WWPD News From the Front

The Ghost Army Podcast returns with another action packed episode.

 
Brad, Patch and Bryan talk about what painting and army projects they have been up to before digging in the bombed out rubble of the Monte Cassino campaign. Each guy examines a force in the battle and talks about how you could build an army based on one of the multitude of forces that fought there. Anfernee, The Rocket Man, returns to talk about his travels and to unbox his HUGE Mad Bob Miniatures Kickstarter box of loot AND we sit down to chat with Peter West, the TO of Cancon, to talk about what to expect at one of the biggest Bolt Action tournaments of the year. 
 
Plug in and check us out in episode 3!
Direct download: Ghost_Army_Podcast_Episode_3.mp3
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With no new AP to distract us, we get back to business covering key concepts for new players. In this episode: Threat Management, some favorite card combinations, and our standard discussion of games we played and cards we are cuurently enjoying. We also talk a bit about the last installation of the Hobbit film.

Direct download: WWPDFellowshipEpisode4.mp3
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In Act One we join Ben, Adam and Fez as they chat about what they have been up to recently, look at some recent FoW news and then have a look back over 2014.

In Act Two the guys look at the groups performance for last years New Years Resolutions before reviling their own for next year, they are also joined by Alex, Matt, Marc and Andy for a Euro-vision style phone in with further Resolutions.

And finally in Act Three the guys look at what they are looking forward to next year before going complete off track with a number of subjects.

Direct download: BTFH_Ep_22.mp3
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In Episode 21 the guys catch up and talk about what they learned from Melbourne’s, one day tournament, This is War Opening Skirmish. They also talk about their list plans for Cancon, painting tips and the. pros and cons of plastic kits while reviewing new models from Rubicon Miniatures. They also talk a look at the year in review and talk about their hopes for the year to come. Grab a loved one and a mug of egg nog.  It is time for the LRDG Christmas party!

Direct download: LRDG_Episode_21.mp3
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Steven from News From the Front, Ben from Breakthrough Assault, and Ry from Diesel N' Dust come together to form a super podcast group! The dudes talk about the year of FoW, their current meta, and some predictions for the future!

Direct download: xmas_special_1.mp3
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All the guys are in, with Steven, Luke, Tarzan and Dirty Jon bringing you holiday greetings!  In Act I, the dudes talk about what they have been up to and cover a lot of FoW games in the AAR.  They guys also reveal their holiday wish lists, so I hope Santa is listening!

In Act II, Luke talks alot about things he learned running a tournament.  The guys also dive in to Hungarians and their recent popularity.

In Act III, there is an epic, knock-down, drag out fight (not really) about Japanese and tournament scoring.  At the end, do a short commonly overlooked rules to wrap it up.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_86.mp3
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In Bolt Action Radio, Judson and Dano get together to answer questions regarding the Bolt Action Dot Net Format. Curious about your 1:48 tank mounting a vehicle flame thrower? They talk about it here. Wondering why open-topped ended up shaking up the way it did? Find out in episode thirty-one. These, and many more questions you probably never knew you wanted to ask are answered in this latest edition of Bolt Action Radio.

Direct download: Bolt_Action_Radio_Episode_31.mp3
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Diesel ‘N Dust hits the road on the way to the Australian early war GT

In this episode David, Scotty and Ben hit the road to the EW GT in Campbelltown. Catch all the action and learn the ins and outs of the teams EW armies. In Part two Ben goes to the top shelf to interview Australia's number one player Paul Collins to find out how the best approach the art of list construction.

Direct download: DieselNDust_Ep11.mp3
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It's Episode 85!  In Act I the guys do the normal AAR and discuss tips for starting a German army in Flames of War.  In Act II, the dudes talk about getting out of a rough patch of FoW Funk.  Continuing with that theme, the guy talk German Mid-War tanks in "Know Your Enemy".  The Act is closed out with a discussion of AT Guns.  In Act III, Commonly Overlooked Rules, Forces of War and Terrain Talk rounds out the episode. 

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_85.mp3
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Join Jared and Ben as they come back from a long hiatus and discuss the last 6 months of gaming after the mega event that was Gencon. The guys talk about a little bit of everything though take special time on Mechwarrior Online (https://mwomercs.com/), Dragon Age Inquisition (http://www.dragonage.com/#!/en_US/home), and Civilization: Beyond Earth (https://www.civilization.com/en/games/civilization-beyond-earth/). In the process they touch on some other great games discovered both before, after, and during Gencon. Jared and Ben will be returning for monthly episodes that touch on everything that rests between the minds of two distracted hobbyists. 

Direct download: Outpost_309_-_Episode_12.mp3
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In Bolt Action Radio, Episode Thirty, Nemesis Andy, Dano de los Danos and Judddson both take off and return from another glorious Fall-In trip. Tune in and listen to the tournament report that avoids giving you a turn-by-turn, roll-by-roll snoozefest and instead focuses on the big picture. Do armored platoons fit in well in the standard reinforced platoon scene? Do the scenarios still work well when treads are trundling across four-by-six foot battlefields? Are super-heavy guns over-powered? (Ha.) This and much more gets tossed about in the latest episode of BAR. 

Direct download: Bolt_Action_Radio_Episode_30.mp3
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The WWPD Fellowship returns for episode 3! After an action-packed AAR the gang dives into Celembrimbor's Secret, Solo vs. Group Questing, and some personal breakthrough moments. They round out the episode with their standard player card highlight segment. Elrond himself would learn something from this episode!

