Home Guard Radio – Episode 4 Who’s that girl?

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Home Guard Radio Episode 4 – Who’s that girl?


Show Notes:


Please excuse the sound blip 14 minutes in


Intellegince Crop:


Craig – Update on the Beards and Buckshot brigade and his games played

Steven – Dicusses his practice games with his 750 list in prep for the Big Red [Elg]

AndyM – Talks about Flame Throwers and ambush and some chat regarding flamethrowers and the dump of tactic in the Top Secret mission.

Aly – Talks about the recent Big Red [Elg] and spends some time proving he is not that guy with the flame tank.

AndyW – MIA


Logistics Corp:


Craig – Talks about the fact that he has finally got some marines to paint

Ali – Shock update to ‘that guys’ painting effort.

Steven – Manly Tea Trays all round

AndyM – Completion of the Afrika Korp and other armies.

AndyW – MIA



Topic of the month:


Discussion from the guys about the recent Big Red Elg tournament, we hear from the organisers and the players.



Email: Homeguardradio@gmail.com


Thanks to:





http://www.twistedtoys.net/ – Craig’s Blog

www.3coloursbased.wordpress.com/ – Andy M’s Blog

www.facebook.com/pages/Brush-Work-Miniatures/244486372312628 – Ali’s Page

www.terrain4cake.com/ – Nicks Blog (Terrain Genius)

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Home Guard Radio Episode 2 – The Cocktail Party

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Home Guard Radio Episode 2: The Cocktail Party

Cast: Craig, Stephen, Ali, Andy M and Andy W


The Intelligence Corp: 0:0:15 – 0:54:30

 The theme for this episode Intelligence Corp is the games we have been playing at 750 points.

Craig trys once more to make excuses for Panzer Lehrs shocking performances, this time it’s the pioneers fault.

Comrade Ali explains how he’s fallen in love with the sub machine gun armed tank rider unit.

Andy M reinforces Craig excuses after the beating that the DaK gave out.

Stephen tells us all about his new Finnish force that he is proxying until his kick starter models arrive.

Andy W tells all about the greatest tank unit in the game the mighty StuH 42,


The Logistics Corp: 0:54:40 – 1:28:30

 Andy M starts off with his recent hobby update on the basing of the DaK and the expansion of the force with some shiny purchases from the Perry’s range.

Stephen ran home from the 6s2hit.com store with new shiny toys and built them in two hours.

Andy W picked up a little Panzer 2 and has an update on the dunkel gelb quest.

Comrade Ali picked up the rules and the Soviet army boxed set and gives us all a lesson on the weather.

Craig paints something that isn’t a tank……


Topic of the Month: Going from 500 – 750 points 1:28:30 – 1:50:00


Email: Homeguardradio@gmail.com






www.twistedtoys.net/ – Craig’s Blog

www.3coloursbased.wordpress.com/ – Andy M’s Blog

www.facebook.com/pages/Brush-Work-Miniatures/244486372312628 – Ali’s Page

www.terrain4cake.com/ – Nicks Blog (Terrain Genius)

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Home Guard Radio Episode One – “Its ok ive got a Tiger”

Home Guard LogoWelcome to the first episode of Home Guard Radio, join our hosts as they gather round the microphone in the 6s2hit.com bunker and discuss Warlord Games Bolt Action. Join the four Scottish gentlemen and Craig (apparently I am not a gentleman) as they talk about what they have been playing and building and the topic of the month.

Hosts: Craig (Ghostmaker) AndyM, AndyW, Ali and Steven

Part 1: Intelligence Corp – What we have been playing and Rules chat.
Part 2: Logistics Corp – Hobby News
Part 3: Subject of the Month – The road to Bolt Action, dipping a hairy toe into historical gaming.

Episode One: http://www.6s2hit-thepodcast.com/2014/0 … got-tiger/ and coming withing 24 hours to iTunes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeGuardRadio

Forums: http://www.6s2hit.com

Email Homeguardradio@gmail.com

Thanks go out to Dr Tom for the intro voice and Karis (Damned Angel) for the ladies touch.

Ghostmaker :)


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The Masked Meeples Review: Rex: The Fall of An Empire

To those who have played the 1979 Dune boardgame, Rex will hit you with a sense of Déjà vu. In this competative game, the players take on the roles of iconic Twilight Imperium races in an attempt to fight, negotiate and betray their way into controlling the Imperial City. Just like the Dune boardgame, each race (faction,) has unique abilities that both make them a threat to their enemies and a boon to their allies.

By gaining influence, you can purchase cards that help in combat, recruit units and deploy them on the map. The interaction between racial abilities quickly becomes apparent such as the Federation of Sol being able to deploy at certain locations for free while the Hacan earn income from those who pay to deploy their forces. Throughout the game, various locations may gain influence making them prime locations to try an capture to strengthen your own position. To make things more dangerous, the Sol’s massive warships systematically bombard the map forcing the races to plan their moves and seek the cover of force shields at some locations lest they lose their forces.

