FTN Episode 324 – Are You Prepared To Sacrifice?

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I’ve got good news everyone – Red is back with better audio!  Adam, Red and Paul talk about making sacrifice plays the critical decision path that goes into those plays.  At the end of the show we field a listener’s question about how to start a Black Legion army.

Hi all,

Some units in the game have clear roles – you know this thing is designed to do X or Y and it feels almost alien to force them to do something else.  Sometimes you just need to bite the bullet and put a unit in harms way for no other reason than to put you closer to a win condition.  It can be confusing and frustrating to not feel like you are getting full value out of your army list choices but sometimes that’s what you gotta do.

It’s easier when you have something like a guard platoon squad where you know they are just supposed to line up and block off a flank or to move move move for an early game objective.  Decisions get harder when you’re using big point units to ‘feed the machine’ and die or you’re playing an elite army where every model theoretically counts.  We talk some about how to make that risk vs reward assessment.

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At the back of the show we talk about where to start with a Black Legion army. We aren’t talking about Black Legion in name only and we clear that up asap.  In our competitive nature it’s hard not to include just enough to make the theme and then fill the rest of the list with the leanest meanest efficiencies.

To not compromise what the listener wants we stick to the intent and talk about the Legion’s strengths and what one should play into if they want to make this type of army.

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