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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

4-21-15

Intro

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News

  • The 25% off Eldar Pre-Order special is still a go! Get your orders in by Saturday the 25th to save some dough!
  • GW put up a video showing off the new Eldar models and rules aside: they’re gorgeous.

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  • Paizo annouces a new Pathfinder book: Unchained. It revisits some of the core rules of the game and offers up some alternatives.

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  • Hawk announces the launch of their new campaign: The Invasion of Eden Prime, which looks pretty cool. It features a lot of support, too!

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  • Kabuki shows off a new model: First Knight. Not to be confused with the immortal Emperor of Mankind, of course.

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  • Forge World posts some pics of the new Plasma weapons for the Deredeo Dread!
  • Make sure to get those Wargames Con tickets! Also, we’ve been in communication with the locals and in response to popular demand, Wargames Con will be using ITC format with a 3 Detachment limit! Also, we will be recognizing the player that does best overall, what we usually call Renaissance Man, as the 40k event champ in keeping with the local tradition of doing so. So get excited for that, Wargames Con is going to be a good time.
  • BAO tickets will go up for sale in early May.
  • Tuesday’s Live Stream will be Pablo and his Space Marines vs. #2 ITC ranked James and his Chaos army. Tune in to our Twitch Channel, 7pm PST.

Upcoming ITC Events

  • ITC scores updated! Julio Rodriquez is not the top dog!

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.

  • Aspect Warriors sound pretty cool! Lots of buffs to them.
  • Avatar rumored to be getting a big boost. +2 strength in melee, his 12″ fearless bubble also now grants rage and Furious Charge.
  • All Exarchs are rumored to be 2 wounds.
  • No craftworld specific rules.
  • Only the D-Scythes rumored to be -1 on the D table, and are strength 4 for instant death.
  • The rumored Assasinorum: Execustion Force sounds pretty neat. Rumors are that it is a board game where one player plays as the Assassins and the other is a Chaos Lord with his buddies. And, it means plastic Assassins! Cool.
  • Rumors of Cult Mechanicus on the way, supposedly.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

Completed Commissions/Hobby Progress

  • We’ve been assembling models like madmen! All the Skitarii are almost assembled!

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  • We’ve also got some awesome Masterclass Primarchs we’ve painted at our paint studio! These are absolutely gorgeous models!

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List Review

Should be self explanatory. Scout up 46 wounds worth of fearless dogs along with the Nurglelord for the first wave. With the removal of daemonic instability from Flesh Hounds in the new Daemonkin codex I can join any CSM IC to them. Yahoo!

Second wave is followed it up with Be’lakor, Maulers, Bikes, and HellBlades oh My!

+ HQ +

Be’lakor, The Dark Master

Chaos Lord [Bike, Blight grenades, Daemonheart, Lightning Claws, Mark of Nurgle, Power Fist, Sigil of corruption, Warlord]

+ Troops +

10 x Chaos Cultists

10 x Chaos Cultists

+ Fast Attack +

Hell Blade [Two Helstorm Autocannons]

Hell Blade [Two Helstorm Autocannons]

+ Heavy Support +

Maulerfiend [Lasher tendrils]

Maulerfiend [Lasher tendrils]

Maulerfiend [Lasher tendrils]

Gorepack Formation

3x Chaos Biker, Mark of Khorne, 2x Meltagun, Melta Bombs

3x Chaos Biker, Mark of Khorne, 2x Meltagun

13x Flesh Hounds

5x Flesh Hounds

5x Flesh Hounds

Running the Gorepack is going to be exciting with so many fast threats.  Between the Hellblades and the Biker Melta, I should be able to pop open transports for some really juicy turn 2 charges.

 

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

  1. Messy0 April 21, 2015 2:25 am
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    Someone mentioned it on a previous page but I thought I would say it again . Really grateful to you guys for taking the game a looking at it from an objective point of view. The changes you guys are making is what is going to keep the game playable and our community alive. I’m just glad someone had the time and initiative to get it done.

    Even in the UK the ITC rules are pretty much becoming the standard, even if the tournaments are not part of the circuit, the restrictions and changes just make sense!

    So kudos on all the great work so far and look forward to seeing what new changes come off the back of the New Craftworld Eldar codex.

    (p.s, would there be some sort of legal restrictions to you guys sitting down and balancing/rewriting all of the codex? i would buy into that for sure!)

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 21, 2015 10:10 am
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      Thank you for the kind words, much appreciated! That is really cool to hear the ITC is picking up steam overseas, too!

      We’ve been asked that before, but, it is actually easier to work with GW and to just change things as little as possible to try to keep balance.

  2. Painjunky April 21, 2015 2:39 am
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    OMFG!! Is there anything in this new elder dex that does not sound fricking stupid OP!!

    • Hotsauceman1 April 21, 2015 8:48 am
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      Ironically, waveserpents.

      • Reecius
        Reecius April 21, 2015 10:04 am
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        Lol, true!

  3. Naramyth April 21, 2015 7:26 am
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    Julio is a monster of a player with his tac marine spam. I played him at LVO. He is a good guy,

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 21, 2015 10:08 am
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      Yeah, he’s a really good, dude, and I love his list.

  4. Hotsauceman1 April 21, 2015 8:49 am
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    Reece, whatever happened to talking about letting 6thed forgworld army lists in for the itc format.

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 21, 2015 10:09 am
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      We can’t, they reference old rules. I asked FW, they said that only IA 13 and 14 were written for 7th ed.

      • Hotsauceman1 April 21, 2015 10:10 am
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        Ahh, I wanted to use d99. It seems od, it’s written just like the rest of the Ia book.
        oh well.

      • Nova star April 21, 2015 1:40 pm
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        What book is IA:14?

        • Reecius
          Reecius April 21, 2015 1:54 pm
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          Siege of Vraks.