Episode #82 – Night Knight

From childhood comics, to campy TV fistfights, to the raw vigilante action hitting our cinema screens over the last decade, there is little doubt that the Dark Knight has a place in many of our geeky hearts. With this year being the 75th anniversary of the Caped Crusader, Simon Addicott returns to the show to guide us through the streets of Gotham City as we explore the Batman Miniatures Game!

Intro & Show News (01:31)

  • - 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 (01:11:10)

  • - X-Wing miniatures faction Scum & Villainy announced <Link>
  • - Fantasy Flight readies the Star Wars Armada <Link>
  • - Imperial Assault on the way <Link>
  • - The Lord of the Undead returns! <Link>
  • - The Warmachine & Hordes World Team Championship <Link>

Batman Miniatures Game: Review (01:53:45)

  • - Command one of the most famous criminal bands in Gotham City to expand your territory and control the underworld, or stop their evil plans with the Dark Knight and his allies. We review this great miniatures game by Knight Models!
  • - Game rules (free download) <Link>
  • - Gameplay video overview <Link>

Deep Strike (03:09:51)

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

 

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Episode #0 – Zero Signal

Today, on our show’s 6th(!) anniversary – take a journey with us, back to where it all began…

80+ episodes in, it can be a little tough to jump into a podcast as a new listener. But if you want to do just that, then this is the episode for you!

In this episode, your hosts Luke Retallack and Mike Basc introduce you to World’s End Radio. Just what is this show all about? What is miniature gaming and why do we love it so much? What kind of stuff is out there, and who are the main players in this industry of ours? We discuss all of the above, as well as a healthy amount of general gaming fun and hobby banter. Want to get stuck in at the beginning? Buckle up, because this – is The End!

This is The End (02:12)

  • - What the heck is World’s End Radio? Where is this mysterious place? Why do you guys sound so odd? We answer all of these questions, chat a bit about the origins of the show, and drill into a bit of background on each of the hosts.

An Introduction to the Miniature Gaming Hobby (01:11:34)

  • - There are lots of different aspects to love when it comes to the miniature gaming hobby. We chat through the main components relevant to newcomers, and take a look at what elements personally appeal to us the most.

Miniature Games Industry Overview (01:48:41)

  • - Once upon a time there was a finite selection of options when it came to a niche hobby like ours, but in recent years – the miniature gaming industry has virtually exploded with new life. In this segment, we discuss who the big (and not so big) entities who produce these games are, as well as what many of them are known for doing well.

 

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Episode #81 – Room with a View

Man caves. Fun forts. Lad lairs. Call them what you like – they’re an absolutely essential part of many gamer’s home hobby environment. In this episode we open the doors to our own games rooms and chat about what makes them special, as well as some tips and direction on how to improve your own. There’s also loads of activity to catch up on, from interstate contests, to new armies, to crazy model releases. We’ve got your regular miniature gaming fix right here!

Intro & Show News (00:59)

  • - 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 (01:17:30)

  • - X-Wing miniatures Wave 5 details <Link>
  • - Malifaux reaches a Crossroads <Link>
  • - GW unleashes the wolves <Link>

Building a Better Games Room (01:38:33)

  • - The pride and joy of many serious gamers is a fully functional, decked out games room. We take a look at the essentials you should work on when putting one together, as well as some ways to pimp it out to the max!

Deep Strike (02:36:03)

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

 

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Episode #80 – Half Measures

The winds of change are blowing once again, this time throughout the universe of the 41st millenium. In this episode we open the book on the new 7th edition of Warhammer 40,000 and muse on the impacts it brings to the world’s most popular dark future miniature game setting. Tune in also for our regular segments on miniature games industry news, activity, and related amusement!

Intro & Show News (00:52)

  • - 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 (39:49)

  • - Fantasy Flight announces X-Wing Wave 5 <Link>
  • - Spartan Games launches Dystopian Wars 2.0 rules & models <Link>
  • - GW shows off the new 40K Orks <Link>
  • - News from the Privateer Press Lock & Load convention <Link>
  • - Kickstarter feature: Drakerys <Link>

New Warhammer 40,000: 7th Edition Review (58:59)

  • - It’s been 2 years, so what’s changed? We cover first impressions, discuss the product launch, and review which changes have impacted the game the most.

Deep Strike (02:41:42)

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

 

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Episode #79 – Mechanize

Almost every miniature game has a “hook” of some sort in the way it plays. A noteworthy aspect of its rules system that creatively captures the elements of the game setting your imagination wants to escape to and breaks it down to a tabletop form. In this episode, we take a closer look at some of these often innovative game mechanics – and rate some of our all time top picks from the games we’ve played over the last decade or so!

Intro & Show News (03:41)

  • - 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 (41:47)

  • - Infinity 3rd edition is coming! <Link>
  • - Dystopian Wars 2.0 new edition product wave <Link>
  • - GW spills the beans on 40K 7th edition <Link>

Best of: Miniature Game Mechanics (58:48)

  • - Luke & Mike launch into their “Top 10 Best Miniature Game Mechanics” list and get down to the nitty gritty about why some of these intricate rules systems rank as their all time favourites!

Deep Strike (01:44:14)

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

 

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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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