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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes



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  • LVO 2015 will be February 20th through the 22nd in Las Vegas!
  • The BAO looks like it has finally found a home! Just a few minor details to work out!
  • Gaming Mat updates!
  • Privateer Press releases some new goodies! The Modulator, Ascimilator and Conservator as well as Cryx Bane Riders,

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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.

  • Fantasy reboot to use very similar rules to 40K. Allies in, movement simplified, with 3 formations for units to use: block, tortuga, arrow. Warmachines 25% of your points, warlord traits, buying terrain.
  • FAQs should be back on the GW site, soon.
  • Epic coming back? Rumors that we will be seeing a reboot of Epic with a 10mm scale game and full forces in a box. Very cool! And, maybe trying to compete directly with Hawk Wargames? We’ll see.
  • DzC is teaming up with Andy Chambers to make a space combat game in the DzC universe! Sweet!
  • The new WD talks about Beastmen, Abhumans, and Squats in the IG!
  • Plastic multi-part Warboss kit thta can make Mega Armor?
  • Deff Kopta/Grot Skimmer kit.
  • Tankbusta/Ard Boyz/Flashgitz multi kit.
  • Buggy/Halftakk kit with Supa-Rokkit Launcha
  • Mega Armored Nobz/Giant Cyborks with buzz saw shooters?

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

  •  The New IG discussion.

Rules Lawyer

  •  Can a Priest use his unit’s Ld when taking a War Hymms check?

List Review


Necron overlord

W/ mss, weave and war scythe

Royal court:

2x harbringers of storm with voltaic staff

1x harbringer of despair with veil of darkness


8 man warrior squad with night scythe

10man warrior squad

10man warrior squad


6 man Deathmark squad

Heavy support:

2x annihilation barges

W/ tesla cannon


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

  1. TrueKnight April 15, 2014 5:55 am #

    Really diggin the interviews! Nick, doyou ever make it down to Pittsburgh? Where in Erie doyou guys game at? East Coast Represent lol

    • NIK2286 April 15, 2014 6:05 am #

      We’re actually trying to plan a trip down there soon! Do you guys play at Legions??

      We play at GAME CORPS in wesleyville, the second to last Saturday of every month is our tourney. Our Facebook page has the rules for each month

      • TrueKnight April 15, 2014 6:25 am #

        Yeah Im a Legions regular on Sundays, dont really have time to play on the typical Friday/Saturday nights that has a ton of attendance though. A trip down sounds awesome!

  2. NIK2286 April 15, 2014 6:07 am #

    Thanks again for having me guys!! I’ll get those missions to you most likely later today. I’m watching my daughter (and was at the time of recording) so I haven’t gotten much done in the past two days! Lol

  3. 6thstreetAlan April 15, 2014 8:56 am #

    I am literally doing it all in Chicago to see how it impacts the meta.

    I am sick of the game and I am personally sick of making my own excuses for playing stars.

    Its time for a change.

    • Reecius April 15, 2014 11:43 am #

      We’ll have to get you on the show to talk about how it goes.

  4. iNcontroL April 15, 2014 9:43 am #

    good show boys!

  5. Reecius April 15, 2014 11:18 am #

    Wow, the sound quality on the interviews needs some work.

    • Eldarain April 16, 2014 1:33 am #

      Unfortunately this is very very true. I’ve enjoyed the content of each of the interviews you’ve recently done but they are tough to listen to.

      • Reecius April 16, 2014 12:17 pm #

        Yeah, we are working on that now.

  6. IndigoJack April 15, 2014 1:59 pm #

    It’s “kill your darlings,” Reece. Writers don’t kill babies!

    • Reecius April 15, 2014 2:13 pm #

      Babies, darlings, whatever! lol

      • Adam April 16, 2014 9:00 am #

        I think the one thing you missed about killing your babies, is that not all babies are beautiful.

        It’s good to have an editor and to have people help to say things plainly, but a lot of people get married to an idea that they have early on and do not let it go (*cough* formations taking up allies *cough*). That’s where poor design comes from. If someone has a differing opinion to you, it’s not because they’re dumb and you’re right, it’s that their experiences are leading them to different conclusions than your own, or they simply have a different perspective on the potential outcome. A good designer is able to take these criticisms and use them as a tool, instead of shutting them down.

        I like the idea of asymmetrical missions a ton, Heavy Gear does it wonderfully, but at the same time, their army list selection is built entirely around the concept of it. I think that implementing it into a game like 40k is going to be extremely challenging, if not impossible.

        • Reecius April 16, 2014 12:16 pm #

          I agree that Heavy Gear missions are amazing. That is an amazing game, actually. The best mechanics I have played.

          And yes, you do have to be able to let go of bad ideas, of course. That is a part of being an effective designer. But, that goes for all parties involved (*cough* you, lol, *cough*). As you said, because someone doesn’t agree with you, it doesn’t mean they’re dumb or wrong. Often times, it simply comes down to a difference of opinion.

  7. Novastar April 15, 2014 6:33 pm #

    So what’s up with the pistol that has precision shots that only a character can take, so does that mean all of his shots are resolved on models he wants?

    • Adam April 16, 2014 9:04 am #

      The Precision Shot rule is actually defined in the digital codex and it’s pretty clear.

      Wounds from Precision Shots are allocated against a model (or models) of your choice in the target unit, as long as it is in range and line of sight of the firing model, rather than following the normal rules for Wound allocation. This means that Precision Shots can be allocated against enemies with specialist weaponry, or even characters!

      A character that has a Precision Shot Wound allocated to it can still make a Look Out, Sir roll.

      Note that Snap Shots and shots from weapons that scatter, or do not roll To Hit, can never be Precision Shots.”

      Excerpt From: Games Workshop Ltd. “Codex – Astra Militarum.” iBooks.

      Nothing about that rule requires 6’s to hit, it’s just that when a character normally attacks, 6’s to hit grant the rule. This is extra important to remember with the order which also grants Precision Shots.

      • Reecius April 16, 2014 12:18 pm #

        There’s no way the order lets every model choose their target. Even if you can make a RAW argument for that, that is absurd.

        • Adam April 16, 2014 3:59 pm #

          Well, it has the same rule as the magic pistol, and that rule has a clear definition in the back of the book.

          So either they intended that pistol to do nothing special, or they intended the squad to be able to nominate all it’s targets. Take a look at all the other things with similar rules, Sniper, Advanced Targeting System, etc., they all say that on 6’s to hit that they get the Precision Shots rule, the order on the other hand says that they all get precision shots. It’s pretty clear how the order works. I’m not sure if that’s RAI or not though because they use the Precision Shots rule on a piece of wargear that would have no effect if it only worked on a 6 to hit, all in the same book, then later in the book they define how precision shots works…

        • Novastar April 17, 2014 5:42 am #

          Blob squad gets magic order: shoots chaos space marines, srg says ” okay boys light up that dummy with the banner”

    • Reecius April 16, 2014 12:17 pm #

      I know, funny, right?! Lol!

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