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- Dark Angels vs Thousand Sons: Pater's World
Shawn and Blaine are back with another live battle report, this time, taking you into the bowels of Pater's World. Two unrelenting Psykers lead their forces in search of an artifact of great power, both sides convinced it belongs in their capable hands. But when Psykers' egos get involved, things tend to end up a bloody mess. Thankfully, this time is no different. Stick around after the report for some news and upcoming events. Links can be found in the show notes. Happy Heresy The Hagvarian Betrayal: https://www.facebook.com/events/1053843944747437/?ti=icl Knight Raffle: http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/TR/Events/2010SiteDesignGREvents?px=1663208&pg=personal&fr_id=1110 Lone Star Legion Event: Lone star legion Facebook page: https://facebook.com/lonestarlegion30k/ Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/987095834727512/?ti=icl Full event details including a link to the primer: https://tabletop.events/conventions/texicon-2017/pages/horus-heresy-tournament-event Music City Heresy: http://t-n-tgrandtournament.weebly.com/30k.html
- The Forsaken Episode
Seize the Initiative is back with an episode of... underwhelming performance. Blaine and Shawn crack down on the dregs of the red book, the units that, for one reason or another, don't get to see a ton of regular play, or are overshadowed by other choices. They dig into the nitty gritty of what makes these choices less than favorable, and brainstorm ideas to give utility to the forsaken. 2 list reviews are also ahead as they begin their first major discussions of the long awaited Book, Inferno.
- Death Guard vs Shattered Legion
Hey again Seize the Initiative fans, we've got another ad hoc battle report for you today. Our focus shifts this time to the virus bomb ravaged ruins of once glorious Istvaan III as Macabran Graves and his heretical Death Guard compatriots attempt to fend off a piecemeal foe of World Eater's and Emperor's Children. Morale is shaken and tensions run hot as betrayed loyalists must make their final stand on a ravaged cityscape.
- Heresy in the Heartland: Dark Harvest
This month, Shawn and Blaine tell the tale of the first Battle for Brundisia Prime, the Heresy in the Heartland. An all day event played over the course of 3 rounds, the Campaign pitted brother against brother on the agri-world of Brundisia Prime, a key supply world to the Emperor. Would the Primarch Lorgar and his traitorous allies see a world burn, or would the Emperor's will be done?
- September 2016: Dark Angels Vs Shattered Legion
Welcome everybody to a special presentation of Seize the Initiative! In an effort to get more content out to our listeners, we have put together a stand-alone battle report while we work on our next full episode and prepare for Heresy in the Heartland. Be on the lookout for more of these going forward. These two killy, killy lists promise a bloody, action packed battle you won't want to miss!
- The Shadow War
Welcome back to another heretical episode of Seize the Initiative. Shawn and Blaine have been hard at work logging games so they can get you up to speed on some of the finer points of the illusive Shadow War campaign structure. In this episode, we dive deep on the new Shadow War missions presented in Horus Heresy book 6: Retribution, as well as sharing some of our own experiences on how to handle setting up a Shadow War campaign of your own. Stay tuned also for a fresh take on our battle reports: like it? love it? Let us know on our Facebook page! @SeizeInitiative firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/Seizetheinitiativepodcast
- Mini Episode: Quick Announcements
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- 30k Tank Commanders
There is some adult language during the interview, listener discretion is advised. Welcome one and all, to our eighth episode! This month we talk about tanks. Not shiny boxes to put your marines into, but pure, simple, murderous battle-tanks. Blaine and Shawn dive deep into a few selections of tanks, as well as, covering a battle report and hypothetical, tank-style. We also scored an interview with The Forgotten Legion's very own Michael Montelongo! So come check it out and leave us some feedback! http://tinyurl.com/zrhbrq5 : Freddy's Fundraiser www.redneckmulletfights.com : The Forgotten Legion 30k https://soundcloud.com/theforgottenlegion30k : Radio Free Istvaan @SeizeInitiative email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/Seizetheinitiativepodcast
- The Xenos Menace
There is some adult language during the interview, listener discretion is advised. Welcome back, after an extended hiatus. Throughout the Great Crusade, the armies of the Emperor fought against numberless xenos races, and if your Heresy playgroup is just getting started like ours, you'll have to send your legions into battle with filthy aliens. We called on the Age of Darkness Podcast's resident xenos - fighting expert, Mark Salmon, for some tips on how to fight against the myriad of alien armies as well as how to theme the battles or drive a narrative. Mark also joins us for our 2v1 Hypothetical this week! Last but not least, Shawn has an event report from South Texas in Flames II (STIF2) hosted and ran by The Forgotten Legion 30k. Just us for some xenocidal conversation and send us some feedback or your thoughts and experiences at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet Blaine @SeizeInitiative and visit the Facebook page, Seize the Initiative Podcast, and start the conversation there! Check out The Forgotten Legion 30k on YouTube or hear Radio Free Istvaan on SoundCloud!
