Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014
Boston Trained Bands hosts a successful annual game day at the Hobby Bunker in Malden. Jonathan attended their fifth annual game day in 2014. Listen to this episode to learn what games were played, what games wowed the gamers, and 5 reasons why game days are important.
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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]
5 Tips to Turn OFF a Potential Wargamer
It isn’t easy to run a good demo game, participation game, or event at a gaming convention. This episode shares 5 tips to AVOID…unless you want to turn off a would be wargamer. Just kidding!
When listening to this episode keep in mind the tips to turn off a would be wargamer are presented facetiously. Use this episode as things... [click here for more]
Are Painted Minis Essential to Miniatures Wargaming?
Inspired by Sam Mustafa’s column in Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy issue 71 (Buy the PDF) Jonathan editorializes on the the necessity, or lack thereof, of painted miniatures. As a current non-painter Jonathan approaches the question of “What exactly is our hobby?”
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Skinner Games' new offering in our Iconic Locations series is a for a rock ledge.
Need to declare yourself king of the pride or look out dramatically over a fallen landscape? Check out this free tile in celebration of Free RPG Day.
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As a thank you for helping us achieve over 600 Twitter followers for @Skinner_Games, we're offering this 8 page roads pack for free! Thank you all for supporting us! We appreciate all of the excellent feedback we get. Also, we're pretty active on Twitter, follow us for previews, gaming ideas, or general shenanigans!
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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
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42 page PDF featuring:
Osprey’s Confederate Cavalryman Versus Union Cavalryman
Converting Perry Plastic ACW Cavalry
Peachtree Creek Scenario– East Flank: General Bate enters the fray
Colors of Confederate Clothing Part III
History in Miniature: The Battle of Chattanooga
LEADBEAR’s Tufts and terrain
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Here is a free sample of our upcoming 3D printable scenery range for Wargames and RPG.
You'll find enclosed stl files to print the model on any 3D printer.
This is a multi part model in 28mm scale that needs assembly as follow :
The recommended settings are for PLA printing on any entry level 3D printer, adapt as needed to your printer .
100 or 150 microns layer height
5% to 15% percent... [click here for more]