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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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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Our iTunes link: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-normal-blokes-40k-podcast/id1403812259?mt=2

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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/

Our iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-normal-blokes-40k-podcast/id1403812259?mt=2

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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/

Our iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-normal-blokes-40k-podcast/id1403812259?mt=2

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

For non-iTunes users, our podcast is also online on:

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

Episode 27 – Briscon 40k Championship Interview with Erik Lathouras and FAQ Discussion

Briscon is finished! And of course, that means we interview the winner, Erik Lathouras, and find out how the f**k he won a 70 player tournament with mono-faction Grey Knights! Luke and Liam probe Erik on how he managed to steal the win in each game, while Liam also recaps his close battles in his rise to victory also. Both Liam and Erik go through their games in detail and their defining moments. Briscon top table games were live streamed by Down Under Network, so be sure to watch them on their twitch channel. Later on in the episode, we also go through the major changes of the Big FAQ and our thoughts on the changes.

We also would like to say a huge thank you to all those who participated in Briscon, the weekend ran smoothly, with no major dramas caused. So a huge thank you to all who those who came to the event, we hope you had a blast!

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!
Details can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/816743055335381/
https://www.facebook.com/objectivesecured/

Our iTunes link:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-normal-blokes-40k-podcast/id1403812259?mt=2

Briscon games can be watched at DUN Twitch here:
https://www.twitch.tv/downunder_network/videos

For non-iTunes users, our podcast is also online on:

www.thenormalblokespodcast.com

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

Episode 26 – Briscon Meta Analysis With DUN!

In this episode Luke and Liam are joined by Down Under Network’s Adam Camilleri to discuss Briscon stats before the big tournament! This is a must listen episode for all attendees if you want to gain the competitive edge! With the help of DUP stats, the boys and Adam jump right into the nitty gritty of what you should expect to see at Briscon. We also announce that, with the help of DUN, Briscon top table will be streamed all weekend, with your very special star host, Adam himself!

We also talk about all the meta changes and what we expected to see at Briscon, compared to what we are actually seeing. In addition, we compare how the scene in Queensland, Australia, measures up to interstate and overseas competitive communities.

Our iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-normal-blokes-40k-podcast/id1403812259?mt=2

Lists and stats are available here:
https://downunderpairings.com/Tournament.php?TournamentID=583&GoTo=ArmyLists

Also be sure to check out DUP on:
https://downunderpairings.com/index.php

For non-iTunes users, our podcast is also online on:

www.thenormalblokespodcast.com

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

Episode 25 – Hobby Burnout

In this episode we welcome Liam as the newest member of the TNB team! Liam has been a strong contributing member of the podcast, in terms of both content and commitment, and we’re proud to say we’ve converted him to a Normal Bloke.

Firstly, we talk about Briscon status and frequently asked questions. We then continue on to discuss our hobby and what we’ve been up to recently, followed by the primary topic, hobby burnout. With a lot going on with everyone’s busy lives, it becomes hard to get in the groove of hobby, so we talk through our strategies of what keeps us going.

Finally, if you like what you hear, or don’t, let us know. We’d love to know your opinions.

Our iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-normal-blokes-40k-podcast/id1403812259?mt=2

For non-iTunes users, our podcast is also online on:

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

Episode 24 – Australian Masters and New Marines!

In Episode 24, Luke takes the reins alongside Liam to interview Godhammer Gaming members Simon Gojkovic and Hayden Walduck. These two are QLD ATC team members as well as ETC team members, and have strong presence in the competitive community.

In part 1, we discuss the hobby track and projects we’re working on. We then continue on to talk about the new marines and chaos models and how we think they will impact the meta. In Part 2, we get liam and (spoiler) the winner, Simon, to discuss their games at Aus Masters, a competitive invitational event to test who is the best of the best in Australia! Also, remember these games were streamed and recorded by our friends over at Down Under Network, so be sure to view these exciting games!

In other news, Briscon is expanding ticket sales to 70! However people in the wait list have preference to tickets, so if you’d like to come, make sure you contact us on Facebook and let us know you’d like to be on the wait list!

As always, if you like our content, please let us know. Give us a like on Facebook or Subscribe to us on iTunes, and even leave a review if you can. Your support really means a lot to us, and helps new listeners find us.

To view the Aus Masters games:
https://www.twitch.tv/downunder_network

Our iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-normal-blokes-40k-podcast/id1403812259?mt=2

For non-iTunes users, our podcast is also online on:

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

Episode 23 – The Psychic Bus is Comin’!

In Episode 23, Dineeth and Liam discuss the intricacies of the psychic phase – what things to look out for, ways to optimise your own psychic phase, and ways to mitigate your opponent.

Also a reminder, there are only a handful of Briscon 40k tickets left! If you haven’t already, pick yours up at www.briscon.com.au/tournaments.html . For those who have signed up, head over to Down Under Pairings and register/join the event 🙂

As always, if you like our content, please let us know. Give us a like on Facebook or Subscribe to us on iTunes, and even leave a review if you can. Your support really means a lot to us, and helps new listeners find us.

Our iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-normal-blokes-40k-podcast/id1403812259?mt=2

For non-iTunes users, our podcast is also online on:

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