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Jul 12, 2017

Episode 24: AltiBash4, South West Clash (The Bristol Jolly)

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan, Paul and Matt

In Episode 24 Jon, Dan and Paul are joined by Matt James, the tournament organiser for the recent South West Clash 2 dayer.  The guys talk about their activities at AltiBash and at the South West Clash...in some detail... 

The episode is a little longer than normal but we hope you enjoy the discussion about the games we played.  Remember, tournaments are not all about playing games, they are also about meeting new people, making memories and drinking champagne cocktails at 8:30am in a Bristol Industrial Estate...

Stick to the end of the podcast for the Dan's "Dwarf Facts"

Edited bits: None

Event links

Conquest - Oslo

Surge of War 2017

Dropbox with lists from South West Clash

Feedback:  We welcome messages on Facebook or Twitter.  If you'd like us to cover your event or want some advice on army building, playing or painting.. get in touch.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FourFootSnake/

Twitter: @ohfourfootsnake

The clip is from Red Dwarf S4, E6 "Meltdown".  If you've never watched Red Dwarf then you should feel bad.

Jun 6, 2017

Episode 23: Dwarf sex education and Conquest Oslo

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan, Paul and Matt

In Episode 23 Jon, Dan and Paul are joined by Fred (The Judge) Berthelsen and Lars (Map Pack) Hemmingby to talk about Haven From The Storm (best venue in KoW?) and January 2018s "must do" event, Conquest Oslo.  This is a multi-day, multi-gaming system, multi.. well, multi everything event being held in Oslo. 

We also discuss the upcoming "Surge of War 2017" in sleepy Northamptonshire (which is NOT London) which Fred will be attending; and Jon is now considering attending as he is chasing ranking points...

Dan, Nick and Paul are attending the Bristol 2-day event in July and obviously AltiBash4 is just around the corner too.

Stick to the end of the podcast for the Dwarf sex education lesson...

Edited bits: None. 

Event links

AltiBash4

Conquest - Oslo

Surge of War 2017

Bristol - 2 dayer

Feedback:  We welcome messages on Facebook or Twitter.  If you'd like us to cover your event or want some advice on army building, playing or painting.. get in touch.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FourFootSnake/

Twitter: @ohfourfootsnake

May 25, 2017

Episode 22: Hobby prep for Haven and The Fallen.. WTF?!

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan, Paul and Matt

In Episode 22 Jon, Dan and Paul and joined (mid-show) by Chris Morris, the evil genius behind the Varangrrr.  The Fallen, wtf? The guys also discuss their armies for Haven From The Storm and Altibash4 and there are some pro-tips on painting shiny red armour and what makes good lava bases (spoiler: real lava stones)

 

Edited bits: None.  Even Dan's potty mouth is left in...

Event links

AltiBash4

Haven from the Storm

Feedback:  We welcome messages on Facebook or Twitter.  If you'd like us to cover your event or want some advice on army building, playing or painting.. get in touch.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FourFootSnake/

Twitter: @ohfourfootsnake

May 10, 2017

Episode 21: Paul's Lonewolf Adventure... oh wait.. 

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan, Paul and Matt

In Episode 21, Jon, Nick, Dan, Matt (yes, really) and Paul (he enjoyed Episode 20 so much he decided to stay) chat about events in Hinckley, Leicestershire and Fort Worth, Texas. 

First there is the shocking revelation that Nick won an event and the slightly less shocking revelation that Paul won a best painted prize at the recent BDM event, before Nick, Dan and Jon talk about their adventures in Texas, including the pitfalls of playing jenga with Drunk Dan and why eating random green lumps in a sushi bar can lead to a painful burning sensation.  They even talk a little about their games; inbetween talking about drink and food.

They also look ahead to upcoming events and Nick suggests a FFS 2-day event in February... stay tuned for more details. 

Edited bits: Limited editing of rants..

Event links

AltiBash4

Haven from the Storm

Feedback:  We welcome messages on Facebook or Twitter.  If you'd like us to cover your event or want some advice on army building, playing or painting.. get in touch.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FourFootSnake/

Twitter: @ohfourfootsnake

Apr 12, 2017

Episode 20: Fools of War, AltiBash4 and hobby chat with Paul Welsh

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (who?)