Direct download: WWPD_Fellowship_Episode_3.mp3
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The sequel to the first Ghost Army Podcast brings you Brad, Bryan and Patch chewing the fat over two of the lists from MOAB. There is lots of talk about an Australian campaign in the Pacific in the context of creating competitive and historical lists. There are also more special guests as we talk to folks from The Assault Group and the man behind Melbourne's next big gaming event, This Is War. And last but not least we take a look under the hood of the newest Bolt Action book: Battleground Europe.

Direct download: GHOST_ARMY_Episode_2.mp3
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Diesel ‘N Dust goes red!

This month’s podcast the lads have only one thing on their minds……. Barbarossa.

In this episode Ben, David, Scotty and Lachlan talk what’s on their painting table, discuss Barbarossa lists and spoil the new EW & MW Otto Carius warrior in 38t.

And in Act 2, We get furious about the new tank movie 'Fury', laugh and cry about the new tournament points and announce the one day EW at SABRE 2015.

Direct download: Diesel_N_Dust_Episode_10.mp3
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In Act One we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they chat about what they have been up to recently before taking a look at Barbarossa.

In Act Two we hear Ben and Adam's interviews from the weekends Reading Warfare convention. Including an interview with Will from the Plastic Soldier Company, Steve Charlton's Mounted Assault tactica (yes we did Mounted Assault finally!) and many more.

In Act Three Ben and Adam give their MW AAR from Reading Warfare.

And finally in Act Four the guys drive into Dave's Mail Bags before ending the episode with look at commonly overlooked tactics.

Direct download: episode_21_final_1.mp3
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The guys are back at you LIVE from Fall-In 2014!  The Con experience is covered in detail with news of the Flames of War Doubles Tournament, general gaming and all our usual shenanigans.  The guys cover new announced point levels and more!

Special Guests Dan-O and Judson recount the Bolt Action tournament and discuss the latest in Bolt Action news.

Direct download: Ep_84_-_Fall-In_2014.mp3
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The boys from Melbourne are back like Arney! The guys talk missions, AT choices in the changing meta of BA, spray priming etiquette, and briefly touch on the new D-day to Berlin book. Lachlan gets down in the trenches and interviews folks during the MOAB event and the guys review the Offensive Miniatures LRDG truck. Finally the guys also take a closer look at the Armies of Great Britain book and talk through their favourite units and units that they love to hate. 

 
Though we are notorious for loose talk and imbibing tasty beverages, we in the LRDG take substance abuse very seriously.  The music featured in the introduction and conclusion of this episode is provided, by old friends of the cast, "The Friendship Commanders." You can find more information about the band on their website provided below. "Them Bones" is their annual Halloween cover tune. All proceeds from the sale of this song goes to charity organisations that help those who are battling addiction. They also have a rad cover of The Ramones tune "Pet Cemetery." Money from that song will also be donated to similar charities. We highly encourage you to check these guys out and that you help them support those in need.
 
Direct download: LRDG_Episode_20.mp3
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In this episode the WWPD Fellowship starts off with a quick AAR of their recent Middle Earth adventures and introduces a new resource that will hopefully help gamers meet up on OCTGN. The bulk of this episode is spent gushing over the player cards from the brand new AP: The Nin-in-Eilph aka The Swan Fleet.

Direct download: WWPD_Fellowship_Episode_2.mp3
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In Act One we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they chat about what they have been up to recently, Battlefront news with price reductions and digital books and then the guys talk about the resent BA One Day MW tournament.

 

In Act Two the guys talk about painting tips and then move onto Dave's Mail Bags.

 

In Act Three Adam leaves us as, so Winner Dave and Ben talk about some commonly overlooked rules before chatting about a few random projects.

Direct download: Episode_20_1.mp3
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Steven, Parker, and Sierra talk about Fantasy Flight's Lord of the Rings LCG. In the pilot, the team goes over the game rules at a high level, and discusses what draws them to the game.

Check back for more episodes in the future!

Direct download: WWPDFellowshipEpisode1.mp3
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In this episode Ben, David, Scotty and Ry talk what’s on their painting table, share highlights of the MOAB event and generally struggle to stay on topic.

And in Act2, Ben talks about the best parts he found in his look at the new Barbarossa book, Australian masters is announced and we preview upcoming events.

Links

http://www.panzerangriff.org.au/events/

Direct download: DieselNDust_Ep9.mp3
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Episode 29 is here and things have gone so crazy people are calling their light machine guns "assault rifles!" The world is upside-down! Since recently everyone has had more reason than ever before to get tanks on the table, tanks are the topic that kicks everything off. Things get all Bolt Action Radio'ed up before long, though, and nearly every hot button topic gets some attention.

Direct download: BAR_Episode_29.mp3
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The Old School Crew is BACK with Episode 83!

Act I is filled with the usual AAR with LOTR, Netrunner, FoW games, painting, Throcktoberfest and more!  There is also an in-depth Fall-In preview.

In Act II, the guys talk about the impact of Barbarossa on Early War - tanks, list construction, tournaments - it is all covered.  The guys also talk Know Your Enemy - US Infantry addition.

For Act III, Commonly Overlooked Rules makes another appearance and the guys talk about some recent Battlefront news about Forces of War, book prices and the housing subscription. Last, the guys talk about the future of the King Tiger in tournament play.

