Episode #78 – Wiggy Wild

Saddle up, lock and load! In this episode, Luke & Mike venture out into the deadly lands of Wild West Exodus! To explore this fantastic new miniatures game, we have not one – but TWO awesome industry interviews!

In addition to all of our regular features, we catch up with our friend Craig Gallant (of D6 Generation fame) to chat about the content he’s crafted for the Wild West Exodus setting as well as his recent adventures in the writing world. We then pin down Romeo Filip from Outlaw Miniatures to chat about how the concept for the game developed, as well as all of the trials and tribulations of getting a brand new miniatures game and games company off the ground. It’s another 3+ hours of unmissable entertainment!

Intro & Show News (04:51)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army! & Audible – Grab a FREE audio book today! (For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)

Hobby Update (47:07)

  • - The Warmaster Horus lands at Forgeworld! <Link>
  • - Loads of goodies on display at the Forge World open day. <Link>
  • - Launch of the 40K Astra Millitarum <Link>
  • - GW says farewell to social media <Link>

Industry Interview: Craig Gallant (01:11:23)

  • - Author of the Wild West Exodus novels “Honor Among Outlaws” and “Abundant Riches“, Craig catches up for a good chat about his writing work across a range of different games companies as well as his more recent involvement in helping to craft the background for the Wild West Exodus setting.

Industry Interview: Romeo Filip / Outlaw Miniatures (02:05:21)

  • - Mr Battlefoam himself – Romeo joins us to chat about everything Wild West Exodus, including how he brought the game to life conceptually, followed by the huge amount of work that went into getting it created and ready to launch on an unsuspecting populace!

Deep Strike (03:08:32)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #77 – Scrub Up

In this episode, Luke & Mike talk about holding themselves and their opponents accountable by scrubbing up and improving on standards of ‘clean play’ during games. First however, there is a whole mess of recent hobby news and releases to drool over. Better grab that mop!

Intro & Show News (02:22)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army! & Audible – Grab a FREE audio book today! (For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)
  • - Listener “shout-out”: Matt Brown.

Hobby Update (35:17)

  • - Imperial Knights land in 40K. <Link>
  • - A look at the new Warhammer Dwarf models. <Link>
  • - X-Wing hits hyperspeed with a 4th wave of new ships <Link>
  • - Privateer Press unloads the spoilers at Templecon <Link>
  • - Kickstarter feature: Drake 2 Horizons <Link>

Clean Play (01:28:54)

  • - It’s quite easy to fall prey to bad habits that create a messy situations in games – ones that are best avoided in order to improve enjoyment and potential misunderstandings with an opponent. We cover some of the worst offenders and how you can improve your precision and communication as a gamer to clean up your own play.

Deep Strike (02:25:30)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #76 – Bag o’ Tricks

When engaged in any hobby over time, people tend to build a repertoire of ways to get things done in their own unique fashion. In this episode, Luke & Mike delve into their own personal bags o’ tricks to reveal which hobby tools produced by 3rd party companies they use in this manner – and why!

Intro & Show News (00:57)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army!(For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)

Hobby Update (38:07)

  • - Games Workshop share price plummets. <Link>
  • - White Dwarf reboot & Warhammer Visions launch. <Link>
  • - Kickstarter feature:  Hero Forge <Link>
  • - Kickstarter feature: Creature Caster  <Link>

3rd Party Hobby Tools  (01:08:22)

  • - Most miniature games manufacturers produce a basic range of painting, modeling and gaming devices and consumables, but it is rare for them to cater to the full spectrum of hobbyist needs. This leaves us needing to seek these products from 3rd party suppliers and there are some great tools out there for those who know where to look. We review some of our all time favourites.

Deep Strike (02:10:05)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #75 – D Grade

What happens when you deploy weapons of mass destruction on a new power scale to a game with a massive global fanbase and an already tenuous grip on balance? All hell breaks loose – that’s what!

We return to our old stomping ground in the game of the 41st millenium for this episode where we grab a couple of the latest release supplements for a good old sanity check. We also have a long overdue catchup about the events of recent months with a look at some of the latest happenings in tabletop wargaming and all our usual segments. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!

