Recommended Web Video Channels
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This page is dedicated to the well-known content creators who create Warhammer, D&D, and/or other tabletop related content, or history-related channels that are good starting places for research. Creators who are interested in but do not regularly create content around these topics are not included.
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- 1 Warhammer Creators
- 1.1 WarhammerTV
- 1.2 Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy
- 1.3 Luetin09
- 1.4 Bruva Alfabusa
- 1.5 Karl the Deranged
- 1.6 ThunderPsyker
- 1.7 Eliphas
- 1.8 StringStorm
- 1.9 ZoranTheBear
- 1.10 40K Theories
- 1.11 Tactica Imperialis
- 1.12 NornQueenAlexis
- 1.13 Arch Warhammer
- 1.14 Chapter Master Valrak
- 1.15 KiriothTV
- 1.16 Kitetsu
- 1.17 Snipe and Wib
- 1.18 Richard Boylan
- 1.19 Mark Louis Spark
- 1.20 MiniWarGaming
- 1.21 StrikingScorpion82
- 1.22 2+ Tough
- 1.23 Baldermort's Guide to Warhammer
- 1.24 Astartes
- 1.25 Primaris
- 1.26 Lost Legion
- 2 D&D Creators
- 3 BattleTech Creators
- 4 Lancer Creators
- 5 Yu-Gi-Oh Creators
- 6 History Channels (The Kind That Don't Show Ancient Aliens 24/7)
The official Games Workshop YouTube channel for Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar. There you can find trailers for new armies, boxes and codexes. But more importantly, you can find tutorials by Duncan Rhodes and Chris Peach on how to paint, kitbash and use tools, which let's face it is the real reason to keep up with the channel.
Our Lord and Savior Duncan Rhodes' personal Youtube channel after parting ways with Geedubs. All of his videos are guides to show his painting prowess, though now he's not bound to only GW materials.
The true workhorse of the 40k Youtube content creators. The sheer volume and variety of content he presents caters to a wide range of interests. From tactics and tutorials, to lore and hobby tips. Also does gaming overviews for various military themed video games.
You know who he is, I know who is, we all know who he is. Chapter Master of the now defunct Alfa Legion and creator of the YouTube phenomenon If the Emperor had a Text-to-Speech Device. Has also created a few other shows like The Upper Hive and has a bunch of Dawn of War 2 voice lines on his channel from years ago... for reasons most would rather forget.
Also needs very little introduction. Voices characters on TTS like Marneus Calgar and sometimes shows up at the end of episodes just to shout. On his channel you'll find content in a similar vein to TTS, like Ravandil's Quest and the meme-worthy Vindicare Assassin video.
Voices - you guessed it - TTS characters, in particular Leman Russ, but also has a YouTube channel he would upload games to, usually with a 40K twist to it. However, he's abandoned the channel in favor of Twitch. Besides gaming he also does some 40k army building and roleplaying on the side.
Starring Remleiz and Naerina, 40K Theories makes general lore videos, videos theorizing reasons for the unexplained in 40K, and videos spotlighting fan-made factions. Unsurprisingly, both Remleiz and Naerina occasionally lend their voices to TTS.
Creates lore videos on 40K and gives his thoughts on the tabletop game. He also does a podcast with 40K Theories.
Makes videos that are great to listen to while making models. She uploads a lot of battle reports, rambling videos, vlogs, and her own podcast "The Emperor's Tarot". She used to be on the podcast with 40K Theories and Tactica Imperialis but left for her own reasons. Also voiced Miriael Sabathiel in TTS.
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Mister Skubtastic himself. He has made a name for himself by producing Warhammer 40K and Warhammer Fantasy lore videos and depending on who you ask is either a funny guy with a purposely offensive sense of humor, a literal Nazi (probably thanks to stuff like his Vampire: The Masquerade game, which portrays Nazis as sympathetic), or a Skaven. He's also prone to making shit up in his videos and claims to be a "loremaster" despite not knowing a lot of things (like how Angron became a daemon prince). The best way to describe him is a somewhat well-read but politically outspoken guy with an insufferable accent who is a bit of a prick. Also makes videos on 40k related games and the occasional video or series of videos on miscellaneous games that grab his attention, and recently GW filed a trademark complain against him reducing his name simply to "Arch".
Even more recently he's been lambasted online for being a very outspoken racist on his discord and choosing other racists, and even pedophiles to be his moderators. He's also somebody who seems convinced that if the Imperium of Man were real, everyone would be better off.
