Lorehammer - A Warhammer 40k Podcast

Lorehammer is dedicated to answering all your story based questions about Warhammer 40K. Join Erik, Jordan, and Mark as they attempt to simplify this massively complex world.

Lorehammer Lockdown: Floridacast

April 3rd, 2020

Recently, Mark spent some time down in the "Sunshine state", in the "windy city" itself! In true fashion of "keeping Florida weird" and making sure that the alligators were sated, Mark met with a fan and had a fun time chat with him! In these times where you can't even go see your friends, we figured there was nothing more beautiful than two soul partners having a meaningful conversation for the very first time. Listen as they fall in love in front of your very eyes- er... ears...

Enjoy an episode of Mark and Nic!

Lorehammer Lockdown: Ask us Anything

April 2nd, 2020

Self-isolation driving you insane? Are the pets constantly demanding attention? Is your local gaming store not letting you in, no matter how hard you bang on the glass and plead to be able to have just a single touch of shrink-wrapped goodies like please just one taste sir that's all I want I swear after that I'll leave wait no why are you calling the cops there's no need for this please!

In this episode we asked our discord for questions and boy did we get a lot. We do our best to answer them all, except for the ones that we obviously don't care about.

Joining us for this is Iain, our painting friend.

Listener Lore 10

April 1st, 2020

We continue to slog through the massive backlog of Listener Lore that we seem to have amassed over the years... No idea how that happened...

Get ready for Archmagos Azreal Grimm's Mechanicus, Cody's Necron, Bryce's Imperial Knights, and David's Imperial Knights!

Reading these stories with us for the first time ever, is Spenny!

If you have a story that you want to share with us, shoot us an email at lorehammerpodcast@gmail.com.

Lorehammer Lockdown: The Dylan Show

March 31st, 2020

Continuing our gifts of ear goodness, here is another episode from our Lockdown to yours! Self isolating or quarantining can get lonely, so we decided to bring to you the highest energy person that we know. If you've ever heard his episodes before, you know to have a quick control on that volume. 

In this episode we talk about random random stuff. There doesn't seem to be any discernible pattern or flow to this so... consume at your own risk.

Joining us for this episode is Dylan, our Ork-y Aussie friend!

Lorehammer Lockdown: Painting with Iain

March 30th, 2020

The gracious and ever humble Loremasters have deigned to give the lowly mortals and plebeians soothing noises for their ears during these trying time!

For the next two weeks we are going to be releasing an episode a day to make sure that you all have something to fill your day! Our hope is that these episodes will help with feelings of loneliness or isolation in these turbulent and unpredictable times.

This episode is all about painting, and we have included our friend Iain, a commission painter that lives in Calgary, AB. If you want to see some of his work, and maybe even talk commissions with him, find his IG here https://www.instagram.com/lawsonminiatures/

Enjoy these one-of-a-kind episodes!

- Your friends at Lorehammer

67 - Gene-seed Mutation

March 24th, 2020

Gene-seed mutation. Do we understand it? Nope. Does it make sense? Not really. Are we expert geneticists? Absolutely not. Are we still going to do an episode about genetics in the far future? You bet we are!

Join us as we discuss the mutation that runs rampant through the gene-seed of the Adeptus Astartes. We talk about how it affects Chapters as a whole as well as individuals. 

Joining us are James and for the last time, Chris.

Listener Lore 9

March 20th, 2020

Take a break from your social distancing and plug your ears full of some Listener Lore!

In this episode we have Sam's Nurgle invasion The Rotting Embrace, the Armoured Wolf's Mechanicus sect the Dust Raiders, Kayden's Space Marine Chapter the Tainted Blades, and Chris' Ork Freebootaz.

If you have some story that you want to share, email us at lorehammerpodcast@gmail.com.

See you soon!

66 - Bestiary and Herbarum Pt. 1

March 11th, 2020

Welcome to a new kind of episode! We invite you to journey with us through the Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader written in 1987. In this first of our flora and fauna focused episodes, we tore apart the first ever 40,000 rule book to find those juicy tidbits we know and love. Get ready to give your world building a new breath of life (or death) with the inclusion of its naturally (or unnaturally) occurring flora (or fauna).

