Today we share a chat with the Organizer of Nashcon 2019 and the TODD in Todd’s Nashville Tournament. FAIR WARNING: Todd and Rob like like to talk and this one rambles around a bit. So if you like a discussions to stay on topic, this one might not be for you.
Congratulations to the guys over at Unplu33ed Radio for 50 great episodes and here’s hoping for 50 more!
Today we share a bunch of recordings with tournament participants and organizers taken on Friday August 24th, 2019 at TNT.
Jake from Unplugged Radio joins the gang to talk all things miniature paints. Buckle up as Jake recounts his favorite After Dark memories and the boys go deep on paint.
Today we share several recordings with Ray Shields taken during TNT at Nashcon, August 23-25, 2019. First up Jackson Blakemore and Ray dissect their game played in Round 2. Next Ray is joined by Nathan Clevenger to breakdown their pivotal game 6. Finally, Rob sits down with Ray just being crowned the Champion of TNT. Huge thanks to all the players for their accessibility over the weekend and we can’t wait until next year!
Tonight we catch up with longtime friend of show and mutual lover of all things 10mm Chris Ward from Cigar Box Battles. Chris updates us on the current range from Cigar Box Battles which currently includes over 100 patterns. Along the way we get a few details for their upcoming Kickstarter for double sided mats launching in September. We close out the show by moving the discussion into our mutual passion of 10mm Kings of War. Huge thanks to Chris for taking the time to sit down with me at Nashcon and we hope to catch up with him again real soon!
Here are several links mentioned in the show:
Today we release the first of many episodes covering TNT at the HMGS event Nashcon held on Aug 23-25 in Nashville, Tennessee. First up we talk with Phil from Sherwood Wargames. Phil is an Old Grognard from the UK whose made his way over to the US. Sherwood Wargames is a great importer of English toy soldiers which includes Mantic Games. Phil was an absolute pleasure to chat with and we hope to see him next year playing Kings of War with us at TNT!
For more information about Sherwood Wargames head over to their website:
We’re super excited to bring you another Community Spotlight. This time we shine a light on Rich Hall and the Michigan Mantic Community. Rich gives us an excellent overview of the scene in Michigan, tips for building your community and info on a couple of upcoming tournaments. If you ever have the good fortune to cross paths with Rich, do yourself a favor and chat him up. As always, if you have any suggestions for future guests for the Community Spotlight please reach out and share it with us!
Here’s a few links that were mentioned in the cast:
Were excited to bring you another great Community Spotlight. Tonight we are chatting with Alex Kus from the Hamilton Tabletop Gaming Society. We touch on the Kings of War Community in Canada, tips for successfully building your local scene and a few highlights from The King Beyond the Wall. If you have any suggestions for future guests for the Community Spotlight please reach out and share it with us!
Here’s a few links mentioned in the show:
Today we are excited to bring you a new segment on Counter Charge, the Community Spotlight. We are planning to use this to introduce interesting personalities to the greater Kings of War community that folks may not have heard of yet. We also hope to use this as a vehicle to talk about community building and sharing best practices you could use to build or improve your local community. In this first episode we catch up with Hobe Rupe of Gauntlet Games in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hobe is a old grognard that can be found at several GTs in the Midwest every year. If you ever get the chance to play a game with Hobe, you’re in for a real treat!
If you have any suggestions for future guests for the Community Spotlight please reach out and share it with us!
We are excited to share with you a new series in which we explore how to organize and run a successful tournament for Kings of War. In this first episode we’ll look at it through the lens of the UK tournament scene as provided by UK Tournament Organizers Mat Green, Paul Roberts, Elliot Morrish and Matt Gorham. Huge thanks to these fine gentlemen for taking time out of their busy schedule to join Rob and Steve in the studio.
Here’s a list of some of the upcoming UK events:
With 3rd edition on the proverbially horizon we thought it was high time to get the band back together! Rob and Mark are joined by 1st edition veterans Shannon Shoemaker and Mike Carter to share their memories of Kings of War and a few of their favorite tournament over the years. We are certainly in the golden age of gaming and were glad Kings of War is front and center waving the Ranks and Flanks banner proudly!
Here are a few links mentioned in the episode that you may find useful!
Crucible GT - Oldhammer Reunion
Today Steve Hildrew, the Kings of War UK every-man, gets us caught up on the latest Shroud of the Reaper.
Quick one for you today. First, we have another listener topic, prize support, that Billy and Rob breakdown. Apologies up front for the less than stellar sound quality. Then Rob gives a review of some terrific MDF terrain from Uncertain Scenery. Here’s the links to the 2 pieces that Rob built:
Today Jeremy is joined by Dojo’s everyman Tom Annis to discuss Basileans in CoK 2019. Basileans are so hot right now so buckle up for a deep dive into the current competitive meta.
We are once again blessed to be joined by Kawe from Westfalia Miniatures. He’s back again and this time he’s got more Halfmen with him! In another soon to be classic Rob and Kawe wax poetic about Kickstarter, the war-gaming industry, effectively communicating in the modern age and how to never lose your passion no matter how old you get! So join Check out their Facebook page for even more details!
For even more detail be sure to listen to our previous episode with Kawe.
Tonight we have another really great episode that I’m sorry to say got stuck in the queue behind a few other time sensitive or event specific episodes. But we here at last and I’m really excited to share this episode with you. A while back we did a podcast content survey - HUGE thanks to all of you that took the time to give us feedback! On the survey we asked for topic suggestions and I’m happy to report you gave us a massive list of ideas! So tonight were going to tackle 3 of the appetizer sized topics. First up we have a round-table recorded at Mountaineer sharing our favorite Mantic Models. Next Jeremy and I dive deep into the wonderful world of widgets. Finally, Jeremy and I jump into all things gaming clubs.
Rob’s Box of Widgets:
Here are a bunch of links to widgets we covered in the show:
Koplow Dice - Square edged dice.
Miner Creations - Wound Dials
Delvies Plastics - Laser cut blank acrylic discs
Armada Games - 8” arc of sight ruler
Counter Attack - Pivoting movement trays
Army Painter - Laser Pointer
Litko - Custom Tokens
Fantasy Coin - Metal coins for tokens
Warchest Creations - Unit support stairs
We have a quick one for you tonight! We are joined by Bart Koehler an Ryan Burch to chat about the Kings of War scene in New Jersey.
In this episode Mark is joined by Nathan Arnold, Marc Langworthy, and Vince Rospond to make a BIG announcement, and then dig into the mechanics of the upcoming RPG. What is the big announcement? Well, you will just have to listen to find out!