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Episode 80 - EXTERMINATE!

This week we cover the new game from GW Assassorium - Execution Force. We also catch up on the past 4 weeks, and its a lot. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP80.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT
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Episode 79 = A Bunch o BS

This week we talk about,,, nothing! We just BS about what has been on our minds hobby-wise, from what to buy next, to what we're looking forward to coming out. Its a bit more laid back this week, but hopefully our audio is better. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP79.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT
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Episode 78 - Dus ex Mechanica

This week we talk about the new Adeptus Mechanicus release from Games Workshop, and what it means for the game. The audio is a bit off this week, so please stick with us as we get our equipment up to snuff. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP78.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT
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Episode 77 - All the Games!

This week we talk about linking different game systems into eachother for some fun campaign play! We also talk about having mutiple games played at the same time. Enjoy! 

Direct download: SMS-EP77.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT
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Episode 76 - Choices, choices...

THis week we talk about what we think about when we choose new games and also choosing new factions. Some of us have simpler tastes than others, it seems. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP76.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT
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Episode 75 - We're Sorry!

Hello once again! Our apologies for such an unexected delay between shows. Fate, it seems, did not want us to record for 3 weeks, but we're back! This week we go over our trip to Templecon, and also some fun army ideas at the end. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP75.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:32am EDT
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Episode 74 - Best of 2014 Showdown

Welcome back! This week we do our (now) annual Best of 2014 March Madness Smackdown Showdown apalooza! We pit what we think are the best models of 2014 against eachother and see who comes out the victor. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP74.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT
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Episode 73 - Aaaaaaaand We're Back!

Aaaaaaaaaand we're back! Thanks for tuning in once again to us. This week we mainly go over everything we've missed, and what we've managed to get accomplished during our lil' vacation. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP73.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT
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Episode 72 - One for the Road

This week we talk about our own personal futures in the hobby. The show will be taking a break for a bit, and we wanted to talk about what we plan on gettin' done in the interim. We also give our own hobby goals/promises at the end. Thanks for sticking with us for so long, we will be back at it in no time. As always, enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP72.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT
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Episode 71 - The Other White Meat

This week we take a break from talking about all the big games, and talk about all the games related to all those games! We talk about Apocalypse, Unbound, RPGs, Kill Team, and a bunch more. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP71.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT
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Episode 70 - Wiggly Bits

Welcome Back! This week we get all story-telly-like and talk about narrative gaming. We talk about how it makes your games more enjoyable, give a few examples, and also announce the winners of our first contest! Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP70.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT
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Episode 69 (teehee!) - Throbbing Neuro-Gauntlet

Wrapping up our month of Malifaux we discuss the Outcasts and the Gremlins (failing at the gremlin part, sorry about that). We talk about why a mustache is all you need, and why blowing up pigs is just the beans. Enjoy!

 

Next week we will announce our Bumper Contest winner, but fear not! There is still time to enter. Send in your submissions to smspodcast@gmail.com by the end of September 1st to be entered to win a Malifaux crew box of your choice! I'm giving something away next week no matter waht, so stay tuned!

Direct download: SMS-EP69.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT
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Episode 68 - Zombie Ninjas

This week the boys are continuing their Malifaux talks with the Ressurectionists and the Ten Thunders. There's zombies and ninjas and everything inbetween. Enjoy!

Remember our Facebook contest and Tag-Line Bumper contest are both still ongoing, so be sure to like us on Facebook for a chance for some free stuff!

Direct download: SMS-EP68.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT
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Episode 67 - Flip Shide

Hello again. Sorry for missing last week, but we're back in full swing continuing Malifaux Month. This week we talk about the Neverborn and the Guild, as well as a little Arcanists too. We also announce our first 2 contests! Make sure you listen for them. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP67.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT
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Sharing the Fudge

Welcome back, and this week we start up our Malifaux Month! We go over the game mechanics and why we love it. We are in for a magic and steam driven month here, so hope you enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT
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Episode 65 - Intergalactic Space Rascal

Rounding out our Xenos week we talk about the Tau and the Necrons. From the oldest race to the youngest, we go over their backgrounds and their playstyles. There's robots of all kinds in this episode, so sit back and enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP65.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT
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Episode 64 - Master Crafted Sweater Vest

This week we continue our Xenos coverage and talk about the Eldar and Dark Eldar! Who are they, how do they play, and what makes them different? Find out after the jump! Enjoy...

