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Ep 264 - Black Library Weekender 2018
 
Kenny is back from the Black Library Weekender (he made it!) and we sift through the massive news coming out of this week before discussing the BL Weekender, new and coming soon books, some highlights and then Michael from Track of Words joins Kenny to finish out coverage of the event. A rare sighting in the wild, Guy Haley was caught unawares and interviewed. Much more to come from Black Library in the weeks to come!
 
Enjoy!
 
 
@guyhaley
Realmslayer behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnFDfYawHL0
Direct download: Ep_264_-_Black_Library_Weekender_2018coverage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54am PST

Ep 264 - Black Library Weekender 2018

 
Kenny is back from the Black Library Weekender (he made it!) and we sift through the massive news coming out of this week before discussing the BL Weekender, new and coming soon books, some highlights and then Michael from Track of Words joins Kenny to finish out coverage of the event. A rare sighting in the wild, Guy Haley was caught unawares and interviewed. Much more to come from Black Library in the weeks to come!
 
Enjoy!
 
 
@guyhaley
Realmslayer behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnFDfYawHL0
Direct download: Ep_264_-_Black_Library_Weekender_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm PST

 
We talk Psyker Tactica this week and David Annadale joins us for part 1 of his interview - AoS works this time. Check out Neferata, his other works, what's coming up by following him on Twitter @david_annandale 
 
We’re off for a week while Kenny attends the Black Library Weekender and we’ll be back with news and author interviews then. Enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_263_Tactica-_Psykers__AoS_wDavid_Annadale.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am PST

 
It’s Orktober, Middle Earth news is ssssnnneaking up on us, and we continue our Getting Started series, this week looking at Sylvaneth and Thousand Sons (Magnus did nothing wrong).
Enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_262_Get_Started_Thousand_Sons__Sylvaneth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm PST

We begin a new segment which will pop up every few episodes: Tactica Corner. On this first week...Dreadnoughts (and some Dreadnought-equivalent things for other armies).

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_261_Tactica-_Dreadnoughts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm PST

Beasts of Chaos Battletome review for AoS

Direct download: Ep_260_Beasts_of_Chaos_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm PST

We discuss our time at the AoS 2K Singles last weekend and where we (currently) "are" on the meta.

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_259_-_AoS_2K_Singles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PST

We’re back after a week off where Kenny had extensive dental surgery. So we’re ready to talk Rogue Trader this week (a week late) and another Black Library author interview introduces Jaine Fenn discussing her AoS & other stories. Enjoy!
 
Jaine Fenn on Patreon & all the knowledge you could want at:
@JaineFenn on Twitter
 
Direct download: Ep_258_Rogue_Trader__Author_Jaine_Fenn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am PST

Vince, for you to share if you like. Thanks! We’ll work on new audio equipment for no echo next time. I’m getting some anyway for home and recording with authors.
 
We run down the deluge of news from the NOVA Open preview seminar then continue our getting started series with AoS: Hosts of Slaanesh & 40K: Chaos Space Marines. Vince Venturella joins us once again for part 2 of his Ask a Hobby Expert series with painting non-metallic metals (NMM) this week. Check out Vince’s channel and many wonderful videos in the show notes below.
 
Join us next week for a review of the new Rogue Trader release! 
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 

We talk (as per listener request) getting started with an AoS & 40K army so Shawn walks a new or veteran player through Eldar in 40K and Kenny runs down his lodge, the Fyreslayers! Some news from the Citadel opening and the return of Ask a Hobby Expert. Part 1 in the series w/champion Vince Venturella of Warhammer Weekly, this week discussing zenithal and undershading.

 

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/user/PhatWOP001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuUJK5UgDZw&list=PLcdsbwBroEmD2fNEJhcju6PD7qRmoo04Y

 


We talk the megaload of news from Warhammer Fest in Europe last weekend and share our predictions for AoS, 40K and The Rest. Enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_255_Warhammer_Fest_News__Predictions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm PST

We chat news and prep for our local event this weekend (which is why the episode is late…we were at the event) and play the long-overdue Josh Reynolds part 2 interview from May 2018—his 40K and Heresy books!  This is from when we had a slight echo but seems editing fixed 80% of that. (sorry).
 
Enjoy!
 
Josh Reynolds @JMReynolds
 
Direct download: Ep_254_-_Josh_Reynolds_40K__Heresy_Books_Pt_2_from_May.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm PST

We get to have a fun discussion on "narrative" events and games and what that word implies for expectations as well as the numerous possibilities and benefits of trying a narrative event as a player or organizer. Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_253_-_On_the_Topic_of_22Narrative22_Gaming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am PST

We talk Kill Team & Dan from AoS Shorts comes on to discuss his podcast and website. Next week: The "Narrative" discussion. 

http://aosshorts.com/

https://aosshorts.com/category/episode/

 

Direct download: Ep_252_Kill_Team__AoS_Shorts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm PST

Midwest Meltdown recap

 
We are back from Midwest Meltdown and chat some news and share our experiences at the first US 2-day AoS 2.0 event (and the day before all the FAQs dropped). Next week we’ll draw contest winners from ep 250. Also Kill Team is pushed back a week so we an play some games and give a better review so sorry if you are chomping at the bit, but, alas, only a few more days away.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
@kennylull
@wargamershawn
Direct download: Ep_251_-_Midwest_Meltdown_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm PST

Ep 250 - Nighthanut Battletome Review

 
Happy 250 episodes! Thanks for everyone for supporting over 5 years of podcasting. We chat our hobby prep for Midwest Meltdown after a week off recording due to technical issues and then we review our first new battletome for AoS 2: Nighthaunt (Stomrcast Eternals is coming soon). Then Dave Taylor returns to talk the awesome opportunities for charity raffles with Nova Open and then Vincent Rospond joins us after many, many delays and plays an interview recorded several weeks ago.
Note: Vincent’s interview has some slight echoing in the first part but soldier on and turn your sound down if you hear it. You may not, who knows!
 
See you next week after Midwest Meltdown for our rundown of the event and our review of 40K Kill Team and playing it so far.
Direct download: Ep_250_-_Nighthanut_Battletome_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm PST

Ep 249 - AoS 2 Release

We talk the whole new haul from AoS 2 release - Soul Wars, Malign Sorcery, GHB, & more!
Direct download: Ep_249_-_AoS_2_Release.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm PST

Idoneth Deepkin battle tome review!

 
Kenny is a bit tired in the intro but was up for the review which starts at 30 minutes in if you want to just skip ahead. :)
Direct download: Ep_248_-_Idoneth_Deepkin_Battletome_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm PST

We take a look inside the AoS 2 Soul Wars boxed set, models, books, rules and more. What an amazing box! Check out ageofsigmar.com for more an watch for daily updates there and on the community page.

 

Direct download: Ep_247_-_AoS_2_Soul_Wars_Box_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm PST

We look at AoS 2 news then review the new 40K codex Imperial Knights. 

Direct download: ep_246_-_Knights_Codex_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm PST

We look at all the news so far this week from AoS...and it's a lot.

Direct download: ep_245_-_AoS_2_News_so_Far.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm PST

We look at the new Harlequins Codex and spoiler...it's awesome!

Direct download: Ep_244_-_Harlequin_Codex_review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm PST

We buzz about all the news from Warhammer Fest (and it’s a LOT!) then Black Library legend John French joins us to talk about The Horusian Wars series, novels and audio dramas (and an exciting bit of info if you catch it), as well as what’s coming up from The Horus Heresy: Slaves to Darkness all the way to the Siege of Terra. It’s not to be missed!
@johnshfrench
 
Enjoy!

 
We’re joined by Mike Lee to chat about his Crimson Fists stories and Gav Thorpe returns for more Eldar discussions. Next week get ready to hear about some massive news from Warhammer Fest!
00:28 - Mike Lee
00:49 - Gav Thorpe
 
 
 
@Gavthorpecreate
 
Enjoy!
Direct download: _Ep_242_-_Crimson_Fists__Nagash_wMike_Lee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm PST

We're back! A few days late, sorry, Nurgle is insidious. Josh Reynolds part 1: AoS fic and what's coming.

Enjoy!

@jmreynolds

Direct download: Ep_241_-_AoS_fic_wJosh_Reynolds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm PST

We're back after a week off while Shawn worshipped Nurgle's great porcelain temple. We discuss Slaanesh some as Kenny builds his new army for AoS & 40K then chat some thoughts about the wave of new FAQs for 40K which just dropped.

Enjoy!

@kennylull

@wargamershawn

 

Direct download: Ep_240_-_New_FAQs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm PST

We talk about some exciting news before leading into our review of the latest 40K Codex release: Drukhari. Incidentally, Kenny’s Ryza 50 electro-priest army kicked an army full of bikes’ ass after recording :) Enjoy and engage with us on Facebook to geek out but also win free books! 
 
Direct download: Ep_239_-_Codex_Drukhari_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am PST

This week Gav Thorpe joins us for part 1 of his interview which discusses new and upcoming books or audios. Unfortunately the echo monster somehow reared its ugly head again so we've done the best to beat it down into submission.

Sorry. But it's OK. Do enjoy!

https://gavthorpe.co.uk/

 

Direct download: Ep_238_Gav_Thorpe_New__Upcoming_Works.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am PST

We’re back after the week off for Adepticon! First we talk the news of the past 2 weeks, including the GW preview seminar at Adepticon where Kenny geeked out, and all the goodness. Kenny gives a brief rundown of his time and games at Adepticon then we give our review of the new Necron Codex for 40K.

 
Reply to this Facebook post on www.facebbook.com/combatphase and win a signed copy of the AoS novel Overlords of the Iron Dragon by CL Werner!
 
Join us for some undead fun and…enjoy!
 
@wargamershawn
 
 
 
Direct download: Ep_237_-_Necrons_Codex__Adepticon_Wrap-Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm PST

We wax lyrical about the new T'au codex, in-hand, a hefty and pretty sweet tome.

Direct download: _Ep_236_-_Tau.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

We talk the usual news and then some insight for the newer 40K 8th ed player on list building then Guy Haley comes on to chat Devastation of Baal, Dark Imperium and more coming up from him.

@guyhaley

 

Direct download: Ep_235_Guy_Haley__List_Building.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm PST

Robbie is back and talking White Scars, Space Sharks, BL submission advise and more!

@RobbieMacNiven

Direct download: Ep_234_White_Scars__Space_Sharks_wRobbie_ManNiven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm PST

We talk loads of news and hobby/games played. First we discuss our thoughts on Shadespire thus far plus the newest warbands, then David Annandale BL author joins us to talk about his Grey Knights books, Neferata and other exciting upcoming AoS stories.

