Every Edition of 40K in 40 Minutes | Hobby Showcase

Avatar Jinx September 23, 202395  64 95 Likes

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Ever wondered how the game of 40k worked in the past, or how it got to where it is today? Join Chef on a trip down memory lane as he goes over the core rules from the games’ very beginning, looking at what has changed, what has stayed the same, and what fundamental rules have led Warhammer 40,000 to become the most famous wargame on the planet.

00:00 Intro

01:18 1st Edition (1987-1993)

07:59 2nd Edition (1993-1998)

13:30 3rd Edition (1998-2004)

21:11 4th Edition (2004-2008)

25:51 5th Edition (2008-2012)

28:11 6th Edition (2012-2014)

33:05 7th Edition (2014-2017)

36:05 8th Edition (2017-2020)

43:05 9th Edition (2020-2023)

46:02 10th Edition (2023-????)

47:39 Outro and Thanks

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Xavier Szegi
Xavier Szegi
5 months ago

Such an awesome & interesting watch! A great walk down memory lane and awareness for those who joined the game later. Greatly appreciate the huge amount of work that must have gone into developing this – you’re a legend Chef!

Loken
Loken
6 months ago

I came here because Chef told me to

Shaolin100
Shaolin100
6 months ago

Here as instructed Chef 🫡

MrChom
MrChom
6 months ago

Having missed editions 4-8 this is an interesting look back at how the game morphed over the years. Cheers!

Sam Reed
Lodge Member
Sam Reed
6 months ago

Absolutely brilliant. I don’t know how I didn’t see it on release. Thanks for the call out on the podcast. Super.

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
6 months ago

Great video. Really good listen. Though it does make me feel old. Apart from 1st edition, I’ve played all the others.

Valkyrizer696
6 months ago

Just here after the last Podcast (20/11/23) to make Chef happy!
Third watch now. 🙂

BigGrim
Lodge Member
7 months ago

This was a delight. It’s a fantastic nostalgia rundown. As a 30-year vet of the game and hobby, this was wonderful.

Pierre Martinent
Pierre Martinent
7 months ago

I liked this

Aaron Borer
Lodge Member
8 months ago

New format from chef! Edition focus 🙂 liked it. Give more.

Luke Timson
Luke Timson
8 months ago

would love to see a scenario played with identical lists over each edition to see how it changed peoples approach to games.

VikingTom
Lodge Member
8 months ago

Chef (and Beard), I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to smash this total nostalgia fest!! Seeing some of those 2nd and 3rd edition pages flash up as you were talking, took me right back to my living room carpet with a subbuteo mat draped over stacked up books or VHS tapes and my lead Catachan jungle fighters taking on my mates Eldar in our the latest attempt to try and understand the rules enough to play a coherent game. It’s been a dive back into some epic memories of pure childhood bliss!! I imagine this… Read more »

Samuel Reeser
Lodge Member
Samuel Reeser
8 months ago

I would really like to see a video explaining when each of the factions became playable in the game.

Attias
8 months ago

This was a great vid! I started my 40k journey in late 3rd edition, and this was alot of fun to see. But also really interesting to watch the evolution of editions. Thank you so much for doing this i know it was a massive task!
I would love to see this style of vid for each TT members favorite or chosen army 🙂

Justin Gregory
8 months ago

This was such a refreshing video and so nicely done.. need more of these off shot videos and the production was so neat and on point.. Excellant work

Ever thought of you guys having random one offs of a game using old editions to give a more in depth view of how the game has changed 🙃

Keep up the great work

Imperial Grunt
Lodge Member
8 months ago

This was very interesting. I started with 8th edition and I did not know the history of the game. Very cool hobby history. Thank you!

Kyle Roach-Smith
8 months ago

Really interesting video! It’s also helped me pinpoint when I actually started playing because I never knew what edition number we were on just casually playing as a kid XD

William Lowther
William Lowther
8 months ago

what a great walk down memory lane! was great to here how the game was during 5th-7th when i was out of the hobby! thanks Chef and team!