Intro & Show News (01:08)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army!(For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)

Hobby Update (15:06)

  • - Malifaux M2E phase 2 releases. <Link>
  • - Malifaux M2E phase 2 data files. <Link>
  • - Australian Warmachine & Hordes Super Series results <Link>
  • - X-Wing Imperial Aces pack <Link>

Warhammer 40,000: Supplement Reviews – Stronghold Assault & Escalation (39:48)

  • - In the rapidly escalating game state of Warhammer 40,000, 2 new supplements more than any other have divided the player base world wide. We take a look at both of these books and uncover the key features that have been at the root of much recent controversy.

Warhammer 40:000: State of the Game (01:21:53)

  • - It’s been nearly 2 years since the 6th edition of 40K hit our tables, so we revisit some of the releases of the past year or so that have shaped the hobby and have a good chat about the state of the game as it stands now.

Deep Strike (02:25:00)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #74 – Wing It

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… 3 good friends named Luke, Mike & JJ got together to chat about an awesome little miniatures game called X-Wing! In this episode we give the Fantasy Flight Star Wars space combat system a full review, covering the models, the rules and the competitive scene that exists for the game. All this and our regular segments such as Hobby Update, Deep Strike and plenty of the usual humour!

(No Bothans were harmed in the making of this episode. One may have stubbed a toe though.)

Intro & Show News (02:03)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army!(For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)

Hobby Update (30:20)

  • - GW Space Marines releases. <Link>
  • - 40K Apocalypse Damnos Warzone book. <Link>
  • - The most expensive army deal ever? <Link>
  • - New Rhulic Ghordson Earthbreaker for Warmachine <Link>

X-Wing: Game Review – Part 1 (46:43)

  • - There’s plenty of love out there for this FFG Star Wars miniature game, so we discuss why and chat about the available range of models and supplements.
  • - Official W-Wing page on FFG

X-Wing: Game Review – Part 2 (01:13:17)

  • - Our review contines with a detailed overview of the game rules and strategy. Just make sure you always let the Wookie win!

Deep Strike (01:49:40)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #73 – Nerdvana

It’s a full house this episode – as Luke, Mike, Simmo & Olly all catch up to chat about the EPIC event that was PAX Australia 2013! From rampant Dropbears to giant Jenga, as well as pin addiction to booth babe boo boos, we cover it all!

Intro & Show News (01:54)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army!(For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)

Hobby Update (16:40)

  • - Warmachine Tactics Kickstarter. <Link>
  • - Wyrd Miniatures Malifaux Gencon releases. <Link>
  • - New Warhammer Lizardmen. <Link>

Event Spotlight: PAX Australia 2013 (38:18)

  • - Fresh back from the premiere gaming convention of the country, we relive the highlights and chat about the most memorable aspects of the greatest show for gamers down under.
  • - Penny Arcade main site <Link>
  • - Ron Gilbert Keynote Speech <Link>
  • - Penny Arcade Q&A <Link>
  • - Rooster Teeth main site <Link>
  • - RWBY Red trailer <Link>
  • - Rooster Teeth Q&A <Link>
  • - Penny Arcade make a strip <Link>
  • - Freedom Fall <Link>
  • - Omegathon finals <Link>

Deep Strike (02:01:27)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #72 – Drop the Ball

Fresh back behind the Mic from our Studio move, Luke is joined by Sly Dave this episode to talk about Mantic Games‘ futuristic battle sports game: Dreadball! In addition, we chat about what’s caught our eye recently in the Hobby Update, our new featured Kickstarter project – and answer our latest listener Deep Strike questions.

Intro & Show News (00:50)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army!(For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)

Hobby Update (26:52)

  • - Games Workshop 40K Apocalypse relaunch. <Link>
  • - Convergence of Cyris hit the Warmachine world. <Link>
  • - New Spartan Games Scenics range. <Link>
  • - Silver Moon Syndicate releases for Bushido <Link>

Dreadball: Game Review – Part 1 (48:02)

  • - Our first part of the game review covers a general overview the events of the Dreadball Kickstarter, the game release schedule, as well as the team factions available for play.

