XF 1.2 How to display a forum view on the homepage?

I want to get rid of different forum sections and simply have one forum, which I will then use the prefix feature to filter different topics.

I want all threads from this forum to be displayed on the homepage, rather than showing the forum sections. So when visiting the site, you see all the latest threads, without needing to go into each section.

Can someone point in the best direction to achieve this?

I use the widget framework to display widgets on the right hand side of the homepage, which I wish to keep.

Many thanks
I have a feeling I could use the route filter option here to display the forum URL I want as the index page - is this possible?

I so, which options would a change?