Combat is performed using a combat dial allowing you to assign a unit leader, allocated forces at the battle location and use action cards. Beware your opponent possessing a traitor card belonging to your chosen leader causing him to betray you and abandon the battle. Alliances can form allowing you to share special abilities and victory condition but can just as easily break possibly leaving you in a worse position than you started.

Rex is an intense game that is not for everyone. If you are a fan of Dune then this game will most likely suit your tastes. On the otherhand, balance issues between the races and alliance combinations may frustrate some players. Some races are significantly harder to play than others due to rule changes from Dune to Rex such as being unable to write down notes or secretly making deals. If you see such things as merely temporary setbacks then Rex: The Fall of An Empire is a must play either at the Hub or purchased from 6s2Hit!

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The Masked Meeple reviews Star Trek Fleet Captains

Introducing the Masked Meeple, this secretive and nameless meeple is bringing us some great reviews of various board games.  I dare not ask it for its real identity as it is shrouded in mystery, all I know for sure isit is called the Masked Meeple .



The Masked Meeples Review: Star Trek Fleet Captains and Star Trek Fleet Captains Romulan Empire expansion.

To boldly go where no one has gone before; that is the feel you get when playing this gem of a game. The Romulan expansion introduces the Romulans as a 3rd faction to play along with the Federation and the Klingon Empire. The players are randomly assigned ships based on their faction which in turn decide what missions are available for your fleet to attempt. As one would expect, the Klingons are more likely to get combat missions, Federation science and Romulans Espionage type. You then get to build your draw deck based on your mission types from a selection of card groups that are faction appropriate such as the ‘Picard’ deck, ‘House of Martok’ deck and ‘Science of War’ deck. Each deck provides special upgrades for your deck, special crew and other effects that will help you throughout the game.

As you travel through unknown space, you reveal new tiles which provide the backdrop for the game. For example, revealing an open space tile may give you a low chance of a random encounter while revealing a inhabited planet will give you a higher chance to encounter something of interest. In order to fight the enemy, travel between systems or simply scan anomalies, the players need to decide what energy settings each ship will have for the turn by turning the hero clix dials to the appropriate setting. Different settings have different levels of Weapons, Engines, Shields and Sensors which determine the dice you get to roll to accomplish tasks.

The game while entertaining does have its flaws. The overall manufacture is not quite as high grade as you’d expect with the ships being somewhat fragile. They are easily repaired though as their assembly is modular. The cards and tokens are not sturdy card but the box does come crammed full of ships, decks and tokens to make up for it. While a 10 point game is recommended, it can lead to frustrating games where the Federation breezes ahead due to the ease of science missions while the Klingons who need time to build their strength for combat missions find that by the time they have managed to do so, the game is over. Thus the popular suggested point game is 12-15. The addition of the Romulans brings a much needed 3rd faction that makes the game more dynamic and interesting.

Overall, Star Trek Fleet Captains is a recommended game and will provide hours of entertainment in the Star Trek universe. As always, reviewed games are available to play in the Hub or to purchase from 6s2Hit!


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Warhammer Fantasy Gentleman’s League 2014

For many years I have tried in vain and in annoyance to try and build a Warhammer Fantasy army, its not that I don’t like the game it just that I have trouble sticking to the builds as none of the armies really stood out to me.  Until now that is, Games Hub Edinburgh and 6s2hit are starting a gentleman’s league in January 2014.  The intention is that every two months we will paint 250 points of models to add to our armies with the end goal of 2000 points January 2015, the break down is as follows.

End of March: 750pts
End of May: 1000pts
End of July: 1250pts
End of September: 1500pts
End of November: 1750pts
End of January 2015: 2000pts and a mega battle for February!

Points will be awarded as follows (per stage):
up to 3 points for games played (1 point per game)
1 point for having painted your models
3 points for the best general’s background at the end of the year!
(Any tiebreaker settled on the table!)

So I decided that now was the time for another attempt at a Fantasy army, and I had the best excuse when 6s2hit reduced the price of there Mantic and Gw Fantasy stock.  I love the Mantic undead they are some of the nicest models that company has ever made and I would go as far as to say that in my opinion they are the nicest undead models out there.

P1020231I managed to knock out this zombie unit in about 30 minutes thanks to my now legendary ability to dry brush (listen to a 6s2hit Podcast to find out more) and the glory that is Gw washes.  More will follow as I get my finger out and get the rest based and under coated, only about another 100 zombies to go and my Vampire whom I need to name..

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Bolt Action Terrain Part 7

Since I was off work again today I started work on the final building for the Bocage set I am working on, when I say final its more that it’s the last one that I have so far…….

P1020228 P1020229Slightly different house layout this time and the stone floor has been replaced with a wooden one.  There are a couple of log style gun emplacements to add to the idea that this was a defended ruin by Panzer Lehr.  All going well I should have this painted up in the next few days.

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