Signals from the Frontline: New Releases, Gaming News, Rumors, 40K List Review, Reece Admits he was Wrong!!

Signals from the Frontline

Signals from the Frontline

Signals from the Frontline: New Releases, Gaming News, Rumors, 40K List Review, Reece Admits he was Wrong!!

4-26-13 Show Notes

Date

News

Rumors

  • Dawn of War 3 may be in the works. Unclear as Sony bought the rights to many of THQ’s games, and they appear to be working on a Fantasy game, but 40K may or may not be in the works. THQ said they were in the initial stages of getting DoW3 off of the ground.
  • Supposedly Fantasy 8th ed is planned for a potential 2014 release. Skaven are also slated for 2014 and the return of flying high to Fantasy. That seems to jive with the Flyers in 40K, and the new High Elf models such as the Phoenix and flying chariot. http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/04/flying-high-returns-to-fantasy-with.html
  • http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/04/high-elves-skycutter-stats-frostheart.html
  • Phil Kelly is writing Eldar. Please Phil, deliver the goods on this one! Everything is saying June.
  • More rumors of Wraithguard in plastic with a CC varient. Very excited for this, my Footdar are going to be happy.
  • Eldar getting a Knight!! Boo Yah! For those who don’t remember them, an Eldar Knight is an old Epic scale model between a Revenant and Wraithlord in size. It would come on an oval base and be the size of a Riptide. So cool!

Rant Session

  • Some players have convinced me to take another look at a few units. Paul Murphy’s Maulerfiends and Dr. Insantron’s article on the Sun Shark Bomber.

List Review

Hi there! Excellent!  I should clarify a couple of things though:

  • The dlord has a warscythe, the riptide has twin linked fusion blasters. Forgot to put that in there initially! Greatly looking forward to your input.
  • I would like to submit a list for your review on your podcast, at the 1750 pt level of 40k. It looks like this:
  • Necrons (Main):
  • Destroyer Lord with Mindshackle Scarabs, Resurrection Orb, and Septurnal Weave
  • 5 Warriors with Night Scythe
  • 5 Warriors with Night Scythe
  • 6x Wraiths (3 whip coils)
  • Annihilation Barge
  • Tau:
  • Ethereal
  • Riptide with Ion Accelerator, Early Warning Override, and Stimulant Injector
  • 19 Kroot with Sniper Rounds
  • 19 Kroot with Sniper Rounds
  • 10 Pathfinders with carbines and markerlights
  • 3 Broadsides with High Yield Missiles, 6 missile drones, early warning Overrides
  • Total: 1748 pts.

 

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8 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline: New Releases, Gaming News, Rumors, 40K List Review, Reece Admits he was Wrong!!”

  1. CoffeeDave April 27, 2013 5:38 am #

    Have you guys signed up for the D&D Next Playtest? It’s Free

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 27, 2013 6:30 am #

      No, but we will have to look into that. We have converted over to Pathfinder, but we can give the old girl another try!

      • CoffeeDave April 27, 2013 10:50 am #

        But you’re already playing D&D 3.5 *hides under the table*.

        • Reecius
          Reecius April 27, 2013 11:01 am #

          Haha, fair enough! More like 3.75!

  2. jciscon April 27, 2013 9:13 am #

    What do you guys think of aun’va instead of the ethereal?

    I helped design the list and the ethereal was chosen mostly for kroot support/stubborn, although aun’va would be even better at preventing them from running off (since his ability is global and lets you re-roll all LD tests, which i was thinking was also good at preventing them from getting swept in CC).

    I guess it comes down to either mobile marker lights OR ld boosts, which do you think is more important?

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 27, 2013 11:45 am #

      I like Aun’Va a lot, but he is more expensive and easier to kill as he can’t join a unit. His board wide ability is sweet and having two auras is nice. I would play test both and see which you prefer.

  3. N.I.B. April 29, 2013 10:36 pm #

    8th ed Fantasy released a second time? =)

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