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An irregular podcast looking at wargaming from Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Magazine.
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Jan 3, 2023

The Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team are back with the first episode of 2023. The chaps discuss their plans for 2023.

Links
Phase Line: Black power Red Earth
Never Mind the Billhooks Deluxe
Atlantic Digital
MyMiniFactory
Only-Games.co

 

Dec 7, 2022

We're closing in on the end of the year, so to change things up, Mark decided to test the depth of the military history knowledge of the WS&S podcast team members. Unfortunately, he only managed to expose the height of their ignorance...

Guy also has a round-up of the latest releases that have arrived at Bowers Towers.

Links
Hail Caesar 2nd Edition
Wargames Annual 2022
Battlegroup Westwall

Nov 7, 2022

On the back of Jasper and Guy's wargaming Operation Market Garden at the Hartenstein Hotel Airborne Museum in Arnhem, Jasper talks to Kelly McManus and Jared Fishman from HMGS Next Gen Gaming. Kelly works for Dey Mansion, and with Jared's help, he organised a games day at the museum.

 

Links
DeyDey Mansion Washington's Headquarters, 1780
HMGS Next Gen Gaming
In The Grand Manner
Hail Caesar
Rubicon
Full Spectrum Dominance
Battlezone
Forlorn Hope

Oct 4, 2022

In the latest episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Magazine podcast Guy and Jasper tell us about their Operation Market Garden game in Arnhem with the Too Fat Lardies.

In the news, Guy brings us the latest releases and then has a chat with Bob and Brad from bobmac 3d. The team then discuss their experiences with 3D printing.

Links:
Bobmac3d
BelloLudi
Pulp (Osprey)

Sep 15, 2022

Jasper hosts this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Podcast, with Guy, Mark and Chris he discusses the merits of playing 'a game in a box', that is, buying a game with the rules and everything to go with it in one package.

Also in this episode, Guy talks to Graham Davey, the publisher of the new game 02 Hundred Hours.

Links:
02 Hundred Hours (Grey For Now Games)
The Last Samurai Rebellion (Osprey)
The Men Who Would Be Kings (Osprey)
Fighting the Dragon
Xenos Rampant (Osprey)

Aug 1, 2022

In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Magazine podcast, the team discuss the butterfly effect. This is not how a butterfly might flap its wings and cause a typhoon, but rather, how the flitting from project to project and following one's whims leaves us with heaps of unpainted lead as projects flounder.

In the news this episode One King!, Frostgrave: Fireheart, Panzer Korps supplements Hard Luck Boys and Eisenkreuz,plus the launch of the Great Wargame Survey.

Links
Helion, One King!
Osprey, Frostgrave: Fireheart
Osprey, Open call for Wargame Submissions
Hoplite Research, Hard Luck Boys
Eisenkreuz
The Great Wargames Survey
Cavalier 2023

Jul 12, 2022

Set in France in 1940, Guy and Chris are playing a large ongoing campaign at their club. They explain to Jasper and Angus how they planned it and how it worked and offer some tips for running your own campaign games.

Links
Hold Fast! Black Sea
Lion Rampant
Wargaming Campaigns
Pendraken

Jun 1, 2022

In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, the team discuss what makes a good article for the magazine. Guy gives us his criteria and the twitterverse tells us what they think.

References:
Cold War Commander
Vlad's Army
Wars of Orcs and Dwarfs

May 2, 2022

In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine podcast on top of the usual news round-up, Guy has a chat with Warwick Kinrade about his new rule set Soldiers of Napoleon.

Links:
Warwick Kinrade
Strength & Honour
Karwansaray
Forgotten Battles
Castles in the Sky
Poldercon
Legionary
Partizan
Britcon

Apr 4, 2022

The WSS team in this episode discuss films, how they have influenced our gaming and how they might be used to inspire scenarios.

Links:
Blackpowder Red Earth
Fire on the Frontier
Three Ages of Rome
Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue #76.

Mar 21, 2022

Over the winter the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team have taken part in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

With the arrival of spring, the challenge has finally finished. Guy, Jasper, Chris and Angus catch up on what they achieved over the winter months and reveal who had the highest score.

 

Feb 28, 2022

In this episode of the podcast, Guy brings us the latest wargaming news, the boys chat about what they have been up to, their scores on the analogue hobbies painting challenge and the WSS Twitter poll on how gamers felt about wargame shows and game days.

