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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes



  • Our 200th Episode! Yay us! Thanks to everyone for helping make this a reality.
  • Black Friday Sale! 25% off retail for most items, and $5.99 flat shipping for most orders! Send your order in to:
  • And now to reveal the secret! Reecius’ covert mission to China!
    • MegaMat; a series of themed, full color 4’x6’ (and 4×4’ with stretch goals) tabletop gaming mats that don’t crease and resist stains, ready to play out of the box.

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  • Congratz to Pajama Pants for winning Da Boyz GT! We’ll hit him up for an interview on his list and tactics.
  • Congratz to GTA for winning the 2500pt COC!
  • Big thanks to “The Betrayer” for helping us out with Warmachine for the LVO and for writing awesome Warmachine articles on Frontline Gaming! Big thanks to Tyson Koch also, from Figure Painters, for being an awesome TO for Warmachine and Hordes!
  • The Clan Raukaan book mentions Super Heavies in missions that are not Apocalypse. Kind of interesting.
  • GW releases a teaser video on their YouTube channel that looks cool but doesn’t give a whole lot of information.
  • Dylan M. sent us the info for the Coastal Assault tournament which will feature Warmahordes, 40K, HeroClix and will be January 24th and 25th, in Florida! Follow the link for more info.
  • Black Scorpion Miniatures releases some awesome pirate miniatures!

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  • ForgeWorld taking pre-orders on their Space Marine Castellum Stronghold now and it looks pretty impressive. They’ve also updated the rules for Inquisitors Rex and Solomon Lok.





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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.

  • Looks like the Nids rumors are just super confused, who knows when we’ll get them but as always, as soon as you see them (or anything) on GW’s website, that is when you can order or pre-order it with us!
  • Supposedly IG are after Nids, whenever that may be, and special mention is made of Mordians and Steel Legion?! Again, who knows what that means but Steel Legion will sell like hot cakes we think. Such cool models! Reecius buddy Joel has a Steel Legion army and it is awesome.
  • Rumors indicating no more Battleforces or Battalions.
  • Limited pre-orders for Imperial Armour 2: Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition book rumored to be coming up.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  •  This comes to us via Casey K.
  • Greetings Frontline Crew!I was playing in a 2v2 match up yesterday and we had a rules dispute

    come up and wanted to get your opinion/interpretation of how it should

    be run. Without any further ado here is the question:A Drop Pod filled with Space Marines wants to drop in as close as

    possible to a squad of Eldar Guardians that are behind an Aegis

    Defense line and protecting an objective. There is no room behind the

    Eldar Guardians to fit the Drop Pod so it must land in front of the

    Eldar squad. Can the initial placement, or even the final placement of

    the Drop Pod be on the Aegis Defense line itself?We know the rules state that Drop Pods/any Deep Striking

    units/vehicles can’t be placed on ‘impassible terrain’. We also know

    that technically fortifications are not impassible terrain, but it

    just seems wrong that drop drop pods or anything else can drop on top

    of fortifications regardless if they are yours or not, excluding the

    Sky Shield Landing Pad, but that has specific rules for landing on it.We were just curious as to how you guys play it and how you would rule

    it in a Tourny setting?Thanks for your time,


List Review

necrons/ white scar allies


Destroyer lord – 2+ mss


3x 5 warriors/ nightscythe

Fast Attack:

6 wraiths

Heavy Support:

3x annihilation barge



chapter master- bike, shield eternal, relic blade, 2+


2x 4bikes 1 attack bike(multi melta)- 2grav gun 1 vet Sargent combi grav reg Sargent combi grav


The destroyer lord goes with the wraiths. Chapter master goes with the sqaud that doesn’t have the vet Sargent.  My goal is to give the wraiths and Dlord a distraction with the bikes and have the bikes drop the big creatures on turn 1 then bring in the night scythes to help clear all the troops.

Looking forward to seeing what you have to say about this list


Adam S.


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

  1. Rich with GSI November 26, 2013 2:50 pm #

    Shut up and take my money! Where’s the link to your kickstarter! Give us a link!!!!!

    • Reecius November 26, 2013 2:53 pm #

      It goes live tonight, sir!

  2. krisbot4000 November 26, 2013 2:55 pm #

    okay those mats look AWESOME guys. I for one will be wanting several 😀

  3. Mercutioh November 26, 2013 3:45 pm #

    I seem to remember a certain someone poo poo-ing Kickstarter.

    I have one question. Does your kickstarter have a confusing video containing overly dramatic music with which other podcasts can watch and say “Well I have no idea what the rules are for Mega mats but the models….errr Mats look Awesome.”

    Also, Take my freaking money. I need the blast zone and everyone else needs to pony up so I can get the alpine as well.

    • White925 November 26, 2013 4:29 pm #

      Haha our video is legendary and filmed with real life actors! And I hope the alpine get unlocked as well

  4. dr.insanotron November 26, 2013 3:50 pm #

    Super awesome. What are you guys going to be pricing these at?

    • Reecius November 26, 2013 4:32 pm #

      They will be $95 with shipping included for the first, $90 thereafter for additional mats.

      • Mercutioh November 26, 2013 4:55 pm #

        What’s the Price If I want to come down and beat Frankie and take my mat from his weeping defeated hands?

        Is this a stretch goal too?

  5. Adam November 26, 2013 3:52 pm #

    Haha, I had the same idea for giant mouse-pads about a year ago but gave up finding someone to make them at a reasonable cost. Good luck, I’ll probably be ordering half a dozen, haha.

    • White925 November 26, 2013 4:31 pm #

      Haha yeah I am going to sell millions to UPS to increase the productivity of our computer techs.

    • Reecius November 26, 2013 4:33 pm #

      We had to go all the way to China to find a good price! haha

  6. krisbot4000 November 26, 2013 4:04 pm #

    oh hey, is your black friday sale going to include painting commissions or just models?

    • Reecius November 26, 2013 4:33 pm #

      Just models.

    • White925 November 26, 2013 4:33 pm #

      The sale is just on product!

  7. Nova star November 26, 2013 5:56 pm #

    Please make one of the stretch goals a sweet chaos daemon world or close enough with out gw legal firing missiles lol

    • Nova star November 26, 2013 5:58 pm #

      Or one with a river/lake so i can use te rules for water features 🙂

    • Reecius November 26, 2013 7:54 pm #

      We have talked about designs like that!

  8. Trueknight November 26, 2013 6:29 pm #

    I was soooo wrong… I thought you guys were going to be mass producing LOS blocking terrain, akin to the building that’s been present in a lot of the recent battle reports!

    • Reecius November 26, 2013 7:55 pm #

      That may or may not be something in the works!

  9. Trueknight November 26, 2013 7:05 pm #

    btw I might of missed it, but if I fund the kickstarter, can I pick what type of mat I want if It makes its funding levels? IE. if I want the urban terrain 1, can I pick that once you guys have enough funding?

    • Reecius November 26, 2013 7:55 pm #

      Yes you can pick which one you want!

  10. mercutioh November 26, 2013 10:36 pm #

    10% funded on day one! you guys must be internet famous or something!

    • Reecius November 26, 2013 11:05 pm #

      Holy crap, I guess! Barely 2 hours in and already 14% funded! wowzers!

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