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 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.

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 224 - Forager  

Welcome to Episode 224 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 Conan, Dungeon Saga, Lion Rampant, Lord of the Rings miniatures and I Ain't Been Shot Mum

For the feature part of our show, we chat with rules author Adrian McWalter about his upcoming Napoleonic skirmish rules - Forager - which launch on Kickstarter on the 18th August 2017

We hope you enjoy the show.

Stand To Games - Forager 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.

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 223 - Sword & Spear Fantasy  

Welcome to Episode 223 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 GROGNARD Files podcast, I Ain't Been Shot Mum, Operation White Hot and Ninja All-Stars

For the feature part of our show, we chat with rules author Mark Lewis about the fantasy version of his excellent Sword & Spear big battle rules - Sword & Spear Fantasy

We hope you enjoy the show.

Great Escape Games - Sword & Spear Polkovnik Productions Sword & Spear Fantasy Page Sword & Spear Fantasy forum

 

The GROGNARD files podcast Eureka Miniatures Hawkmoon miniatures Operation 'White Hot' Hereward Wargames Show Ninja All-Stars Antenocitis Workshop US-IMF Kickstarter

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 222 - Carnevale  

Welcome to Episode 222 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 I Ain't Been Shot Mum, Dungeon Saga and painting Avatars of War Dwarves

For the feature part of our show, we talk to Lewis Clark from Troll Trader about the relaunch of Carnevale - a skirmish wargame set in the streets of 18th Century Venice - which is currently funding a new 2-player starter box set on Kickstarter.

We hope you enjoy the show - even the bits about baking (!)

Carnevale kickstarter page Troll Trader website Troll Trader eBay Store A Song of Ice & Fire kickstarter Courgette & Ginger cake recipe

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 221 - Cigar Box Battle  

Welcome to Episode 221 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 Lord of Waterdeep, Dungeon Saga, Open Combat and Conan

For the feature part of our show, we chat all about terrain mats with Chris Ward and Cory Ring from Cigar Box Battle. We find out the company background, talk about their product range and look forward to their imminent Kickstarter project.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Cigar Box Battle Cigar Box Battle on YouTube Test of Honour: Warring States event

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 220 - Wargames Collections Calculator  

Welcome to Episode 220 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 Warhammer 40K 8th Edition and Conan

For the feature part of our show, we ponder the subject of how much our miniatures collections are worth with Peter Riley and David Pead from the Wargamers Collection Calulator website.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Wargames Collection Calculator

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 219 - Runewars Miniatures Game  

Welcome to Episode 219 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 I Ain't Been Shot Mum Lite, Star Wars: Rebellion and Vallejo Glaze Medium.

For the feature part of our show, we return to our in-depth reviews as we take a look at the Runewars Miniatures Game, which is the recent new fantasy wargame published by Fantasy Flight Games.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Fantasy Flight Games - Runewars Miniatures Game

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.

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 218 - TMTerrain  

Welcome to Episode 218 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 Dungeon Saga, Runewars Miniatures Game and painting.

In our feature interview, we are joined by guest David Marshall from TMTerrain

We discuss how David started in the hobby, how he got into making custom terrain and quiz him about the techniques he uses when building scenery. This also includes a Q&A with listener questions.

We hope you enjoy the show.

TMTerrain

 

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.

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 217 - The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare  

Welcome to Episode 217 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

The Meeples crew get back together to catch up with what they have been up to. This week's topics include Lords of Waterdeep, Skytrex Sherman Crabs, Runewars Miniatures Game, 4Grounds forthcoming Fabled Realms and W40K 8th Edition.

In our feature interview, we are joined by guest Craig Cartmell from The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare.

We discuss (amongst other things) how Craig got into the hobby, his journey in writing rules, the evolution of TMOGW's product line (In Her Majesty's Name, Daisho, Blood Eagle and Gothic) and the differences between writing for a publisher and self-publishing your own rules.

We hope you enjoy the show.

The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare In Her Majesty's Name Daisho Blood Eagle

 

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.

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 216 - Footsore Miniatures  

Welcome to Episode 216 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

The Meeples crew get back together to catch up with what they have been up to for the last few weeks, including some final thoughts on the UK Games Expo and a report from Operation Market Larden #5.

For this weeks interview, we are joined by guest Bill Thornhill from Footsore Miniatures.

We discuss how Bill started in the hobby, the ranges Footsore produce and what's coming up in the near future.

We hope you enjoy the show*

Footsore Miniatures

*No Pandas were hurt in the making of this podcast

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 215 - White Dragon Miniatures  

Welcome to Episode 215 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show the Meeples Crew are joined by guest Alan Crooks of White Dragon Miniatures.

We discuss WDM's two kickstarter projects: MTU & Shattered Void, along with their growing range of terrain and forthcoming Mech game. Along the way we chat about the pros and cons of Kickstarter, working with 3rd party companies and 3D printing. 

We hope you enjoy the show.

White Dragon Miniatures
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 214 - UK Games Expo 2017, Day #3  

Welcome to Episode 214 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show host Neil Shuck is joined by his son Josh Langley-Shuck as they travel to the UK Games Expo 2017 in Birmingham and bring you interviews and their impressions from day #3 of the event.

