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

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  • F.A.T. Mats are shipping in the UK and Europe!
  • GW is showing off previews of the new Dark Eldar Haemonculous Cover supplement. The art is stellar.
  • We are now selling the Infinity Starter Set: Operation Icestorm! Shoot your orders on over.

icestorm terrain

  • Come and meet one of the head designers of Warzone from Prodos Games! October 15th, he will be at the shop running games and paint demos. If we get 10 or more people, they will give away one of the new Icarus Jetfighters as a prize!
  • Kromlech releases a new mechanic Ork, General Otto von Rehrborg

General Otto von Rehrborg

  • Fantasy Arc releases a cool looking set of interior rooms and tunnels called the Bug Hunt Corridor set.

bug hunt corridors

  • We finally got DzC Reconquest Phase 1 books in stock! We also have some Resistance models for sale, too! Shoot your orders on in.
  • Make sure to check out the Twin Linked GT over at Great Escape Games.
  • Forge World coming in hot with some awesome stuff!

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  • Paizo releases a new Pathfinder supplement: Advanced Class origins which gives you all kinds of cool ways to customize your character even more!

class origins

  • PP shows off some new upcoming releases and they look excellent!

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Upcoming ITC Events

  •  Feast of Blades is upon us! Still don’t know what I am bringing!
  • Update to ITC will come next week.

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
    • Rumors of Bretonnians not getting their own book anymore, but being releases as a part of another book, probably Empire or something similar.
    • More pics floating around the net of the rumored new Blightknights and Gutrot. Rumors that Nurgle’s greatest servant will be coming out for the Endtimes story arc.
  • DzC
    • Rumors that DzC will be releasing 3 new models for each faction in the new release, around Christmas. These will be a generic new HQ, and the other 2 will be named HQs.
  • 40K
    • Necrons only getting a new Lord and no book?
    • Tyranids getting two new big monsters with rules in the box?
    • Blood Angels by the end of the year, possibly Novemeber.
      • Rumors about Meph in plastic, going to LoW status, and becoming an uber psyker.
      • Plastic Captain
      • Supplement with new Captain
      • Plastic Tycho, supposedly as Death Company
      • New Terminators Box
      • New Assault Marine Box
      • New Dreadnaught Box
      • Honor Guard Box
      • Plastic Corbulo
      • Flesh Tearers now on the Inquisition shit list.
      • Rumors of a Blood Angels successor gone rogue.
      • Imperial Authorities not liking Blood Angels anymore.
      • Annnnd, rumors that there will be no new plastic kits. Hmm.
  • Biggest rumor for last: We have been told that there is a big change coming to the 40K fluff similar to what was done with the Fantasy Endtimes…what that means, we do not know but it sounds awesome!

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

  •  DE lists we are thinking about playing.

Rules Lawyer

List Review



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

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    iNcontroL October 11, 2014 8:45 am #

    Did… Did you say new Nids?????

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 11, 2014 9:04 am #

      Yeah, that’s the rumor. We’ll see how it pans out!

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      bigpig October 11, 2014 9:02 pm #

      It’s been the big talk over at tyranid hive for a couple days. Seems a legit source. Safe money is on something on par with the wraith knight or that will fill the ranged power shooting currently being done by hierodules (which should be done by a rupture cannon, but they suck).

      Time will tell.

      • Reecius
        Reecius October 13, 2014 7:30 am #

        Yeah, nids need something to deal with knights. The heirodule is essentially it.

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      Jural October 13, 2014 3:42 pm #

      I’m thinking 5 wounds, T5, movement 6″, no fearless, no grenades, AP4, STR 7 or worse on the ranged weapons, and with a cool new rule like a 6++ in close combat if you kill 3 models from the same Codex in the same turn.

      And the name will be “Slutzilla” or “Shameful Harlot”, and of course the model will be so big that you can draw LoS to it anywhere on the board…

      for just under 200 points in the heavy slot!

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    iNcontroL October 11, 2014 11:39 am #

    My heart… My heart wants this…

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      Simon October 11, 2014 12:00 pm #

      It’s from Lords of War too – rumour stats are 6 for nothing! 6 weeks and counting!

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    Alex D October 11, 2014 11:54 am #

    New Assault Marines box? I guess I may hold off buying the 4 boxes then?

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 13, 2014 7:28 am #

      Eh, we’ll see. That one feels a little salty to me, but you never know.

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    SlayerSam October 11, 2014 12:50 pm #

    It boggles the mind why they don’t sell apparel, they would make a bloody fortune!