 

@David_Annandale

Direct download: Ep_233_-_Shadespire__Grey_Knights_wDavid_Annandale.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm PST

We pick back up with our timely discussion on sportsmanship before we are joined by our guest...introducing the newest Black Library author, Evan Dicken, talking about his excellent Path to Glory story and an upcoming AoS novella... :) 

And don't forget to watch our Facebook group and listen to enter to win BL giveaways all year long.

Enjoy!

 

www.evandicken.com

AoS community modular pack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-KqIaF_YxqErkzkMuwVefo7bbowra89c/view

Direct download: Ep_232_-_Sportsmanship_AoS_wEvan_Dicken.mp3
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Ian st. Martin of Black Library fame joins us to talk his latest The Primarchs audio drama, some Lucius and mental madness. Check out his previous interview on Lucius and follow Ian.

@ianrunshispen

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8375792

Lucius ep ; http://traffic.libsyn.com/combatphase/Ep_210_-_Lucius_The_Faultless_Blade_wIan_St_Martin.mp3

 

Direct download: Ep_231_-_A_Lesson_in_Kurze_wIan_St_Martin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm PST

We pick up where we left off last week with more discussion on the lore and units of the Thousand Sons. Also a reminder about monthly giveaways in 2018 as we celebrate 20 years of Black Library! Check out posts on the Facebook page. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/CombatPhase/

Direct download: EP_230_-_Thousand_Sons_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am PST

Ahem *taps mic*.... THOUSAND SONS CODEX!

We are stupidly excited and race against time (you'd think we'd learn by now but Ahriman's stubborness rubs off on us) to pump out a Codex: army review for those chomping at the bit. This is Kenny's current--and favorite--40K army and Shawn loves them too. 

So here is part 1: the mechanics, rules, stratagems. As this goes up pre-orders have already begun in the east and you can and should start pre-ordering your Sons (and Tzaangors) of Magnus. We will be back again next week for the remainder of the review, which will cover the lore and art/design of the book...plus a few games played using this new book.

Rise up into the lower enumerations and enjoy the show!

Direct download: EP_229_-_Thousand_Sons_Codex_Pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PST

We chat a spot of news then straight into our review of the new codex and models of Adeptus Custodes. 

See you in 2 days for...well, the next codex!

 

http://davetaylorminiatures.com/

Direct download: Ep_228_Codex_Custodes_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm PST

We talk a load of news which includes some very exciting releases but lay out our plan of monthly giveaways (and more!) to celebrate Black Library's 20th anniversary this year, plus their open submission window is even more fun this year! Our games played lean into our main topic tonight which is about our Horus Heresy campaign using the 8th ed player-made rules. Sorry Perturabo, we ran out of time and will stroke your ego next week. :)

Watch for posts to win free products from Black Library on our Facebook page and check out some other baller resources we mention during the show.

Enjoy!

www.facebook.com/combatphase

@kennylull

AoSShorts https://twitter.com/antipodean7

https://www.warhammer-community.com/writeforblacklibrary/

Sweet AoS/Fantasy terrain  @rnminiatures

Direct download: Ep_227_-_Heresy_8th_Ed_Campaign.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm PST

Kenny and Wargamer Shawn discuss thoughts so far for the coming AoS campaign, Malign Portents, then begin our promised extended segment looking at all things Primarchs--starting with The Lion, Second Legion *REDACTED*, and Fulgrim of the Third this week.

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_226_-_Malign_Portents__Primarchs_pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm PST

Happy 2018!

Robert is on a much-deserved vacation for a while and Wargamer Shawn once again joins Kenny to review the latest 40K codex: Chaos Demons, out on preorder today.

It's our first episode together and we look forward to bringing you more as we press on into 2018!

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep225_-_40K_Codex_Chaos_Demons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

A lost interview is found! David Guymer talks his AoS & Shadespire works of 2017 and what's (awesome!!) to come!

Direct download: Guymer_Aos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am PST

It's time for our 5th annual Year in Gaming look back at a whopper of a year! Dave Taylor joins us for this year and we have some fun. 

 
Look for a minisode of David Guymer talking his AoS & Shadespire books in 2017 coming next week as a holiday gift while we ring in 2018. Hope you have a great holiday season and we'll see you in 2018!
 
 
Direct download: ep_224_-_2017_Year_in_Gaming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Nick Kyme joins us to talk Book 47 of the Horus Heresy: Old Earth

@nickkyme

Direct download: Ep_223_-_Old_Earth_wNick_Kyme.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

We are back a little late this week due to Kenny's illness ravaging his voice. Join us to hear Gav Thorpe's interview part 2 on eldar and Wargamer Shawn gives a fan perspective on eldar books and lore following Gav's interview.

 
www.gavthorpe.co.uk
Wargamer Shawn  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCirv7zjwzoIuzVOVIERJ9pg
Direct download: Ep_222_-_Gav_Thorpe_Pt_2_Eldar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm PST

*People Make Mistakes With Chainsaws*

It's a lot of news this week, including our annual batch of Black Friday sales around the world for miniwargaming hobby (and there's a LOT MORE this year!) Dave Taylor will be giving a seminar at Adepticon on crowd funding for businesses so he leads us on a conversation about that, while we do talk about Adepticon which opened registration Friday and gets a little attention itself. 

 

We also chat first impressions on Necromunda from observations and review/store copies of the game. You can pick up your copy of Necromunda as this episode goes live!

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_221_Crowdfunding_Black_Friday_Sales_Necromunda__Adepticon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am PST

We are back after a week off and Kenny is off to the Black Library Weekender. Here's part 1 of our interview with Gav Thorpe.

www.gavthorpe.co.uk

www.blacklibray.com

Direct download: Ep_220_-_Lorgar_wGav_Thorpe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm PST

We talk the usual intro before Josh Reynolds joins us once again for part 2 of his interview discussing 40K, Fabius, Heresy and mucho about Fantasy and AoS.
Josh - @JMReynolds
 

Time stamp:

00:21:00 - Josh's interview pt 2
Direct download: ep_219_-_Josh_Reynolds_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm PST

Sorry for the late post. We chat news, lots o' news, hobby and games played then announce the winner of a copy of Plague Garden by Josh Reynolds! Speaking of Josh...after Robert hosts a segment on what to do when your game company/property is bought we are FINALLY, after over 3 years of trying, graced by the legend of Fantasy, Josh Reynolds himself. This is part 1 of a series of interviews with Josh. Part 2 will look at AoS & Fantasy.

Until next week! Also, Robert apologizes for recording in a vast underground cave at times :) You can skip ahead if you like by the time stamp below. Part of a rushed recording that was unfortunately delayed.

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When Game IP/companies are bought 21:01 - 50:00

Josh Reynolds Interview 50:00 - 1:43:00

@JMReynolds

www.blacklibrary.com

Ep 170 Tribute to Josh Reynolds AoS  on iTunes or www.combatphase.com 

Direct download: Ep_218_-_Josh_Reynolds_pt_1__When_Your_Game_Co_is_Bought.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am PST

We talk our usual intro then David Annadale joins us to discuss the newest installment of the Horus Heresy: Ruinstorm!

@david_annandale

novapoenfoundation.org

http://davetaylorminiatures.com/

 

 

Direct download: Ep_217_-_Ruinstorm_wDavid_Annandale.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm PST

Robert leads Dave Taylor and Kenny on a discussion about dis...ooh, shiny! Oh, where was I??? Oh yes, on distractions and project management, Dave reports on the Michigan GT before Zachary Becker returns to tell us about all the exciting things in store for the London GT in 2018!

 
London GT https://www.facebook.com/London40kGT/
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Direct download: Ep_216_-_London_GT__Managing_Projects.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm PST

We are joined again by Dave Taylor before we conclude Robert's interview with Aaron from Wyrd on game balance, then Justin Hill joins us to chat Cadia Stands! his new BL book.

@Justin_Hill_author 

Direct download: ep_215_-_Cadia_Stands_wJustin_Hill__Wyrd_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm PST

We are joined by the legendary Dave Taylor of *insert so-many-minis here* to talk news, hobby and games played. Robert gives us part 1 of an excellent interview with Aaron Darland, lead designer at Wyrd on game design and balance.

NOTE: Robert's mic was hot and pitchy--sorry. We know. We have a day set aside to practice and set levels but simply did not have the time to rerecord again.

Interview starts at 00:40:00

Enjoy!

Combat Phase aims to bring excellent resources  to our listeners around the world. Here are some excellent sources, retailers and more to be sure to check out.
 
Direct download: Ep_214_-_Game_Balance_wWyrds_Aaron_Darland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm PST

Our audio got snatched by mic grots in the Warp but we've redone this and apologize for the 2 day delay. We discuss the new Death Guard Codex and are excited for more codex news, AoS narrative releases and more Black Library author interviews (of course!) to come. 

Enjoy!

Mastering Mortarion: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/09/21/tactical-toolbox-mastering-mortarion-sep21gw-homepage-post-2/

 

Direct download: Ep_213_Death_Guard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am PST

After we discuss lots of news and some pre-discussion for our Death Guard 40K Codex review next week, we are joined by online gaming personality, Pimpcron, to talk his excellent upcoming event on the beach--Shorehammer!
Enjoy!
 
https://www.facebook.com/shorehammer/?ref=br_rs
Direct download: Ep_212_-_Shorehammer_wPimpcron.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59am PST

Robert regales us with his time at Nova Open and all the news that came out of the event. Next, Chris Wraight from Black Library returns to chat about his new Inquisition book, Carrion Throne, and what we can look forward to from him coming down the pipeline.
 
time stamp
00:00 - 01:13 intro, Nova Open news & coverage

01:13 - 01:47 Chris Wraight interview, The Carrion Throne & more!

 
@wraightc
www.blacklibrary.com
Direct download: Ep_211_-_Carrion_Throne_wChris_Wraight__NOVA_open.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32am PST

Robert is headed off to NOVA Open so we hit all the news pre-NOVA, including some interesting discussion on game companies closing and the gaming market before BL author Ian St. Martin joins us to discuss his new novel Lucius: The Faultless Blade.
 
Next week we'll gush over the news coming from NOVA Open!
 
Enjoy!
 

Time stamp:

00:00 - 00:36 - intro
00:36 - 01:32 - Ian St. Martin interview - Lucius: The Faultless Blad & more
 
www.blacklibrary.com
@ianrunshispen
 
 
Combat Phase aims to bring excellent resources  to our listeners around the world. Here are some excellent sources, retailers and more to be sure to check out.
 
