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In this episode, we talk about the origins of the 40K universe and discuss it as a work of satire. Although it has changed over the last 30 years, it’s roots are in the “grimdark” universe that was first created in the 80s. We also discuss how some can miss the point of 40k as satire. We also review the new Warhammer Plus and whether it is worth yo…
 
In this episode, we talk about competitive versus casual players in 40k; how they view the hobby and how they like to play the game. We discuss what happens when their expectations clash during a game. We also talk about starting and ending a project, when to call it done, and when to bail. Introduction 40k players play the game for lots of differe…
 
In this episode, we talk about getting back into 40K. Most of us have been absent from the game for a long time and we have a new edition to learn, so it will take some time to get back up to speed playing the game again. For our second segment, we discuss how to balance 40K with your personal life. It’s especially appropriate now, given how many o…
 
In our sixth annual Christmas episode, we once again do a year in review for 2020. This was definitely a unique year in life and the 40K hobby, and real life for the first time had a big impact on the game. We cover the major events and releases for 40K and discuss the state of the hobby as we near the end of 2020. We also talk about looking ahead …
 
In this episode, we talk discuss two Black Library books as part of our Black Library Book Club series. We take a look at two books focused on the God Machines or Titans of Warhammer 40K; Titanicus by Dan Abnett and Imperator: Wrath of the Omnissiah by Gav Thrope. Although both have Titans at the center of the story, they are very different stories…
 
In this episode, we talk about getting back to 40K basics with Garagehammer. Garagehammer is the term the community uses for playing at home rather than at a store or an event. It’s what many of us started doing, and with the current situation its what many of us find ourselves doing again. We discuss how to get started, the benefits and drawbacks,…
 
In this episode, we talk about Crusade, the new narrative system for Warhammer 40K. We talk about how it works and how you can use it to easily run your next narrative campaign. Introduction Crusade is the new narrative system where the action happens between missions; what your army starts with is not what your army ends up with. In previous narra…
 
In this episode, we talk about the new Matched Play missions in Warhammer 40k. These were clearly designed to be a universal set of balanced missions for tournaments, so we want to cover how they work and how they might be implemented by your favorite event. Introduction NO more maelstrom missions, at least not in this book. The intent is to have e…
 
In this episode, we talk about the new rules for terrain in Warhammer 40K. Where many of the updates in this edition are minor changes or additions, these are by far the most extensive set of new rules, which is fitting as they were mostly non-existent in the last edition. Introduction Terrain Rules The terrain rules are a set of rules you can appl…
 
In this episode, we talk about changes to the charge and fight phases in the game. We also cover the Morale phase. There are a number of minor changes that have taken away some of the nuanced movement you could do in the last edition during assault. Introduction Charge 2 phases; charge and heroic intervention. Still select a unit within 12” to char…
 
In this episode, we introduce the brand new edition of Warhammer 40K. We talk about updates to the formatting, the growth of the rule set, and the basic rules that finally define things such as within and wholly within. Be sure to check out all our mini episodes so you know all the changes with this edition.…
 
In this episode, we discuss the digital content and products that exist for Warhammer 40K. With the announcement of the new Warhammer 40K app, we decided to look back at the history of Games Workshop digital releases to this point. We also discuss the third party developers and content producers that have rushed to fill the needs of the community. …
 
In this episode, we discuss getting ready for the 9th edition of Warhammer 40K. Changing editions is just a reality with this game, so we will look back at our personal history with each edition change. We also talk about what excites us about the new edition and what we plan on doing as we wait for the new edition to launch.…
 
In this episode, we discuss how to be part of the 40K hobby on a budget. We talk about limiting impulse purchases and buying models you will use and enjoy and getting discounts on models. We also talk about strategies such as converting, magnetizing, and bits purchases to save money. Finally, we discuss hobby supplies and what is worth the money an…
 
In this episode, we talk with Brian and Alex from the Splintermind podcast about planning and finishing your 40k army. We discuss what to consider as you plan out your army, including how it will look, its theme, and how it will work on the table. We share how we built our own armies, starting with detachments and growing to complete armies. Finall…
 
