WWPD News From the Front

The Ghost Army Podcast Cancon Warmup 2017 

Listen closely as Patchimus and hobby badass, Andrew Brownrigg go toe to toe in the smacktalking run up to this year’s Cancon event. 

The guys talk about the awesome BA community, national team event that has sprung up and what it means for those wanting to add another element of awesome to their Cancon experience. They also talk about what they are planning on taking this year and what they are looking forward to seeing at Australia’s biggest BA event!
Direct download: Ghost_Army_Podcast_Cancon_Warm_Up_2017.mp3
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The guys cover what they will be doing at Fall In and a Stripes review in Act II.  Due to some interference in the space time continuum, Fall In has already happened, but it is still a great episode with lots of information on Team Yankee’s newest release.

Direct download: WWF_18.mp3
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A small hiatus, but we haven't gone away. Just a warning, the last part of this one contains a few swears.

The first bit is all about whats happening in the gaming sphere with new releases and all that jazz. Noob News, that kinda thing.
 
In part 2, we talk about a couple of tournaments we've played in recently here in NZ; FlamesCon 2017 and DanCon 40k.
 
The last part gets a little more serious and possibly controversial as we discuss the current murmurings around female gamers.
Direct download: ep42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm EST

On this new thunderous episode of Why We Fight! The guys start out by talking a little bit about the future of Why We Fight. We then catch up a little bit on what everyone has been up to and what is going to be happening at Fall In. In ACT II, we get into Red Thunder! The guys let us know what they think about the book after playing a few lists from it. Get ready for a little thunder!

Direct download: WWF_EP_17_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EST

We're back and now with 300% more microphones!
 
And even though we're all professional now, we're still gonna bring you the same show you know and love.
 
Come and join us as we look at new releases in the gaming world, tell you about our latest gaming exploits and we may even crack into a rant or 4...
Direct download: EP41.mp3
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Major episode, Mitch and Sean are at GENCON in Indianapolis and 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of this great event. The guys explore the vendor hall and talk to some great folks.

 

You also get to hear the thoughts of a GENCON virgin (Mitch) as he experiences his first event.

 

We finally talk to the guys who created Secret Hitler!  http://www.secrethitler.com/

 

We also speak to the folks from Columbia games; columbiagames.com

 

The guys that produce the game Superfight which they have been talking about for ages.   https://www.superfightgame.com

Mitch noticed a great game from an indie game designer called Fallen Land: A Post Apocalyptic Board Game, and the guys sat down with its developer Jon Lonngren for an interview. http://www.fallendominionstudios.com

Along with this we have the usual banter and some segments with special guests, super gamer Scott Simoneau and Wanda from housekeeping

This is our longest OTR episiode, however we had so much to cover and talk about!

 

WWPDMitch@gmail.com

 

@MitchWWPD on Twitter

Direct download: OTR_Episode_10_GENCON_2017.mp3
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Link for Episode 40 as below.
 
Show blurb, if we can:
 
40 episodes! Really? Man that seriously is quite a few, isn't it!?
 
The Behind Enemy Lines guys are back. In this episode, you get some Noob News and rambling. You're gonna get an update on what the guys have been up to...and rambling.
 
And then we talk about ructions and rumblings within the Flames of War community at large.
 
There may also be rambling...
Direct download: EP40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Those crazy gamers from down South (further than Mexico) are back with a new show. Covering over the latest (at the time) in gaming news and views and then moving on to their latest exploits. It's a trip......man!

Direct download: ep39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

In this episode Mitch phones in from -- what sounds like --the Moon to talk with the boys about Historicon, and the new Mid-War American book. Shermans, Lees and Stuarts, Oh my!

Direct download: WWF_EP_16_ED.mp3
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In this content-laden episode of the Ghost Army Podcast Brad, Bryan, and Seamus are joined by Mark Barber. Mark is the author of the No. 47 Royal Marine Commando list, the Battle of the Bulge campaign book, and of course the forthcoming Papua New Guinea campaign book. The team goes through the book's inspirations, processes, scenarios, new units, and much more.

