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A podcast discussing the hobbies of Miniatures Wargaming and Strategy Boardgaming. News, reviews and much more...

The Meeples & Miniatures Podcast Neil Shuck aka 'Earthquake'

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

A podcast discussing the hobbies of Miniatures Wargaming and Strategy Boardgaming. News, reviews and much more...

    Meeples & Minaitures - Coronavirus Special

    Meeples & Minaitures - Coronavirus Special

    Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs return for a special episode of the Meeples & Miniatures podcast.
    In this show we catch up with the highlights of what Neil & Mike have been up to for the past few weeks, and discuss how we have been coping with the current period of enforced isolation that we find ourselves in and what other things we, as gamers, might want to consider doing to carry on with our hobby when we find ourselves without face-to-face opponents.
    We hope you enjoy the show.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 283 - Gaming Review of 2019

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 283 - Gaming Review of 2019

    In this, the last episode of Meeples & Miniatures, show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs look back at their gaming in 2019 and choose the top 5 games that they have played during the year.
    We also choose our all-time favourite games.
    We hope you enjoy the show. 
    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming.
    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show

    • 2 hrs 29 min
    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 282 - Working in the hobby vs Playing in the hobby

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 282 - Working in the hobby vs Playing in the hobby

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by professional sculptor Tom Mason to discuss the struggle often experienced by those who work in the hobby.
    00:00 - Introduction -We find out Tom's gaming and sculpting background 16:34 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 46:25 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting 1:10:29- Work vs Play - Tom, Neil & Mike discuss the pressures created by working in a hobby whilst still wanting to enjoy playing in it. 1:52:02 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show.
    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming.
    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show

    • 2 hrs 8 min
    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 281 - Gaming with the Next Gen

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 281 - Gaming with the Next Gen

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by fellow gamer Wayne Peters to talk about gaming with future generations
    00:00 - Introduction -We find out Wayne's gaming background 14:42 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 41:10 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting - includes Neil's first thoughts on 'Lifeform', we chat about Star Trek Adventures and 3D printing 1:14:48- Gaming in school - Wayne chats about running gaming clubs in a school setting 1:57:58 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show.
     
    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming.
    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show
    If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 280 - Chat with Gav Thorpe

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 280 - Chat with Gav Thorpe

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by author and game designer Gav Thorpe to chat about all sorts of gaming stuff
    00:00 - Introduction -We find out what Gav has been up to recently 23:09 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 1:18:55 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:53:58- Round Table - Gav chats about various things, including the campaign system for Warlord's 2000 AD games, writing for Black Library and the old Warhammer world,  gives suggestions for writing gaming scenarios and shares his thoughts on Adeptus Titanicus 2:47:12 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show.
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    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show
    If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

    • 2 hrs 59 min
    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 279 - Saga: Age of Magic

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 279 - Saga: Age of Magic

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck and Mike Hobbs are once again joined by regular podcast listener and sometime gaming opponent Shaun Randall. For the main part of the show we review Saga: Age of Magic from Studio Tomahawk.
    00:00 - Introduction -We welcome back Mike after a bout of illness 10:10 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 48:41 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting, including UBoot: The Board Game and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition 1:29:04- Saga: Age of Magic - We take an in-depth look at this latest expansion to the popular tabletop wargame 2:16:37 - Outtro - Closing thoughts, including a chat about the War of the Worlds Experience. We hope you enjoy the show.
    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming.
    The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show
    If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

    • 2 hrs 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Wal from Oz ,

A great insight into the UK gaming scene (and a great host of games!)

I found this show through View from the Veranda. Definitely well worth listening to, preferably while you have a brush in your hand. I guess there is a level of irony that Neil describing his failure to get figures painted has assisted a host of people to paint theirs. :)

Axy ,

Well worth the price of admission

I have been a long time listener to Neil's excellent show The Meeples and Miniatures Podcast. With his laid back style and fun sense of humour he gives mini gaming a good light hearted take. With some excellent guests always contributing and even the branching out into some on topic board game discussions the show is always fresh.
Beware though!!! Neil is responsible for approx 20 kilos of additional lead heading in the door over the last year as well as now an addiction to Perry's Naps and Plastic Soldier Company tanks.

Cheers and keep up the good work mate!
Anton (Melbourne Australia)

dragonfan79 ,

Gaming guru

M&M is an excellent podcast. I particularly like the view from the verandah and the guests who never fail to be informative. Neil's laid back style, with the occassional chuckle is always worth listening to.
I'm not a board gamer but still find something of interetst in every podcast. Keep it up Neil! cheers

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