In this episode, we interview Brandon Grant to talk about how he uses mathhammer to answer questions important to his army, how to help when building army lists, and how to prepare for games by knowing the offensive and defensive capabilities of his units. We also review the Math Hammer app and how you can use it to help build more effective lists …
 
In this episode, we talk about Mathhammer, which is using basic math to determine the offensive or defensive effectiveness of a particular unit in 40K. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. In part 1, we talk about the attack sequence and how to determine the probability of causing a wound. We then discuss the mechanics of the game that improve your o…
 
In this episode, we continue our discussion on Genestealer Cults. In part one, we talked about the history and lore of Genestealer cults, their army rules, the cult creeds, and getting started. In this episode, we will cover the units, powers, stratagems and traits as well as a few interesting lists. GSC UnitsLots of very good characters, weaker un…
 
In this episode, we talk about Genestealer Cults. It's one of the newest and most unique armies in the game of 40K and the only one who can ally with Tyranids. In part one, we will talk about the history and lore of Genestealer cults, their army rules, the cult creeds, and getting started.By The Battlehosts - A Warhammer 40k Podcast
 
In tonight's episode, we will discuss two books: Dark Imperium by Guy Haley, and Spear of the Emperor by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Both are newer books that take place in the current era of 40K and both have Adeptus Astartes fighting Chaos, so they make for an interesting comparison. We start with a spoiler free review section and give our recommendati…
 
In this episode, we talk about planning for the Las Vegas Open 2020. We discuss the process of settling on an army, getting it ready, and practicing with it so you are ready to play. We also offer some practical advice on attending the LVO, including a checklist of items to pack, transporting models, and what to do between and during games to be as…
 
In this episode, we cover how Psychic Awakening; Phoenix Rising and Faith and Fury has changed Eldar and Chaos Space Marines. Both of these factions now have new options that are pretty good on the tabletop as a result of these books plus the points changes in Chapter Approved. We discuss the rules in both volumes of Psychic Awakening and talk abou…
 
In our fifth annual Christmas episode, we once again do a year in review for 2019. We cover the major events and releases for 40K and discuss the state of the hobby as we near the end of 2019. We also talk about the state of the 40K community and looking ahead to next year.By The Battlehosts - A Warhammer 40k Podcast
 
In this episode, we talk about the psychic phase. We cover the rules and the probabilities behind casting psychic powers. We also talk about the various types of psychic powers and how you should use or plan for the psychic phase in your games. This is the final phase to be covered in our series of tactical podcasts.…
 
In our latest episode, we talk about the three ways to play 40K with Lawrence from Tabletop Tactics. We discuss the differences between competitive, casual, and narrative play, including army lists, game play, missions and the overall purpose of each way to play. We also catch up with the latest from Tabletop Tactics and how they produce content th…
 
In a very special 100th episode, we talk about why we play 40K with three prominent 40K pod casters: Paul from Forge the Narrative, Skarri from Skaredcast, and Val from 40K Stats Centre. We hear how they got started, their first armies, and their first game experiences. We talk about some of their best moments, some of their worst moments, and why …
 
In this episode, we talk about starting a Space Marine army. We cover the basic rules of marines and the format of the new codex and supplements. We then talk about picking a chapter and whether to collect "traditional" marines versus primaris marines. Finally, we discuss why we are all jumping on the Space Marine bandwagon and why right now is a g…
 
In this episode, we talk about casual and narrative play in 40K. We discuss the differences in army lists, play styles and player attitudes between casual, narrative and matched play and how you can ensure you get the 40K experience you really want to have. I have an interview Dave from Miniwargaming.com about their awesome new space and how MWG ke…
 
In this episode, we talk about our experiences at the Nova Open 2019. We discuss the event itself including the venue, layout, and accommodations. We also talk about the Nova mission format and our game play experiences. Finally, we discuss changes to our armies moving forward and our plans for future events.…
 
