Opinion: This week’s show was one of those shows I recommend to all new players to the game. GW really seems to have lost sight of their target consumer group as of late, with their skyrocketing prices. And while I agree that they have the best models in the business, it is really hard to bring that new guy into the game with out the sticker shock. This show was full of great ideas to get the most out of your 40K dollar when starting the game. New to 40? Give this show a listen, you won’t regret it.
Highlights: This week they cast has a ful house, and they open up the show with some announcements and a void in their hobby updates. They then move on to the latest news from Forgeworld, GW, and much more. After another BitzBox segment, the cast discussed the latest wave of FAQs from Games Workshop, focusing on the main rulebook changes and clarifications, but they also touched on the CSM, Dark Angels, Eldar, Necrons, and much more. In the ‘Hobby Finds’ segment, the gang discussed some places to find alternative bits to fit that theme to your army. Next, the girls are back with another ‘Kiss My List’ segment, and this time they are reviewing an Ork list. The staff then takes the opportunity to review the list and toss in their feelings on the Ork army in general. Then, Larry (Djinn 24) is back with another model workshop where he discussed the release of the new Dark Angels, some rumors, everything you ever wanted to know about brushes, and you might be an a$$hat store owner if! In their final segment, the Girls were back with Girls on GenCon, a product reviews for head swaps, and a review of the Apoc event with some rules issues.
Opinion: Very happy to have the Screaming Heretics back in the top five! Each show is always a load of fun to listen to and this week had a bunch of great topics I enjoyed. ‘Kiss My List’ has always been one of my favorites, but I found the ‘Model Workshop’ to be the most informative. It has been quite some time before someone broke down the advantages to good brushes and has added some much needed knowledge to my hobby tool box. Off to buy better brushes thanks to this week’s show. Thanks guys!
Highlights: This week the guys check in with a mini-sode with some awesome content. First is an interview that Ciaran had with Gav Thorpe and this time on the show, Gav discusses his Eldar Path Trilogy. First, Ciaran and Gav cover how the story of the trilogy was told from three separate points of view. They then begin to discuss the Eldar Paths, and some of what the three books in the series are about, from the Warrior, the Seer, and the Outcast point of view. Gav also discussed the difficulties of writing a book from a non-human point of view and some of the challenges he faced to make the books feel authentic. They closed out the show with Steve discussing the results of Steve’s 750 word essay content on what Inquisitor Steve lost his hand. This is an audio reading of four chapters of Inquisitor Steve’s story, written by a few authors.
Opinion: Gav Thorpe is one of my favorite authors in any genre, so hearing from him and hearing his thought processes on writing this series of books was just amazing! I have found him to be one of the most fascinating GW writers to hear from, as he really has help shape and mold this universe for over twenty years! Any fan of his should check out this week’s show!