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

Show Notes



  •  BIG NEWS! We have a huge surprise coming next week, stay tuned!
  • LVO: Get those hotel room! The rate will go up on January 8th, so don’t wait. or call and use our group code: SBFLG4
  • Clan Raukaan is out!
  • Drop Zone Commander releasing a Tournament Pack.

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 Hobbit and LotR to be phased out in the future?
  • Rumors that 30K will become a part of GW and marketed as the “mature” game.
  • Fantasy rumored to also get a “mature” game including FW models.
  • Rumors that GW will assist with FW production and may bring them further into “normal” 40K.
    • FW says in a letter that their rules are as official for normal 40K as the Tau codex.
  • Rumors that Nids may be coming sooner than expected but we don’t know when yet as there is a lot of conflicting information. Keep an eye on GW’s site and as soon as you see them there, we can take pre-orders!
  • Rumors of new 40K releases that allow the use of loads of Fortifications or Super Heavies in regular games of 40K!
  • Rumors of Fantasy 9th edition coming next year at some point featuring Empire and Orcs and Goblins.
    • A condensed game wide army update to come with the edition to update all armies that are out of date.
  • It seems that GW will update the Inquisition Digital Edition when the new GK Codex comes out?
  • Rumors that GW may only produce limited edition books in print and everything else digitally as soon as next year and that you will only be able to use it through a subscription app available through their new website.
  • Rumors of Orks, Orcs and Goblins, Dwarves, IG, Wood Elves, Brtonians, and Space Wolves all to come in 2014?! Wowzers.
  • Rumors that Finecast will be replaced with FW style resin as it may be considered a superior material.
  • Very Salty rumors of a Khorne Supplement coming out.
  • Rumors of a Hobbit release coming out in the nearish future about Smaug. Also, rumors that Warner Borthers wanted GW to make a 35″ Smaug model and that is screwing up the release schedules in a big way.

Rant Session

  •  Codex Inquisition

Tactics Corner

  •  Clan Raukaan

Rules Lawyer

List Review

Chaptermaster: artificer armour, shield eternal, bike, thunder

hammer, iron hands(6+ FNP, it will not die) orbital bombardment(free)


master of the forge on a bike

2 more techmarines

5 man bike squad w/ 2 grave guns

10 man scout sniper  w/cloak

10 man tack squads w/razorback heavy bolters

10 man tack squads w/razorback heavy bolters

Stormtalon w/lascannon

2 thunder fire

1486 points, 14 to go.

That is 5 techmarines. 4 to 7 scoring units. 11 kill points. 1486 points. 41

models and 3 vehicles at 1500 that should be enough.

So the 7 bikes ride together, a techmarines and 5 guys in each razorback.

Scouts with cloak will have kick ass cover save and take out MC, stormtalon

as anti air and armor 14, thundrfire as anti troop. Hopefully 1 troop biker

can survive and contest or score late game.

To bump up points, 1750 or 2000, add contemptor dreadnoughts. I only put in

the forgefather to be fluffy, so I still have 110 to play with if I drop the

forge father.

Weakness: tack squads are just 10 guys no upgrades, heavy bolters on

razorbacks, armor 14 spam could be an issue, no psychic defense.

2 Q:A does bolster defenses stack? And does the thundrfire cannon have 6+

FNP and it will not die?

Thank you for your time,


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

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    Matt November 23, 2013 12:42 pm #


    I don’t know about you but I feel that things for chaos are looking up! Possible access to FW goodies along with a blood god supplement? sign me up.

    Hypothetically if these rumors proved themselves true what’s the meanest 2k FW+GW chaos list you could think of?

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 23, 2013 3:39 pm #

      Relic Preds and Huge Spawn are awesome for the points. Plague Hulks are pretty good as are Blight Drones. You can really go crazy with the options.

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    Pascal Roggen November 23, 2013 1:08 pm #

    the clan raukann book, what do you lose? may as well just use it:). also, it’s +1 Fnp, rather than 4+ it will not die on the chains of the gorgon. so, if you place him in a command squad, he can have 4+ Fnp to start!!, and if you get the +1 Fnp warlord trait, lol all the way to the bank:)

    the other cool thing about the Chains of the gorgon is, it doesn’t take up a hand slot, so thunder hammer and lighting claw, extra attack over the base and a choice to attack at initiative

    So you can get two mega chapter masters [through allies] yikes!almost 600 points on two guys, but pretty hilarious!

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 23, 2013 3:02 pm #

      I’d rather have the Shield Eternal, I think. That is the most important piece of kit in the SM book. Losing EW on your CM is a bust.

      If you don’t plan on using him, and you really like Techmarines, it could be cool?

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        dr.insanotron November 23, 2013 9:11 pm #

        You know you don’t really lose EW right? You get it until you lose 2 wounds

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          Pascal Roggen November 23, 2013 10:26 pm #

          yup, and by that point you may have saved that extra wound through the improved feel no pain, you also might have killed what you were fighting as you had an extra attack. It’s also access to a way better warlord table, which might be the difference in that last 2 wounds getting one shotted.

          and of course, you can always ally in that guy with the shield as well;P

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            dr.insanotron November 23, 2013 10:42 pm

            Yes. I think if your going to play Iron Hands this supplement is the way to go

          • Reecius
            Reecius November 24, 2013 2:08 pm

            You guys may have convinced me =P

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 24, 2013 2:07 pm #

          Right, I saw that, and you can get it back too, if you regenerate a wound as I read it.

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    Hotsauceman1 November 23, 2013 1:39 pm #

    How much do you want to bet the inquisition codex was made by some Higher ups kid who REALLY wanted to make a codex.
    Also *Puts Inq Codex in Cart, Puts Coteaz in Cart*

    Also, This could be good for GW, the Hobbit thing. The reason we dont see previews is because of an agreement between Warner Brothers that they wont release any material more then two weeks ahead.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 23, 2013 3:04 pm #

      Yeah, we’ll see how that works out, haha! Kid, write me a codex of your choice, muhahaha! Not true I hope, but funny.

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    ak_sasquatch November 23, 2013 3:31 pm #

    Yea Hotsauce, I also think this will be good for GW. I used to order GW at my old job. Until GW got the rights to the original LOTR movies/miniatures they seemed to be pretty happy with the flow of information that their customers got. But soon after they got the rights is when the “lockdown” of upcoming release information started. I remember you could pick up a copy of Diamond Comics Previews and get limited pictures and prices for releases that were coming out a few months down the road.
    And I really hope that rumor about them doing just ltd edition books in print and the rest as a digital download is just a rumor and not the plans for the future.
    Once again, thanks for the info and keep doing a great job.

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    anonymou5 November 23, 2013 5:06 pm #

    If your secret project is some sort of Table War display board, I’m going to cry.

    Literally, on the way back from the hardware store, where I bought a bunch of galvanized siding stuff to make my own Table War modular display boards (pop right from the case onto the board, it’s gonna be awesome), is where I heard about your announcement.

    So it better be something different!

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      Hotsauceman1 November 23, 2013 6:13 pm #

      Knowing Frontline gaming I bet it is something dirty minded.

      • Reecius
        Reecius November 24, 2013 2:07 pm #

        Hahaha, no, it is clean and family friendly!

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 24, 2013 2:07 pm #

      It is =)

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