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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes



  • Big congratz to ChristianA from our team for getting selected to try out for SF, one 3 guys in his company of over 200 got chosen!
  • Also, big congrats to Geoff InControl Robinson for making Team Zero Comp! He defeated Spam Adam’s crazy Imperial Fist drop pod army in a really close game that came down to the last wound on a Trygon to give Geoff the close win. Well done!
  • Also, the Farsight book we’ve been told doesn’t have the points but if you just add up the points for the model and its wargear, it is the same thing. The only difference is that they have the IC rule. That’s what we get for listening to Israel!
  • Troll Forged Miniatures releases the Hound, a cool resin model that would be great to use in a lot of Fantasy or SciFi minis games.
  • The Guardian Cup is almost upon us!
    • Beer on tap and in can/bottle.

      Food cart out front.

      Largest gaming store in Oregon, very nice.

      Party time Saturday night.

      Still some spaces left.

      It is Nova style, so if you don’t do well on the first day, you will be bracketed with other like players the next day to play for best of your bracket and win a trophy!

      Super cheap!

    • Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Black Library author, over at Faeit 212 was telling folks that FW is and always has been an official part of 40K.
  • PuppetsWar releases a cool looking new SciFi APC thingy!



  • Mars Attacks Kicstarter in its final days and about to raise $500,000! Wow!




  • Scibor releases a new mini, Cesar of Rome!

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.

  • Rumor that GW is going to nerf the screamerstar is going to get nerfed in an FAQ. I hope this is true!
  • Ork rumors from BoLS!
    • Gutrippa returns as a reimagined halftrack with a Kannon and a nasty spike filled front, and a AAA Flakkwagon alternative build.

      Buggy kit

    • Flashgitz/Tankbustas combo-kit
    • Meganob kit (Warboss bit included)
    • Big Gunz/Suppagunz combo-kit
    • Deffkoptas

      Plastic cybork parts are included in one of those kits.

    • Plastic Weirdboy clampack
    • Plastic Mek clampack
  • Rumors that IG will be coming out in the Horus Heresy, IG 30K! Nice.
  • We’re hearing that the Mini Apoc and Fortifications expansions for 40k are coming out.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

  •  Sentinels of Terra supplement.

Rules Lawyer

  •  Obscurement, volume or length? This came up on the Frontline Gaming Forums.

List Review


Support Commander (MSS, CnC, Iridum, VRT)



Riptide, Ion, Fusion, EWO

Riptide, HBC, SMS, EWO, VT


8x Firewarriors

15x Kroot, 2 hounds


Marines (Iron Hands):

Chapter Master (EW Shield, Thunderhammer, Artificer Armor, Bike)


Siege Dread in a pod


8x Bikes with 2x Plasmaguns, Attack Bike with Heavy Bolter


3x Centurions with Grav Amps

Total: 1750




Shadowsun, Support Commander, and the Centurions all infiltrate, hopefully getting within range instantly to do damage with the Grav that ignores armor and cover, and rerolls misses and wounds. And has +3 to cover. And includes 2 fusion shots with all the same from Shadowsun. The chapter master probably starts with the bikes, but can join the centurion squad when he needs to get off an orbital bombardment to give that rerolling and ignore covering on a str10 ap1 pie plate with ordinance. The bikes can also combat squad if needs be into a bolter heavy group with the HB attack bike and a plasma group. The riptides do what riptides do best, one with HBC for anti-horde, and doubles up as light AA and the other helping with deep strike protection and more low AP fire. The kroot can either infiltrate to be bubble wrap for the centurions against assault heavy armies, or just outflank to grab line breaker late game. The fire warriors sit at home and kill what they can, survive maybe. The siege dread drops and fries something backfield hopefully.



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

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    nimrod451 November 5, 2013 2:36 am #

    I swear.. if i see any of you at the LVO i’m just going to start yelling ‘.. its a Tuna can joke!”

    ..seriously funny podcast guys, with good informative stuff in between..

    thumbs up for entertainment and stuff!

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 5, 2013 11:18 am #

      Hahaha, we definitely strayed into inappropriate territory but it was funny, we couldn’t stop laughing while we were recording.

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      White925 November 5, 2013 2:43 pm #

      Glad you liked it we had a lot of fun this podcast.

