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Dragged into Turbolasers

Dragged into Turbolasers is Between the Bolter and Me's official miniature wargaming podcast. We talk critically about all aspects of the miniature hobby, with a primary focus on Warhammer 40,000 and other Games Workshop games. Rather than conversing about rules and competitive play, our priority is to discuss the miniature side of the hobby: exploring hobby techniques, talking about our current projects on the blog Between the Bolter and Me, and most importantly, interviewing people involved in the hobby.

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Episode 62: Mordheim 2019 with Echoes of Imperium

We welcome Alexander Winberg (of Echoes of Imperium) back to the podcast to discuss the Mordheim 2019 collaborative event that he organized. Time is spent discussing how the idea to celebrate Mordheim's 20th anniversary came about. Considerable time is spent talking about how you can get involved in similar events, stressing the importance of getting out there and presenting your work on social media and commenting on the work of those whom you admire. The origin of 28 magazine is commented on, with a consideration towards how it might help shape the Inq28 and AoS28 movements in the future. New collaborative projects are mentioned liked Ondroma, Gelida, and Primogenitor. Finally, we end the episode by talking about everyone's favorite moments from the Mordheim 2019 event, both in game and outside of it. Follow Echoes of Imperium and visit the blog! Follow Larsonicminiatures new Ondroma project!


21 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 63: Gelida with Magos_Buer

Cody Taylor, Magos_Buer on Instagram, joins us to talk about the series of Inq28 events he masterminded, called Gelida: the Frozen Expanse. We talk about the origin of the project and what inspired it. We speak at length about the importance of narrative in these sorts of collaborative events and how he went about making storytelling the focus of Gelida.    Follow Magos_buer! And Gelida!

1hr 48mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 57: Carrion Pass

James Ward (Wardsylvania on Instagram), mastermind of the  Carrion Pass Inq28 event that took place at Adepticon 2019, joins us to talk about the event and other aspects of the miniature hobby. We discuss getting involved in the Inq28 community, from hosting collaborative events to building models and sharing them via social media!

1hr 14mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 58: Warhammer Fest 2019

We discuss the new products Games Workshop previewed at Warhammer Fest 2019, talking about the newest Warcry warband and the Chaos Knight. We also talk about how GW is increasingly partnering with other companies to expand their market, now bringing Bandai into the fold.


17 May 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 59: UK Games Expo 2019

We discuss the new products Games Workshop previewed at the UK Games Expo 2019, talking about the newest Necromunda gang, the Palanite Enforcers. We also talk about how GW has a tendency to create models that have awkwardly posed legs that are often overly muscled in relationship to the rest of the model, which is evident on the new Enforcers and some of the new Blackstone Fortress models that were also revealed.


6 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 56: Shadowspear impressions

We talk about our thoughts on the new release for Warhammer 40k, Shadowspear. We discuss the redesigned Chaos Space Marines and the latest Primaris Space Marines, postulating on what it means for Warhammer in the future.


14 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 60: New Space Marines!

We focus this episode on the new Space Marine models that are being released along with the newest rendition of the Codex Space Marines. We muse on the the Invictor Tactical Warsuit, and how if fits alongside the other dreadnoughts. We also talk about the Primaris Space Marines’ newest floating pickup truck, the Impulsor. Finally, we marvel at how much worse the multipart Infiltrator and Eliminator Space Marines appear, in comparison to the ones contained in the Shadowspear boxed set.  We also showcased some of the work of Fabio Vero (fabio_morghot on Instagram), focusing on a fantastic Digganob he created.


15 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 61: Nova Open previews

We spend this episode talking about all of the new models shown at Nova Open. We begin talking about the new Howling Banshees and Chapter Master Shrike of the Raven Guard, both previews for the upcoming Psychic Awakening campaign series. Next, we talk at length about the newest Age of Sigmar army, the Ossiarch Bonereapers, which combine elements of the Tomb Kings and Necrons. We end by talking about the Sister of Sigmar army boxed set, which includes a redesigned Penitent Engine. In the Hobby Happenings section we feature the work of Bitzboxer:https://www.instagram.com/bitzboxer/ Who also runs the blog Curiomira:http://curiomira.blogspot.com/

1hr 6mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 70: Chatting with Unsupervised_darkness

In this episode, we were fortunate to be joined by artist, toymaker, and miniature enthusiast Unsupervised_darkness. We begin the episode talking about his experience in the toy industry, working with Mattel, and how this influenced his art. We also talk about how miniature board games like Hellboy (Mantic) and Hate (CMoN) served as an introduction to the world of miniature wargaming and painting. We discuss miniature painting at length, talking about our preference for matte paints, and the strength of oils. Follow Unsupervised_darkness! And follow his art account davexdave!

1hr 5mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 69: MÖRK BORG

In an unusual turn of events, we talk about the Swedish pen-and-paper Role-Playing Game (RPG) MÖRK BORG, with our friend Eli Parsons. It is a rules-lite game that is heavy on atmosphere, putting the players into one of the bleakest fantasy settings we have ever come across. The imagery and setting were inspired by doom metal and black metal bands, many of which are specifically listed at the front of the book! We talk about how the ideas presented in the game book could easily be transferred to your games of Age of Sigmar if you have no desire to run an RPG session. Follow Redwetskeleton!


20 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Episode 68: Chatting with K03rnl

In this episode, we talk with Christof Keil, K03rnl on Instagram, a fantastic hobbyist that has made a name for himself by creating many fantastic and elaborative kitbashes. We talk about how he got into the hobby and how his interests shifted towards converting models with a Blanchitsu theme. We discuss his conversion process, talking about the tools he uses and how his profession as a blacksmith has influenced his work. We also converse about his experiences with live streaming and YouTube, as well his plans for Adepticon 2020, which include teaching a few classes!Follow K03rnl!

1hr 28mins

8 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Episode 67: Chatting with Dark_Tech_

In this episode, we talk with Dark_Tech_, a purveyor of the dour and grim, and one of the most prominent voices in the Inq28 movement. We talk about his return to the hobby with the release of the Adeptus Mechanicus, and how that range’s versatility led him to pursue more and more adventurous conversions. His work with numerous Inq28 events at Adepticon is discussed, along with what people can do to get involved themselves. We also talk about his involvement in the Gelida: the Frozen Expanse, discussing how he followed up Magos_Buer's (Episode 63) initial event with his own. Follow Dark-Tech_!

1hr 11mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 66: Reflection on 2019

In a special extended episode, we celebrate a productive 2019 with guests Modern Synthesist, Voxmorbus, Red Wet Skeleton, and K0rdhal! First, each of us look back on our favorite personal hobby projects of the year. Then we transition into discussing some of the major events and happenings from the community as a whole, such as Mordheim 2019, Gelida, and the release of the digital 28 magazine. We also consider all of Games Workshop’s releases during 2019 and pick out some of our favorites. We close out the episode by setting some hobby goals for 2020!Follow Modern Synthesist!Follow Voxmorbus!Follow Red Wet Skeleton!Follow K0rdhal!

1hr 49mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 65: Chatting with Weirding Way

In this episode of the podcast we talk to Weirding Way, one of the luminaries of the Inq28/Blanchitsu movement of the miniature wargaming hobby! We ask him about how he was introduced to the hobby and discuss how interacting with other hobbyists has changed since the introduction of the internet and social media. We also talk with him about how he found the Inq28 side of the hobby and how it led him to create his iconic Navigator house, exploring an aspect of 40k lore that was always present but never fully defined. We talk at length about how he approaches building models, from conceptualizing, to converting, and finally painting them. Follow Weirding Way!

1hr 22mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 64: Spiel 2019 reveals with Modern Synthesist

Our friend and talented sculptor Modern Synthesist joins us to discuss the new models Games Workshop revealed at Spiel 2019. Due to the new models primarily being from Specialist Games, we talk about how they tend to be a better source for conversions than most of the models from GW flagship games like Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k. We also discuss the newest Warcry warband, the Spire Tyrants, and how they attempt to capture the classic Chaos marauder imagery.  Follow Modern Synthesist. Follow  Own Patten (designer of new plastic Zone Mortalis terrain). Follow the_kit_basher.


2 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 55: Playing Blackstone Fortress

Having played a few games of Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, we use this episode to express our thoughts about the game. In previous episodes we talked at length about the models, but this one is focused specifically about the quality of the game itself, and how well the mechanics work to capture a setting and to create a fun gaming experience.


28 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 54: Las Vegas Open model reveals

Games Workshop was at the Las Vegas Open to cover the major Warhammer 40,000 event that was held there. To celebrate this, they  revealed a lot of new products, including a host Primaris and Chaos Space Marine models. We spend this episode talking about our thoughts on the models and what it means for each respective model range.


14 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 53: Pillar of Salt

We talk about our thoughts on the recently revealed models of Commissar Severina Raine and Sanguinius, as well as the negative criticism that has surrounded them.


30 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 52: What is Blanchitsu?

We are joined by our good friend Eli Parsons to discuss the rumor that White Dwarf magazine may no longer contain the John Blanche-themed hobby showcase articles, Blanchitsu. We talk about what we think Blanchitsu is, as well as what it represents for the hobby, including some of the reservations people have voiced about the feature. We also talk a little about how we got involved in creating models that were featured in Blanchitsu, and how others might go about creating models that represent their own personal visions of Games Workshop’s universes.


10 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 51: Between the Bolter and Me 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, we spend the episode talking about our major hobby projects and accomplishments throughout the year. We reflect on the process behind each and what we learned along the way. Finally, we talk a little about what 2019 will bring!

1hr 5mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #20