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

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Show Notes

3-28-15

Intro

  • 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 Contact@FrontlineGaming.org
  • We sell tabletop games and supplies at 20% off! Hit us up for your next gaming order at Orders@FrontlineGaming.org or visit our webstore at FrontlineGaming.org.

News

  • Adepticon had over 2,500 attendees! Wow!
  • We have a Pre-Order special going for Skitarii! This sale will run through the entire release, so if you want to get stuff now, rock it, if you want to wait and see what else comes out such as a codex, we will continue it through that period of time, too.
  • Big news for Frontline Gaming, our new Studio is operational! We still need to do some fine tuning, but, it is largely complete. Big Thanks to Scoots for the help, and to Black Magic for helping us to make this a reality.
    • We will be streaming regularly, the schedule for that will be a WIP as we get used to everything.
    • We will have Bat Reps of course, but also chat shows, news, reviews, etc. Let us know what you’d like to see and be sure to follow us on Twitch at: FrontlineGaming_TV
    • We will also be putting videos up on our YouTube chanel: Frontline Gaming, to be viewed if you miss the live stream.
    • If you want to be a guest on the show, or participate in a bat rep, just email Reece at: Contact@FrontlineGaming.org. Your army has to be 3 color minimum to be on tape, though.
  • Wargames Con Tickets will be up for sale by Monday evening. We anticipate it going fast, so don’t wait to grab yours.

wargamescon

  • DzC has Experimental rules up for the new command units! You can see them here.
  • Kromlech shows off some awesome new “Smash Hammers,” which are a great alternative bit for Space Marine style models.

smash hammers

 

 

 

  • We found a very cool video of the complete Warmachine Masters Championships game between Ryan Chiriboga and Tom Guan which you can see here.
  • Star Wars Armada is apparently finally shipping after very long delays. We saw the game at Adepticon, looked pretty cool.
  • Forge World shows off a new Alpha Legion Character, Dynat. A skilled duelist and master tactician.

dynat-1

  • Experimental RUles for th new FW Space Marine Xiphon Interceptor are now up on FW’s site, which you can read here. It looks pretty solid, but very pricey.

xiphon-2

 

  • Infinity shows off a new Haqislam model, Azra’il.

azra'il

 

  • Paizo shows off some more art from the new Giant Slayer book, this one is two iconic characters fighting some Hill Giants.

giant slayer art

 

  • Off topic: X-Files is getting a reboot! Pretty cool.

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.

  • More rumors of two upcoming box sets for 40k, one of which is said to be Dark Angels vs. Chaos, the other is said to be Raven Gaurd vs. Tau.
  • Rumor mill is indicating that there will be 3 AdMech books for 40, the Skitarii which are being compared to Scions, a full AdMech codex, and a painting guide.
    • Rumors indicate two more HQs inbound, and 2 more heavies, one a walker the other a more traditional vehicle. We’re assuming the walker is the Dune Strider we’ve been hearing about.
  • More rumors that Fantasy 9th ed will be bringing Round Bases to Fantasy. The rumors say to hang tight and see, and not to freak out yet as it will all make sense….we’ll see.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

  • We got our copy of Codex: Khorne Daemonkin and while we haven’t been able to read it through yet, the initial thoughts and impressions are positive.

Rules Lawyer

Completed Commissions

List Review

  • Hey guys, here’s a list for you.
  • Basic idea is to use the Spell Familar on the Daemon Prince to reroll summoning, the rest go for invisibility and shrouded and just bum rush the enemy.
  • CAD – Chaos Space Marines
  • Flying Daemon Prince of Nurgle
    • -lvl3, Black mace, Spell familar
  • Sorcerer
    • -lvl3, Bike, Spell familiar, Melta bombs
  • 2×10 Cultists
  • 5 Nurgle Spawn
  • 5 Nurgle Bikers
    • -2 Melta guns, Melta bombs
  • 2 Maulerfiends
    • -Lasher tendrils
  • Allied Detachment – Chaos Daemons
  • Herald of Khorne
    • -Juggernaut, Locust of Wrath, Axe of Khorne
  • Herald of Slaanesh
    • -lvl2, Steed, Greater Etherblade
  • 5 Fiends of Slaanesh
  • 11 Pink Horrors
  • 15 Flesh Hounds
  • –2000 points

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Nova star
Nova star
7 years ago

Started off my Grand Martian Army with two Skitarii Ranger boxes

Julien
Julien
7 years ago

Excited to see what you guys do with the Twitch Channel!

