Welcome back!  Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I’ve been playing a ton of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 lately and have had a tough time tearing myself away long enough to write anything worth reading.  On that note, I have noticed some striking similarities between 40k and Call of Duty that I may have to devote a separate article to. If, you know, I can stop playing long enough to write it.

In the meantime, the Da Boyz GT has come and gone.  This year, the Da Boyz GT featured no comp scoring.  That’s unusual for the event, which is notorious for its comp scores.  I believe going to no-comp was the right call, given the relative infancy of 6th edition.  The TOs were proven correct when despite the lack of comp scores, a wide variety of lists showed up on the top tables.  The top 10 overall finishers included: GK/IG, Daemons, Eldar/Tau, Chaos Space Marines, Eldar, IG, Tyranids, and Necrons.  When the dust settled, Andrew Gonyo had pulled down yet another 6th edition GT win with a Grey Knight/IG army.  Today we’ve got the army lists of the Da Boyz GT 2012 Best Overall winner Andrew Gonyo and 2nd Overall / Best General Ben Mohile for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!

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So NOVA 2012 was an amazing success and drew hundreds of players across several very well-received events.  It was so well received, apparently, that despite the fact that it has been over for a couple of months now, we’re still getting a bunch of requests by email (and PMs on dakka) to post more NOVA lists and our impressions.  Well, we’re your rules lawyers, and we’re here to deliver what you want.  So today we’ve got three more nova lists for your viewing pleasure.  We’ll call this set “liststyles of the rich and e-famous”.  Today we’re bringing you the NOVA Open 2012 lists of well-known 40k bloggers Stelek (from Yes The Truth Hurts), Danny Internets (from Bald and Screaming), and Chumbalaya (from Blackjack and Hookers).  Enjoy!

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Hot on the tail of the Daemons Codex’ dominating performance in Denver, GW has released an updated FAQ addressing an issue with two of the units that were featured heavily in all of the top Daemon lists at Feast of Blades.  This is an incredibly short update, weighing in at one whole question and answer.  Don’t feel like downloading the PDF and struggling to find the bright pink text?  Well you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve got the whole shebang right here for your FAQ-digesting pleasure.

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This weekend was the Feast of Blades tournament in Denver, Colorado.  Over 100 players who won qualifying events all over the country battled through 7 rounds of the Feast of Blades Invitational to crown a champion.  The Feast Invitational used its own tiered missions featuring various combinations of kill points, objectives, and quarters.  You can check out the mission packet used for the Invitational Tournament here.  Cheers to 40kNation for their live coverage of the event, which came off incredibly well!  They’ve mentioned in chat that they’ll have recordings of all 7 top table games, along with interviews and commentary and such, available within the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for those if you missed the games live!  This was a weekend for Daemons.  The top tables were dominated by the dastardly denizens of the warp, with 3 of the top 4 armies being Chaos Daemons.  The final game featured brutal daemon-on-daemon violence between Gareth Hunt’s Daemons and Alex Bessinger’s Daemons.  Today for your viewing pleasure (and, for the next few minutes at least, as a 40k blogosphere exclusive!) we’ve got the army lists of Feast of Blades winner Alex Bessinger and runner-up Gareth Hunt.

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Good morning!  Just wanted to let everybody know that Feast of Bades is going on right now with a field of approximately 120 players!  40kNation has live coverage of round one going on own3D.tv as we speak.  Their live stream is here.  Go watch!

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For a while now I’ve been hesitating to do a “Law Reviews” article on BeakyCon because there’s been a lot of internet drama surrounding the event.  I’m certainly not interested in turning The Rules Lawyers into a 40k drama blog, I’ll leave that to people like Stelek and TastyTaste who do the job with aplomb (and because tone is hard to gauge on the internet, this is meant as a sincere compliment to the aforementioned bloggers).  But BeakyCon is a growing tournament featuring a number of competitive players from around the country and competitive armies, so hopefully our readers can benefit from a bit of commentary and analysis on the winning lists.  Today for your viewing pleasure we’ve got the army lists of BeakyCon GT winner Teddy Woody and runner-up Alex Simon.

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We call it a FAQ but actually it’s an all-errata update to the recently-released 2012 Codex: Chaos Space Marines. Only a few weeks after the book’s release, GW has popped us out a FAQ to address a few hot-button issues. Well, one hot-button issue anyway, and a few others tossed in for good measure. Today we’re bringing you complete coverage of the new Chaos FAQ!

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In today’s episode of Law Reviews we’re continuing our coverage of last weekend’s Battle For Salvation 2012 GT in New York.  Today we’re pleased to bring you the army lists of Gold Bracket runner-up Matt DeFranza, Silver Bracket winner (and Nova Open TO) Mike Brandt, and Silver Bracket runner-up Alex Fennel (whom you may remember from our NOVA 2012 review – Alex also scored 2nd place in the NOVA invitational with a similar list).  As you’re reading through the lists and our notes, keep in mind a couple of themes – durable scoring units and mobility – that are present in each of these lists.  We’ll close this article with comments on why durable scoring units and mobility are key to success in 6th, and hopefully as you’re reading you’ll see why these 3 lists (along with Andrew Gonyo’s winning list from our last episode) are fantastic evidence in support of our argument.

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The long Columbus Day weekend meant there were a number of big 40k tournaments going on all over the country, and one of the biggest this weekend was the Battle For Salvation in New York.  This event saw a number of top players and great lists competing for best general, and the winning list may come as quite a surprise to that portion of the 40k blogosphere claiming mech is dead in 6th.  Andrew Gonyo claimed first place with his Grey Knights w/ IG allies list, knocking out Tony Kopach and Matt DeFranza on his way to the gold.  We’ve got Andrew’s winning GK/IG list for your viewing pleasure.

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The Chaos Codex has officially been released, and so today we continue our series of reviews of the new book with a look at units to leave on the shelf.  Sometimes a codex will feature a unit so good it’s what you’d call an auto-include – something you’ll probably include at least one of in nearly every competitive list you make with that book.  The new Chaos may have some auto-includes, and we have our guesses, but we’ll need some more playtesting before we can say for sure.  But what we can say for sure is Chaos has some units so terrible that they’re pretty much auto-excludes.  In this article we bring you our picks for the two worst units in the Codex: Mutilators and Warp Talons.

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