22 episodes

Join us as we delve into tabletop miniatures wargaming and the fun games that we enjoy sharing with you. We cover each facet of the Hobby, from painting and assembling of miniatures and terrain, through to examining rulesets and the great games they produce on the tabletop.
Also we explore the rich worlds and background of some of these games, and share information on historical battlefields and how it relates to the games we love.
We intersperse this with the occaisional look at various other related topics such as RPGs, CCGs ..but only if you can coax us into putting the paintbrush and dice down...!!!

valhallagames Dan/Rex

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Join us as we delve into tabletop miniatures wargaming and the fun games that we enjoy sharing with you. We cover each facet of the Hobby, from painting and assembling of miniatures and terrain, through to examining rulesets and the great games they produce on the tabletop.
Also we explore the rich worlds and background of some of these games, and share information on historical battlefields and how it relates to the games we love.
We intersperse this with the occaisional look at various other related topics such as RPGs, CCGs ..but only if you can coax us into putting the paintbrush and dice down...!!!

    EP22: Campaign book Kickstarter - INCOMING!!

    EP22: Campaign book Kickstarter - INCOMING!!

    EP22: Campaign book Kickstarter - INCOMING!!
    Dan & Rex have been working on their campaign book The Battle for Primosole Bridge for three years and its due to release on Kickstarter in the next few days. Head over to the Kickstarter page and sign up to be notified, don't miss out on the limited early bird backer freebie giveaways:
    https://valhallagames.net/kickstarter
    Check out https://valhallagames.net/ for the launch video available now, and other details.
    Enjoy this deep dive podcast into our pride and joy The Battle for Primosole Bridge.

    EP19: The Dungeons & Dragons episode (v2)

    EP19: The Dungeons & Dragons episode (v2)

    Welcome to the first valhallagames "wandering monsters" episode. Wikipedia defines Wandering monsters as follows (don't worry I put them right on a couple of points by way of a re-edit):
    Wandering monsters - sometimes called Random encounters - were a feature of Dungeons & Dragons from its beginnings in the 1970s, and persist in that game and its offshoots to this day. Random encounters are usually determined by the gamemaster by rolling dice against a random encounter table. These rules can often result in VERY random seemingly in appropriate and quite humorous encounters. A wandering monster is perhaps something that you don't want, definitely something that you didn't expect, but ALWAYS interesting. Source: Wikipedia... with edits :-)
    We hope you enjoy this Dungeons & Dragons digression from our normal miniature wargaming adventures, (typically in WWII). We will be back to our scheduled program as soon as we have spooned over these Kobolds.
    (Kobold; Small humanoid (kobold), Lawful Evil. Armor Class 12, Hit Points 5 (2d6-2), Speed 30 ft.)
    Dan & Rex

    EP21: Wargame scenario design

    EP21: Wargame scenario design

    EP21: Scenario design ideas
    Dan's back! Catch up on his news plus, all the wargame painting, modelling reading & and collecting chat you can handle plus... added tales of adventures in 3d printing.
    In our main segment we discuss scenario design ideas, concepts and tips on where to find inspiration for all new and exciting challenges for your little men (and women).
    Podcast notes will be at https://www.valhallagames.net/ep21

    EP17: Setting the scene - author interview with Pat

    EP17: Setting the scene - author interview with Pat

    EP17: Setting the scene - author interview with Pat
    This episode is an interview with Pat Smith the author of the "Setting the scene" series of books and https://wargamingwithsilverwhistle.blogspot.com/
    Pat does some of the most amazing wargames tables that I have ever seen, especially winter war.
    We discuss his previous 2 books and the latest one base in Norway 1940 - The Road to Dombas
    Check out https://www.valhallagames.net for all our other content and https://www.valhallagames.net/ep17 for the show notes for this issue.
    Dan & Rex

