[Work in progress]

00:00:40 Looking back

00:01:50 Favourite rule-set/game expansion for 2019

00:07:55 Most attractive shiny thing from a game we don't play in 2019
https://www.hobbitontours.com/en/

00:18:00 Best hobby publication for 2019

00:TBA:TBA Favourite miniature "set" release for 2019

Mantic Kings of war Northern Alliance
https://www.manticgames.com/games/kings-of-war/northern-alliance-kings-of-war/

May '40 Kickstarter
https://www.may40miniatures.com/product-category/fallschirmjager-kickstarter/

00:34:34 Favourite single miniature for 2019

Yeti:
https://www.atlantisminiatures.com/collections/mythology/products/yeti

Fallschirmjäger DFS230 glider:
https://www.may40miniatures.com/shop/fallschirmjager-kickstarter/fallschirmjager-add-ons/fallschirmjager-dfs-230-glider/

00:39:19 Best experience with a wargames company in 2019

00:48:05 Best wargaming experience of the year

0052:57 Break

00:54:58 Recap Dan's experience of "No surrender" Bolt action tournament

Honey badger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg (with a very interesting narration style!, warning contains bad language)

02:14:50 Break

02:16:44 2020 Vision, the future for valhallagames

Podcast E7 Shownotes

(Work in progress...)

Time   Topic  Sub-topic  Content/Links
 0:00:00 Introduction    
TBA News    
TBA   Warlord campaign  Facebook group
0:14:45   Dan's D-Day army & Christchurch war-gaming club  Facebook page
0:19:00   Campaign Budapest day (Sydney)  Link may or may not work :-(
0:30:25   The War Gaming Compendium and new book  Link, New book
0:33:00   Solo wargaming system for bolt action  Platoon Forward
0:38:00   Reasonable Hobby challenge progress  Link
0:46:40 Break    
0:48:25 Main topic Miniature Varnish/clearcoat  
1:00:16     The paint mace
      TerrainTutor video on varnish
TBA Closing clip    

Podcast E8 Shownotes

Time   Topic  Sub-topic  Content/Links
 0:00:00 Introduction    
0:15:40  Fortress Budapest event day    
      Podcast about the Fortress Budapest book
      Terrain & game photosTerrain & game photos
0:51:20 Dans D-Day event    Video to follow
1:15:52 Break    
1:16:30

Catch up with what we are reading, lusting after,
buying and painting, whats new and improved in wargaming.

  Mediterranean town hall

Podcast E6 Shownotes

 

Time   Topic  Sub-topic  Content/Links
 0:00:00 Introduction    
  0:01:26 Feature: Painting workflow  Intro  
  0:02:00   Inspiration

White Dwarf
Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy

    The 5 phases of greif painting  
     Resources

Bryan Cook's work
http://www.wwpd.net/

http://wargamingwithsilverwhistle.blogspot.com/
Ian E
https://wappellious.blogspot.com
Wargames Illustrated

0:28:50   Colour/paint  Rexs paint matching (link to follow)
0:44:20   Paintbox  Rex's "paintbox" software PDF export
1:28:40   Holding the mini? Rex's spicy-shotglass holder
1:40:34   Decals

Decal Softener Medium & Decal Fix - Acrylicos Vallejo instructions

      Dan's Troop carrier
1:54:26   Basing (quick tips)  
2:00:40  Break    
2:01:40 Hobby update  Hobby chanlange I results

Rex's PzIV
Dan's Tiger II's

    Hobby chanlange II (Rex) Rex's Fallschrimjager with drop canisters (link to follow)
    Rex's hobby updates Quad tractor & 25pndr (link to follow)
    Dan's hobby updates Christchurch Wargaming Club
    Hobby chanlange II (Dan) 7 May 2 sections of Para plus & armor build
2:19:36 Closing clip    

(Prices in Australian dollars and based on RRP)
This is a work in progress, if you have suggestions please let me know.

Army selection is very much a personal thing, it's commonly influenced by what stories, movies, books and tales strike your fancy or what you grew up with.

If you want to play WWII Allies and love the movie "Saving private Ryan", then perhaps consider US rangers or GI's, if its "Band of brothers" then US airborne, if its "enemy at the gates" then soviets if it’s "a bridge to far then British airborne", if its "Kokoda" or "The pacific" then Australians (or Japanese to appose them), the list goes on and on.

Obviously on the flip side to the Allies the Germans have some fantastic technology, the fear inspiring tiger I or tiger II 60 plus ton tanks, modern weaponry including very high rate of fire machine guns and inexpensive (and therefore prolific) anti-tank weapons. They come in a number of flavours, early war "Heer", late war grenadiers, specialist units like Fallschirmjäger (parachute troops). There are the minor axis powers as well if you are after something different.

Each of the armies have one or more special rules that reflect their specific strengths typical for their historical performance, for example:

Soviets: Quantity has a quality of its own
Free 12 man squad when building your army list

USA: Move and fire.
No negative modifier for infantry shooting while on the move

German:
Special bonuses around leadership
Extra firepower for machine guns

Buying your army:

Cost wise a box of about 30 plastic guys will set you back up to $65 depending on where you buy them

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