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An irregular podcast looking at wargaming, from historical gaming such as Black Powder, Bolt Action and Chain of Command to Scifi and Fantasy with Warhammer 40k and Frostgrave.

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy The History Network

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

An irregular podcast looking at wargaming, from historical gaming such as Black Powder, Bolt Action and Chain of Command to Scifi and Fantasy with Warhammer 40k and Frostgrave.

    WSS79 - We Have Ways of Making You Game

    WSS79 - We Have Ways of Making You Game

    In this episode, on top of the latest wargaming news from the newsroom at Bowers Towers, we’ve got a report from Al Murray and James Holland’s We Have Ways Fest. Jasper and Angus talk to Too Fat Lardies Nick Skinner about his experience running Chain of Command at an event not aimed at wargaming.
    Stargrave: Bold Endeavour (Osprey)
    The Silver Bayonet: Canada (Osprey)
    Bolt Action: Campaign: Case Blue (Osprey)
    With Hot Lead and Cold Steel (Osprey)
    7TV – the cinematic skirmish game

    • 1 hr
    Holiday Gaming

    Holiday Gaming

    With the summer upon us, the Wargames Soldiers and Strategy team discuss how they take their wargaming on holiday. 
    Jasper also tells listeners why they should participate in the 10th Great Wargaming Survey.
    The Great Wargaming Survey, 2023
    Black Beards vs Maynard, Firelock Games
    Senussi’s Little Miniature War 1915-1917, Caliber Books
    Blood Red Skies: Wing Commander, Warlord
    Operation Plunder, RKX Miniatures
    The Lost Expedition, Osprey
    Strength and Hour, Too Fat Ladies
    Studio Historia

    • 43 min
    The Terrain Tutor

    The Terrain Tutor

    Guy and Chris have been on manoeuvres to Mel the Terrain Tutor's workshop to take some pictures for the magazine. Whilst there, Chris grabbed an interview with Mel.
    The renowned miniature painter Kevin Dallimore kindly agreed to do the front cover for our ‘Rise of the Redcoats’ theme in Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 123. Now, that cover model is being sold on eBay to raise money for the Royal British Legion. You can find all the pictures on Guy's blog.
    The team also discuss the latest news and what they have been up to.
    Guy's Blog
    eBay for the Kevin Dallimore figures
    The Terrain Tutor
    Firelock Games
    The Doomed, Osprey Games

    • 57 min
    Bring out your lead

    Bring out your lead

    What do you do when your wargame cupboard is full?
    In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, the boys discuss having a clearout and give you some ideas on how to create more space.
    Guy also brings us the latest hobby news.
    7TV Dracula, Crooked Dice
    Refighting History, Vol 2: The War of the Austrian Succession, Charles Grant
    The Damned, Wargames Atlantic
    American War of Independence, Brigade Games
    First to Fight: USMC 1942-1945 Vol 1 Guadalcanal Campaign
    The Roaring Lions, Bavaria Miniatures
    Just Lasered

    • 51 min
    Salute, 2023

    Salute, 2023

    Salute is arguably the largest wargames show in the world. In this episode, Guy and Jasper give their impressions of the show after spending the day there, and Mark tells us about his experiences of running a demonstration game of Strength and Honour at the show.
    As usual, Guy also brings up all the latest wargames news.
    Tales of Men, Myths and Monsters: Rules for adventures in Greek Mythology, Calibre Books
    French, Franco-Prussian War, Perry Miniatures
    Fireforge Games
    What a Cowboy, Too Fat Lardies
    Blitzkrieg Commander: The Forgotten War

    • 36 min
    The Perfect Rules

    The Perfect Rules

    The team tackle what makes the perfect set of rules. In a wide-ranging discussion they toy with the perfect layout for a rule book, favourite dice to use, fancy mechanisms and even the style rules are written.
    Guy also brings us the latest news from Bowers Towers.
    Pike & Shotte Epic Battles, Warlord Games
    What a cowboy, Too Fat Lardies
    Battlegroup Centag, The Plastic Soldier Company
    The Silver Bayonet: The Carpathians, Osprey
    Slingshot Journal, The Society of Ancients
    Crystal Mark, The Plain English Campaign
    WSS Instagram

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Hatchitt ,

Great Podcast but…..

Great podcast guys. One suggestion though, please, please, please put in the information area for the specific podcast every rule set you talk about and what website to go to to for possible purchase. Time stamps also in the podcast info where the discussion starts would also be nice. Thanks.

Cjohnson121 ,

I love this podcast

This is my favorite wargaming podcast. I only wish they produced episodes more often- say twice a month. It’s just as rare a treat as the magazine, which is regrettable.

h218design ,


As a new, late in life, war gamer I really love this podcast. They talk about the spirit and background of war gaming. They talk about specific games and products. They talk about what they're up to in gaming and miniature prep. It's like being in the club and listening to the conversation after the game, over a pint. It's wonderful!! Please keep it going for as long as it can!!

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