Signals from the Frontline #381



Show Notes

Show Notes



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  • 25% off pre-order special for this week: Tau Firewarriors and Breachers, Shadow Force Solaq and Infiltration Cadre Burning Dawn! Very cool. Send those orders in to: or call: 1-888-781-5120
  • The big news over the weekend is that the Tau Terrain sets sold out in 10 minutes and that retailers such as us, got 1 each to sell…lol. However, anyone that put money down on a kit can get a full refund form us or we can hold onto it to use towards purchasing the individual components when they are released. That should be in the very new future.
  • LVO Update: We are going to implement a new judging tool: Snap Call, or Researched Call. Also, tickets continue to sell steadily, don’t wait to get yours! Also, we will not be here this coming Friday, October 23rd as we will be in Vegas getting some work done for the LVO.


  • Dropfleet Commander released a second news letter about the game. It will kick off with a KickStarter soon, to hopefully raise the funds to launch the game with plastic kits to keep the price down.

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  • Hawk also put up new named commanders up for pre-order on their site! Cavebreaker, the Ferryman and Ramses.

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  • Mechanical Warhorse show off some additions to their pipe relay kits!

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  • Antenocities Workshop releases a new vehicle: the Hunchback.


Upcoming ITC Events


Top 10:

1 Alan Bajramovic CK 5 468.09
2 Geoff Robinson TZC 11 452.28
3 Steve Sisk MK 8 447.64
4 Brett Perkins FMs 5 415.13
5 Jeremy Veysseire N/A 6 408.81
6 Wesley Pauley DAMAGE 5 406.79
7 Jim Yeh TZC 11 406.01
8 Mitchell Raab N/A 4 403.38
9 Geoff Thompson GWNG 4 401.63

Top Teams:

1 Chicago Kamikazes CK 13 518.32
2 Team Zero Comp TZC 121 471.86
3 Left Coast Corsairs LCC 80 449.99
    Agents of the Imperium: Geoff Robinson followed closely by Jeremy Veysseire
    Blood Angels: Mike McKinney
    CSM: Alan Dehesa
    Chaos Daemons: Peter Kelly
    Dark Angels: Brandon Grant
    Dark Eldar: Willow Ryder
    Eldar: Brett Perkins
    Grey Knights: Trevor Sandoval with only a 0.2 point lead over Jim Yeh
    Astra Militarum: Wesley Pauley
    Necrons: Alex Gonzalez with a 1 pt lead over Michael Snider
    Orks: Mason Moore
    Sisters of Battle: Doc Glenboski has passed Daniel Garcia who’s been leading all season.
    Space Marines: Cooper Waddell has passed Julio Rodriguez as the continue to battle for best of Space Marines.
    Space Wolves: Steve Sisk has pulled ahead with his Know No Mercy GT win.
    Tau: Paul McKelvey, the 2014 ITC Season Champion
    Tyranids: Jim Yeh

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 rules floating around for Shadow Force Solaq sound pretty good.
    • – Kauyon’s pictures show two formations: the awesome Shadowstrike Kill Team (2-4 Scouts + 1-5 Vanguards, you chose to fail or succeed reserve rolls for the Vanguards, they don’t scatter within 9″ of the scouts, they can charge the turn they DS) and Pinion Battle Demi-Company (like a demi company but with scouts that help reserves by accompanying other units to allow them to do a flank attack and can give ignore cover to an unit with 9″)
  • One of our sources is telling us that Chaos is indeed getting rebooted for 40k after the Horus Heresy release, expected sometime in early 2016! BOOYAH!
  • There are rumors of a Horus Heresy comic coming out soon, revolving around two chapters fighting around a Space Station. Cool!
  • Tons of rumors floating out into the interwebs about the new Eldar Corsair list from IA11. WOW, some of this stuff looks pretty awesome.
    • The Corsair Wraithknight is nutso! It has dual Hellstrom Warp Spider style weapons: Deathsround Cannons or it can take Inferno Lances or swap one of either for a Scattershield.
    • Their Jetbikes are even crazier than normal Eldar Jetbikes, lol. Any model can take a Dark lance in addition to the usual Scatter Lasers, etc. and you can upgrade multiple models to characters and give them a variety of melee weapons available to both Eldar and Dark Eldar.
  • FW to release the Raven Guard special unit, the Mor EDeytha in the near future. These are sniper style marines.
  • Also, images floating around of a Garro release, which looks awesome.
  • Big news from FW: a new Dreadnought Chassis! This is called the Leviathan Siege Dread and it looks bad ass and has really solid rules. This is what a Dreadnought should be!
  • FW book 6 has been delayed a bit, expected to ship in February.
  • Tau next week is said to be the new Crisis Suits, Commander, Data Cards, Drones and the Codex, baby!
  • Rumors indicate the next AoS release will be Lizardmen!
  • GW Stores to be open 7 days a week? Tough to do with a single man store.

Rant Session

  • Good rules and ugly minis or ugly minis and good rules?

