How to play Warhammer 40,000: perfect for beginners

10 Th02, 2020
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Want to learn 40k 8th edition? You're in the right place!
This video is great for beginners. It's clear, to the point, and easy to follow.
Here are some useful links for things we mention in the video:
Warhammer 40k "Battle Primer":
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The affordable brushes I mostly use:
Cheap detail paintbrushes:
A great beginner paint set:
My favourite beginner airbrush & compressor set:
The airbrush I use for finer work:
The compressor I use for long sessions:
Cool aquarium filters that look like industrial flooring:
Brass couplers that look like scale model barrels:
Cheap pastels that make great DIY pigment powder:
The only palette you'll ever need:
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  • In truth, I'm intimidated by the price of the models and how much of them I have to buy it get a satisfying army going, and painting my models. I really don't want to mess it up but I also don't want to pay someone to do it for me.

    Threshold HatesRevenantThreshold HatesRevenant17 giờ trước
  • Can you make one of these for 9th edition?

    Baronn 1Baronn 1Ngày trước
  • epic

    Harry MaxwellHarry MaxwellNgày trước
  • Boring.

    Rob OtRob OtNgày trước
  • Imperial guard really suck basically

    Dynasty2201Dynasty22012 ngày trước
  • Could y’all do some game reports with retro minis?

    Last Name First Name First Name Last NameLast Name First Name First Name Last Name7 ngày trước
  • 1,000,000 Views! You deserve every one, Guy!

    Ben RaffertyBen Rafferty7 ngày trước
  • -me i am a dumb. too much to bother with. i'll stay with my mtg cards. fast & efficient. me likes.

    thanos syrothanos syro10 ngày trước
  • how many points worth of models are in this?

    Joe GJoe G10 ngày trước
  • Only nerds play this shit.

    TheVanillatechTheVanillatech11 ngày trước
  • Which Ork kits did you use to make your Ork boys?

    Hydrant GamingHydrant Gaming11 ngày trước
  • 0:22 Is the same bait that drug dealers used to use: "you only need a few things, chances are you might already have the se lying around: you need a lighter and a coca cola bottle and a few straws"

    PICHISPICHIS14 ngày trước
  • a few 6 sided dice *laughs in ork*

    CaptainFry24CaptainFry2414 ngày trước
  • 9:31 When The Boys and you get a new member.

    EXiTbruhEXiTbruh14 ngày trước
  • This is going to hit 1m views soon. Congratulations on your (soon to be) first 1m views video.

    Foyble GamesFoyble Games16 ngày trước
  • So, why has no one made an app that you can load the base data in and then have it make all the rolls? You could spend a lot more time playing and a lot less time grinding through tables and rolls.

    Kevin CaruthersKevin Caruthers16 ngày trước
  • I havent played in years this was helpful!

    Angel OfTheLightAngel OfTheLight18 ngày trước
  • Fake rolls! haha had to watch a million times for that no six

    Louie SutherlandLouie Sutherland18 ngày trước
  • just a little QUESTION or 2 please, to anyone who can help me.. I love to make small diorama's and would love to try my hand at this! I know nothing of this game, I Love ALL THE GOODIES, The minis all them Buildings and such you guys always BUILD! I use to be into D&D, Long Long x 1000 time ago. And I am kind of a loner so Any Tips on where I can go to get some info on this... I would be so thankful!

    Tom JonesTom Jones18 ngày trước
  • This was the video that got me into 40K a year ago. Thank you

    Ghaz •Ghaz •19 ngày trước

    OrdinatorOrdinator21 ngày trước
  • I last played a WH40k game over two decades ago. The rules seem straightforward. And you explained them well.

    G LeggettG Leggett22 ngày trước
  • haha forgeworld prices go brrrrrr

    Blacku KnightoBlacku Knighto22 ngày trước
  • this is what separates the big nerds from the little ones. I was thinking about getting into this but I only got a B in calculus...

    gnuwavesgnuwaves22 ngày trước
  • The rules change that much even the basics I feel sorry for new players

    McBain WoWMcBain WoW22 ngày trước
  • Too bad the models are expensive

    Creedence Kahotea-BowringCreedence Kahotea-Bowring23 ngày trước
  • Why use a pen to point stuff on the most important part of the game - the Manual, that is supposed to cover a lifetime? You can always use pebbles instead of the figures, but without the manual you can't play the game

    venimusvenimus24 ngày trước
  • why doesnt the battle primer link work

    Flo LPFlo LP24 ngày trước
  • Soooo useful

    Wilder QWilder Q24 ngày trước
  • fuck yeah thank you for this now i know that i want to stick to underworlds and not play warhammer 40k

    AtlasAtlas25 ngày trước
  • I love the app been grinding it out a lot

    MLG234 _MLG234 _26 ngày trước
  • Thank god for video games

    Not Tasteful • 69 years agoNot Tasteful • 69 years ago27 ngày trước
  • Me and my friend just got the table top version, and are still setting it up. Is there anything we should know?

