The Lorehammer 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.

38 - Genestealer Cults

November 30th, 2018

"Well hello Citizen!" * A robed and hooded stranger hands you a pamphlet* "Have you heard of the cul- ahem I mean Church of the Four Armed Emperor? We have services twice a week in subsection 23B of the City! Yes we know thats far underneath the streets, but we like privacy. We'll see you there!"

You stare at the pamphlet and an unshakable desire to learn more takes a hold of you. You find your way to the meeting, and are warmly greeted by more hooded and hunched figures...

*50 years later*

You stare in rapture as your Father finally emerges from his throne. His will searing through your mind thanks to the Princely being beside him. You raise your gun and yell your cultish ululations as your family assaults a local governments office. Tears stream down your face as you see the spaceships of your God enter the atmosphere. Your ascension is here.

In this Episode we talk all about the Genestealer Cults!

Joining us again is James.


Listener Lore 2

November 21st, 2018

So we finally got around to recording another episode of Listener Lore! In this series, we read the stories and information that were submitted to us by our listeners about their armies in 40k. If we haven't read yours yet, stay tuned! There are many more to come. Soon. Hopefully. Who knows... hard to say.


37 - Ork Klans

November 14th, 2018

"All Orks is equal, but some Orks are more equal dan uvvas." - Goff Warboss Bugrat Skumdreg

Today we talk about the distinct personalities among Orks! What sets a Goff apart from a Bad Moon, or even an Evil Sunz! Get ready for some fun quotes and even weirder conversation. It's been a while since we recorded, so it took us a minute to get back into the swing of things.

Joining us today, for the first time, is a massive Ork fan all the way from Australia, Dylan!

If you want to know more about Erik offloading his poor choices (the Space Marine game key) check out our facebook here:



36 - Commorragh, the Dark City

October 24th, 2018

Commorragh. A vile, infested land of outsiders, bounty hunters and slaves. A breeding ground of a race so hedonistic, they birthed a god of Chaos with their immoral ways. Commorragh. The largest city to ever exist in the galaxy, so large that an entire planet could not wholly contain it. So large that it spans the entire galaxy. Commorragh. Riches untold are hidden in it depths, and knowledge so ancient that you would risk your very life to attain it.

Commorragh, the Dark City. Home of the Drukhari.

In this episode we discuss all things Commorragh! Joining us, for the last time, is Christian.


35 - The Path of the Eldar

October 11th, 2018

When your life had no meaning, we gave you a purpose. When you were wandering aimlessly, we offered you direction. When you were tempted by the overwhelming existence of the universe, we gave you focus. Come walk with us on the Path. Journey, and be redeemed.

In this episode we discuss the Path of the Eldar and how it protects the Eldar race from extinction.

Joining us, once again, is Peter, our resident Eldar Expert.


Listener Lore 1

October 3rd, 2018

This is the first episode in our Listener Lore series. In it, we read the stories and information that were submitted to us by our listeners about their armies in 40k. We recieved so many that we couldn't possibly fit it all in one episode, so stay tuned for many more to come!


34 - Ordo Hereticus and the Adepta Sororitas

September 26th, 2018

Have you ever caught your neighbour worshipping a daemon? How about them plotting a revolt against the Imperium? Practising black magic? It might seem like all hope is lost for their immortal soul, but WAIT! You can save them! Just report them to your nearest Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor and in no time at all that Witchhunter will have absolved your friend of all sin! You might never see them again, but thats the price you pay for redemption...

In this episode we talk about the second largest organisation within the Imperium, the Ordo Hereticus. We also talk about the military branch of the Church, the Sisters of Battle.

Joining us, for the last time, is Christian.


33 - Ordo Xenos and the Deathwatch

September 12th, 2018

Where does a Space Marine rise to when he is already the best? What further glories are there for him? Where might a Marine go when he must be punished for a transgression? Where would a shamed Marine go, where nobody even knows his Chapter? The Deathwatch of course! In this Episode, we discuss the Ordo Xenos, the Inquisitorial Ordo responsible for protecting the human race from the threat of the alien.

Joining us, once again, is Colyn.


32 - Ordo Malleus and the Grey Knights

August 31st, 2018

The Threat Beyond. That malicious temptation that claws at humanities mind in an attempt to turn all that we are into a mess of Chaos worshipping scum that go buy more GW models. If there was ever a need for a protector, this is it. These are the silent heroes; their deeds never shouted from battlements or paraded in the streets.

In this episode we talk about the Ordo Malleus and, more importantly, the Grey Knights. Joining us for the first time, is Brant the Broken.


