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Madaxeman.com's Wargames Podcast, moving Wargamings most ambitiously promoted website into the 21st century

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Madaxeman.com's Wargames Podcast, moving Wargamings most ambitiously promoted website into the 21st century

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English


Episodes

Oh My Aachen Nuts!

5/12/2022
A decidedly Carry On-flavoured episode title hides within it a pun-tastic "five-handed" episode this month/week, as we take you on a road trip the like of which has not been seen since the Blues Brothers set off for Chicago with half a tank of gas, two packets of cigarettes and their still-iconic-now Ray-Ban sunglasses all those years ago. Our journey however thankfully avoids Dave and I duetting with Aretha Franklin and instead takes us through two world wars, a lot of stained glass,...

Duration:01:36:55

The North Macedonia All Stars

3/31/2022
In this March & April episode the full suite of seven engage in an unexpected discussion comparing Warlord and GW's "Contrast"/ "Speed" paints that occasionally veers into actual proper wargaming podcast territory at times. Keeping with this unusual approach there is also a bit of a chat about 3D printing and the gentle wave of retirements washing across the traditional manufacturers and retailers in the historical space, and what that may mean for the hobby in the short and medium...

Duration:01:36:40

Badly Scripted Beer

3/7/2022
The Ides of March are upon us, and so it must be time for Episode 5 of Series 2 of the Madaxeman Podcast. This week a 6-handed episode sees extensive coverage of the Painting Challenge, discussion of competitions, restaurants and public houses of all flavours and dimensions in the pseudo-industrial brewing town of Burton Upon Trent, forward-planning of a kind rarely seen outside of a gold spray tan booth online booking system, an almost-ISITYAA discussion of Why DBA is the best ruleset ever...

Duration:01:41:30

Alicante Ahoy!

1/30/2022
Another year, another brand new experiment as we unleash a multi-session podcast recorded "in the studio" in the UK (aka on Zoom), "in the field" abroad (aka in a bar in Spain), and "in the 1980's" (aka in a coffee shop back in London with overly loud music playing in the background) in which some of the regular crew initially preview, then discuss half way through, and finally review the recent L'Art de la Guerre competition held in Alicante in Spain in January 2022. We are also joined by...

Duration:01:22:24

Christmas for Badgers

12/13/2021
In what is likely to become this year's Christmas episode by dint of us almost certainly failing to find time to record another one in the next few weeks, the full Madaxeman podcast crew reconvene online to witter aimlessly about what they have been up to since the last podcast (which could be a description for almost any podcast on any subject come to think of it..) As well as the usual painting chat, we unpick the piratey bones from the recent Brixham Devonian Classic ADLG competition,...

Duration:01:35:49

Oim Spartacus!

10/31/2021
After every hiatus comes a podcast, and this week is no different as the full Madaxeman podcast team return somewhat grudgingly from an extended break of actually playing games, going outside and doing proper things in the real world - or in Tamsin's case, making one helluva lot of trees and shaving a few towels in the process - and step up out of their basements, dust off their parchment rulesets and head to their microphones to share their lack of wargames wisdom... The end result is a...

Duration:01:17:12

ADLGv4 List Building : The BHGS Teams 2021 - the top 6 lists

10/16/2021
Another tentative step back towards recording and publishing a regular podcast this autumn sees the usual list review team of me, Dave and Richard pore over the 6 lists used by the members of the top 2 placed teams from the recent BHGS Teams L'Art de la Guerre event held in London in September 2021. The event was themed into 3 separate pools : Biblical, armies with Steppe terrain, and Sub Zero (pre 0AD) and so we have a very eclectic group of lists to share and discuss in this podcast:...

Duration:01:14:47

ISITYAA tackles The Problem With Paint (Summer - ahem - 2021 Bonus Episode #2)

10/7/2021
After much promise and very little delivery, another lazily rehashed cut-and-paste job recycles an old episode of I'm Sorry I Think You're An Arse and plops it out into the audio-ether for your delight and tangible disappointment. This segment was originally published at the start of 2021, probably when we were all working under some sort of lockdown scenario, and addresses head-on the vexed issue of whether modern gaming and modelling paint ranges have just gone too goddam far, and instead...

Duration:01:56:01

ISITYAA tackles The Greying of the Hobby (Summer 2021 Bonus Episode #1)

8/6/2021
As threatened, The Madaxeman Podcast returns to punctuate your summer with a lazily cobbled together series of repeats of our barely tongue in cheek I'm Sorry I Think You're an Arse feature. This 30 minute snippet of Madaxeman Podcast is an ideal way to brighten your already sunny day (between showers), and this time around features an ISITYAA from way back in March of this year in which Adam takes on the vexed subject of why anyone who comes out with the hoary old line of "The Hobby is...

Duration:01:38:12

Episode 84 - With a Sharpened Spoon

7/19/2021
This week the 84th episode of the Madaxeman Podcast marks a firebreak in the cavalcade of nonsense as we finally decide to take a bit of a break until the Autuumn Lockdown season hoves into view again - possibly in a couple of weeks at the current rate. In this week's episode we push the boundaries of the wargaming/tropical arboriculture sub-genre to the max with an other extended session of In The Jungle with Tamsin, a smidgeon of painting gets done, the relative merits of the two key...