Give us a listen on the train, while you're painting, whatever. Let us know what you think!

Direct download: The_Ghost_Army_Podcast_Episode_27.mp3
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Action packed episode after some time off. Mitch and Sean are at Historicon 2017 where they talk about playing in the FoW I-95 doubles tournament and the Team Yankee event they hosted with Battlefront.

The episode also also features three great interviews with some of the vendors who attended the event; Doc Cummings from Decision Games, John Russell from Warlord Games, and the folks from Shapeways 3D printing.

The next show will be from Gencon in August, so stay tuned for more On the Road.

 

Twitter: @MitchWWPD

Mail: WWPDMitch@gmail.com

Direct download: OTR_Historicon_2017_ED.mp3
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The LRDG II podcast is back with an another exciting, two part episode. 

 
In the first segment, I am joined by longtime Ghost Army Podcast member Casey to discuss current hobby projects and the elephant in the room, gaming world wise, Warhammer 40K. We also discuss significant rumours in the Bolt Action and Konflikt '47 world and what it means to be "that guy" when gaming.
 
In part two, the master of Australian TO'ing, the one and only Peter West rejoins the cast to talk about lessons learned from the most recent Wintercon BA event, getting creative with hobby ideas in BA and to discuss how a Very British Civil War and the Operation Sea Lion campaign are similar and how they can be linked to create a rich "what if" backdrop for Bolt Action Gaming.
 
As always we love to hear from you through the LRDG Podcast FaceBook group. A number of you have requested that I separate BA from non-BA content differently. In the future I will put non-Bolt Action content at the end of the episode so it is easier to avoid if that game system is not your thing. That said, if you are looking to hear only BA content, I would suggest tuning into this episode at the 40 minute mark. Thank you to the folks that have sent in this feedback! :)
 
We hope that you enjoy episode 17!  
 
Old Man Morin
Direct download: The_LRDG_II_Podcast-_Episode_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am EST

Welcome to The Ghost Army Podcast! Episode 26 is bursting with freedom as Brad travels to the US and records the cast with an all American cast! Casey, Seamus and Texas's finest, Tyler join the old man as they discuss some pretty exciting rumours about the future of the game that we love so much.

 
The guys then talk about listing around, terrain from and the history of the North African theatre. They also discuss Italians in the desert, having fun and staying focussed on the important things in life, having fun!
 
Tune in for the ride!
Direct download: The_Ghost_Army_Podcast_Episode_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

So, we're back! Full steam ahead on the 40k hype-train as we bring you all the news and views that we can find from around the gaming world. We'll take you on a journey through the games that have happened and the games that are coming....

Direct download: Ep38_1.mp3
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The LRDGII is back with another three hour epic! 

 
Episode 16 begins with a beginners guide/ exploration of the Batman Miniatures Game. For this segment, Brad is joined by Liam from the UK's premier Batman podcast "Titan Dose." He talks us through the game, top to bottom and explains how everything works in the midnight clad city of Gotham. 
 
The rest of the episode is dedicated to our favourite game, Bolt Action. Experienced Polish players, David Xavier and Pat "Muddy Funster" come on to look at one of Bolt Action's lesser seen armies. Poland. The guys take an exhaustive look  at Poland in the game and the bigger picture of history that puts Poland into the context of WW2. 
 
Come on down and check episode 16 out and learn how to Make Poland Great Again!
Direct download: LRDG_II_Episode_16_-_Making_Poland_Great_Again.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm EST

In this shortened episode, the boys discuss what they have been up to recently, and their changing levels of interest in FoW and other games.  In act two, they look at the newly released “Fog of War” cards and ponder the problems, challenges and the potential excitement these cards will add to Flames of War.

