512 Squadron Podcast

Austin area X-Wing Podcast that talks about everything Star Wars and especially X-Wing.
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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. 

Jun 26, 2018

In this episode Richard "Hsunami" Hsu, Tanker Eugen, Brandon "Mr. Rodgers" Griffith and Will "Squad Father" Eldridge talk about the System Opens at Origins and Seattle, Store Championships and the new preview article (the second one) for the Scum Falcon and of course final salvos.  

Jun 14, 2018

In this episode Tanker Eugen, Brandon "Mr Rogers" Griffith, Will "Squad Father" Eldridge, Christopher Williams, Brent "Predatory Ruling" Wong and Richard "Hsunami" Hsu talk about the preview article for Lando's Falcon, FFG's AMA on Reddit and upcoming Store Championships. 

May 31, 2018

In this episode Gene Hogle, Will "Squad Father" Eldridge, Brandon "Mr. Rodgers" Griffith and The "Hsunami" Richard Hsu talk about what ships they are looking forward to in 2.0, what ships they are worried about and what lists they might create going forward. Of course they have their final salvos and some bonus content at the end. 

May 15, 2018

In this episode Gene Hogle, Derek "Darth" Drohan, Will "Squad Father" Eldridge, Chistopher Williams, CQ and Richard "Hsunami" Hsu talk about the Tie Reaper, Worlds, X-Wing 2.0 and of course their Final Salvos.

Apr 30, 2018

In this episode The "Squad Father" Will Eldridge, CQ, Martin "Trog Mode" Bolt, Brandon "Mr. Rodgers" Griffith and Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle talk about the Trog Mode open, wave 14 preview article, Worlds FAQ, Worlds Predictions and as always the guys have their final salvos. 

Mar 21, 2018

In this episode Gene Hogle, CQ, Kas and Kevin recap the most frequent Regionals including the trip to Team Covenant in Tulsa. Final Salvos: Kas - X-Wing fellowship, Kevin - Don't blame your dice, CQ - Keep your strategy in mind. 

Mar 6, 2018

In the episode the guys talk about wave 14 Saw's Renegades and The Tie Reaper. We also talk about 512th's trip to the Houston and Covington Regionals, Worlds registration and the Trog Mode Open. And of course the final salvos. Derek: Team Covenant, Will: Props to Brent Wong, Christopher: Obstacle Placement, Martin: The Meta is fine, Gene: Sportsmanship 

Feb 10, 2018

In this episode Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle, Derek "Darth" Drohan, Will "The Squad Father" Eldridge, Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith and Austin Todd talk about the last three major regionals (Indiana, Atlanta and New Mexico).

The new FAQ.

The new X-Wing menace list, the Ghost/Fenn build.

Final salvos: Derek - Don't over tech

Will - Stick with your list

Brandon - Remember your anchor

Austin - Respect for your opponent

Gene- Worlds registration.

Jan 21, 2018

In this episode Derek "Darth" Drohan, Will "The Squad Father" Eldridge and Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle Talk about the System Open at PAX South. They also talk about the Current Meta including the Nym/Miranda menace and how to beat that list. As always final Salvos.

Derek - Palp is back!

Will - Don't let anyone else determine your level of fun

Gene - Big thanks to Cascade Gaming

Dec 14, 2017

In this episode Will "The Squad Father" Eldride, Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle, AC Handstedt, with special guests Tom Gilder and Aaron Messick discuss the results and lists of the Austin Regional, what the meta looks like early on, and how the new waves held up under competition. 

Of course the final salvos:

Aaron Messick: know the rules

Will "The Squad Father" Eldridge: Be a gracious loser

AC Handstedt: Shout out to the X-Wing community

Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle: Regional shout outs

The Christmas starter bundle donated by Tom Gilder

Nov 6, 2017

In this episode Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle, Will "The Squad Father" Eldridge, AC Handstedt and Derek "Darth" Drohan talk about the new FAQ and what it means.  They also preview the M12-L Kimokila and the Gunboat. 

Of course there is the final Salvo's

Gene - Tournament formats used in major events

Will - Don't be a chicken little

Derek - CQ won a game?! and Defenders are back

AC - Do your homework and Study. 

Sep 26, 2017

In this episode Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle, Will "The Squad Father" Eldridge, AC "The Producer" Handstedt and the 512 Squadron Nationals Ambassador, special guest Jesse Van Wick talk about Wave XIII, The U.S. Nationals, and the Pilot Skill 4-7 Pilots you may be over looking. 

Of course we end with our final salvos:

Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle - Worlds Registration

Will "The Squad Father" Eldridge - Getting started (X-Wing Proxy)

Jesse Van Wick - Don't be a dick (keeping x-wing tournaments fun)

AC "The Producer" Handstedt - Aping a meta list (Make it your meta)

Shout Outs! 

Aug 27, 2017

In this episode Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle, Will "the Squad Father" Eldridge, Derek "Darth Drohan" and Brandon "Mr. Rodgers" Griffith talk about:

Harpoon Missiles

Wave XII spoiler



Final Salvos:

Derek - Imperial Jank

Brandon - Target Priority

Will - Your Weakness

Gene - Tournament Guide/Tournament Etiquette 

Aug 11, 2017

In this episode I, Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle, Will "The Squad father" Eldridge, Brandon "Mr Rogers" Griffith and AC Handstedt talk about the following:

Top Stories:

More of the Starviper is revealed (Pilots and Ion Discharger)

The FAQ leak and thoughts on the play testing program. 

After Action:

Store championship reviews

Docking Bay:

State of X-Wing and post Wave XI

Final Salvos:

Will "the Squad Father" Eldridge - Initiative bid

Brandon "Mr Rodgers" Griffith - Pick what you want your list to do

AC Handstedt - Learning curve

Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle - Death of a Dragon? 

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode Gene Hogle, AC Handstedt, and the "Squad Father" Will Eldridge talk about the first store championship for Wave 11. 

We talk about all the most interesting builds and lists from Knight Watch Store Championship and Dragon's Lair Austin Store Championship. 

Docking bay: Missiles, Torpedoes, and bombs. 

We also talk about upcoming events and Wargamescon. 

By the way, the sound has been fixed. Sorry about last episode. 

Jul 9, 2017

Warning! There was some issue with the audio. This may be difficult to listen to. Good content just bad sound. I debated even releasing this. Lesson learned. 

In this episode AC, Derek "Darth" Drohan, Will "Squad Father" Eldridge and Gene Hogle talk about the rest of the Wave 11 that wasn't spoiled. 

After Action: Store Championship season so far. Mothership and Game closet (Waco) recaps.

Docking Bay: Imperial bombing runs also Netlisting, good or bad?

Final Salvo:

Derek - Squad Upgrades

Will - Don't be afraid to innovate 

AC - The new scyks, take them on a test drive

Gene - Mix up the tournament scene (alternate tournament formats)


Jun 11, 2017

In this episode Gene "Darth Salty" Hogle, Derek "Darth" Drohan, AC Handstedt, "Mr Rodgers" Brandon Griffith, and special guest "Ruthless" Carlos go over:

After action: The results from the European Championship.

Top Stories: The Guns for Hire preview 

Docking Bay: Theorycraftastrophe (the trap of planning too much and playing to little. Each of the crew designs their own Khiraz and Star Viper builds.

Final Salvos:

Carlos - Kid tournaments

Brandon - Opening moves

Derek - Scum don't need any help

AC - When to commit your force 

Gene - Go to tournaments 

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