Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40K and General Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Bad Jokes.

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

8-30-13

News

  • 20% Off GW Pre-Sale is now a go! Check out their site to see what the new release is: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/home.jsp
  • And then, immediately thereafter, order all the new goodies through us at 20% off!! Here’s an informational video to give you some more details.

  • Duel Con registration figures are 50% above what they were at this time last year, which is awesome! It means this will be a great event. We’re really looking forward to it. Grab those tickets!

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  • Big thanks to Wargames Factory for supporting us with the Zombie Survival Game!

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  • Comikaze tickets will go up for sale on Tuesday! And, they just confirmed Weird Al Yankovic will be there, too.

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  • We got a picture of Jy2 with his trophy from the ATC!

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  • The next Primarch Horus Heresy series to be revealed at Games Day UK! Sweet!
  • The next Primarch from FW announced: Ferrus Manus of the Iron Hands!
  • Forge Worlds also releases a new Bull Centaur model for the Chaos Dwarves and a Sons of Horus Command Squad

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  • Puppetswar released a new gun for their Striker models.

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  • Ancient Machinery bases released by Table Top Art, and they looks super cool.

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  • The Fantasy Escalation League has begun!

Rumors: The Rumor Section is gathered from the web and is not in any way information we receive from  any manufacturer nor is it necessarily accurate. This section of the podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only.

  • More nid rumors! A plastic Mycetic spore that is supposedly really big, bigger than an oval base and that makes another kit, too, some type of new big bug.
  • Orks to now use levels for their psykers, but they get a warp charge per 3 units in your primary FoC.

Rant Session

  • We just got a really, really interesting package!
  •  Just read Elric Stormbringer, by Michael Moorcock.

Tactics Corner

  • Another really deadly ld based attack, with the -3ld power from Eldar, use that once or twice in conjunction with Terrify, break an otherwise fealress unit, then assault them and auto-kill them unless they pass a low leadership test.

Rules Lawyer

  • Can a Storm Talon escort a Drop Pod? If so, what table edge does it come in on?

List Review

Baron Sathonyx

Heamonculi

Farseer on Jetbike

3x Wracks in Venom with Dual SC

3x Wracks in Venom with Dual SC

3x Wracks in Venom with Dual SC

3x Wracks in Venom with Dual SC

3x Wracks in Venom with Dual SC

5x Dire Avengers in Wave serpent with SL and SC

5x Dire Avengers in Wave serpent with SL and SC

3x Beastmasters with 5x Khymeras and 4x Razorwing flock

Ravager

Ravager

Ravager

Wraithknight

My new Dark Eldar list, what you guys think? to much cheese?

Best regards

Belge

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18 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40K and General Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Bad Jokes.”

  1. Pascal Roggen August 31, 2013 2:08 am
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    ohhh, the lucius drop pod does not say you have to disembark, also , it is not a fast attack it’s dedicated transport[again]
    a great thing is if you combo it to turn up turn 2 with a couple of flyers, you place the pod right in front of the interceptor weapons so the either shoot the pod or the flyer and the flyer gets 3+cover[ shrouded plus the actual pod granting 25% cover]

    It also seems that the doors count as the model??? it’s an open topped vehicle and you should be able to disembark and/or shoot out of any part of it, pretty sweet for frag cannons.

    last combo is BA shield of sanguinius in a pod between two lucius pods granting 3+ cover in the opponents turn.

    Please tell me if I missed where it says you must disembark, it wierdly has the assault vehicle special rule[already open topped waa?] which states you can assault out of it but not on the turn it arrives, which seems to suggest you can hide inside. you might get stunned but it could well be worth it.

    Great podcast as always:)

    • dr.insanotron August 31, 2013 8:33 am
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      Well you biggest problem is that Blood Angels CAN’Ttake Lucius Pattern Drop Pods. And YES they do take up a fast attack slot

      • dr.insanotron August 31, 2013 8:52 am
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        How wait I forgot about the new IA book that just came out. Did that change things again

        • Pascal Roggen August 31, 2013 3:28 pm
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          it surely did change things 🙂

          • Reecius
            Reecius September 1, 2013 8:32 am
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            You can say that again. Dread Drop Pod is pretty crummy now.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 1, 2013 8:33 am
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      It does say the doors automatically open and the model gets out, but you can stay on the model to get shrouding.

  2. Hotsauceman1 August 31, 2013 8:05 am
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    Here is what I love about you guys’s store. You care about the game. No other stores would do a comphehensive review of stuff to try to help people decide what to get. Most would not risk loosing a sale.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 1, 2013 8:33 am
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      We don’t want people to buy stuff they won’t actually use.

  3. dr.insanotron August 31, 2013 8:48 am
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    If you bet the paladin squad or ant marine squad and catch them I believe They would be wiped out because ATSNF because that rule says when you get caught you just become fearless. and Terrify doesn’t take away fearless it makes the unit not able to benefit for it will under the spells effect

    • Gordy September 1, 2013 12:41 pm
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      It doesn’t make them Fearless. The word Fearless is never even used in the ATSKNF rule. They ‘automatically pass tests to Regroup’.

  4. Casey H. August 31, 2013 4:14 pm
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    Izzat Stormbringer the novel, or the Chaosium RPG? Either way, Moorcock is essential reading for any fantasy gamer. Especially anyone who wants to understand where GW got/stole “Chaos” from.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 1, 2013 8:32 am
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      The novel and yeah, it is precisely where Chaos came form. I would go so far as to say almost blatantly.

  5. jy2
    jy2 August 31, 2013 11:57 pm
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    Terrify can affect the paladinstar, but because of ATSKNF, they will auto-regroup next turn or when they get charged while falling back. I swear, ATSKNF is soooooo good. It’s much better than Fearless or Stubborn.

    Just make sure those paladins are nowhere near the board edge when they fall back.

    Psychic powers are also why I run psyfleman dreads instead of dreadknights. Wanna cast Horrify or the -1 Armor power? Yeah, you’d be doing it at LD4 for your warlocks and with a 4+ Deny for my Coteaz paladins. Meanwhile, my dreads will be blowing away those Grisly Trophy venoms.

    • Gordy September 1, 2013 12:45 pm
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      Just played a game against a Seer council, and lost because despite the -4 Ld on his psychic checks, and my 4+ Deny the Witch because Draigo is a higher psyker mastery level than Warlocks are, my opponent still got Doom, and dropped their armor to a 4+, and then punched them to death.

  6. jy2
    jy2 August 31, 2013 11:58 pm
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    BTW, I think I know that handsome guy holding that skull trophy.

    • dr.insanotron September 1, 2013 9:08 am
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      Just reread the ATSNF rule you are correct jy2

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 1, 2013 9:22 am
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      Hahaha, too true!

  7. Adam
    Adam September 3, 2013 12:43 pm
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    Go go giant chaos spawn! Put your stock in Mutalith Vortex Beasts and Hell Pit abominations!