Gaming Year in Review – Wargaming Recon #198

Perched in a pizza place, Jonathan and Alex sit and slip into a state of nostalgia as they regale each other with stories from the front (and sometimes from the paint table)

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Has been spending his time solo gaming with Kings of War by Mantic. He has been talking this game up for a while, and this show notes monkey can tell you it is a great game! Inclusive of all scales and also easy enough for kids to get involved in. Speaking of kids and gaming, Alex has also been playing Castle panic with his daughter, the best draw card in this is that it is a co-op game, which by Alex’s standards is a great way to get kids into gaming. Alex also mentions some time he has spent playing Pandemic, listen to what he lays out while stuffing his face.


Johnny Boy

Oh Johnny Boy……. the paints, the paints are calling! You have heard it right people, Jonathan has gotten excited for a painting handle, the GW Painting handle to be precise. Leaving to a nice debate between him and Alex in regards to GW product vs Heart Burn Medication Tub. But the paradox to this is – Jonathan Painting. While trying to avoid further argument, Jonathan tells us about his new game “How to get quickly and safely from A to B”. Hopefully the game helps him get his point across.



Listener Mail

From Facebook:

Listener Jack Said of Episode 197 – Holiday Gift Guide 2017: “Just finished listening, cool episode. Did Alex not do a list? Enjoyable repartee between the host & Mr “Fly Casual” Mike Paine, & “The Straight Man” Adrian Benson

Wargaming Recon Facebook Group 

Some great discussion about the previous episode.  Especially the Test of Honor FAQ and distribution announcements.


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 had a lively discussion about wet palettes. Want to thank Enfilade & NHMGS for making it possible for us to back a wet palette Kickstarter. We will do a big Wet Palette episode in 2017 because of their support.



  • 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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