Three friends got together and decided to give this podcasting lark a go. We tackle various aspects of the miniature fantasy wargame hobby to include new books, tournaments, campaigns, local experience and painting. We gave ourselves the moniker T3 because the last names of the three friends start with "T" and the friends are all human. Our toughness charactistic was 3 in the Warhammer Fantasy system.
A lot has changed in the game since T3 last podcasted. Stephen and Sean talk about factors going into their list crafting for Holy Havoc, a big factor being the Herner table effect. They break down their games and ruminate about the meta.
00:01:06 What we've been up to
00:02:31 Holy Havoc
00:16:28 Game 1 vs Undead and Chaos Knights
00:27:33 Game 2 vs double Khorne
00:38:58 Game 3 vs Squig and Vanguard
00:50:06 Game 4 vs Ironjawz and Bonesplitterz
01:08:49 Game 5 vs Free Cities
01:29:46 Upcoming Tournaments
01:48:45 The meta
01:55:27 The hobby
02:38:17 Closing thoughts
02:40:27 Credits and out takes
Sean recaps his five Age of Sigmar Championship games at Adepticon 2018.
00:00:55 Secondary objective options
00:01:56 Game 1 vs Jeremy Tucker, Nurgle
00:05:17 Game 2 vs Chris Slye, Nurgle
00:10:13 Game 3 vs Michael Vagenos, Nurgle
00:14:35 Game 4 vs Andrew Standiferd, Stormcast
00:26:14 Game 5 vs Bryan Carmichael, Mixed Order
Sean and Stephen recap their games from Holy Wars 2018.
00:00:10 List construction and scoring
00:13:17 Game 1: Stephen vs Sean
00:31:35 Game 2: Sean vs Kyle Knapp
00:36:18 Game 2: Stephen vs Kevin Fleming
00:46:28 Game 3: Sean vs Mike Butcher
00:53:15 Game 3: Stephen vs Domus
01:05:42 Game 4: Stephen vs Shaun Clarke
01:25:24 Game 4: Sean vs Jake L'Ecuyer
01:34:50 Game 5: Sean vs Brad Schwandt
01:39:26 Game 5: Stephen vs Tom McClure
Holy Wars GT 2018 is down. Adepticon is coming up fast. We give high level thoughts on Khaine in a delirious, late-night hobby fest.Along the way, we sneak in an Adepticon preview with Alex Gonzalez, the tournament organizer of the Age of Sigmar tournaments.
00:02:21 Holy Wars Wrapup
00:12:37 Alex @ Holy Wars
00:22:30 Adepticon Preview
01:07:10 T3 Adepticon Plotting
01:35:52 Daughters of Khaine
02:15:32 The hobby
Grandfather Nurgle cometh. After being overwhelmed by the rampant putrescence, we break down the Maggotkin of Nurgle book T3 style. Stephen and Sean highlight their Holy Wars 2018 list. We toss out our lofty goals for 2018 in the game and hobby.
00:00:50 Rumors and releases
00:07:16 Holy War's list
00:25:13 2018 goals
00:32:50 Maggotkin of Nurgle
00:41:03 Contagion chart
02:09:02 The hobby
02:27:09 Credits and out takes
T3 makes up for lost ground. This is the last time Sean gets married in the middle of tournament season! Michelle taps in and starts playing AoS. Stephen and Sean talk about the surprise unit at Renegade Open GT: Gore Pilgrims. Stephen Herner joins us to wrap up Holy Havoc and highlight upcoming changes for Holy Wars GT. We dip our toes into the Adepticon sessions.
00:04:22 What we've been up to
00:06:49 Tapping in
00:42:24 Holy Havoc
01:26:03 Holy Wars
02:09:32 Adepticon registration
02:19:44 The hobby
02:28:26 Credits and out takes
Zach Becker talks about a festival style grand tournament in London that features six different games systems. Tom Loyn, tournament organizer for the Age of Sigmar tournament, breaks down the pack and talks about what his event has to offer competitive and non-competitive players. His Second Age of Chaos theme sounds interesting. We can’t have an episode without list theory. We talk about the lists we're trying out for Renegade GT, our first tournament since the GHB drop.
