FTN Episode 499 – Are The Astra Militarum Coming Back To the Table?

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Guard players are out there, for sure, we know that. but the win percentage has been down as a whole for the faction.  There are lots of reasons why that might be the case.  We talk about how to up those numbers a bit.

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Astra Militarum are tricky.  There are TONs of unit options for them so it is easy to make a less than optimal army list when you don’t know who your games are going to be against.  Then, as if that wasn’t enough, all the top lists are pretty awesome at taking out everything in the Guard book.  Soooo.. a lot of Guard players have been struggling.

Some of those top contenders have been taken down a peg.  The living breathing ecosystem that is the meta has changed and many things that used to prey on the Guard don’t work the same anymore.  Does that open the door to more guard players making it deeper into tournaments undefeated?  Maybe… just maybe.

It will still come down to player skill and list design.  Thankfully the missions are set in stone right now at most events.  You know what you’re going to have to do to win games, but it is up to you to actually make it happen.  Guard are far from an auto-win faction.  We inject some food for thought on the subject and hope you have some ideas of your own.

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