 
 
Direct download: Ep_210_-_Lucius_The_Faultless_Blade_wIan_St_Martin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am PST

Roberts gives us Gen Con 2017 news this week after several games played by the hosts.


 
Direct download: Ep_209_-_Gen_Con_2017_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm PST

With GHB 2 for AoS out next week we chat about what's coming and what we're excited for. Guy Haley joins us to chat Dark Imperium novel and a look at the rest of the trilogy (yes, trilogy!) as well as the coming Devastation of Baal.
 
Enjoy!
 

time stamp

00:00 - 00:25   intro
 00:25 - 00:53   AoS GHB 2 talk so far
  00:53 - 01:16  Dark Imperium interview w/Guy Haley
 
Combat Phase aims to bring excellent resources  to our listeners around the world. Here are some excellent sources, retailers and more to be sure to check out.
 
Direct download: ep_208_-_GHB_2_Coming_Next_Dark_Imperium_wGuy_Haley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm PST

Robbie MacNiven joins us to talk Carcharadons, Dawn of War 3 and what's coming from Black Library. Enjoy!

@robbiemacniven

http://traffic.libsyn.com/combatphase/ep_151_-_Legacy_of_Russ_wRobbie_MacNiven.mp3

Combat Phase aims to bring excellent resources  to our listeners around the world. Here are some excellent sources, retailers and more to be sure to check out.
 
Direct download: Ep_207_-_Charchardons_wRobbie_MacNiven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm PST

 

After some news, hobby and games played we are joined by Dave Taylor to discuss all the awesome charity auctions available now and John McAvoy tells us how he gets those killer effects on his 30/40K Death Guard, speaking about a Sicarin and a new 40K Plague Marine.

Time Stamp

00:00-00:21 intro

00:21-01:02 Dave Taylor

01:02-01:21 John McAvoy

@deathguardman

 

http://novaopenfoundation.org/


We have lots of news, hobby and games played to discuss. Then David Guymer joins us for another BL author interview to talk his new book Eye of Medusa about the Iron Hands, as well as upcoming works including the Ferrus Primarch novel, AoS work and 40K upcoming works.
 
Time stamp
00:52 - David Guymer interview Eye of Medusa, Ferrus Manus, Coming AoS 
 
@warlordGuymer
https://www.facebook.com/david.guymer.9
www.blacklibrary.com
Combat Phase aims to bring excellent resources  to our listeners around the world. Here are some excellent sources, retailers and more to be sure to check out.
 
Direct download: Ep_205_-_Eye_of_Medusa_wDavid_Guymer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm PST

We are celebrating our 100th interview with a Black Library author on the show and tonight's guest is none other than the legendary rising star, Mr. John French, to discuss his new series--the Horusian Wars--starting with Resurrection, out today for pre-order! We chat about his other Horusian Wars stories, Dark Compliance for the Heresy crowd, as well as a look of what's to come... :)

 
time stamp
00:00 - 00:45 - intro
00:45 - 01:33 - interview with John French
 
More interviews are already in the pipeline (several recorded already) so stay tuned for more great Black Library episodes. 
 
@johnshfrench
http://www.john-french.com/
www.blacklibray.com
Combat Phase aims to bring excellent resources  to our listeners around the world. Here are some excellent sources, retailers and more to be sure to check out.
 
Direct download: Ep_204_-_Horusian_Wars_wJohn_French_100th_BL_author_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm PST

Part 1 of our coverage of Dark Imperium, new 40K. Unfortunately due to scheduling issues Guy Haley's interview will have to be in part 2. We are already a week delayed and needed to get the episode out. 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_203__-_Part_1_Dark_Imperium.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am PST

We celebrate 2 years of AoS on this July 4th! Join us as we walk through its discovery, development, Handbook, community building and the future...

 

Enjoy!

 

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Direct download: ep_202_-_Happy_2nd_birthday_AoS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03pm PST

We talk news, hobby, games played, Heresy telethon and more. Then Graham McNeill comes on to discuss Magnus in his new Heresy novel Crimson King, plus his primarchs novel and other stories connected to the book.

 

interview @ 45 minutes in

@GrahamMcNeill
A Thousand Sons
Thief of Revelations
Lucius: The Eternal Blade
Primarchs - Magnus: Master of Prospero
The Crimson King
 
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Direct download: Ep_201_Magnus_The_Crimson_King.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm PST

We talk news. Coalescence and pre-Gen Con news, hobby and games played. Tonight we celebrate 200 episodes (WOW!) by walking down 30 years of wargaming and what we mean when we say this is the golden age of wargaming.

 

Enjoy and thanks for your support for 201 weeks! (ep zero)

Direct download: Ep_200_-_A_History_of_Wargaming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34am PST

We talk news, many games as we delayed again unfortunately as we switched recording programs (again...boo!) so here's our Blood Angels special with James Swallow, Andy Smillie, Guy Haley, Darius Hinks (text interview), and Paul Murphy from FtN podcast.
 
Check out all BL books at www.blacklibrary.com !

Darius Hinks interview to be posted on www.combatphase.com soon.
  1. Who are the Blood Angels (BA) to you? [This will include everything from 9th Legion 30K to all successor chapters in 40K so answer what you like, no need to cover everything]
 
I’ve always loved those duality/repression kind of themes you get in gothic literature and I think that’s what makes the Blood Angels so interesting. They’re like Dracula crossed with Dr Jekyll – remote, cerebral, aesthetes, bottling up a wild, terrifying, id that they can’t (maybe don’t want?) to escape.They’re pretty messed up, basically.
 
  1. What do you think the appeal of the BA is for the fanbase?
 
I think it’s that dichotomy that makes them so appealing. They have such a long, complicated history. The Blood Angels revere Sanguinius, of course, but they also know that he’s the source of their great flaw. So how can they best be like him? The Blood Angels are tormented but determined at the same time and I think that’s a great springboard for fiction.
 
 
  1. Talk about Mephiston as a character first. What singles him out as a subject?
 
To my mind, Hades Hive didn’t free Mephiston of all his dangerous Blood Angels duality, it threw fuel onto the fire. I think of him having a dual consciousness – a cool, scholarly side that barely recalls/understands his wild, warp-fuelled excesses in battle (the Mr Hyde part of him). The scholarly side of him needs to understand and harness the wild side, or he'll become a force for destruction rather than good. He’s hoping to be a good guy, and working hard to achieve that goal, but it could go either way.
 
  1. What happens in your novel (avoid major spoilers)?
 
I had a lot of fun exploring Mephiston’s corner of the Blood Angels’ fortress monastery on Baal. A lot of this stuff hasn’t been written about in much detail before and I was lucky enough to work with the (much cleverer than me) Guy Haley. We bounced a few ideas around and, while he thought about Baal and the Arx Angelicum in a wider sense, I delved into the darkest recesses of the Librarium. It’s not all crypts and sacred vaults though – Mephiston and a strike force of Blood Angels get drawn into an internecine bloodbath on a daemon-infested Shrine World and fun times are had by all.
 
  1. Given the exciting advancement of the narrative where do you see Mephiston and the BA in general in the Gathering Storm and what aspects might we hope to see going into 8th edition and beyond, beyond just the Shield of Baal (Tyranids)?
 
If Hades Hive threw fire on Mephiston’s split personality, the Cicatrix Maledictum has added even more fuel to the flames. Mephiston’s got half a foot in the Warp anyway, so a bloody great tear in reality is going magnify things to an insane level. I’m writing more about Mephiston and it’s exciting ramping his problems up to even more extreme levels. Blood of Sanguinius is set before the events of the Gathering Storm, but the next book is set after. If Mephiston can harness this influx of new warp energy he could turn the tide of the war and prove to the rest of his Chapter that they are worthy, that they can defeat their ancient curse and make their long dead daddy proud, but if Mephiston is consumed by the Warp, or if he’s wrong about source of his powers, he could be the final nail in their (admittedly quite fancy) coffin.
 
  1. How was it for you writing a 40K novel? You’ve contributed to Architect of Fate and several amazing Fantasy and AoS books. What stories would you like to tell?
 
It’s always daunting writing Warhammer fiction because you know how much love there is for these characters and what strong opinions people have about how they should be portrayed, but... My favourite part of 40K is the weird stuff that spews from John Blanche’s head: the strange, surreal, twisted, pseudo religious, mythical, gothic, claustrophobic, bloody creepiness of 40K and, writing about a Librarian, specifically Mephiston, was a great excuse to delve into that stuff. It was loads of fun. I’d like to push the horror even further in the next one though. If there was ever a bit of 40K that should be scary to read about, it’s this. I’d like to write something that keeps me awake at night.
 
  1. Did you have any favorite parts of Mephiston?
I always enjoy writing messed-up Chaos daemon scenes, and I managed to squeeze some of that in here. There is a daemon-birth scene that properly freaked me out as a wrote it, so I was particularly pleased with that. Does that sound weird? Am I weird? Why are those people pointing at me and whispering?
 
  1. You brought your unique, dark take on demons and alien entities from Fantasy into Mephiston. How did you envision the opening enemies (the first battle)?
I’m really freaked out by those electron microscope images of dust mites. They’re so bloody horrific and alien. I suppose I was thinking of them. Now I’m thinking about them again. Do they live in eyebrows? I’m getting itchy.
 
  1. We must give a nod to your other BL books. Sigvald won me over and I was so pleased to see your name on the Orion Trilogy. Any fun moments in character development in the World That Was? In your AoS work?
 
Sigvald was such a gift – a thrill-seeking hedonist in such a bonkers a setting. I kind of feel like I should have paid BL for the fun of writing that book. (Don’t tell them though.) My AoS novel was great fun too. At the time of writing, nothing was really pinned down about the Stormcast Eternals or the new Warhammer setting, so I had a lot of leeway to invent stuff. I’d like to do more stuff in the Mortal Realms at some point.
 
  1. Do you have anything coming up we can know about and/or can we expect to read more of your work? (say what you’re allowed, they understand by now how this works)
I’m working on more Mephiston and I think he’ll keep me busy for a while. If the first book does well and BL like the idea, I’d like to do quite a few books about him. Other than that, I’ll just be busy trying to get all these microscopic insects of my skin. I wonder if you can buy a cream for that?
 
time stamp
00:00 - 00:32 - Intro
00:32 - 01:20 - James Swallow
01:20 - 01:36 - Andy Smillie
01:36 - 01:55 - Guy Haley
01:55 - 02:20 - Paul Murphy
 
Ep 152 Women in Wargaming
James Swallow jamesswallow.blogspot.co.uk
@jamesswallow
Andy Smillie @andysmillie
Guy Haley @guyhaley
Paul Murphy @warmaster_tpm
www.forgethenarrative.net
 
 

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Direct download: Ep_199__-_Blood_Angels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm PST

Paul Murphy of Forge the Narrative joins me as a guest host this week.

