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

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Show Notes

8-23-14

Intro

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News

  • Tectonic Craft Studios releases a cool Eldar Webway looking terrain piece.

tectonic craft

  • Warzone releases some really great looking new models! The Black Widow, The Iron Lady, and the Guardian Oblati. Come by on Wendesday nights to get in some games of Warzone with Jim. We have folks picking it up and it is a fun game with a cool setting and great miniatures.

black-widow black-widow-1 guardiani-oblati guardiani-oblati-2 iron-lady iron-lady-2

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  • We’re also accepting pre-orders for the X-Wing Wave 5 releases! The rebel YT-2400 Freighter and the Empire’s VT-49 Decimator. Shoot those to: Orders@FrontlineGaming.org

vt-49 decimator wave 5 yt-2400

  • Heavy Gear Blitz! Beta Rules debuted at GenCon and we have been hearing some really good things about it!

heavy gear blitz beta rules

  • Check out this picture of Pathfinder in action at GenCon! Wow!

pathfinder

  • Toughest Girls in the Galaxy have some interesting new minis, Were-She-Wolves. Hmmm.

were-she-wolves

  • Avatars of War show off a new chaos warrior-esque model and a new Marauder style warlord.

avatars of war

 

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  • FAT Mats are on the water to the UK! Can’t wait to get those to everyone. They will be up for sale soon!
  • LVO hotel rooms are moving FAST. We’ve already booked about 15% of our room block in less than 1 and a half days, so don’t wait on those. Event information and tickets will be available in September.
  • The Assassin Data Slate will be available for download August 23rd, and they are indeed their own faction that is in the Armies of the Imperium. They can take a single Assassin as a detachment or they can take a formation of assassins.
  • Space Hulk: Ascension is on the way, a turn based, 3D, digital space hulk game that plays like the board game with RPG elements thrown in.

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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.

  •  Grey Knights rumors:
    • Aegis is nerfed to reroll 1’s of DtW.
    • No more psychic pilots except dreads…wow!
    • Characters without models are gone.
    • No more psybolt ammo. Ouch!
    • Only Grey Knights in the book.
    • Psycannons are salvo.
    • Halbreds now +1 strength, no longer +2 initiative.
    • Nemesis Strike Force Detachment looks awesome.
    • Psilencer is now Force!
    • CHEAP termies.
    • Dreadknights dramatically reduced in cost.
    • Lots of Soul Blaze.
    • No more idiot grenades, thank goodness!
    • Draigo is a BEAST! Holy crap, he is insane.
  • The Nagash “Endtimes” arc/release in Fantasy will last 4 weeks.
    • Next week Arkhan,
    • Neferata
    • Manfred Combi-Box
    • Supposedly all soft cover books will be replaced by next summer.
  • Dark Eldar are rumored to be on deck after Nagash.

Rant Session

  •  Grey Knights, let’s wait and see. We know all too well how easy it is to have an emotional reaction to change.

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • Can a Storm Talon escort a model from their detachment coming in from reserves in an allied transport flyer?
    • Yes!

List Review

So this is my mean list (the Dickdar). I went with the Pulse lasers on the Hornets for the str8, ap2, heavy 2, 48″ brokenness. And we have lots of scout going on as well. Have a total of 24 Pulse Laser shots and 6 Bright Lances.

HQ-

Spirit Seer (with the Wraithblades)

Troops-

5 Windriders

5 Wraithblades with Ghostswords in a Wave Serpent with Holo-fields and TL Scatter Laser and TL Shuriken Catapults.

Fast Attack-

3 Hornets with 2 Pulse Lasers each

3 Hornets with 2 Pulse Lasers each

10 Warp Spiders

Heavy Support-

3 War Walkers with Scatter Laser, Bright Lance each

3 War Walkers with Scatter Laser Bright Lance each

Wraithknight with Suncannon, Scattershield and a Scatter Laser.

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

  1. MrCk August 23, 2014 7:54 am
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    You’re the best, can’t wait for a FATMAT in the UK. That is all.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 23, 2014 8:06 am
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      Thanks! And we’ll be happy to get them there =)

  2. IndigoJack August 23, 2014 9:57 am
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    Just a few corrections on your GK “rumors” (I know you’ve seen the pictures!)

    -The rules for the aegis have been the same since the 7th ed FAQ. The only thing we really lost was reinforced aegis (never really used it anyways).

    -GK vehicles lost fortitude (ignores shaken/stunned) in the 7th ed FAQ. Instead, they got sanctuary (+1 to invul, if no invul gain a 6++).

