Factions: Aeldari, Chaos, Space Wolves, Tyranids, Orks, Adepta Sororitas
I’ve been playing 40k for 15 years, and I’ve seen success on the competitive circuit for about a decade now. Some of my more noteworthy accomplishments are winning the ITC circuit in 2018, 4x winner of Adepticon. 2x winner of the NOVA invitational, 2x ETC winner, 1x LVO champ, and ATC winner.
I’ve been coaching pro 40k for about two years now and in that time I’ve helped tons of clients reach high levels of success, including winning multiple GT’s and majors. I’m very familiar with a multitude of different formats and metas, including ITC, NOVA, ETC, and the European meta as a whole. I’m also well versed in team tournaments as I’ve been on the USA/England ETC team for 7 years straight as well, as being the captain of the Beast Coast ATC team.
Over the years I’ve collected many armies, Chaos, Eldar, Tyranids/GSC, Orks, and Space Marines most notably. I’m well versed in every army, and can help coach and design lists for all factions, however we all have our specialties. I prefer to design more “toolbox”, balanced lists with lots of nuances to explore as opposed to bringing brute force to the table, as I find this helps give the consistency to chase the highly coveted title of undefeated at events. I want my list to be able to compete against anyone, and then to rely on my skill in game to carry me to the win, and this is the mantra I try to teach to my students.
Factions: T'au Empire, Admech, Necrons, Grey Knights, Votann
is best known for his incredible 2019 ITC season—his first ever—in which he won the entire ITC after claiming victory at LVO, NOVA, the 10k Pro Tabletop event, and Warzone Atlanta among other tournaments. These championships also spurred Richard into Team USA for the World Team Championships. Pioneering that season with the T’au Empire and later “Broviathan” Iron Hands, Richard’s playstyle centers on durability, midfield board control, and overlapping synergies.
Slow and steady wins the race for Richard as his patient, methodical play offers him a certain comfort playing from behind and under high pressure situations. If you prefer precision movement armies that focus on minimizing losses and trading efficiently, Richard is the coach for you. While best known for his victories with the T’au Empire, Richard also enjoys teaching Necrons, the Adeptus Mechanicus, Grey Knights, Blood Angels, and the Adeptus Custodes.
Factions: Imperium, Tyranids, Genestealer Cults
has quickly risen to be one of the leading lights and best players in the competitive circuit. Captaining team Brohammer to a Cinderella season in 2019, John achieved third in the overall ITC circuit, Best in Faction Space Marines and a top 8 at the LVO, alongside several ITC Major triumphs. An architect of some of the hardest hitting and most consistent lists in 8th edition, John is a superb list designer, engineering them to focus on minimizing risks while playing the mission. John’s playstyle is equal measure aggression and conservative play, but it is his decision-making process on when to commit to a direction that he truly shines among his peers.
As a coach, John prioritizes game knowledge, rules combinations and synergies that are reliable, with an emphasis on movement and close combat tricks. There’s a reason heroic interventions have become almost synonymous with his name. While best known for his play with Space Marines in 8th and 9th edition, John is a true believer in the four-armed emperor at heart and has won several ITC Majors and GTs with Tyranids and Genestealer Cults, including a Best in Faction Tyranids in 2018. He also enjoys the combat prowess and finesse of Slaanesh daemons and Harlequins. If you are looking to raise your game to the next level and dive into the details of competitive 40k, John is the coach for you!
Factions: Imperium, Chaos, Aeldari, Orks
is a longtime veteran of the 40k competitive scene and reigning 2023 ITC Champion. He was an original member of the Beast Coast “super-team” and long-time practice partner of our very own Nick Nanavati.
Never one to overlook armies with untapped potential, Jack has a reputation as an list builder who favors the offbeat and the unorthodox over the tried and true cookie cutter lists. Jack has made his mark with off-meta armies. Uninterested in inconsistent strategies, Jack avoids lists that rely on going either first or second as well as lists that have any particularly bad matchups. His playstyle avoids wild aggression in favor of constant pressure to take board control and restrict his opponent’s options.
As a coach, Jack places a focus on improving consistency and in improving the ability to dominate both the macro and micro strategy. A noted player of a variety of factions, Jack knows the Imperium of Man inside and out, excelling with armies such as the Adepta Sororitas, Space Marines, Adeptus Custodes and the Astra Militarum. However strong his loyalty to the emperor is though, he has also won events with the forces of chaos and has an in-depth knowledge of the superfaction. If you are looking to learn how to consistently win games of 40k with an innovation unique style, Jack is the coach for you.
