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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes



  • Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube!  Join our Forums, too! If you would like to be a guest on the show, email Reece at
  • We sell tabletop games and supplies at 20% off! Hit us up for your next gaming order at or visit our webstore at


  • Getting Frankie settled into the new pad in San Diego. Sorry for any delays, we will be back on track with email and everything starting Saturday.
  • Deadline for the Pub Crawl is coming up! Get your ticket if you want the cool shirt!
  • Tons of awesome sponsorships and fun stuff coming in for the LVO. Getting very excited for it!
  •  Forge World releases experimental rules for the new Deredeo, and the thing is beastly!


  • Necron limited edition codex is available! Get your order in, soon!
  • New Siren mini, looks….interesting.


Upcoming ITC Events

  • The San Antonio Shootout is coming up April 17th, a “Pocket GT” at Red Star Games.

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.

  •  Archaeon and pals are coming for the Endtimes! There are some cool sounding teams of factions and characters coming together.
  • Chaos: Very large Dragon kit, spotted in the process of being painted up. Two-headed, very serpentine in pose. Mounted by a Chaos Knight. Taller than Nagash enormous wings dwarf its large base. Said to be truly stunning.

    Dwarfs: Large golem built of boulders/stone, covers with runes. Dwarfs atop it manning a platform mounted gunpowder weapon.

    Orcs: New Boar-riders kit. New modern dynamic poses, with fully armored & armed Ork cavalry atop, leaning far forward in their saddles.

  • C’Tan rumors are floating around.
  • Regarding the CTans, WD seems to really make a difference between Shards of the Deceiver, Nightbringer, Trans CTan and the Vault. This is how their power work:
    – During the shooting phase, chose an enemy unit.
    – Roll a D6 or pick a card to determine the attack it suffers.
    – The randomness represents the CTan basically doing whatever he wants when released on a battlefield.
    – Each attack comes in 2 Flavors.
    – The first one, supposedly already devastating, is used by the two shards and the Trans CTan.
    – The second one, that appears to be the powerful Apocalypse effect, is for the Vault.
  • More “Decurian’ Formations to be coming for other factions to represent fluffy lists.
  • More rumors of Harlies are on the horizon! We are hearing about a 6 model Troupe and a Solitaire, too cool!
  • infantry (character) unique
    WS9 BS9 T3 W3 A6
    Holosuit, Harlequin’s caress, Harlequin’s kiss, flip belt

    Special Rules
    deepstrike, eternal warrior, fear, fearless, fleet, furious charge, hit and run, precision strikes.

    Blitz- once per game can blitz. Roll a d6 equal to the turn number, and that is the distance he moves and ignores all models and terrain. When blitzing his attacks are increased to 10.

    3+ invul save
    Cannot ever be joined by another character, and cannot take warlord traits
    Can move 12″ in the movement phase.

    Can take haywire
    may take one item from the “Enigmas of the Black Library” list

    Harlequin caress S: user AP –  ,melee, Caress of Death any 6 to hit causes an automatic wound regardless of of toughness at ap2, against vehicles a to hit of 6 auto glances

    Harelquin kiss S: user AP- melee, kiss of death. One attack is a kiss of death, resolved at S6 ap2 and if a 6 is rolled its instant death

    Flip belt- not slowed by difficult terrain and no penalty for charging through cover. also 2+ look out sir rolls. 

  • Unit of harlequin troupes are 4 Players and a Troupe Master according to next week’s White Dwarf.

    Holosuit, shuriken pistol, close combat weapon, plasma grenades, flip belt

    Special Rules
    Fear, fleet, furious charge, and hit and run

    Can include up to 7 additional Players
    any model can take a fusion pistol or neuro disruptor 12″ S1 AP2 fleshbane

    Upgrades are a harlequin’s embrace-S: user AP- melee embrace of death gives d3 hammer of wrath attacks at S6, harlequins kiss, and harlequins caress. Any model can upgrade
    The Troupe Master can take one item from the Enigmas of the Black Library and can select a Starweaver as a dedicated transport.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer


Completed Commissions


List Review


About Reecius

The fearless leader of the intrepid group of gamers gone retailers at Frontline Gaming!

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

  1. Nova star January 24, 2015 10:16 am

    Only downside I see to the Doritos dread is it’s a relic and competes with Sicarans

  2. Nova star January 24, 2015 10:19 am

    Oh and the Orc Boar Cav is pretty new actually, the rumor describes the current models “armoured and leaning forward”

  3. Markillius08 January 24, 2015 1:18 pm

    just want to point out that in the experimental rules for the new Dreadd, it does not have twinlinked on the autocannons.

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 24, 2015 3:16 pm

      It actually is, the gun itself doesn’t have the rule, but the dread does.

  4. Deuce11 January 24, 2015 2:14 pm

    I want the harlies to be appropriately priced in the worst way. Please please be good. It is the only thing keeping me from building DE at the moment. I need to see if Harlies will be the way to go.

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 24, 2015 4:58 pm

      I hope so, too. I want the Solitaire to be an absolute beast!

      • Hotsauceman1 January 24, 2015 7:33 pm

        HE wil die to str 6 fire easily

        • Jason
          Raw Dogger January 25, 2015 8:17 pm

          The rumors say he will be Eternal Warrior.

          • Hotsauceman1 January 25, 2015 8:57 pm

            So….even then he will not get FNP, a broadside by himself will likely knock him out

  5. Kartr January 25, 2015 7:48 am

    The Deredeo can choose to get Skyfire and Interceptor if it stands still! Imo that’s pretty huge and the updated Helical Targeting Array rules need to be applied to the Mortis pattern Dreadnoughts in IA2.

    • CNitram January 25, 2015 1:23 pm

      The Mk.V Mortis Dread has the same HTA Rule.

      • Kartr January 26, 2015 2:00 pm

        No the current rule for the mark v mortis and Contemptor mortis state that they get skyfire and Interceptor if they stand still. So if they stand still the snap fire at ground targets. The Deredo can choose to get skyfire and Interceptor if it stands still.

        • AbusePuppy January 26, 2015 5:32 pm

          The only time that would be a relevant distinction is if the Dread were Immobilized. Otherwise you can just choose to wiggle in place so as not to get Skyfire.

  6. Halfricanking January 26, 2015 5:32 am

    Reece this ought to get you salivating

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 26, 2015 3:18 pm

      Yeah, saw that! Awesome!