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Dave Harte

I'm Mad Dave one of the team's growing collection of tabletop gaming nerds. I was raised on a healthy diet of TV like Blake 7, Doctor Who and Star Trek with a side of sword and sorcery / sc-fi movies and a large dollop of board games like Cluedo, RISK and Hero Quest. You know your a gaming nerd if: You bring toy soldiers to work? You bring toy soldiers to work and you work has nothing to do with toy soldiers? Most of you jackets / coats have dice in one of the pockets? You hate throwing away packaging because you know it's actually a ruined building or field generator? You have a collection of old packaging? You can find something relevant to your hobby i.e. books, magazines, figures etc in almost every room in your house? I no I'm a nerd because I've done all of the above, how many of these made you smile and nod yes to?

The posts below were all written by Mad Dave

Defiance Games Release Free Alien War Rules.

June 27th, 2012 by Mad Dave 4 Comments

The nice people over at Defiance Games were kind enough to send us through a copy of their Alien War rules a bit early to let us read and try and digest them so that we can give you a few excerpts from the rules and give our opinion. Most tabletop games fall into one of two categories, […]

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40k Radio Show 42.

June 26th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Just click on the image below. In this show we fully welcome back Rik.  Oh ya, the little army man comes full force to annoy and gross you out.  The guys also talk about their latest ork vs space marine battle and we touch on 6th edition.  Tune in and enjoy the ride.   Let […]

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Privateer Press Releases First ‘LEVEL 7 [ESCAPE]’ Developer Diary

June 26th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

LEVEL 7 [ESCAPE] is the first in a series of games and media set in the sinister science fiction setting of LEVEL 7 conceived by Matthew D. Wilson, the award-winning creator of the Iron Kingdoms, WARMACHINE, and Monsterpocalypse. The game takes place in a secret underground military facility where aliens, sanctioned by the government, conduct […]

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Carry On Casing, A look at Feldherr’s Mini Plus Case.

June 21st, 2012 by Mad Dave 3 Comments

As a 28mm scale gamer I’ve seen a wide selection of cases and usually the bigger the better, but what about the smaller cases? Today I take a look at Feldherr’s Mini Plus case and see how it holds up. Firstly here’s what Feldherr say about the case: The Feldherr MINI PLUS bag is in our product […]

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Vote for FTN in the European Podcast Awards!

June 17th, 2012 by Mad Dave 3 Comments

Following the Nerd is in the running for the European Podcast Awards and we’re pleased as punch, but we need your help… please click the lin and vote for us

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Secret Weapon Miniatures Review Part 1.

June 17th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Mad Dave here again and as promised on our FB page I have a review of Secret Weapon Mini’s Blasted Wastelands resin base along with and more importantly one of their awesome basing kits, in this instance the Instant Scenery Kit: Wetlands. I have been gaming for a lifetime but my modelling and basing skills range from poor to average at […]

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New Releases From Privateer Press.

June 13th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Some great stuff coming this month from PP, from the Storm Wall Colossal to Infernal Contraption 2nd edition, lets have a look. First up we have the Storm Wall Colossal. Perhaps Nemo’s greatest creation, the Stormwall towers over Cygnar’s enemies with all the majesty and menace of a looming cloudburst. From the thunder of its guns to the blinding […]

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Privateer Press Go All Out For Level 7.

June 13th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

PP are really going all out to promote their latest board game “Level 7” due out in September. LEVEL 7 [ESCAPE] takes place in a secret underground military facility where aliens, sanctioned by the government, conduct unspeakable experiments on innocent civilians. One to four players take the role of escaped test subjects who must work […]

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Games Workshop Preview Trailer.

June 10th, 2012 by Mad Dave 2 Comments

So what exactly are we getting on June 23rd? Can it actually be the announcement of Warhammer 40k 6th edition? Well lets hope so. Let us know what you think this cryptic video means.   Let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing on Twitter or on Facebook

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Dropzone Commander Site is Now LIVE!

