Sun, 27 December 2015
Ep 125 - Year End Review Pt. 2: Trends Intervention & Development; Ask a Hobby Expert: AoS Floating Waterfall Island w/Steve Herner
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
Direct download: Ep_125_-_Year_End_Review_Pt_2_Trends_Intervention_Development_Ask_a_Hobby_Expert_AoS_.mp3
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Sun, 20 December 2015
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:)
@jmswallow James Swallow
Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/32643.James_Swallow
www.manticgames.com for all their great games
The Dice Bag Lady --
Enjoy! Leave your feedback on our Facebook group www.facebook.com/combatphase
Sun, 13 December 2015
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.
Sun, 6 December 2015
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.
Sat, 28 November 2015
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
Direct download: Ep_121_-_Contemporary_Kings_of_War__Black_Friday_Deals.mp3
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Sun, 22 November 2015
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.
Thu, 12 November 2015
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.
Thu, 29 October 2015
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! :)
Mon, 19 October 2015
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/
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
Thu, 15 October 2015
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.
Thu, 8 October 2015
We talk news, games played, hobby and Kenny talks about the Fantasia Fanatic event in Sweden. After our normal intro stay tuned for coverage of the event, including roving coverage, interviews and all the people who beat me...which is everyone. Sorry, could not get awards audio as my Swedish was not that good:)
Welcome to our first official sponsor: Kings Hobbies and Games
The Iron Moot
Wed, 30 September 2015
We talk news, games played and hobby updates. Kenny is prepping for a last-minute inclusion in the Fantasia Fanatic in Sweden where he will play Trollbloods in 6 Warmachine/Hordes games. We talk about gaming clubs in Sweden vs. the U.S. or what we know about UK clubs from podcasts. It's interesting to think about what vocabulary is used and replaced in other countries...
We do a mid-year (kinda) check in on the hobby progress we pledged and semi-failed. Robert has some work to do.
Sat, 19 September 2015
Lucky number 113. And Robert is still at the editing controls. Kenny is still in Sweden and it's getting to him. We talk some news, some games played and then we serve up a heap of interviews from Mike "Shades" Schaefer from the NOVA Open. Finally we close out the show with the return of Ask A Hobby Expert who shares some building foundations with Kenny.
Sun, 13 September 2015
Kenny is in Sweden, and Robert is rocking the controls...er...sort of. In Episode 112 we discuss a bit of news, Kenny's travels and then Kenny has a great interview with Rob Sanders about his recent Black Library releases. Robert apologies for the slightly choppy edits - he's been able to make Kenny do all of them until now.
Direct download: episode_112.mp3
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Fri, 28 August 2015
We talk news, hobby and games played. The Black Libray author joins us. Mike Lee talks the Rise of Nagasg trilogy as our Warhammer Fantasy Book Club... We have Nagash, HH Fallen Angels & Crimson Fists works.
@rocketpatrol Mike Lee twitter
Direct download: Ep_111_-_Mike_Lee_talks_Nagash_HH_Fallen_Angels__Crimson_Fists.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am PST
Fri, 21 August 2015
We talk news, hobby and games played. Kenny played Apocalypse and has some tips for running a smooth game.
Today we talk robots in minwargaming. From the big stompy robots to the steam punk smaller robots. We got 'em all and explore the range of robots in the hobby and their inspiration.
Mon, 10 August 2015
We talk news, games played and hobby. This is our Canadian Extravaganza! We love us some canucks;)
Adam joins us first to talk Age of Sigmar fiction, what we know so far from the BL books and the fluff GW books. Then the folks at Age of Darkness podcast come on. Our first audio with them was lost in the warp so only JP joins Kenny for this interview to talk Heresy, no matter where you live in the world.
Age of Darkness podcast on iTunes or Facebook
Direct download: Ep_109_-_Canadian_Extravaganza_-_AoS_Fiction__HH.mp3
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Thu, 6 August 2015
Here it is! This episode combines all the fiction interviews from the End Times plus the never-before aired Return of Nagash (book 1) interview. The rest of these have been on previous episodes of Combat Phase but enjoy them here.