Be sure to tune in to After Hours - there is a killing!

Direct download: News_From_The_Front_-_Ep_83.mp3
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The GAP is an Australia based Bolt Action podcast with a community focus. Old Man Morin, Patchimus Prime, Anfernee "The Rocket Man" and Bryan "The Cookie Monster" talk about BA tactics, upcoming and past events, WW2 history and model painting. Special guests will abound in this daily oriented podcast.

 
Ghost Army Podcast: Episode 1:
Patch and Brad introduce the world to the Ghost Army crew before having an in-depth discussion of the Bolt Action tournament at this year's MOAB event. In segment two the guys talk to Paul from Blitzkrieg about their design process, upcoming releases and their philosophy about modelling for gamers. In segment three the guys talk to the grand daddy of the game, Alessio, about his growing American army, controversial rules, tournaments AND the future of Bolt Action. 
Direct download: Ghost_Army_Podcast_Episode_1.mp3
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In Act One we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they chat about what they have been up to recently, Battlefront news with Early War sale, Barbarossa, new Fate of a Nation book plus more and finally they round out the act with Winner Dave's mail bag.

In Act Two the guys chat about the Euro GT, Adam and Winner give their AAR's and the guys think about how to improve the tournament going forward.

In Act Three thanks to a few technical problems we join Ben, Adam and Jessica to go through 10.1 and a look at how to deal with Super Heavy tanks.

Thanks for listening

Direct download: BTF19.mp3
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This is a jam-packed episode with some serious red meat!

In Act I, the guys do the normal AAR and cover recent games, upcoming events and introduce some new sponsors.

In Act II, the boys dive in to a deep overview of the new Barbarossa book.  Lists, special rules, detailed points discussion and more!

Act III begins with the guys thoughts on Barbarossa -- what they like, predictions and such.  The guys also weigh in on the recent announcements from Battlefront about Easy Army/Forces of War.  The episode wraps up with our favorite segment - Commonly Overlooked Rules.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_82.mp3
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Bolt Action Radio is back in this special guest filled episode. Show number twenty-eight kicks off with C-Bax and Judson joined by the unofficial number one Bolt Action fan and painting output savant Brian Ward. These three imposter gentlemen talk a bit about everything, but focus on the secrets to keeping that elusive (for Judson) hobby production energy level high. 

Episode twenty-eight ends with a surprise segment. Old Man Morin, Judson, and special guest Ali from Home Guard Radio sit down for a fine glass of port and some shop talk. Big Al is too late with his decal and finish application advice to save the J man from hobby agony - but you may not share a similar fate if you tune in!

Direct download: Episode_28_Of_The_BAR.mp3
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The LRDG are back with a massive 4 hour mega-episode!

 

In first half of the show the Melbourne crew discusses everything from Lachlan’s sobriety, to painting and model preparation tips, to assaults and how to prepare for them, to whether or not to use selectors, to Dave’s Japanese experiences, to what you might see in a Stalingrad Russian list and EVERYTHING in between.

 

In the second half of the show, Old Man Morin and Patchimus Prime talk to our man on the street in Queensland about the growing scene up north and why folks up there call Melbournians Mexicans.  They also talk to the one and only Bob Emerson about his highly successful Hungarian armoured Kickstarter. Finally the boys chat about MOAB: their excitement and the event’s structure from a TO and a player’s standpoint.

 

Turn on! Tune in! And let your mind go free!

Direct download: LRDG_Episode_19.mp3
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In Act I, we talk to the Austrian Australian Flames of War team members (Scotty and Dave) about playing Flames of War at the European Team Championships (ETC) in Serbia.

 

In Act II, we talk about the Australian tournament scene and Early LW vs Late LW (Caution – Act II may contain Ben ranting about Russians)

 

Links

 

The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum

 

http://www.ausarmour.com/

Direct download: DieselNDust_Ep8.mp3
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In Act I, the guys do an extensive AAR and go into detail about their experience at Guns of August, what is on the painting tables and other cool stuff.  In Act II, GenCon 2014 is the subject and eat up the entire act.  Hear all about the adventures at this awesome convention!  In Act III, we hit Commonly Overlooked Rules, talk a bit about what lists are in our future, and go over upcoming events across the globe.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_81.mp3
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Tanks, tanks and more tanks! Episode 27 rumbles onto the scene with the force of ... Dolly Parton? In the first segments, C-Bax and Judson crack open Tank War and talk tanks. In the final segments, gentleman warriors from the LRDG join in to give their initial thoughts on the new Tank War book. A special, joint effort to dive head first into Tank War. Start your engines!

Direct download: BAR_Episode_27.mp3
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In act one we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they chat about what they have been up to, Ben quickly chats about his FoW Korean War project and then we round out the act with an AAR from the Breakthrough Assault One Day Tournament.

In act two Adam is replaced by Alex as we interview Mike Haught from Battlefront, the guys talk about Desperate Measures, Bridge at Remagen, The Great War and a few future books. (sorry the sound quality is a little off at a few points but that shouldn't ruin the experience).

In act three Adam is back as we chat about the UK tournament scene and if it is too busy and what can be done to help it, before we dive deep into Winner Dave's mail bag.

