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 191 - The Veteran Wargamer + Commands & Colors Review  

Welcome to Episode 191 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker are joined by the host of The Veteran Wargamer Podcast: Jay Arnold.

We've recorded a joint show. In this show, we interview Jay about his podcast, discuss a couple of topical issues, and then we review the Commands & Colors series of boardgames.

If you want to listen to Jay interview us, then you will have to listen to the Veteran Wargamer Podcast, Epsiode 8.

We hope you enjoy the show

 

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 190 - Gaming Review of 2016  

Welcome to Episode 190 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this episode Neil Shuck, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff  take a look back at 2016. We reveal our top 5 games of the year, our best purchase of 2016 and also our worst game of the year.

We hope you enjoy the show

 

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 189 - Banter from the Bunker: December 2016  

Welcome to Episode 189 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

This episode is hosted by Neil Shuck, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff, and sees the welcome return of Mike Hobbs. We all get together in the Meeples Bunker just in time for Christmas to bring you a mix of hobby chat, news, views and a delve into the mailbag.

00:00 - Intro 06:20 - What We've Been Up To 1:19:20 - Hobby News 1:36:48 - Mailbag 1:53:04 - Very Grumpy Gamers 2:11:34 - Outtro
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 188 - Dr Harry Sidebottom  

Welcome to Episode 188 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show, hosts Neil Shuck and  Mike Whitaker talk to best-selling historical fiction author Dr Harry Sidebottom.

We chat to Harry about his background as an ancient historian, how he got into writing historical fiction, and his tabletop gaming hobby.

00:00 - Intro 06:05 - Interview - Dr Harry Sidebottom 1:40:39 - Outtro

We hope you enjoy the show

Official website of Dr Harry Sidebottom

Harry Sidebottom books on Amazon.co.uk

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 187 - Reisswitz Press, Dawns & Departures and other Too Fat Lardy stories...  

Welcome to Episode 187 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Whitaker and Dave Luff talk once again to Too Fat Lardies supremo: Richard Clarke.

Amongst other subjects we chat about Reisswitz Press (the new associated publishing arm of TFL), Dawns & Departures (Sharp Practice 2 campaign guide) and a whole host of other gaming possibilities...

00:00 - Intro 06:05 - Interview - Reisswitz Press, Dawns & Departures etc - Richard Clarke 1:40:39 - Outtro

We hope you enjoy the show

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

 

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