It is time to begin your holiday shopping. It can be difficult to buy for gamers in your life. Fear not! We've got you covered with the annual Holiday Gift Guide episode of Wargaming Recon.
We recommend paint & tools, minis & terrain, books & board games, and so much more.
Our Lumber Mill segment (sponsored by Joerg Bender's Things from the Basement, LLC) guides you when to, and more importantly when to NOT, base coat your MDF kits with spray paint.
Whether you love Henry Hyde, The Wargaming Company, LLC, GMT Games, or Firelock Games, you'll find something of value in this episode.
Plus, the SHOW NOTES contain links to buy everything we mention.
*NOTE* Some links are affiliate links. It won't cost you extra, but we may earn some $$ for sending you to those companies. Also, we had some weird tech difficulties with the first 10-20 minutes of the show. The audio is much better past that point. We apologize for the inconvenience.
In this show hosts Neil Shuck and Mike Hobbs are once again joined by regular podcast listener and sometime gaming opponent Shaun Randall. For the main part of the show we review Saga: Age of Magic from Studio Tomahawk.
00:00 – Introduction -We welcome back Mike after a bout of illness
10:10 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys
48:41 – Our Hobby – We talk about our recent gaming and painting, including UBoot: The Board Game and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition
1:29:04- Saga: Age of Magic – We take an in-depth look at this latest expansion to the popular tabletop wargame
2:16:37 – Outtro – Closing thoughts, including a chat about the War of the Worlds Experience.
We hope you enjoy the show.
Cigar Box Battle is at it again with a new type of gaming mat. Their brand new satin mats are being Kickstarted with double-sided printing giving you two mat designs for just $99 USD.
Adrian weighs in on the classic teddy bear fur mat by Killing Fields Terrain (KFT). The Wargaming Company (also a sponsor of Wargaming Recon) is the North American distributor of their mats. Thanks to The Wargaming Company for providing the mat to us to review.
Both chaps review Cigar Box Battle's new satin mat material. It replaces their previous plush mats (short teddy bear fur). The satin material is one of the most luxurious and soft mats on the market. It has many benefits over their old material. Thanks to Cigar Box Battle for providing us with this new mat to review.
At last the MDF terrain segment has a name. We share results from the naming poll. The segment is now called the Lumber Mill and it is sponsored by Things From The Basement. We'll rate and cover MDF terrain kits, discuss tips and tricks for building them, and warn you of pitfalls to avoid.
This time Jonathan asks you to learn from his mistakes when you build & paint the Yamashiro Mountain Fort Wall set designed and sold by Things From the Basement. Subassemblies are very important. Don't follow instructions blindly and try using spray paints to basecoat your kits prior to building the entire kit. The Small A/C Unit & Vents kit from their Industrial range is highlighted for its unique design and construction.
This episode was recorded LIVE at the Maker's Game Fair 2019. Thanks to Dave Valentine and everyone who made that event possible.
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In this show host Neil Shuck is joined by regular gaming opponent Dave ‘The Halfling’ Hickman to discuss their recent hobby trials and tribulations. For the main part of the show we review some recent board game releases from PSC Games: Battle Ravens, Quartermaster General: The Cold War and Milito.
00:00 – Introduction -We find out how Neil got into the gaming hobby
06:13 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys
29:19 – Our Hobby – We talk about our recent gaming and painting.
52:34- Snog, Marry, Avoid – We review 3 games from PSC Games and let you know which falls into each category
2:01:19 – Outtro – Closing thoughts.