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Musings from the Bunker #1 – It’s dead Jim

Posted on June 16th, 2018 under . Posted by

I have just launched a new, Patreon exclusive, podcast – Musings from the Bunker – which is running in place of the ‘Inside the Bunker’ podcast. This is available to all supporters who pledge at the $3 level. You can find it her…

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 249 – UK Games Expo 2018

Posted on June 14th, 2018 under . Posted by

Download Episode 249 Welcome to Episode 249 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode Neil Shuck and Mike Hobbs are joined by Dave Luff (yes, he’s back!) and Josh Langley-Shuck to chat about their recent visit to the UK Games Expo 2…

Seven Spears at Operation Market Larden #6

Posted on June 12th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Last Saturday saw the sixth annual gathering of gamers in Evesham for the event known as ‘Operation Market Larden’. This is a day of gaming focusing on playing various games using the rules from Too Fat Lardies, organised with great efficie…

Episode 250 – Questions…?

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

We will be recording Episode 250 of the podcast on Wednesday 21st June As we have mentioned previously, this is intended primarily to be a Q&A show. Therefore, in order to have a show, we need your questions! If there is anything, hobby related (!)…

Rise and Fight Again on Kickstarter

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

You may remember back in Episode 245 of the Podcast, we spoke to Adrian McWalter from Stand To Games about their plans for this year. One of those was for a new version of their popular ‘Over The Hills’ Napoleonic Rules, moving the period t…

UK Games Expo 2018

Posted on June 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

June 1st – 3rd saw the 12th annual UK Games Expo at the Birmingham NEC. This was the third time the event has been held in this venue, having moved there in 2016. This year the Expo was spread across Hall 1 & Hall 2 of the NEC, as well as sev…

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare launches on Kickstarter

Posted on June 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare is a new Commands & Colors variant from Richard Borg. As the name suggests, this variant of the game takes place in deep space, and covers combat between fleets of space ships and fighters. A kickstarter to fund this …

The Painting Tally: May 2018

Posted on May 31st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

May has been a much better month for painting, with a number of miniatures painted, as well as some scenery (mainly trees) Painted: 40 Painted 19 Ashigaru and 21 Samurai for the Seven Spears game I am running at Operation Market Larden #6 in a couple o…

“Meeps Meet” at the UK Games Expo 2018

Posted on May 30th, 2018 under . Posted by

The UK Games Expo 2018 is only a couple of days away. The Welsh Wizzard, the Great Guru Luff and myself will be along for all three days of the show – allegedly to play games, but I suspect we will all be working as baggage handlers for “my…

Plastic bonsai trees

Posted on May 29th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been creating a lot of scenery for Sengoku period Japan recently, and I was looking for different ideas for trees, other than using plastic bamboo to make bamboo clumps (they look effective, but are a bit of a pain to construct) or using che…

X-Wing Second Edition – do you really need this?

Posted on May 28th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The announcement by Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) of their intention to release a second edition of the popular X-Wing Miniatures Game has generated numerous hours of YouTube video and miles of blog posts and comments as players across the world have reac…

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 248 – 7th Continent

Posted on May 24th, 2018 under . Posted by

Download Episode 248 Welcome to Episode 248 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode the Meeples crew get together and catch up with what they have been up to in the past few weeks, including games they have played and miniatures they ha…

Calling all What A Tanker! fans – ‘must see’ videos

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , . Posted by

…well, videos of interest to anyone with an interest in World War II actually… Back in the dim distant past, I found a company that produced a number of documentaries on that new fangled Video Home Service Tape stuff. Whilst narrating the h…

Calling all Bag The Hun fans – ‘must see’ videos

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , . Posted by

…well, videos of interest to anyone with an interest in World War II actually… Back in the dim distant past, I found a company that produced a number of documentaries on that new fangled Video Home Service Tape stuff. Whilst narrating the h…

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 247 – Bag The Hun

Posted on May 13th, 2018 under . Posted by

Download Episode 247 Welcome to Episode 247 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode the Meeples crew get together and catch up with what they have been up to in the past few weeks, including games they have played and miniatures they ha…

Review: AW Miniatures 28mm Samurai

Posted on May 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Rating: I have recently been putting together a couple of forces for Seven Swords (The Samurai version of Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies). To this end I have been using lots of models from my collection (rather than simply buying new models). I …

Children of the Fields launches on Kickstarter

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Children of the Fields – the latest programme guide for 7TV from Crooked Dice games – has launched on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter is to help fund the production of a new range of miniatures, based on the Folk Horror genre of TV progammes a…

The Painting Tally: April 2018

Posted on May 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

April has not been a good month for hobby output. I’ve been messing around with a few MDF kits, but haven’t really got much done – certainly no miniatures painted. Painted: 0 Purchased: 27   What A Tanker! has proven to be my dow…

Pimping ‘Half Moon Jacket’

Posted on April 30th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I backed the Kickstarter for ‘Full Moon Jacket’ last year. If you aren’t aware, Full Moon Jacket is a boardgame that has US forces fighting Werewolves in Vietnam – if it were a film, imagine Platoon meets Dog Soldiers. Whilst I …

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 246 – Burrows & Badgers

Posted on April 27th, 2018 under . Posted by

Download Episode 246 Welcome to Episode 246 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode the Meeples crew get together and catch up with what they have been up to in the past few weeks, including games they have played and miniatures they ha…

One MILLION downloads!

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under . Posted by

Now that’s a figure I never dreamed that I would see when I started podcasting Meeples & Miniatures in 2008. I still can’t quite believe it. Thank You!!! Firstly a huge thank you to everyone who has listened to and downloaded the podcas…

Review: Sarissa Precision 28mm Japan MDF terrain

Posted on April 17th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Rating: Sarissa Precision Ltd are a company that produce high quality MDF terrain in various scales at a mid-range price. This review is looking at their Japan range of buildings, which are useful for playing games in the Sengoku period – especia…

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 245 – Stand To Games

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under . Posted by

Download Episode 245 Welcome to Episode 245 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode the Meeples crew get together and catch up with what they have been up to, hobby-wise, in the past few weeks Later in the show, they are joined by Adria…

Star Wars Legion – an inspiring day of gaming

Posted on April 10th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One of the joys of our hobby is the social aspect of getting together to game. I can’t remember the last time I had a game with Rich Jones, so when he suggested getting together over Easter for a game of Star Wars Legion, I leapt at the chance (e…

UK Wargames Show congestion…

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under , . Posted by

…or why I am not going to Salute in a couple of weeks… I’ve been covering UK wargames shows for the gaming media – be that one of the gaming magazines, or the podcast – for a number of years now – so much so that I m…