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Sep 22, 2020

With the Great War Games surgery 2020 finishing at the end of August the WSS boys are back to discuss the preliminary results, with a surprising change in the top five of favoured wargame genres.

Battlegroup Pacific War
Mortem et Gloreium
A Gunslingers Paradise

Aug 17, 2020

As the WSS team had the virtual pub quiz earlier in the month they never caught up on the news. In this episode Guy fills us in on what is new in the wargaming world.


Frostgrave 2e
Oathmark: Battlesworn
Napoleonic Camp Followers
Ultra Combat Modern
Rapidfire Reloaded

Aug 4, 2020

The team are back and finally have got round to organising the pub quiz! Joined by quizmaster Chris King, with some questions supplied by Sydney Roundwood, the boys divide into two teams...

Jun 9, 2020

Guy, Jasper and Angus return for a new episode. They discuss their recent Kriegsspiel with the Too Fat Lardies (they lost) and we have an interview with sculpting genius Paul Hicks.

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Infamy, infamy
Mortem et Gloriam

Apr 30, 2020

In the latest Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Magazine Podcast the team discuss how they've managed to how to keep gaming in 'lockdown'. Guy and Mark have been playing a Kriegspiel with 'Lardy' Nick using Discord, Angus and Jasper have tried the Table Top Simulator on Steam to play Chain of Command.

Barons Wars 2
Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy
Scale 75, Instant Colour
Rangers of Shadow Deep, Across the Wastes


Mar 27, 2020

In this episode of the podcast the boys are joined by Nick Skinner of Too Fat Lardies renown. The topic under discussion is old rule sets, are there any old games that need revisiting?

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Feb 21, 2020

The guys are back with what is new in wargaming, plus what they've been up to. Also, Guy visited Crusade in January and recorded a lecture from Gareth Glover covering the 52nd Foot at Waterloo.

Soldiers of Rome
Muskets and Tomahawks
Battlegroup NORTHAG


Jan 21, 2020

The band get back together to discuss the latest news and what Santa might have brought us for Christmas. Parting shots, in WSS106 discusses new years revolutions, Guy and Mark tell us about that and Jasper brings us upto date with the latest data pulled from the Great Wargames Survey.

Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare
Warlord Games
Contact Front

Dec 19, 2019

In this Christmas episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast Guy brings us all the latest news from the WSS newswire and the boys discuss what they hope is in their sacks on Christmas day. Also, the Analogue Paining Challenge is almost upon us. Last year Mark was triumphant, who is planning what to bet him this year.

Nov 19, 2019

Guy brings us the latest news from WSS HQ plus with Jasper gives us an update on their trip to Crisis at Antwerp. Some of the worlds best statisticians have been studying Great War-games Survey, 2019, we bring you up-to-date with their findings.

Zona Alpha
Maximillain 1934
Judge Dredd 
Hagen Miniatures

Oct 22, 2019

Perhaps foolishly, we broadcast live to record the latest Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, we gave you the listener the chance to ask Guy (the editor) questions - seemingly on any topic!

Sep 19, 2019

The Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team are back with a discussion on bridges in your games; how they might be problematic and some ideas for scenarios.

Guy also brings us all the wargaming news.

Too Fat Lardies
Albedo, ACP164
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The League of Augsburg

Aug 25, 2019

In the latest episode Guy updates us with news of Warlord Gamesnew Black Seas and Battlegroup's NORTHAG. With the Great Wargames Surveycoming to a close, Jasper updates us on some early thoughts about it.


Jul 23, 2019

Guy has been to the Warlord Games day and grabs an interview with the author of their new game Black Seas and he gives us his opinion on Warlord's new release SPQR.

With the Great Wargames Survey almost upon us Jasper discusses the previous results with Miles from little wars TV.

Gaslands Refuelled
Test of Honour II

Jun 25, 2019

The Wargames, Soldiers and Strategyteam are back with news, reviews and what they've been up to in the hobby.Guy brings us a report from Waterloo Replayed, the giant re-enactment of the great battle in 28mm and he also give us his initial thoughts on Games Workshops new contrast paints.


Realities Edgefrom Osprey
Saga Age of Magic
SPQRfrom Warlord

May 15, 2019

With Jasper away in the USA, touring American battlefields we thought we'd reflect on our experiences of visiting sites and how we might transpose this to the table top.

Ragnar Rock
Oil War
Dark and Bloody Grounds
7 Days to the River Rhine
Warlords of Erehwon

Apr 24, 2019

In this episode the chaps review their time at Salute.

Earlier in the year Guy attended the Crusade Wargames show, at Penarth. Like last time he was there, he recorded Rob Jones talk on Medieval infantry tactics, it may have you rebasing your medieval army!

Mar 28, 2019

The boys have been busy, Guy fills us in on the latest news from Osprey, Cavalier books and we discuss Warlord Games new membership card scheme.

'Come and have a go if you think you're lard enough' in southampton was a great success and Mark tells us all about hosting it and what he has learned.

Finally theanalogue hobbies painting challenge, we reveal who of the four of us won with the most points.

Feb 24, 2019

With Poldercon, which Jasper organises, over for another year we thought we'd discuss participations games, why put them on, what makes a good one and how run one.

Jan 29, 2019

In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Podcast we discuss the magazine publishing issue 100! Guy heads off to Meeples and MiniaturesHQ for a question and answer session with Neil and Mike about producing the magazine.

The boys also catch up on theanalogue painting challenge, of which Mark is well and truly in the lead.

Dec 28, 2018

Guy and Jasper are both taking part in the analogue painting challenge, while Angus and Mark aren't they are competing against them in their own WSS side challenge.

One week in they boys catchup on how they are doing.


Dec 12, 2018

A few months ago the boys discussed what was the undercoat colour of choice, it turns out there was no consensus, so we sent Guy out with hit microphone to gather opinion.

We also discuss:

Rebels & Patriots
Lord & Lands
Tanks: The Modern Age

Nov 14, 2018

We're in Antwerp, at Crisis for the latest Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Podcast. Guy chats to Johan Van Acker one of the organisers and catch up with Alex Buchel, from Studio Tomahawk about 'Age of Magic.

Oct 10, 2018

In this episode Mark and Guy go head to head with he new early war supplements for Bolt Actionand Chain of Command, and Jasper gives us his considered thoughts on Black Power II.

The guys are also joined by Andy Hobday to tell us about War Banner Games / Footsore Miniaturesnew releases for Gangs of Romeand their new game Mortal Gods.

Sep 18, 2018

After a unintentional hiatus over the summer the WSS gang get the band back together and compare notes on what's new.

Guy also has a chat with Craig Cartmell, from the Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfareabout their new game Thud and Blunder.

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