CWF Game Cast Episode 50: WWPD News From the Front and Steven MacLauchlan

Host Tom Barbalet’s records this very special 50th episode to cover for Jonathan who was sick with the zombie flu (actually, a severe respiratory virus that grossly exacerbated his asthma). Tom interviews special guest Steven MacLauchlan of WWPD: News From the Front.

As usual the week in wargaming is discussed. Steven discusses Cold Wars 2011 while Tom briefly mentions working on his RPG based on his book Field of Chaos.

The two move on to the interview where Steven bares all. He explains how he got into gaming, how WWPD: News From the Front started, and which podcasts he regularly looks forward to and listens to (yes, we’re one of them). The two discuss the Vietnam War rules from Battlefront Miniatures along with Battlegames Magazine.

Tom explains the Field of Chaos Political Compass Contest to Steven while also poking fun at Jonathan, whom he refers to as “a hard-line communist” based on the Political Compass results. Submit your results directly to Tom at

Tom then gives a wrap up of the War at Sea Contest, which is covered in detail by Jonathan at the conclusion of the show in a special segment.

Jonathan makes a brief appearance in a special segment, recorded on 4/3/11, discussing the War at Sea Contest. He reveals the winner, and runner-up, who both receive some prizes. Jonathan thanks everyone who participated, Battleground Games & Hobbies and Axis & Allies ForuMINI for allowing the contest to be promoted on their message boards, and all the prize sponsors:
Battlegames Magazine
Imperium Star Games
Troll in the Corner

As always we conclude with a message from our sponsor,, contest sponsor Battlegames Magazine, our Creative Commons license and contact information (find us on Facebook and Twitter).

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