Podcast History

Meeples & Minatures is a podcast about all aspects of Miniature Wargaming and Strategy Boardgames. The first episode was produced in January 2007, which makes it one of the longest running wargaming podcasts currently available.

Although the production schedule has varied over the years, the show is was produced roughly every two weeks until November 2016, it has now switched to a weekly format. It discusses all aspects of Miniature Wargaming and Strategy Boardgames – concentrating on historical wargaming and the ‘smaller’ titles in fantasy and sci-fi, so you will find very little about Warhammer, W40K, Warmachine/Hordes or Flames of War on this podcast. Some boardgames are also discussed, with the emphasis being on those that involve either miniatures, or some form of conflict.

Up until January 2009, the show had been a solo podcast, hosted by Neil Shuck (aka Earthquake on many online forums). However, from the start of 2009, several guest presenters have joined Neil on a more regular basis, and the show now boasts 3 co-hosts in the shape of Mike Hobbs (who joined in 2012), Mike Whitaker (who joined in 2013), and Dave Luff (who finally became a regular co-host in 2016, after appearing on the show on a number of occasions)

Previous co-hosts have included Rich Jones (who appeared on a regular basis for a couple of years)Jere Koskela, and Steve Archibald.

In addition, a regular guest slot with Henry Hyde – the editor of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames magazine – became so popular that is spawned into a podcast of it’s own – View from the Veranda.

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