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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

3-8-14 Notes

News

  • We are starting our Warmahordes Journeyman League next week! Wednesday, March 12th, for the orientation day. We will actually begin the league the following week, and it will run every Wednesday for 6 weeks. We start out with Battlegroups, which runs about $40 if you don’t already have one. Rules here: http://privateerpress.com/files/Journeyman%20League%20Rules_0.pdf
  • Progress is being made on the BAO, we are currently looking at a mid June date, but not certain yet. We will keep everyone up to date!
  • The Independent Tournament Circuit information will be going up soon, we are hammering out the final details.
  • Terrain kits will be available and information up for their sale and how to build them in the next week! We are finishing the video tutorial, now!
  • All Gaming Mats have shipped! International, Domestic, all of them are out the door.
  • The Nal Un Narrative Campaign Reece played in was a blast!

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  • Community member Troy sent us some pics of his converted Chaos Knight Titan conversion and it looks awesome! Had to share the WIP pictures.

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  •  We have now sent Gaming Mats to every continent except Antarctica! Oh, and Frankie was excited to send one to Belarus! lol
  • Dreamforge Games releases some new images and they look great!

ZEUS-LOKI EISENKERN APC

  • The Broadside Bash at KingdomCon is coming up! This is a very fun, hobby oriented event that is going on it’s 6th year. Check it out if you are looking to play in a fun event with absolutely gorgeous armies and terrain.
  • Community Member Sean Riva sent us an awesome Wraithknight conversion he made! Check it out!

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  • New release from GW! Check out their page for the exact information, but we are now taking pre-orders on that release! Shoot your order to: Orders@FrontlineGaming.org
  • Titan-Forge shows off some new robo-Dwarf models they are designing. These are still just designs though, not actual models, yet.

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  • Laser Cut Card is putting out some awesome new terrain. These look fantastic for a futuristic city or Infinity style games.

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  • Imbrian Arts releases a funny looking game about drinking beer while playing drunken miniatures called Beer and D6’s.

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  • Scibor releases a new Dwarf bust and it is pretty awesome.

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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.

  • More rumors of IG possibly on the horizon? Rumors of plastic multi-kit Ogryn? Storm Troopers/Veterans and some new, huge tank that is a transport vehicle?

Rant Session

  • The Knight Titan Codex Review

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • Can you move models in a unit when others can’t, such as Jet Pack moves, etc.?

List Review

I love the show, listen all the time and would like to submit a list for review (I’ve posted it on the Forums as well, so not sure if that is expected or makes this not viable? I’ve never submitted one for review before for the show… either way, here goes)

1850 – Clan Raukaan, Red Hunters, Inquisition, Fortification

Primary (Clan Raukaan)

Chapter Master – bike, art. armor, gorgon’s chain, axe of medusa, digital weaps. (warlord hoping for a 3 on the trait table for 3+ FnP!)

Scout Squad – 10x bolters

Tactical Squad – 10 man total, plas, combi-plas, rhino

Stormtalon – skyhammers

TFC x2

Inquisition

Coteaz

Fortification

Aegis – quad gun

Allies (Red Hunters)

Captain – bike, artificer armor, power fist, storm shield, combi-grav

Command Squad – bikes, apothecary, 4x grav

Bike Squad – 6 man total, 2x grav, combi-grav, melta bombs

Devastator Squad – 6 man total, 4x lascannon

Overview of Red Hunters Chapter Tactics (Forge World, everyone might not be familiar?):

– Adamantium Will

– Battle Brothers with GK and SoB

– Once per game, activate one of the following special rules for the number of units equal to the turn num (so if it’s turn 3, 3 units can get Skyfire for instance): Skyfire, Tank Hunter, Monster Hunter, Counter Attack, or Hatred.

So the thought is that the chapter master, captain and command squad ride together up the field. The Clan Raukaan Chapter Master tanks wounds, looks out past the first one/two to captain, hopefully gets 3+ FnP from warlord table, regens next wound with IWND, etc. Coteaz and the Red Hunters dev squad setup behind the aegis. I’ll be able to get 4 lascannons to be tank, monster of flier hunters, with divination blessings by using the Chapter Tactics. Also, the versatility of the Red Hunters Chapter Tactics would allow me to give/(also give) these bonuses to the bike squad or command squad, which could be huge on turn 2 or further into the game when fliers arrive…

Thanks for your time,

Austin

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

  1. Hotsauceman1 March 8, 2014 2:40 pm
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    Santa Clara? Aww, what happened to oakland? I would have loved to just get off bart and go to the Tournament.
    And I would commute, why spend 115 a night when it is a 55 min ride?

