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Episode 38: The History of 40k Part 1

In this episode, we begin our discussion on the History of 40k. This year is the 30th anniversary of Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader, so we will be covering all 7 editions of the game in three podcasts. This episode covers first and second edition of 40k. We also have a guest interview with Adam from TFG Radio!

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Episode 37: Cult Mechanicus

In this episode, we talk about the Cult Mechanicus, part two of our podcast about the armies of the Mechanicum or Omnissiah. If you have ever thought of running Cult Mechanicus or a War Convocation, or play against them, this is the podcast for you. We talk about the story and background of the Cult Mechanicus, the models and aesthetics, how the different units function in the game, and how they work on the table. Finally, we discuss the War Convocation, a great mixture of Cult Mechanicus and Skitarii.

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Episode 36: Skitarii and the Adeptus Mechanicus

In this episode, we talk about Skitarii, part one of our podcast about the armies of the Mechanicum. If you have ever thought of running Skitarrii or a War Convocation, or play against them, this is the podcast for you! We are going to talk about the story and background of the Skitarii, the models and aesthetics, how the different units function in the game, and how they work on the table.

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Episode 35: Imperial and Renegade Knights

In this episode, we talk about knights, both Imperial and Renegade. If you have ever thought of running knights in your list, or even starting an all knight army, this podcast is for you.
We talk about the story and background of the knights, the models and aesthetics, how the different variants function in the game, and how they can make their way into your lists.

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Episode 34: Back from the Las Vegas Open

In this episode, we talk about our experience this year at the Las Vegas Open 2017. It has become one of the largest Warhammer 40k events in the country, and this year it was bigger and better than before. We also talk about what we saw in in the competitive scene this year and how our own armies stacked up.

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Episode 32: Playing Defense in 40k – Shooting Phase

In this Episode, we talk about playing defense in the shooting phase. We discuss what you can do to ensure your units survive shooting during a game of 40k, including reserves, line of sight, cover, and psychic defense. We also talk about what to look for in the list building stage to beef up the defense of your army.

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Episode 31: The London 40K GT

In this episode I talk with Zach Becker from the London 40K Grand Tournament. We talk about the now sold out 2017 event and his plans for future events. We also discuss the new Games Workshop and their support and engagement with the community.

Episode 30: The 2016 40K Christmas Special

It’s our second annual 40K Christmas special! We talk about the major themes from Games Workshop in 2016 and what we are looking forward to next year. We also do a bit of wish listing for a possible 8th edition 40K.

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Episode 29: Know your 40k Opponent

In this episode, we discuss knowing your opponent’s army. It’s always easier to play against an army you know really well. Most of us don’t know every army, unit or formation in the game. That is why it’s important to quickly find out as much about an opponent’s army as possible in that brief time when you trade army lists and get started on playing you game.