PANZERFUNK - the /fowtg/ Podcast
Panzerfunk Episode 27: We still exist! Fortress Europe, Oil War, and Ask A Question!
Panzerfunk 26 - Enemy at the Gates, Iron Cross, !notFreeNations, and usermail!

Panzerfunk 26 - Enemy at the Gates, Iron Cross, !notFreeNations, and usermail!

December 16, 2018

In this episode, our valiant heroes discuss...

Intro, recent hobby activities (00:00 - 16:52)
Enemy at the Gates (17:26 - 51:47)
Iron Cross (51:48 - 1:17:28)
Team Yankee: Poles and Czechs (1:17:32 -1:22:59)
Question and Answers (1:23:00 - 1:39:12)
"Have you tried Team Yankee in 6mm?"
"What is the worst list you've won with/best list you've lost with?"

And a few others...

Panzerfunk Special: Cheers Comrade! An Afternoon with Phil Yates.

Panzerfunk Special: Cheers Comrade! An Afternoon with Phil Yates.

September 17, 2018

Our very own Lord Viruscide sat down and interviewed Phil. Topics discussed include:

  • How did Flames of War get started? (0:44)
  • How does it feel to be one of the big three developers? (3:30)
  • What would you say is your favorite product Battlefront has produced? (4:40)
  • Are there any battles/periods you haven't covered, but want to? (4:48)
    • short historical discussion follows
  • Is there anything released that surpassed your expectations? (7:45)
  • Has there been a shift in how the design team sees the soviets? (11:32)
    • interesting historical discussion ensues
  • Penal unit usage discussion starts (25:25)
  • Why haven't Germans gotten penal units? (33:55)
  • Is there any chance of Mid-war Pacific? (35:58)
  • Was increasing certain scout armor a mistake or by design? (38:50)
  • What was the drive to eliminate gun command teams from 4th? (47:48)
  • What is the likelihood we'll see Flames in the sky? (50:18)
  • What is the possibility for digital lists in the Pacific? (52:47)
  • How did you decide if something was notable enough to be included? (54:30)
  • Does "Rule of Cool" justify things for you? (56:12)
  • What's been the best part about working for Battlefront? (59:45)
  • Will we ever see Mid War Monsters again? (1:00:10)
  • What will be the biggest change in Early War/Late war? (1:02:55)
  • ...have you heard of anime. (1:04:52)
    • weeb shit intensifies
  • How do you deal with a streak of bad luck? (1:10:08)
  • Outro (1:14:00)

-Thanks to Rochanon for editing work

Panzerfunk Episode 25: Free Nations - AKA More NATO Wank

Panzerfunk Episode 25: Free Nations - AKA More NATO Wank

August 9, 2018

In this Episode the Funkmeisters discuss: 

  • Intro, Recent Hobby Activities, News, Rumors, and Speculation (00:00 to 37:13) 
  • The Canadians in Free Nations (38:01 to 55:34) 
  • The French in Free Nations (55:34 to 1:12:27) 
  • The Dutch in Free Nations (1:12:27 to 1:22:30) 
  • The Australians & New Zealanders in Free Nations (1:22:30to 1:31:24) 
  • Final thoughts and opinions on Free Nations (1:31:24 to 1:40:16) 
  • General Grumbling (1:41:00 to 1:42:05) 
  • "How well do you think the new Mid-War Italians will do competitively with their lack of mid-grade anti-tank? Do you believe German allies are a must-include?"
  • "Do you think that Flames of War & Team Yankee would work better if they ditched the 'I Go, You Go' system and the turn phase system?"
Panzerfunk Emergency Transmission 1 - Soviets don’t Suck

Panzerfunk Emergency Transmission 1 - Soviets don’t Suck

July 23, 2018

Emergency Transmission... recent intel has been discovered from Battlefront Open Day and the Wargames Illustrated flip thru. Lord Viruscide, Marqod, and C3K share the latest leaks on the Eastern Front release for Mid War Flames of War. EDIT: Filetype has been changed, so iPhone users should be able to play it now.

Panzerfunk Episode 24: Armoured Fist - AKA Desert Rats Director’s Cut

Panzerfunk Episode 24: Armoured Fist - AKA Desert Rats Director’s Cut

June 3, 2018

In this Episode the Funkmeisters discuss:

  • Intro & Recent Hobby Activities (00:00 to 32:27) 
  • A Special Delivery from Lord Viruscide (32:27 to 35:16) 
  • News, Rumors, & Updates: Including Team Yankee V2?, Free Nations, Plastic T-62s, Fate of a Nation, Eastern Front for V4 Mid-War, Mid-War Paratroopers, Mid-War Eastern Front Minor Nations, Minor WarPact Nations for Team Yankee, and Team Yankee in the Middle East (35:16 to 1:21:54) 
  • Armoured Fist Review (1:21:41 to 1:49:31) 
  • Armoured Fist Command Cards Review (1:49:31 to 1:58:17) 
  • Final Thoughts & Discussion (1:58:17 to 2:08:32)
Panzerfunk Episode 23: The Quest for Relevancy!

