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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

11-4-14

Intro

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News

  •  Frankie played the 40k Space Wolf video game.
  • LVO update: Only 3 rooms left in our room block.
  • 40K Champs down to the teens on tickets left.
  • New Web Cart seems to be working great! Let us know if you all see anything. Also, we’re getting ready to kick off some big announcements in the very near future!
  • FW put the Vorax Automata up for pre-order.

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  • Matt L. sent me a pic of this beautiful mini, would make a great female Daemon Prince.

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  • Our studio just finished a really slick looking Necron army, check out the pics! And, give us a look for your next painting commission.

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  • Heavy Gear shows off their Hovertank plastic render, looks cool. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heavygearblitz/heavy-gear-blitz-war-for-terra-nova-starter-set
  • Titan Forge shows off some new Metal Beards coming out and they look bad ass.

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  • Victoria Miniatures releases a new heavy weapon team that looks awesome.

victoria miniatures victoria 2 Upcoming ITC Events Rumors:

  • The Harvester and the South Florida Open are both coming up this next weekend!

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.

  •  More new bug rumors? Oooooooh, yeah! Looks like there may be a new drop pod bug in the future, the Tyranocst? Looks fantastic if rumors hold true. This is game changing for bugs.
  • More rumors of a limited edition starter box with Nids and Blood Angels similar to Storm Claw, possibly called Shield of Baal: Leviathan. Most likely a story driven campaign, rumors indicate it may tie in Crons, too. This makes sense with all the Nids releases as with Storm Claw we saw the releases bracket the actual book.
  • Looks like Bretonians are not getting Squatted as their models are back up on the GW site, but, expect them to be merged into another army, most likely Empire.

Rant Session Tactics Corner Rules Lawyer List Review Hi, 

Relatively new returning to the game (left back in 2nd edition when I went to college, returned at the end of 6th).
Friendly Tournament List:
(CAD -1500pts)
HQ:
Wolf Guard Battle Leader, Thunderwolf, Armour of Russ, Icewolf Sword
Elite:
Iron Priest, Thunderwolf, 4 Cyberwolves
5 Wolf guard terminators, 2 combi plasmas, 2 storm bolters, 2 storm shields, 1 wolf claw, 1 power axe, 1 power maul (to go in pod)
Troops:
10 Grey hunters, 2 flamers, Rhino
10 Grey hunters, 2 meltas, Rhino
5 Blood Claws, Stormwolf, multi meltas
Fast Attack:
Drop pod, Deathwind launcher
4 Thunderwolf Cavalry, 2 power maul 3 storm shields.
Thanks in advance for the review and many thanks to the team for the pod casts, I tend to catch up on the previous week when I work from home on a Thursday.
Cheers,
Ian
(from the UK)

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

  1. iNcontroL November 4, 2014 3:05 am
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    nice show as always guys.. Reece.. lictors? no.. you KNOW you’d never take them with a straight face.

    Also Swarmlord in the pod i s terribad imo. Sit there for 1 turn and look mean with his 5 wounds and 3+ save while he gets his socks rocked.

    • Simon November 4, 2014 4:30 am
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      Dimachaeron in a pod everytime.

      • Reecius
        Reecius November 4, 2014 9:17 am
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        I think the T-Fex would rock in the sPod!

        @iNcontroL I would rock a 9 Lichtor list!

        • Adam
          Adam November 4, 2014 10:05 am
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          Forget 9, run Deathleaper’s Assassin Brood!

      • Jural November 4, 2014 10:37 am
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        The coolest thing is you don’t need to choose! Pod your genestealers one game, your Zoanthropes the next, your Dakka fexxes a third, and your Dimachaeron the next. Consider taking a Tervigon now as the third HQ for backfield or opposite field board control.

        I’m not sure they will make a power build better, or even define a power build… but they give options, and that’s cool and fun.

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 4, 2014 1:06 pm
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          Yeah, that flexibility is fantastic!