If you didn't care about the ET or the fluff but now want to know what preceeded Age of Sigmar then this is for you. Or if you wanted the story but not to read the campaign books, this is for you. Or, you just plain have good taste:)
Get the ebooks or hardback or paperback books on www.blacklibrary.com. There are also bundle deals for the Ebooks at an actual discount!
The Return of Nagash by Josh Reynolds
Kinslayer (Gotrek & Felix) by David Guymer
The Fall of Altdorf by Chris Wraight
The Curse of Khaine by Gav Thorpe
The Rise of the Horned Rat by Guy Haley
Slayer (final Gotrek & Felix) by David Guymer
The Lord of the End Times by Josh Reynolds
Wed, 5 August 2015
We talk news and bring you all the news from Gen Con 2015. A whole lot of plugs and touched on the changing podcast scene as some shows end or restructure.
RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper
Fri, 31 July 2015
We talk news, hobby and games played. Kenny wraps up Sanctus Reach campaign and Robert played some Mantic games. Then we discuss a fun game Dropzone Commander and tells you everything you need to know about getting into this game.
Thu, 23 July 2015
We talk news, hobby and games played. Some Dark Age stuff coming at Gen Con. There's some housekeeping stuff we discuss. Kenny recaps the second local Horus Heresy weekender and why narrative gaming like this is so amazing and recommended.
Marucs Pitt comes back on the show again to discuss the newest Heresy novel, Deathfire, by Nick Kyme. SPOILERS, as always with the novels. Interview is last portion of this episode.
www.blacklibrary.com for Deathfire hardback and audio by Nick Kyme
WCW Warhammer event http://wcwarhammer.com/wcw-throwdown-gt/
Thu, 16 July 2015
We talk news, hobby and lots of games played. Kenny discusses another Age of Sigmar game trying yet more troop types and options as we feel around this new game. Then a brief report of Buckeye Battles (kept short for time) where you can see pics from all these games and events in twitter feed @kennylull.
Next Pat from Mantic Games talks new Kings of War 2.0, Gen Con events and what's coming at Mantic Games.
@Lady_Atia for leaks
Any commission will receive 30% off GW minis if you want to skip buying and shipping them models, and 5% off paint if you mention Combat Phase when getting a commission from Scattershot Painting. Check them out! https://www.facebook.com/ScatterShotPainting
Secret Weapon Mins 10% discount code: Combatphase
Tue, 7 July 2015
We talk news, hobby, and games played. Kenny played an 11,000 pt. game of Warhammer 8th ed. to end the game (officially) on a high note. Robert played many many board games. Then we talk Age of Sigmar, Kenny and Conesy of WiscoDice played Age of Sigmar with dwarfs vs. Dark Elfs Monday and they give their thoughts on the game. First impressions, we don't have the boxed game in-hand yet but used warscrolls. Lots of insight!
Kenny gives baby's first rant in response to the ridiculous hate surrounding the internet and anything GW, a toxic environment we hope doesn't hinder growth of the hobby.
Finally we close with some highlights of Warhammer 8th ed. and our best, worst and epic memories.
Ngc40K podcast on itunes
Fri, 3 July 2015
We talk news, hobby and games played. Kenny discusses his time at Blood in the Sun 5 (BitS) then we discuss the idea and thoughts of player-judged comp of an opponent's army list at an event.
Clay comes back on to talk the Cool Mini or Not Expo.
Thu, 25 June 2015
We talk news, hobby (oodles of hobby!) and games played. Then launch into a discussion about ... difficult games. You've probably had them, awesome if you haven't. This continues into what happens if there's a major change in a game system, referencing Epic versions in GW but thinking about Age of Sigmar for Fantasy.
Wall o' Wonder: Arcane Legions
Thu, 18 June 2015
We talk news, lots of hobby progress and games played. This time we discuss underdog games, those with less of a following but, boy, they are deveoted!
Sat, 13 June 2015
We made 100 episodes!
We talk lots of games played, hobby, big gaming news, and return with a Wall o' Wonder: Fading Suns
We are joined by 6 Great Gamers who each talk about different aspects of the hobby. We started over 2 years ago with the mission to grow and support the hobby, and part of that is engaging with regular gamers like us (only smarter). This packed show includes:
Adam "Voxman" @ATT64 - check out his 300 podcasts!
