512 Squadron Podcast

Austin area X-Wing Podcast that talks about everything Star Wars and especially X-Wing.
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Feb 13, 2020

In this episode Tom Piernicky, Darth Salty, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith, The "Hsunami" Richard Hsu and Order 66's Josh Durazzo talk about The Battle For North Texas, Las Vegas Open, Fort Worth System Open, and UK System Open. With a preview of all the store championships coming up in Texas. Of course we end it with Final Salvos. 

Jan 23, 2020

In the episode we are joined by Brandon "Mr Rogers" Griffith, "Prince Charles" Charles Walker, and special guest Josh Durazzo from Order 66. The Guys talk about how they think the new meta will play out. Upcoming events (LVO, SOS, Adepticon and the Battle for North Texas). Wave 7. The rules updates that are going into effect as soon as wave 6 drops and of course final salvos. 

Dec 7, 2019

In the episode Tom Piernicky, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith and "Darth Salty" talk about the current meta with US, Polish, Swedish and Dutch Grands. We discuss the upcoming System Open tournaments. The huge tournament coming in Dallas the "Battle for North Texas". FFG's canceled releases and of course Final Salvos. A new segment starting with this episode called "End Phase" where we talk about the Mandalorian after the show so that we don't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen them all yet. 

Oct 26, 2019

In this episode Brandon "Mr. Rogers" Griffith, Tanker Eugen, Charles "Walker Texas Ranger" and the Hsunami Richard Hsu talk about everything that happened at The X-Wing World Championship. We talk about how the 512 did, lists, the controversial "Butterfly Stall", side events and as usual final salvos. 

Sep 25, 2019

In this episode Darth Salty, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith, Charles Walker and Richard "No System Phase" Hsu talk about the rules update, Worlds side events/alternative formats, our worlds predictions and as always final salvos.

Sep 16, 2019

This is what was recorded prior to the actual episode 47. Lots of good list discussion and some funny outtakes that had to be edited out of the full episode. The guys thought it was actually good content so we decided to just put it out. 

Sep 11, 2019

In this episode Brandon "Mr Rogers" Griffith, Darth Salty, the "Hsunami" Richard Hsu, Marc Sebo, Charles Walker and Tom Piernicky talk about the new BTL-B Y Wing, the new damage decks, Worlds prizes/format and best of all the 512 Victories at recent Hyperspace Trials. Marc Sebo's victory at the Denton Hyperspace trial and Darth Salty's victory at the Lubbock Hyperspace trial. As always we finish up with final salvo's.

Aug 9, 2019

On this episode Charles Walker, Darth Salty, CQ, Brandon "Mr. Rodgers" Griffith, Richard "Hsunami" Hsu and Brent "Predatory Ruler" Wong talk about Gencon, Paris Open, Aces in the Hole, Echoes of War, The Raider, Floor rules and as always final salvos. 

Jun 28, 2019

Yes, we know everyone is doing a points drop episode. Well, we are doing it different. Charles Walker, Darth Salty, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith, Tom Piernicky, and the "Hsunami" Richard Hsu won't just be reading the points updates. They will go over new combos and lists that have opened up. A look forward to what will be good in build up for Worlds. 

Jun 13, 2019

In this episode Charles Walker, Darth Salty and "Mr Rodgers" Brandon Griffith talk about Charles Walkers win at the Covenant Hyperspace Trial, The new Worlds format, Hyperspace Trials round 2, FFG IP summary, Resistance leaks and as always Final Salvos. 

Apr 24, 2019

In this episode Darth Salty, Brandon "Mr Rogers" Griffith, "The Hsunami" Richard Hsu, and "The predatory ruler" Brent Wong talk about Star Wars Celebration, FFG X-Wing epic rules, Episode IX trailer, The Mandalorian Sneak Peek, Clone Wars Sneak Peek, Wave V preview and the San Antonio Hyperspace Trials as well as our final salvos. 

Apr 7, 2019

In this episode Will "The Squad Father" Eldridge, Tom Piernicky, Brent Wong and Tanker talk about the release of Wave 3, Will's Top 8 run at the Houston Regional, and the new organized play article from FFG. 

Mar 19, 2019

In this episode The "Squad Father" Will Eldridge, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith and Tanker Eugen "Darth Salty" Talk about the new Sith Infiltrator, the Vulture Droid and the ARC-170. And as usual Final Salvos.


Feb 21, 2019

In this episode Darth Salty, "The Squad Father" Will Eldridge, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith, Richard "The Hsunami" Hsu and the "Predatory Ruler" Brent Wong talk about the rest of the spoilers from the Republic, the Wave 4 preview article, The Adepticon ship exclusive, and the new board game "Outer Rim" as well as our Final Salvos. 

