Tag: euro 2016

GNR 17 – Total Warbants

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Talks Like Karl Franz
avatar David M. Nicholas
All About the Bants
avatar Joseph Ward
Hater of Bants

Show Notes

We are joined by our friend Joseph Ward to talk about Warhammer, Total War and Age of Sigmar.

Joe explains how he came to be on the show. We then start the episode with sportsball: The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley Cup and Germany and Wales are doing quite well in the Euro. We also discuss some E3 news and Dave rants about Apple’s WWDC event. Dave did like the Warcraft movie though, while Fab remains sceptical.

Total Warhammer

The Old World

Onwards to the main topic: Warhammer. Fab discusses the recently released Total War: Warhammer (“Total Warhammer”) and Joe explains how he came to play Warhammer Fantasy Battle – Fab and Dave were partly to blame thanks to Angels of Death. He now plays Age of Sigmar, however, and likes it very much. He even plays in tournaments from time to time and explains how the organisers modify the rules to make games more balanced.

After Joe runs away like a coward to attend to his fatherly duties, we end the show by addressing your feedback.

GNR 16 – Gun Bants

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Is Invading Poland, Again
avatar David M. Nicholas
Sits on the Top Rope, Poised to Strike

Show Notes

This time around, it’s all about professional wrestling and invading Poland in Hearts of Iron IV.

Sorry for missing a show. We promise we’ll make it up to you over the next few weeks before we take a short holiday time-out at the beginning of July.

Dave was on Two Star Podcast.

The Rock vs. Big Show

He’s also been watching a lot of professional wrestling and we chat about faces, heels and kayfabe. Dave really digs Sami Zayn, while Fab is still a massive fan of The Rock.

The Euro is coming up. We talk about our favourite teams. Fab is obsessed with the Germany kits. We also discuss horrible OEM updater code.

Fab mentions the recent raid on the Lovoo headquarters.

This was based on research by Fab’s colleagues at c’t. In other news, Jacob Appelbaum is in serious trouble.

Fab explains why Hearts of Iron IV is censored in Germany. We also tell the story of how he got around that. He gives a brief impression of what the game is like. It basically feels like you’re commanding a real army. With all the bureaucracy and shit.

As a side effect of playing the game, Fab now really likes Sabaton.

Hearts of Iron IV

We end the show with your feedback. While discussing this, Fab mentions his bike mechanic and we get recommended a podcast called Those Conspiracy Guys.