 

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: BTFH_Episode_18.mp3
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In Episode 18 the guys are all back from their travels abroad.  In the first segment the guys talk about hobby plans and highlights from their trip before getting down and dirty with the new Armies of China PDF.


In Segment two the guys are joined by Uncle Mal and Patchimus prime to discuss light mortars, smoke and MOAB.


Later still, Anfernee and Old Man Morin visit the Dawgpound to talk list building, comp, point levels and campaigns with the one and only MarkDawg. Ruff Ruff!

Direct download: The_LRDG_Podcast_Episode_18.mp3
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In this episode of Bolt Action Radio, Captain TO, Baxter, DaveOwaR, and Judson talk about the Historicon experience. Unfortunately, a large portion of the final segment was lost because some amateur (Judson!) had recording issues; yet waste not want not! The boys will make lemonade out of lemons! Chat them up on the forum, where they will be lurking to fill you in on the mysteries of the last round!

Direct download: BAR_Episode_26.mp3
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Steven, Cool Pants Luke, Tarzan and Dirty Jon get together for this jam-packed episode. In Act I, the guys do a super-sized AAR about painting, games and current projects.  Next, the guys talk about upcoming events like GenCon and Guns of August.  In Act II, Vince from Winged Hussar Publishing joins in for an extensive look at the world of publishing, focusing on historical and gaming topics.  In Act III, the guys talk about Flames of War Nationals and commonly overlooked rules.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_80.mp3
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Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 17

In Act 1 we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they talk about what they have been up to, the Bovington Wargames convention and the resent Devizes Attack Mid War comp.

Then in Act 2 the guys look inside Winner Daves mail bag and answer some of the Liebster Award questions they have been sent.

Finally Act 3 the guys round out the show by talking about a few one day tournaments the guys are running, their lists for the Breakthrough Assault One Dayer and then resent rules updates (Navel Gunfire, Panzer's to the Meuse, etc).

Direct download: BTFH_Ep_17.mp3
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In this special episode of the LRDG we experiment with focusing on one nation and attempting to cover everything you need to know to field it in Bolt Action:  it's WW2 history, collecting the miniatures and then some crunchy listing ideas for getting it on the tabletop. The focus this episode is on a lesser known topic, the Royal Hungarian Army. Old Man Morin is joined by Anfernee and Bryan as they cover the largest Axis allied army, which at it's peak fielded nearly 1 million men under arms and fought in some of the most bloody battles of the infamous Eastern Front. We are also joined by a special guest from the UK, Bob Emmerson of 'Mad' Bob miniatures. He has some exciting news for anyone looking for Hungarian AFV's!

 

So, if you don't know the difference between your Toldi's and Zrinyii's then get listening.

 

Note: We are not historians or experts in anyway, just some amateurs with a passion for history and toy soldiers. So, we apologise in advance for any incorrect historical facts or pronunciation of names and places.

 

*More Links and Resources at http://www.boltaction.net/2014/07/lrdg-podcast-special-hungary.html

Direct download: LRDG_Podcast_episode_17.mp3
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Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes 16 - Great War Special

In Act 1 we join Ben and Winner Dave as they take us through the new FOW era The Great War. The guys talk about whats in the new book, a look at the missions, the British and German models and some of the extra bits coming out.

Then in Act 2 the guys round out the episode with a look at the army lists, what they are planning to do, some podcast you should check out, and any other thoughts.

Direct download: Episode_16_Great_War_Special.mp3
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LIVE from Historicon!  Steven, Luke and Dirty Jon are joined by Eric Riha, Craig Baxter and James Brown as they recap all of the antics at Historicon 2014.  The guys give the results of several tournaments and talk about plans for upcoming events.  There is even singing!

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_79_HCon2014.mp3
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In the twenty-fifth edition of Bolt Action Radio Judson is joined by CH, C-Bax, and Dano Colrissian. The boys kick things off with some tournament announcements for future events around the world, as well as events that have already passed! Baxter let's Chris know that Gordon and his NVA guerrillas are gunning for him; a bunch of tank related shop talk, questions, and predictions happen; and a compete participant list shop takes place based on the troops brought to the Historicon events. A big consider congratulations go out to Brad and Kirsten for getting hitched, too!

Direct download: BAR_25.mp3
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Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 15  - On the Road to the Welsh Open

In Act 1 We join Ben and Winner Dave live from Ben's car as they drive up to the Welsh Open. The guys talk about their lists, expectations, what they have been up to,  a little look about at Beyond the Foxholes first birthday and then they round out the episode with a little chat about what they have coming up and their Firestorm Bagration campaign.

Then in Act 2 we join Ben and Winner who have been joined by Alex for the drive back as they tell us the tails of their weekend in the Welsh Principality and talk about the weekend.

In Act 3 Winner and Ben add their closing thoughts to the event and look to what is next for the guys and the cast.

Direct download: BTFH_episode_15.mp3
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In this episode Ben, David, Scotty and Ry talk all things Flames of War. In part 1 what’s on your painting table, Remagen lists and naval gunfire. Part 2 Dave and Scotty talk about the European Team Championship (ETC) Part 3 Panzer Angriff launch the Australian FOW rankings.

 

Links

European Team Championship

www.rankings.panzerangriff.org.au

Direct download: DieselNDust7.mp3
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In Act I, the Old School Crew of Steven, Jon and Luke have an action-packed AAR and a look ahead to Historicon, Gen Con and Guns of August.  There is tournament discussion and painting progress all around.

