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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.

The Battlehosts Episode 68

Episode 68: The Boise Cup 2018

In this episode we talk about the Boise Cup, our largest annual 40K event in our area. Last year, the Boise Cup was held one week after the launch of the new edition of 40K, so it’s a perfect time to reflect on how the game has changed and evolved over the course of the year, especially when attending events. We also talk about what makes a 40K event successful and some of the lessons learned for next year

Episode 67: Craftworld Eldar Part 2

In this episode, we finish up our discussion on Craftworld Eldar or Asuryani. We talk about our own experiences playing Eldar, including our favorite units and some underrated gems in the codex. We also talk about the Psychic Powers, Stratagems, Relics, and Warlord Traits that are powerful and some of the combinations you can use. We will finish our discussion with how to get started with the army.

The Battlehosts Episode 66

Episode 66: Craftworld Eldar Part 1

In this episode, we start our discussion on Craftworld Eldar, or Asuranni. This is part one of a two part series. We talk about the history of the Eldar and talk about the different Craftworlds. We also have an interview with Sean aka Abuse Puppy to talk about the strengths, weaknesses, and some of the top units and underrated units in the Eldar codex.

The Battlehosts Episode 65

Episode 65: Target Priority in 40K

In this episode, we talk about target priority in 40K. Knowing what to engage and when is a huge part of being successful at the game. We start before the game begins when you look over your opponents list to identify the key threats to your army. We then talk about prioritizing these threats during the game and how best to engage them.

The Battlehosts Episode 64

Episode 64: The Spring 40K FAQ

In this episode, we talk about the spring 2018 40K FAQ. We discuss this new era of 40K that we are playing, one in which an FAQ can cause some dramatic changes to the game. We also spend time talking about the new rules and what they mean for building and playing your army. Finally, we talk about what these changes might mean for the game moving forward.

Episode 63: Building a Balanced Army

In this episode, we talk about building a balanced list in 40K. We start with the basics of what a list should have to be competitive and then go into more detail as you start to consider more and more things as you build your list. We don’t tell you to take specific units, but rather we want to help YOU figure out how to build a balanced list based on your chosen army.