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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?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Could Future Tech Paint Your Army For You & Should It?

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Join us for Cult Of Games XLBS this week as Lloyd shows off the work that he has been doing on his Hail Caesar Epic Battles miniatures and how it would be great if there was a machine that could take his scheme and recreate it without him having to go through all the hassle! Do you think that future technology has the answer?

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.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Time To Build Rome? When Flaming Pigs Fly!

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, we try and get Lloyd excited about the prospect of bringing Rome to life and Warren gushes about his love of Shogun and what it has got him interested to dive into on the tabletop when it comes to interesting wargaming rules.

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.

Cult Of Games XLBS: We’ve Fallen For Fallout! A Prime Time To Try The Miniatures Games?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! John and Lloyd have been really enjoying the new Fallout TV series and with that in mind, they have a chat about some of the tabletop gaming options open to people wanting to tell more tales in the wasteland. Have you been tempted by the likes of Fallout: Factions and Wasteland Warfare?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Gundam Wargaming! Finding The Right Rules For The Job

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, we talk about some of the projects we're going to be resurrecting plus we might have found a wargame to play with all of John's gorgeous Gundam kits. Would you like to see us do something like this?

Cult Of Games XLBS: The Perfect Paints For The Common Hobbyist?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, we talk about our plans for our Spring Clean Hobby Challenge projects this year. There are some golden oldies in this one! Warren also talks through his initial impressions of the Warpaints Fanatic Range and what benefits he thinks it will bring to hobbyists.

Cult Of Games XLBS: I Need My Wargaming Heroes To Feel Heroic!

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, Ben wants to talk about heroics and legendary moments in tabletop games. Do you want more herohammer in your games? Does it depend on the scale of game you're playing? Is there a difference between how heroes work in Historical and Sci-Fi/Fantasy games?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Challenge Yourself! Add Realism To Your Wargame Mechanics

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, Warren chats about mass battle Fantasy games and trying to nail a particular vibe. We talk about basing dilemmas and that evolves into a discussion about just how far you take the detail in a wargame before it becomes more like a chore.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Is Foam Truly The Best Terrain-Making Materials?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! Join us this week as Warren expresses his surprise at a recent encounter and Lloyd dives into showing off his terrain-building skills as he once again masters the use of foam for use in some dungeons.

Cult Of Games XLBS: A Mega Bolt Action Campaign & Battling Bugs Helldivers Style!

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, we're joined by Michael from the community to talk big Bolt Action campaigns in World War II plus Lloyd gets to dive into another delivery and show off his very, very wrong gloves.

Cult Of Games XLBS: From Fridge To Tabletop: Crafting Board Game Beasts From Kid’s Art

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, Warren extolls the virtue of dungeoneering for engaging kids and getting them into fantasy gaming before asking the big question about bases. How big a base is too big for rank-and-file games and does Mayhem trump Royalty as he tries to decide on his go-to game?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Grimdark Glory Days – Was Classic Warhammer 40K Really Better?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, the guys have been playing a lot of games and painting a lot of miniatures. It's almost like we're proper wargamers. We also get drawn into a discussion on which edition of Warhammer 40,000 Shay and John should be playing!

Cult Of Games XLBS: Kings Of War; The Oni Game Perfect For John’s Samurai!

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, we might find ourselves in a bit of a race. John has been printing off and building a Samurai army and with the help of Gerry is bringing it to Kings Of War. Plus, we delve into narrative wargaming and how to get the best out of the format in a short space of time, maybe over a weekend!

Cult Of Games XLBS: How Warren Flushed His Hidden Painter’s Block!

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, Warren talks about managing to find a way to shift the blockage in his painting hobby and now he's painting his way through miniatures like nobody's business! Have you tried something like this to help prepare before you dive into painting your miniatures?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Is Modern HeroQuest Still Luring In The Hobby Youth?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, Warren has a lot more fun with HeroQuest than he thought and discusses some of the game design and hobby bits and bobs he has been working on over the last few months. Some may or may not be influenced by the new Gladiators...

Cult Of Games XLBS: Don’t Get Distracted! Honing Your Hobby Focus!

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! We talk about getting distracted and being in two minds about all manner of different projects plus make sure we've got our safety goggles on for some aspects of the hobby!

Cult Of Games XLBS: 2024 Hobby Resolutions – Will You Be Trying Something New?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's Cult Of Games we have a proper dive into hobby time and some of our plans for new year. They might include something different from the norm with a smidge of Gunpla! Do you have some new hobbies you're exploring this year?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Giftmas Unboxing & Looking Ahead To 2024 Hobby!

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In the final Cult Of Games XLBS of 2023, we dive into the awesome array of gifts that have come from the one and only horati0nosebl0wer as part of Giftmas PLUS we look ahead at what each of the team is excited for moving into 2024.

Cult Of Games XLBS: How Was Your Hobby In 2023?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, we're exploring Lloyd's new location for all of his hobbying activities and some disappointing deliveries. Plus, we dive into a retrospective on our hobby journey throughout 2023. What were some of the tabletop gaming highlights for you this year?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Are Your Historical Wargaming Rules Really Playing The Period?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, Warren talks about the grandeur of playing at smaller scales and how it offers up a real taste of proper battlefields and Gerry poses a question about some Historical wargames. Do the rules you're playing reflect the warfare of the period or are they too generic?

Cult Of Games XLBS: What Does The Future Hold For 3D Printing & Wargaming?