In Act II, there is talk of Naval Gun Fire and artillery in general.  The guys talk extensively about Recce and dive in to why Mid War seems to be a fan favorite time period.

Wrapping up in Act III, there is Commonly Overlooked Rules and a Know Your Enemy about Russian Infantry in all time periods.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_78.mp3
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LRDG 16! Kicking things off in the first segment, Bryan, Brad, Tobu, Lachlan, Anfernee, and a can of Wild Turkey talk about the latest errata and FAQ update. They also get after the French Foreign Legion, not forgetting to include the honorable Jean-Claude Van Damme in the discussion. At some point in the first segment, Anfernee's secret identity is revealed to the world, while Brad continues his shameful refusal to use a Sturmtiger. Rounding out the first portion of the show, the boys talk about the new German metal boxes and the fancy German weaponry that's included. In the second half, Patch, DaveOwaR, and Brad talk about Senegalese troops, buying skis for your Finnish troops (and Finland forces in general), swapping Soviet and Finnish models, and gigantic tanks. A tasty episode covering all the Bolt Action bases!

Direct download: LRDG_Episode_15.mp3
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Are you struggling to find something to listen to as you read the recently updated Bolt Action FAQ/errata? Here's your answer! Bolt Action Radio episode 24 brings all the rules changes and the reactions of Judson and Dano to your ears, with the help of the new official band of BoltActionDotNet. To wrap things up, D and J talk a pile of shop on their current German army projects. All the German topics are brought up - assault rifles? Check. Hanomags? Check. Light machine guns? Listen in to find out!
(Music used with permission of Pär Sundström, 2014)
Direct download: BAR_Episode_24.mp3
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Welcome back to another jam-packed edition of News from the Front!  Act I is filled with the guys' recap of recent activities, including playing All's Quiet on the Martian Front, painting and general nerdery.  The guys then move on to upcoming events like Historicon, Gen Con and an upcoming local tournament.

In Act II, the guys cover the recently released Grey Wolf update and Eric rants on Recon.  They guys cover the latest on the Premium Building Subscription and new releases announced by Battlefront.

To wrap up in Act III, it is the return of the book review, with an Anzio themed read.  Next, the guys cover commonly overlooked rules and go into detail on Mid War and the upcoming tournament at Huzzah Hobbies.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_77.mp3
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Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 14

We join Ben, Adam and Winner Dave as they talk all things Flames of War

In Act 1 we go through what we have been up too, a little bit of Battlefront news and a look at the new Remagen book & it's place in the current tournament "Meta"

Then in Act 2 we go through the Winner Dave's Mail Bag and look at some commonly overlooked rules.

Then finally in Act 3 we round out the episode with 10.1 and a look at direct fire smoke and the up and coming Welsh Open

Direct download: epsiode_14.mp3
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Episode 11 of the Outpost 309 podcast is your Gen Con 2014 survival guide!  Gen Con of course is the longest-running, best-attended tabletop gaming convention in the world, and it's happening in Indianapolis this August!  Jared and Ben, both Gen Con vets, have put together a complete pro-tip guide to maximize your Gen Con experience.  If you're on the fence about this event, this is the podcast that may put you over the top!

Direct download: Outpost_309_-_Episode_11.mp3
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The LRDG crew are back in this 50/50 coin flip of an episode.

In segment one, Dave, Tobu, Lachlan and Brad tackle a slab of beer as well as topics such as Marines, 3D printing, Chinese conscripts and the use of AT guns.  
 
In segment two, Patch, Anfernee and Brad are joined by special guest Alistair from Home Guard Radio (in)fame(y) to discuss Russians, upcoming tournaments AND a hell of a lot of painting and modelling talk.  
 
TONS of the CRUNCH all around.  Tune in, relax and enjoy!
Direct download: LRDG_Episode_15_-The_50-50-.mp3
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Diesel ‘N Dust Episode 6

In this episode we join Ben and Dave on the road to the Australian Mid War GT and talk Mid War Meta. Ben and Scotty interview Paul and Andrew from aetherworks, the new Australian and New Zealand supplier, and talk about the plans for Flames of War in Australia. Finally we finish off with Ken talking about running Can Con, the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) FOW scene and upcoming campaigns. Enjoy

Links

http://www.panzerangriff.org.au/

http://www.thehallofheroes.com.au/

http://www.aetherworks.com.au/

Ken’s article - Bringing History To Life

Ken’s email

http://www.toyandgameexpo.com.au/

Direct download: DND_Ep6_Master.mp3
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On behalf of the original BARbarians, Dano and Judson, welcome back for another episode of Bolt Action Radio! In this show, the not-so-gentle men get back to basics and turn this into a shop talk marathon. In fact, the shop runs on so late into the night - and the cups - that the second half is going to appear on Speakeasy 23. Before it's cut short, however, D and J talk about recent Warlord Games releases and may or may not admit to surprising sensitivity to some of the period subject matter. Certain journeys to Australia and Oneonta and the tournaments that occurred there are mentioned, as well as the surprising results breaking out from your normal list-making habits can often yield. Before long, this one starts to get a bit loose, and the FCC (not really) pulls the plug, forcing us to the high numbers on your TV dial (Speakeasy!) The important points are made before the rollercoaster takes its final downhill plunge into Speakeasy territory, but hold on to your hats regardless. 23 is on the spicy side!