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 8, 2014 2:53 pm
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      Yup, that attitude is exactly what we’re afraid of.

      • Hotsauceman1 March 8, 2014 3:06 pm
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        Reece, I love the stuff you guys put on. But that is the problem of having this in a metropolitan and suburban area. vegas was in the middle of a desert with few other cities surrounding it like the BAO. People will drive to things and sleep in their own beds if given the chance. You cant expect people who live so near to spend that much

        • Reecius
          Reecius March 8, 2014 3:29 pm
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          You can’t expect us to throw an event and lose money, either.

          • Hotsauceman1 March 8, 2014 3:36 pm
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            You are correct, I have no rebuttal to that. you asked for opinions on the podcast, I told you mine and what I would most likely do.

          • Reecius
            Reecius March 9, 2014 1:28 pm
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            I wasn’t attacking you, buddy, and I am glad you were honest. That was just what I was afraid I’d hear.

        • Jason
          Raw Dogger March 8, 2014 7:50 pm
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          Why don’t we just have it at your house?

  2. Infinite Freedom March 8, 2014 5:07 pm
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    I would be willing to drive down to Santa Clara as long as I’m carpooling and am reimbursed for the gas by my passengers.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 9, 2014 1:27 pm
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      It’s beautiful down there, too.

  3. Noah March 8, 2014 7:09 pm
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    I sense a Ponzi scheme afoot from the FLG guys! Next thing we know it FLG will be closed and Reece and Frankie will flee to a non-extraditional country. The will be sipping pina coladas on a tropical island while showering eachother in GW bits while laughing sinisterly.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 9, 2014 1:27 pm
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      Hahaha, he’s on to us! Frankie quick, run!

  4. dr.insanotron March 8, 2014 9:00 pm
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    I will be getting on of the hotel room for the event

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 9, 2014 1:26 pm
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      Traveling attendees will certainly have to get a room. Thanks for speaking up, Ben!

  5. Paul Corneluis March 8, 2014 10:22 pm
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    Almost certainly going to Kingdomcon in April, not so sure about the other Berkeley crew. How are you guys set for that?

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 9, 2014 1:26 pm
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      Nice! We will be seeing you there! We are flying down, I think.

  6. bigpig March 9, 2014 5:57 am
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    Can’t make Kingdom Con this year (work won’t let me off). It was a fantastic time last year and I would highly recomment it to anyone.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 9, 2014 1:22 pm
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      Too bad you can’t make it, Vince.

  7. Noah March 9, 2014 8:26 am
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    I went to Kingdom Con last year and I can agree that it was a good time in a very nice hotel.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 9, 2014 1:21 pm
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      Yeah, that is a really fun event!

  8. Crisp Mini March 9, 2014 11:20 am
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    Can you have both the Chains and Axe on the same char. as they are both relics?

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 9, 2014 1:21 pm
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      Ooh, good question, I will have to double check. The wording in theirs is different, it doesn’t seem to stop that.

  9. XinZ March 9, 2014 11:23 am
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    As a fellow man in uniform in the war that is customer service and retail, thank you Reece. Your comments about that guy being an asshole to Frankie had me half cheering as I listened. Retail can be all fun and games until your customers decide you don’t deserve to be treated as a fellow human.

    Seriously, I was half tempted to road trip to California just to buy you a beer after that.

  10. iNcontroL March 9, 2014 12:28 pm
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    nice as always guys _< ALWAYS SHOUT YOURSELVES OUT MY GAAAAAAAAAAAWDDDDDDDDD

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 9, 2014 1:15 pm
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      Lol! We aren’t pros yet! haha, but yes, thanks for the reminder.

  11. Ryan Murphy March 9, 2014 8:30 pm
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    Thinking I’d get a room. Looking forward to the BAO!

  12. Adam
    Adam March 10, 2014 8:21 am
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    So lets see some battle reports with those knight titans!