Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Review - 40KUK Podcast

Against the negativity of the GW news today there has been some good news over the past month.

I discovered the 11th Company podcast recently and listened to it largely because of the inclusion of a segment called “40KUK”. This was presented by Nottingham-based Dave Symcox and took about 30-45 minutes.

Recently Dave has spun the segment off as its own show “40KUK” and it is now available through iTunes. This free podcast typically runs between 2-4 hours and bills itself as one for tournament gamers. It is weekly (Mondays) and is up to its third episode.

So what do I think of it? Well, it is excellent. Certainly it is everything that has been missing from the GW podcasting universe. Unlike pretenders such as 40k Radio for instance, it is produced by people who can actually play the game. The insight and commentary is high quality and even if you are not a tournament gamer you can learn a lot every episode. They pull apart lists, codex force organisation slots etc. They even include a section discussing the lists of the Top 16 ranked players in the UK scene. All of it is done at a fast pace and with good humour.

It is an ideal sister show to Bad Dice (Warhammer Fantasy), which is similarly head and shoulders above its competitors.

Give it a try.

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