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Our podcast is for Warhammer 40k players of all levels of experience, but especially for players like us who don’t play as often as they wish but want to be better. We provide content to help players learn the rules, their army, what armies they will be facing, and tactics to improve their game. We also promote being a good opponent and working to ensure that every game is an enjoyable experience for all players. Finally, we want to help you to build up your own local community of players.

Our podcast is for Warhammer 40k players of all levels of experience, but especially for players like us who don’t play as often as they wish but want to be better. We provide content to help players learn the rules, their army, what armies they will be facing, and tactics to improve their game. We also promote being a good opponent and working to ensure that every game is an enjoyable experience for all players. Finally, we want to help you to build up your own local community of players.
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Our podcast is for Warhammer 40k players of all levels of experience, but especially for players like us who don’t play as often as they wish but want to be better. We provide content to help players learn the rules, their army, what armies they will be facing, and tactics to improve their game. We also promote being a good opponent and working to ensure that every game is an enjoyable experience for all players. Finally, we want to help you to build up your own local community of players.

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English


Episodes

Episode 77: Imperial Knights Part 1

11/16/2018
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In this episode, we start our discussion of Imperial Knights. This is another two-part army episode. In part 1, we talk about the history of Imperial Knights and the different household traditions, relics, warlord traits, and stratagems. We also discuss each of the Imperial Knight units. The post Episode 77: Imperial Knights Part 1 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:53:47

Episode 76: How to Succeed at the 40K Hobby

11/1/2018
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In this episode, we take a somewhat tongue-in-cheek approach about how to succeed at the 40K hobby. Part lessons learned, part support group, it’s a mixture of topics ranging from maximizing your time and money, building an awesome gaming group,... The post Episode 76: How to Succeed at the 40K Hobby appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:16:12

Episode 75: The Fall 2018 FAQ

10/15/2018
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In this episode, we talk about the recent 40k FAQ posted by Games Workshop. We discuss what we think the purpose and the intent is behind these FAQs as well as go into some detail on how these FAQs will change the game for you. This is another podcast on the changing nature of the game and its impact on the ruleset, which has changed a lot in the 15 months since this new edition of 40k has been out. The post Episode 75: The Fall 2018 FAQ appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:54:52

Episode 74: Deployment

10/1/2018
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In this episode, we talk about the Deployment phase. We often hear that games are won or lost in the deployment phase, and in many ways it is one of the most important phases in the game. We are going to talk list archetypes and how they want to deploy as well as the timing and placement of units in order to maximize your options while limiting your opponents. The post Episode 74: Deployment appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:38:42

Episode 73: Tyranids Part 2

9/16/2018
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In this episode, we finish our discussion of the Tyranids. In part 1, we talked about the history of Tyranids, the different Hive fleets, and some of the top units in the codex. In part 2, we cover the rest of the units in the codex, the psychic powers, stratagems, traits, and relics that we like. We also talk about getting started and discuss list building with Tyranids. The post Episode 73: Tyranids Part 2 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:57:27

Episode 72: Tyranids Part 1

9/2/2018
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In this episode, we are going to do our first podcast on Warhammer 40K's galactic super-predator: the Tyranids! This is another two-part army episode. In part 1, we talk about the history of Tyranids and we go over each of the Hive fleets, including the rules, relics, traits, and stratagems. We will also talk about some of the top units from the HQ and Troop slots. The post Episode 72: Tyranids Part 1 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:20:01

Episode 71: The Black Library: Getting Started

8/15/2018
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In this episode, we discuss getting started with Black Library books set in the Warhammer 40K universe. We will go through some of the major series of books and audiobooks that have been published and talk about some of our favorites. We will also talk about some of the really good titles to get you started in immersing yourself in the lore of Warhammer 40K. The post Episode 71: The Black Library: Getting Started appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:28:33

Episode 70: Attending the Renegade Open

8/4/2018
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In this episode, we interview Puck and David from The Renegade Open. We plan on attending so we wanted to know all about their unique format and missions for their 40K games. We also read what our listeners wrote to us about casual gamers and attending events. The post Episode 70: Attending the Renegade Open appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:32:22

Episode 69: List Building Episode

7/16/2018
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In this episode, we talk about list building. We have had many listeners write in with questions about their lists and we wanted to commit an entire episode around list building. Almost all the lists are space Marines lists and a few chaos lists, and because these are two of the earliest codices, they pose as special challenge if you want to build lists that play well on the table. The post Episode 69: List Building Episode appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:20:52

