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 606: 2024 Look Ahead
Len, Mike Williams, and Nerium Strom take a look at the strategy and strategy-adjacent games coming in 2024, discuss which ones we're most interested in, make some predictions, and discuss the awful state of the industry for workers this year so far.
Three Moves Ahead 605: Warhammer 40,000 Tabletop
Is this a Winter of Wargaming? Len and Ian are joined by Brian "Chef Lu Bu" Smawley to dig into Warhammer 40K as a setting through the lens of the flagship tabletop miniatures game (particularly the recent 10th Edition). We go over a bit of lore, run through the factions, talk about our favorites, discuss how we got into the hobby, and why it may or may not be for you.
Three Moves Ahead 604: Mega-Sized 2023 Recap!
Len, Rowan, and Ian gather 'round the Yule Log for an extended discussion on the year that was 2023 in strategy games. There was a lot of good and a lot of bad. There were a lot of people talking about "Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year" that didn't really know what they were talking about. We share our personal picks and tease out a theme to encapsulate an eventful stretch of time.
Three Moves Ahead 603: Against the Storm 1.0
Len, Rowan, and Luke have gathered around the hearth to revisit Against the Storm for its 1.0 launch. With one veteran and two greenhorns in tow, we discuss how this survival city-builder has changed since Early Access and why it's still so satisfying and refreshing to play.
Three Moves Ahead 602: Patreon Preview: An Interview with Michele Pirovano (dotAGE)
Listen to the first five minutes of our November Patreon episode for free, and then hear the full one hour and 15 minute interview by subscribing at Patreon.com/3MA!
Len had a chance to chat this month with Michele Pirovano, the (almost) solo developer of dotAGE, a game we all had a great time with this year. They discuss how board game design has had a positive influence on the world of strategy video games, how it could continue to do so, the struggles of being an indie dev, and why the upcoming genre of roguelike city-builders works so well.
Three Moves Ahead 601: Victoria 3: One Year Later
Len is joined by Dr. Bret Devereaux and Chapel Comic creator Father Lorris to take a look at Victoria 3 one year later. Is this a game that deserves to stand beside Paradox's best yet? And if not, what's it still missing? We play armchair game dev for an hour and a half and unpack the difficulty of modeling both the beginning and the end of one of humankind's most momentous centuries with a common set of mechanics.
What gaming podcasts should be
Informed experienced strategy game fans talking about what they know. Unlike nearly every games podcast this isn’t the exact same discussion every week about the same 3 big budget games stating the same boring viewpoints over and over. These are genuine, informed, experienced fans and professionals discussing games they love in a genre they love. It’s detailed, interesting, and exactly what games podcasts should be.
Great gamer podcast
I’ve been a fan of Rob Zacny and his reviews and opinions of strategy games for years, in print and other podcasts. Although he isn’t on every cast the crew, Len/Ian/Rowan, are doing an excellent job. I’ve only recently rediscovered my love of RTS and strategy games and I’ve been binging on older episodes. Highly recommend this cast
I don't even like strat games that much
But I can't really find insightful game podcasts other than this and they sometimes cover stuff I care about.