    EP20: WOW Buildings - 3d printable terrain interview with Paul

    EP20: WOW Buildings - 3d printable terrain interview with Paul

    This episode is an interview with Paul from WOW Buildings. Paul is a prolific 3D model designer and his legendary Kickstarters are *full* to the brim with great looking models and include almost all genres, but especially for valhallagames *many* of the kickstarters are WWII specific. Paul and I have a great chat about terrain, scales, the creative process and inspiration.
    WOW Buildings 3d printable files web site is located here: https://wowbuildings.net/
    The current massive American civil war Kickstarter is funded 10x already with 7 days to run is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wowbuildings/wow-does-american-civil-war-the-alamo-terrain-scenery
    I also get the scoop on what's coming next for all of us WWII wargamers, no negative waves there baby!
    Enjoy.
    VHG_Rex
    https://www.valhallagames.net

    EP16: End of year valhallagames awards & round up

    EP16: End of year valhallagames awards & round up

    Welcome to the final episode of valhallagames podcast for 2020, Join Dan and Rex as we review the products that caught our eye for 2020 also hobby update and grand plans/schemes for the new year. Lastly, it's not really Christmas until...
    Don't forget to check out the blog at https://valhallagames.net/
    ...and don't forget if you would like to support us https://valhallagames.net/patron
    00-8:03 Intro & Little Wars TV Caesar Awards nominations
    Nominations open til close of 31 Dec 2020 here;
    https://www.caesarawards.com/nominations.html
    8:03 Valhalla Games 2020 awards
    8:30 Our most memorable games we played this year
    11:00 Our favourite WW2 miniatures of the year
    Captain K -Giants in Miniature( Dan)
    https://www.wargamesillustrated.net/shop/captain-k/
    Last Levy- Warlord Games ( Rex)
    https://store.warlordgames.com/products/last-levy-the-defence-of-berlin?variant=31469075759184
    16:35 Our favourite Box Set of miniatures for 2020
    Stalingrad battle set – Warlord Games ( Rex)
    https://store.warlordgames.com/products/stalingrad-battle-set
    28mm Partisans box set – Wargames Atlantic ( Dan)
    https://wargamesatlantic.com/collections/all/products/partisans-1-french-resistance?variant=32020383596642
    25:53 valhalla games stats
    37:18 Best Rulebook/Supplement release 2020
    Mariana & Palau Islands -Warlord Games ( Rex)
    https://store.warlordgames.com/products/campaign-marianas-palau-islands?_pos=1&_sid=21a2e61ac&_ss=r
    Stalingrad- Warlord Games ( Dan)
    https://store.warlordgames.com/products/stalingrad-campaign-book?_pos=1&_sid=1250153b2&_ss=r
    41:34 Best non-WW2 minis of the year
    KOW N /Alliance ice creatures- Mantic Games ( Rex)
    https://www.manticgames.com/games/kings-of-war/northern-alliance-kings-of-war/northern-alliance-ice-elemental-regiment/
    Star Wars Legions Clan Wren- Fantasy Flight Games ( Dan)
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-legion/products/clan-wren-unit-expansion/
    Lord Flash – Giants in Miniature ( Dan)
    https://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=13528
    48:08 Best mass-produced commercial terrain
    Vehicle wreckage scatter terrain , various scales- Diohistory ( Dan)
    https://markeeigenbau.net/_shop/Miniatures-Terrain/Car-Wrecks-by-DioHistory---48_71.html
    U Boat waterline model- OTP Terrain ( Rex)
    https://www.otpterrain.com/products/uboot-type-vii-waterline-model
    55:33 Any product that made us want to play/collect another game or period this year?
    KOW Vanguard – Mantic Games ( Rex)
    https://www.manticgames.com/games/vanguard/
    War of the Roses Inspiration; “7th Son” on Youtube (Dan)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgF5_KhcgdvNiRcrI0ZSJCg
    Outro
    1:17:55 SNOOPYS CHRISTMAS!!

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