Dreadball: Game Review – Part 2 (01:18:50)

  • - The Dreadball review continues with an investigation into the rules and a basic overview of the gameplay.

Deep Strike (01:58:05)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #71 – Off Colour

We get back into some good old fashioned miniature hobby talk this episode with a detailed discussion on miniature painting for tabletop wargaming tournaments. What drives players and organisers to create a showcase of stunning miniature figures at these events and how do you score them openly and fairly?

This episode also sees the introduction of our new segment: “Kick Start!” where we review our favourite crowd funding games project of the week and give you the lowdown on how to support it!

Intro & Show News (01:32)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army!(For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)
  • Listener shout-out: Julian Mok (“Grand Master Azrael”) & The Apocalypse Chronicles

Hobby Update (44:32)

  • - Malifaux 2nd Edition announced. <Link>
  • - New Warhammer High Elves releases. <Link>
  • - Games Workshop Specialist Games windup. <Link>
  • - Kick Start: Deadzone from Mantic Games <Link>

Tabletop Tournament Painting (01:18:02)

  • - Many tabletop miniature wargaming tournaments feature a model painting requirement of some sort, whether it be a prerequisite for entry or part of the overall scoring structure of the event. But what does it mean to you? We discuss the various implications of painting standards at events as well as how players and organisers both can get the most out of it.

Deep Strike (02:49:20)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #70 – Plow On Through

World’s End is back to kick off the 2013 season of the show with a journey into the Jwar Isles to explore the game of “Bushido“! This oriental themed skirmish game is ripe with characterful flavour and local expert David Capon joins us in the guest chair to lead us on a journey of discovery through the game factions and rules. We also have the privilege of catching up with a couple of the designers themselves in the form of Toby Nathan and Odin Mentlak from GCT Studios to discuss the development of the game setting and what the future has in store!

Intro & Show News (00:54)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army! RHQTV – Game on! & Defiant Gaming – More bang for your buck! (For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)

Hobby Update (36:06)

  • - The new GW Hobbit model range. <Link>
  • - New Casters spoiled for Hordes. <Link>
  • - Upcoming Warhammer Total War PC game in the works. <Link>
  • - The latest Horus Heresy marines from Forgeworld <Link>

An Introduction To: Bushido (57:54)

Industry Interview: GCT Studios (01:44:11)

  • - We catch up with Toby and Odin from GCT Studios for an in depth discussion of how Bushido went from concept to reality, as well as the work currently taking place to build the global Bushido hobby scene. There may even be a few sneak previews of upcoming releases squeezed in as well!

Deep Strike (02:42:55)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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Episode #69 – Like A BOSS

Whether it’s a Warboss or a Captain, a Colonel or a Farseer – characters are a huge part of the Warhammer 40,000 game and there is more strategy to employing them in your games of 6th edition than ever before! In this episode we explore the changes that have been made to the characters rules in 40K, as well as chat about the pressures of games played “against the clock”. Do you come out on top when placed under the pressure of the timer?

Intro & Show News (02:34)

  • - Episode sponsors: BattleFoam – Protect your army! RHQTV – Game on! & Defiant Gaming – More bang for your buck! (For details on how to sponsor an episode, check out the “Show Support” page here.)

Hobby Update (44:39)

  • - Warhammer 40,000 FAQ updates. <Link>
  • - New 40K Chaos Codex & model releases. <Link>
  • - Forgeworld launches Horus Heresy “Betrayal”. <Link>
  • - Primarch Angron model release! <Link>

Playing Against The Clock (01:33:14)

  • - A lot of competitive formats for tabletop miniature games now feature a timed element that players must battle against whilst attempting to beat their opponents, so just how is the best way to handle this? We go through a range of tips on how to speed up your game play and prepare for timed games.

New Warhammer 40,000: 6th Edition Review – Part 4 (02:05:47)

  • - From the weediest Tau Ethereal to the mightiest Ork Warboss, characters have always been a huge part of the 40K game – and 6th edition is certainly no exception! We take a detailed look at how the new character rules work, as well as explore the relating topics of Psychic Powers and Warlord Traits in the new edition.

Deep Strike (02:48:48)

  • - We tackle the latest in tough questions from the miniature gaming industry.

 

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