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Sith Takers Snap Shots is a podcast dedicated to the X-Wing Miniatures Game created by Fantasy Flight Games run by the Sith Takers based in Stockport, North West UK. The goal of the podcast is to release three podcasts a week of a short duration (approx 10-15 mins) discussing a single topic in detail with different members of the Sith Takers team. We will discuss news on upcoming releases and their impact on the game, our experiences attending and preparing for tournaments around the world, ...
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Episode 338 - Welsh Open 24This week we're joined by the 2nd Best Burnett (and 2nd Best Tin Sqn it turns out...!) Chris Burnett to talk about last weekend's Welsh Open held at Firestorm Games in Cardiff.Find out how Rich and Chris got on and did Liam survive the weekend as Head Judge! Find the event results & lists here:https://xwing.longshanks.org…
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Episode 337 - Have Your SayShort-ish episode this week as we cover the latest press release from the X-wing Alliance, chat about the latest X-wing Community Survey and of course the build up to the Welsh Open!X-Wing Survey VIII: The Last AMG Points!https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeK5a5rIk4UwhWlNTqvqRBV1Wco9g1P7YsQ09vJx6DHetBpBA/viewformCa…
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Episode 336 - Mixing It UpThis week we're joined by Nick Sperry of 312 Squadron to chat about XWA news and alternative X-wing formats.The X-wing Alliance (the community effort starting up to look after the X-wing Miniatures Game) has elected it's 3 'leaders', these people will be steering the development of the group and looking to establish some s…
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Episode 335 - X-wing is dead, long live X-wing!We're back already! And today we're chatting about the news that although Atomic Mass Games may have given up developing the X-wing Miniatures Game... the community is not ready to give up on the game! Earlier today there was an announcement by around 30 members of the community that are looking to tak…
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Episode 334 - AMG admits defeatIn an Emergency recording Rich, Liam and Tim respond to Atomic Mass Games announcement that they have officially ended development of the Star Wars X-wing and Armada Miniature Games.Was managing all the Star Wars games too much for the small studio? They claim external factors were the reasons it became too difficult?…
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Episode 333 - UK Games Expo 24 You wait for Organised Play and then two come along at once! This week we chat about the recent news from Atomic Mass Games about the Grand Tournament locations and the first two official GT's - Bilbao and the UK Games Expo!Rich chats to Ben & Liam plus special guest Tom Candlin about how they got on at the UK Games E…
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Episode 332 - Let's go Expo 24 This week Rich & Tim are joined by Dylan Jones to talk about the Welsh Open, UK Games Expo and other AMG Grand Tournament news! We also chat about a recent interview from Crabbok with Will Shick.UK Games Expo tickets & infohttps://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/events/1809-star-wars-x-wing-main-event-ukge-2024/UK Games Expo Ro…
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Episode 331 - The X-wing Game StateA nice simple show where Rich, Liam and Ben catch up about Organised Play, X-wing news and the state of the game! (yes they get a little grumpy...)Cast - Rich, Ben, and LiamProducer - TimRecorded 20/05/2022 via DiscordIntro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the SithOutro - The Monkees - Daydream Believer (Of…
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Episode 330 - Incom Pew PewA short-ish show this week as Ben & Liam cover last weekend's one day event from Incom Gaming in Cheltenham! We chat about what lists Liam and Adam took, what did well (Tin Squadron on top!) and what else caught our eye. Find all the lists and results here:https://www.pattern-analyzer.app/tournament/longshanks/15452Cast -…
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Episode 329 - Real SteelThis week we're joined by the Captain of the self proclaimed greatest X-wing Squadron in the known Universe - Daniel Athey of Steel City X-wing! We talk with Dan about his recent victories at the Element Games Legends & Yorkshire Team Event 2: Lightspeed to Belgium events that have happened over the last two weeks!We round o…
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Episode 328 - Worlds 24 Meta Snapshot Part 2Our second show diving in to the Top lists from the Atomic Mass Games X-wing World Championships. This week we finish up with Resistance and Scum & Villainy plus a look at what the top First Order and Separatist Alliance lists looked like. We round out the show with a catch up on the Organised Play news f…