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      GV October 11, 2014 7:57 pm #

      Agree with the above… talk about leaving money on the table! wtf…

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      Alan October 12, 2014 5:28 pm #

      I 100% agree! I got a red , Chaos pantheon star shirt when I pre-ordered the Space Marine game (at GAMESDAY of all places) that I still wear to events.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 13, 2014 7:27 am #

      Agreed 100%

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    Trokair October 11, 2014 11:13 pm #

    Regarding your remark Reecius, about not wanting to take a Dark Eldar HQ.

    As far as I can tell a model (or models) form the Archon Court count as HQ.
    So you can take a 10 pts costing Lhamaean as your HQ.

    It feels like it is wrong but I can’t find it anywhere.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 13, 2014 7:27 am #

      Yeah, good point. The language is fuzzy, but it may be true.

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    droozy October 13, 2014 12:28 pm #

    So how’s about this thing that’s coming that Chaos players should be excited about? You mentioned it, rather cryptically, but I haven’t heard anything else.
    any word on that? Is it no more than a rumor? Any more details you could tease us with?

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 13, 2014 1:04 pm #

      So much awesome stuff, I honestly don’t know where to begin! You will be very happy.

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      TinBane October 13, 2014 2:03 pm #

      IA: 13 contains –
      “Included within are profiles and rules for more than twenty Chaos Space Marine vehicles, as well as
      Chaos Titans and the armoured vehicles of the Heretics and Renegades – the mortal followers of the dark gods. These range from specialised variants of the mighty Land Raider to the heavily armed Chaos Thunderhawk Gunship, as well as extensive background material describing the war machines of the Chaos Space Marines and their mortal allies. It also provides a complete army list for Renegades and Heretics – the hosts of cultists, mutants and turncoat warriors, and their own range of armoured vehicles dedicated to the Ruinous Powers – which can be fielded as an army in its own right or used as a source of allies for the Chaos Space Marines.”

      Basically it adds evil guard as it’s own list. The limited edition is up on forgeworld now. It also has rules for a slew of chaos vehicles!

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        droozy October 13, 2014 3:18 pm #

        Cool, I was wondering if that was the thing. That sounds pretty great, too bad it’s the price of a new rulebook.

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          TinBane October 13, 2014 4:34 pm #

          It’s the limited edition, right now? Once that sells out, it should price drop a bit.

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        Jural October 13, 2014 3:44 pm #

        Dreadclaws are alive and well is the rumor… I hope they get a massive point decrease, Podding Chaos sounds like fun! (I think the drop pod is called the dreadclaw…)

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          droozy October 13, 2014 4:22 pm #

          I didn’t like the rules for them in the last IA book. Why can’t my chaos boys drop in normal like those emperor loving dogs?!?

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            Jural October 13, 2014 4:26 pm

            Agreed- Making them nearly identical to the Marine variant would be awesome…

            I’m also digging the rumor of the Sonic dread… but expecting it will look cool and be disappointing, lol

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          TinBane October 13, 2014 4:40 pm #

          Yeah, that’s awesome. I love dreadclaws, but the problem is they definitely aren’t drop pods. And that’s both a weakness and a strength.

          Firstly, chaos marines should have droppods. If you read the books, they had drop pods, and the fluff nazi’s keep a tight leash on this. Drop pods are easy to manufacture, and can be made by techmarines etc, using the same equipment used to maintain space marine power armour. So in short, most chaos warbands should have access to them. The fact that they don’t, is probably down to the chapterhouse stuff, more than anything else.

          And that really hurts chaos, because there’s a lot of units that would make great use of it (5 plasma chosen, for instance).

          The dreadclaw is actually for fleet engagements. I honestly, find it a little cringe-worthy that it’s considered capable of atmospheric flight. It’s not designed for atmospheric flight, and that makes no sense at all. The dreadclaws are supposed to be like awesome boarding torpedos, that chew their way in. Launched from fighter bays, rather than torpedo launchers.

          They aren’t designed, for attacking ground forces at all! They should clamp onto a ship. Melta-chew their way in, voiding whatever rooms they’ve just got into. Cleared away anything not dead with frag launchers, and then the marines enter.

          Honestly, FW should just release chaos marine doors for drop pods, and they call it a day and put it in the codex. They would sell a ton.

          At 85 pts (this is the old rules), the dreadclaw costs a lot of points. It also doesn’t arrive until at best turn 2. And even then it has to go into “hover” mode to drop off troops. meaning that in most cases it’s turn 4 before you actually get anything out of your dreadclaw.

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