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Episode 40: Milestone

40k timelineWhy Milestone?  Because it’s episode 40!! …. K ….!!  Ahem, anyway, we’ve made it to our 40th episode and very conveniently it’s just in time for a Space Marine Codex Review, presented by Bill.  But that’s not all the review we have for you, oh no.  We also have Opy and Dave’s mini review of the Iyanden Codex supplement (with a smidge of Black Legion thrown in there for good measure).  Finally, Bill’s back again to review Space Hulk the Card Game: Death Angel from Fantasy Flight games.  The news is back again in this episode and to top it all off, a special, albeit short, Space Marines vs. Orks Battle Report.  The ultimate match up, featuring me attempting to do an English football hooligan-y, Ork-like accent.  Attempting being the key word there as the decision was made last second (actually after last second since I had recorded the deployment phase in a regular voice already) and without preparation.  It starts a bit dodgy and veers into the Australian more than I’d like, but oh well!  Please enjoy the nutty goodness of Episode 40!

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 40 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:45:18  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 01:12:27  Codex Review: Space Marines
  • 02:09:19  Battle Report Info
  • 02:16:40  Battle Report – Space Marines vs. Orks
  • 02:26:59  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:34:03  Codex Review – Supplemental: Iyanden
  • 02:54:16  Bill’s Gaming Corner: Space Hulk the Card Game – Death Angel
  • 03:19:43  Thanks for Listening!

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  • The End of Mankind
  • Queen of the Night

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Episode 39: Reflections of the Past

Reflections of the Past ImageTime for the split personality, Jekyll & Hyde, edition of the Turn 8 Podcast.  Don’t let that scare you away though, we’ve got a lot of great content to deliver here.  Though perhaps a bit overdue, Andy takes us through the Tau Enclaves codex supplement for a bit of a mini review.  Plus, as a sort of one year plus (plus, plus) anniversary of 6th edition, we thought it was the right time to reflect on what our Hopes and Fears were for sixth and if and how they were addressed.  Last but not least, a very special edition of the Battle Report.  It’s our first sequel!  The dreaded hive fleet Quetzalcoatl returns to face off once again with their old enemy, the Eldar.  If you’d like to hear the first part of this story (or hear it again) take a listen to Episode 26.  So, why is this episode a bit schizophrenic?  Well basically because this episode was recorded at two very different times.  Most of the content was recorded back in July but the battle report recording and most importantly, the news, we’re recorded recently.  Please enjoy!

Oh and I almost forgot, News!  That’s right, This Random Time Period In 40k makes it’s triumphant return in this episode.

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 39 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:23:18  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 01:01:04  Hopes and Fears: Looking Back at 6th Edition
  • 01:54:35  Battle Report Info
  • 02:01:55  Battle Report – Eldar vs. Tyranids
  • 02:18:49  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:28:20  Codex Review – Supplemental: Farsight Enclaves
  • 02:58:23  Thanks for Listening!

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  • Cloister of Redemption
  • Escape from the Temple
  • Rallying The Defense
  • Olympos
  • Battle of Kings
  • Winter Dawn

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Episode 38: Killadelphia

Killadelphia Logo by AndyAnd so we’re back … from outer space … we just walked in and found you there with that sad look upon your face … you should have changed that stupid loc- … ah-hem!!  Sorry.  Good news everyone!  We’re not dead and we’ve got an episode to prove it.  It’s a bit of a lengthy one to boot and also keep in mind that it was actually, technically recorded almost two months ago … so no news again and dates and times may sound a bit … odd.  But anyway, we’ve finally got our coverage of the Killadelphia Open tournament hosted by the Stomping Grounds back in June.  It’s been so long it’ll be like new again!  Also, our long overdue Eldar Codex review, just in time for … Space Marines, cough, but we’ll get to that later.  And of course we also have our famous Battle Report.  I’m working hard on getting back on a schedule here but at the very least it shouldn’t be nearly as long of a wait for episode 39.  Apologies and all that.  Cheers and enjoy!

Oh and I almost forgot, I’m using some new music for the Battle Report this episode to rejuvenate the sound for season 3.  More of that to come too!

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 38 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:19:49  Codex Review: Eldar
  • 01:38:44  Battle Report Info
  • 01:46:06  Battle Report – Tau vs. Chaos Space Marines with Tau Allies
  • 02:02:51  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:12:52  Turn 8 Talks Tournaments: The Killadelphia Open
  • 04:00:50  Thanks for Listening!