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    John November 5, 2013 5:30 am #

    I didn’t know the Iron Hands Chapter Tactics conferred infiltrate. This looks like another one of those Iliac night spear Infiltrate UR fiascos. I thought the infiltrate debate looked settled until an FAQ is released to change the RAW to RAI. I think your list would be really great if you could joint Shadowsun to the centurions and infiltrate them.

    Anyone else notice that if you wanted to dump all of your points into 2 ravenguard chapter masters, LR Crusaders, and Centurions, it appears they can roll in from outflank by virtue of the rule being conferred from the Chapter Master onto the unit and then the dedicated transport LR.

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      Chuck November 5, 2013 10:34 am #

      If you read the Raven Guard Chapter Tactics closely, it says “Note that *units that include* models with the Bulky or Very Bulky special rules do not benefit from either rule”

      So even though the Chapter Master has the rule, if he is with a unit of Centurions, then that is a “unit that includes models with the Very Bulky rule,” so they would not get to benefit from the Scout, even conferred by the chapter master.

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        John November 5, 2013 10:56 am #

        The thing is the chapter tactic rule is not being conferred, but the scout rule from the chapter master is beng conferred onto the squad by virtue of it being on the chapter master. GW right poor and vague rules OMG!!! hehehe something would warrant an FAQ entry but will never get one. No worries, the uber power builds from the superheavies will make all of this moot.

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          John November 5, 2013 10:59 am #

          Actually the wording is not gain this rule, I believe it says,
          “Strike from the Shadows – Models with the Chapter Tactics rule gain the Scout special rule (including dedicated transports!), which also gives you Outflank. Also, on the first game turn, models gain the Stealth special rule. In either case, Bulky or Very Bulky units don’t gain this ability.”

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            Chuck November 5, 2013 5:29 pm

            I quoted the part above that makes it impossible. Yes, the Chapter Master (and thus the unit) has Scout, however they can’t benefit from it, because they are a unit that contains models with Very Bulky. It doesn’t matter that he gives it to them, because once he joins them they are a single unit, and that unit doesn’t benefit from the rule.

      • Reecius
        Reecius November 5, 2013 11:16 am #

        Or if he has a jump pack or bike…weak.

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        Gordy November 5, 2013 1:20 pm #

        It’s not that unclear. The CM has Scout, but Bulky models can’t benefit from his Scout. He basically has Scout, except for when he’s with Bulky models.

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      Chuck November 5, 2013 10:36 am #

      On the flip side, you could take Centurions in a LR as White Scars with Khan as your Warlord, since his special rule applies to any unit that has a dedicated transport (and Bikes of course).

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 5, 2013 11:18 am #

      Iron Hands don’t confer Infiltrate, what made you say that?

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        John November 5, 2013 11:38 am #

        This is back to that whole thing where an IC with infiltrate can not confer it on a squad unless the squad also has infiltrate. The idea being if the marines don’t have a chapter tactic with infiltrate, then adding shadowsun to the devs and the tank commander won’t let the whole blob infiltrate. This was the same issue with the one army that had Iliac night spear in it and then then the uber wraith flamer guys infiltrating to anywhere on the table and BBQing something round 1.

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 5, 2013 11:54 am #

          Ah, the way you originally wrote it it made me think you thought IHs could infiltrate. My mistake.

          But yes, we read the rule as if an IC has infiltrate, he/she confers it onto the unit. That is the way it is played at Adepticon/FoB/LVO/BAO/WargamesCon, etc.

          Illic though, was ruled to not infiltrate a unit as he has a specific rule that is named differently and only applies to him.

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    Captaina November 5, 2013 9:01 am #

    Well it looks like the Guardian Cup is fully registered! There is a waiting list being formed as we speak so you never know. Thanks for the plug guys.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 5, 2013 11:17 am #

      Happy to help!

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      White925 November 5, 2013 2:48 pm #

      Thats awesome bud. Sorry that I had to back out at the last minute. Hope you guys do well and have a great time.

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    Hotsauceman1 November 6, 2013 9:33 am #

    As someone who has owned multiple chihuahuas I can tell you this. They are from hell itself and if you are stuck in a pit with a rottweiler and a chihuahua, take your chances with the rottweiler

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