Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 168 – Bad Squiddo Games: Women of the Red Army

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Welcome to Episode 168 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

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In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker discuss what they’ve been doing (Hobby-wise) for the past month, and are joined by sometime-host Dave Luff as they cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news and delve into the mailbag.

Our main features in this show is an interview with Annie Norman of Bad Squiddo Games. We talk about the inspiration behind her new range of miniatures “Women of the Red Army“, and generally catch-up with what has been happening since we last spoke.

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 06:42 – What we’ve been up to
  • 38:34 – Hobby News
  • 1:20:57 – Annie Norman / Bad Squiddo Games interview
  • 2:55:57 – Mailbag
  • 3:35:55 – Outtro

Hobby News

Show Notes

Custom Card Decks – Artscow

Book recomendations from Annie

“Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War”, Roger Markwick and Euridice Charon Cardona
“Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front”, Anna Krylova

DVD recommendation

“Battle for Sevastopol” DVD, about top sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Russian with subtitles. Lots of explosions!


5 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 168 – Bad Squiddo Games: Women of the Red Army

  1. So where do I sign up as a registered anomaly for being 23 and having a TMP account that hasn’t been as active in the last few years? Good show, always love hearing Annie’s take on things in the hobby.

  2. More than worth a relistening to! I had forgotten I posed a question about IP or what I was thinking when I did so. I was surprised that the hosts first thoughts ran to fantasy. For me, I would suggest that IP might be less about the rules than being able to replicate close likenesses to your favourite characters. I wonder how you would translate “The Man In The High Castle” into a game? I have always loved that book although I have only seen the first episode of he series. The expanse sounds interesting too.

    If I had the opportunity I would love to see a good range of 15mm ERB Barsoomian models.

    I am also keen on the Spy Fi genre, and while there are figures out there, how much old I love to see an 007 range. I put on a Bond style skiing game at Salute last year. Having said that, I am very reluctant to paint 25/28mm figures (hence my comment on Barsoom), notwithstanding what I have said about wanting the characters more than another system. An 007 system might be useful because it isn’t strictly a wargamers (apart from the set piece Marines vs. Villains battles prevalent for a while in the series). I must look into Killer B’s rules, although I am sure Pulp Alley and 7 TV work admirably.

    I do wonder what damage the great IP hunt might be doing to innovation n the hobby, as well as its long term viability. How many licenses are no longer supported?

    Thanks for another good show.

  3. Richard Humm // April 15, 2016 at 22:25 // Reply

    Marcus – for 18 mm Barsoomian figures, have you seen the Giant Tribal Martians and Imperial Martians in the Black Hat Miniatures Martian Empires range?

    Eureka were planning a Michael Moorcock Hawkmoon range in 28 mm and had samples on sale at Salute a couple of years ago. I haven’t heard any more since then – I may ask if I can get near their stand at Salute tomorrow.

    • We’ve been chatting to Eureka – The Hawkmoon range is definitely on its way.

    • Thanks Richard. I have seen both Black Hat and Peter Pig ranges. Neither really give me the range of characters I would want for a narrative/skirmish game. I am loath to go down the 28mm route as I find them a bit of a chore to paint. I would also like to make some decent sized airboats in 15mm (say 30-40cm). In 28mm they would have to be substantially bigger.

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