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Discussing historical and New England gaming. A proud member of the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network.

Podcasts – Wargaming Recon Jonathan J. Reinhart

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Discussing historical and New England gaming. A proud member of the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network.

    Cigar Box Battle with Cory Ring- Wargaming Recon #283

    Cigar Box Battle with Cory Ring- Wargaming Recon #283

    In this episode we are joined by Cory Ring.  He is the co-owner, content manager, editor, and gamer guru for Cigar Box Battle.
    If you are not aware Cigar Box Battle has 143 different designs for their tabletop gaming mats. 24 of them are 36″x36″. Two of them are massive at 6ft 6inches x 15ft; and the last 117 are in a standard 4×6. They also offer double-sided 4×6 mats and also a satin fleece option.
    Cory and Jonathan talk about the mats available and how they improve the gaming played on them. They also go over what makes Cigar Box Battle mats stand out.  Cory covers the changes to the products.  He goes deep covering how the fabric differs from the plush and satin that was previously used (the satin is still used on the double-sided mats)
    Cory gives a peek at the brand new Cigar Box Battle Kickstarter
    If you wish to find Cigar Box Battle online you can find them in the following places:

    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    YouTube
    Cigar Box Battle Website


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    Support Wargaming Recon through Patreon. It costs as little as $1 per per month. That is less than a cup of coffee.


    Credits
    “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel is our theme song.  Peter Bryant designed our podcast logo.  Joshua Shoobridge edited the audio.  Robert Dunn wrote the show notes for this episode.
    This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
    Disclosure
    This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship. I may receive commissions or bonuses from your actions on such links.

    Wargaming Recon is dedicated to the memory of long time listener Andrew who helped to give the show its name. I ask all listeners to join me in a moment of silence in Andrew’s honor.
    Wargaming Recon is mourning the loss of long time co-host Adrian. Please take a moment of silence for Adrian.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Wargaming Campaigns with Henry Hyde – Wargaming Recon #282

    Wargaming Campaigns with Henry Hyde – Wargaming Recon #282

    This week Jonathan is joined by the esteemed Henry Hyde. Henry is the best-selling author of Wargaming Campaigns (affiliate link) and The Wargaming Compendium (affiliate link)  books.  Many consider The Wargaming Compendium to be the definitive wargaming tome of our generation.
    Jonathan and Henry discuss why Henry decided to take on this topic when there are other books already on the topic.  They talk about some of the other books that discuss wargaming campaigns.  Some of the books include Featherstone’s  War Game Campaigns;  The War Game by Charles Grant; The Sole Wargaming Guide by Precis Intermedia; and Henry’s own Wargaming Compendium.
    Henry talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the writing of the book and what his process for writing was like.
    If you are interested in getting a copy of any of Henry’s books you can find them with the following links:
    Wargaming Campaigns (affiliate link)
    The Wargaming Compendium (affiliate link)
     

    You can contact Wargaming Recon using the following:

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    Support Wargaming Recon through Patreon. It costs as little as $1 per per month. That is less than a cup of coffee.


    Credits
    “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel is our theme song.  Peter Bryant designed our podcast logo.  Joshua Shoobridge edited the audio.  Robert Dunn wrote the show notes for this episode.
    This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
    Disclosure
    This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship. I may receive commissions or bonuses from your actions on such links.

    Wargaming Recon is dedicated to the memory of long time listener Andrew who helped to give the show its name. I ask all listeners to join me in a moment of silence in Andrew’s honor.
    Wargaming Recon is mourning the loss of long time co-host Adrian. Please take a moment of silence for Adrian.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    5 Tips for Whatnot Buyers – Wargaming Recon #281

    5 Tips for Whatnot Buyers – Wargaming Recon #281

    This week, Jonathan is joined by special quest Anthony from Brickify. The pair talk about the online auction site Whatnot; they explain what it is and it can benefit you.
    The 5 tips for buyers that the pair discuss are as follows:

    Be selective

    Be careful from whom you buy and also avoid the people that sound like a used car salesman.
    Does the seller know the product and are they putting effort into showing off the product from different angles.


