Episode 37 – Australia Flies High at the ETC 2019

On a very special Episode, Luke and Dineeth interview two members of Australia’s ETC team, Pete “Captain Redbeard” Platell and Liam “The Bald Magic” Hackett, who have just returned home from our best ever performance at the European Team Championships, Warhammer 40k’s most prestigious International team event. The boys did what was never done before, coming so close to taking out the title and only narrowly dropping to England in the final round.

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to:
Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental)
Perp – Adeus.

Episode 36 – Winter Warfest 2019 Recap with Aron and Jay

On Episode 36, Dineeth interviews Aron Green from Casual Warhammer Brisbane, and Jay Hansen from Dorchester Gaming, the two undefeated players from Winter Warfest held over the weekend. We discuss lists, their games and how they were able to pull out the wins in some tight matchups.

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to:
Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental)
Perp – Adeus.

Episode 35 – Wintercon Recap with Matt Morosoli

On this episode, Luke, Jordan and Liam are joined by our special guest, Matt Morosoli. We discuss the format and recap the most memorable games from Wintercon, before finally discussing the final game between Liam and Matt for the title. Matt was Australia’s ITC champion last year and he is also apart of this years ETC team. So be sure to tune in to hear some interesting games at Australia’s top tables!

All of the top games were streamed by WarzoneWargaming. You can watch them at:

https://www.twitch.tv/warzonewargaming/videos

As always, let us know what you think, leave a message or a review to help others see what we’re about. If you like what you hear and what were about, head on over to our patreon to help us continue to develop better quality content.

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to:
Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental)
Perp – Adeus.

Episode 34 – Underrated units in 8th Edition

On this episode, Dineeth and Liam discuss some underrated and underutilised units in 8th edition. From the humble Necron scarab to the starter set Intercessor – we discuss what could take these units from bottom table feeders to potentially winning events.

We also have a chat about new ways to look at list building, and trying new units out in your army when you have that lightbulb moment.

As always, let us know what you think, leave a message or a review to help others see what we’re about. If you like what you hear and what were about, head on over to our patreon to help us continue to develop better quality content.

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to:
Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental)
Perp – Adeus.

Episode 33 – Boise Cup Lists and Chaos Knights Preview


Dineeth and Luke fly are back at it again with the list reviews. We take a look at some recent high performing lists at the Boise Cup GT and go over our thoughts at the (mostly) mono-Blood Angels list. We then continue on to discuss the recent previews for Chaos Knights and our thoughts on their impact with the recent (re)-emergence of the (80s) Disco Lords.

As always, let us know what you think, leave a message or a review to help others see what we’re about. If you like what you hear and what were about, head on over to our patreon to help us continue to develop better quality content.

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to:
Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental)
Perp – Adeus.

Episode 32 – Chaos is Back!

Dineeth and Luke fly as wing-men in this episode to discuss recent tournament winnings lists. From the recent changes to Chaos to the big designers commentary, the meta is finally starting to open up new possibilities for tournaments. From Disco Lord smash bros to hordes of dreadnoughts, we look at whats emerging from the ashes, and we love it! We give our thoughts on the new contrast paints and also start with a new segment, where we take a list from a listener and give our thoughts on the list, so let us know what you think!

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As always, let us know what you think, leave a message or a review to help others see what we’re about.

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to:
Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental)
Perp – Adeus.

Episode 31 – List Building 2.0, Adapting to your local meta

Dineeth, Jordan and Liam discuss unit selection, army composition, and adapting to challenges that you may face in your local area when playing 40k. We also go through some of the discussions that we have in our gaming group, on list building, concepts and taking 40k to the next level.

Jordan has approximately 350pts left in his Deathwatch and Blood Angels army, what should he add in???

We’ve recently launched a Patreon page. We welcome anyone who would like to support our content to help cover our costs to head over to:

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As always, let us know what you think, leave a message or a review to help others see what we’re about.

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to:

  1. Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental)
  2. Perp – Adeus.

Episode 30 – Post FAQ Meta Discussions With Skari

Dineeth and Luke are joined by Archon Skari from SkaredCast to discuss the meta post FAQ. Being Canada’s best Drukhari player, Skari gives his input on the meta, from top BAO lists all the way to how to make Ynnari great again. This episode gives our insights into what to expect going forward in 40k. We then continue on to discuss ETC and the list ideas as well as units we might expect to see at the world’s biggest 40k team event.

To see Skari’s content, head over to https://www.facebook.com/SkaredCast/

As always, let us know what you think, leave a message or a review to help others see what we’re about.

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to: Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental), and Perp – Adeus.

Episode 29 – Queensland wins the ANZ Team Championships!

This week, the guys discuss the ANZ Team Championships which happened over the weekend. We’re joined by Liam Hackett and Ben Warrior from Team Queensland (1st place!), Adam “60 second” Camilleri from Team Victoria (3rd place), and Dineeth Liyanagama from Team Mercs (4th place).

The guys discuss the ANZ ATC format, their lists and games, the intricacies of the pairings process, and the results of the weekend.

Once again for those interested, Objective Secured is running the Southern Hemisphere Open this June, it was a great event for us to attend last year, and we’re sure it will be another amazing one this year! Go ahead and check out their link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/816743055335381/

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to: Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental), and Perp – Adeus.

Episode 28 – Ynnari Rework and Aus/NZ Team Championship

In this episode we discuss our thoughts on the new Ynnari changes and if we expect it to impact the meta. Spoiler, we think its not all doom and gloom as most of the internet may have you think!

We then go on to discuss the Australian/New Zealand Team Championship (or ATC) and give our thoughts on what it’s like to attend Australia’s (and NZ’s) most competitive team event. It’s definitely something truly unique and awesome to participate in, and being such a strong team event, it puts individual player skill to the test towards an overarching team goal. A team style event offers a unique approach to list design, which we discuss in detail. Furthermore, all of ATC will be stream by the reliable boys over at Down Under Network, so be sure to tune in this weekend to watch some of Australia’s best battle it out.

Also be sure to check out Objective Secured, where Mike and Emma are organising the Southern Hemisphere Open on the 1st-3rd June! This is always an awesome event, with major hobby workshops and store sales so be sure to check it out! Also, huge congratulations to Mike and Emma for their contribution to the 40k community, rewarded by GW themselves with being the first Australian Warhammer Heroes! 
Details can be found here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/816743055335381/
https://www.facebook.com/objectivesecured/

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Check out lists for ATC at DUP here: 
https://downunderpairings.com/index.php

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Intro and Outro Music Credited to: Rich Brian – Back At It (Instrumental), and Perp – Adeus.