100 episodes

Welcome to the Vanguard Tactics Podcast!

This is a podcast dedicated to the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop wargame, where we analyse the rules, new releases for the game, the competitive meta and develop strategies to help you become a more successful competitive 40K player.

Our founder is Stephen Box, a former professional bodybuilder, model, and fitness coach who has made it is personal mission to raise the standard of the game both on and off the table-top. Stephen's focus both here and in his 40K coaching career, the Vanguard Tactics Academy, he emphasizes sportsmanship and fair play above winning at all costs.

Your host is Dave Kolmel, a combat veteran turned lawyer who has had a passion for the game of 40K since 1995. Dave loves every aspect of the hobby, and loves talking about it with Stephen and the show's various guests, encouraging and spreading Stephen's motto of sportsmanship and fair play both on the podcast and at tournaments.

Come join us to learn about Warhammer 40,000, how to be a better player and opponent at the tabletop, and how to get the most out of this amazing hobby.

The Vanguard Tactics Podcast Stephen Box

    • Leisure

Welcome to the Vanguard Tactics Podcast!

This is a podcast dedicated to the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop wargame, where we analyse the rules, new releases for the game, the competitive meta and develop strategies to help you become a more successful competitive 40K player.

Our founder is Stephen Box, a former professional bodybuilder, model, and fitness coach who has made it is personal mission to raise the standard of the game both on and off the table-top. Stephen's focus both here and in his 40K coaching career, the Vanguard Tactics Academy, he emphasizes sportsmanship and fair play above winning at all costs.

Your host is Dave Kolmel, a combat veteran turned lawyer who has had a passion for the game of 40K since 1995. Dave loves every aspect of the hobby, and loves talking about it with Stephen and the show's various guests, encouraging and spreading Stephen's motto of sportsmanship and fair play both on the podcast and at tournaments.

Come join us to learn about Warhammer 40,000, how to be a better player and opponent at the tabletop, and how to get the most out of this amazing hobby.

    Warhammer 40K: How to Review a Codex

    Warhammer 40K: How to Review a Codex

    Stephen and Dave walk through the steps of breaking down a codex to help figure out where to begin, as Stephen begins his journey back to the Sisters of Battle.  #AdeptaSororitas

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Warhammer 40K: Starting a New Faction

    Warhammer 40K: Starting a New Faction

    In this episode, Stephen and Dave talk about starting a new faction, the process of digging into a new Codex or Index and deciding where to start, how to put together your first test list for that faction, and other considerations.  Whether you're a veteran to the hobby or a brand new player curious about where to begin, you won't want to miss this episode!

    • 1 hr
    Warhammer 40k: Tau Empire 10th Edition Codex Review

    Warhammer 40k: Tau Empire 10th Edition Codex Review

    Stephen and Dave discuss the new Codex: Tau Empire for Warhammer 40K, including the new detachment rules, enhancements, stratagems, and the biggest changes to unit datasheets. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Warhammer 40K: The Monolith Heard 'Round the World

    Warhammer 40K: The Monolith Heard 'Round the World

    In this episode, Dave talks with LVO winner and Vanguard Tactics coach Matt Lorah about Matt's games at the Las Vegas Open 2024, dropping Monoliths into people's backyards, and his love of pancakes.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    What It Means to Be a Good Opponent

    What It Means to Be a Good Opponent

    Steve and Dave sit down to talk about how to be a good opponent at the table, whether you're in a competitive or more casual tabletop game environment and signs of someone who is not being a good opponent.
    #Warhammer40K #Warhammer #GamesWorkshop #Gaming #TabletopWargames #TabletopGames #VanguardTactics

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Warhammer 40K: Codex Dark Angels Review

    Warhammer 40K: Codex Dark Angels Review

    Dave is joined by special guest Adam Camilleri (from "Forge the Narrative" and "That Old World Charm" podcasts) to talk about the fate of the Unforgiven in their new 10th Edition Codex.
    (Note: Sorry for the delay on this one!  LVO and work slowed me down from uploading! - DK)
    #AdWIP #40K #WarhammerCommunity

    • 1 hr 16 min

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