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Episode 54 – Normandy: Pegasus Bridge
An overview of Operation Deadstick – the securing of two vital road bridges crossing waterways north of Caen on D-Day. The episode also includes an introduction to the British airborne forces involved in the Normandy and a breakdown of their equipment and tactics, as well as reference to the German units present. Towards the end, … Continue reading Episode 54 – Normandy: Pegasus Bridge →
Episode 53 – Fortress Budapest
Bryan Cook, friend of the podcast and author of the new BA campaign book, is the guest on this episode. After being interrogated for a bit about ANZAC history, Bryan talked through the process of putting together a book to cover the Hungarian campaign in WWII. There is discussion of new missions, selectors, units and … Continue reading Episode 53 – Fortress Budapest →
Episode 52 – Warlord GT and 2018 in Review
A stubborn episode that’s been trying to get out for some time! In the first half I talk through all of my games from the Bolt Action GT in Nottingham (lists, missions, slagging off opponents, etc), which took place in November, and in the second half I reflect on the best (and worst) hobby aspects … Continue reading Episode 52 – Warlord GT and 2018 in Review →
Episode 51 – Road to CRISIS
This recording covers our trip to CRISIS from the 2nd-4th of November 2018, during which we ran a large game depicting the Tavronitis Bridge battle on Crete in 1941, which some people may have seen featured in recent issues of Wargames Illustrated. I was joined by clubmates James Morris and Thomas Webster-Deakin. After the show … Continue reading Episode 51 – Road to CRISIS →
Episode 50 – Blitzkrieg 1940
Richard Clarke is the guest on this episode and he talks in detail about the new early-war handbook for Chain of Command, Blitzkrieg 1940, which includes nearly 60 new force lists to use in the game, as well as campaign-specific special rules and a series of new national arsenals and characteristics. Richard is a very … Continue reading Episode 50 – Blitzkrieg 1940 →
Episode 49 – Bolt Action Vs Chain of Command
Dave Hunter returns to the podcast to delicately assist with this potentially divisive show topic: BA Vs CoC. The aim though is not really to decide which is the best game, but to compare and contrast the two leading systems for 28mm WWII wargames. Each has a very distinct ‘feel’ as a rules system and … Continue reading Episode 49 – Bolt Action Vs Chain of Command →
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Much better recently
Content has always been good. Could never hear Dave; can now hear Barry. Much better.
Great listen for all things Bolt Action
A well informed podcast with engaging team, featuring events, reviews, quizzes and hobby projects. Stand out for me are the campaign features, offering historical background and how to bring that to life on the tabletop.