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Across The Pond Wargamers is a podcast dedicated to promoting the wargaming hobby across all geographies and ages. Podcasts are of an interview/discussion format centered around topics of interest to the wargaming community.

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Across The Pond Wargamers is a podcast dedicated to promoting the wargaming hobby across all geographies and ages. Podcasts are of an interview/discussion format centered around topics of interest to the wargaming community.

    Episode 24: – “Mutual Attraction”

    Episode 24: – “Mutual Attraction”

    In episode 24 we speak with Jason Weiser of Military Miniatures magazine about why certain periods attract more players than others.  We discuss our thoughts on why WW2 & Napoleonics always claim the top spots in popularity.  Also, which period regularly comes in at number three in the top five periods, what other periods are in the top 5, and why do they fluctuate in and out of the top 5.  
    Military Miniatures Magazine is conducting a charity auction to benefit the International Rescue Committee which is currently working closely with those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.  They are looking for donations items that would be of interest to wargamers (i.e., figures, rules, terrain, etc.) that they can auction off on their forum site. The auction will be held on the Military Miniature Forum (linked below) from April 1 to 30. For questions or to participate, contact Jason@militaryminiature.com. To check out their forum, head over to http://militaryminiature.com/forum.
    Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:
    ·         Military Miniature Magazine: https://militaryminiature.com/
    ·         Peter Pig: www.peterpig.co.uk
    ·         Baccus 6mm: www.baccus6mm.com
    ·         Firelock Games: www.firelockgames.com
    ·         Khurasan Miniatures: https://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/
    ·         Mortem et Gloriam: https://mortem-et-gloriam.co.uk/meg/
    ·         May ‘40 Miniatures: www.may40miniatures.com/
    ·         Gringo 40’s: www.gringo40s.com/
    ·         Empress Miniatures: www.empressminiatures.com/
    ·         Too Fat Lardies: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/
    ·         Brookhurst Hobbies: https://brookhursthobbies.com/
    We found out about HMGS-PSW’s show, Desert Wars a bit late to promote prior to the show but if anyone listening attended this show, we’d love to hear more about it for the future.  HMGS-Pacific South West’s website is www.hmgspsw.org
    Patreon Page:
    ·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers
     We welcome your comments, suggestions, or thoughtful criticisms and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com
    Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 22: – “Getting your feet wet”

    Episode 22: – “Getting your feet wet”

    In this episode we speak with Jon Yuengling about Naval Wargaming.  This show was taped last October but due to some technical issues I am only now able to get this out.  When you listen you will hear some major gaps and breaks due to the vagueries of the internet, which I apologize for but I really wanted to get this out since we really enjoyed speaking with Jon.  The main technical glitch as a loud screech that ran through the entire taping but thanks to some assistance from Tim Edmonds (a work collegue and technical guru) we were at least able to eliminate that.  
    Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:
    NAVAL RULES
    ·         Navel Thunder: Battleship Row (Naval Thunder: Battleship Row - Steel Dreadnought Games | Wargame Vault)
    ·         Command at Sea & Harpoon: (THE ADMIRALTY TRILOGY)
    ·         Cruel Seas, Black Seas & Victory at Sea: (Warlord Games Store – Warlord Games Ltd)
    ·         Kiss Me Hardy: (Kiss Me Hardy – TooFatLardies)
    ·         General Quarters: (Home (odgw.com))
    ·         Seekrieg: (The Official SEEKRIEG Website)
    ·         Shipwreck: (Shipwreck - Vandering Publications | Wargame Vault)
    ·         Sail and Steam Navies: (Sail and Steam Navies - David Brandon | Wargame Vault)
    NAVAL MINIATURES
    ·         GHQ (Products – GHQ Models)
    ·         Langton (Langton Miniatures (rodlangton.com))
    ·         Panzerschiffe (Panzerschiffe 1:2400 scale model warships)
    ·         NavWar (Welcome to Navwar - NAVWAR)
    ·         PeterPig (peterpig)
    ·         Thoroughbred (Home | Thoroughbred Models (square.site))
    ·         Bay Area Yards (Bay Area Yards | Facebook)
    Other Fun Stuff
    ·         Pony Wars (Baccus 6mm)
    ·         O Group (Reisswitz Press – TooFatLardies)
    Patreon Page:
    ·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers
     
    We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com
    Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 23 - An evening chat

