Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ep 38: A Tankful of Lard is live!

Ep 38: A Tankful of Lard is live!
https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/episode-38-a-tankful-of-lard

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What a Tanker!
https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/what-a-tanker/

Veteran Wargamer What a Tanker play through
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym5Fw996JbE&lc=

Too Fat Lardies What a Tanker - an introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWE_ShqU5L8

What a Tanker Twitter thread
https://twitter.com/VeteranWargamer/status/985596472128401408

What a Tanker FB Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/934280466751499/

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Episode 37: The Power of Positive Larding is LIVE!

Ep 37: The Power of Positive Larding

https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/episode-37-the-power-of-positive-larding

Nick Skinner, Richard Clarke and I talk about What a Tanker and all things Lard.
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Follow Nick @dozibugger and Richard @TooFatLardies on Twitter! The Too Fat Lardies Website Blog and Forum https://toofatlardies.co.uk/

What a Tanker Pre-Order
https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product/what-a-tanker-complete-advanced-order-bundle/

Sailor Malan’s 10 Rules of Air Combat
http://ww2today.com/27th-august-1940-raf-ace-sailor-malans-ten-rules

YouTube Crack That Tank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PL2HFLRMI0

US Army professional wargaming https://www.army.mil/article/202457/cgsc_tests_board_based_strategy_game

S.L.A. Marshall Men Against Fire
https://www.amazon.com/Men-Against-Fire-Problem-Command/dp/0806132809

M40 105mm Recoilless Rifle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M40_recoilless_rifle

TFL Kriegsspiel
https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/kriegsspiel/

US Army professional wargaming https://www.army.mil/article/202457/cgsc_tests_board_based_strategy_game

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Ep 36: Wiley But Not A Coyote is LIVE (finally)!

Ep 36: Wiley But Not A Coyote is LIVE (finally)!

https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/ep-36-wylie-but-not-a-coyote

Jaye Wiley and I talk about the Fistful of Lead game series and his current Kickstarter.

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Wiley Games - https://wiley-games.myshopify.com/

Galactic Heroes Kickstarter! Pledge now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/592450292/galactic-hereos

Jaye Wiley’s Blog
http://Baronvonj.blogspot.com

Oshiro Model Terrain - http://www.oshiromodelterrain.co.uk/

Chris Clucky’s Blog
http://Cluckamok.blogspot.com

John Jenkins Design 54mm figures
http://www.johnjenkinsdesigns.com/

Recruits Convention
http://recruitsconvention.com/

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

What the heck is going on?

So, at this point, I'm a week late for a new episode. Don't fear, a new one is coming. Probably next week. I recognize that I've skipped weeks before and haven't ever said why, except perhaps in passing. Normally, it's because I'm off performing my two weeks of annual training for the National Guard. But not this time.

It's like this. I need to get my life to a better place. Mainly with my health, but also my relationship with my wife and kids. I have high blood glucose and I need to get it under control. I've drastically altered my diet and am exercising more. That means earlier mornings, which require earlier nights. That means less time for recording and editing and everything else that goes into making the podcast.

If you're reading this, I assume you're a regular listener. For that I thank you. I owe you quite a bit. For example, I owe you more and better content. It's coming. Exactly what form that is, I don't know.

But back to my main point.

I'm exercising more, eating better, working harder on my Cub Scout commitments (I'm Cub Master for the Pack my son is in), working harder in my National Guard posting (Senior Platoon Trainer NCO for Officer Candidate School), and wanting to do more "hobby stuff." All of this takes time. Unfortunately, all of these things take a higher priority than simply banging out a podcast when it comes due.

Now, there is some cross-pollination in there. It's especially evident when it comes to my National Guard pursuits and my hobby. For example, Henry Hyde will be publishing an article I wrote as a direct result of my recent military education. Additionally, I'll be writing about my experience in planning a staff ride for the Officer Candidates. More on that later. Furthermore, I'm planning more articles for Henry.

As for the hobby stuff, I want to spend more time with my kids. Luckily, they both want to paint figures with me and play more games. Anticipate that generating more content for the podcast and maybe more blog posts here. For example, the projects I'm actively pursuing include:
- A semi-secret Seven-Years War project
- My son's 40k Orks
- A Full Thrust project using Halo ships
- A microarmor game I'm developing with my brother Chris
- Rommel in 3mm
- The Commands & Colors Epic Fantasy (not BattleLore) project (and I might have a writing partner for this one now)
- The space station project I talked about previously for sci-fi skirmish (possibly Oldhammerish)

Lots of other stuff is ruminating as well. What can I say, I'm a gaming magpie from way back. In the meantime, I'm trying to read more history, historical fiction, self-help, US Army doctrine publications and even the occasional hobby magazine!