In this episode, we talk about the Astra Militarum, or the Imperial Guard. In this first part of a two part podcast, we talk about the history of the Astra Militarum and an overview of how the army plays in 40K. We then discuss each of the regiments, including their history, rules, some interesting combinations, and units that play to their strengt…
 
In this episode, we discuss overlooked units in 40K. These may be units that you don’t see or hear about very often or that have been dismissed online because they are not the most efficient choices. Whatever the case, we set out to come up with units that we think can serve a useful role in your army list. They may not be the best, but they are be…
 
In this episode, we talk about breaking out of a 40K hobby slump. No matter how much you love the hobby of 40K, there will be times when you lose your motivation to build and paint models, to play games, or to engage with the 40K community. Sometimes you might just be tired of one part of the hobby, others you might just feel like you need a break …
 
In this episode, we talk about the Movement phase. This is another in our series of podcasts on Warhammer 40k tactics and the phases of the game. We start off with the mechanics of the movement phase and the impact of the different types of terrain on movement. We then talk about having a purpose for moving a unit, having a plan and thinking ahead,…
 
In this episode, we continue our discussion of Drukhari. In part 1, we interviewed Brian from the Splintermind podcast and covered the history and background of the Drukhari. We also overviewed the Kabals, Cults, and Covens and our favorite units. In this part, we interview with Skarri from Skaredcast to talk about how to play Drukhari competitivel…
 
In this episode, we start our discussion on Drukhari. In this first part of a two part podcast, we have a special interview with Brian from the Splintermind podcast covering the history and background of the Drukhari. We then overview the Kabals, Cults, and Covens and talk about our favorite units.By The Battlehosts - A Warhammer 40k Podcast
 
In this episode, we talk about playing to the mission. In Warhammer 40k, killing units is not enough to win. Playing to the mission means never losing sight of what it takes to win the game. We talk briefly about our experience with the new Eternal War and Maelstrom missions, but we will focus mainly on the two major competitive mission formats in …
 
In this episode, we talk about Boise Cup 2019, the largest 40K event in our area. The head tournament organizer Captain A joins us to talk about what makes an event successful for both competitive and casual players. We talk about the details of the Boise Cup and how it has grown and improved. We also have a discussion with Brian from the Splinterm…
 
In this episode, we finish our discussion on Tau. In part 1, we talked about the history of Tau, the different Septs, and our favorite Tau units. In part 2, we have separate interviews with Sean Morgan and Val Heffelfinger about their experiences playing Tau competitively. We also share some list ideas and discuss how to get started with the army.…
 
By popular demand, in this episode we combine all of the smaller airbrush segments we previously recorded with Colin from Legalized Mischief Productions. We cover the benefits of using an airbrush, how to get started with one and what you need to buy. We also talk about how to use an airbrush, how to clean and maintain it, and using and blending co…
 
In this episode, we talk with Colin Ward about the basics of miniature painting. We start with how to approach painting your model and painting in sub assemblies and move on to preparing and priming your model. We talk about paint brushes, pallets, and other useful tools and how get a smooth finish. Finally, we talk about varnishing or sealing your…
 
In this episode, we talk about the Las Vegas Open 2019. We talk about our experiences at the event, including what we did well and what we learned about playing the game of 40K. We also discuss the state of the game and how the game has evolved since the last LVO. We also have in interview with Skarri from SkaredCast on his LVO experience and his t…
 
In this episode, we finish our discussion on Orks. In part 1, we talked about the history of Orks, the different clans, and our favorite Ork units. In part 2, we interview Richard Kilton, a longtime and top ranked Ork player about his experiences with Orks. We also discuss stratagems, psychic powers, relics and warlord traits. Finally, we talk abou…
 
In this episode, we talk about Orks! Like most of our army reviews, this is a big topic, so we have broken this into two parts. In this first part, we talk about the story and background of Orks, each of the Ork clans, and our favorite units in the new codex. We also talk about our preparations to go to the Las Vegas Open 2019.…
 
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