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Every week I send out hand picked Warhammer 40K content in a newsletter called Bolter Digest. Below is the latest issue. I'll post further issues in this thread and hopefully people find it useful.
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Issue #9 - Jan 29th 2021
The article about the first reveal of 40K in White Dwarf is really interesting, I recommend checking that out. Don't miss out on the giveaway that Spikey Bits is doing either.
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New Dark Angels Rules and Relics
Close combat specific rules, and some new stratagems.
by Warhammer Community
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Book Review: The Devastation of Baal, by Guy Haley
A review (with spoilers) of the Blood Angels novel by Guy Haley. The short summary is that it's worth reading.
by Goonhammer - Spoilers
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Warhammer 40,000 App Updates
Rules for Psychic Awakening, cross-Ordo Inquisition, bug fixes, new Death Guard rules.
by Warhammer Community
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Warhammer 40K's First Reveal in White Dwarf
Really cool article with screenshots of the article that announced Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
by Larry Vella
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Warhammer Preview Online: The Dead & The Divine
Full VOD of the reveal that happened on Saturday.
- Video 1h15m
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New Sisters of Battle Unit Reveal
Cool little animation and then Sisters in battle suits.
by Warhammer - Video 1m32s
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Eversor Assassin
A cool narrated lore video of these scary members of the Officio Assassinorum.
by Luetin09 - Video 39m36s Lore
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Kill Team - Pariah Nexus Seems Off Balance
A breakdown of the new Kill Team box, and some thoughts on how it's balanced.
by Adam Harrison
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Space Marine Battleforce Giveaway
A full Battleforce box set is being given away. The winner will be chosen the week of February 21, 2021.
by Rob Baer
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Tau Size Comparison
Some beautifully painted Tau models lined up kind of like the March of Progress image of evolution.
by aiyo-la - /r/Warhammer40k Video

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I'm going to paste the latest issue and its content here, hope that's okay!

Issue #10 - Feb 5th 2021

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Space Marine Spartan Vehicle from 1989
Similar to the article last week about 40k's first reveal, this article takes a trip down memorium lanium. The Spartan wasn't its own unit, but a modified Land Raider.
by Larry Vella
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Start Competing: Flesh Tearers
Flesh Tearers are a brutal Blood Angels successor chapter. If you're looking to get into them this article has good info on strengths and weaknesses, and breakdowns of their abilities.
by Liam "Corrode" Royle
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Belial Lore: Grandmaster of the Deathwing
Belial's origin story is a classic knightly story of the tournament combatant who refuses to take off his mask.
by Travis Pasch - Lore
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Interview With Aaron Dembski-Bowden
ADB has written many many books in the 40k universe and if you want to learn more about him this interview is over 3 hours long.
by AoS Coach - Video 3h10m45s
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Classic Astartes Armor Templates
Know your Space Marine armor.
by TheMightyGoatMan - /r/Warhammer
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Lore In Official Rulebooks on the Decline
The lore in the core rulebooks has been going down in recent editions. Why is that?
by Larry Vella - Lore
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Multilanguage Warhammer eBook Humble Bundle
A Humble Bundle of Black Library books with English, German, and French options.


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Podcasts
The Adeptus Terra Podcast Ep 77 - First and Only
In the 77th episode of The Adeptus Terra Podcast we will take a look at all of your hobby commitments for 2021, the fallen Dark Angels and in this months book club we take a look at the first book in the Gaunts Ghosts series - First and only!
by The Adeptus Terra
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Masters of the Forge Ep 158 - The Fall of Shadowbrink
Detailed examples of conflicts which feature two non-human factions aren't very common. The story of the Fall of Shadowbrink comes from the 6th edition Tyranids codex and pits Hive Fleet Leviathan versus an alliance of Chaos Daemons. In this episode, we chat about the lore and playing it out on your tabletop with a 4-game narrative.
by Masters of the Forge
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The Warhammer Community Podcast: Episode 30 – Nick Bayton on Armies of Parade
Warhammer TV presenter Nick Bayton takes a look back at Armies on Parade 2020, from some of the top entries to the live awards ceremony that he hosted. Watch as he reminisces about some of the best hobby from last year.
by Warhammer - Video 39m5s