Direct download: SMS-EP64.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT
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Episode 63 - Dad Noises

Hello again, this week we continue on with the Month of the Xenos talking about the Orks! We first go over who the Orks are and what the clanz are, and then do a short new Codex overview talking about the changes in the recent book. Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP63.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT
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Rpisode 62 - Glaze That Hamsteak

In this weeks (long!) episode we kick off a new topic month, and this month its the Month of the Xenos! And what better way to start than to talk about the most alien of them all... the Tyranids! After a long intro, full of rambling and banter, we go over the army as a whole, how it plays, and what they are as an army. Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP62.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT
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Episode 61 - Goggles on Everything!

Welcome back! This week, we dive into the topic of Steampunk Terrain for your boards. We cover all the different types of Steampunk games, from Malifaux to Warmachine and others, and give some different ways to change your boring old fantasy and victorian terrain into goggle wearing neo-hipster terrain! We finish off with our overall thoughts on the game of Warmachine and why we think its awesome on the whole. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT
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Episode 60 -  Fluff 2, the Fluffening

Continuing on with our Warmachine talk, we finish up the fluff talk with our overview of the remaining Warmachine factions. Its fluffier than the last one, which means it could get weird. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP60.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:31pm EDT
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Episode 59 - It's So Fluffy!

Hey everyone! This week we get dug into a huge episode talking about Warmachine Factions. We talk about the "who's who" of each of the four core factions, and how each one plays. Prepare for a whole lot of fluff talk. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP59.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT
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Episode 58 - As the Warmachine Keeps Turnin'

Starting off a new month of topics we move into Warmachine! This week we talk about the game system and how we're totally in love with it. Like, totally. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP58.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT
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Episode 57 - New Edition

Is it that time already? We're back again, and we're talking about the brand new edition of Warhammer 40,000. We start off with lots of Ork talk, then jump into it and go over whats new, and why we like it (don't worry, its not all fandom and unicorns, trust me). Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP57.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT
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Episode 56 - Speedbumps on the Highway to the Danger Zone

Wrapping up our 'Defenders of the Imperium' month we have ourselves a good old fashioned list building session. We go over a couple of thematic lists designed to have a cool look and feel, and not necessarily be outright winners (lets face it, we're not too good at winning). Enjoy@

 

We're taking requests for next month's theme, so let us know what you want to hear at smspodcast@gmail.com, on Facebook, or @ShinyModelPC on Twitter.

Direct download: SMS-EP56.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT
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Episode 55 - Keytards

Hey Hey! This week we finish up our talks on the forces of the Imperium with the Sisters of Battle, the Grey Knights, and the Inquisition. We go over how these are very unique forces, and why they're cool. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP55.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT
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Episode 54 - Astra Mili-whatnow?

Back once more! This week we go over the forces of the mighty Astra Militarum, or what ever they're called now. We go over all the different ways you can collect your little army men (spoilers: there's a lot). Everyone wants a guard army, so listen in to hear your options. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP54.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT
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Episode 53 - Powered Banana Hammock

Very Nice! This week we return to you with a new month of topics. This month we enter the Defenders of the Imperium Month. We'll be talking all about the good guys, and we kick it off with the Space Marines, in all their myriad flavors and colors (I like the purple ones!) Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP53.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT
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Episode 52 - Consistant Uselessness

This week we come back with an episode of nothingness. Taking a que from Seinfeld, we just talk about nothing. It ends up being interesting, in my opinion. Never the less, we wrap up Infinity month with a topic absolutely devoid of Infinity talk. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP52.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT
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Episode 51 - Ablative Grots

Back again! Continuing Infinity Month, this week we go over the different faction for the game. A basic overview for those interested. A veritable who's who of Infinity. Shouldnt be too boring, but I cant promise anything (I'm legally obligated to not promise anything). Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP51.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT
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Episode 50 - Take Cover!