We talk GW news from Warhammer Fest, a bit of sad news with the passing of FW's Legend Alan Bligh, and some hobby and games played. Ben Curry of Bad Dice joins me to chat Chaos Dwarfs in AoS (Legion of Azgorh), TGA & his upcoming Blood & Glory event. The Track of Words takes the stage. Check them all out and enjoy!
 
Time stamps
00:00 - 00:27 - intro
00:27 - 01:05 - Ben Curry of Bad Dice: Legion of Azgorh (Chaos Dwarfs) in AoS & Blood & Glory
01:05 - 01:37 - Track of Words
 
RIP Alan Bligh https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/27/alan-bligh/
Forge the Narrative forgethenarrative.net
Bad Dice @baddice_podcast
Blood & Glory  http://baddice.co.uk/
Facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/AoSDawiZharr/
TGA tga.community
Track of Words   http://www.trackofwords.com/
Imperial Truth: http://theimperialtruth.com/
 
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Direct download: Ep_198_-_Chaos_Dwarfs_LoA_in_AoS_wBen_Curry__Track_of_Words.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am PST

We talk news about 40K 8th ed reveal of dates and content released today before some hobby and playing of Hordes, Batman, Dystopian Wars and Heresy. First Robert and Kenny give thoughts surrounding the big announcement of 8th ed 40K pre-order June 3rd, in-hand 17th, then Laurie Goulding returns to chat the body of work on Scythes of the Emperor from Black Library. Finally, Vince Venturella graces us again for another Ask a Hobby Expert session on Zenithal highlighting. A bit of background hobbying apparently as we recorded. :)
 
Enjoy!
 
time stamp
00:00 - 00:46  - intro, thoughts on 8th ed release reveals
00:46 - 02:03  - Scythes of the Emperor w/Laurie Goulding
02:03 - 02:21  - Ask a Hobby Expert w/Vince Venturella : Zenithal Highlighting
 
@lauriegoulding
Scythes of the Emperor Black Library http://www.blacklibrary.com/Home/Search-Results.html
Scythes - http://the-scythes.com/
Vince's YouTube channel
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgptSaRLvd1QH0SURdQNYgg
 
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Direct download: ep_197_-_Scythes_of_the_Emperor_wLaurie_Goulding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm PST

We talk news, weekly update with #New40K updates and reflections, hobby and games played. In our discussion we look at game mats for your wargaming hobby, regardless of game. We're joined by Reece at Front Line Gaming to chat about their amazing mats (and more!) after Rob from Gamemats.com, a new mat producer, chats with Kenny. Don't forget to check out the SoCal Open in gorgeous Southern California.
 
As always see below for contacts and discount codes for our listeners and enjoy! 
 
We're aware the last episode was running audio in headphones to only one track so we've fixed that and hopefully the tech gremlins are finally done with us. Internet boosted, new headset/mic, but can't do much if noise on a guest's side. Soon all pre-recorded interviews will be out and all the audio will be current and consistent. We appreciate your patience. :)
 
time stamp
00:00 - 00:52  Intro
00:52 - 01:11  Gamemats.com
01:11 - 01:36 Front Line Gaming
 
Front Line Gaming
 
Game Mats.com 
10% off Gamemats.com through June 17th, 2017 with code COMBATPHASE


www.gamemats.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GameMatsDotCom

Twitter: @gamematsdotcom

Insta: @gamematsdotcom

note: check out Redox Wasteland mat!

 

 

International Orders (temporarily):

 

eBay: game_mats.

 

We're using eBay as a stopgap until we can work some details out with our shipper for international orders. People can purchase our mats on eBay and we use eBay's Global Shipping Program to deliver. The Buyer gets a quote for shipping to their location before they click the Buy It Now button. We deliver the mat to eBay's Global Shipping Center snd they forward it to the Buyer. 

 

Alternately, international customers can email us at "customerservice@gamemats.com" for a shipping quote. 

 

Retailers can contact us at "retailers@gamemats.com" for retail terms. 

 

Testing retail with a few stores now

 

PrinTerrain - 3D Printable Tabletop Wargame Terrain - will launch soon with a small test launch. We plan to also have some content for the community (blog & video) about 3D printing for tabletop gamers with instruction, printer reviews, tips & tricks, etc.

 

This will launch initially as digital files that people can purchase to print at home. Some items will be available via a "made to order" service.

 
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Direct download: Ep_196_-_Game_Mats.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm PST

We talk news, more 8th ed 40K analysis discussion, hobby and games played, including SW:Armageddon campaign. Although we have new recording equipment and theoretically faster internet, Mark and Carl join Kenny (interviews before these recording updates) to chat about their experiences playing solo Fyreslayers at SCGT and Ask a Hobby Expert with an extremely talented painter from Italy on how he painted a beautiful Fyreslayers Lodge.
 
 
Time stamps
00:00 - 00:46 - intro
00:46 - 01:30  -Mark
01:30 - 02:09   - Carl
02:09 - 02:25   -Eugenio
 
NJ event https://www.facebook.com/events/123806461511795/
Fyreslayers group on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576982465946239/?ref=br_rs
Mark  
Carl 
Eugenio are on the Fabeook group
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Direct download: ep_195_-_Fyreslayers_at_SCGT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm PST

We talk news, games played and hobby (Robert wins this week). This week we take a look at the new AoS faction Kharadron Overlords and our first impressions.
 
time stamp - just the intro and the first look at the Kharadon Overlords
 
 
 
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Direct download: ep_194_-_Kharadron_Overlords.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm PST

The no-longer-cursed episode appears! Though we are working on getting back our usual recording software we had to redo this episode due to a horrible glitch in the replacement software. Trust us, this was a tedious yet kind move. :) We talk news, hobby, games played and then have 3 segments. 1st we look at the release of info on 40K 8th ed with the daily info drops since Saturday and give our (very excited!) thoughts. 
 
Then David Annandale returns to discuss his new epic book Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine. Finally, expert painter Myles of Lil' Legend Studios instructs us on painting all types of Gold. Join us again next week as we look at the new Kharadron Overlords.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
time stamp:
00:00 - 00:50   intro
00:50 - 01:12 David Annandale on Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine
01:12  - 01:43  Myles of Lil' Legend Studios tells us how to paint all types of Gold!
 
@david_annandale
@lillegendstudio
#New40K  follow on Twitter
Pete @geekjockpete
New 40K website:  https://warhammer40000.com/
www.frontlinegaming.org
 
 
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Enjoy!

 

Direct download: Ep_193_-_8th_ed_Warlord_wDavid_Annandale__Painting_Gold_wMyles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am PST

We talks GW news plus some Andy Chambers. Kenny and Robert played games, there was much hobby to be had. We discuss the new, exciting Shadow War: Armageddon release then Tyler Mengel joins us to discuss his baller new unofficial battletome project for the Endless Deserts (Tomb Kings).

 
Enjoy!
 
 
Tyler Mengel @mengelminis
Mengel Minis http://www.mengelminiatures.com/
 
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Direct download: ep_192_-_Shadow_War_Armageddon__Endless_Deserts_wTyler_Mengel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am PST

We talk news, hobby, some AoS games played and then what a 40K-packed episode! First, Guy Haley returns to chat about his tank books (Baneblade, Shadowsword, and e-books) then Paul Murphy from Forge the Narrative joins us for a chat on the evolving 40K narrative and where we are now, and where we think/hope they might be going. 

 
Enjoy!
 
@GuyHaley
Forge the Narrative   http://forgethenarrative.net/
Second Golloch War   https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesecondgollochwar/
 
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Direct download: Ep_191_-_TANKS_wGuy_Haley__40K_Narrative_wPaul_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am PST

We talk recent post-Adepticon news/blues, hobby and some games played. Look for our contribution to the global Heresy campaign soon. The long-awaited Black Library audio interview is here, with producer Matt Renshaw and actor John Banks. This is a hoot and very interesting! It even includes a reading of part of The Long Night by Aaron Dembski-Bowden and discussions of what's to come and what could be. Then Tyler from Scruby & Wells joins for a brief chat about the developing community of Age of Sigmar.

 
Enjoy!
 
www.blacklibrary.com search "John Banks"
The Binary Sucession
Pharos
Aenarion
The Path of Heaven
Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine
Eye of Terra
The Tranzia Rebellion
The Soul-severed
Primogenitor
...and so many more!
 
@scrubyandwells
scrubyandwells.com
Direct download: Ep_190_-_BL_Audio_wproducer_Matt__actor_John_Banks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm PST

Kenny was a tad tired, less of voice from shouting celebrations at Adepticon and the internet hated us so these edits should fix 97% of all that (I hope). We talk news then really Adepticon--news, notables, links and games played. GW seminars, AoS meetings and more.

 
Interviews are first the fabulous Mr. Eddie Eccles of Warhammer Community (the calmer bloke next to Rob :) ) with tons of great things to say, then Shapeways wins Kenny over, then the awesome retailer Landmine gifts us with his presence before Robert interviews Hyacinth Games. Links below, and as always, ENJOY!
 
 
GW 312 pics from event
www.warhammer-community.com (scroll down for event calendar)
www.shapeways.com
@ministomp
 
 
 
Direct download: Ep_189_-_Adepticon_news_recap_WH_Community__interviews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am PST

We talk loads of GW news, hobby and games played. TL;dr: Adepticon prep panic final days. Kenny WON his first event, and with old/current pointed Fyreslayers! Robert's Malifaux pales in comparison.
Finally....while many of you make the trip to Chicago for Apdeticon please enjoy this interview with excellent author Peter Fehervari who discusses Genestealer Cults, Fire Caste, Mechanicus stuff and more.
 
Enjoy!!
 
www.blacklibrary.com
Hachisnaxreads blog interview

 

Direct download: ep_188_-_Peter_Fehervari_Genestealer_Cults__Fire_Caste.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm PST

We talk news, hobby, games played and then guests as Kenny prepares for Adepticon next week.

