Episode 92 - IA:2 and The Assault on Escalation

Episode 92 is our final show of 2013 for The Independent Characters. We wrap up the year talking at length about Escalation and Stronghold Assault. In particular we discuss the communities reactions to these two supplements and how we are treating them here in our community. 

In additon to that, we have a copy of Imperial Armour 2 (Second Edition): War Machines of The Adeptus Astartes. This is Andy Hoares first IA book since returning to Games Workshop. We take a close look at it and ultimately tell you if we think this book is worth buying or not. We end that discussion with our patented "Bang for your Buck" rating of the latest release from Forge World. 

What they heck, we also include our regular segment of The Workbench and Tabletop discussion. Now with more Hobby Progress!

Speaking of Hobby Progress. Don't miss signing up for the 2014 Hobby Progress Challenge! It starts soon and all details can be found in the links below.

Have a Happy Holiday and an Amazing New Year! We will see you in 2014!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro
  • 0:09:05 - Workbench and Games Played
  • 0:34:50 - Stronghold Assault and Escalation
  • 1:21:00 - Imperial Armour 2 (Second Edition): War Machines of The Adeptus Astartes
  • 1:47:15 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: The_ICs_Episode_92.mp3
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Episode 91 - Horus Heresy: Massacre - Part Two

In Episode 91 we continue our coverage of Horus Heresy 2: Massacre! In the first part of our coverage we went into depth about the Legions involved in the book and how the story played out. In Episode 91, the second part of our coverage, we are going to talk a little bit about the Mechanicus and Titan Legion Forces, and then go into depth about some of the rules, characters and campaign that round out this book.

Our regular segment of The Workbench and Tabletop discussion that takes place as well. And last but not least, we bid a fond and thankful goodbye to Geoff as he leaves the co-host responsibilities behind. This won’t be the last we see of him of course, but he will no longer be the second chair of the show going forward.

We hope you enjoy!

Time Stamps:
  • 0:00:00 – Show Intro
  • 0:09:50 – Workbench and Games Played
  • 0:48:50 – Horus Heresy 2: Massacre (Part 3)
  • 1:20:20 – Horus Heresy 2: Massacre (Part 4)
  • 2:00:50 – Titan and Mechanicus Forces, Final Thoughts, Farewell Geoff and Show Closing

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Direct download: The_ICs_Episode_91.mp3
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Episode 90 - Horus Heresy: Massacre - Part One
Episode 90 of The Independent Characters takes a very close look at Forge Worlds latest release, Horus Heresy 2: Massacre! As with the previous entry in this series, the tome is so massive we need two episodes to cover it all. Part one of our coverage will be taking a look at the story that has brought us to this point in The Great Betrayal so far, as well as in depth coverage of the four Adeptus Astartes Legions covered in the book. Namely, The Salamanders, The Word Bearers, The Iron Hands and The Night Lords.

Word of Horus’ treachery escapes Isstvan III and now the Legions loyal to the Emperor mobilise to make Horus and those who follow account for their crimes. However the depth of the betrayal is yet to be revealed. 

Aside from our usual Workbench and Games Played segments, we have an interview with Reece Robbins to discuss The Las Vegas Open Tournament as well as his Kickstarter with Tablewar called The MegaMat!

Time Stamps:
  • 0:00:00 – Show Intro
  • 0:07:00 – Workbench and Games Played
  • 0:44:10 – Interview with Reece Robbins
  • 0:59:10 – Horus Heresy 2: Massacre (Part 1)
  • 1:58:25 – Horus Heresy 2: Massacre (Part 2)
  • 3:00:00 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: The_ICs_Episode_90.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:23pm PST
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