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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

11-12-13

News

  • Thanks to Dylan for making the trip up to try and get on Team Zero Comp! He came so close but didn’t make it on this trip. He’s going to try again though and we’re sure he’ll make it next time!

  • Use our booking code of SBFLG4 for phone reservations, and the link here for online bookings: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10722437
    • Either way guys, don’t do us dirty! Book through our code! Thanks to everyone who gave us feedback about the booking information, together, we will get this done!
  • The Guardian Cup has come and gone! Discuss the results.
  • Raw Dogger has been using the Torrent of Fire app to watch results from tournaments and has been enjoying it quite a bit. You can see results in real time.

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.

  • The new Mini Apoc expansion that is rumored has “Lords of War” in it, which in 30K is the slots for Primarchs! Who knows if that is true or not it could just be referring to Super Heavies.
    • New FoC slot for a limited range of Super Heavies
  • The new Black Library Ordo Chronos sounds really cool! In the preview pages they are described as trying to stop those who accidentally travel into the past via warp storms from disrupting the present and future.
  • Rumors of Iron Warriors in the next BL, versus Daemons which will be interesting if true.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

  • Talk about the Torrent of Fire app that Jason used.

Rules Lawyer

List Review

So I know that Blood Angels are not considered the most competitive army in the current 6th Edition meta but they are the models that I own so I have really been trying to make them work.  While many of the units are not the most efficient anymore, there are three in particular that I feel are still powerful – Furioso dreadnaughts, Stormravens, and Death Company.  This list attempts to put those together.  The recusiarch and death company go in one raven and the 5 man assault squad with jump packs go in the other as a late game objective grabber.  I would be interested in any feedback, even if it changes the list dramatically or adds in allies somewhere, etc.  I’m just looking to keep using my boys with pride.

Blood Angels 1850

HQ:

Reclusiarch

TROOPS:

Death Company x 8 w/bolters, 1 PF

Assault Squad x 5 w/ jump packs, flamer

Assault Squad x 10 w/ 2 meltas, Power Axe, melta bombs -> Drop Pod

Assault Squad x 5 w/ flamer -> Lasplas razorback w/ dozer

Assault Squad x 5 w/ flamer -> Lasplas razorback w/ dozer

ELITES:

Furioso Dreadnaught w/ frag, melta -> Drop Pod

Furioso Dreadnaught w/ frag, melta -> Drop Pod

HEAVY:

Stormraven w/ TL-las, TL- MM

Stormraven w/ TL-las, TL-MM

Vindicator w/ dozer blade

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

  1. Daemonette November 12, 2013 3:54 pm #

    Yeeman, Cody Jiru was the Winner of the Guardian Cup: Bracket 1.

  2. Pascal Roggen November 12, 2013 4:05 pm #

    the Dc charging termies will kill will win every time. 16 bolter shots, then assault with 28 ws5 strength 5 reroll to hit and to wound. the power fist isn’t needed, though it is 4 attacks, with re rolls. that’s not including the reclusiarchs attacks.

    I’d put hurricane bolters on the storm ravens, they are just too useful as the game progresses,

    the main problem with DC in a stormraven is that, if they get shot out while zooming, everyone is dead. my favourite unit in an SR is thunder hammer termies, they can actually survive zooming death:). add Corbulo/priest and a libby/chap.. to taste

    I’d swap the power axe with an infernus pistol[or two pistols, try and wrangle some points] for four melta shots out of a pod. the axe will just get your sarg killed, he can be challenged out and he’s stuck at initiative one

    that’s my thoughts:). I play BA all the time, good luck:)

  3. Jason Brown November 13, 2013 9:56 am #

    Is GTA gonna get off his lazy ass and write a recap of the GG cup?

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 13, 2013 3:03 pm #

      He better!

      • Jason Brown November 13, 2013 3:35 pm #

        He needs to stop clapping those hands and get to typing.

  4. umbo November 13, 2013 12:14 pm #

    Just been to a large and very competitive tournament in the UK that allowed FW (64 players), tbh there was not much FW there. No sign of the sabers and thudd guns that had been all the rage prior to Tau. Now it seems the meta is about unkillable deathstars – screamers and beastpacks/seer councils or just lots of shooting with Tau and eldar (mech – wave serps and hornets). There was a lot of space marines but they didnt fair well.

    • white925 November 14, 2013 1:08 pm #

      Haha yeah unfortunately eldar is everywhere.

  5. Mercutioh November 13, 2013 12:48 pm #

    Wait a minute…..FRANKIE DOESN’T READ THINGS?!?!?!??? SHOCKED! SHOCKED I AM GOOD SIR!

    Good show Frankie. Even if we do miss the dulcet tones of the Reecinator.

    • white925 November 14, 2013 1:09 pm #

      Thank you good sir

  6. Adam
    Adam November 15, 2013 12:57 pm #

    Gotta go back and re-read Lords of War… it’s not just Primarchs, it’s the Super Heavy slot. 🙂

    http://www.thediceabide.com/stuff/lordofwar.jpg

    • white925 November 15, 2013 2:48 pm #

      Ah fair enough!

  7. Irham February 18, 2016 12:42 pm #

    Your post is a timely coinbtrution to the debate

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