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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

Date

News

  • Thanks Doug and Todd for their hard work and talent in helping to bring the Mega Mat to us! Annnnnd, Alpine is READY!

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  • Ton of cool new stuff from Dreamforge Games! These guys are just killing it right now with their sculpts.

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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.

Rant Session

  • What to do about tournament format, inclusions and exclusions with all of the new material?
  • Potential rules changes?
  • Multiple formats?
  • Let us know what you think!

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

List Review

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

  1. Pascal Roggen December 7, 2013 7:02 am
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    couple of thoughts about the revenant madness. how would demon flying circus deal with it?
    how about vulcan drop list with combo melta stern guard. necron flyer spam? necron teleport haywire tank hunter warriors fun?
    storm raven heavy lists?
    horde Ig maybe?
    I agree it’s the most problematic of the super heavies and I think a poor choice for a first release. but there are hard counters to it. I think quite a few without any changes to lists.

    how many hard counters does it take to make a list not viable?

    if it wasn’t for the revenant I don’t’ think there would be any need to “fix” d weapons, you can always look out sir hits or just not be in line of sight… or be a flyer.

    but if you wanted to make less nuts D rule how about. str10 ap1 armour bane instant death on a 6. reroll all successful saves, no ability can countermand this ability[ no fortune or tzeentch on 1’s etc].. pinning?:P

    I’d prefer no changes though and I don’t own any supers.

    • Reecius
      Reecius December 7, 2013 9:02 am
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      We picked it because, one, I have one painted in the shop! haha

      Two, we thought it was the most brutal and it was.

      We played it against FMC and it was a joke, the FMCs got blasted or stomped off the table.

      Downgrading D Weapons would be choice to consider but then you have to think about the points values on stuff.

      • Pascal Roggen December 7, 2013 1:40 pm
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        wow, woulda thought the Fmc’s woulda done something about it, no getting by D till on the ground. nuts! 🙂

        Can’t wait till you get more practise in, more reports!! 🙂

        • Reecius
          Reecius December 8, 2013 8:40 pm
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          We shall, sir! We actually have a lot of Super Heavies, here.

  2. steven morrow December 7, 2013 7:45 am
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    Is the issue dweapons as a whole or ranged dweapons? Are close combat dweapons back breaking?

    • Reecius
      Reecius December 7, 2013 8:58 am
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      Haven’t tried them yet, will do today.

      • steven morrow December 7, 2013 9:20 am
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        excellent

        • Reecius
          Reecius December 8, 2013 8:41 pm
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          So far, it seems like it is definitely D Weapons that are the problem.

  3. Hotsauceman1 December 7, 2013 8:18 am
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    I voted to not let frankie have his hooked of phonics. He might become an even better player if he could read.
    And he would be upset if he knew all the stuff we said about him online 😛
    And you know my stance on the issue. No Non codex supplemants. No more then 2 books allowed per army(Supplements count towards) No formations and girls in bunny outfits serving imported bier on tab all comped by the Zero Comp Team

    • Reecius
      Reecius December 7, 2013 8:59 am
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      Haha, well voted, sir!

  4. joedrache December 7, 2013 10:08 am
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    for mega mats i’d like to see the alien landscape with green slime and cracks and weird organic formations AND the lava cracked hellscape. then if those do well, do a candy-land!(but sersly, the first 2!)

    • Reecius
      Reecius December 7, 2013 11:26 am
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      Yeah, tons of requests for Lava! I want an “Aliens” style one, too! Slime, bio-organic style look to it, that would be sweet!

      • steven morrow December 7, 2013 12:54 pm
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        Tyranid Mat!

        • Reecius
          Reecius December 8, 2013 8:45 pm
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          Maaaaaybe =P

          • steven morrow December 9, 2013 12:34 pm
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            maybe not tyranid per se but a deathworld jungle

  5. Jason Brown December 7, 2013 11:23 am
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    Sometimes you just got to take the D. The 2/4 rule makes total sense. We saw GTAs skills when he dosnt have it, its a IWIN button in its current form.

    • Reecius
      Reecius December 7, 2013 4:48 pm
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      Yup, I agree.

  6. Noah December 7, 2013 1:46 pm
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    I already voted on the poll that was sent out and my opinion for the tournament scene should be as follows:

    No Super Heavies
    No New Fortifications
    No Formations
    Yes To Data Slates Such As Be’lakor (sp?)

    D weapons were never meant for regular play and had GW just changed D weaponry to balance itself for regular play it probably would have been fine instead of just lateralling straight into regular play. All these releases in such a short amount of time is far too much to figure out in two months before the LVO. Having an army that can theoretically compose of models from four different books is absurd and way too confusing. The data slates I think are okay as so far are not OTT and are pretty straight forward. Im sure Cypher will be the same and should also be allowed unless he does something ridiculous. Last and not least I remained neutral on the rerollable 2++ as yes it is a terrible mechanic but it is manageable. All it takes is one failed grimoire or one failed psychic spell and you can pounce on that death star to knock it down. I have done this numerous times with great success.

    • Jason Brown December 7, 2013 3:29 pm
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      I feel exactly the same except for the formations, those I like.

      • Reecius
        Reecius December 8, 2013 8:45 pm
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        The results are coming in and it looks really reasonable so far.

  7. Spoonfunk December 8, 2013 2:02 am
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    No public poll so I couldn’t vote but for everyone’s sanity I would just keep it to what people enjoyed before these releases. No formations, super-heavies etc etc..the only safe assumption is that people who are going to the event enjoyed the way the game was before these releases…

    • Reecius
      Reecius December 8, 2013 8:48 pm
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      I think your opinion will soon be justified =)

  8. Paul Cornelius December 9, 2013 12:12 pm
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    You guys have a hard deadline for the rooms being book? Lame!

    • Reecius
      Reecius December 9, 2013 2:11 pm
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      That’s the way it works in this business.