Links:
Rubicon Models
Rapid Fire! Blitzkrieg Battlegroups
Back of Beyond

Jan 31, 2022

In the latest episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Podcast, Guy is joined by Paul Eaglestone from Empress Miniatures to discuss their new Vietnam ruleset, BOHICA.

The boys also catch up on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

Links
Empress Miniatures
Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge
Rapid Fire, Blitzkrieg Battlegroups

 

Dec 15, 2021

In this episode, Leon from Pendraken tells the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team about putting on the show Battleground. He also tells us about moving the workshop and the new exciting things they have coming up in 2022.

With the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge about to start, Guy, Jasper, Angus, Mark and Chris also discuss their plans.

Links
Wars of the Republic
La Cucaracha

Nov 17, 2021

Guy and WSS regular Chris King headed up to London for Salute, the UK's largest wargame show. Jasper talks to them about their impression of the event.

Nov 8, 2021

With winter looming our thoughts shift to the annual analogue hobbies painting challenge. We are joined by Curt Campbell who organises the challenge.

We also discuss Warlord Games Epic Battles. Do we need a new scale?

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Links:
Viva la Revolution, viva Mexico
SAGA Age of Invasions
Warlord Games
Analogue Painting Challenge

Oct 11, 2021

As the world returns to some sort of normality, Guy has been to Partizan. He gives us his show report, and all the latest news.

Links
Rising Tides, Sally 4th
Fenland Miniatures
Blitzkrieg Miniatures
Campaign in Italy, Bolt Action
Wargames Atlantic
Speedpaint, Army Painter

Sep 6, 2021

Following Jasper's 30km battlefield tour of Arnhem by bike, the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team discuss the benefits of visiting battlefields.

Guy also brings us what is new in the wargaming world.

Links
Pony Wars
Baccus 6mm
The Silver Bayonet
Partizan
Warlord Games Day
SELWIG
Battleground

Aug 2, 2021

In the latest episode the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine podcast Guy has been out and about visiting the UK Games Expo. He gives us his report. Also, it is that time of the year again, the Great Wargaming Survey is now live. You can take part here.

Links:
Perry Miniature
Five Parsecs From Home
Ironsworn
Rubicon Models
Pendraken (Battleground Show)

Jul 5, 2021

In the last episode, the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team touched upon 'range' as a concept on the tabletop. The guys thought they would revisit the topic and consider how range effects the games we play, from how far we can shoot to fudging the scale of the table.

Links
Fireforge Games
7TV Fantasy
Bonza Games, Delta One Zero

Jun 7, 2021

Is there a game mechanic that you really like? The Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team discuss what bits of games they look for, and enjoy in a set of wargames rules.

Plus from the nerve centre of Bowers Towers, Guy brings us all the latest news.

Links

Osprey - D-Day: US Sector
Osprey - Oathmark: Bane of Kings
7TV - Fantasy

Crossfire
Sharp Practice
Chain of Command
Force on Force
Frostgrave
Saga
Mouse guard
Muskets & Tomahawks
Mortal Gods
Twightlight of the Sun King

Apr 28, 2021

In the 50th episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast the boys chat terrain, answering questions sent in from some of Guy's stooges. They also cover the latest news from Osprey, Great Escape Games and take a look at A Taste of Victory.

Links
Absolute Emperor, Osprey Publishing
Great Escape Games
A Taste of Victory

 

Mar 23, 2021

In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, we explore if things were better for wargamers in the 'olden days'. Guy has a list of thoughts supplied by a 'friend' which he believes proves things were better in the past.

Guy also brings us news of O Group and War on the Ground.

Links
O Group
War on the Ground
The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge
Barons War

Feb 23, 2021

In this episode of the Wargames, Soldier and Strategy podcast the chaps chat about about the magazine, answering some of those questions you might have wondered whilst flicking though it's pages. Plus, Guy brings us all the latest gossip from the newsroom of Bowers Towers.

Links
Analogue Hobbies Winter Painting Challenge
'O Group' from the Too Fat Lardies
Stargrave
Glory 1861
SPQR

Jan 28, 2021

In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine podcast, Guy and Angus talk to Karl Perrotton from cooked dice, Dr Peter Wright and Eddy Price about the development process of Crooked Dice's 7TV fantasy rules, a collaboration with Edge Hill University.

Guy also brings us what is new in wargameing.

Links
Salute
In Her Majesty's Name 2
'Nam The Way It Was
Rapid Fire, contact steve at steveshan@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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