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Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 13

We join Ben, Adam and Winner Dave as they talk all things Flames of War

In Act 1 we go through what we have been up too, the nice new Grand Tournament Model and the Italy world wide campaign.

Then in Act 2 we go through the Mail Bag, talk about the next late war book preview in Wargames Illustrated and round out the act with commonly overlooked rules.

Then finally in Act 3 we round out the episode with 10.1 and a look at defensive fire.

Direct download: BTFH13.mp3
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In Act I, the guys do an AAR on the recent Italy Tournament and cover what they have been up to.  Paw Paw makes a breief appearance before his Mom picks him up.  There is general craziness and a decent into Boss Moster madness.

sIn Act II, there is a deep dive into the upcoming Bridge at Remagen book.  The guys cover the highlights and anticipate some US and German lists.  Pershings and Jagdtigers, oh my!  You will want to hear this segment, for sure!  

In a short Act III, the guys cover some Commonly Overloked Rules, including transports and Assaults.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_76.mp3
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Episode 14: The Dano Goes Down To Australia

 

After long last… THE BOYS ARE BACK! 

 

In this megasized episode Dano from the BAR flies down to Melbourne to play in the LRDG’s first ever tournament. He is joined by the mad Canada fan (Anfernee) and the mack daddy of pin up art (Bryan) AND new comer Marky Mark. The show is broken down into easy to swallow segments each with a different panel of folks.  Lots of good banter, LOTS of CRUNCH and some shenanigans ensue as the gang breaks in the new bunker…  AKA The Eagle’s Nest.

 

The show has special guests aplenty and 2/3rds of the way through takes a sobriety break as Chuck Norris’s Beard (Patch) and CBAX of the BAR join OLD Man Morin to talk historic crunch, painting AND what it was like being on the comp panel for Conquest.

 

 

Tune in and grab a frothy… It is PARTY TIME!!!

 

(Important note: Due to the massive file size, this episode has been broken down two two more manageable chunks.  Sorry for the inconvenience!)

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Episode 14: The Dano Goes Down To Australia

 

After long last… THE BOYS ARE BACK! 

 

In this megasized episode Dano from the BAR flies down to Melbourne to play in the LRDG’s first ever tournament. He is joined by the mad Canada fan (Anfernee) and the mack daddy of pin up art (Bryan) AND new comer Marky Mark. The show is broken down into easy to swallow segments each with a different panel of folks.  Lots of good banter, LOTS of CRUNCH and some shenanigans ensue as the gang breaks in the new bunker…  AKA The Eagle’s Nest.

 

The show has special guests aplenty and 2/3rds of the way through takes a sobriety break as Chuck Norris’s Beard (Patch) and CBAX of the BAR join OLD Man Morin to talk historic crunch, painting AND what it was like being on the comp panel for Conquest.

 

 

Tune in and grab a frothy… It is PARTY TIME!!!

 

(Important note: Due to the massive file size, this episode has been broken down two two more manageable chunks.  Sorry for the inconvenience!)

Direct download: LRDG14a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

Our Tenth episode of Outpost 309 features special guest and WWPD fearless leader - Steven MacLauchlan!  
 
In this epic meeting of the minds, the guys talk at great length about our current projects, managing to touch on more games than we've ever done before, and in great depth as well.  With Steven's assistance, we talk about the merits and drawbacks of the X-Wing miniatures game, Sails of GloryFirestorm ArmadaWar ThunderLords of WaterdeepEVE OnlineLove Letter, GloomRampage, and Wargame: Red Dragon.  Finally, we reach the geek philosophy section, and take it to the next level with a discussion on the difference between "playing games to win" and "playing games to have fun."  Hope you all enjoy listening to our 10th anniversary episode as much as we did recording it!
Direct download: Episode_10_Final.mp3
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Hello All

Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 12 - On The Road to The Art of War

We join Ben, Alex and George live from Alex's car on the road to The Art of War (well live from their bed for part 1!)

In Act 1 talk about their lists for the weekend, what they think they'll face and how well they will or won't do!

In Act 2 We have a few interviews for you with some regular faces. (sorry for the audio in this section, I have a new mic for interviews and I'm still getting use to it)

In Act 3 & 4 the guys round out the episode with an AAR for the weekend and a few future plans.

Direct download: Beyond_the_Foxholes_Ep_12.mp3
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In Act I, the guys talk abut what they have been up to lately, which features a recap of WWPD4Vets, tons of painting and new games that the dudes have gotten in to.  Act I is rounded out with some talk about the upcoming Italy tournament and our new WWPD FoW Ranking System.

In Act II, the topic turns to historical German tank numbers and how that compares to units see on the table.  This is a long discussion and takes up the whole act.

For Act III, the guys talk about Commonly Overlooked Rules, some lists for Italy, Terrain Tips and some words of wisdom for new Flames of War players.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_75.mp3
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After a busy weekend of gaming the boys are joined by Scotty and Dr. John, to recap events SABRE and CanCon, share thoughts on the Italian books and talk about FOW - European Team Championships.

FOW - European Team Championships Fourm

Panzer Angriff website

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Episode 9 of Outpost 309 is here!  Join Jared, Ben, and Rich as they present a videogame-centric podcast for your listening pleasure.  In addition to spending some time with the new and improved Diablo III, the boys mourn the slightly less-than-awesome Titanfall, see a ray of hope for WarThunder, gush over the announcement of the next Civilization/Alpha Centaurigame, and wax poetic about the Wargame series.  Wargame: Red Dragon gets the spotlight in this episode, and the boys even present a Steam group for WWPD in hopes that everyone will play this action-packed, Cold War-themed RTS! Also, Episode 9 was recorded next to a highway apparently. Sorry about that!