31 - Nobody Expected the Inquisition

August 15th, 2018

What keeps you safe? What watches the night to make sure that the darkness doesn't consume you? What force prevents your soul from being seduced and compromised, and then "takes care" of you when it happens? Obviously Batman, but that's not what we're talking about today. Today is all about the Imperium's secret police. The Inquisition is a creation of the Emperor of Mankind, and as such knows no limits to their authorities. Today we will be setting the groundwork of the Inquisition to prepare you for your higher education of the Ordos Majoris in the coming episodes.

Joining us, once again, is Micah.


30 - Chaos Ascendant

August 1st, 2018

So you wish to wield Power, do you? You have felt the cravings? The desire to rid yourself of these paltry flesh bonds that you have? Then come closer... Listen to the voices in your head. Those voices so sweet, so beguiling, so... tempting. Give in to your cravings and give yourself. To Chaos.

In this episode we discuss those beings that have forsworn their souls to the Dark Gods. We talk about what gifts the Ruinous Powers bestow upon their servants, as well as what it takes to get them.

Joining us once again, is Skyler.


29 - Life of a T’au

July 18th, 2018

Welcome to the T’au friend! Now that you’re in the Greater Good, it’s necessary for you to learn about our culture. We have prepared this so you can contribute to your fullest potential. Kindly use our system to determine your place in our Empire! Even though we all know that you are at the bottom.

Joining us for this episode is Rio. 


Bonus Episode 5 - The Knights of House Arokis

July 5th, 2018

Welcome children welcome! Come, sit by the fire. Close your eyes and imagine with me. Imagine a time when great Metal Gods roamed these lands to protect us from the Beasts. When our sons and daughters were called by the Sorcerors to leave this land behind and journey into the stars to fight a Gods battle. You might think you know our history, the story of our people... You are wrong. Listen now, and learn from whence the House of Arokis was born.

This episode is about the story behind Mark's Knight House. It doesn't exist in 40k canon, but we truly believe that the universe only gets better when we add to it (within the realm of reason obviously... LOOKING AT YOU PRIMARIS MARINES!). If you enjoyed this episode and you happen to have something similar to share, we would absolutely love to read it, and possibly even share it! Please send us a message on facebook @lorehammer, or email us at



28 - Tyranid Hive Fleets

June 21st, 2018

Behemoth. Kraken. Leviathan.

These are monsters, abominations, and terrors from Humanity's past. Terrible creatures of such unknowable size and power that the very names invoked fear and doom. In the days of the Glorious Imperium, these names have resurfaced to identify an enemy whose only desire is to feed upon our flesh, and in doing so grow ever stronger. 

Harken to our tale, and maybe the wisdom within can save your pitiful soul from the Great Devourer.

Joining us, for the last time, is Christian.

DISCLAIMER: Jordan was not with us during our recording so please forgive any messed up volume and levels. We don't know how to use technology.


27 - Ork Warlords

June 6th, 2018

"Oi! 'Ave ya eva wanted ta know 'oo da orkiest Ork of all be!? Den dis be da episode for ya! We gonna tell all dem humiez some gud storiez of da biggest n' baddest orks eva!"

 - Grukk the Face-Eater

In this episode we talk about some of the more famous Ork Warlords across the galaxy, as well as get into the craziness that Orks can be.

Joining us for the first time, are Colyn and James.


26 - C’tan

May 23rd, 2018

In the beginning of time; at the dawn of creation, the C'tan were born. Vast creatures whose very beings encompassed planets and even stars, they were ignorant of all life that existed... until one fateful day that a dying race, on the outskirts of the galaxy, chose to break that thin veneer of ignorance, and introduce them to life. Thus the Star Gods were born.

We were none of us prepared.

In this episode we discuss all things C'tan! Ever wondered who the real Old Ones were? Well you'll have to listen to find out!

Joining us, for the last time, is Christian.


Bonus Episode 4 - Homebrew Xenos and Shelf Armies

May 17th, 2018

Welcome to our bonus episode! As with all bonus episodes, this is in no way cannon lore and only exists to share our world of Warhammer with you... THE PEOPLE! In this episode we talk about the many times mentioned shelf armies that Mark and Christian have placed upon The Shelf. We go into detail about the backstory of each army, the model line chosen to represent them, and what rules they would play as.

Do you have a self created 40k army? Share it with us so we can viciously tear it apart! Just kidding. We’ll be impressed.

Joining us, for the last time, is Christian. 


