Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 50

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Join me as I celebrate the 50th show of Meeples & Miniatures – the podcast about Miniature Wargames & Strategy Boardgames – with a packed programme of gaming goodness!

I revisit World War I, with another look at WW1 minis in 28mm that you may have missed (I know I did!) and I also review Stout Hearts & Iron Troopers, the new scenario pack from Too Fat Lardies.

My in-depth review this month is of the new Napoleonic wargame Waterloo, designed by Martin Wallace

There is also a large number of reviews in the show, including products from Wargames Illustrated, HLBS Co, Knuckleduster, Spartan Games and Gripping Beast.

Download the show and join in the fun!

00:00   Intro & Podcast News

11:25    Overview – 28mm World War 1 miniatures

17:25    Review – Triumphant Standards & Stout Hearts & Iron Troopers

30:05   Review – Woodbine Design Company Sci-Fi Marines

40:10    Review – Wargames Illustrated

49:40   In-depth Review – Waterloo, by Martin Wallace

89:25   Review – Spartan Games 40mm Greeks

101:20  Review – Knuckleduster Miniatures Old West Range

107:40  Review – HLBS Ultramodern Range new releases

117:55  Closing Comments

10 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 50

  1. Neil,

    Congratulations on reaching the official 50th episode – no idea how you manage to find the time and energy here’s hoping you keep on finding it!

    Looking forward to the next 50!


  2. rgregory1 // June 2, 2009 at 12:21 // Reply

    Don’t buy anything for converting your video, try mediacoder. An open source converter for any type of media. If that doesn’t work let me know, I’ll find you another. There’s all kinds of open source stuff this.

  3. Paul Caspall // June 2, 2009 at 16:52 // Reply

    Congrats on the 50th episode Neil. May there be many more.


  4. Neil,

    I watch all your shows on my ipod.

    There is a blindingly simple method for converting to mp4, as long as you have the Firefox browser. Add the free EasyYouTube Video Downloader extension to Firefox :-

    This puts a ‘Download as mp4’ button on every YuoTube page you see. Very quick and totally hassle free 🙂

  5. hi Neil

    another brilliant podcast well done for hitting the big 5 0

    I was interested in your comments on figure costs and maybe this could be extended slightly in a future podcast, have you thought about interviewing some manufactures and asking them about this subject? the reason I ask is I am friends with a some of the manufacturers around in the UK so I know a little about the costs involved but it may make an interesting discussion for the general community.

    also do people just judge figures on cost or does quality play a part as well?



  6. Well done, Neil, another great episode. Your honest, in-depth reviews are a great help to wargamers.

    50 shows! Good grief. We should all put our hands together and applaud such an extraordinary achievement, especially since you are doing this simply out of your sheer enthusiasm for the hobby.

    It’s been a real pleasure contributing to this show from time to time and I’m delighted to be working alongside you on the View from the Veranda podcast.

    Well done — and here’s to the next 50!

  7. Congratulations on 50 episodes!

  8. basilhare // June 8, 2009 at 02:48 // Reply

    Awesome Podcast! Congrats on your 50th. I just came across your fine site and look forward to many hours of listening while I paint figures! Thanks for your service and dedication to the hobby.

  9. I just wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone for all their kind words and congratulations.

    As I said in the show, when I started I really didn’t think that the podcast would still be going, or proving as popular as it is.

    Your support is hugely appreciated.

    Thanks again…


  10. Neal,

    I finally got a chance to listen to Episode 50, on my drive to work. When the Abba song came on, I laughed so hard I almost drove off the highway!

    As always a great show – and the way you insert humor into it always makes me smile. Thanks!


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