Combat Phase (general)

New sound, almost got it ironed out with the AC on in the background in the beginning, but loving it so far. Thanks for bearing with us!

Nick Kyme talks Knights of Macragge and coming books after we briefly chat behemoths in AoS.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Nick_Kyme.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm PDT

We host a discussion on the rest of 2019 and beyond about what we know from announcements, plus some predictions. 
 
Don’t forget to look at @kennylull on Twitter to see the next rounds of Black Library giveaways and we record with several authors over the next few weeks.
 
Enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_294_-_A_Look_Ahead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am PDT

We are back after a week off and fresh from Midwest Meltdown - 120 players in Illinois run by the legend himself, Domus. We catch up on some news and discuss the event. 
Next week we’re starting with all the new audio equipment.
 
Enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_293_-_Midwest_Meltdown_2019_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am PDT

We look at the new Sylvaneth Battletome for AoS this week. We’ll be off next week as we head for Midwest Meltdown but back in August. 
Enjoy!
Direct download: ep_292_-_Sylvaneth_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

Recovered the lost audio  from the Warp! We look at the second half of a turn in AoS & 40K. We’re currently looking at new mics and a mixer, to better filter out background noise.
Join us in ep 292 for a look at the new Sylvaneth Battletome!
 
Enjoy!
Direct download: ep_291_ChargeFightMorale_Phase.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm PDT

A look at the new AoS General's Handbook and then BL author Gav Thorpe returns to talk The Red Feast (AoS), Wild Rider & Harlequins 40K works as well as a look at his Siege of Terra novel. Interview begins about 58 minutes in.

Enjoy!

@gavthorpecreate

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558582500

 

Direct download: ep_290_-_Generals_Handbook__4030K__AoS_wGav_Thorpe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm PDT

Audio recovered! So here is a look at the Hero and Psyker phases then at an hour in, Damian (LLV) talks the AoS stats project.

@LLV_Damian

www.honestwargamer.com

 

Direct download: Ep_289_-_AoS_Stats_wDamian__Look_into_Hero__Psy_Phase.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am PDT

We look into the shooting phase for AoS and 40K then welcome back friend of the show, Gary (Natfka) to get us ready for The Genesys Project to launch on Kickstarter.

Genesys Games
 
The Genesys Project
Direct download: Ep_288_-_Genesys_Project_wNatfka___The_Shooting_Phase.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm PDT

We chat about the scene/community feeling as we gear up for the impending 2019 General's HandBook (which as I post this episode has now been announced for Pre-order next Saturday!) looking at it through multiple lenses then deep dive into 1 new 6-part series on tactica for the phases--covering AoS & 40K together. This week: The Movement Phase!

Enjoy!

Bill King's interview: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/combatphase/ep_278_-_Heresy_Fantasy_40K_wBill_King.mp3

Direct download: Ep_287_-_A_Look_Into_The_Movement_Phase.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm PDT

Ian St. Martin is back on the show and talks the new Primarchs novel, Angron: Slave of Nuceria.

Enjoy

@ianrunshispen

www.goodreads.com

 

Direct download: Ep_286_-_Angron_wIan_St_Martin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm PDT

Back from the out of town event and throwing up our thoughts on Hedonites of Slaanesh AoS Battletome this holiday weekend.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_285_-_Hedonites_of_Slaanesh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am PDT

Ep 284 - Varanguard w/Robbie MacNiven
Robbie MacNiven joins us once again to discuss his AoS novel Scourge of Fate, some Gotrek and Chaos, and what’s to come. Enjoy!
@robbiemacniven
 
Direct download: Ep_284_-_Varanguard_wRobbie_MacNiven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am PDT

Wargamer Shawn & Kenny walk us through some of the big changes in the latest 40K FAQ.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_283_-_40K_FAQ_April_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm PDT

Lost in the Great Rift, episode 282 with (at the time) first look at the new Fyreslayers battletome resurfaces from the Warp. Also Black Library author Justin Hill joins us once again to discuss Cadian Honour. Enjoy!