    Popularity doesn’t matter

    Problems can exist with highly followed sellers as much, or more, than those who are brand new.
    New or less popular sellers may put in the extra effort to compete with the popular ones.
    Popular sellers may be popular for a reason… or no good reason at all.
    Use the WhatNot Ratings System. 4.95 or higher is a solid rating.
    BrickTrend, HDBricks, and BlainesWorld are solid sellers for Lego


    Trust your gut

    Avoid Sellers who do games akin to gambling, such as randomized results or chances to enter drawings, etc.
    Don’t “just trust” sellers


    Keep track of purchases

    Take screenshots of each item
    Write down a list or make a spreadsheet to track your purchases.


    Complete the sale

    Verify the received products for any extra damage and to ensure the rights parts are included.
    If anything is wrong contact WhatNot support and include proof. They are very responsive.
    Make sure to rate/review sellers in a timely manner.




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    Support Wargaming Recon through Patreon. It costs as little as $1 per per month. That is less than a cup of coffee.


    Credits
    “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel is our theme song.  Peter Bryant designed our podcast logo.  Joshua Shoobridge edited the audio.  Robert Dunn wrote the show notes for this episode.
    This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
    Disclosure
    This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship. I may receive commissions or bonuses from your actions on such links.

    Wargaming Recon is dedicated to the memory of long time listener Andrew who helped to give the show its name. I ask all listeners to join me in a moment of silence in Andrew’s honor.
    Wargaming Recon is mourning the loss of long time co-host Adrian. Please take a moment of silence for Adrian.


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    USS Adrian Benson – Wargaming Recon #280

    USS Adrian Benson – Wargaming Recon #280

    Joerg Bender is the owner of Things From the Basement.  He comes on to discuss what’s happening with their MDF terrain.  Things from the Basement has 13 main lines of MDF terrain and tabletop gaming accessories.
    Jonathan and Joerg talk specifically about the Exploratory Submarine USS Adrian Benson.  The USS Adrian Benson is from their Victorian Science Fiction line.  It is a tribute piece in memory of Wargaming Recon co-host Adrian Benson.  Adrian tragically passed away in 2021 due to esophageal cancer.  They talk about the design process and inspiration for the submarine. Joerg compares the design process for this and other kits that he has designed. He then spends a moment talking about the influence Adrian had on Joerg and why he decided to name the submarine after him.
    Joerg speaks on how COVID-19 and world affairs have impacted his business over the past few and how he plans on overcoming those obstacles.
    Jonathan gets Joerg to open up and give some teasers and talk about some new releases for Things from the Basement.
    Joerg lets everyone know what his future convention plans are; so we can all see him in person and buy some of his amazing MDF kits. If you are not lucky enough to meet him at a convention you can also find him at the following locations:

    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram


    You can contact Wargaming Recon using the following:

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    Support Wargaming Recon through Patreon. It costs as little as $1 per per month. That is less than a cup of coffee.


    Credits
    “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel is our theme song.  Peter Bryant designed our podcast logo.  Joshua Shoobridge edited the audio.  Robert Dunn wrote the show notes for this episode.
    This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
    Disclosure
    This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship. I may receive commissions or bonuses from your actions on such links.

    Wargaming Recon is dedicated to the memory of long time listener Andrew who helped to give the show its name. I ask all listeners to join me in a moment of silence in Andrew’s honor.
    Wargaming Recon is mourning the loss of long time co-host Adrian. Please take a moment of silence for Adrian.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Adrian’s Gaming Requiem – Wargaming Recon #279

    Adrian’s Gaming Requiem – Wargaming Recon #279

    In this episode, Jonathan is joined by Alex Tabb. Alex is a long time friend of Adrian Benson and a fellow gamer. The two travel into old school wargaming as they swap memories of gaming with Adrian.
    Adrian and Alex met at The Compleat Strategist in King Of Prussia PA, USA run by Ed Wimble (of Clash of Arms fame). They both were there for a demo of an old Western game by TSR called Boot Hill after that game they started meeting up and gaming every Saturday till they graduated high school.  Adrian joined the Navy and became a submariner.  Alex went to college before…well if we told you that we’d have to kill you (joking).
    Alex talks about the Boot Hill game in more detail. Reminiscing about his thoughts of the system and the 20 people that were in the game. By the end of the game Alex and Adrian had bonded about their shared love of gaming and the fact that they both had just purchased a new game called Squad Leader. From then on they played pretty much every weekend through High School. They played many games beyond just Squad Leader. They played games like Yalu: Wood Ships & Iron Men: Ironclads and they even had miserable time trying to play The Longest Day.
    If you would like to know more about any of the games discussed in this episode then just click on the title below and go to the corresponding BoardGame Geek page:
    Boot Hill
    Squad Leader
    Yalu
    Wooden Ships & Iron Men
    Iron Clads
    The Longest Day
    Alex is now the owner of Paul’s Boutique Records.  Check them out for your vinyl music needs.