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Issue #11 - Feb 12th 2021
Lots of great Sisters of Battle cosplays in here.
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The Grim Dark's Most Experimental Weapons
A look back at some of the stat sheets from past weapons. The Virus Grenade is particularly cool.
by J.R. Zambrano
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The Raptor - Awesome Video
Awesome computer rendered scene of a Space Marine suiting up. Really well done.
- Video 3m14s
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The Rise of the Imperial Cult
This is a great article for the loremasters out there about how the worship of the God-Emperor rose to be the official religion of the Imperium.
by J.R. Zambrano - Lore
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Total War: Warhammer III Announcement Trailer
A new Total War game with a focus on daemons.
by Total War - Video 3m10s /r/Warhammer Thread
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The Great Devourer - Tyranids Lore Video
Detailed video about the various bioforms that make up the terrifying Tyranids.
by Luetin09 - Video 1h13m26s Lore
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Ebook and Audiobook for Dawn Of Fire: The Gate Of Bones
As the Indomitus Crusade spreads across the Imperium Sanctus, the cardinal world Gathalamor is caught in the grip of war – but when an ancient evil is unearthed, the entire crusade is threatened…
by Andy Clark
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Sister of Battle with Simulacrum Imperialis
Awesome cosplay with lots of skulls on a stick.
by dragonhe_art - /r/Warhammer40k Cosplay Video
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Sister of Battle Cosplay With Chainsword
More SoB cosplay, this one is a motorized chainsword.
by dragonhe_art - /r/Warhammer40k Video Cosplay
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Repentia Cosplay with Eviscerator
Another working chainsword, but the Eviscerator is a mite bigger.
by dragonhe_art - /r/Warhammer40k Video Cosplay

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Podcasts
Chapter Tactics #192: What The LVNo Means For the Future of 40k
Today the guys talk about the Las Vegas Nopen and the surprising results and takeaways from running the largest streamed collaborative event in competitive 40k history.
by Chapter Tactics - 1h31m
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The Warhammer Community Podcast: Episode 31 Chris 'Peachy' Peach on Remote Gaming
Are you missing playing games? Well, Chris 'Peachy' Peach has just what you need as he shares his tips for remote gaming in this week's Warhammer Community Podcast.
by Warhammer - Video 43m31s



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Actually very nice content there. Bravo.

   
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 jeff white wrote:
Actually very nice content there. Bravo.


Thanks, I appreciate that! Here's the latest issue, hope you like this one as well:

Issue #12 - Feb 19th 2021

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Mathammer: The Law of Averages
I love how the use of examples to show how to apply some of the mathematic rules-of-thumb that the author provides.
by Nick Nanavait
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Renegade Loyalist Space Marine Chapters
Some Adeptus Astartes are declared Excommunicate Traitoris, but still consider themselves servants of the Imperium. They have to both evade the Imperium, and fight its enemies.
by Majorkill - Video 17m12s Lore
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New Unit: Heavy Intercessors
It's been too long since we've had a new Space Marine unit.
by Warhammer Community
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How to Sculpt Fur: 3 Easy Steps!
This fur ended up looking really nice.
by Jack Of Clubs Painting - Video 8m52s
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The short film 'Astartes' has now made me terrified of Space Marines
Any excuse to talk about Astartes is excuse enough.
by ByzantineBasileus - /r/40kLore Lore Discussion
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A brief history of Uriel Ventris
An Ultramarine that defies the Codex? Yes indeed.
by Warhammer Community - Lore Lore
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How to Paint Space Marines: Captain Uriel Ventris
This video pairs up really well with another link in this issue. Can you guess which one?
by Warhammer - Video 39m9s

