Category: Be a Better Tactician

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.

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.

Episode 95: Astra Militarum Part 1

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.

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Episode 92: The Movement Phase

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 Battlehosts Episode 89

Episode 89: Playing to the Missions

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 Battlehosts Episode 82

Episode 82: Orks Part 2

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 Battlehosts Episode 81

Episode 81: Orks Part 1

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.