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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stuarts!

Yep, this happened.  After seeing Luke have so much fun with Stuarts, I had to get them painted!  10 of these were very generously given to me by my buddy and fellow WWPDer Pete.

  Thanks Pete!


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Jon's Panzer III Ms for his Herman G'



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Monday, May 30, 2011

Comrades... it has begun



I've used the Dedov model to be my company commander. Him combined with 20 Plastic Soldier Company T-34s will give me 21 T-34 76s or 85s to cover all my basic soviet armor needs!

>>>Click here to see more soviet goodness!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

After Hours Episode 4


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After Hours 04- After recording episode 20, the guys have more independent team discussion- we could fill volumes with this! We then talk a bit about our upcoming tournament (Sorry- we forgot the mics were on, we plan for a few minutes), the rapture, and general goofery!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Feldherr Pictures

We reviewed the Feldherr cases in Episode 20.  Here are the pictures Jon took of all the stuff!


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WWPD News From the Front Episode 20








"There's no 'I' in 'Independent Team!'"

Steven, Luke, and Jon are back in the studio!  The guys talk about British Artillery and Independent Teams in Flames of War, Wrath of Ashardalon, and World of Tanks.  They review carrying cases by Feldherr, and generally shoot the breeze as usual.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 0:00- Intro & After Action
  • 0:17- Know Your Frenemy: British Artillery
  • 0:56- Reviews: Feldherr Carrying Cases & Wrath of Ashardalon
  • 1:13- Guide to German & American Tier II Tanks in World of Tanks
  • 1:28- N00b Zone: Independent teams
Download this week's episode directly: http://www.archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode20/Episode20.mp3
Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
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Links discussed in this episode:
Blitzkrieg Models
feldherr
Wrath of Ashardalon
Our World of Tanks Clan

EDITOR'S NOTES: So much Stella Artois was ingested during this session!
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Bersaglieri vs Maori in Dust Up

Sean and I got in a 1500 point desert battle the other night. I ran Italians and he ran Maori (sure they don't LOOK like Maori... they were just mean New Zealanders?). The mission was DUST UP.


STEVEN'S BERSAGLIERI
  • HQ + Passaglia Bombs (Confident Trained)
  • Full Bersaglieri + Passaglia Bombs (Confident Trained)
  • Understrength Bersaglieri + Passaglia Bombs (Fearless Veteran)
  • Bersaglieri Mortars (Confident Veteran)
  • 75mm Cannon Battery + Observer (Confident Veteran)
  • 5x M14/41 (Fearless Veteran)
  • Full Semovente 75 Platone (Confident Trained)

SEAN'S MAORI RIFLES
  • HQ + Sticky Bombs
  • Full Rifle Platoon (minus light mortar) + Sticky Bombs
  • Full Rifle Platoon (minus light mortar) + Sticky Bombs
  • Full Rifle Platoon (minus light mortar & AT Rifle) + Sticky Bombs
  • 8 Gun Royal Artillery Battery
  • 3 Shermans
  • 3 Stuarts

>>> CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE AAR!

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Game Review: Wrath of Ashardalon

Gues Post by Joe Mezz

Greetings troops,

This evening I was able to meet with Steve and Dirty Jon of the WWPD cast; along with wives Lydia and Stephanie to get some game time in with D&D's Wrath of Ashardalon.

Wrath of Ashardalon is a board game produced by Wizards of the Coast. It was released in February of 2011. The game contains 42 plastic heroes and monsters, 13 dungeon tiles, 200 encounter and treasure cards, rulebook, scenario book and a 20 sided die.

The figures are molded in different colors. The heroes are molded in a dark blue while monsters and bosses are either red or gray. I will say that the molds are clean and look great. They look good unpainted and will be excellent looking on the game board once painted.

The dungeon tiles are of heavy cardboard and well made to last during numerous game plays. You have your various long hallways, t sections and corners. The set also has 5 (correct number may be 4 or 6 as well) chamber tiles for the final boss or event for the adventures to find.

Encounter cards produce nasty little events for either one or all in the party depending on locations or other bonuses or effects. It adds a sense of "What else can happen" during the adventure. It ranges from traps, magic or unseen attacks that can take place. Treasure cards are received by the adventure whom takes out a monster. It can range from protective items, bonuses on attacks or armor class or movement bonuses. Some are able to be used all game while other treasures must be discarded after use.

The rules are fairly simple and one can grasp the basics after a couple of rounds. There is also a scenario book to allow for campaigns of your brave party or single run missions.

I was able to get two games in one sitting. The first was 5 people playing and total game time was approximately 2 hours. Steve and I played another game with 2 characters and ran a game in just short of 1 hour.

I am sure you will see some AARs out of this board game in the future. The tiles allow for you to use D&D minis or other after market minis with no issues. The replay value is high. I give this game 4.5 treasure cards out of 5 !

Be safe .... Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling ....

Mezz
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Early War Grenadiers

This is a unit of Germans I just finished.  I really wanted them to be very flexible so I did 9x Rifle/MG teams (which I will happily use interchangably as rifle and MG teams as well), 1 command stand, a light mortar, and an AT Rifle.  With that these guys can represent any core infantry platoon from early war on into early/mid east front.  As I finish out my "grey" germans, I will be able to field full forces in all 3 major theaters across all eras!  wooo!