Joining us on this episode is James, and for the last time, Chris.

Listener Lore 8

March 5th, 2020

Finally! Another Listener Lore! And since it's been so long since we've done one, we decided to share 5 stories in one. WOW! How lucky are you guys!?

In this episode we share Zrin's "Shrine of the Resonating Echo", Josh's "Flash Tribe Toff", Marcus' "Evil Sunz Army", Anthony's take on a World Eater Warband, and Danny's short story of the Farsight Enclaves.

If you have a story that you want to share, and you want us to sit on it for a couple months before we actually read it out loud, send us your lore to lorehammerpodcast@gmail.com.

Joining us for this episode are Rio and Jimothy.

65 - Abaddon’s Black Crusades Pt. 2

February 26th, 2020

"Thirteen times shall the Traitor King go forth.
In the End Times the iron fortress shall be cast down,
Its walls breached and its Gate forced open.
Those that dwell beyond shall spill through it.

The air shall burn and the ground shall melt,
The Daemon shall lie down with the machine,
Brother shall slay brother with fire and sword,
And the sky-wound shall pour its malice forth.

The Eye shall stare unblinking at its prize,
And the Traitor King shall cross the bridge of stars.
He shall return to finish the Warmonger's red work,
Upon holy soil shall the fate of man be decided." - The Liber Malefact

This episode concludes our 2 part session of the Black Crusades of Abaddon the Despoiler. Joining us for this episode are our heretical friends Tim and Jordan.

If you're still interested in joining the Liber Malleus, check out the link below:

Bonus Episode 16 - The Liber Malleus

February 19th, 2020

Join us now, in our most spectacular undertaking yet! Mark has decreed that there shall be a Lorehammer Chapter, and ye, so it is said, let it be so! Mark has written out the story behind the Lorehammer's, and it's worth tuning in to find out what crazy shenanigans they were up to.

We will be open to take payments starting at 5pm Mountain Time on Feb 19, 2020. If you want to participate in building this Chapter, or you're looking for more information, check out these two links:

1. The Creation of the Liber Malleus

2. Becoming a Lorehammer Marine


64 - Abaddon’s Black Crusades Pt. 1

February 12th, 2020

A 10,000 year Long War. The most carnage and devastation that has been visited on the galaxy since the Horus Heresy. Leader of the Black Legion and Champion of the Chaos Pantheon. Abaddon has desecrated endless holy sites in his hatred for the Emperor and the Imperium that He created. He has commanded the most successful campaign against Humanity through his Black Crusades. In this episode we discuss the first 11 of his Black Crusades, and will continue the tale of the Despoiler in our next release. 

Joining us for this episode is Tim, and for the last time, Christian.

63 - Tau Between Spheres

January 29th, 2020

We last left the Tau at the end of the Second Sphere of Expansion. Stretched thin, they arrived at the Damocles Gulf, unable to cross it. In the 300 years between the 2nd and 3rd Spheres, the Tau race would be put to their greatest tests since the time of Mont'au. They would interact with three distinct races, as well as deal with their own internal problems. But the spark of hope that is the Greater Good can never go out, it will continue to shine throughout the galaxy.

Joining us for this episode is our friendly Tau lover, Rio, as well as James.

If you want more information about the Narrative Wargamer Podcast, check them out here!

62 - Dynastic Legions

January 15th, 2020

The dead rise again. Whispers of an evil spread throughout the galaxy. Planets shake as ancient sarcophagi open, and Legions awaken. The dead rise again. The Dynasties have come to claim what is theirs.

In this episode we discuss the Necron race, and the beings that swear allegiance to their Dynasties.

Joining us for this episode is Jimothy!

Bonus Episode 15 - Return of the Primarchs

January 9th, 2020

Us Prophets of the People have decided to sit down and muse upon the Primarchs. What were they like? What did they smell like? Do you think they ever wanted to just sit down and have a cheeseburger? More importantly we ask ourselves: What would it look like if a Primarch other than Roboute Guilliman had revived? Would we like that?

Joining Mark and Erik in this episode, for the last time, is Christian.

61 - The Hive Mind

January 2nd, 2020

Impossible to understand, quantify, or define. The sound of a billion billion voices is it's very essence. It's instinct; ancient. It's knowledge; immeasurable. It's hunger; insatiable. It drives the Tyranid swarm ever onward. It's will is unquestionable.