Hey there! Week 2 of Infinity Month (patent pending TM) we go over the cover rules and terrain. Yeah, we've gone over terrain for sci fi games before, but here we focus on the warzones you'll be likely to find in the Infinity universe. Hope you enjoy!

Once again, anything you'd like to hear us talk about in regards to Infinity, or any other game, let us know at smspodcast@gmail.com, on Facebook and on twitter @ShinyModelPC!

Direct download: SMS-EP50.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT
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Episode 49 - Anatomical Precision

We return this week with the start of a new monthly topic format. Kicking off the month of April we start up Infinity Month! This week we go over the game and how we like it as a ruleset. There should be a heap of content this month, so tune in! Enjoy!

 

If you have any requests on what you want us to talk about in regards to Infinity, or anything, send it to us at smspodcast@gmail.com, or @ShinyModelPC on Twitter!

Direct download: SMS-EP49.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT
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Episode 48 - The Lazy Episode

Hey guys! This week, the guys talk about some cool ideas for conversions and counts-as armies. The topic mainly revolves around using the rules to portray a cool theme. Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP48.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT
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Episode 47 - Gobnobbler

Welcome back kids! This week we go over the supplemental codexs for 40k. We go over each one in turn and talk about what we like 'n stuff. There's things 'n junk 'n stuff this week, 'n junk. Enjoy!

 

Oh, and FACEBOOK!!!!!!!! and TWITTER!!!!!!!!! @ShinyModelPC

Direct download: SMS-EP47.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT
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Episode 46 - Vengeance is a Dish Best Served Rambly

This week we attempt to talk about the new Warmachine book "Vengeance", and we do, kinda... In between off subjects and tangents, you may find some already widely known information on the forthcoming expansion. But its pretty rambly. Pretty rambly... Hope you enjoy!

Liek us on teh Facebookz and follow us on teh Twitterz @ShinyModelPC!

Direct download: SMS-EP46.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT
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Episode 45 - Ushanka, The People's Chocolate

This week is positively bloated with content! After the usual intro of hobby and new releases, we dive into Laser Cut MDF Terrain of all shapes, sizes, and tree species. We go over what is on the market, and who has the best stuff out there. Enjoy!

Follow us on Twitter @ShinyModelPC, and like us on Facebook, cuz it may be worth your while in the future....possibly...

Direct download: SMS-EP45.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT
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Episode 44 - Dark Age, Without the Plague

This week we return with a newly ripped off New Release Rating System (TM), and then jump into an overview of the game Dark Age. We all bought in at Templecon, and we're in love. Hope you enjoy!

 

Follow us on the twitters @ShinyModelPC, and check out our facebook!

Direct download: SMS-EP44.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT
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Episode 43 - Triumphant Return From Templecon!

And we're back! Apologies for the delay, but we make up for it with a huge show this week. We go over our recent trip to Templecon in Rhode Island, what we saw, what games we learned to play, and what we bought (which I assure you, is too much). Back to our regularly scheduled nonsense and ramblings this week, so enjoy!

 

Follow us on Twitter @ShinyModelPC, and like our Facebook page, cuz, well, I said so, and it makes me feel better...

Direct download: SMS-EP43.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT
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Episode 41 - A Fight for Cool

Welcome back everyone! This week we shamelessly rip off a much better podcast for material. We figure out, what we think is, the best model of 2013. I liked it, hopefully you will too. Enjoy!

