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Historical Wargames Podcast


Historical Wargames has posted up episode 25 of their podcast online for your listening pleasure.

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In this episode:

In this episode, Mike and I reflect on our Summer activities, which for Mike included a trip to Historicon and for myself, an adventure to the T3 World’s WAB Championships in Koblenz, Germany. After some antics, we focus on recent DBA news and upcoming events. On the back-half of the show (at 31:05), we get into a preliminary review of Osprey’s new rules set- Lion Rampant by Daniel Mersey, which will be available for sale on beginning September 23rd. As always we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames has posted episode 22 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

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In this episode:

In this episode Mike G. and I discuss recent developments in our respective wargaming hobbies and Mike's preparation for Historicon and other upcoming events, in addition to a brief discussion of Enfilade 2014. Then we (or I) weigh in and declare a winner in the Warhammer Ancient Battles- Successor Wars... As part of that announcement, I was proud to announce a very special offer from Stuart McCorquodale and Great Escape Games. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames has posted episode 19 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.



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In this episode:

In this episode Mike G. announces and discusses the release of his own 15mm Vietnam War Era line of terrain and accessories to accompany the upcoming release of Free Fire Zone. We also spend some time talking about Battlefront and Flames of War. I talk about my recent reconnect with DBA and other hobby related bits.

This episode was recorded on 03/10/2014. You can check out pictures of some of the items being offered by Hallowed Ground Terrain here.


Historical Wargames has posted episode 18 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.



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In this episode:

In this episode Mike and I discuss a lot about various happenings in the hobby. This issue includes a review of two books: Henchmen of Ares, and Vikings, Saxons and Celts. We continue our discussion with a brief discussion of how GW's stock debacle may allow for a resurgence of Historical Wargames via third parties and if there will be a net positive effect on the hobby. We also take some time to review Issue 70 of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy and cover some of the content that jumped out at us. In the last segment, I pry some information out of Mike Garner regarding the upcoming re-release of Free Fire Zone, a 15mm Vietnam Wargame, which is now owned and himself and Henry Tremblay. There is a lot of content. As Always we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames Podcast has episode 17 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.



In this episode:

In this episode I am joined by my ever trusty sidekick, Mike Garner. We discuss a wide variety of topics including book/audio-book reviews of Caesar's Gallic Wars translated by Vincent Rospond and The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield. We discuss some 10 & 15mm game systems and comment on some recent listener emails.

As always we hope you enjoy the show!


Historical Wargames Podcast has episode 16 posted up online for your listening pleasure.



In this episode:

In this episode, Dean Motoyama and I get a chance to sit down and talk to Guy Bowers, the Editor of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy about the magazine and his own personal views of the hobby. Guy is very candid and talks openly about a wide variety of subjects. Guy talks about his past involvement with Warhammer Historicals and his authorship of Siege and Conquest. All of our discussions are made in the backdrop of Enfilade 2013, the annual convention put on by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society. This podcast and interview were in large part sponsored (unofficially) by Angry Orchard Apple Cider. As always we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames posted episode 15 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.



In this episode:

In this episode, I get a chance to talk to Jasper Oorthuys, the Editor-in-Chief of Ancient Warfare Magazine. Jasper and I talk about the magazine (of which I am a big fan), and his background in wargaming. We also talk about the podcast in which he and some of the other guys at Ancient Warfare Magazine are involved with at The History Network. This episode is about history and wargaming and how everyone can have fun with both. As always we hope you enjoy the show!


Historical Wargames posted up episode 14 of their podcast online for your listening pleasure.



In this episode:

In this episode I am joined by two new co-hosts, Adrian Nelsen and Dean Motoyama both of whom are members of NHMGS. Dean and I discuss our upcoming trip to England for the WAB GT and all that we hope to see and do while we are there. We also discuss our reactions to BOLT ACTION now that we have digested the rules and played some games. I finish off this episode with a truly enlightening interview with Vincent Rospond who is a Historian and author who has just finished a translation, commentary and reference book concerning Caesar's Gallic War. You can check out the book at https://www.wingedhussarpublishing.com/ . As always we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames has the latest episode of their podcast available for your listening pleasure. In this episode:

In this special Double-Interview episode, I am first joined by Keith Branagh from Aventine Miniatures. Aventine produces some truly beautiful miniatures for Ancient Wargaming and Keith is kind enough to take the time to talk about the company and it's future. In the second half of the show, I am joined by none other than Alessio Cavatore, who talks in depth about the development of the WW2 Rules set- Bolt Action from Warlord Games. As always, we hope you enjoy the show. Happy New Year!


