Signals from the Frontline #661: Community News and Saying Goodbye to the Banana

Join us for this episode of Signals where we chat about what’s going on in the Games Workshop hobby world and bid a fond farewell to the Salty Banana.

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Show Notes

Date: 11-6-19


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  • Coming up next week, we’ve got a new Necromunda release with new gangs, the Subjugators and the Corpse Grinder Cultists!
  • Frontline Gaming turned 9 years old this month! It’s crazy to think we’re going into our tenth year of business. It’s been a wild ride and we wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone that’s been a part of it. As we like to do on FLG’s birthday, we’re taking a little trip down memory lane to talk about the journey so far and this year’s it’s especially poignant as we’re also saying goodbye to our longest running employee and co-host of the show: the Salty Banan, aka, Mr. Jason himself.

Upcoming ITC Events

Upcoming 40k ITC Events

Upcoming AoS ITC Events

40k ITC Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1JimVesal1192.735 of 5
2RichardSiegler1143.795 of 5
3NickNanavati1124.365 of 5
4JohnLennon1118.795 of 5
5ManiCheema1117.135 of 5
6NicholasRose1114.655 of 5
7ChrisBlackham1097.655 of 5
8TjLanigan1095.575 of 5
9BrianPullen1078.725 of 5
10NickSutherland1063.445 of 5

40k ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1JimVesal1107.215 of 5
2PaulWinters953.025 of 5
3DominiqueCarette951.415 of 5
4TjLanigan941.795 of 5
5LouRollins930.565 of 5
6MatthewBodnarchuk906.715 of 5
7ThomasByrd8875 of 5
8JasonByrd868.415 of 5
9ColinSherman844.15 of 5
10ConradCarriker834.045 of 5

AoS ITC Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1JeremyVeysseire962.665 of 5
2AlexanderGonzalez889.465 of 5
3AnthonyLawrence868.515 of 5
4MatthewPashby868.145 of 5
5ChrisBergman848.935 of 5
6JamesO’Brien824.35 of 5
7JoeKrier823.765 of 5
8RahulPereira810.065 of 5
9MathewJones804.735 of 5
10EdgarHernandez792.495 of 5

AoS ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1RichWaters332.642 of 5
2JeremyVeysseire316.834 of 5
3MattBeasley308.872 of 5
4AlexanderGonzalez293.673 of 5
5MatthiasKrushel276.993 of 5
6JordanDuncan258.292 of 5
7RahulPereira250.712 of 5
8MichaelBurch242.673 of 5
9AndySellwood238.182 of 5
10JackBallard220.232 of 5

Shadespire ITC Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1IvanCho609.414 of 5
2MatthewMartine470.13 of 5
3TonyField457.033 of 5
4DanielVelazquez450.293 of 5
5PhilipSanta Maria445.693 of 5
6JonathanKolson440.843 of 5
7CoreySullivan436.653 of 5
8ScottDriessen417.373 of 5
9RobertSchuchardt416.213 of 5
10KevinCruz401.643 of 5

Kill Team ITC Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1Michael THoly701.154 of 5
2AlexTorbert613.884 of 5
3JanisGilham587.934 of 5
4GeorgeRollins562.834 of 5
5MattHoell486.54 of 5
6RionWilfong462.363 of 5
7FrankDalykas453.183 of 5
8AlecBerryman433.384 of 5
9LukeScianna424.313 of 5
10DuaneBoyd419.333 of 5

Tactics Corner

  • Space Marines continue their march of domination this week in the competitive meta, taking 8 of the top 12 placings from the weekend’s GT and Major level events, including all 3 first place finishings. Most of them were still Iron Hands, Iron Hands Successors or Iron Hands+another Chapter of Marines (often Raven Guard Centurions). Interestingly there is still a lot of diversity in the lists, some being Air Forces, others sit and shoot lists, etc. Lots of Centurions as well.
  • We had 2 Imperial Fists armies in there, 1 was Mani Cheema’s artillery heavy army and another Nick Counsell’s bolter heavy Marine infantry list.
  • No sign of Salamanders yet, but it’s early days still.
  • Of the non-Marines, we had choose your own adventure Eldar, Forces of the Hive Mind, Admech and Cadian Guard.
  • Daniel Bradley’s Eldar were interesting, featuring a lot of infantry, Striking Scorps and only two flyers.
  • So, tech your list to stomp Marines! The latest episode of Chapter Tactics is all about exactly that topic, check it out!

Completed Commissions

  • These Star Wars Legion models were painted by the FLG Paint Studio! Consider us for your next miniatures painting commission.

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18 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #661: Community News and Saying Goodbye to the Banana”

  1. Andreas November 6, 2019 10:23 am #

    I hope its an April fools that Jason stops 🙁
    I miss him already

    • Reecius November 6, 2019 10:40 am #

      Sadly it is not, this will be his last appearance on Signals for the foreseeable future.

      • Anggul November 8, 2019 5:08 am #

        Until fifty episodes later when he snaps and crashes into the premises mid-episode with his shirt off, roaring into the mic about the newly updated and amazing Grey Knight Terminator rules

  2. Nkumpy November 6, 2019 10:58 am #

    Ahh, say it ain’t so! Really loved the perspective Jason brought, and always cracked me up! Wishing you the best. Hoping you’ll finally have time to play all the Lord of the Rings for which your heart yearns.

    • Reecius November 6, 2019 1:38 pm #

      Yeah, he will for sure be missed but change is the nature of things =)

  3. Latin Gandalf November 6, 2019 11:33 am #

    Where will I get my Australian cultural commentary?

  4. Jace November 6, 2019 12:45 pm #

    Is he leaving to start his modelling career? Those are some flattering before and afters!

  5. gvcolor November 6, 2019 10:17 pm #

    What a great send off for Jason, wish him the best for everything! It’s been cool watching it all grow over the years. Still remember everyone in laughing re: D-Impaler up here In Martinez 😀 See you all at the LVO.

    • Reecius November 7, 2019 8:45 am #

      Lol, yes, those were some fun days.

      See you at the LVO!

  6. Ahzek November 7, 2019 12:56 am #

    Nooo, say it isn’t so! The Banana is leaving? Is he just leaving the show, or the company altogether? Who’s the new co-host? Bring Frankie back!

    • Reecius November 7, 2019 8:46 am #

      He is leaving the show and the company in January. The LVO will be his last gig with us.

      As for the co-host, Frankie may come back on but for now he’s setting up the new FLG HQ in Nevada while the rest of us are here in San Diego running operations.

  7. Pyrothem November 7, 2019 8:27 am #

    The Soggy Banana giving us the slip. Good luck Jason I hope the passion creeps back in. More then half of the real reason we love to actually play the game is to hang out with friends that you can not see all the time.

    • Reecius November 7, 2019 8:46 am #

      Yeah, 100% true. The game’s a social experience more than anything else.

  8. Jim Griffith November 7, 2019 3:51 pm #

    Good luck to the Crunchy Banana!!!

  9. Boris November 13, 2019 1:10 am #

    Good luck with the move – as a fellow owner of a retail in London, I feel your pain re: the cost! It certainly makes a lot of sense. All the best to Jason as well. Looking forward to seeing you all in Vegas. Also, exciting news re: the team tournament!

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