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Three Moves Ahead is the leading strategy game themed podcast on the internet. Every week a panel of knowledgeable gamers with strong opinions meets to talk about the strategy and war games of the day, design issues and games in the wider world.

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    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

Three Moves Ahead is the leading strategy game themed podcast on the internet. Every week a panel of knowledgeable gamers with strong opinions meets to talk about the strategy and war games of the day, design issues and games in the wider world.

    Three Moves Ahead 506: Iron Harvest

    Three Moves Ahead 506: Iron Harvest

    Rob, Troy, and the prodigal panelist Jon Bolding discuss the alt history interwar RTS Iron Harvest. Can a strategy game be good in single-player for the same reasons it's bad in multiplayer? Aren't giant dieselpunk mechs just the raddest shit? Rev up and strap in to find out.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Three Moves Ahead 505: Crusader Kings 3

    Three Moves Ahead 505: Crusader Kings 3

    Rob, Rowan, Fraser, and Leana discuss their feelings on Crusader Kings 3 a few weeks after launch. How do we feel now that we've spent more time with the full version? Why does Rob keep sleeping with his grandkids' wives? Listen in and find out!

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Three Moves Ahead 504: Troy and Kingdom of Heaven

    Three Moves Ahead 504: Troy and Kingdom of Heaven

    Rob and Troy are walking the battlements as they revisit Wolfgang Peterson's "Troy" and Ridley Scott's director's cut of "Kingdom of Heaven". What do these two movies about major siege-battles fought between clashing civilizations, from the early years of the War on Terror, say about their moment? Is Troy underrated, overrated, or correctly rated? Why is Brendan Gleeson so unsettling? All these questions and more are answered this week on Three Moves Ahead.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Three Moves Ahead 503: Total War: Three Kingdoms - The Furious Wild

    Three Moves Ahead 503: Total War: Three Kingdoms - The Furious Wild

    Rob and Leana are joined by Creative Assembly's Simon Mann to talk about the latest DLC for Total War: Three Kingdoms, The Furious Wild.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Three Moves Ahead 502: A Total War Saga: Troy

    Three Moves Ahead 502: A Total War Saga: Troy

    Rob, T.J., and Fraser are joined by freelance writer Dia Lacina to discuss A Total War Saga: Troy. The ancient city, not the creator of this show.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Three Moves Ahead 501: Othercide

    Three Moves Ahead 501: Othercide

    Rob and T.J. are joined by freelance writer Astrid Johnson to discuss goth girl tactics game Othercide.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Haohmaru79 ,

Can’t get enough

If you’re looking for in depth, mature and thoughtful discussion about strategy games, this is the best place to look. Each podcast typically has two or three guests and the host, Rob Zacny, is a pleasure to listen to and is really good at leading the discussion into interesting areas. Each episode usually goes for an hour or so and will either discuss a new game or expansion for a game, or talk about a particular topic or sub genre of games. Seriously the only complaint about this podcast is that new episodes don’t come out fast enough. Keep up the good work!

syntax180180 ,

Terrific podcast

I really enjoy this podcast. It’s focused on strategy games, which is awesome. And it is quite often funny. But it is the intelligent and mature analysis that draws me in more than any other games podcast. Rob Zacny is particularly good as host, as are his regular guests, Rowan Kaiser, TJ Hafer and Fraser Brown. Thoroughly recommended.

LordPBS ,

Got me back into strategy!

Got me back into the strategy of my childhoold. I'm only 19 (didn't fight in Vietnam though), so that means the golden age of RTS games that all played the same - Age of X, Warcraft, etc. They don't really recommend those but got me back into them regardless. RPS poked me their way. Good to hear about the history of gaming.

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