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.



Direct Download Link:

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

The Age of Darkness Podcast can be contacted at ageofdarknesspodcast@gmail.com

Lil' Legends Painting Studio can be found at http://loserstudio.blogspot.ca/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast/id985682558

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theageofdarknesspodcast

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast

Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iq7ledxmo7uhxytxo2kmmev3nia?t%3DThe_Age_of_Darkness_Podcast

Please consider supporting the Age of Darkness Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

 Mp3 Tagged Map:

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!!!
 
 
 
Direct Download Link:

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
 
The Age of Darkness Podcast can be contacted at ageofdarknesspodcast@gmail.com

Myles can be contacted at lillegendstudio@gmail.com

Lil' Legends Painting Studio: http://loserstudio.blogspot.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast/id985682558

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theageofdarknesspodcast

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast

Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iq7ledxmo7uhxytxo2kmmev3nia?t%3DThe_Age_of_Darkness_Podcast

Please consider supporting the Age of Darkness Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

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!



Direct Download Link:

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
The Age of Darkness Podcast can be contacted at ageofdarknesspodcast@gmail.com

Myles can be contacted at lillegendstudio@gmail.com

Lil' Legends Painting Studio: http://loserstudio.blogspot.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast/id985682558

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theageofdarknesspodcast

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast

Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iq7ledxmo7uhxytxo2kmmev3nia?t%3DThe_Age_of_Darkness_Podcast

Please consider supporting the Age of Darkness Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

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...

Monday, 1 May 2017

Episode 53: The Sisters of Silence, and The Battle of Prospero Analysis

In the fifth part of our Inferno coverage, we discuss how to use the Silent Sisterhood on the table, and then, in Painting Black ... and other Colours, we talk about painting silver armour. In Tales of Heresy, we are once again joined by Kenny from the Combat Phase Podcast to analyze the Battle of Prospero from all available sources, before concluding with the Vox Box and Two-Week Hobby Challenge.



Direct Download Link:

Age of Darkness Episode 53 
 
0.00  Intro

8.09  Inferno Part IV: The Silent Sisterhood

1.03.48 Painting Black... And Other Colours: Silver
1.30.49  Tales of Heresy: The Battle of Prospero

3.03.08  Vox-Box

3.26.48  Two-Week Hobby Challenge

Closing Song is "C'mon Let's Go" by Girlschool
 
The Age of Darkness Podcast can be contacted at ageofdarknesspodcast@gmail.com

Myles can be contacted at lillegendstudio@gmail.com

Lil' Legends Painting Studio: http://loserstudio.blogspot.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast/id985682558

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theageofdarknesspodcast

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast

Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iq7ledxmo7uhxytxo2kmmev3nia?t%3DThe_Age_of_Darkness_Podcast

Please consider supporting the Age of Darkness Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

Monday, 10 April 2017

Episode 52 : Inferno Part IV: Painting and Understanding the Custodes, and Prospero Burns Debate

In the fourth part of our Inferno coverage, we finally begin to tackle the redoubtable Talons of the Emperor, by analyzing the Emperor's praetorians, the Custodes. In this we are aided by Mark's experience winning the Adepticon friendly tournament with his golden boys. In Painting Black … and other Colours we continue our discussion of the Custodes by talking about how to achieve that perfect gold colour on your models. We then host our first-ever Age of Darkness debate, as we are joined by Max from Road to Terra and Jake from Covenant of Fire to settle the question “is Prospero Burns good” once and for all! 



Direct Download Link:

Age of Darkness Episode 52

0.00  Intro

23.40  Inferno Part IV: The Custodes

1.44.53  Painting Black... And Other Colours: Gold

2.11.19  Tales of Heresy: Prospero Burns Debate

3.40.34  Vox-Box

4.02.00  Two-Week Hobby Challenge

Closing Song is "Beyond the North Waves" by Immortal

The Age of Darkness Podcast can be contacted at ageofdarknesspodcast@gmail.com

Myles can be contacted at lillegendstudio@gmail.com

Lil' Legends Painting Studio: http://loserstudio.blogspot.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast/id985682558

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theageofdarknesspodcast

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast

Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iq7ledxmo7uhxytxo2kmmev3nia?t%3DThe_Age_of_Darkness_Podcast

Please consider supporting the Age of Darkness Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Episode 51: Inferno Part III: The Vlka Fenryka, and Prospero Burns Part I

In Episode 51 we get all space viking, discussing how to model and paint the Vlka Fenryka and their new rules in Inferno. We also run some simulations to see if Leman Russ can indeed kill all his brothers... Then in Tales of Heresy, we begin our analysis of Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett. For the Allfather!!!



 Direct Download Link:

Age of Darkness Episode 51

0.00  Intro

5.01  Inferno Part III: The Vlka Fenryka

1.41.56  Painting Black... And Other Colours: The Vlka Fenryka

2.18.42  Tales of Heresy: Prospero Burns Part I

3.08.51  Vox-Box

3.29.04  Two-Week Hobby Challenge

Closing Song is "Fenris" by Enslaved

The Age of Darkness Podcast can be contacted at ageofdarknesspodcast@gmail.com

Myles can be contacted at lillegendstudio@gmail.com

Lil' Legends Painting Studio: http://loserstudio.blogspot.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast/id985682558

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theageofdarknesspodcast

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ageofdarknesspodcast

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-age-of-darkness-podcast

Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iq7ledxmo7uhxytxo2kmmev3nia?t%3DThe_Age_of_Darkness_Podcast

Please consider supporting the Age of Darkness Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ageofdarknesspodcast