  2. colinsherlow November 4, 2014 3:32 am
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    How do I get a hold of you guys for the LVO rooms? I’ll take a room and sign up

    • colinsherlow November 4, 2014 4:16 am
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      OH! do I have to purchase the $20 con badge as well as my LVO tourney ticket?

      • colinsherlow November 4, 2014 4:34 am
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        ignore the con badge part. Just read that you do. Stupid stupid handsome bearded ginger!

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 4, 2014 9:18 am
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          The room block is 100% booked at this point in time, actually. And I am sure your ginger beard is quite fetching! haha =P

  3. colinsherlow November 4, 2014 4:28 am
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    Probably going to bring Dark Eldar and try and make them competitive. Maybe with a splash of Eldar for reserve manipulation and something nasty that deep strikes? 5 Wraith guard with cannons? or Blasterborn in a raider? 2 Talos or a wraith knight? Autarch on bilke with mantle or cheap with fusiongun deep striking with WWP archon?

    Will try for a mostly reserve/DS army.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 4, 2014 9:24 am
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      Sounds like fun!

  4. Julien November 4, 2014 9:06 am
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    So, the Tyrannocyst is essentially a Smaller, weaker, cheaper Kharybdis Assault Claw with a bit more flexibility (taking 1 MC, both have 20 capacity, both have 5 guns. One costs a melta gun more than a Land Raider, the other barely more than 100 points 😛 )

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 4, 2014 9:24 am
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      Pretty good summation, I think.

    • Novastar November 4, 2014 10:05 am
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      Isn’t the karybdis an assault vehicle? And also I do not think the guys have to get out when it arrives

      • Adam
        Adam November 4, 2014 10:06 am
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        yeah, the kharybdis is still quite a bit different, though it doesn’t make it good, haha.

  5. Hotsauceman1 November 4, 2014 10:34 am
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    Stonecrusher in a pod might be fun
    or if you go unbound, a riptide.

    • Jural November 4, 2014 10:38 am
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      You still need to be battle bros to use the pod I think… so it’s nid only.

  6. Jural November 4, 2014 10:41 am
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    The Meiotic Spore Bombs seem awesome… 15 points to make a target, and almost auto pen an enemy flyer/light transport on a charge? Can you imagine having 10 of those out there- what a nasty target prioritization issue for the opponent… (assuming my 10 second rules review was on target)

  7. Vendra November 4, 2014 11:42 am
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    I was room reservation number 4, thus leaving 3 rooms. I greatly look forward to this as it will be my first Warhammer GT. It was an article on this site that actually cracked the hard hard shell over my dried up shriveled black heart, that actually convinced me to go.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 4, 2014 1:05 pm
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      Awesome, glad you’re coming! We are fully booked out on the rooms, for the second time!

      See you there!

  8. colinsherlow November 4, 2014 5:52 pm
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    CRAZY!!! I just tried signing up for the LVO room deals and got a room.

    Stoked.

    Time to sign up for the event now

    • colinsherlow November 4, 2014 7:45 pm
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      Won’t let me register for the LVO 40k champs?… something wrong with the site on that part? or is my computer or visa being a dick?

  9. Justin Cook November 4, 2014 7:37 pm
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    So many good options for the new tyranid spores, it hurts my brain to think of them all.

  10. Noah November 4, 2014 8:44 pm
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    Since the Tyrannocyte don’t use up a slot why wouldn’t run like 10 of them just for objective camping. T5 with 6 wounds would take a bit totale out.

    • Jural November 4, 2014 10:07 pm
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      Yeah, there is a potential to abuse pods and the spores both… I suspect at some point they become dedicated transports again. Then again, if the tyrannocytes were objective secured, they might be even better than now, flexibility is one thing

  11. John Feuerhelm November 6, 2014 10:41 am
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    Nice interview with Chris at the end there.

    I got a little excited when I heard about Powered Play’s new Kickstarter for powered 40mm bases. I knocked out a prototype to start getting some ideas flowing about how I will use the bases when I get them.

    http://youtu.be/nAwWGMnjd-w