37 episodes

Welcome to North of the Shire, a podcast where we discuss the Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game by Games Workshop, the Lord of the Rings in general and other sundry gaming topics. We will discuss all aspect of the game and the hobby. Favorite topics are new releases, army lists, competitive play, miniature painting, and terrain.
Our four hosts are all active players in the OSBGL,the Ontario Strategy Battle Game League in Ontario, Canada and occasionally travel to international events.

email: Northoftheshirepodcast1@gmail.com

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Welcome to North of the Shire, a podcast where we discuss the Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game by Games Workshop, the Lord of the Rings in general and other sundry gaming topics. We will discuss all aspect of the game and the hobby. Favorite topics are new releases, army lists, competitive play, miniature painting, and terrain.
Our four hosts are all active players in the OSBGL,the Ontario Strategy Battle Game League in Ontario, Canada and occasionally travel to international events.

email: Northoftheshirepodcast1@gmail.com

    Episode 37 – Did Galadriel Lady of Light balance MESBG?

    Episode 37 – Did Galadriel Lady of Light balance MESBG?

    In this episode Andrew and Don discuss the impact of removing Galadriel Lady of Light from many top table armies. What has been the impact of her absence and has it exposed a problem in the game?

    This episode was largely recorded a month ago and so that’s why I incorrectly refer to it as episode 36 in the intro. Also, we were working through some rust and my nice microphone didn’t get turned on for the first part of the episode.

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Episode 36 – Playing in an MESBG League

    Episode 36 – Playing in an MESBG League

    Back after a short break, Don and Chris catch up and discuss their time at the End of an Age tournament in the OSBGL. Finally they talk abut playing in an MESBG league – do’s, don’t, advantages and disadvantages. It’s all there.

    • 2 hrs 30 min
    Episode 35 – The Shadow of the North

    Episode 35 – The Shadow of the North

    Don is solo in this episode for the first time and presents a new segment for the podcast. If you like Battle Companies, Angmar or Sorcerers, this episode is for you. If not, give it a listen anyway, you may enjoy it.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 34 - The Troll Hoard

    Episode 34 - The Troll Hoard

    In this episode Garrett and Don discuss many of the resent releases for MESBG and what we’ve all picked up. They also discuss a recent 600 point tournament they attended along with what armies they took. Don answers a listener question about possible Micro-warband, and lastly they discuss the Troll Hoard.

    We had some audio trouble in this one, but hopefully it’s still enjoyable.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Episode 33 – Battle Companies Tournament

    Episode 33 – Battle Companies Tournament

    Garrett and Don discuss their time at a recent Battle Companies tournament. Some unique scoring mechanics, and it’s greater focus on narrative play, make this a very welcome break from the standard MESBG tournament. Garrett also introduces the LOTR collectible Card game. Although no longer in production this was a popular game and sounds like loads of fun.

    • 2 hrs 5 min
    Episode 32 – Flotsam and Jetsam

    Episode 32 – Flotsam and Jetsam

    Andrew and Don catch up after a short hiatus.  Don talks about hobby stuff while Andrew postulates on how awesome the new Dragon Emperor is going to be. Garrett then joins Don to recap their time at a recent small tournament. Finally, they discuss some questions from a couple of players from Finland.

    Some pretty random content to be honest. So you know, Flotsam and Jetsam.

    • 2 hrs 4 min

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