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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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]
Facebook groups can be an incredible resource for wargamers. Discover 5 great Facebook groups for wargamers by listening to this episode.
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Wargames Directory (now Tabletop Wargames Network)
Wargames @ BattleShades
Wargames Calendar Events + Shows
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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]