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

signals from the Frontline

 

Show Notes

2-1-2014

News

    • You can download the LVO 40K player packet and print it out here. We will have them there, too, but if you want to have it now to read over you can!
    • Can anyone do us a favor and pick up some chess clocks in Folsom, outside of Sacramento, for the LVO? Maybe on the way to Vegas? We can’t get them as we are too pressed for time and the Warmahordes TO lives a long distance away.
    • LVO is a Fantasy Masters Qualifier!
    • The other TOs will have handouts for their specific events, ready to go.
    • LVO is a Fantasy Masters Qualifier! Big thanks to Chad Graham for organizing that.
    • GW is hiring someone to help re-imagine their customer experience: http://careers.games-workshop.com/2014/01/15/customer-experience-interim-2-years-nottingham-uk/
    • Joe Drache has made some INSANE Titans for the 40K Apoc Game!
    • For Spanish Speakers, the Spanish 40K blog Guardados will be publishing some of our material translated, so check it out if you prefer Spanish to English!
    • An awesome video sent to us by a listener of the Podcast.

  • Forge World releases some awesome new Horus Heresy goodies! Command Squads and a legion Medusa.

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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.

  • Orks in June? We’ll see.
  • Confused rumors on Catachans. Some say they’re going to go mail order only, direct only, will be cut, won’t be cut. Who knows?
  • Space Marines getting custom, chapter specific sprues? Awesome if true! And yeah, those would drive sales for sure. Rumors floating around about what they will look like if we get them!

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • Does Cypher in a Black Legion primary army count his Chosen as Troops?

List Review

So I’ve been trying to make a competative nid list at 1250pts for a local tourney and I’ve run into some trouble. I have 3 lists to choose from can you give a brother a hand?

List 1

HQ

Dakka flyrant

Hive commander

Dakka flyrant

TROOPS

Tervigon

30 gants (outflank)

5 devourers

FAST ATTACK

Hive crone

HEAVY SUPPORT

Mawloc

Mawloc

List 2

HQ

Dakka flyrant

Hive commander

Dakka flyrant

TROOPS

Tervigon

30 gants (outflank)

10 devourers

FAST ATTACK

22 gargoyles

HEAVY SUPPORT

Mawloc

Mawloc

HQ

Dakka flyrant

Hive commander

Dakka flyrant

TROOPS

Tervigon

30 gants (outflank)

13 devourer

HEAVY SUPPORT

Mawloc

Mawloc

3 biovores

3 lists pretty generic I’m leaning towards list 2 as it puts lots of bodies on the field and isn’t so fmc heavy.

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

  1. Ben February 1, 2014 5:14 am
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    Based on the battle report videos on this site, seems like the lists are relying a bit too much on Mawlocs. But I understand sometimes you play with what you’ve got. The third list seems best except the few troops would make it hard to hold objectives. Maybe replace a Mawloc with another troop unit.

    This is based on the wisdom I’ve gleaned from reading battle reports, not actual experience, mind you. I think my Khorne daemons would tear those guys up.

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 1, 2014 10:04 am
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      Yeah, same, same. Mawlocs CAN be good, but we have yet to see them really do anything.

  2. Gordy February 1, 2014 7:52 am
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    Did you need to get the chess clocks from a particular store, or person, or what? I drive through Folsom regularly.

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 1, 2014 9:55 am
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      Hey dude, I emailed you the address! That would be awesome if you could help us out, we owe you some beers if so!

  3. Hotsauceman1 February 1, 2014 8:46 am
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    My problem with Mawlocs, They dont do shit for every other turn. And thy will die easily if you put them in the heart of the others army

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 1, 2014 10:04 am
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      Yeah, I agree. They’re very underwhelming.

  4. Acteonfantastic February 1, 2014 10:29 am
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    Hi reecius from Spain
    Thanks again, you give us a space in this podcast and we are extremely happy.
    We start translating some of your articles, first part of one is already published (orks one)
    We also put a link to your page in our main page.
    Continue with this awesome work.

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 1, 2014 12:22 pm
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      Thanks and you are welcome!

  5. novaStar February 1, 2014 12:06 pm
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    OMG that new Doomrider incantation is awesmome!!!!!

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 1, 2014 12:21 pm
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      I know, right!? hahaha

      • fleetofclaw February 1, 2014 8:10 pm
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        I am weeping with orgasmic laughter!!! I love that even in daemon prince mode you can still hear Reece crack with laughter as he tries to read the incantation as straight faced as possible!!! It’s a thing of beauty!!! I just wish the bit of how stupid it is to make a futuristic daemon prince rides a bike made out of CHROMIUM was in there lol!!!

        • Reecius
          Reecius February 2, 2014 5:17 pm
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          lol, wasn’t that awesome?! haha