259 - KoW in Straya and Convic 2018!

259 - KoW in Straya and Convic 2018!

G'day Mate!  Grab a slab, and skull a tinny while you enjoy a convo about KoW in Straya!

Today Mark is joined by Andrew Goodman and Geoff Holland to discuss Kings of War in Austrilia, as well as a preview of the upcoming Convic 2018 tournament.  We hope you enjoy the show!

Your Tournament Organizers for Convic 2018 will be Andrew Goodman. (Halrax) on Wargamer AU or andrewbgoodman@gmail.com and Geoff Holland (spray_n_pray) on Wargamer AU or geoffrey.holland@gmail.com

 Communications about this event will be in two places prior to the event

On Facebook at Convic-KOW-2018

On Wargamerau at WargamerAU Forums > Wargaming Down Under > Mantic Games > KoW Tournaments and Events

 

 

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258 - Lone Wolf 2018 Wrap Up!

258 - Lone Wolf 2018 Wrap Up!

Lone Wolf 2018 was an awesome time again this year.  Mark, Jeremy, Devlin and Billy come together on this episode to wrap it up for you.  Who won the Counter Charger?  Well, you will have to listen to the awards ceremony at the end of the show to find out!!

We hope to see you at Lone Wolf 2019!

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257 - Kings of KublaCon!

Tonight, Jeremy flies solo as he talks all things KublaCon with his good friend Spencer!

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256 - Blues City Brawl

Tonight we have a collection or recordings from the Blues City Brawl.  You'll hear from a variety of voices, new and old, talking about a number of interesting topics.  Enjoy!

And Seth, we missed you this year brother!

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255 - Lonewolf Champion Paul Welsh

Tonight we are joined by the newly christened King of Texas, er Lonewolf Champion, Paul Welsh.  Paul breaks down his experience in the US and his time at the Lonewolf GT in Fort Worth, Texas.  Sit back and enjoy!

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254 - List Builder Studio with Todd Serpico and Patrick Allen

Welcome to a double stuffed List Builder in which Patrick Allen and Todd Serpico tackle list building from the perspective of a doubles event.  Sit back and enjoy!

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Kings of War in 10mm Scale

As we have noticed some increased interest in 10mm Kings of War we figured it would be nice to take a look at a few of the resources out there.  First up here is Billy Smith's amazing article that summarizes how our club, the Blue City Brawlers, has adapted KOW to play in 10mm.

Kings of War in 10mm Scale - By Billy Smith

Billy here, and I’m here to talk about a super cool project the Brawlers are working on: Kings of War in 10mm! That’s right! How did this all start? Well, the Brawlers and I have been talking about getting into 10mm Kings ever since Nashcon 2016. The Cigar Box Battle Mat guys set up a huge (20000 points if I recall) game of KoW in 10mm using a bunch of old Warmaster armies. Needless to say, we were hooked. Fast forward to summer 2017: I ended up finding a few Warmaster High Elf and Chaos boxes on sale at a comic shop and snatched them up for some of my clubmates. I then took the plunge and bought about 7 thousand points worth of 10mm dwarfs!

Why 10mm? Well there are several reasons that Kings is perfect for smaller scales:

  • We’re already using multibases. When we shrink the scale down, we don’t have to worry about removing models.

  • The rules are simple, and scale up in points really well.

  • You can play massive battles much more quickly than at full scale (and it takes up less space)

  • It’s cheap!

Alright, so in order to make 10mm work for KoW, we had to use a few minor tweaks, mostly to the base sizes. Below you’ll see a chart for the conversion for bases. It’s super simple and doesn’t account for difference in base size between Large Infantry, Infantry, Cavalry, etc. I think it works out just fine. We use 40x20mm Warmaster bases as the smallest troop.

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The other changes are as follows:

  • Monsters, War Engines, and Heroes go on 20mm or 25mm squares (whichever fits best). You know you have hundreds of these laying around since you all multibase now!

  • For monsters that are supposed to be on chariot bases, use one of the Warmaster bases.

  • Use normal ranges and movements in inches. It sounds crazy, but it speeds the game up and allows you to play massive battles very quickly. It also allows hordes and legions to be a little more maneuverable than they might normally be.

  • Alternatively, you could keep ranges for spells and shooting, and half movement ranges to simulate a more realistic battlefield (though this might encourage gunlines, and nobody likes that!)

So as you can see, it’s a pretty simple switch over to 10mm. Next time, I’ll talk about some tips and tricks I’ve learned so far on painting and modeling in 10mm. Stay tuned!

Counter Charge Episodes covering 10mm Kings of War

CC 12 - Kings of War in 10mm

CC 194 - Teensy Kings of War

253 - TNW5 - Edge of the Abyss to CoK '18!

253 - TNW5 - Edge of the Abyss to CoK '18!

In this episode of the Narrative Workshop Mark is joined by Daniel Read and Jordan Hawthorne to discuss the development sin the fluff from the Edge of the Abyss Campaign to the Clash of Kings 2018 book.  Daniel is our tour guide this episode.  Settle in with your favorite beverage and enjoy!

 

 

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252 - RGD Gaming, Fauns and Rhinos

Tonight we catch up with Rob Dunham to talk about the history of RGD Gaming.  For those that don't know RGD Gaming is a terrific online purveyor of Mantic products based out of the Pacific Northwest.  More recently, they have become interested, dare I say obsessed, with producing fantastic Faun models in hard plastic.  We speak at length about the project, what he's learned and what they want to accomplish with it.  Look for their Kickstarter to hit this summer!  Thanks to Rob for coming on an chatting with me, it was an absolute pleasure!