June 10th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Probably the only system that has been more talked about than 40k this year which is actually a very big deal as we are on the eve of a new 40k rule set has to be Dropzone Commander. Back in April a Page appeared on Facebook called Hawk Wargames announcing a game entitled Dropzone Commander, […]

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Will You Escape Level 7?

June 8th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Privateer Press’ new survival horror board game set for release in September 2012. Here’s what PP had to say. Privateer Press is pleased to announce the September release of LEVEL 7 [ESCAPE], a semi-cooperative survival-horror board game. LEVEL 7 [ESCAPE] is the first in a series of games and media set in the sinister science […]

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Dropzone Commander’s Website Goes Live.

June 7th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

  Hawk Wargames have announced their site goes live tomorrow afternoon and you will beable to pre-order many of the Dropzone Commander goodies as well as see plenty of previews of miniatures and rules. Here’s the press release from Hawk Wargames. Hawk Wargames will launch its website and accept pre-orders for Dropzone Commander tomorrow afternoon, […]

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Games Workshop Joins The Digital Age.

June 3rd, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

GW has announced they are going digital with a selection of books and ad-ons for their tabletop gaming range. These will include Codex army books for Warhammer 40k and Army books for Warhammer Fantasy range as well as a range of painting guides, scenarios etc. My first thought on this was “Yeh, at last GW […]

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Infinity May Releases.

May 31st, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Some great new releases for Infinity players. Dozer: Dozers, Field Engineers (Traktor Mul Control Device). The Dozers are Ariadna’s field engineers and responsible for the robotic Traktor Muls – both the unarmed minesweeper/transport and campaign light artillery version, now you can field them together! Mulebots: Mulebots. The extraordinary PanOceanian Mulebot is a multifunction remote unit […]

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Mantic Needs A Kickstart.

May 29th, 2012 by Mad Dave 4 Comments

Mantic Games have recently started their own Kickstarter project to help fund a wide range of new miniatures to include Werewolves and Orgres. Kickstarter is a “funding platform for creative projects” acording to the website also known as crowd funding. The basic premise of this is, if you see a project that you like, be it video […]

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Hawk Wargames Launch Delays.

May 28th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Hawk Wargames announced a seven day delay in the opening of their Dropzone Commander website. Here’s what they had to say. Hi everyone! I know this is something no one wants to hear, but we need to delay the launch of the full Hawk Wargames site by 7 days. This is due to a number of reasons […]

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GW’s Fliers Up For Pre-Order

May 26th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Yes you heard me the new flyiers from GW are now on their site for pre-order and due for release 2nd June. STORMTALON GUNSHIP NECRON NIGHTSCYTHE / DOOMSCYTHE ORK BOMMER Note the the above kit builds one of the following aircraft: Dakkajet, Burner-Bommer and the Blitza-Bommer. All kits retail at £27.50, for more info and […]

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Privateer Press May Releases.

May 23rd, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

Hordes Get Skorned. A few upcoming releases from Privateer Press. Skorne players now have a starter set to get you on the road. From the distant east come the skorne, a race of merciless warriors bent on enslaving or destroying all before them. At Lord Tormentor Morghoul’s command, brutal cyclops savages rush forward to hew […]

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Infinity Quick Start Rules: Free to Download

May 23rd, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

The new Quick Start Rules are now available in the Downloads section of Infinity’s site. What the site says: These rules are streamlined and simplified version of the Infinity game system that will allow you to understand the basics of this game easily. Once you have tested them, you will know the basic game mechanics […]

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Warhammer Fliers: First Images

May 23rd, 2012 by Mad Dave 4 Comments

The fliers are on approach vectors and we have pics as featured in White Dwarf due out this Friday. The Stormtalon Gunship. The Ork Flyaz. Undeath From Above – The Necron Fliers. Now anyone fancy a dog fight? More news on the fliers as we get it but be sure to lets us know what you think of these […]

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