What is the Hive Mind? Where did it come from? How does it work? These are all questions that we don't know the answer to, and probably will never make the effort to learn. 

Joining us for this episode are Jon, our long time Tyranid friend, and also a brand new guest, Iain!

If you wanted more information about the Swedish podcast Förtikåpodden, check out the link below.


Listener Lore 7

December 18th, 2019

We're on a roll folks!! Since we're the laziest podcasters you've ever seen, we decided to do the easy thing and just read the stories that you've submitted instead of actually doing a real episode! Pretty sneaky huh?

In this Listener Lore episode we finally get around to Brodie's Tournament winning lore, the Void Hunter Chapter of the Space Marines, Eric's 265th Mechanized Infantry Regiment Force Organization (or the MIRFO as we like to call it), Liam's Loota Kult, and William's take on another battle for Rynn's World, courtesy of the Crimson Fists Chapter.

Joining us, for the last time, is Christian. If you want to submit your story for us to share, send us an email to lorehammerpodcast@gmail.com.

Listener Lore 6

December 11th, 2019

Welcome back to our backlog of lore where we share the stories written upon the back of the 40k universe... backs. In this episode we share stories from Syde's Dark Eldar in Commorragh, Guy's Imperial Knights, and Maci's Dark Angel Night Wing Company.

If you have stories you want to share, send them to lorehammerpodcast@gmail.com, and we promise to not make too much money off it.

Joining us for today's episode is Peter, and for the last time, Christian.

Bonus Episode 14 - Mark and Trevor Forever

December 6th, 2019

Everyone got so sick of listening to Mark, that apparently Trevor is the only person willing to talk with him! In this episode Trevor... or Mark... explain to Mark... or Trevor... all about the story behind his new Ork list! Prepare your earholes for madness...

Joining Mark and Trevor on this episode is... no one... 

60 - Haemonculi Covens

November 28th, 2019

You wake up in a cold panic and strain against the bindings that hold you on the table. Your eyes dart back and forth, trying to understand, trying to wake up. The air is warm on your skin, and damp. You look down at your own body to where your legs are, and elation takes you at seeing them. Then the nightmare rushes back. You, on a table, your body being cut away inch by delicate inch at the order of a Lord of Pain. He watches you as you scream, he watches you as you die. And then, births you so it can be enjoyed again. The nightmare ends, and your screams begin before a blade even comes near your forsaken body.

This episode is all about the Haemonculi! These Underworld rulers care little for the mundane people that live today, instead concerning themselves solely with their pursuits of pleasure.

Joining us for this episode for the first time is Sam.

If you have any questions about our Community Corner get in touch with us! And check out Three Guys Mini here!


Bonus Episode 13 - Recapping the Lorehammer Game Day

November 20th, 2019

We just had our Lorehammer tournament, so Mark and Erik sat down with Todd and Canadian Steve to have a chat about it! If you missed the opportunity, don't worry! It's completely possible it happens again... sometime... somewhere...

Let your ear holes fill with jealousy and your mouth holes froth with anger upon learning what you missed.

Listener Lore 5

November 13th, 2019

Well we finally decided that people might want to hear more Listener Lore! But it's just Mark and Erik so thats kind of a bummer... Anyways enjoy hearing about Hugh's Adeptus Mechanicus, Griff's worldbuilding, Not-a-Tyranid's Guardsmen, and Karl's Guardsmen. we're working our way through! (the massive massive backlog that is...)

59 - Oddboyz and Odd Boyz

November 6th, 2019

OI! YOUSE! Iz you an Oddboy?? Or iz you a Boy wot iz odd?

While Orks seem to be an unsightly rabble of yelling green monsters, they view themselves very differently. There are strict caste systems and hierarchies within Ork Kultur that are determined by A. how big you are, and B. how useful you are. And sometimes C. how lucky you are. In this episode we talk about Oddboyz, but we also talk about the Boyz that don't necessarily fit in with standard Ork Kultur. These Boyz, while not Oddboyz, are definitely odd Boyz, and deserve attention just the same!

Joining us for this episode, is Dylan, the Orkiest Aussie we know!