@JHillAuthor

Justinhillauthor.com

Ep 215: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/combatphase/ep_215_-_Cadia_Stands_wJustin_Hill__Wyrd_pt_2.mp3

Direct download: Ep_282_-_Fyreslayers__Cadian_Honour_wJustin_Hill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm PDT

As we go through the library of Black Library author interviews Graham McNeill talks his Uriel Ventris and Iron Warriors omnibus as well as upcoming Horus Heresy and Horror. 

Next week we discuss the new Fyreslayers Battletome for AoS and Ask a Hobby Expert. Enjoy!

@GrahamMcNeill

 

Direct download: Ep_281_-_Ultramarines_Iron_Warriors__Heresy_to_Come_wGraham_McNeill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm PDT

James Swallow joins us this week at around the 55 minute mark to chat the final book in the Horus Heresy series: The Buried Dagger and accompanying stories. Enjoy!

 
@JMSwallow
Women in Wargaming episode  http://traffic.libsyn.com/combatphase/ep_124_-_women_in_wargaming.mp3
Direct download: Ep_280_-_The_Buried_Dagger_wJames_Swallow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm PDT

A bit delayed due to computer issues but this is our Adepticon news and games rundown followed by a promised look at the new Skaven army (battle tome). 

Enjoy and join us over the next several months as we start dropping a truckload of interviews with Black Library authors again starting next week!

Direct download: Ep_279_-_Skaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm PDT

*the episode of lost audio which finally resurfaced*

Black Library author (legend!) William (Bill) King joins us this week to chat Tyrion & Teclis, the origins of Gotrek & Felix, 40K, that White Dwarf issue that sorta propelled the Horus Heresy, and more. 

www.williamking.me

Enjoy!

Direct download: ep_278_-_Heresy_Fantasy_40K_wBill_King.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm PDT

In this add-on to ep 277 Holy Wars GT/NEO/Creative genius joins Kenny to discuss Holy Wars, Holy Havok, and what new treats are in store for us at Holy Havok this November.

Follow Steve at @holyhammerhern

www.holywarsgt.com

See you next week for gush over Shadowspear, new Black Legion models, and wax-chat lyrical about Battletome: Skaven. Yes-yes, listen now man-thing!

Direct download: Ep_277b_-_Holy_Hammer_Hern_Speaks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm PDT

In this delayed episode we recount Holy Wars and prep for our own AoS 1-day narrative event. We were delayed due to travel and crunch time for painting then unfortunately had to reschedule all interviews for this episode and now we've all got the most heinous Nurgle's Rot going around so we wanted to put something out. 

 

Once our voices, minds and organs are back where they should be we'll be back with loads of interviews and coverage of the latest AoS, 40K, Black Library and other GW releases. Check out Holy Wars and Holy Havok at the link below.

Enjoy!

www.holywarsgt.com

Direct download: Ep_277_-_Holy_Wars_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT

We pour over news from the past week, including LVO previews, then wax lyrical for a bit about some choice Black Library themes and unsung heroes.

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_276_-_LVO_News__Black_Library.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm PDT

Ep 275 - Genestealer Cults Codex & Alec Worley

After a week off due to the crazy winter storms, we run through the glorious deluge of news before giving a first look review of the Genestealer Cults codex. Then Black Library author, Alec Worley, joins us for an author introduction and talks his Sisters of Battle stories as well as a preview of his upcoming Horror audio drama. Enjoy!
 
Direct download: Ep_275_-_Genestealer_Cults_Codex__Alec_Worley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm PDT

After a good 7-8 minute banter tangent we look at an intro to the new edition of Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game and Shawn goes over his narrative event tool for events which hopefully helps inspire some ideas for your own games.

 

Direct download: Ep_274_-_Intro_to_Middle_Earth__Narrative_Tool.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am PDT

We are joined by BL author Rachel Harrison for her author introduction interview discussing her 40K and Necromunda stories in preparation for her upcoming 40K novel, Honourbound, coming in February. Kenny and Shawn also take a look at 2019 with some hopes and plans.
 
