Mon, 1 December 2008
This episode is another bumper offering, and contains several small reviews, as well as an in-depth review of the Sci-Fi rules Stargrunt 2.
Other reviews include:
Battlelore: For Troll and Country
Flashing Blade Miniatures (28mm Crusaders, 40mm Romano-British, 40mm Cacadores)
Uncharted Seas Tokens from Litko Areosystems
I also discuss feedback from my previous discussion on the differences between
03:40 Rumblings – Lord of the Rings, Agricola & Galactic Emperor
17:00 Review – Battlelore: For Troll and Country
28:10 Review – Flashing Blade Miniatures
44:25 Discussion Point –
66:30 Review – Ultraviolet TV Series
77:00 Review – Uncharted Seas Tokens from Litko Areosystems
89:40 Review – Uncharted
96:45 In-depth review – Stargrunt 2
150:10 Closing Comments
Fri, 7 November 2008
Well, this show seems to have been a very long time in coming, but it’s a bumper offering, so I hope that makes up for the wait.
The show, as well as containing the usual mix of comment and chat about gaming, contains not one, but two in-depth reviews.
First up is Uncharted Seas, the new fantasy naval game from Spartan Games. I take a detailed look at the rules, plus I review some of the current ship models and accessories available for this game.
Secondly, since it was almost Halloween when I recorded this show, I examine Ambush Z, the new zombie combat game from Ambush Alley Games.
In between these two reviews, I take some time out to discuss what I think are some of the differences between
06:10 Rumblings – War of the Ring
18:50 In Depth Review – Uncharted Seas
79:30 Discussion Point –
96:45 In-depth review – Ambush Z
127:30 Closing Comments
Mon, 13 October 2008
Show 40 of Meeples & Miniatures – the podcast about Miniature Wargames & Strategy Boardgames – is now available to download.
The show features the usual mix of gaming news and comment.
During the show, I chat about A Touch of Evil, the new horror boardgame from Flying Frog Productions, as well as giving an in-depth review of the historical miniatures rules Basic Impetus & Impetus, from Dadi & Piombo
05:45 Gaming News
21:35 Rumblings – A Touch of Evil, Uncharted Seas
23:30 Charity Appeal – Combat Stress
30:10 In-depth review – Basic Impetus/Impetus
73:25 Closing Comments
Sat, 20 September 2008
The show features the usual mix of gaming news and comments. For my featured rules review, I’m travelling back to the Wild West to review Gutshot, from Hawgleg Publishing.
As an added bonus, the show also features details of a competition to win one of two copies of the Gutshot rules.
03:25 Rumblings – Gaming news & views
21:35 Gaming News
38:35 Wargames Rules Review – Gutshot
73:30 Closing Comments
Sat, 30 August 2008
I’m now back from Summer holiday, and return with a show that is rather topical, as it takes a first look at gaming inspired by movies, taking it’s influence from the recently released Hellboy II: The Golden Army
For my rules review, I look at the supernatural skirmish rules Occult Wars, from Stealthy Spider Publishing.
All this, plus the usual gaming news and comment.
04:55 Rumblings – Gaming news & views
21:05 Gaming Hellboy
28:45 Wargames Rules Review – Occult Wars
64:00 Closing comments
Tue, 5 August 2008
This is the last show before my summer hiatus, so it’s a bumper one.
I take an in-depth look at not one, but two games this time.
First of all, I look at a new game from Crosscut Games – Galactic Emperor – a game of political and military conquest in the far off reaches of space.
Following on from that, I also review Secrets of the Third Reich – the new Weird War II game from West Wind Productions.
This along with the usual gaming news, plus a look back at the Manorcon Boardgames convention.
02:45 Rumblings – Gaming news & views
13:25 Manorcon Report
30:00 Boardgame Review – Galatic Emperor
84:55 Wargames Rules Review – Secrets of the Third Reich
135:00 Closing comments
Mon, 21 July 2008
In this episode, I continue my series about getting started in Miniature Wargaming, by looking at hybrid games – games that use Miniatures but which may not be considered to be fully fledged wargames.
My review this time is of the Skirmish Wargame Patrol: WWII, from Pacific Sky Games. This is a game which allows you to recreate the day-to-day activities of a World War II Infantry squad in a campaign setting
All this, plus the usual discussion of news items, games, rules and miniatures – plus some listener feedback.
04:00 Rumblings – Gaming news & views
32:30 Rules Review: Patrol WWII
53:30 Getting Started in Miniature Wargaming: Hybrid Games
85:45 Mailbag – Listener Feedback
95:20 Closing comments
Sun, 6 July 2008
In this edition of the show, I start a new series about getting started in Miniature Wargaming, and look at some of the questions you might ask before embarking in the hobby. I briefly discuss the ethics of gaming certain conflicts, and there is the usual chat about games, rules and miniatures that I’ve been playing with, reading and painting over the past few weeks.
My review this time is of the boardgame Duel in the Dark – a game which recreates the British night bombing campaign of 1943 over
06:45 Rumblings – Gaming news & views
37:35 – Is it ever wrong to game certain conflicts?
44:00 – Game Review: Duel in the Dark
93:00 – Getting Started in Miniature Wargaming
110:00 – Closing comments
Thu, 5 June 2008
The recent half term holiday has seen two gaming shows in the
Finally, I announce the winner of the Polemos Napoleonic competition.
00:00 – Intro
02:50 – Partizan Wargames Show
14:55 – Polemos Competition Result
21:30 – Interview with Gary Dicken from Ragnar Brothers
32:10 – Interview with Dean Conrad of Ludorum Games
52:20 – Interview with Alan Paull of Surprised Stare Games
61:00 – Interview with Mike Raabe of Wattsalpoag
67:00 – Interview with Andy Cooper of West Wind Productions
73:40 – Interview with Martin Wallace
81:45 – UK Games Expo – the wrap up
96:20 – Closing Comments
Sat, 24 May 2008
In this show, I chat about various games I’ve been playing over the past few weeks, things that have caught my interest, plus I review two card games.
Subjects and games covered include 15mm Modern figures, Gaming on VASSAL, Sharp Practice, Impetus, Last Night On Earth: Growing Hunger, Unspeakable Words and Mausen.
Enjoy the Show!
00:00 - Intro
06:00 – 15mm Modern Figures
10:30 – Gaming Talk – VASSAL, Sharp Practice, Impetus and Last Night On Earth – Growing Hunger
33:45 – Competition
36:30 – Game Reviews : Unspeakable Words & Mausen
56:00 – Closing Comments