WWPD News From the Front
Dano and Judson get after it again, this time diving head-first into the Armies of Germany book. They also go over an upcoming Bolt Action tournament (Cold Wars!) before Dano absolutely tears into Judson's Commonwealth list. In between, Dano breaks into song, waxes philosophical, and at least once reverts to Olde English. Episode Six is like watching The Hobbit! 
000:00 In!
002:50 Cold Wars Bolt Action Tourney
008:46 Armies of Germany Shop Talk - Infantry
076:15 Break!
077:14 Armies of Germany Shop Talk - Everything Else
115:27 Dano Gives Judson's Commonwealth The Once-Over
159:44 Out!
 
 
Judson's Commonwealth:
095 Regular 1LT + 2 Men
020 Regular Artillery Observer + 2 Men
093 Regular NCO + 6 Men, 1 LMG, 1 SMG
093 Regular NCO + 6 Men, 1 LMG, 1 SMG
070 Regular NCO + 6 Men
133 Veteran NCO + 6 Men, 1 LMG, 3 SMG
065 Veteran Flamethrower
040 Regular PIAT
305 Regular Crocodile
084 Veteran Bren Carrier + MMG
998
Direct download: BAR6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

Steven is back from New Zealand, and the dudes all get a chance to catch up!  The first audio interview with Jeff from Battlefront is in the middle of the episode.  It was recorded via a phone interview, so bear with us on the audio quality!  In Act III Steven talks about the Battlefornt Office and gives some general impressions before the videos start making their appearance!

  • 0:00 - Intro and AARs
  • 0:50 - Interview with Jeff from Battlefront (Manufacturing)
  • 1:37 - World Famous in New Zealand Since Ages Ago

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Direct download: Episode_48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

Dano and Judson get into it again in Episode Five of Bolt Action Radio. In it, the boys talk about the amazing job forum users have done on their BoltAction.Net Painting Contest submissions. Dano also spreads the word of Bolt Action to various places in the Northeast and conventions are briefly discussed. Additionally, pbeccas offers up a video of his BA collection, the guys talk about transports, and as always, there's shop talk galore!
  • 000:00 Intro
  • 001:51 Painting Contest
  • 007:09 Traveling Dan
  • 014:24 Conventions
  • 016:51 pbeccas Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO853eTiaD8
  • 019:27 Transports
  • 062:00 Break
  • 063:00 Dano's Left Holding The Bag
  • 064:45 Shop Talk
  • 071:00 Specifically, List Talk
  • 127:55 Closing
For those that want to follow along at home during the shop talk session in the second half of the show, here's Dano's US list:
 
075- Regular 1st Lieutenant
072- Veteran Truck w. HMG
063- Regular Six Man squad w. 1 SMG
063- Regular Six Man squad w. 1 SMG
068- Regular Six Man squad w. 1 SMG, 1 BAR
068- Regular Six Man squad w. 1 SMG, 1 BAR
144- Regular Twelve Man squad w. ATGs
075- Regular Air Observer
050- Regular MMG
050- Regular MMG
050- Regular Medium Mortar
220- Regular Sherman 105mm w. HMG and Hedgerow Cutter
998- TOTAL
Direct download: BAR5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

Dano and Judson get Alessio Cavatore to show up at The BAR - and man, turns out Alessio is a great guy to hang at The BAR with! Afterwards, the guys talk about Fall-In, the BoltAction.Net Painting Contest, and a tournament happening in Australia. You can't have a night at The BAR without a little Shop Talk. In this episode, the boys talk about how wrong their impressions and ideas from the week before were, then give you more truisms that will be utterly false next week!
 
0:00 Dano e-Stalks Alessio Cavatore
1:11 Fall-In Review
1:24 Painting Contest
1:39 Cancon Event
1:56 Shop Talk - Before/After

Direct download: BAR4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

The boys are live at Fall In 2012!  We talk The Flames of War I-95 Doubles tournament, Bolt Action, Saga, X-Wing, Battlestar Galactica and a lot more!  Stick around for the 2nd part of the show as we decompress on our drive home!

