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Cult Of Games XLBS: What Direction Is Your Hobby Adventure Taking You?

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Join us for Cult Of Games XLBS this week as we sit down and discuss where we are on our hobby journey and which phase we think we'll aim for next. Do you find yourself following the zeitgeist and changing often to match your current interest? Or do you have a most focused way of plotting out your hobby journey?

Can Steamforged Games Bring Warmachine Back From the Brink! #OTTWeekender

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It's OTTWeekender Time! Following the news that Steamforged Games have acquired the Warmachine IP the folks at SFG have wasted no time int giving a run down of their plans to reinvigorate the game and how they will bring it to the masses. Including a new plastic 2-Player Starter Set due later this year!

Flames Of War – Villers-Bocage 80th Anniversary Battle [Catch Up Now]

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Join Gerry and John for a re-fight of the World War II clash at Villers-Bocage as part of the 80th Anniversary celebration. Using Flames Of War and two 15mm scale armies, Gerry will be taking on the role of the Germans whilst John is commanding the British. Who will be the victor?

Community Spotlight: Viking Raiders, Burma British & Trench Crusade!

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Join us for this week's Community Spotlight as we have a peek at some ace Viking raiders, the British in sweltering Burma and a something different with Trench Crusade!

Go Behind Enemy Lines With War Story: Occupied France

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Osprey Games has talked a bit more about one of their upcoming board games that we're really excited for. War Story: Occupied France was announced a few months ago now but after recently talking with the team from Osprey, it seemed worth putting this one on your radar for its October release date.

Unboxing: Painting War – World War 2 British And Commonwealth | Miniaturama Publishing

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With the theme of the past few weeks being World War 2 wargaming, Gerry has a look at Issue 14 of Painting War by Miniaturama Publishing which looks at painting guides for your British and Commonwealth soldiers. A very handy guide if you've been inspired by D-Day.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Convention Game Ideas; How Big Would You Go?

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Join us for Cult Of Games XLBS this week as we sit down and discuss event/convention games and what ideas we have for our own! Do you think we've hit on some great convention game ideas or are we over-reaching? Which of these would you love to play if you were attending an event like Salute or UK Games Expo?

WW2 Miniatures We Think Are Beyond Epic & A Great Range For The D-Day Anniversary! #OTTWeekender

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It's OTTWeekender time! With this week and weekend being the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, we look at some well known and some unsung heroes and personalities from World War 2 that you could add to your 28mm Historical wargames. We found a fantastic resource of character miniatures from both Hollywood History and real life that you could use in games of Bolt Action, Chain Of Command or V For Victory.

D-Day Anniversary VLOG! Building Villers-Bocage | Part 4 (Finale)

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Gerry dives into the third part of their Villers-Bocage Flames Of War VLOG which is celebrating the 80th Anniversary Of D-Day. In this final video of the series, Gerry takes a look at a map for the scenario and talks about a quick and cheap way of replicating its layout on the tabletop for the final clash.

Soldier Of Fortune, 1st Lt Richard Winters Returns To Bolt Action

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1st Lt Richard Winters has returned to Warlord Games' Bolt Action with a new Soldier Of Fortune miniature that has dropped in just in time for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. The 28mm World War II miniature can be snapped up right now.

D-Day Anniversary VLOG! Painting 15mm WW2 British Infantry | Part 3

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John and Gerry dive into the third part of their Villers-Bocage Flames Of War VLOG which is celebrating the 80th Anniversary Of D-Day. In this next part of the series, John and Gerry discuss the painting of their 15mm British Infantry for use in the battle.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Our Go-To WW2 Movies For Hobby Inspiration; What Are Yours?

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Join us for Cult Of Games XLBS this week as we dive into the hobby that we've been up to. We discuss John's work on his Astra Militarum for Warhammer 40,000 and Ben is looking for inspiration for his World War II armies. What classic World War II movies would you recommend to get him in the mood?

Move Over Warhammer 40K; Age Of Sigmar Gets New Edition & Super Cool Minis! #OTTWeekender

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It's OTTWeekender time! We explore the new range of miniatures from Games Workshop for the new edition of Warhammer Age Of Sigmar. You really don't want to miss out on Warhammer Age Of Sigmar as it's a great game that seems to be trampled by the behemoth that is Warhammer 40K! Check out the new stunning miniatures.