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Images
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Podcasts
Chapter Tactics Ep 194: How the Imperium of Man Compares to Other Empires in History
Today the special guest of the podcast ancient historian Dr. Bret Devereaux answers questions about the Imperium and how it functions as an empire compared to other empires in ancient history.
by Chapter Tactics - 1h33m
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Masters of the Forge Ep 159: Ben's Cortex Hive Crusading Force
We were lucky to be joined by Ben to hear about his Chaos warband, a rag-tag group of ne'er-do-wells from the aptly named Cortex Hive. We talk about the lore, Crusade list, and hobby for this imaginative force.
- 2h00m
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40k Game Changers Ep 5: Winters
Winters. Like Cher or Madonna he is known by just one name. His youtube channel produces some of the most watched Warhammer 40k content on the planet. He regularly attracts up to 80,000 views on battle reports.
- 39m26s



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Thanks, Mezmorki! Here's me trying to keep up:

Issue #14 - Mar 5th 2021

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Warhammer 40,000 is coming to Magic: The Gathering. Yes, really
The popular (very popular) trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, is printing some Warhammer 40K cards.
by Warhammer Community
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News From the Front
New Model Monday is starting. Sneak peek of the Dark Eldar. Necromunda updates.
by Warhammer - Video 1m41s
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The Emperor's Webway Project Makes No Sense
The plan to replace Warp travel with the Elday Webway has some flaws.
by Abe Apfel - Lore
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Top 20 Ways to Die in Commorragh
Each death is pulled from an existing piece of canon. My favorite is being turned into an instrument.
by Przemek0980 - /r/40kLore
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Who Are The Exorcists Space Marines?
Th Exorcists are one of my favourite chapters. Their training involves being willingly possessed by a daemon. So cool.
by Adam Harrison - Lore
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Unit Roles in 9th Edition – Brawlers
This is part of a 5 article series on the different unit types that successful armies are comprised of. Brawlers are your well rounded close combat units, such as Boyz, Keepers of Secrets, and dudes in Terminator armor.
by James "One_Wing" Grover - Competitive

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Podcasts
40k Game Changers Ep7: Rick Priestley
Rick created Warhammer 40,000 ‘Rogue Trader’ in the mid 80’s as a side project. Essentially the boss at Games Workshop (Brian Ansell) was throwing poor Rick a bone just so Mister Priestley would stop going on and on about this game he wanted to write.
- 46m
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Art of War Ep. 80.1: Will Dark Angels Take Over the Meta?
Listen to the latest AoW podcast where the crew talks about the possible impending domination of the Dark Angels!
- 46m
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The Adeptus Terra Podcast Ep. 78: We are unique objects
The Adeptus Terra podcast episode 78: We are unique objects
In the 78th episode of The Adeptus Terra Podcast we will take a look at some unique objects in the galaxy and we have an interview/discussion with Liam from the youtube channel and instagram accou...
by The Adeptus Terra - 3h25m
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Masters of the Forge Ep. 160: The Lion and the Wolf
With the new Dark Angels Codex having just been released, we decided to delve not only into the Crusade content therein, but also take a more detailed dive into the relationship between the Unforgiven and the Space Wolves.
by Masters of the Forge - 2h36m



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That 20 ways to die in Commorragh is so much better than the Warcom article. The Citations inspired me to dig up my old codices- going to be a lot of DE activity on both the painting and gaming table very soon.
   
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Not a ton of links this week, but I found the post about Titans and Aircraft to be pretty cool.

# Issue #16 - Mar 19th 2021


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**[The lesser-known Titans and Aircraft in the Imperium's arsenal](https://www.reddit.com/r/40kLore/comments/m68bzw/the_lesserknown_titans_and_aircraft_in_the/)**
A compilation of different variations of Titans and spacecraft, from multiple sources.
**[/r/40kLore](https://www.reddit.com/r/40kLore)** - **Lore** - by [dijin343](https://www.reddit.com/u/dijin343)

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**[Exorcists Rules From White Dwarf](https://www.reddit.com/r/Warhammer40k/comments/m6qrrp/for_those_that_play_exorcists_but_werent_able_to/)**
For those that don't have a copy of the physical magazine.
**[/r/Warhammer40k](https://www.reddit.com/r/Warhammer40k)** - by [Alpharius_dominatus](https://www.reddit.com/u/Alpharius_dominatus)

