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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 99: Starting a Space Marine Army

10/14/2019
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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 good time to start a Space Marine army. The post Episode 99: Starting a Space Marine Army appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:17:30

Episode 98: Casual Play in 40K

9/28/2019
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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 keeps the play casual. We also talk about how to run a casual event, and his upcoming event; Gorkamorka. The post Episode 98: Casual Play in 40K...

Duration:01:17:21

Episode 97: The NOVA Open 2019

9/14/2019
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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. The post Episode 97: The NOVA Open 2019 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:29:04

Episode 96: Astra Militarum Part 2

9/2/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Brandon Grant about how to play Astra Militarum competitively, including the strengths and weaknesses of the army and some of the more powerful units. We then round out our discussion on how to get started with Astra Militarum. The post Episode 96: Astra Militarum Part 2 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:16:23

Episode 95: Astra Militarum Part 1

8/17/2019
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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 strengths. The post Episode 95: Astra Militarum Part 1 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:29:31

Episode 94: Overlooked Units in 40K

8/1/2019
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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 better than you think and if you love the model sometimes that is what counts. The post Episode 94: Overlooked Units in 40K appeared first on...

Duration:01:19:11

Episode 93: Breaking out of a 40K Hobby Slump

7/16/2019
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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 completely. It happens to all of us eventually and this episode is about what you can do to become inspired by the 40k hobby again. The post...

Duration:01:21:18

Episode 92: The Movement Phase

7/2/2019
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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, and movement with each of the different unit types. The post Episode 92: The Movement Phase appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:29:41

Episode 91: Drukhari Part 2

6/15/2019
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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 competitively. We then finish up our discussion on the Drukhari model range and how to get started with the army. The post Episode 91: Drukhari Part 2...

Duration:01:33:46

Episode 90: Drukhari Part 1

6/2/2019
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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. The post Episode 90: Drukhari Part 1 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:02:25:05

Episode 89: Playing to the Missions

5/20/2019
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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 North America: ITC and Nova missions. The post Episode 89: Playing to the Missions appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:29:26

Episode 88: Getting Ready for Boise Cup 2019

5/1/2019
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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... The post Episode 88: Getting Ready for Boise Cup 2019 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:02:14:52

Episode 87: Tau Part 2

4/14/2019
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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. The post Episode 87: Tau Part 2 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:02:17:14

Episode 86: Tau Part 1

3/31/2019
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In this episode, we talk Tau in 8th edition 40K. Like all of our army reviews, this is a big topic, so we have broken this into two parts. In part one, we talk about the story and background of Tau, each of the Tau Septs, and our favorite units in the codex. The post Episode 86: Tau Part 1 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:01:45:53

Episode 85: Demystifying the Airbrush

3/15/2019
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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 colors. Finally, we talk about glazes, washes, and inks through the airbrush. The post Episode 85: Demystifying the Airbrush appeared first on...

Duration:02:17:43

Episode 84: The Basics of Miniature Painting

3/3/2019
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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 models and what you have to do to make sure you don't ruin the finish. The post Episode 84: The Basics of Miniature Painting appeared first on...

Duration:01:43:45

Episode 83: The Las Vegas Open 2019

2/17/2019
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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 thoughts on 40k. The post Episode 83: The Las Vegas Open 2019 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:02:04:54

Episode 82: Orks Part 2

2/1/2019
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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 about the Orks strengths on the tabletop, the weaknesses of Orks, and how to get started with the army The post Episode 82: Orks Part 2 appeared...

Duration:01:43:20

Episode 81: Orks Part 1

1/15/2019
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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. The post Episode 81: Orks Part 1 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:02:02:03

Episode 80: Chapter Approved 2018

12/28/2018
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In this episode, we talk about Chapter Approved 2018. We discuss the history of chapter approved and what it does for the game of 40k. We also go into the details, including the new missions, units, rules and points adjustments, and try and answer the question; is Chapter Approved worth your money? We also discuss the new campaign book Vigilus Defiant and pseudo return of formations to 40K The post Episode 80: Chapter Approved 2018 appeared first on TheBattlehosts.

Duration:02:07:29