The LVO is days away at this point! In two weeks many of us will be in Vegas readying ourselves for the events to come. Some will be feasting, others drinking, some gambling, a select few will be allowed into the hallowed halls of the Games Workshop showcase, others still perhaps engaging in the nefarious and eximious happenings of the city where what happens there stays there. No matter your Thursday night activities prior to dreaming of the glories to come on the table tops of the 41st millennium and the laurels to be won in the ITC, one thing is certain. You need to know what the hell is going on. To that end, I am going to post a rundown of everything we’ve posted and gone over, plus some new items that we are being asked, frequently. As a community Warhammer 40k players instantiate an inattentiveness to detail when it comes to events that it boggles the mind given how well many of them can grasp the nuances of a game with 30+ rulebooks. LISTS FOR 40K CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE DUE to BCP THIS FRIDAY JANUARY 25th! In light of that a meme and then we’re off!
LVO Update Announcement – Frontline Gaming
LVO PSA from the Judges
ITC Updated Missions
ITC Simplified List Format
ITC Code of Conduct
General Guidelines for LVO/ITC Terrain
Best Coast Pairings
So that is all the info we’ve posted so far. Below I added a few highlights from the judges PSA video and a few other questions we’ve been asked frequently.
- There is a 1.5-page terrain guideline on the web. This will be further explained at the event by terrain rules for each set of ITC terrain posted in groupings around the Hall.
- Wash is a color.
- The 3 colors on the model MUST BE VISIBLE.
- Plain flat paint and clear plastic bases both count as based so long as you are consistent.
- Conversions need to be similar in size and shape, need to be WYSIWYG, and need to be approved via email.
- Counts-as, like Sisters of Silence as Sisters of Battle, is unacceptable. Models need to be at least somewhat “converted”.
- Mandatory list submission by January 25th, you get a written warning if it isn’t submitted by that day and a possible Yellow Card if you have not uploaded your list after receiving a second written warning. If it isn’t submitted by the beginning of round 1 you receive a Yellow Card.
- Rules cutoff other than FAQs and errata is January 8th
Rules/Lists/Format/Other FAQs in effect for the LVO:
- Can’t Dark Matter Crystal and then Warp Time.
- Ork Index units don’t have DakkaDakkaDakka.
- Crusaders use beta rules.
- The Passion works like the Berzerker rule.
- We are not using the Beta Bolter rules, they came out after the 8th.
- Disgustingly Resilient isn’t a “save” so Supporting Plate would not work on those wounds.
- The “end of x phase” is still part of that phase and the phase isn’t considered to have ended until you have moved on to the next phase. Essentially all the “end of x phase” strats and powers can still be used at the end of the phase, in whatever order the player desires so long as you are finished with all other non-end of phase actions.
- A unit that uses a fight again stratagem at the end of the phase, and engages an enemy unit that did not already fight that phase does allow that enemy unit to fight back before the Fight phase is over.
- Bolters cannot “count as” Storm Bolters. You need to convert the Bolters in some way to look noticeably different from a standard Bolter.
- Your Warlord must be marked on your List. Your Warlord Trait and Relic are chosen before each match per the ITC Mission Rules, and thus do not have to be on your list.
- Chess Clocks will be mandatory after a specific round for all players with a winning record. At which point the clock will be provided. Should any player wish to use a clock, and they can provide their own, then that game will be considered a timed game for ITC Code of Conduct purposes. The opponent does not need to agree to use a clock. Only one player needs to want to use it, and be able to provide one should LVO be unable to.
- Units summoned, through Daemon Summoning, can come on the board turn 1 and after turn 3. They do trigger effects like Auspex and Forewarning.
- The Volley Fire stratagem for Mordian Iron Guard in the Astra Militarum codex generates 1 extra shot for each 6 rolled. If you fire a Mortar with this strat in effect each hit roll of 6 generates 1 more shot, not d6 more shots.
- Regarding the Vexillia Teleport Homer and Vect: 1. The strat is Vect’d not the decision to deploy the unit via deep strike. So if a DE player uses Vect on this strat the Custodes player still deploys the unit via deep strike but without the Strat’s special conditions. You cannot choose to “undeploy” when the Strat is Vect’d as the use of the strat is predicated upon the player already deciding to deploy the unit via Deepstrike. 2. The Custode player can choose to take the casualties from not being able to fit, or choose to deploy them differently and take no casualties as long as it is legal to do so.
- Secondary Objectives with an Asterisk next to them do not stack with ANY other Secondaries, not just other asterisked secondaries. The Reaper Secondary is an exception to this.
- If you choose a unit to be Marked for Death, and that unit has the ability to break up into small parts during the game, you must kill all parts of the original unit to earn points for Marked for Death.
- The ITC Missions do not use the new deployment sequence. They use the “I go, you go” sequence found in the BRB missions.
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