First (Stay in your lane!!!) Ryan from Radio Free Isstvan joins us to help Heresy fans make lists and play on the table. We range from those reading the books who are TT curious to 40K players dipping into 30K to existing players. It's not all about being competitive--this magnificent manly man can make your list do anything you desire. Check out their weekly Heresy show as well!
 
Then Ian St. Martin discusses his books, a baller 2016 advent Lucius the Eternal audio as we prep for his book Lucius the Faultless Blade coming later this year, with a fun and unique look into the mind of this immortal? degenerate and what we may expect.
 
Enjoy!
Radio Free Isstvan - 
http://RADIOFREEISSTVAN.com/
Ian Sr. Martin @ianrunshispen 
Direct download: Ep_187_-_Lucius_wIan_st_Martin__Heresy_lists_wRyan_K.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm PST

We talk news, hobby and many games played (Apoc, AoS, Bolt Action). Robert takes us on a journey of 40K Gathering Storm 2: Fracture of Biel-Tan.
Enjoy!

 

Direct download: Ep_186_-_Fracture_of_Biel-Tan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm PST

We talk news, hobby and games played. Robert wins this week. Nick Kyme from Black Library joins to discuss Salamanders 30K & 40K, recent, new books and books to come..

Enjoy!
@nickkyme
Direct download: Ep_185_-_Salamanders_30K40K_wNick_Kyme.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm PST

We talk news, hobby and Holy Wars where Kenny hit game 100 with solo-Fyreslayers this weekend. Steve Herner then discusses the Holy Wars idea as well as Holy Havok coming in Nov. and an exclusive announcement. Then Guy Haley discusses the final book in The Beast Arises 12: The Beheading.

Enjoy!

 

www.holywarsgt.com

@guyhaley

@holywarsgt

@ministomp 

Direct download: Ep_184_-_TBA12_wGuy_Haley__Holy_Wars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm PST

We talk lots o' news, hobby and Fyreslayer new points test game then author Nick Horth from GW/Black Library joins us to give us the insider on his stellar new book for AoS setting City of Secrets. Then the return of Ask a Hobby Expert with Vince Venturella on his Hobby Cheating series. 

Enjoy!
 
http://www.blacklibrary.com/aos/whaos-novs/city-of-secrets.html
 
Vince's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgptSaRLvd1QH0SURdQNYgg
 
 
www.holywarsgt.com
 
James Swallow - Women in Wargaming 
 

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Direct download: Ep_183_-_AoS_City_of_Secrets_wNick_Horth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14pm PST

We talk news (HH Weekender & LVO), hobby and games played followed by Robert's continued conversation with Bryan Steele. 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm PST

We talk news, hobby and games played as usual. PETA made the most amusing and stupid request of GW this week. We're sure you've seen it already. We prep the last 2 episodes of The Beast Arises with book 11 Shadow of Ullanor by Rob Sanders, joined by the Dark Chaplain again for his take on the book. A few minor audio background noises creeped in but we got almost all the grots out. 
Enjoy!
 
@thedarkchaplain
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8269938-darkchaplain
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/forum/76-the-black-library/

 

Direct download: Ep_181_-_TBA_11_shadow_of_ullanor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm PST

We talk news, hobby and games played. Kenny played many many games. Including trying Bolt Action finally. We discuss our thoughts on the Fall of Cadia book as far as story, potential, characters, items and rules and new ways of playing.

Bryan Steele then joins Robert for part 1 of his interview. Stay tuned in a few weeks for part 2.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_180_-_Fall_of_Cadia_Review__Bryan_Steele_Interview_Pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am PST

We talk news, hobby and games played. Warhammer-community.com has been on fire! We are joined by Phil Kelly (recorded just before Thanksgiving as you'll hear) who talks about more than just his excellent book, Blades of Damocles, but about the complexities of Tau in general and if this can make ME like Tau, imagine what it will do for the rest of you!

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_179_-_Blades_of_Damocles__Tau_wPhil_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am PST

We talk intro, Tzaanguary, Warhammer-community.com for the GW stuff. Then we give our wishlists, predictions and companies to watch in 2017. Let's see how horrid we do. :)

Dav Taylor returns for part 2 of his interview. See you next week with Phil Kelly and all about Tau, some game design stuff, and more Tau.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_178_-_2017_Predictions__Dave_Taylor_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm PST

We talk news, hobby, games played and look at our opening 2016 Predictions, wishlists and companies to watch and see how on...or way off we were. Much more content to come just in January. Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_177_-_2016_Predictions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm PST

I was there the day Horus killed the Emperor...

Here it is...a special tribute to a decade of the Horus Heresy phenomenon from Horus Rising published in 2006 to this, Christmas week of 2016! This labor of love took Kenny over 30 hours in total to plan, record, edit and prepare but we bring 22 brief interviews with the authors from Black Library themselves, and from around the world podcasters, fans, painters and designers to reflect upon the juggernaut that is the Horus Heresy and celebrate! This massive episode is over 8 hours long, but SO WORTH IT! Below are the guests in order and at least one form of contact information to follow further (more given in the interview). 

We're off next week and will be back in early January. Happy Holidays to all and thanks for the continued support as always!! 

 

1. Surprise guest!

2. The Imperial Truth podcast  @imperial_truth

3. Laurie Goulding  @laurieGoulding

4. Gareth Bradshaw  https://www.facebook.com/groups/521958281189339/

5. Gav Thorpe  @dennishamster

6. Eye of Horus podcast @eyeofhoruspod

7. Phil Kelly 

8. Age of Darkness podcast  https://www.facebook.com/theageofdarknesspodcast/?fref=ts

9. John French @johnshfrenhc 

10. Neil Roberts  @skinnyelbows

11. Radio Free Isstvan podcast  30ktv.twitch  https://www.facebook.com/radiofreeisstvan/?fref=ts

12. The Good Half of Heritor A  @heritorA

13. David Annandale  @david_annandale

14. Myles of Lil' Legend   https://www.facebook.com/david.myles.963?fref=ts

15. Nick Kyme  @nickkyme

16. The Geno Five Two podcast  @genofivetwopod

17. Dark Chaplain @thedarkchaplain

18. Graham McNeill  @grahammcneill

19. Marc Collins  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8503731-marc-collins

20. Peter Wisniewski  @ngc40K

21. Guy Haley @guyhaley

22. Aaron Dembski-Bowden  @adembskibowden

Direct download: ep_176_-_Reflections_on_a_Decade_of_Horus_Heresy_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm PST

We talk news, hobby and games played. We discuss and initial review (as revealing as we can be at this early stage) then Kris Kapsner joins us to talk Kings of War, Masters and global community events coming up.

 

See you next week for the Reflections of a Decade of Horus Heresy with all-star cast of...lots of HH authors, fans, podcasters, artists and painters from around the world. Don't miss it!

 

the campaign day info.
 
The following is a link to our club website where we have our podcast and info for the Lady of the Lake GT.
Direct download: Ep_175_-_Codex_Imperial_Agents__KoW_Masters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm PST

We talk news, hobby and games played--some AoS and Blood Bowl. Robert is joined by Dave Taylor talking mostly Dark Age for part 1 of his interview then Kenny gives some general thoughts on the Warhammer 40K CSM Codex supplement Traitor Legions (see text review below). 

 
We...do apologize for some audio transition hiccups. These (gremlins!) things happen. Thanks and enjoy!
 

Did this fast as fans cracking the whip behind me so pardon auto spell errors, if any abbreviations don’t make sense ad just ask if you have any questions. Thanks, fans for your support and patience! :)

 

Codex Supplement: Traitor Legions $35 USD pre-order Dec. 3, available Dec. 10

 

Disclaimer: I’m not a competitive beat-face player but love themed armies and fluff and when that marries into a playable force I can use on the tabletop I’m happy. I’m also only recently become a CSM player last week with WoM and Thousand Sons release (army already being built and getting some paint). However, I am a Horus Heresy nut and if any of you have listened to this podcast before (Combat Phase podcast) you’ll know how I love me some heresy. If you are looking for new rules for Heresy models from FW or plastic GW HH products then I’m afraid to tell you that is not here. As I’ve said before, no new models accompany this or the Codex: Imperial Agents books this week or next, however, in 2017, so few weeks away…we should have quite a good first quarter (at the very least). That said, as a Heresy player I’m impressed with most of the flavoring given to these legions. Some like Alpha Legion or Death Guard (my  30K army) or even World Eaters are pretty sweet enemy opinion. But you decide for yourself.

The episode of Combat Phase  (www.combatphase.com) with this review is coming soon but in the meantime for all who are chomping at the bit, let’s begin...

 

Book contents

Most of the book is data sheets and even more is creating the 9 legions to give you themey armies, special rules, artifacts, warlord traits, objective markers, expanded Nurgle and Slaanesh lore for DG & EC respectively.This means, like Tzeencth, now 6 + 1 primaries power. As with Wrath of Magnus, you can make any CSM army into a specific legion given certain modifications, then the army gains additional special rules and when an army is composed of at lest 1 core and 1 auxiliary formation you get a formation with extra benefits. If you warlord is from this legion detachment it becomes your primary detachment and all in the primary detachment gain the benefits. Just with recent supplements an example is given when building a legion force where a gamer has a collection of models and the example walks through how he/she would separate models into a primary detachment with the bulk and a HQ & 2+ troops at least to for a CAD which gains objective secured.

 

The book opens with some fluff for the Long War and a page with killer artwork for each of the 9 legions presented here. We see the usual inclusion of high quality art and photography of models engaged in combat we’re used to from GW. This is a supplement to codex Chaos Space Marines so any new datasheets here replace what is in CSM. New wargear is on pages 135-136. The new rules vehicle squadrons from Traitor’s Hate are included where Chaos vindicators and predators can be taken as a squadron. I think especially the vindicator one is best, and would be quite fluffy in an Iron Warriors list.

 

Very fluff choices, all around in my opinion. Legions hating their old Heresy enemies, how they score, relics and traits but especially primary detachment rules.

 

Vindicators: 120 base/for 2nd & 3rd models (minimum cost: 360 pts) - gains Linebreaker Bombardment: Instead of firing all 3, select 1 vindicator to fire the demolisher cannon which now becomes 24”, S10, AP2, Ordinance but uses the 10” Apocalyptic Blast template and Ignores cover :)

 

Predators: 75 base/  for 2nd & 3rd (minimum cost 225) if all 3 predators are on field they gain monster hunter and tank hunter.

 

General layout formations reflect the fighting style of each legion, taking into account how steeped in Chaos they may be. So without further ado

 

Legions- every legion has 6 exclusive warlord traits, artifacts, tactical objectives, rules for CSM in their legion army, and if its detachment is the primary detachment allows them to re-roll legion warlord trait.