Here are the models that were in contention:

Lorgar, from Forgeworld

Thallax Cohort, from Forgeworld

Lizardmen Carnisaur, from Games Workshop

Tau Riptide, from Games Workshop

Tau Broadside, from Games Workshop

Dark Elf Executioners, from Games Workshop

Geronimo, from Outlaw Miniatures

The Apache Kid, from Outlaw Miniatures

Gustav Eiffel, from Outlaw Miniatures

Ah Chu Kuk, from Dark Age

Greater Fire Elemental, from Dark Age

Lady Justice and Death Marshals, from Wyrd Miniatures

The Wendigo, from Wyrd Miniatures

Howard Langston, from Wyrd Miniatures

Hawker Industries Excelsior Battleship, from Spartan Games

 

Direct download: SMS-EP41.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT
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Hey guys, unfortunately we will not be having an episode this week. Scheduling errors and conflicts (read: real life) are getting in the way at the moment. I know we missed last week, and this week as well, but fear not! There is no way we will be missing next week. So apologies from all of us here, and thanks for sticking with us for this long!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT
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Episode 42 - It's So Dry In Here

This week we do another terrain centric show. We cover desert terrain this time around, along with the the different types of deserts and how to make terrain for those climates. Sounds dry, I know... OH! and Axel goes on a rant on how he's sick of internet complaining. We'll see if that does anything. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP42.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT
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Episode 40 - Omnomnom the Galaxy!

This week the guys sit down with a nice cup of tea and talk about... the destruction of the galaxy. The new Tyranids are the topic of the evening, both the rules and models. Goods and bads on both sides, but definately interesting all around. Hope you enjoy the show!

Check out our Facebook page, and email us all sorts of things at smspodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: SMS-EP40.mp3
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Hey hey hey folks, back again! This week we go into an in depth review of Wild West Exodus by Outlaw Miniatures. We go over the game mechanics, general fluff overview, and what we all think of the main thing, the minis. We also talk some Tyranids, cus thats the cool thing to do rightn now. Enjoy!

Direct download: SMS-EP39.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT
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Welcome back folks, and apologies for the delay. Technical difficulties combined with the hectic holiday season didn't allow us to get together for an episode, but we're back once more. This episode we look back on the model releases of 2013 that we liked, disliked, and all in all who won out this year, We also give our wishlists for 2014. Hope you enjoy the show!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

2013 in Review - Best and Worst of the last year

Direct download: SMS-EP38.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT
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This week, we talk about the new 40k supplement Escalation. Why is it special? Whats the big deal? We happen to think that it, well, you'll see. Enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

Warhammer 40k - Escalation

Direct download: SMS-EP37.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT
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We're back after our little unannounced vacation, and we're breakin' all the rules! This week we talk about a whole bunch of stuff, too much to remember. Content abounds, so enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

...and stuff

Direct download: SMS-EP36.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT
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Back again with another one. This week the guys return to an old segment, and talk a whole bunch of 'what if?' Conversion ideas, army composition and themes are the...well, themes... of the show. Enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

Rule of Cool - Themed army ideas

Direct download: SMS-EP35.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Round one, FIGHT! Welcome back for another week of fun and excitment. Back again for a battle report, this week it's a 40k rumble. See who comes out on top, Chase or Axel. Enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors.

Battle Report - CSM vs Orks

 

Direct download: SMS-EP34.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT
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Hello again! With the recent release of a number of different games of the celestial persuasion, we thought it would be fun to talk about terrain IN SPAAAAACE! Everything from asteroids to black holes. Its a pretty long one, so enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

Talkin' Shop - Space Terrain

Space terrain scenario rules

 

Direct download: SMS-EP33.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT
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Back again this week, we do some list talkin'. We talk some fantasy, some 40k, and some Warmachine. Plus, Axel yet again gushes over some new shiny models. Enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

List Discussion:

     -Warmachine Khador 2 List pairing

     -WHFB Orcs & Goblins

     -WH40k Tau

     -WHFB Dark Elves

Let us know of any hobby topics you would like to hear about next week at smspodcast@gmail.com. We love talkin hobby, so the more the merrier! Facebook yaddayaddayadda...

