Category: Be a Better Gamer

The Battlehosts Episode 112

Episode 112: Planning and Finishing your Army

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. Finally, we talk about avoiding distractions and the rewards of a completed army.

Episode 111

Episode 111: Mathhammer Part 2

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 and to improve your play.

EP 110

Episode 110: Mathhammer Part 1

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 odds, including re-rolls, modifiers, AP values, and volume of firepower. Finally we talk about variability and how randomness can impact your game plans.

Podcast Episode 108

Episode 108: Genestealer Cult Part 1

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.

The Battlehosts Ep 105

Episode 105: The Road to LVO 2020

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 successful as possible. Finally, we talk about what we intend to bring and what our goals are for this LVO.

The Battlehosts Ep 104

Episode 104: Psychic Awakening Part 1

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 about some of the units and interesting combinations you should try in your next game.

The Battlehosts Episode 102

Episode 102: The Psychic Phase

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.

The Battlehosts Episode 101

Episode 101: Three Ways to Play 40K

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 that appeals to all styles of play.