In Episode 20, Jon, Nick and Dan chat to KoW newcomer (and superb painter / hobbyist) Paul Welsh.  Paul's Varangrrr army has been winning admiration on KoW Fanatics and having already claimed a win vs. Dan he is rapidly becoming a great KoW player.

Nick, Dan and Paul talk about the recent two-dayer, Fools of War and we have a preview of the upcoming AltiBash4 event.

Hobby is focused on preparation for the upcoming Lonewolf GT, with Dan and Nick having quite of work to do (and smug Jon realising that he still has lots to do too..).

Edited bits: No edits and boy can you tell...  sound levels were hard to balance due to laughter throughout

Event links

AltiBash4

Haven from the Storm

Lonewolf GT

Feedback:  We welcome messages on Facebook or Twitter.  If you'd like us to cover your event or want some advice on army building, playing or painting.. get in touch.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FourFootSnake/

Twitter: @ohfourfootsnake

 

Feb 18, 2017

Episode 19: Interview with a Power Gamer (of sort)

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (who?)

In Episode 19, Jon and Dan chat to hobby genius Chris Walsh.  Chris recently won an event at Black Dragon Miniatures (and therefore we invited him on).  For some unexplained reason, we then spent the best part of an hour talking about painting...  It's almost like we are hobby gamers after all!

Thanks again to Chris for sharing some top tips on painting and basing.

Edited bits: No edits.  This episode is sponsored by anApple iPhone ringtone..

Events discussed (even on a "hobby"cast!)

Event links

Slaughter in the South-East Facebook Event Page

BrisCon 2017 BrisCon

 

Feedback:  We welcome messages on Facebook or Twitter.  If you'd like us to cover your event or want some advice on army building, playing or painting.. get in touch.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FourFootSnake/

Twitter: @ohfourfootsnake

 

Jan 9, 2017

Episode 18: It's all about the hobby...

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (who?)

In Episode 18, Jon, Dan and Nick take a break from talking about tournaments and instead focus on their new armies.  Or in Jon's case, some additions to his Varangrrrr army.  Will Dan's Varangrrrr really have bow troops in?  Will Nick's army remain tasty to Milo...

Edited bits: No edits!  Even when Nick's microphone cut-out and neither Jon or Dan noticed...

Events discussed (even on a "hobby"cast!)

 AltiBash3

LoneWolf GT

Email York Garrison for details

Feedback:  We welcome messages on Facebook or Twitter.  If you'd like us to cover your event or want some advice on army building, playing or painting.. get in touch.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FourFootSnake/

Twitter: @ohfourfootsnake

 

 

Nov 20, 2016

Episode 17: A whole lot of CoK

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (seriously, where is Matt these days?!)

In Episode 17, Jon, Dan and Nick talk about the Clash of Kings 2016 with very brief summaries of their games; before moving on to preview the Aire Conflict and look forward to CoK 2017 in the City of Cardiff.  They also discuss the next armies they are planning to build and paint.

We also have some audio from the CoK awards ceremony, with Darren Parkes receiving his award to universal adulation...

Edited bits: Jon demonstrates his lack of understanding of irony (things that are made of iron), Milo (Nick's dog) joins the call and we end with Nick losing his connection...

Oct 14, 2016

Episode 16: AltiBash2 & Black Dragon event reports and CoK preparation

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (seriously, where is Matt these days?!)

In Episode 16, Jon, Dan and Nick talk about the recent tournaments run by the Sharp brothers - AltiBash2 (Andrew) and Morgoth's Gambit (Garry).  Spoiler alert: Dan didn't win either event. 

Then we talk about the upcoming Clash of Kings (aka. CoK), cue lots of references to "biggest CoK ever" and "CoK action".  Dan, Nick and Jon all talk about the armies they will be taking, Saturday night entertainment and sleeping arrangements (!)

Edited bits: The (probable) venue for CoK 2017 was discussed but cut as this isn't finalised yet...  you'll just have to wait :)

 

Sep 19, 2016

Hold on..  where is Episode 14?!

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (minus Nick and Matt..)

In Episode 15, Jon, Dan and Nick talk about the recent Battlemasters tournament run by Sharad Vora and preview "The Aire Conflict" which Nick is running on the 12th of November in Leeds.

