PODCAST

Ashes of the Imperium – A Warhammer 40,000 Podcast

Dan Mitchell

An 40k podcast from sunny England! We focus on the fantastic lore of 40k; talking all about Narrative Gaming, Crusade campaigns and faction deep-dives. Plus all sorts of hobby goodness, including interviews with members of the Warhammer Community!

Episode 78 - Review Show - Codex Tyranids II - Crusade and Campaign Rules
10-05-2022
1 hr
Episode 77 - Review Show - Codex TyranidsEpisode 76 - War Zone Nachmund I - Vigilus Alone
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In this episode we start our coverage of the brand new War Zone Nachmund campaign series with a run-through of the first book to hit the shelves, Vigilus Alone! If you need a narrative catch up for all that's going on in the Vigilus system and wider Nachmund sector, then jump right on in to this very episode! Dan and Steve also create two narrative forces to fit the background for the battles taking place in the Vigilus system.  Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.comand let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebookor Instagram– we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
30-01-2022
59 mins
Episode 75 - War Zone Octarius IV - Critical Mass and Crusher Stampede Tyranids
16-01-2022
54 mins
Episode 74 - Hobby Show - Genestealer Cult Army ConceptEpisode 73 - War Zone Octarius III - Crusade Mission Pack Containment and Running Your Own Campaign Night
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In this episode Dan and Steve bring you their review of the Containment Mission Pack and the campaign rules featured in Book 1 of the War Zone Octarius campaign series! The team talk about the brand new Planetstrike rules and how can bring your epic battles to life with thematic new rules and missions. Steve also then talks about a dedicated Crusade night he ran out his local gaming club.  Have you played any Planetstrike games yet? Or started a Crusade campaign at your own club? Tell us about how your games went! Let us know on our social media channels, we'd love to hear from you! Check out Steve's custom Crusade night rulespack here: CONVOY 416. Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.comand let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebookor Instagram– we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
30-11-2021
1 hr 29 mins
Episode 72 - War Zone Octarius II - Rising Tide
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In this episode Dan and Steve bring you their review of Book 1 of the War Zone Octarius campaign series! The team talk about their favourite narrative moments from the lore at the start of the book, before discussing how the new Narrative and Matched Play rules impact their fledgling Crusade armies designed in last week’s episode. What’s your favourite aspect of the campaign book contents? Is there anything you would have liked to have seen? What do you think is in store for us in Book 2? Let us know on our social media channels, we'd love to hear from you! Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.comand let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40kand clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebookor Instagram– we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
23-10-2021
56 mins
Episode 71 - War Zone Octarius I - Tyranids vs Inquisition
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In this episode Dan and Steve talk all about the latest Flashpoint articles in White Dwarf! This time we explore War Zone Octarius and the goings-on in this segment of the galaxy... The team talk about what Crusade forces they'd create to match the on-going Octarius narrative, which will soon be followed by some Campaign Books. Steve creates a sneaky Ordo Xenos force on a Jurassic Park-esque hunt for Tyranid bioforms, whereas Dan takes to the skies to gather biomass of his own as a Tyranid army idea unfurls its wings. Which Tyranid model or unit would you most like to see updated? Or perhaps a new unit that hasn't been made in plastic before? Let us know on our social media channels, we'd love to hear from you! Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.com and let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
13-10-2021
59 mins
Episode 70 - Hobby Show - Dan's Armageddon Steel Legion
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In this episode Dan talks through a new project inspired by the recent Warhammer+ short, Old Bale Eye. Putting his Chaos Renegade Guard to one side, he dives straight back into one of his first ever army - Mechanised Astra Militarum! The team talk through how to approach making a modern army from an older model range, and the restrictions that imposes. They also discuss how to get around some of these restrictions! What metal Astra Militarum range would you like to see re-done first? Catachans? Armageddon Steel Legion? Valhallans? Another? Let us know on our social media channels, we'd love to hear from you! Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.com and let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
12-09-2021
40 mins
Episode 69 - Hobby Show - Defining Narrative GamingEpisode 68 - Hobby Show - Ork and Krieg Kill Teams in the Octarius Sector
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In this episode Steve and Dan are back on the airwaves to talk all about the new Ork and Death Korps of Krieg. With plenty of other content creators talking all about the game itself, the mechanics of the rules, etc, the AOTI gang thought they'd do something a little different! The team chat about expanding the new Kill Team box with two Narrative Play Crusade forces of 25PL, pitted against each other! What Kill Team are you going to be making first? What Krieg models do you hope get re-released in plastic soon? Let us know on our social media channels, we'd love to hear from you! Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.com and let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
