Thursday, 20 July 2017

Episode 58: Alternate Heresy Spectacular!

A few weeks ago we announced our Alternate Heresy Competition, and we were overwhelmed by the both the number and quality of the entries! So much so that to avoid putting out a 6 hour episode, we are forced to take a breather from our The Master of Mankind coverage to devote our full attention to discussing the myriad ways that the Horus Heresy could have turned out differently! To help us in the agonizing task of judging this competition, we are once again joined by Kenny from Combat Phase! We hope you all enjoy listening to these insanely creative and thought-provoking theories!


 
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Age of Darkness Episode 58
 
0.00  Intro

19.38  Alternate Heresy! 
 
2.06.15  Two-Week Hobby Challenge

Closing Song is "The Butterfly Effect" by Redound
 
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Monday, 3 July 2017

Episode 57: Iron Warriors Colours and Master of Mankind Part II

In this episode we talk briefly about our impressions of the 8th edition of 40k, before going into painting the glorious Iron Warriors legion in Painting Black (and Other Colours). We then continue our discussion of Master of Mankind by ADB by delving into the middle section of the book, and close out with the Vox Box and Two-Week Hobby Challenge.



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Age of Darkness Episode 57
 
0.00  Intro

19.38  Painting Black ... and Other Colours: The Iron Warriors
59.29  Tales of Heresy: The Master of Mankind by ADB Part II

1.47.10  Vox-Box
2.06.15  Two-Week Hobby Challenge

Closing Song is "Walking Corpse" by Brutal Truth
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Friday, 23 June 2017

Episode 56: Choosing the Right Brush, and The Master of Mankind Part I

The Master of Mankind. The most requested book we've ever had. So much so that we are forced to make an exception to our usual one-year spoiler free period. In Episode 56 we begin our summer Tales of Heresy series by discussing ADB's master work about the War in the Webway. In Painting Black ... And Other Colours Myles talks about that most essential tool in the hobbyists belt, the humble brush. We then close out with the Vox-Box and Two-Week Hobby Challenge. The End of Empires!!!
 

 
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Age of Darkness Episode 56
 
0.00  Intro

6.37  Painting Black ... and Other Colours: Brushes
 
32.57  Tales of Heresy: The Master of Mankind by ADB Part I

1.34.13  Vox-Box

1.43.33  Two-Week Hobby Challenge

Closing Song is "Demons" by Rigor Mortis
 
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Battle of Helopherion Episode 3: The Guns of Avarok

At the Battle of the Thadrik River, the Merchant Households' offensive against the Volgan Cossacks and Iron Warriors was blunted and the war for Helopherion settled into a stalemate. In an attempt to regain the advantage, Helena Gauntë demanded reinforcements, and now, finally,  the relief fleet has arrived. In this long-delayed installment of the Battle of Helopherion, the Iron Warriors and Volgans raid a orbital defence battery emplacement that has sprung into life and begun firing at the IVth Legion fleet. After this Zone Mortalis (-ish) battle, the stage is set for an epic engagement in the void using the Battlefleet Gothic rules.



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The Battle of Helopherion, Episode 3: The Guns of Avarok

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Episode 55: IIIrd Legion Purple, Fluff Flashback: Emperor vs Horus, and Brotherhood of the Storm

In Episode 55, we delve into some old lore about the final fight between the Emperor and Horus, seeing how it has changed over time. In Painting Black ... and Other Colours Myles discusses how to get that PERFECT purple colour, while in Tales of Heresy we analyse Brotherhood of the Storm by Chris Wraight. Laugh while you kill!!!
 
 
 
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Age of Darkness Episode 55
 
0.00  Intro

21.14  Painting Black ... and Other Colours: Emperor's Children Purple
 
42.22  Fluff Flashback: Horus vs The Emperor

1.11.04  Tales of Heresy: Brotherhood of the Storm by Chris Wraight

1.52.36  Vox-Box

2.17.42  Two-Week Hobby Challenge

Closing Song is "Ride the Lightning" by Metallica
 
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Episode 54: Inferno Conclusion: Vox-Box Call-In Show and a few 8th Edition Musings

And here we are, finally, at the final part of our coverage of Inferno. In this episode, we get some feedback about our coverage and a tonne of other things. We also rant a little bit about the whole 8th edition thing, of course. But only a little bit!



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Age of Darkness Episode 54
0.00  Intro
4.56  Brief 8th Edition Talk
 
25.40  Vox-Box Call-In Show!

2.42.05  Two-Week Hobby Challenge

Closing Song is "Here Today, Guano Tomorrow" by Dayglo Abortions
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Battle of Helopherion Campaign Recap: Operation Vigilance

With the long overdue third episode of the Helopherion Campaign series dropping this week, we thought it would be a good idea to provide a recap of the first two episodes, which covered the initial phase of the war, known as Operation Vigilance. Let us know in the comments if you want more of this kind of article in support of the Battlecasts!

Operation Vigilance

Household Aircraft Over Fort Kasrik, 165.007.M31

Part of the Helios Theatre of the First Interlegionary War 

Date: 162.007.M31 – 175.007.M31

Location: Helopherion, Helios Sector, Segmentum Tempestus

Result: Strategic Stalemate


Belligerents:  
Merchant Households of Helios Prime
IVth Legion Astartes
Volgan Mechanicum

Commanders and Leaders:
Duke Arnaxcium Seloquitus
Duchess Helena Gauntë
Warsmith Krios Dracontites
Marshall Vladislav Tretiak

Strength:
IVth Merchant Household (Helios Prime)
2,000,000 personnel
3,800 Armoured Vehicles
1,300 Guns

7,500 Aircraft
XIIIth Merchant Household (Helios Prime)
3,000,000 personnel
15,200 Armoured Vehicles
3,500 Guns

4,640 Aircraft
Initially:
Eighth Forge Guards Army (Volganis V)
1,200,000 personnel
12,390 Armoured Vehicles
5,515 Guns
8,850 Aircraft

Reinforcements (on 170.007.M31):
64th Grand Battalion (IVth Legion)
4,230 Astartes
580 Legion Armoured Vehicles
850 Legion Guns
265 Legion Aircraft

Casualties and Losses:
c. 230,000 killed and missing
c. 380,000 wounded and sick
c. 260,000 killed and missing
c. 430,000 wounded and sick

Background
Due to the vagaries of astrotelepathic communication, the Helios Sector did not receive word of the Warmaster’s rebellion and subsequent routing of three loyalist legions on the black sands of Istvaan V for several months. When news reached the courts of the Merchant Households on the capital world, the duchesses and dukes agreed to suppress this information from the population until they could decide on a course of action. In their arrogance they did not expect other actors within the sector to have their own ways of learning what was transpiring in the wider Imperium...