April 23, 2020
With another week of enforced isolation behind them the intrepid band of wargamers astonishingly still appear to have something new to talk about (although Andy is still painting Vikings...). The usual melange of painting, basing and figure selection chatter is augmented this week by ruminations on the efficacy of the postal service, whether soap is a good idea for things other than combating virus transmission, whether German WW2 Paratroopers actively chose not to use multi-barelled rocket launchers because of the challenges of pronunciation, and just how far can a Chinese army be morphed before it becomes socially unacceptable to do so.
This week also sees the one-off appearance of "What's not in the Bag?" in which we all discuss what we did not buy at Salute! at the weekend due to it being postponed to 2021. This one you can play along with at home - the full trader list for Salute! 2020 is avaiable online on the Warlords website
The end result is an episode that stretches dangerously towards the 90 minute mark, but fortunately for fans of niche French urban slo-tempo techno that does mean Andy's Quiz also returns yet again.
April 17, 2020
The Lockdown Specials - Part 4
Another week, another load of old rubbish as the regulars chat on about their glacial rate of painting, wheel out another obscure quiz and this time attempt also to demostrate just how hard unscripted radio comedy can be in a tribute to non-wargaming legend and all round Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor.
The usual 6-strong banter machine gets into gear to discuss this weeks painting haul, and then digresses gently towards topics as unusual as those bloody vikings (again), assembling various scales of ancient britons, how 20mm soft plastic manufacturers stack up (in boxes probably..?), the frightening prominence of male nipples under the steely-eyed glare of a cold ink wash, an update on how the Renaissance iteration of L'Art de la Guerre is coming along, if it's ever possible for anyone to be happy with how their Samurai army turned out, whether 6% is an acceptable ABV for a session beer, and - yet again - Andy Finkelkelkelkel's Quiz of the Week which moves this week around the human body from leg-based questions towards the often sticky subject of Great Navel Injuries of History. Or possibly Naval injuries - the sound quality isn't good enough to be entirely sure.
And, we would dare to bet this will also be the only time you will ever hear a military-themed version of the popular radio quiz game Mornington Crescent. Mainly because we probably won't try to repeat the exercise ...
"I must have laughed maybe twice"
(Leading DBMM player)
April 9, 2020
In that "3rd difficult week" for many podcasts, when good intentions come smashing up against the hard reality of running out of things to actually say, the Madaxeman.com Lockdown Special crew amazingly dodge that particular subject-matter bullet by yet again chuntering on about literally nothing in particular, and also by throwing in a new guest paticipant in the shape of fellow CLWC club-member Tamsin from the http://wargaminggirl.blogspot.com/ Wargaming Girl blog.
As well as the usual chunter, dross and fluff this week there is even more coverage of buying and painting Vikings, whether it's acceptable to cheat with WW2 German cammo patterns, just how much effort is too much when it comes to 15mm Samurai, rescue techniques for those all-too-common gold spray paint accidents, the challenges of insuring wargaming figures, whether the film Highlander would work if it was remade to cover the life of an immortal ACW General living in modern day Hoxton, Venexia's rebirth in North West England, if buying a whole 28mm army is justified if in the process you can then avoid wasting a £3 sheet of waterslide decals, and - of course - Andy Finkelkelkelkel's Quiz of the Week, which this time around dares to venture into thematic territory so obscure it would surely frighten even the most battle-hardened Osprey Publishing commissioning editor.
And we drink some beer. Which is nice.
(and... all the stuff we talk about we've bought ourselves - there's no product placement, freebies or paid endorsements in here. But if anyone did want to send anything, please get in touch!)
April 3, 2020
This week the intrepid band of non-adventurers chunter on about topics as diverse as Ancient Britons, the merits and inherent risks of ordering Strippers online, how historic family bereavements can get in the way of wargaming, beer festivals in your bedroom, the psychology of Dremel-denial, whether Challenger 2000 or Shock of Impact was the most complex historical ruleset ever produced, choosing armies for non-competitions, Norman shields, what might be the crappest thing on eBay right now and in a brand new feature, Andy Finkel-kel-kel-kel's brand new Weekly Quiz (with it's own theme tune)!
Sit back, dip your paint brush in your and enjoy.
"Makes me wish I'd been hit in both ears, not just one eye at the battle of Corsica in 1758" : Lord Horatio Nelson