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  • Anomaly Detected Part 1
  • The Land of the Wizard
  • Digital Fortress
  • The Hyperborean Menace

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Episode 30: Chrismachanukwanzaakahs

From Tanksgiving to the “Holidays”, Happy Holidays everyone!  In this episode we’re bringing you the gift of … tournament reports!  Yay!  It’s our coverage of the recently past Berks Winter Blast tournament held by the Berks Gaming Club.  All the members of the podcast, excluding yours truly were in attendance and a good time was had by all, but don’t take my word for it, listen to the episode!  Breaking news, of sorts, we’ve got info on the Dark Angels, check out the rumors section of ‘This Random Time Period’.  We’re also giving you a small preview of the Crusade of Fire campaign book (which we’ve somewhat inexplicably included in the news segment of the show).  More details on that will come when we’ve had a chance to actually play through it.  And once again we’ve got another Q&A coming from our Facebook page, keep it up guys!

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 30 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:15:53  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Peek into Crusade of Fire and where to get it, plus Dark Angel rumors.
  • 00:46:01  Turn 8 Talks Tournaments: Berks Winter Blast
  • 01:48:56  Battle Report Info
  • 01:59:51  Battle Report – Team T.H.O.W. vs. Team Twilight
  • 02:17:41  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:28:39  Q&A: Fantasy Trays and Godless Chaos
  • 02:43:47  Thanks for Listening!

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Episode 26: The Campaign Trail 2012 – Part II

This bipartisan campaign rages on!  Who will claim the victory … the Aggressors or the Defenders?  That’s right folks, it’s part two of our continuing Warhammer 40k campaign coverage and this time we brought in the experts … or rather, the expert, Isaac.  Indeed this campaign is his brainchild and so in this show we crack open his skull and pick apart the gooey inside for details … metaphorically speaking of course.  Part 1 in the show covers the games that have taken place since the last episode while Part 2 gets into the details about the rules and the story.  This episode is jam packed though because we’ve also got our spin on the recently released FAQ’s.  All that content means this show is a little on the longer side so you might want to take it in doses.  On the positive side, I got to reuse our campaign graphic!  Yay!

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k and Rules of Engagement …

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 26 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:15:15  This Random Time Period In 40k! – GW Finecast, Brotherhood of the Storm, rumors and local news
  • 00:41:42  The Campaign Trail 2012 – Part I
  • 01:01:26  What the FAQ?
  • 01:33:58  Battle Report Info
  • 01:40:55  Battle Report – Eldar vs. Tyranids
  • 02:00:44  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:17:10  The Campaign Trail 2012 – Part II
  • 02:51:16  Rules of Engagement: Difficult Terrain
  • 02:59:54  Thanks for Listening!

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Episode 21: Wish List

It is the beginning of the end … of 5th edition.  It seems like only … several years ago … it all got started, but as Star Trek episode titles say, “All good things”.  But the future is coming!  What will it bring?  Ponies?  Candy?  Unicorns that eat ponies and poop candy?  ‘Cause that’s crazy and I’m not sure how I feel about it.  Anyway, with likely less than a month to go the gang here at Turn 8 thought it was a good time to express our greatest hopes and deepest fears … for 6th edition.  Some ideas are from the rumors (fake ones or otherwise) and some are Bill’s deep seated neuroses … err .. I mean, fresh ideas!  And of course, part 2 of our three part Battle Report Miniseries is here!  Farseer Ellysia and Kor’sarro Khan meet again on the field of battle, with decidedly different results from their last encounter!  Don’t miss it!

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k …

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 21 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:27:06  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Flyers are out, GW Digital, Black Library pre-orders, more flyers on the way?
  • 01:00:57  Battle Report Info
  • 01:10:31  Battle Report – Eldar vs. White Scars
  • 01:30:11  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:41:15  The (Not So) Distant Future: Hopes and Fears for 6th Edition
  • 03:00:11  Thanks for Listening!

 

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Episode 20: Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to us!  Well sorta.  I mean, technically this site has been running for over a year now, and technically our first episode aired on the 20th, but whatever.  Happy Birthday to us again!  Since it’s our birthday episode we thought what better way to celebrate than with a clip show!  Everybody loves recycled content … right!?  Just kidding, our clip show is actually full of never-before-released bloopers going all the way back to episode 3 when I first started adding out-takes to the end of the show.  But wait, there’s more!  We couldn’t just do that and call it a day of course; no, no.  We’re also rolling out a new segment, Turn 8 Tactica!  This episode covers the ever popular psykers.  We also have the report from the battlefront that was Brave New Worlds’ Escalation Tournament.  Hopefully that explains why this takes the cake as our longest episode ever.

 

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k …

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 20 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:24:06  Blooper Reel:  Episodes 3 – 8
  • 00:27:11  This Random Time Period In 40k! – New Space Marine finecast, new Forgeworld units, what’s up with fliers and allies?
  • 01:00:20  Blooper Reel:  Episodes 9 – 11
  • 01:05:56  Turn 8 Tactica: Psykers
  • 02:13:06  Blooper Reel:  Episodes 12 – 13
  • 02:16:47  Battle Report Info
  • 02:23:57  Battle Report – Eldar vs. White Scars
  • 02:40:38  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:55:36  Blooper Reel:  Episodes 14 – 16
  • 03:02:34  Turn 8 Talks Tournaments: BNW Escalation Tournament
  • 03:33:23  Blooper Reel:  Episodes 17 – 19
  • 03:44:03  Thanks for Listening!

