Rank #1: 17 – First Strike with first timers
Playing through the new 8th-edition starter set with a couple of novices.
I invited two of my buddies from work to spend an evening trying out a Warhammer 40K 8th-edition starter set, called First Strike. With an attractive price point ($40 in the US) and a handful of models on each side, it makes entry almost a no-brainer. Take a listen as we chat before and after playing through the missions. This episode is about twice as long as normal, but I think you’ll find it’s a pretty quick listen anyway.
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Jul 21 2017
Rank #2: 15 – 8th Edition, explored
It’s finally here. #New40K
A month has gone by and I’ve put some thought into the format of the show, on top of just being really busy in general. A month since our last episode, but somehow I’m still thinking about 8th Edition 40K. I wanted to do another show based on the full reveal of the Dark Imperium boxed set and novel. Take a listen to the new, spiced up and more interactive format of the show. I may make some further changes, but let’s see how these ones go first. If you want to hear the new theme music in the intro, go take a listen to the full file in this post.
Jun 15 2017
Rank #4: 12 – Thoughts on the Gathering Storm
An overview from a hobby perspective.
This week, I tackle the three books in the Gathering Storm trilogy. The plot, the models, and a look at what they might mean for the future of 40K.
- Gathering Storm I: Fall of Cadia
- Gathering Storm II: Fracture of Biel-Tan
- Gathering Storm III: Rise of the Primarch
- Triumvirate of the Imperium
- Triumvirate of Ynnead
- Triumvirate of the Primarch
Apr 12 2017
Rank #5: 03 – Our Expanded Hobby
Feb 22 2017
Rank #6: 21 – Interview with Cadian Shock: Part 1 of 2
Part 1 of my conversation with Cadian Shock about his web apps.
In the first part of the interview we chat with Jake, the mastermind behind a number of popular and useful gaming aids for Warhammer 40K. He’s created a bunch of helpful material for gamers and he’s not about to stop anytime soon. If you’re not familiar with his work yet, well… All I can say is “you’re welcome.”
Aug 30 2017
Rank #7: 13 – Shadow War and 8th Edition
Shadow War Armageddon might be the perfect funhammer game.
If you think I’m talking smack, maybe you didn’t play Necromunda back in the day. Take a listen to this shorter-than-usual episode and see why I think it’s the bees knees for casual gamers.
Apr 26 2017
Rank #8: 18 – Interview with Naf Naf: Part 1 of 3
Part 1 of my conversation with Naf Naf about his Dark Eldar.
Nathaniel, or Naf Naf, has probably the single most unique army I’ve ever seen for Warhammer 40K. His unique take on the Carnival of Pain simply must be seen to be believed. I dive in deep with him about his inspiration and process, and some of his general thoughts on gaming and hobby as well. You don’t want to miss this one.
This is the first part of a three-part series.
Aug 02 2017
Rank #9: 16 – The Brassclad skitarii of Kal’koplos
My homebrew Adeptus Mechanicus force for Warhammer 40K.
Take a listen as I chat about the Adeptus Mechanicus faction for Warhammer 40K, and my thought process when I created my own forgeworld’s lore and color scheme. Kal’koplos fits neatly in with the existing lore for both my Eagle Eyes space marines and my Freeblade Imperial Knight, the Queen Bee.
Jun 28 2017
Rank #10: 14 – 8th Edition as cinema
A different take on 8th Edition Warhammer 40K.
There’s a lot of coverage about the ‘new Warhammer 40K’ and I wanted to share how I think about it. I like to think the updates and changes are like a film director and editor, making tweaks that alter the way we see battles unfolding in our mind’s eye.
May 10 2017