This Week in 40K Podcasting – 07/04/2014 – 07/10/2014
Highlights: This week Carl and Justin are joined by Josh and they kicked off the show with an introduction to Josh and his gamer credentials. They then moved on to some announcements, which included the conclusion of the first half of the ‘Hobby Progress Challenge’. Next, it was on to the ‘Work Bench’ where they discussed what they have been doing lately in the hobby and gaming. The main segment was another edition of ‘Show of Force’ and this week the guys look at the Chaos Daemons! They started off by looking at the historical record of where this army came from, in the real world, the ‘Realms of Chaos’ book set way back in Rouge Trader. Next, the guys talked about the 4thEdition Codex/Armybook which covered both games of 40K and Fantasy and was the first time the Daemons were a fully fledged army. They then talked about the current 6thEdition Codex and how it felt like it completed the Chaos Space Marine army. Then, it was on to background story on the Warp itself, the background on the four god of Chaos, and what exactly daemons are in the material world. There was a ton of great, metal, material here! They moved on to talk about the most notable battles in which Deamon incursions take place and played a big part in the material world. They next discussed the rules in the current Codex including the Universal Special Rules of the book, including Demonic Instability and some of their top picks of favorite units found in the book. They then discussed some of the supporting supplements that are available out, including the Apocalypse supplements, Altar of War missions, the awesome line of models from Forgeworld and much more. They closed out the show with a discussion on why someone would want to play this army and some final thoughts on Black Library novels.
Opinion: It is a show like this one that really get my 40K juices flowing! This show reminded me what it was that I love about this game, and that is the rich background fluff. The guys did an amazing job going deep into the history of Chaos and Daemons. I appreciated the real world history lesson as well, but without a doubt the background on the Chaos Gods was clearly the runaway winner of this show. A phenomenal show, I cannot recommend this one enough, easily my favorite of the week!
Highlights: This week the guys are fresh back from Texas GamesCon! They kicked off the show with a few announcements, the trip to back from Texas GameCon and the nightmare of I-35, and some overall off the rails fun! They moved on to what they have been doing lately in gaming and the hobby. This included a Rooster Teeth convention for Chumby, campaigns, games played, the emergency disembark rule and more. Next, the guys sat down to talk about the amazing experiences they had at Texas GamesCon! This started off with painting before the event and all of the fun before the official events on Friday. Then it was on to Saturday and the first really big event of 7th Edition. They talked about this 6 game event, 4 on the first day, how the missions were set up and how they were scored. They had a good conversation about how far away the game of 40K has come from competitive play and that in order for this game to still be played at that level, it will take a lot of help from the TOs. They moved on to talk about what armies they saw there at the event, the comp system, and moved on to discuss each of their games. This included some of the high and low points of this tournament, including a lot of Knights on the table, how to resolved social situations the right way, and their thoughts on the Daemon Factory list.
Highlights: This week the boys are all excited by the new Orks and all of the fun they are having with them! They started off by talking about the viability of Ork Turkks, which moved on to a discussion about fearless units and Gaz, and more. They then moved on to talk about a lot of the stand out units, such as the Mek Guns, Battle Wagons, Big Meks, the really cool wargear, and the ‘Greentide’ formation. They then started to play with some list ideas like the best way to equip a Battle Wagon for ramming. In their second segment, they guys debate if the formations found in the new 7th Edition codices moving forward will suffer from not having the ‘Objective Secure’ special rule and that Battle Forged armies will be the big thing in 7th. This lead to a great discussion about people chasing the army of the month has lead to less than stellar painted armies. They fear that people are not taking the proper amount of time to hobby up their armies! They moved on to talk about MurphCon coming up and their practice for the ATCs! Then, Chandler from Feast of Blades randomly dropped in and talked about their regional and invitational event this year. This included how they are trying to balance out the power level in the friendly event.
Opinion: As in previous week’s, the show had some really great points to be found. I really like the conversations on the new Orks, what can be run for them, and some ways to best equip them. I also liked the conversation about getting ready for the ATCs and Chandler’s drop in. Pretty good content guys, this one felt a little more on track this week.
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