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Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! This week, we're rejoined by Jack from The Lazy Forger as we dive into a discussion on the past, present and future of 3D Printing and delve into its pitfalls and benefits. We look at this from the perspective of wargamers and the designers behind these games and ranges looking to break into the space.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Legions Imperials – Not As Epic As It Seems…

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We dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS for this week where Warren explores more terrain-based tinkering and John talks about his successes with the Crusade mode in Warhammer 40,000. Plus, we discuss whether or not Games Workshop has really put its all into Legions Imperialis AND why we might need to get the old Scalextric out again...

Cult Of Games XLBS: Warren Tinkers Like Tesla When Lighting Tabletop Terrain!

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, Warren gives you Cultists a little bit of an update as to where we're looking to go in the future with OnTableTop and plays around with electricity to create some fascinating effects for enhancing your tabletop with illuminated terrain.

Cult Of Games XLBS: What If Napoleonics & Winter Dungeon Delving Awaits!

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we chat about the upcoming community challenge that we're going to be running throughout the winter period and Ben gets properly indepth when it comes to the hobby that he has been working on and what's planned. We sense there could be something Napoleonic on the horizon!

Cult Of Games XLBS: Which Tabletop Game Is Your Greatest Of All Time?

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into an discussion on the greatest of all time! What game do you reckon is the greatest you've ever played and why? We also get stuck into hobby including a fun excursion from John where he found himself a new toy to play with!

Cult Of Games XLBS: Has Kickstarter Forgotten Its Roots?

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we chat about our plans as TerrainFest 2023 comes to a close. Gerry talks Babylon 5, Shay talks 40K, and Warren talks Starship Troopers as the guys go full-on Sci-Fi this week and they love it. We take a look at some terrific community work before Gerry needs to get something off his chest about crowdfunding and how it is now perceived.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Designing A Time Warping Wargaming Table

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Join us for Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we dive into some future plans and ideas that Warren has for more contests and challenges throughout the end of 2023 and the start of 2024 plus the projects that he'll be diving into. Ben also discusses why he hates glitter with a passion!

Cult Of Games XLBS: How Do You Deal With Shiny Syndrome?

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Join us for Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, we dive into a chat about shiny syndrome and some of the ways that you can combat it. Do you have some tips and tricks for avoiding the allure of the next shiny miniature that pops up online?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Is The Simplest Hobby Solution The Best One?

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Join us for Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, we find out that Warren might have been going about things all wrong. Maybe the simplest solution is the easiest one? We also explore more of your hobby and Lloyd might get to talk about trains. Maybe.

Cult Of Games XLBS: What Will Your TerrainFest 2023 Project Be? We Share Our Ideas!

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we chat about the plans that we have to dive into TerrainFest 2023! Warren is looking to get some feedback on how to build Acre and Ben is thinking about how to paint his Wild West terrain for a good old-fashioned shootout!

Cult Of Games XLBS: Making History Fun; Drop The Boring Bits!

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into a discussion on making history and historical wargaming (more) fun. Sometimes you find yourself getting bogged down by the boring bits when it comes to historical wargames and it might just be easier to cut out said boring bits! Does this make for a better game? We have a particular look at Warren's plans for wargaming in Acre during the Crusades.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Game Over: How Bad Rules Can Destroy Even the Best Tabletop Games!

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On this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into a little bit of hobby discussion about rules and what grinds our gears when playing games. Could some rules be improved immeasurably by simply tweaking or removing a single rule? Gerry doesn't rant and no one is more surprised than I?!

Cult Of Games XLBS: Making Your Wargame Terrain Matter! Meddling With Movement Rules

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into a discussion about tabletop terrain and the ways that people build their tabletops. We also discuss some interesting rules that could make good use of terrain to make games feel more dynamic and interesting.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Blowing Our Tiny Minds; Tommie Soule Tells Us His Painting Philosophy!

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we got to chat about hobby and painting philosophy with the absolutely awesome human being that is Tommie Soule. We discuss some fascinating ideas that might change the way that you think about painting your wargaming miniatures.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Evolving Our WAR Rules! Try These Mechanics In YOUR Wargames

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into a little bit of hobby discussion but also the evolution of WAR and what we're thinking when it comes to some game mechanics that Warren has been working on. Will you be trying these out in one of your games this weekend?

Cult Of Games XLBS: What Attracts You To A Tabletop Game?

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into the one of the big questions of the tabletop gaming world. What is that attracts you to a game? Is it the art, the rules, the world building or perhaps something entirely different? 

Cult Of Games XLBS: Are You Fed Up With Not Playing Any Games?

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into some of the hobby that we've been up to but also get stuck into whether the time is ripe for "the one wargaming system to rule them all". Warren gets precious about dice and puts forward an interesting question about the way we learn rules and the games we play.

Cult Of Games XLBS: What Period Is Best For Introducing People To Historical Wargaming?

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive in and have a chat about some hobby that we've been up to and some games we've been playing PLUS ask the question of what's the best Historical period we can use to introduce wargamers to something that isn't Sci-Fi and Fantasy?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Help Warren Find Epic Aliens For Legions Imperialis!

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into a chat about the hobby that Gerry has/is/will be getting up to (time is weird) and Warren asks some important questions about aliens and what humans taste like. Oh, and he's interested in checking out some TINY wargaming during The Horus Heresy.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Would You Get Crafty With A Terrain Building Month?

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As part of this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we chat about some of the hobby we've been getting up to! Would you join us for a full month of terrain building? Is it time that we worked on nailing our terrain and making some nice tabletops to play on?

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