Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 169 – Horizon Wars

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Welcome to Episode 169 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

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In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs, Mike Whitaker & Dave Luff discuss what they’ve been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and once again cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news.

Our main feature in this show is an interview with Robey Jenkins, author of the new sci-fi battle rules from Osprey Publishing: Horizon Wars. We discuss the origin and design of the rules, and talk in-depth about the rules mechanics and how the game works..

We hope you enjoy the show

Show details:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 16:20 – What we’ve been up to
  • 60:10 – Hobby News
  • 1:58:20 – Robey Jenkins interview
  • 3:42:46 – Outtro

Hobby News



4 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 169 – Horizon Wars

  1. Looking forward to this one. Horizon Wars has been on my watschlist for a while, as a candidate ruleset to field all my 6mm and Battletech scifi stuff once more.

    • I hope you enjoy it, Philip. We’ve got a very active Facebook group for the game – just search for Horizon Wars – where people are sharing their minis, army ideas and questions.

  2. Thoughts on why I wouldn’t do Sharp Practice in 6mm:

    1. SP is about the influence of Big Men on the battle at key moments. I think you’d struggle to imbue 6mm figures with the character of a distinctive larger figure.

    2. I suspect you’d also come across the same problem I do in 20mm scale – sourcing suitably dressed civilians to act as distressed Colonels’ daughters, naive protestant preachers, or beautiful enemy agents.

    I say this as a keen 6mm player for bigger battles by the way.

  3. I tend to agree that it is a character driven game, and while I wouldn’t say that 6mm games are without character, it would seem less distinct. More than any other type of game, it seems to me to be about a handful of beautiful miniatures that drive along the narrative, with other miniatures very much in supporting roles. The main characters are very much “larger than life”, if that isn’t a contradiction in wargaming terms!

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