Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

The HobbyDesk Podcast S1E6 – Why are you a Wargamer?

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Mar 092016
 

 

New SignIntro: Welcome to the Show!

 

– Belated apologies – Josh talks about the disappearance of the Hobby Desk and grovels before you!

Hobby Desk Update – Over the break Josh has been working hard on his Warhammer Fantasy Collection, plus a few great games of Flames of War.


Patreon! Thats right we are on Patreon!

Reminder of Social Media

Facebook 

Twitter : @Shoobslive

Kiwi6 – Where we host our show

WargamerAU Forums 

News in the Wargaming World: Sources from TGN.

DwarfsMain Discussion this week:

Mental Health and Wargaming

Josh discusses why having a hobby is great for those who suffer depression. For those who suffer depression, check out Beyond Blue

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

The Hobby Desk YouTube Channel!

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Jan 262016
 

Hey There boys and girls,

Your favourite Aussie Wargamer here to let you know that I have been uploading videos like mad on my Youtube channel! I have been doing product reviews and V-Logs. I also have a few battle reports for those who like seeing how we do it down under! So please subscribe to the channel to stay up to date!New Sign

Now I need to have 100 subscribers to get a custom URL for the channel, you can help by subscribing!

New Podcast will be out later this week, bringing up the episode count to 7!

 

 

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

The Hobby Desk Season 1 Episode 4

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Jun 192015
 

Podcast # S1E4

Episode Topic:

Queen’s Birthday Worst and 6mm

Hosts: Joshua Shoobridge

 

hobby-desk-logoHobby Update

NEW STUDIO SPACE! Shed and all ready to rock and roll! Hence why I have been so quiet of late. Painting with an airbrush a bunch of 6mm!

Useful links!

Beasts of War

Kiwi6 Artists

Twitter – Josh@thehobbydesk

Facebook

WargamerAu

Stitcher Radio

Please donate to our Gofundme page to help us create more quality podcasts and Youtube videos.

As a gift for hitting 250 subs get a free audiobook on me!

Also Seeking Sponsors, contact me through our Facebook page..

Queens Birthday Worst!

We write our worst army lists and put them to the test in a 4 player round robin to celebrate out monarchs fake birthday!

Links to the lists are here!

 

6mm Wargaming! Why do I love it?!

You can find where I get my 6mm minis here, GHQ Miniatures

The Grinding of the Gears of War – New Segment! You need to hear it to experience it!fow

Upcoming on the Hobby Desk

Next Episode on Being a Wargamer and a Father – Special Podcast Edition

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

The Hobby Desk Season 1 Episode 1

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Jun 182015
 

The Hobby Desk Season 1 Episode 1:

Our First Wargaming Show! Learn about the hobby that is usually a secret indulgence for most of us and make it part of your regular hobby fix!

Merimbula War-game Society:

Learn about the club I started from a chance meeting of a now very good friend.

 

 Wargaming Recon:

This is the podcast that inspired me to take the plunge into podcasting myself.

Wargame Soldiers and Strategy:

A review of one of my favourite magazines.

Useful Links to the Show

Google +

FaceBook

Stitcher

WargamerAu

Twitter

youtube

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

The Hobby Desk Season 1 Episode 3

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May 042015
 

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Podcast # S1E3

 

Episode Topic:

Flames of War and How Changes Affect Us

Hosts: Joshua Shoobridge

Episode Outline

Hobby Update

NEW STUDIO SPACE! Shed and all ready to rock and roll! Hence why I have been so quiet of late. New battle reports on our Youtube channel for your viewing pleasure.

 

Please donate to our Gofundme page to help us create more quality podcasts and Youtube videos.

 

Also Seeking Sponsors, contact me through our Facebook page.

 

Show Notes are available at Troll in the Corner.

 

Re-immersing into Flames of War ( WW2 Wargaming )

Over the past month a few friends and myself have delved back into historical gaming thanks to the ease of Flames of War. From starter sets to the online army list builder, this is our story so far. www.flamesofwar.com

New Rules: How do gamers handle Them??

My opinion may shock most gamers, but I take a realist point of view.

 

Upcoming on the Hobby Desk

A Show Guide plus Tutorials – Wintercon In Canberra Coverage and More Battle Reports

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

Hobby Desk Battle Report – Tomb Kings vs Orcs

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Apr 072015
 

 

The Greenskins crushed my Bone Brethren, but not without a fight.


