OMG14 - Eye for a Post Apocalyptic Hero

In this episode Giles and Quinton discuss the games they have been playing, the models they have been painting, and the things they have been building. Finally they review three games:

Gaslands: A post-apocalyptic demolition derby, where cars, bikes, trucks and buggies duke it out for that elusive ticket to Mars.

https://gaslands.com/

Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea: A 4X fantasy game of empire building and all-out war.

https://www.gamelyngames.com/heroes-of-land-air-sea/

Eye for an Eye: A real-time gladiatorial miniatures game with a unique theme and even more unique mechanics!

https://www.darwin-games.com.au/

Eye for an Eye Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/572337545/eye-for-an-eye-a-rise-of-the-occulites-game


We hope you enjoy!

Posted on May 2, 2018 .

OMG13 - Why We Game

In this episode Giles and Quinton talk about why we play miniatures games. We discuss the visual aesthetic, the story and theme, the sand box, and the challenge. There are a lot of reasons to love miniatures games, and we've only covered a few.  So why do you love minis games? We'd love to hear your reasons! Comment on the episode post, in our guild on BGG, email us or let us know on twitter!

http://www.inversegenius.com/omgfeed

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/2723

onminisgames@gmail.com

@caradocp

@qnsung

 

Note: Thanks to the technical wizardry of Don and Erik, we have sorted out the problems with the podcast feed and On Minis Games can now be found on iTunes!

 

Song of Blades and Heroes with Splintered Light minis

 Mordheim using Perry Miniatures

Mordheim using Perry Miniatures

 Mordheim using Perry miniatures

Mordheim using Perry miniatures

 Dystopian Wars

Dystopian Wars

 Dystopian Wars

Dystopian Wars

Posted on April 21, 2018 .

OMG12 - On the Table. A Hobby Update

Welcome to episode 12 of On Minis Games. This episode is a Hobby Update. We talk about the games we have been playing recently, including Rising Sun from Cool Mini or Not, 878 Vikings from Academy Games, GKR Heavy Hitters from Weta Workshop and Cryptozoic, and Warhammer 40K from Games Workshop. If you have any feedback, questions or comments, you can reach us at onminisgamespodcast@gmail.com

Posted on February 20, 2018 .

OMG11 - Goals for 2018...

Welcome to Episode 11 of the On Minis Games podcast, in this episode Quinton and Giles discuss their goals for the coming year.

We discuss our goals for On Minis Games in 2018, the painting we hope to achieve, hobby goals and modelling projects, games we want to get back to the table and Quinton explains why he wants to play in some tournaments.

 

The games we discuss this episode include:

  • Heavy Gear Blitz, from Dream Pod 9.
  • Sharp Practice 2, from the Too Fat Lardies.
  • 878 Vikings, from Academy Games.
  • Battlestations 2nd ed, from Gorilla Games.
  • Mythic Battles Pantheon, from Monolith Games.
  • Kings of War, from Mantic Games.
  • Twilight: Chronicles of Anyaral, from Michael Thorp.
  • Infinity, from Corvus Belli.
  • Sword and Spear, from Great Escape Games.
  • Dux Britanniarum, from the Too Fat Lardies.
  • Symbaroum, from Jaringen and Modiphius Entertainment.
  • Mythic Battles Pantheon the RPG, from Monolith Games.
  • Feng Shui 2, from Atlas Games.
  • Heavy Gear RPG, from Dream Pod 9.
  • John Carter of Mars RPG, from Modiphius Entertainment.
  • Flash Gordon RPG, from Pinnacle Entertainment.
  • Kings of War Vanguard, from Mantic Games.
  • Perry Miniatures.
  • Fireforge Miniatures.
  • Rising Sun, from Cool Mini or Not.
  • GKR: Heavy Hitters, from Weta Workshop and Cryptozoic.
  • Lords of Hellas, from Asmodee.
  • 1066: Tears to Many Mothers, from Hall or Nothing Productions.
  • Wurm, from Editions icare.
  • Paladin: Warriors of Charlemagne, from Nocturnal Media.
  • Western: The RPG, from Askfageln.
  • Joan of Arc, from Mythic Games.

