Opinion: I know I have stated this several times, but it bears repeating, I absolutely love the ICs reviews of Forgeworld books! This one loved up to all of the previous show with some very detailed backs story of the event after the Dropsite Massacre. The amount of rich detail they go into I cannot do justice to in anyway, so I highly recommend you just check this one out for yourself. Absolutely outstanding show guys!
Highlights: This week the guys are back with a standard show, which includes a full Battle Report! They kicked off the show with what they have been up to lately in gaming and the hobby. Next, it was on to ‘the News’ where they discussed the latest from Forgeworld and the Black Library. Then, the guys reviewed the Horus Hersey book ‘Visions of Hersey’ by Alan Merrett. This book is mostly comprised of all of the awesome artworks through the series and can serve as in encyclopedia on the events leading up to and including the Horus Hersey. Up next it was back to the show’s signature ‘Battle Report’! They discussed the two armies involved in the battle, CSM with Daemon allies vs. Dark Angels with Imperial Guard allies. They moved on to discuss the particulars of the battle, including size, missions, the terrain layout, and the lists being played in this battle. Next, it was on to the dramatization of this epic battle. They followed it up with a short overview of the game and a tactical analysis of the outcome. Next, it was on to all of the 7thEdition talk for the show and the boys discussed everything they had, from facts from leaks, rumors, and their hopes and dreams for this edition. This included discussion about Battle Forged and Unbound armies and what Troops from a Battle Forged army can do, the new Missions and how they work, and the new Psychic phase to the game! They moved on to discuss some of the rumors swirling around this new edition, including consolidating into combat, and more. They closed out the show with their hopes for this new edition, things that they feel need to be added to this game.
Highlights: This week Jon returns to the show after a short absence, and they kicked off the show with News and Rumors, which of course was the impending 7th Edition release. They discussed a lot of the facts that have been leaked and some of the rumors that are out there now. Topics like Unbound Armies, the new missions, the Psychic Phase, the new Allies Matrix and much more! They moved on to discuss their local news and what they have been up to lately in the hobby and gaming. Next, it was on to the main topic of the show, a ‘Smells Like Tactics’ segment about how to have a solid performance on the tabletop! This included tips for formulating a game plan and executing that plan, some list building ideas, what units to look out for and how to set target priority, and much more. They closed out the show with some brief discussion about the new Guard and their new toys and how they are feeling about them.
Opinion: I have to say I am happy that the guys kept the 7th Edition talk to minimum. We all know we’ll have the rulebooks in hand very shortly, so to touch on it and move on was great. I especially liked their ‘Smells Like Tactics’ segment which had some very universal 40K tactical advice in there. Good for any edition of the game, I might add. Good show guys, happy Jon is back and always happy to hear from the Steve!
Highlights: Ok, so this is not the epic episode 200 we have been waiting for, but the guys are sort of in a holding pattern with Neil moving and 7th Edition about to shake up the entire 40K world. They also have decided to hold off on Episode 200 until the dust settle from the moves and the new edition and decided they needed to release something to us fans in the meantime. They kicked off the show with what they have been doing lately in gaming, which has really been waiting to see what 7th Edition will bring and riding the rumor roller coaster. They then moved on to talk about all of the rumors they have heard and how much they believe from what they hear. This included the new Psychic Phase, how Troops work for Battleforged armies, the Vehicle Damage Chart, Vector Strikes, Flying Monstrous Creatures, the Allies Matrix, the new Missions, and much, much more!
Highlights: This week the guys continue to dive head long into the rumors and facts about the impending 7thEdition! They kicked off the show by talking about their genuine excitement for this new edition. They talked about how some psychic characters will bring some more interesting tactical decisions to a game. They moved on to talk about some of the list building ideas they have had and how they are hoping to succeed in the new edition. They moved on to talk about a drop pod Space Wolves list and how it might translate over to a 7thEdition list. They moved on to talk about how the missions in 7th Edition could help increase the power of an all Drop Pod army. They closed out the show with some discussion about the new Mortarion model from Forgeworld and all of the fun stuff they have planned for SpikyCon!
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