 

My Howda crew from my Tomb Kings Khemrian Warsphinx

GET THEM! My Howda crew from my Tomb Kings Khemrian Warsphinx

Both armies arrogantly marched onto the battlefield. The Greenskins arrived ready to WARRRGH as the Reckless undead stood to protect their realm of Khemri. The servants of Settra the Imperishable arrived to the field mounted on horseback, chariot, war sphinx and carried by a magical cloak that caused the sands around them to carry the wearer around the field of war. Two Liche Priests accompanied the regiment. One was a learned high priest.  Due to his rank he was adorned in the Cloak of Dunes. His apprentice of many years accompanied the cavalry on horseback. Each could move across the field with haste.  They had 5 spells between them to protect and strengthen their brothers in arms.

The Greenskin invaders:

Quarreling together as they marched onto the field it was a wonder that such an army could operate. The Orc foot soldiers bickered as they fought each other for control of the ranks which made them charge unsuccessfully into a line of cavalry. Their archers also failed to work together. While these sections fought amongst themselves, the hulking mass holding the left flank emerged.  His stench unbearable for the living.  Luckily the Army of Khemri had lost their ability to notice such odors.  The giant that had followed the army into the battle saw his prize. The horseman’s bones of the Tomb Kings would be a valuable tool for him to pick the remains of the unlucky that became trapped between his foot and the earth from his toes. He swung his club and scattered the bones of only but a few of the gallant horseman.

Retaliation Can Be Deadly:

The cavalry took the head on attack by the enemy giant swinging his club in a large swathe at them.  Meanwhile chariots picked their target and the night goblins eyes lit up as they saw the would-be death charging before them.  The night goblins collectively smirked.  With a single unspoken command they released the fanatics.  The fanatics leapt out from the night goblin ranks.  Traveling across the ground they attacked the charging chariots.  Despite having the advantage of a well-planned charge the chariots were destroyed as soon as they came within striking range of the goblin swords.  This hurt the Skeleton warriors deeply, however no brain meant no psychological harm happened. They kept marching forth.

Death is the Only Adventure,

As the Army of the Tomb Kings tried to inflict as much damage as possible they failed in keeping the important people animated. The assault by the giant caused the cavalry to crumble to dust. This left the Hierophant, the Warsphinx and the Casket of Souls in the battle to deal with the greenskin menace. After the death of the Hierophant at the hands of the giant, the remaining units worked together to cause as much damage as possible, though not enough to save them both. The Orcs had won, their greenskin could be seen raiding the lost tombs of the fallen enemy. Remember that those who sleep beneathe the desert sand will awaken again.

The Forces that Clashed.

For those who have watched the YouTube clip, the points were 1200 a side and this battle is a part of a 12o0 point round robin competition.

 

Watch the video:

 

 

 

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

The Hobby Desk S1E2

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Mar 292015
 

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Introduction to Wargaming

Host: Joshua Shoobridge

Episode Outline

Intro:

Basic Update, Welcome to the Show and update of the social media sites.
Facebook

Hobby Desk Update

Painting my Necrons up, after a couple of months focusing on Fantasy I felt my 40k models were being neglected. Organizing my hobby space, I will have an external facility to do bigger projects in soon! Stay Tuned for that. Pictures on Facebook Page! Also, we have become proud members of the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network!

Clubs New Place

Change of venue and time! We moved from the church hall of which I am a member and to the Tura Beach Country Club. On every other Thursday. At this new venue we have the opportunity to have better events. Also if there are any listeners who want to challenge my good self at a 1500 point game, send an email to thehobbydesk@gmail.com  These games will be featured on our Youtube channel: The Hobby Desk Australia

Getting 2nd Hand Minis

Welcome to the hobby, or do you already have a collection that is borderline hoarder and yet you still want to build a legion of the mini! I have a few ways for you to not only do this but also be a fantastic community member.

Stripping models and going from the badly painted to the pro finish!

Review: Flames of War Open Fire Starter Set

I have had the old set for about two years now, I actually got the first set and then the next one after it. This set, although doesn’t have new minis, it has the potential to bring more and more into the hobby. New books and a new line of minis that can be purchased with the new box.

Coming Up Next Time

The Senate!!!!!!!!! Nothing scripted!!!!!

C'tan Shard Deceiver

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!