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  • Episode XXI: In episode XXI of Intensify Forward Firepower, DT, Dano, Easy Machine and Skyshuffler hastily regroup in the conference room of the Flesh Star Destroyer to discuss two new threats on the scanners. Wave 4 approaches and the crew does not hesitate to blast away at the Interdictor, while redirecting shields towards the Liberty. Tune in for their fast take on the latest Armada preview from FFG.
  • Episode XXIn Intensify Forward Firepower Episode 20, Dan, Skyshuffler, Easy/Chance, and Drunk Tarkin find their way back to the Flesh Star Destroyer from scattered points across the galaxy to talk shop about Star Wars Armada. First they make weak excuses for their extended absence. After, they talk about Regional Tournaments, flotillas, obscure naval terminology, and forgotten ships making big comebacks.
  • Episode XIXNormal show notes are on hold since the writers abandoned ship, having read the grief stricken moaning of an upset forum poster, but fear not! The intrepid crew of the Flesh Star Destroyer continue on their quest. In this episode they thrust full force into FFG's latest warm batch of delicious new flotillas!
  • Episode XVIIIThe crew members mourn the figurative loss of their beloved engineering chief Lobrad. (Spoiler Alert: He's not dead and just took an episode off.) In addition, Easy, Skyshuffler, Dano and DT all traveled varying differences to attend more Store Championships! Find out what they brought and how it flew in this exciting episode of Intensify Forward Firepower!
  • Episode XVIIIntensify Forward Firepower Episode 17: Thirteen Secret Reasons Dan Loves Ozzel That Scientists Don't Want You to Know brings the original crew back together! Easy, Steve, DT and Dano, fresh from Store Championships in New York and Virginia set the listening table with reviews of the events and their takeaways before bringing some Wave 2 commander chat to the conference room. Listen up because the Flesh Star Destroyer is glistening after all the recent action! 
  • Episode XVIWelcome back for Intensify Forward Firepower Episode XVI: Attack Pattern Squadron, Go Now! Drunk Tarkin, Dano, and Skyshuffler are joined once again by R1H4 to talk squadrons. They kick things off with a trip down memory lane to discuss what squadrons meant to them when the game first came out before diving into everything squadrons currently have to offer. If you love or hate squadrons, this episode is for you! 
  • Episode XV: Intensify Forward Firepower Episode 15: The Second Wave's Landing brings Dano, Drunk Tarkin, and Skyshuffler together with a special guest - battle computer R1H4 - to talk about their recent mega-sessions using all the new tools provided by Wave 2 of FFG's Armada. Thoughts on the new additions fill this show,  along with a few war stories, and a vicious Vader fight. Master Engineer Lobrad has his work cut out for him as the Flesh Star Destroyer is covered with carbon scoring from all the recent action! 
  • Episode XIV: Intensify Forward Firepower Episode 14: Objective Overload begins with a quick update on what's been happening with Skyshuffler, Easy, Drunk Tarkin, and Dano before diving into a gigantic topic. Specifically, the crew of the Flesh Star Destroyer covers everything time allows for regarding objectives; even speculating on how some of them will change in the Wave 2, 400-point environment. Have a listen, and if you happen to see Lobrad anywhere, let him know there was a bit of blaster fire coming from the conference room last night!
  • Episode XIIIComing at you with all the power Lobrad can muster out of the engines set to their highest vibration settings, Intensify Forward Firepower Episode 13: Rogue Bombers Approach covers all the latest! The enigmatic Easy, deafening Dano, Drunk Tarkin, and Slashing (Ackbar) Steven report to the Flesh Star Destroyer's conference tub to talk about their experiences with large ships, wave 2 anticipation, and the upcoming Rogues and Villains pack. Much more is packed into this ep, so check it out!
  • Episode XIIThe Fleshing at Sullust is finally brought to you through the engineering prowess of Lobrad with a little comlink help from Drunk Tarkin, Rulesbot Dano, Steven Skyshuffler, and the enigmatic, mysterious, grey (or purple) eyed bounty hunter named Easy. The team comes together from around the Atlantic Coast to discuss the Massing at Sullust events they attended. Success varies per crew member - unless you measure success on a good time scale! Tune in to find out how the fleet engagements went and any takeaways the Intensify Forward Firepower podcast left with.
  • Episode XIIn this eleventh installment of Intensify Forward Firepower Easy, Steve, Dan, and an intoxicated Moff preview all the new ships set to arrive soon with the long awaited second wave for FFG's Armada. Lobrad spins the engine discs up from within the depths of the terrifying FSD so the crew can discuss their initial reactions on most, if not all, of the previewed cards and ships. What does Dano love? What does Judson hate? What color are the bounty hunter's eyes and where exactly on the fence is Steven sitting? Find out in this MEGA IFF Episode 11: The Arrival!
  • Episode X: A New Host smashes through your shielding and launches a boarding party as special guest Michael Gernes (the producer of Star Wars Armada at FFG) heads to the bridge of the Flesh Star Destroyer. Joining him there are, as always Drunk Tarkin, Dano, Easy, and Steve Skyshuffler - not that he can pronounce it. In Episode 10, the guys chat with Michael on the design process behind Armada before getting him in front of the interrogation droid in an attempt to extract information on future Armada releases. The episode is rounded out when Michael joins the crew to talk about Easy's squadron-led victory, DT's hard-learned lessons, and Skyshuffler's use of Garm's Gups.