Direct download: WWF_EP_15_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm EST

Behind Enemy Lines is back again. Episode 37 is all about the HYPE!
 
In part 1, the guys take a look at all the hype around the latest Warhammer 40k edition and why they're excited about it! They also look at all the other Noob News they've found...
 
Part 2 see Dan and Damo talk about what happened at TCOW as well as more hype around new 40k! Greg regales us with tales of V3 Flames of War with a report from NICon.
 
Part 3, we rock it old school and answer listener questions! Be warned, fun may ensue!
Direct download: BELep37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

Uncovered in a dusty attic, these tapes were recently found and brought to light.  In them, the Baconburger command discusses the second edition of the Bolt Action rules, along with the hits and misses they felt came with the edition change.  So hold onto your seats, for another long awaited Baconburger episode!

Direct download: Baconburgers_-_Episode_6.mp3
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Welcome to another installment of Bolt Action goodness to paint your all conquering armies too! 

In this episode we have Patch, Bryan and Brad discussing their latest painting projects and games. Topics covered include Bren Carriers, the new Sea Lion Campaign book, what to do with a horde of Soviet engineer models, gaming with the Australian Pacific army list, tactics for forward deploying units and a giant group game set in the battle of Sattleberg New Guinea. 
 
The guys also cover the new Vehicle Design System for Bolt Action, a PDF resource put together by Richard Humble and the BAA team to allow you to generate rules and points costs for vehicles as yet not covered by the army lists. 
 
So pick up those paint brushes and set your Order Dice to 'Listen'...
Direct download: Ghost_Army_Podcast_Episode_25.mp3
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Behind Enemy Lines Episode 36 - Contains Coarse Language
 
In part 1, we must unfortunately farewell a dear friend of the crew.
 
We'll then dip into some Noob News for you, getting the lowdown on the latest release and rumours from the gaming world.
 
We'll then tell you what we've been doing gaming-wise in Part 2! It Star-licious!
 
In part 3, we.....well we....ummmmm.....you'll have to listen. It's just....it's too shocking
Direct download: BEL_Episode_36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

The LRDG II: Episode 15 - Operation Sea Lion

 
The LRDG II is back with another action packed episode! Old Man Morin is joined by, friends of the cast, Jeremy (of San Diego Bolt Action Fame) and Luke Emerton to talk serious shop.
 
The guys discuss Jeremy's recent successful event at the Kingdomcon convention, Luke's hobby progress and Brad's being led astray by other podcasts. They then move onto the history, development and game use of the T-26 tank. 
 
In the main part of the show, the crew dig into the newest Warlord Campaign Book, Operation Sea Lion and give it a good looking at. The guys then chat about "What if..." scenarios in BA and the ins and outs of small size gameplay. 
 
Please tune in and let us know what you think. You can find the cast at "Land O' Misfit Toys: Home Of The LRDG Podcast" on Facebook. 
Direct download: The_LRDG_II_-_Episode_15_-_Operation_Sea_Lion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

The coolest littlest podcast from the Southern Hemisphere is back!
 
In the first part, the guys bring you all the news they've scrounged from the interwebs and deliver it in their own irreverant fashion! Also....special discount offer enclosed!
 
Part 2 is all about the local scene. There's a run-down of what happened at the Auckland Grand Slam as well as the usual happenings at TCOW.
 
In part 3, we skirt controversy and talk all about the elephant in the room for this month...Command Cards and Fog of War Cards for Flames of War V4. Warning, rants may happen...
 
Wubba Lubba Dub Dub....
Direct download: ep35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Welcome back to another episode of the LRDG II. In this two part edition of the cast, Brad brings old friends on to discuss two subjects that he is extremely excited about. Games Workshop's "newest" game, Shadow War Armageddon and the trial run of The Bolt Action World Series event!

 

In part one, DaveOwaR and Jeremy from the Red Jokers and Green Dragon Podcasts jump on and the guys talk about their experiences playing SWA and what the game is all about.

