. For moving a big bunch of Boyz to the enemy lines, yeah, I agree, not the best plan typically. But they have a lot of value outside of that, and they’re cheap enough that you don’t feel it too bad if they die. Most of my index lists had two trukk mobs in them, and with the points drop and kulturs I don’t see that changing.

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 9, 2018 10:43 am #

          lol, right?! How dare you play models you like to play?! =P

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        rvd1ofakind November 9, 2018 10:08 am #

        F-f-f-fun? What it this new concept you speak of?

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    DRK November 9, 2018 3:42 pm #

    What is the renaissance person award? How does one achieve it?

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 9, 2018 4:56 pm #

      It is what used to be called best overall. It’s a combination of painting and playing, equally waited. To win it you have to have a very good looking army AND win most of your games (or all of them in Cooper’s case).

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