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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 28, 2021

Greg and Andy are back with the latest episode of the MBS podcast! This time around, after catching everyone up on what they've been doing since the last show, Andy walks Greg through a review of FlickFleet by Eurydice Games!

FlickFleet Reveiw: 41 Min

Links Discussed on the Show:

FlickFleet Website: https://www.eurydicegames.co.uk/games/flickfleet/index.html

Neptune's Inferno: https://www.amazon.com/Neptunes-Inferno-U-S-Navy-Guadalcanal/dp/0553385127

Nov 7, 2021

A little later than originally planned, Episode 57 of the Man Battlestations Podcast is here! This time, Greg and Andy are joined by Eric "EasyE" Farrington, a game designer with an upcoming naval combat game being published by Osprey. In a wide-ranging interview, Eric shares his insights and thoughts on game design as well as some details on his new game!

Links discussed in the show:

Castles in the Sky Pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/Castles-Sky-Wargame-Battleships-Wargames/dp/1472844963/

Eric's Blog: http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/

Wargame Vault page for Eric's Games: https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/11064/Blood-and-Spectacles-Publishing

Delta Vector Blog: http://deltavector.blogspot.com/

 

Sep 30, 2021

Greg and Andy are joined by returning guest Andy B. to discuss Battlefleet Gothic, the classic space combat game set in the Warhammer 40k universe! During the round table, Andy and Andy B. share their thoughts on a number of aspects surrounding the game and its community. Later, they give the game the full MBS review treatment!

BFG Roundtable: 34 Min

BFG Review: 1 Hr 15 Min

Links:

Rules/Resources Threads at Specialist Arms Forum:

https://www.specialist-arms.com/forum/index.php?topic=5203.0

Aug 29, 2021

It's time for Episode 55 of the Man Battlestations Podcast! This time around, Greg and Andy are joined by Hendrik Jan Seijmonsbergen, the author of the WW II naval game, Naval War! Later, Greg and Andy are joined by returning guest Rob to do a short tribute to the late, great James D. Hornfischer, author of such outstanding books as Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors. Later, they discuss Rob's Battle of Samar scenario that was recently printed in Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy magazine. Make sure to check out the links for this episode, there are a lot of great things in there!

Naval War Interview: 52 Min

Rob Discussion: 1 Hr 40 Min

Links:

https://naval-war.com/

https://www.facebook.com/militaryminiature

https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-issue-115-pdf.html

https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss_gws/the-2021-great-wargaming-survey-has-begun/

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Stand-Tin-Sailors-Extraordinary/dp/0553381482

Jul 11, 2021

It's the dog days of Summer, and Greg and Andy are back with another hot episode! First up, they interview Rory Crabb, the designer of Naval Command and other games. Then, they discuss Andy's modern naval miniatures project, including he pros and cons of scale selection and what pieces are needed to play a variety of scenarios.

Rory Crab Interview: 32 Min

Modern Naval Minis: 1 Hr 4 Min

Links Discussed in the Show:

Naval Command Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/300684510519557

Rory's Blog: https://rorycrabb.wordpress.com/blog/

Jun 6, 2021

Greg and Andy are back for another episode of the MBS Podcast! This time, they revisit a topic the first talked about 3 years ago - Their experiences and thoughts with Kickstarter! Next up, they do a full review of the new edition of Dystopian Wars, by Warcradle Studios.

Kickstarter Update: 42 Min

DW 3.0 Update: 1 Hr 19 Min

May 2, 2021

Greg and Andy are back with another episode packed full of naval gaming goodness! First up, Andy interviews Claude and Marcus, two History Professors at the US Naval Academy who have started a wargaming initiative to instruct Midshipmen. Next up, Greg and Andy are joined by...another Andy! Andy B. joins our hosts all the way from Texas to review the new hotness from Osprey Games, A Billion Suns!

USNA Interview: 28 Min

A Billion Suns Review: 1 Hr 11 Min

Links Discussed in the Show:

https://www.usna.edu/NewsCenter/2020/08/USNA_MUSEUM,_HISTORY_DEPARTMENT_ESTABLISH_NAVAL_HISTORY_WARGAMING_LABORATORY.php

https://www.usna.edu/Museum/NavyCon.php

http://abillionsuns.space/

Apr 2, 2021

Once again, Greg and Andy are joined by Rob as they talk about all things naval wargaming for Episode 51 of the Man Battlestations Podcast! This episode features not one, but two great reviews. First up, our hosts discuss the new board game Devil Boats from Compass Games, which highlights PT boat combat in the Pacific. After that, they dig into Victory At Sea, the great new WWII fleet combat game from Warlord Games.

Devil Boats: 44 Min

Victory at Sea: 1 Hr 11 Min

Links:

https://www.fightsonstore.com/

https://www.compassgames.com/product/devil-boats-pt-boats-in-the-solomons/

https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/victory-at-sea

Feb 15, 2021

After more than 5  years of podcasting, we've reached Episode 50!!! Thanks to all of you who have listened to us over the years.

This episode, Andy and Greg are joined once again by Rob to discuss the last few episodes of Mandalorian Season 2. Beware, there are spoilers!

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