Yes, it really is Episode 15.  Episode 14 is still undergoing editing but I wanted to get this one out quickly!

Edited bits: Crash, Bang, Wallop when Milo chased Mr Bond..

Links:

Aire Conflict - Tickets

Aire Conflict - Tournament Pack

 

Sep 9, 2016

The long awaited Episode 13..

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (minus Nick and Matt..)

In Episode 13, Jon and Dan are joined by Andy Sharp and talk about "AltiBash1" - just prior to Altibash2 coming around.  No spoilers but the Four Foot Snake team did rather well.

Yes, I know its a few months since the last episode but we have recorded Episode 14... now I need to edit it (it's 3 hours long!)

Edited bits: Nothing cut!

Links:

Altibash2

 

 

 

May 12, 2016

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (minus Nick and Matt..).

In Episode 12, Jon and Dan are joined by Andy Sharp, TO of the upcoming Doom of the Kindred Lord at Altrincham Gaming Club and then by Sharad Vora, TO of the BattleMasters event.

 

Timings:

0 to 30 mins: Doom of the Kindred Lord preview

30 to 38 mins: Battlemasters 2016

 

Edited bits: Nothing cut!

Links:

Doom of the Kindred Lord

BattleMasters Facebook Link

BattleMasters Mantic Forum link

Apr 15, 2016

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  The somewhat delayed episode 11 (it's a long story, but it involves a broken PC..) and the team talk about several UK events and some small events in the U.S.  Be prepared for tales of beer, guns and ribs.  And the odd bit of Kings of War too.

Timings:

0 to 6 mins : Introductions

6 to 15 mins: UK events review

15 to 1hr 7 mins : LoneWolf and Adepticon

1hr 7 mins to 1hr 17 mins: Hobby time

1hr 17 mins to 1hr 18 mins: Close out

BONUS CONTENT: 1hr 18mins onwards: Nick on his Uke :)

 

Edited bits: Nothing cut.  And yes, Matt was calling from the bottom of a well!

Feb 22, 2016

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 10 and the team are joined by Rob Burman to talk about Wesley Crusher and the upcoming "Clocks of War II" - a 1,000 point, 5 games-in-a-day event coming soon.

There's also some comments on "Bob, the event" held at Black Dragon Minatures and 20 minutes on possible "comp"...

Timings:

0 to 4 mins : Introductions

4 to 20 mins: Clocks of War

20 to 26 mins: Bob, the event

26 to 46 mins: "Comp" in KoW

46 to 51 mins: Close

Links:

Clocks of War II

Table Top Gaming Magazine

 

Edited bits: Nothing cut.  But apologies for the sound quality.  It appears that Jon has pre-cognition in some parts (silly computer) and everyone forgot what the mute button was for...

 

Feb 6, 2016

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 9.5 and in this special episode, Jeffrey Swann from the Beerphase podcast calls-out Dan "The Darklord" King for a round 1 challenge at the LoneWolf 2016. 

 

Timings: it's around 8 minutes, just listen to it all :p

Links:

The Beerphase Podcast

The loneWolf GT

 

 

 

Edited bits: Non

Jan 29, 2016

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 9 and the team (minus sleepy Matt) are joined by Darren "Lordy" Parkes to discuss the recent "Winter War" KoW event at The Grid in Doncaster.

Spoiler: Darren won but the real winner was Jonathan Luke who managed to get a winning draw vs. Dan.  Darren "submariner" Parkes jumped from 3rd to 1st and avoided the two best players... just saying..

Dan's overly generous nature is being worked on.  Can't have those Yanks taking advantage..

 

Timings:

0 to 3mins : Introductions

3 to 58 mins: Event report

59 to 65 mins: Rules questions from Darren

65 to 68 mins: Closing

 

Edited bits: Very little...

Jan 22, 2016

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 8 and the team are joined by Chris Nicholls, owner of Macrocosm Miniatures.  Macrocosm's Short Wars range of Goblins, Halflings and Dark Dwarfs are a great fit for KoW.   

Chris is returning to KoW events this year and has Dan in his cross-hairs.  With an impressive record of 1 win, 1 loss and 1 draw vs. the champion, Chris feels he's the player to take the challenge to Dan in 2016.