 

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Episode 18: Interview With a … Tournament Organizer

What? Were you expecting vampires?

The time rapidly approaches for the Berks Spring Assault III and just in case you don’t already have all the details, we’ve brought the head honcho, Mike Biancone, on the show for a little sit down.  Ok, a long sit down, but it is packed full of great info covering everything you could possibly want to know about Spring Assault and probably even more than that.  Plus, Bill gives some clues as to what his “Super Secret” project is.  I hope it’s a sandwich because I’m friggen hungry!

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k …

 

 

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 18 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:24:04  This Random Time Period In 40k! – New paints are out, new Forgeworld units, new Black Library books.
  • 00:49:06  Battle Report Info
  • 00:54:44  Battle Report – Eldar vs. Necrons
  • 01:15:06  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:24:43  Turn 8 Interviews: Mike Biancone of Berks Gaming Club
  • 02:21:45  Thanks for Listening!

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Berks Assault: Game 4

Opy Win'sThis is the battle report from my 4th game at the Berks Spring Assault.  I played against the second Chaos Marine player of the day, who had an exceptionally painted Khorne theme throughout his entire army.  I was playing Eldar of course though the list I brought to the tournament was slightly different then what I showed in my earlier post.

 

 

 

 

My list: Eldar

  • Farseer with Doom and Runes of Warding
  • The Avatar of Khaine
  • 5 Dire Avengers in a Wave Serpent with a TL Missile Launcher, a Shuriken Cannon, and Spirit Stones
  • 6 Jetbikes with 2 Shuriken Cannons
  • Vyper with Scatter Laser and Shuriken Cannon
  • Vyper with Scatter Laser and Shuriken Cannon
  • War Walkers with Dual Shuriken Cannons
  • Wraithlord with Scatter Laser and Missile Launcher

Opponent’s List: Chaos Marines

  • Daemon Prince with the Mark of Khorne
  • Chaos Lord with Mark of Khorne, Daemon Weapon, Melta Bombs, and a TL Bolter
  • 5 Khorne Berzerkers with 2 plasma pistols and a Skull Champion with a power weapon and plasma pistol in a Rhino
  • 5 Khorne Berzerkers with 2 plasma pistols and a Skull Champion with a power fist and plasma pistol in a Rhino
  • Defiler with 2 Close combat weapons

I personally play Chaos as well, so I am going into this game knowing what all of his units can and can’t do.  I see that besides the Battle Cannon on the Defiler, he has almost no ranged attack power.  Instead, all of his strength is in his melee attack ability.  I have the Avatar which can stand up to the Berzerkers without too much of a problem but the Daemon Prince and the Lord will be able to do a lot more damage.  My plan is to throw the Avatar into combat as soon as possible and tie up a few of his units for as long as I can.  Hopefully he can last a few turns and allow the rest of my army to pick off his mobility (the Rhinos) and destroy the Defiler.  If I can do this then my fast army can run circles around him and stay out of his melee range.  Yay turbo-boost and Flat-out! Read the rest of this entry »

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The Dust Settles on Planet Shale

Ultramarines Hold Up

Sir, we have a problem ...

Opy and I were able to get one play test in before the Berks Spring Assault II.  It was a good battle right to the end.  The Eldar ended up winning by holding one objective and contesting the other.

At the start of the game I believe my deployment was a bit flawed.  I set my Thunderfire cannon too far away and I also failed to account for the victory points game style.  I was playing by normal 5th edition rules from the start and trying too hard to take out all Eldar troops so, at best, all they could do is tie.  By the time I was reminded about that, it was already turn 4 and much too late to take out the Avatar and the Wraithlord.

The Space Marines ultimately fell to the monstrous creatures as they were unable to take them out effectively.  All my Drop Pods came down just where I wanted them too and they were able to cut down some Eldar firepower.  The Dreads, after their initial turn, were then taken out with ease by the Avatar and the Wraithlord.  My Drop Pod with He’Stan was able to drop right behind the Wave Serpent and hit the rear armor.  Eventually they forced the Eldar to do an Emergency Disembark where He’Stan and the squad first blasted, then squished the Farseer with a Powerfist.

My scouts, sitting on one objective survived, a ton of Eldar shooting with their 2+ cover save(Camo Cloaks and Bolster Defenses).  When I was reminded about the game being all about victory points and not normal 5th edition rules I did get one turn of blasting the Wraithlord and I was able to get it down to one wound.  If only I shot at that thing more I might have been able to hold on.  Oh well.

My Tactical squad gets the MVP as they popped the Wave serpent the turn they came down and crushed the squad inside and the Eldar HQ.  The Space marines lost by only about 50 points so not too shabby.  A few minor adjustments in my deployment and play style and this battle could have gone the other way.

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