Signals from the Frontline #672: ITC Missions Continued Update

We discuss the ITC Missions updates and discussion. Joins us for the conversation and get some community news in the bargain.

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Date: 2-19-20


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  • GW has been hinting at the new PA book and it looks to obviously feature Orks so far. The rules for Makari are really funny so far and look fun.
  • New Aeronautica Imperialis models on the way and awww, they’re so cute and teeny tiny!
  • ITC Mission updates rolling along! Thanks to everyone for the continued feedback!

Upcoming ITC Events

Upcoming 40k ITC Events

Upcoming AoS ITC Events

40k ITC Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1VikVijay739.34 of 5
2PhilBarfoot486.783 of 5
3ReedSto462.313 of 5
4RyanWilliams430.23 of 5
5JamesKelling416.653 of 5
6CyleThompson395.392 of 5
7MichaelSarapata393.223 of 5
8MikePorter376.852 of 5
9JohnLennon373.992 of 5
10SimonPriddis367.372 of 5

40k ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1JamesWeston315.513 of 5
2ArielCortes257.472 of 5
3MarshallPeterson217.392 of 5
4RichardKilton181.862 of 5
4ColtonHatch181.862 of 5
6JohnLennon180.561 of 5
6AndrewGonyo180.561 of 5
6RichardSiegler180.561 of 5
6NickNanavati180.561 of 5
6ColinSherman180.561 of 5

AoS ITC Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1MathewJones322.563 of 5
2GarethThomas310.662 of 5
3LeeBoeckmann280.953 of 5
4JustinCostello258.42 of 5
5DanielVelazquez253.912 of 5
6MatthewAnderson246.152 of 5
7RobertProscia240.72 of 5
8MattAbbott2352 of 5
9AaronNewbom233.582 of 5
10JarrettZazuetta214.762 of 5

AoS ITC Hobby Track Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1MattAbbott163.461 of 5
2BrianBlickle155.371 of 5
3RyanBurwell146.791 of 5
4ChrisDaugherty137.951 of 5
5SamuelValdez122.651 of 5
6JosephHalfacre114.891 of 5
6JoshLara114.891 of 5
8RussTanner108.311 of 5
9PhilipVerduzco89.171 of 5
10ChandlerTorres84.511 of 5

Shadespire ITC Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1ChristopherAvalos272.222 of 5
2PeterRivera204.91 of 5
3AmanKhusro188.421 of 5
4VictorSzafranski181.781 of 5
5RobHoward172.841 of 5
6RobertSchuxhardt172.142 of 5
7EvenSkjervold171.731 of 5
8DerekTraquair166.221 of 5
9TonyField165.062 of 5
10DavidCutts161.421 of 5

Kill Team ITC Top 10

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RankFirst NameLast NamePointsEvents
1KyleFjerstad192.691 of 5
2ShaneWatts189.872 of 5
3ÁlvaroLorenzo178.991 of 5
4WillReinbold173.871 of 5
5Kenti“SexyFridge”169.831 of 5
6SergioSedano Canitrot165.981 of 5
7JanisGilham161.421 of 5
8HammSamitch161.191 of 5
9Pat SteeleWilson156.742 of 5
10NarynDavar156.61 of 5

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5 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #672: ITC Missions Continued Update”

  1. Zweischneid February 19, 2020 10:33 pm #

    I don’t get why people think old Marines were particularly underpowered?

    They were somewhat stuck in a mono-build-corner (as many armies are), but they had an army in the shadowround at the previous LVO (which is about the kind of result you’d expect of any given army out of 15-ish Codexes competing to get into a set of 12) and won the odd event here and there.

    Either way, I don’t think the “space marine problem” is even that.

    The problem is and has been essentially since the very first Marine Codex that GW’s approach to “fixing” things mostly has been to dial up the damage output of armies, improving their accuracy, adding more shots, bonus abilities to wound, add better re-rolls, more reliable charges, more abilities ot shoot twice, fight twice, stack buffs and bonuses, more abilities to ignore penalties and neg. modifiers such as having moved or damaged vehicles, etc.., etc.., because players generally dislike having their units working at “sub optimal efficiency” or “whiffing”.

    Which is what is so silly about the idea of Marines in their current form being allegedly (intentionally) the first of a new “8.5” Edition with other armies being “brought up” eventually.

    That, IMO, is just going further down the rabbit hole. At some point, you cannot sensibly fix the game by bringing other armies “up to that level” of lethality and reliability. At some point (perhaps this truly does need an “edition change” to sell the bitter medicine), stuff IMO will need to significantly “go down” (e.g. get “nerfed” / lose efficiency / abilities, etc..) to not end up in a coin-flip game.

    • Jace February 20, 2020 7:38 pm #

      Backhanded compliment here I come!

      I never agreed with your general stance of upping defence as I hate that games drag forever and that seemed like a natural outcome of increasing defence.

      I’d also say in the context of ‘regular humans’ being prevalent in the game old marines were definitely weak. They didn’t kill anything and were boring.

      That being said, can’t argue that upping everythings damage output and multiple stacking special rules doesn’t really lead to a better experience over all so perhaps youve been onto something all along 😊

  2. DomC February 21, 2020 10:44 am #

    I would like to come back again with the Hobby Track that is not handled properly as I did for last season. I had 3-4 events last year that scores weren’t entered properly or that BCP didn’t manage to put in properly. This costed me around 70 pts and got me out of the top 10 for the Hobby Track. 2 weeks ago my team and I want to Canhammer Team Tournament, and I’m pretty sure we scored the most point for presentation (we got 3rd Overall Trophies instead as it was a bigger prize), but BCP awarded us the same score we had in battle points (8th place) instead of our first place in Hobby Track. This is another difference of 65 points that we don’t get and that Team Charity Hammer is getting instead as they got first place for battle points. I did contact the TO and was told that he sent a request to change this to BCP and it is now in their hands. I also contacted BCP and they didn’t even react to my request after a couple of days.

    This is definitely frustrating for those of us that put the effort in this hobby and competition. It should be resolved and not ignored as I feel it is. I’m pretty sure that if we were talking about the battle point scores, people would consider that a big issue and put some effort in resolving it.

    • Reecius February 21, 2020 10:48 am #

      I’m trying to figure out what hapenned with the CanHammer event, they didn’t score it correctly for some reason. But yes, that is frustrating for sure.

  3. Zero-Charisma February 22, 2020 11:44 am #

    There’s generally seems to be a problem with certain events publishing scores using what I’m told is an ITC rubric. Last year I won best painted at 3 majors/gts and scored 0 competitive points. I say zero because while I was given points towards the ITC it was the same points submitted to everyone for Hobby.

    I know it’s up to the TO, but maybe there’s a way Itc can at least figure out who took first second and third and award points appropriately or something I don’t know. It was just really frustrating

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