Combat Phase

Ep 125 - Year End Review Pt. 2: Trends Intervention & Development; Ask a Hobby Expert: AoS Floating Waterfall Island w/Steve Herner

 
We talk end of the year news and hobby. Kenny discusses his first game of the Batman miniatures game before we launch into the second part of our epic 2015 review where we look this time at trends in the hobby and how 2015 unfolded for the industry and wide panoply of games. "The Year of Surprises" involved a Games Workshop Intervention and how much change 2015 brought, and where we might be headed. Further, we begin setting up the conversation of community development and the rise of so many new games in the wake of the end of Warhammer 8th ed. Finally, we welcome back a friend of the show...
 
Ask a Hobby Expert returns with the Holy Hammer himself, Steve Herner coming back on the show to explain his brilliant new piece of AoS terrain: the floating waterfall island for play on top and below.
 
Holy Wars, Steve Herner - pics of the terrain design and construction
@holyhammerhern
 
Enjoy!

 


Women in Wargaming!

We talk news and games played very briefly but are eager to jump right into our topic of the week: Women and Wargaming! This is reflecting the characters and units, not the sex of the player his/herself. We have added more interviews so we will follow this episode up in January or February 2016. 
 
As so many wargames have female characters we highlight some games, the role of female characters in the fluff, and some model choices for your female characters or conversions. We are joined by BL author James Swallow talking Sisters of Battle in 30K - 40K, as well as Garro (now with model!) and his upcoming works. Ronnie Renton of Mantic games joins us next for a great discussion about the wonderful worlds of Mantic Games for female characters in these properties. He's a fantastic guest:)
 
 
www.blacklibrary.com
@jmswallow James Swallow
http://jamesswallow.blogspot.co.uk/
Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/32643.James_Swallow
 
www.manticgames.com for all their great games
 
The Dice Bag Lady   --  
http://thedicebaglady.net/female-miniatures/
 
Enjoy! Leave your feedback on our Facebook group www.facebook.com/combatphase
Direct download: ep_124_-_women_in_wargaming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am PST

We talk news, hobby and games played. This episode is the first of a three-parter on 2015 Year End Review. We discuss releases, trends, supporting businesses (terrain, cases, paints, etc.), new games and what was the big news in 2015. Not a month-by-month, just an all-encompassing look at the hobby.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_123_year_end_part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am PST

We talk news, games played and hobby, as well as in interesting upcoming episode on women (factions/characters) in wargaming. We are then joined by BL authors of Grey Knight fiction to talk the chapter and their stories. David Annandale joins us followed by Ben Counter. Finally Adric discusses bringing Grey Knights to the tabletop and constructing/painting an army.

Enjoy!

@david_annandale

@bencounter

www.blacklibrary.com

 

Direct download: Ep_122_GK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am PST

We talk news, Black Friday sales and deals still current. Then we are joined by two great podcasts covering Kings of War. Our message is simple: KoW IS an active game with a great and growing community and you CAN get a game. First Rob from Counter Charge podcast talks some aspects of the hobby while Matt from Kings of Cascadia (formerly Dimensional Cascade) discusses others. Enjoy!

Counter Charge Podcast https://twitter.com/countercharge15
Kings of Cascadia http://kingsofcascadia.com/ https://twitter.com/cascadepodcast
Facebook group: KoW fanatics https://www.facebook.com/groups/403267653139331/



Direct download: Ep_121_-_Contemporary_Kings_of_War__Black_Friday_Deals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am PST

We talk news, hobby and games played. Robert and Kenny discuss the new GW Betrayal at Calth box set (not game mechanics yet) first impressions. Kenny went to the fan-made Convention Secundus and Warhammer World.

BL authors Rob Sanders and David Annandale discuss their novels The Honoured The Unburdened which complement the fluff in the box set. 

Enjoy!

www.blacklibrary.com

www.adepticon.org

 

Direct download: ep_120_-_Betrayal_at_Calth_Rob__David.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am PST

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served!

We talk news, games played and hobby. Horus Heresy Betrayal of Calth is out! In honor of a halloween show, which is sadly late (sorry), Robert walks us through the inclusion of the wonderful world of zombies in your games. 

Enjoy!

www.adepticon.org

www.speltid.se

Direct download: Ep_119_-_ZOMBIES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08am PST

We talk news (GW posted the teaser trailer for the boxed set Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth), hobby and games played. Then Robert leads us into a discussion about the rise of scifi and fantasy culture and how that translates to the gaming world. It is indeed a good time to be a nerd/geek/gamer/whatever! :)

Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_118_-_Rise_of_SciFi__Fantasy_Gaming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59am PST

We say FW open day by accident. Robert's research failed to pull the correct name, since we took from faulty sources ourselves. Definitely nothing to do with age/senility. For sure...

 

We talk news, games played for us both *yay!* hobby and look at 1) 40K Open Day, closing at the time of this recording, check out pics and news on Imperial Truth Facebook page; and 2) Kenny is looking for a site, channel, podcast, interpretive dance troupe, whatever to present episodic and entertaining pieces of Warmahordes fluff to those without all the books and who want to at least stay up on the evolving metaplot as new books come out. If you have something, please let us know.

 

Fredde Bergström comes on to talk about the ever-growing Facebook group 30K Sweden has branched out beyond Sweden -- worldwide -- and is a great venue for all games looking at HH before spending any money to those seeking all levels of the hobby to those needing expert level advice or organizing events. Check it out!

Convention Secundus Nov 13-15, get tickets/ info @ https://www.facebook.com/events/558999927572638/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1561831177396666/

http://www.lincon.se/

The Imperial Truth podcast https://www.facebook.com/the.imperial.truth.au?fref=ts

 Vaults of Terra YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS14rofXz-WT305CKiu719Q 

Direct download: Ep_117_-_40K_Open_Day__30K_Sweden_Group.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19am PST

We talk news, games played and hobby. Then we start a new segment we hope to revisit with listener submissions/questions  and the long list we still have. In the spirit of the old comic book franchise "What If?" Combat Phase looks at how one would bring to the tabletop cross-overs or your favorite battles from history, fantasy or sci-fi. Want to play that cool battle from your favorite movie? We explore the models and game system you could use!

 
Please share your thoughts and ideas for the next Combat Phase What If
 
Enjoy
Direct download: Ep_116_-_Combat_Phase_What_If.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13am PST