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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

10-15-2012

News

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  • Jay from Da Boyz tournament in Rochester NY sent us some Da Boyz objective markers and they are awesome, thanks guys! Check out their GT, it always sells out and has had nothing but great reviews: http://daboyzgt.com/
  • Spam Adams has donated some bitz to make the “To Catch a Predator” diorama happen.
  • Forgeworld released experimental rules for their new Tau super Riptide and they are crazy OP. I wrote them to discuss it and they said they listen to feedback. So, everyone please write in to let them know that this thing is way over the top. Here’s the email address: forgeworld@gwplc.com
  • Fire Raptor rules are up and while expensive, it does look pretty cool. Check it out! http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Downloads/Product/PDF/F/fire-raptor.pdf
  • Drop Zone Commander launches a Post Human Republic Mega Set!

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.

  • Rumors of Dwarves coming soon for Fantasy with some cool sounding multi-kits such as Orc Crushers and rumors of plastic Hammerers/Ironbreakers! Maybe Longbeards? We’ll see.
  • Rumors of Wood Elves coming sometime after Dwarves! Always Strike First…haha, all Elves aparently get this? Rerolls of 1’s to his with shooting…sweet! Rumors of a 5+ ward save,  hatred, and special forest rules for Forest Spirits. Strength 4 bows still whcih is awesome, we’ll see! Tons of plastic kits rumored such as Wardancers, new WIld Riders, new Treeman multi Kit, new Forest Dragon. Sounds awesome.
  • Rumors of an Ultramarine company supplement to tie in with Tyranids! Sounds cool and that is in the same vein as the Ironhands and Imperial Fists rumored supplements.
  • Blood Bowl 2 video game in the works! http://bloodbowl-game.com/?rub=home#p1
  • The next FW book rumored to be forces of the Space Marines which will be really cool and very popular, no doubt.
  • Rumors of a Blood Angels eBook at some point in the future with updates for 6th ed.

Rant Session

  •  Recap FoB, and jerky Trolls.

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • The FAQ Council ruled that the Screamers do not get the bonus attack for charging if using their Lamprey’s bight.
  • Fateweaver can use his Staff off of the table per the FAQ, that was a big fight over at BoLS recently. Some folks are arguing about the fact that it is wargear, which is reasonable.
  • We got an answer from Forgeworld about the Dreadnaught Drop Pod. Dreads can stay embarked on it and cannot be shot or assaulted, and can then assault out of it on the next turn.

List Review

1750 Dark angels

 

Librarian –

Bike, level 2, Auspex

Command Squad-

Banner of Devistation, 4 melta

5 marines-

5 marines-

7 marines-

rhino, melta

7 marines-

rhino, melta

5 black knights-

Land raider crusader –

Multi melta

Land raider crusader –

Multi melta

Land raider crusader –

Multi melta

 

Thoughts:

Not sure if the librarian has to deploy with the command squad or not?

He will spend every game with the black knights for some counter assault if needed.

Would more than likely reserve the two rhino squads keep them for objective grabbing.

 

To me it seems to counter some of the current meta, dogs and seakers can’t scratch the land raiders, neither can wave serpents / riptides / hell turkeys

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12 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40K and General Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Fart Jokes!”

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    Captn Dees October 16, 2013 1:20 pm #

    BOLS TROLLS! I shouldn’t have commented either. Don’t worry about it, I still appreciate it!

    Glad to get my Signals fix! 🙂

    Feel better Frankie. Sorry for giving you my ‘special disease’.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 16, 2013 2:10 pm #

      Yeah, they are so self-centered. They somehow feel entitled to being dick wads to everyone else. It pisses me off, and they can’t take any of it dished back at them which is the funny part.

      Anyway, congratz again, buddy!

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    Paul Cornelius October 16, 2013 1:28 pm #

    I liked the tone of Reece’s comment about the Tau FW monster, “Take responsibility for the state of your game,” and think it could be applied more. It sagways well into a lament he had a when Kamikaze was tanking about how gamer’s are notoriously procrastinating.

    It’s important to point out that we as gamers have a culture of loud, but unproductive whining, of unresponsiveness to community building, and of problems with follow-through, to which acknowledgement & some form shaming are the corrective.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 16, 2013 2:26 pm #

      Yeah, if we want things to change we need to take action. Sitting on our asses complaining isn’t going to change anything.

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    David Key October 16, 2013 1:36 pm #

    Cool, cool. Glad you mentioned the new Tau unit. Email sent!

    I would definitely not attend a tournament that allowed that model. Marines already have enough of a hard time.

    LOL at the cock-punch on BOLS.

    Congrats to Dan. He is a great player. Totally deserved the win.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 16, 2013 2:26 pm #

      Thanks for sending that email!

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    Hippesthippo October 16, 2013 5:20 pm #

    I reaally wish you guys would put the changes/additions in a different color. I mean.. I have no idea what’s different in this version. Not gonna reread the whole thing.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 16, 2013 6:47 pm #

      The only additions/changes were to Eldar and Marines, really. And the changes in the doc were in different colors, but when I transferred it to the site, I lost them somehow.

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        Hippesthippo October 16, 2013 8:48 pm #

        Ahhh ok. I do applaud the effort. Great for the community. :thumbs up:

        • Reecius
          Reecius October 17, 2013 7:57 am #

          If you want I can forward you the actual document, it has all the coloring and such.

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    Cameron October 18, 2013 10:12 am #

    I sent an email to FW about the Tau XV107 suit

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