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The Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

A podcast discussing the hobbies of Miniatures Wargaming and Strategy Boardgaming. News, reviews and much more...

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 90 - Interview with Plastic Soldier Company

Hello and welcome to Episode 90 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast On this show, I am once again joined by Will Townshend from the Plastic Soldier Company as we catch up with his latest news and releases. I also chat about a couple of recent news items, and ask a question about WW2 gaming... I hope you enjoy the show

1hr 5mins

8 Jul 2012

Rank #1

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 235 - Gaslands

Welcome to Episode 235 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast The Meeples crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to in the past couple of weeks, including games played, miniatures painted and perhaps the odd purchase or two. For the feature part of our show we chat with Mike Hutchinson, author of  the new post-apocalyptic racing game rules from Osprey Publishing, Gaslands.  We hope you enjoy the show. Osprey Publishing - Gaslands Gaslands website If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.

1hr 56mins

25 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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View from the Veranda - Episode 2

Neil Shuck & Henry Hyde are back, discussing moresubjects of interest to wargamers. In this show, we follow up on a listener respone to Episode1, and discuss one of the possible reasons why gamers do not game historicalwargames - the whole issue of the morality and ethics of wargaming. Is it ever wrong to game a particular conflict? Is it everwrong to game a particular nation? This is an emotive and potentially controversial subject,but we hope you enjoy our discussion.

1hr 35mins

6 Jul 2009

Rank #3

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View from the Veranda - Episode 3

Episode 3 of View from the Veranda, with Neil Shuck & Henry Hyde.In this show, Henry & Neil discuss their inspirations for wargaming - with typical verbal diversions along the way...

2hr 5mins

6 Oct 2009

Rank #4

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 85 - Saga & Northern Fury

Welcome to episode 85 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this show, I am joined by Rich Jones & Mike Hobbs to discuss Saga - the Dark Age skirmish game from Studio Tomahawk & Gripping Beast - & Northern Fury,the first expansion for these rules. We give an in-depth overview of the game, and discuss several different aspect of the curent rules and possible expansions / alternative settings. As well as this, I discuss different miniature manufacturers of Dark Age genre figures, and I also give the result of the Coat d'arms competition I hope you enjoy the show

2hr 4mins

8 Apr 2012

Rank #5

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 255 - Tales of Tabletop Gaming #1

Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest presenter Dave Hickman for this episode of the podcast. 00:00 - Introduction - We start the show by chatting with Dave and discover how he got into the hobby. 18:07 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 51:12 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming, including Deep Madness, Gloomhaven, Gangs of Rome and Man O'War 1:18:17 - The Meeples Challenge - catching up with Neil & Mike's project progress 1:29:32 - Tales of Gaming - We chat to Dave about his gaming hobby, and also give an overview of the new Mortal Gods skirmish game, coming from War Banner in 2019. 2:22:32 - Outtro - Closing thoughts, plus the latest edition of 'Rise of the Anti-Luff'. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.

2hr 27mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 246 - Burrows & Badgers

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 have painted. Following that, join them in the confessional as they unburden their souls about what they've been buying recently. Later in the show, they are joined by Michael Lovejoy from Oathsworn Miniatures. We catch up with what Oathsworn have been up to for the last year, and chat about the brand new hardback version of the Burrows & Badgers skirmish rules. We hope you enjoy the show. Burrows & Badgers website Oathsworn Miniatures website If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.

2hr 57mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 264 - Solo and Cooperative Gaming

Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest Joseph MuCullough for this episode of the show 00:00 - Introduction - We find out how Joe started in the hobby 10:30 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 32:57 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and hobby projects, plus a full report of the Watch The Skies Megagame 1:27:02- Solo & Cooperative Gaming - We discuss this aspect of gaming with Joe, with particular reference to how he has addressed these issues during the development of Rangers of Shadow Deep and the forthcoming solo expansion for Frostgrave. 2:40:39 - Outtro - Closing thoughts We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

2hr 46mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 115 - Mars Attacks!

Welcome to episode 115 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast On this show, I talk to game designer Jake Thornton about the rules for Mars Attacks!, the new Kickstarter project from Mantic Games. I hope you enjoy the show!

1hr 3mins

12 Oct 2013

Rank #9

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 176 - Honours of War

Welcome to Episode 176 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker are joined by author Keith Flint to talk about his rules Honours of War, from Osprey Publishing. We also review Cigar Box Battle Mats. As usual, they also discuss what they've been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and once again cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news. We hope you enjoy the show Show details: 00:00 - Intro 08:01 - What we've been up to 35:45 - Hobby News 1:07:40 - Condensed review - Cigar Box Battle Mats 1:35:40 - Keith Flint interview - Honours of War 3:00:59 - Mailbag 3:21:25 - Outtro

3hr 29mins

21 Aug 2016

Rank #10

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 113 - Godslayer & Judge Dredd Miniatures Game

Welcome to episode 113 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast On this show I am joined by co-hosts Mike Hobbs and Mike Whitaker. I chat with Mike H about Godslayer, a new 'warband' style fantasy skirmish game he's been playing. After that we are joined by Mike W to talk about the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game.  We hope you enjoy the show.