Direct download: SMS-EP32.mp3
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Welcome back, amigos! This week, Tim gets all excited and talks Trollbloods. Chase and Axel throw questions at him and he does his best to sound intelligent. There's the typical rambling, meandering, and tsngents, but thats why you love us, isnt it? Enjoy!

Topocs include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new realeases and rumors

Forces of the multiverse - Trollbloods

Next week we will be building lists, so if there is any force/army/race you would like to hear our thoughts on building a list for, let us know at smspodcast@gmail.com or on Facebook and we'll do our best to build something for it. Till then! 

Direct download: SMS-EP31.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT
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So, lets try this again, shall we? This week, the guys talk a bunch of random stuff, but mainly the new Malifaux 2E rulebook. Whats new, whats better/worse, what we think about it and all that jazz. Its a full house this week, so tune in and enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! news, new releases and rumors

Malifaux 2E - First Look

Send words and stuff to smspodcast@gmail.com and we'll talk words back to you and stuff... Oh, and we have a facebook page, check it out!

Direct download: SMS-EP30.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT
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Well, if it wasn't one thing, its another. Episode 30, it turns out, has been eaten by the Warp, consumed by data pirates, and otherwise doesnt exist. Which is too bad, cuz it was a good one. My apologies for not having the episode out in time, but we will strive to make the next one fantastic to make up for it. Having a show out for you every week is important to us, so missing the mark is a stain on our otherwise flawless records (yeah, right). So stay tuned for the next show!

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Once again, the battle report episode is upon us. See what happens this week when Axel and Tim go head to head in a Warhammer Fantasy match. Oh, and more Dark Elf talk as well!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

Battle Report - Ogre Kingdoms vs Warriors of Chaos

Direct download: SMS-EP29.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT
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Continuing with our Space Marine coverage, this week we talk about Space Marine hobby! We go over how to model and convert up our favorite Marine chapters and how you can make your Power Armored friends better than everyone else's Power Armored friends. Also, Axel gushes over the new Dark Elf leaked pics. Enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

Talkin' Shop - Space Marine Modelling

Direct download: SMS-EP28.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:55am EDT
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With the new codex out now, the guys decided to make a bunch of lists for them, and see who's is bettah! We talk about why we made the choices we did, why we think they're good, yadda yadda yadda... And as always, tangents abound. Enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

List Discussion - Space Marines

If you've got any ideas for next week's hobby episode, or any other thoughts, shoot us an email at smspodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: SMS-EP27.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT
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At last, it is finally upon us. GWs flagship force has arrived, and its a doozy... of an average book. We go over the new Codex: Space Marines, the fluff, and the new rules as well. We tell you what we like and think is a big steaming pile of Cruudace. Plus there's a girl in this one somewhere. Seriously, I just saw her, where'd she go... ah oh well, she'll turn up. Enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

Forces of the Multiverse - Space Marines

Codex Space Marines review

 

If you've got anything you'd like us to talk about, comments or opinions, email us at smspodcast@gmail.com!

Direct download: SMS-EP26.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT
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Episode 25 is here at last! This week the guys talk about the Journeyman League that they have started, what forces they are playing, and what their goals are for the endgame. Things start off a little sassy this week, so enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new realeases and rumors

Journeyman League talk

As always, email us your gaming, hobbying, or general nerd questions to smspodcast@gmail.com and we'll talk about them, or if they're totally lame and weird, devote a whole show to it! Maybe...

Direct download: SMS-EP25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT
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This week is our new Battle Report episode, where we pit two players against eachother in Mortal Kombat! Chase and Tim go over their fight, which set the holy Protectorate of Menoth against the might of Khador. We go over their lists, their tactics, and generally berate them for sucking at the game.