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • TedGrabow asks: is the new Tau Titan allowed in the ITC?
    • No, it is not.
  • P Folis asks: Cna a Dread in a Battle COmpany take a Lucious Pod as a free transport?
    • No, only the transports listed can come for free.
  • Coltinoa asks: Does the “Speed and Fury” special rule for Fire Hawks which makes Assault and Vanguard units scoring, also make those units ObSec?
    • No, it was a rule from 6th ed.
  • SFWF Warfare asks: If I stick a Rune Priest on a bike in a unit of Thunder Wolves, can that unit run?
    • Yes, the Bike Turbo Boosts, instead. You just have to keep squad coherency.

Completed Commissions

List Review

2000 points

Ravenwing Strike Force


1 x Sammael (Jetbike).

1 x Interrogator Chaplain on bike with an Auspex and Eye of the Unseen (Preferred Enemy goodness).

2 x Ravenwing Bike Squad [3 Bikes each] with 2 flamers per squad.

1 x Ravenwing Dark Shroud with Assault Cannon.

1 x Ravenwing Command Squad [4 Bikes] with 1 Apothecary, 1 Champion with Relic of Caliban. Interrogator Chaplain, Librarians and Sammael attached.


Dark Angels Librarius Conclave


1 x Ezekiel (Divination)

1 x Librarian (Biomancy) on bike, Level 2, Force Stave.

1 x Librarian (Interromancy) on bike, Level 2, Force Stave.


Skyhammer Annihilation Force


2 x Assault Squads [6 Marines each] with Jump Packs and 1 Flamer per squad.

1 x Devastator Squad [10 Marines] with Armorium Cherub and 4 Grav-cannon with Gravamp.

1 x Devastator Squad [9 Marines] with Armourium Cherub and Missile Launcher with Flakk Missiles. Ezekiel attached.

2 x Drop Pods with Storm Bolters.



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14 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #381”

  1. Dbiesto October 19, 2015 1:58 pm #

    I had a feeling the tournaments would be the same day I’m in LA for Hell in A Cell. I’ll definitely be at the equilibrium one next month if it’s not the same day Nervo is DJing.

  2. Hotsauceman1 October 19, 2015 2:26 pm #

    OMG……Vanguards being competitives
    I cant wait to read it, but if if is literally within range of the scouts, they can come on outflanking, withing 9 inches they Deepstrike, charge 2d6(With reroll) the can possibly assault mid deployment.
    This might go great with IG TBH

    • Reecius October 19, 2015 2:51 pm #

      Yeah, I am pumped to see what it is!

  3. Novastar October 19, 2015 2:29 pm #

    I’d much rather have tighter rules set with slightly lesser quality models, but truth be told your rules writers arn’t sculpting the models also, no reason you can’t have both

    • Novastar October 19, 2015 2:29 pm #

      Hawk wargames being the exception lol

  4. Jarrod October 19, 2015 2:41 pm #

    Slaanesh better still be around in this “reboot”

    • Dbiesto October 19, 2015 3:10 pm #

      @Jarrod There is absolutely no reason Slaanesh would not be in the Chaos reboot, unless they decide to go Slaanesh Daemonkin. Still can’t believe Kharn and Huron got left out of KDK book until I read the fluff. Daemonkin are like the berserkers of 40k, flipping off everyone including other Chaos hosts lol.

      • Adam ( October 19, 2015 4:51 pm #

        Daemonkin are short lived warbands of nut cases vying for Khorne’s attention. Kharn doesn’t need to throw his life away in an attempt to get Khorne’s favor, nor does Khorne want to sacrifice his favorite champion.

        Basically the argument that KDK should have Kharn are made by the people that didn’t read the fluff. 🙂

        And Huron isn’t in any way affiliated with Khorne, so I have no idea what’s going on there.

        • Dbiesto October 20, 2015 10:37 am #

          In the fluff KDK assaulted A few of Hurons bases, which really pissed him off lol.

          • Dbiesto October 20, 2015 11:00 am

            Leading a frenzied mass of lesser Daemonkin warbands, the Bloodgorged invade the Maelstrom. In a series of psychotic assaults, they cripple several of Huron Blackheart’s outlying strongholds. Furious beyond words, the Tyrant of Badab turns the might of the Red Corsairs upon his aggressors. The war that follows lasts for long, bloody years.”

            Excerpt From: Workshop, Games. “Codex: Khorne Daemonkin

  5. iNcontroL October 20, 2015 9:10 am #

    I totally understand people’s dislike of “toe in cover” for MC/GC but man are they throwing the baby with the bathwater on that one.. it is silly that a Wraithknight gets it but what that does to Nids is murder them 🙁 They get a new codex soon and I’d bet a lot of returning gibblies and heavier hitting MC’s so maybe it won’t be as big of a deal but atm they NEED cover saves otherwise that 3+ and 4-6 wounds on their 3-6 key models is nothing.

    • dr.insanotron October 20, 2015 10:16 am #

      not if it only effects GMC and not FMC

    • WrentheFaceless October 20, 2015 10:41 am #

      So how likely is it to have the entire Doom of Mymeara book banned in ITC?

  6. brent (nimrod451) October 21, 2015 4:38 am #

    I like pretty miniatures , but its easier to make a cool conversion to hide that ugly )or silly) model (dreadknight baby bjorn anyone?) than it is to get people to use your home brewed rules..

    I didn’t hear the rant session, but that’s my opinion.

    However if all the models were ugly and the rules were good.. i don’t know how well that would do either..

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