I'm a busy guy. Part of this little pause has been taken up with some thought, soul searching, prioritizing, planning, and figuring what the hell I'm doing next. Part of that is going to take me becoming more personally disciplined in how I go about things. I've never scheduled "free time" before, but I might have to start.

We're all busy. So, I hope you can understand why I might be late with the podcast. I hope you'll forgive me. One of these days, you might even think what I produce was worth what you paid for it.

That is all.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Episode 35: My Kingdom for an App is live!

Ep 35: My Kingdom for an App is live!

https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/episode-35-my-kingdom-for-an-app

Adam Loper and I talk about Tabletop Minions and finding opponents for your games.

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Follow Adam and the Game For app on Twitter! @tabletopminions @iamgamefor

Game For app for iOS and Android https://iamgamefor.com/

Tabletop Minions Expo https://tabletopminions.org/tmx/ June 9th-10th, 2018

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Tabletop Minions Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/tabletopminions

Tabletop Minions Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/tabletopminions/

Tabletop Minions Paint Showcase Club Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/236901433338119/

Sam Lenz blog http://samsonminis.blogspot.com/

GenCon http://www.gencon.com/

Adepticon http://www.adepticon.org/

MOHISTORY show at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mohistory-tickets-41577851473

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Ep 34: Top Faves with Dave goes digital is Live!

Ep 34: Top Faves with Dave goes digital

https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/ep-34-top-faves-with-dave-goes-digital

Dave Tubbs, Nick Nerthery and I talk about military-themed video games.

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New Segment - Stump Jay! Dave’s attempt to stump Jay took 308 milliseconds to solve.
Maori Wars Empress Miniatures - http://www.empressminiatures.com/page11.htm

Emu Wars Eureka Miniatures - http://www.eurekamin.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=131&products_id=13353

SCW Empress - http://www.empressminiatures.com/page9.htm

Top Faves
Myth: The Fallen Lords - http://projectmagma.net/what/
Gog - https://www.gog.com/
Wolfenstein 3D - http://3d.wolfenstein.com/game_NA.php
Starcraft: Brood War - https://starcraft.com/en-us/
War Thunder - https://warthunder.com/en
Wolfpack - https://www.emuparadise.me/Abandonware_Games/WolfPack_(1990)(NovaLogic)/95670
UBoot Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phalanxgames/uboot-the-board-game
Captain Sonar - https://www.asmodee.us/en/games/captain-sonar/
Red November - https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/red-november/
Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far - https://www.gog.com/promo/20180206_launch_promo_close_combat
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter - https://www.gamestop.com/xbox-360/games/ghost-recon-advanced-warfighter/39276
Axis & Allies CD - http://www.harrisgamedesign.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=2268
Company of Heroes -  http://www.companyofheroes.com/
Dawn of War - https://www.dawnofwar.com/
Halo - https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us
Halo Fleet Battles - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/176936/halo-fleet-battles-fall-reach
Diplomacy Play By Email - http://www.playdiplomacy.com/
Junta - https://www.alderacsite.com/junta/
Call of Duty: World at War - http://store.steampowered.com/app/10090/Call_of_Duty_World_at_War/
Total War - https://www.totalwar.com/
Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway - http://store.steampowered.com/app/15390/Brothers_in_Arms_Hells_Highway/
Nick’s Article - http://www.offdutygamers.com/2010/01/brothers-in-arms-hell%E2%80%99s-highway-good-enough-to-be-a-training-aid/

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Episode 33: Foam board, sharp knives and more is live!

Episode 33: Foam board, sharp knives and more!
https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/episode-33-foam-board-a-sharp-knife-and-more

I talk about building terrain using humble foam board and a few simple tools.

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Housing joint what I incorrectly call tongue in groove in the Ep
http://www.woodworkbasics.com/image-files/170x165xhousing-joint.jpg.pagespeed.ic.9XFvhjVeOA.jpg

Books and games weighing down the walls and floor of a space station module: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ-wTexV4AAPObR.jpg:large

A photo from the archives showing a jig made of Lego bricks to keep everything nice and square and plumb: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUmrlbpWsAAwL1C.jpg

Germy’s Paper Buildings - Designed with gaming in mind: http://www.germy.co.uk/fprpg.htm

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