Hosts Jonathan J. Reinhart and Tom Barbalet discuss Jonathan’s trip to Huzzah Con 2011. Jonathan provides a brief overview of Huzzah and some sights to see in Portland, Maine. Almost the entire show is devoted to a discussion of Huzzah Con 2011. Jonathan describes the first game he played, Raiders of Sulu Sea by Mike Paine, which used homegrown rules. Tom inquires about pictures, on our Huzzah Con 2011 Photo Spread posting, of sheep. Jonathan says that the sheep are from the Viking Dawn game, which used Peter Pig rules and lasted the entire con.
The second game Jonathan played was the Battle of Olustee. This game recreated the historical Battle of Olustee, from the American Civil War, using 28mm Perry Miniatures and Warlord Games’ Black Powder rules. Boston Trained Bands Wargames Club, operating out of Hobby Bunker in Malden, ran this game. Jonathan describes the game, tactics, winning conditions, and his thoughts on an appropriate size for a good game using the Black Powder rules. During the course of discussing this game Jonathan highlights Barb & Ernie Baker of Architects of War and JR Miniatures for buildings and Steven Mynes of Age of Glory who sold him the Architects of War buildings for the AWI games he will be playing.
The conversation moves on to the final game Jonathan played. Remember the Alamo was run by Billy DiGiulio using the Warhammer Historicals Legends of the Old West – The Alamo Victory of Death rules. Jonathan explains the game, compares it to previous incarnations, and highlights who historically won the battle.
Tom and Jonathan spend some time chatting about the vendors at the con. Jonathan highlights Gordon of Adler Hobby for their fantastic customer service and vast supply of Flames of War products. Adler Hobby also ran two events at Huzzah. Jonathan reiterates Hobby Bunker as the source of his JR Miniatures building (see Black Powder Terrain Part 1 for pictures of the painted product).
Huzzah Con discussion finishes with Jonathan mentioning a great giveaway. The first 5 listeners who e-mail him, firstname.lastname@example.org, will get a free Huzzah Con t-shirt courtesy of Dean Emmerson and the MHWA Maine Wargamers Association. Sizes will predominantly be limited and dependant on what Dean sends Jonathan. Henry Hyde of Battlegames Magazine receives a shout out because he sponsored prizes, which were a big draw, for the Huzzah Con raffle.
Tom gives an update on the Field of Chaos giveaway, e-mail email@example.com for a free copy. He also mentions content for upcoming shows. Jonathan gives one last shout out to Scratch Bakery Co, Duck Fat restaurant, and the Portland Head Light. Tom alludes to some recent feedback saying that our style may not be for everyone but there is a podcast to suit everyone’s tastes. A handful of other shows are mentioned and props are given to Martin Kearney for notifying us about rumors concerning Games Workshop and Australian stockists.
After the main conversation draws to a close there is a special surprise, recorded by Tom, for Henry Hyde from all of us at CWF Game Cast.
The show winds down with the the Music to Game By segment with Bailey Records’ “Android Beat Poetry” from Stratos’ album Cybernet Official Roleplaying Soundtrack and the new Battlegames Magazine promo and.
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