Highlights: This week the boys cover their part one of the UK GT! While not as long at last week’s episode, this one is still a big one at 4+ hours. They kicked off the show with ‘War Stories’ where BJ had an interview with Rob Mimms from Houston, Texas and they discussed his Triple Riptide Tau list, the meta in his area, and his results of a local tournament there. They also talked about his Kickstarter for affordable mini cases, called the ‘The Mini Box’. Next, Dave, Franco, and Josh sit down to discuss day one of the 40K GT! They first covered the specifics of the event, how players were selected for this event, and the new venue. Next, Josh and Franco discussed the lists that they brought to the tournament and a round-by-round of each of the three games they played on day one. This included the lists that they played against, and all of the tactics, strategies, and follies of those games. Next, BJ had an interview with a member of the Greman ETC Team (you I dared not to butcher his name here). They discussed the ETC and his experiences there since 2007, what the meta is like there in Germany, and what the tournament scene is like.
Opinion: First, a big thank you to the guys for breaking up this show into two separate shows. Last week was brutal guys. Now, that being said, what an outstanding show. First, this show was bookended by two great interview with two very different looks at the current meta. And of course the meat of the show was their coverage from the UK GT, which was jam packed with great tactical talk. Easily my favorite of the week!
Highlights: This week Steve returns to the show with the rest of the great cast! They opened up the show with the news, with included some of the leaked IG photos, the Legion of the Damned, and the Crimson Slaughter. They moved on to discuss what they have been up to lately in the hobby and gaming. This included the restart of their Badab Wars campaign, old models made new, and the Imperium of Man project! Next, the moved on to their ‘Smells like Tactics’ segment, and this week they focused on the importance of Deployment. They started off with the old fashion ‘gun line’ deployment and tactics to allow that gun line to have the best firing lanes. They also discussed some of the best way to set up against that nasty gun line and how to break it. They then moved on to talk about ‘castleing up’ and how a solid castle can be very difficult to break, and spilt deployments.
Opinion: Any show that Steve is on is going to be a great one! And I have to say, these ‘tactical discussions from the guys are a very welcome addition to the show. It shows that the guys truly to have a great understanding of the game and how to place models on the board with tactics in mind. I am really enjoying these and I hope they keep it up. Great work guys!
Highlights: This week the boys tackled the topic of ‘Counts-As’ armies in 40K. They opened up the show with what they have been up too lately in the hobby and gaming, plus some news which included the release of Imperial Knights. They then moved on to review a listener submitted Blood Angels list. They talked about some of the best competitive lists they could think of for that ailing army. Next, the boys were joined by Josh and they discussed the concept of ‘Counts-As’ armies. First, Josh gave his gamer credentials, before covering a list that Dawson is working on that is really out of the Chaos Space Marine book but in the fluff is still a loyalist army. In this he has a lot of ‘counts’as’ models he will be using, including replacements for the Maulerfiend (Slaughterbrute), Heldrakes (Phoenixes), Spawn (Nurgle Bile Trolls) and Lords from Fantasy. They also talked about other armies they have seen using GW and non-GW models alike to fit the theme of their army. Josh them talked about his ‘counts-as’ Eldar army that he built out of Wood Elf models from Fantasy, a scratch built Ent/Wraithknight, and much more. They then addressed some questions from their FaceBook fans on the topic of ‘count-as’ armies and some of the potholes to them. They also discussed what draws them to ‘counts-as’ models and armies, and this included cost, theme, and much more.
Highlights: This week Geoff rejoins the cast and they are talking about their preparations for the Mecca of all wargaming, Adepticon! They first kicked off the show with ‘The Work Bench’ where they discussed what they have been up to lately in the hobby and gaming. Next, the guys talked about their upcoming trip to Adepticon 2014! They started off the event itself, what it there, how quickly it sells out, the guests there, the classes, and much more. They moved on to talk about the awesome Vendor Room and the events they plan to attend this year, which included the 40K Friendly, the Team Event, the Warhammer Historical, X-Wing, the classes the plan to attend, and much more. Next, Carl had an interview with Matt Weeks, one of the main organizer for Adepticon and they discussed all of the work they have put in to make this a great event. This included the preparation for the 40K Championships, the 40K Friendly, and all of the great plans they have for this year’s convention. Next, Carl talked to Steve and Arror who are both going to Adeptiocn this year and they discussed what they have done inyears past and what they are looking forward to this year.
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