Fantasy Battle Scene (8:50) The army of men have made camp by the river. The Orc drums can be heard in the distance. Battle will be joined soon. The soldiers watch the dark forest with unease. Suddenly the Orcs erupt out of the tangle of woods. The battle has come sooner than expected...
Whatever game you play -- miniatures, board-war games, role-playing games -- Toxic... [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]
In the time of the ancient gods, dragons ruled the skies and kingdoms rose and fell at the end of a sword... Dark orchestrations, chanting choirs, mystical melodies and medieval minstrel songs sets the perfect mood as you traverse dark kingdoms ruled by wizards and warriors to battle alongside barbarian hordes, elven mages and knights of legend. This item is available as a full-album download only.... [click here for more]
Too often paper terrain is overlooked in favor of buildings made of resin, plastic, MDF, or polystyrene. We explain the pros and cons of paper terrain. Then we recommend a few paper terrain resources.
Affordable or FREE
Easy to build a varied collection
Quick to obtain
Assembly can be fiddly
Requires specific tools
Quality varies between... [click here for more]
Henry Hyde Wargaming Author
Henry Hyde comes back on the show for his third appearance. Henry talks about his book the Wargaming Compendium, wargaming, and what he’s been up to.
In a special segment after the show Henry and Jonathan discuss Jonathan’s Ancient Rome inspired imagi-nation campaign the War of Latinian Expansion. Jonathan is blending computer gaming with... [click here for more]
Age of Empires 2 HD
Almost 20 years ago Microsoft released one of the most incredible real time strategy (RTS) computer games ever. More recently they updated and optimized the classic Age of Empires (AoE) 2 to work on modern computers. Age of Empires 2 HD is quite a game.
For a limited time you can purchase it for $2.49 (regularly $9.99) via Steam. If you do, be sure to look us... [click here for more]
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]
Wargames Magazines with Jasper Oorthuys.
Jasper Oorthuys is the managing editor forAncient Warfare, Wargames Soldiers & Strategy, and Medieval Warfaremagazines. He steers the course for these highly successful periodicals.
A subscription to Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy is featured in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. Get 15% off... [click here for more]
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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