- Need for Speed!
Welcome to 2016 and the newest episode of the Seize the Initiative Podcast! Join Blaine and Shawn as they break down the new errata in the opening, discuss the 19th's struggles against the hated Xenos menace, as well as dive into out main topic: Bikes! We cover all 3 types of bikes, and have our battle report, where we see just how deadly these motorcycle men can be. Finally, we have our bike-pothetical, and finish up with the closing segment. Narrative Report: 20:22 Main: 37:22 Topical Report: 59:57 Hypothetical: 1:29:22 Closing: 1:42:17 Link to Errata: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/resources/fw_site/fw_pdfs/Horus_Heresy/Horus_Heresy_7th_Edition.pdf @SeizeInitiative email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/Seizetheinitiativepodcast
- All About Istvaan 3
Welcome back! Please excuse the belated podcast. This month we are doing something a little different, foregoing our normal structure. We are going to be discussing the first three Horus Heresy novels and how they relate to the hobby as well as our thoughts on them as novels. Following that we are going to cover the Istvaan 3 campaign system. We wouldn't leave you hanging without a battle report, so this week's covers the final battle in Blaine and Shawn's Istvaan 3 campaign! No hypothetical this week, and we do apologize. Narrative Discussion: 16:23 Gameplay Discussion: 1:23:25 Battle Report: 1:59:22 Closing: 2:10:52 Don't forget to like us on https://www.facebook.com/Seizetheinitiativepodcast/ or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings! Welcome to our fourth episode of the Seize the Initiative Podcast. This month's episode is about everyone's favorite exo-suits, Dreadnoughts! As usual, we have the narrative battle report describing the exorcism of Macabran Graves. Our second battle report details the attempt at liberation during the Ark'alask Septimus campaign. Finally, we have our Hypothetical, where both of us had to max out our elites choices. As always, reach us at email@example.com and follow our page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Seizetheinitiativepodcast/ Narrative Battle Report: 7:45 Main Topic: 32:30 Topical Battle Report: 1:37:13 Hypothetical: 2:00:34 Closing: 2:14:03
- Legion Assault and Breachers
We cover the additional compulsory troops in this month's main topic. We also dive into Shawn's Great Crusade era Raven Guard with our narrative battle report, describe recent engagement on Ark'alask Septimus, and smash out another hypothetical; where no Legion Tacticals were allowed. Thanks for tuning in, we hope you enjoy! Narrative Battle Report: 9:59 Main Topic: 24:10 Topical Battle Report: 54:15 Hypothetical: 1:23:18 Closing: 1:37:40
- The Legion Centurions
In our second episode we cover the customizable and very flavourful HQ option, centurions. This episode is running a little long due to the breadth of subject matter. We also bring a narrative battle report discussing the final pacification of Galdosh and our hypothetical match up between Raven Guard and Death Guard. Kick back and enjoy, and thanks for listening! Narrative Report 6:39 Main Topic Centurions 24:06 Topical Battle Report 1:15:35 Hypothetical 1:41:23 Closing 1:54:00
- Legion Tactical Marines
The first episode of a podcast dedicated to improving play, and exploring narrative driven aspects of the Horus Heresy 30k tabletop game. In this episode, we talk about who we are, a battle report covering "The Death of Gods and Angels" legendary mission, as well as diving deep into the multitude of flavor and strategic options of one of the most basic building blocks of any heresy force, the legion tactical marines.