Episode 68: The Boise Cup 2018

7/1/2018
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In this episode we talk about the Boise Cup, our largest annual 40K event in our area. Last year, the Boise Cup was held one week after the launch of the new edition of 40K, so it's a perfect time to reflect on how the game has changed and evolved over the course of the year, especially when attending events. We also talk about what makes a 40K event successful and some of the lessons learned for next year The post Episode 68: The Boise Cup 2018 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:22:32

Episode 67: Craftworld Eldar Part 2

6/15/2018
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In this episode, we finish up our discussion on Craftworld Eldar or Asuryani. We talk about our own experiences playing Eldar, including our favorite units and some underrated gems in the codex. We also talk about the Psychic Powers, Stratagems, Relics, and Warlord Traits that are powerful and some of the combinations you can use. We will finish our discussion with how to get started with the army. The post Episode 67: Craftworld Eldar Part 2 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:28:21

Episode 66: Craftworld Eldar Part 1

6/1/2018
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In this episode, we start our discussion on Craftworld Eldar, or Asuranni. This is part one of a two part series. We talk about the history of the Eldar and talk about the different Craftworlds. We also have an interview with Sean aka Abuse Puppy to talk about the strengths, weaknesses, and some of the top units and underrated units in the Eldar codex. The post Episode 66: Craftworld Eldar Part 1 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:02:02:26

Episode 65: Target Priority in 40K

5/15/2018
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In this episode, we talk about target priority in 40K. Knowing what to engage and when is a huge part of being successful at the game. We start before the game begins when you look over your opponents list to identify the key threats to your army. We then talk about prioritizing these threats during the game and how best to engage them. The post Episode 65: Target Priority in 40K appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:15:56

Episode 64: The Spring 40K FAQ

5/1/2018
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In this episode, we talk about the spring 2018 40K FAQ. We discuss this new era of 40K that we are playing, one in which an FAQ can cause some dramatic changes to the game. We also spend time talking about the new rules and what they mean for building and playing your army. Finally, we talk about what these changes might mean for the game moving forward. The post Episode 64: The Spring 40K FAQ appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:48:57

Episode 63: Building a Balanced Army

4/15/2018
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In this episode, we talk about building a balanced list in 40K. We start with the basics of what a list should have to be competitive and then go into more detail as you start to consider more and more things as you build your list. We don't tell you to take specific units, but rather we want to help YOU figure out how to build a balanced list based on your chosen army. The post Episode 63: Building a Balanced Army appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:22:35

Episode 62: Get Your Army Painted

4/1/2018
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In this episode, we talk about how to quickly get your army up to the minimum 3-color standard that most events have set. The purpose is not to shame you into painting, or push an unrealistic standard; the purpose is to show you how to do this quickly and efficiently. We discuss the techniques that we use to get armies ready for events. If you struggle to get your models painted, or even if you hate painting, then this episode is for you. The post Episode 62: Get Your Army Painted appeared...

Duration:01:19:14

Episode 61: Assault in 40K Part 2

3/19/2018
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In this Episode, we finish up our discussion of assault in Warhammer 40K. We talk about how to defend against an assault and what your options are when you find yourself stuck in combat. We discuss what makes an assault unit good and some of our favorite ones. Finally, we talk about building assault units into your army and how to best use them. The post Episode 61: Assault in 40K Part 2 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:00:59:16

Episode 60: Assault in 40K

3/6/2018
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In this episode, we talk about conducting successful assaults in Warhammer 40K. There are a lot of changes in this edition, starting with the fact that there is no more assault phase; its the Charge and Fight phase now. We discuss the reasons for charging and fighting and go into detail on the steps for each phase and all the flexibility you have as a player. The post Episode 60: Assault in 40K appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:18:59

Episode 59: Interview with Lawrence from Tabletop Tactics

2/25/2018
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In this episode, we talk with Lawrence Baker who runs the website and YouTube channel Tabletop Tactics. We discuss some of the current topics in 40K, including the pace of changes from GW and how to speed up games at... The post Episode 59: Interview with Lawrence from Tabletop Tactics appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:00:51:23

Episode 58: Converting your 40K Models

2/16/2018
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In this episode, we talk about doing conversions for your 40K army. Conversions range from simple add on bits like chapter specific shoulder pads to elaborate sculpts that change the look and feel of a model completely. We cover all of these kinds of conversions, the tools you will need, and what makes a good looking conversion. The post Episode 58: Converting your 40K Models appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:09:02