Signals from the Frontline #561: Death Guard are Here! (Casts Added)

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Date: 9-13-17


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28 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #561: Death Guard are Here! (Casts Added)”

  1. rvd1ofakind September 13, 2017 11:05 am #

    The +1 to hit to skitarii shooting Stratagem actually combos with nothing except plasma not exploding.
    The 2 exploding 6+ both don’t apply as they are either:
    Melee (Dragoons)
    Not Skitarii (Electro priests)

    • rvd1ofakind September 13, 2017 11:07 am #

      Also, I’ve heard bad news about Kataphrons, Servitors and so on not changing at all (Except 1 weapon that no one used on a unit that no one used) despite them being not viable at all.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 13, 2017 11:12 am #

      Patience, grasshopper. You are not seeing the entire picture, yet =)

      • rvd1ofakind September 13, 2017 11:16 am #

        Oh I’ve seen some of it. And some of it is pretty good. However nothing about those 3 units in particular

      • rvd1ofakind September 13, 2017 11:06 pm #

        Just say, Reece, if that’s even your real name!!! I’m making a list(spread sheet) and checking it twice!

        • rvd1ofakind September 14, 2017 12:39 am #

          Also, if the Deep Strike stratagem rumor is true, Corpuscarii could actually outvalue Brimstones/Conscripts

          • Reecius
            Reecius September 15, 2017 2:58 pm

            Tune in to FLG tomorrow for a large review of the new dex!

  2. Don Tomaso September 13, 2017 2:57 pm #

    Its so frustrating not being able to play all these armies. Admech look so damn cool but I paint so damn slow:/

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 13, 2017 3:17 pm #

      Yeah, I am a slow painter, too. Same problem.

  3. winterman September 13, 2017 4:16 pm #

    Volume was horrible on the show could not hear any of it!

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 13, 2017 4:20 pm #

      Yeah, very sorry about that. For some reason no one was monitoring audio during the show and while we’re casting it we cannot tell if there is a problem. Won’t happen again.

      Luckily the audio for the podcast and videocast of the show will be good.

      • winterman September 13, 2017 5:55 pm #

        hmmm I did not post that!

  4. winterman September 13, 2017 5:58 pm #

    Hey guys first yeah the volume was low but wouldn’t have posted with an exclamation. Not sure what the deal is there but don’t like that my usual handle I use everywhere comes off as a jerk (or more of one then I am anyways lol)

    Anywho thanks for the shoutout for the Harvester. Gonna be a fun event. Would be awesome to have you guys up to Spokane one of these days.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 13, 2017 6:07 pm #

      We will definitely make it out one of these days, buddy.

  5. Int September 13, 2017 6:42 pm #

    I feel like there’s so much missed potential in the Ad Mech codex…it’s a shame.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 15, 2017 2:58 pm #

      I don’t think the missed anything, haha. We have a big review of the book hitting, tomorrow. Be sure to check it out.

  6. Laurence Elliott September 14, 2017 2:31 am #

    Great episode chaps.

    Agreed the aesthetics of some of the death guard models are a little too comical for my tastes, but I’m sure a dark paint job will make them look menacing.

    You’re right that they’ll be super vulnerable to alpha strikes so not sure how competitive they’ll end up being

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 15, 2017 2:59 pm #

      Agreed, the paint job is what does it.

      The alpha strike will be their Achilles heal I think, more so than most armies. If you Rhino up though, I think they can get it done.

  7. rvd1ofakind September 14, 2017 8:18 am #

    I don’t care where I’m posting this, BUT FUCK YES ADMECH DEEPSTRIKE.
    1) Low mobility
    2) No transports
    3) One-dimentional lists
    all gone. 1 CP to delete any unit in the game. Makes half the units more viable(Destroyers and servitors still suck so far :p)

    • rvd1ofakind September 14, 2017 8:30 am #

      Actually destroyers now don’t explode from plasma if you pay 2CP. Hm….

  8. Dbiesto September 14, 2017 9:32 am #

    Hey so I noticed GW got rid of marked gods elites as troops in the August update of the CSM codex update? So we go back to elites with the ones that were troops?

  9. Dbiesto September 14, 2017 9:33 am #

    Nevermind misread it.

  10. ChrisG
    Ahkris September 15, 2017 1:14 pm #

    I have been doing absolutely amazing with my Death Guard over in europe in various tournaments and store games and i havent really seen many people play the style of death guard i do.

    Currently im looking into transitioning into:

    Daemon prince
    3 Blight drones with flamers
    Blight hauler
    Some blightking termies

    and then a couple of troops and some extra daemonic vehicles such as either a plagueburst crawler or some more drones. Perhaps a sorcerer with jumppack to warptime mortarion.

    Pretty much everything in that list is a Nurgle Daemon so they trigger epidemius. Kill a couple of units and the buffs really start rakcing up. Thought Death Guard were hard to kill? Try killing them at T8 or even T9 on the crawler.

    Been working absolutely great and its neat the codex allows for such varied playstyles. Cant wait to get some more multi part plague marines and try footslogging behind haulers or doing the whole poxwalkers in a rhino bomb. Imo one of the most fun and flavourfull releases GW has done in a long time (besides GSC)

    • Threllen September 15, 2017 1:46 pm #

      Epidemius might rise up in popularity a bit used in conjunction with daemon Deathguard units, but I think he’s still fairly risky. To get to +1T you need to *completely* destroy 5 units (run away units don’t count because the Nurgle daemon didn’t finish them off).

      Depending on the list that can be literally impossible or just very difficult. Especially for an army that needs to get close to do maximum damage. Not that the previous bonuses aren’t good well, it’s just not 100% guaranteed to get that T8 on Morty or anyone else in a timely matter.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 15, 2017 3:00 pm #

      Glad you are doing well with them. You should dominate, now. They get much better.

  11. Icoop September 17, 2017 9:49 am #

    Salty Banana’s 40K history was the best part of an already great episode.

    • ivestar September 17, 2017 6:00 pm #

      Yep, i really liked this. It’s good content and adds value to the podcast (funny too).

      • Reecius
        Reecius September 17, 2017 6:02 pm #

        Glad you liked it =)

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