Wargaming Recon Episode 65: Goodbye Battlegames? NEVER!

Host Jonathan J. Reinhart opens with a special message about Battlegames Magazine and then transitions to the show as regularly recorded. He discusses the Battlegames Magazine rollercoaster, TotalCon 2012 Contest, reviews Wargames Illustrated Special Great Wargames issue, opens the Mailbag, and announces a future Guest.

The special message reveals a safe future for Battlegames Magazine. A deal has been struck with Atlantic Publishers, of Miniature Wargames fame, where they will get ownership of the publication.

The regularly recorded episode discusses the ups and downs pertaining to the announcement that Battlegames was dead, the backlash from the gaming community, and then the message that hope might be on the horizon (as we now know, hope was on the horizon and the magazine is saved).

TotalCon 2012 gets its own contest. Listeners are encouraged to e-mail cwfgamecast@wargamingforums.com with their favorite American Civil War game, and reason why, for a chance to win FREE passes to TotalCon 2012. Full details can be found at WIN FREE TotalCon 2012 Passes.

Jonathan also discusses the Daybreak at Hangman’s Creek American Civil War scenario that uses the Black Powder rules. He will be running the scenario with Cort N. and Adrian B. at TotalCon 2012!

Wargames Illustrated released their first special issue titled Great Wargames. This issue is reviewed and Jonathan gives his thoughts on whether or not you should pick this up.

Listener feedback is shared when the Mailbag is opened.

As always we conclude with a message from our sponsor, 12-7-Games.com, contest sponsor Battlegames Magazine, our Creative Commons license and contact information (find us on Facebook and Twitter).

We hope you enjoy this episode of Wargaming Recon and are eager for your feedback (both positive remarks and constructive criticism). Send it all to cwfgamecast at wargamingforums dot com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Xbox Live with gamertag cwfgamecast.

Our intro song is “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel. Please give his other music a listen at www.matthewebel.com.