Panzerfunk Episode 23: The Quest for Relevancy!

February 20, 2018

In this Episode, the Funkmeisters do their best to complete the Quest for Relevancy and get caught up with all the recent Hobby News, as well as all the recent book releases for Flames of War and Team Yankee.

The topics discussed include:

  • Intro and Recent Hobby Activities (00:00 to 22:01) 
  • Recent Hobby News: Including The Plastic Soldier Company buying Armies Army, the death of WWPD, and the Battlefront 2018 Video (22:01 to 1:03:14) 
  • A review of Stripes, the expanded American forces book for Team Yankee (1:04:01 to 1:48:56) 
  • A review of Armies of Late War and the new Late War starter boxes (1:49:40 to 2:23:34) 
  • A brief look at Avanti, the new Italian forces book for Mid-War (2:23:34 to 2:37:09)
Panzerfunk Episode 22: The Mail Call Extravaganza

Panzerfunk Episode 22: The Mail Call Extravaganza

November 23, 2017

In this Episode the Funkmeisters answer a TON of questions from YOU, our listening audience.

  • Intro and Recent Hobby Activities (00:00 - 34:19) 
  • "How do you think Battlefront is doing as a company? What areas would you like to see them improve on?" (34:19 - 1:01:13) 
  • "Do you think Battlefront will still exist in 5 years?" (1:01:13 - 1:07:06) 
  • "Do you think that stat changes for some units are forshadowing the direction of the game?" (1:07:06 - 1:16:40) 
  • "Have you guys considered Attacker vs Defender, or Mission Selection, in regards to the power level of the British in Team Yankee?" (1:16:40 - 1:25:03) 
  • "What do you guys think of Multiple Small Units, or Minimum Strength Units, of T-55s in Team Yankee?" (1:25:03 - 1:36:01) 
  • Break (1:36:01 - 1:36:09) 
  • "What do we know about Armies of Late War and how it differs from the Late War Conversion Books?" (1:36:09 - 1:50:22) 
  • "What are your thoughts on the Flames of War community vs the communities for other games?" (1:50:22 - 1:59:45) 
  • "What are your favorite miniatures that you have built from Battlefront, The Plastic Soldier Company, and Zvezda?" (1:59:45 - 2:26:11) 
  • "What unit are you most excited for from Stripes? Please don't say the Sgt York..." (2:26:11 - 2:38:32) 
  • "Have you played with, or against, any of the new Soviet units from Red Thunder? What did you think of them?" (2:38:32 - 2:46:55) 
  • "Which kind of Mid-War US Tank Formation would you play? Lee, Sherman, or Stuart?" (2:46:55 - 2:54:58) 
  • Bonus Question - "What does everybody think about the Sgt York?" (2:54:58 - 3:07:55) 
Panzerfunk Episode 21: Communists and Capitalists

Panzerfunk Episode 21: Communists and Capitalists

August 30, 2017

In this Episode the Funkmeisters discuss: 

  • Intro & Recent Hobby Activities (00:00 to 28:17) 
  • Red Thunder (29:05 to 1:07:41) 
  • Stripes Speculation (1:07:41 to 1:24:55) 
  • US Team Yankee Nationals (1:24:55 to 1:48:21) 
  • Fighting First Preview (1:49:06 to 2:27:46) 
  • Ask The Funkmeisters - Questions from YOU, our listening audience about our swearing habits, medium AT guns in 4th Edition, what books are needed to play the game, how we would have handled the 4th Edition roll-out, our reccomendations for battle reports, and what rules we like from 4th Edition as well as what rules we would have kept from Version 3. (2:27:46 to 2:58:37)
Panzerfunk Episode 20: The Battle for North Africa

Panzerfunk Episode 20: The Battle for North Africa

July 6, 2017

In this Episode the Funkmeisters discuss: 

  • Intro & Recent Hobby Activities. (0:00:00 - 0:23:05) 
  • Afrika Korps: Our thoughts and opinions on German forces for Mid-War in North Africa. (0:23:05 - 1:20:56) 
  • Desert Rats: Our thoughts and opinions on British forces for Mid-War in North Africa. (1:21:45 - 1:53:45) 
  • Command Cards: How we feel about the optional extras that were left out of the main Mid-War books. (1:53:45 - 2:13:08) 
  • Fog of War Cards: Our opinions on the new optional mission objective cards. (2:13:08 - 2:24:06) 
  • Criticisms and Complaints about 4th Edition so far. (2:24:06 - 2:53:50)
  • Ask The Funkmeisters: Questions from YOU, our listening audience about: Tactics for lightly armored vehicles, Assaulting in Team Yankee, What we'd like to see as plastic kits for Mid-War Eastern Front, Artillery in Team Yankee, Playing with British Infantry Tanks, Thoughts on the state of Team Yankee's balance, Choosing between the Honey Stuart and the Crusader, and Team Yankee expanding to other fronts. (2:54:36 - 3:25:22)