00:17:36 Lists and Renegade GT
00:37:50 Shadespire rumors
00:43:16 London GT overview
00:55:53 GT: AoS event overview
00:59:06 GT: Second Age of Chaos theme
01:10:17 GT: More pack questions
01:29:55 GT: Tables and terrain
01:58:54 The hobby
We poured some mead down Sean's throat to make him talk and it worked! Who knew plying gamers with alcohol coerced information from them? Stephen kept us in line and focused on the General's Handbook 2017 matched play and tournament implications.
00:13:16 Massive Regiments
00:38:36 Allegiance Abilities - Grand Alliance
00:43:47 Allegiance Abilities - Micro Factions
01:45:13 Blight War
02:09:28 Renegade Open
02:14:17 List Building
02:52:10 The hobby
02:54:42 Credits and out takes
Sean, Stephen, and Michelle talk about Lady of the Lake GT 2017 as a participant, paint judge, and pit crew respectively. We discuss the differences between Kings of War and Age of Sigmar from a tournament perspective. Our coverage of Renegade Open 2017 is brief because we expect the pack to change after the General Handbook drop. We touch on allies and point change rumors for General's Handbook 2017.
00:01:52 Lady of the Lake
00:21:39 Paint Judging
00:39:03 Overall tournament
00:41:02 Blatant FaceBook plug
00:50:26 Compare KoW to AoS
01:10:05 Renegade 2017
01:14:10 General's Handbook rumors
01:50:37 The hobby
T3 breaks down their Adepticon 2017 experience. The sheer availability of events tested our fortitude. Over the course of three days, we packed in seminars, one Vanguard tournament, a team tournament, and day one of the championships. Stephen and Sean highlight units and formations of interest from the Blades of Khorne and Kharadron Overlords books. We reflect on two different local tournaments, the overall meta, and how the meta plays at local tournaments. Sean and Michelle discuss the dark elf plans for world domination.
00:01:39 Adepticon 2017 recap
01:25:34 Blades of Khorne highlights
01:50:45 Kharadron Overlords highlights
02:14:13 Local tournaments and the meta
02:57:55 Tapping in
03:12:23 The hobby
Sean and Stephen break down their Holy Wars 2017 experience. Alex Gonzalez from the Adepticon tournaments joins us talking about his Holy Wars Experience, the Age of Sigmar tournaments at Adepticon, how they have grown, the support from Games Workshop, bray shaman pockets, the Saturday only tournament, and Stormcast. Michelle starts tapping in. There are a few squelches because the episode was released without editing.
00:00:10 Holy Wars Recap
01:04:41 Fluff Game
01:29:47 Alex - Holy Wars
01:52:46 Alex – Adepticon
03:35:38 Tapping in
04:11:11 The hobby
T3 attempts to review the meta impacts of the Tzeentch book, but gets caught up in hashing through Tzaangor and Skyfire tactics. Our games played include a foray into An Unexpected Journey.
00:00:36 Games Played
00:10:22 GW Releases and Rumors
00:40:11 Tzeentch Book
01:00:42 Tzeentch Meta
01:12:45 More Tzeentch
01:34:50 The Persuasive Brit
01:51:18 The Hobby
Sean and Stephen recap a bunch of games they've played: Gnarlwood Wargrove vs Serophan, Sigmar vs Serophan, Kings of War, and team game of Order vs Kunnin' Ruk. We bat around ideas of how to encourage players new to the game before crushing their spirits. We discuss how the recent GW FAQ impacts Death and one battle plan. The three of us provide totally opinions about on Allegiance Abilities in tournaments.
00:00:38 Games Played
00:37:49 The Persuasive Brit
00:53:39 GW FAQ
01:07:37 Other Releases
01:17:51 Updates to Holy Wars
01:24:00 Tournament Direction for Allegiant Abilities
01:40:25 The Hobby
01:54:45 Credits and Out Takes
Sean, Stephen, and Michelle dig into prepping for three tournaments with a heavy dose of list building and meta discussion.
00:00:54 Recent Exploits
00:14:41 Holy Wars Tournament List Building
00:39:35 Adepticon Team Tournament List building
00:49:39 Adepticon Championship list building
00:58:54 The Meta
01:18:50 Stephen's Coercive Ways
01:26:45 The Hobby
01:40:35 Credits and Out Takes
Sean, Stephen and Michelle discuss our absence from the Warhammer scene, out publication plans for the future, and a whole lot of Holy Havoc.