 
Kid's game of the Podcast:  Settlers of Catan Junior
Direct download: Outpost_309_Episode_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 11.

We join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they talk all things Flames of War.

In Act 1 the guys talk about what they have been up to, talk about the new Italy books and what they are planning for the WWPD Italian campaign.

In Act 2 the guys dig deep into the mail bag (not male bag Winner) and then talk about Germans in Late War tournament play.

In Act 3 the guys round out the episode with 10.1 and a look at Mobile Battles.

 

Direct download: Beyond_the_Foxholes_Ep_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

Return of the Jedi!

In Act I, the guys welcome Steven back and jump right into a recap of recent activity.  The guys discuss the upcoming WWPD4Vets event and the next WWPD Global Campaign - Italy!  There is also some brief discussion on the new WWPD Rankings system.

In Act II, the guys talk more detail about Fortress Italy and Road to Rome, including opinions on top lists.  The guys - again - predict what will be seen at the next tournament, and will most assuredly be wrong!  Next, Eric talks a bit about running historical scenarios.

For Act III, Eric talks about how to customize your tournament, and encourages TOs to make adjustments to enhance the fun.  We close this episode out with Commonly Forgotten rules.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

Episode 13: Lucky 13
 
This time around the boys decide to try something novel... Sobriety!  
 
Join Dave'O'War, The Mouth of Madness and Old Man Morin as they break down the highlights of Bradcon 2014 in all the musical details.  Italians get more discussion and the boys look at the uses of howitzers VS mortars.  The lads also take a long, hard look at Bob Emerson's resin vehicle range and do a little compare and contrast with the newest and best from Warlord and Company B.
 
Come aboard mates and see what the LRDG are like...  without booze!?!
Direct download: The_LRDG_-_Lucky_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Welcome back, BARbarians, for episode twenty-two of Bolt Action Radio. Cbax, the good Captain TO, and the newly-crowned, Dark Lord of Hate and Evil, Chris Hecht join Judson for a round at The BAR. Starting things off is a quick rundown of the tournaments at Cold Wars. (Those of you with premium access heard different coverage last week.) Next up, the guys talk about their initial reactions to the optional air power rules recently released, before CBax delves deeply into his brand new, unofficial, and very popular, Ethiopian army list. Captain TO mentions that Lieutenant TO bought a Lamborghini with the money he made at Cold Wars, as well!

Mentions:

Nashcon - http://hmgs-midsouth.org/conventions/nashcon/

Reef - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dywGBodtq6A

Direct download: Bolt_Action_Radio_Ep_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

In Episode 8 of the Outpost 309 podcast, our heroes bring back GameMaster extraordinaire Alex, and go in depth with two RPGs.  The first is Mindjammer, a brand new game with a sci-fi setting, based off the Fate rules.  Next up is a good hard look at Fantasy Flight's Edge of the Empire, in which strengths, weaknesses, and overall quality are discussed.  Family game of the podcast is a simple little fantasy dice game called Dungeon Roll, and a new videogame called Banished demands your money.  Check it out, and make sure to leave some comments on the forum!
 
Links mentioned in the podcast:
Direct download: Outpost_309_Ep_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 10.

 

We join Ben, Winner Dave, Adam and special guest Andy as they talk all things Flames of War.

 

In Act 1 the guys talk about what they have been up to, look at the latest news from Battlefront and cover our own tournament Breakthrough Assault 2.

 

In Act 2 we look at the current tournament meta, bring in our new section the Mail Bag, cover some over looked rules and talk about "when do you point out a mistake your opponent has made?" (in Adam's case never!).

 

In Act 3 we help Andy out with his list for The Art of War (this does turn into a petty competition between the 3 of us!) and round out the episodes by looking at some new lists ideas for Ben and Adam.

Direct download: Beyond_the_Foxholes_Ep_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

The guys talk about their Cold Wars experience, including the Flames of War doubles tournament, the Bolt Action tournament and general gaming.  There is news about the housing subscription, the Italy book and WWPD4Vets.  Special guest Ed Leland discusses his Soviet list in detail and give some thoughts on the resurgence of the Russian Bear!

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

The guys are back in action with an early morning studio edition of News from the Front.  In Act I, the guys do the usual AAR and reflect on Muster.  The dudes also talk about upcoming events like Cold Wars and Gen Con.  Act I is rounded out with some top terrain tips.  

In Act II, the guys discuss Soviets and the impacty of Desperate Measures.  We review Ed Leland's recent lists to see what is up with the USSR.  Act II is finished off with talk of the new Italy books and a great tour of Battlefront's factory in Malaysia.

In Act III, we talk about some recent Battlefront mis-steps and hit up some commonly overlooked rules.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm EDT

Episode 7 of Outpost 309 is The Roleplaying Games Episode!  Jared brings his longtime friend and game master Alex on board, and the guys delve into the various types of RPGs.  After this fascinating look at RPG basics, the guys talk about the social acceptability of said games, and conclude that there truly is something for everyone here.  The guys review Fruitirelli for the kids, and have many video game shenanigans to share (especially interesting if you've heard of a thing called Titanfall).

