Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40k and general Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Comedy!

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes



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  • This is the last week to refund your LVO ticket! After the 20th, tickets become non-refundable and can only be transferred. You have been warned!
  • Get your Convention Badge! You cannot come into the event without a badge.
  • Wamrachine and Hordes for the LVO will now be a Masters Event in addition to being a Warmachine Weekend Qualifier! The trophy being built for the event is looking incredible, too.
  • Flames of War added to the line-up! A Sunday event at the LVO.
  • Beerhammer is going to be a blast, and the first 50 players signed up get a free, laser engraved bottle opener! The Champion’s Mug is also, a thing of legend.

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  • We busted out Elvis Berzerker! He’s ready for the next Champion to pen their name onto the trophy.

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  • New F.A.T. Mats shipping from the UK Webcart, now! Plus a restock on most of the mats that were out of stock.
  • Outrider Program is in effect in the UK!
  • You all really need to check out the video we did with Rev3 Games, it is easily the best quality we’ve ever done. Give us feedback please on angles and such you’d like to see added, and you can expect more of this style video in the future after the LVO!
  • New releases from Avatar’s of War! Orc Pit Fighter and Cirlean Murmillo.

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  • Total Warhammer to be coming out, which will be awesome.
  • PP releases a new Mercenary unit, the Devil’s Shadow Mutineers! Very cool.


  • Battlefleet Gothic Armada has been announced. Looks cool! It uses the unreal Engine.

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  • We are no longer associated with the App project we had discussed briefly a while back.

Upcoming ITC Events

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.

  •  Counter-rumors! Some folks are saying that there will in fact, not be any AdMech for 40k and will remain only in 30k.
  • Fantasy to have combined factions, but the books will still be valid.
    • Apparently you will be able to make Fantasy armies with either square or round bases.
    • Fantasy should “open up,” as 40k did.
    • Army books to be available in Soft Cover.
    • Crazy rumor that the Skaven through a moon on the Lizardmen, who then rode a chunk of it away into space….
  • Sisters of Battle are apparently in production, and will be a Q2 release. Rumor is that this is a total reboot, Dark Eldar style.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • The Council voted on several issues. These should be the last updates before LVO unless something major comes up.

o   Scatter Laster twin links other guns vs. what it shot at.

o   Dreadnaught in a Lucius Pod gets hit in rear armor during No Escape! attacks.

o   Chaos Lords cannot replace the bolters on their bike with Relics.

Completed Commissions

  •  Very cool Tau commission!

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List Review


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22 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40k and general Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Comedy!”

  1. dr.insanotron January 17, 2015 11:19 am #

    The Talon is 6 str7 rending shots

    • White925 January 17, 2015 3:09 pm #

      Thanks for the clarification.

    • chris davis January 17, 2015 4:37 pm #

      The Hell Talon is the bomber, no one uses it. The hell blade comes with 8 str 7 ap 4 twin-linked shots. For 15 extra points you get x6 str7 ap 4 rending shots. You pay the extra 15 points and lose 2 shots for the rending ability.

      Frontline really needs to allow chaos to use Renegades and Heretics army list. It really shores up chaos, essentially giving us cheaper IG allies.

      • Reecius January 18, 2015 10:30 am #

        Thank you for the clarification and we do allow Heretics and renegades! It’s awesome.

      • dr.insanotron January 18, 2015 11:00 am #

        Sorry but you are wrong the standard guns on a Blade are 2 reaper auto cannons witch ends up being 4 str7 twin-linked shots. So you end up gaining an extra 2 shots and rending for the upgrade

        • Adam ( January 20, 2015 11:19 am #

          Exactly, there is no downside to upgrading… 15 points for 50% more shots and rending.

  2. Eldarain January 17, 2015 4:22 pm #

    Wow. That is a terrible hit to Dreadnoughts in Lucius pods.

    Also is the Haywire hits to an embarked Dreadnought how it will be played? I remember that being a contentious issue as No Escape says you inflict D6 hits at the strength and AP of the weapon.