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Episode 327 - Worlds 24 Meta Snapshot Part 1We take a deep dive in to the Top lists from the Atomic Mass Games X-wing World Championships and go through faction by faction how these lists work, how they're winning games and what you might do to beat them! We try to explain what the different parts do to help you on the table top if you end up facin…
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Episode 326 - Worlds 24 Wrap Up - Part 2This week we're joined by the Atomic Mass Games X-wing 2024 World Champion - Illy!Rich, with Tim and Liam, quiz Illy about his trip to Adepticon, about his games and list, and how things went for him in Chicago (spoiler - it went well! ;) ). We wrap up the show with some stat analysis on Pattern Analyser and …
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Episode 325 - Worlds 24 Wrap Up - Part 1Ben is joined by Rich, Tim and Sean to chat about their trip to the Atomic Mass Games X-wing World Championship at Adepticon, Chicago. We chat about our travels, the Con and the events. What we did, what we liked and how well we all did!This is the first of 2 or 3 episodes chatting about the 2024 World Champs…
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Episode 324 - We're off to Worlds 24!It's our last show before heading off to Adepticon in Chicago for the Atomic Mass Games X-wing World Championship. First timers Rich and Matt are joined by Worlds Veterans Tim, Liam and Ben to talk about all things Worlds!We have some travel tips and advice for those with last minute things to sort. We chat a li…
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Episode 323 - Super Secret Scum SauceThis week we invite Sith Taker Open King of Swiss Rob Smith on to talk about Scum & Villainy. What did he take to go unbeaten day 1 and what could we see do well at Worlds!Sith Taker Open Results & listshttps://www.longshanks.org/event/12943/Sith Taker Open live stream by Firecast Focus with support from Tin Squ…
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Episode 322 - Sith Taker Open 2024The Sith Taker Open may be done for another year but Rich is joined by Ben, Liam and Tim to talk about how it all went! We have a players and TO perspective from the group, chatting about the weekend, games, lists and results!A big thanks to Cog'o'Two, Onyx Squadron, Atomic Mass Games, Vector Squadron Creative, Iks…
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Episode 321 - STO 24 Hype show! It's almost time! The largest independent X-wing tournament in the World is fast approaching and Rich & Ben are going to tell us more about it! ow will it run, what prizes do we have and how can you watch it! A big thanks to Enigma Wargaming, Cog'o'Two, Vextor Squadron Creative, Onyx Squadron, Iksentrik and Atomic Ma…
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Episode 320 - That's no Rebel Moon!Liam returns to talk Battle Over Endor Rebels with Rich and Ben thanks to the latest preview article from Atomic Mass Games! What's hot and what's not and what might we see coming to a Rebel meta very soon!STAR WARS: X-WING – BATTLE OVER ENDOR REBEL PREVIEWhttps://www.atomicmassgames.com/transmission/star-wars-x-w…
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Episode 319 - AMG Ambush AdjustmentLast weekend Tim's Clones marched to victory at Liam's Worlds Fundraiser held at Board in Brum but this isn't the biggest news this week - we have (some) new points!We were waiting on the points for Battle over Endor but Atomic Mass Games decided a little pre-Worlds points adjustment was need so Rich, Ben and Tim …
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Episode 318 - Last flight to Worlds 24 Another round up of Organised Play from around the globe (sorry Flat Earthers!) including the FINAL Atomic Mass Games Worlds Open Qualifier from down under and Tim Worlds fund raiser the Wampa Warm-up!Rich also talks to us about side events coming to the Sith Taker Open in a few weeks! World Open Qualifier @ C…
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Episode 317 - Bangor or Bust!This week due to some stormy weather Rich & Tim are joined by UK Store Champ 1st place collector Dom Flannigan of the Firecast Focus to talk about last weekends events!We talk about the Northern Irish Store Champs from Replay Games in Bangor, Firestorm Cards at the Gaming Den in Basingstoke and of course cover the final…
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Episode 316 - New Year, New OP?We kick off our show with early news on official organised play coming to the UK which hopefully could be replicated in other countries. Community run but with full support from Asmodee and Atomic Mass Games - Regionals! Plus 'a special International Event' coming to the London Grand Tournament in September.We round o…
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Episode 315 - Careless WhispersWe're back for 2024! We have news, leaks and resulting changes to playtesting at Atomic Mass Games. Battle over Endor is coming end of February and we have a few reveals to chat about!We also start to get hyped for Worlds and the Sith Taker Open with a quick run down of recent Store Champs. Battle over Endor newshttps…
