Dragged into Turbolasers is Between the Bolter and Me's official miniature wargaming podcast. We talk critically about all aspects of the miniature hobby, with a primary focus on Warhammer 40,000 and other Games Workshop games. Rather than conversing about rules and competitive play, our priority is to discuss the miniature side of the hobby: exploring hobby techniques, talking about our current projects on the blog Between the Bolter and Me, and most importantly, interviewing people involved in the hobby.
Episode 94: The Kroot stalk into Kill Team and Warhammer Underworlds wishes it was Mordheim
In this episode, we chat about some of the new models Games Workshop previewed at the Summer Skirmish preview. We focus primarily on their showings for Kill Team and Warhammer Underworlds. In the first half of the episode, we discuss the excellent looking Kroot warband alongside the surprisingly disappointing Imperial Navy Breacher models. In the second half, we shift to talk about the Hexbane’s Witch Hunter warband for Warhammer Underworld: Nethermaze. In addition to talking about the quality of the sculpts, we also touch on how they will be excitedly received by the Mordheim community.
Episode 93: The Horus Heresy, plastic and beyond
In this episode, we are joined by an old high school friend, who is well read in terms of the Horus Heresy, to discuss Games Workshop’s newest rendition of the setting: Warhammer - The Horus Heresy. We talk a little about the history of the Horus Heresy in miniature form and how important it is that this new edition has recreated many of the classic Forge World models in plastic. We talk briefly about whether we think the new game will be successful in getting new people to play the Horus Heresy, or simply bolster peoples’ 40k armies. Finally, we predict what Games Workshop will do next with the setting, in terms of new models, and talk about what models we would like to build and paint in the future.
Bonus Episode: Thoughts on Necromunda Ash Wastes and the plastic Horus Heresy
In this bonus episode, we chat about the upcoming Necromunda Ash Wastes game and the new edition of the Horus Heresy. We talk about the new Ash Wastes Nomads warband and their insect-riding Dustback Helamites. We also speak sadly about how awful the new Orlock vehicles look, fitting alongside the previous Orlock gang models. We move on to talk about the upcoming Horus Heresy game, and how they used it as an opportunity to redesign the basic Space Marine, this time with MKVI armor.
Episode 92: Inq28 at Adepticon 2022 with Witchhammerstudio
In this episode, we are joined with the wonderful Witchhammerstudio to talk about their experience at the first Adepticon since 2019, Adepticon 2022! We talk at length about the Inq28 showing at the convention, including his stellar SAMMAHS2 game board of floating sections of rock, rusting machinery, and moldering fortifications. We discuss some of the Inq28 games they played, and how everyone found each other in the first place! We end the episode talking about Golden Daemon’s return to the United States at the convention.
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Bonus Episode: New Eldar models in 2022!
In this episode we are joined with an old high school friend and Eldar fan, to talk about the newly revealed Eldar model range. We discuss the new renditions of many Eldar classics, like the Avatar of Khaine, and Phoenix Lord Maugan Ra, and speculate on what might be coming in the future.
Episode 91: Mental health and miniature wargaming
Gretchin, better known as Greenstuff Gretchin, joins us to speak about the incredibly important topic of mental health. Mental health is something that affects everyone, but is not often discussed openly, despite how it can envelope our lives. In the episode, we talk about how mental health impacts everyones’ personal hobby journeys, both positively and negatively. We touch on how it can be difficult to acknowledge if you are struggling and to find the appropriate help, and how support can sometimes be lacking or out of reach when you do seek it. Finally, we talk about how supportive the hobby community is, and encourage people to reach out to ourselves and others if they need support.
Listen to Heath Aldrich (Hobby Time in the Murder Basement) talk with others about mental health.
Interesting and informative! Very helpful to anyone at any level of WH40K hobbying. Love how they spotlight various creative folks in the field. Really enjoying this podcast a lot.
Great Modeling/Lore Podcast
The Wier’s introduced me to 40K when I was in 7th grade. Their podcast is a great discussion of the current hobby and their extensive conversion work.
If you're into Inq28 or narrative 40K, you owe it to yourself to spend some time with the Weir brothers. You won't be disappointed.