Enjoy!
 
@rharrisonwrites
 
Great deals at www.ministomp.com
Direct download: Ep_273_-_40K_Fic_wRachel_Harrison__A_Look_at_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT

We're back in 2019! After a boatload of news we're joined by the folks from the LondonGT to talk about their event in September, focusing mainly in this chat on the narrative aspect of 40K.

Check them out and send feedback to them:

In case you missed it, here's all the info on how #terraingate unfolded and the plans to correct this for 2019 http://bit.ly/LGT-Terrain as well as the new arrangements for catering, security and table layouts/wayfinding: http://bit.ly/LGT-2019Venue 
 
 
Direct download: Ep_272_-_London_GT__Narrative.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm PDT

Recorded over 3 days, we hope you enjoy a look at 2018 and see you in a few weeks after a break, in 2019!

Direct download: Ep_271_-_2018_Year_in_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT

We talk about the AoS FAQ a bit then Chapter Approved, focusing on Sisters of Battle beta codex review. 

Merry Christmas and see you next week!

 

Direct download: Ep_270_-_Chapter_Approved.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm PDT

We look at getting started with Dark Eldar and Stormcast Eternals this week. Enjoy!

 

holla@ministomp.com

www.ministomp.com 

Direct download: Ep_269_-_Getting_Started_Dark_Eldar__Stormcasts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am PDT

David Annandale picks up his BL interview again--this week: his Heresy & 40K newest books.

 

Enjoy!

@david_annandale

Direct download: Ep_268_-_4030K_wDavid_Annandale_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm PDT

A quick (kinda) look at the Blackstone Fortress box then Evan Dicken joins us to discuss his novella: The Red Hours. Unfortunately the Skype gods were at our heels so it's cut a few minutes short. That lost audio may exist somewhere in the aether...

Direct download: Ep_267_-_Red_Hours_wEvan_Dicken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am PDT

We are joined this week by David Guymer (well, OK, he was at the end of the BL Weekender) to discuss Realmslayer (starring Brian Blessed as Gotrek!) and next week we’ll dive into Warhammer  Quest Blackstone Fortress in detail.

 
Enjoy!
 
@warlordguymer
Direct download: Ep_266_-_Realmslayer_wDavid_Guymer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT

We go through the new 40K Codex: Orks. Chat some about our first games of Middle Earth and Titanicus this past week as well.

Join us next week to listen to an interview with David Guymer on his amazing audio drama with Brian Blessed as Gotrek, in Realmslayer, plus some upcoming goodies.

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_265_-_Ork_Codex_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

 
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 PDT

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 PDT

 
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 PDT

 
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 PDT

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 PDT

Beasts of Chaos Battletome review for AoS

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

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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

@nickkyme

Direct download: Ep_223_-_Old_Earth_wNick_Kyme.mp3
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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
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*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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

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Direct download: Ep_214_-_Game_Balance_wWyrds_Aaron_Darland.mp3
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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
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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!
 
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Direct download: Ep_212_-_Shorehammer_wPimpcron.mp3
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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.
 
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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
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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
 
 
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Direct download: Ep_210_-_Lucius_The_Faultless_Blade_wIan_St_Martin.mp3
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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
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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!
 

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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
 
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Direct download: ep_208_-_GHB_2_Coming_Next_Dark_Imperium_wGuy_Haley.mp3
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Robbie MacNiven joins us to talk Carcharadons, Dawn of War 3 and what's coming from Black Library. Enjoy!

@robbiemacniven

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Direct download: Ep_207_-_Charchardons_wRobbie_MacNiven.mp3
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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
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Direct download: Ep_205_-_Eye_of_Medusa_wDavid_Guymer.mp3
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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... :)

 
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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/
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Direct download: Ep_204_-_Horusian_Wars_wJohn_French_100th_BL_author_interview.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
 
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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
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