Wargaming on the Cheap.
Not everyone can afford to buy the latest rulebook, the next expansion, or the newest miniatures. Not everyone wants to do that either. It is not only possible but exciting to wargame on the cheap. In this episode Jonathan shares some great ways that you can wargame on the cheap.
Use your local library for resource material
Free Paper Terrain
Plastic Army Men
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Wargaming With Kids
Jonathan shares tips for adults hoping to get kids into wargaming. These are also useful for wargaming parents looking to find a wargaming event at which their child can play.
Simplify the rules
Fun is the goal
Durability is important
BONUS: Whenever you see the name Mike Paine as a GM at a game day or a convention you NEED to sign up to play... [click here for more]
Save the Higgins Armory Museum.
Imagine a place where you get first hand experience with military history. A place more incredible than anything you could imagine. That place is the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts and it is closing for good on December 31, 2013.
We share the news about the closing and why the museum needs to be saved. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette has... [click here for more]
100 Wargaming Tips
The year is 2006 and the place is the state of Massachusetts in the United States of America. A young man tentatively speaks these first, tentative words:
“Today is Thursday August 17, 2006. This is the first podcast of the CWF Game Discussions blog….now we’re gonna cue our intro music.”
More than six years and tens of thousands of... [click here for more]
Holiday Gift Guide 2014 with Aaron Bostian
The Holiday Gift Guide 2014 aims to make it easier to shop for the special wargamers in our lives. In general shopping can be stressful and doubly so for wargamers.
Special guest Aaron Bostian returns to the show to join Jonathan in creating this year’s list. If you’re unfamiliar with the Holiday Gift Guide we hope you will... [click here for more]
Jasper Oorthuys, managing editor publications, and Dr. Josho Brouwers, editor of Ancient Warfare magazine and co-editor of Ancient History magazine, discuss the Ancient History magazine (AHM) Kickstarter.
Learn what Ancient History magazine is and why you should back its Kickstarter project.
AHM Kickstarter 411
Starts: March 18, 2015 Ends: 30 days later Goal: 12,500 Euros to... [click here for more]
Have you ever wanted to go to a gaming convention but didn’t know what to play? This episode shares 5 tips to help you choose the right games for you to play.
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What time is the game?
Who is the GM?
What rules are used/Have you played this before?
How many people can play/Who else is playing?
How involved do you need to be to play?
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Facebook groups can be an incredible resource for wargamers. Discover 5 great Facebook groups for wargamers by listening to this episode.
Support Jonathan through PATREON5 Great Facebook Groups for Wargamers
Wargames Directory (now Tabletop Wargames Network)
Wargames @ BattleShades
Wargames Calendar Events + Shows
The Historical Wargames... [click here for more]