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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

5-1-15

Intro

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News

  • BAO Tickets will be up for sale on Friday, May 8th. They go quickly, so be sure to grab them while you can! They will be available at: store.frontlinegaming.org
  • One day left for the Assassin Execution Force pre-order speical! Get those orders in! Also, we ordered too many of the White Dwarf with the Assassins in it, when you place your order, mention this Podcast #337, and we will include on of the White Dwarves in it for you for free!
  • Reminder about Wargames Con: it is going to be 3 Detachments, and it will use the ITC FAQ, which is what it has always used, it just had a different name, previously. We will also be addressing the new Eldar, D weapons, and the detachment limit as well as CtA allies next week as well, so that we can make adjustments for the ITC!
  • The new Imperial book for Warzone is now available for download on the Prodos site!

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  • Heavy Gear gives an update on their KickStarter, many of the new plastic models are done, and they show off some Iguana Light Gear variants.

heavy gear

  • Hawk shows off some official images of Dropfleet Commander, and the ships look incredible. Also, more pics of the gigantic ship them made for Salute! It sounds like a very interesting game, with unique rules mechanics.

dfc1 dfc2 dropfleet commander

 

  • Forge World show off their new Samus, Daemon Prince and the Solar Auxilia Tactical Command squad!

sa-command-1 Samus-0 Samus-8

 

  • Space Wolf PvP game announced for the Space Wolf game! 3v3, sounds fun!

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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.

  • AdMech rumors galore! Wow, they look rad.
    • Battle Congrgation detachment for them: 8 troops, 4 elites, 2 heavy 1 hq, and a fortification
  • New Knights inbound? If so, you all know we will be doing a pre-order special. As soon as they appear on GW’s website, if they do appear, send in your orders and save that money! Rumors are that only the Warden will be a LoW, but, that means you cna take them in most Imperial CADs.
  • Sanctuary – Counts as Ion Shield, uncovered facings get 6+ inv.
    Ravager – (chainblade) S:D, Ap1, re-roll failed to hit rolls of 1.
    The Paragon Guantlet – s:D, Ap2, Colossal, Hurl, Master-Crafted.
    Mark of the Omnissiah – Gains It Will Not Die.
    Helm of the Nameless Warrior – Gains Rampage.
    Banner of Macharius Triumphant – All friendly from Armies of the Imperium
    faction within 12″ re-roll failed morale, pinning and fear tests.
  • Rumors of Nurgle on the way?

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

  • Challenge: Make Terminators good! Which chapter has the best Terminator Options.
    • Reece’s answer:
    • Frankie’s answer:
  • Eldar challenge matches, so far.

Rules Lawyer

Completed Commissions

List Review

Commander farsight 165

Riptide – early warning override, earth caste pilot array, heavy burst cannon, twin linked fusion blaster – 215

Riptide – early warning override, target lock, ion accelerator, twin linked fusion blaster – 195

Riptide – early warning override, target lock, ion accelerator, twin linked fusion blaster – 195

10 kroot – snipers – 70

10 kroot – snipers – 70

10 kroot – snipers – 70

Crisis team (deep strike with farsight usually)

Shas’vre with fusion blaster and 2x flamer, 2 drones bonded

2x shas’ui with fusion blaster, plasma rifle, target lock and 2 drones, bonded

– 246

Piranha – disruption pod, blacksun filter, fusion blaster (outflanks usually) – 66

XV88 broadsides – bonded

Shas’vre – early warning override, hymp, smart missiles

2x Shas’ui – early warning override, hymp, smart missiles – 295

Sky Ray gunship – blacksun filter, disruption pod 131

Sky Ray gunship – blacksun filter, disruption pod

131

1849 points total

 

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

  1. Jarrod May 2, 2015 2:48 am
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    For a spacewolf player the new eldar and necrons seem impossible to deal with. The top competitive armies in the game just got better. I am doing my best to try to stay positive and build tactics to stop these powerful units and formations, but it keeps getting harder and harder to stay upbeat. The easiest way for gw to go under is for them to alienate over half their user base by not making it not fun for them. And it seems like they already have. Anyone else feel the same?

    • Jarrod May 2, 2015 3:23 am
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      Sorry *As a spacewolf player

    • iNcontroL May 2, 2015 9:34 am
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      Hmm interesting. I can’t speak to the eldar matchup but necrons suffer in CC and Spacewolves (depending on the style you bring) have access to a ton of strength 10 cc. I mean, wraiths are and scarabs are troublesome but after them you should be running them off the table with thunder calv/lords etc.

