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Episode 36 – Planetary Alignment – In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese join forces to discuss recent announcements by Spartan, which included Firestorm Taskforce, Planetfall Assault Helixes, and Legions Covenant of Antarctica forces. We also cover the Prussian ORBAT for Dystopian Wars.
Episode 35 – Mother Russia! – In this episode Giles and special guest Ewen discuss the Russian Coalition forces in Dystopian Wars, including the changes between the older and the newer ORBAT.
Episode 34 – Planetfall! -In this episode Peter is joined by his good mate Luke to discuss all things Planetfall, with a particular eye to the Relthoza and Terran forces!
Episode 33 – The Empire of the Blazing Sun – In this episode Peter and Luke sit down and discuss the updated Empire of the Blazing Sun ORBAT. They take an in-depth walk through the changes and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Empire of the Blazing Sun!
Episode 32 – The Tournament – In this episode Giles is joined by friend and guest Quinton Sung. We talk in detail about the local tournament run recently in Shepparton, as well as Quinton’s role as organiser and TO. We discuss both the tournament itself, as well as try and give some helpful tips for those thinking of doing the same themselves.
We also take time at the end to run through the updated ORBATs for the Kingdom of Britannia and the Republique of France, covering the changes and what it means for those fleets.
Episode 31 – Dystopian Update – In this episode (recorded in October 2015) Giles and Peter talk about an update to the Dystopian Wars timeline, the new Dreadnaught Robots for the Covenant and Empire of the Blazing Sun, and the changes to the Federated States of America and Covenant of Antarctica ORBATs.
Episode 30 – Unexpected Demise – A Dystopian Wars story, by Peter Fontebasso.
Episode 29 – Interview with a Halo Fan – In this episode Peter talks with his son about the excitement in the Fontebasso household for Halo: Fleet Battles.
Episode 28 – State of the Podcast – Released in July of 2015, the State of the Podcast episode discusses the direction and future of the Element 270 podcast, and says thanks to all those that responded to our survey.
Episode 27 – Recent Releases – In this episode (recorded mid-July 2015) Giles and Peter discuss the most recent releases for Dystopian Wars, Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada, Firestorm Planetfall and Halo.
Episode 26 – In Depth on Legions – In this episode Giles and Peter discuss Dystopian Legions. We cover the game in-depth, looking at how the game plays and covering our opinions and thoughts on the game system.
Episode 25 – Time for Planetfall! – In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese discuss Planetfall. We talk about what the game is all about, the models, how it plays, the boxed set Battle for Proteus Prime, our opinions and finally get to answering some listener questions.
Episode 24 – Spartan Games in 2015 – In this episode Giles and Reese are joined by Neil of Spartan Games to look forward at Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada and Firestorm Planetfall for 2015.
Episode 23 – Dystopian Wars in 2015 – In this episode Giles and Reese are joined by Neil of Spartan Games to look forward at Dystopian Wars releases for 2015.
Episode 22 – Halo and Kickstarter – In this episode Giles is joined by Neil and Derek of Spartan Games and we discuss their Kickstarter Project for Universal Modular Terrain and the announcement that they are producing table top games for the Halo universe.
Episode 21 – Read All About It! – In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese cover the news from Spartan Games. We talk about the Battlestation releases for Firestorm, the Core Helix releases for Planetfall, The Chinese and Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth for Dystopian Wars, and the Covenant and French forces for Dystopian Legions.
Episode 20 – Planetfall! – In this Episode Giles, Peter, Reese and Neil Fawcett (owner of Spartan Games) discuss the new release of Planetfall. We cover rules and game play, as well as take a look at what’s coming up in the release schedule for this exciting game!
Episode 19 – Dystopian Legions, with Neil Fawcett – In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese talk with Spartan Games big man, Neil Fawcett about all things Dystopian Legions. We take a look at some of the more unique aspects of play, as well as the flexibility of the system. We also talk about the release schedule, and what people can expect to see later in 2014 and early 2015.
Episode 18 – Firestorm Armada – In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese take a break from our normal topics of discussion to talk about Firestorm Armada! This epic space battle game finally gets the treatment it never asked for, as three players relatively new to the game try and pull it apart to see how it ticks. Spoiler alert – we enjoy it a lot!
Episode 17 – Full Armour! – In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese are joined by special guests Neil Fawcett and Derek Sinclair to talk about the Armoured theatre in Dystopian Wars. We talk tanks, templates and tactics in this episode, and as well as covering how the land game has changed, we also look at how it’s different from the Naval game, and some things to keep an eye open for in the future.