58 - Path of the Seer

October 23rd, 2019

Like an itch that can't be scratched. Like a voice heard, but not seen. Like a breath on your neck from someone unseen.

For most Eldar, their entire lives will be spent denying their desire to let go. To give in to the swirling energy that is constantly around them. But these are not most Eldar. Those that walk the Path of the Seer are willing to walk the razors edge. They have placed their hands into the molten ice and shaped it to their will. They have witnessed the power beyond that attempts to devour their very souls. And they stand, defiant. Devoting themselves to the protection and survival of their race, they risk their souls for this purpose.

Joining us for this discussion of the Path of the Seer is Farseer Peter.

If you haven't already checked out the Warhammer Combat Cards game published by Flaregames, click the link! https://go.onelink.me/qYSQ/Lorehammer


57 - Divisio Militaris

October 10th, 2019

Beyond the mechanical Skitarii, there exist many other tendrils of the Mechanicus' power. From voidships more massive than any that the Imperium uses, to secret police, to Ordinati larger than mountains, the Divisio Militaris is broken up into 9 bodies, each responsible for a different function. In this episode, we will highlight 5 of these Divisio (with the expectation that at some point we'll talk about the Collegia Titanica. SYKE!).

If you haven't already checked out the Warhammer Combat Cards game published by Flaregames, click the link! https://go.onelink.me/qYSQ/Lorehammer

Joining us for this episode is Rio, our Xenos friend who is a little out of his wheel house on this one.

56 - Sisters of Silence, The Left Hand

September 25th, 2019

You finish your daemonic prayer to the Lords of the Waste. Your unholy invocation leaves your lips. Power grows within you. You raise your arms above your head and prepare to cast down the enemies of your Master when... it ends. The power, the pain, the blessing, all disappear. And there, striding through the haze of your euphoria, a diminutive human, in muted silver armor, the gorget covering the lower portion of her face. She stalks toward you, eyes trained on yours until it feels like nothing else in the galaxy matters except for your imminent end. A scream escapes you as she approaches. Her eyes smile as she gives you your forever doom.

If you haven't already checked out the Warhammer Combat Cards game published by Flaregames, click the link! https://go.onelink.me/qYSQ/Lorehammer

In this episode we discuss all things Sisters of Silence! These wordless warriors are Humanity's ace in the pocket for dealing with the Immaterium, and in this episode you'll find out why. Joining us for this episode are James, and Matt, a traveler all the way from the UK!

55 - Adeptus Custodes, The Right Hand

September 11th, 2019

Towering warriors clad in bright golden armor. Beings so holy that to see one is to be blessed by the God-Emperor Himself. They act of their own accord, ensuring everything they do is for the continued protection of the Savior of Humanity. They are the Adeptus Custodes, the Right Hand of the Emperor, and they bring death and destruction upon their foes.

If you haven't already checked out the Warhammer Combat Cards game published by Flaregames, click the link! https://go.onelink.me/qYSQ/Lorehammer

Joining us for this episode are Nathan, and for the last time, Christian.

54 - Imperial Planet Classification

August 27th, 2019

Aaaaaaaaaaand we're back! Sorry for the late release folks, as some little nurglings infested our computer and deleted our recording! Clearly this information is very important and so we did our very best to make sure that you get it! In this episode, we talk about bodies. Specifically, heavenly bodies. More specifically, we talk about how the Imperium classifies all planets within the galaxy. It might not be the most exciting episode (we'll do another space marine episode at some point... maybe), but it is actually quite interesting, especially for all those people that like to world-build within the 40K universe!

Joining us for this episode, is Colyn.

Bonus Episode 12 - An Impromptu Conversation

August 15th, 2019

An adoring fan drove 3 hours just to hang out with us! WOWZA! Jk he was just in the neighborhood. We sat down with Brodie and had a chat that ranged from Tau, to new Ultramarine releases, to who knows what. Don't bother listening, its definitely not worth your time.

53 - Heretic Astartes

August 9th, 2019

Slavery to freedom. Abandonment to brotherhood. Betrayal to devotion. These and many more were promised to those Astartes that left the Imperium to join their brother's cause and rebel against the Emperor. In a world where your only value is the measure of what you can do for Humanity, it's no wonder that it's members can feel alone. In this episode, we discuss what a Heretic Astartes is, how they came to be, and how they continue to exist.