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**[Hammer and Bolter – Spectacular New Screenshots From the Animated Anthology](https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/03/18/hammer-and-bolter-spectacular-new-screenshots-from-the-animated-anthology/)**
Screenshots from upcoming Warhammer animation projects.
by [Warhammer Community](https://www.warhammer-community.com/)

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**[Most Expensive Warhammer 40K Army List?](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MHo9UPVbE0)**
A fun little experiment of what you could get to have the most expensive 2000 pt army.
**Video** - **5m48s** - by [Auspex Tactics](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Gco9PWxmJmJ5CqfbChuiQ)

## Images

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## Podcasts
**[40K Game Changers Ep 9: Play On Tabletop](https://www.frontlinegaming.org/2021/03/09/40k-game-changers-ep-9-play-on-tabletop/)**
Play On Tabletop is a YouTube channel with over 100k subscribers, focusing on battle reports.
**40m31s** -

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**[Chapter Tactics Ep. 197: What Normalizing Team Tournaments Would Do for Competitive 40k](https://www.frontlinegaming.org/2021/03/09/chapter-tactics-197-what-normalizing-team-tournaments-would-do-for-competitive-40k/)**
Today Peteypab, Brandon, Val, and Skari talk about what the global community needs to do to have more team tournaments and also the benefits team tournaments bring to competitive 40k.
**1h32m** - by [Chapter Tactics](https://www.patreon.com/chaptertactics)



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Thanks for the links! Great work each edition!

   
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Issue #17 - Mar 26th 2021

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Necromunda: Hired Gun - Reveal Trailer
An upcoming FPS video game where you play as a gun for hire in a hive city.
by Focus Home Interactive - Video 1m20s
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Hammer of Math: Space Marine Heavy Smashers
This indepth math look is pointed at Space Marine captains capable of getting in something's face fast and doing a lot of damage to it.
by "Primaris" Kevin Genson - Competitive
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Black Templar Dreadnoughts & Allied Knights
These are beautifully painted machines of death.
by gumbojones-17 - /r/Warhammer40k Video 21s
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Drukhari vs Necrons - Codex Debut - 9th edition 40k battle report
There's some really good production value to this battle report. Score cards and a dedicated dice cam.
by Tabletop Titans - Video 3h9m11s
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New Exorcists Lore (White Dwarf)
The Exorcists are given a new origin story involving a sect of the Ordo Malleus called the Plutonians.
by Dreadnautilus - /r/40kLore
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Be Nice Roll Dice Episode 7 : Women Who Play Warhammer 40K Competitively
A conversation between two women and their experiences playing 40K. Well worth the listen.
by Tanya - The Warmistress - Gates - Video 42m58s
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Motorized Hammerfall Bunker
A really cool modification that gets that turret spinning around menacingly.
by 2x4Brick - /r/Warhammer40k Video
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Modular Hill Terrain
Cool terrain made of building blocks that can be rearranged into different configurations.
by FailFailWin - /r/Warhammer
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Codex Drukhari – 9th Edition: The Goonhammer Review
The article details what's in the book, the 5 best things in the book, and showcases some of the rules.
by Goonhammer - Competitive
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The Adepta Sororitas Castigator Tank Revealed
A new Sisters of Battle vehicle model.
by Warhammer - Video 1m1s

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Love what you are doing. Thank you for sharing!

   
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The first link is almost unbelievable!

Issue #18 - Apr 1st 2021

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Games Workshop To Release Dating App "Plenty of Slaanesh"
A new dating app aimed at bringing together 40k and WHF fans who might make a good match.

