Mann's Model Moments Podcast

Mann's Model Moments Podcast
Mann’s Model Moments (formerly The Hub Systems) Podcast is the voice of Mann’s Model Moments, the blog of the Various ramblings on the modelling & gaming antics of my son and I. We cover D&D, Firestorm Armada, Planetfall, Kickstarters, Dropfleet, X-Wi

Episode 35 - A Warcradle Christmas
Dec 23, 2017 • 179 min
We interview Stuart from Warcradle on the acquisition and development of the various Spartan Games IPs
Episode 34 - UKGE & 40k Dark Imperium
Jun 23, 2017 • 76 min
In this episode we take a brief look at the UKGE with my daughter Esther, followed by an extended preview of the new Warhammer 40k 2-player boxed set Dark Imperium, which heralds the arrival of 8th edition. Is it a Hit or Miss, and what does this mean…
Episode 33 - Salute 2017 & The Drowned Earth
May 7, 2017 • 93 min
Join us to speak once again to James Baldwin about The Drowned Earth, this time on Kickstarter. We look at some Kharadron Overlords, Mantic’s TerrainCrate Kickstarter and some of Spartan’s recent releases in Hit or Miss. We also talk a little about…
Episode 32 - Going Alone in the Gaming Business
Apr 1, 2017 • 116 min
Join Darryl Henson from The Lasercut Architect and Alex Bates from Forge of Ice on the Hub Systems for a look into the world of the gaming entrepreneur, striking out into the hobby world of business on their own. In addition, we look at Kharadron…
Podcast Episode 31.mp3
Mar 6, 2017 • 125 min
In this episode we examine whether women are misrepresented in wargaming - so there are topics of a sensitive nature…be warned! We also look at the Eldar, aquarium terrain, underwater armies, space stations and the Walking Dead in Hit or Miss, plus a…
Episode 30 - 2017 Musings
Feb 5, 2017 • 42 min
In this brief episode after an extended break, I have a bit of a monologue on musings on the coming year in gaming - what it might bring for us all. Listen and Enjoy!
Episode 29 - The Drowned Earth
Dec 24, 2016 • 74 min
Happy Christmas everyone! Join us for a look at the upcoming 28mm skirmish game The Drowned Earth with James Baldwin, plus our regular Hit & Miss session and listener poll….Enjoy!
Episode 28 - Dropfleet Commander 2-Player Set Unboxing
Nov 4, 2016 • 59 min
In this episode we give a live unboxing and first impressions of the Dropfleet Commander 2-player boxed set, after a Hit and Miss section with shiny new (and silly) sound effects where we cover the Spartan Games DW Kickstarter, AoS releases and the…
Episode 27 - Jaded Spartancast
Oct 24, 2016 • 88 min
Join us in this R-rated episode together with Lange and Nathan from the former Jaded Gamercast, where the pair share “brutal honesty” with a capital “F” regarding Spartan Games’ recent flurry of manic activity after a long summer of little but HGC. Not…
Episode 26 - The Icarus Project
Sep 11, 2016 • 82 min
This time we are joined by Anto from Icarus Miniatures to talk about his upcoming 28/32/35mm (it’ll make sense when you listen!) sci-fi skirmish game Kickstarter - The Icarus Project. Before that we talk a little bit about the recent Halo Ground Command…
Episode 25 - Firestorm Armada Tactica: Relthoza
Sep 4, 2016 • 127 min
We return from holiday with the next in our Firestorm Armada Tactica series - The Relthoza! Have you got what it takes to direct the space-spiders to victory, or do you need a quick masterclass on how to win? Listen and (hopefully!) learn…!
Episode 24 - Firestorm Armada Tactica: Sorylians
Aug 10, 2016 • 96 min
This episode we have guest host Fred Graves of the Firestorm Focus Group with us to impart his zen knowledge of the Soryians, their playstyle, strengths (and how to leverage them) and their weaknesses (and how to bridge them). Before we get into that,…
Episode 23 - Shattered Void Kickstarter
Jul 25, 2016 • 136 min
We meet up with Alan & Mark from White Dragon Miniatures to talk about their Kickstarter campaign Shattered Void, a starfighter combat game with some really interesting mechanics. In Hit or Miss we discuss the Sylvaneth releases for AoS, and GW…
Episode 22 - 3D, or not 3D…that is the question!
Jul 2, 2016 • 56 min
This episode we take a look at some of the blurring lines between digital and hobby with 3D printing, and gaming and modelling. We also take a look at Arena Rex, Stormcloud Attack and the wave 9 releases for X-Wing from FFG. Enjoy!
Episode 21 - Mega Hit or Miss
Jun 28, 2016 • 129 min
Matt joins us once again for a mega edition of Hit or Miss. We have a couple of audio issues (caused by Soundflower with Audacity and Skype - if anyone knows of a good alternative please let us know!). They don’t last long, so please stick with it! Enjoy!
Podcast Episode 20 - Back in Business!
Jun 1, 2016 • 46 min
Well we’ve been off the air for about a month due to exams, new jobs and kitchen refurbishment, but we’re back now! This time we look at Omnidyne, Syndicate and Xelocians, and take a look at some big Halo: GC models in Hit or Miss. Enjoy!
