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The Battlehosts Episode 78

Episode 78: Imperial Knights Part 2

In this episode, we finish our discussion on Imperial Knights. In part 1, we talked about the history of knights, the different households, and each of the Knight units. In this podcast episode, we talk about the Forgeworld Knights, how to play knights, their strengths on the tabletop, the weaknesses of knights, and how to play against knights. We also have a new hobby segment on demystifying the airbrush; this time we talk about blending colors.

The Battlehosts Episode 76

Episode 76: How to Succeed at the 40K Hobby

In this episode, we take a somewhat tongue-in-cheek approach about how to succeed at the 40K hobby. Part lessons learned, part support group, it’s a mixture of topics ranging from maximizing your time and money, building an awesome gaming group,...

The Battlehosts Episode 75

Episode 75: The Fall 2018 FAQ

In this episode, we talk about the recent 40k FAQ posted by Games Workshop. We discuss what we think the purpose and the intent is behind these FAQs as well as go into some detail on how these FAQs will change the game for you. This is another podcast on the changing nature of the game and its impact on the ruleset, which has changed a lot in the 15 months since this new edition of 40k has been out.

The Battlehosts Ep74

Episode 74: Deployment

In this episode, we talk about the Deployment phase. We often hear that games are won or lost in the deployment phase, and in many ways it is one of the most important phases in the game. We are going to talk list archetypes and how they want to deploy as well as the timing and placement of units in order to maximize your options while limiting your opponents.

The Battlehosts Episode 73

Episode 73: Tyranids Part 2

In this episode, we finish our discussion of the Tyranids. In part 1, we talked about the history of Tyranids, the different Hive fleets, and some of the top units in the codex. In part 2, we cover the rest of the units in the codex, the psychic powers, stratagems, traits, and relics that we like. We also talk about getting started and discuss list building with Tyranids.

The Battlehosts Episode 72

Episode 72: Tyranids Part 1

In this episode, we are going to do our first podcast on Warhammer 40K’s galactic super-predator: the Tyranids! This is another two-part army episode. In part 1, we talk about the history of Tyranids and we go over each of the Hive fleets, including the rules, relics, traits, and stratagems. We will also talk about some of the top units from the HQ and Troop slots.

The Battlehosts Episode 71

Episode 71: The Black Library: Getting Started

In this episode, we discuss getting started with Black Library books set in the Warhammer 40K universe. We will go through some of the major series of books and audiobooks that have been published and talk about some of our favorites. We will also talk about some of the really good titles to get you started in immersing yourself in the lore of Warhammer 40K.

The Battlehosts Episode 69

Episode 69: List Building Episode

In this episode, we talk about list building. We have had many listeners write in with questions about their lists and we wanted to commit an entire episode around list building. Almost all the lists are space Marines lists and a few chaos lists, and because these are two of the earliest codices, they pose as special challenge if you want to build lists that play well on the table.