  • Episode IX.66666 Repeating: Rub a Dub Dub Vol. 2: he sub-episodes continue as the crew of the FSD bring you Intensify Forward Firepower Episode 9.6: The Tub Continued! This show continues where the last one ended, with Drunk Tarkin's return and a session detailing the latest tournament list. Unbeknownst to the boys at the time, Steve would ultimately play the list in a tournament before DT, so the "Garm's Gups" list devised in this episode truly was a group effort!
  • Episode IX.5: Rub a Dub Dub Vol. 1: In this "IFF Anthologies" episode, Dano, Steve, and Eric light some scented candles, and climb into the tub to talk about lists. Eric and Steve are gearing up for a tournament, and wanted to record the process of working through what to run! In order to get properly hyped for this episode, please make sure to watch "I'm Han Solo": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg_FoEy8T_A
  • Episode IX: In Episode IX of Intensify Forward Firepower: Walkin' In Bespin, Skyshuffler, Easy, Dano and Drunk Tarkin have a long talk about everything that went on at GenCon. For starters, Steve gives a review of everything GenCon related and breaks the news about what was revealed in the Fantasy Flight Games In-Flight Review. Afterwards, the crew of the flesh star destroyer review the big tournament - including some tournament list chat - before interviewing the tournament winner. Before the close, thoughts on the future of Armada are mentioned, as well as a recent after action review, are thrown around. Besides all that, the big contest continues!
  • Episode VIIIIntensify Forward Firepower, Episode VIII: Assaulting Frigates starts off as usual with a quick review of what Easy, Steve, Dan, and Judson have been up to lately, as well as what's been going on in the rest of the Armada-verse. The fantastic products from Space Rocks (http://www.space-rocks.net/ ) are reviewed and some other interesting attractions from around the internet are mentioned. Before long, the crew of the FSD are fighting their way through a bit of a look-back into what stood out in Wave 1, and no talk of Wave 1 would be complete without some guesswork regarding what is to come in Wave 2. Tune in for another episode of Intensify Forward Firepower!
  • Episode VII:Comes to you courtesy of Dan, Eric, Jud, Steve, and Engineer Brad this time with an ambitious topic. Things begin with a review from the crew of their latest Armada exploits. Listeners get two brief tournament reports before the hosts jump into the gigantic subject of integrating objectives into the fleet design process. Eventually, the show is wrapped up with a short rules discussion before the flesh star destroyer begins to fall apart and the escape pods are reluctantly launched.
  • Episode VIThe crew is back for Episode VI and ready to Intensify Forward Firepower! A listener question gets answered to kick things off before Steve and Eric review their experiences from the weekend Armada tournament they both participated in. Before long, this after-tournament talk turns into an extended squadron discussion where the merits of Rhymer and the pitfalls of B-wings are tossed around. Before launching the escape pods Dano, Eric, Judson and Steve chat about just a portion of the game's objective scenarios, with more sure to come in future episodes.
  • Episode VThe crew members of Intensify Forward Firepower are back in Episode Five to break down their first experiences with all the highly sought after Wave 1 new releases. Things start of with a recap of recent Star Wars Armada maneuvers from the gang before a certain cast member needs to go back on everything he had said in the last episode. The value of squadrons is discussed at length, as well as the intensely forward-firing Demolisher. Before too long, the foursome is forced to end the episode regardless of the fact that they all have much, much more to say about the Armadaverse post-Wave 1.
  • Episode IVIn Intensify Forward Firepower: Episode 4 Dan, Eric, Steve, and Judson are excited to talk Wave 1! "It's away!" With the news that the ships and squadrons everyone has been waiting for are en route, Dan takes every opportunity to remind the rest of the crew that his have already been delivered. They talk about their latest Armada-exploits, and then hurtle headlong into a discussion of their initial Wave 1 impressions. This carries the four through Assault Frigate mentions, TIE Bomber drops, Gladiator quips, and unique squadron debates. Tune in as you wait with Steve, Eric, and Judson - but not Dan - for your Wave 1 orders to arrive.
  • Episode III: In Intensify Forward Firepower: Episode 3, Easy, Steve, Judson and Dano being the rules crunch like an orbital bombardment! Things start off with a quick review of what the commanders have been up to with their fleets recently before hurtling headlong into a breakdown on rules interpretations. Dano and Judson talk about their huge weekend of pure Armada gaming, where in their excitement they occasionally leave an opening for Easy and Steve to add an insight. Things wrap-up with a quick session on Steve's upcoming 180-point tournament where they talk about playing 180 and the possible pitfalls found in low point games.
  • Episode II: In the episode two Steve, Easy, Dano and Judson talk about recent Armada sessions they've played and Judson's LED engine project, as well as Steve's vain attempt at resistance to further Armada purchases. Star Wars news - and there's been a lot of it - gets discussed before the quartet get into some game-talk and make a few predictions. The episode ends leaving all four wishing they had time to continue!
  • Episode IJoin the WWPD Fleet Commanders as we discuss Fantasy Flight Games' new Star Wars Armada game. In the first episode, the crew discusses the game mechanics for new and experienced admirals. The fellows leave no asteroid un-turned as they discuss the turn sequence, and game mechanics.
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