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A Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game podcast, where we discuss and debate the competitive side of the game.

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A Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game podcast, where we discuss and debate the competitive side of the game.

    Ep. 07 - Amdûr, Lord of Blades / Favourite Tournaments (with Mitchell Hammond)

    Ep. 07 - Amdûr, Lord of Blades / Favourite Tournaments (with Mitchell Hammond)

    Episode seven welcomes Mitchell Hammond, of The Durin Show, as our premiere guest! The cast picks Mitchell's brain about the powerful Amdûr, Lord of Blades, and all things Easterlings. Plus, the group reminisces about some of their favourite tournaments.  While you're listening, we want to hear what makes a tournament memorable for you. Head over to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ITWpod and let us know! In this episode we also introduce a brand new segment: Trivia! Submit your trivia answers to intothewest90@gmail.com over the next two weeks, for a chance to be shouted out on the next episode!

    Time Stamps: 

    Trivia - 00:58

    Mitchell's Introduction - 02:27

    Amdûr, Lord of Blades - 14:59

    Army Lists - 30:43 

    Favourite Tournaments - 1:02:23

    Credits:

    Music: Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Music: Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Music: Battle of the Creek by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep. 06 - Gandalf the Grey / Mini Tournament Recap / LotR vs The Hobbit: Power Creep?

    Ep. 06 - Gandalf the Grey / Mini Tournament Recap / LotR vs The Hobbit: Power Creep?

    Episode six is never late, nor is it early. It arrives precisely when it means to! Between the variety of spellcasting abilities and mount options, there's a lot going on with Gandalf the Grey. Ian also gives a recap of a small, outdoors tournament he attended, the first in an age! Finally, we discuss the differences between LotR and The Hobbit factions, and whether "power creep" is real. All the fireworks are available now via the links below!

    Time Stamps:

    Mini Tournament Recap - 1:10

    Gandalf the Grey - 14:52

    Army Lists - 30:42

    LotR vs Hobbit - 1:09:24

    Credits:

    Music: Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Music: Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Music: Battle of the Creek by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. 05 - Quest of the Ringbearer

    Ep. 05 - Quest of the Ringbearer

    One does not simply review a new supplement! Into the West episode five promises to be a journey of its own as the cast go in-depth into the new profiles, along with the Legendary Legions from Quest of the Ringbearer. Which new additions will be deemed a new power rising in Middle-earth and which deserve nothing other than to be tossed into the fires from whence they came? The adventure is available now!
    Time Stamps: 

    Profiles - 1:40 

    Legendary Legions - 13:30 



    Credits: 

    Music: Mountain Walk by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 40 min
    Ep. 04 - Cave Troll / Overrated Heroes Debate

    Ep. 04 - Cave Troll / Overrated Heroes Debate

    They have a cave troll! Episode four barges onto the scene today with a focus on a formidable subterranean beast and we hope you're all ready for the ton of content that we're going to hurl at you! The guys have their hands full looking at trolls in both Moria and Angmar! Then, summer might be over, but our hot takes continue, as the cast discuss their picks for overrated heroes!  

    Time Stamps: 

    Cave Troll - 2:56 

    Army Lists - 11:52 

    Overrated Heroes Debate - 45:07 

    Credits: 

    Music: Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

    Music: Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

    Music: Battle of the Creek by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep. 03 - Gimli, Son of Glóin / Aug 2020 FAQ / Hero Combinations

    Ep. 03 - Gimli, Son of Glóin / Aug 2020 FAQ / Hero Combinations

    ...and my axe! In episode three we tackle the Gimli profile, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of tossing him into an army list. We also give our thoughts on the August 2020 FAQ, and finish the episode with a look at some hero synergies of the game. 

    Time Stamps: 

    August 2020 FAQ - 00:56 

    Gimli - 12:06 Army Lists - 19:09 

    Hero Combinations - 48:49 

    Credits: 

    Music: Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

    Music: Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

    Music: Battle of the Creek by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 02 - Gothmog, Lieutenant of Sauron / Underrated Heroes

    Ep. 02 - Gothmog, Lieutenant of Sauron / Underrated Heroes

    We take a close look at Gothmog, and various ways of incorporating him into army lists. Following that, we shout out some heroes that are often overlooked, and discuss their viability within the army. 

    Time Stamps: 

    Gothmog - 1:07 

    Army Lists - 18:51 

    Underrated Heroes - 57:38 

    Credits:

    Music: Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

    Music: Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 28 min

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