 

In segment two, Brad is joined by Leigh Avery and Dave Munro to critically assess the World Series format of event and to talk Bolt Action in general. 

 

For those of you not interested in hearing about GW games, the Bolt Action discussion begins at the 1:10 mark in the episode.

 

As always, we at the LRDG love to hear from you. If you have any feedback about this episode, please let us know what you think. You can find the cast by typing the LRDG podcast into Facebook. The page is called "Land O' Misfit Toys: The Home Of The LRDG Podcast.

 

Thank you for tuning in!

Direct download: The_LRDG_II_Podcast-_Episode_14.mp3
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This episode has the guys have some short after-action reports in act One.  Act two is a detailed examination of “Desert Rats” and Afrika Korps” which are the new version 4 midwar lists.  In the final act they discuss the upcoming release of Command Cards, and the possible changes to the Flames of War  tournament and casual player communites once version 4 hits the stores.

Direct download: WWF_EP_14_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am EST

The Ghost Army Podcast: Episode 24

 
Episode 24 of the GAP is bursting with freedom as our American side of the crew rejoin the cast after last episode's break. In segment one, Casey, Patch and Brad discuss the joys of researching little known information about these armies we know and love, Romanians, how good it is to play games and the pros and cons of early war listing. After a short break, Seamus and Brad discuss Brad's Bolt Action World Series run through event, Adepticon and lots of little things we have been inching to discuss. 
 
Join us for a listen and please let us know what you think on the Bolt Action Alliance Facebook page. 
Direct download: Ghost_Army_Podcast_Episode_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

Episode 8: Live from Cold Wars 2017

 

Huge podcast from the "Roadies".... Mitch and Sean head to Lancaster PA for Cold Wars 2017. A very jammed packed episode since we had so much to talk about!

 

  • We speak to the Flames of War crowd about Version 4 that came out the week before. 
  • Sean and Jesse Sheaffer do a quick AAR after playing V4
  • We speak to the folks who played Secret Hitler with us! 
  • After Friday's FoW doubles event we speak to some of the folks we played
  • In the last segment Sean "Blitz Move" Sarah gets in berzerker mode as we hold a "Live" podcast at Cold Wars featuring the guys from Dice Devils and of course the Best's, the father/son team who are huge friends of the the show
Direct download: OTR_Episode_8__Cold_Wars_2017.mp3
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The latest episode of the craziest little wargaming podcast is ready for your listening!
 
Part 1 sees the guys talking about the new news from the gaming world...and tentacles!
Part 2 is all about the local gaming scene here in Auckland, including tournament details and the goings-on at TCOW.
In Part 3, the guys replay their interview with Phil Yates about Version 4 Flames of War.
 
Crazy will happen!
Direct download: ep34.mp3
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Episode 7 On the Road: Warmachine Tournament At Springfields Curio Cavern
 
In this episode Sean and Mitch head down to Springfield, VA on a crisp MLK Monday to check out Warmachine's new edition and the folks who play it. 
 
Sean even plays in the tournament. We've got an explanation of the game, interviews with players and with the tournament organizer Andrew. 
 
For those of you who don't know what it is, Warmachine is an "epic" 28mm miniatures game focusing on steam powered machines and fury powered warbeasts fighting it out on a 4x4 gaming table. Most armies sport around 20 or 30 models and rounds last an hour and a half in this highly competitive tournament scene game. 
 
By Privateer Press, Warmachine and it's sister game Hordes (both playable together and interchangeable) have been around since the early 2000's and the game is one of the highest selling build and paint miniatures games on the market. 
Direct download: OTR_WM_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

Welcome to episode lucky 13 of the LRDG II!

 
Brad is rejoined by, friend of the cast and all around hobby hero, Luke Emerton to discuss a number of BIG BA topics. First of all the guys talk through the brand new FAQ from Warlord games and what is means for BA as a whole. They also take a deep dive into the history of an interesting "link" in the evolution of modern Soviet tanks, the humongous T-28! They do all this before hitting the main topic of the episode.
 
