Signals from the Frontline #569: Tyranids Are Here!

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Show Notes

Date: 11-8-17


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  • New FW Space Wolf Terminators on the way! They look awesome.

  • Paint Classes are live! It took a while to get it all set up but here it is! We’ve got some intensive classes with some incredibly talented artists including the one and only Angel Giraldez! These are going to sell quickly and space is limited so please don’t delay in securing classes with artists you want to work with. We’ve also got:
    • Speed Painting Competitions
    • Paint and Takes
    • Meet and Greets with the artists
    • and the LVO Painting Championships!.And this year, we are offering a $500 cash prize to the winner of the event!
  • The FLG League is off and running. We actually jumped up to 22 players for the first go around! That is great and it has been so far. We will be at Frontline this Saturday coming for anyone that wants to swing by and get a league game, check things out or browse our inventory including the Second hand Shop! We had a lot of customers come by and get some great savings and as we’ll be here for league day, we figured we’d extend the invitation again. Come by on the 11th any time after 10am to join in on the fun and get some goodies at some nice savings.
    • League update so far!

Upcoming ITC Events

Upcoming 40k ITC Events

Upcoming AoS ITC Events

40k ITC Rankings

Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Nick Nanavati 680.73 5 of 5
2 Andrew Gonyo 662.43 5 of 5
3 Matt Root 630.28 5 of 5
4 Tyler DeVries 627.8 5 of 5
5 Aaron Aleong 625.54 5 of 5
6 Sam Henley 614.89 5 of 5
7 Iain Andrew 612.46 5 of 5
8 Brandon Grant 610.73 5 of 5
9 Adrien Jeanniard 607.75 5 of 5
10 Paul McKelvey 598.25 5 of 5

AoS ITC Rankings

Rank First Name Last Name Points Events
1 Joe Krier 456.4 4 of 5
2 Vlad Nica 443.7 4 of 5
3 Samuel Valdez 442.32 4 of 5
4 James Thomas 432.43 4 of 5
5 Zach Lopez 422.06 4 of 5
6 Jarrett Zazuetta 411.21 4 of 5
7 Alexander Gonzalez 393.45 4 of 5
8 Michael Burch 384.01 4 of 5
9 James Sutton 383.88 4 of 5
10 Tyler Hamil 369.73 4 of 5

Tactics Corner

Completed Commissions


  • Here are a few beautiful commissions recently completed by the FLG Paint Studio!



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20 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #569: Tyranids Are Here!”

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    iNcontroL November 8, 2017 11:00 am #

    sooooooooooo excited for my nid codex

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      Jural November 8, 2017 11:50 am #

      seriously thinking about getting the digital download while I wait for the hard copy to arrive…

      Army looks good, and not too cheesy or overpowered, but still with some decent shennanigans

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        Dbiesto November 8, 2017 6:08 pm #

        I keep picturing a termagaunt sitting at a computer seeing codex release and going 😃 “SCREEEE!” when seeing the announcement from GW. Really seems like they are competitive the same year I decided to finally buy some.

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    Marius Xerxes November 8, 2017 3:26 pm #

    Not sure if some changes were made, but I am unable to get any audio from your recorded Signals on Twitch.

    Other Twitch stations work fine. Other videos on your station work fine. But the Signals videos audio are all silent now.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 8, 2017 4:25 pm #

      The Twitch video has no audio?

      I just checked, it has audio for me.

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        rvd1ofakind November 8, 2017 8:08 pm #

        It’s a Twitch bug. Some channels’ VODs have no audio with headphones. Yours is one of them.

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        Marius Xerxes November 8, 2017 10:24 pm #

        Weird. I don’t listen with headphones at home and none of the Signals videos had audio. First time that’s happened.

        But the painting videos all played fine.

        I’m at work now and everything plays normally. And i’m on headphones this time.

        No clue

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 10, 2017 10:36 am #

          Must be a Twitch issue.

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    Venkarel November 8, 2017 3:52 pm #

    I have a question. What is ITC’s policy regarding index dataslates that are not in the codex? Or index wargear that is not in the codex? Is it allowed? If it is allowed, how do I calculate the points cost? Do I use the cost from the index or the codex? GW seems to indicate you can use them and that you should always use the codex point costs when available.

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      Dbiesto November 8, 2017 6:03 pm #

      Yes, similar to other units from index not included in the codex you should be using the updated points costs from what I understand. Also keep an eye out for ineex faqs with updates as they sometimes adjust points on there as well.

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        rvd1ofakind November 8, 2017 8:10 pm #

        You MUST ALWAYS use the most recent datasheet.

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          Venkarel November 9, 2017 8:00 am #

          True, but some models most recent datasheet is in the index not the codex. It also seems to have an exception in regards to wargear not printed on the most current datasheet but that exists in the index. For example, twin autocannon dreds (not FW) are they allowed? Command Squad on bike? Frickin Khan on a bike? Autarch with a warp generator? Autarch with a reaper launcher?

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    Trueknight803 November 8, 2017 4:05 pm #

    FYI the Steel City Showdown is a GT! Currently have 46 paid/confirmed likely to have over 50 day of, but we still have room if anyone is in the Pittsburgh/Western Pa region!

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 8, 2017 4:26 pm #

      Nice! I will update the calendar!

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    Jesper77 November 8, 2017 9:31 pm #

    Gr8 changes but just gets a feeling the dex still lacks ”it”. Will be easier when you can sit and read it but initially I dont think this codex will make us see some Nidz armies im the top of the big tournaments :/

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      DirtyDeeds November 9, 2017 7:48 am #

      I have a feeling that the hyperaggressive nid players with anti psyker support will counter the meta very well.

      • Reecius
        Reecius November 10, 2017 10:37 am #

        I think there are a dozen different ways to play them competitively. Nids have tremendous depth.

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    N.I.B. November 10, 2017 4:30 am #

    29:55 – Psychic Scream doesn’t do another 3 mortal wounds if you kill a model, you’re confusing it with something else, or perhaps the rule was changed after playtesting.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 10, 2017 10:37 am #

      You are correct, sir.

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    JohnDoe November 15, 2017 8:20 am #

    Hello people

    The audio level on the podcast version of the show is quite low for me compared to other podcasts on my device, am I the only one with the issue ?

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