Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40K and General Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Comedy! (Link to Live Show in Notes!)

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  • First up is the Caledonian  45th Highlander Rifles from Ariadna.  This is the third resculpt  of the famous 45th.  These guys are cheap, fast, chop-you-up troops. I am not sure the needed a resculpt and plenty of folks have been waiting years for other missing models to get their first let alone 3rd resculpt.  Obviously these are beloved models at Corvus Bello HQ.
  • Next is the resculpt of the Aquila Guard with HMG for Panoceania. He is a bulkier more imposing figure than the Babe Ruth version previously released.  There is also a rumor that he may have a new profile including a panzerfaust to give him some anti-armor punch.
  • The Fraacta Drop Unit with boarding shotgun is new.  The Fraacta with combo-rifle is available in the new Combined Army starter but the boarding shotgun is great for up-in-your-face murder. The Fraacta are Tohaa who have sided with the EI when it took over part of the Tohaa systems and while the Tohaa view them as traitors, they see themselves as pragmatists at worst and liberators of their misguided brethren at best.
  • The tiger soldier is a great new sculpt.  The old ones weren’t very interesting but this one with back fins and a dynamic pose and just more weight to identify him as a medium infantry drop troop is great.
  • Lastly, the brand new Kaeltar Specialists with symbio-bombs and symbio-mates. These guys’ profiles haven’t been released yet but I think they might have the closest in-game analog with the Moran Masai from nomads.  The symio-bombs could work similarly to the crazy koalas who just like to give enemies big hugs then explode.  The Symbio-mates however might be the tohaa version of helper bots found in other armies. This is all speculation but above all, these little meat bags are cute.  And that’s always good for the game.

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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.

  • Cult Mechanicus troops rumored to be Breachers and Destroyers, expensive at 50+pts per model.
    • Kataphron Destroyers are coming.
      (Kataphron Breachers are their Assault based counterparts)
      3+ Models per unit (55pts apiece)
      Phosphor Blaster, Plasma Culverin, other weapon options

      Holy Requisition Formation
      1 Tech Priest Dominus
      1-3 Kataphron Destroyers units
      Formation can Deep Strike
  • Chapter Specific Space Marine box sets:
  • -Ultramarines Sternguard Squad
    -Raven Guard Assault Squad
    -White Scars Bike Squad
    -Salamanders Devastator Sqaud
  • Deathwatch sprue to be used with plastic Sternguard Kit
  • Rules
    -Chapter Tactics remains
    -Chapter Tactics unlock Characters and exclusive Relics
    -Black Templar are gone
    -Legion of the Damned are gone

    Space Marine Captain
    -5 points cheaper
    -Chapter Master is now a upgrade for the captain

    Maneus Calgar
    -Is now a Lord of War

    Iron Hands Character
    -New Character
    -Special Thunder Hammer with Area Damage
    -Melta and Flamer combined Weapon

    Space Marine Librarian
    -Lexicanium is the base profile
    -5 points cheaper
    -Can be upgraded to a Codicier or a Episolary

    Space Marine Command Squad
    -Bike or Jump Pack option remains
    -Honour Guard is gone

    Terminator Command Squad
    -Only when a Terminator Captain is in the Dettachment
    -3 to 9 Terminators

    Tactical Squad
    -1 point cheaper per Marine

    Land Speeder
    -Can join Units with Bikes when the LS Squadron includes only one Model

    -Predators, Vindicators and Whirlwinds can form Squadrons of 1-3 Tanks
    -No Land Raider Squadrons in the Codex
    -Land Raider Redeemer and Crusade are Fast Attack

    -Three in one Codex
    -Codex Astartes Battle Company
    -Raven Guard Strike Squadron
    -White Scars Hunting Party
  • Black Templars to get a full book, again?!
  • Genestealer Cult Rumors!
    • GeneStealer Cult Minis Rumors
      Clampack 1: Magos with classic robe & staff
      Clampack 2:Large-cranium figure with arms extended pose

      Genestealer Hybrid box: Updated versions of the original plastic Hybrid models. Modern-Genestealer like arms in attack poses, alongside hunam arms with knives, and lasguns. 32mm bases.

      Genestealer Cultist box: Rabble humans without obvious mutations. Minor tyranid bits here and there as armor, and some tyranid style weapons as upgrade options.

