With the growing popularity of mega cons are smaller game conventions dying out? Jonathan addresses the question with his thoughts. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to hear an important announcement about the birth of Jonathan’s first child.
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Mega Convention Pros
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Huzzah is one of the best historical gaming conventions in New England. It features a variety of historical tabletop games from many time periods and rule sets.
Huzzah 2015 was the first live in person recording of Wargaming Recon. Many thanks to Dean Emmerson for making it possible.
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Special guest Dean Emmerson is a member of the Maine Historical Wargamers Association, which organizesHuzzahCon in Portland, Maine. He joins the episode to share why you need to attend HuzzahCon 2014. Some of the highlights are shared. Dean and Jonathan discuss great places to eat in Portland, Maine.
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Learn to Play War at Sea.
Originally released on May 4, 2007 this recording is the 23rd episode of what is now known as Wargaming Recon. This episode has an interesting history that you’ll hear in the intro to the recording.
Some highlights from the episode are:
Play through of Axis & Allies: War at Sea
2007 Games Day Atlanta Golden Demon Winners
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WWPD News From the Front and Steven MacLauchlan
This episode predates the name Wargaming Recon.
We hope you will enjoy this one from the vault, it is one of the most popular episode in Wargaming Recon history! Not bad considering Jonathan was too ill to host.
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This classic episode features host Jonathan J. Reinhart as he discusses Huzzah Con 2011 (click to go register). He chats about the games he will be playing and why he is attending the con with his wife. Jonathan highlights some other games that he wishes he could play. He manages to insert a reference to deceased estates while discussing the bring and buy on Sunday.
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6 Must Read Magazines for Historical Gamers.
These are magazines that any historical gamer, or wargamer, will find useful. They contain articles, photographs, reviews, and imagery that, together, provide the full picture on any historical era of interest.
Wargames Illustrated magazine
Military History magazine
Naval History magazine
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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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