Podcast Episode 19 - Salute 2016
Apr 23, 2016 • 68 min
This episode we invite Spartan Vanguard Ian Duff, Warfare Firestorm organiser Chris Smith and Spiral Arm Studios Author Tomas Martin to talk about all things Salute 2016 related. Tomas gives us a perspective on a Kickstarter come to retail at the show,…
Podcast Episode 18 - Adepticon 2016 & Polyversal
Apr 10, 2016 • 68 min
We join up with Josh, Matt & phil for a post-Adepticon roundup, and then turn to special guest Byron Collins (creator of the Polyversal system) to review his recent Kickstarter campaign, issues and some of the deeper aspects of the system. Enjoy!
Podcast Episode 17 - Kickstarter
Mar 31, 2016 • 110 min
Matt, Oscar and I discuss the various pros and cons of Kickstarter, and some examples of good and bad projects…apologies once again for the lateness of this episode….
Podcast Episode 16 - Firestorm stats for Taskforce ships!
Mar 28, 2016 • 143 min
A very belated episode, recorded on time but issues with editing, quitting my job, work on the new house etc have all added to the delays here. Apologies to co-hosts Matt, Josh & Fred who joined Oscar and I to talk for a long time about a lot of…
Podcast Episode 15 - Firestorm Armada v3.0
Feb 21, 2016 • 104 min
Josh and Matt join me to speak and speculate about the hinted arrival of v2.5/3.0 of Firestorm Armada. As usual, we have our round up of Hit and Miss, in which we cover some familiar models and the new Wulfen. Strap in and enjoy the ride with us!
Podcast Episode 14 - Firestorm Taskforce
Feb 3, 2016 • 81 min
Recorded over a week ago but delayed due to yet another (but hopefully final!) house move, we bring you a round up of speculations on Taskforce from North America to the UK. In Hit or Miss we cover GW’s awful recent releases, and also some better…
Podcast Episode 13 - Maelstrom’s Edge
Jan 18, 2016 • 50 min
After a quick jaunt through GW’s new Dwarves and Spartan’s Dystopian Legions releases in “Hit or Miss”, we take a look at the recent Kickstarter game “Maelstrom’s Edge” from Spiral Arm Studios that we received in the post last week.
Podcast Episode 12 - The Firestorm Armada Metagame
Jan 9, 2016 • 77 min
After a few weeks absence for the holidays, we come back with an episode recorded before Christmas with several of our fellow North American Podcasters (specifically Phil from Firebase Delta, Josh from The Waygate and Nathan from Jaded Gamercast) to…
Podcast Episode 11 - System Wars Part 2
Dec 15, 2015 • 66 min
After skipping a week due to illness, we return with a sniffly Oscar to finish our discussion of the System Wars release for Firestorm Armada, plus the second instalment of our newest regular Hit or Miss feature.
Podcast Episode 10 - Firestorm Armada System Wars Part 1
Nov 29, 2015 • 89 min
This week we start a new feature to celebrate making it to our 10th episode, and take a deep look into the System Wars summer releases for Firestorm Armada.
Podcast Episode 9 - Wild West Exodus first impressions
Nov 23, 2015 • 31 min
In a rather short episode, we give our first impressions of Wild West Exodus…or at least the 2-Player starter set from Outlaw Games
Podcast Episode 8 - Warfare 2015
Nov 19, 2015 • 42 min
In this Episode we talk about the recent Reading Warfare 2015 Firestorm Armada tournament, Wild West Exodus and descend into a rant on Games Workshop!
Podcast Episode 7 - IPMS, Terquai & Planetfall Command Helixes
Nov 13, 2015 • 50 min
After a rather extended delay (due to moving, our ISP and work etc), we talk about our weekend away at the IPMS Scale Modelworld show in Telford, the Terquai Firestorm Armada and Planetfall Command Helix releases and take up the question raised by…
Podcast Episode 6 - Cthulhu Wars
Oct 31, 2015 • 50 min
We play Cthulhu Wars before moving house (which we’re doing when this will go out!)
Podcast Episode 5 - Planetfall
Oct 26, 2015 • 72 min
In this episode we invite Dan Bird of Slayer Games ( on as a guest to talk about Spartan games Planetfall.
Podcast Episode 4 - Strange Aeons & Cthulhu Wars
Oct 18, 2015 • 36 min
In this episode Oscar and I explore the twilight world of Lovecraftian Horror with a trip into Strange Aeons v2 and Cthulhu Wars, including a live unboxing. A few audio oddities, but we’re gradually getting these things nailed down!
Podcast Episode 3 - Firestorm Focus Group
Oct 12, 2015 • 37 min
This episode sees the first of our guests arrive in the Hub Systems, as two members of Spartan’s Firestorm Focus Group speak a little bit about game development.
Podcast Episode 2 - Firestorm Armada
Oct 5, 2015 • 46 min
Despite some technical recording difficulties, we talk about the game of Firestorm Armada, after a quick sojourn through X-wing and Strange Aeons.
Podcast Episode 1 - The Firestorm Universe
Sep 26, 2015 • 58 min
Our first episode proper discusses some of the flavour of Firestorm Armada, covering why we like the universe, some of the background, protagonists and the awesome models (despite some technical challenges with Skype!)
Podcast Episode 0 - Introduction
Sep 19, 2015 • 26 min
The Hub Systems Podcast is the voice of Mann’s Model Moments, the blog of the Various ramblings on the modelling & gaming antics of my son and I. We cover Spartan Games Firestorm Armada and Planetfall, Fantasy Flight Games X-Wing, Zombicide, AvP and…