46 episodes

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

Into the West Charles Lin

    • Leisure

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

    S2E16 - Garrison of Dale Revisited / Model Positioning (with Sean Rossato)

    S2E16 - Garrison of Dale Revisited / Model Positioning (with Sean Rossato)

    In episode sixteen, we tackle more new profiles from Defence of the North - this time, our attention turns to Dale. Australia's Sean Rossato returns to the podcast to give his thoughts on the additions to his favourite army, from King Brand to the new Windlance profile! Following our Dale reviews, we discuss the importance of strategic model positioning and army formations.  



    Time Stamps:  

    Sean's Introduction - 00:58  

    New Dale Profiles - 04:00  

    Overall Thoughts & Army of Dale LL - 31:58  

    Army Lists - 35:44  

    Model Positioning - 54:11  



    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 26 min
    S2E15 - The Battle for Smaug Tournament Review

    S2E15 - The Battle for Smaug Tournament Review

    In this episode of Into the West, we talk about an event Charles played in Seattle, The Battle for Smaug. Listen to the break down of what happened in each game and our list-building ideas with Corsairs of Umbar. 



    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/

    • 33 min
    S2E14 - Dáin Ironfoot, Lord of the Iron Hills & King Under the Mountain / Theme & List-Building Restrictions (with Andrew Palmieri)

    S2E14 - Dáin Ironfoot, Lord of the Iron Hills & King Under the Mountain / Theme & List-Building Restrictions (with Andrew Palmieri)

    Andrew from There and Back Again, A Hobbyist’s Tale podcast returns to cover our first profile from Defence of the North, Dáin Ironfoot! After reviewing the King of Erebor and seeing how he stacks up to his Iron Hills counterpart, we switch gears into a discussion on theme, list-building restrictions, and their impact on the game.   



    Time Stamps:

    Dáin Ironfoot, Lord of the Iron Hills - 6:19

    Dáin Ironfoot, King Under the Mountain - 48:46  

    Theme & List-Building Restrictions - 1:27:10  



    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: 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 56 min
    S2E13 - The Spider Queen / Terrain Tactics (with Yong-Duke Kim)

    S2E13 - The Spider Queen / Terrain Tactics (with Yong-Duke Kim)

    Something festers in the heart of Mirkwood... we are joined by Yong-Duke Kim for a discussion on the dark terror of the forest, the Spider Queen! After reviewing the profile and comparing some lists, we discuss how terrain can be used to give your army an edge in games. 



    Time Stamps: 

    Yong-Duke's Introduction - 00:52 

    The Spider Queen - 04:36 

    Army Lists - 13:49 

    Terrain Tactics - 50:17 



    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 13 min
    S2E12 - Storm the Camp / Past Metas vs Present Meta

    S2E12 - Storm the Camp / Past Metas vs Present Meta

    We are back with another matched play scenario episode, and this time the focus is on Storm the Camp! After the cast each take turns breaking down our lists, we gather around the bonfire to reminisce about past editions of the game, and how it’s evolved into the system we all know today.   



    Time Stamps:   

    Storm the Camp - 00:51  

    Army Lists -  12:02  

    Past Metas vs Present Meta -  43:25  



    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: 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 11 min
    S2E11 - Elrond, Master of Rivendell / How to Get Into Competitive Play

    S2E11 - Elrond, Master of Rivendell / How to Get Into Competitive Play

    Strangers from distant lands, friends of old, have been summoned to discuss the Elrond profile. After going over some lists containing the master of Rivendell, we bring forth some insight to those wanting to start competitive play. You have only one choice - tune into the episode!  



    Time Stamps:  

    Elrond, Master of Rivendell - 00:34  

    Army Lists - 14:18  

    How to Get Into Competitive Play - 56:11  



    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 10 min

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