Trebuchet, from Gripping Beast!

Symbaroum

GKR: Heavy Hitters

Posted on February 8, 2018 .

OMG10 - Reflections - 2017

Wow, it has been six months since our last episode! We are very sorry for the delay, and are aiming to do much better in the coming year.

 

This episode we delve into the murky space of where we've been this last 6 months, what we've been playing, painting, putting together and enjoying...

 

We look at:

Infinity: the miniatures game

World of Twilight: Chronicles of Anyaral

Mythic Battles

 

Roleplaying with Symbaroum.

 

Board gaming with Rex, X-Com, Steampunk Rally, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Terraforming Mars and Combat Infantry.

 

And lastly, hobby related doings with Battle Kiwi, Antenocitis Workshop, MicroArts Studios, Jolly Roger Painting Studios, Knights of Dice,  Gripping Beast, Perry Miniatures, Fireforge Games and Modiphius Entertainment.

 

Links:

 

https://infinitythegame.com/index.php

http://www.worldoftwilight.com/

http://us.mythicgames.net/

https://www.battlekiwi.com/

https://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/

https://microartstudio.com/

http://studiojollyroger.com/

http://knightsofdice.com

https://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/

https://www.perry-miniatures.com/

http://www.fireforge-games.com/

https://www.modiphius.com/

 

 

Posted on January 18, 2018 .

OMG 9 - How Many???

Welcome to episode 9 of the On Minis Games podcast! It all started with an innocent question… How many armies DO you have?

This episode we talk through our collections, the games and miniature lines we discuss are: Dropfleet Commander, Dropzone Commander and Hawk Wargames. Dux Britanniarum, Sharp Practice, Too Fat Lardies, Perry Miniatures and Pendraken Miniatures. Dystopian Legions, Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada, Halo Fleet Battles, Planetfall and Spartan Games. Flames of War and Battlefront. Heavy Gear and Dream Pod 9. Infinity and Corvus Belli. Kings of War, Mantic Games, Perry Miniatures, Fireforge, and Scribor. Mordheim, Necromunda, Games Workshop, Perry Miniatures, Victoria Miniatures, and Frostgrave. Pig Ticker and Eureka Miniatures. Silent Death and Iron Crown Enterprises. Song of Blades and Heroes, Ganesha Games and Splintered Light Miniatures. Sword and Spear, Great Escape Games and Forged in Battle miniatures. De Belli Antiquitatus. Aaaaannnnddd lastly: Warmahordes and Privateer Press.

After this run through we quickly chat about what forces we can field painted, what we want to paint, any miniatures we have on order, and the games on the top of our list to get back to the table! Phew…

Posted on July 13, 2017 .

OMG 8 - It's Ridiculous! A Hobby Update...

In this episode of On Minis Games Giles and Quinton run through a hobby update. We talk about the games we've been playing recently, including Dropfleet Commander, Dropzone Commander and Kings of War. We also discuss X-Wing the miniatures game, Dystopian Wars, and the 8th Edition of Warhammer 40K.

Lastly, we round off the episode by talking about the Kickstarters we have been looking at (and too often backing) of late, including: 878 Vikings: Invasions of England; Heroes and Land, Sea and Air; Blood and Plunder; Heavy Gear Blitz; Lords of Hellas; Blood and Dust; 1066: Tears of Many Mothers; Western: the Role Playing Game; and Game Tek, the book!

As always, we hope you enjoy!

 

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

OMG 7 - 2017 Dystopian Wars Tournament

In this episode of On Minis Games Giles and Quinton talk about the recent Dystopian Wars Tournament they ran locally.

We kick off with a quick hobby update, talking painting for Dystopian Wars, Sword and Spear miniatures and Kings of War.

We then dive into the subject of our 2017 Annual Dystopian War Tournament, held just a few days prior to recording. Over the course of the episode we discuss the hows and whys of the structure of the tournament, the victory conditions (including warscore.net) and how players scored and were ranked, we relate some anecdotes and look forward to 2018.