Unboxing: Achtung Panzer! – Blood & Steel Starter Set | Warlord Games

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Gerry unboxes and reviews the new Achtung Panzer! Blood & Steel Starter Set from Warlord Games, allowing you to dive into some 28mm tank-based combat in World War II. See what we make of the contents of the set.

Warlord Announce First Armies Book For Bolt Action 3rd Edition

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Warlord Games has announced the first of their Armies Books for Bolt Action Third Edition which is coming later this year in September. Arriving in early 2025, you'll be able to get your hands on Armies Of Germany for their 28mm World War II wargame.

Grab Updated Weapon Teams & Gurkhas For Warlord’s Bolt Action

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Warlord Games has a few updated Weapon Teams and more for use in their World War II 28mm wargame, Bolt Action. A couple of new sets are on the way alongside a Gurkha Section for battling in the Far East.

Join In The D-Day Anniversary! Flames Of War Battles Up The Beach With New Sets! #OTTWeekender

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It's OTTWeekender time!  In this week's show, we talk about the ways that you can dive into replaying D-Day on the tabletop using the updated book from Battlefront Miniatures for Flames Of War and the various Army Sets they have produced to go alongside it. It's a great time to get involved and support the Anniversary.

D-Day Anniversary VLOG! The Battle Of Villers-Bocage In 15mm – Planning WW2 Armies | Part 1

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Join us for the start of a brand new VLOG series where Gerry and John dive into a discussion on planning the 15mm World War 2 Flames Of War armies and more for The Battle Of Villers-Bocage as part of our D-Day Anniversary coverage.

Grab An Anniversary D-Day Army For Battlefront’s Flames Of War

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In the build-up to D-Day, Battlefront Miniatures are putting together some new bundled armies for those looking to play out an accurate clash on the tabletop in their 15mm wargame, Flames Of War. If you're looking to take on the role of the Axis or the Allies, you should have a set for you.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Is 2024 The Perfect Time To Dive Into WW2 Wargaming?

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Join us for Cult Of Games XLBS this week as we dive into a discussion on getting ready for a big World War II clash on the tabletop centered around D-Day. Gerry and John are planning a Flames Of War series and we chat about whether or not World War II is going to be THE big thing for 2024 wargaming.

Grab New World War II 20mm US Paratroopers From AB Figures

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AB Figures now has some neat 20mm US Paratroopers for you to scoop up for use in World War II wargaming. There are three different sets for you to choose from allowing you to create a pretty decent infantry element for your army.

D-Day Forces Of Normandy Returns For Flames Of War

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Battlefront Miniatures are going to be releasing a revamped D-Day book to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the invasion of Europe and the fight back against Axis occupation. If you're into Flames Of War, then you'll be able to get a book collating all of the information you need for 15mm wargaming during the period.

V For Victory Rules & More; Pre-Orders Available From North Star

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V For Victory, the new Studio Tomahawk World War II wargame, is available to pre-order from North Star Military Figures for folks eager to snap it up here in the UK. You can grab the Rulebook as well as the Tokens and Cards you'll need to play the game.

Snap Up The New US Rangers Plastic Set For Warlord’s Bolt Action

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Warlord Games are taking pre-orders right now for a new 28mm plastic set for your games of Bolt Action. You can snap up the US Rangers for your World War II wargames where you're prepping to dive into the Allied pushback against the Axis.

V For Victory! We Can’t Wait For SAGA Creator’s New WW2 Wargame! #OTTWeekender

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It's OTTWeekender time! In this week's show, we dive deep into the details of the new 28mm scale World War 2 skirmish wargame, V For Victory. coming from the creators of SAGA and Congo, Studio Tomahawk. We explore all of the current details about V For Victory (Five For Victory) including game mechanics, army building and more.

Chain Of Command Gets New Far East 1941-45 Handbook

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Too Fat Lardies are now taking pre-orders for a new handbook that can be used alongside Chain Of Command. Head to the Far East with a new book covering the different forces fighting there between 1941 and 1945 during World War II.

Snap Up Victrix Miniatures New 12mm US Airborne Plastic Kit

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Victrix Miniatures has recently released a new set of 12mm miniatures for your World War II wargames. You could use the new US Airborne set for their own game, Company Commander, or whatever game you have in your collection. 

