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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

4-8-14 Show Notes

Intro

  • Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube!  If you would like to be a guest on the show, email Reece at Contact@FrontlineGaming.org

News

  • Unrestricted 40K at Adepticon. Team Tournament 40K.
  • The other fun stuff at Adepticon besides the Champs.

UKGT results: Josh Roberts Eldar and Dark Eldar, Beast pack

Eric Hoath Eldar and Dark Eldar, Beast pack

Mark Pocock Chaos Daemons. Screamer Council

Alex Harrison Imperial Guard, Space marines and Inquistion. Thudd guns and centarions!

Andy Oakham Farsight and Tau, Ovesa star riptide heavy

James Mcnaughton Eldar and Dark Eldar, Beast pack

Luke Nurser Eldar and Inquistion

Tom Hutchings Necrons and Tau.

Gaz Jones Eldar and Dark Eldar, Beast pack

Simon Weakley Eldar and Dark Eldar, Beast pack

  • Read the latest White Dwarf on the Throne of Skulls from one of the White Dwarf staff reveals a lot about the attitude of GW towards rules.
  • Captain America was awesome!
  • Clockwork Goblin Miniatures release some cool looking new minis.

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  • Studio McVey puts out a really great looking new mini!

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  • Chris sent us some amazing photos of armies playing on Gaming Mats. That Space Wolf Imperial Knight is one of the coolest models we’ve seen!

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  •  We found the one person that said they had a bad time at the LVO!!!!
  • Keno in his LARP Armor! He is a true warrior of the Shire of Triffleburg!

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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

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

List Review

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Please evaluate my list:

Imperial Knights primary:

Paladin is warlord

2x Errants

Coteaz

5x Strike squad with psycannon and psybolt ammo

5x interceptor squad as above

Dread knight with heavy psycannon and heavy incinerator and personal teleporter

The idea is that depending on the mission I have lots of scoring units plus one fast attack and one heavy unit to score as well. Plus Coteaz to buff knights out.

Also, I am tired of seeing so many unpainted knights out there!

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

  1. Novastar April 8, 2014 5:53 am #

    I don’t think in this case Coteaz can buff the knights since imperial knights and grey knights are not battle brothers but allies of convenience, you would have to take coteaz from the INQ codex to buff knights

    • Adam
      Adam April 8, 2014 6:20 am #

      Correct! The list does also basically nothing to assist in what knights need the most either, AA and boots on the ground. Right now it seems marines, and probably the new IG will compliment knights best.

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 8, 2014 7:26 am #

      Ah, good catch. we assumed BB’s thinking a inquisition, but byeah, GK have no BBs.

      • z3n1st April 8, 2014 9:50 am #

        I thought Inquisition BB to Grey Knights

        • Reecius
          Reecius April 8, 2014 11:38 am #

          Yes, and Red Hunters, too! Doh, double corrected in the same thread, haha!

  2. Crisp Mini April 8, 2014 6:55 am #

    CARLOS DANGER!!

    • Novastar April 8, 2014 6:58 am #

      Wasn’t that the baby from Hang Over?

      • Crisp Mini April 8, 2014 7:43 am #

        His name is Carlos, not sure if it was Carlos Danger.

        Carlos Danger was Anthony Wiener’s alias during his Twitter Scandal

  3. Adam
    Adam April 8, 2014 8:08 am #

    So, about the unrestricted 40k, the winner was a FMC spam Daemon list, right? Do you think that people would bring the same lists the next time they play? It seems that if you take an army with all your eggs in one basket, it’s not a reliable way to win in an event with everything.

    I still think the solution to death stars you’re looking for are super heavies. If you say that you can’t take a Warhound with turbos, Revenant with pulsars or C’tan with Wave of Withering, it drastically reduces the amount of destroyer weapons that can be brought to the table. The “Age of Strife” destroyer rules are alright, but re-rolling invulnerable saves doesn’t really do a ton to stop the 2++ stars, maybe if you ran those rules, remove ID and add ignore invuls, it would function how you want it, without inadvertently making them better against MC’s.

    • Gordon April 8, 2014 9:44 am #

      Do you think that when the 16 top players show up and basically all of them have deathstars, that the fact that the one who already had one previous best overall under his belt and showed up with a still very nasty list* and played to the missions well, that there still isn’t a problem? Or did you just not listen to anything that the guys were talking about. Reece even specifically mentions “people will say ‘see, they’re not that bad'”, and explains why that’s not relevant and not even directly related to their complaints with the state of the game in the first place.

      *Flying Circus is still very good, it’s just more dependent on lucky dice rolls for things like grounding checks. If there’s an army that’s relying on good luck out of the top lists, it’s that one. So, not really sure where you’re going with that. Doubly so since the eggs-in-one-basket thing was exactly what made the deathstars so nasty thanks to the abundance of killpoint missions. Anything that didn’t go that route basically auto-lost because the deathstars simply had to not die to win. Which is exactly what happened. But since the Flying Circus is also very good at denying kill points, it was an even match.

      And are you still on about that crap about how Str D will magically fix everything?

      • Adam
        Adam April 8, 2014 10:05 am #

        Wow, little touchy today? Do my opinions about space dolls make you upset?

        My point about the bring everything tournament was that people brought everything, and those “auto-win” Revenants and Warhounds didn’t win… But clearly they’re so OP they win everything and have no counters present in the game, amirite? Why would you bring a Revenant to a game when you know that if you play another revenant you’re just relying on first turn to win? It actually promotes diversity, right now there is literally no reason to not take a 2++ list. I’m glad someone won with a FMC spam army, but that doesn’t change the fact that most of the players who were in the top 16 were death stars.

        • Blood angel April 8, 2014 10:29 am #

          Man Gordon is always a flappy V, I think he needs to get laid

  4. IndigoJack April 8, 2014 8:18 am #

    Dude, doomrider is way more metal than kharn

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 8, 2014 12:10 pm #

      Lol, haha, so true! But, Doomrider is more Poison, 80’s metal, Kharn is more 90’s Pantera metal!

      • XinZ April 8, 2014 6:20 pm #

        I’m pretty sure Pantera’s cover to Vulgar Display of Power is just an artist rendition of Kharne rolling a one to hit in close combat when he has buddies around.

  5. David April 8, 2014 12:37 pm #

    Just spit balling here:

    Maybe the answer to all of the deathstars and other nonsense is to develop a handicap system based on lists. Not a comp system, but structure the VPs such that a deathstar army earns less points a win than a TAC list would. It wouldn’t be easy to do.

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 8, 2014 1:13 pm #

      Yeah, Alan and the Chicago Comikazes came up with a system where a unit can only ever get 1 KP, so that a Deathstar can’t just run around doing all the damage.

  6. iNcontroL April 8, 2014 2:55 pm #

    I could listen to steve for hours.. that is one fucking funny dude.

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 8, 2014 2:59 pm #

      He is funny as hell, no denying that! lol

  7. daved April 10, 2014 4:08 am #

    i do not get way u guys in america play with this stupid new rules from gw !

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