Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 135 – Too Fat Lardies: 29 Let’s Go!

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Welcome to episode 135 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

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In this show host Neil Shuck talks to Richard Clarke about the latest offering from Too Fat Lardies: 29, Let’s Go! They also chat about what we can expect to see from TFL in the coming year, and also discuss some aspects of the current state of the historical wargames hobby

We hope you enjoy the show!

5 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 135 – Too Fat Lardies: 29 Let’s Go!

  1. Always good to hear from Mr. Clarke. Sounded great, also.

  2. That was a wonderful show – very much in the vein of VftV.

  3. On the subject of American gaming culture:

    Americans game in game stores. Here in San Diego, California, there are 3 stores within 15 miles of my house that have tables for open gaming. A group of us meet every Friday to play Dreadball and Deadzone. Additionally, I’ll meet friends there around twice a month to play other games – for example, yesterday I played SAGA and Gruntz 15mm. These are regular retail stores that sell board games, Magic the Gathering, and miniatures games, as well as paint and other hobby supplies. But they also have dedicated tables for wargames, board games, Magic, and even tables to come in and paint your minis on. They also host leagues and tournaments. At my local store, Magic the Gathering is huge, as well at X-Wing, 40k and D&D.

    From what I hear from people in other parts of the country, that’s what it’s like in the other major cities, also. In more rural areas and small towns, however, there are often no games stores to play at.

    Then we have the big and small multi-day gaming conventions. GenCon, Adepticon, Historicon, etc. There are smaller ones, too, like KingdonCon here in San Diego – still a 4 day event, but with around 1,000 people instead of the 40,000+ that the big cons attract. When I attend KingdomCon, I play games all day and night for 4 days. I attend demos to try out new games, I teach new people to play the games I like, and compete in tournaments. Last year I got 3rd place in the SAGA tournament.

    Again, areas outside of the bigger cities lose out on local conventions. For these people, the bigger cons might be their only chance to get their game on.

    I’m happy to answer any question about American game culture. I think the differences in game culture between the US and the UK are fascinating.

    • hi David, this is a subject we want to talk about on the show as the difference in how shows work across the world is really interesting.

      I know a few people are thinking about trying a US format show over here in the UK but the problem is would it work? and also when could it be fitted in as the show calender is pretty full across the UK

      still it could be a fun discussion to have

  4. Being a disciple of Bolt Action I have missed out on Chain of Command but if the modern version does come out then I will be looking at it with a view of replacing Force on Force. Shame no Vietnam love for TFL other than CDS.

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