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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 27, 2022

Andy is joined by returning guest Rob for this month's Hobby Update and Community SITREP! Andy and Rob discuss what they have been painting and playing, then look at the most recent activity across the MBS community. Finally, they take a look at a few recent product releases from Warcradle, Warlord Games, Brigade Models, and more!

Do you have a product you would like to see featured on the show? Do you have a question about this episode or a suggestion for a future show? Let us know by emailing us at: podcast@manbattlestations.com

Links Discussed on the Show:

MBS Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ManBattlestations

Texas Broadside convention: http://www.txbroadside.com

Nov 8, 2022

Andy is back with another episode! In a bit of a departure from the usual fare at MBS, Episode 70 features an interview with Michael "Mick" Farnworth, who has a new book on modelling and painting Vietnam-era wargames that has just been published by Military Miniature Press. During their discussion, Mick and Andy discuss the challenges of book writing and publishing, as well as the content of Mick's new book and why a naval gamer might be interested in picking up a copy.

Note: Andy was provided with a review copy of Mick's book.

Links Discussed on the Show:

Mick's Painting Guide Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/136386787001968/

Military Miniature Press Store Page for Modeling and Painting Vietnam Wargames:

https://militaryminiaturepress.com/product/modeling-painting-vietnam-wargames/

MBS Etsy Shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ManBattlestations

Oct 31, 2022

Ruckdog is back with a solo review of Castles in the Sky by Osprey Games! What does Andy think of EasyE's latest rule set? Have a listen and find out!

Castles in the Sky: https://ospreypublishing.com/castles-in-the-sky?___store=osprey_usa

MBS Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ManBattlestations

 

Oct 27, 2022

After a hiatus over the summer due to Andy being deployed, the MBS Podcast is back! Greg and Andy discuss what they have been reading, painting, and playing over the summer, spend a few minutes talking about the Kenobi TV show, cover some highlights of what has been posted on the forums recently, and touch on a few major new releases and pre-orders. Greg also makes a very special announcement...

Apr 17, 2022

Greg and Andy are back with another episode of the Man Battlestations Podcast! This time around, they do a bit of a retrospective on the history of MBS, which has  now been online for 10 years!

Apr 7, 2022

A little later than planned, Greg and Andy are back to talk about all the things they got up to in their gaming hobby during the month of March! Also discussed are new releases and the latest MBS Community SITREP!

Mar 28, 2022

This episode, Greg and Andy discuss their experiences with a new (to them!) virtual gaming tool, Tabletop Simulator! In this episode, they discuss what TTS is, how it works, what they like and don't like about it, and even mention a few alternatives if TTS isn't your thing!

Links discussed on the episode:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/

Feb 28, 2022

It's that time again! Greg and Andy are back with the monthly hobby update. After discussing what they have been painting, playing, watching, and reading lately, it's on to the Community Sitrep. They finish up with a disucussion of some exciting new products!

Links discussed on the show:

Tower of Skulls by Richard Frank: https://www.amazon.com/Tower-Skulls-History-Asia-Pacific-1937-May/dp/1324002107

Warcradle Annuncement on March Releases:

https://blog.warcradle.com/blog/march-releases-the-union-are-set-to-make-quite-the-splash-with-the-enterprise

Combined Arms from Warlord Games;

https://us.warlordgames.com/collections/combined-arms

Brigade Models Uruguay Faction:

https://www.brigademodels.co.uk/Blog/2022/02/libertad-o-muerte/

MBS Forum Poll on TTS: http://www.manbattlestations.com/forum/index.php?topic=3104.0

Help support the show! Consider buying some MBS Swag at the MBS Etsy Store!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ManBattlestations

 

 

Feb 14, 2022

For Episode 63, Greg and Andy have Jason Weiser on for an interview! Jason is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Military Miniature magazine, a new publication that is focused on the American wargaming hobby.

https://militaryminiature.com/

Feb 7, 2022

Greg and Andy are joined by regular guest Rob for another review. This time, they are taking a look at Tarawa 1943, a solitare game based on the famous WWII battle by Worthington Publishing.

Links discussed on the show:

https://www.worthingtonpublishing.com/collection/idzl1syo43ys6s15dcvgmz0l8jufwa

Jan 30, 2022

Greg and Andy are joined by Rob for Episode 61 as they take alook at the new print-on-demand game Bismarck Solitare, by Worthington Publishing!

https://www.worthingtonpublishing.com/bismarck-solitaire

Jan 21, 2022

Greg and Andy are back with the first episode of the MBS Podcast in the newer, streamlined format. In this episode, they discuss what they have been painting, playing, and watching over the last month. Then, Andy digs into the MBS Community SITREP, and then they finish off with an overview of some exciting new naval wargaming products.

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

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!

Dec 11, 2020

Greg and Andy are back to close out the year with the final ep of 2020! As is their tradition, they look back over their gaming experiences from 2020, and then talk about some of the things they are looking forward to in 2021.

Dec 2, 2020

For Episode 48, Greg and Andy have Rob on to talk about his store, Fight's On!, that sells all manner of interesting accessories for both naval games and air combat games. Rob has graciously provided some discount codes to listeners of the show, which you can find below! 

Prior to starting the interview, however, Greg, Andy, and Rob went down a bit of a rabbit hole while discussing Disney's Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian. You can find this discussion in the second segment of this episode, but be warned; HERE BE SPOILERS!

Link to Fight's On!:

https://www.fightsonstore.com/

Special Fight's On! Codes for MBS Listensers (Valid through 12/31/20):

"MBSchaff" for 20% discounts on the naval chaff cloud markers

"MBSmine" for 20% discounts on naval mine markers

"MBSmissile" for 20% discounts on seaskimming missile markers 

Nov 20, 2020

In this very special edition of Ruckdog's Report, Andy has Stickman, The Paper Fleet Admiral, and Kim, his Mom, on to talk about the Kickstarter campaign for their new game, Paper Fleets. At only 11 years old, Stickman is ready to make waves in the naval gaming scene!

Links:

Paper Fleets Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paperfleets/paper-fleets?ref=discovery&term=paper%20fleets

Stickman Games Website:
https://www.stickmangamesatx.com/

 

Nov 2, 2020

Greg and Andy are back for a somewhat abbreviated episode, where they talk about some exciting new developments in the world of Star Wars gaming! Greg has been playing a fair bit of the hit new video game Star Wars Squadrons, and give his impressions of it. Andy then discusses some of the new developments for Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars Armada, including the new Clone Wars-era ships that are coming in the near future.

Sep 28, 2020

Greg and Andy are back with two great segments for Episode 46! First up, the discuss some naval related books they have been reading lately. Later, they have Max and Marcus on from Warlord Games to talk about the recent launch of Victory at Sea, and what might be coming down the line for that game!

Segments:

Naval Book Review: 45min

Victory At Sea Interview: 1hr 19min

Links:

https://www.twitch.tv/warlordgamesofficial

https://www.facebook.com/Max-Ayson-Painting-hobby-and-Gaming-109198717327411

 

 

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