00:03:26 What We Have Been Up To
00:24:51 Holy Havoc Wrap-up
00:50:36 What We are Playing Now
01:04:16 Credits and Out Takes
Sean, Stephen and Michelle discuss the pace of GW releases and new bundling prices. Multiple upcoming tournaments drives heavy hobbying. We cover our narrative campaign. We look at what games different tournaments like Waaaghpaca, Masters, Adepticon, and Holy Wars are running.
00:02:02 GW Releases
00:19:49 Fire Dwarfs
00:24:12 The Hobby
01:07:02 Credits and Out Takes
Special guest Stephen Herner joins Michelle, Stephen and Sean for a rambling discussion. We recap North Star GT and prepare for Windy City Throwdown and Holy Wars. Both Stephens describe what made Age of Sigmar more appealing to them as players. Herner's description is in the WCT conversation. T3 and Herner discuss the shifting state of community. The four of us relay our experiences from running campaigns, and talk about upcoming campaigns. As expected, Herner gives some hobby tips. One of the tips was during a break; look for it tacked on at the end of the episode.
00:02:14 North Star Recap
00:37:42 WCT Prep
00:46:32 Holy Wars
01:20:35 Community Impact of AoS
02:33:47 The Hobby
02:46:48 Credits and out takes
02:48:00 Sneaky hobby advice
We open with talk about a watery bint lobbing scimitars at Stephen and Sean, also known as the Lady of the Lake GT recap. Stephen provides a first blush summary for Kings of War. We give an overview of adoption of Age of Sigmar, the Clash of Swords composition pack and 9th age by local players and some tournaments. Stephen describes how to base a single army for 8th edition, Kings of War, and Age of Sigmar in The Hobby!
00:01:28 Lady of the Lake recap
00:37:05 New Systems
00:49:33 Kings of War
01:04:37 9th age
01:09:26 Clash of Swords AoS
01:10:47 Tournaments: Holy Wars, Windy City, North Star
01:20:43 The hobby
01:36:44 Credits and out takes
We get a quick round up of tournaments out of the way before digging into the meaty subject that is Age of Sigmar. Stephen and Sean break down the system phase by phase after playing a game. After that, the three of us list challenges that Age of Sigmar presents for competitive play.
00:01:35 Tournament Recaps
00:17:30 North Star and 8th ed tournaments
00:21:10 Age of Sigmar
01:30:15 AoS tournament issues
01:54:08 The future
02:01:25 Credits and out takes
In a completely unexpected turn of events, Sean leds the hobby charge. That's right, Sean. Also, we three kings plot to take over the world, or at least the small corner of it that is Antillia.
00:01:05 Wet Coast
00:11:07 Battle for Antillia
00:21:12 The Hobby
00:46:07 Credits and out takes
As promised, T3 reviewed End Times tournament packs, ideas in the community for comping Endtimes, and our ideas as well. We distilled everything into a composition pack with the primary goal being that the balance wouldn't be worse than 8th edition is for tournaments. The secondary goals were to keep it as simple as possible, reduce cuts, and favor flavor over power.
00:00:52 Source Comics and Games
00:03:50 The consideration list
00:41:27 The pack
00:47:46 The hobby
01:05:52 Closing thoughts
01:09:33 Credits and outtakes
T3 presents a beast of an episode, clocking in at over three hours. We dissect the Archaon release paying extra attention to the new special characters and formations. We wrap up the podcast with a summary of End Time special characters: which ones are too bad to take, and which ones are too good to leave at home.
00:01:13 Source Comics and Games
00:15:58 Grand Legion of the Everchosen
00:43:48 Khorne units
01:00:24 Special characters
02:54:35 End Times characters: the good and the bad
03:30:05 Credits and outtakes
T3 recaps their experience of End Times at Adepticon. They discuss how Bugeater GT, Blood in the Sun (BiTs) and Wet Coast GT are tackling the End Times rules. The Archaon release muscles its way into the con. They highlight the smack talk in the Battle for Antillia campaign.
00:01:29 The Source Comics and Games
00:58:47 Initial reaction to Archaon
01:11:55 Battle for Antillia
01:38:58 Credits and outtakes
T3 pays homage to Steve Herner and the hobby experience of Holy Wars GT. Stephen and Sean sum up their experiences at Holy War GT as an End Time tournament and theorize about End Times meta. Michelle interjects occasionally while quietly working on Eternity King filth lists for Adepticon prep games. We move on to Adepticon prep and the related hobby. The Battle for Antillia is on unofficial hiatus due to Holy Wars and Adepticon; instead we discuss a couple of campaigns we might run after Antillia completes.
