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 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

Featured video

Bolt Action Battle Report: The Battle for Mottola

Op Slapstick-Italy '43; The concluding second part of the mini campaign, German FJ vs British....

10 September, 1943. Operation "Slapstick".

British Paratroopers from 156 Parachute Bn, having seized Key strategic points of entry into Mottola , now assault the German Fallschirmjager defenders in strength in what becomes a bloody battle for the town.

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Podcast EP7: "Knightly order of the frosted (varnish) seal":

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Episode 7:

In this episode we talk about our time critical projects as we lead up to the commemoration of the D-Day 75th anniversary and the warlord games global D-day campaign. And, as the episode title suggests, tune in for the main content regarding sealing your models as we compare some products and brands in order to give you the information you need to finish off your miniatures with confidence.

In particular to this episode, we value your feedback and it can help others in regards to your trusted brands and methods of varnish too so please share them with others on our blog, youtube and email us!

Also Dan tries his hand at a US accent what could go wrong there?

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