For formations I’m not copy/pasting all so see the first occurrence of the general formations for details)

 

1. Black legion

CSM become black if: Abaddon is the only unique; any unit that can take VotLW do so at no cost; Psykers (games goes for Demon psykers)from Nurgle, Slaanesh, or Tzeentch can choose to generate all their spells from these lords respectively

Gains: Endless hatred (units w/VotLW have Hatred; but also can re-roll failed to-hits every round of close combat vs. unit which contains armies of imperium in it); First among traitors (Chaos Termies & Chosen are troops)

Designer’s note: The Black Crusader warlord trait provides preferred enemy space marine which includes everything from factions: Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Deathwatch, Grey Knights, Legion of the Damned, SWolves)

Warlord: Warlord & friendly w/in 12”have pref enemy SM (see designer’s note above); Warlord can refill Chaos Boon/Gift of Mutation but accept result; gets shooting template S4, AP5, assault 1, soul blaze, 1 use only (LAME!); gets It Will Not Die!; melee weapons gains instant death on to-wound roll of 6; Warlord & friendly w/in 12” stubborn

Artefacts: -

  • Crucible of Lies (25) -1T but re-roll invuln saves of 1

  • Eye of the Night (75) once per game, in place of shooting range infinite, S5, AP 4, Heavy 1, lg blast, haywire, maelstrom, ignores cover, 1-use only

  • The Hands of Darkness (50) instead of cc use SX2 AP1 melee, armorbane, flesh bane, instant death

  • Last Memory of Yuranthos (30 Psyker only, gain 1 mastery level, this new spell must be sunburst pyromania) , declare range, 12” charge 2, 18” charge 3 if perils using boosted range auto-death, no roll

  • The skull of Ker’ngar (40) gain eternal warrior and adam will

  • The Spineshard Blade (30) S user, AP3  melee, demon weapon, quicksilver (+1 initiative in cc)

Black Legion Speartip -  Heralds of the Black Crusade (all non-vehicles gain fear and crusader); Speatrip strike(Deep Strike can try to come in 1st turn on 3+, if Warlord has DS his unit auto-pass turn 1 DS reserve)

1+ Core Black Legion warband (1 lord, -1 sorcerer, 2-6 SM and/or chosen, 1-3 raptor/warp t, 1-3 havocs/helbrutes)- roll twice on boon& choose 1 or both results); Hounds of Abaddon (1 Lord, 1-3 Kh berry, 1-3 CSM, 1-3 raptors, warp t, or bikes combo) - once/game can run & charge same round; charge roll of 8+ before mods +1 str during assault phase

1+ Aux Lost & Damned,  Helforged wrack, Deamon Engine, Heldrake Terror, Cult of destruction, Fist of the Gods, (Raptor Talon, Terminator annihliation Force, Spawn (1-3 spawn)

0-5 Command Bringers of Despair (Abby + termies- termies get WS5, charge roll 8 = +1 str assault  ), Cyclopian Cabal (3-5 sorc- each pay phase can cast shroud of deceit, gets bonus dice per sorc w/in 12”. [pick non vehicle enemy w/in 30’ not locked in combat, make that unit shoot as if it were yours  ), Chosen of Abaddon (1-4 lords/sorc, unit of chosen or terms for each lord/sorc——joined units are fearless, each Lord or sort gets free boon role before deployment refill spans & apotheosis ), Lord of the Legion (1 of following: Abaddon, Chas Lord, Sorcerer, dark apostle or demon prince)

tactical objectives:

1VP for destroying a unit in turn; 1 VP if enemy failed morale/pin/fear; D3Vp if kill IndChar; D6 & 1VP if you get that obj [common Chaos one]; 1VP if kill unit/D3 if killed by VotLW; 1Vp if manifested power, D3 if conjuration, D3+3 if summoned a Greater demon

 

2 - Alpha legion (happy with this fluff/rules!)

Must: if no unique, no marks, if so get VotLW free, sorcerer can choose all powers from it’s God’s discipline

gains: Forward Operatives: Chosen become troops; Chosen, CSM, cultists gain infiltrate; Many Heads of the Hydra:if warlord slain pick a new friendly character from AL detachment or formation. He generates warlord trait immediately. Can do this as long as you can. Opponent won’t get Slay the Warlord if they haven’t killed last remaining warlord from this :)

WT: can gain infiltrate; once per game friendly AL character w/same “type” as you and can swap their positions; from turn 2 pick a reserve unit to come on auto for each turn; stealth warlord; cultists w/in 12” get furious charge & FnP 6+

relics:

  • The Mindveil (30)start of your move move 3D6 immediately, can take you from combat & enemy cannot consolidate;

  • Blade of Hydra (30) S user AP 5,melee, demon weapon, rending, multi headed (every roll of 6 to hit generate another attack—these do explode! so, until you don’t roll a 6)

  • Viper’s Bite (15)  24” S5 AP2,rapid fire

  • The Drakescale Plate (25) armor gives 2+ save w/2+ invuln vs. flamer weapons;

  • Hyrda’s Teeth (15) bolter gets blast, ignore cover, poison 2+;

  • Icon of Insurrection (25) give friendly cultists w/in 12”  zealot.

army:  Hidden deployment (all non-vehical) shrouded 1st turn; cult uprising (cultist units destroyed on 4+ back into ongoing reserves)

Core: Chaos warband

command: Lord of Legion

aux: 8 formations (see Black Legion)

tact obj: capture enemy/unclaimed building; your cultists get destroyed gain VP, destroy a DS,H&Run, Outflank or scout unit; your infiltrators kill a unit; get into enemy deploy zone; kill character (more for more characters)

 

3 - Iron Warriors

must: no unique, no marks take VotLW, Psykers from gods (see above)

gain: Blood feud: VotLW re-roll failed to hit every combat round vs. Imp Fists, but IF get Hatred YOU; iron w/in, iron w/out: VotLW gain 6+ FnP, Patrons of technovirus: Obliterators and Mutilators are troops; siege masters: units re-roll armor pen vs buildings it didn’t glance or pen. +1 damage big roll result; IW havens, obits, mutilators get tank hunter

WT: FnP 4+; Fearless; give your terrain piece +1 cover; Friendly Oblits w/in 12” can fire twice in consecutive shooting phases; WL + unit have split fire & counterattack while in cover; friendly vehicles get It WND w/in 6” WL

relics:

  • Warpbreacher (25) warp smith can possess a vehicle each turn as daemonic possession vehicle equipment;

  • Nest of Mechserpents (20) warp smith only in challenge, resolve first 2 hits normally if both hit remainder of attacks have Instant Death;

  • axe of forge master (25)  S +1  AP2 melee, armor bane, master crafted, unwieldy;

  • Fleshmetal exoskeleton (30) armor 2+ + gains IWND;

  • Cranium malevolous (30) at enemy shooting phase enemy vehicles w/in 2D6’ of bearer suffer automatic haywire hit, no cover allowed;

  • siege breaker mace (25) S+2 Ap 4, concussive, masterccraft, siege breaker - signal S10, AP 1 attack melee

army: master annihilation: barrage and word weapons can choose to re-roll scatter die; intractable brotherhood: all non-veh are stubborn; on or in fortification gain fearless instead

cor: chasse warband

command: Lords of legion

aux: Stronghold (1-3 fortifications + others

tact obj: VP if kill unit even partially w/in 18” your table edge; VP if kill unit that was controlling an obj; VP if your oblits/mutil destroyed a unit; roll die and get that obj; Vp if enemy forts/buildings lost HP (more if more);destroy enemy vehicle

(more is more)

 

4 Night Lords -again, for me, fluffy as shit! :)

must: same as above

gains: In midnight clad: VotLW gain fear, night vision. stealth; Skyborne horror: raptors are troops; Terror tactics: enemy locked in combat w/you must -2 leadership for Fear

WT: H7Run; re-eroll to-wound 1 in assault; Hatred; re-roll cover saves; WL&unit get HoWrath; Rampage

relics:

  • scourging chain (10)melee weapons gain shred;

  • Claws of Black Hunt (40) Ap3 rending/shredding master-crafted claws;

  • Curzes Orb (20) (ha!) re-roll 1 on run, hit & wound;

  • Stormbolt Plate (20) 2+ armor (cover improves by 1);

  • Viox Daemonicus (30) enemy w/in 6” -1 Ldsh & -1 from reserve rolls :)

  • Talons of Night Terror (20) each fight sub phase make additional D3 attacks (or D6 if turn you charged) S user AP5, melee, shred

army: Strike Hard/Fast: re-roll failed charge; Nocturnal Warfare: You assure Night Fight if want…during that turn all your non-vehicles cover improved by 1

core: Chaos warband OR Raptor Talon

command: Lord of Legion

Aux: the 8

tac obj: kill a character, make successful charge, your DS reserves kill a unit, destroy enemy in assault (D3 for 3); D3 if kill at least 2 units controlling obj; enemy fails pin, fear or moral (improves)

 

5 Word Bearers - tactical objectives are higher reward for them, I think. :)

must: no unique, units w/mark already can't play, though those w/option to upgrade mark may do so, VotLW; same w/psykers & demon Psyk = their gods

gain: unholy pact: possessed are troops; also you harness on 3+ to manifest conjuration from deamon(malefic); Blood Feud: VotLW re-roll hits vs. Ultramines each round but ULTYs hate you; Profane Zeal: WB units w/in 6” of Dark Apostles gain zealots

WT: Zealot or allow zealots to refill to-hit in cc; psyker 1; 1 unit w/in12” gets counterattack, fearless, furious charge, relentless; Adam Will & Fearless; You or friendly w/in12” can add/subtract 1 from the 2nd die in Boon Table; gain immediate boon

 

-WB relics

skull of monarchia (15) bearer & unit can re-roll to-hit rolls in CC vs. armies of imperium, and if vs. ultramarines can also reroll wounds.

crown of blasphemer (30) 4+ invuln, adam will, fear

malefic tome (10)know 1 additional power from demon(maelific)

script of erebus (15) once/game start of any psy phase generate D6 warp charges

Baleful iron(15) units must re-roll successful chrages at you/unit and lose bonus charge attack

curded Croszius (35)  melee S+2, consussive, Bane of Men (you have pref enemy: armies of imperium)

Core: chaos warband, L&Damned

command: Lord of Legion

aux: The 8

obj: your zealots make a charge; your demon kills a unit in assault; kill enemy character; D3VP for successful conjuration; D3 VP if you control obj enemy did; 1VP if you roll on boon table (improves)