Feb 6, 2019

On this episode Darth Salty, Brent Wong, Tom Piernicky, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith, Jason McNutt and Austin Todd Talk about the "Power and Profit" and "Protecting Peace" Articles as well as the huge points adjustments and ending with Final Salvos.  

Jan 17, 2019

In this episode Tanker Eugene, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith, Tom Piernicky and Richard "The Hsunami" Hsu talk about The deluxe wave kit 2, The Separatists and the four different World Championships. Final Salvos Richard: Tournament weekends Brandon: TX Hyperspace Trials Tanker:TX System Open! Tom: JUST PLAY!

Dec 24, 2018

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays! In this episode we finally get Jason McNutt on the show! The guys talk about PAX Unplugged, System Opens, Nationals, Wave 2 Hyperspace qualifiers, and as always Final Salvos. 

Hosts: Tanker Eugen (Darth Salty), Jason McNutt, Will "Squad Father" Eldridge, and the Hsunami Richard Hsu. 

Nov 11, 2018

Part two of this weeks podcast we talk about. The T-70 article, Tie FO article, Deluxe wave kits, System Open kits and Final Salvos. 

Tom Piernicky, Brent Wong, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith, Richard "Hsunami" Hsu, Tanker Eugen "Darth Salty" 

Nov 10, 2018

Part 1 of a large podcast. Part 1 covers Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith's top 4 finish at the Mynock Open. Richard Hsu also talks about his experience at the Mynock Open. We also talk about Nordics, the Spain Nationals, and how the Meta is beginning to form. 

With "Darth Salter" Tanker Eugen and Tom Piernicky as well as Brent Wong. 

Oct 18, 2018

In this episode the guys talk about:

Coruscant Recap

27:16 First Order and Resistance previews

1:09:23 Tournament Rules

1:30:06 Final Salvos

Hosts: Brent Wong, Richard "Hsunami" Hsu, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith, Tanker Eugen. 

Sep 27, 2018

2.0 is here! The guys talk about

11:02 - Release weekend

53:03 - 2.0 The good the bad the ugly

1:10:10 - The meta so far

1:17:44 - Upcoming events

1:23:58 - Final Salvos

Hosts: Brent Wong, Richard Hsu, Tanker Eugen, Will Eldridge, Tom Piernicky, Christopher Williams. 

Sep 5, 2018

In this episode the guys wrap up the last 1.0 Store Championship. Richard Hsu talks about the NOVA experience (Nationals). We all say farewell to 1.0. Our opinions about Worlds Qualifications. Our predictions for Coruscant and as always Final Salvos. 

Store Championships

8:11 Nationals

42:45 Goodbye 1.0

45:00 Coruscant (Nationals)

1:05:00 Qualification for Worlds

1:35: Final Salvos

Hosts: Tanker Eugen, Will "Squad Father" Eldridge, Tom Piernicky, Richard "Hsunami" Hsu and Brent "Predatory Ruling" Wong. 

Aug 14, 2018

In this episode the guys talk about Nathan Moebes (10yoa) snagging a Store Championship. The Squad Father is crowned a store champion. A Hsunami hits Gencon. New factions and new releases. The points drop from FFG. What's changed with the Rules Reference and of course final salvos. 

Hosts: Tanker Eugen "Darth Salty", Will "The Squad Father" Eldridge, Christopher Williams, Tom Piernicky 

Special Guests: Nathan and Rob Moebes 

Intro - Store Champs

Gencon: 30:32

New Releases: 108:18

Points Drop: 119:52

Rules Reference:143:50

Final Salvos: 151:30

Jul 27, 2018

In this episode the guys talk about:

3:09 special guest Seb Brady talks about a lot of Y-Wings

18:14 Store Champion Charles Walker talks about his store champ win

1:02:17 Corescant prizes and twitter polls

1:43:44 Final Salvos

2:17:56 Bonus Audio

Hosts: Tanker Eugen, Will "Squadfather" Eldridge, Christopher Williams, Brandon "Mr Rogers" Griffith

Jul 12, 2018

Richard "Hsunami" Hsu wins a store championship! 

:39 Store Champs

31:21 FFG Fire spray article

52:37 Imperial and Scum conversion kits revealed

1:22:40 Final Salvos

Cast: Richard "Hsunami" Hsu, Brent "Predator" Wong, Austin "Gonk" Todd, Tanker "Darth Salty" Eugen, Will "Squad Father" Eldridge and Brandon "Mr. Rodgers" Griffith. 

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