Joining us for this episode are Tim, and for the last time, Chris.

For more information about our Tournament, please visit our Facebook or Instagram page.

Listener Lore 4

August 1st, 2019

ONE! MORE! TIME! *chanting intensifies* In this Listener Lore we talk about Sean's Deathwatch, Geoffrey's Thousand Sons, Liam's Orks, and James' mysterious Astral Knights! If you have stories or lore that you want us to read and talk about, then send your submissions to lorehammerpodcast@gmail.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Lorehammer is Hosting a Tournament

July 30th, 2019

Hey guys! Lorehammer wants to know what YOU'd do to hang out with us! So take a listen, and prepare for our next regularly scheduled episode where we will have more details.

52 - The Second Sphere of Expansion

July 25th, 2019

Welcome to a burst of T'au! After their small round of exploration in the First Sphere, our Friendly Neighborhood Xenos Pals decided to do even MORE exploring! So fun for them! And, you guessed it, they met so many new friends and really cool places! But we all know that can't last. For in this galaxy... There is only war.

Joining us for this episode is our T'au expert, Rio.

Bonus Episode 11 - Mark’s Obliterators, and Erik’s Nekhebet Dynasty

July 18th, 2019

In this bonus episode we read a story sent to us by Luke about Mark's Obliterator army. We also read another story written by Erik about his Nekhebet Dynasty.

51 - Crypts of the Necron

July 11th, 2019

"Down below, where we dare not go, our gods are resting. Underneath the soil, on which we toil, our gods are resting. Your life would be forfeit, just stay in your closet, and pray the gods don't find you." - Poorly translated rhyme etched in blood found on Tomb World Stavon IX. Found after the planet was investigated for a highly irregular energy surge.

This week we discuss what you would find on a Tomb World, other than death. Joining us is Skyler, and Jordan! Finally back from his sabbatical from avoiding us.

50 - Tyranid Biomorphs

June 27th, 2019

Welcome to the character customization! Does your character like to jump? Do they have really large talons? Can their chest cavity open up and expel a swarm of bugs? Is their arm covered in rotting flesh that houses bugs that will burrow through your enemies flesh? So many options!

In this episode we discuss all manner of Tyranid biomorphs. From the lowly carapace to lightning rods sticking out of your back, these bugs have covered it all! Joining us is Jimothy (or James, as the plebeians call him) and Nathan, making his Lorehammer debut!

Bonus Episode 10 - Cold Open Stories

June 19th, 2019

In this bonus episode, Colyn sit Erik and Mark down to listen to his two new audio dramas. The first is titled The Echo of Satellite 66b, and the second is March for Mars. These were done through fan submission, edited by Colyn, and the music was produced by Officio Audiorum. If you liked these, and want to get involved for future projects, check out Colyn's website (https://www.coldopenstories.com/), or check out his Insta.

49 - Kabals of the Dark Eldar

June 10th, 2019

In Comorragh, the rule is "A place for everyone, and everyone in their place". If you don't know yours, you're probably already dead. This city preys on the weak and alone. But there is also a perverse safety within it. Finding shelter with the Kabals can lead to your ascension, or an even more terrible doom.

Joining us to talk about Kabals is James, Tim, and Daniel. Mark was not able to make the recording time.

48 - Grots, Snots, and Squigs!

May 23rd, 2019

“Oi! Yous! Yah yous! Git yah grot behind ova ‘ere an clean up dis mess! An when yah done, CMERE SOES I CAN EAT YA!”

oh the life of a grot... sadly, this one didn’t live beyond this encounter with his master. In fact, most don’t survive very long at all! In today’s episode, you’ll hear all about the lower members that make up Ork society.

Joining us today is Skyler, and a new guest, Todd!

47 - Aeldari: Path of the Warrior, Part 2

May 2nd, 2019

This is the second episode about Aspect Warriors! We finish up with everything about them.

Joining us is Peter, our Eldar expert, and James, hereon out referred to as Jimothy.

