FTN Episode 257 – Assault Is NOT Dead – Are You Doing It Right?

FTN small squareAnother jam packed almost double sized episode.  In this episode we break down three great assault units and how to use them.   Midway through the show we’re joined by Mike Brandt to talk about Kill Team Command Rosters.   We close out the show with a sit down with our newest sponsor to talk about Chess Clocks in tournament play.


On the back of the battle report JP and I filmed this past weekend I thought it would be cool to talk about a few assault units.  Past just talking about the units we also talk about the best things you can take in their respective codexes to buff them up.  We argue that for sub 500 points you can have an extremely disruptive element in your army.

What I mean is if you have a ‘ticking time bomb’ assault unit like Bloodletters or a fat unit of Death Company that can Wings of Fire at any moment your opponent must react to it with their deployment or fear over extending themselves in the early turns.  This can allow you to scoop up a few extra ITC tournament mission points.

In the middle of the show Paul talks with Mike Brandt from the NOVA Open to talk about Kill Team Combat Roster building and how the game is ‘meant’ to be played.  Its a great talk with ton of advise on how to go to the next phase of Kill Team play.

After that Paul, Chris and JP come back to discuss Khorne Berserkers.  These guys took the hardest hit with Forward Operatives but they are still viable IF you can get them there.  To do that you’ll need to a combination of distractions in the rest of your list and likely something like a Rhino to move them across the table.  Then we jump into a segment with Jay Larsen from our sponsor below!  He’s a Warmachine player and they’ve been using chess clocks for years!

Paul and Jay talk about how the clocks were adopted and the general perception of them as they become more widely used.  We don’t often look to WM/Hordes for inspiration but they may have us here.

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