      Cult Truck: A down armored open bed vehicle in the similar vein to the AM Taurox.
  • More rumors of Tzeentch Daemonkin and Nurgle, too.
  • Knight Rumors

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

Completed Commissions

Skorne Tabletop Commission completed!

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23 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40K and General Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Comedy! (Link to Live Show in Notes!)”

  1. Hotsauceman1 May 8, 2015 11:51 am #

    Loved the live cast. And I can’t wait for the subscription. Free swag is awesome.

  2. Kartr May 8, 2015 12:21 pm #

    Huh… Can’t find a play button.

  3. Alex D May 8, 2015 12:24 pm #

    Wow raven guard assault marine box. Would’ve saved me some money on them shoulder pads had I waited =/ I wonder what the RG strike squad consists of.

  4. droozy May 8, 2015 12:30 pm #

    Reece or Frankie, are there no 40k events at BAO besides the championship? No highlander or friendly?

  5. Kartr Kana May 8, 2015 2:13 pm #

    YEAH REECE!! 47:37 “Eldar combi-detachment” 48:09 “Combi-detachment” Isn’t it so much easier to say! And it makes more sense! I’m going to have to trademark it 😛

    • Reecius May 8, 2015 3:12 pm #

      Haha, we would attribute it to you if we could pronounce your screen name =P

      • Kartr Kana May 8, 2015 6:10 pm #


    • abusepuppy May 10, 2015 7:39 am #

      Remember that you can only use a combi-detachment once per game, though.

  6. TinBane May 9, 2015 12:09 am #

    Predators are so bad right now.
    The hilarious thing, is all the space marine flyers, have heavier side armour!
    Just make preds etc, fast, but reroll difficult terrain.
    Or make them cheaper.

    • Kartr May 9, 2015 1:02 pm #

      Cheaper fast and squadrons then we can take 3 tl las that can move!

    • abusepuppy May 10, 2015 7:42 am #

      The long-range ones aren’t terrible; you can sit in a corner and protect your side armor. 13/12/10 would make a big difference for them, though.

  7. joe May 9, 2015 10:57 am #

    Play button greyed out on Twitch?

  8. Hotsauceman1 May 9, 2015 2:43 pm #

    If land speeders can join bike squads and seperate Landspeder storms get awesome.

  9. iNcontroL May 9, 2015 9:28 pm #

    nice podcast as always gents 🙂

  10. tag May 11, 2015 7:03 am #

    On the Forge the Narrative podcast, Reece suggested an exception for Imperial Knights to the LOW restrictions.


    There doesn’t seem to be much discussion about making Wraith Knights an exception, and it would seem exceptions like this are bad for the players who aren’t in the top 10%. Every poll we have ever run has shown that attendees to our events would prefer 0-1 Imperial Knights by a massive majority. We’ve generally pushed back at these restrictions due to the Imperial Knight non-LOW status, but now it seems like an obvious choice.

    Wouldn’t it be more reasonable/consistent to NOT make an exception?

    • Hotsauceman1 May 11, 2015 9:13 am #

      I think why is that it is a codex and people run them as armies itself.

      • tag8833 May 11, 2015 8:37 pm #

        Its a fun idea to some people in theory. But not fun at all in practice. Talk about Rock-paper-scissors. Put 5 nights on the table week after week, and try to tell me that you are having a great time.

        The only time I’ve ever seen someone run nothing but Imperial Knights was a guy looking to club baby seals at the game store. As soon as someone managed to kill a Knight he rage quite and left, and I haven’t seen him since.

        However, I’ve seen lots and lots, and lots of players use 1 of them. They have fun. They build fluff around them, and enjoy the Knight being a distinctive part of their army.

        At tournaments the trend is that generally you see AD Lance if you see knights at all. I’ve never seen someone running 5 Knights at a tournament, though I have seen a fair number of single Knight players.

        Ad Lance is full of feel-badsies, and no one will shed a tear to see it go away.

        It is a codex, and thus people should be able to run them by themselves? I don’t think that bears out. When was the last time you saw someone running only Harlequins? Legion of the Damned? Militarum Tempestus? Inquisition?

        Lots and lots of codexes exist that aren’t run separately from allies. It would seem that Codex Imperial Knights has far more in common with them then they do a solo codex like Space Marines or Tau or Orks.

        • dr.insanotron May 11, 2015 9:19 pm #

          There is a big different between are run separately from allies and cant run separately

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