 

6 World Eaters (Blood for the Blood GOD!!!)

must: only Kharn; no psyker scum; only mk Khorne; VotLW, Demons must be of Khorne

gain: Berzerker Horde: Khorne Berz are troops; Blessing Khorne: VotLW have adam will; Butcher’s Nails: VoLW have fearless & furious charge

WT: Rampager; each boon table roll can instead boost attack stat by 1; at end of enemy charge subphase your unit  can charge; re-roll hit/wound in challenge; locked in combat gain FnP & Eternal Warrior (yeah baby!); you $ friendly Mk Khorne w/in 8” charge 3D6 & pick highest

 

WE - relics

 
  • Talisman of Burning Blood (25) bearer's unit can move 3” more in move, run and charge;

  • GOREFATHER (30)[S+2, AP2, Armorbane,murderous strike(to-wound 6 = instant death, 2-handed, unwieldy];

  • Crimson Killer (20)pistol 12” S7,AP2,soulblaze;

  • brass collar of Bhorghaster  (20) bearer nullify on 4+ to deny. If you nullify that, that psyker suffers perils

  • Bloodfeeder (30) crazy S+1,AP2 axe does 2D6 attacks but each roll of 1 is a wound to you no armor saves;

  • Berzerker's Glaive (30) S +2 AP3 demon weapon, specialist weapon, 2-handed, melee, epitome of rage (bearer gains FnP & IWND but loses Indep Character rule

 

army: Blood Mad! after deploy/inflitrate but before 1st player starts turn all non-vehicle units can make immediate 2D6move(roll separate); ALSO non-veh & walkers can always re-roll failed charges

coe: haps warband, maelstrom of gore

command: Lord of legion

aux: 8

obj: deny witch; kill enemy controlling an obj; 3+ your units made charge; kill enemy in challenge (improves); destroy unit (improves); destroy in assault

 

7Thousand Sons - EXACTLY THE SAME AS WRATH OF MAGNUS SO SEE THERE

 

8 Death Guard (yeah, baby!!) Count the Seven!

must: Typhus only unique; only Nurgle marks; VotLW; DP need Mk Nurgle; psykers can take all from Nurgle

gain: Gift of Nurgle: VotLW gain fearless & FnP but -1 initiative (doesn’t affect Typhus or Plague marines); Inexorable Advance: VotLW get relentless; Lords of Plague Host: Plague Marines are troops

WT: FnP;IWNDie; +1 W; Eternal warrior; improved Poison by 1; units w/in 7” get contagion

  • relics:

Puscleaver (10)poison 2+ weapon;

plague skill Glothia (15) once/game range 8” S1 AP - assault 1,poison 2+ lg blast

Pandemic Staff (30); poison 2+ staff[range template S1 Ap5 assault 1opison 2][melee S+2 AP4, melee, concussive, poison 2];

Dolorus Knell (25) start friendly fight sub phase   give units fear; give a dude fear,

Poxwalker Hive (20) at start of each turn FnP to friendly cultist w/in 7”. can’t run or shot rest of game but have FnP & fearless.  & D3 cultists come back to life;

Plaguebringer (35) AP3 poison 4+ deamon weapon

army: Disgustingly Resilient: re-roll FnP rolls of 1; Cloud of Flies: ranged hits more than 18” away give you stealth rule for resolving attack

core: Chaos wdrbamd; Plague Colony (Typhus + 3-7 plague marines—gain fear & enemy units w/in7” reduce I & WS by 1 in fight phase, if 7 plague marines add -1 Toughness to that)

command: Lord of Legion

aux: Lost and the Damned + 8

obj: Vp if 3+ your units on enemy table half; make 7 FnP rolls; kill unit w/weapon or psychic power using poisoned; name a IC and VP if he lives; D3Vp if you control EXACTLY 3 obj; kill 7 models (improves)

Access to full discipline of Nurgle 6 + primaris

 

9 Emperor’s Children

must: only Luciius unique; need mk Slaanesh; only mk Slaamesh; VotLW; psykers & demons can take full from Slaanesh expanded discipline

gain: fueled by sensation: VotLW gain Fearless & FnP6+ (units w/icon of excess make that FnP4+), VotLW if slain n fight sub phase before it swings gets 1 immediate attack; Matsers Kakophoni: Noise Marines are troops

WT: all legions get the re-roll their legion warlord trait

EC Warlord

gain eternal Warrior;

+2 Init;

add 1 to FnP of WL & his unit;

Gain Fear & melee opponents locked in cc w/warlord & his unit take fear on 3D6;

+1 attack each time you lose a wound (returns if healed);

can auto-pass look out sir!

relics:

  • Intoxicating elixir (25) make D3 rolls on combat drugs, cumulative, ;

  • Shriekwave (20) gun 12” S8,AP2, assault D6, mental trauma (before attack target takes ldsh test and f failed you re-roll these to-wound);

  • soul snare Lash (20) soulsnare- (to wound 6 is AP2/instant death) if range( 6” S4 AP5 assault 2, sousnare) or melee S user AP5 melee, soulsnare

  • Endless Grin (10) you have fear, enemies w/in6” -1 leadreship;

  • Bolts of ecstatic vexation (15) bolt weapons gain blast, ignores cover and pinning;

  • Blissgiver (30) AP3 catatonic trance - target must pass ldsh test/wound or die

 

army: combat drugs! roll after deployment for all your non-vehicles

1- +1 WS

2- +1 BS

3- +1 Init

4- +1 S

5 - +1 T

6- +1 A

core: chaos warband, Kakophani (Lucius or Ch Lord, 3-6 noise marines—get split fire & all sonic weapons gain shred. If take 6 noise marines they also get +1 St guns)

command: lord of legion

aux: lost & damned + 8

obj: destroy enemy w/noise weapons; kill enemy in challenge; kill a unit falling back; Vp per unit fails morale, fear, pinning (max 3); your enemy picks obj marker and D3Vo when you take it; D3 VP if your enemy controls no objectives (improves)

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army: combat drugs! roll after deployment for all your non-vehicles

1- +1 WS

2- +1 BS

3- +1 Init

4- +1 S

5 - +1 T

6- +1 A

core: chaos warband, Kakophani (Lucius or Ch Lord, 3-6 noise marines—get split fire & all sonic weapons gain shred. If take 6 noise marines they also get +1 St guns)

command: lord of legion

aux: lost & damned + 8

obj: destroy enemy w/noise weapons; kill enemy in challenge; kill a unit falling back; Vp per unit fails morale, fear, pinning (max 3); your enemy picks obj marker and D3Vo when you take it; D3 VP if your enemy controls no objectives (improves)

 

--Nurgle Disciplne

primaris: Nurgle's Rot [1]

nova, doesnt affecr mk Nurgle or demon Nurgle  S2, AP5, assault D6+1 (Poisone 4+)

 

Weapon Virus   malediction  24" target unit's gain Gets Hot [1]

Fleshy abundance blessing friendly psyker w/in 14" imediately regain D3 wounds lost earlier

Blades of putrefaction  blessing range 14" unit's melee weapons gain poison 4+, or poison 2+ if they already had 4 [1]

Gift of contagion  meldeiction enemy w/in 48" - roll on table to reduce their stats [1]

Plague wind  witchfire 12" s1 AP 2, large blast poison 4+ [2]

Curse of the Leper   friendly or malediction, range 21", +1 or =1 t strength & tough

 

 

 

 

 

-Slaanesh Discipline

primaris Sensory overload   witchfire  24" S4, AP4, assault 4, blind, concussive, pinning [1]

Hysterical Frenzy  blessing 12" roll on table for bonus Init, str, or att [1]

Delightful Agonies  blessing 12" gain FnP 4 [1]

Symphony of Pain  malediction 21", takes 1 BS and WS from target, any sonic weapons shooting this targeted unit add +1 str (cumulative!) [1]

Sonic shockwave   nova 9" S5 AP4 assault D6,pinning, ignores cover [1]

Aural Onslaught  beam, 18" S8, AP2 assault 1, menal anguish (before attack, target takes ldsh test and if fails you reroll to-wounds here) [2]

Apoplectic Glee  witchfire 24" S-special  AP - assault 1, ignores cover, ecstacy (no roll to wound, rather all non-vehicles hit themselves using their own unmodified strength [2]

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We talk news, hobby and games played and then give a review of the Warzone Fenris 2: Wrath of Magnus amazing product going on sale later this weekend. Our website is caught up www.combatphase.com were you can see the text review. Kenny is now a CSM player, buying and building 40K Thousand Sons with such an amazing and surprisingly expanded release.

Enjoy!

Combat Phase podcast will be happy to cover the new Thousand Sons soon. But in the meantime this is the initial text review of Warzone Fenris 2: Wrath of Magnus. The hardcover case comes with a fluff book and a rule book so you can build your own themed Thousand Sons army or Tzeentch demons army. It’s worth the $75 USD every bit. Amazing art, a stunning new line of models which I honestly did not expect. Sadly the website is old so episodes are on iTunes or @kennylull on twitter or www.facebook.com/combatphase and episodes go up every week. Check out over 50 episodes with Black Library and the most recent ep. 172 an interview with the man himself, Aaron Dembski-Bowden on Master of Mankind, the Black Legion series, his books, writing styles, and what’s to come. Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/combatphase/Ep_172_-_Aaron_Dembski-Bowden__his_worksupcoming_works.mp3

 

 

Rules:

For someone loving the fluff of the Thousand Sons (TS) and now becoming a first-time CSM player this book is amazing. I can’t say with any certainty on this, the day of pre-release in Nov., how the Traitor’s Legion book (resale Dec 3) will address TS but I have faith in Tzeentch that it will at the worst mirror this and at the best, grant options for TS fans/players of 30K & 40K—but that’s just my educated guess. ;)

 

OK, so how does this work? Kickass models—stunning and a wider selection than I could have imagined—accompany new paints to build your TS collection. Demons do NOT have any new model kit releases at this time. However, blue horrors and brimstone horrors (they’re so darn cute!) are available in Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower (WHQ)  where you may want to look at your local GW or FLGS or online to buy, trade, or make dark pacts to acquire some. Though not confirmed, I am under the impression early in 2017 we’ll see these models boxed to be used in 40K & AoS. The Tzaangor kit has a nice selection of bits; don’t bother trying to mix WHQ Tzaangors into your 40K army, imo, just get the 40K kit and you can use those for AoS. Rubric marines make a gorgeous kit. Datasheets have units of 5 (4 + 1 aspiring sorcerer as infantry character) so the box can make the asp sorcerer + 9 marines, equipped with inferno boltguns or warp flamers. Soulreaper cannon and icon of flame…pretty. Oh, and a diverse CSM transfer sheet for other legions. Nice kit.

