Episode 19 of Bolt Action Radio finds The BAR frozen over, courtesy of General Winter. Baxter takes his snow suit off long enough to sit down and have a drink with Dano and Judson. The patrons talk about some upcoming events in the community, some recent miniature companies they've dealt with, some shop talk, and go out of their way to make this episode about everything but tournament play. Drinks are mentioned, and speaking of drinks, soldier of fortune Dano's picking up the tab tonight!
In this episode, the guys broadcast from the WWPD Christmas Spectacular at the Game Vault. We talk about recent Battlefront news, Desperate Measures and all the cool stuff we did for our Holiday Game Day. We are joined by Maurice, Throckmorton, John Desch and Kathy from the Game Vault as special guests. The dudes talk about upcoming events and i95 hosted tournaments, so don't miss out!
In this episode, the distracted gamers put on their thinking caps and attempt a thorough analysis of "Tile Placement" and "Worker Placement" mechanics in board games (see here for the excellent breakdown we reference). They fail quite spectacularly, but make up for it with a review of the board game Firefly - a game that inspires Jared to literally sing its praises. The guys conclude with a look-in at an eclectic variety of video games; with Terraria, Company of Heroes, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes all getting a share of the action.
Welcome to Beyond the Foxholes Episode 7, the Christmas Special.
Talk we joined by Ben, Adam, Winner Dave and Alex in the first Beyond the Foxholes Christmas Special.
In Part One - The Guys talk about what they have been up to, up coming Tournaments and a lot of other random topics.
In Part Two - The Ben and Alex have a quick AAR on Reading, the Guys talk about Battlefront Plastics, Red Bear and Desperate Measures. Then round off the episode with a look about on 2013's New Years Resolutions, make their 2014 Resolutions and then talk about their plans for 2014.
Luke and Dirty Jon record some thoughts on the way up to the tournament that cover our lists and prediction, some more thoughts on Desperate Measure and general rambling. Continue listening for real-time updates on our tournament experience as well as interviews with the top three finishers, including Bill Dorias giving some tips on a great EW French Infantry list and Throckmorton with a short Round 1 AAR.
Dano and Judson open the Speakeasy for business once again, welcoming none other than Nemesis A - one of many names for the man, myth, legend that is Andy. That's right, BARbarians, he does exist, and he's stopped in to talk about his tournament winning experience at Fall-In. True to form, this Speakeasy episode covers it all; list building, tactics, terrain, and of course, Speakin' Easy!
The boys get back on air with a buffet of Flames of War chatter. Battle reports, Sydney toy and games festival ranger report, an interview with Matt from the Hall of Heroes (BF stockist), an interview with FoW play testers! What hasn't this episode got?!
With Captain TO's Fall-In tournament behind them, Chris, Judson and the good Captain himself sit down for drinks and a little analysis of the Bolt Actioneering that went on in Lancaster, PA. During the tournament wrap up, they cover many subjects; and as usual, most of the topics are nearly relevant! Terrain and army list composition are two of the many bases covered in this, the Fall-In '13 review episode.
Eric, Luke and Jon are joined by Judson from the Bolt Action Radio Podcast Live at the con. The guys recap the Fall In convention antics and discuss their favortie things from Desperate Measures. A Fall In sanitation report is included. Yuk.
Rich and Jared return in Episode 3, wherein they plumb the depths of the human psyche with a focus on some of the mental pitfalls of gaming, also known as Cognitive Bias. Additionally, the guys take a little time to play and review Jared’s latest favorite game: Android: Netrunner. As usual the guys wrap-up with some talk of video gaming, including a soapbox on commercialization trends in recent games, as well as a look at Batman: Arkham Origins, and a few tips and tricks for War Thunder.
Android: Netrunner link: http://boardgamegeek.com/
Batman Arkham Origins: http://www.
