Duncan, Eddie and Lee return with another episode of Shoot and Scoot to talk about what they have been up to in “Faces, Bases Something and Something”, work out Team Yankee starter forces for £100 in “You and Whose Army?” and answer your questions in “An Officer Answers”.
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Faces, Bases, Something, Something
00:02:35 – Lee has returned to his Gulf War era British including having to sculpt up some questionably stowed Milan spare rounds and extra bins on the Scimitars.
00:04:30 – Duncan is still ploughing his way through a pile of Matryrs for the Iranian Revolutionary cause, with Basij, Mech Infantry and M60s. We also talk storage options and Lee’s need for over gunned Magach 6s.
00:14:50 – Eddie has been continuing the Middle East theme with Israelis and Iraqis, including a massive Gecko building spree. LotR and Bloodbowl also feature.
00:18:15 – We talk about the new Battlefront hobby accessories including the new art book and figure cases in funky DPM.
You and Whose Army?
00:20:45 – We lay out the rules for this session. 75pts of Team Yankee with a £100 budget.
00:22:00 – Duncan leads us off with an Oil War list.
00:28:35 – Lee rides to the rescue with his list.
00:35:50 – Eddie goes the cheapest yet, so long as you don’t try and use the last point…
An Officer Answers
00:42:45 – Ben Davy asks “You are driving through the forest, it’s a warm summers day and your air con isn’t working. You mop your brow as sweat starts to drip into your eyes. Something jumps out in front of your car, you serve just in time to avoid hitting this mysterious object. As your car comes to a halt you focus in on what it was, you start to recognise it. It’s Phil Yates, he runs over to you looking desperate.
“Help me, people keep tagging me in Facebook rules questions and I’m at breaking point! I need a year off, can you take over as head writer? But here’s the catch, you can’t block anyone on Facebook and must answer all the ‘ask phil’ questions that come your way no matter what time of day it is.”
So do take him up on it and give him a year off?”
00:45:30 – Ian asked “I’m someone who chose to do Team Yankee in 6mm to get past some of the bunching issues and crazy long ranges that exist. However, I still do Flames of war in 15mm. My question is which do you think I should go with for Fate of a Nation/Nam/Checkpoint Charlie?
On the one hand , I’m concerned about ranges and bunching with the larger tanks as I was with Team Yankee. On the other, 15mm centurions are calling to me…
Thanks for any help you can give, I really enjoy the podcast and blog!”
00:52:00 – Ben, apparently getting paid by the word, asks “Let me set the scene…
You are sat at your painting table the night before a tournament, you are on your 9th coffee and your hands are starting to shake. You look at the window to see sheets of rain and you start to question your army choice for the tournament that starts in a matter of hours. While deep in thought, you finish the 9th coffee and like magic there is a flash of lightning that hits your home, in an instant you are transported to a different place.
You struggle to see, your eyes are blurry, as your sight return you realise you’re wearing a uniform. Before you can fully comprehend what’s happened you are thrown to the ground as an artillery strike lands dangerously close to you. To your surprise it’s the middle of a battle, you run for cover, the men are all looking at you. It dawns on you, you are the company commander, The commander of the soldiers you were painting moments ago and now these men’s lives are in your hands…
So you are the commander of the last models you painted. How likely will you win the war?
How likely will you survive?
Do you wish you had spent that extra time painting them with camo?”
00:55:00 – Mike asks “Is there any way you as veteran gamers could think of ‘Fixing’ the Flames of War, Great War game? Is it just a weird afterthought that they think only exists in 1918 or do you think 15mm is a scale that even works for the period. Lot of questions there I know, but interested to hear thoughts on it.
00:58:30 – Adam asks “If Ben had a motivation and skill rating, what would it be? And why would it be 6+ for both?
01:00:00 – Quentin asks “Would like to hear your thoughts on what the unwritten (or perhaps they should be written) rules of gaming etiquette should be for organized play… tournaments and/or events.”
Shoot and Scoot (and hidden track)
01:10:10 – Its time to shoot and scoot!