Host Jonathan J. Reinhart explains Tom Barbalet’s absence for this episode. He introduces Bill Dettmers, CEO and Owner of 12-7-Games.com, for this special episode of the podcast. As owner of 12-7-Games.com, Bill is the one who orchestrated the sponsorship of the CWF Game Cast and Monty and the Fox’s Wargaming Show.
Jonathan and Bill discuss all aspects of 12-7-Games. Bill discusses his love for War at Sea leading Jonathan into a chat on War at Sea highlights. Bill mentions a recent WAS game where he fielded a ton of Georges. Jonathan references the Invasion of the Bahamas scenario he played with the historical gaming group from Battleground Games and Hobbies. The video is at the bottom of this post. Bill mentions the Axis & Allies ForuMINI and gives his stance on the controversial topic of reissuing WAS units for new players.
Bill provides contact information for 12-7-Games but incorrectly cites their phone number. Jonathan provides the correct phone number at the start of the show. It is toll free at 877-787-9366. Bill shares his wish for a way for young players to get some of the older units they need without having to pay for them with money.
Jonathan runs with that idea to create the next CWF Game Cast contest. Listeners, and blog visitors, are asked to submit your ideas for how young players can get the older (and out of print) War at Sea units they need/want without needing to spend money. Bill mentioned the need for “sweat equity” and posited that the young people could do research or other work (converting models etc) to compensate for the models they need.
Please submit all of your ideas. We will pick the one we like best as the winner. If more than one person submits a great idea then there may be multiple winners. The prize basket so far consists of a Monty and the Fox’s Wargaming Show t-shirt, a War at Sea booster (courtesy of 12-7-Games.com), and prizes not yet decided on. The other prizes most likely will include some previously mentioned prizes along with PDF game downloads.
As always we conclude with a message from our sponsor, 12-7-Games.com, and contact information (find us on Facebook and Twitter).
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The intro song is “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel. Please give his other music a listen at www.matthewebel.com.