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

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Show Notes

11-22-2014

Intro

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News

  •  The new F.A.T. Mat pre-sales going strong, be sure to get your soon and take advantage of the tail end of the free F.A.T. Bag and Tag promotion!
  • We have some incredible Warmachine and Hordes prizes for the LVO!
  • Raging Heroes releases some new models.

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  • Titan-Forge shows off a new mini.

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  • Dream Forge shows off their new female storm troopers.

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  • Clockwork Goblin has some new Walkers.

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  • Infinity new releases.

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  • Privateer Press releases a new Boardgame

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Upcoming ITC Events

  •  Renegade Open started today, good luck to everyone!
  • Guardian Cup Lite starts Saturday.

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.

  •  The new Baal set will supposedly include two new Formations, the Strike Force Deathstorm, and Phodian Annihilation Swarm.
  • Army books, supplements and codices will becoming out in softback eventually, according to the new CEO.
  • New Tyranid formations look slick.
  • Changes to Warhammer Magic, 4d6 dice, and all wizards know every spell in their lore.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  •  Dark Angels updated, the power field only works on the vehicle if the bearer is inside of it. They defined what the bolter banner works on. No Storm Bolters, sigh.

List Review

1850pt Grey Knights: Codex (2014), Space Marines: Codex (2013) Roster (Nemesis Strike Force, Combined Arms Detachment)

Grey Knights: Codex (2014) (Nemesis Strike Force) Selections:

HQ (110pts)

  • Librarian (110pts) (Codex: Grey Knights p64)

And They Shall Know No Fear, Independent Character, Preferred Enemy (Daemons), Purity of Spirit, The Aegis

Frag, Krak and Psyk-out grenades (Psi-shock), Nemesis warding stave (Daemonbane), Psychic Hood, Psyker [ML 2] (Daemonology (Sanctic), Divination, Pyromancy, Telekinesis, Telepathy), Terminator Armour (Bulky, Deep Strike, Relentless, *)

Troops (195pts)

  • Terminator Squad (195pts) (Codex: Grey Knights p67)

And They Shall Know No Fear, Combat Squads, Preferred Enemy (Daemons), Purity of Spirit, The Aegis

Brotherhood of Psykers [ML 1] (Banishment, Hammerhand), Terminator Armour (Bulky, Deep Strike, Relentless, *)

o    Terminator (hammer) (43pts)

Nemesis Daemon hammer (10pts) (Daemonbane), Storm bolter

o    Terminator (psycannon) (53pts)

Nemesis force sword (Daemonbane), Psycannon (20pts)

o    2x Terminator (sword) (66pts)

2x Nemesis force sword (Daemonbane), 2x Storm bolter

o    Terminator Justicar (33pts)

Nemesis force sword (Daemonbane), Storm bolter

Heavy Support (410pts)

  • Nemesis Dreadknight (205pts) (Codex: Grey Knights p77)

And They Shall Know No Fear, Deep Strike, Force Shielding, Preferred Enemy (Daemons), Purity of Spirit, The Aegis

Heavy Psycannon (35pts), Nemesis greatsword and power fist (10pts), Personal teleporter (30pts), Psyker [ML 1] (Banishment, Sanctuary)

  • Nemesis Dreadknight (205pts) (Codex: Grey Knights p77)

And They Shall Know No Fear, Deep Strike, Force Shielding, Preferred Enemy (Daemons), Purity of Spirit, The Aegis

Heavy Psycannon (35pts), Nemesis greatsword and power fist (10pts), Personal teleporter (30pts), Psyker [ML 1] (Banishment, Sanctuary)

Lords of War (245pts)

  • Kaldor Draigo (245pts) (Codex: Grey Knights p81)

Eternal Warrior, Fearless, Independent Character, Preferred Enemy (Daemons), Purity of Spirit, The Aegis

Frag, Krak and Psyk-out grenades (Psi-shock), Iron Halo, Psyker [ML 2] (Banishment, Gate of Infinity, Hammerhand, Purge Soul), Storm bolter, Storm Shield, Terminator Armour (Bulky, Deep Strike, Relentless, *), The Titansword (Daemonbane, Master-crafted)

Space Marines: Codex (2013) (Combined Arms Detachment) Selections:

(No Category)

  • Chapter Tactics

Red Scorpions (*)

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4. Heavy Support

HQ (175pts)

  • Magister Sevrin Loth * (175pts)

And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics (Red Scorpions), Counter-attack, Fearless, Independant Character, Master Psyker, Psyker (Mastery Level 3), Warlord

Bolt Pistol, Force Axe

Troops (260pts)

  • Tactical Squad (130pts)

And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics, Combat Squads

Meltagun (10pts), Rhino (35pts) (Repair, Tank), 4x Space Marine (56pts)

o    Space Marine Sergeant (29pts)

Chainsword, Combi-weapon (10pts), Melta Bombs (5pts)

  • Tactical Squad (130pts)

And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics, Combat Squads

Meltagun (10pts), Rhino (35pts) (Repair, Tank), 4x Space Marine (56pts)

o    Space Marine Sergeant (29pts)

Chainsword, Combi-weapon (10pts), Melta Bombs (5pts)