We hope you enjoy the show.

00:00 - Intro 06:50 - Batman - The Boardgame 12:40 - Ninja All Stars 25:24 - Super Dungeon Explore 47:16 - Open Combat 54:07 - Hawk Wargames 1:01:20 - Oathsworn Miniatures 1:10:00 - Closing Comments
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 212 - UK Games Expo 2017, Day #2  

Welcome to Episode 213 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs and Dave Luff travels to the UK Games Expo 2017 in Birmingham and bring you interviews and their impressions from day #2 of the event.

We hope you enjoy the show.

00:00 - Intro 03:40 - 4Ground 21:23 - Devil Pig Games 31:07 - Ham & Jam 41:40 - Thoughts on the Expo 58:05 - Closing Comments
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 212 - UK Games Expo 2017, Day #1  

Welcome to Episode 212 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show host Neil Shuck travels to the UK Games Expo 2017 in Birmingham and brings you a number of interviews from day #1 of the event.

We hope you enjoy the show.

00:00 - Intro 03:57 - Dust 1947 09:35 - Harps Corporation 15:00 - Elemental Ascent 20:15 - Devir - Fan Hunter 24:00 - Gloom of Kilforth & 1066, Tears to Many Mothers 34:20 - Troll Trader - Rumbleslam 45:00 - Troll Trader - Carnevale 54:30 - Braincrack Games - Farsight 1:00:44 - Word Forged Games 1:15:02 - Fourth Quarter Football 1:28:15 - Modiphius Entertainment 1:49:02 - Warbases 2:01:39 - Shed Games 2:11:38 - Closing Comments
Meeples &Miniatures - Episode 211 - Test of Honour Review  

Welcome to Episode 211 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, & Mike Whitaker catch up with what they've been up to in the hobby this week, including Neil & Mike W's trip to Partizan

For the main part of our show, we are joined by Rich Jones for an in-depth review of Test of Honour - the Samurai skirmish game from Warlord Games.

We hope you enjoy the show.

00:00 - Intro 06:45 - What we've been up to 40:50 - Test of Honour in-depth review 2:25:26 - Closing Comments

 

 

Test of Honour at Warlord Games
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 210 - Glenbrook Games Painting Services  

Welcome to Episode 210 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

Once again the Meeples & Miniatures team get together to catch up with what they have been doing in the hobby over the past week.

In this show we are joined by Matt Slade of Glenbrook Games Painting Services to chat about his approach to painting miniatures for a living. We talk about various aspects of painting including brushes, paints and techniques

We hope you enjoy the show.

Show Links

Glenbrook Games Painting Services Saddle Goose Designs

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Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 209 - Vexillia Card Games  

Welcome to Episode 209 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

Once again the Meeples & Miniatures team get together to catch up with what they have been doing in the hobby over the past week.

In this show we are joined by Neal Reid to chat about several card games he has designed, which are published by Vexillia. These include The Somme card game series, This Hard and Calcined Earth and the forthcoming Revolution.

We also have a brief chat with Kieran Byrne of the Combined Operations Podcast.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Show Links

Vexillia Somme Card Game Vexillia This Hard and Calcined Earth Combined Operations Podcast Leaky Cheese YouTube channel

 

If you enjoyed the show, why not consider supporting the podcast? You can find us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/meeplesandminiatures

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 208 - Conan Boardgame Review  

Welcome to Episode 208 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff catch up with what they've been up to in the hobby this week (surprisingly little actually!).

For the main part of our show, we are joined by Mike Hobbs to review the Conan Boardgame.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 207 - Salute 2017 Debrief + Snakes & Lattes  

Welcome to Episode 207 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this bonus podcast episode hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff discuss the recent Salute 2017 show.

We also catch up with what we've all been doing in the last week, which includes an interview that Mike Whitaker recorded when he visited the Snakes & Lattes boardgame cafe in Toronto, Canada.

The Terrain Tutor - Salute 2017 video Snakes & Lattes Snakes & Lattes Podcast

 

Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 206 - Salute 2017: The Interviews  

Welcome to Episode 206 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Dave Luff travel to Salute 2017 and bring you a number of interviews from the day.

We hope you enjoy the show.

00:00 - Intro 05:52 - Plastic Soldier Company 17:11 - Dave Marshall (TMTerrain) 21:50 - Agema Miniatures 27:14 - Titan Wargames 30:36 - Oshiro Model Terrain 33:23 - Westwind Productions 43:16 - Bad Squiddo Games 46:19 - Hawk Wargames 52:33 - Glenbrook Games Painting Service 58:42 - Oathsworn Miniatures 1:04:52 - Battle Mats 1:08:27 - Great Escape Games 1:15:11 - Baccus 6mm 1:22:05 - Warwick Kinrade (Battlegroup Tobruk) 1:30:11 - Osprey Games 1:36:30 - The Ministry of Gentlemenry Warfare 1:41:40 - In Her Majesty's Name boardgame 1:46:58 - The Drowned Earth Miniatures Game 1:54:00 - Closing Comments
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