Prepare For Empress’ Arnhem Heroes Kickstarter Soon

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Empress Miniatures are going to be bringing Paul Hicks' fantastic 28mm World War II miniatures to tabletops as part of a new Kickstarter which launches this weekend. The focus is once again on Arnhem and creating a range of figures for fighting your Bridge Too Far-style clash.

Studio Tomahawk’s New WW2 Game V For Victory Coming Soon

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Studio Tomahawk are going to be releasing their new set of Historical wargaming rules this June. V For Victory (Five For Victory) will have you diving into 28mm World War II skirmishes on the tabletop pretty soon!

Cult Of Games XLBS: Rackham’s Return! Will Monolith Save Confrontation?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, we delve into a discussion on Rackham and the return of their games to the tabletop under the control of Monolith. Do we think that we're going to see the return of Confrontation, Hybrid and maybe even AT-43? If we do, what form will it take? We share our thoughts and would love to hear what you have to say as well in the comments down below.

Doomdivers! Free Helldivers Wargaming Rules For Battling Bugs & Bots On Tabletops #OTTWeekender

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It's OTTWeekender time! Are you a fan of the video game series Helldivers? Make sure to check out the entirely free fan rules from Grimskald that have caught our eye called Doomdivers! These rules allow you to play out your Helldivers battles with Sci-Fi miniatures on the tabletop.

Late War Leviathans Coming To Battlefront’s Flames Of War

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With the release of Clash Of Steel, Battlefront Miniatures are looking to introduce some Late-War Leviathans into your games of Flames Of War. A free PDF is going to be available next week for those wanting to slot these 15mm scale heavily armoured behemoths into their armies.

Victrix Preview 12mm British 8th Army Infantry

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Victrix Miniatures are continuing to impress with their range of 12mm World War II figures. Their recent previews are exploring North Africa and the British 8th Army who will be getting some new infantry soon.

Hail Caesar Epic Battles! Are Warlord Games New Ancient Miniatures A Must Have? #OTTWeekender

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It's OTTWeekender time! Hail Caesar from Warlord Games is getting the Epic Battles treatment. We have a look at the brand-new plastic miniatures revealed at Salute and discuss the options for Historical wargamers diving into the Punic Wars period. There are some great new epic-scale Romans on the way alongside Carthaginians and Gauls.

Offensive Miniatures Release New WW2 Russian Infantry Range

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Offensive Miniatures has recently released their World War II Russian range in 28mm for your Historical wargames. The range covers all of the basics that you'd need for getting stuck into a bit of World War II action on the tabletop.

Warlord & Osprey Announce Bolt Action Third Edition

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Warlord Games and Osprey Games have announced a new edition of possibly the best-known World War II wargame. Bolt Action Third Edition is going to be available to buy later this year in September with pre-orders available now.

1st Corps Expand Home Guard Range With British Shore Party

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1st Corps has expanded its Home Guard range for World War II wargaming in 28mm with a set of British Shore Party miniatures. These are going to be handy for all manner of World War II Historical games but also some What If? scenarios where perhaps these fellows need to hold their own against an invasion force.

Let’s Build Saint Nazaire! WW2 Terrain Project Part #4 – Painting Buildings & A Big Reveal!

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In this final video, John and Gerry show off the process of painting all of the terrain that we're using for the board build. This means exploring how to paint different buildings in a redbrick style, in concrete and of course all of the metal structures too.

Snag A Trekkie Soldier Of Fortune For Warlord’s Bolt Action

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Warlord Games has produced another ace Soldier Of Fortune miniature for you to drop into your games. This time, the 28mm miniature is for Bolt Action, and is named They Cannae Take It, Cap'n!

Let’s Build Saint Nazaire! WW2 Terrain Project Part #3 – Adding The Buildings

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In this third video, John and Gerry show off the buildings they'll be using from Sarissa Precision and what they can do to add more detail to the World War II terrain pieces.

Let’s Build Saint Nazaire! WW2 Terrain Project Part #2 – Repair & Refresh

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In this second video, Gerry starts to play around with the terrain and cuts some lumps off that John wanted to keep! We need to make space for that U-Boat so something has to go.

Grab Wargames Atlantic’s New British Expeditionary Force Set

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If you're looking to play out those early years of World War II then maybe you'll want to scoop up the British Expeditionary Force 28mm plastic set from the folks at Wargames Atlantic. It comes complete with loads of options for sending your British soldiers over to Europe to try and stop the Axis.

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