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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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Sep 5, 2016
Episode 10

Star Trek turns 50 years old this month! In celebration, Greg and Andy discuss combat in the Star Trek universe, as seen in the various TV series and movies. Later on, they do a full review of Star Trek Attack Wing. And finally, Greg and Andy discuss their experiences at recent conventions they attended!

Star Trek Combat: 58 Min

Landlubber’s Musings: 1 Hr 57 Min

Star Trek Attack Wing Review: 2 Hr 2 Min

Ruckdog’€™s Report: 2 Hr 59 Min

Gencon and Tacticon Experiences:3 Hr 9 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Star Trek Attack Wing

 

Jul 31, 2016
Episode 9

In Episode 9, Greg and Andy go after a topic both of them have been looking forward to for quite a while: naval videogames! Later, they do an in-depth review of Fantasy Flight's Star Wars Armada miniatures game. Finally, Greg asks Andy a few questions about his impending trip to Gencon!

Naval Videogames: 52 Min

Landlubber’s Musings: 2 Hr 10 Min

Star Wars Armada Review: 2 Hr 17 Min

Ruckdog’€™s Report: 3 Hr 29 Min

Andy's Pre-Gencon Thoughts:3 Hr 35 Min 

==Links Discussed in Show==

World of Warships

Eve Online

Silent Service

Sins of a Solar Empire

Galactic Civ III

Civilization

Star Wars Armada

Gencon

 

Jul 4, 2016
Episode 8

In Episode 8, Greg and Andy tackle the subject of naval boardgames. These are games that either focus on naval combat exclusively, or have naval combat as one of their key components. Later, they take a look at space carriers, examining the origins of the idea and how the concept of carrier operations is integrated into some of our favorite space naval games!

Naval Boardgames: 47 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 30 Min

Space Carriers: 1 Hr 39 Min

Ruckdog'€™s Report: 3 Hr 0 Min

 

==Links Discussed in Show==

Axis & Allies

Star Trek Fleet Captains

Battleship Galaxies

Leviathans

They Come Unseen

Breaking the Chains

Chris Weuve Interview on Space Carriers

May 30, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 7

In Episode 7, it's MBS...IN SPAAACE! Greg and Andy are joined by Josh and Phil from the Firebase Delta podcast to discuss Firestorm Armada, the awesome space naval combat game by Spartan Games. The first segment is a roundtable discussion on all things Firestorm, while the second segment is a full review of the game. In Landlubber's Musings, Greg discusses space combat as described in several sci-fi book series. For his segment, Andy discusses the Battle of Jutland. He then interviews Seth, who had the privilege to participate in a Jutland commemorative game at the US Naval War College.

Firestorm Armada Roundtable: 17 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 24 Min

Firestorm Armada Review: 1 Hr 33 Min

Ruckdog'€™s Report: 2 Hr 27 Min

Jutland Interview with Seth:2 Hr 33 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Firebase Delta Podcast

The WayGate Blog

Firestorm Armada Official Website

Naval War College Jutland Game Report

 

May 3, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 6

For Episode 6, Greg and Andy have Mike and Bill on to discuss all the awesome Firestorm Armada events they are organizing for the 2016 NOVA Open. Later, Greg and Andy do their first review of a Class C game, Axis and Allies War at Sea.

NOVA Open Firestorm Armada Interview 27 Min

Landlubber’s Musings: 1 Hr 12 Min

Axis & Allies War At Sea Review: 1 Hr 20 Min

Ruckdog’s Report: 2 Hr 15 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

NOVA Open

Ops Center Blog

Axis &Allies Forumini

2016 MBS Painting Contest Winners

 

Apr 12, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 5

For Episode 5, Greg and Andy talk about all things Adepticon! They start off discussing the organized play events they participated in, and then move on to the pick up games and all the awesome sights and sounds of the biggest event in miniatures gaming.

==Quick Reference==

Adepticon Organized Events: 36 Min

Landlubber’s Musings: 1 Hr 16 Min

Adepticon Games of Opportunity : 1 Hr 22 Min

Ruckdog’s Report: 1 Hr 55 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

2016 MBS Painting Contest Entry Forum

Topside Minis

Adepticon

Majestic 12 Games

Battlefleet Gothic Armada

Battlefleet Gothic Leviathans

Mar 1, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 4

For Episode 4, Greg and Andy do their first ever interview, with John C. and John G! These two fine gentlemen are responsible for a company called Topside Minis (you may have heard of them!). In the second half of the show, they do their second game review, on Halo Fleet Battles from Spartan Games.

==Quick Reference==

TSM Interview: 26 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 1 Min

Halo Fleet Battles Review: 1 Hr 5 Min

Ruckdog's Report: 2 Hr 18 Min

Adepticon Preview: 2 Hr 23 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

2016 MBS Painting Contest Entry Forum

Topside Minis

Halo Fleet Battles

Adepticon

 

Feb 1, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 3

For Episode 3, Greg and Andy take another look at the Naval Miniature Game market and talk about Class "C" games. In the second half of the show, they discuss aircraft carrier operations and how they are represented on the tabletop!

==Quick Reference==

Class C Game Overview: 18 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 6 Min

Carrier Operations: 1 Hr 10 Min

Ruckdog's Report: 1 Hr 55 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

2016 MBS Painting Contest Entry Forum

Modcube

Specialist Games Forums

Axis & Allies Forumini

Grand Fleets

Dystopian Wars

 

Jan 11, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 2

For Episode 2, Greg and Andy take another look at the Naval Miniature Game market and talk about Class "B" games. After that, it's the first MBS Podcast Game Review! Greg and Andy take a look at Dystopian Wars from Spartan Games.

==Quick Reference==

Class B Game Overview: 26 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 18 Min

Dystopian Wars Review: 1 Hr 22 Min

Ruckdog's Report: 2 Hrs 18 Min

2016 Gaming Resolutions: 2 Hrs 24 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Modcube

A Call to Arms Starfleet

War Rocket

Star Navy 5150

Deep Wars

Grand Fleets

Star Blazers Fleet Battle System

Dystopian Wars

 

Dec 7, 2015

The first full episode of the Man Battlestations Podcast! In this episode, Greg and Andy take a look at the Naval Miniature Game market and talk about Class "A" games. Later, they look back on 2015 and discuss the major news in the naval gaming hobby over the last year.

==Quick Reference==

Class A Game Overview: 23 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 18 Min

2015 Year in Review: 1 Hr 24 Min

Ruckdog's Report: 2 Hrs 11 Min

Pearl Harbor Remembrance: 2 Hrs 24 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Man Battlestations

Spartan Games

Fantasy Flight Games

Whiz Kids

Ares Games

Topside Minis

Nov 23, 2015
MBS Podcast Coming Soon

Fellow Naval Gamers, it is with great pride and excitement that I am announcing Man Battlestations will be producing a naval miniatures gaming-themed podcast. The first full episode will be released on 7 December 2015, but in the mean time, you can check out what we are calling "Episode 0," which is sort of a preview show that serves as a way for the hosts to introduce ourselves and to lay out exactly why we are doing the show. Please take a listen and let us know what you think!

You can find Episode 0 here:

http://manbattlestations.libsyn.com/mbs-podcast-episode-0

Nov 23, 2015
MBS Podcast Episode 0

This is the inaugural episode of the Man Battlestations podcast! In this episode, Greg and Andy lay the groundwork for follow on episodes by introducing themselves and discussing the vision, goals, and format for the show.

==Quick Reference==

Host Bios:  4 min

Show Vision: 25 min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Man Battlestations

 

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