Sat, 6 June 2015
In honor of Lock n' Load this weekend in Seattle, we give our top 5 wishlist for Privateer Press, after news, hobby and games played. The wishlist is quite interesting and not faction-specific.
Share your thoughts on our wishlists or your own wishlist on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/combatphase.
Thu, 28 May 2015
We talk news, games played and hobby, then have a brief chat about taking breaks from games (or even moving on). James Harding comes back on to talk the final novel from the End Times from Black Library, Lord of the End Times by Josh Reynolds.
Book is available as E-book, hardback or paperback from www.blacklibrary.com.
Direct download: Ep_98_-_WFB_Book_Club_End_Times-_Archaon-_Lord_of_the_End_Times.mp3
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Fri, 22 May 2015
We talk news and hobby, and games played. Kenny is joined for a brief word with Pete who organizes the narrative Apocalypse gaming group in Madison, Apoc Luck. Then the good sir James Harding from the UK joins us to give his report from the Grand Opening of Warhammer World in Nottingham, UK this past weekend.
James's album from WHW opening https://www.facebook.com/james.harding.9615/media_set?set=a.10153357568007915.1073741829.777782914&type=3
@The_Deathwatch James Harding on Twitter
Apoc Luck and other albums https://www.facebook.com/CombatPhase?ref=hl
Thu, 14 May 2015
The mega-Kislev spectacular is here! We talk news, hobby, games played including a KS warning in a rare Kenny vent, then the show begins.
First Graham McNeill joins us to talk the Ambassador Chronicles (The Ambassador, Ursun's Teeth) then Kislev in the End Times (With Ice and Sword).
Next John Kerr joins us to talk Kislev and how we bring Kislev models through conversions to the table top.
*note Dan Abnett Riders of the Dead was ep. 53
Fri, 1 May 2015
We are joined by Chris Burch from Scatter Shot Painting to talk all the wonderful resources he has for the community and his awesome approach to commission painting. Then Steve Foote in the UK joins us for Ask a Hobby Expert to discuss his stunning South Coast GT Lustria display board where the temple is taking off. Then Steve stays on to give us a report from Salute, the biggest miniwargaming convention in the UK (at least!)
Note: Although we say Steve will talk Salute first earlier in the show, we play his AaHE segment first then Salute following that.
Sat, 25 April 2015
We talk news, hobby and games played. Kenny recaps his experience at Oh-con 2015 last week in Toledo, Ohio.
Some pics on Combat Phase for Oh-Con.
Thu, 16 April 2015
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! We talk news, hobby, Kenny recaps the local Madison, WI Horus Heresy Weekender which was AWESOME! and then Robert leads us in a discussion about what we really wish was available to purchase for our hobby. In this case, mostly types of battle-ready terrain.
Then *SPOILER* BL Author David Guymer returns to talk the final Gotrek & Felix chapter, set in End Times: Slayer. There are spoilers but we do NOT reveal the big spoiler of the fate of these charactrers at the end.
Pick up the book hard copy or ebook at www.blacklibray.com and enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_93_-_Ep_93_-_WFBook_Club-_Slayer_-_wDavid_Guymer__Horus_Heresy_Weekender_WI.mp3
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Thu, 9 April 2015
We talk news, rumors, games played and hobby then are joined by Mr. Justin of Secret Weapon Miniatures joins us to discuss all the hobby resources he toils day and night to create for us.
Then segment Ask a Hobby Expert, this week with Steve Herner talking using a tablescapes board as game table, display board, customizable for many different uses for your hobby needs. Some GREAT tips on the jungle, wetlands and ruins.
Wall o' Wonder: Top Secret S.I.
Thu, 2 April 2015
We catch up on some projects for upcoming games. Robert played some Dark Age, Kenny is painting Death Guard 30K. We muse about the hobby and some odd ramblings.
Thu, 26 March 2015
We talk Adepticon and Kenny rubs Robert's face in how much fun he had at Adepticon.
