Heroic Intervention - Your Casually Competitive Warhammer 40k Podcast

Heroic Intervention is a Warhammer 40K podcast focusing on "Casually Competitive" play and improving your game. Chad and Andrew talk about rumors, games, tactics, hobby, and everything fun! Please drop in a join us!
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Dec 29, 2016

We're back and we hope you had the merriest of holidays! Matt Root tags along once again to talk Traitor Legions with the Heroic Intervention crew. Stick around at the end for a special guest appearance from a beloved animated character...

Dec 8, 2016

We finish up our War Convocation book club with Matt Root, but he's pretty terrible at 40k so whatever. We have far too much fun, we introduce our new Rants and Raves segment, and talk about the hot new Chaos Legion rumors right after they broke! Don't forget to review us on iTunes, like our Facebook page, and head to Patreon, support us at any level and be entered to win a brand new Kill Team box we'll be giving away at the end of December. Thanks for listening to the show.

Dec 1, 2016

Hopefully you've all fully recovered from your turkey comas, cuz Ben Cromwell joins us for Part 1 of the 40k Book Club: War Convocation edition and helps us sort out the AdMech madness! Chad and Andrew also talk about the nerd things they're thankful for. So tune in for the most Thankgivingest of Heroic Intervention Episodes!

Nov 20, 2016

Back in rare form Chad and Andrew talk casually competitive Warhammer 40k.

Nov 1, 2016

Hello Heroes! Bust out your paint, models, and glue and prepare to fuse your fingers together with us on this Hobby Heroics episode! This is our last FREE bonus Hall of Heroes content. In the future these bonus episodes will be released exclusively to our $3 / month or higher Patreon Subscribers: AKA our Hall of Heroes! For everyone already IN the Hall of Heroes we can't thank you enough! We're so excited to announce we're purchasing some lighting equipment for future Live Streams and YouTube videos thanks to your generous support!

Oct 17, 2016

The lovely gents from Facing the Gray Tide cult ambushed us and joined their fellow children of the stars and we went DEEP into the new Genestealer Cult Codex! We also give a shout out to some new Hall of Heroes members, and this time with a bit of a twist we think you'll like! If you love what you hear, consider supporting the cause on Patreon or checking out our amazing partners at Glimpses of Wonder and Warfare and! Thank you so much for listening! I apologize for the audio quality - I (Andrew) goofed it up.

Oct 2, 2016

Genestealer Cult Leaks... yes the codex released today, we were late to release, our bad! We chat about what we like in Trator's Hate (maybe just a bit of what we don't like). Andrew also has a great chat with Aaron Albert AKA Captain A AKA Trader A. Great guy, excellent player, Team 0 Comp member, 40k community builder, friend of the show, and our first sponsor! Enjoy the show!

Sep 22, 2016

Chad and Andrew are feeling good and high on life! We've been reinvigorated by our awesome listeners and your support, cool new books being released, and visions of a bright future for 40k! We talk about games played, Genestealer Cult rumors, we induct our first members of the Hall of Heroes, and talk about the Angel's Blade supplement! We are also excited to introduce our new partner - where you can buy and sell used wargaming miniatures! Thank you for listening and enjoy!

Sep 17, 2016

Chad and Andrew banter unfiltered about the state of 40k and what we'd like to see in the future. This is the type of bonus content that will be released to patreons only in the future. So enjoy it while it lasts mortals until you've joined us in the Hall of Heros.

Sep 2, 2016

Chad and Andrew talk many much 40k things. Please come visit us at Patreon and Facebook.


Aug 15, 2016

We're back, FINALLY! After BAO, vacation, technical difficulties, and fighting through a million spawned nurglings, Episode 23 has arrived! It's a big 'un, but we keep it pretty simple: we run down our Bay Area Open experience, talk about lessons learned, share some plans for Patreon, and wrap up the 40k Book Club: Chaos Daemons Edition with our esteemed guest: the man, the myth, the walking 40k encyclopedia, Ben Cromwell. Enjoy the show!


TAGS: Warhammer 40k, gaming, games, tabletop. tournament, ITC, Bay Area Open

Jul 21, 2016

Hello everyone! Sorry for the iPhone recording sound quality! HIGHLY recommend you grab your models, paint, and hobby supplies, get in your coziest of hobby chairs, and hobby jam along with the HI crew as we talk about whatever crosses our brainpans! It's fun, it's silly, and you can hear the hobby PANIC in our voices as we prep for BAO!


Some Tags: Warhammer 40k Bay Area Open Games Workshop Gaming Tournaments

Jul 12, 2016

On this episode of Heroic Intervention Chad is back from the webway to bring Heroic Intervention team to full strength. Also, a newcomer has joined the team. Her name is Alexis. You will like her. Also, we talk about casually competitive Warhammer 40k. Topics this week range from variable game length and round time in tournaments to how to save yourself 30 dollar bills. Mostly we talk about Chaos Deamons and how they do what they do. Come along and enjoy the ride. 

Jun 28, 2016

Andrew flies solo on this the loneliest of Heroic Intervention Podcast episodes! But never fear, it's not long, but it was necessary because 1) we love you guys and gals and can't quit you 2) we have a TON of content coming up and didn't want a backlog and 3) MOST importantly we have the Imperial Space Marine GIVEAWAY. The Giveaway is at the 19:30 mark, and we promise our feelings won't be hurt if you skip to it! But Andrew does talk about upcoming ITC GT's and Major Events, as well as a few news and rumor tidbits. So tune and get your quick Intervention fix!

