Episodes 51-60

Episode 60 – Escalating the Hammer

February 26, 2015
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Episode 60

The hosts get back together to record and there is a lot to talk about. Joined by guest Kenny Lull from the Combat Phase podcast again, the hosts focus on talking about the current escalation league that is being run in Madison, WI at Pegasus Games on Monday nights. The hosts delve into escalation leagues and how they can be used as tools for not just adding players and growing the group, but also to achieve and motivate a group to hobby. Several other pros and cons are discussed as well as just defining what an escalation league is.

Also the hosts just catch up. There is some side talk about recent geek TV and movies, as well as some random Bolt Action that is chattered about in there.

Episode 59 – Better Merry than Never

February 7, 2015
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Episode 59

In this episode, we got together via a big Google Hangout and had various folks jump on through the night to talk about how much fun they had at Merry Mayhem 2014. Interviewed is overall winner Eric West and locals Davy Calkins and Paul Wagner. Be prepared, this one turned out much longer then expected, but was a ton of fun to listen to and record with all of these great folks.

All of the pictures from this years event that we took can be found in this great folder on Google. Merry Mayhem 2014 in Pictures

Episode 58 – Have Army, Will Travel

December 2, 2014
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Episode 58

After much delay on the editing floor, episode 58 is ready for release. In this episode we talk about how to transport your models. Whether you are hauling your army around the world on a plane or just down to your local game store. Our hosts have used a number of different products and we give our honest thoughts about all of those different products.

Also, we announce our contest winners in this episode. A big thanks to all of our fans that wrote in with comments about what we are doing on the blog. We are looking into many of the options we can do to try to help continue to improve the blog and the content we bring.

Finally, as you may note Merry Mayhem, the Warhammer Tournament, has come and gone by the time we talk about it at the end of the show. You can check out all of the pictures from the event on Google.

Episode 57 – Team Nagash

October 18, 2014
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Episode 57

Not quite so hot off of the Undead vs. the World mega-battle. We recap our big points in the game and sum up the strategy from the winning side of this game. We also delve a bit deeper into the organizing and running of a mega-battle, going through a couple of different styles of the game and what we feel works better and worse.

For Undead vs. the World here is a link to the rules pack we used: Undead vs. the World Rules Pack

Episode 56 – Lords of Undeath

September 7, 2014
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Episode 56

The hosts get together to discuss the new hotness, Nagash and Warhammer: The End Times. A very opinionated discussion about the various changes and differences that are happening both in the fluff in this first addition to Warhammer with the End Times as well as new rules that are posed.

The hosts also discuss a new contest. To get the details though, you’ll just need to listen to the episode. We will tell you that one of the prizes in the drawing will be a brand new, still in shrink wrap copy of the spell cards for the Lore of Undeath! We will be drawing for a winner in this contest on Halloween 2014. Good luck!

Episode 55 – Firing Up the Hobby

September 7, 2014
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Episode 55

In this episode, our hosts are joined by local Madison Warhammer new guy Eric the StoneMonk. In the main topic, the hosts explore getting motivated to work on hobby stuff. After all, this is the first step to actually getting models on the table and being played with! Several thoughts are discussed on how to change up what your doing to get that paint brush or hobby knife and glue going and get back to work on your models.

Also recapped is the WWHFB Tournament of Champions which was held at Pegasus games. This was a great, small and friendly tournament that has been done for the second time. Listen to see how the games went and who the winners were.

Episode 54 – Built WiscoDice Tough

August 25, 2014
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Episode 54

In this episode, our hosts get back together to talk about what drives armies to be popular. Joined by Eric, the StoneMonk, who is a new recruit to the Madison Warhammer Fantasy scene, the hosts ramble about what attracts both new players and veterans to an army. Also highlighted on are some of the business considerations that may come into play and/or drive what GW works to release.

Also covered is a recap of Conesy’s Gen Con experience. Everything from sculpting to Malifaux and True Dungeon. It was a blast and not enough time to really cover it all!

Episode 53 – Built WiscoDice Tough

August 6, 2014
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Episode 53

Our hosts are back together and the topic of the day is list building. Listen to our main topic, as the hosts talk about how they come about list building decisions, whether for casual play or tournament. Several strategies are discussed on how you might tackle building your next army list!

Also, Conesy has an interview with Jesse Gayhart who is a listener that wanted to share some of his thoughts about tending the grove. Jesse plays Warhammer out of Games Universe in Menomonee Falls, WI. It’s interesting to get an outside take on how you can go about building and growing a great Warhammer gaming group in your area and at your friendly local game store.

Episode 52 – Buildings In Battle

July 26, 2014
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Episode 52

Our hosts are back together and are joined mid show by friend of the show and host of the CombatPhase podcast Kenny Lull. In this episode, the hosts start out with catching up with hobby and such. In the Gaming Spotlight, the hosts discuss the game Bolt Action by Warlord Games.

In the main topic, the hosts get into talking about those pesky buildings and how they can drastically impact your Warhammer games. Included in this discuss is the scenario Watchtower, which seems to catch so many players off guard. Buildings are a huge part of 8th edition Warhammer, and this discussion hopefully will help you use buildings better yourself.

Episode 51 – Bones to BITS

July 9, 2014
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Episode 51

Conesy is joined by friend of the show and host of the brilliant podcast the Combat Phase Kenny Lull to discuss their experience and games at Blood in the Sun 2014. As always it was a good time and the tournament experience always brings back great games, great fun and always a chance for just some good ol’ Warhammerin’ in the Midwest.

Make sure you check out all of the pictures of peoples armies and games being played that Conesy took while he was there, and don’t worry, episode 52 is right around the corner and we’ll catch up with Brian and see what he has been up to.