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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

5-3-14

Intro

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News

  • Storm of Silence is coming up! Be sure to follow the link for event information, May 10th through the 11th, at Gamer’s Haven in Spokane, WA.
  • Go over the top dogs in the circuit for each army.
  • Gaming Mat Update
  • Ravenlord, a limited edition novela about the Raven Guard, is up for order now and limited to 4,000 copies.
  • Dreampod 9 shows off some cool new Gears for Peace River.

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  • New DzC terrain pics! These things are really big and look very cool.

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  • Very cool alternative artillery and small arms from Curious Constructs.

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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.

  • It seems that the new rule book will be a revised 6th edition of the game, not really a 7th edition.  Apparently it is going to be a pricey release and may include as many as 3 books? It is said to be the 6th ed book with FAQs and updates in it.

o   Rumors of moving away from the FoC to % based army building as it is in Fantasy.

o   Rumors of Sideboards where your allies/formations/etc. go. You see one another’s sideboards and then select which of yours you will be using. Other rumors denying this.

o   Consolidating into combat again? But with the ability to flee combat and get away but you may get swept in the attempt.

o   Shooting flying units at +1 BS to your snap shot if you hold still. -1 BS for flying units that move over a certain distance.

  • Apparently Prescience is now a warp charge 2 power and not the primaris power.
  • Rumors of an IG and Eldar product coming out soon but what that may be is unclear.
  • No Games Day this year?
  • New city themed Realm of Battle table planned.
  • Orks and Space Wolves to follow 7th.

Rant Session

  • Tastey Taste over at BoK wrote a good article about his views on 7th ed. http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2014/04/30/meat-meta-lawsuits-7th-edition/

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • I was wondering what your ruling is on Terrify vs. Synapse. Synapse says that if a unit is falling back, if before it moves it is found to be within synapse range, it automatically regroups. Does this mean if you cast Terrify on any Nid unit in synapse range, it automatically regroups before falling back, or do you rule that they must fall back in the first place in order to “be falling back”?
  • If it helps, I rolled a D6 and got a 4.

List Review

Hey guys! My name is Josh and I’ve been following your site and pod casts for about a year now. I actually started watching your batreps before I played and your site has helped me learn the game and hobby I now love, so thanks! I’m an east coast player and I’m just starting to play more in competitive settings/ tournaments. Here’s my 1750 SW/AM

Rune priest, melta bomb

Troops:

10x Grey Hunters, 2xmeltagun, Rhino

5x wolf scouts

HS:

6x LF 5x missile launchers

Vindicator, dozer

Vindicator, dozer

Aegis, lascannon

IG

Pask in Vanquisher, lascannon

2x Exterminator, lascannon

Psyker level 1

Troops:

PCS

30 man blob, 3x lascannon

HS:

2x Wyvern

Psyker and Rune priest roll for 4++ and twinlink LFs and blob. The Leman Russ and vindicators either flank together or spilt up, based on opponents deployment, and I hide the rhino around mid field for objectives and melta shots. The list lacks a lot of scoring but has a lot of different types of firepower. Do you guys think the SW allies are worth it?

Thanks, and keep doing what your doing. If the other listeners are anything like me, we really appreciate your content!!!

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

  1. trueknight May 3, 2014 6:27 am
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    I think that the interviews have been a great addition to the podcast! Its awesome to hear different points of view from all over. Keep up the good work guys!

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 3, 2014 10:43 am
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      Thanks! Yeah, we enjoy them quite a bit, too.

  2. ligolski May 3, 2014 8:33 am
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    I think its a misconception that Pask’s vehicle HAS to match the other vehicles in its roll. Don’t forget he can order himself to splitfire. This is the nice part about taking tank commanders and specifically pask. This way you don’t need to worry about taking up Heavy support slots, and allows you to have multiple tanks for up to 2 rolls.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 3, 2014 12:03 pm
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      I think a Plasmacutioner goes well with him, too, as his preferred enemy allows it to reroll 1’s for Gets Hot!

      • Novastar May 3, 2014 9:36 pm
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        Where does it say preferred enemy lets you reroll a gets hot test for blast weapons? I know the rule for PE and rerolling “1s” and I know that if you twin link a gets hot template weapon then you can reroll the gets hot test, but the rules on twin link and PE are different. Did they FAQ it to work like that?

      • TinBane May 4, 2014 3:50 pm
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        Also, he only lets you get preferred enemy if he’s the warlord!

  3. Logan May 3, 2014 10:04 am
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    Wow, I’m shocked on being the #1 Ork player. Now I’m working on Nids.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 3, 2014 12:03 pm
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      Congratz!

  4. Hotsauceman1 May 3, 2014 3:07 pm
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    I hope Prescience doesnt go from being the primaris 🙁
    And I have alwas stated War charge 2 powers stink. What IF I roll it up and cant use it?

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 3, 2014 4:27 pm
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      I WANT it to not be the Primaris, it’s too good.

      Per the BRB, if you roll it can’t use it due to being WC2, you roll again.

      • Logan May 3, 2014 7:00 pm
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        I agree it shouldn’t be primaris, but 2 WC is a bit much.

        • TinBane May 4, 2014 3:51 pm
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          To reroll the shots from a blob squad, which is making precision shots on a 6?

        • Reecius
          Reecius May 4, 2014 5:25 pm
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          It’s one of the most powerful powers in the game. I think it should definitely be 2WC.

  5. mercutioh May 3, 2014 5:30 pm
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    Wait a minute, Are you inferring that there are UNREASONABLE people?
    On the INTERNET?
    I find this hard to believe.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 3, 2014 5:43 pm
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      Lol! I know, right?