0:01:24 Holy Wars GT - the mechanics
0:20:19 Holy Wars GT as an End Times tournament
0:32:40 End Times as tournament meta
0:45:35 Adepticon prep
1:32:01 Credits and outtakes
T3 tricked Stephen Herner of Holy Wars GT into visiting our room with the hopes of wrangling secrets out of him. We knew we would get none when he refused the liquor we tried to ply him with.
Despite that, Stephen, Michelle, and Sean had good conversation about day one of the tournament.
00:00:32 Holy Wars Day 1
01:26:54 The Masters
01:36:13 Credit and Out takes
Dan Miner joins us to discuss Wet Coast GT and it's ETC based scoring system. He also shares tips for flying with your army. The hobby for the upcoming Holy Wars GT and Adepticon GT is progressing, perhaps a little painfully.
0:15:31 Wet Coast GT
0:50:48 Flying with your army
0:54:57 General chat with Dan
1:05:46 Hobby influences
1:14:20 Credits and outtakes
Patrick Brynildson hijacks the T3 podcast to provide his opinion on Thanquol and End times to date. It's ridiculous. Sean and Patrick come to blows as opposing captains in The Battle for Antillia. Hobby planning is in full force with two tournaments coming up.
0:49:16 End Times to date
1:25:20 The Battle for Antillia
1:52:29 Credits and outtakes
Special guest Stephen Herner joins us to spill his secrets about the upcoming Holy Wars GT, what it is like to start a tournament, and making a terrain table a week. We review the Battle for Antillia to see if it is meeting our expectations. What is a Warhammer Fantasy Podcast without discussing End Times experiences? A lot of hobby happened since the last podcast.
0:01:25 The Battle for Antillia Ruminations
0:10:24 The Genesis of Holy Wars GT
0:15:14 HWGT Making Terrain and Starting a Tournament
0:45:02 HWGT Player Pack
0:49:24 HWGT Scenarios and the Grail
1:01:56 HWGT and the End Times
1:10:04 HWGT Summary
1:14:34 End Times experiences
1:57:37 wrap-up, credits and outtakes
Either we are starting to get accustomed to this End Times thing, or Khaine has lulled us into a false sense of security. That is not a sacrifical dagger in your back. With the new magic system, there is a lot of ground to cover. We dig right into it by going over army lists, the magic system, how a couple of tournaments are handling the End Times release, and what we have seen from End Times in campaigns and games.
00:44 End Times elves
33:40 End Times magic
1:27:50 End Times spells and fulcrums
1:41:01 End Times tournament adoption
2:24:35 End Times longevity
2:34:45 Credits and outtakes
We returned hoarse, if not victorious, from the always rousing North Star Tournament. Glottkin invaded the Thompson household. We track the progress of two campaigns: king of the mountain campaign, and The Battle for Antillia.
00:58 North Star
1:18:46 Karl Franz the Ascendant
1:40:12 King of the Mountain
1:58:14 Battle for Antillia
2:09:40 Wrap up
2:10:18 Credits and Outtakes
We talk about Screw City 2014, Cruisehammer 2014, the Underway campaign, the 1.9 FAQ and Northstar 2014 prep.
00:54 Screw City
13:47 Narrative Campaign
32:56 1.9 FAQ
1:05:42 Northstar Prep
1:21:13 Wrap up and credits
T3 discusses: a campaign they created, upcoming tournaments, thoughts on Undead, the Warriors of Chaos leak, and topics inspired by YouTube.
0:00 Intro and Battle for Antillia
18:32 Upcoming Screw City and Cruisehammer, naming units
50:45 Combined Undead
1:00:48 Warrior of Chaos leak
1:34:33 Dwarves with 50 percent
1:52:40 Double fleeing characters
2:01:16 buypainted and upcoming from T3
2:04:51 sign off and credits
2:05:16 Outtakes from breaks
T3 discusses several aspects of tournaments, the wood elf menace, and our current hobby focuses.
This episode contains significant background noise. I keep threatening to lose it, but the other members of T3 revolt against me.