ReCast: Battle of Abington – Wargaming Recon #62

Jonathan is sick so there is NO NEW EPISODE right now. To make up for it we’re sharing this episode from the vault. The classic episode comes to you from the dark ages where the show had a different name. Since this is a CLASSIC episode some of the links, content, giveaways, contests etc may be out of date or ended.

Don’t worry! Next time we’ll be back with a NEW episode of Wargaming Recon.

Host Jonathan J. Reinhart releases a short show. The episode begins, unusually, with Dispatches from HQ.

The bulk of this episode is devoted to the Battle of Abington. This was a custom scenario created by Adrian Benson for Cort, Jonathan, and he to play with Warlord Games’ Black Powder rules. The trio met at Battleground Games & Hobbies in Abington to play using the models they have finished painting.

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5 Tips to Turn OFF a Potential Wargamer – Wargaming Recon #114

5 Tips to Turn OFF a Potential Wargamer

It isn’t easy to run a good demo game, participation game, or event at a gaming convention. This episode shares 5 tips to AVOID…unless you want to turn off a would be wargamer. Just kidding!

When listening to this episode keep in mind the tips to turn off a would be wargamer are presented facetiously. Use this episode as things to avoid.

Listener Andrew and prior guest Aaron Bostian are both skilled at growing the hobby. Inspired by their hard work we’re taking a turn to share advice on ways to grow the hobby in your area.

5 Tips to Turn OFF a Would Be Wargamer

  • Be Unwelcoming
  • Make the game as complex as possible
  • Turn the would be wargamer into an OBSERVER
  • Use ugly models/terrain
  • Show up unprepared

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Are Painted Minis Essential to Miniatures Wargaming? – Wargaming Recon #113

Are Painted Minis Essential to Miniatures Wargaming?

Inspired by Sam Mustafa’s column in Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy issue 71 (Buy the PDF) Jonathan editorializes on the the necessity, or lack thereof, of painted miniatures. As a current non-painter Jonathan approaches the question of “What exactly is our hobby?”

Karwansaray Publishers sought responses from wargamers about Sam’s column. They hit up The Miniatures Page and the Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy Facebook page.

In Jonathan’s editorial he discussed his 1/72 scale (20mm) Imperial Roman project for Hail Caesar. Photos of the project can be found on the Wargaming Recon Facebook page.

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HuzzahCon 2014 – Wargaming Recon #112

HuzzahCon 2014

Special guest Dean Emmerson is a member of the Maine Historical Wargamers Association, which organizes HuzzahCon in Portland, Maine. He joins the episode to share why you need to attend HuzzahCon 2014. Some of the highlights are shared. Dean and Jonathan discuss great places to eat in Portland, Maine.

The duo express their love for the Boston Trained Bands gaming club along with the many individuals and companies that make Huzzah a success.

Wargaming Recon previously covered HuzzahCon in:

  1. Ep 54: Huzzah Con Prep
  2. Ep 56: Huzzah Con After Action Report
  3. HUZZAH 2012

Want to stay current with Huzzah?

  1. Official website
  2. Facebook page
  3. Facebook discussion group

Don’t forget to peruse Dean’s online book and toy store: BrigadiersBookshelf

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Wargaming Recon #111: How Jonathan Became a Wargamer

How Jonathan Became a Wargamer

Listener Andrew submitted a question on Facebook asking how Jonathan got into wargaming. In this episode Jonathan answers. The tale begins with Warhammer 40k, touches down at War at Sea, then finishes with Henry Hyde and historical wargaming.

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Listener Andrew’s question on our Facebook page:

I dabbled in GAMES WORKSHOP as a teenager, but was turned-off the hobby by all the cheating and arguments. Then university friends got me addicted to FULL THRUST, a spaceship wargame. Since then I moved into DBA, and heavily into FLAMES OF WAR. I’ve dabbled in a lot of rules and periods, but I prefer rules that are fast yet realistic.

How did you get into wargaming?

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Wargaming Recon #110: Meet the Mythwits Podcast

Meet the Mythwits Podcast

Featured guest Peter “Blix” Bryant discusses the Mythwits podcast. This live video podcast is his newest endeavor in the field of gaming and geekdom.

The pair chat about TotalCon and podcasting. Blix gives an update on his successful Kickstarter project for Rogue Chess. Jonathan announces that he will be a future guest on the Mythwits podcast to discuss wargaming.

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