    PebbeldPebbeld28 ngày trước
  • This game has a lot of maths involved....I'm not very smart. Guess I'll play something else

    Jäger Meister_175Jäger Meister_17528 ngày trước
  • Wow, a tutorial without space marines. Neat

    Jäger Meister_175Jäger Meister_17528 ngày trước
  • This was so awesome, man. Thanks so much. I have watched this video 20 times to learn how to play!

    Cyril LoweCyril Lowe28 ngày trước
  • me, who knows how to play and just came for the battle report like format

    EliasD manEliasD man28 ngày trước
  • I think they need to open a how to play war hammer in college

    Right AndRight And29 ngày trước
  • How much does the new(ish) round-based Age of Sigmar ruleset differ from 40K now? Last time I played any WFB it was all about formation depth and rotation angles...

    Matthew PennellMatthew Pennell29 ngày trước
  • have no idea how they can make a game so complicated 😅

    bong kembong kemTháng trước
  • idek what this is but it was in my recommended LOL

    squiddy ’squiddy ’Tháng trước
  • You should the Astra Militarum Start Collecting Box

    Zilla 42Zilla 42Tháng trước
  • This is very helpful I'm going to be starting an Astra Militarum army becasue they're cheap and I'm basic

    Zilla 42Zilla 42Tháng trước
  • I wish I would’ve had this video back in 2012 when my dorm mates were trying to get me into the game. Better late than never!

    Michael RamirezMichael RamirezTháng trước
  • so........ this game is the proto rts game ?

    Fucked GplusFucked GplusTháng trước
  • Much better to line up your two armies, then throw dice at each other's troops while making "pew pew" and "dakka dakka" noises. Pro tip - make sure you varnish your minis. 😁

    grimmriffergrimmrifferTháng trước
  • this is one of the best tutorials i've seen in general

    Arseny ArsArseny ArsTháng trước
  • Yeah see the problem with this is that I know hot to play I just don't have the hundreds of dollars it costs for armies

    Pokemongenix CoffmanPokemongenix CoffmanTháng trước
  • Very helpful thanks. I used to collect these models about 20 years ago and never really played due to not knowing how to. Now I’m considering getting back into it. Cheers

    CreeCree42CreeCree42Tháng trước
  • Where is the button that when pressed screams ' FOR THE EMPEROR '.

    Chen may10Chen may10Tháng trước
  • *Thank you for making this .*

    Wolfphototech EntertainmentWolfphototech EntertainmentTháng trước
  • Nice vid. Even though rolling a 8 on a D6 is really possible if the Emperor Allows...

    MrUnfamiliarMrUnfamiliarTháng trước
  • Even without the possibility of parole I wouldn't have time for this.

    drone racerdrone racerTháng trước
  • Every How to Play Warhammer 4K Video length: 2hrs 45min long

    L.A. ProdigyL.A. ProdigyTháng trước
  • Great video! Really starting to consider getting into it! Just the problem with the situation in the world rn, yikes.

    Mr. MastéžMr. MastéžTháng trước
  • This game does seem interesting but at the same time too much work to really be fun

    chris johnsonchris johnsonTháng trước
  • Your dice rolling method triggers me pretty hard! ROLL the damn dice, don’t gently lay them on the table!😂

    Stickman WutStickman WutTháng trước
  • How to play Warhammer 40k for Beginners: Mail all your paychecks to games Workshop.

    Writer's BlockWriter's BlockTháng trước
  • wow this was what I was looking for 20 years ago haha! Now I'm too old to get into this :d

    11ish11ishTháng trước
  • moooooooore!

    Natsuo TVNatsuo TVTháng trước
  • Cool

    Big ChairBig ChairTháng trước
  • Too complicated for a board game, luckily only ruler is needed, not microscope to see where bullet hit.

    Николай МаровНиколай МаровTháng trước
  • Why for the love of God?!?!

