Maine Historical Wargamers Association: Wargaming Recon #187

Guest Joshua Johnson, Maine Historical Wargamers Association Vice President takes time out of his busy schedule to chat with the fellas at Wargaming Recon.

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What is the Maine Historical Wargamers Association (MHWA)?

“The Maine Historical Wargamers Association (MHWA) is a not-for-profit organization promoting miniature and board gaming in Maine.  The MHWA organize three public game days each year, two game days for members and guests, and a three day convention in May.  Learn more about becoming a member today.”

Origin Story

Founded 12 years ago in 2003. Huzzah has been going for 8 years, The MHWA has been a staple for most gamers in the Maine area. Joshua goes on how it all began!


As with any group of gamers, an event makes the group stick together. Huzzah is the family event that brings all gamers with in the area and theme. Joshua goes on how the event is organised and run. These events don’t become what they are on their own and a organized group of “adults” make the magic happen.

The Future

With all the changes in games, rules and more wars becoming historical, Josh tells us what the MHWA is going to do to keep it all together and continue you grow the hobby and promote great gaming.


Listener Mail


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  • Listener Rich said of Episode 184 Huzzah 2017 “thank you for the review, yes was a lot of troops to move but that period no real small battles, i also run AWI and ACW games 4-6 players moves along much faster.”


  • 5 star review titled “Top Notch” from landencelano of the Grunt Work Podcast” Really impressed with the quality of the content and how enjoyable it was even being semi-unfamiliar with the topic. Unique perspective. Can’t wait to consume all there is to listen to. ” 

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