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Adepta Sororitas vs Necrons 2000pts Battle Report
A match using the Beta Maelstrom of War Mission.
by Tabletop Tactics - Video 2h32m57s
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Getting Started With Black Library – Astra Militarum
Top picks from GW for books and stories for those interested in the Imperial Guard. I personally really recommend Gaunt's Ghosts series.
by Warhammer Community
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5 Best Warhammer 40k Chaos Units You Should Know
The best Chaos units and why they're worth bringing to the table.
by Hellfire Gaming - Competitive
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New SoB Model: the Dogmata
A new Adepta Sororitas unit with the power to condemn a sister to the ranks of the Repentia.
by Warhammer Community

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Podcasts
Chapter Tactics Ep. 198: How to Win in 9th Without Killing a Single Unit
A look at using objectives, zoning, and resource management to win games.
by Chapter Tactics - 1h26m
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Chapter Tactics Ep. 199: Are We Entering a New Golden Age of 40k?
Today Peteypab and the guys talk about the direction the game is heading in and speculate about the current balance and game play. They also talk about what an ideal Golden Age in 40k looks like, and discuss whether 9th edition is heading in that direction.
by Chapter Tactics - 1h22m
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Masters of the Forge Ep. 162 - War Zone Charadon Act I
We go from guarded yet hopeful to punchy yet relieved in this monster 4 hour-ish episode. In this one, we discuss the lore and Crusade content for War Zone Charadon Act I: The Book of Rust and the accompanying White Dwarf Issues 460, 461, and 462.
by Masters of the Forge - 3h45m



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I'm thinking of doing some giveaways soon to help build out the list. Would that interest any of you? You'd get entries for referring your friends and then I'd ship a lucky someone some models.

Issue #19 - Apr 8th 2021

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Who Are Those ‘Beast Snagga’ Gits, Anyway?
A new Ork unit featuring the green riding the red.
by Warhammer Community
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5 New Horus Heresy & 40k Black Library Releases
They are: Primarch Alpharius: Head of The Hyrda; The Lost And The Damned; The Imperial Palace Map; Ahriman: Sorcerer (Audiobook)
by Andrew Schrank
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Our 10 Favorite 40k Armies From Adepticon 2019
Don't miss the top 10 throwback Warhammer 40k armies from the last Adepticon 2019 that are painted beyond tabletop level.
by Travis Pasch - Competitive
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Doomed Encounters; How to Lose at 40k
An article about how to comport yourself when you're a competitive player going into a match you're almost certainly going to lose.
by Brent - Competitive
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Round Table: Let’s Remember Some Rules
Going back through old 40K rules like an Indiana Jones of D6s.
by Goonhammer
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Worst Units for Every Army in 40K? The Weakest Units for Each Faction
This is laid out in a clear way and the points are well thought out.
by Auspex Tactics - Video 25m22s Competitive
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Competitive Innovations Editorial: Tier 4 Blues pt.1
A breakdown of two factions that ranked Tier 4 in the Goonhammer April Tier List: Deathwatch & Chaos Space Marines.
by James "One_Wing" Grover - /r/WarhammerCompetitive

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Every week I send out hand picked Warhammer 40K content in a newsletter called Bolter Digest. Below is the latest issue.
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Issue #20 - Apr 15th 2021

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New Sisters of Battle Unit: Celestian Sacresants
A new focused SoB unit with a shield and massive melee weapon.
by Warhammer Community
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Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Strategy Video Game
This is a new turn based 40K strategy game. Check out the Steam page for gameplay footage and screenshots. The game isn't out, so no reviews just yet.

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Plague Purge: The Goonhammer Review
A look into Plague Purge, the newest Crusade expansion book.
by Robert "TheChirurgeon" Jones
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Be Nice, Roll Dice: Tips For Dealing With Social Anxiety At The Game Table
Five simple tips for those who get socially anxious during their wargaming.
by The Warmistress
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How the Aeldari Will Die
The Eldar have many different legends about what might bring about their doom.
by Larry Vela - Lore

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Podcasts
Masters of the Forge Ep. 163 - Drukhari on Crusade
We were joined in this one by Brian from the Splintermind podcast to discuss the new Crusade content for Drukhari.
by Masters of the Forge
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Chapter Tactics #200: How to Turn the Hobby You Love into a Career | Frontline Gaming
Today Peteypab brings on Reece from Frontline Gaming, Dave from Miniwargaming, and Skari from Skaredcast to talk about what it takes to turn Warhammer into a professional career. They also talk about entry level jobs and other ways you can make Warhammer your profession.
by Chapter Tactics



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