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USTT 2019 - The Venetians with Special Guest Tucker Saglio

February 9, 2019

The USTT L'Art de la Guerre event is one of the bigger North American tournaments which in January 2019 attracted 40 players in teams of 4... including Henry "Tucker" Saglio who was kind enough to agree to be interviewed about his 5 games on the Madaxeman.com Podcast.

The interview was conducted over Skype, so there are moments where the audio is a bit patchy, but hey, it's not like you've signed up to this on Patreon or anything now is it? 

His own write ups of his games also appear on the ADLG forum , and the lists he played against can be found on the Madaxeman ADLG Wiki

Tucker's Venetian Italian Condottieri list was as follows:

C-in-C (Gattamelata) (Brilliant)
-2 Heavy Knight, Impact, Ordinary
-2 Crossbow, Ordinary
-2 Medium Swordsmen, Heavy Weapons, Ordinary
-2 Light Infantry, Firearms, Elite

Command 2 (Sforza) (Brilliant)
-3 Heavy Knight, Impact, Ordinary
-2 Crossbow, Ordinary
-1 Light Horse, Crossbow, Ordinary
-1 Heavy Artillery

Command 3 (Ordinary)
-3 Heavy Knight, Impact, Ordinary
-2 Light Horse, Javelin, Elite

This podcast is also available on YouTube, with pictures of figures running in the background. 

6X the entertainment - African Vandals vs Arab Conquest

September 15, 2018

The Attack! competition and show down in sunny Devizes is a regular feature on the 28mm L'Art de la Guerre circuit, and this podcast accompanies the match report published on Madaxeman.com providing commentary of the game.

Or, more accurately it's the audio track from the Youtube Video where I talk through the battle from the standpoint of the Vandals - so you probably need to be reading the website report to make sense of it.

Anyway, it's been ages since I've published a podcast, so here you go... 

Part #4 of Madaxeman.com at the 2018 Burton Doubles

March 18, 2018

It's the last round of the Burton Doubles and yet again Adam joins me for a post-game analysis of how we played out the last round battle of L'Art de la Guerre featuring a Samurai vs Tamil Indians.

Designed to accomany the Burton Doubles Madaxeman.com Match Report on Madaxeman.com, this podcast looks at how Samurai stand up to Elephants, discussed a really odd hipster beer and was recorded whilst we were digesting a "Curry in a Box" meal deal from Asda.

The podcast is the final one of four, covering all four rounds of the 2018 Burton Doubles competition, and is also available with integrated video on the Madaxeman.com Youtube channel   

Part #3 of Madaxeman.com at the 2018 Burton Doubles

March 18, 2018

Our regular studio guest Adam is here for the third round of the Burton Doubles, with a chat about a single game of L'Art de la Guerre featuring a Samurai vs Feudal English.

Designed to accomany the Burton Doubles Madaxeman.com Match Report on Madaxeman.com, this deeply insightful and analytical reviw of the performance of the Samurai army also contains reviews of niche market hipster beers and a deep dive into the merits of the £5 "Curry in a Box" meal deal from Asda.

The podcast is the third of four, covering all four rounds of the 2018 Burton Doubles competition, and is also available with integrated video on the Madaxeman.com Youtube channel   

Part #2 of Madaxeman.com at the 2018 Burton Doubles

March 18, 2018

Our regular studio guest Adam joins us yet again as we dive deep into the thinking behind a single game of L'Art de la Guerre featuring a Samurai vs Feudal Irish.

Designed to accomany the Burton Doubles Madaxeman.com Match Report on Madaxeman.com, this deeply insightful and analytical reviw of the performance of the Samurai army also contains reviews of niche market hipster beers and a chat about the Onion Bhaji's in the "Curry in a Box" meal deal from Asda.

The podcast is the second of four, covering all four rounds of the 2018 Burton Doubles competition, and is also available with integrated video on the Madaxeman.com Youtube channel   

Part #1 of Madaxeman.com at the 2018 Burton Doubles

March 18, 2018

Our regular studio guest Adam joins us for the first time in ages as we dive deep into the thinking behind a single game of L'Art de la Guerre featuring a Samurai Civil War.

Designed to accomany the Burton Doubles Madaxeman.com Match Report on Madaxeman.com, this deeply insightful and analytical reviw of the performance of the Samurai army also contains reviews of niche market hipster beers and an anticipation of an "Curry in a Box" from Asda.

The podcast is the first of four, covering all four rounds of the 2018 Burton Doubles competition, and is also available with integrated video on the Madaxeman.com Youtube channel   

Derby, Not Derby - the journey home

October 20, 2017

In this episode featuring regular guests Dave Dave and Aussie Simon, the Central London A-Team are travelling home by car whilst discussing the merits of the new "Derby not Derby" venue, undertaking a highly detailed pint-by-pint review of the pubs and restaurants of Market Harborough, and get into some actual wargaming-related discussions about army list composition for L'Art de la Guerre and the upcoming UK competition schedule. 

Ghaznavids with Ethan

July 14, 2017

In this episode the near-legendary East Coast gamer Ethan Zorick discussed how he puts together an effective Ghaznavid list for L'Art de la Guerre.  We discuss a wide variety of topcs from the role of command values, whether there is anything in the game an Elite General-mounted Death Star should fear, and whether Essex Miniatures really stand up to the test of time. Listen in for ADLG hints, tips and general intellectual-sounding banter as we discuss ... The Ghaznavids!

The list we discuss in this podcast is as follows:

Strategist

  • 1 Turkish ghulams Heavy cavalry bow Elite
  • 3 Turkish ghulams Heavy cavalry bow ----------
  • 1 Turks Light cavalry bow ----------
  • 1 Elephant Elephant Elite
  • 2 Dailami Medium swordsmen impact Elite
  • 2 Indian javelinmen Light infantry javelin --------

Ordinary Included

  • 1 Elephant Elephant Elite
  • 2 Indian warriors Medium swordsmen impetuous ----------
  • 1 Naffatun Light infantry firearm Elite (probably not legal..)

Brilliant

  • 1 Turkish ghulams Heavy cavalry bow Elite
  • 2 Turkish ghulams Heavy cavalry bow
  • 2 Turks Light cavalry bow ----------
  • 1 Turks Medium cavalry bow --------

200AP, 20 Units

This posdcast is also available with video, via the Madaxeman.com Youtube channel

Sassanid Persian List Building in L’Art de la Guerre

July 3, 2017

A surprisingly informative and educational podcast this week, in which I interview Richard Case, current UK #1 player and winner of the BHGS Challenge 2017 about how he designed and concieved the Sassanid Persian army list he used to win the Challenge with.

This podcast accompanies the match reports on Madaxeman.com of the competition, in which I also use a Sassanid list, but with less success... 

(Recorded via Skype, so good sound quality throughout as well.)

A video version of this podcast exists on Youtube

The Road Back from Campaign

May 13, 2017

In this episode I'm joined by Dave Dave and Aussie Simon as we talk about ADLG lists past and present, as well as some genereal rambling about FoGR and the surprising popularity of terrain mats among wargamers right now, especially as we are normally such a tight-fisted bunch of old gits. 

This episode was recorded quite literally on the road, using an iPhone 5 microphone - the audio is still pretty decent though, so don't be afraid!