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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.

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.