We got merch!

If you ran into Mike at Salute, you may have noticed him sporting a very fetching black Tales From The Periphery T-shirt in the best of sizes (Wargamer XL) featuring our Old Grey Whistle Test-inspired logo.

These are now available for purchase from the site shop – secure payments are handled by WooCommerce Payments and Stripe. Manufacturing and fulfilment is via StreetShirts, and should be pretty quick (same or next day dispatch) as long as Mike is around to transfer your order across for production. Sizes available are S to 3XL. Sorry, UK customers only (for now).

Note: If you want a shirt delivered to the English Nationals this coming weekend, please order by 1pm Weds 22nd May (i.e. tomorrow lunchtime) and Mike will bring it along (floods, etc, permitting).

Episode 4

In which Mike does a bit of shopping, plays a few games, visits a wargames show.

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Episode 3

In which Mike and Stuart Marsh discuss running games at clubs, stores and shows, community building, and decide to leave 3D printing to a future episode.

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Episode 2

In which MIke gets all nostalgic for 1990’s multi-user BattleTech technology, command-line terminals and online rôle-play.

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Note: I mostly edited this podcast using the AI features of the paid version of Riverside.FM. I have to say it is much quicker than picking out ‘erm’ as a waveform in Audacity, but I’m not 100% happy with its ability to detect silences and match words to audio. You may find a few bits of this a little glitchy, for which I apologise. I’ll probably go back to Audacity for serious editing going forward, but Riverside is excellent for multi-participant recording and large-scale edits with the aid of its transcript feature, so I will continue to use it for that going forward.

Episode 1

In which Mike and guest Andy Dickinson of Leeds Wargames Club attempt to remember when they first met, discuss LAMs, Camospecs, running clubs and shows, as well as upcoming events including Adepticon and the English Nationals. And digress a lot 😀

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I’ve just upgraded to a paid version of Riverside.FM for my podcasting, so hopefully audio recording, editing and cleanup should be better and less work going forward!

Episode 0

In which Mike attempts to explain The Plan, and runs through some news and upcoming events.

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>>>Transmission starts…

Welcome to Tales From The Periphery, an audio podcast, news blog, events diary and resource covering the UK BattleTech scene.

Here you will be able to find a list of places where you can play both Classic BattleTech and Alpha Strike, as well as links to events, the BattleTech UK discord etc.

As we’re still in the startup process, there are a couple of issues I still need to resolve, so please mind your heads on the scaffolding in the meantime.

The site is managed by Mike Whitaker (FleetfootMike on the discord).