Current rank 1 and 2 ITC David Gaylard and Vik Vijay have begun hosting the 40K Fireside Podcast! We're both multiple super major winnings and we tell our perspectives on the game in our conversation-based podcast.
January Balance Tier List - Ep. 43
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1:21:28Welcome back to Episode 44 of the Fireside 40K podcast hosted by Vik Vijay & David Gaylard of Team Ignite. Nothing stimulates discussion and consolidates thoughts like a competitive 40K faction tier list. With a bit of time to digest the latest balance dataslate, we discuss each faction in the game in detail and rationalise where we think they sit relative to each other in power level for competitive singles tournaments. As always, enjoy and feel free to leave a question or feedback in the comments! We're sure this one will generate a lot of discussion! Also, if you’re listening to this on a podcast platform, we’d recommend subscribing to the YouTube channel so you can see the accompanying video for this content! Dave & Vik
Balance Hot Takes - Ep. 43
1:06:33Welcome back to Episode 43 of the Fireside 40K podcast hosted by Vik Vijay & David Gaylard of Team Ignite. The moment we've been waiting for is here! The first Dataslate of 2024 has dropped and has exceeded our expectations with how comprehensive the changes are. This episode we go through the key changes for the previously strongest/weakest armies in the meta as well as the armies that we personally play (Vik= Sisters + GK + Drukhari + CSM + Aeldari, Dave= Necrons + Guard + Daemons + Aeldari). We also discuss where we think the overall meta may end up and which armies we think will be dominant in this quarter. As always, enjoy and feel free to leave a question or feedback in the comments! Also, if you’re listening to this on a podcast platform, we’d recommend subscribing to the YouTube channel so you can see the accompanying video for this content! Dave & Vik
Necron Meta & Nottingham Super Major! - Ep. 42
1:04:59Hey guys! First time we're here doing a two person recap on the meta + we discuss lists from the Nottingham super major coming up this weekend! Please let us know if you have some feedback for this format :) And yes, I tried to play Jazz through my speakers, and honestly I was worried that I was going to get copyright flagged!
Tourney Recap & The Necron Meta - Ep. 41
1:11:02Welcome back to Episode 41 of the Fireside 40K podcast hosted by Vik Vijay & David Gaylard of Team Ignite. It’s been a while but Vik is back to catch-up with Dave on the latest 40K super majors we’ve attended (Coventry and Leicester) and how we got on. We focus on our main take aways from these tournaments and the lessons we continue to learn on how to be better competitive 40K players. With the recent release of Necrons (check out Dave’s review at https://youtu.be/uNiE6hZbSB0?si=8H8530KGoAAU6xsE) and Ad Mech, we discuss where we think they sit in the meta and their relative power levels. We also chat about the things we expect to see in the balance dataslate and where we predict the meta might end up. As always, enjoy and feel free to leave a question or feedback in the comments! Also, if you’re listening to this on a podcast platform, we’d recommend subscribing to the YouTube channel as we play to do a lot more live content on there in 2024! Dave & Vik
David covers New Necrons! - Ep. 40
54:03Hey there everyone, trying a new thing this time :) Thought I'd cover the new Necrons release! I've been a Necron fan for alittle while and they're an army I really enjoy - mainly because I enjoyed reducing the amount of fun my opponent had! Hope you guys like the new format, and sorry about that scrolling ticker the entire time. Feedback would be really appreciated so we could improve on this format!
The Calm Before the Storm - Ep. 38
57:43Welcome back to Episode 38 of the Fireside 40K podcast hosted by Vik Vijay & David Gaylard of Team Ignite. It's been a bit quiet on the 40K scene as we close in on the Warhammer World Championship in Atlanta next weekend - with Team Ignite sending almost the entire team across, we catch up on what we've been practicing since LGT and where are minds are at regarding the current meta. Dave, Chris Radford and Boris Michev took down a 4-man team event in Cardiff, we do a recap of the event and discuss why we think team events have had such a surge in popularity. Vik is bringing the Adepta Sororitas to the Cardiff Super-Major and discusses the thought process behind his list design and why he thinks Sisters are secretly one of the best factions in the game! As always, enjoy and feel free to leave a question or feedback in the comments! Dave & Vik
Liam VSL Wins London! - Ep. 37
1:10:13Welcome back to Episode 37 of the Fireside 40K podcast hosted by Vik Vijay & David Gaylard of Team Ignite. We've got special guest Liam VSL of Team Ignite with us for this episode who, this past weekend, became the 2023 LGT Champion. We could not be more happy for his success as we've long held the opinion that Liam VSL is one of the most technically gifted / talented players in the world. He runs through the Chaos Space Marine list he brought to the event and the run that led to his name being engraved on the LGT Trophy. LGT was a huge event for Team Ignite with all 8 of our players participating in some part of the event and going 4-1 (our newest member, Majson of WTC winning Team Poland, playing in the invitationals and judging the main event). Chris Radford took CSM through to 6-0 before losing in the shadow round to finish in 9th Place, and Vik took Aeldari through to the Quarter-Finals losing to Liam VSL, finishing in 5th Place. Dave and Vik also do a quick run-through of their run and thoughts on their Astra Militarum / Aeldari lists respectively. As always, enjoy and feel free to leave a question or feedback in the comments! Dave, Vik & Liam
Rock, Paper, Dataslate at LGT - Ep. 36
1:19:28Hey All, Welcome back to Episode 36 of the Fireside 40K podcast hosted by Vik Vijay & David Gaylard of Team Ignite. We've had our first balance dataslate of 10th Edition which has brought a whole host of game-wide rules changes and impactful points changes across the entire range of armies. We've taken the past few weeks to practice and gather our thoughts on where we think things will settle on the meta. With LGT this weekend, we think this is the perfect time to analyse our practice data and see how it compares to the faction representation at LGT. Vik's back on Aeldari for LGT and Dave's on his favourite Astra Militarum with lots of innovation, we go through our lists and the decision points of why we made the choices we did. The meta is at an incredibly interesting point currently with lots of rock-paper-scissors matchups so keep your eyes peeled for some post-LGT analysis next week where we see what trends appear and what factions rise to the top of the meta. Enjoy and as always please feel free to leave us a comment if you have any feedback or questions we can help with! Dave & Vik
The Fireside Balance Dataslate Wishlist - Ep. 35
1:20:40Hey All, Welcome back to Episode 35 of the Fireside 40K podcast hosted by Vik Vijay & David Gaylard of Team Ignite. There's little argument to be had that the singles meta isn't in the best spot at the moment , but there's hope in the form of a Balance Dataslate in September! We've got the talented Brian Seipp of Team Ignite on as a guest today to discuss our thoughts on the meta as it stands and potential solutions that might work to correct factions at the top + bottom of the power rankings. As always, enjoy, let us know what you think and see you by the Fireside, Dave & Vik