  • 0:00- ACT I: Live from Fall In 2012!
  • 0:48- ACT II: The drive home

Links Discussed in this Episode:

http://www.cgrpainters.com

http://www.odms-club.com/convention/

http://www.flamesofwar.com

http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/

http://www.easyarmy.com

http://www.historicon.org

Direct download: Episode_47-_Live_From_Fall_In_2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

0:00 Intro
2:08 Envelopment
25:53 Break
26:30 Maximum Attrition
29:30 Point Defense
39:19 Holt Until Relieved
49:07 Top Secret
60:15 Break
60:35 Demolition
75:00 Bolt Action Vs. Flames of War
76:45 Air, And Mouth Punches
86:35 Break
87:15 Slow Bartender
88:00 Judson Rant
89:00 Exchange Rate
116:27 Break
117:30 Shop Talk
Direct download: Bolt_Action_Radio_Ep_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EST

Editor's note: It's been a while!  But like a bad case of the "Dirty Jons", we just keep comin back!  This time we talk about our recent gaming, my New Zealand trip and of course- NUTS!  We also give a quick preview of Spartacus (something more substantial coming after Fall In!).  Note: This episode might be a bit much for younger listeners- we're fairly raunchy from the get go so be warned!

  • 0:00 - Intro and AAR, App introduction
  • 0:57 - NUTS! also  Bolt Action Painting Contest Announced
  • 1:32 - World of Tanks Updates, Spartacus Preview

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Direct download: News_From_the_Front_46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

Luke and Dirty Jon are joined by Eric Turner on their trip to Southern Front!  They talk about their lists and their games.  Have a listen, won't ya?

Enjoy the Halloween edition of the American Minute by Jeff Hewitt!

Direct download: On_The_Road_Episode_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

In episode two, Dano and Judson dive into list building in Bolt Action. The topics are covered as follows:
00:00 - Intro, Making a List
05:30 - Platoon Breakdown
08:00 - HQ
14:34 - Infantry Squads
24:23 - Break
25:29 - Support
28:41 - Captain or Major
31:55 - Medic
38:08 - Forward Observer
47:20 - Machine Guns
55:50 - Mortars
62:00 - Snipers
68:00 - Flamethrowers
72:22 - Anti-Tank Team
76:21 - Big Guns
82:37 - Break
82:58 - Armored Cars
84:13 - Tanks
88:28 - Transports
95:30 - List Closeout
96:35 - Listers
99:20 - Fall-In
Direct download: Bolt_Action_Radio_Ep_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

Dano and Judson welcome you to the first episode of Bolt Action Radio - welcome to the BAR!  In the show, the boys talk about how they got into Bolt Action, how they ended up joining the WWPD crew and the rest of the story behind starting BoltAction.Net. In addition, they mention their first impressions of the game, and offer a glimpse of what they have planned for Fall-In.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Black Tree Designs - WWII Metal 28mm models
Warlord Games
Osprey Publishing
Pegasus Hobbies
Could not find a site for Imex- but google is your friend!
Direct download: Bolt_Action_Radio_Ep_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

Editor's note: Made a change to the naming format so it fits into the app better!  In this episode we are very lucky to be joined by Rick Priestley!  If you don't know who he is, google him now- you probably like something he's done!  We are joined with Judson to talk some Bolt Action before rounding out the episode by discussing some tactics around setting up assaults in Flames of War.

  • 0:00 - Intro and AAR, App introduction
  • 0:46 - Interview with Rick Priestley and Judson from Bolt Action .net
  • 1:22 - Setting up successful assaults in Flames of War

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Direct download: NFTF_Episode_45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

Assault Cats ho!  The fellas have a bunch to report in the AAR.  The NOVA Open, Dropzone Games, Descent, and more!  Steven gives an overview of Bolt Action, followed by some discussion on airplanes and Assault Guns.  

  • 0:00- Intro/AAR
  • 0:51- Bolt Action Primer
  • 1:29- After Hours Preview, Airplanes, Assault Guns

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Direct download: WWPD_News_From_the_Front_Episode_44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

As you know, I really like recording in the car!  It makes for good, natural conversation, and it's the kind of chats you're probably having to and from gaming events as well!  In this, the first episode in a new "freemium" series, Tom and I are returning from the NOVA Open 2012.  We recorded our trip up where I discussed Bolt Action in depth, but it didn't turn out so you only get one way this time- sorry!  We love Tom, but he isn't named "Mad Dog de Mayo" for nothing- be wary that our language can get a bit "colorful" at times.  Children shouldn't be listening to us ANYWAYS, but consider this extra warning!  Let us know what you guys think of the format by sounding off on our forum!

