The Podcast – What you need to know

mm-10-yearsThe Meeples & Miniatures Podcast ran for 12 years, from 2007 – 2019. In that time we produced 283 episodes, all of which can be found on the Meeples & Miniatures page of the website

As you can imagine, over that length of time there have been a number of things that have cropped up which are now running jokes on the show – something which can be confusing for the first time listener.

Here is a quick guide to a few things that you may find helpful:

Neil doesn’t paint anything – For much of his time in the hobby, Neil has always struggled to paint his miniatures, but also doesn’t believe in paying other people to do it. As a result he has a huge mountain of unpainted lead and plastic. However, Neil found his painting mojo again in 2016…

CHARGE! – This refers to what appears to be Neil’s standard battle tactic, but stems from his love of cavalry.

Wobbly shelves – Mike Hobbs tends to buy stuff. His excuse for a while was that ‘it fell off the shelf’ of his local game store – this has lead to any purchase that Mike makes being caused by a ‘wobbly shelf’.

Cake – At the Derby show in 2014, Neil was presented with a birthday cake by podcast listener Mervyn Douglas (despite the fact that it wasn’t his birthday!) He was given another the following year, and took it home – only to discover it had been pre-cut and was meant to be shared (Oops!). At the Hereward 2016 show, Neil was given a third cake, and this was stored ‘in a safe place’ by Mike Whitaker. Neil left the show and forgot the cake, which Mike subsequently took home and ate (to save it going to waste, apparently). Mike W has yet to hear the last of it. This is often referred to as ‘Cakegate’.

Poor Impulse Control – The condition which leads to the buying of games, especially during or immediately after recording a podcast episode.

Dave never buys anything – Dave Luff is not what you call a ‘typical’ gamer: he only buys new models after he has finished his current project, and only then if he really needs it. He maintains that buying too many games only dilutes the available games pool, so it’s best not to buy too much.

The Anti-Luff – Neil’s ‘other mate Dave’ – Dave Hickman – is a recent convert to the hobby, so is possibly under the impression that he has some catching up to do! In the light of this, he has been known to spend the odd £ or two…

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