Website:  https://rgdgaming.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/rgdgamingllc?skip_nax_wizard=true&ref_type

Faun Kickstaer Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/faunmodels/

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251 - Windmaster Miniatures

One of the things we really enjoy doing here on Counter Charge is shining a spotlight on the smaller companies in our industry that are doing great things for the Kings of War community!  Tonight, we catch up with Vahnian Von Kilverane from Windmaster Miniatures which is small company out of Madrid, Spain making some really awesome fantasy models.  We talk about the history of the company and how they develop their products.  We also touch on their 2nd Kickstarter for a Barbarians Warband which goes live on April 25th, 2018!  Huge thank you to Vahnian for joining me for the interview!  To learn more about and get connected with Windmaster Miniatures check out the links below:

Website: https://www.windmaster-miniatures.com/miniatures/

Facbook: https://www.facebook.com/Windmaster-Miniatures-1658759187696246/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kilveran

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windmaster_miniatures/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kilverane?lang=en

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250 - Adepticlash Recap with Tyler Schulz

Tonight, we catch up with Tyler Schulz to talk about his first Adepticlash experience.  We focus less on the games and more on the overall Kings of War tournament experience from his perspective as a new player.  We also cover his insanity of being an ironman and playing in all the Mantics events at Adepticon.  We close out the show by covering what we can expect to see from Tyler's Youtube channel and podcast in the future  Huge thanks to Tyler for joining us and sharing his perspective on this great event!

Dreadpathzone Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMETj4Eu9TBXA-quR-FWrw

The Third Sphere Podcast

https://thethirdspherepodcast.podbean.com/

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249 - Adeticlash Champion Shannon Shoemaker

Tonight, we catch up with Tournament Superstar and all around great guy Shannon Shoemaker as he regales us about his successful Adepticlash experience!  Congratulations on your championship!

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248 - Adepticon 2018 with Mike Carter, Russ Barnes, and Holy Diver!

248 - Adepticon 2018 with Mike Carter, Russ Barnes, and Holy Diver!

Mark sits down with Mike Carter, Russ Barnes, and Holy Diver to talk about Adepticon, AdeptiClash, and a number of other topics.  We hope you are enjoying our coverage of Adepticon 2018!

 

 

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247 - Winged Hussar Publishing!

Today Mark is joined by Vince and Brandon Rospond of Winged Hussar Publishing to discuss the upcoming KIngs of War novels and much more!  When are the books coming out?  Where can you buy them?  Would you like to write stories for Winged Hussar?

Here is a link for you to pre-order the first Kings of War book, War Kings, on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=9781945430428

 

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246 - Ronnie Renton The Counter Charge Interview!

246 - Ronnie Renton The Counter Charge Interview!

On the Sunday morning of Adepticon 2018 Mark sat down with Ronnie Renton to discuss all things Mantic Games, Vanguard, and of course Kings of War.  Ronnie also answers questions given to Mark over Adepticon weekend by the After Dark community.  We invite you to sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy an in depth discussion with Ronnie Renton.

 

 

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245 - South Regional Update

Tonight, we conclude our series covering the 8 Regions that encompass our US Masters system.  In this 8th and final episode we are joined by Region Chair Mark Cox and Hobby Superstar Ryan Smith to talk all things Kings of War in the South Region.  So sit back with your favorite drink and enjoy the show.

To keep up with the South Region please join their Facebook page, Kings of War Texas

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244 - Southeast Regional Update

Tonight, we continue our series covering the 8 Regions that encompass our US Masters system.  In this 7th episode we are joined by Region Chair Keith Randall, the infamous Tim Smith and others from the Southeast to talk about the history of the region and where it's headed.  

To keep up with the Southeast Region please join their Facebook page, The SEC KOW region for the Masters

As always, please let us know what you thought of the show by heading over to our Facebook Page, on Twitter @CounterCharge15, or by posting in our episode thread on the discussion forum found at ManticGames.com.  If you enjoyed the show you can help others find out about it by hitting that subscribe button and leaving positive reviews on iTunes.  Until next time keep Counter Charging!

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243 - Mantic Open Night At Adepticon 2018 With Ronnie Renton!

243 - Mantic Open Night At Adepticon 2018 With Ronnie Renton!

Recorded live at Adepticon on March 24, 2018 by Mark & Collin.  This is a recording of Ronnie's entire talk, so settle in a get ready for a complete update on all things Mantic from the man himself!

 

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242 - Morning After 2 - Felix Castro

Welcome to episode two of The Morning After!  Today Mark, Rob, Jeremy (yes, all three of them on one podcast!), and Billy are joined by Felix Castro!  We have a discussion about After Dark, and then dive into options for model storage, traveling with minis, and storing your minis.  Enjoy!

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241 - West Regional Update

Tonight, we continue our series covering the 8 Regions that encompass our US Masters system.  In this 6th episode we are joined by Jeremy Duvall, Rashad Navidi, Scott Holcomb and Brinton Williams to talk all things West Region!  If you are in the area and looking to get connected you can reach Rashad at rashadna@gmail.com, Scott at spholcomb@gmail.com.  Also join their Facebook page, Kings of War US West Coast.

As always, please let us know what you thought of the show by heading over to our Facebook Page, on Twitter @CounterCharge15, or by posting in our episode thread on the discussion forum found at ManticGames.com.  If you enjoyed the show you can help others find out about it by hitting that subscribe button and leaving positive reviews on iTunes.  Until next time keep Counter Charging!

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