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

    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
    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 278 - PSC Games: Snog, Marry, Avoid

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 278 - PSC Games: Snog, Marry, Avoid

    In this show host Neil Shuck is joined by regular gaming opponent Dave 'The Halfling' Hickman to discuss their recent hobby trials and tribulations. For the main part of the show we review some recent boardgame releases from PSC Games: ~Battle Ravens, Quartermaster General: The Cold War and Milito.
    00:00 - Introduction -We find out how Neil got into the gaming hobby 06:13 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 29:19 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting. 52:34- Snog, Marry, Avoid - We review 3 games from PSC Games and let you know which falls into each category 2:01:19 - 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 6 min

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