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Dec 5, 2016
Episode 13

Lucky Episode 13! For this episode, Greg and Andy tackle the concept of boarding in naval games, and then do their second Naval Gaming Year in Review. Later, Andy chimes in with some lessons from Pearl Harbor that are applicable to naval gaming, and then Greg and Andy round out the episode with a discussion of the DW Kickstarter!

Naval Boarding: 29 Min

Year In Reveiw: 1 hr 13 Min

Ruckdog’€™s Report: 2 Hr 14 Min

DW Kickstarter Discussion: 2 Hr 23 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Poseidon's Warriors

Dystopian Wars Kickstarter

Sails of Glory

Dropfleet Commander

Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions, by Alan Zimm

 

Nov 9, 2016
Episode 12

Episode 12 is live! Greg and Andy round out their first year of podcasting with an interview of Ken, the Yarkshire Gamer, about his massive Project Jutland. Later, they review Sails of Glory from Ares games, and then finish off with a brief discussion of Dropfleet Commander, the new hotness from Hawk Wargames!

Yarkshire Gamer Interview: 30 Min

Sails of Glory Reveiw: 1 hr 36 Min

Ruckdog’€™s Report: 2 Hr 23 Min

Dropfleet Commander Discussion: 2 Hr 31 Min

 

==Links Discussed in Show==

 

 

Yarkshire Gamer's Blog

Sails of Glory

Dropfleet Commander

D6 Generation

Oct 1, 2016
Episode 11

This month, Greg and Andy welcome William and Micheal back to the show to recap how the Firestorm Armada events went at the Nova Open. Later, Greg and Andy discuss Firestorm Armada Task Force and Dystopian Wars Fleet Action, the two new "fast play" games from Spartan Games!

NOVA Open Recap: 40 Min

FSA TF and DW FA Discussion: 1 Hr 18 Min

Ruckdog’€™s Report: 2 Hr 27 Min

 

==Links Discussed in Show==

NOVA Open

The Ops Center

Spartan Games

PoweredPlay Gaming

 
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Sep 5, 2016
Episode 10

Star Trek turns 50 years old this month! In celebration, Greg and Andy discuss combat in the Star Trek universe, as seen in the various TV series and movies. Later on, they do a full review of Star Trek Attack Wing. And finally, Greg and Andy discuss their experiences at recent conventions they attended!

Star Trek Combat: 58 Min

Landlubber’s Musings: 1 Hr 57 Min

Star Trek Attack Wing Review: 2 Hr 2 Min

Ruckdog’€™s Report: 2 Hr 59 Min

Gencon and Tacticon Experiences:3 Hr 9 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Star Trek Attack Wing

 

Jul 31, 2016
Episode 9

In Episode 9, Greg and Andy go after a topic both of them have been looking forward to for quite a while: naval videogames! Later, they do an in-depth review of Fantasy Flight's Star Wars Armada miniatures game. Finally, Greg asks Andy a few questions about his impending trip to Gencon!

Naval Videogames: 52 Min

Landlubber’s Musings: 2 Hr 10 Min

Star Wars Armada Review: 2 Hr 17 Min

Ruckdog’€™s Report: 3 Hr 29 Min

Andy's Pre-Gencon Thoughts:3 Hr 35 Min 

==Links Discussed in Show==

World of Warships

Eve Online

Silent Service

Sins of a Solar Empire

Galactic Civ III

Civilization

Star Wars Armada

Gencon

 

Jul 4, 2016
Episode 8

In Episode 8, Greg and Andy tackle the subject of naval boardgames. These are games that either focus on naval combat exclusively, or have naval combat as one of their key components. Later, they take a look at space carriers, examining the origins of the idea and how the concept of carrier operations is integrated into some of our favorite space naval games!