Bonus Episode 9 - Mark contracts the Obliterator Virus

April 24th, 2019

Welcome to another bonus installment of Lorehammer! In this purely bonus episode, Mark begins to describe the setting behind his new Obliterator themed army. If you have suggestions for him, well you can message us on Facebook at Lorehammer, send us an email at lorehammerpodcast@gmail.com, or follow us on Instagram and bug us there!

Joining us for the last time, is Christian.

46 - Aeldari: Path of the Warrior, Part 1

April 17th, 2019

Spoken of in hushed whispers. Regarded with fear, awe, and dread all at once. Reviled, and yet required. These Aspect Warriors are the protectors of the Aeldari. They are the manifest will of Khaela Mensha Khaine, the Eldar God of War.

In this first of two parts, we talk about what it means to be an Aspect Warrior. We'll talk about Shrines, Aspects and Exarchs. Stay tuned for the next part of this episode, where we finish going through the individual Aspects.

Joining us is Peter, our resident Eldar expert, and Frank, who hasn't joined us since the release of our 3rd episode!

45 - Skitarii

April 4th, 2019

Hey you! Yes you! Do you love the Omnissiah? Do you REALLY love Him!? Cause if you do, we have just the place for you! Join other faithful ones as we... change... you so you can serve Him better! Slow runner with those malnourished legs? No problem! We'll give you new ones! Shaky aim? Not to worry! We'll install a computer *in your brain* to do that! Still have a free will? EASY! We'll install a backdoor program that allows anyone with the right tools to override your individuality and force you to bend to their will!

Welcome, to the Skitarri!

Joining us for this episode, are Stephen and the Archmagos himself, Colyn.

Listener Lore 3

March 27th, 2019

'Ere we goooooo!!!!! Another round of listener submitted stories for your ear holes. On this episode we read about Tim's Knight House Koldere, Graham's world of Viđrfold, and Adam's Imperial Guard Regiment, the 5 by 5. Thanks for the submissions, and remember, if you have any stories from 40k that you want to share with us and have us morons critique it, email us at lorehammerpodcast@gmail.com!

See you soon!

44 - The Astronomican

March 20th, 2019

This episode is everything Astrological! Wait no... In this episode we're studying Astronomy! That's not right either... This episode is about Cosmology! (nailed it).

We wanted to finish our space travel series with an in depth look at what the Astronomican really is, where it came from, and how it works. We seemed to find a lot of our own misconceptions about this item, so we think you'll also find some good information in this!

Joining us once again, is Micah, and for the last time, Christian!

Bonus Episode 8 - The Dylan Show

March 12th, 2019

In this bonus episode, our very own Dylan wanted for people just to hear us chat. In it, we talk about a plethora of topics, ranging from fantasy and hobby to life! Enjoy some banter and nonsensical conversation. BUT! Dylan also shares with us a rap that he had written about Lorehammer, and to be honest... it's awesome.


43 - Navis Nobilite

March 7th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stare into the warp? Would you find something staring back? Could you keep your sanity? These Imperial citizens not only do that, but they also use this knowledge to help them steer every single warp-capable craft in the Imperium. In this episode we discuss the absolute necessity of the Navigators, and what it would be like to live as one.

Joining us for this episode is Dylan, and a new guest Steve!

42 - Travelling the Void

February 15th, 2019

In this episode, we take the time to dissect the major faction's space faring technology. We talk about the technology behind their expansions, or lack there of.

Joining us for this episode, are James and Rio.

41 - The Dark Mechanicum

January 30th, 2019

Terrifying mechanical monstrosities. Horrendous flesh amalgamations. Unthinkable daemonic contrivances. The Dark Mechanicum is responsible for many disturbing creations aided by Dark Powers, but they also are the primary suppliers of the Chaos Space Marines, and keepers of the Traitor Titan Legions. In this episode we talk about what they do, how they do it, and most importantly, WHY they do it.

Joining us, once again, is Colyn.

Bonus Episode 7 - Solarray Enclave

January 24th, 2019

We managed to steal Peter away from his busy busy schedule, and chatted about the journey of his character Mon'praus of the Eternal Horizon. We also talk very briefly and disjointedly about the story of the Eternal Horizon and it's crew. This episode will contain spoilers if you haven't had a chance to listen to the RPG series and wish to.