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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes



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  • Forge World going hot with all kinds of cool new stuff!

o   Cerastus Knight-Acheron

o   Archmagos Draykavac

o   Questoris Knight-Magaera

o   Triaros Armored Conveyor

o   XV109 Y’Vahra

Raven Guard Contemptor

acheron-bnr-eucerastus-knight-castigatordraykavac-bnr-eu1magaera-bnr-eutriaros-bnr-eu XV109-bnr



  • Infinity releases a new Kornak Gazarot model.

kornak gazarot

  • NOVA Open – (Here are the results from the NoVA Open Tournament and news about next years NoVA Open 2015)
  • Hardcore Tournament – was won by Jake Hoffman – (video of the game can be found on our channel) using his P-Skare Cryx List versus Jeremy Miller and his Captain Damiano Mercenaries list
  • NoVA Open Masters Tournament –  was won by Jeremy Miller with Mercenaries versus Mike Ireland with Retribution of Scyrah (pro. Sky-ra) on the final tables (video of this game will be up later this week).  With his win Jeremy Miller has won his place in Privateer Press’s exclusive Warmachine Weekend Invitational Tournament this November.
  • Iron Gauntlet NoVA Open 2014 Tournament – was won by Joe Brawn with his Minions force.  An though it was not an Iron Gauntlet qualifier this year, NoVA Open has confirmed that it will be a qualifer next year.
  • NoVA Open 2015
  • This means that NoVA Open 2015 will be not only a Warmachine Weekend Invitational Qualifer next year in it’s Masters Tournament, but will also be a Warmachine Iron Gauntlet Qualifying convention as well.  Two primer qualifers at one Convention in the Norther Virginia area.
  • Last week a had new released images from Privateer Press’s Summer Campaign showing the concept art for what appears to be a new Cygnar Jack.  It appears to be on the Stormclad Chassie with a spear and some sort of electric cannon.  To which if it is on the Stormclad chassie it will round out the three models to make a Stormclad Cassie plastic kit (Stormclad, Reliant, this jack)
  • Also unlocked was a new Cryx jack heavy that also appears to be the third jack in the new up and coming plastic Seether chassie.
  • FLG Notes: So Privateer Press does annual summer campaigns where players can play games and report them on a website. (Similar to Eye of Terror summer campaign from back in the day).  How it differs is the two factions (Purist vs. Opportunist) going against each other are racing to unlock thier vault images which are always a new upcoming model.  (As an example the new Circle Caster Bradigus was spoiled via last seasons vault image)
  •  Painted TGITG model, looking cool!



  • Heavy Gear shows off the new northern stinger missile truck.



  • F.A.T. Mats will be in the UK very soon! The boat hits the port on the 16th, and we should be ready to ship by the end of September. Stay tuned for pre-orders!
  • The outrider program is still in effect!
  • LVO hotel room block is already nearly 60% full, we are running out of space on that bad boy and it looks like it will be sold out by the end of September. We got a crazy good rate on the rooms, too.
  • Warzone demos on Wednesday nights at FLG! Be sure to come by and check it out! You can also pick up the minis in the webcart.

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.

  • Rumors about plastic DE characters coming, Urien and an Archon, along with a price reduction, which would be cool. Rumors of the Void Raven Bomber weighing in at $81.
  • A new unit rumored for the DE called an Artax or Artifex that costs as much as a 7th ed codex. Rumors of this also for Space Wolves and Tyranids. Not sure what it is yet, but sounds like maybe a book?
  • Rumors about Necrons and Blood Angels getting new books coming in the near future.
  • Rumors of Fantasy 9th ed this month? Wow, if so, things are moving at break-neck pace. We will have to wait and see.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • Ryan L asks:
  • The Inquisition Relic Liber Heresius can grant an Inquisitor and their unit Scout (amongst other special rules). Does this extend to a unit’s Dedicated Transport?
  • Similarly, do the Jokaero’s Inconceivable Customisation bonuses apply to Independant Characters and/or Dedicated Transports with the unit?
  • John P. asks:
  • So I’m bringing my grey knights/space wolves army to the Everett ITC event and using the new nemesis strike force with space wolve allies… My question is about “rights of teleportation.”1: if I have a squad if grey knight terminator squad held in deep strike reserve they are allowed to roll first turn. What if I add a space wolf Prost in terminator armor to the squad!? Can they still roll first turn because of the grey knight terminators??

    2: squad of space wolf terminators with a Grey Knight librarian, same question  …

List Review

Thought id get your opinion on a list I just modified for my csm army that I usually run: crimson slaughter with csm allies:



sorcerer: lvl3, bike, aura of dark glory, melta bombs, force axe


Csm: 5man, melta/combi melt, rhino

Csm: 5man, melta/combi melt, rhino


Csm bikes:8man, MoK, banner of wrath, 2xmelt/combi melt, powerfist

Spawn: 5man, MoN



Maulerfiend: standard

maulerfiend: standard


juggerlord: AoBF, MoK, meltabombs, juggernaught, sigil


11man cultist.


What I normally do is run my juggerlord with the khorne bikes who grant him furious charge thanks to the banner. and put invisibility on them, I then roll for Invisibility with the sorcerer and put him in the nurgle spawn pack. I rush everyone forward and if needed put inviso on one or two of the maulerfiends. It worked well against knights last tourney and eldar (dawn of war helped a lot) but I feel I needed faster obj secure units. So the rhinos are hopefully able to move midfield to claim obj as needed and the marines provide a threat to any knight player(tons in the houston meta) that wants to push forward into my deployment. Let me know what you guys think and as always I appreciate all the feedback.

Thank you,




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

  1. bridges60 September 6, 2014 6:13 am

    Thanks for reviewing my list guys, i appreciate it. Unfortunately the Juggerlord is not Eternal Warrior unless you upgrade him with the wargear from black legion supplement, but then we can’t take the Axe of Blind Fury(unless we can and i just don’t know about it). Although, putting him in the biker khorne squad gives him Furious Charge and re roll charge distsance (Since fleet doesn’t confer).

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 6, 2014 3:10 pm

      I would strongly consider going EW. It is so good for keeping him alive. Strength 10 attacks aren’t as prevalent as they were, but, you still don’t want him getting owned by the first Wraithknight that comes along.

      • bridges60 September 6, 2014 3:29 pm

        This is true, i may have to do that. i love axe of blind fury but a powerfist/lightning claw combo with eternal warrior may be nice

  2. Joshhodg September 6, 2014 4:25 pm

    Ok so two things. First off you put a picture of the Cerastus Knight Castigator under the Acheron. They are not the same thing. They have the same Bolter weapon however the Castigator has a power sword type sword whereas the Acheron has a double bladed Reaper Chainsaw.
    Secondly the Questoris Knight is not a new type of frame. The GW plastic knight kits are also Questoris knights.

    • Joshhodg September 6, 2014 9:31 pm

      Ok I actually said something wrong based in old information. The Acheron has what looks like giant flamer.

  3. iNcontroL September 7, 2014 1:58 am

    Nicely done!

  4. TinBane September 7, 2014 2:13 pm

    It was great to hear the big cat on your podcast. Hopefully it disn’t hit your download stats too badly ;P

    Seriously though, great podcast!

    Do you reckon the artifex is just a collected art book?

    I think the ravenguard contemptor has an Australian Aboriginie pattern, rather than a maori pattern. Maori art is often made up of whorls, and aboriginal art of dots.

  5. RyanL September 7, 2014 11:24 pm

    Thanks for the info on Scout/Infiltrate and Dedicated transports, that should combine for some pretty heavy early game pressure!