25 - Harlequins

May 9th, 2018

This episode is all about Harlequins! Those clowns! Those jokers! Those thespians! Those... warriors!?!? Who would have thought that these Eldar would be among the most deadly of their race! If you didn't know that, then listen to the podcast! That's the whole point.

Joining us this episode, once again, is Peter. The most dramatic person we know.


24 - The Ecclesiarchy

April 26th, 2018

In this episode, we discuss the space church of the God Emperor. We'll share important information, such as what exact angle your legs should bend in supplication to the Emperor-Savior (spoiler alert, its 27.85 degrees). It's a long one, but it's a gooder so buckle up and break out those paint brushes and Imperial Creed notebooks!

Joining us for this episode once again, is Skyler!


23 - Adeptus Mechanicus

April 11th, 2018

In this episode we talk about the human robits responsible for the armaments of Humanity. You'll hear a breakdown of how the Mechanicus was formed, as well as the dfferent branches of this vast and seperate force.

Joining us this episode is Micah, a know it all friend that just has to correct us if he can.


22 - The Imperial Guard

March 29th, 2018

In this episode we discuss the Astra Militarum. This is the biggest fighting force that the Imperium of Man can bring to bear. This backbone of the Imperium is capable of throwing such massive numbers of bodies at an enemy, that the sheer weight of them is enough to ensure victory. Learn just how difficult it would be to imagine Humanity without its greatest display of power.

Joining us for this episode, is Paul.


21 - Forces of the Astartes

March 14th, 2018

In this episode we talk about force organisation of a Primaris Chapter. We also discuss the Space Marines role in the Imperium, as well as their support and war gears. Joining us, for the last time, is Christian.


20 - Creation of an Astartes

March 2nd, 2018

In this episode about the Adeptus Astartes, we discuss the origin of the Angels of Death. you can learn all about the physiology of the Space Marines and what actually seperates them from Humanity.

Joining us, for the very last time, is Christian.

*DISCLAIMER* If the episode feels disjointed, its because it is. We lost more than half the recorded episode and will resume with our next release.


Bonus Episode 3 - A Day in the Garage

February 22nd, 2018

In this bonus episode we talk about what we're currently doing hobby-wise. This is the episode where we bare our souls to your judgement and ridicule. Want to hear our opinion on your home brew army? Message us with the back story of your project and we just might share it! (we probablydefinitely will, we have nothing better to talk about)

Joining us, for the last time, is Christian.


19 - The Minor Xenos Races Part 4

February 14th, 2018

Finally. We have trudged through this swamp of information (or sometimes lack thereof) on as many of the xenos races as are listed on the Lexicanum website. We hope you enjoyed listening to them way more than we did preparing them (seriously, it was a struggle). But if you can manage to get through this last episode, we promise that there are even greater things beyond the horizon! Joining us for the first time, is Skyler. He actually has been connected with Warhammer for a while, and brings a fun take into the episode!


18 - The Minor Xenos Races Part 3

January 31st, 2018

We are almost done our minor xenos races episodes! Which is good cause we're sure you're as sick of listening to it as we are of planning them!

Joining us for this episode, is Rio, our Tau lover, and friend to all Xenos.


Bonus Episode 2 - Warhammer 40k plot holes, inconsistencies and our gripes

January 24th, 2018

Listen to us air our greivances about what we consider to be our biggest problems with the story, but also... what we really like about it. There might not be any hope in the 40k galaxy, but there definitely is in our hearts... oh wait. nope.


Joining us for the last time, is Christian.


17 - Abhumans

January 18th, 2018

In this episode we talk about the divergent human gene. There are many different kinds of humans and we all belong in the Emperor’s warm embrace.

NOT! Psych!

Joining us this episode is Paul, one of our most artistic friends! 


16 - The Minor Xenos Races Part 2

January 3rd, 2018

Join us as we muddle through our next 36 minor xenos races! Listen to us get lazy and read lexicanum to you. It's soothing. We promise. Joining us this episode, is Tim, that one guys that really like chaos... a LOT.


15 - The Minor Xenos Races Part 1

December 20th, 2017

In this episode we start a journey into the Minor Xenos Races of the Galaxy. We talk about 46 of the known races that the Imperium of Man has acknowledged. Stay tuned for next releases continuation of this mini series. Jonining us once again this episode is Peter!


14 - Cicatrix Maledictum: The Great Rift

December 6th, 2017

Here we are. At the end of all things. Just kidding!