    ZorknovZorknovTháng trước
  • In October I got heavily into 40k with some friends.This is the second video I saw(bricky's all 40k factions explained being the first),afterwards I saw this video and got me heavily into 40k,I love mid winter minis battle reports,painting sessions and Deathmatch tournaments

    Eddie RamirezEddie RamirezTháng trước
  • Best video thus far. Thank you for your time.

    chillausmcchillausmcTháng trước
  • i have found that if ya paint ya boiz blu bs then stands for bullshit if its misses

    Dwarven MinotaurDwarven MinotaurTháng trước
  • As someone who has never played, this makes no sense. Ha, all your army is killed. Oh wait, there is this one guy over here that we ignored the entire time and he has special rolls to kill everyone and win the game, even though we were told at the beginning that there was nobody in the game who could do this.

    Mike ZupancicMike ZupancicTháng trước
  • I found some 1996 chaos space marines for only 20 dollars might buy them any chance you’ll make a video on second edition

    Encyclopedia IuvenibusEncyclopedia IuvenibusTháng trước
  • Always wanted to know how this game was played, it is far too much maths and in and outs for me. The models are cool as shit though. It would be cool if there was an App to deal with all the maths and equation's. The more I watch the more I am amazed people actually play this game, so many numbers and maths.

    The HighlanderThe HighlanderTháng trước
  • All that time painting for that gameplay.... I’d rather paint the models honestly just to have fun.

    donovan007007donovan007007Tháng trước
  • Man and Women of love to other great warhammer chanel... call up for Arch chanel! Send reports to youtube for that delete action!

    burningtemplarburningtemplarTháng trước
  • Knowing how to play vs actually having the $$$ to play it, nice vid regardless

    Quang Tuan TranQuang Tuan TranTháng trước
  • The psychic ability that thing was using should of only killed one of them it say until you fail to cause a mortal wound or the enemy unit is destroyed and he killed that unit so it should end, right?

    Alexander RiekenAlexander RiekenTháng trước
  • do you like warhammer and dr phil?? then look nowhere else except here, for having a go at this fancy 4k DR PHILL WARHAMMER CROSSOVER POSTER!!!

    Jules BlacksmithJules BlacksmithTháng trước
  • Can we get one for sigmar?

    JungleINSECt SpikewallJungleINSECt SpikewallTháng trước
  • I think i missed what determines what three orcs to lose. Is it the orc player, the 'human' player, or is it dice based? I am guessing it has a consequence as they have different weapons. Can someone explain that to me?

    JohandymanJohandymanTháng trước
  • complex but interesting. I like it

    BlessedBlessedTháng trước
  • What a fantastic video! I used to play a decade ago but this has refreshed my memory well and showed some important differences to the 5th edition that I used to play.

    ZaqqZaqq2 tháng trước
  • Wow, kind of slow but, it's really fun

    Adrian CarballozaAdrian Carballoza2 tháng trước
  • 9th edition video coming by any chance?

    Dan WhiteDan White2 tháng trước
  • older :(

    Warhammer 40K StoryWarhammer 40K Story2 tháng trước
  • Hello.. can you show us a How to play 9th Edition? Happy new year.. greetings from Vienna 🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹

    J. Stern Mercedes-BenzJ. Stern Mercedes-Benz2 tháng trước
  • I started out with a Dark Eldar starter set. I want to say that back then that it was around 90$ US. Came with Wyches, Kabalite Warriors, a Raider, Venom and Reavers, I think anyway. Then there were the paints. Ever try keeping those around for any length of time without the pigment settling and turning to shit? Well I've had some of those paints for up to 7 years now. Trick is to keep them stirred once a month at least. I lost several hundred in paints before I started taking my hobby seriously, anyway... After I got done with that set, I'd saved some money and next I got another Venom and some Wyches, then a Razorwing Jetfighter. Anyway, I guess that the point was that it didn't come all at once. I focused on the model aspect first and built my army over a few years. I have several thousand worth of 40k minis in paints and another few thousand still in the box awaiting paint. You might say I'm rich, but that's not the case. It's just my hobby and whether or not I'm painting, I always put a 10$ bill o the side each week to save for the next cool thing that Games Workshop puts out. Now, both of my daughters also are into 40k now as we use it to find a reason to get together on the weekends to spend time together. Now when we sit around the table chatting it up it includes colorful phrase's like pass the Waz(Wazdakka Red) bitch or such like that. April is currently into Necrons while Willow has taken to the Eldar. Like I said, my main interest is Dark Eldar, but I also paint and collect Imperium, and Daemons and crafting my own battlefields. In all it's cost a small fortune but it's amassed over time. Let's face it, one daughter works at a toothpaste factory and the other is a house keeper, not very high paying job but even they have tucked that 10 dollars away a week and now on the weekends, we all have a hobby we enjoy while the boys are out at the target range. We have been trying to get them hooked but we think that'll happen when we begin the war gaming aspect of 40k.We think that'll get hubby and the son-in-laws roped in. That's what brought me to this video, beginning to learn the game play and yes, we all have the books to play and even though I like reading it's a bit more complicated than video tutorials that you can play along with and go through the paces. Trying to find areal combat tutorials because the Dark Eldar air units are just plain badass. Currently I own 2 flights of DA Razorwings and Voidravens in Shroud formations, 2 VR and 2 RW per flight, 5 flights of Venoms. Add to that the Raiders, Reavers, Ravagers, Scourges, Hellions and then there are the ground units. Yeah, I'm ready to take my fight to the air war front! :P Any chance for a tutorial featuring Dark Eldar??? I'd certainly love to learn how to use my arsenal of models.