In the last episode Brad talked about how exciting it is that with the "new" edition, units and vehicles that used to be terrible have been given new life and how listing has become interesting again because there are so many units to choose from. This episode Brad and Luke dive into the flip side of that coin and examine the "bad boys" of first edition that were "too good" to take. Are vehicle flamethrowers, cavalry, Ghurkas, big HE tanks and more acceptable to take now or are they still to rough to bring in a friendly game? Tune in and find out!
Direct download: The_LRDG_II_Podcast_Episode_13.mp3
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The LRDG II Podcast Episode 12

In this fun filled episode, Brad is joined by long-time BA player and the TO of the World's Largest Bolt Action Event, Steve Tibbs, for a free-style jazz jam like discussion about the game we know and love. 

Steve lays down why Brad shouldn't yawn at US forces in a discussion that heavily revisits the new Battle of the Bulge book. The guys also talk about the M8 Greyhound and how to convert them, enthusiasm, haters, trends in the game and Steve's huge event: Cambridge Too Far.

We invite you to join us and let us know what you think on the LRDG Facebook page. We always read and respond to your comments.

Direct download: The_LRDG_II_Podcast_Episode_12.mp3
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In this episode the guy discuss recent tournaments as well as upcoming events in act one. In act two they do a thorough dissection of the “Volksarmee” book for Team Yankee.  In act three, they try to discuss anything but version four -- and fail.

Direct download: WWF_EP_13_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

In this Episode Sean and I travel to Bowie Maryland to check out one of the nation's premier ASL events.

We have a lengthy interview with Perry Cocke; one of the owners of Multiman Publishing who produces Advanced Squad Leader. We talk about ASL, other board war games, and the wargame industry. Perry goes over the long history of ASL and board war gaming.

A Big thanks to Andrew Hopson who takes over for Tyler in producing the podcast for a few months.

Twitter: @MitchWWPD         

MitchWWPD@gmail.com

Direct download: OTR_EP_6_ASL_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

A very special OTR Episode! 

Mitch Reed and Sean Sarah went to the Version 4 roll out at "Games and Stuff" in Glenn Burnie Maryland. They have a very frank talk with John Mathews and Bryan Sayman from the US Office. You will want to listen to this one; John spells out what we will see coming out for Version 4 in the future and a whole bunch of spoilers. 

Direct download: OTR_ep_5_V4_Rollout_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

In this action packed episode of the GAP, Patch and Bryan are joined by voice from the past to discuss a few thoughts about how to approach army listing, the incredible mega-battle held recently in Sydney, German forces in Tunisia, armoured carrier tactics, take aways from recent games and Patch's new BEF and Desert French forces. 
 
Tune in and let us know what you think on the Bolt Action Alliance Facebook Page. 
Direct download: The_Ghost_Army_Podcast_Episode_23.mp3
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Dan, Damian and Greg are back for 2017! And you know what, why change a winning formula right?! If it ain't broke....

So, in part 1 we're looking at all the latest news and products from the gaming world for you to get excited about.

Part 2 is all about our local club and all the goings on there. We also look at the first tournament of the year for us, DanCon IV!

And finally, Part 3 sees (hears?) Greg asking the other two a few questions about what they're excited for in 2017.

We're back and its good to be a gamer!

Direct download: Ep33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EST

The Ghost Army Podcast Episode 22

In this episode of the Ghost Army Podcast, Patch, Bryan and Anf talk about their action-packed weekend at Cancon, how their lists went and what they saw at the event, the first major Australian event for Bolt Action V2.  In the second half of the episode, they have on Mark, the author of the new Battle of the Bulge campaign book being released by Warlord and delve into the making of the book itself.

