Signals from the Frontline #405


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  • The LVO is looming!


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  • Forge World redesigns some of the older mark armors to be compatible with betrayal at Calth, and also redesign the Spartan Tank.

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  • More pictures of the new Privateer Press models!

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  • Two new Black Library novels on the way!

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  • Tabletop Arts release Biomechancial Heads

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  • Avatars of War release Marauders of the Apocalypse.


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.

  • Next AoS factions:
    • Undead with an Undead Giant centerpiece model.
    • Oruks the new range will emphasize the savage nature of the Oruks.
    • Duardin will be very different aesthetically than Fyreslayers and will feature a large humanoid construct as the centerpiece model.
  • The Grand Alliances:
    • Order
    • Death
    • Destruction
    • Chaos: up next
  • Rumor of the Chaos Codex being taken out of a GW stores.
  • Space Wolf Campaign book on the way, Curse of the Wulfen, featuring the Wolves vs. Daemons.
    • The Daemons are said to be getting a Decurion.
    • An update similar to Tau
  • Sequel to Betrayal at Calth contents:
    • Assault squad sprue featuring packs and close combat weapons.
    • Legion Heavy Support squad sprue with a variety of heavy weapons.
    • Mk. IV Tactical sprues continue their appearance.
    • 2 new Heroes are included.
    • Imperial Fists are involved in some manner.
    • Uses the same Betrayal at Calth ruleset.
    • Q1-Q2 2016
    • Betrayal at Calth was only the initial product in a Horus Heresy boxed game series.
    • Look for the Betrayal at Calth rules to reappear in future additional similar boxed sets.
    • These further boxed sets will expand the Betrayal at Calth ruleset and take gamers to other locations and pairs of adversaries set in the Heresy.
    • The second boxed game will make an appearance sooner than later this year (2016), based on the white hot financial success of the initial Betrayal at Calth product.

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

Rules Lawyer

  • We’ll be updating the FAQ in the very near future for LVO.

Completed Commissions

List Review

This is a slightly different request as what I would like is a review after the new Tau codex has dropped on how to refresh this list with some of the new options.

The list itself is definitely not a competitive list and intentionally so. The idea of this list was something to take with me when I am traveling for work and play a good social game without turning up and people thinking I am That Guy. The list was also built not to get ground into dust too quickly and it has layers of defense so that it withstands an alpha strike and then slowly builds to a winning end game. So far that has worked almost perfectly to plan although Maelstrom is predictably a bit of a struggle sometimes.

The heart of the army are the massed kroot, I can dilute that a bit but would like to keep that wild untamed xenos theme. If possible the riptide (with kroot pilot) stays until I can work up an equally nice modified center-piece for the army, at my pace of working with green stuff that could be a while.

Tau Empire

HQ (299pts)

  • Aun’Va (100pts)


2x Ethereal Bodyguard

  • Commander (199pts)

Drone Controller, 2x Marker Drone, 2x Missile Pod, Neuroweb System Jammer, Onager Gauntlet, Puretide Engram Neurochip, Vectored Retro-Thrusters, XV8-02 Crisis ‘Iridium’ Battlesuit

  • Elites (317pts)
  • XV8 Crisis Team (61pts)

2x Gun Drone

  • Crisis Shas’ui

2x Flamer, Positional Relay

  • XV104 Riptide (195pts)

Counterfire Defence System, Early Warning Override, Ion Accelerator, Twin-linked Fusion Blaster

  • XV8 Crisis Team (61pts)

2x Gun Drone

  • Crisis Shas’ui

Flamer, Twin-linked Flamer

  • Troops (570pts)
  • Big game hunters – Kroot Carnivore Squad (140pts)

10x Kroot, Kroot Hound, 3x Krootox Rider

  • Big game hunters – Kroot Carnivore Squad (140pts)

10x Kroot, Kroot Hound, 3x Krootox Rider

  • Sharpshooters – Kroot Carnivore Squad (145pts)

20x Kroot, Kroot Hound, Sniper Rounds

  • Sharpshooters – Kroot Carnivore Squad (145pts)

20x Kroot, Kroot Hound, Sniper Rounds

  • Fast Attack (199pts)
  • Pathfinder Team (99pts)

9x Pathfinder Shas’la

  • Vespid Stingwings (100pts)

4x Vespid Stingwing, Vespid Strain Leader

  • Heavy Support (223pts)
  • Sky Ray Missile Defense Gunship (129pts)

Blacksun Filter, Decoy Launchers, Point Defense Targeting Relay, Twin-linked Smart Missile System

  • XV88 Broadside Team (94pts)

2x Missile Drone

  • Broadside Shas’ui

Early Warning Override, Twin-linked High-Yield Missile Pod, Twin-linked Smart Missile System

  • Fortification (100pts)
  • Void Shield Generator (100pts)

3x Projected Void Shields

Officio Assassinorum

Elites (140pts)

  • Culexus Assassin (140pts)




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6 years ago

I have a theory on age of signature based on Reece’s comments about the AoS articles. The group plays the rules as written while limiting named characters to one – makes sense. I think GW is trying to remove lists (shift to free war scrolls) but encourage you to by a take all comers army. Essentially, buy all the kits for a faction and then deploy based on the situation and opponent. Rather than a single army, the game encourages you to build a military.

6 years ago
Reply to  Andrew

Well, GW certainly wants you to buy every kit in a faction, that much is true. I kind of doubt they have a strong plan beyond that, though.

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