    Episode 23 - An evening chat

    In this episode Collin and I talk about inspiration; what motivates us to try a period or game.  As we hadn’t published in a while and discovered we had an evening free at the same time we decided to get back in the saddle and put out a very rough and not very well thought out episode.  We hope you enjoy this episode and excuse us for the lack of preparation as well as my rum inspired fatigue.  
    Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:
    ·         Empress Miniatures (Empress Miniatures)
    ·         Peter Pig (peterpig)
    ·         Baccus (Baccus 6mm)
    ·         Old Glory (Old Glory Miniatures)
    Please consider helping the people impacted by the current war in Ukraine with a donation.  Any amount is appreciated.  Below is a list of reputable charities to consider but it is not an an exhaustive list by any means.
    Some charities helping Ukrainians
    •      International Committee of the Red Cross -  https://www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/europe-central-asia/ukraine
    •      Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders - https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/countries/ukraine
    •      UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) - https://www.unrefugees.org/what-we-do/
    •      CARE - https://my.care.org/site/Donation2?df_id=31071&mfc_pref=T&31071.donation=form1&s_src=172220UCFM00&s_subsrc=FY22UkraineCrisisFundMO
     
    Our Patreon Page:
    ·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers
     
    We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 21 - Podcast vs Podcast

    Episode 21 - Podcast vs Podcast

    In this episode we are joined by Michael & James from The Canadian Wargamer podcast and Jay from The Veteran Wargamer podcast as they go head-to-head in our first “pub” quiz.  The winning team will have $100 donated to the charity of their choice.  The charities being played for are Disabled American Veterans and Soldier On.
     Here are the links to the charities mentioned in this podcast should you wish to donate on your own:
    Soldier On:  https://www.soldieron.ca/
    Disabled American Veterans: https://www.dav.org/
     Please don’t forget the Great Wargames Survey 2021 : https://gws2021.paperform.co/

    We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com
    Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 
    If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

    • 56 min
    Episode 20 - The Return

    Episode 20 - The Return

    This episode marks our return to producing Across The Pond Wargamers after a 6+ month hiatus.  During this episode, Collin and Gary have a rambling chat about wargaming, the show, and a few unrelated topics.  
    We do want to point out that this show is dedicated to my son-in-law and Collin’s brother-in-law; Brian Stolfa.  Brian passed away in February leaving behind a wife and 2½ year old son.  Brian wrote and performed the intro and exit music for the podcast.  
    We also announced that each quarter we will be donating any remaining proceeds after BuzzSprout hosting costs pledged via Patreon to a charity put forward by one our Patreon supporters selected at random.  If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers
    Here are some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:
    ·         MiniFigs: http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Home.aspx
    ·         Peter Pig: https://www.peterpig.co.uk/index.html
    ·         Baccus: https://www.baccus6mm.com/
    ·         AB Figures: https://abfigures.com/
    ·         Xyston Miniatures: https://www.scotiagrendel.com/Xyston/
    Here are some of the blogs, podcasts, and YouTube channels mentioned in this episode:
    ·         Roll of One: https://rollaone.com/
    ·         Yarkhire Gamer: http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.co.uk
    ·         The Canadian Wargamer: https://feed.podbean.com/madpadre/feed.xml
    In efforts to improve our show, we encourage listeners to provide us with comments or suggestions to improve the show as well as any recommendations for topics and/or quests.  We can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com
     
    Across the Pond Wargamers is copyrighted and is produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 19 – Ethics in Wargaming

    Episode 19 – Ethics in Wargaming

    In this episode we join forces with The Veteran Wargamer podcast hosted by Jay Arnold for a round table discussion on the Ethics of Wargaming.  Our guests hail from four different countries each with their own individual views on our hobby.  These guests include Editor in Chief of Wargames Soldiers & Strategy magazine Jasper Oorthuys (The Netherlands),  the owner of Bad Squiddo Games Annie Norman (United Kingdom), founder of Honour Publishing Sam Mustafa (USA) and professor of medieval literature Ilan Mitchell-Smith (California {We all know California is its own country}).  While the intro editing isn’t our best, the conversation was interesting and hopefully thought provoking.  We hope you enjoy.
     
    Links:
    The Veteran Wargamer : https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417  (Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Theveteranwargamer)
    Bad Squiddo Games : https://badsquiddogames.com/
    Honour Publishing : https://sammustafa.com/
    Wargames Soldiers & Strategy : https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-mag
     
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

    • 1 hr 29 min

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