Signals from the Frontline #694: 9th ed 40k Around the Corner!

Frankie and Reece chat about the impending release of 9th ed 40k and the last week’s news!

Join us for the live show on our Twitch channel by following this link! The show starts at 11am, PST. The podcast and YouTube video-cast air at 9am, PST every Friday.

Show Notes

Date: 7-22-20


  • Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube! If you would like to be a guest on the show, email Reece at
  • We sell tabletop games and supplies at a discount! Hit us up for your next gaming order at or visit our webstore at


  • You have until Sunday evening, the 26th of 2020 to get your made to order Indomitus pre-order in!
  • GW also announced their My Warhammer accounts which are going to be a fantastic tool for GW enthusiasts. Make sure to sign up when you have a chance as it is going to be extremely useful!
  • We got a preview of some new Aeronautica Imperialis models on the way, the Arvus Lighter and the Vulture Gunship!
  • We also got a preview of the upcoming Adeptus Titanicus release: The Titan Legions of Ryza!
  • We’re having a flash sale on a popular FLG Mat: Robot City to celebrate the new starter box! This slick mat is available at a 22% discount during the sale!
  • Our friends at the Art of War are having a promotion to celebrate 9th ed 40k! If you sign up for their War Room during this promotion you will get a FREE coaching call from the coach of your choice! They’ve never done anything like this before so be sure to take advantage of it while it lasts.
  • We’re getting a lot of chatter about new missions and some of the other factors going in to the 9th ed 40k. Let’s chat about that a bit.

Upcoming ITC Events

Completed Commissions

  • Our FLG Paint Studio recently completed these commission! Consider us for you next miniatures painting commission.

And remember, Frontline Gaming sells gaming products at a discount, every day in their webcart!



About Reecius

The fearless leader of the intrepid group of gamers gone retailers at Frontline Gaming!

6 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #694: 9th ed 40k Around the Corner!”

  1. SMac40k July 24, 2020 9:40 am #

    Reece, can you confirm the Thousand Sons / GK Smite question as mentioned in the podcast? the Brotherhood of Sorcerors rule was in an 8th ed FAQ and seems to be missing from 9th. Intentional change or just a mistake?


    • Reecius July 24, 2020 9:53 am #

      We’ll have to wait for the FAQ but the intent as I understand it is for sure a no, it isn’t spammable.

      • SMac40k July 24, 2020 9:57 am #

        I’m not referring to a same caster doing multiple smites. Rather the BOS rule previously made Smite always be WC5 for TSons and GK and that part seems to be missing.

        Thanks for the reply and everything you do for comp 40k!

        • Reecius July 24, 2020 11:41 am #

          Ah, my bad, misunderstood your question. I am not certain on that but will see if I can get an answer.

  2. rvd1ofakind July 24, 2020 11:34 am #

    So my first 9th game was pretty eye openning

    Yeah the game fundamentally changed in 2 different ways that weren’t really in the rules part of the rulebook:
    1. New missions + 5 turn games (in which 1 and 5 are half turns) mean that your opponent can’t sit in deployment for 4+ turns. Heck, he can’t do it for 1 turn really.
    2. Smaller map, more terrain. Per GW’s recommendations there’s supposed to be 18+ terrain pieces, 6-7 of these are big los blocks (4 in corners and 2-3 in the middle)

    So now all those unplayable footslogging melee units work really well. Since they only need to cross half of the distance and they can go from obscuring to obscuring to your opponents face. It’s so great and I had SO MUCH fun in my first 9th game, using units I’ve never dreamt of using. It also was a one-sided game, which are never fun… except it was VERY FUN and engaging.

    Daemon codex just got a lot of good units and didn’t get a single rules change. Chariots/Cavalry still suck though :p

    • Reecius July 24, 2020 11:45 am #

      That’s really awesome to hear! Glad you like it.

Leave a Reply