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The Battlehosts Episode 87

Episode 87: Tau Part 2

In this episode, we finish our discussion on Tau. In part 1, we talked about the history of Tau, the different Septs, and our favorite Tau units. In part 2, we have separate interviews with Sean Morgan and Val Heffelfinger about their experiences playing Tau competitively. We also share some list ideas and discuss how to get started with the army.

The Battlehosts Episode 86

Episode 86: Tau Part 1

In this episode, we talk Tau in 8th edition 40K. Like all of our army reviews, this is a big topic, so we have broken this into two parts. In part one, we talk about the story and background of Tau, each of the Tau Septs, and our favorite units in the codex.

The Battlehosts Episode 85

Episode 85: Demystifying the Airbrush

By popular demand, in this episode we combine all of the smaller airbrush segments we previously recorded with Colin from Legalized Mischief Productions. We cover the benefits of using an airbrush, how to get started with one and what you need to buy. We also talk about how to use an airbrush, how to clean and maintain it, and using and blending colors. Finally, we talk about glazes, washes, and inks through the airbrush.

The Battlehosts Episode 84

Episode 84: The Basics of Miniature Painting

In this episode, we talk with Colin Ward about the basics of miniature painting. We start with how to approach painting your model and painting in sub assemblies and move on to preparing and priming your model. We talk about paint brushes, pallets, and other useful tools and how get a smooth finish. Finally, we talk about varnishing or sealing your models and what you have to do to make sure you don’t ruin the finish.

The Battlehosts Episode 83

Episode 83: The Las Vegas Open 2019

In this episode, we talk about the Las Vegas Open 2019. We talk about our experiences at the event, including what we did well and what we learned about playing the game of 40K. We also discuss the state of the game and how the game has evolved since the last LVO. We also have in interview with Skarri from SkaredCast on his LVO experience and his thoughts on 40k.

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.

The Battlehosts Episode 80

Episode 80: Chapter Approved 2018

In this episode, we talk about Chapter Approved 2018. We discuss the history of chapter approved and what it does for the game of 40k. We also go into the details, including the new missions, units, rules and points adjustments, and try and answer the question; is Chapter Approved worth your money? We also discuss the new campaign book Vigilus Defiant and pseudo return of formations to 40K

The Battlehosts Episode 79

Episode 79: Christmas 2018

This is our fourth annual Christmas Episode! We talk about the major Warhammer 40K events for 2018 and reflect back on where the game started and where it is at now. We talk about our personal experiences with the game and talk about the state of the 40K community a year and a half into the latest edition. 

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.