Open Gaming Convention 2017 – Wargaming Recon #190

Mike Paine, Jonathan, and Alex Kostopoulos get into their recent hobbying and the Opening Gaming Convention 2017.

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Recent Hobbying

The fellas discuss their recent activities within the wargaming hobby, Mike has been busy prepping for the cons as well as a Wargaming Recon Soccer Stadium to paint for the Striker set of rules. Jonathan played Axis & Allies 1914 (affiliate link) & Battleground Games in Norton, assembled part of the Perry Miniatures Travel Battle & shot video of that (in Patreon campaign) and also received advance copy of the Cigar Box Battle Kickstarter mat & shot an unboxing video.

Open Gaming Convention 

Held July 21-23, 2017 @ Holiday Inn in Nashua, New Hampshire. This years theme was REDRUM (murder backwards). Mike gives some insight to his game.  Jonathan as always brings up improvements that could be made for next year (Hard man to please).

OGC Event  Highlights

  • Andre Kruppa running Star Wars Edge of Empire (affiliate link) immersive RPG events with Dark Phoenix Events
  • Mark Edwards running Heroes of Altamira RPG events.  He’s a familiar industry guest from TotalCon.


Listener Mail


From Facebook


  • Listener Gabriel said of Ep 187: Maine Historical Wargamers Association  “I think that a sort of an MC for Huzzah! would help address a lot of the issues folks mentioned at the con. If there was more of a structured conversation between the Huzzah! hosts and the participants then perhaps it would come across as more engaging and structured.”


Wargaming Recon Facebook Group 

A place for listeners to hang out, chat about the hobby and the show. We have seen some great discussions lately.  Some members have shared pics of minis they’re painting and taken part in a fun poll where people are voting for their favorite podcast guests so far this year.
We love all our guests.  The poll is just for fun. Jasper Oorthuys is coming in 1st so far.


  • 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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