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Warhammer 40K: Let’s Get Back to Tournament Basics – FTN

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Mar 13 2023

Back to basics – how to stay focused. When all else fails and you feel outmatched at the table it’s time to control what you can control.

While Paul and the crew are taking a break, we’re sharing some of the top episodes of the last year. Enjoy this throw back chat about player mindset!

We lead off with a message about keeping people focused on the scoreboard. We lose the thread a little bit when we start talking about terrain but that just goes to illustrate how important terrain is.  If you haven’t invented or invested in it then you really owe it to yourself.  We’re at a point in the game and the lethalness of each army where it is vital that you give yourself and your opponents the best chance at having a good time.

We find the thread again in part two where we talk about how to hang onto those points and recognize when you might be falling behind too fast to keep the game tight.

It may seem risky but sometimes you do have to sacrifice units – giving them a one way ticket to deadsville – just to stay ahead or close on the scoreboard.  If you can force a few rounds where your opponent only gets 4 points for Primary you are giving yourself a huge advantage even if they have a strong secondary game – like Necron players.


Each release has us going back to the drawing board but that is pretty much how the game works.  Each time we rock up to the table we don’t exactly know what our opponents have in store for us.  We have an educated guess about what we can expect in certain ratios – like 50% assault and 50% shooty or whatever but what each and every opponents will do is present us with a set of challenges.  In some instances they are gonna have us beat at list design so what comes next?  You have to get super focused on what you can accomplish.

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FTN mostly focuses on Warhammer 40k. But you will see that in the first few episodes, we take a severe deep dive into nerdom. These have been a blast to record, and I hope they help pass the time for you. Please please please check out the new Forge The Narrative objective markers. These things look awesome. Ordering a set is a good way to support one of our sponsors AND the show. Find them here.


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