A 40K news channel and Imperial Fists fanboy. Also produces videos on 40K games and gets fairly involved in other projects such as Helsreach. Can come across as incredibly annoying if you're not the type of person to treat GW like they're beneficent overlords who need to be praised for everything they do, or if you play anything other than Space Marines. Seriously, for a while this guy complained about not having "proper Primaris transports" whenever anything new came out until the Impulsor came along. Self-identifies with the Imperium, often using the term "we" whenever he refers to the Imperium winning in a global campaign or story. If you're into that kind of stuff, give him a watch. Otherwise, you might want to stay away.
A 40K vlogger and once a member of the Unit Lost Gaming channel before becoming a 40K channel. Always keeps up to date with 40K news and gives his 50 cents on the hobby. Also uploads videos on assorted topics that have taken his fancy.
Like Kirioth, but for Age of Sigmar.
A gaming couple with a love for 40K. They create a wide array of content, from vlogs to gameplay videos. Created two videos about Rogue Trader that more or less brought their channel into the light, and done look backs on other famous old 40k rule books. Both are in a band called "Fighting Evil is Cool", and Wib's real name is Matt Ward (no really). Oh, and both have been in TTS.
Creates videos in SFM and the like. Is responsible for turning Helsreach into a YouTube series, and made a live action 40K video that didn't suck (see, it can be done). Is currently in talks with GeeDubs themselves for an official animated special involving the Blood Angels.
Creates 3D model renders and is currently in the process of making a Horus Heresy movie called "Death of Hope". Judging from what we've seen so far it looks great, and hopefully won't go the same way as Lord Inquisitor.
A large network of Neckbeards playing a variety of wargames, chief among them the Warhammers. Most of their content is more for entertainment than hardcore gameplay, so expect flubbed rules. Also moulds that make you go to sleep
Purely 40K gameplay, specializing mostly in longform and technical batreps. Great for learning how to play a faction in a fun but competitive way.
Primarily an Age of Sigmar lore channel, with some 40K, Necromunda and other games occasionally being covered. Doug is the host, and he focuses on short and easily digested lore videos, all with a laid back and down to earth presentation. Also hosts painting livestreams, where he answers lore questions and interacts with other Warhammer Youtubers.
He is a rising Warhammer 40k content creator who specialises in beginner level lore and stories for his videos.
"The (unofficial) Warhammer 40k animation." This guy made possibly the best Warhammer 40k animation ever. It shows Space Marines acting like Space Marines, moving ridiculously fast for something their size, utterly overpowering any mortal that tries to stop them and shrugging off damage that would turn a human into a smear on the floor. Go watch it, you won't regret it.
After being inspired by the Astartes series, this guy has decided to create his own based on some Black Templars. So far the animation looks a little rougher but still very good production wise.
Similar to the Primaris channel, but are making a film/short series about Eldar Exodites instead. The First teaser looks very promising with the Eldar moving so fast and gracefully that they are blurs. Once again GWs official animations are being shown up by fan animations.
An animator who makes D&D-related animations on how to use spells, run games, and just general D&D things. It's fun and worth a look if you're new to D&D.
Probably the number 1 most popular D&D animator on youtube. While his animation is far from being the best (his art style is worse than Order of the Stick), he more than makes up for it with his great sense of humor and amount of content. He mostly talks about D&D, but he occasionally does videos about Call of Cthulhu and other games. Most of his videos tell funny stories about stuff that happened to him during tabletop games (both as a player and a game master). In others he reviews tabletop games and gives advice to players and game masters. He also has started doing longer video series where he retells entire campaigns in more detail but with without animation, starting with a (relatively) serious Curse of Strahd campaign. Because of how popular he is, he frequently has crossovers with other D&D youtubers including Zee Bashew and Dingo Doodles.
He is a source of much RAGE on /tg/, because many people find his funny stories hard to believe or think that if they are true, would make him a terrible GM, player, and person. Though he is capable of playing seriously, he usually is the Loonie (and when he isn't, he is playing with somebody else who is half the time), so if be warned if you can't stand that type of player.
Another animator who rivals Puffin Forest in popularity. Mostly makes videos telling funny stories about her life and D&D. Her main campaign story is Fool's Gold, an epic and extremely wacky adventure staring her character Sips, a badass chaotic good uplifted monkey wild magic sorcerer full of RAGE, who constantly is breaking the campaign, much to the frustration of Felix the DM.
A less popular but still worth checking out animator who does D&D videos, both based on his campaigns and short skits that make fun of the typical players and events you will likely encounter while playing D&D. Also makes a few songs about D&D.
