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The Man Battlestations Podcast

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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Nov 13, 2018

Avast! It's time for Episode 36 of the MBS Podcast! First up, Greg and Andy interview Mike from Firelock Games about his company's latest game, the age of sail fleet combat game called Oak & Iron. Later, they dive beneath the sea with a bunch of drunken Gnomes and review the boardgame Red November by Fantasy Flight Games!

Oak & Iron Interview: 47 Min

Red November Review: 1 Hr 33 Min

=Links Discussed In the Show=

HMS Vivacious

Firelock Games

Oak & Iron Kickstarter

Red November

Oct 14, 2018

Greg and Andy are back earlier than expected for Episode 35 of the MBS podcast! First up is a review of the game 5150 Star Navy by Two Hour Wargames. Later, Greg and Andy dig into how Electronic Warfare is portrayed in Space Naval Games!

5150 Star Navy Review: 58 Min

Electronic Warfare: 1 Hr 23 Min

=Links Discussed In the Show=

Battleship Texas Foundation

Star Trek TNG Honest Trailer

Two Hour Wargames

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 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

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/

 

Nov 13, 2017

Greg and Andy are back in Episode 24 of the MBS Podcast! For the first segment, they discuss the recent trends with components (markers, dice, templates, etc) in naval gaming. Later, Greg and Andy discuss Shapeways and the impact it has had on the gaming hobby in general and naval gaming in particular

Naval Components Discussion: 35 Min

Naval Command Review: 1 Hr 22 Min

 

==Links Discussed in Show==

Litko Aerosystems

Shapeways 

Sep 4, 2017

Greetings! In Episode 22 of the MBS Podcast, Greg and Andy start off with a discussion of the pros and cons of the movement systems used in various naval games. Later, they discuss a recent trend in miniature gaming, where companies release linked ground and naval games.

Naval Mechanics: Movement: 49 Min

Linked Naval/Ground Gamest: 1 Hr 30 Min

Ruckdog's Report: 2 Hr 6 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Litko AeroSystems

Star Trek Attack Wing Card Expansions

Star Wars Armada Wave 7

Jun 11, 2017

Greetings! This month, Greg and Andy are very excited to welcome Mr. Jonathan Parshall to the show to discuss the Battle of Midway, which happened 75 years ago this month. Jon is the webmaster of CombinedFleet.com, the foremost web resource on the Imperial Japanese Navy. He also co-authored the book Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Later, Andy recounts the experiences he had escorting veterans of the Battle of Midway to commemorative events in the Washington, DC area!

Jonathan Parshall Interview: 12 Min

Ruckdog’s Report: 1 Hr 21 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

http://www.combinedfleet.com/

US Navy Midway 75th Celebration

Shinnentai's Naval Miniatures

Shattered Sword

 

Apr 4, 2017

Greg and Andy are back this month with an update to a topic they last discussed way back in Episode 2: Class B Naval Games! Next, they take a look back at the history of MBS, which turns 5 years old this month. Later, they talk about their favorite Hollywood movies that feature naval combat, and Andy rounds out the show with an event report on Adepticon 2017.

Class B Games Update: 34 min

MBS At 5 Years: 1 Hr 12 Min

Naval Combat At The Movies: 1 Hr 28 Min

Ruckdog’s Report: 2 Hr 15 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

The Admiratly Trilogy

In Harm's Way

Naval Command

The Way Gate

Adepticon

MBS Painting Contest Voting


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