Matt Hall
Matt Hall
8 months ago

You both done well to put that together chef brings back some memories, I missed out playing 6th/7th but played all the others. Keep up the good fight and check spiders weighted Dice before hand lol😉

Benoit Cappez
Lifetime Member
8 months ago

Thank you !! I went from 2nd/3rd to 9th. So much things happen in between !

Erih
8 months ago

great video. i think its really good to know the history of something to really understand it. leaving at 3rd and coming back to 9th had me with a lot of head scratching that only made sense once i knew the reason for the change… yet oddly i was sure to remember that rolling for charges was already back in the 90s – damn old man brain 😀

Martin Rooms
Martin Rooms
8 months ago

Awesome, loved this video! Thank you.

drdz
8 months ago

Love this kind of content, and Chef’s knowledge and insights of the game*. Was particularly interesting hearing about how 4th-through-7th evolved, as I was mostly a sporadic painter and modeller during those eras after playing increasingly intensely up to and through 3rd.

* Looking forward to updated tactical guides for 10th 🙂

saintdink
Lodge Member
saintdink
8 months ago

really enjoyed this video! I joined on the last year of 7th so was interesting to see what lead to it.

Ben Philpott
Lodge Member
8 months ago

Great video chef , love this kinda content so +1 for me for more 👍 made me remember things I’d forgotten about. 4+ cover save being shouted a lot and then JINK in later editions

Gary Duncanson
8 months ago

that was fantastic enjoyed the trip down memory lane and remembering the core rules I started with so many years ago with 4th edition

Bryan
Lodge Warrior Member
Bryan
8 months ago

Really liked this Chef. I’d be happy to see more of this style video. Maybe on the history of factions, how they’ve developed over the years(more model and lore wise than rules). Or interesting off-shoots from 40K, Space Hulk, Gorkamorka, and Necromunda. Thanks

Aussie Warrior
8 months ago

Thanks for this video, Chef. It took me back to humble beginnings of a 2nd hand Ork army in 2nd edition and through memories of games in every edition since.

Joshua Mcewen
Lodge Member
Joshua Mcewen
8 months ago

Great video. You guys did a really good job on that. Got a good nostalgia hit of playing space marines versus tyranids with my buddies on the kitchen table for the first time in third. Getting my first army box of dark eldar (back when they made real army boxes). Miss those like the way I miss initiative and vehicles staying as terrain on the battle field. Guess theirs a lot more of them in the table now a days.

Sentai Sage
Sentai Sage
8 months ago

This is the coolest video, wow. Chef, bravo. Bravo. I am so glad you do the things you do

Sean Fitzgerald
8 months ago

great work Chef!

Rav
Rav
8 months ago

This was brilliant loved the walk down memory lane.

This would be cool for Warhammer or even army histories, see how they’ve evolved.

Anyways. Awesome as usual thanks again !

Sam Chevin
Sam Chevin
8 months ago

Absolutely fantastic video, and a great little nostalgia trip back to 4th ed during school. I’d love more! Especially on the 7th edition supplements, the idea that you’d have whole books dedicated to Harlequins or Haemonculus Covens is super interesting to someone who dabbled in 4th and only came back in 9th

Erik Ramvi
Erik Ramvi
8 months ago

WoW i didnt know warhammer 40k had a GM back then , like DnD :O
Question: The first box Chief showed was blood angles, the second was black templars, but a glims of the rule shown on the screen refered them as spacemarines. This is past HH, wasnt there shapters back then?

Last edited 8 months ago by Erik Ramvi
Michael Whiffin
Lodge Member
Michael Whiffin
8 months ago

Thanks for the video! I’ve played since late 3rd Edition, so getting to see the roots of 40k and how the changes came up to that point was really interesting. Also brought back fun memories from the latter editions and the silliness of rules, like my Guard squads blocking shooting at my tanks 😆 Really enjoying the podcasts and these “different” style of content in addition to the batreps, gives something extra to watch.