Duration:06:40:06

ADLG v4 List Building - Lists from The 3T's Event in York, June 2021

7/6/2021
In this Madaxeman Army List Podcast the regular team run the rule over 5 lists all of which featured at the recent 3T's ADLG v4 event held in York in June 2021. The lists covered are Thracian and Late Roman, together with the top 3 placed lists, Bosporan, Parthian and Nobades. This podcast is also available in video format on the Madaxeman YouTube Channel, and a series of 5 battle reports featuring the Thracians is online on Madaxeman.com All of the lists are also on the ADLG Wiki

Duration:03:10:50

Episode 82 - The Rhubarb Triangle

6/24/2021
This week the painting hiatus starts to break for some of us as work and weather and actual opponents battle for supremacy on desktops and dice bags right across the country. That means a bit of black dot madness creeps in, football strips as heraldry get debated, there is a lengthy diversion into how many bananas can you fit in a 2-foot square terrain tile, Dixons 15mm Marlburians get a quick review, Mirliton's 15mm Communist Italians are sprayed and glued together, and the logic of...

Duration:04:58:11

Episode 81 - Put it through a blender, with a dash of water

6/12/2021
In this week's swelteringly hot podcast the regular team of seven perspire their way through a zoom call in a brief interlude from actually playing games in the real world against real (fully vaccinated) people to bring you what may well be one of the most podcast-like podcasts we've ever actually done. Part of the reason for that burst of unexpected normality is due to an unplanned but intriguing discussion about when and how we all outed ourselves as wargamers to our colleagues at...

Duration:01:35:03

The Aroma Will Fade Over Time

5/28/2021
After a fortnight in which we received some disturbingly positive comments from many of wargamings Twitterati, the usual gang of 7 return with a tentative foray into the actual real world as lockdown eases sufficiently to allow CLWC to reopen again and all of us to attempt social engagement in a proper face to face environment. In a limited palette of painting this week Tamsin goes totally herbal in the hillsides, Dave chunters on about the Franks for the 600th week in a row, Simon finally...

Duration:01:07:02

Episode 79 - It's Here!

5/14/2021
In this week's epic episode we zoom in from the inky depths of Galaxy A41 to share with an already deeply v4-satiated world our initial incoherent thoughts on the list of changes for ADLGv4, adding almost nothing in the process to the tidal wave of excitement and analytical discussion already sweeping through social media like a somewhat garlic-infused tsunami of love and gratitude for El Kreator's latest issue. There is also a little bit of chat about painting, a diversion into why buying...

Duration:06:27:47

ADLG List Building - The Taifa Kingdoms

5/4/2021
The first ever v4 Army List Podcast hits the airwaves with a paella-infused deep dive into one of the brand new lists from V4 of the recently released rulebook, the Taifa ("Scouse") Kingdoms. These Arab-led, Christian-featuring armies of pre-reconquista Spain bring a whole load of new options to the ADLG tabletop, with both existing and brand new troop types to conjure with - and, of course, the classic Strategist El Cid. We were lucky enough to be granted a pre-release view of this list,...

Duration:03:44:15

Episode 77 - Waiting for the wee donkey

4/30/2021
After deciding that 2 hours of Jo Davidson-eque repetition of "no comment" wouldn't really work as a podcast, the usual gang of seven get down to some serious business this week with a range of topics, scales and periods all covered. Things kick off with a Victrix Hanomag House of Horror, segwaying neatly into Stug Life to keep the tiny WW2 theme alive. The exciting side of Swiss colours get discussed (erm.. red and white?) just before we venture into the murky undergrowth of "is that your...

Duration:05:47:07

Episode 76 - Other Facial Hairstyles Are Available

4/16/2021
In this weeks veritable post-lockdown-lite smorgasbord of conversation we are delighted to offer you a range of topics as diverse as a first look at undercoated Victrix 12mm German infantry, 28mm medieval transfers as a rival to Bitcoin, The Tale of the Heinkel Knights and that Whole Snow Nazi Thing, Khurasan stock levels, ADLG v4, 50cal Roman bolt shooters, decal choice for bazookas in cold and warm climates, the use of gold spray paint to don General Custer fancy dress, the best Vallejo...

Duration:05:38:48

Episode 75 - Runners Funk

4/2/2021
In this epic pre-bank-holiday episode the gang is reduced to just 6 as the triple-headed wargamer-unfriendly spectres of gainful employment, exercise and fresh air consumes one of our regular team members at least temporarily. Even so we manage to ramble on close to the 2 hour mark with an episode that features yet more analysis of 6mm ACW hat bandings, octagonal basing for paratroopers, hoplite madness, ship construction, glue debates, and in which we again all ask ourselves "Museum's...

Duration:05:57:30

ADLG List Building : The Meso-American Special

3/28/2021
In this week's L'Art de la Guerre Army Building podcast I'm again joined by regulars Dave & Richard as we venture into the little-visited back of the book to take a gander at the Meso-American armies in an effort to see if we can pick some nuggets of golden Aztec goodness out of these rarely-seen army lists. As usual we conjure up a variety of quite different lists, all of which manage to extract very different and intriguing play styles and approaches from what initially seemed the slim...

Duration:01:37:54