Signals from the Frontline: News, Rumors, List for Review

signals from the Frontline

Signals from the Frontline: News, Rumors, List for Review

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Show Notes

6-29-13

News

  • Justin Jacobson is the man! Frankie accidentally sent him 2 Tau Suit Commanders and he called us to let us know about the mistake and sent it back. That is a good Samaritan right there.
  • We have to offer Alan Pajama Pants Bajramovic a sincere apology. That FW IG army in the picture from WargamesCon that was floating around was not his and it was not allowed to be played that way. So, again, sorry to Alan for implying that it may have been his and thanks to him for clearing it up and explaining that the army wasn’t allowed.
  • Thanks to Goatboy for hooking us up with some sweet art!
  • Privateer Press to launch a Kickstarter to raise money for a Warmachine video game!
  • Heavy Gear releases the new Ostrogoth tank, looks beautiful!

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  • Cool Wraithknight conversion from the Vancouver GW.

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  • Infinity releases some new models, and as always, top notch.

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  • Sphere wars releases a really cool new model, looks like some kind of funky Mantis Person thing!

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  • Dark Age releases a really cool new model 3D render. Check it out.

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  • Warzone releases the new Ronin model 3D render. Looking very cool.

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  • Check out the awesome Cos Play titan that was sent to us!

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Rumors

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Rant Session

  • Discuss why Reece and Frankie have been enjoying the Eldar codex so much.

List Review

  • Librarian – Blood Lance, Shield of SanguiniusBrother Corbulo

    8 Sternguard – 2 combi-plasma, 4 combi-melta, drop pod

    Furioso Dread – Heavy Flamer, Frag Launcher, drop pod

    5 Assault Marines – Melta Gun, las/plas razorback

    5 Assault Marines – Melta Gun, las/plas razorback

    5 Assault Marines – Melta Gun, las/plas razorback

    5 Assault Marines – Melta Gun, las/plas razorback

    5 Assault Marines – flamer, sgt w/ 2 hand flamers, drop pod

    3 Hyperios Missile launchers

    IG allies:

    Primaris Psyker

    10 vets – 3 plasma guns, chimera

    10 vets – 3 plasma guns, chimera

    Vendetta

    Thanks,

    Dave

  • HQ1a: 1x Herald of Tzeentch Disc  {WARLORD}

    HQ2a: 1x Herald of Tzeentch  Disc Exalted Reward

    HQ2b: 1x Herald of Tzeentch Disc Exalted Reward

    Troops1: 10x Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (9 * 10)

    Troops2: 10x Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (9 * 10)

    Troops3: 10x Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (9 * 10)

    Fast Attack1: 9x Screamers of Tzeentch (9 * 25)

    Fast Attack2: 9x Screamers of Tzeentch (9 * 25)

    Fast Attack3: 7x Screamers of Tzeentch (7 * 25)

    Allied HQ4: Primaris Psyker

    Allied Troops4: 1x Veteran Squad with Forward Sentries  3x Grenade Launchers Autocannon  & Gunnery Sergeant Harker

    Allied Elite1: 4x Battle Psykers + Overseer 4 additional Psykers

    Allied Fast Attack4: 2x Vendetta Gunships

    Fortification1: 1x Skyshield Landing Platform

    Total Roster Cost: 1850I bring a Portaglyph or maybe a Grimoire for the first exalted gift and a Doomstone for the second.

    I apologise for the Vendettas but ‘fight flyer with flyer’ is the best tactic for non FW friendly events when you hate flyers and a pack of 2 Vendettas is pretty reliable at killing nasty Baledrakes while they fly around the Horrors on the Skyshield who are giving them the finger while trying for some pot shots too to see if Tzeentch wills it 🙂 I call my pair the Ghost and the Darkness and need to do some justice to those names (I am a poxy painter so I don’t expect too much but the fluff concept is cool).

    Battle Psykers + Primaris Psyker + Doomstone delivery system is great fun when it works.

    Prescienced Screamers I just love, not quite as broken as before (still undercosted for what they can do) but great for their tactical versatility and reach, at least now you have to make a conscious decision for the close combat.

    I love Horrors too, the worst and best troops in the codex depending on what you try to do with them and the plastic models make them look wicked and fun at the same time.

    The Harker squad is a new addition that is great for that extra early threat too. Tried it at Skibbcon in one of the lists and it was very effective!

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5 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline: News, Rumors, List for Review”

  1. Pascalnz June 29, 2013 3:34 pm
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    Corbulo is amazing! 2+ feel no pain he can soak all the small arms, worth every penny. With his reroll he tanks 54 wounds on average

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 29, 2013 3:44 pm
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      Yeah, good point, I totally forgot about that.

  2. John July 2, 2013 6:17 am
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    Thanks for reviewing the list. Divination Heralds with the Screamers are a definite necessity to keep them performing well. 3 chances for one of them to get misfortune really makes the gang punch well when the others keep prescience up. You were right about Harker’s squad, cool idea but only delivered once over the weekend. Double Vendetta lets the front one soak the hits and jink while the back one is ready to pop forward next turn with full fire for effect but I do get that you risk losing two in one go however you are no worse off than a Stormraven player for nearly the same points and double Vendettas are more resilient and better anti-fliers.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 2, 2013 7:17 am
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      Very good points on the Divi Heralds. And also very true about the Vendettas, they are criminally undercosted! I would prefer 2 separate but as they are your allies, that is obviously not possible. On the whole though, looks like a nasty list!

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 2, 2013 11:10 am
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      Thanks for the submissions, and if you would like to write a bat rep of your army’s performance for Frontline, please feel free to do so!