In this episode, we discuss how to be part of the 40K hobby on a budget. We talk about limiting impulse purchases and buying models you will use and enjoy and getting discounts on models. We also talk about strategies such as converting, magnetizing, and bits purchases to save money. Finally, we discuss hobby supplies and what is worth the money and what is not. We also interview Aaron Albert, aka Trader-A on buying and selling used models for fun and profit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In tonight’s episode, we will discuss two books: Dark Imperium by Guy Haley, and Spear of the Emperor by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Both are newer books that take place in the current era of 40K and both have Adeptus Astartes fighting Chaos, so they make for an interesting comparison. We start with a spoiler free review section and give our recommendation for each book. We will then do a more in-depth spoiler-filled dive into each book to discuss the themes, characters, and stories.
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.
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.
In our fifth annual Christmas episode, we once again do a year in review for 2019. We cover the major events and releases for 40K and discuss the state of the hobby as we near the end of 2019. We also talk about the state of the 40K community and looking ahead to next year.
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.