  3. AbusePuppy January 17, 2015 4:36 pm #

    …Why can’t a Chaos Lord replace their bike’s weapon? It’s a weapon the model is equipped with, and it’s not like CSM were tearing up the tournament scene? C’mon, Reece, we seriously don’t need more “changing rules for the sake of change” nonsense.

    • dr.insanotron January 17, 2015 4:50 pm #

      Actually this one isn’t as cut and dry as you are claiming, You are making the assumption that you can pick the bike wargear before you buy the relic thus giving you the bikes twin-linked bolters to replace. It makes even less sense if you are choosing a melee relic like the black mace and try and replace the bolters on the bike with it

      • dr.insanotron January 17, 2015 5:11 pm #

        I could also make the argument the a lord with a bike doesn’t have the Twin-linked bolter but rather the bike does as the rules say “the bike is fitted with a twink-linked bolter” see what i mean not so clear cut

        • AbusePuppy January 18, 2015 2:22 am #

          If the bike (not the model) has the weapon, the model can’t shoot with it. You can’t shoot a weapon you’re not equipped with.

          And upgrades are sequential- you buy the bike, then you buy something else and exchange the weapon on the bike. If upgrades AREN’T sequential, it is impossible to ever take any of the Chaos Steeds, because you would never have the Mark of Chaos prerequisite to take them.

          • dr.insanotron January 18, 2015 10:21 am

            thunder fire cannon is a gun the model doesn’t have but can fire

          • AbusePuppy January 18, 2015 3:53 pm

            Artillery has a special set of rules dictating how it is shot.

        • Reecius January 18, 2015 10:31 am #

          Yeah, that is the way we read it too, and if you open that door people could start arguing they could put a sword or something on the bike in place of the twin bolters. It gets silly, fast.

          • AbusePuppy January 18, 2015 3:54 pm

            Again, what’s the harm in this? Who cares if someone wants to swap the Bolter for a sword or something? How does it in any way negatively impact the game?

    • TinBane January 17, 2015 6:17 pm #

      I actually agree with Reece, and I’m a chaos player who fields bike HQs.
      As much ad I love the idea of a burning brand and twin lightning claws on a bike, it’s better not to set a precedent.

      That said, I don’t accept that it’s RAW contentious at all to replace the bolters.
      The bike isn’t an entity, it’s a wargear package. The bike has no separate model, not separate profile, and is incapable of being a part of 40k in itself. It’s like saying that the perils of the war effects, happen to hiron’s hamadrya instead of him – it makes no sense, as the hamadrya is just a cute wrapping to justify some extra rules.

      Further, if you read the fluff (lol fluffjustification) many chaos bike riders aren’t even separate from their bikes any longer 😛

      • AbusePuppy January 18, 2015 2:23 am #

        > it’s better not to set a precedent.

        Why? How is it in any way harmful to the game?

  4. Nova star January 17, 2015 6:17 pm #

    The Warhammer Playstation games are Dark Omen and Shadows of the horned rat

    • Reecius January 18, 2015 10:31 am #

      Ah yes, nice. Thanks!

  5. z3n1st January 18, 2015 1:24 pm #


    Bitch moan complain on behalf of Lynx players everywhere. 😉

    What bothers me most is not the change for the scatter laser on the ONE vehicle it affects, its the other rules not addressed that impact multiple armies, or rules in the FAQ that 100% contradict the rule books (not talking about things that were modified to make the game ‘funner’, like the 2++ saves or invisibility).

    It is what it is, I don’t like the changes but at least it offers a consistent play format which to me is probably the most important aspect of playing games (common understanding of the rules amongst all players involved)

  6. TinBane January 18, 2015 9:06 pm #

    Also, the developer for that BFG game is Tindalos.
    They’ve already developed a game, that was basically a battlefleet gothic “moba” with “allies” against “axis” space ships. They referenced BFG several times.

    The game only suffered, because mobas in general require a big player pool of active players. The game itself (Stellar Impact) was pretty damn good, so I have high hopes for this!

  7. iNcontroL January 18, 2015 9:39 pm #

    great podcast as always! Thanks for doing em boys <3

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