 

As always, our RSS feed can be found here: http://www.inversegenius.com/omgfeed/?format=rss

 The Russian Coalition

The Russian Coalition

 The Chinese Federation

The Chinese Federation

 The Covenant of Antarctica (2nd place winners)

The Covenant of Antarctica (2nd place winners)

 The Empire of the Blazing Sun

The Empire of the Blazing Sun

 The Kingdom of Britannia

The Kingdom of Britannia

 The Indian Raj

The Indian Raj

 The Covenant of Antarctica (3rd place winners, and Best Sport)

The Covenant of Antarctica (3rd place winners, and Best Sport)

 The Black Wolf (Quinton's Fleet, and 1st place winners)

The Black Wolf (Quinton's Fleet, and 1st place winners)

 The Republique of France (Best Painted)

The Republique of France (Best Painted)

 The Royal Australians (Giles' Fleet)

The Royal Australians (Giles' Fleet)

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

OMG 6 - Hobby Update and News...

Welcome to episode 6 of the On Minis Game Podcast!

 

In this episode we talk about playing Sharp Practice and Burrows and Badgers, as well as putting together some terrain from 4Ground and Spartan Scenics. We also discuss the steampunk game Dystopian Wars, the science fiction skirmish game Infinity, ancients mass battle system Sword and Spear, and post-apocalyptic skirmish game This is Not a Test.

In addition to looking at what we have been playing, doing and looking to play, we talk about new and upcoming Kickstarters: Weta Workshop’s Heavy Hitters GKR, Atlantis Miniatures, Dystopian Wars, Compass Games Command and Colours Tricorne, and Star Eagles from Ganesha. In amongst our general rambling, there is also some discussion on the new release of Shadow Wars: Armageddon and ShadowSpire from Games Workshop, Travel Battle from Perry Miniatures and some good old nostalgia about Full Thrust…

Burrows and Badgers...

Doughty British, facing the Prussians in Sharp Practice...

Spartan Scenics sci-fi terrain, on the table...

Posted on April 19, 2017 .

OMG 5 - Sharp Practice!

In this episode Giles and Quinton review Sharp Practice, as well as talk about Perry Miniatures and Back 2 Base-ix. Sharp Practice is a black powder era miniatures game published by Too Fat Lardies. Perry Miniatures produce a wide-range of historical miniatures to suit the black powder era (and many others beside). Back-2-Base-ix produce a range of basing solutions, as well as paint racks and other wargame accessories.

https://toofatlardies.co.uk/

https://www.perry-miniatures.com/

http://www.back2base-ix.com/

Prussian Line, loaded and presented, fire on the enemy...

The British flank has collapsed, the end is near...

Getting ready to face off...

Giles' Perry Miniatures British force Cannon, metal skirmishers, plastic line, officers and rifles, and metal cavalry.

The Back-2-Base-ix mag-flex movement trays and bases

Posted on March 25, 2017 .

OMG 4 - Getting Back to the Table! Hobby Update

In this Hobby Update Giles and Quinton discuss the games they were playing in the latter half of 2016, and through to today. They talk about Mordheim, Heavy Gear Blitz, Faustus Furius, Battlelore, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past and Necromunda.

They also talk about some of the terrain they have been putting together, from 4Ground and Spartan Scenics. As well as Kickstarters backed: Mythic Battles: Pantheon, Siege of the Citadel, and Dystopian Wars.

They also cover some thoughts on running campaigns at a club, opine on 'what you see is what you get' and talk about some fantastic miniature companies such as Perry Miniatures, Fireforge, Anvil Industries, and Victoria Miniatures.

Posted on March 19, 2017 .

OMG 3 - Easy Does It! Hobby Update

Episode 3 of On Minis Games is a Hobby Update. Quinton and Giles talk about the games they have been playing, as well as what they've been painting, building and buying. Topics covered include: Infinity the miniatures game, Slow Grow Campaigns, Dux Britanniarum, and making scenery.

Giles' Yu Jing force for Infinity...

Some of Quinton's Combined force for Infinity...

They call me Doctor Worm...

Dux Britanniarum. Giles' Saxons are attempting a cattle raid... badly!

Some Dark Age fencing...

Posted on February 24, 2017 .