Episode 16 – LEGIONS! – In this special episode Giles, Peter and Reese are joined by the inestimable Neil Fawcett (owner of Spartan Games) and Derek Sinclair (one of the clever boffins behind Legions 2). The Topic? Dystopian Legions 2. The News? Boxed set, rule book, release schedule, rules chatter, amusement…
Episode 15 – The Commodore Quiz! – Join Peter, Giles, Reese, and special guest Nick Fisher in the Commodore Quiz! Giles as the Free Nations, Reese as the Imperial Bond, and Nick as the Grand Coalition, lock horns in a do-or-die quiz match to determine which really is the better power. Who will win the day? Who will falter at the finish? Who will hang their head in shame and ignominy?
Episode 14 – Dystopian Wars 2.0 – In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese discuss the 2.0 rules for Dystopian Wars; what we like, and what has changed our thinking. We go through the major rules changes and the aspects of the new game in each area that we feel have had a significant impact on the game.
Episode 13 – Read All About It – In this podcast Giles, Peter and Reese talk about the new releases for Dystopian Wars (Chinese, Polish, Indian Raj, Canadian), and Dystopian Legions (Russian and French), as well as new releases for Firestorm Armada and Planetfall (as of July 2014).
Episode 12 – In our Hot Little Hands – In this podcast Giles, Peter and Reese wax lyrical over the physical copies of the Commodore Edition rules book and the Shadow Hunters Boxed set.
Episode 10 – Orders of Battle – In this episode we joined once again by the dulcet tones of Derek Sinclair, lead designer of Dystopian Wars 2.0. In this episode we talk about the big picture when it came to designing the core nation army lists, some of the subtleties and synergies to expect or look for, and the way rules changes may impact force selection.
Episode 9 – Question and Answer episode with Neil Fawcett and Derek Sinclair. We answer questions pulled from our social media…
Episode 8 – Interview with Neil Fawcett and Derek Sinclair. In this episode we talk about the genesis of 2.0, as well as cover some of the biggest changes to the Dystopian Wars rules set.
Episode 7 – Interview with Neil Fawcett on DW 2.0… In this episode we are lucky enough to be again joined by Neil Fawcett of Spartan Games. We discuss some of the big picture visions that led to Dystopian Wars 2.0, the design goals around what the new version of the rules will bring, as well as some other super sized stuff…
Episode 6 – This is SPARTAN!!!… In this episode (the first of a series of interviews leading into the launch of Dystopian Wars 2.0) we are joined by a very special guest to talk about Spartan Games. We discuss where Spartan came from, Uncharted Seas, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars, Dystopian Legions, campaign systems, a role playing game and all sorts of future goodness.
Episode 5 – Sighted!… In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese get their fanboy shirts (and hats, scarves, socks and little flags) on as they gush over the recent announcements of the Commodore Edition 2.0 Dystopian Wars rules book, and the Shadow Hunters 2 player boxed set. We also talk a little about the Spartan Games Beta testing process – but who am I kidding, it’s mostly gushing!
Episode 4 – Alliance Nations (Fleet Review part 2)… In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese talk about the news, including the releases for Firestorm Armada, and what the slow-down of releases for Dystopian Wars might portent. We continue from last episode, with a look at the alliance nations, cover some listener questions, and throw out another hot topic.
In Part 2 of our fleet review we briefly cover the Alliance Nations of Dystopian Wars, including play style, tactics and a short discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of each fleet.
Episode 3 – Fleet Review, Part 1… In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese talk about the holidays, cover the news, including the releases of the Eclipse Company and Objectives sets, complete part one of our fleet review and answer some listener questions.
In Part 1 of our fleet review we briefly cover the 7 main fleets of Dystopian Wars, including play style, tactics and a short discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of each fleet.
Episode 2 – Splitting the Link… In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese talk news, and then tackle the topic of split and linked fire, we then get around to answering some listener questions.
We talk about the Black Wolf, hopes for 2014 for Dystopian Wars and Dystopian Legions. We talk about the split and linked firing options, and how they can be used to best effect. Peter reflects on a recently run tournament. We talk scenarios and campaigns, what’s been happening on the Element 270 blogsite, and try to answer some listener questions.
Episode 1 – The Future… – Peter, Reese and Giles discuss recent news and releases, the future of Dystopian Wars, tournament organization, and answer some listener questions.
We talk about the Danes, the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, as well as some the terrain releases from Spartan. We also cover what we hope to see from Dystopian Wars 2.0, and how the new Firestorm Armada releases might inform what we’ll see on that front. Peter talks about tournement organisation, and gives some tips and advice. Finally, we answer some listener questions.
Episode 0 – Welcome to Episode 0 of the Element 270 podcast. A podcast dedicated to Dystopian Wars, by Spartan Games. We’ll, be talking about Dystopian Wars, Dystopian Legions, Armoured Clash, news, reviews, questions and rumours. In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese introduce themselves, the blog site and our podcast!
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