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A podcast about playing Warhammer 40K competitively that aims to bring you concise, accurate information and advice from experienced tournament players.

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A podcast about playing Warhammer 40K competitively that aims to bring you concise, accurate information and advice from experienced tournament players.

    Ep61: Managing Your CP

    Ep61: Managing Your CP

    Command Points are one of the most important resources that an army has access to in 9th Edition, allowing you to pull of a wide variety of useful tricks and opening up many unit options you couldn't otherwise even attempt. But many players struggle to use their CP effectively, often spending too much early in the game and finding themselves desperately scraping at the slow trickle of incoming CP late game, or end up hoarding too much CP early and lose the game with half or more of their reserves still unspent. In this episode, we take a look at how to manage your command points across the length of the game so that you always have something left in the tank for when it matters; the hosts talk about pre-game CP decisions, spending in the early, mid, and late game, when it's not worth it to use a stratagem, how matchups can change things, and the vast gulf of difference between zero and one.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep60: Dealing With the Nerf Bat

    Ep60: Dealing With the Nerf Bat

    If you play Warhammer competitively, you will inevitably end up on the wrong end of the nerf bat, an unenviable situation. It can suck a lot to have your favorite unit or army severely hampered by changes to the rules, but the good news is that there are things you can do to cope with the situation and maybe even come out of it the stronger. This week, we talk about what to do when the rules shift beneath your feet- do you stick with the army, try something different, or look to another army entirely? All three are plausible responses, and we explore the pros and cons of each as well as the hosts' personal recommendations for how to handle things.

    • 52 min
    Ep59: Necrons Crosstalk

    Ep59: Necrons Crosstalk

    Although it hasn't gotten quite as much excitement drummed up for it as the Space Marine books, the Necron codex in 9th Edition is no joke- it's taken a number of top tournament spots and we have seen several different builds do well, with more likely undiscovered. So this episode, our hosts take you on a tour of the new Necron book and talk about some of the highlights you should be watching for- units, builds, and combos that stand out as well as ways to combat the list and strengths and challenges you should think about with Necrons. If you like your robots flavored like existential terror and scenery-chewing, this is the episode for you!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep58: 3D Printing and Your Army

    Ep58: 3D Printing and Your Army

    3D printing is a technology that has not only made immense strides over the past ten years but is also one that has the potential to completely change the way we look at our hobby in the future. Since both Shaylynn and Ben have significant experience with 3D printing, either professionally or as a hobby, this episode we talk about what 3D printing means for you in terms of making and converting models. We also discuss conversions and tournament policies, and how best to approach those issues if you have an army you're afraid might not be legal- and offer some guidelines on how to ensure you and your opponents both get a good experience from your army conversions. And to round things out, we take a look at where each of the hosts think that 3D printing is going in the near future as well as some thoughts on how the companies, the hobby, and the events we are all a part of might handle those changes.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep57: Primary Missions

    Ep57: Primary Missions

    We- and many other people- have talked a lot about the secondary missions in 9th Edition as well as many of the details of the primary missions, but it's high time we actually buckled down and looked at the core missions themselves and what they may mean for your army. With the objectives and deployments being paired together in specific ways, as well as the unique secondary objective available to each mission, there can be some very big swings in how you want to play each of them; how many objectives to go for, which secondary missions have good synergy, and so on and so forth.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep56: Flipping Objectives

    Ep56: Flipping Objectives

    More than any previous edition, 9E is a game of playing to the mission in order to win. In most games, that means trying to score points on the primary mission- but how do you do that? In this episode we talk about how you can gain a significant advantage in the score by "flipping" objectives to your side, including talking about when and where you'll want to do it, the kinds of units that excel at it, alternative strategies for armies that may struggle with the idea, and how to defend your own objectives from the enemy's "flip."

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

codytga ,

Audio quality

Please work on balancing the mic levels. I can almost never hear or barely hear Shaun all co hosts are loins enough just match volume please. Maybe a new microphone. Quality content otherwise.

Conrad Deron ,

Great podcast

Good competitive advise and great topics. Volume is great keep it up!!!!

NecronLord3 ,

The most condescending jerk in 40k Podcast history

Shaun Morgan is the most condescending podcast host I’ve ever heard. Can’t stand him on any podcast ever. Would rather gouge out my ear drums than ever listen to this crap.

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