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.
It's the 6th anniversary of the MBS Podcast, and Greg and Andy are back to discuss all that happened in 2021 and what they are looking forward to in 2022!
Links Discussed in the Show:
Georgetown Wargaming Society Presentation on War At Sea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtHMc29u15I
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
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/
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
Rules/Resources Threads at Specialist Arms Forum:
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
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/
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
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:
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
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!
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.
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!:
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
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!
Paper Fleets Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paperfleets/paper-fleets?ref=discovery&term=paper%20fleets
Stickman Games Website:
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.
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!
Naval Book Review: 45min
Victory At Sea Interview: 1hr 19min
Ruckdog and Landlubber are back with another jam-packed episode of the MBS Podcast! First up, they discuss Command and Control mechanics and Fog of War in naval games. In the second segment, they discuss Oak & Iron, the new Age of Sail game from Firelock Games!
Greetings! After an extended hiatus, Ruckdog and Landlubber are back with a new episode! They start off by catching up on what they've been up to over the last 7 months. Next, Landlubber asks Ruckdog some questions about his recent deployment. Finally, they discuss a few upcoming releases that they are both excited about.
After an (unintenionally) long delay, Episode 43 of the MBS Podcast is here! Greg and Andy catch up a bit, and then spend a little time looking back at 2019 and looking forward to what 2020 may have in store!
This will unfortunately be the last episode for about 6 months, due to Andy's upcoming deployment. MBS will be back and better than ever starting in June/July 2020, so see you then!
Greg and Andy are here once again for another episode of the MBS Podcast! This time around, they are discussing the seeming explosion of new naval games that have recent arrived or have been announced. This then leads into a discussion about the ups and downs of the naval gaming market as a whole.
It's time for Episode 41 of the MBS Podcast! This month, Greg and Andy dig into the new space combat board game RED ALERT, designed by Richard Borg and published by PSC Games.
At long last, Episode 40 of the MBS podcast has dropped anchor! First up, Andy pumps Greg for all the juicy details of his experiences at Adepticon 2019! After that, they discuss the current state of Halo Fleet Battles, which MBS last focused on all the way back in Episode 4.
Adepticon 2019: 46 Min
2-Player Starter Sets: 1 Hr 30 Min
It's been a while since we've done a Ruckdog's Report! However, Andy has been reading (well, listening via Audible anyway!) the "Expeditionary Force" series by author Craig Alanson, and he just HAD to discuss it with Greg (who's also listened to the first couple of books in the series). Check out what we think in this edition of Ruckdog's Report. BE WARNED! This episode is full of spoilers for the first two books in the series!
Episode 39 of the MBS podcast is here! This time, Andy has an interview with Ryan, one of the developers for an exciting new spaceship mass-combat game titled This Great War of Ours! Later, Greg and Andy discuss the pros and cons of two-player starter sets for miniatures games, and list off some of their favorites.
Interview with Ryan: 53 Min
2-Player Starter Sets: 1 Hr 48 Min
Set Condition 1 Throughout the ship! Greg and Andy are back for Episode 38 of the MBS Podcast, and this time it's a Battlestar Galactica blowout! First up, Andy interviews Andrea, one of the main designers for the new Battlestar Galactica Starship Miniatures Game. Later, Greg and Andy do a full review of the game.
Interview with Andrea Angiolino: 39 Min
BSG Starship Miniatures Review: 1Hr 15 Min
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