Episode 47: Tactics in New 40K (Part 2)
In this episode, we talk to Mitch Pelham, a top ranked ITC player who took 2nd at the Bay Area Open. We discuss his experience playing in a major tournament and the list elements and tactics that work well in New 40K. We also discuss how to survive two days of gaming and the importance of good sportsmanship and being a fun and fair opponent.
Mitch Pelham, formerly of our local Boise scene, now in Seattle as part of Mugu Legion.
Mitch’s list for the Bay Area Open:
- Commissar Yarrick
- 3 x 20 conscripts
- 23 conscripts
- Salamander command vehicle
- 4x Elysian command plasma squads
- Elysian commander
- 3 Elysian platoon commanders
- 2 Earthshaker batteries
- 2 Wyverns
- Stormlord with both sets of heavy bolter and lascannon sponsons
Playing at BAO
Why Celestine is amazing; scalpel units and other units that fill the same role
How each unit in Mitch’s list worked together.
The importance of reserve manipulation.
Keeping important units alive and shooting with bubble wrap.
Indirect firepower and working around line of sight blocking terrain.
Playing to the missions.
Establishing rapport and ensuring the game is a fun experience.
Declaring intent before moving units.
Asking for rules clarifications.
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