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    Support Wargaming Recon through Patreon. It costs as little as $1 per per month. That is less than a cup of coffee.


    Credits
    “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel is our theme song.  Peter Bryant designed our podcast logo.  Joshua Shoobridge edited the audio.  Robert Dunn wrote the show notes for this episode.
    This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
    Disclosure
    This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship. I may receive commissions or bonuses from your actions on such links.

    Wargaming Recon is dedicated to the memory of long time listener Andrew who helped to give the show its name. I ask all listeners to join me in a moment of silence in Andrew’s honor.
    Wargaming Recon is mourning the loss of long time co-host Adrian. Please take a moment of silence for Adrian.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Wargaming with LEGO – Wargaming Recon #278

    Wargaming with LEGO – Wargaming Recon #278

    In this episode, Jonathan talks about how he is joining his loves of Star Wars, LEGO, and wargaming.
    Jonathan is working on developing a convention game for the Battle of Hoth using his LEGO kits.
    He covers his dilemma with either using the Star Wars Legion rules or using a homebrew set of rules based on Star Wars Legion. If you are interested you can find the free rules on the Atomic Mass Games website HERE. Jonathan knows that he will be playing the Battle of Hoth and that with such a large battle he will need to scale down and has decided to make it a skirmish sized game as part of the larger fight. 
    As a Star Wars wargame set at the Battle of Hoth; Jonathan already knows that he will need one side to be the Rebels and the other side to be the Imperials.  Jonathan’s collection for the Rebel Alliance is going to contain regular infantry, Tauntauns, some Anti-Vehicle weapons and E-Web blasters.  The Imperials are going to attack with infantry, speeder bikes, and AT-ST’s.  An AT-AT might make an appearance. No Star Wars game will be complete without some hero or villains getting involved in the fight.  Therefore; the likes of Luke, Leia and Han Solo will face off against Darth Vader or General Veers.
    Jonathan’s goal for the Hoth game is to have it ready for the 2023 convention season. His aim is for it to be able to accommodate 4-6 players and have some aspects controlled by the GM or triggered by in game actions.
    Jonathan talks about the supplies that he has and some things that still need to be resolved prior to him running his game next year. Before then there are a few items that have to get resolved. Some of the items that Jonathan mentions include the need to make sure he is comfortable with the rules and scenario he has designed and the possible need to have an assistant with him during the game.

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    Support Wargaming Recon through Patreon. It costs as little as $1 per per month. That is less than a cup of coffee.


    Credits
    “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel is our theme song.  Peter Bryant designed our podcast logo.  Joshua Shoobridge edited the audio.  Robert Dunn wrote the show notes for this episode.
    This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
    Disclosure
    This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship. I may receive commissions or bonuses from your actions on such links.

    Wargaming Recon is dedicated to the memory of long time listener Andrew who helped to give the show its name. I ask all listeners to join me in a moment of silence in Andrew’s honor.
    Wargaming Recon is mourning the loss of long time co-host Adrian. Please take a moment of silence for Adrian.


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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Hatchitt ,

War gaming Podcast Worth Your Time

Highly recommend. Worthwhile to invest the time. Generalized podcast about wargaming. High production quality. Excellent show notes.

infinitefinite ,

Top Notch

Really impressed with the quality of the content and how enjoyable it was even being semi-unfamiliar with the topic. Unique perspective. Can't wait to consume all there is to listen to.

New England Grognard ,

Entertaining and Engaging

First, full disclosure. I know the host and have been a guest on the show a couple of times.

With that out of the way,Wargaming Recon is an entertaining show that explores many various aspects of the wargaming hobby, both miniature and tabletop. It has a New England slant on things in a lot of ways, but don't let that turn you off if you live elsewhere.

The show delves into all things gaming, from reviews to what to know when attending your first game convention, to gift buying guides. There are really very few aspects of gaming that haven't been touched on in one way or another during the show's life. Guests make frequent appearances and have included game designers, magazine editors and others running the gamut from indie developers to true industry luminaries to the gamer down the street.

The host has a friendly, engaging and humorous style that will keep you entetained for the length of the show. If you are a gamer you want to check out Wargaming Recon. It's certainy worth what you pay for it! :P

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