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]
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]
Wally Simon’s Secrets of Wargame Design edited by Russ Lockwood of On Military Matters takes the center stage. Also discussed:
Update on the Flames of War Events Situation
Wargames Illustrated Issue 296
Dedhampton Revolution Update
Plimoth Plantation Trip
Mail Bag – Comments on Episode 75
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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]
Wally Simon’s More Secrets of Wargame Design Volume 2.
Imagine a booklet answering your questions on game design. It inspires you to modify your favorite game rules to suit your needs. That’s what this booklet does.
Editor Russ Lockwood is back to discuss the 2nd installment of the Wally Simon series of Secrets of Wargame Design. Pick up your copy of Wally Simon’s More... [click here for more]