And Reece getting Konrad and Sevetar Painted ~_o does that mean we’ll see some Midnight Clad Games in the not-so-distant future?

PFOL
PFOL
7 years ago

Where can we purchase the War Games Con tickets? In the store section?

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

The new studio sounds fantastic! You should get a soundboard with “old studio” sounds, for the old timers.

brent
brent
7 years ago
Reply to  Reecius

I was actually going to suggest the same thing! queue bus – queue steel panther.

..heh.

new studio sounds awesome though – little bit of echo, looking forward to the twitch channel, new nightly watching!

Ed
Ed
7 years ago

For the timing of your regular livestream broadcasts, probably not an important consideration but UK viewers are 8 hours ahead and Central European viewers are 9. You’d need to stream before or around 12:00 (depending on game time) for people to tune in from here. Maybe one slot per week could be a morning thing to capture more of the international audience. More than happy to watch the uploaded video though!

Greggles
7 years ago

Reece,
The audio quality from the new studio is fantastic!

droozy
droozy
7 years ago

List for review:
Khorne daemonkin;
8 mauler fiends.
Tax for khorne detachment.
That is all.

Adam (Thediceabide.com)
Reply to  droozy

Have fun against flyrants 😉

Weidekuh
Weidekuh
7 years ago

R.I.P Bus on your battlereports… 🙁

Hotsauceman1
Hotsauceman1
7 years ago

All of fri was spent me convincing Jason the Lord on a juggernaut with budget shield eternal was good.
But I was thinking put him with bloodcrushers.

TinBane
7 years ago

I for one, can’t wait for the new Dark Angels vs Chaos boxed set.

Maybe the Dark Angels can get another “character” released in plastic, while Sammael is still stuck on his fail-cast jetbike. They also need another unit of terminators, 1 wound each at 60 points, no guns, and once per battle, they auto-pass their armour saves?

But I’m even more pumped about chaos. Rumour is, it’s a new renegade chapter of imperial marines, the Cerise Murder. They were a previously loyal chapter of marines, who exterminatused one too many human worlds, and got haunted by SpaaAAAaaace ghosts. The ghosts haunted them, until they threw away all their cool imperial toys, and found a bunch of reaper autocannons, and combi-bolters at the local thrift store. The ghosts then chose to live inside their bolter shots, so they get a universal rule for every model in the army, of soul blaze, even the cultists. And because we know you chaos players love synergy, and are so starved for it, one unit of warp talons makes soul blaze tokens strength 5 within 12″ of them! You know you want to deep strike those right into your enemy force, and watch the galaxy burn (on a 4+, followed by a 3+, followed by them failing their armour save, of course).

CNitram
CNitram
7 years ago

I’d like to see/hear more army tactica reviews. The DE/Ork/SW podcast episodes were great!

droozy
droozy
7 years ago

Sound quality is fantastic. I think for when you have guests for batreps they should have an entrance and theme music ala WWF. Do you guys have a smoke machine yet? If not, it’s a must. Also, scantily clad girls to tell us what round it is. Give ’em a cosplay theme and we are really cooking.

I really hope you guys rule only one type of formation in any ‘decurian style’ detachment. I played using the Canoptek Harvest this weekend and that thing is too good to be able to field multiples. Especially with the bonus to reanimation protocols. It’s too much, too crazy. Maybe just a list of formations that can only have one. Ruling across the board only one of a particular type could really hamstring some of these newer codices that are going to have the formation of formations.

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