Heavy Support (455pts)

  • Centurion Devastator Squad (260pts)

And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics, Decimator Protocols, Slow and Purposeful, Very Bulky

o    Centurion (80pts)

Grav-cannon and grav-amp (20pts), Huricane Bolter

o    Centurion (80pts)

Grav-cannon and grav-amp (20pts), Huricane Bolter

o    Centurion Sergeant (100pts)

Grav-cannon and grav-amp (20pts), Huricane Bolter, Omniscope (10pts)

  • Relic Sicaran Battle Tank * (195pts)

Relic of the Armoury

Armoured Ceramite (20pts), Hull-mounted Heavy Bolter, Lascannon (40pts), Turret-mounted Twin-linked Accelerator Autocannon

Draigo, the Libby, Loth, and the Cents will do what they do: Gate around and blow important things up; The Sicaran tank will be used to pop transports, wave serpents, and AA; The Dreadknights with the personal teleporters will TP around and blow transports and the such up, and get into fist fights with other monstrous creatures; The Terminators are to TP on a random important objective; the two 5-man squads of marines in Rhinos are for late game objective securing. Hopefully they’ll be ignored and the focus will be the rest of my army. I’ll probably put them in reserves so they can pop out late game. Loth will get invisibility and the Libby will try for Perfect Timing and Presience.

 

Thoughts?

 

PS: What do I need to do to my Red Scorpion in regards to modelWYSIYUG on my sergeants to show they are apothecaries?

 

Thanks sincerely,

Brian Wood

 

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

  1. CNitram November 22, 2014 9:56 am
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    ” PS: What do I need to do to my Red Scorpion in regards to model WYSIWYG on my sergeants to show they are apothecaries? ”

    I suggest using apothecary backpacks from the SM Command Squad and paint them their standard white. You can always magnetize them for easy swaps.

    • Simon November 22, 2014 10:59 am
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      FW apothecaries are perfect for this.

      • Novastar November 22, 2014 1:22 pm
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        Or just by bits of eBay

  2. Adam
    Adam (Thediceabide.com) November 22, 2014 9:57 am
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    I think you misread the power field generator, it only actually works on the unit inside the transport, not the transport itself. So no more 4++ Achilles.

    • Blightstar November 23, 2014 10:43 am
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      I kinda liked it when you could roll out GK landraiders with 3++. Made them special 🙁

  3. Rob Pace November 22, 2014 4:05 pm
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    http://youtu.be/giiUTNUL1-U

    • TinBane November 23, 2014 2:58 pm
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      Yeah, it is pronounced bail, if it’s based on the name of the ancient diety.

      I can’t believe that Frankie finds Shield of Ball so funny, when there’s been a Ball Predator around for years, though 😛

      • Reecius
        Reecius November 24, 2014 9:32 am
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        I stand corrected =)

  4. TinBane November 23, 2014 2:56 pm
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    I know it was kind of light hearted banter, rather than serious. But it was interesting to hear you guys talk about characters that are “hard to use”. Issadon is, I think, a really good (and obvious) example. Sure he gets D6 + 3 wounds before the game starts is really annoying, but considering what other options are capable of that he competes against, it’s certainly not a no-brainer.

    I mean, he’s a chapter master with -1 A, -1 WS, a power sword, and a better shooting attack. He doesn’t have the mobility of a bike, the toughness of eternal warrior (or even an invuln save), or the ability to meaningfully hurt a dedicated assault unit. Melee, while much reduced, is a fantastic way to protect your units (especially a warlord) and to tie up enemy resources. Most heroes other than Tau, are built around their ability in melee.

    A difficult hero doesn’t mean it’s hard to get it’s abilities off, it means it’s hard to capitalise on them. Zoanthropes aren’t a thinking man’s unit, because of their ability to massively fail to do anything.

    What do you guys think are the hardest heroes to use successfully? Not hardest, as in they are just bad. But heroes that are genuine contenders, but you have to work to get value from. I feel like (prior to IE 13) many of the chaos heroes fit this bill. They were generally not super tough (no EW, good invulns, etc), slow, and assault orientated. A really bad combination!

    • AbusePuppy November 24, 2014 3:26 am
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      I would hardly classify Lias as “hard to use”- he’s one of the best HQ choices that Marines have. His fixed warlord trait is arguably the best one in the game right now and he comes with a ton of utility abilities- Shrouded, penalizing reserves, free autohits before the game starts, etc; obviously some lists take better advantage of him than others, but he’s never going to be a bad choice.

      I’m not sure what the distinction between “hard to use” and “bad” is in your mind. There are lots of the FW characters that are middling or even poor, but that just means they are what they are; there’s a lot of factors that go into whether a unit is good or not, even just outside the actual context of what their numbers and abilities are.

      • Reecius
        Reecius November 24, 2014 9:32 am
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        I agree. He is potentially ultra powerful, but can be very poorly used quite easily.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 24, 2014 9:33 am
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      That’s a good way to describe it. He is hard to master but extremely powerful when you do.

      Other difficult characters to use are those that function in a similar role as a support character that are a bit fragile themselves.

  5. Freeman November 26, 2014 10:55 am
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    I reckon the news cities of death rules would go really well with my FAT mat.