    • Empyrean Pursuit May 2, 2015 11:13 am
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      I think Space Wolves can handle both new Necrons and Eldar. With Thunderwolf Cavalry and a little help from their Imperial Friends (Loth) Sons of Russ are one of the few that still stand a chance against the ancient races.

  2. Blightstar May 2, 2015 5:00 am
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    You mentioned something… harlequin shriek spam? The boo? I’ve looked at the book and I cant figure out almost ANYTHING good about it. I mean, on a whole army perspective. So I’m very interested about seeing some other peoples thoughts about it.

    • iNcontroL May 2, 2015 9:32 am
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      By themselves not amazing but with a bunch of leadership modifiers found in the Eldar/DE/Harli codexes you can shriek people off the table.

    • Jason
      Raw Dogger May 2, 2015 11:28 am
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      Meh. Space Marine players don’t mind all that much with ATSKNF. It’s just another abuse of a game mechanic (who would have THOUGHT?) like the monstrous creature with a toe in cover getting a 2+ cover save, right Geoff lol?

      • Blightstar May 2, 2015 12:51 pm
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        Oh marines will care. By “Off the table” iNcontrol meant actually killing them with Psychic Shriek, not running them off :D.

    • Eldarain May 2, 2015 3:24 pm
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      I’ve been enjoying this player’s ongoing series about that build type:
      http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/645774.page

  3. Hotsauceman1 May 2, 2015 8:32 am
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    So you talking aboutthe bid D?
    What about the tiny D? will you talk about the tiny D?
    What about the Middle D? I hear that is the sweet spot.

  4. Logan May 2, 2015 8:47 am
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    My Suggestion for the D.

    Leave 2-5 the same, make 6 (3+d3 wounds/hp) instead of 6+D6. this gives other SH/SHW/GC a fighting chance. I know my Nids aren’t happy paying 500+ pts for GCs while Eldar gets a less than 300pt D Slapper. I also think we should make it that SH/SHW/GC can still take Invuls and FNP against all results of D.

  5. Deuce11 May 2, 2015 10:11 am
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    Eldar fix thought: among other changes of course, why not change the ally chart so Eldar and DE are no longer battle brothers? Such a small fix would prevent the D scythe bomb among other killer combos.

  6. Jason Brown May 2, 2015 11:06 am
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    Long time Eldar Player. Heck, I got into them with the first Harlequin two parter in WD all those years ago. I also love me some tournaments, so I think my perspective is pretty spot on. First off, other than three things this is an amazingly well balanced book. Everything has a place and use. The three things that are a bit crazy can be tempered with some simple fixes:

    1) return distort to its 6e profiles. Really for the template, that is out of control
    2) bikes back to 1 in 3 for upgrades. This way vypers actually have a place
    3) knight is 295 for sword, 400 for double d

    In all honesty the ranged D hasn’t gotten all that much worse from last Ed. I was first blooding like a champ with my knight.

  7. Mike May 2, 2015 11:59 am
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    One of my friends won’t go to a local fun event just because he “doesn’t want to go just to be a new eldar punching bag all day.”

    And he’s not the only one who has expressed feelings like that. This book is definitely harmful, outright malicious to the game as it’s printed.

  8. Omen May 3, 2015 2:34 am
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    I have maybe a stupid question, but you guys talk all the time about using deny the witch on blessings, and try as I might reading seventh edition I don’t see that you can. Is this an ITC ruling? Or am I hella bad at reading comprehension?

  9. Omen May 3, 2015 2:38 am
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    I’m terrible at reading, feel free to delete both these when you get to it.

  10. Sam May 3, 2015 6:41 pm
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    Simple fix for most of the broken shenanigans in all of the current cheese lists (including the eldar wraithbomb).

    Just treat any battle brothers as allies of convenience. Many problems solved.

  11. Kartr May 4, 2015 5:20 am
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    On the audio, it’s a bit tinny with a slight echo, probably because of the gain change Frankie mentioned.

  12. Kartr May 4, 2015 6:17 am
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    For terminator death star Imperial Fists is actually a good chapter. You can either take Lysander for the 4 S10 Ap1 at WS6 with 4 wounds 2+/3++ Eternal Warrior or Pedro Kantor to give the unit +1A (SS/TH Terminators with 3 attacks base!)