Tucked away at the back of each Wargame Soldiers and Strategy magazine is ‘Parting Shots’, hints, tips and laughs for the wargamer. Guy recently put out a call on social media for new material for the page.
In this episode, on top of the latest hobby news, the team discusses Guy's bulging mail sack and what hits and tips he received. They also reflect on some previous advice that has already appeared in the magazine.
The Silver Bayonet: Canada (Osprey)
Wargamer's Journal: The Perfect Notebook For Wargaming
Dead Man's Hand Redux: 2nd Edition Starter Set
Conquerors and kings (Peter Pig)
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine podcast, as well as all the latest news, Guy talks to Brad Moran, a member of the Bolt Action Alliance, about fair, balanced and fun play games.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen: Far Flung Conflicts, New Zealand
Kickstarter: Ghouls by Paul Muller (Bad Squiddo Games)
Kickstarter: 7TV: The 80s Genre Guide (Crooked Dice Games)
Kickstarter: Dead Man’s Hand Redux (Great Escape Games)
In this episode, on top of the latest wargaming news from the newsroom at Bowers Towers, we’ve got a report from Al Murray and James Holland’s We Have Ways Fest. Jasper and Angus talk to Too Fat Lardies Nick Skinner about his experience running Chain of Command at an event not aimed at wargaming.
With the summer upon us, the Wargames Soldiers and Strategy team discuss how they take their wargaming on holiday.
Jasper also tells listeners why they should participate in the 10th Great Wargaming Survey.
The Great Wargaming Survey, 2023
Black Beards vs Maynard, Firelock Games
Senussi’s Little Miniature War 1915-1917, Caliber Books
Blood Red Skies: Wing Commander, Warlord
Operation Plunder, RKX Miniatures
The Lost Expedition, Osprey
Strength and Hour, Too Fat Ladies
Guy and Chris have been on manoeuvres to Mel the Terrain Tutor's workshop to take some pictures for the magazine. Whilst there, Chris grabbed an interview with Mel.
The renowned miniature painter Kevin Dallimore kindly agreed to do the front cover for our ‘Rise of the Redcoats’ theme in Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 123. Now, that cover model is being sold on eBay to raise money for the Royal British Legion. You can find all the pictures on Guy's blog.
The team also discuss the latest news and what they have been up to.
What do you do when your wargame cupboard is full?
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, the boys discuss having a clearout and give you some ideas on how to create more space.
Guy also brings us the latest hobby news.
7TV Dracula, Crooked Dice
Refighting History, Vol 2: The War of the Austrian Succession, Charles Grant
The Damned, Wargames Atlantic
American War of Independence, Brigade Games
First to Fight: USMC 1942-1945 Vol 1 Guadalcanal Campaign
The Roaring Lions, Bavaria Miniatures
Salute is arguably the largest wargames show in the world. In this episode, Guy and Jasper give their impressions of the show after spending the day there, and Mark tells us about his experiences of running a demonstration game of Strength and Honour at the show.
As usual, Guy also brings up all the latest wargames news.
Tales of Men, Myths and Monsters: Rules for adventures in Greek Mythology, Calibre Books
French, Franco-Prussian War, Perry Miniatures
What a Cowboy, Too Fat Lardies
Blitzkrieg Commander: The Forgotten War
The team tackle what makes the perfect set of rules. In a wide-ranging discussion they toy with the perfect layout for a rule book, favourite dice to use, fancy mechanisms and even the style rules are written.
Guy also brings us the latest news from Bowers Towers.
Pike & Shotte Epic Battles, Warlord Games
What a cowboy, Too Fat Lardies
Battlegroup Centag, The Plastic Soldier Company
The Silver Bayonet: The Carpathians, Osprey
Slingshot Journal, The Society of Ancients
Crystal Mark, The Plain English Campaign
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, Mark poses what our favourite armies might be, what rules do we play with them and whose figures?
Pike & Shotte, Warlord
Speedpaint 2.0, Army Painter
Combat General, Venture Miniatures
Resin Plus, Warlord
Seven Days To The Rhine, Great Escape Games
Far Distant Ships, Long Face Games
Black Ops, Osprey
Sons of Yamato: Imperial Japanese Forces at War
Society of Ancients
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, the team discuss their wargaming goals for 2023. As ever, Guy also tells us what is new in wargaming.
The Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team are back with the first episode of 2023. The chaps discuss their plans for 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The WSS team in this episode discuss films, how they have influenced our gaming and how they might be used to inspire scenarios.
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.
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.
The boys also catch up on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.
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.