Historical Wargames now has episode 12 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure. In this episode:

This Episode features two great interviews. The first is with Mike Hobbs to talk about the recently released SAGA Supplement, The Ravens Shadow. The second is with Bo Penstoft from The Army Painter, in which we discuss the latest additions to their range of hobby products. I also take the time to give a preliminary review of Warlord Games- Bolt Action rules set for 28mm WW2 wargaming. As always, we hope you enjoy the show!


Historical Wargames now has episode 11 of their podcast online for your listening pleasure.



In this episode:

In this Special, Extended-Length Episode, I am joined by Alex Buchel and Mike Hobbs. Alex is the creator of the SAGA: Skirmishes in the Dark Ages. Mike is well known as the co-developer, along with Alex of the recently released SAGA supplement, Northern Fury. I interview each of them in turn and discuss various aspects of SAGA and to a lesser extent WAB and The Great War. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames now has episode 10 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure. In this episode:

In the episode I am joined by my trusty sidekick Mike G. We discuss two up and coming events, try to get through some gaming system debates and talk about a few of our Summer projects. We review the soon to be released Flames of War boxed set-Open Fire! Mike then gets into the driver's seat and interviews me about the recently free-released rules; Empires at Sea. This podcast was recorded on 09/04/2012. As always, we hope you enjoy the show!


Historical Wargames now has episode 8 of their podcast up for your listening pleasure. In this episode:

Episode Eight- Age of Ravens. In this episode I am once again joined by Stuart McCorquodale of Great Escape Games. We discuss the recently released AGE OF RAVENS supplement for Clash of Empires. Stuart also gives some tasty information on the future release of CoE's Crusades era supplement. There is alot of great information about models, WAB, and just historical wargaming in general. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames has the latest edition of their podcast up on their website for your listening enjoyment.



In this episode:

In this episode I am joined by Rob Broom of Scarab Miniatures as we discuss the recently released War and Conquest wargaming rules. Rob and I talk about the future of War and Conquest and the mechanics of the game in great detail. As the former manager of Warhammer Historical, Rob does shed some light on recent events concerning WAB, and the future of Warhammer Historicals. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames has episode 6 of their podcast now available on their website. We're just loaded with podcasts this morning. Should make your work-day go by quick, at least.

ADEPTICON REVEIW. In this episode I am joined by Alexander Akers of BattleRoad Minatures as we discuss Adepticon 2012 and the numerous historical events that went on there. Alex is an excellent painter with a wide variety of interests. Early in the episode we talk about him and his hobby, but later talk about Adepticon and related historical events in detail. If you love painting, WAB, Black Powder or historicals in general you should like this episode. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames has Episode 5 of their podcast available on their website. In this episode:

In this episode I am joined by STEVE MORGAN of Warlord Games. Steve is the Sales Manager at Warlord Games and more importantly the author of PIKE & SHOTTE which is soon to be released. In our interview we discuss Pike & Shotte (obviously), but also the recent purchase of IMMORTAL MINIATURES and the future of that model line. It is a load of information about what is going on at Warlord Games and what we can expect to see from them in the near future. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames posts up Episode #4 of their podcast.



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In this Bonus Episode, I am again joined by my trusty sidekick Mike Garner as we discuss the Strategicon-OrcCon event this past President's Day weekend. I talk about my experience at the WAB event and a few others games I saw or jumped into and my overall impression of the event. The discussion then turns to Flames of War and several of Mike's projects, in particular a huge terrain project for his Monte Cassino campaign. I don't think I will be jumping into the 15mm world anytime soon, but Mike tries to convince me otherwise. This episode has a lot of FOW and we hope you enjoy the show.


Historical Wargames Podcast posts episode #3 of their podcast:

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AoA2 - The Review Continues. In this episode I am again joined by Paul Rigby as we continue our attempt to find the good, bad and indifferent which are the army lists contained inside WAB Armies of Antiquities 2.0. During this episode, we laugh, we cry and lament the fate of our favorite lists only to be pointed in a new direction(s) by others. We are only a week away from Strategicon's Winter 2012 WAB tournament. We hope you enjoy the show!
Historical Wargames Podcast posts episode #2 of their podcast:

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Episode Two AoA 2 Review- In this episode I am joined by Paul Rigby. Paul is a long time WAB player with a huge amount of experience and both a tournament and garage gamer. We begin our discussion of what we see to be the strengths and weaknesses of the recently released Armies of Antiquity for WAB 2. We cover from Lydian to the Late Macedonian army lists. We hope you enjoy the show!
Historical Wargames Podcast posts up their first episode.

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Episode One- The Rise and Fall of Persia now available...check out the episode page! In this debut episode, I am joined by Stuart McCorquodale from Great Escape Games to talk about the recently released supplement for Clash of Empires. Stuart assures us that much more in to come from Great Escape and talks about the supplement and the future of Clash of Empires. So of you may remember us as Southern California Warhammer Radio. Well it's us again! I (we) hope you enjoy.