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

Battle Report - Protectorate of Menoth vs. Khador

Direct download: SMS-EP24.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT
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This week we are on our hobby episode, and we talk all about the prettiest landscape of all, the swamp! We go over terrain building, basing, and model painting and modelling, all having to do with the swamp terrain type. A whole bunch of hobby crammed into an hour and a half, hope you like it!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News new realeases and rumors

Talkin' Shop - Swamps

Direct download: SMS-EP23.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT
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Back from our break of format and classiness (classyness?) we talk some lists. We bring 4 lists to the table and try to explain why they're awesome and stuff. List theory is in full swing this week, so hope you enjoy!

 

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! News, new realeases and rumors

List Theory Discussion

     -WHFB Warriors of Chaos

     -WH40k Tyranids

     -Warmachine Protectorate of Menoth

     -WH40k Chaos Space Marines

 

Email us questions at smspodcast@gmail.com and we will try our damnest to not sound like idiots answering you!

Direct download: SMS-EP22.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT
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Well then... its come to this, has it? This week we take a break and have a variety show style episode with multiple topics of fun and conversation. We get pretty intoxicated, introduce a new host, give our hopes for the future, and ramble on incessantly. If you've stayed with us this long, or are new to listening, beware that this episode is nothing like what we do regularly. But every now and again its fun to let loose and let your nerd colors fly. Enjoy and thanks for sticking with us!

Topics include:

Nerdy Trivia

Nerdy Mad Libs

Chaos Boon Table drinking

Emperors Cup (Kings)

New Host and future thoughts

Direct download: SMS-EP21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am EDT
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back! This week we go over the new Lizardmen for WHFB, talk about a listener email (keep 'em comin'!) and have our review of Cygnar for Warmachine. Have at it, folks!

Topics include:

0:00:00 Intro

0:00:38 What we've been up to

0:05:09 Oh, look at the shiny! News, new realeases and rumors

0:17:24 Listener email

0:32:02 Forces of the multiverse - Cygnar

1:21:21 Outro

We will talk about anything you email us about, even non-gaming related topics. Faavorite pizza topping? Zombies or Werewolves? Boxers or briefs? Anything. Email us at smspodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: SMS-EP20.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT
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Welcome back. This week we review how last week's list builds did against eachother, and talk about the dreaded Gamer Burnout. No, not the game, the thing that happens to any hobbyist at one point or another. We talk about ways to stave off not doing what we love to do (that English was terrible...). Enjoy!

Topics include:

0:00:00 - 0:00:40 Intro

0:00:40 - 0:16:16 What we've been up to

0:16:16 - 0:28:07 Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

0:28:07 - 0:42:45 Last week's List Battle results

0:42:45 - 1:28:08 Gamer Burnout

1:28:08 - 1:28:38 Outro

Oh, and we are now on iTunes! Chech us out there and on Facebook, and email us anything at smspodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: SMS-EP19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT
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This week the guys sit down and put their list building skills to the test, by building some lists! There's talk of strategy, pros and cons of units and what is overall better. Tune in next week to see how the lists fair against eachother.

Topics include:

0:00:00 - 0:00:37 Intro

0:00:37 - 0:11:15 What we've been up to

0:11:15 - 0:27:44 Oh, look at the shiny - News, new releases and rumors

0:27:44 - 0:55:10 WH40K Ork List Building

0:55:10 - 0:55:44 Break

0:55:44 - 1:43:43 WH40k Chaos Space Marine List Building

1:43:43 - 1:44:20 Outro

Check us out on Facebook and email us at smspodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: SMS-EP18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT
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'ello again! This week the gang talks about the Arcanists for Malifaux, who they are and what the available masters are like. This one is full of in depth knowledge from people who have none. Enjoy!

Topics include:

0:00:00 - 0:00:36 Intro

0:00:36 - 0:16:08 What we've been up to

0:16:08 - 0:38:38 Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

0:38:38 - 1:51:37 Forces of the Multiverse: Arcanists

1:51:37 - 1:52:13 Outro

Dont forget to check us out on Facebook and email us anything you want at SMSPodcast@gmail.com. Seriously, anything, we'll read it...

