Monthly Archives: February 2016

Episode 131

We talk news, hobby and games played. The Horus Heresy Weekender was going on as we recorded so quite a bit of news in here as well. Kenny played his first AoS game with his new Fyreslayers from their Battletome as well, so have a listen and revel in the Fyre and Slaying! Then, Kenny relays some news coming from the Weekender. Go check out your source of choice, but here’s some suggestions below.

Then Zachary Becker comes and talks to us about the London 40K GT, bringing a 40K tournament back to London after 20 years. Check it out and go have a cracking (<-- see, I learned some UK English) time in London!

Episode 130

We talk news, hobby and games played. New games and some Wulfen rumors discussion. Len joins us to give an overview on 9th Age for those of us who haven’t had a chance to read all the new stuff. Enjoy!

Episode 129

Hey everyone! We talk news (Fyreslayers, AoS Chaos, podcasts), games played and hobby. Robert joins Kenny where the Mid-Atlantic is pounded by a freak blizzard while Northern Sweden is graced with but a mere dusting of flurries.

This is the first of 12 book clubs as Combat Phase does coverage of the 12-book series The Beast Arises. Each month we aim to cover the current release before the next book hits the shelves. We hope to have the author on for each of the books. We know who authors each book in the series at this point except books 10 & 11. Naturally, there are SPOILERS but each book is a quick read, with audio books at 6.5 hours.

Episode 128

We talk some quick news about AoS Fyreslayers and totally forgot to mention the return of a fav podcast The Independent Characters in news (sorry). Next comes the usual hobby and games played. Kenny’s explorative adventure in gaming forums continues. Then it’s time to talk Age of Sigmar…6 months after the release.

Please visit our guest podcasts. First Dan and Wayne from Heelanhammer then Davy and Eric from Mortal Realms. Tell us where AoS is for you, now, half a year later.

Episode 127

We talk news (Plastic SLAYERS!), hobby and games played. Then Robert launches us into our hopes and wishlist for 2016 across this growing hobby of ours… it is indeed a great time for miniwargaming! Next we give our predictions for the hobby in 2016 as well some game companies to watch this year.

Episode 126

Year End Review Part 3/3 – Review & Analysis on All Non-GW Games.

Happy New Year! We talk news, hobby and games played. Kenny tried out 30K Iron Hands for the first time. Then we finish up our 2015 review with this very informative review and analysis on all the non-GW companies and games. Have a listen and share your thoughts on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/combatphase

Come back next week to start 2016 with Combat Phase. Stay tuned in January 2016 for more great episodes: Contemporary Age of Sigmar, Warhammer 9th Age, and our coverage of the The Beast Arises series from Black Library! Most of the authors will be joining us on these coverage episodes

Episode 125

Year End Review Pt. 2: Trends Intervention & Development; Ask a Hobby Expert: AoS Floating Waterfall Island w/Steve Herner

We talk end of the year news and hobby. Kenny discusses his first game of the Batman miniatures game before we launch into the second part of our epic 2015 review where we look this time at trends in the hobby and how 2015 unfolded for the industry and wide panoply of games. “The Year of Surprises” involved a Games Workshop Intervention and how much change 2015 brought, and where we might be headed. Further, we begin setting up the conversation of community development and the rise of so many new games in the wake of the end of Warhammer 8th ed. Finally, we welcome back a friend of the show…

Ask a Hobby Expert returns with the Holy Hammer himself, Steve Herner coming back on the show to explain his brilliant new piece of AoS terrain: the floating waterfall island for play on top and below.

Episode 124

Women in Wargaming!
We talk news and games played very briefly but are eager to jump right into our topic of the week: Women and Wargaming! This is reflecting the characters and units, not the sex of the player his/herself. We have added more interviews so we will follow this episode up in January or February 2016.

As so many wargames have female characters we highlight some games, the role of female characters in the fluff, and some model choices for your female characters or conversions. We are joined by BL author James Swallow talking Sisters of Battle in 30K – 40K, as well as Garro (now with model!) and his upcoming works. Ronnie Renton of Mantic games joins us next for a great discussion about the wonderful worlds of Mantic Games for female characters in these properties. He’s a fantastic guest.

Episode 123

We talk news, hobby and games played. This episode is the first of a three-parter on 2015 Year End Review. We discuss releases, trends, supporting businesses (terrain, cases, paints, etc.), new games and what was the big news in 2015. Not a month-by-month, just an all-encompassing look at the hobby.

Episode 122

We talk news, games played and hobby, as well as in interesting upcoming episode on women (factions/characters) in wargaming. We are then joined by BL authors of Grey Knight fiction to talk the chapter and their stories. David Annandale joins us followed by Ben Counter. Finally Adric discusses bringing Grey Knights to the tabletop and constructing/painting an army.