In this episode we discuss the current affairs of the Galaxy. The Milky Way has been torn asunder by the Ruinous Powers and the Empyrean, and the armies of the Material Universe are all doing their best to get a slice of the pie. Joining us, for the last time, is Christian.


13 - Tyranids: The Great Devourer

November 22nd, 2017

The 'Nids are here! We discuss the latest addition to the 40k universe, and things get a little nihilistic... Joining us is Jon, a long time tabletop player/fan of 40k, and a total bug freak.


12 - Necron: Awakening

November 8th, 2017

Join us as we discuss the rising of the Necron. The resurgence of a race 60 million years asleep in their Tomb Worlds. Their Dynasties once again awakening to claim galactic supremacy as arguably the most technologically advanced race! Joining us for this episode once again, is Christian.


Bonus Episode 1 - Female Representation and our Speculation

November 1st, 2017

BONUS EPISODE WARNING - This is what the general public might consider a trigger episode. Get ready to learn just how much female representation is really in the 40k universe. We discuss the recent message posted by GEEDUBS and what we think it means for the future stories of 40k.


As always, the reason we discuss anything is to create a discussion. If there’s something you disagree with, or maybe even agree with (much more unlikely) let us know through Facebook, Twitter, or email.


Oh... and everyone? Just take a deep breath. It’s going to be ok. We hope. 


11 - Tau: The Greater Good…?

October 25th, 2017

Space communists! In this episode we discuss the alien race of the Tau and their very unique approach to galactic conquest. Joining us for this episode is Rio.

Time stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Hello's and Introductions
  • 0:17:30 - Main topic - Tau, The Greater Good...?
  • 2:17:04 - Tales from the Warp: Is the Greater Good really that Good?

10 - Eldar: The Exiled Ones

October 11th, 2017

In this episode we discuss the three branches of the Eldar after the Fall. We also speculate what it would take for the Eldar race to claim Galactic supremacy once more. Joining us is Peter, just an all around great guy, as well as being our fearless leader in all our "pen-and-paper" -esque games.


09 - Humanity: The Lost and the Damned

October 4th, 2017

We discuss all the poor souls that gave themselves to Chaos. Those poor, heretical, misgui- THE FALSE EMPEROR SHALL FALL AND THE GLORY OF CHAOS SHALL REIGN! Ahem. Joining us for this episode is Tim, a brilliant modeller and painter. For information on our contests, please see our Facebook page, Lorehammer.

Time stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Hello's and Introductions
  • 0:30:33 - Main topic - The Lost and the Damned
  • 2:29:48 - Tales from the Warp! 

08 - Humanity: Age of the Imperium

September 27th, 2017

In this episode we discuss Humanity as it attempts to crawl back to a cohesive unit after the Horus Heresy. Joining us for this episode is Rio. We also discuss the ins and outs of role-playing within the 41st millenium.


07 - Humanity: The Horus Heresy

September 13th, 2017

In this episode, we dive straight in to the most impactful Era of humanity's existence. Listen to us struggle to make sense of the events leading up to the biggest betrayal the Emperor has ever seen. Joining us this episode, once again, is Christian.


06 - Humanity: The Great Crusade

September 1st, 2017

In this episode we discuss the very short time that the Emperor had to marshall His forces in a galaxy conquering wave and reclaim His lost Sons.


05 - Humanity: Pre-Imperium

August 16th, 2017

In this episode we discuss the very humble beginnings of the Human race, all the way from our first stories until we are unified under the Glorious Emperor.


04 - The Rise and Fall of the Eldar

August 16th, 2017

In this episode we discuss the galactic supremacy of the Eldar race, and their cataclysmic fall from power, culminating in the materialization of the Eye of Terror.


03 - The Ork Infestation

August 1st, 2017

In this episode we discuss the fungal beings known as the Ork. Joining us for this episode is Frank, our resident Ork player.


02 - The War in Heaven

August 1st, 2017

In this episode we discuss the first recorded history of the galaxy, the war between the fragile Necrontyr, and the Warp sensitive Old Ones.


01 - The Warp

August 1st, 2017

In this episode we discuss the setting of the Galaxy, the pervasiveness of the Warp, and it's overwhelmingly depressive presence. Joining us for this episode is Christian, a well rounded Spacemarine player, and very invested in the story.


Intro to Lorehammer

August 1st, 2017

Welcome to Lorehammer!

This is our introduction episode where we tell you a little bit about ourselves. Get ready for some good humor, jokes at our expense, and also some Warhammer 40k lore. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook @lorehammerpodcast, on Twitter @lorehammer40k, and email us your comments, questions, or suggestions at