Direct download: On_The_Road_Episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

We've 42 episodes behind us and there's nowhere to go but forward!  We have a lot of games we've played recently to discuss, in addition to Anatoli's newer September Campaign pdf!  We also discuss the rules for Combat attachments and Kampfgruppe.  The episode gets rounded out with a discussion on German Tank Hunters, and Jon's book review on "Origins of the 2nd World War".

  • 0:00- ACT I: Intro, AAR, General Goofery
  • 0:58- ACT II: The September Campaign, Combat Attachments and Kampfgruppe
  • 1:40- ACT III: German Tank Hunters, Book Review: "Origins of the 2nd World War"

Links discussed in this episode:

http://www.cgrpainters.com

http://www.odms-club.com/convention/

http://www.flamesofwar.com

http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/

http://www.novaopen.com/

http://www.easyarmy.com

http://www.boltaction.net

http://www.artemis.eochu.com

http://network.wwpd.net

Direct download: WWPD_News_From_the_Front_Episode_43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24am EST

The gents are back!  Steven and Luke talk about their recent experience at Guns of August, Jon brings Steven a few Mojitos back from Aruba, we talk about Bolt Action .Net, and our new premium episode "Know the Mission!"  But wait!  There's More!  We also talk about the "Ambush" special rule, and Jon covers a book: "The Clay Pigeons of St. Lo".  Talk aout a monster episode!  Make sure to come back for After Hours- it's a good one! 

  • 0:00- ACT I: Intro, AAR
  • 1:14- ACT II: Ambush, Network Partners
  • 1:47- ACT III: Preview of Anatoli's September Campaign, Rules Wonkiness, Clay Pigeons of St. Lo

Links discussed in this episode:

http://www.cgrpainters.com

http://www.odms-club.com/convention/

http://www.flamesofwar.com

http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/

http://www.novaopen.com/

http://www.easyarmy.com

http://www.boltaction.net

http://network.wwpd.net

Direct download: Episode42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

The gentlemen are live at Historicon 2012!  We talk Historicon, Nationals, The Flames of War I-95 tournament, Saga, and a lot more!  Stick around for the 2nd part of the show as the guys decompress and lament how much stuff they bought!

  • 0:00- ACT I: Live from Historicon 2012!
  • 1:12- ACT II: The dudes, still worn out, talk about their growing mountain of lead!

Links discussed in this episode:

http://www.cgrpainters.com

http://www.odms-club.com/convention/

http://www.flamesofwar.com

http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/

http://www.novaopen.com/

http://www.easyarmy.com

http://www.historicon.org

Editor's Note: Sorry the 2nd half is lower audio quality!  We recorded on a phone in my game room.  We couldn't get to the bunker in a timely fashion!

Direct download: Episode_41_Live_from_Historicon_2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

The dude's discuss the last 40 episodes, the future, and Devil's Charge!  The train derails almost immediately- like usual!  Let Steve, Luke, and Dirty Jon reminesce a bit before talkin' Peiper, The Bloody Bucket, and much more!  

  • 0:00- ACT I: Intro, AAR, A look back
  • 0:50- ACT II: JP Interview recap, Devil's Charge!
  • 1:39- ACT III: Jon Reviews Hitler's Gladiator, Army lists predictions and discussion

Links discussed in this episode:

http://www.cgrpainters.com
http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
http://www.flamesofwar.com
http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/
http://www.novaopen.com/
http://www.easyarmy.com

Direct download: WWPD_News_From_the_Front_Episode_40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm EST

The dudes brave the heat to record a brand new episode!  This is another crunchy one with plenty of rules discussion... but most importantly we have John Paul from Battlefront join us and drop more than a few juicy tidbits!  

  • 0:00- Intro, AAR, Germans in the landscape of V3
  • 0:50- ACT II: Interview with John Paul from Flames of War
  • 1:39- ACT III: British Rifles, Devil's Charge Rumors, Smokse us in V3

Links discussed in this episode:

http://www.cgrpainters.com
http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
http://www.flamesofwar.com
http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/
http://www.novaopen.com/
http://www.easyarmy.com

Direct download: WWPD_News_From_the_Front_Episode_39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EST

The dudes bite off a bit more than they can chew!  But the chat is strong, and the good times are had.  The dudes discuss their recent tournament experience, Tank Destroyers, Supply Vehicles, Sea Lion and much more!