1hr 37mins

17 Sep 2013

Rank #11

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 244 - What a Tanker!

Welcome to Episode 244 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode the Meeples crew are joined by Richard Clarke and Nick Skinner from Too Fat Lardies. We catch up with what TFL have been up to over the last year, with the main focus of our discussion being the forthcoming rules for WWII Tank Combat - What a Tanker! We hope you enjoy the show. Too Fat Lardies The TooFatLardies Oddcast What a Tanker Advance Order Bundle If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.

1hr 59mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 245 - Stand To Games

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 Adrian McWalter from Stand To Games. We catch up with what Adrian and Quinton have been up to in the last year, and discuss their new projects with rules based in the Americas of the 18th and 19th Century We hope you enjoy the show. Stand To Games If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.

2hr 33mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 178 - Hobby News Special

Welcome to Episode 178 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker are joined by Henry Hyde, ex-editor of Miniature Wargames magazine. We chat with Henry and discuss his recent decision to resign as editor of the magazine. We hope you enjoy the show

1hr 8mins

17 Sep 2016

Rank #14

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 263 - Warhammer Underworlds

Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest David Mathieson for this episode of the show 00:00 - Introduction - We find out some more about David and how he got into the hobby 17:57 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently - it's been a particularly sinful time in the bunker! 1:16:36 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting 1:50:35 - Warhammer Underworlds - David introduces us to the world of Shadespire and Nightvault, as we review these miniature boardgames from Games Workshop 2:54:30 - Outtro - Closing thoughts We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

3hr 4mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 225 - Rommel

Welcome to Episode 225 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast The Meeples & Miniatures crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to, which this week includes the boardgames Amyitis, Samurai, Nine Worlds and The Godfather: Corleone's Empire plus a visit to Firestorm Games, Cardiff. For the feature part of our show, we chat onve again with rules author Sam Mustafa about his new World War II wargame - Rommel We hope you enjoy the show. Honour Games - Rommel Firestorm Games Caption competition! Please enter your captions to us using the title "Under the desk caption competition" to competition@meeplesandminiatures.co.uk Closing date 31st August 2017. Two winners will win either the Wild West or Black Powder variant of A Fistful of Lead, which is reviewed here. If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.

2hr 2mins

18 Aug 2017

Rank #16

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 229 - The Godfather: Corleone's Empire

Welcome to Episode 229 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast The Meeples crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to, which this week includes Direwolf Rampant, Lord of the Rings miniatures and The Lord of the Rings Card Game. For the feature part of our show this week, we provide an in-depth review of the boardgame The Godfathe: Corleone's Empire - designed by Eric M Lang and published by Cool Mini Or Not. We hope you enjoy the show. Thanks to Firestorm Games for providing us with a copy of the game to play and review If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.

1hr 42mins

18 Sep 2017

Rank #17

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 271 - Kings of War

In this show usual hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by podcast Patreon backer George Holt to chat about his gaming hobby and discuss his subject of choice 00:00 - Introduction - we get to know George's gaming background 21:14 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 52:33 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:16:57 - Kings of War - Since KoW is George's current wargaming rules of choice, we take the opportunity to take an in-depth look at how this game works 2:30:21 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

2hr 39mins

29 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 227 - Firestorm Games

Welcome to Episode 227 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast The Meeples crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to, which this week includes Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, 7TV, Imperial Assault and The Trials and Tribulations of attempting to purchase a 15mm Achilles. For the feature part of our show, we talk to Andy Walpole, the Events Manager at Firestorm Games. We chat about what the venue has to offer and try to discover the secrets of its success. We hope you enjoy the show. Firestorm Games Hereward Wargames Show P.S. I apologise in advance for the end of the show - I wanted to re-record it, but faced a co-host rebellion! If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.

1hr 26mins

2 Sep 2017

Rank #19

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 261 - Corps Blimey!

Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest Sir Sidney Roundwood for this episode of the show 00:00 - Introduction - Sir Sidney introduces himself 28:18 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 1:10:11 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting 1:33:23 - 2mm and Army level gaming - Sidney has inspired Mike with his exploits in gaming with 2mm miniatures. We discover what interested Sid in this scale, and chat about the wider subject of gaming at a grand tactical level. 2:36:31 - Outtro - Closing thoughts, including Sidney judging a photo competition and answering some listener questions, We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

2hr 58mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #20