The Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

The Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

United Kingdom

A Podcast about Miniature Wargaming and Strategy Boardgames from the UK

Episodes

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 186 - Spartan Games Dystopian World Expansion  

Welcome to Episode 186 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show, host Neil Shuck chats to Neil Fawcett, owner of Spartan Games, all about their recent new Kickstarter project: Dystopian World Expansion, which is running until the 21st December 2016.

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 185 - Banter from the Bunker: Mid-November 2016  

Welcome to Episode 185 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

Continuing our smaller shows, this episode sees hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff together in the Meeples Bunker. This is basically all the 'host chatty bits' gathered into a show of its own: Banter from the Bunker.

00:00 - Intro 08:05 - What We've Been Up To 27:24 - Hobby News 59:40 - Nick Hawkins - A small tribute 1:04:00 - Mailbag 1:28:15 - Very Grumpy Gamers 1:48:25 - Outtro
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 184 - Pickett's Charge  

Welcome to Episode 184 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker and Dave Luff talk to Dave Brown about his new Amercan Civil War rules - Pickett's Charge.

 

00:00 - Intro 06:32 - Interview - Pickett's Charge - Dave Brown 1:13:24 - Outtro

We hope you enjoy the show

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 183 - Mythic Battles: Pantheon  

Welcome to Episode 183 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In a change to our original show, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker and Dave Luff talk to "The Voice of Olympus" - Jake Thornton.

 This interview was originally meant to be a news item in a longer show, but it went on for a bit longer than intended...by about 100 minutes or more...so we turned it into its own show!

Jake tells us all about Mythic Battles: Pantheon - the forthcoming game from Mythic Games and Monolith.

00:00 - Intro 04:25 - Interview - Mythic Battles: Pantheon - Jake Thornton 2:15:13 - Outtro

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 182 - Gripping Beast & Swordpoint  

Welcome to Episode 182 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker and Dave Luff take a trip to darkest Evehsam, to the home of Gripping Beast.

There they encounter Andy Sherwell and Martin Gibbins. They chat about the history of Gripping Beast before a more in-depth conversation about their new mass battle set of Ancients rules: Swordpoint.

In addition to this interview, the show contains the usual segments about the news and what the host have been up to. They also get the opportunity to answer a few questions from the mailbag

00:00 - Intro 06:15: What we've been up to 31:24 - Hobby News 1:10:57 - Interview - Gripping Beast & Swordpoint 2:53:56 - Mailbag 3:17:19 - Outtro

As we said in the show, we have a new voicemail number for recording your mailbag questions:  0116 3184114

 

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 181 - Mortem Et Glorium  

Welcome to Episode 181 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker and Dave Luff are joined by game designer Simon Hall. We  talk in-depth about his new Ancients rules Mortem Et Glorium

As usual, they also discuss what they've been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 06:05 - What we've been up to 52:27 - Hobby News 1:47:31 - Simon Hall interview - Mortem Et Glorium 4:00:39 - Outtro

Mortem Et Glorium website

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 180 - Combat Patrol  

Welcome to Episode 180 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker and Dave Luff are joined by game designer John 'Buck' Surdu. We discuss his back catalogue of rules and talk in-depth about his latest set of rules: Combat Patrol

As usual, they also discuss what they've been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 07:22 - What we've been up to 23:49 - Hobby News 52:52 - Buck Surdu interview - Combat Patrol 2:34:05 - Mailbag 3:29:00 - Outtro

 

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 179 - Aurelian, Freejumper and...?  

Welcome to Episode 179 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker and Dave Luff(!) are joined by rules author Sam Mustafa. As well as discussing his latest wargaming projects, they chat to same about the current health of historical wargaming in the United States.

As usual, they also discuss what they've been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 06:42 - What we've been up to 59:49 - Hobby News 1:07:55 - Sam Mustafa interview - Part I - Aurelian, Freejumper and... 2:17:33 - Sam Mustafa interview - Part II - Historical wargaming in the US 3:09:25 - Outtro
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

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 177 -  Imperial Skies  

Welcome to Episode 177 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker are joined by rules author Robin Fitton to talk about Imperial Skies

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 06:45 - What we've been up to 41:00 - Hobby News 1:00:24 - Robin Fitton interview - Imperial Skies 2:00:02 - Mailbag

Hobby News 

Neo Tyrannus KS HoN Tactical Wargame Deep Cut Studio limited edition mat Kickstarter round-up Kings of War Historical C&C Napoleonic epic expansion

 

 

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

 

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 175 - Halo Ground Command & Historicon 2016  

Welcome to Episode 175 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker discuss Mike W's recent trip to the USA, including a day at Historicon.

Our main feature in this show is an interview with Neil Fawcett, owner of Spartan Games, as we discuss their new release: Halo Ground Command

All this, plus the usual discussion of what they've been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and some of the latest hobby news.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 06:37 - What we've been up to 30:30 - Hobby News 1:04:20 - Historicon 2016 1:09:30 - Intro 1:10:15 - Joe Piddington 1:12:00 - Phalanx Consortium 1:20:00 - Byron Collins 1:23:35 - Bradden's World 1:31:10 - Footsore Miniatures 1:36:45 - Warlord Games 1:39:50 - Historicon wrap-up 1:48:45 - Review - Altar of Freedom 2:09:20 - Neil Fawcett interview 3:40:20 - Outtro

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Hobby News

Streetscape Terrain Game Terrain Battlegroup Data Cards Star Trek RPG & Miniatures Battle of Britain boardgame Quartermaster General: Victory or Death Doctor Who Warlord Games Gringo's 40s Napoleonics Deep Cut Studio Terrain Mats Dreadball 2

 

View from the Veranda - July 2016  

Welcome to the July 2016 episode of the View from the Veranda Podcast

Once again, hosts Neil Shuck and Henry Hyde get together to chat about a variety of subjects to do with miniature wargaming. Although this time our intrepid hosts contend not so much with wargaming as writing, publishing and the creative process.

Sit back, pour a glass of your favourite beverage, and join us on the Veranda.

This show was recorded on 13th July, 2016

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 174 - The Chicago Way  

Welcome to Episode 174 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker 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.

Our main feature in this show is an interview with Stuart McCorquadale, owner of Great Escape Games. We catch up with their forthcoming plans and discuss their most recent release: The Chicago Way.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 05:16 - What we've been up to 27:21 - Hobby News 51:20 - Competition 55:19 - Stuart McCorquadale interview 1:52:08 - Outtro

Email for Competition

Hobby News

Alternative armies Rogue Stars Warlord games Waterloo 2 player battle box Claymore Castings Perry's goodness New ACW metal cavalry and Cape War British Tribal the Skirmish Combat Game - Maori wars 28mm Pendraken Romans & Gauls Gladius Publications Konflikt 47

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 173 - Miniature Wargaming: The Movie  

Welcome to Episode 173 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Whitaker 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.

Our main feature in this show is an interview with Joe Piddington, director of the forthcoming documentary Miniature Wargaming: The Movie. We find out the background to the project, how it's progressing and chat about the current Kickstarter project for the film.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 07:48 - What we've been up to 38:32 - Hobby News 47:15 - Competition 51:15 - Joe Piddington interview 2:11:37 - Outtro

Hobby News

Conquest Games Normans Deep Cut Studio nature tiles 28mm Mall terrain tiles from Sally 4th Halo Ground Command release date announced Crann Tara Miniatures Hessians

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 172 - UK Games Expo, OML4 & Tanks Review  

Welcome to Episode 172 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff are joined by special guest co-host Rich Jones

Together we talk about what we have been up to in the hobby, and chat about the UK Games Expo and our trip to Operation Market Larden 4.

We then have a number of interviews that were recorded at the UKGE.

Finally we present an in-depth review of the new Tanks World War II skirmish game from Gale Force Nine.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 11:25 - What we've been up to (including chat about the UK Games Expo & OML4) 1:30:23 - UK Games Expo Interviews 1:31:19 - Alessio Cavatore  -Labyrinth - River Horse Games 1:34:01 - Fantasy Flight Games - Star Wars Rebellion 1:38:32 - Carl Brown / Second Thunder - Open Combat 1:43:21 - DMB Games 1:51:24 - Scythe 1:56:16 - Oathsworn Miniatures 2:01:35 - Ronnie Renton / Mantic Games 2:10:13 - Steamforged Games 2:19:15 - Will Townshend - PSC Games 2:31:50 - Mierce Miniatures 2:41:05 - Modiphius Entertainment 2:48:05 - Tanks in-depth review 3:55:20 - Outtro

 

Links for the show:

UK Games Expo Project: Elite Ice Cool Boardgame Tanks Official Website
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 171 - Agincourt @ Royal Armouries  

In this episode hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff talk about what they have been up to in the hobby, chat about some of the latest hobby news and delve into the mailbag.

You also get chance to listen to the seminar given at the Royal Armouries about constructing the Agincourt diorama, by David Marshal and Alan & Michael Perry

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 08:10 - What we've been up to 59:20 - Hobby News 1:44:50 - Agincourt Seminar 2:41:40 - Mailbag

Hobby News

Blood & Plunder Kickstarter 15mm sci-fi terrain Thunderchrome Iron Duke Miniatures Zorgon model from Antediluvian miniatures Tiny Terrain Models Freejumper Achtung! Cthulhu

Mike Whitaker's Lard based army list finder

 

 

View from the Veranda - Episode 12  

Welcome to Episode 12 of the View from the Veranda Podcast

Join Neil Shuck & Henry Hyde as they chat about all things wargaming.

This show was originally recorded on 1st October 2013

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 170 - Salute 2016  

Welcome to Episode 170 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck & Dave Luff visit the 2016 Salute show - one of the biggest wargaming events in the UK - and interview various companies about their latest news.

They are then joined by Mike Hobbs and Mike Whitaker to look back at the event.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 02:23 - Arcworlde 07:05 - Renedra 11:50 - Bendy Boards 20:15 - Warbases 24:05 - Mike Whitaker 29:20 - Baccus Miniatures 35:30 - Plastic Soldier Company 43:50 - David Marshall / TMTerrain 48:50 - West Wind Productions 56:20 - Osprey Games 1:04:20 - Gripping Beast 1:08:25 - Great Escape Games 1:13:45 - Spartan Games 1:32:05 - Steamforged Games 1:37:20 - Bad Squiddo Games 1:39:55 - Miniature War Gaming: The Movie 1:48:45 - Hawk Wargames 1:55:25 - Salute debrief with the Meeples & Miniatures crew

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 169 - Horizon Wars  

Welcome to Episode 169 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff 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.

Our main feature in this show is an interview with Robey Jenkins, author of the new sci-fi battle rules from Osprey Publishing: Horizon Wars. We discuss the origin and design of the rules, and talk in-depth about the rules mechanics and how the game works..

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

00:00 - Intro 16:20 - What we've been up to 60:10 - Hobby News 1:58:20 - Robey Jenkins interview 3:42:46 - Outtro

Hobby News

Forged in Battle new DAK and 8th Army Infantry Spartan Games - New Version of Planetfall Spartan Games - Halo Ground Command Perry new releases - Cape Wars and Napoleon in Egypt Perry Miniatures - Plastic Sudan British Saga Campaign Book Miniature Wargames The Movie Granny Grating Kickstarter Combat Patrol - new from Sally 4th Sharp Practice 2 available for pre-order Renedra Castle

 

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