War Thunder: http://warthunder.com/
Speakeasy brings Dano and Judson together with Dave o' War from The LRDG podcast. The three miscreants tear into each other with the ferocity of three skinny pale teenagers at a Kaine show. Dave's next tournament list is offered up as sacrifice to the BARbarians, and the boys talk lots o' shop about it, and Bolt Action in general.
Episode 17 is cocked and ready to rock your ears off with Captain TO, CBax, CH, and Jud With Three Ds. First off, CH tells everyone about the recent tournament at Huzzah, then the good Captain and company get into a preview of the Bolt Action-Action coming up at Fall-In. In the second segment, the most recent FAQ changes are discussed in-depth.
In After Hours, the guys discuss their lists for the team tournament at Fall In, movies, old timey Gooch stories and other semi-random topics.
In Act I, the guys cover their recent adventures, including lots of painting, Dutch armoured cars, a preview AAR, Halloween and other shenanigans. [Editor: When Dirty Jon says Cromwells, he means Churchills]
For Act II, Eric dives in to a historical look at artillery and its effectiveness up to WWII. After that, the guys dive head-first in to the recent Red Bear update from Battlefront. To round out this act, the guys talk Battlefront plastics.
In Act III, the guys hit commonly overlooked rules to include: Night Fight, Spearhead and Gun Tanking.
We join Adam and Winner Dave as they travel up to the Oxford Pairs Event.
In Part 1 the guys talk about what they have been up to, their lists for the events, their expectations and then Winner Dave and Adam butcher some German and Finnish pronunciations as they talk about the lists they will be facing.
In Part 2 the guys are a little hungover as they talk about the first 3 games of the event and Adam's new found hate for using Land Mattresses.
(Note- Adam means the 150 Panzer Brigade and not the 150 Panzer Division in his game 1)
In Part 3 the guys talk about their last 3 games from Oxford, what they would change about their lists and their overall thoughts on the event and the incoming storm!
Rich and Jared come back for the second installment of Outpost 309 wherein they dive into the differences between "Euro" and "Ameritrash" board games. Jared takes a little time to talk about some of the most recent metrics released by Fantasy Flight Games on Netrunner and the guys go over a few more tips and tricks for Warthunder. Enjoy all this and more in the latest episode of Outpost 309.
In this episode, Hecht, CBax, Captain TO, and Judson spend some time with RabidMonkey - forum legend and 3D printing artist nonpareil. Kicking things up a notch, Brad of LRDG fame joins in. An interview cloaked in an interview wrapped in an interview occurs, as there are clearly too many interviewers in this episode. Give it a listen to find out the skinny on 3D printing (not to mention get your hands on 3D prints) and discover a bit more of the story behind the LRDG podcast. Fall-In and shop talk are liberally sprinkled in, for flavor, rounding out this Bolt Action Radio cocktail. Enjoy
The guys are back with a MONSTER 7th episode! We cover some minor rules chat, deconstruct the lists that won MOAB, reveal details for the first ever LRDG events AND talk to TWO MASSIVE SECRET GUESTS! (trust us… these guys are AMAZING!!!) Grab your sunnies gang… The future looks soooo bright, you are gonna need […]
Ben, Winner Dave and Adam talk about what they have been up to, some updates on the blog, Tournament Restrictions part 2, an Update for Breakthrough Assault 2 and News from Plastic Soldier Company.
In Part II the Guys ask "HMG's, are they worth it?", 10.1 Deployment and Objective tactics for the Fair Fight missions and look a head to Oxford Pairs.
In After Hours, the guys discuss the impact of RHQ rankings and tournament play. They also discuss the practical applications of seeing players based on rank. We wrap up with talk of Eric's trip to Disney and Universal.
In a super-sized Act I, the boys cover what they have been up to lately, including the Name the Gooch Contest. There is a ton of talk about painting queues board games and epic discussion about the Huzzah Hobbies EW tournament. Luke talks a little about some quality issues and we touch on street barricades. In Act II, Luke talks more about his thoughts on the Japanese and the guys talk Early War in general. In Act III, we talk about commonly overlooked rules and the importance of following the rules for hit allocation and saves.