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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.

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Swordpoint
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.

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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
Triumph
Mortem et Gloriam
Perry
Victrix

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.


Links:
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.

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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.

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Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare
Warlord Games
Airfix
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.

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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!

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