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
Fri, 9 May 2008
In this part of the show I take an in-depth look at the strategy boardgame Shogun, in which players take the role of one of several Daimyo seeking ultimate power in Sengoku period
Following on from this, I review the scenario book “Day of the Ranger? from Ambush Alley Games, which allows you to take part in various events surrounding Task Force Ranger in
As well as reviewing the scenario book, I also discuss what other resources you might want to have a look at for this operation, and also what miniatures you may want to use if you were playing the scenarios.
00:00 – Intro
01:30 – ‘Shogun’ – an in-depth look at this strategy boardgame
41:15 – ‘Day of the Ranger’ – a review of the new scenario book from Ambush Alley Games, along with ideas for miniatures to use and additional resources.
72:00 – Closing comments
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Tue, 6 May 2008
Episode 32 of ‘Meeples & Miniatures’ is now available for download.
Actually, Part 1 of the show is now available. I’ve recorded lots of material for this show, so much so that I’ve had to split the show into two parts.
In Part 1 (available now) I chat about the recent Society of Ancients Battle Day, and some of my preparations leading up to it.
I also talk about my current search for a set of rules to game Ancients with, which includes a mini-review of ‘Field of Glory’ and my initial thoughts on Warmaster Ancients and Basic Impetus.
Coming in Part 2 (available later this week) will be in depth reviews of the Boardgame ‘Shogun’ and the Wargames Scenario pack ‘Day of the Ranger’
Sun, 30 March 2008
In this show, I take a look into the world of Napoleonic wargaming, as I review the Polemos Napoleonic rules, written by Chris Grice and published by Baccus. In addition, I review the
Finally, there is a new prize competition to enter, in which you can win a copy of the Polemos Napoleonic rules.
Fri, 29 February 2008
In this episode, I mainly discuss my recent trip to the Hammerhead games show - including an overview of the Command Horizon ruleset.
For my review this time, I'm looking at the Dr Who Micro-universe CMG.
Finally, I discuss my initial thoughts on painting 6mm figures, along with paint and brushes.
Hope you enjoy the show.
Sat, 9 February 2008
The latest episode of Meeples & Miniatures is now available for download.
In this show, I look at the new expansion for Battlelore – Scottish Wars. I also review the boardgame Ca$h & Gun$ and it’s first expansion Yakuzas.
Thu, 31 January 2008
This show has a distinctly wargaming flavour to it, as I concentrate on wargaming rules reviews and chatting about miniatures.
In particular, I’m looking at skirmish gaming in large scale – 40mm to be exact – and specifically gaming in the late 18th and early 19th Century, incorporating the American War of Independence, the French Indian War and the Napoleonic War.
I review the rules Black Powder Battles in depth, plus I look at some other, free (or at least very cheap), skirmish rules that you may want to consider for this period.
Finally, I look at the broad range of 40mm figures that are available, whether it be Napoleonics from the likes of Sash & Saber or Perry Miniatures, French Indian War from HLBS or American War of Independence from Front Rank Figurines, to name but a few.
Thu, 24 January 2008
This show is a bit of a compromise, as I’ve been struggling for time in the past week or so to finish editing my reviews (serves me right for babbling on so much!) and if I was to wait until all the material I’ve recorded for this show has been edited, it would be another week before the podcast would be out.
Therefore, I’ve decided to produce a show with the material I’ve got so far. This means that this show is somewhat lite on wargaming content, as the main material I have left out are the rules and figure reviews. However, don’t depair! These reviews will be produced in their own show in a week or so.
So, what can you expect to find in today’s show?
Thu, 10 January 2008
Episode 26 of ‘Meeples & Miniatures’ – the podcast about Miniature Wargaming and Strategy Boardgames – is now available for download.
This show is my ‘Game Review Of 2007’, in which I discuss my favourite Boardgames, Wargames and Figure ranges of last year.
I also look forward to 2008, and talk about a slight change in direction for the podcast.