Kenny recaps his End Times tournament games and we talk new Skitarii. Brandon Palmer from GMM Studios talks his Golden Throne display and even a surprise for next year--hear it here first!
Our first of a new segment Ask a Hobby Expert debuts with Holy Hammer Hern himself, Steve Herner, talking making a display board: Mountains, shrines, dwarfs.
The show closes with some brief audio clips from Adepticon--what was playable. Audio may be a bit up and down at end so adjust accordingly if you have to.
Adepticon album on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/combatphase
Direct download: Ep_90_-_Adepticon__GMM_Studios_w_Brandon_Palmer.mp3
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Thu, 12 March 2015
We talk news and games played then launch into two interviews with guests, first Allen Boltgun Blount from Ohiohammer Network talks his upcoming event at Oh-Con. Check it out and join us! Then John Gaszak from Unstable Dice fame talks his End Times event running this week at Adepticon.
Waffles, are also tainted. Enjoy!
Thu, 5 March 2015
We talk news and rumors (New Bloodthirster, Archaon End Times), hobby and games played and then Kenny recaps his Holy Wars GT experience last week and plays audio: TO Steve Herner, Zach Shelley, Chris Yu of Garagehammer.
Wall o' Wonder: Ravenloft
See Holy Wars photos at our Facebook page album https://www.facebook.com/CombatPhase/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
Thu, 26 February 2015
We talk news and rumors, games played and hobby. As Kenny's voice goes out (yay!), Robert leads us in a discussion about using special characters in wargaming and how we make those decisions and how if affects our gaming experience.
The Wall o' Wonder RETURNS! Deadlands
Thu, 19 February 2015
Ep 86 - Warhammer Fantasy Book Club - End Times: Rise of the Horned Rat with Guy Haley
We trudge through the gloom of winter or rumors or some unholy combination of both to bring you the light of hobby. First, Blood Bowl! because, who doesn't love Blood Bowl? Then making his 3rd or 4th? appearance on the show is renown author Guy Haley to talk the 4th novel in the End Times main series as we continue. Rise of the Horned Rat fills in much of what the campaign book: Thanquol does not in great detail. Pick up the book in print or e-book format from Black Library, tear through it madly then join us for this club.
Direct download: Ep_86_-_WFB_Book_Club_End_Times_w_Guy_Haley_-_Rise_of_Horned_Rat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm PST
Sat, 14 February 2015
We talk news, lots of news across several games!, then hobby and games played. Robert leads our feature looking at a multitude of miniwargames based on licenses and some pros and cons and how this can grow the hobby with new blood.
Fri, 6 February 2015
We are joined by our good-natured Canadian friend, Adam, of the soothing voiced profligate Canadian podcaster fame to talk why, given all the rumors and hate and internet rage, is (still) the best time to play Warhammer.
Direct download: Ep_84_-_Why_now_is_still_the_best_time_to_play_Warhammer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PST
Fri, 30 January 2015
We talk news, games played and hobby. Kenny talks about his first ever Apocalypse game. 30,000 points! Also, keeping with 30K, Matt joins us to coach those of us who like the Horus Heresy but are somewhat confused about which models exactly to buy and how to make a list, given the numerous options.
Thu, 22 January 2015
We talk news, hobby, games played, campaigns and then Gav Thorpe joins us for a Warhammer Fantasy Book Club and we cover Doom of Dragonback and the End Times novel 3: The Curse of Khaine.
Great interview. There was some mic peaking at times but I've hopefully cut most of that out. You'll live. Enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_82_-_Gav_Thorpe_Warhammer_Fantasy_Bookclub-_Doom_of_Dragonback__ET-_Curse_of_Khaine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm PST
Thu, 15 January 2015
We talk news, hobby and games played. Kenny is now in 4 leagues (yay!).
Yann Folange joins us as the creator of his new game Skidmarks which will be going live on Kickstarter next month.
Fri, 9 January 2015
We're back! Happy New Year!
We talk news, hobby, games played, including some time spent on our big Combat Phase December megabattle (Warhammer End Times, this year).
Next we explore starting hobby projects for the year and give some tips and lessons learned. This could be for an army goal, event game, league, community event, tournament or convention, or just whatever you want.