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THE Podcast of Naval Wargaming! The show focuses on naval miniatures gaming, but also discusses board games, video games, history, and pop culture related to ships of all types.
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Aug 11, 2018

Greg and Andy are back with Episode 33 of the MBS podcast! This month, our hosts return to the Naval Game Mechanics topic to discuss Critical Hits and their role in Naval Games. Who doesn't like a good, old-fashioned Magazine Explosion now and then? Later, they do a review of the Solitare/Co-op board game Nemo's War by Victory Point Games, which is based on the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Critical Hits: 45 Min

Nemo's War Review: 1 Hr 32 Min

=Links Discussed In the Show=

Nemo's War

20000 Leagues Under the Sea at Project Gutenburg

 

Jul 20, 2018

Better late than never, it's Episode 32 of the MBS podcast! In this episode, Greg and Andy sit down with Derek, the creator of Sky Relics. Derek provides some insights into the full story on the game's creation, some background on its setting, and the pros and cons of running a successful gaming Kickstarter. Later, Greg and Andy discuss the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of their own experiences as Kickstarter backers

Sky Relics Interview: 34 Min

Kickstarter Experiences: 1 Hr 30 Min

=Links Discussed In the Show=

Silent Death

Sky Relics

Kickstarter

 

Jun 10, 2018

Episode 31 of the MBS podcast has arrived! This episode, Greg and Andy discuss the pros and cons of "defined" movement systems (i.e. using a grid of hexes or other shapes) in naval games. Later, they talk about some of the amazing miniatures that are being produced that are not tied to a specific game or rules system.

Defined Movement: 33 Min

Games-Agnostic Minis: 1hr 14 Min

Links Discussed:

http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/

https://www.ravenstarstudio.com/

http://www.alnavco.com/index.htm

http://www.panzerschiffe.com/

http://www.ghqmodels.com/

 

May 6, 2018

It's time for Episode 30 of the MBS podcast! This episode, Greg and Andy interview the "Two Johns," the fine gentlemen behind Topside Minis, and discuss all of the neat things they have planned over the next year. Later, Greg and Andy review World of Warships Blitz, the mobile version of the World of Warships game for Mac/PC. 

TSM Update Interview: 52 Min

WoWS Blitz Review: 1hr 34 Min

Links Discussed:

https://wowsblitz.com/

http://topsideminis.com/

Hurricane Season Scenario 1

Apr 5, 2018

In Episode 29 of the MBS podcast, Greg and Andy are updating a couple of topics they last examined a year ago! First, the do an update on "Class B" games, and add a couple to the list as well. Later, they go back to the movies to discuss 4 new naval-themed films.

Class B Game Update: 45 Min

Naval Movies Pt. 2: 1hr 33 Min

Links Discussed:

Aeronef

Conn..Sonar!

The Final Countdown

Crimson Tide

The Enemy Below

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

2018 MBS Painting Contest

Mar 26, 2018

Dale is back on Ruckdog's Report to discuss The Expanse, an awesome book and TV series! They first do a spoiler-free discussion of the setting as a whole, and why you might want to check it out if you haven't yet. After a spoiler warning, they then discuss the impending Season 3 of the TV show, and how it might adapt some of the events from the books. Finally, after yet another spoiler warning, they have a no-holds barred discussion of everything, up to and including the most recent book, Persepolis Rising!

http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse

http://the-expanse.com/

Mar 6, 2018

For this month's episode of the MBS Podcast, Greg and Andy take their first ever in-depth look at a video game, BSG Deadlock from Slitherine Games. Later, they discuss the ways that stealth mechanics work in various naval games.

BSG Deadlock Reveiw: 36 Min

Stealth in Naval Games: 1hr 13 Min

Links Discussed:

BSG Deadlock

2018 MBS Painting Contest

Feb 26, 2018

Andy is back with Ruckdog's Report #5! The big discussion point this time around is on the trend of digital rule books. Do they make gaming experiences better?

Pictures of Andy's Ice Maiden:
http://www.manbattlestations.com/forum/index.php?topic=1920

Feb 10, 2018

Greetings! This month on the MBS Podcast, Greg and Andy tackle two great topics. The first is Ship Miniature Identification; how do you tell what ship is what and who it belongs to on the table? Later, our hosts discuss space combat in the Star Wars universe, and why it seems like Star Destroyers always seem to be exploding!

Ship Miniature Identification: 44 Min

Star Wars Space Combat: 1hr 23 Min

Links Discussed:

2018 MBS Painting Contest

 

 

Jan 31, 2018

This time around, I take a look back at some of the games from my collection that came out between 2010 and 2012. Was this a "golden age" of sorts for naval gaming?

In addition to the audio format, I've also posted a video version to the MBS YouTube channel!

https://youtu.be/TEz2kFXrnpk

Jan 15, 2018

It's the first episode of the MBS Podcast for 2018! In Episode 26, Greg and Andy welcome Josh Linde back to the show to discuss the Firestorm Armada and Halo Fleet Battles/Ground Command games he is going to be running at Adepticion this year. Later, Andy, Greg, and Josh do an in-depth review of Fleet Commander Genesis by Capsicum Games. Rounding out the episode, Greg and Andy take a look at how their gaming resolutions for 2017 panned out, and make some new resolutions for 2018.

Adepticon Event Preview: 48 Min

Fleet Commander Genesis Review: 1 Hr 26 Min

http://svengoolie.com/

https://www.adepticon.org/

http://thewaygate.blogspot.com/

http://www.capsicumgames.com/en/our-games/fleet-commander/fleet-commander-genesis/

 

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