Direct download: SMS-EP17.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT
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Unfortunately, Dad didn't buy me a car... In this episode we do even more hobby talk, this week expounding on painting techniques. Starting from model prep, to priming, and then onto beginner and up to slightly advanced techniques to get your little dudesmen looking spiffy on the table!

Topics include:

0:00:00 - 0:00:38 Intro

0:00:38 - 0:15:39 What we've been up to

0:15:39 - 0:46:50 Oh, look at the Shiny! News, new releases and rumors

0:46:50 - 1:57:00 Talkin' Shop - Painting Techniques

1:57:00 - 1:15:39 Outro

Don't forget to check us out on Facebook, and email us comments, questions, show ideas, or general hatesmail at smspodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: SMS-EP16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm EDT
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This week your favorite hosts - well, these hosts anyways - talk hobby, and lots of it. We talk about beginner to advanced basing techniques, gaming table construction, and conversions on your less modular miniatures. Be warned, it was very hot this week so you can totally hear the fan in the background. It was unavoidable. Enjoy all the same!

Topics include:

0:00:00 - 0:00:35 Intro

0:00:37 - What we've been up to

0: - 0: Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new realeases and rumors

Talkin' Shop - Basing, tables and conversions

Outro

Have any questions, comments, or ideas for the show? Email us at smspodcast@gmail.com and dont forget to check is out on Facebook!

Direct download: SMS-EP15.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT
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How can you say no? This week we talk about the new Warmachine faction, the Convergence of Cyriss. We go through the latest No Quarter and let you in on the juicy info tidbits (but not the fishy kind...)

Topics include

0:00:00 - 0:00:38 Intro

0:00:38 - 0:10:10 What we've been up to

0:10:10 - 0:28:52 Oh, look at the shiny! News, new releases and rumors

0:28:52 - 0:29:09 Break

0:29:09 - 1:17:34 Convergence of Cyriss discussion

1:17:34 - 1:18:10 Outro

Direct download: SMS-EP14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT
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Oi! This week we go on about the relatively recent boom in hobby Kickstarters. We talk about what they are, how we think they should be done right, and whether or not they're good for the hobby as a whole.

Topics include: 

0:00:00 - 0:00:37   Intro

0:00:37 - 0:35:43   What we've been up to

0:35:43 - 0:56:30   Oh, look at the shiny!

0:56:30 - 1:54:52   Kickstarter discussion

1:54:52 - 1:55:30   Outro

Direct download: SMS-EP13.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT
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Welcome back! This week we go over the new Eldar codex for Warhammer 40k, and speculate as to the upcoming Iyanden supplement. Ben shows up towards the end and is loud, and the others derp out at the end as Axel rage quits. Enjoy!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

Codex Eldar review

Direct download: SMS-EP12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am EDT
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Hey there! In this episode we talk about the usual stuff, some Eldar pre-release thoughts, the mini-tournament we held for ourselves, and the Malifaux bet between Tin and Urias. See what happens when drunken bets are made around sober people, and also who must reap the losers spoils. Warning: things get a little Jackass 3 in the second half, so beware.

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new realeases and rumors

Mini-Tournament recap

Malifaux Bet and Battle Report

Direct download: SMS-EP11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT
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Greetings, internet! Episode 10 is upon us. This week, we talk about list building strategies, and delve into Dystopian Wars. Wanna play with little steampunk ships? Us too, so listen! Enjoy...

Topics Include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

Talkin' Shop - List Building Strategies

Dystopian Wars Overview

Direct download: SMS-EP10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT
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We're almost a real boy!  In episode 9, we talk about:

What's New - All the crazy model shenanigans that happened this week.

Ooh, Look at the Shiny

The Fall of Orpheus - A review of the new Forgeworld book.

Tahhkin' Shaaahp - Necron/Fall of Orpheus terrain and gaming ideas.

Awww yeah.  Tune in next time for episode ten!

