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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

Date 7-31-2015

Intro

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News

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  • We’ve gotten our hands on a copy of Cthulhu Wars by Petersen Games and will be giving it a go when time allows. Thank you so much to Michael O’Grady for sending it to us!’

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  • Drop Fleet Commander has some new Scourge Fleet Miniatures to show off!

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  • Maxmini Shows of a new tank!

Maxmini KV-2

  • New Infinity miniatures are released at Gen Con, tons of new US-Ariadna, Tiger Soldiers, and Nomads!

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  • A new wave of Battletech miniatures is announced and they look fantastic!

Battle Tech

  • Conan Age of Monsters shows off their first miniatures, some of the Legion of Set units and a badass Mammoth!

CROM Set Archers CROM Mammoth Conan Rise of Monsters Snake

  • Some very cool heroic scale female heads by Statuesque.

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  • Ronda Rousey was already one of the coolest women on the planet, but after reading this article, she may have taken top spot! http://uproxx.com/sports/2015/07/ronda-rousey-pokemon-dragonball-world-of-warcraft/

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  • The new Total War: Warhammer video, the Battle for Black Fire Pass is AMAZING! Check it out if you have not already!

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  • Forge World shows off the new White Scars upgrades!

White Scars Torsos White Scars Heads   White Scars shoudler   Upcoming ITC Events ITC Update: https://www.frontlinegaming.org/community/frontline-gamings-independent-tournament-circuit/itc-2015-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.

  • New FW mail order shop? Rumors indicate you may be able to order FW items from the GW website sometime this summer.
  • Word on the street is that the GW team assigned to Gen Con was deported for not having US Work Visas.
  • – Retributors – Lightning Hammers can cause two deadly wounds when
  • rolling a 6 (no wound or save rolls allowed)
  • – Decimators – Thunderaxes can attack more than one enemy. Furthermore
  • enemys have to add 2 to battleshock tests when within 6″ of a Decimator
  • – Protectors – Stormstrike Glaives generate an arrow shield (called
  • storm shield) that lowers the dice roll of an enemy ranged unit by 1.
  • When they attack a monster with this weapon and roll a 6 (wound roll),
  • they inflict D6 damage
  • All Paladins can alternatively use a Starsoul Mace that inflicts D3
  • deadly wounds.
  • – Prosecutors, with different weapon options, f.e. spears and a two handed hammer
  • – Bloodreavers, they will have the option of two handed axes too
  • – Bloodwarriors with different weapon options (2 axes and these coole two-handed axes)
  • – Slaughterpriest and Skullgrinder clampacks

Rant Session Tactics Corner Rules Lawyer

  • ITC Quarterly Update! The ever evolving decision making process of the ITC, how it is handled, and why.

Completed Commissions

List Review ELDAR CAD Autarch with Fusion gun, scorpion chain saw, banshee mask, and warp jump generator Farseer, skyrunner, spirit stone 2×5 windriders with scatter lasers 9x warp spiders 5 wraithguard with D-scythes Wraithknight with 2 heavy Wraithcannons DARK ELDAR ALLIES Succubus with architect glaive and WWP 5 kabalite Warriors 1 venom with dual splinter cannons CRIMSON DEATH FORMATION 1x Crimson hunter with Exarch 2x Crimson hunters The Autarch goes with the warp spiders.  The Farseer goes with one of the units of scatbikes, and the Succubus goes with the D-scythes. LIST 2        Librarian

  • Mastery Level 2
  • And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics *, Independant Character
    • Terminator Armour

    • Auspex, Combi-melta, Force Stave
  • Magister Sevrin Loth

  • And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics (Red Scorpions), Counter-attack, Fearless, Independant Character, Master Psyker, Psyker (Mastery Level 3), Warlord

Elites

  • Sternguard Veteran Squad

    • Drop Pod

    • Storm Bolter
    • Drop Pod Assault, Immobile, Inertial Guidance System
    • Veteran

    • Combi-melta
    • Veteran

    • Combi-melta
    • Veteran

    • Combi-melta
    • Veteran

    • Combi-melta
    • Veteran

    • Combi-melta
    • Veteran Sergeant

    • Bolt Pistol, Combi-melta
    • Veteran with Special/Heavy Weapon

    • Multi-melta
    • Veteran with Special/Heavy Weapon

    • Multi-melta

Troops

  • Tactical Squad

  • Meltagun, 9x Space Marines
  • And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics *, Combat Squads
    • Drop Pod

    • Storm Bolter
    • Drop Pod Assault, Immobile, Inertial Guidance System
    • Space Marine Sergeant

    • Bolt Pistol, Combi-melta
  • Tactical Squad

  • Meltagun, 9x Space Marines
  • And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics *, Combat Squads
    • Drop Pod

    • Storm Bolter
    • Drop Pod Assault, Immobile, Inertial Guidance System
    • Space Marine Sergeant

    • Bolt Pistol, Combi-melta
  • Tactical Squad

  • Meltagun, 9x Space Marines
  • And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics *, Combat Squads
    • Drop Pod

    • Storm Bolter
    • Drop Pod Assault, Immobile, Inertial Guidance System
    • Space Marine Sergeant

