Signals from the Frontline #620: LVO & ITC 40k Updates

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Show Notes

Date: 12-19-18

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News

  • There’s also been a big FAQ update for AoS! Expect a recap article on FLG soon to highlight the big changes.

  • FW is previewing a mystery model, what do you think it can be?

  • We’ve also got a flash sale going on! We’ve got some brand new ITC Terrain and FLG Mats so we decided to have a warehouse clearing sale to move some of the sizes we’re a bit overstocked on.

  • We rolled out the updated ITC/LVO 40k Updates! This is a project we’ve been working on for a long time and with the help of a great many contributing TOs from around the world, so a huge thanks for that. Per usual, whenever things change there is some conversation that comes up so we wanted to address some of it and answer any questions!

  • People are settling in to Chapter Approved and Vigilus, and we’re already seeing the impacts of it on the meta. Exciting times to be a 40k player!

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 Nick Rose 698.26 5 of 5
5 Matt Root 694.28 5 of 5
6 ANDREW GONYO 658.14 5 of 5
7 Brandon Grant 653.36 5 of 5
8 Joshua Death 651.29 5 of 5
9 Archon Skari 650.81 5 of 5
10 Steven Pampreen 638.86 5 of 5

40k ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Matthew Bodnarchuk 500.91 5 of 5
2 Scott Rumple 444.42 4 of 5
3 Michael Ralston 441.12 4 of 5
4 James Kelling 431.04 4 of 5
5 Lou Rollins 422.14 4 of 5
6 Michael Genoni 403.04 4 of 5
7 Micah Merkley 390.64 4 of 5
8 David Danuser 381.96 5 of 5
9 Joshua Death 379.85 4 of 5
10 Antonio Cedeno 357.1 5 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 Jeremy Veysseire 474.46 4 of 5
3 Matthew Pashby 448.34 4 of 5
4 James Thomas 446.05 4 of 5
5 Bill Souza 442.25 4 of 5
6 Mathew Jones 439.17 4 of 5
7 Joshua Harvey 427.39 4 of 5
8 Alex Gonzalez 425.13 4 of 5
9 Steven Hyche 419.67 4 of 5
10 Ken Eubanks 417.31 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 Adam Brazzell 332.58 3 of 5
4 Brandon Ulick 331.53 3 of 5
5 Matt Everhart 330.9 3 of 5
6 Tony Field 329.89 3 of 5
7 Michael Rundles 329.17 3 of 5
8 Britt Davis 317.72 3 of 5
9 Sean Ratner 303.71 3 of 5
10 Mike Melody 303.66 3 of 5

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11 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #620: LVO & ITC 40k Updates”

  1. Danny McDevitt December 21, 2018 11:06 am #

    So, just FYI the Ultramarines movie was written by Dan Abnett.

    Hopefully this turns out better.

    • Reecius
      Reecius December 21, 2018 11:14 am #

      I did not know that, but, I have read many times that he actually doesn’t know the lore of 40k very well which is why his 40k stories have so much stuff he makes up in them.

      • AJShadowhawk December 21, 2018 10:38 pm #

        It’s more the fact that he gets a lot of creative freedom from the editors and so he tends to reinvent a lot of stuff where he doesn’t need to. Like with the Heresy era Space Wolves in Prospero Burns, which is an unreadable pile of crap.

        • Reecius
          Reecius December 22, 2018 10:00 am #

          Yeah, I don’t know for certain of course, but I’ve read that he’s just not a big time 40k nerd and so wings it on a lot of stuff.

      • WestRider December 22, 2018 9:38 am #

        My #1 Controversial 40K Opinion is that C.S. Goto is no worse a writer than Dan Abnett. It’s just that people give Abnett a pass on all the ways he screws up 40K background and details, for whatever reason.

    • AJShadowhawk December 21, 2018 10:37 pm #

      I’ve heard from a lot of people that there was studio interference on the story as well, which I can well believe. Though that certainly does not discount Dan from any blame, because he does tend to go overboard a lot.

  2. Zweischneid December 22, 2018 4:32 am #

    The Ultramarines move certainly kickstarted Dan Abnett’s screenwriting career. His made it all the way up to be a writer on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies from Disney. So good for him.

    Not sure where the numbers come from, but the people on the Long War podcast said (claimed?) the budget of the Dawn of War intro scene (1 minute?) was significantly larger than the budget for the entire Ultramarines movie, all things included (animation, writing, voice acting, etc.., etc..).

    • WestRider December 22, 2018 9:41 am #

      I thought he got that gig because he was the writer on the comic series that re-booted the Guardians and brought them at least somewhat back into popularity.

      • Reecius
        Reecius December 22, 2018 9:59 am #

        Yeah, same. He wrote the rebooted Guardians of the Galaxy comics the movies were based on. I highly, highly doubt anyone saw the space marine movie and said to themselves : let’s give that writer a major motion picture!

  3. -Casey H December 28, 2018 8:31 pm #

    Time index 19:23, Reece:
    “No system, when you’re talking about something as abstract like behavior, is ever gonna be perfect.”

    Quoted from a class room teacher, right?
    😉
    Thank you, Reece.
    -Casey H

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