Episode 41 – The Great MESBG FAQ.....Controversy?
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3d ago
In this episode the guys discuss a Battle Companies tournament they both recently attended. This marked Andrew’s return to the tournament scene after a three year absence. Has it really been that long? Following that they discuss the recent MESBG FAQ. Was it’s small size controversial or it is just indicative of a game that is in a really good place ..read more
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Episode 39 – How to create a Hobby Tournament
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by northoftheshirepodcast
2M ago
Andrew and Don discuss Canadian Shire, the annual hobby tournament run by the North of the Shire crew. They also read several listener emails and answer questions ranging from Sorcerous Blast to favourite models.   We recorded this episode over a month ago, but between major technical issues, a lengthy illness and the holiday season, getting this edited and published was like trying to cross Caradhras in the middle of winter. Thanks everyone for your patience ..read more
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Episode 38 – Wandering Orcs & Assassins
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by northoftheshirepodcast
5M ago
Andrew and Don get together for a chat and a catch-up. Then Don revisits his Angmar Battle Company, Shadow of the North. Add in some listener mail and a little trivia and thats episode 38 ..read more
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Episode 37 – Did Galadriel Lady of Light balance MESBG?
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by northoftheshirepodcast
7M ago
In this episode Andrew and Don discuss the impact of removing Galadriel Lady of Light from many top table armies. What has been the impact of her absence and has it exposed a problem in the game? This episode was largely recorded a month ago and so that’s why I incorrectly refer to it as episode 36 in the intro. Also, we were working through some rust and my nice microphone didn’t get turned on for the first part of the episode ..read more
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Episode 36 – Playing in an MESBG League
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by northoftheshirepodcast
8M ago
Back after a short break, Don and Chris catch up and discuss their time at the End of an Age tournament in the OSBGL. Finally they talk abut playing in an MESBG league – do’s, don’t, advantages and disadvantages. It’s all there ..read more
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Episode 35 – The Shadow of the North
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by northoftheshirepodcast
10M ago
Don is solo in this episode for the first time and presents a new segment for the podcast. If you like Battle Companies, Angmar or Sorcerers, this episode is for you. If not, give it a listen anyway, you may enjoy it ..read more
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Episode 34 - The Troll Hoard
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by northoftheshirepodcast
10M ago
In this episode Garrett and Don discuss many of the resent releases for MESBG and what we’ve all picked up. They also discuss a recent 600 point tournament they attended along with what armies they took. Don answers a listener question about possible Micro-warband, and lastly they discuss the Troll Hoard. We had some audio trouble in this one, but hopefully it’s still enjoyable ..read more
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Episode 33 – Battle Companies Tournament
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by northoftheshirepodcast
11M ago
Garrett and Don discuss their time at a recent Battle Companies tournament. Some unique scoring mechanics, and it’s greater focus on narrative play, make this a very welcome break from the standard MESBG tournament. Garrett also introduces the LOTR collectible Card game. Although no longer in production this was a popular game and sounds like loads of fun ..read more
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Episode 32 – Flotsam and Jetsam
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by northoftheshirepodcast
1y ago
Andrew and Don catch up after a short hiatus.  Don talks about hobby stuff while Andrew postulates on how awesome the new Dragon Emperor is going to be. Garrett then joins Don to recap their time at a recent small tournament. Finally, they discuss some questions from a couple of players from Finland. Some pretty random content to be honest. So you know, Flotsam and Jetsam ..read more
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Episode 31 – FAQ, A New Meta is Born
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by northoftheshirepodcast
1y ago
Andrew and Don discuss highlights of the new FAQ and how they will affect the competitive meta.  Other topics include the 3D printed miniatures and play-testing new army lists and Legendary Legions ..read more
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