That’s all I have for models. Have a look on GW’s pre-order section for kit details and 360 view.

 

Making an army

These books are incredibly clear and perhaps that’s future-proofing in addition to an evolution of the design studio. You need CSM codex for TS and Demon codex for the Tzeentch demon army here. The TS are vicious psykers and that comes through quite clear in this WoMagnus supplement!

TS: This book contains new data sheets for Ahriman and Rubric Marines which replace their listings in the current CSM codex. The TS theme army is a Grand Coven (GC) which is made up of formations. Psykers get new and better powers and the CSM sorcerers can draw from 4 new disciplines: Sinistrum, Heretech, Ectomancy, Geomortis. We get 6 new objectives for TS focusing on psyker objectives mostly, or number 9. Also 3 cool fluffy altars of war. TS get 6 new relics, 6 new warlord traits (One gives eternal warrior!). CSM models can become TS with certain Tzeentchy condition to basically, ya know, make it work.

Special rules: detachment from CSM can become TS meeting rules (this book), then all units in a TS detachment or formation get 3 special rules (hells yeah, imo!)

1. if unit w/vet of long war (all TS except Tzaangors) affected by a blessing then invuln save better by 1 until start of your next psyker phase.

2. Units as above reroll hits every round of close combat vs. Space Wolves but also SW get hatred vs. TS

3. Rubricae becomes troops instead of elites

-Units from the formation can be in both a formation and detachment. You need your warlord in a GC as primary detachment to give the benefits to that whole primary detachment. Which is re-roll TS special warlord trait & re-roll the result of perils as well as all psykers can attempt to manifest one warp charge above their mastery level. So mastery 4 could attempt to manifest 5 powers!! Holy Psyker kickass, Batman! Oh, Eldar… ;-p

- GC is 1+ core; 0-4 command; 1+ auxiliary    [TS Formations have cool benefit of re-rollingfailed saving throws of 1 when the formation uses max number of units allowed]

Core: War Cabal (formations either using  healthy mix of the army) or Sehkmet Conclave (A badass Sorcerer + 3-9 scarab occult termies)

Command: Reharti, Ahriman’s Exiles, and Lord of the Legion

Aux: War Coven (magics!), Tzaangor Warherd (bray, baby!), Daemon engines (stuff from codex), and legion armory (codex armor vehicles)

Updated discipline of Tzeentch, 4 new disciplines.

designer notes new icon of flame reflects new changes since CSM codex, new inferno bolt weapons. Bolt + mark Tz = soul blaze

 

Can’t spoil every data sheet but some highlights:

- Ahriman at 230 HQ (rubric become troops if he’s in the army), can take a disc, psyk 4: Bio, Deamon (malefic), divination, ectomancy, geomortis, heretics, pyro, sinistrum, telekinesis, telepathy, tzeentch [The 11] and he still has Master of Deception warlord trait. 

-Exalted sorcerer 160, can take disc, Pyk 2, same 11 powers, 1/per game Coruscating Beam attack instead of shooting (unlimited,S9, AP2, Heavy 1, blast, lance)

-Tzaangors 10 w/mk Tzeentch, can swap 2 hand weapons for auto pistol & chainsword, can take up to unit 30, 7pts each. relic hunter rule for fluff in case rare instance of this comes up

-Rubric marines unit 5 (4+ aspiring sorcerer), same special rules but better weapon options now. aura of dark glory, sorcery force stav, uses Tzeentch spells, can take up to 20 (23 pts each), any # of warpflamers (7 pts), sorcerer can take meltabomb, icon, gift, rhino. 1 soul reaper cannon per 10 marines (25 pts).

-Scarab occult terms 5 (4 + sorcerer) sorcerer has WS 5, 2 wounds- 1 above normal troops, and cast 11 disciplines. units can be 10 (40/model), heavy weapon options per every 5; per 5 one hellfire missile rack, land raider road trip available:)

-Magnus is a beast at 650 points but he has some crazy powers. psyk 5, draws line of sight to any model on the battlefield, harnesses charges on 2+, never perils, 4+ invuln, and besides knowing all Tzeentch & Change spells he has that Gaze you heard about, charge 5 (but remember all bonuses TS get!) 18’ D, Ap 1, assault 1, soulblaze! His staff is S user, AP2, force, soul blaze and transmogrify. Hot.

 

—so as with making the TS army, it’s all about formations and besides re-rolling saves of 1, they are reflections of fluff in names and benefits. As the Rehati should be from the HH novel A Thousand Sons (by Graham MacNeill), this expensive sect can harness on 3+ and draw line of sight anywhere. Makes me happy! War cabals of rubrics and terms; war covens of sorcerers; herds of tzaangors and a sekhmet conclave of terms + sorcerers.

 

-these inferno weapons all S4, AP 3; soul reaper cannon 24”, S5, AP 3, Heavy 4 rending; and the warp flame weapons have warp flame special rule.

 

Demons

Also 3 alter of war, 6 new fluffy tactical objectives, a new Tzeentch warp storm chart if your warlord is in the primary detachment (like TS model for creating a battle-forged army above)

Pink Horrors here replace the ones from the Demons codex. 90 for 10, up to 20 (9 pts/each). 1 is iridescent horror who can take 20 pts of rewards combination) and take choice of icons and icon upgrades

Blue (50pts for 10) and brimstone horrors (30 pts for 10) have been added as units. Pink horrors die and split into 2 blue which die and split into brimstones if you have them. An awesome return to the game! One formation even doubles the amount of horrors spawned from their colorful kin. Horrors use Change discipline.

 

-contains new loci, transmogrification in this book replaces the one from the demons codex because horrors split differently now. Demons of Tzeentch can be demon of tzeentch detachments. Pink horrors can carry new icons as well.

-You make a Pandemoniad of Tzeentch as your primary detachment but for warlord traits you need WF 1: Curse of the Wulfen. 

the Pandemoniad gives you 1 better invuln save to a max 3+  and you can reroll the warlord trait (from WF1) AND the tzeentch warp storm table.

Same as a GC in format.

-1+ Core - Warpflame Host, Lorestealer Host

-0-3 Command - Lord of Pandemonium or Omniscient Oracles (Kairos plus more Lords of Change to help the blind bastard actually see the present, lol!)

-1+ aux -[this is where the rest of your demons of tzeentch come in] Agents of Tzeentch, Forgehost (soul grinders), Burning Skyhost, Brimstone Conflaguraions and Groups of Heralds.

 

 

Fluff

no spoilers here :)

 

5/5 stars!

 

Kenny Lull
Direct download: Ep_173_-_Wrath_of_Magnus_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm PST

We talk news, hobby and games played. Kenny did Apocalypse,Robert played a variety of games. Lots of exciting news this week but most importantly, Kenny is finally joined by expert BL author,  NY Times best-selling author Aaron Dembski-Bowden talking his writing style, old and recent books, the Master of Mankind coming to wide sale this weekend, what's coming up in the Black Legion series and more. Don't miss this long-awaited interview! (starts about 45 minutes in)

Zach follows AD-B with an exciting conversation about the successful and now GW-sponsored London GT event (40 & 30K) coming in May.
 
Enjoy! I know you will.
 
@adembskibowden on twitter
 
LGT - 30K portion by Greg @childoffang from The Imperial Truth podcast 
 
  • " Zach and his crew set up the LGT last year and had 88 gamers and over a 100 hobbyist in total their first year. This year the 5 round 1850pts tournament is set to be bigger and better than ever. 200 tickets are available. Games Workshop are the headline sponsor. And you can be sure gamers of all abilities will have an awesome weekend. The event is on 13th and 14th of May 2017 in London, you can find out all the info and grab your ticket on their website: www.london40kgrandtournament.co.uk "
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  • Event date: 13th - 14th May 2017
  • Location: Westminster Academy Sport, London
  • Tickets on sale 14th November 2016, available from our web-store. Sign up to the mailing list for exclusive discounts.
Direct download: Ep_172_-_Aaron_Dembski-Bowden__his_worksupcoming_works.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm PST

   

 We talk news, hobby and games played. Then as Black Library Live begins today we chat with two authors who have works featured at the event--Laurie Goulding and Guy Haley--and for the rest of us geographically -challenged folk, we can watch the event on Warhammer TV. 

 
Enjoy!
 
@lauriegoulding
@guyhaley
 
Guy's fic   https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=guy+haley
www.blacklibrary.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/WarhammerTVteam/?fref=ts
Direct download: Ep_171_-_Light_ofPharos_wLaurie_Goulding__Guy_Haley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

Ep 170 - Tribute to AoS fic of Josh Reynolds

 
We talk news, hobby and games played, a recap of Holy Havoc AoS team event. Then Alex joins Kenny from Norway and talks the fic of Josh Reynolds in AoS, a most prolific author.
 
Enjoy!
 
@darth_alec
@jmreynolds
tga.community
 

 

Direct download: Ep_170_-_Tribute_to_AoS_fic_of_Josh_Reynolds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am PST

We talks news, hobby and games played, then... NEW BLOOD BOWL reviewed! We discuss the new box contents, rules clarifications and presentation, plus play testing not only the game w/humans vs. orks in the box but also using existing teams using the living rulebook stats you'd have been using if playing over these past several years. Or the stats Warhammer World has put up for the Beard Cup. Bottom line: it's awesome and no reason you should not pick it up and start playing right away, even if you don't play humans or orcs. Why not enjoy until your team is resculpted and released? :)

 
Enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_169_-_New_Blood_Bowl_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm PST

We talk news, hobby and games played. Gary (Natfka212) and Jason Sparks join us for an an exiting look at their game Genesys Project now in beta testing. You can check it out and sign up at http://www.thegenesysproject.com/

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_168_Genesys_Project_wNatfka__Jason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PST

Review of Burning of Prospero including game play. We talk news, hobby, games played at the local Horus Heresy Weekender in the Midwest, and an AoS event coming up this weekend. David Guymer joins us on our continuing coverage of The Beast Arises for book 10: The Last Son of Dorn. 

 
After our intro at around 40-ish minutes Kenny walks you through Burning of Prospero fresh from a few test games. It's an amazing game and value, go get yours! :)
Direct download: Ep_167_-_Burning_of_Prospero__TBA10-_Last_Son_of_Dorn_wDavid_Guymer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm PST