    -While psycannons were sort of salvo before, there are few significant differences. The previous psycannon let me always snap fire at heavy 4 (great against flyers), now if I move at all I’m stuck at the two shot mode (snap fire or no). Additionally, psycannons are half range now if you moved, which puts strikes in the murderzone (<12") if they want to remain mobile and use their psycannons.

    -Dreadknights still can't take two of the same heavy weapon. Given the other options, I'm not too broken up over this.

    -Purifiers still have cleansing flame, and they also gained ML2

    -You only need 1 HQ and 1 troop to take Draigo if you take the new Nemesis Strike Force.

    I'm one of those GK players who's upset with the changes. We lost a lot of stuff this time around, and didn't really gain anything to replace it. I was already struggling against top-tier armies before, and these changes are going to make it that much harder. All of this is of course just an initial impression and is going to require some real playtesting to see how our strengths and weakness changed.

    • Novastar August 23, 2014 1:08 pm
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      Give a little time, I think you will appreciate 33 point terminators lol, plus terminators can move and fire 4 shots and then assault with the psycannons, I think grey are going to be really popular again, I just read the sanctic powers and they are all good!

      • Gordon August 23, 2014 2:09 pm
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        33pt Terminators isn’t as nice as you might think. They were significantly overpriced at 40ppm (same thing with vanilla Terminators), but now you’re stuck with AP3 weapons and you lost psybolt ammo and the brotherhood banner. Buy cc weapon upgrades, most importantly hammers, and you’re suddenly only saving 10-20pts on the unit over the old prices. Which is nice, but it is far from amazing, especially considering how overpriced they already were.

        Space Wolves and CSM already have cheaper Terminators, and they are rarely played.

      • Gordon August 23, 2014 2:16 pm
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        Oh, and psycannons were already 4 shots on Terminators and you could assault afterwards. Literally exactly the same. The difference is, all those power armor GKs are now basically worthless, since the main reason to take them was to cram in a bunch of psycannons and str 5 storm bolters. No more psybolt ammo, and salvo psycannons, and shooty PAGK are terrible. Might still take a unit of Purifiers on occasion, because they’re still decent in assault and you get Cleansing Flame which is pretty awesome, but otherwise PAGK are getting completely shelved. So now not only are GKs only pure GK (not that I personally mind that, but they needed to include some things to cover the loss of, y’know, like anti-tank and stuff), but they’re effectively pure Terminator/Paladin now. And look how well that’s worked out for, like, Deathwing.

        • Novastar August 23, 2014 3:01 pm
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          I know that you could already charge with terminators, I was pointing it out it the poster above me

          • Novastar August 23, 2014 3:24 pm
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            Yes space wolves and chaos also have 33 point terminators, but they don’t get force weapons, psychic powers or objective secured in a cad

          • Gordon August 23, 2014 5:01 pm
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            Hammerhand is the only good psychic power, and to take advantage of it you want a few hammers, at which point you’re not actually any cheaper than the unit used to be. So, again, from someone who’s played Grey Knights for a very long time, it’s cool that we’re saving maybe 20pts off a unit of 5, but that doesn’t suddenly make GKT the most amazing troops choice ever. They’re decent, but they’ll still get shot off the table often as not.

          • Novastar August 23, 2014 7:18 pm
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            You don’t think S7 halberds are worth it?

        • IndigoJack August 23, 2014 10:06 pm
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          Deathwing is actually the other army I play a lot. Turns out, I can actually make my 2000pt DW army with about 1700 pts of GKs. There are a few trade offs, like the GKTs only have 2 hammers instead of powerfists/chainfists/hammers, GKTs don’t split fire or twin-link after deep striking, GK land raiders can’t be made venerable, and GKTs aren’t fearless. Still, that’s a whopper of a point savings there.

          While I’m not sure that pure terminator GKs are going to be the most competitive, I think a mixture of power armored and TDA clad GKs is going to be the way to go. Yes, the change to psycannons definitely nerfed PAGKs, but I think it’s far too early to claim things like, “PAGKs are terrible.” How much playtesting has really been done with them yet?

      • IndigoJack August 23, 2014 9:51 pm
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        Oh I’m sure I’ll get over the changes. I think the thing I’m most looking forward to is beating people and then not hearing that it’s because I play a cheesy army rather than accept that I might be a better player than them.

  3. Hotsauceman1 August 23, 2014 5:39 pm
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    I was wondering when the furry miniatures would start existing