66 episodes

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

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    • 4.9 • 34 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.

    Thinking inside the box

    Thinking inside the box

    Jasper hosts this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Podcast, with Guy, Mark and Chris he discusses the merits of playing 'a game in a box', that is, buying a game with the rules and everything to go with it in one package.
    Also in this episode, Guy talks to Graham Davey, the publisher of the new game 02 Hundred Hours.
    Links:
    02 Hundred Hours (Grey For Now Games)
    The Last Samurai Rebellion (Osprey)
    The Men Who Would Be Kings (Osprey)
    Fighting the Dragon
    Xenos Rampant (Osprey)

    • 56 min
    The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect

    In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Magazine podcast, the team discuss the butterfly effect. This is not how a butterfly might flap its wings and cause a typhoon, but rather, how the flitting from project to project and following one's whims leaves us with heaps of unpainted lead as projects flounder.
    In the news this episode One King!, Frostgrave: Fireheart, Panzer Korps supplements Hard Luck Boys and Eisenkreuz,plus the launch of the Great Wargame Survey.
    Links
    Helion, One King!
    Osprey, Frostgrave: Fireheart
    Osprey, Open call for Wargame Submissions
    Hoplite Research, Hard Luck Boys
    Eisenkreuz
    The Great Wargames Survey
    Cavalier 2023

    • 45 min
    Campaigning

    Campaigning

    Set in France in 1940, Guy and Chris are playing a large ongoing campaign at their club. They explain to Jasper and Angus how they planned it and how it worked and offer some tips for running your own campaign games.
    Links
    Hold Fast! Black Sea
    Lion Rampant
    Wargaming Campaigns
    Pendraken

    • 51 min
    Art of articles

    Art of articles

    In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, the team discuss what makes a good article for the magazine. Guy gives us his criteria and the twitterverse tells us what they think.
    References:
    Cold War Commander
    Vlad's Army
    Wars of Orcs and Dwarfs

    • 37 min
    Do we need another set of Napoleonic rules?

    Do we need another set of Napoleonic rules?

    In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine podcast on top of the usual news round-up, Guy has a chat with Warwick Kinrade about his new rule set Soldiers of Napoleon.
    Links:
    Warwick Kinrade
    Strength & Honour
    Karwansaray
    Forgotten Battles
    Castles in the Sky
    Poldercon
    Legionary
    Partizan
    Britcon

    • 51 min
    A night at the movies

    A night at the movies

    The WSS team in this episode discuss films, how they have influenced our gaming and how they might be used to inspire scenarios.
    Links:
    Blackpowder Red Earth
    Fire on the Frontier
    Three Ages of Rome
    Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue #76.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 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 ,

Outstanding!!

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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