Lennon Simpson
Lennon Simpson
8 months ago

I love history! And specifically, the history of various niche subcultures, like this one! I know it would be too massive an undertaking to ever be done but I long for a like… 10 hour documentary on the comprehensive history of 40k. You know, “X edition was also the heyday of this artist and these sculptors and the competitive scene was dominated by X players and Y factions. The story at this point was XYZ and we was the first introduction of Z character and Y faction” But this was lovely! As a relatively new player I’m fascinated by the… Read more »

WAAAGHMACHINE
Lodge Member
8 months ago

I like the simplicity of 10th, but I miss some of the old rules. It’s frustrating that fluff comes with jank. I would love to see you guys run a game with “best picks” rules from previous editions. Blast templates, scatter dice, and disabling vehicles….. no idea how it would be done and might be more effort than it’s worth…. I wish to witness the banesword have it’s cannon disabled or abbadon deepstrike himself to death

Maxwell
Maxwell
8 months ago

A succulent serving, chef 10/10

Cassteel
Lodge Member
8 months ago

Isn’t 40k in 40 Minutes Play On Table Tops thing?

Peter Birchenough
Peter Birchenough
8 months ago

Hey Chef! Great video. The format and theme is a really great addition to to excellent content already on offer.
I know it’d be a lot, but a similar history overview would be cool for lore. Perhaps a series, moving from general to closer themes or factions. Like I said, a lot of work, but but I bet you guys would do a sterling job of it!

Notime_wargaming
Lodge Member
8 months ago

Guys that was BOSS!! you’ve helped me answer a haunting question… what edition did I start in and how much did I miss???
Turns out I started in 3rd ed and missed a whole bunch of crazy rogue trader and 2nd ed shinnegans!! Thanks for the awesome content 😁

Petr
Lodge Warrior Member
8 months ago

Chef’s kiss! As someone starting in 8th and now mostly playing Heresy, I’ve absolutely loved this video and the context it provides! Top notch production as well!

Richard Colley
Richard Colley
8 months ago

Great video, really enjoyed finding out about the editions I missed between 2nd and 9th. More of this please.

Jacob Wible
Jacob Wible
8 months ago

Just finished watching over on YouTube, but wanted to pop over here to say awesome job on this video! Loved so many parts of it, major kudos to Professor Chef and Teaching Assistant Beard for taking us through this walk down Warhammer history.

I’d love to see more in this vein of content if you bosses ever get the chance to make more!

Lee Fawl
Lodge Member
8 months ago

I appreciated the video but i think i would have preferred it to be on the jumps from edition to edition. If it makes sense.
Side by sides of the same area of the game, in order to understand the evolution more than the bulk, for lack of a better word, of the rule sets. And maybe multiple smaller videos.
I am definitely interested in those new ventures and i imagine the next step is a history of the crews’ favorite units throughout the editions? But i’ll surely be watching for the next vids you do, however they’re done 🙂

Last edited 8 months ago by Lee Fawl
Joerg Kuehling
8 months ago

Amazing! Thank you!😍

Rus’el
Lodge Member
8 months ago

Chef, BRAVO! 👏

They said it couldn’t be done… Chef: “Hold my beer.” 🍺

Great episode. Thanks for taking us down memory lane.

Wil Sterling
Lodge Member
Wil Sterling
8 months ago

Chef (and Beard!) this was masterfully done. I’d love to see more like this, diving into the “off the table” history of the game, Games Workshop, and even the industry as a whole.
You’ve quite literally made my morning with this project. Hope to see more like it!

Paul Flory
Paul Flory
8 months ago

Fun different and interesting content. Very nice chef.

Archmike
Lodge Warrior Member
8 months ago

Ah that made me feel horribly old! Been playing since 1995 and have played every edition since. I agree with pretty much everything chef says here and it’s, well not “depressing” but more exasperating how history keeps repeating itself. I think they’re, (finally) learning though. I can’t stress enough how much better the codex and errats releases are now. Sisters of battle got their first codex in 2nd didn’t get there own, solo, physical, codex for OVER A DECADE! They did get a duo codex in 5th with the Ordo Hereticus.Witch Hunters is still my favourite implementation of the faith… Read more »