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Episode 77 - Waiting for the wee donkey

Episode 77 - Waiting for the wee donkey

April 30, 2021

After deciding that 2 hours of Jo Davidson-eque repetition of "no comment" wouldn't really work as a podcast, the usual gang of seven get down to some serious business this week with a range of topics, scales and periods all covered.

Things kick off with a Victrix Hanomag House of Horror, segwaying neatly into Stug Life to keep the tiny WW2 theme alive. The exciting side of Swiss colours get discussed (erm.. red and white?) just before we venture into the murky undergrowth of "is that your Perry-provided flag or are you just not pleased to see me?".

There is a vivid demonstration of Army Painter Varnish Mid-life Murk (and Are We Over It Now?), we get down and dirty with the German trousers, wonder if there is any difference between Artizan and Crusader, and all do a little summertime almost morris-men-like dance with the Hopping Pararoopers.

We then dive right into the interview with Herve published on No Dice No Glory and try and pick apart the new rules and troop types he mentions for ADLG v4 as we all wait furiously for it to clear customs. The new lists also get a superficial scan over, and we are all extremely excited about the prospects for the Viagra Kingdom and the new Scouse Kingdoms army lists. 

With so much ADLG v4 chat there is no ISITYAA this week, but there is Andy's Quiz, and it's music - and the tumbleweed sound effect also gets another outing as well. 

Episode 76 - Other Facial Hairstyles Are Available

Episode 76 - Other Facial Hairstyles Are Available

April 16, 2021

In this weeks veritable post-lockdown-lite smorgasbord of conversation we are delighted to offer you a range of topics as diverse as a first look at undercoated Victrix 12mm German infantry, 28mm medieval transfers as a rival to Bitcoin, The Tale of the Heinkel Knights and that Whole Snow Nazi Thing, Khurasan stock levels, ADLG v4, 50cal Roman bolt shooters, decal choice for bazookas in cold and warm climates, the use of gold spray paint to don General Custer fancy dress, the best Vallejo paint to recreate yellow snow (including the taste), more Museum musings, the increasing importance of 2D printing in modern wargaming, North West London Ramblings, and the very, very end of the Battle of the Boing.

There is also a timely episode of I'm Sorry I Think You're an Arse in which the team debate the question as to whether the entire American Civil War was just a load of old nonsense, and if the entire conflict should instead now be expunged from the wargaming canon, and of course we wrap up with another regular visit to the seemingly decreasingly onanistically-themed world of Andy's Quiz 

Facial Hair in the US Civil War

Episode 75 - Runners Funk

Episode 75 - Runners Funk

April 2, 2021

In this epic pre-bank-holiday episode the gang is reduced to just 6 as the triple-headed wargamer-unfriendly spectres of gainful employment, exercise and fresh air consumes one of our regular team members at least temporarily. 

Even so we manage to ramble on close to the 2 hour mark with an episode that features yet more analysis of 6mm ACW hat bandings, octagonal basing for paratroopers, hoplite madness, ship construction, glue debates, and in which we again all ask ourselves "Museum's Z-range - are they just too detailed for mere mortals to paint?

This week an enormous amount of time is also consumed by ISITYAA, our "increasingly challenging to remain tongue in cheek" regular feature which this week features Adam in the chair telling us why he thinks Wargaming Shows should be consigned to the dustbin of history (and explaining why it's technically accurate but still not entirely fair to call him a moth##-###ker in the process).

Andy's Quiz returns with a gallic duopoly of topcs, and we also have a quick shufti at the "announced by Tuesday evening" changes for ADLG v4 (which takes place at about 1:28:30 into the pod in case that's all you are interested in!)

 

 

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