Episode 019: So you want to be an Ultramarine

In our nineteenth episode Mark and Peter return after what seems like forever.  We discuss what we’ve been up to in the hobby and games played.  We also discuss The Narrative Guys Beta, the global campaign that Peter discussed in previous episodes; and how we participated in that.

Segment 1:  We review the Space Marines Codex, NGC style.  We delve codex deep into the codex fluff of the Ultramarines.

Segment 2:  We create a narrative campaign from scratch, on the fly.   We go through the who, why and what of the campaign process.  It was a lot of fun creating it and look forward to the first game.

Bolter Segment: The Battle for Detros Mitus continues as the orks make their advance on the Sabre Ridge.  (a repeat of last episodes, sorry, family life got in the way of recording the newest segment)

 

Episode 019

Some Sweet Lookin’ Crons

Hey everyone,

A listener sent photos of his army to me after he saw us mention our Marines Errant vs. Thokt Dynasty Necrons match for The Narrative Guys Beta.  They looked sweet so I wanted to share them with you.  If you want to learn more and participate in the Global Narrative Beta, follow the link to The Narrative Guys facebook page.

Great work and Thanks for sharing John T.

The Narrative Guys Beta is Live

The narrative beta concept and rules.

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I’ve been talking about it since Adepticon and it’s finally here.  The worldwide narrative that will decide the themes for the major events like LVO.  It’s in its beta stage, but this is truly exciting and I’m glad I was lucky enough to be a part of it.

You can participate too and I encourage it.  If you want some NGC run event at a Midwest con somewhere, this is where it begins.  You want to see these major narratives tied together across the country, this is where it begins.  You want to see more events like this period, participate and promote.

Follow the link, read up on how the system works and fight for your side!

Episode 017; Exterminatus Part II

 

In our seventeenth episode Mark and Peter continue their coverage of the Exterminatus Campaign. Other discussions include Where they’ve been, What they’ve been working on, Life & Career, Adepticon, Mob Rules, The Narrative Guys, and Eagle Ordinary.

Bolter Segment: The Battle for Detros Mitus continues as Sergeant Valus makes final preparations for the defense of Sabre Ridge.

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Episode 017

Great Advice

Tactical Objectives

Dan from The Narrative Guys has written a great article about themed objectives.  I thought this article was totally worth reading and reinforces concepts that Mark and I discuss regularly.  Create a reason that your soldiers are going somewhere and why the command would want them to control it.  Or maybe they need to control it to advance their mission and the game you’re playing is only the pre-mission.

Either way, check out the article.

NGC40k Episode 009; Death Storm book review

NGC40k Episode 009

In our ninth episode Mark and Peter discuss hobby, narrative events at tournaments, charity events and other cool stuff happening in the community. Did we mention just how big the Shield of Baal campaign series is? We continue the coverage with the novella “DeathStorm” by Josh Reynolds. This book is a great companion to the background given in the box set. It really expands the story.

Bolter Segment: Brother Maxus, with Sergeant Valus, communicates with their Strike Cruiser only to find something from the warp is about to alter their plans.

Hobby Spotlight: Mark and Peter return with another in depth hobby spotlight. Mark really shows off what you can do with what some would perceeve as garbage.  Big Mek Stompa pics

A reminder, don’t forget about Midnight Madness The War on Hungar, Nov 21st-22nd @ SoCal Games and Comics in Temecula, CA

Again from last week, feel free to check out the following hot spots for hobby motivation and modeling tips.

www.guardsman-a-day.blogspot.com/

And

www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jGzOy78KFFTj2JQXnUZow
TemplarsCrusade01

www.dadshobbybench.wordpress.com

*The forums are coming together. I can’t wait to see our listeners participate in the Collatus Sector.

Midnight Madness the War on Hunger

As we’ve mentioned in the past we are not a tournament podcast.  However, this doesn’t mean we won’t help promote a charitable event or mention something we think is cool about an upcoming tournament.  Looking at you “The Narrative Guys” that are probably going to have the most spectacular narrative event held at a major grand tournament ever at The Las Vegas Open.

Tom asked me to give a shout out for his charitable event.  He has a local tournament that is part of the “ITC” that is doubling as a food drive.  If you’re not sure what to donate, look up a local food pantry online and check their list.

Here is a link to their flyer: Midnight Madness the War on Hunger Flyer

Here is also some other information on the event.

3rd Annual Midnight Madness War On Hunger 40k Tournament!

Come join us to play 40k for a cause!

According to the 2013 census the Inland Empire has the highest poverty rate for a Metropolitan Area in the United States. As a community we are uniquely equipped to help with this problem. So Cal Games and Comics is going to host a combination food drive and 40k tournament.  The only thing we can guarantee is the more cans of food you bring the more fun you will have.

Goal: collect as much food for St. Martha’s food pantry located in Murrieta.

The tournament sign in will start at 11:15pm on November 21st dice will roll at Midnight on Nov 22nd! We plan on going three rounds. We have a scenario for a fourth round if needed.

We are located at is 40466 Winchester Rd Temecula CA

The Entry fee is $15 and 10 non perishable food items (please no top ramen or glass jars)!

We are part of the Independent Tournament Circuit.  Click Here for more info on the ITC!