FTN Episode 198 – 40k 8th Edition Space Marine Codex Review

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We took a week off but we are back with a double sized episode.  We are are joined by two special guests as well, Carl Tuttle from The Independent Characters and Reece Robbins from Frontline Gaming.  We get our hands on the new Space Marine codex and hit the highlights. You don’t want to miss this.


The first codex for Warhammer 40k 8th edition is up for pre-order now.  It is jam packed with new units, strategems, warlord traits, and psychic powers.  This book gives us an idea about what to expect for future releases.  Looking at the Chapter Tactics its clear to see that some Chapters made out a lot better than others but CTs are only a part of what gives the army character and depth.   Once you combine the unique Strategems, Relics, and units that maximize your theme you’ll find some great possibilities in this book.

In this episode we also talk about some FTN style missions for 8th edition.  You can find them here.  These have been play-tested and will be used in several 3 round tournaments over the next couple of weeks.  We would like to get feedback from you guys.  What works, what didn’t?  We’ll be publishing more very soon!

Our coverage for the ATC will be spread out over the next couple of weeks.  It will be very interesting to see how the tournament scene develops after that massive event.

The Finishing Moves segment is sponsored by Frontline Gaming. Their new mats are now hot off the presses and getting ready to be shipped. Please check them out, even if you already have a game mat. Their new styles are very impressive. If you haven’t already get your tickets NOW for the mega Las Vegas Open.

Finishing Moves will be back next week.  If there are some topics you’d like to cover please let us know!

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