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Episode 314 - Fairytale Of XTC23In our final episode of the year Liam & Tim are joined by the new XTC Champions -Team USA!We chat about the XTC format - group stage vs finals, list choices,faction choices. We get a bit of insight in to the pairings process and possible improvements for the XTC in future years. As it's the last show of the year we t…
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Episode 313 - Isoplane II: The SequelThis week the cast are joined by Daniel 'Isophane' Lim to chat about the return of The Isoplane Initiative! A fund raising initiative started by Isophane and a few other pillars of the community to help those who need it get to Worlds! Tim (and Liam to a lesser extent) benefited from the 2023 Initiative - can yo…
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Episode 312 - Crazy for X-wingThis week, once we've tackled the recent Atomic Mass Games Worlds Open Qualifiers from Germany and PAX Unplugged and a couple of Store Champs, Rich and Liam are joined by fellow X-wing enthusiast and actual Clinical Psychologist Niels Detert to talk about Mental Health and Psychology in the game!Why don't we sleep well…
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Episode 311 - The French RepublicTim returns from France to chat about his run at the Atomic Mass French Worlds Open Qualifier but he's also brought the Event Champion Niels Vos along to chat about the event and their Final match!Find out how they both got on, what they thought about the event and venue and most importantly - Intentional Draws! Swi…
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Episode 310 - Polish WoQThis week we cover the results from last weekends Atomic Mass Games Worlds Open Qualifier from Poland. 57 players, won by something expected but a blast from the past finished 2nd!We then wrap up the XTC Group stage with a run down of the 10 teams that have (likely) qualified! Polish WoQhttps://www.longshanks.org/event/11193…
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Episode 309 - Ben is Back!After a number of weeks Ben has finally remembered the password for his laptop and re-joins Rich and Liam to talk X-wing! This week we cover the Atomic Mass Games Western Canada Worlds Open Qualifier, the day two 32 player Store Champ side event won by Scum, and we cover the Cornish Nationals from our friends down south! T…
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Episode 308 - Just the two of usA slightly shorter episode as we're down to just Rich and Liam. They do a quick re-cap of recent Atomic Mass Games Store Champs and the XTC including the Comics, Games and Coffee: Store Championships won by Pond from Firecast Focus! Comics, Games and Coffee: Store Championshipshttps://rollbetter.gg/tournaments/938Los…
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Episode 307 - Accentuate the PositiveThis week we chat about our recent trip to Sanctuary Gaming Centre for their Atomic Mass Games Store Championship! Although the results may not have been quite what we wanted we had a good day and chat about some of the more unusual lists.We round up with a few more events from across the globe and chat about we…
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Episode 306 - Negative NancyAfter we fall down a little rabbit hole we move on to better things! Organised Play! We chat about the Team event we ran last weekend at Board in Brum - Sith Taker Squadrons 2023! We then cover the World Open Qualifiers from Saint-Laurent and New Zealand before covering a few choice Store Champs! Finally we get round to …
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Episode 305 - Down Under with OnyxThis week Liam and Rich are joined by Rob Crumlish from Onyx Squadron to chat about his awesome alt-art cards, Organised play support and of course another load of Atomic Mass Games Store Championships! You can find out more about the Onyx Squadron alt-arts here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1223725924392410And e…
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Episode 304 - The French ResistanceThis week Rich and Liam are joined by Milan WoQ Champion Aurélien Coudray to catch up on the Italian & Nordic Atomic Mass Games World Open Qualifiers plus another load of Store Championships! To round out the show Liam and Rich quiz Aurélien, Rich's question is at least X-wing related! AMG Star Wars: X-Wing 2023 M…
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Episode 303 - London CallingThis week the cast are joined by Robin Farndon, 2023 London World Open Qualifier Champion! We chat to Robin and Tim about their experiences at the event before moving on to briefly cover the Milan WoQ (we'll be back to cover this in more detail next week where we hope to be joined by Champ Aurélien) and Golden State Game…
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Episode 302 - There's too many of them! There's so many events going on around the globe we're bound to miss one or two... and then the winners get in touch to let us know! This week Rich and Liam are joined by Store Champ Winners Chris Burnett and Toby Harris to catch up on a few events! And we also chat about the big bad Han! Neutral Ground X-win…
