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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

5-22-15

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Intro

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News

  • Some Signals from the Frontline listeners in Germany made a new drinking game that they are currently promoting on KickStarter. Check it out and support them if you like what they’re doing! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1482449377/deal-with-it-the-new-drinking-card-game-for-every
  • UK F.A.T. Mats restocked and moving quickly, don’t wait if you want to get those mats.
  • Listener Douglas Taylor asked if we’d be interested in trying to coordinate a large scale narrative campaign, similar to what GW used to do. It would take a while to get it going, but, is that something all of you out there would be interested in participating in?
  • Infinity shows off a teaser video for their new expansion book: The Human Sphere. It looks predictably amazing, and we are excited to see the new rules, and content.

  • GW releases a Space Marine teaser video, pre-orders go up next week!

  • While I was sick, played some Pillars of Eternity and if you like CRPGs in the vein of Baldur’s Gate, this is truly a masterpiece.

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  • Mantic reveals 3D renders for a new vehicle in their Warpath game: a combination fighter and bomber for the Enforcers faction!

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  • Bolt Action releases a new Jagdtiger Heavy Tank Destroyer kit.

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  • Privateer Press shows off a new Circle Character Heavy Warbeast, Brennos the Elderhorn.

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Upcoming ITC Events

  •  We just had the Guardian Cup 8 event wrap up, and it looks like it was a blast!
    • Jeremy V., the French Overlord with his Drop Skitarii was best General. Adam Merlic with his Tau was best overall! Way to go, guys.

clubs

 

  • Now featuring Club Rankings!

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.

  •  The new Cult Mechanicus/Skitarii/Imperial Knight formation has everyone worked up, and for good reason. It comes with FREE upgrades…say what?
    • The Cult Mechanicus detachment that was the last piece of that formation puzzle to come out, has been leaked on line and rumors indicate that it will EASILY fit at 1850pts with room to spare.
      • AdMech Rumors
  • Rumors of a new Tzeentch named Character for the upcoming Deamonkin release. Rumored to be a very powerful psyker Herald.
  • Also, rumors of a plastic Lord of Change.
  • Dark Angels to be coming out after Space Marines.
  • New Space Marines Assault Marines, with Chapter Upgrades coming out next week, supposedly.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

Completed Commissions

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List Review

Hey Reece and Frankie

Been a brilliant month on the twitch stream guys! Super hyped about getting to see some top tear gaming Live on even though I struggle to stay awake here in the UK and have to catch the vod next day lol

Ive finally got a Badab War fluffy list sorted after your information and considering this list for Britcon. Currently Ive had a decent win rate with it but would love opinion on it.

CAD

HQ

Lias Issoden 175pts

Troops

10 Souts: Combat Blades, Vet Sarge Power Fist 145pts

10 Marines: Melta gun, Vet Sarge Combi Melta, Melta Bomb, Rhino 210pts

10 Marines: Melta gun, Vet Sarge Combi Melta, Melta Bomb, Rhino 210pts

Fast Attack

Storm Talon: Sky Hammer Missles

Heavy Support

3 Centurion Devs: Grav Cannons

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Allied Detachment

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Sevrin Loth 175pts

Troops

5 Scouts: Vet Sarg, Melta Bomb

Oathsworn Det

Knight Paladin: Sanctuary

1850 pts

Been playing Loth and Lias in with the Centurions and infiltrate as much as possible. The scouts tend to be used as a skirmish line protecting the Cent Star….

Any comments would be greatly appreciated

Regards to the team and keep up the awesome work

Chris (MAWS)

Stoicnorthman (on twitch)

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

  1. Hotsauceman1 May 25, 2015 12:27 pm
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    Thank god it isnt blanket ignores cover. This is much more reasonable. Because the robots have to actually wound something. Which might be difficult at range

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 25, 2015 1:10 pm
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      Yeah, totally agree.

  2. ZeroWolf May 25, 2015 1:39 pm
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    Reece,

    Other than the increased range, would you say that Rangers are worth taking over Vanguard?

    Assume that I’m not using allied transports.

    • Blightstar May 26, 2015 3:28 am
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      Almost never. Skitarii do their heavy lifting via their special weapons, Plasma Calivers or Arc Rifles and their most effective ranges are 18″ for plasma and 12″ for Rifles. Vanguards are cheaper and their 18″ Rad-weapons compliment those special-ranges very well.

  3. StoicNorthman May 25, 2015 4:20 pm
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    Cheers for the review!

    Will be looking at trimming the fat off my list 🙂

    The Rhino Dozer blades maybe worth dropping also.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 25, 2015 4:28 pm
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      Happy to help! And I actually like Dozers on the Rhinos, myself, I find them to be really useful. But, you can trim them off, for sure if you feel you don’t need them.

  4. Narfwak May 25, 2015 4:24 pm
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    Cohort Cybernetica + IWND relic sounds fun.

    • pascalnz May 25, 2015 10:53 pm
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      can;t get relics on non character knights

      • Narfwak May 26, 2015 10:43 am
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        Not talking about knights. There’s (rumored to be) a CultMech relic that gives the bearer + unit IWND. Give that to the Dominus in a Cohort Cybernetica formation and you’ve got a huge unit of robots and datasmiths with IWND.

  5. Sawyer Z May 25, 2015 8:22 pm
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    Hey guys. How do you submit a list for review? By the way, love the videos and stream.

  6. iNcontroL May 25, 2015 8:59 pm
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    nice show as always! Reece seemed well rested 🙂

  7. dr.insanotron May 25, 2015 9:24 pm
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    Glad to see everyone made it home safely. You are off a little on my army but close enough.

  8. Kartr May 26, 2015 6:01 am
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    I would be extremely interested in a global campaign!

    Also the vet sergeant really helps with snap firing and pinning tests when your rhino is penetrated or destroyed (respectively).

  9. greggles May 26, 2015 2:34 pm
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    Reece! I loved pillars! Check out divinity original sin as well. They are coming out with an enhanced edition later, it’s of a similar vein, super awesome.

    (also witcher 3 is awesome to boot)

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 26, 2015 3:25 pm
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      I will have to check out Divinity! And yes, Witcher looks awesome.

      • Weidekuh May 27, 2015 12:04 am
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        I played pillars and divinity. Pillars is more stop and go micro management. Divinity is faster paced and a bit more streamlined.
        I’d say i enjoyed both about the same. But the combat is defenately better in Divinity. Throwing poison clouds and then igniting them with fire to explode everything, or producing wet surfaces and then striking with lightning to electrocute everyone is just sooo much fun. Be sure to take those casters with different casting schools to have maximum fun.

        The story in Pillars picks up faster and is better in the beginning. But Divinity has this unique “do whatever you want” thing, you can just about kill everyone, even questgivers. You choose how you play.

  10. Julnlecs May 26, 2015 5:04 pm
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    ITC rankings are still only showing the top 3 scores per player. Instead of 4. A few players have already done 4 or more events.