I realize the helmet decals were phased out pretty quickly- consider them artistic license



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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Steve-o-grad moves forward!


This is a new building painted and donated to the SteveOGrad effort by Max Messina! Thanks Max!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Some pictures from the Showcase Showdown

All of these pictures are taken by Chris Hecht. Meet up with him in World of Tanks- his username is Darqueling. Also be sure to subscribe to his youtube channel
Steven's French Escadron De Reconaissance

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Monday, May 16, 2011

WWPD News From the Front Episode 19





"Live from... the car!"

Steven and Sean record in the car to and from the Flames of War tournament "Showcase Showdown" in Media PA. This episode is primarily about their experience at this tournament, and is fairly unstructured. There is a brief review of the board game Wrath of Ashardalon, though a full review will be forthcoming. Be warned: the audio quality is not up to our usual standard, and the occasional foul language was loosed upon the world.

Download this week's episode directly: http://www.archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode19/WwpdEpisode19.mp3
Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
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Links discussed in this episode:
Showcase Showdown: http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?tabid=53&art_id=2484
Wrath of Ashardalon: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/product.aspx?x=dnd/products/dndacc/214420000

EDITOR'S NOTES:
Nothin' like a road trip podcast!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jon's Stuarts

Sorry updates have been slow- I've been super busy the last few days. But here's 2 quick pics Jon sent me of his recently redone British Stuarts.

Are you sick of WWPD discussing Stuarts yet?


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Unofficial Firestorm Market Garden Errata

Andrew Malcolm was frustrated with the lack of errata for Firestorm Market Garden, and so his game group came together and wrote an unofficial one. You can download that file from us by following this link: unofficial errata.

Thanks Andrew!

For those of you concerned that World of Tanks has completely consumed the WWPD crew- your concerns aren't without merit! But I forced myself to sit down yesterday and get some painting done. This weekend Sean and I will be heading up to PA to fight in the Showcase Showdown. I'm excited to try my proposed French nationals list out, although... they are French, so I'm glad I get this practice run with them!
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

World of Tanks "Let's Play" Episode 2

Brought to you again by Darqueling. Follow his youtube channel here: Darqueling's Youtube Channel




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Friday, May 6, 2011

HG Panzers crush US 3rd ID in Fighting Withdrawal

Jon and I played my first game on his WIP Arnhem board last night. The mission was fighting withdrawal with me on defense. He took his Herman G. Panzer Division and I took my 3rd ID boys. The pictures are fairly self explanatory:
Jon loaded up his left flank, raced across the hill, and fairly easily punched through my lines. At the top of turn 4 I conceded- I had little hope of keeping the objective out of his hands, and he had clearly delivered a sound beating!


JON'S HG PANZERS
  • HQ (2x Panzer IV H)
  • 4x Panzer III M
  • 4x Panzer III M
  • 4x STUG IV
  • 1x Tiger IE
  • 2x SPAA (unarmored)
  • Under Strength Panzergrenadier Platoon w/ knacker
  • Sporadic Air FW190

STEVEN'S 3RD ID INFANTRY
  • HQ + Extra Bazooka
  • Assault Platoon
  • Rifle Platoon
  • Rifle Platoon
  • Mortar Platoon (4 tubes)
  • 57mm AT Platoon
  • 105 Battery
  • 4x Shermans
  • 4x Stuarts

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

After Hours Episode 3 Now Available!

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Steven, and Jon bring Luke back into the studio after booting him at the end of Episode 18. The fellows discuss movies, World of Tanks, Historicon, tournament road trips, Luke cries about Germans in FoW, and general tom foolery.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

World of Tanks "Let's Play" by Darqueling

Darqueling has put together a great tutorial for World of Tanks!  You can subscribe to his youtube channel here.



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Monday, May 2, 2011

Eslo Terrain Review

You can hear Jon and I review these items in episode 18, ACT III so I won't write a lot here.

These items were sent to us for review by Eslo Terrain, who are based in Germany. They do have a US distributor, however, at Warpath Games.

The first item sent to us was their emplacement.



>>>CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

WWPD News From the Front Episode 18








"World of Tanks"

Steven, Luke, and Jon talk about the US Light Tank Company in Turning Tide for Flames of War, World of Tanks, The Longest Winter, and plenty of other awesomeness!


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • 0:00 - ACT I: Intro & News, After Action, Know Your Frenemy: US Light Tanks
  • 0:41 - ACT II: Mail Call, World of Tanks overview
  • 1:09 - ACT III: Eslo Terrain review, Battlefront Dialogue, Corsec Engineering Template Review, The Longest Winter review

Download this week's episode directly: http://www.archive.org/download/WwpdNewsFromTheFrontEpisode18/WwpdEpisode18.mp3
Subscribe via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wwpd-news-from-the-front/id398903039
Subscribe with other: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WWPDPodCast

Links discussed in this episode:
BLOG SPOTLIGHT: World of Tank Skins: http://wotskins.wordpress.com
Eslo Terrain- http://www.esloterrain.com
Warpath Games- www.warpathgames.com
WWPD World of Tanks Clan- http://game.worldoftanks.com/clans/1000000766
Corsec Engineering- http://www.corseceng.com

EDITOR'S NOTES:
I guess we'll have to start a program for WWPD kids: WWPD Scouts?
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