    • Bolt Pistol, Combi-melta
  • Tactical Squad

  • Flamer, 9x Space Marines
  • And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics *, Combat Squads
    • Drop Pod

    • Storm Bolter
    • Drop Pod Assault, Immobile, Inertial Guidance System
    • Space Marine Sergeant

    • Boltgun, Combi-flamer
  • Tactical Squad

  • Flamer, 9x Space Marines
  • And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics *, Combat Squads
    • Drop Pod

    • Storm Bolter
    • Drop Pod Assault, Immobile, Inertial Guidance System
    • Space Marine Sergeant

    • Boltgun, Combi-flamer

Fast Attack

  • Drop Pod

  • Storm Bolter
  • Drop Pod Assault, Immobile, Inertial Guidance System

Heavy Support

  • Centurion Devastator Squad

  • And They Shall Know no Fear, Chapter Tactics *, Decimator Protocols, Slow and Purposeful
    • Centurion

    • Grav-cannon and Grav-amp, Hurricane Bolter
    • Centurion

    • Grav-cannon and Grav-amp, Hurricane Bolter
    • Centurion Sergeant

    • Grav-cannon and Grav-amp, Hurricane Bolter, Omniscop

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

  1. Sunhero July 31, 2015 11:55 am #

    Ronda Rousey is next level bad ass.

    she if fighting in ufc 190 this weekend the question is not whether she will win but how quick, can’t wait to watch her demolish bethe tomorrow.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 31, 2015 12:21 pm #

      Yeah, her opponent’s been talking smack, too! Gonna be a good fight.

      • Anvil
        anvilward88 July 31, 2015 5:45 pm #

        i WANNA BE
        THE VERY BEST!
        LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS!

        That’s probably going through her head now 😀

  2. iNcontroL July 31, 2015 12:31 pm #

    awesome podcast as always and thanks for the shoutout on #1 ITC 🙂 Feeling good!

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 31, 2015 12:44 pm #

      you earned it, bro!

    • Cavalier August 2, 2015 3:30 am #

      Congrats Geoff your one of my favorite tourney regulars to follow. Got a great attitude and cool armies. Good luck buddy!

    • Adam
      Adam (Thediceabide.com) August 2, 2015 4:54 pm #

      Now if you could only come up #1 in a tournament! 😛

  3. Hotsauceman1 July 31, 2015 5:01 pm #

    Please No damn chess clocks. I will never NEVER go to your tournaments again. Chess clocks pushed me away from warmachine. I LOST because my dice where still rolling when the clock died.

  4. WuTangDamaja August 3, 2015 1:34 am #

    http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2015/08/40k-deep-thought-the-state-of-the-grimdark.html

    Reece, could you discuss this article in the next cast?

  5. jy2
    jy2 August 3, 2015 7:39 am #

    I’ve been playing the new Cthulhu Wars and I gotta say, I love it! It’s an awesome game.

    Perhaps if you guys have time, we can get a game in when I come by your shop mid-August.

    • jy2
      jy2 August 3, 2015 7:42 am #

      BTW, a friend of mine has a friend (or maybe relative) working in the shipping docks of Oakland. He has a customer who brought in 2 container-loads of Cthulhu Wars and told him that it was the best money that he’s made in quite a while. 2 containers….that’s about 44 pallets of the game!

  6. 6thstreetAlan August 3, 2015 9:28 am #

    Yes YES YES!!!!

    They had guns on their hips…. I was very uncomfortable to be honest. There were wife’s of judges and staff with guns on their hips also…

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 3, 2015 11:31 am #

      Yeah…wow. That is so crazy, what do you possibly stand to gain from that?

      • Grizzly Adams August 6, 2015 2:30 pm #

        Let me preface this by saying i was not at ATC this year. I am, however, a member of the local gaming community here in Chattanooga, TN and a regular attendee of ATC.

        In the podcast you said at best, people get nervous, at worst a catastrophic event takes place by judges being armed at the event. I think at best, an armed citizen can protect and defend his/her life and the lives of others. As a Tennessee carry permit holder (which requires both a safety class, a shooting proficieny test, and an FBI background test to obtain) i have the legal right to carry anywhere and everywhere, concealed or open carry, so long as the place i am going does not have a posted sign preventing it.

        You said that the ATC should change its policies about armed judges, but it is not the ATC that says its ok, the State of Tennessee and the Federal Government do. If a citizen feels that they should be armed, they have such a right.

        5 members of our community were killed in a lone wolf terrorist attack just a week prior to the ATC, and an active shooter walked into a movie theater in Nashville just last week. I do not venture to know the thoughts of others, but if i were an attendee at ATC after such events, i would take comfort in knowing that a proficient person was armed just in case another such incident were to occur.

        Personally, I carry a handgun every single day, for the protection of myself and my family. I carry concealed, as i know that some people unfamiliar with guns are unnerved by the sight of them. I also don’t want people to know that I carry, as it is my business, no one elses. Would i open carry at a tournament? Probably not, for the reasons stated above. But I don’t have a problem if others do.

        Regardless, I appreciate what you guys do for the community, and love your content.

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