Naval Boardgames: 47 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 30 Min

Space Carriers: 1 Hr 39 Min

Ruckdog'€™s Report: 3 Hr 0 Min

 

==Links Discussed in Show==

Axis & Allies

Star Trek Fleet Captains

Battleship Galaxies

Leviathans

They Come Unseen

Breaking the Chains

Chris Weuve Interview on Space Carriers

May 30, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 7

In Episode 7, it's MBS...IN SPAAACE! Greg and Andy are joined by Josh and Phil from the Firebase Delta podcast to discuss Firestorm Armada, the awesome space naval combat game by Spartan Games. The first segment is a roundtable discussion on all things Firestorm, while the second segment is a full review of the game. In Landlubber's Musings, Greg discusses space combat as described in several sci-fi book series. For his segment, Andy discusses the Battle of Jutland. He then interviews Seth, who had the privilege to participate in a Jutland commemorative game at the US Naval War College.

Firestorm Armada Roundtable: 17 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 24 Min

Firestorm Armada Review: 1 Hr 33 Min

Ruckdog'€™s Report: 2 Hr 27 Min

Jutland Interview with Seth:2 Hr 33 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Firebase Delta Podcast

The WayGate Blog

Firestorm Armada Official Website

Naval War College Jutland Game Report

 

May 3, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 6

For Episode 6, Greg and Andy have Mike and Bill on to discuss all the awesome Firestorm Armada events they are organizing for the 2016 NOVA Open. Later, Greg and Andy do their first review of a Class C game, Axis and Allies War at Sea.

NOVA Open Firestorm Armada Interview 27 Min

Landlubber’s Musings: 1 Hr 12 Min

Axis & Allies War At Sea Review: 1 Hr 20 Min

Ruckdog’s Report: 2 Hr 15 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

NOVA Open

Ops Center Blog

Axis &Allies Forumini

2016 MBS Painting Contest Winners

 

Apr 12, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 5

For Episode 5, Greg and Andy talk about all things Adepticon! They start off discussing the organized play events they participated in, and then move on to the pick up games and all the awesome sights and sounds of the biggest event in miniatures gaming.

==Quick Reference==

Adepticon Organized Events: 36 Min

Landlubber’s Musings: 1 Hr 16 Min

Adepticon Games of Opportunity : 1 Hr 22 Min

Ruckdog’s Report: 1 Hr 55 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

2016 MBS Painting Contest Entry Forum

Topside Minis

Adepticon

Majestic 12 Games

Battlefleet Gothic Armada

Battlefleet Gothic Leviathans

Mar 1, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 4

For Episode 4, Greg and Andy do their first ever interview, with John C. and John G! These two fine gentlemen are responsible for a company called Topside Minis (you may have heard of them!). In the second half of the show, they do their second game review, on Halo Fleet Battles from Spartan Games.

==Quick Reference==

TSM Interview: 26 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 1 Min

Halo Fleet Battles Review: 1 Hr 5 Min

Ruckdog's Report: 2 Hr 18 Min

Adepticon Preview: 2 Hr 23 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

2016 MBS Painting Contest Entry Forum

Topside Minis

Halo Fleet Battles

Adepticon

 

Feb 1, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 3

For Episode 3, Greg and Andy take another look at the Naval Miniature Game market and talk about Class "C" games. In the second half of the show, they discuss aircraft carrier operations and how they are represented on the tabletop!

==Quick Reference==

Class C Game Overview: 18 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 6 Min

Carrier Operations: 1 Hr 10 Min

Ruckdog's Report: 1 Hr 55 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

2016 MBS Painting Contest Entry Forum

Modcube

Specialist Games Forums

Axis & Allies Forumini

Grand Fleets

Dystopian Wars

 

Jan 11, 2016
MBS Podcast Episode 2

For Episode 2, Greg and Andy take another look at the Naval Miniature Game market and talk about Class "B" games. After that, it's the first MBS Podcast Game Review! Greg and Andy take a look at Dystopian Wars from Spartan Games.

==Quick Reference==

Class B Game Overview: 26 Min

Landlubber's Musings: 1 Hr 18 Min

Dystopian Wars Review: 1 Hr 22 Min

Ruckdog's Report: 2 Hrs 18 Min

2016 Gaming Resolutions: 2 Hrs 24 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Modcube

A Call to Arms Starfleet

War Rocket

Star Navy 5150

Deep Wars

Grand Fleets

Star Blazers Fleet Battle System

Dystopian Wars

 

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