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Show Notes

11-8-14

Intro

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News

  •  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.

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

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  • 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

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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

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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.

Tactics:

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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TrueKnight
TrueKnight
7 years ago

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

Gordon
Gordon
7 years ago
Reply to  TrueKnight

The internet is full of crap.

TinBane
TinBane
7 years ago
Reply to  Reecius

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
TinBane
7 years ago
Reply to  TinBane

Gotta have some Mark Twain quotes:

“the report of my death was an exaggeration”

Hotsauceman1
Hotsauceman1
7 years ago
Reply to  TinBane

Foxconn is dead

Kevin Kucharski
7 years ago
Reply to  Reecius

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.

TrueKnight
TrueKnight
7 years ago

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.

Novastar
Novastar
7 years ago

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

bridges60
bridges60
7 years ago
Reply to  Novastar

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

Novastar
Novastar
7 years ago
Reply to  bridges60

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

Logan
Logan
7 years ago

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.

Hotsauceman1
Hotsauceman1
7 years ago

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

TinBane
TinBane
7 years ago

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.

TinBane
TinBane
7 years ago
Reply to  Reecius

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

Syko515
Syko515
7 years ago

http://youtu.be/0B_lu339ZWw

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

Hotsauceman1
Hotsauceman1
7 years ago
Reply to  Syko515

Damnit, that is in my history now

Syko515
Syko515
7 years ago

You’re welcome Hotsauceman1. You’re welcome.

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