Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Podcasting: Garagehammer

Its been almost a year since my last look at some gaming Podcasts, and boy have things changed. 40K Radio changed before I did their review, but most of the other I listened to have changed quite a bit, and I have since had to change my listening habits.

Today I am going to talk about one of the podcasts I have been listening to quite a bit recently, Garagehammer. Dave and Chris over are Garagehammer are in the unique position of being one of the few US-based WHFB podcasts that I listen to. It seems to me that WHFB is just bigger in the UK and used to be bigger down in Australia.

There are many reasons I enjoy listening to Dave and Chris. They have a good chemistry to their dichotomy (which isn't exactly a fair word to say, because they do have a lot in common). While neither of them are extreme Dave seems to be the more intense player, while Chris seems to be fluffy player, but Dave is not a WAAC d-bag, and Chris does enjoy playing to win.

Another thing I like is the fact that while both guys do enjoy going to tournaments, but neither is hard-core about it. That said, I do still enjoy Bad Dice and Heelanhammer, and I enjoy how hard-core the guys on those podcasts are, it is good to hear a podcast that is more laid back.

Lately, one of the things I like best about this podcast is the monster length of each podcast. It is nothing for a podcast to be 3-4 hours long. This is perfect for a Saturday afternoon when I sit down to paint  (which hasn't been that often lately). It is nice to listen to the same guys on the same podcast and not have to switch while I'm in the middle of a painting session.

One of the best 'casts they did was their review of Tamurkhan. If you are considering buying the book, this episode is the definitive review. After listening to the GH review, I have since, listened to other reviews, and I keep thinking, "they skipped this bit," or "they skipped that bit that they talked about on GH."

If you are in the market for some long-running podcasts to listen to for marathon painting sessions, or for long trips in the car, you need to look up Garagehammer. You won't be disappointed!


  1. I would also have to recommend the Independent Characters podcast. Those guys are quite laid back and the production quality and topics are first rate.

  2. Hush, I'll get to them!

    :) I like them too. The 11th Company as well!

  3. Another one to add to the list thanks very much.