09-08-2021
57 mins
Episode 67 - Hobby Show - Terrain, Battlefields and Scenery in the 41st Millennium
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In this episode Steve and Dan dive into what makes a good battlefield in 40k and how to use scenery to help forge a narrative in your games. The team chat about three different tables; a T'au Empire Starport, an Ork junkyard and a planet in the midst of a Tyranid infestation. What scenery do you wish Games Workshop made? Have you created any interest scenery pieces yourself? Get in touch and share your scenery-related hobby! Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.com and let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
03-05-2021
51 mins
Episode 66 - Hobby Show - How To Forge Your Own Narrative
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In this episode Steve and listener Lee explore how he could shape and expand his new narrative project. With a lifelong love of Space Marines, Lee wants to take advantage of the expanding Crusade rules and create something unique for when lockdown is relaxed enough for him to get gaming with mates again. Lots of questions and options are discussed! Some questions are addressed in full, but some are deliberately left unanswered to help create story ideas for future games and even new units.  Could this approach help you and your new project? If it does then we'd love to hear from you and the story your telling. We are also collecting ideas for a future episode all about TERRAIN! Check out our recent Tweet here to make suggestions! Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.com and let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
05-04-2021
59 mins
Episode 65 - Review Show - Maelstrom of War 9th Edition Beta Rules
Welcome to the Ashes of the Imperium! In White Dwarf 461 Maelstrom of War returns to the battlefields of the 41st Millennium! Steve and Dan talk all about the brand-new set of rules featured in this month's White Dwarf. The rules, which are exclusive to White Dwarf,  include 30 different Tactical Objectives, a Maelstrom of War Mission Pack, four Deployment Maps, four Stratagems, and six Missions. We also will be collecting ideas for a future episode all about TERRAIN! Check out our recent Tweet here to make suggestions! Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny! Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.com and let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
01-03-2021
42 mins
Episode 64 - Explorator II - Imperial Fists with Chapter Master Valrak
Welcome back to Explorator!  In this new series, the AOTI40k team will be exploring aspects of the Warhammer 40k universe. The topic will be looked through the following three lenses; Lore, Modelling and Gaming. In this episode, Dan is joined by the one and only Chapter Master Valrak! We chat all about the most yellow of all Space Marine Chapters - The Imperial Fists. Dan, naturally, swings the topic over to Black Templars a few times too for good measure. Naturally. Let us know what you think of the episode, what aspects of 40k you'd like us to cover in future Explorator episodes, and how we might improve the structure of such episodes too. We're always keen to hear your feedback! Useful Links Chapter Master Valrak can be found on his Youtube Channel, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The Lamenters Yellow Glaze DIY tutorial we discussed by JuanHidalgo Miniatures can be found here. Element Games Affiliate Link To support the show, please consider shopping at Element Games via the AOTI40k Affiliate Link. We receive a small commission based on your purchases, which doesn't cost you an extra penny!  Chapter Master Valrak also has his own Affiliate Link which can be found on his channels, should you wish to support him too. Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.com and let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI40k to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
22-02-2021
1 hr 20 mins
Episode 63 - Review Show - Codex Death GuardEpisode 62 - Review Show - Flashpoint Argovon System - Part IIIEpisode 61 - Review Show - Flashpoint Argovon System - Part IIEpisode 60 - Review Show - Codex NecronsEpisode 59 - Interview Show - Hobbying After Life-Changing Injuries with Heather (The Real Iron Hand)
In today's episode Dan is joined by a hobbyist with a hell of a story to tell. Heather lost her dominant arm in a motorcycle crash some years ago and is still hobbying  on, dubbing herself The Real Iron Hand! We talk about how she's found learning to paint all over again and how her  Space Marines (Iron Hands, obvs) were recently featured on Warhammer TV! Heather is on Twitter as @realironhand and Insta as @the_real_iron_hand. Check out her blog too, lifeafterlimb.co.uk. Tune in next time for more hobby goodness with the AOTI gang. Element Games Affiliate Link Support the show by shopping at Element Games via the this link. Podcast Admin Please feel free to drop us a line via email ashesoftheimperium@gmail.com and let us know what you liked, or what you’d like to hear about in future episodes. You can leave us a voice message by going to anchor.fm/aoti40k and clicking "Send Voice Message" on the front page. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! 5* reviews make it more likely for iTunes to suggest AOTI to other hobbyists searching for Warhammer 40k podcasts on the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you have any feedback and feel we could improve things, drop us an email and we’ll take it on board. You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’re @AOTI40K on all of them! Get in touch with the team via their Twitter handles as follows: Dan - @Dangermouse425 Steve - @TinracerSteve --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoti40k/message
27-11-2020
39 mins