 
Much thanks to listener and squadmate Sam for writing the intro!
 
RPG links:  Numenera
Direct download: Outpost_309_Episode_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

We join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam in Adam's car on the road to Corrivalry.
 
In Act 1 the guys talk about their lists, goals for the weekend and how little sleep they have gotten....
 
In Act 2 we have an interview with Steve Chalton who talks about his up and coming event The Art Of War. We also have Doctor Alex talk about his weekend.
 
In Act 3 the guys talk about their weekend, while Adam tries not to be too smug (*Spoiler Alert* he fails).
Direct download: Beyond_the_Foxholes_Ep_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

News from the Front Ep 71 - LIVE from Muster

Eric and Jon are joined by Sean "Throckmorton" Sarah in another live broadcast from Williamsburg Muster.  The guys talk about what they have been up to lately and try to predict the tournament.  There is also talk of the latest housing problems from Battlefront.  Desperate Measures continues to be a big topic and the guys are joined by Tom "The Crotch" de Mayo for additional hijinks.  

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Ep_71.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

Judson, Dano, and their special guests from the LRDG have a big announcement to make, and talk big things for the future. Later on, things get rowdy as the Boys of Bolt Action talk about Cancon and a certain, recent, hot button forum topic. While every attempt was made to reign in the language, please be warned that an occasional bit of vulgarity sneaks its way into the normally civilized discourse you've come to expect at The BAR. Listener discretion is advised!

Direct download: Bolt_Action_Radio_Ep_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT

Part1

The Boys hit the road and talk about the highlights of 2013, Desperate Measures and speculate on the upcoming releases.

 

Part 2

Ben interviews Phil Yates on what to expect in this year including the Italian books and ‘flames in the sky’

 

Part3

 

Ben talks to resident master painter ‘the other Dave’ offering tips and techniques on how to improve your models.

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The distracted gamers are back, with a special Historical Miniature Wargaming episode! This one features an Australian 3rd chair, Ben, who takes us on a journey through several historical wargames (see links below).  After talking at length about these awesome games, the guys then take a step back to talk about the social acceptability of historical wargames in our popular culture.  Add in Ben's discussion of a great family game called Forbidden Desert, and the usual video game banter (featuring Arma 3Wargame: Red Dragon, and Assassin's Creed 4and you have our most ambitious podcast yet!  Enjoy!

 

Links: 

Arma 3

Wargame: Red Dragon

Forbidden Desert

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag

 

Saga

DBA

Chain of Command

Ronin

Force on Force

Bolt Action

Direct download: Outpost_309_Ep_6.mp3
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Captain TO, CH, and Judson are joined by Shawn Morris - The Terrain Guy - in Episode 20 of Bolt Action Radio. If you've never heard of him, or his work, you owe it to yourself to tune in as he explains his amazing table and display board commission work. Later on, the BARbarians talk Italians, and upcoming events around the globe.

This episode refers often to Shawn's work. To see it while listening, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTerrainGuy

One final correction: The tournament at Huzzah Hobbies is happening on January 25th, not February 8th.

Direct download: Bolt_Action_Radio_Ep_20.mp3
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Beyond the Foxholes Ep 8

Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 8.

In Part I we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they talk about what they have been up to over Christmas and the New Year, some blog news and a look back over 2013.

In Part II the guys look at 2014, a little Desperate Measures chat and about the new Snap Shot PDF Briefing.

In Part III the guys round out the cast with tournament news, a look at Adam's never ending problem of whether to use British, British or British and this episodes 10.1 is on deployment and placing objectives in Defensive missions.

Direct download: Beyond_the_Foxholes_Ep8.mp3
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Hi all, get your ears toasty and ready to receive the well reasoned thoughts of this months LRDG. For this episode we have a stable of talent performing for you to talk about recent listing, big battles and our preparation for Cancon. So put on your listening onesie, start believing in yourself and all your […]

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In a blast from the past, we are joined by Steven MacLauchlan for the New Year's episode.  In Act I, the boys talk to Steven a little about his role at Battlefront and what he has been up to.  After that, the guys take turns going over their recent happenings.  In Act II, we talk about upcoming WWPD appearances at Williamsburg Muster and HMGS Cold Wars.  There is a brief Commonly Overlooked Rules segment, and the act is finished off with some more Desperate Measures talk about Cat Killers, Rudel and other cool stuff.  In Act III, the boys grade themselves on 2013 New Year's Resolutions and make empty promises about 2014.

Direct download: News_from_the_Front_Episode_70.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

The distracted gamers return from a long Christmas break hiatus with a full head of steam!  The "back to basics" segment is a brief shout-out to co-operative boardgames, a growing phenomenon.  The boys introduce a family game segment to the podcast, with a look a lovely little game called Timeline (http://us.asmodee.com/ressources/jeux_versions/timeline_3.php).  After a fun soapbox on Jared's love of infantry in wargames, and Rich's love for tanks, the guys review the brand-new Sails of Glory (http://www.aresgames.eu/games/sails-of-glory-line) historical naval game.  As always, the boys finish with videogame banter, including a farewell to War Thunder (R.I.P.) (http://warthunder.com/), and subsequent selling-out by Jared into the world of Battlefield 4 http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4.

Direct download: Outpost_309_Ep_5.mp3
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