10 episodes

Riding to battle in style! The Armchair Dragoons discuss all manner of strategy games and wargames - both tabletop & digital - as played by hobbyists, professionals, and academics.
Also on the agenda are regular discussions of history & battles as they tie into strategy gaming and wargaming, and musings on the game industry as a whole.

"Mentioned In Dispatches" with the Armchair Dragoons Armchair Dragoons

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Riding to battle in style! The Armchair Dragoons discuss all manner of strategy games and wargames - both tabletop & digital - as played by hobbyists, professionals, and academics.
Also on the agenda are regular discussions of history & battles as they tie into strategy gaming and wargaming, and musings on the game industry as a whole.

    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E11 – WargameHQ Joins The Show!

    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E11 – WargameHQ Joins The Show!

    Another special guest joins us for the season 4 finale of Mentioned in Dispatches.  Keith, from WargameHQ pays the podcast a visit as we talk about the history of his site, content burnout, every-day-for-a-year blog posts, Design x Dragoons game design discussion, Persian Incursion (again!) and umpired/refereed wargames, inviting Moe to attend a hockey game with...

    • 58 min
    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E10 – Bawb & The Musketeers

    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E10 – Bawb & The Musketeers

    Bawb’s back!  He joins Jim, Doug, and Brant to talk about all sorts of gaming, from the earliest day of computer wargaming to minis on TTS to “why bother with solo games” to varying complexity in wargames.  We cover a lot of ground in this super-sized edition of Mentioned in Dispatches   If you get...

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E9 – Return of the Moe!

    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E9 – Return of the Moe!

    Moe is back! He’s taking a break from “Moe’s Game Table” to visit with us about, well, honestly… nothing in particular.  So, we end up talking about game complexity, auto racing, shared systems & battles, joining forces for some wargaming content, work from home boundaries, and what’s stacked up in our gaming backlogs.  Monster games...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E8 – Game Ripoffs!

    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E8 – Game Ripoffs!

    Insurgent Catan? 7 Wonders meets Game of Thrones?  Aftershocks aplenty?  And how is the game industry today like rock & roll in Almost Famous? Podcast rookie Ian (Rocky Mountain Navy) joins Brant & Jim to talk about some of the intellectual property issues in wargaming (and broader tabletop gaming), inspired by the recent events with some...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E7 – Hollandspiele

    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E7 – Hollandspiele

    Tom Russell stops by for a chat about all things Hollandspiele.  We talk about the genesis of the company, some of their business model, the kinds of niche games they target (and what they avoid), and how they handle “inventory”.  Doug also joins us to chime in on some of the work he’s done with...

    • 1 hr
    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E6 – Megagaming a Pandemic?!

    Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E6 – Megagaming a Pandemic?!

    Rex Brynen takes some time out of his academic pandemic survival preparations to chat with us about megagames as a whole, but with a specific focus on a recent one that was (conveniently!) played in a former Canadian government nuclear command bunker and dealt with…. wait for it… international response to a global pandemic! And...

    • 1 hr 3 min

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

RockyMountainNavy ,

Semi-Pro Wargaming

Good grognard view of hobbyist wargaming with a dash of professional wargaming thrown in.

BlackNdecker88 ,

An Essential Podcast for Wargaming Enthusiasts and Professionals

The podcast for the Armchair Dragoon’s, “Mentioned in Dispatches” is an important podcast for wargaming hobbyists and professionals. A podcast season heavily covers games of interest to hobbyists, but there are usually a few very important excursions into the professional sector or to discuss relevant issues for the wargaming industry and hobby writ large. A great example is the podcast on essential wargaming books, the interview on Caffrey’s On Wargaming, and a thought provoking discussion of how wargaming treats controversial issues. Glad to see it on iTunes!

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