Direct download: Shiny_Model_Syndrome_9-1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT
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Hey everyone, we are going to be changing up our recording and releasing schedule a bit. Life stuff has made it not possible to record on Saturdays like normal. So we aren't going anywhere, just changing things up a bit. We are going to be releasing our episodes now on Fridays, so look forward to that. And thanks to all our listeners for sticking with us as we get this show up and running!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EDT
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Hey all, welcome to Episode 8! I was late in uploading this week...again... but here it is! This week we talk about themes for your army/crew/forces, and how to invent your own cohesive theme. Well, sorta...

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

DIY Themes

Rule of Cool - Penal Legion IG ideas

Direct download: SMS-EP8.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT
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And Welsome back! This week we talk about the last 2 weeks, and then have a conversation about narrative gaming. Dave eventually shows up, Ben gets angry at his Tau, and Tim talks like a swede. Enjoy!

Topics Include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

Narrative Gaming

Direct download: SMS-EP7.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT
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Hey everyone, Episode 6 is now live! We had a little snaffoo with our storage, and then I forgot to post it on Sunday (oops...), but here it is! This week we talk about starting a new army and ask the question: Which comes first, Theme or List? Form or Function? Plus, a special guest!

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

Talkin' Shop - Starting a new army

Direct download: SMS-EP6.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT
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Hey, everyone! Episode 6 will be delayed a week due to storage issues. We will be returning next week for sure! As a side effect, this does allow us to get some new awesome topics in line for your listening pleasure.

That being said, if anyone has an idea for a segment, let us know! We would love to get some feedback from you gamers and see what you want to hear about. Drop us a line at smspodcast@gmail.com and check us out on facebook at www.facebook.com/shinymodelsyndrome.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EDT
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Welsome to another episode! In this weeks very 40k-centric episode, we "briefly" go over the new Tau codex, and then go into a talk about non-Imperial terrain and ideas for gussying up your table some more.

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

Tau codex overview and first impressions

Talkin' Shop - Non-Imperial terrain

Direct download: SMS-EP5.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT
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Welcome to Episode 4! This week we talk about the merits of different types of games, why we play them, and if there is room in your gaming stable for all these wonderful wastes of money that we all play.

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

The merits of different types of games

Direct download: SMS-EP4.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT
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Welcome to Episode 3! In this episode we talk about the Wild West Exodus kickstarter, talk about Khador a bunch, along with religous zealots in very large hats.

 

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

An overview on Wild West Exodus, what it is and what the deal is

Forces of the Multiverse - Khador Faction overview

Wouldn't that be neat - Theme list discussion

Direct download: SMS-EP3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT
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Episode 2 is now up! In this one we wax lyrical about other companies' minis, talk some Demons, and at one point say "sperm party"...

 

Topics include:

What we've been up to

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

Talkin' Shop - Alternative models

Forces of the Multiverse - Chaos Demons overview

 

Alternative Models

Kromlech  - http://stores.ebay.com/Kromlech-Bits-and-Minis

Mierce Miniatures - http://www.mierce-miniatures.com/

Hitech Miniatures - http://hitechminiatures.com/

Dreamforge Games - http://dreamforge-games.com/

Ultraforge - http://www.ultraforgeminiatures.com/

Hydracast - http://hydracast.blogspot.com/

Wargames Factory - http://wargamesfactory.com/

Avatars of War - http://www.avatars-of-war.com/

Raging Heros - http://www.avatars-of-war.com/

Enigma Miniatures - http://www.enigmaminiatures.com/

Direct download: SMS-EP2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44am EDT
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Hey everyone, Welcome to the Shiny Model Syndrom podcast! This is our inaugural episode, where we introduce ourselves and the podcast, talk about some random stuff, and talk all things hobby.

Topics include:

Introduction - Who we are, our backgrounds in gaming, and what we play

Oh, look at the shiny! - News, new releases and rumors

Talkin' Shop - Hobby talk segment, this time on terrain and how to get a decent set of beginner terrain in an afternoon

Rule of Cool - A discussion on theme forces/units/models, this time focusing on how we would model up ans run a Dark Mechanicus army for CSM

Direct download: SMS-EP1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT
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