  • 0:00- Intro, AAR, Op Sea Lion, Game Vault Tournament AAR
  • 1:16- ACT II: CGR Painters/Jackson M36 Discussion, Supply Vehicles
  • 1:39- ACT III: The Tapestry, Upcoming WWPD, Unarmored Vehicles w/ Gun Teams

Links discussed in this episode:

http://www.cgrpainters.com
http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
http://www.flamesofwar.com
http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/
http://www.novaopen.com/
http://www.easyarmy.com

Direct download: WWPD_News_From_the_Front_Episod_38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

The dudes are back in action and ready to chat about a variety of topics!  On the table are Recon, Tank Destroyers, Diablo, Disney, and terrain!  Plenty of silly antics, of course, and lots of crunchy bits too!  We also make completely baseless guesses to the content of Devil's Charge (note- they are a bit outlandish!)

  • 0:00- ACT I: Intro, New After Hours Format, Operation Sea Lion
  • 0:46- ACT II: Devil's Charge, N00b Zone: Recon
  • 1:23- ACT III: Battlefield in a Box, Terrain, US Tank Destroyers tips & tricks

Links discussed in this episode:
http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
http://www.flamesofwar.com
http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/
http://www.novaopen.com/
http://www.easyarmy.com

Direct download: Episode37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

"Comin' at you live from Studio B!"


The dudes talk Operation Sea Lion, Adepticon, Tank Destroyers, and more!  Steven talks about his recent tournament at Huzzah Hobbies, Steven and Jon take a quick tanget to discuss SAGA, and the crew generally hams it up as usual!


TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  • 0:00 ACT I: Intro, What We've Been Up To, Adepticon AAR, Otto Carrius!
  • 0:42 ACT II: Operation Sea Lion, Hot Lists & US Tank Destroyers, World of Tanks, WSS Magazine
  • 1:19 ACT III: Huzzah Hobbies Tournament AAR, Saga Chat
Download this week's episode directly:
http://archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode36/Episode36.mp3
Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
Subscribe with other: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WWPDPodCast
Links discussed in this episode:
http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
http://www.flamesofwar.com
http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/
http://www.adepticon.org/
http://www.huzzahhobbies.com/
http://www.novaopen.com/


 EDITOR'S NOTES:
First time in Studio B!  I really enjoyed doing it on a weeknight- I think we will keep up with this, and thus be able to get back to our every other week schedule!
Direct download: Episode36.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

"Of Donuts and Men."


The dudes talk about their experiences in V3 compared to their predictions, and discuss some of their favorite rules and missions.  The fellows talk about new Battlefront releases including the Achtung! plastics. The dudes round out the episode with a high level look at the missions in V3.


TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  • 0:00 ACT I: Intro, What We've Been Up To, Air rules in practice, Other V3 field reports
  • 0:36 ACT II: AT Guns, BF plastics in Achtung!, World of Tanks, Casting, Saga
  • 1:19 ACT III: N00B zone- declarative movement, Painting & Modeling Tips, Favorite V3 Missions

    Download this week's episode directly:
    http://archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode35/Episode35.mp3
    Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
    Subscribe with other: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WWPDPodCast
    Links discussed in this episode:
    http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
    http://www.flamesofwar.com
    http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/


     EDITOR'S NOTES:
    I gotta admit- I was dead tired during this!  Thanks to the dudes for keepin it lively.
    Direct download: Episode35.mp3
    Category: -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

    "Double Dipthongs."


    The dudes have a new intro and a new outlook!  They're joined by Jasper Oorthuys from Wargames Soldiers and Strategy Magazine, talk some Bood Guts & Glory, and other Various Version 3 goodness!


    TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    • 0:00 ACT I: Intro, What We've Been Up To, Blood Guts & Glory Preview Discussion
    • 0:40 ACT II: Interview w/ Jasper Oorthuys from Wargames Soldiers & Strategy
    • 1:08 ACT III: NooB Zone (warrior teams), Terrain in V3, Modeling Hills, Painting Flesh
    Download this week's episode directly:
    http://ia601201.us.archive.org/2/items/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode33_523/Episode34.mp3
    Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
    Subscribe with other: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WWPDPodCast
    Links discussed in this episode:
    http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
    http://www.flamesofwar.com
    http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/


     EDITOR'S NOTES:
    It was nice to be back in the studio and settling back into our usual routine after Version 3.  I promise we'll talk "crunch" from Blood Guts & Glory soon!
    Direct download: Episode34.mp3
    Category: -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

    "Live From Cold Wars 2012!"



    The dudes are live at Cold Wars!  We talk about our con experience, the doubles tournament put on by I-95, and a little bit about the new book Blood Guts and Glory!  Luke and I give an in depth AAR on the drive home- hear us weep!


    TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    • 0:00 - Live Show
    • 0:42 - In the Car Post Mortem
    Download this week's episode directly: 
    http://www.archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode33/Episode33.mp3
    Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
    Subscribe with other: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WWPDPodCast
    Links discussed in this episode:
    http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
    http://www.flamesofwar.com
    http://www.falconfigures.com/


     EDITOR'S NOTES:
    We're going to consider this Episode 33, and count the live shows in the accrual from now on.  Which really throws off our total episode count!  But hey, it's how we roll baby.  Come back for Episode 34 as we dive in to Blood Guts & Glory!
    Direct download: Episode33.mp3
    Category: -- posted at: 7:14pm EST

    "Version 3: Now that we've been on a few dates..."



    We're still all in on Version 3!  This is another crunchy episode as we discuss more rules clarifications, and our real world experiences with the latest revision of Flames of War!


    TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    • 0:00 - ACT I: Intro/After Action Reports
    • 0:34 - ACT II: V3 rules followups and Discussion
    • 1:34 - ACT III: Cold Wars, German Train, WSS Magazine
    Download this week's episode directly: 
    http://www.archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode32/Episode32.mp3
    Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
    Subscribe with other: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WWPDPodCast
    Links discussed in this episode:
    http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
    http://www.flamesofwar.com
    http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/


     EDITOR'S NOTES:
    We're still madly in love with Version 3.  This has been a really exciting time!  We'll return to our regular format next episode.
    Direct download: Episode32.mp3
    Category: -- posted at: 6:14am EST

    "Version 3: In Our Hands!"



    Flames of War Version 3 is here! The dudes take their first (of many) looks at the new rules. This episode is heavily devoted to the new edition, so grab your V3 mini rulebook and follow along! The discussion here is fairly high level as we all come to grips with the new rules!


    TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    • 0:00 - Intro/General chat/What we have coming up
    • 0:37 - V3 Discussed: Basics through Shooting
    • 1:17 - V3 Discussed: Assaults Through the end
    Download this week's episode directly: 
    http://www.archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode31/Episode31.mp3
    Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
    Subscribe with other: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WWPDPodCast
    Links discussed in this episode:
    http://www.redcross.org/
    http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
    http://www.flamesofwar.com
    http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/


     EDITOR'S NOTES:
    We're all really ecstatic about Version 3.  It's going to be an exciting journey!
    Direct download: Episode31.mp3
    Category: -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

    "Her Majesty's Version 3"



    The dudes talk Version 3 with Battlefront's own Mike Haught!  Get the skinny here first, and get ready to wage war with an updated version of Flames of War!  The guys also discuss New Years Resolutions, upcoming events, Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy magazine, and continue drooling over Red Bear and Grey Wolf. 



    TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    • 0:00 - Intro/General chat/What we have coming up
    • 0:26 - Mike Haught From Battlefront Miniatures Interview
    • 0:53 - The Version 3 Discussion
    • 1:31 - New Years Resolutions 
    Download this week's episode directly: http://www.archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode30/Episode30.mp3
    Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
    Subscribe with other: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WWPDPodCast
    Links discussed in this episode:
    CGR Painters
    http://www.odms-club.com/convention/
    http://theterrainstudio.blogspot.com
    http://www.brgrim.com/
    http://www.wssmagazine.com/cms/

     EDITOR'S NOTES:We had an awesome opportunity to chat with Mike for a long time after the interview. Our lips are sealed on that top secret discussion, but trust me when I say V3 is going to be awesome!
    Direct download: Episode30.mp3
    Category: -- posted at: 4:21pm EST