Direct download: Ghost_Army_Podcast_-_Episode_22.mp3
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Welcome back to another huge episode of the LRDG II. Old Man Morin is initially joined by Jeremy Spurlock of the San Diego Bolt Action Raiders and the guys talk about the scene and upcoming events on the left coast of the US. They also talk about an important cause to help both veterans and dogs in need. 

At that point, old friend of the cast, Luke Emerton hops on mic and he and Brad discuss the successful Cancon Bolt Action event and go over the new Battle Of The Bulge Campaign book unit by unit, with a microscope and a fine tooth comb. 

 

Please check out the episode and let us know what you think on the LRDG Podcast Facebook page. We love and appreciate any and all feedback.

Direct download: LRDG_II_Podcast_Episode_11.mp3
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The FSD is entertained by a traveling flautist, as the boys talk about they're recent Armada experiences. Steven talks about the Corellian Conflict, while Dano, Drunktarkin, and the Doctor discuss their recent Regionals attendance.

Direct download: IFF_CHITTY.mp3
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In this episode of Why We Fight, we jump right into more rules from version 4. In this short two act only episode we start off by going over the new rules and changes for National Special Rules. In Act II, we talk about Missions and share our thoughts about each of them. Be sure to check out this bite sized episode for more version 4 goodness!
Direct download: WWF_Ep._12_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EST

It was a warm and balmy night when Dan and Greg sat down to record a show. Damo was missing but we still had to have a go. There was news to be updated and stories to be told. A new show was needed for friends still in the fold.
 
This was the episode that we recorded before the holidays and in it we have a bit of a chat about Flames of War v4.0, we ask Santa for some really cool stuff and just have a good old chin-wag.
Direct download: ep32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am EST

In this episode the guys go to the Game Vault in Fredericksburg Virginia  to play in a Battle of the Bulge themed Flames of War tournament.

Once again we talk to the gamers who showed up and were able to finally meet up with fellow WWPD contributor Tom Burgess who sat down with the guys. 


Sean and Mitch talk about Flames of War and Team Yankee with the crowd, discuss Napoleonic's with the most passionate gamer ever, and get a behind the scenes exclusive of the very competitive Best residence when they sit down and talk to Jim Best Junior and Senior.


Contact us at

WWPDMitch@gmail.com

Twitter @MitchWWPD

Direct download: On_The_Road_Ep._4_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

Like the Kardashians, Old Man Morin appears to have survived 2016, which means only one thing. More LRDG II content in the new year! Brad is back our tenth episode with two sets of guests to kick off our new season of podcasts. 

 
In segment one, Sam from The Down Order Podcast helps Brad shake off the cobwebs of not having cast for a while and the guys talk the state of Bolt Action now that version two has been out for a while now. They also generally discuss the "new" Armies of Germany book and discuss a few units not discussed in other places. 
 
It is that time of year again, the run up to Cancon, Australia's largest Bolt Action event. Though Brad is not attending, he talks with hobby god's Steven Drury and Andrew Brownrigg about how they are preparing for this huge event. They also discuss K'47 in the world post BA V2 and discuss how they are preparing their forces for the Cancon Konflikt'47 event.
 
Please check out the episode and let us know what you think, for good or for worse, on The LRDG Podcast Facebook page. We do love and appreciate the feedback!
Direct download: LRDG_II_Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

Why We Fight Episode 11: Version 4 Deconstructed Pt. 2
 
We hope that everyone had a great New Years and hope everyone is refreshed and ready to continue to dive into version 4. For Act 1, we have a quick tournament recap from the guys. Act 2, is all about how shooting is handled in version 4, and we cover a lot! We finish out strong by covering assaults in Act 3! Ring in the new year with another version 4 filled episode!
Direct download: WWF_Ep._11_ED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EST

Patch gets up at the crack of dawn to talk with Casey and Seamus about what they've been up to and how they combat the dreaded..... Tiger Fear!

Direct download: Ghost_Army_Podcast_-_Episode_21.mp3
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