    Devina DanadoDevina Danado2 tháng trước
  • It's a great simplified way of demonstrating how to play. Awesome. :)

    Tia PerrieTia Perrie2 tháng trước
  • This game will be more fun without the tape and just use some kind of board that someone can print it or just buy it to move the units.

    Juanlord 360Juanlord 3602 tháng trước
  • Theses things are plastic and they won't a lot of money for a piss of plastic FUCK THAT.

    gmb 85gmb 852 tháng trước
  • Update on my last comment: I went with Tau.

    Black JesusBlack Jesus2 tháng trước
  • I clicked on this thinking it was a game😂 and not a for beginners🤦‍♂️

    X Zerczer XX Zerczer X2 tháng trước
  • you lost me at "inches"... ridiculous form of measuring

    Acopio LiveAcopio Live2 tháng trước
    • *Humies.*

      Supreme Tarantula SorcererSupreme Tarantula Sorcerer2 tháng trước
  • would you be interested for doing something like this for 9th edition?

    Jason FurnerJason Furner2 tháng trước
  • Are you gonna do a ninth ed of this? or is it the same?

    MrSteelface96MrSteelface962 tháng trước
  • Was not expecting the bull shit comment. I got caught

    Beast1431Beast14312 tháng trước
  • Thank you for the video! I got my first Warhammer set today to get started. Based on the video game looks like combination of chess with random dice rolling. I was expecting those terrain obstacles to impact line of sight but it would make game much more complicated. I will have to read the rule book and codex to understand the game better.

    Anthony PilkjaerAnthony Pilkjaer2 tháng trước
    • Well actually terrain does,in most cases

      Supreme Tarantula SorcererSupreme Tarantula Sorcerer2 tháng trước
  • When I was younger RPGs and the like looked fun and were fun. Now they look like...chores? Folks that like the game: "Now, roll the dice again, for.." Me: God. Again? Like, roll them again??. What the hell.

    EddieHazardEddieHazard2 tháng trước
    • It's like gambling for nerds

      Supreme Tarantula SorcererSupreme Tarantula Sorcerer2 tháng trước
    • But the click clack sounds make me happy

      mr. potatomr. potato2 tháng trước
  • I played 40k and fantasy as a kid and i still think the game still is too convoluted. They had a good shot to trim the fat from the game and lower the barrier to entry for an already intense hobby. but seeing things like overwatch just seems overkill. I mean to hit, to wound, AND to save? Rolling distance for charges? These just feel like things that could be taken out to not make it 3 hours a game.

    Josh GreenJosh Green2 tháng trước
  • Can i use centimeters?

    Hank J. Wimbleton _gamer-madness. exe madnessHank J. Wimbleton _gamer-madness. exe madness2 tháng trước
    • Nope.

      Supreme Tarantula SorcererSupreme Tarantula Sorcerer2 tháng trước
  • It would take me 6month to complete one game lol

    inkzryinkzry2 tháng trước
  • Too many dice rolls. Bolt Action took out some and then A song of Fire and Ice took out even more ... The system is too cumbersome instead of enjoying the minis you just keep rolling dice all the time ...

    Andras LibalAndras Libal2 tháng trước
    • @Supreme Tarantula Sorcerer rolling dice? There is Yahtzee for that :)))))

      Andras LibalAndras Libal2 tháng trước
    • But that's the fun part?

      Supreme Tarantula SorcererSupreme Tarantula Sorcerer2 tháng trước
  • Good times. I used to play in High School, had a small army kit but with some expensive pieces like the Steam Tank (Metal). Was just starting out. Managed to play ONCE before my 'friend' stole everything from me with the pretense of ''I'mma paint your stuff if you want, I could use the practice''. Good times.

    TruckedTrucked2 tháng trước
  • green skin

    Anshark200Anshark2002 tháng trước
    • *humie*

      Supreme Tarantula SorcererSupreme Tarantula Sorcerer2 tháng trước