Category: Be a Better Gamer

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.

The Battlehosts Episode 100

Episode 100: Why We Play 40K

In a very special 100th episode, we talk about why we play 40K with three prominent 40K pod casters: Paul from Forge the Narrative, Skarri from Skaredcast, and Val from 40K Stats Centre. We hear how they got started, their first armies, and their first game experiences. We talk about some of their best moments, some of their worst moments, and why 40K has become an important part of their lives.

The Battlehosts EP 99

Episode 99: Starting a Space Marine Army

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 Battlehosts Episode 98

Episode 98: Casual Play in 40K

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 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. 

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.

The Battlehosts Episode 94

Episode 94: Overlooked Units in 40K

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.