And there is some history between the two of them, Chris came 4th at the first CoK event and he's not at all bitter about his loss to Dan that cost him £750..

Oh - and we pay homage to Caleb's "English" accent.  With Kyle, Caleb produces superb KoW videos.  Check them out on YouTube (search "Master Crafted")

Links:

Macrocosm Short Wars

Master Crafted Gaming Blog (Kyle and Caleb)

Timings:

0 to 3mins : Introductions

3 to 3.5 mins: Caleb doing Aussie / Dick van Dyke impressions

3.5 to 48 mins: Chris Nicholls and Macrocosm Miniatures

48 to 70 mins: Hobby time and upcoming events

 

Edited bits:  Kickstarter rant from Chris, Stewie's behaviour at the first CoK event

Jan 6, 2016

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 7, and the team (minus Nick - where is Nick?!) talk with North American KoW champion Kara Brown and US Pathfinder Mike Carter about "The Secret Playtesters Group".  

This episode summary:

0:00 to 5:30 - Intro

5:30 onwards - Sorry, but we rambled on and on and on..

1hr and 26 mins later.. the end!

 

Things that failed to make the cut:

At least three of Dan's "jokes", the world of extreme ironing and Jon's extensive knowledge of Ohio.  

 

Dec 23, 2015

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 6, and the team (minus Matt) look back at the Steel City Kings event run rather well by Darren "Lordy" Parkes.  No spoilers - but Dan won this event too and Jon didn't come last.  We also discuss Halflings...

This episode summary is dedicated to our one listener - Pawel.  Timings very inaccurate..

0:00 to 4:30 - Intro

5:20 to 16:00 - Hobby

16:30 to 1hr 13 - Steel City Review

1hr 13 to 1hr 14 - Close

Don't miss the out-take at the end taken from a recent Counter Charge recording (thanks Rob!)

Links:

Macrocosm - Shortwars. The best Halflings you'll ever see!

Pawel's Battle Reports - read them!

Steel City Kings - Army Lists

Steel City Kings - Event Pack

 

Things that missed the cut:  Begging Nick to get his Uke out one more time. 

Dec 6, 2015

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 5, and the team have left Jon on his own with Darren Parkes (he came second in Clash of Kings in case you need any reminding).  Darren is on the call for the "live" 1st round draw for his Steel City Kings event on the 13th December in Sheffield. 

Although the draw has been made, players can still register (safe in the knowledge that both Darren and Dan have opponents already!).  The army lists will be uploaded to our Facebook page (link below)... once the illegal lists have been sorted out!

Links:

Steel City Kings event

Four Foot Snake on Facebook

Things that didn't make the edit:  Two software fails during the call.  Damn you Skype!

Dec 4, 2015

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast, with Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 4, and the team discuss Elves.  Apparently there are more to them than Uber shooting hordes and drakons.. who knew?  There's also a discussion on (non-clown) Night Stalker models (and a brand new errata is issued by Dan..).  Oh, and please can we have restic back?!

Links:

Steel City Kings event

Things that didn't make the edit..  Rainbow twangers :)

Nov 20, 2015

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast.  UK based Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt.  Episode 3, and the team discuss the Night Stalkers - a brand new army for Kings of War.  Fluff talk and favourite units (Dopplegangers!!).  We also dip into the other Uncharted Empires (UE) armies.

Things that didn't make the edit..  Tuning a Uke and Nick's diary (or lack there of)

Nov 12, 2015

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast.  UK based Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (when he's available - he is rather busy) talk about Kings of War.  In the traditional "difficult" second episode, the naive fools ramble and go even more off-topic than normal.  And if you see Nick, tell him to get on Skype..

 

Things that didn't make the edit.  Confessions of handling stolen goods by a member of the cast and in depth analysis of Night Stalkers..  You'll have to wait for that..

Oct 28, 2015

A Kings of War (KoW) podcast.  UK based Nick, Jon, Dan and Matt (when he's available - he is rather busy) talk about Kings of War.  In this first episode, the naive fools ramble and go off-topic so often that the preparation of show notes seems to have been completely wasted.  Which is kind of like Jon at Clash of Kings..

 

Oh - and one of the secret KoW armies is talked about (The Trident Realm of Neritica)

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