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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

 

Dec 29, 2020

In the last episode of 2020 Guy, Jasper, Mark and Angus discuss their wargaming highlights of 2020. Plus, this year they are all talking part in the analogue painting challenge, they lay out plans for the winter painting season.

Links:
Ultra Combat Modern
A Billion Sons
Epic scale from Warlord
Strength and Honour

Nov 25, 2020

From the newsroom in Bowers Towers, Guy updates us on what is new and shiny in the world of wargaming. The chaps are joined by Chris King to discuss their successes and failures when playing wargames online.

Links:
Lion Rampant, the Crusader States
Oathbreakers
Undaunted Normandy
Black Ops

Oct 27, 2020

The Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team are back to discuss the surprise from the results of the Great War Games Survey, that gamers preferred last over metal miniatures.

Links:

Saga Age of Hannibal
1/48 Fantasy the Rift Wars
1/48 Combat
Canvas Eagles

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.

Links
Swordpoint
Battlegroup Pacific War
Mortem et Gloreium
A Gunslingers Paradise

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