An animator who makes crap guides to D&D in the style of Zero Punctuation
A good non-animated channel that does videos on D&D, telling interesting stories and giving useful tips on playing the game.
Another great animated channel that does videos discussing D&D and other RPGs, as well as telling D&D stories.
Unlike most channels that tell D&D stories, this guy does longer videos telling about his campaigns in detail.
Another less popular but worth checking out animator who does D&D stories and videos on how to make character builds based on popular anime characters.
Has a massive number of videos on playing D&D with everything from suggestions on what monsters to use in a campaign, to what the best character builds are for different races, and more.
Only a semi-recommendation. We have an article on him already. Go read that if you want to know why this is only a semi-recommendation.
A miscellaneous, mostly SS13 content, in which a guy named Tex makes a series called Tex Talks Battletech, which goes into detailed, sometimes embellished (due to being an Inner Sphere supporter) accounts of mechs and history of Battletech universe.
One part memer, one part guidebook, DragonKid discusses quite a lot about each of the various officially available frames, rules, lore and even a couple fan-made homebrews as well. He also does some Battletech stuff as well.
A Johnny who makes gimmick deck replays. He has relatively recently made a lot of top 10s, which would be clickbaity if he wasn’t using it as an excuse to talk about weird card interaction and the game’s history. In particular, his “10 worst” videos are great because rather than say the card is shit while spewing profanity, he suggests ways the card can be used, even if they're suboptimal, that make it better than the cards ranked worse than it while being perfectly willing to admit that some categories are so strong even their worst instances are still decent.
A Montenegrin Serb who does in depth overviews of various archetypes (and some other stuff). As befitting of someone whose childhood involved living through the Yugoslav wars, he’s very cynical on Konami’s competence and doesn’t hold back when card design is lackluster, yet actually quite enthusiastic when something does meet his standards.
History Channels (The Kind That Don't Show Ancient Aliens 24/7)
Because "realism" is something of a debate, actual Wargaming is a thing, and the general assuming a setting should be "Like Reality Unless Noted", we'll list some good "realism argument" and "actual military history" channels.
Very much a nerd's nerd, and easily mistaken for a crazy homeless man living under a bridge, but he's covered a lot of stuff that's of interest to /tg/. Some topics include discussions on medieval arms and armor, tanks, castles, historical battles, etc. If you want the /tg/ stuff, the "Weapons and Armor" "History" and "Warfare" playlists are of interest. He even covers some tabletop-specific gaming material in his various discussions, ranging from scenery creation to fantasy weapon design, to complaints about 4th edition, and even a contest for the creation of a "Surprise Elemental."
The guys best known for running a "World War II: Week by week", a channel that covers World War II, week by week, in real time, and, with a different presenter, The Great War, which is more or less the same thing for WWI.
Mainly Roman history, told from a top down perspective with colored squares.
Like the above, but with better art and more of a Roman focus.
A series focused on the day to day life of 18th and early 19th Century America. This means it covers a wide variety of topics including construction, clothing, music, laundry, writing, brewing, and (especially) cooking instead of the military campaigns typical of history lessons. Despite the late focus, most of what it covers is applicable to pre-industrial society in general and it often talks of how things were done before this.
Propmaker and engineer Tod Todeschini covering various replicas of antique arms he has made. While many channels talk about the history of the weapons, Tod's Workshop uniquely focuses on their construction and the physics reasons they are the way they are. Of particular note is his crossbow series, where he covers the history, power and mechanical design of many, many types of crossbows.
This channel focuses on blockbuster films based on history; not only are you given a detailed summary for the historical context of the film, but also notes where the film may deviate from historical accounts; very useful if you were ever shown such a film in history class and developed an inaccurate understanding of the events shown. Film selection includes such classics such as Lawrence of Arabia, Waterloo, Tombstone, etc... as well as some genuine stinkers like Kingdom of Heaven and Timeline. Most will be war films or other genres of action-based historical dramas, like Westerns and Gangster films.
A historian and fantasy writer who discuses things about the middle ages you probably didn't know, common misconceptions about the middle ages seen in fiction, how to make fantasy more realistic, reviews of fantasy movies and tv shows, and more.
A HEMA instructor and antique sword seller who discusses the details how weapons were actually used and the distinctions between types of swords. Prone to rambling.
A tank commander and tank historian does examinations and explanations of old tanks (The guy happens to be World of Tanks' in-house historian, and has done multiple talks at the Tank Museum at Bovington). Also some model tanks. He's also a contributor to the channel World War Two week by week.