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Episode 82 - The Rhubarb Triangle

Episode 82 - The Rhubarb Triangle

June 24, 2021

This week the painting hiatus starts to break for some of us as work and weather and actual opponents battle for supremacy on desktops and dice bags right across the country.

That means a bit of black dot madness creeps in, football strips as heraldry get debated, there is a lengthy diversion into how many bananas can you fit in a 2-foot square terrain tile, Dixons 15mm Marlburians get a quick review, Mirliton's 15mm Communist Italians are sprayed and glued together, and the logic of reviving Hard-Fi's career through small scale modelling is briefly considered and discarded in a short section in which we all pay libations to Vallejo, the Greek God Of Paint Colours.

More importantly at around the 44 minute mark we dive headlong into the world of sports broadcasting with World of War-war-war-Sports, a pundits-eye-view of the runners and riders from the UK's first real post-lockdown ADLG v4 competition in York this coming weekend. We go through the field, and pick the group stage winners and them simulate our way to the very final itself all without the aid of VAR, but with the aid of special guest Micah Richards calling in from table-side.  

The episode rounds off with Andy's Quiz, this week on the topical topic of York. 

(Next week might well be our last Lockdown 21 podcast before we all take a well deserved summer hiatus, but watch out for some live, in-the-field specials coming out over the summer months.)

Our Pool-based draw for the York competition:

Group 1
1. Dave Handley   Early Arab 
2. Dave Ruddock    Armenian 
3. Dave Allan      Parthian
4. Bob Amey      Palmyan
5. Nik Sharp    Meroitic Kushite
6. Gordon Jamieson  Caledonian
7. Bob Middlemist  Carthaginian
8. David Roberts   Middle Imperial Roman
9. Graeme Carroll Sassanid Persian
Group 2
1. Robert Taylor  Palmyran
2. Julian Lopez  Blemmyes/Nobatoes
3. Bill Robertson  Slave Revolt
4. Richard Case   Bosporan
5. Tim Porter      Thracian
6. Andrew Ellis   Early Imperial Roman
7. Alan Cutner  Aramean
8. Dave Saunders Late Imperial Roman
9. Robin Jackson  Ancient Spanish
Group 3
1. Adrian Steer Republican Roman
2. Marco Baroni    Ancient British
3. David Finnigan Triumvirate Roman
4. John Hogan     Carthaginian
5. Ferdie       Mithraditic
6. Chris Tofalos  Ptolemaic
7. Chris Proudfoot Aramean
8. Jesse Schoor   Mithraditic
9. Tony Robinson  Judean Jewish
Group 4
1. Hunter Hope   Meroitic Kushite
2. A Late Entry with Romans 
3. Kevin Johnson   Selucid
4. Stephen Nice   Early Imperial Roman
5. Hugh Cameron  Parthian
6. Charles Gronau  Middle Imperial Roman
7. Paul Dawson  Late Imperial Roman
8. Mike Bennett   Sassanid Persian

 

Episode 81 - Put it through a blender, with a dash of water

Episode 81 - Put it through a blender, with a dash of water

June 12, 2021

In this week's swelteringly hot podcast the regular team of seven perspire their way through a zoom call in a brief interlude from actually playing games in the real world against real (fully vaccinated) people to bring you what may well be one of the most podcast-like podcasts we've ever actually done. 

Part of the reason for that burst of unexpected normality is due to an unplanned but intriguing discussion about when and how we all outed ourselves as wargamers to our colleagues at work.

Following that, normal service is quickly resumed as we start to consider if a YouTube channel devoted to road-testing kitchen blenders for their ability to chop up car-wash sponges is a viable commercial proposition, if painting just three 10mm figures in a fortnight is something anyone would be prepared to admit, how Watford Gap Services is muscling in on eBay as the premium marketplace for sale of second hand wargames figures and if pizza making is an integral part of the gaming pantheon.

There is also a whole new episode of I'm Sorry I think You're An Arse! this week in which the proposition that the Achaemenid Persians were just so crap they deserve to be wiped from the slate of wargaming history is carefully considered and eruditely discussed, followed by a spot of actual gaming-experienced-based assessment of ADLGv4 so far. 

Finally Andy's Quiz hoves into view yet again, and attempts to deploy three new questions which are vaguely topical when the pod comes out but which in 2 week's time will no doubt feel as relevant as a discussion around the Eurovision Song Contest results would do today.

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