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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes



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  •  Only 8 40k championships tickets left for the LVO as of this recording! Do not wait to grab yours if you want to go! The hotel block is full, you will need to book your own rooms at this point.
  • F.A.T. Mat sneak peaks all over the place, what’s goin on here, my friends? Pretty sure you should be keeping an eye on the Frontline Gaming website Monday, November 10th for more info and possibly some pre-orders!

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  • Antenocities workshop releases some cool high tech containers.


  • Paizo posted the first chapter of their new Pathfinder Tales novel featuring the Paladin, Kyril.



  • Wrath of Kings shows off some more painted pics of their minis and they are pretty dang impressive.

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  • Absolutely stunning Crimson Fists diorama!

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  • GW releases their new free iPhone app that lets you buy their stuff easier.
  • Privateer Press is planning on releasing 35pt starter armies with rule book for Warmachine and Hordes in plastic at a really solid price point. $135 for $225 worth of product, wow.

Upcoming ITC Events

  •  Harvester and South Florida Open this weekend, good luck to everyone!
  • Renegade Open and Guardian Games Light, the weekend of the 20th.
  • Just got the Sal tLake City Gladiator Games results, will upload those promptly!

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.

  •  Doom making a comeback…..or is it just plastic kit that makes Venome and Zoenthropes? Who knows?! The rumored new Neurothrope has a WC1 witchfire that sounds like it works like the old Doom, but only hits a single target. However, it also adds dice to the wrap pool for warp blast if it does wounds. Seems to be an upgrade character for Zoeys in units of 3 or more, or perhaps that is a Formation.
  • Shield of Baal is the first release for the campaign. There will be more. It comes in two hardback books and in a slipcase.

    book 1 comes with all the details on the invasion- background
    includes the invasion of the Cryptus System, called the shieldworlds of Baal.
    the astra militarum, blood angels and even the sisters of battle are mentioned here.

    book 2 is rules including, Echoes of War scenarios (6), a cities of death expansion with 6 new missions, death from the skies rules for aerial combat.  

    Forces of Leviathan: a new detachment for Tyranids with warlord traits, datasheets for new units, and new formations.

  • Vect coming back as a LoW for DE around December? Nice one!

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

List Review


Combined Arms Detachment – Primary Detachment

Chapter Tactics: Iron Hands

Chapter Master – artificer armor, power fist, shield eternal, bike

Bike Squad (5) – melta x2, combi-melta, melta bombs

Scout Squad (5) – bolters, land speeder storm w/heavy flamer

Tactical Squad (10) – rhino, melta

Tactical Squad (10) – rhino, plasma

Thunderfire Cannon

Thunderfire Cannon

Fire Raptor – auto cannon turrets

Fellblade – twin-linked fellblade accelerator cannon, hull-mounted demolished cannon, hull-mounted heavy bolter, sponson-mounted quad lascannons, armored ceramite

I’m not sure if tournaments would allow the “Legacies of Glory”, but if so I would consider dropping a TFC for the “Battle of Keylek” legacy for the Fellblade because it grants all the blast weapons the Ignores Cover special rule.


The Fellblade should be able to take on other LOWs with its S9 AP2 armourbane blast, or Infantry thanks to the alternate 7″ S8 AP3 blast. The idea is for the Chapter Master’s bike squad to combat vehicles (if the Fellblade needs to focus on infantry), and the TFCs to combat excess infantry (if the Fellblade needs to focus on heavy armor).

The Fire Raptor should be able to handle AA detail, and even take on multiple flyers at once if strafing-by thanks to the turrets (I figured the autocannons would be better for this than the heavy bolters).

Troops with Objective Secured seem alright, since there’s 25 bodies, but counting combat squads and dedicated transports, that’s 8 units total.

Iron Hands CTs just make the Fellblade, Fire Raptor, and Chapter Master nasty thanks to IWND.

What do you guys think? I’m a bit worried about flying Tyranids, but I think it looks pretty well rounded and competitive. Feedback welcomed thanks in advance!


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

  1. TrueKnight November 8, 2014 6:49 am

    So you guys are twice as big as last year but the internets r saying how tournaments have fell off??? Lol

    • Gordon November 8, 2014 9:27 am

      The internet is full of crap.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 9, 2014 1:36 pm

      I know, right? haha. West coast tournaments have been selling out consistently.

      • TinBane November 9, 2014 2:48 pm

        Tournament scene is dead.
        GW is dead.
        Apple is dead.
        Google is dead.
        America is dead.

        Honestly though, what you tend to see is people extrapolating from one event, and projecting that across the industry. Perhaps one poorly run tournament is shrinking, and for the people local to that it’s a big deal. Then they write up an article, someone takes it out of context, and suddenly the industry is in trouble.

        • TinBane November 9, 2014 2:50 pm

          Gotta have some Mark Twain quotes:

          “the report of my death was an exaggeration”

          • Hotsauceman1 November 9, 2014 3:22 pm

            Foxconn is dead

      • Kevin Kucharski November 10, 2014 1:14 pm

        It’s geographic. 40k completely died out in my area. Nobody was having fun with it anymore. Tournaments and leagues which were populated by 20 regulars (good for our small city) dwindled to 10 then 6 then 4 then nothing.

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 10, 2014 2:01 pm

          Sorry to hear that. Maybe it will come back.

  2. TrueKnight November 8, 2014 6:53 am

    PS the Dragon Lance Chronicles goes down as 1 of my all time favorites. Read it as a teenager back in the 90s and I reread it every so often.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 10, 2014 2:02 pm

      Agree 100%. I read them the first time as a little kid, I have reread them at least 4 times. So good.

  3. Novastar November 8, 2014 7:25 am

    Just a heads up the main cannon on the fire raptor is strength 6 not 7 🙂

    • bridges60 November 9, 2014 8:45 am

      yup and that is the reason why the guy went with the autocannon. Good catch nova

      • Novastar November 9, 2014 10:27 am

        I use one regularly, that’s why I new 🙂

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 10, 2014 2:02 pm

          It’s knew, not new =P

  4. Logan November 8, 2014 8:57 am

    You guys are mistaken how Zoanthropes Warp Blast work. They do 1 test at WC2 and the number of shots is equal to the number of Zoanthropes. Example, 3 Zoanthrope unit only do 1 test and get Assault 3.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 9, 2014 1:38 pm

      Yes, you are correct.

  5. Hotsauceman1 November 8, 2014 1:09 pm

    Ahhh, The Battle of Keylek legacie of glory…
    To bad most people are party poopers and banned it.

  6. TinBane November 9, 2014 6:30 pm

    Seriously though, is it just me or is GW turning a bit of a corner? They are releasing mission boxed sets with actual, real discounts. And releasing rules in white dwarf, and making them available online, for units that were launched after the codex.

    Maybe they are changing strategy and listening to customers.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 10, 2014 2:03 pm

      We can only hope!

      • TinBane November 12, 2014 8:39 pm

        Amen. Maybe they can satiate the raging pants of all the Aaron Dempski-Bowden fans, and release a Night Lords army list 😛

  7. Syko515 November 12, 2014 12:38 pm

    thats for you Reece, fear not, its just a Nigri vid

    • Hotsauceman1 November 12, 2014 2:43 pm

      Damnit, that is in my history now

  8. Syko515 November 12, 2014 7:13 pm

    You’re welcome Hotsauceman1. You’re welcome.