Factions: Adepta Sororitas, Tyranids, Knights, Chaos, Necrons, Votann
A tournament veteran of the UK and European scene, Matt has been playing Warhammer 40k for over 17 years! In that time he has performed at the highest level in global events including a 2nd place at Adepticon, NOVA Open semi-finalist and invitational finalist. Additionally, he has been a long-time ETC/WTC veteran since 2011, including a world championship in 2019.
He is an expert in all things Sororitas,Tyranids, Knights and Chaos, but has also delved into nearly every faction throughout his career. He tends to favor off-meta, counter-meta, and unique styles of play rather than the tried and true mathhammer lists that are typically at the top tables of many events. Moreover, his corpus of rules knowledge is one of the best in the game, as represented by his assistance with the WTC FAQs and erratas. If you are into nuanced, odd, and janky combination and tricks, be sure to sign up for Matt’s coaching!
Ridvan “Skari” Martinez
Factions: Drukhari, Aeldari, Adeptus Astartes
has been playing 40k for over 20 years. Skari, is the Co-Captain of the Canadian 40k World Team Championship (WTC) Team. He has won, the Capitol City Bloodbath, a 120 person major and various other GTs and Majors over the last 3 years. He has consistently been at the top of the best Drukhari rankings of the ITC winning it in 2020. He is best known for his fantastic attitude and positive outlook on the game, great sportsmanship. His passion is the Drukhari faction and he has honed his skills with them playing them almost exclusively for the last 10 years. His passion is in creative list writing and skill development that is transferable from faction to faction and from edition to edition. Ridvan plays very fast, hard hitting lists that emphasize on technical play and focusing on the gamine elements under his control to mitigate the impact of dice rolling. When picking Skari as your coach you can expect a personalized program that is designed to elevate your gameplay into something that you can apply and use for many years to come, from mentality to the table.
Factions: Daemons, Chaos Space Marines, Thousand Sons, Adepta Sororitas, Necrons, Drukhari
is a titan of the game in the World Team Championship circuit and the Australian meta. With a decade and a half of competitive 40k experience under his belt, Matt is a treasure trove of 40k knowledge and strategy. His trophy cabinet includes the Australian ITC championship in 2019, and victories at Wintercon, Terracon, and Uprising. He has also been a stalwart representative of team Australia at the WTC. If you are looking for someone to teach you a flexible approach to the game, focusing on faction mastery, event preparation and out of the box thinking, then Matt is your guy.
While there is no substitute for experience and practice, he is here to make sure that you are constantly learning and improving. Best known for playing a variety of Chaos armies from Daemons and CSM to Thousand Sons, Matt enjoys seeking out the myriad synergies that a super faction like Chaos offers. Alongside the Chaos super faction, Matt is comfortable teaching several other armies including Sisters of Battle, Necrons and Drukhari. Due to the wealth of team tournament knowledge, Matt is also an excellent choice as a coach for those preparing for team events.
Factions: Chaos, Orks, Space Wolves, Eldar
is a foremost expert in aggressive and anti-meta style lists. Rather than playing stock standard meta lists that other top players will be planning to counter, Mark prefers designing lists that are equal measure unexpected and powerful, taking advantage of rules and synergizes that are underexplored and underrated. With a decade of experience under his belt, Mark has spent the last five years honing his craft as a consistent GT and Major winner with 9 GT wins, 3 Major wins, 6 Best Overalls.
While he is most comfortable with Chaos of all varieties, Mark has also explored Orks, Space Wolves, and Eldar. His teaching style is very much based around fundamentals, combat trickery, effective trading, and the balance of being aggressive. If you are interested in mastering the art of melee armies, then dive into the Mark Perry jank tank today!
Factions: Admech, Salamanders, Tyranids, Death Guard, Orks
Alex has been playing 40k only since the end of 8th, experiencing the huge highs and lows of how a meta works, by having their sparring partner play ironhands during their peak. From this early point, he had a passion for having underperforming armies find hidden gems to help them combat the meta armies and even the playing field. Hailing from Australia, yet being the #1 Ranked Admech player in the world + last years #2 ranked Salamanders player in the world, being the winner of NSW Masters and recently going 500/500 battle points and coming first at a NSW Australian Major.
The factions Alex plays hover between metas in the opposite way, with him usually trying to breathe light into the underperforming factions. Alex owns Admech, Salamanders, Tyranids, Death Guard and Orks. He like organising lists with simplistic designs and allowing for ease of piloting use, especially for the more complex factions.
As a Coach, Alex loves designing lists based on specific terrain formats and finding out the best methods for success through list design. He feel there are 2 key things to look at when designing the perfect list. 1. The terrain formats. And 2. The Secondaries the list can score at a list design perspective.
From there as a coach he will showcase the best methods for ensuring that the terrain is used to its best advantage, and that the list has high scoring potential, and when combined with strategic faction coaching, this is a recipe for success.