PS: notice Andrew mentions 45 minutes of talking at the end... yes... he cut out 20+ minutes of blah with his mighty Axe of Editing!

Jun 10, 2016

On this episode of Heroic Intervention Chad and Andrew chat about recent goings on in the 40k world. Imperial Space Marine drawing NEXT WEEK!! Maybe... giving away.... 2 of them. We talk with Puck from the Renegade Open. ( The format seems wild and fun and we love it. Also, a "Dark Eldar" list to rule them all. But mostly thoughts on... your thoughts when approaching tournaments and events on your horizon. Also, so many bumpers. ENJOY!! or email us at

May 24, 2016

Chad and Andrew Intervene on yet another crazy set o' rules that GW has launched from Holy Terra itself, this time it's DEATH FROM THE SKIES. Ho boy it's a doozy and it has really split the competitive community! Find out where your favorite Interveners come down on this one. PLUS they talk about an exciting Facebook Giveaway, Lords of War II coverage, DA Gladius, and more! So put on your favorite Inquisition sanctioned slippers, cozy up to your prometheum fire place, and tune in!


Tags: Warhammer 40k, 40,000, ITC, Tournaments, Competitive, Nerd, Gaming, Games, Tabletop, Hobby

May 6, 2016

We Intervene the regularly irregular schedule of Heroic Intervention to give you this special episode of the reading and discussion of the ENTIRE GW FAQ!! That’s right kids… All of it. As such the FAQ is preliminary and not a final draft. We tried to timestamp the different sections and sometimes even got them right. Please enjoy!!




4:46 Witchfire Powers

8:40 Weapons

15:50  Vehicles

21:12 Unit Types

30: Transports

34: Terrain

1:5:12: Tank Shock

1:10:00: Super-Heavy Vehicles

1:17:43: Stealth and Shrouded

1:18:45: Special Rules

1:29:00: Skyfire Intercept

1:30:00: Skimmers

1:30:30: Shooting

1:35:22: Psykic Phase

1:43:00: Overwatch

1:45:00: Ordinance

1:53:17: Monstrous and Garg Creatures

2:03:09: Models

2:11::45: Mission

2:16:34: Jink

20:21:55: Intervening models

2:25:00: Scout and Infiltrate

2:27:40: Independent Characters

2:32:50 Grenades

2:34:40 Grav

2:37:15 Flyers

2:41:00 Feel No Pain

2:45:33 Detachments and Formations

2:55:20: Destroyer Weapon

3:05:10: Blast and Templates

May 4, 2016

Andrew is back! And so is Alex!! We had and awesome chat with LCC, but you'll never hear it because... the warp? But, we did chat with Alex about Storm of Silence and some of the things we learned. Also, how to deal with Necrons, and our thoughts on New and rumors!! Check it out and ENJOY!

Apr 20, 2016

With Andrew out this week Chad brings in 5 heroic members of the NWO Blackshirts. We talk about the benefits of playing with and being a part of a team as well as a little but about Adepticon and Angels of Death. Please enjoy the episode. Come find us on Facebook at

Apr 2, 2016

And then there were 3. Phill's long lost love child, Eldar Eric, joins the Heroic Intervention crew to be our Informatum Checkeratus (we can pseudo-Latin too), keeping the HIP boys misinformation free! We have a hard hitting - and sometimes silly - discussion on Target Priority in our latest Tactical Doctrine segment. So join us as we improve our 40k game together! Thanks for listening and enjoy the show

Mar 17, 2016

Join Chad and Andrew for an awesome foray into the world of laid back competetive Warhammer 40k. Chad and Andrew discuss Chad's recent 6 th place finish at the first Heroic Intervention RTT of the year. Also, how you can set up a you own expectations. Exciting news about changes to the ITC scoring and ranking systems and much much more!! 

Mar 3, 2016

On this episode of Heroic Intervention Chad and Andrew kidnap best Necron 2014 and 2015 runner up, Alex Gonzalez. We chat about all things Warhammer 40,000. Including LVO top 8 lists. We muse some about ITC changes for the upcoming season, and get really excited about the Deathwatch box. Jump in and enjoy!

Feb 9, 2016

Let Chad and Andrew intervene right into your ears in this action packed Episode 11! Rejoice! 40k news and rumors are back in full throttle, so no more chubby naked bearded dwarfmen! The boys squee over new Space Puppy units and formations and talk about their latest ITC adventures at the Lord of War RTT. So join them as they laugh, cry, argue, and chew Jelly Bellies into the microphone! Don't worry, it's still all very Heroic!

Jan 13, 2016

In Episode 9 we have the one, the only, the ultimate 40k tournament Renaissance man, Ben Cromwell - aka Dr.Insanotron! He lays down some heavy ejucashun on us rookies about how to transition from casual play to becoming a stone cold killer in tournaments. We also get his thoughts on the state of competitive 40k and what the ITC has done for the community. Afterwards, Chad and Andrew soldier on to talk about the exciting new “Start Collecting” box sets, possible new formations, and rumors of Skittles and Cult Mechanicus finally getting the combined, Adeptus Mechanicus codex they should have from day 1! Join us for quite possibly the greatest podcast episode you’ll ever listen to.