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Episode 301 - Wishing on a Star (Wars)After covering another chunk of events including the Madrid Worlds Open Qualifier and Brazilian Nationals, as featured as part of the X-wing Xtravaganza coverage, the cast are joined by Sam Webb to ponder about what ships Atomic Mass Games could still bring to the tabletop. Sam wrote an article about the topic …
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Episode 300 - This is Sith Takers!We made it! Episode 300! Come join us as we spend some time looking back at our favourite shows and guests, plus some stats from Tim (will Liam by the show's and his own biggest fan again?). We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for listening, guests for taking time out of their lives to come on and ta…
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Episode 299 - Tim King MakerAnother packed show running through some of the new releases from Atomic Mass Games with the YT-2400 and Imperial Bombers and a load of new Store Championships! True friends help you win events! And Tim did just that last weekend for Liam! Find out more about this Tournament bromance and others on this week's Sith Takers…
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Episode 298 - Dude where's my X-wing?We're back with another bumper episode of Atomic Mass Games Store Championship coverage with events from the UK, US and Chile! We chat a little about prep ahead of our local Store Champs at Element Games (over 20 tickets sold already!) and whether Tim will have any ships to fly!?! We chat a little about the play…
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Episode 297 - Battle for Malinas 23Fresh(ish) from their weekend away attending the Battle for Malinas / European Team event at the 40K World Championships Tim and Liam talk to Rich and Ben about their time in Belgium!We talk about the event format, standings, best lists in each faction plus more on the social side, and one of the many positives fr…
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Episode 296 - He will rock you!Note: Few audio glitches in this episode! my (Tim's) audio failed so I've tried to trim bits I was involved in or you won't hear my pearls of wisdom... and Steve struggles with technology so he may have been chewing his phone at some point. Stick with it! It's worth it! :DThis episode we cover the 4 day's of X-wing fr…
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Episode 295 - Sweet 16This week Ben and Liam are joined by new-ish player & Sith Taker, Matt Flockhart, to cover the latest batch of Atomic Mass Games X-wing Store Championships and discuss some of the finer points of needing 16 players to be able to award the Worlds Invite!29-07-23 - Pro Tech Games Store Champs - 10 playersWinner - Matt Farr - Res…
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Episode 294 - The Devil is in the DetailAfter a week off we have some catching up to do! After we discuss the YT-2400 news including Scum Dash (personally opinion ;) ) we cover an atomic mass of events! We also chat to new-ish player Oliver Taylor-Holmes for a different perspective on events and games!01/07 - Poznan X-wing Store Championships - 25 …
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Episode 293 - A flood of Store Champs! We thought we had a lot of events to cover last week! This week we bring you coverage of 11 (or at least as best we can - submit your lists people!). Before we jump in to the events we cover Atomic Mass Games World's Qualifer articlehttps://www.atomicmassgames.com/star-wars-transmissions/amg-star-wars-world-op…
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Episode 292 - Thick & Fast eventsRich and Liam give us a round-up of 3 Atomic Mass Games X-wing Store Championships that happened last weekend. See the links below for lists (those that are submitted), pairings and results. After that they then discuss what the best 4 point ships are in each faction! Do you agree with them? Or did they miss somethi…
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Episode 291 - King for a day!We're back in the North after a great trip to Cardiff for the Welsh Open at Firestorm Games in Cardiff and we're joined by King of Swiss Tom Veale! We chat to Tim and Tom about their lists, games and how the event went in general. X-wing Welsh Open pairings, lists & resultshttps://www.longshanks.org/event/8192/And if yo…
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Episode 290 - Welsh almost OpenIt's almost time for lots of UK players to descend on Cardiff for the first ever Welsh Open! We're joined for a quick chat by Event Organiser Dylan Jones to chat about the event and what players can expect from the day!X-wing Welsh Open pairings, lists & resultshttps://www.longshanks.org/event/8192/And if you can't ma…
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Episode 289 - No Time To FlyOur second show wrapping up the Atomic Mass Games UK X-wing Worlds Open Qualifier held at UK Games Expo. This week we catch up with Liam, Tim and Rich on their experiences plus we re-visit an old friend - slow play! What are the problems and how you could deal with it if you come across it at an event. UK Games Expo X-wi…
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