Warhammer 40K

Guide to Playing Tau — Podcast

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The gents over at the 40K Warcasting podcast have done a nice show on playing the Tau in Warhammer 40K (Webisode #3). They go over army composition, unit selection, and tactics. If you play Tau, or play against them, give this show a listen. Fast forward to about 40min into the show to get right to the discussion.

Guide to Playing Imperial Guard — Podcast

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The gents over at the 40K Warcasting podcast have done a nice show on playing the Imperial Guard in Warhammer 40K (Webisode #2). They go over army composition, unit selection, and tactics. If you play Guard, or play against them, give this show a listen. Fast forward to about 34min into the show to get right to the discussion.

AT-43 for Warhammer 40K Players

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I stumbled upon a nice comparison of AT-43 vs WH40K. In this case it is not a ‘this is better than that comparison’ but a literal comparison of the various aspects of each game with the other. I think this is helpful for players of either game to see how situations are handled in the other ruleset. The author even included some interesting photographs.

Imperial Armour Volume Six Available for Pre-Order

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The Siege of Vraks - Part 2
The Siege of Vraks - Part 2

ForgeWorld announced Imperial Armour Volume Six: The Siege of Vraks -Part 2.

Our new Imperial Armour book continues the story of the bitter war to control the traitor world of Vraks. Trapped in brutal conflict, the once loyal population of this world have been led astray and plunged into the heretical worship of Chaos by the actions of the Apostate-Cardinal Xaphan, and now must face the wrath of the Imperium they once served. For ten years the bloody-meat grinder of Vraks has fed on death and both sides now look to break the vicious stalemate by bringing new forces to play. For the Imperium, the merciless regiments of the Death Korps of Krieg press their onslaught relentlessly, aided now by the mighty Red Scorpions Space Marines, while the colossal Titans of the Legio Astorum take to the field in the Imperium`s efforts to crush the traitors once and for all. But the heretics of Vraks are not alone, as like vultures to a rotting carcass the forces of Chaos are drawn to this war-torn world in ever increasing numbers, and for Vraks the worst horrors are yet to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Apocalypse Reload — Review

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The gents over at Bell of Lost Souls have a very nice review of Apocalypse Reload, Games Workshop’s latest expansion for Apocalypse.

Overall if you liked Apocalyse you will want to get Apocalypse Reload. If you did not there is really nothing in it that will change your mind.

This Week in Wargaming — WH40K 5th Edition Review

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The This Week in Wargaming podcast has a good show that covers Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition. It features, amoung others, Jon “Brimstone” from Warseer.com. The show is a good overview of what is new in 5th edition and the impact of the changes. Also interesting are the opinions on the impact of the changes on tournament play as well as the recent FAQ updates to the various codices. If you wish to skip right to the 40K material forward to about 30 minutes into the show.

Also check out the D6 Generation 40K show.

Warhammer 40,000 — Videos

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YouTube is loaded with Warhammer 40,000 related videos. Here are a few of the better ones.

Warhammer 40K: Rhino — A real Rhino crushed a car.

Warhammer 40K: Space Hulk
— If you remember the classic game you’ll enjoy this one.

Warhammer 40K: Stop Motion Movie Pt 4 — The previous parts are not that interesting but the final battle is well done.

Warhammer 40K: Dreadnought — A great example of what computer animation can do.

Dawn of War Intro — The amazing classic.

Dawn of War 2 Intro — The latest Dawn of War 2 intro introducing the Tyranids.

[Updated: 11FEB09]

Games Workshop Design Studio Podcast

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Games Workshop has a new irregularly scheduled podcast. Up first is a 46-minute episode on design philosophy,

In our first episode, Studio veteran Jervis Johnson and Warhammer 40,000 rules designer Alessio Cavatore talk about the changes that were made to the new edition of Warhammer 40,000, focusing on the new rules and their impact on the game.

It is an interesting podcast but the audio quality is not the best and the various accents can be a bit tough to understand. You can subscribe directly.

They now have part two available, Design Philosophy II: 40K Rulebook Background Section.

[Updated: 31JUL08]

Space Marines in WH40K 5th Edition

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The gents over at Bolter & Chainsword produced an outstanding guide to using Space Marines in Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition. It is a well produced 74-page pdf. It focuses on what is new with the 5th edition and what has changed. It covers all aspects of play and even has sections on specific Chapters such as the Dark Angels.

Use this along with the 5th Edition Preview/Review and you will be all ready for battle when 5th Edition arrives.

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Preview/Review

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The gents over at the D6 Generation podcast join up with Yakface, Jon Regul, of DakkaDakka to give you a preview/review of Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition. They provide over 90 minutes of commentary based not only on a look at the rules but also the play of two games of WH40K using the new 5th edition rules. They provide excellent information on the major changes in the new edition over 4th edition. This is a must listen for all Warhammer 40K fans!

Also see more here and another review.