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  • Wargames Con is looming! We extended the hotel group rate through the 8th, so make sure to grab those rooms soon, or miss out on the lower prices! We also have
  • The new Space marine assault squads are up for the pre-order special! Save 25% off of MSRP!
  • If you haven’t watched Kung Fury yet, do yourself a favor and watch it!
  • The new DzC infantry units are up for pre-order! They look fantastic.

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  • The new Warlord Titan is being shown off in a size comparison, and it is huge!



  • Forge World is also releasing some new Alpha Legion upgrade kits that look fantastic!



  • Interesting note: Event Horizon was inspired by 40k! That makes sense as we always thought that was a great representation of the Warp!
  • Wyrd shows off some new renders, and they look pretty crazy.



  • Dark Sword Miniatures is releasing Game of Thrones miniatures.

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Upcoming ITC Events

FAQ council meeting this week to address some issues, and we will include some of the ITC rulings into the FAQ document.

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.

  • Fantasy 9th edition boxed set will be Age of Sigmar, the game itself will simply be called Warhammer.
    • It will be a simplified version of the new Fantasy skirmish ruleset, and will be followed by a full rule book, later.
  • We’ve got Space Marine Devastators and the codex coming out next week! That’ll be a big release. The limited edition Marine codex packages look pretty awesome.
  • Devastators spotted with Grav Cannons. Cool!
  • There is rumored to be a new Terminator Librarian on the way for Marines, and a new Interrogator Chaplain for Dark Angels. He’s got a nice looking dress on.
  • Dark Angels rumored to be coming close on the heels of Marines.
  • More rumors of Tzeentch Daemonkin on the way! Rumors of a boxed set for the Campaign linking Tzeentch Daemonkin, Dark Angels, forces of Mars and a new “Lost and the Damned” style faction. The box set will contain two limited edition HQ models for the various factions, similar to Stormclaw which had Grukk and Krom.
  • Rumors of Daemons and Chaos getting redone in the Fall! Nice!
  • More rumors of Genestealer Cult and Deathwatch coming out, probably linked together as they are good factions to face one another.

Rant Session

  • Eldar are stupidly good.
  • Will the new super AdMech formation really be that crazy?

Tactics Corner

  • Frankie won a local RTT, recently.

Rules Lawyer

Completed Commissions

List Review

List comes to us from Austin M.

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Codex: Space Marines

Chapter Tactics: Red Hunters

(Primary Detachment)


Chapter Master – bike, artificer armor, power fist, shield eternal


Bike Squad (5) – grav x2, combi-grav

Tactical Squad (10) – rhino, melta, combi-melta

Tactical Squad (10) – rhino, plasma, combi-plasma


Fire Raptor – quad heavy bolters

Thunderfire Cannon

Thunderfire Cannon

Lord of War

Fellblade – quad lascannon x2, demolisher cannon, twin-linked heavy bolter, twin-linked fellblade accelerator cannon, armored ceramite, legacy of glory: the battle of keylek (ignore cover on all blast weapons)


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7 years ago

THe Scene isnt that bad. Geez Reece, you are old if you think that is bad.

7 years ago
Reply to  Reecius

From Event Horizen The Scene isnt that bad.
Also, Yeah, the Super-Formation is super broken. I Honestly think ignore the free-upgrades. Because Seriously, Free points is BULL. You cite other ones like that Bloodangels, but you cant pick or choose. Deamon Summoning can be shut down by a culexis. There is no downside to the Adeptus Mechanicus formation. If you do, I say you make it count as 3 detachments

7 years ago
Reply to  Hotsauceman1

There is a downside. You have to take Battle Maniple, taking a lot of customization out of your hands and forcing you to take few sub-par units.

Like they said, its low top-tier list and can be quite nasty.

Pascal Roggen
7 years ago
Reply to  Hotsauceman1

one culexus does not stop demon summoning, it might stop it from being cast by one or two psykers, but theres usually quite a few available to be the conduit for casting.

it certainly can’t stop khorne demonkin getting more units, they can easily get hundreds and hundreds of extra points in a game. how many points woudl you pay for army wide feel no pain?

every formation gives out free points in special abilities. How much would you pay to be able to have turn one be the first turn you roll for reserves with your whole army and get to shoot and run when you land?

how many points is giving the wraith host formation battel focus and improving he spiritseer ability?

how much would you pay for being able to assault out of reserves?

you get free points with every formation, just some are more obviously “points” than others

Joseph Love
7 years ago

ok. i got my ad mech codex and the super formation is not in it. srsly i wish it was, but i’m ok…
i think my crons could beat that thunderdome! im throwin down the gauntlet! except when could i play frankie when im way up here in the good party of cali?? zandrek obyron sling shot w 2 d lords, sheilds w zandrek, scythes with obyron, ill chop those wolves into hot dogs, charge me? thanks, i’ll take that counterattack from you, and you wont run down zandrek w zealot and his 3++ guards, obyrons team is gonna slice n dice before your powerfists w warscythes. but anyway im not the greatest 40k player in the world so frankie might squeak it out w linebreaker or something… we’ll see at the BAO, in fact, i’ll throw a game just to play frankie for a spot on team zeros over heros.

7 years ago

Oh god that War Convocation’s fortifications. Even simple Aegis defence line is almost no-brainer choice. But if you take Imperial Stronghold with 1 Aegis and 3 Bastions… that would solve the army’s problems against drop pods. Give them voidshields – Haywire nor grav cant hurt you. Give them tank traps and tangle wires – you cant land a drop pod withing 6″ of the fortification and they are a bit protected against coming withing meltarange. That also includes four quad-guns or icarus lascannons.

Totally bonkers, jesus.

7 years ago

Don’t be hatin’ on my DA Battle Kilts now! That new Chaplain is so wicked though.

7 years ago
Reply to  Reecius

Ha, I know 😉

7 years ago

We (DA) need some point cuts across the board, a viable Jetfighter, Mortis Dread rules in the dex, no Get’s Hot, and maybe Centurion Devs (unlikely). I’d be a happy camper then.

7 years ago

Please fix the ITC results. It’s only showing the top 3 scores.

English Steve
English Steve
7 years ago

Reecius! where’s the source on the Event Horizon info? It’s a long established fan theory but I can’t find any source that they’ve actually admitted it’s true?

English Steve
English Steve
7 years ago
Reply to  Reecius

Found the video the guys was referencing if anyone’s interested.
question gets asked at 26:00

7 years ago

For Chaos, make marks free. Chaos lord with mark of (insert warp baddie) confers same mark upon all models within the detachment. Baller. I don’t think Chaos can get storm shields unless they change mark of Tzeench. 2++ all around! Let Chaos sorcerers summon without perils on all doubles. Reduce points costs for most units(yes, cultists too. They should be 3 ppm). Make the boon table so that no independent character can turn into a spawn and no non independent character can turn into a daemon prince. Open up IA 13 vehicles to all daemonkin. Give cultists some options so maybe someone would run anything other than 10 man squads with no upgrades. Make all cultists with mark of nurgle have the option of being plague zombies. Give marks to dreadnaughts. And bad ass formations. In a world where Eldar is a thing there’s a lot of changes that need to be made.

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