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

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

8-10-15

Intro

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News

  • Just got back from the Hammer of Wrath GT at Game Empire, Pasadena. We had a great time!
  • LVO room block is 77% booked out! Time is running short on grabbing a room.

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  • Don’t forget to grab your FLG swag if it’s something you are interested in! We’ve got them up for sale over on our Twitch channel.

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  • Mantic shows off some new Kings of War Daemon models.

Mantic Demons

  • Heavy Gear shows off the new Northern Lion gear preview, and Otakuthon 2015 up in Montreal.

heavy gear

  • Warlord Games releases some very cool looking Timber Framed MDF buildings in 28mm scale.

buildings

 

  • Toughest Girls in the Galaxy reveal a new model for both fantasy and SciFi settings: the Huntress.

tggt the huntress

  • A new Dark Heresy expansion is released, called Enemies Without. It focuses on the Xenos enemies of the Imperium and features Orks, Eldar, and Dark Eldar foes.

Dark EldarEnemies Without

 

  • Westfalia has been running a pretty cool Kickstarter for their Wastelander miniatures, some of them look pretty awesome.

wastelanders

  • A new Infinity Aleph Character’Acmon’ gets shown with some paint on him! Even more badass; a render of the Military Orders TAG, the Seraph, is released!

Infinity Seraph

  • Human Interface shows off another beautiful character model: The Cyborg Hunter!

Cyborg Hunter

  • FW preview new Dark Angel and Blood Angel minis with custom helmets, shoulder pads and torsos. They look great!

dark_angel_fwblood angels

 

  • There’s some really cool looking terrain coming out that both lights up and moves. Cool!

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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.

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Rant Session

  • Further AoS discussion.

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

Completed Commissions

List Review

Sentinels of Terra Combined Arms Detachment:

HQ:

Librarian ML1 w/Storm Bolter (70 points)

Troops:

Tactical Squad, 10x Marines, combi-flamer, plasma gun, Rhino w/dozer blade (205 points)

Tactical Squad, 10x Marines, combi-flamer, plasma gun, Rhino w/dozer blade (205 points)

Elites:

Sternguard, 9x Veterans, 5x Combi-meltas, Rhino w/Dozer Blade (288 points)

Heavy Support:

Relic Sicaran, Schism of Mars and dozer blade (165 points)

Predator Squadron, 3x Predators w/las cannon sponsons (345 points)

Stalker Squadron, 3x Stalkers (225 points)

Total: 1503

Suppression Force:

Whirlwind Squadron, 3x Whirlwinds (195 points)

Land Speeder Squadron, 3x Land Speeders w/2x Heavy Bolters (150 points)

Total: 345 points

Grand Total: 1848 points

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

  1. happy_inquisitor August 10, 2015 12:31 pm
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    This is a really late response to the “rant” part of your podcast but I do not think GW have settled on one single way to approach organised play for Age of Sigmar.

    The schools league organiser has been dropping some pretty specific hints on how this is going to be limited for their competitive format. So far this is
    30 model limit
    1 hero limit

    The main balancing factor on choosing models sounds like it will be the scoring system – which will have a substantial score for putting balanced fluffy armies on the table. No specifics on this but to put it into context the battle scores for 40K last year came to less than a third of the overall points available (painting, modelling, sportsmanship etc added up to much more). So if they follow the same pattern you could lose so many points on cheesy army composition that stomping your opponents would still leave your team short of the win.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 10, 2015 1:01 pm
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      Yeah, I think they are waiting and watching to see how it goes, which is why it’s so open ended.

  2. Iago August 10, 2015 11:42 pm
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    hmmm no words on the ETC2015 results, lists or anything? Granted it is happening in Europe, but since its one of the most important tournaments some coverage would be nice.

  3. Kartr_Kana August 11, 2015 7:42 am
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    Thanks for reviewing my list guys! I was flying back from Portland during the cast so I didn’t get to watch live or comment on the feed unfortunately. A few thoughts from myself:

    1. I switched to Imperial Fists proper as there is some uncertainty as to whether or not Close Range Bolter Drill applies to special ammunition.

    2. I switched the combi-flamer + plasma gun to combi-plasma + flamer on the tactical squads, due to the fact I rarely fired the plasma gun, but was constantly wishing I had a second or third flamer shot. It also saves me 20 points.

    3. I ran the las cannons on the Sicaran at Scorched Earth with a different list and ran into a problem where any cover that could give 25% or better obscurement invariable blocked one or the other sponson and usually both. Even when they weren’t blocked they usually missed, so I decided to spend those 40 points on something more reliable.

    4. I thought about Typhoon Land Speeders, but they have to be within 18″ of the target they’re designating for Whirlwinds anyway and so going cheaper and getting the extra squadron member should let them designate targets longer than only taking two.

    5. With the extra 20 points I’m thinking of trading the Librarian for a Chaplain so the Sternguard gain Hatred during those unfortunate melee combats.

    Glad to hear you guys think it would do decent and be a lot of fun, despite the fact drop melta would eat it. Now to start buying lots of tanks 😛

  4. jy2
    jy2 August 11, 2015 9:21 am
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    I was taken by surprise by Smash recently also.

    This was in a tournament when my opponent charged my mawloc with his Iron Armed sorcerer. Afterwards, I was like holy sh*t! That is actually pretty nasty. An Iron Armed psyker with Force!

  5. Sueppchen August 13, 2015 3:39 am
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    Nice show, as always.

    As an anonymus from the internet, it would be inpolite to leave without playing the nit-picker about something. So here we go:

    I think your judging of that ravenwing reroll is fine, but I also think you did not do justice to “Team 3+”. I guess everyone went to school and knows basic stochastics. Their point is not that they simply don’t know the odds of a 3+ and a 4+ rerollable.
    The line of argument is that the save and the reroll are two different logic steps. Ravenwing allows you to reroll failed jink rolls. So you have to fail the 4+ Jink in order to get to step 2. Then they look at the passage “Models with more than one save” in the rulebook and argue that this wording only refers to step one of that process.
    If I had to make the decision as an organizer I’d clearly allow the jinksave for ravenwing players even if it is just 4+, but the way the rules are phrased it is not that definitive. You can read it both ways. Thats why I think a decision from an organizer in advance makes sence.